In or Out: Julianne Moore in Alexander Wang

Posted on October 22, 2012

Darlings, at what point do we give up on our bitching and just accept someone else’s personal style, misguided and occasionally ugly though it may be?

 

Julianne Moore attends WSJ Magazine’s ‘Innovator Of The Year’ Awards at MOMA in New York City in an Alexander Wang dress paired with Christian Louboutin booties.

Alexander Wang Resort 2013 Collection/Model: Tamara Weijenberg

Christian Louboutin Col Zippe Leather and Suede Zipper Ankle Boots

We were just gonna trash this with a one- or two-liner and then skip on out to the next topic, but maybe we should pause and reflect.

She can’t be unaware of how she looks or what bitchy people like us tend to say when pictures like this surface; not completely. She has to know that she’s wound up on more than her share of “What was she thinking?” pages over the years. But she keeps coming back to exactly this kind of look; usually, something that does nothing good for her figure and often enough, nothing good for her skin tone. It’s usually the wrong shape for her somehow and she usually pairs it with some very complicated-looking shoes. She also tends to downplay her hair more often than we’d like to see and almost always sports something – like pale pink lipstick – that looks totally wrong for her face, from where we’re sitting.

But dammit, she’s consistent about it; and clearly stubborn as hell. This is what she likes. It’s got some edge to it, we’ll give it that. We can’t in good conscience look at this whole getup and pretend like it’s working for us, or that it’s the best way to set off her looks. But it’s no accident; no result of not knowing how to dress. This is a style she has chosen over and over again. Should we accept it, or should we just keep on ragging on it?

Your vote will have absolutely no effect on our future behavior, however.

 

Vote Now!

 

IN! Time to accept it, bitches!

 

OUT! Don’t you dare abandon your sacred cause, bitches!

 

 

Most of you enjoyed Kelly Osbourne’s Robot Girl look, voting it IN.

 

[Photo Credit: Cindy Ord/Getty Images, style.com, neimanmarcus.com]

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