Delightfully/Cracktacularly Played, Alan Cumming


On Friday (I think), Alan Cumming tweeted that those of us Fashion Police folks who prefer our men to wear standard black tuxes ought to hold on to our pencils, because the outfit he had planned for last night’s Versace party was insane and delicious. (I am paraphrasing.)

Say what you will, but the man DELIVERS. I believe I may currently be hallucinating this entire thing, in fact.

PS: Alan, I love you on The Good Wife. Is there anyway that your character can hook up with Carrie Preston’s character and go on to rule the universe with your totally opposite styles of awesomeness? Just wondering.

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  1. Mair Mair
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    As has been observed many times on this site, The Sell is half the battle. And you, sweet Alan, always bring The Sell. I unreservedly love it.

    • heather
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      He really does. And he’s selling it even more in the photo linked to below, that he posted on Twitter. For the first time, I realized he’s kind of hot.

  2. Mara
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    I LOVE him and his wackiness. He’s kind of the male version of Helena Bonham Carter– they both wear insane outfits that would be terrible on anyone else, but HBC and Alan… they somehow get away with it and make us love them anyway.

  3. Katty McNiley Ripley
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    Mara, I was trying to think of a female celebrity version of Alan and you totally nailed it! HBC it is!

    I just want them to play a crazy-married-couple that are filthy rich (but also batshit crazy), and they have a hoarder addiction….a Grey Gardens influence!

  4. G
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    What’s REALLY weird about this outfit is the completely conventional suit jacket. Surely a short black cape or something would be more appropriate?

  5. Gigi
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    Since this is Alan, I half expected that Greek key stencil motif at the bottom of the background to be printed on his pants, too.

    • amys
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      Due to extreme eye strain, I see the Greek keys across his pant legs, and I flove it.

      • Miranda
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        He does have them on his belt, though, doesn’t he? The man can’t resist a theme, I feel sure.

  6. Karen
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    While your Good Wife pairing is tempting–Carrie Preston’s character is AMAAAAZING–personally, I am rooting for an Eli-Kalinda matchup.

  7. vandalfan
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    I can’t really tell if he’s wearing a necktie, because if i look too hard I get quite woozey.

  8. Dazie
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    He makes me dizzy AND I LOVE IT. I wish more people would dress like him. Actually- no. That would be horrible because they WOULD NOT SELL IT like he does. They’d schlump around sounding like Goldmember. “I’m dressed like Alan Cumming- isn’t dat vierd?”

  9. Moi
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    I love this man. His commercial for his regretfully discontinued perfume, Cumming, was hilariously sexy.

  10. Geemee
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    My god, that looks like a full-on pants suit from the ’70s that would be worn Friday night to the roller rink, with a blazer thrown over it. Seriously, did Prince wear that on tour? I’m in awe.

  11. Louisa
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    I adore him. He manages to pull off dressing really wack, while at the same time you can see how 007 he’d look if he were wearing a normal tux. So you don’t really need him to wear a normal tux. He’s good for the imagination.

  12. Brian
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    Isn’t that the shirt that Versace designed for H&M?

  13. jen
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    I want to have drinks with him. It’d be the best night ever, I just know it. Love him.

  14. Anne B
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    WOW. What a suit. I have looked at that thing for a full two minutes, and now I am high as a kite.

    FanfreakingTAStic. <3

  15. Bambi Anne Dear
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    Good grief! Put him with Kesha and that’s a whole lotta garish.

  16. Lina
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    That print is migraine-inducing, but he can sell me damn near anything. *g*

  17. kirsty
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    he could not have been more appropriately dressed

  18. tuttle88
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    He is spectacular. If you don’t follow him on twitter you need to. He is all kinds of awesome.

  19. NYCGirl
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    He gets points for creativity. And all while wearing shoes. (Cough, Thomas Jane.)

  20. Sajorina
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    LOVE him & his style! He’s so FABULOUS that he can pull anything off with great aplomb, no matter how whimsical!

  21. ADTwriter
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    Does anyone else think that Alan Cumming is the real life, adult version of Kurt Hummel? Somehow, I think I would wholeheartedly approve of Kurt’s leopard-print duster/tie combo from this week’s episode if AC was wearing it… he can just pull anything off. Meanwhile, baby AC is still struggling with some of the stuff that the Glee wardrobe department puts him into. But when he is fabulous, he is fabulous. So keep looking and learning at AC!

  22. Emma
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    Sorry, I’m not buying the whole camp “so crazy it works” approach to Alan Cumming’s wardrobe choices. I think he wants us to use words like “adorable” and “fabulous” instead of terms like “cracked-out” and “attention-whoring”.

    • ChristopherD
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      Actually I don’t think he’d care. La CUMMINGS just is. (Yes of course he’s too much, but in a very fun way, I mean men are usually so Boring on Red Carpets, La CUMMINGS is never boring. I think he’s Andy Kaufman-esque in a fashion way.)

  23. coexxi
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    He is awsome but that look is meh.

    Apropos the Good Wife, there is a really good recap every week (I like to read it even so I watch the episode at first…. as opposed to “Ringer” where at the moment I prefer the GFY recap and eventually watch the ep – because Buffy is in it….)

    http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/tag/the-good-wife/

  24. susan
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    Oh Alan. What I wouldn’t give to be your guyliner. Do the Romy & Michelle dance with you. Suckle the sweet fumes of fabulosity emanating from the folds of your onesie. Please, I beg of you. One dance. One sniff. What’s the harm.

  25. jerkygirl
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    Stepping outside the box–ur doin’ it rite, Alan Cumming!!! I love that the pattern on his clothing kinda hurts my eyes a little. Like he’s a human kaleidoscope or something.

  26. BigTex
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    @alan – Listen to Jessica! An Eli/Elsbeth pairing would be TV magic. I love AC but looooooove Carrie Preston on that show.

  27. Kat from Jersey
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    I agree with @Mara above; Alan is, like Swinton and Helena Bonham Carter, in a category all his own, and is fabulous enough to pull off anything. I think this suit looks fab on him. It fits well, and I’m always too busy looking at those gorgeous eyes to care much what he wears!

  28. Sandra
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    Yeah, normal people couldn’t wear this and they shouldn’t try. But Alan Freaking Cumming is an event all by himself. On him, I approve.

  29. Mo
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    I super pink puffy sparkly heart Alan Cumming. He needs his own bracket in FugMadness.

  30. jean
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    What’s especially awesome is that honestly all I can see is his handsome face. The man is aging really well. He would make an awesome alternative Bond. There’s a French satire with a Bond-like character in it. I think Alan should make an English language version.

  31. Vivian
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    I think Katy Perry is the female equivalent of Alan C. It’s a colorful vibe. I love Alan. C. on the red carpet and especially on the good wife. I’ve missed a few episodes so I don’t know Carrie P’s character. But I have thought before the Kalinda and Alan’s character had a ton of chemistry.

  32. ann
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    I wish the pants had been an A-shirt, with a black sash belt. That would have been scrumptious.