Fug File: Fug or Fab

Emmy Awards Fug or Fab: Uzo Aduba in Jonathan Cohen

I didn’t see her at Fashion Week, so I never got to ask: What happened to Space Admiral Rodcocker?!?

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Emmy Awards Fug or Fab: Laura Carmichael in Erdem

It goes without saying that her lipstick is great, but I’m going to say it anyway.

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This face says, “I’m walking this red carpet while Downton is premiering in the UK, and I know what happens and I’m not going to tell you except that EDITH FINALLY SHOOTS MARY OUT OF A CANNON. Just kidding. Perhaps.”

Let’s take a look at the whole gown:

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Emmy Awards Fug or Fab: Kerry Washington in Marc Jacobs

You may have seen that the inimitable Jackie Collins — prolific novelist and sister of our patron saint, Joan —  passed away over the weekend. So I was happy to see this dress because there is something so inherently Crazy ’80s about those shoulders. As for the rest… it might just be crazy? Let’s discuss.

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Emmy Awards Fug or Fab: Joanne Froggatt in J. Mendel

Anna, I love you, but I have notes:

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A) We’re terribly jealous here in the US that everyone in the UK got to start Downton last night and we didn’t.

B) If you and/or Bates end up in jail again at any time in this final season, I shall go TOTALLY MENTAL with CAPSY RAGE in my recaps/in general

C) I’m concerned that here in “reality,” or whatever, this dress washes you out.


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Fug or Fab: Diane Kruger in Prada

This may be an unpopular opinion, and I may be suffering from Fashion Week Lunacy:

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But I kind of enjoy this. I mean, is it crazy? Kind of. Does it look like your laptop’s innards stapled to one of Sally Bowles’s rejected frocks? Sorta. Is it SPARKLY? YES. Does the sparkly bath towel front match the shoulder-y bits? (Technical fashion terms.) No. Is it a total mish of a mosh? YEP. But…in a good way?

Set me to rights, please.

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Fugs or Fabs: Jessica Chastain at the Toronto Film Festival

This Givenchy is about ninety times better than what everyone wore to the epic sinkhole that was the label’s spring/summer fashion show.

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But I still think this looks like they ran out of time to figure out the bottom of the gown, and so stuck a black skirt on there and hoped for the best. I’m also not sure that a bodice that’s part-muppet really works with the billowing sleeve of a semi-formal pirate who likes the feeling of the wind on her arms… but not too much, and only during cocktail hour.

I liked the Lanvin she wore to a photocall a bit better:

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Fug or Fab: Kristen Stewart in Chanel

Well, first and foremost, her eye makeup looks great:


Whatever all is happening with her head here, it is GOOD. As for the rest of her….


I was about to say that I wanted to just chop off the sheer bit flirting with her calves, and then I realized we’d have my prom dress from 199-none-of-your-business. I wore it, of course, with a choker. But WAIT. Both the 90s AND chokers are BACK. Maybe I’ve solved this problem after all.

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