You know, aside from the usual yada-yada about how women in neckties should’ve died out after Brenda Walsh, is it just me or is Leighton Meester kind of pulling this off?
I mean, okay, so the pants are pulling weirdly at the groin. And her eye makeup is sleepy-heavy. And I don’t think those are true peeptoes so much as Shoes With A Transparent Toe-Adjacent Blush. And maybe the pants might be too short? Or not? I don’t know anything about menswear, much less menswear that’s being appropriated as womenswear. But I can’t shake the feeling that La Meest actually looks a bit cute in this, and frankly, I think we should all join hands and sway and sing “I’d Like To Buy The World A Coke” because we’re relieved she’s not wearing this backwards. Yes, as much as Brenda Walsh will be yoked eternally to photos of girls in neckties, so will Celine Dion’s reverse-suit disaster be tied to photographs of other suits, and hats, and maybe even anything off-white. That’s a major law of the universe.