Fugger: Gwen Stefani
I’ve talked before about how I don’t like giving people a pass for stuff just because of who they are — even SWINTON, really. She’s awesome to behold, and all, but if she looks insane I’m not pulling the punch. Ditto Gwen Stefani. However, there are definitely times when Gwen and her ilk can pull off something few others could, and she wore one such outfit to the Coldplay concert this weekend:
I mean, I would look ridiculous in that outfit. People would be all, “Are you in costume as one of the T-Mobile girl’s bike mechanics?” And yet on Gwen it looks natural and casual and cool. Even with the clashy red lipstick. Well done, madam. I don’t love your belt, but your moxie is appreciated.
I know there is this prevailing sentiment that Gwen Stefani can do anything, simply because she is Gwen Stefani.
But I can’t sign off on that view. Yes, I like the hit of electric blue on her feet, and yes, Gwen Stefani looks way better in this than, say, I would, or Thomas Jane would, or Sarah Jessica Parker, or anyone in Twilight, or John Madden. But I don’t think “could be worse” is very hearty praise. Two hours ago I think that was sitting on her lawn, stuffed with freshly raked leaves. Since this is an art gala, maybe she thought she’d work that to interpretive advantage, but sadly I don’t think Death by Hay Fever is a very fulfilling message.
WAIT. Gwen Stefani is in the new (and apparently kind of awesome) Newsies musical?
NOW I AM MORE IN THAN EVER.