“I’m so excited!” blurted out Lo upon seeing the following pics. “Why?” asked Tom. “And are you about to lose control and do you think you like that?”
“No, it’s just…” as he swept his hand toward the monitor and Sarah Jessica. “Look!”
“What? What am I looking at?”
“Wack is BACK on the red carpet lately! Haven’t you noticed?”
Sarah Jessica Parker attends the 2011 UNICEF Snowflake Ball in New York City in a Louis Vuitton dress.
Louis Vuitton Spring 2012 Collection/Model: Magda Laguinge (NEXT)
And Tom had to admit both that Lo was right and that he hadn’t noticed until now. The wack really is back lately and we should get down on our knees as bitchy gay fashion bloggers and thank Dear Mr. Jesus for that one. Now, we’re not about to make wild predictions here, but once Lo pointed it out, we both got to talking about it and it’s true: it seems like there’s been a bit more of the above kind of stuff going on. We think it’s the Gaga Effect. She’s been pushing at the edges of high-end fashion, wearing the more outrageous pieces in fun and witty ways, shifting the window slightly back to the crazier side of things, before stylists got scared and blacks and neutrals became de rigeur on the red carpet.
Not that we really think SJP is taking a page from Gaga’s book. She’s never needed an excuse to wear the wack. Now, the question here becomes, do we embrace Sarah Jessica’s deployment of the wack as a free-spirited middle finger to convention or do we take a step back and say, “I don’t care how excited this makes T Lo, she looks terrible?”
IN! Embrace the wack!
OUT! Bride of Big Bird!
Voting on Zoe Kravitz’s poorly deployed Chanel is still open.
[Photo Credit: Getty, style.com]