Fug File: Fug or Fab

Fug or Fab: Ashley Greene

I have SO many questions about this look, namely whether or not it’s too reminiscent of a child’s formal romper to be worn by grown women. Let’s examine from all angles.

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The Fug Manager: Elizabeth Debicki in Vionnet

You might recall Elizabeth from playing Jordan Baker in Baz Luhrmann’s Great Gatsby. She’s getting a lot of press lately thanks to The Night Manager, as well, and yes, if you’re wondering, she IS as tall as this makes her look (she’s 6’2″):

Elizabeth Debicki

She recently worked with Cate Blanchett, and I wonder if a little bit of the special sauce tried to rub off on her. This is a gutsy gown. I’m actually surprisingly on board with the mesh-y poncho quality of the top, but the tiers on the skirt are distracting and over the top for me. And not for nothing, the pattern is giving me flashbacks to my sixth grade science fair project. By the looks of this dress, and by my memory of the glasses of orange juice I left in our warm pantry, she has enough penicillium mold here to treat several diseases.

What say you, Tom Hiddleston?


Fug or Fab: Naomi Watts in Valentino

Part of me is concerned this is too bland:

New York Academy Of Art's Tribeca Ball 2016

And the rest of me wants to plonk her into my Fictional English Mini-Series where she clearly belongs, in which she plays an heiress of iron will but tragically delicate health who, in a final act of defiance, leaves her massive fortune (made thanks to her father’s coal mines) not to her mean husband but rather to her kind and wonderful cousin, so that he can finally move to Tangiers and continue painting handsome men there, as God intended.

She may have to change her shoes.

[Photo: Getty]


Fug or Fab: Heidi Klum in Roland Mouret

THIS is the kind of stuff I wish Heidi Klum would do more often.

Heidi Klum

I don’t know that I really like it, because the way the front is draped does illusory droopy things to her chest. And some of the pattern reads in photos like dirt, and I do believe that skirt length on her might be stupefying (inasmuch as anything can be to a supermodel). But the thing is: I’m SO GLAD we get to discuss the actual ins and outs of an interesting gown whose central design conceit is, well, DESIGN, and not thigh. Feel free to swing for these fences and miss, Heidi, because I’ll still want to watch THAT game.

[Photo: Fame/Flynet]


Recent Fugs and Fabs: Laura Carmichael

Oh, Edith.

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Fug or Fab: Rihanna in Miu Miu

Someone on Twitter — and if it was you, PLEASE tell me so I can give credit where it is due — noted that RiRi here looks very much like she’s in costume as Margo Tenenbaum:

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That’s my favorite GOOP character, too! Finally, Rihanna and I have something in common.

[Photo: Miu Miu]


ACMs Fug or Fab: Nicole Kidman in Alexander McQueen

Keith Urban Admires Nicole Kidman From Slightly Afar is one of my favorite sub-genres of red carpet portraiture.

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