Fugger: Allison Williams

Fug or Fine: Allison Williams in Monse at the Sully Premiere


Monse and I have had a very entertaining — to me — and tortured relationship. My instinct is always to roll my eyes, and then I have to step back and see if I’m being knee-jerk about it. Help me with this one:

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I’m not sure if it’s a jumpsuit, or pants and a blouse, but if it’s the latter then they’re clearly all designed to be worn together. I definitely don’t love the pants that open up on the outside, and I think the pelvic stripe patch is a hair too cutesy. As for the shirt… the Monse aesthetic has, for a while now, been wrapped up in twisting and tweaking button-down shirts into something different. I think this version is close to working because Allison’s head looks flawless, and she’s giving this very complicated look a hefty dose of confident chill. That helps.  The giant cuffs flopping around and the buttons running down the back aren’t really my thing, but I at least understand; it’s like business-casual meets a lying around in bed all day wearing one of your sexual partner’s shirts and then shrugging and wearing it home. As a runway piece, I think it works, because it tells a visual story (even if my interpretation doesn’t match theirs, but hey, that’s art for you). On a red carpet, I think it veers AWFULLY close to silly, and that Allison is doing the yeoman’s work of saving it. What do YOU think?

AND FURTHER: The Monse people are heading back to Oscar de la Renta — where they worked for years before starting their own line — to be head designers now that Peter Copping is gone. At first there was a bit of WOE IS ME going on, but then Jess and I agreed that the OdlR era for which they were present was actually gorgeous and elegant and very Oscar. So maybe they’ll be just fine, because they might have an innate understanding of how to carry on Oscar’s aesthetic, and develop it slowly, without immediately veering too much into their own. All of which is to say, I don’t think they’ll be trying to turn Oscar into Monse — indeed, Monse will still exist — but they may have a great eye for turning Oscar back into Oscar and then growing from there. So maybe this will be a good partnership and we can all lower our temperatures. MAYBE. I hope. I’m certainly excited to find out.

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Tony Awards Wacky Pantsuit Face-Off: Allison Williams vs. Judith Light


I wish this had been an actual in-ring bout — a battle of elan and wills, rather than fists — but merely imagining Marnie Michaels trying to take down Angela Bower is giving me a much-needed giggle.

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Met Gala Well Played, Allison Williams in Peter Pilotto


I basically fell in love with this just now.

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I was trying to look at it analytically, wondering what I could interpret about its relevance to “Manus x Machina,” when I got lost in the detailing and decided I wanted to stay lost there. It’s just dreamy and gorgeous and intricate, like a hallucination of some impossible Springtime in Hoth scenario.

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I want to go to there, tauntauns and all.

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What the Fug: Allison Williams


This is a scrolldown, and you don’t have to go too far either:

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I’m not sure, but I BELIEVE this may have started digesting itself.

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Experimental in 2015: The Women of Girls


The fifth season of Girls starts up early next year — with a minted bona fide movie star in Adam Driver, whose schedule is going to get hella full pretty soon — so I figured that made now a fitting time to look back on what the cast members, each with her own distinct sense of style, wore around town in 2015. They’ve all morphed a little: Allison is still classic but is trying to adopt some edge; Lena is playing around with patterns a lot; Zosia is wearing fewer badly tailored pants and more flirty dresses; and Jemima Kirke is… well, still a LOT of the time dressing like your friendly neighborhood cult leader, but I’d miss that if she changed now.

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Fugs and Fabs: The Fashion Group International Gala


We saw Diane Kruger’s offering; now let’s check out the rest, headlined by The Return of the Biel. (Is their portmanteau Timbielake or is that too confusing?)

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Mostly Well Played: Allison Williams in Altuzarra


As much as the whole jacket-over-shoulders thing seems a little pretentious to me at times, I mostly think Allison looks fantastic here.

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She is ROCKING that yellow, which is not for the faint of heart – a definite Tread Carefully If You Try This At Home kind of moment. The eye makeup feels a touch overstated, perhaps, with such a bold lip, and the shoes — while a very pretty neutral pump — are nonetheless a throwaway choice that don’t relate to the rest of it. They need to be just as bold, somehow. Deep red might be too obvious given her makeup, but might’ve worked. Blue, maybe? Purple? The thing is, she could’ve gotten away with a LOT of things that are not that which she chose. When you’re being so ballsy everywhere else, don’t forget the ones on your feet. They can crown your glory.

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