We feel a twinge of pretend gay uncle pride looking at these pics.
Blake Lively attends the Museum of Modern Art’s 4th Annual Film benefit ‘A Tribute to Pedro Almodovar’ in New York City in a Chanel dress paired with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.
Chanel Fall 2011 Couture Collection/Model: Tao Okamoto (WOMEN)
Oh, look at you, sweetie. You’re all grown up and sophisticated! You’ve learned that you don’t have to show off the upper reaches of your thighs every time you go out! You’re dressing for style and not to show off your body! Today, you are a WOMAN, darling.
We suspect many of the bitter kittens are not going to like this look. It is a bit much, after all. But we think it’s pretty sharp and has just enough of that classic Chanel feel to it that the overembellishment and muppet peplum don’t feel like too much. We almost wish she’d had the nerve to wear the gloves, but we don’t think she’s fierce enough to pull them off. The black tights make a nice substitute for the thigh-high boots, but the little booties she’s sporting weren’t the most interesting choice in the world. She’s also wearing too much jewelry but we don’t mind that so much because way too often the ladies on the red carpet are wearing too little jewelry, as far as we’re concerned. You’re young and people are throwing free Chanel at you. Go put an extra couple of rings on, we say.
So, is this a perfectly chic look; something that forces us to shriek “WERQ, gurl!?” No. It’s not quite as sophisticated as she would like it to be, but it’s way more sophisticated than a lot of her prior red carpet looks. Could our tacky little girl be growing up?
IN! Our tacky little girl is now chic and sophisticated!
OUT! Our tacky little girl is still tacky.
Ashley Greene’s Candy Striper Vampire gown was widely debated, but the vote came down to IN.
[Photo Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images, elle.com]