I suspect there’s a contingent of people who will find this floaty and romantic and fine, and I have tried to join it, because I’m having trouble articulating my precise issues — so I thought maybe I was just being difficult.
But it’s very flat and unremarkable on her. The colors read dull, like seaweed washed up on a beach. The seaming looks a wee cheap. There’s no real styling to speak of, so it’s just basically barren to me — it’s a thing she put on, not something she’s wearing. And I think she can aim higher. Anyone who saw her in Great Gatsby knows she is capable of some serious wow — she was dripped in all manner of dramatic things, and yet she possessed them wholly — so let’s DO THIS, Debicki. Bring the thunder.