Darlings, let’s do a little rundown of some of the more notable looks from Day One of the Venice Film Festival, shall we?
Diane Kruger in Elie Saab Fall 2011 Couture
Elie Saab Fall 2011 Couture Collection/Model: Ruby Aldridge (NEXT)
Very pretty. We liked the neckline better on the runway version, though. This is the kind of dress that, for us, is more than the sum of its parts. Breaking it down, we might complain about the washed out color or the heavy use of glittery elements, but somehow it all comes together in a way that’s really appealing. Her makeup is very, very pretty; possibly the best we’ve seen on her. Nice call on the low-key jewelry and ever-so-slightly unkempt hair, too. Prevents her from looking too princess-y while still looking like a movie star.
Cindy Crawford in Roberto Cavalli
It’s a dramatic dress and she’s just the gal to rock it. We have no doubt that she’s sporting diamonds on the ears and wrist, but the pieces are flashy, and when you combine them with the sexy gown, big hair, and (we’re sorry, it has to be said) face that hasn’t quite settled in yet, the effect is less than elegant. Not tacky so much as just really showy.
Marisa Tomei in Marios Schwab Fall 2011
Marios Schwab Fall 2011 Collection/Model: Uliana Tikhova
It’s a really great color (although we’re not convinced it’s her color) and the dress has a really great shape. HOWEVER…
Come on, do we really have to point out the elephant in the room? Or in this case, in her bosom?
We love that word. “Bosom.” No one ever says it anymore. Anyway.
The point is, that pearl detail is one of those fashiony things that just sets us off. It’s not just that we don’t like it; we think it looks utterly stupid. It’s actually designed in such a way as to look like she drunkenly got her pearls caught in her skirt on the last trip to the ladies room and is stumbling around with it hiked up. We said yesterday that we like her brand of earthy chic, but even we have to admit that’s mom hair on the red carpet. Now moms, don’t hate. It’s a perfectly lovely cut and it suits her, but it just doesn’t look red carpet enough to us, especially in a gown.
[Photo Credit: Pascal Le Segretain,Vittorio Zunino Celotto, Ian Gavan/Getty Images, elle.com]