We wouldn’t ever have pegged Leighton as the kind of gal who can make a difficult dress work, since she’s the kind of gal who can’t even make simple dresses work half the time.
Leighton Meester attends the amfAR New York Gala To Kick Off Fall 2012 Fashion Week in NYC in Louis Vuitton.
Louis Vuitton Pre-Fall 2012 Collection/Model: Xiao Wen Ju
But not only does this dress work on her; she looks better in it than the model. We don’t actually love the idea of hanging animal pelts off your skirt and we’d almost certainly love this dress a lot more if they didn’t have them, but we can’t help it. We love the way this looks on her. The neckline really works on her – and that’s not a neckline that works for a lot of women. She looks soft, sexy, and feminine. We don’t quite know what to make of that belt, though. It looks like it’s bolted to her. We get the thinking that says such a soft, fuzzy dress needs something hard and statement-making like that belt, but it’s not quite working for us. The shoes and purse are pretty, if a little on the standard side. Still, “standard” was probably what was needed here. Not really loving the hair and the makeup seems a little underdone. It’s weird, we can run down our likes and dislikes and the latter are greater in number than the former, but we can’t help thinking we love this look, overall. It’s better than the sum of its parts.
IN! Darlings, anything that combines a LBD with fur can only be considered genius.
OUT! Oh, for fuck’s sake: SHE’S WEARING A FUR SKIRT.
The Bitter Kittens argued strenuously both for and against Scarlett Johansson’s basic look, but in the end, she just barely eked out an IN.
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