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SAG Awards Unfug It Up: Rachel McAdams in Elie Saab

I’m happy Spotlight won the SAG for Best Ensemble; it’s a strongly acted movie from top to tail, and there’s something really quiet and old-school about it — like, it didn’t need an aggressive CGI bear or any narrative gimmicks (The Big Short) or explosions or anything else; it was just tight narrative and pace and tension. And it was about newspapers, which… man, it will make you really nostalgic for the days when this kind of reporting was a lynchpin of the world.

Anyhoo, Rachel McAdams got to cuddle the SAG statue for a bit:

Rachel McAdams in Elie Saab

I love the shape of this: romantic, full, flattering, TOTALLY the kind of thing you want to wear when two of your exes are in the building. There is maybe a sliver of pizza in the building (I THINK I can see through her skirt?), and her head-styling belongs to a daytime tea party. But my real, primary beef with it is that I think black and beige are, together, about the most boring thing you could do.

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Unfug or Fab: Jennifer Connelly in Louis Vuitton

Jennifer Connelly is arguably the celeb most married to Louis Vuitton, with the possible exception of Michelle Williams. Even Alicia Vikander diverges sometimes. I think this is because Connelly — and Williams, actually — doesn’t appear in public often enough lately to NEED to diverge, and when they do, half the time it’s at LV-sponsored events. As with this one:

jennifer connelly

That’s striking and all, but I get the sense that if she wasn’t standing there with her hand clamped on her hip, it’d also be shapeless — like, she’s giving it something that it doesn’t offer without human intervention. I also don’t fancy the shoulder holes too much. What’s the point? Close those up, or cut them off and decorate the waist with that leathery detailing, and call it finished.

Also, I think she is addicted to booties.

[Photo: Getty]


Golden Globes Unfug It Up: Jennifer Lopez in Giambattista Valli

“No. STOP. I do not HOLA LOVERS while I am hydrating. It’s in my contract.”

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Unfug or Fab: Jessica Chastain in Carl Kapp

ALERT. A redhead has been spotted in green. Would that were enough for my stamp of approval.

Jessica Chastain national board of review 2016

That bodice, though, is pure indecision. One half wants to be Grecian and draped and romantic, and the other is like, “Nah, you go ahead, I’m going to stay here and proof the Church newsletter one more time.” If we lopped off that demi-sleeve, it might be enough. Because LOOK AT HER HEAD.

it’s stupendous


Unfug or Fab: Helen Mirren in Alberta Ferretti

Only the skirt here is actually Alberta Ferretti:

helen mirren palm springs international film festival

And while I LOVE the color, I don’t think it’s being used to its most elegant advantage (wrinkles notwithstanding). I approve of the vixenish manicure and stunning earrings, although I’m not sure I’d have paired hot-pink lippy with a blood-red manicure. Still, she’s Helen Mirren, so she’s making that part work. The purse is too random a shade of sky blue to feel relevant here, though, and let’s be honest: the top comes off like she just bought it at Talbots and couldn’t believe her luck that it was a color match.

A crisp white button-down, Sharon Stone-style, could’ve taken this where I believe she intended to go with it. And further: Should that skirt be LONGER? Meaning, should it drag with a bit of a train, rather than just parking itself on the red carpet and tenting a little? Nip and tuck this whole thing in the comments. I think Fug Nation can fix it.

[Photo: Fame/Flynet]


Unfug or Fab: Karlie Kloss in Rosie Assoulin

I think it’s possible I am just not generally responsive to Rosie Assoulin. I know a LOT of people are really into her, especially when she plays with volume, but I feel like nine times out of ten I’m either on the fence or just fully out on her designs.

This one is a fence-dweller:

karlie kloss l'oreal paris

Conceptually it’s interesting, but not necessarily also attractive. The cutout on her shoulder makes her look like she’s bulging right there. And the flower on her legs might’ve been cuter or more impactful if it were revealing a bright backing color, like hot pink or turquoise, rather than just her legs. Her knee poking through there is really distracting. Not that there is anything wrong with her knee — I’m sure it’s very friendly — but it gives the impression of peeking through prison bars, which isn’t the vibe people generally associate with the red carpet unless said carpet is at a prison talent show.

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Unfug or Fab: Anna Paquin in Monique Lhuillier

This is one of a few dresses that felt very Discount de la Renta to me.

anna paquin the good dinosaur

I like the lively colors, I like a floral, and I’m glad she stuck a bright shoe with it. But there’s something keeping me from loving it. Is it too long in the back? Is it that the black bodice is too low in the front? Is it that this has been a very long week and I am fresh out of enthusiasm? Is it that I am thinking about what pies to make next week, and how badly I want to eat my biscuit stuffing and maybe I should just make a test batch real fast? Could be any of those things. So let me know: Is this great as-is, or is it a few paces from fantastic?

[Photo: Getty]