We’ve been staring at these pictures all day, feeling ambivalent and yet unable to fight the urge to form opinions. Once you put a picture of a celebrity on a red carpet in front of us, it all gets terribly Pavlovian, even if we can’t quite work up the spit.
George Clooney and Stacy Keibler attend the premiere of “The Descendants” in Los Angeles. Stacy Kleiber is wearing a Naeem Khan gown.
Naeem Khan Spring 2012 Collection
But we feel compelled to rate them, so let’s get to it.
SHE: Makes us a little sad somehow. She just looks like she’s Trying. So. Hard. This dress changes its shape significantly on a tall gal with a rack on her. It looks low-key chic on the model but totally Vegas on Stacy. Whatever style the look might have had is pushed out of the way for Hello Boobs! The overdone hair and makeup isn’t helping either. An up ‘do and a soft lip could have turned this car back around toward Classy Town. Score: 5/10. We feel bad now.
HE: Is kind of annoying us here. Your lady friend is putting so much work in and you’re wearing suit #42 paired with shirt # 116. Not an ounce of effort to be found anywhere in this look. Further, by dressing down, you’re only making her look more absurdly overdressed and attention-seeking than she already does. This is unchivalrous dressing, George. For shame. Show your lady a little respect. Score: 5/10. A tie, a better-fitted suit, an interesting shirt; show us something next time, okay?
Combined Score: 5/10. George, do the gentlemanly thing and start making the effort. Stacy, take a deep breath and relax – but not in that dress.
[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans/PR Photos, style.com]