Yes, you heard us. Girl is WERQing the shit out of this look.
Melissa McCarthy attends the Elle’s 20th Annual Women In Hollywood Celebration in Beverly Hills, California in Calvin Klein.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, she has found it difficult to find styles that suit her for red carpet appearances. The mainstream fashion industry simply has no real tools for dressing a woman shaped like her (meaning, she almost never gets lent designer clothing) and she herself has demonstrated either some poor instincts for dressing her body or some issues with allowing her body to be put on any display. Lots of hugely unflattering tent dresses or oddly shaped ensembles that didn’t, shall we say, speak of a surplus of self-confidence.
We don’t know that this is the perfect look or shape for her (although we’re leaning pretty hard in that direction), but it’s boldly declarative, and it actually has a shape to it, which is a nice change of pace. There’s real style on display. Love the shoes; love the hair. About the only area in which the look is weak is its surprising lack of jewelry. But then again, maybe that’s why this is working. Whoever designed this at Calvin Klein for her (Calvin Klein! For her! Who knew?) took the very house-specific tack of paring everything down to minimalist shapes and drawing the eye in different directions in order to take the look in. This is in contrast to her controversial Elle cover (and most of her past red carpet choices), which was all about obscuring her shape as much as possible. In keeping with that minimalist CK style, maybe the lack of jewelry makes sense.
The important thing here is: SHE DOES NOT LOOK EMBARRASSED TO BE MELISSA MCCARTHY, which is how she tends to look on the red carpet. On the contrary, she seems thrilled with the idea of being Melissa McCarthy at the moment. How the fuck is that not a WERQ moment? THREE SNAPS IN Z FORMATION, BITCH.
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