Fugger: Rashida Jones
Katherine Heigl got to talk some more about how difficult she allegedly is. I might be coming around on her now, honestly. Because while I totally believe she can be a pain in the ass — remember when she didn’t submit herself for an Emmy because she thought the Grey’s writers did a shitty job for her that season? You might believe that, but saying it in public is a great way to find your character shoved down an elevator shaft — if she’s not a pain in the ass, people asking her about how much of an ass-pain she is might turn her into one. ALL THAT ASIDE: She looks great.
Her head looks as good as it ever has, but the rest of it is too strong for her.
I wish it were a better-fitted minidress, or something. This is a pretty youthful print being turned into a dated-looking dress. I feel like she’s about to invite us all to a lemonade social where we can watch the moon landing, and the thing is, I actually might go, but I will not eat her ambrosia salad. I just won’t.
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These ladies didn’t wear the same dress from the Prada collection that had faces plastered all over everything, but that doesn’t mean we can’t compare. Michelle’s had the face down on the bottom half of her dress; Rashida’s is more… everywhere:
Dockery wins the hair battle, thanks to Rashida’s apparent feud with grooming products. Neither bodice is particularly appealing to me — both flatten them out, although Rashida’s might be a shade more criminal. Dockery’s looks like the face was concussed by a bag of Skittles; this one looks like the Wizard of Starburst is ripping out her memories and replacing them with an ad for an iPod Shuffle. Dockery’s had shape, but it also sliced her across the chest more; this one looks like a pillow case with cat ears. At least Rashida handily wins the shoe battle — those are awesome — but as for the rest… I might not be able to pick a winner, because that would imply even a modicum of favoritism one way or the other, and that simply won’t do.
Between this and Julianna Margulies (and to a lesser extent, Kelly Osbourne), it was a good night for gold accents.
This really works on Rashida — it’s just casual enough to feel like her, but just formal enough that it fits the event. Her bangs are adequately wrangled for perhaps the first time in recorded red carpet history, and the whole affair is so much better than I’m used to from her. So even if Martin Scorsese DOES look like he’s vexed and trying to avert his eyes, I’m on board. Don’t pay any attention to Marty, Rashida. He’s probably still mentally trying to comb another minute’s worth of frames out of Wolf of Wall Street, which would cross any man’s eyes.
We talked to Padma when we saw her at Naeem Khan, and she was very gregarious — going so far as to poke fun at herself for wearing this outfit. We also witnessed some random dude butting in to offer Homeland’s Morgan Saylor some Valentino. I KNOW. We have no idea what happened but we hope it was legit.
The only other shows we wrote up were Badgley Mischka and Vera Wang, the highlight of which was John Legend bouncing both Chrissy Teigen and Petra Nemcova on her knee.
But we did go to Jenny Packham, and are happy to report that Christina Hendricks looked freaking wonderful. Here’s hoping she did some fruitful Emmy shopping.