Elizabeth Banks in Dolce&Gabbana at the 2013 Variety Power of Women Event

Posted on October 07, 2013

Darby Stanchfield attends Variety’s 5th Annual Power of Women Luncheon Presented by Lifetime in a Dolce&Gabbana ensemble paired with Christian Louboutin shoes, Irene Neuwirth earrings, and a Jennifer Meyer bracelet and ring.





[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans/PRPhotos.com]

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  • Poor deployment of nude shoes.

  • RussellH88

    She looks a lot like Julie Bowen in this.

    But I think she looks good, it’s an interesting outfit minus the nonexistant shoes.

    • MichelleRafter

      Had to do a double take because I thought it was Julie Bowen!

    • Sara Brams-Miller

      I ALWAYS get them confused.

  • Damn it, so close.

  • Jessica Freeman

    Hate that its a huge top and skirt, as a dress it would have been lovely.

  • lobsterlen

    I hate the shoes and something is off about her makeup or the lighting … she looks wind burned.

    • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

      My thought, too. Skin looks awful, but it may just be the flash photog.

  • She reminds me of my California Dream Baribie after I gave her a hair cut, right down to the feet (but only because I kept losing all my Barbie shoes…)

  • mjude


  • Imasewsure

    I actually like this but not the shoes or the hair

  • hughman

    She could be doing a tiny Hula dance on a dashboard somewhere.

  • 3boysful

    Kind of interesting that attendees at a Women of Power luncheon feel compelled to go strapless or flash midriff.

    Anyhoo, I don’t think the cut of the top is flattering.

  • Beth

    Nnnnnope; but hey, all the applause for trying something out of the box. Nonetheless, this ensemble is not awesome. It is not the right shade of red for her; the shape, while intriguing, is off in its proportions (the high neck combined with exposed midriff creates an effect that it is sliding backwards on her shoulders; and the shoes, though pointy, are pretty pointless.

  • sunflower

    I don’t mind the outfit. I hate the shoes and hair.

  • I have a two-piece “gown” with that exact shape top and in that exact color, but I prefer mine in floor length red linen. The fabric this is made in looks heavy and tacky, and it’d look less incongruously beachy with the peek of midriff in a longer length.
    Or maybe I’m just justifying my own fashion choices. I still maintain that mine looks simultaneously lighter and yet more structured.

  • GillianHolroyd

    She looks *really* good in red. I am envious.

  • elemspbee

    great outfit. and oh look, her shoes matches her hair!

  • crash1212

    Cute look. Shoes kill it.

  • Trickytrisha

    Hate the shoes, hate the shoes, hate the shoes.

  • Synnae

    I never recognise her when she pulls her hair back. Never.

    As for the top/skirt, like the colour and the lace pattern but I hate the shape. The top isn’t doing much for her and the skirt makes her hips look huge and her legs spindly.

  • manina

    She is the only one (so far) who looks good in the G&G tablecloth with lace style. The color is really good on her. They always forget to iron the hem. Could have used darker shoes but I think most women don’t know what shoes to wear with a red dress.

  • MilaXX


  • jspark

    Who is this? It’s not Elizabth Banks or Darby Stanchfield…

  • kimmeister

    Bad shoes, super matchy lipstick.

  • marlie

    I love the outfit. LOVE. Her makeup is a little too heavy, and her hair is a little matronly, but I can look past those things. What I can’t look past are the shoes. Styling FAIL.

  • Miss WKS

    Elizabeth Hasselbeck never looked better…

  • teensmom99

    What can I say–all I can think of how much my dearly departed mother (a woman of the 50s-80s in her style sense) would have loved this. That’s meant as a compliment. It’s a little passe in the matchy matchy but it is elegant.

  • ewes_urn_aim

    Well, well, well. Looks like Lifetime’s getting all up into fashion’s ass: This event, the Versace movie, Runway… And yet they suck the very LIFE out of fashion.

  • nannypoo

    I like it. It’s an odd shape but it’s pretty on her. Her hair and shoes are both pretty bad.

  • Little_Olive

    Upholestered. And not well.

  • BrooklynBomber

    I kind of love this outfit, but not on her.

  • VicD

    I really kinda like this.

  • rebeemoon

    I really like the outfit. But that hasty hem needs to be pressed!

  • formerlyAnon

    What is WITH this hairstyle? Isn’t this like the third iteration of it we’ve seen in recent days? Back in the day when I might be going for a little height in this manner, I’d wet the mess down and start over if it wound up so wispy and disheveled looking. Which it rarely did, because it’s not hard to avoid. So that means it’s intentional?

    • Constant Reader

      You nailed it with “back in the day.” These hairstyles all look so dated. Even my boyfriend (whose personal style is best described as Middle-Aged Swamp Yankee) was looking at TLo over my shoulder the other day and said “What’s with all the hair that looks stuck in a time warp, but not in a good way?” Believe me, if HE notices, it’s bad.

  • Pennymac

    Is it me, or does the hem of the top make her appear to have bad posture? Like she is swaybacked, which she is not. The material seems heavy, too. No likey.

    • Constant Reader

      The outfit looks much better from the front than from the side. If it had been shaped to fit a little better instead of belling out like a clown shirt, this would actually be a pretty look.

  • bertkeeter

    Amazing how so many big fashion names have no recognizable look of their own? Hope D N G aren’t entering that world! This could be ANYONE!

  • bertkeeter

    N trust be… That top is not supposed to pitch forward like that… Yikes!

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    I like this. It has a “Power of Women” look to it.

  • Claire Ramsey

    Did Miranda from this season of PR make that outfit?

  • Diego!

    Is it me or she looks EXACTLY THE SAME as Sharon Stone???

  • MaggieMae

    I want this to be a one piece, classic sheath dress. With better shoes and hair.

  • MoHub

    I’m so tired of cropped tops and exposed midriffs, no matter how slight the exposure. Another trend that need to die.

  • jenuwefa

    The skirt hem is weird, like someone decided at the very last second that it was too long, so they scotch-taped it up…it’s all poofy around the hem like it needs pressing….

  • oohsparkley!

    She is so cute! In spite of shoes, hair, some funny fit and shape of the top and skirt. She still looks cute.

  • Cindy Bartlett Zigler

    nude shoes….ugh!! love the colour of the dress, not so crazy about exposed midriff. the hair looks like she just stepped away from a wind machine.