Darlings, it seems like that brief funereal period last month on the red carpet has mercifully ended. Color is clearly back for the moment. After doing this whole red carpet commentary thing for half a dozen years (and serving as engaged amateurs on the topic for two decades prior to that, like all good gay men of taste and style), we’re a little intrigued by the way these red carpet trends are speeding up and becoming more pervasive at the same time. We suspect it’s because there’s a stylist “1%,” and that small group of people tends to dress a large percentage of the celebrity population at any given time. And those celebs who aren’t being dressed by them are following the very trends they set down. Which means they have to keep inventing new trends to ensure that their clients are seen as leading the trend instead of following it. So yeah, suddenly everyone wore black for a 3-week stretch. It’s kind of hilarious. Like watching a bunch of popularity-obsessed high schoolers from a safe distance.
Anyway, a long intro to a look that might not have deserved it.
Olivia Munn attends the 2013 Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards at Claridge’s Hotel in London in L’Wren Scott.
L’Wren Scott Fall 2013 Collection/Model: Bonnie Chen
Actually, that’s not quite true. It’s not horrible. And there does seem to be a green-and-gold moment happening right now, partly driven by the normal metallics trend period for this time of year. No one can escape the holidays without a sequin or a gold shoe somewhere.
We love the color of the dress. We are not at all in love with the very brassy quality of the gold in the shoe and trim. And the trim itself makes the dress look very crafty and home made. Listen, we’re two queens who love a good sequin, make no mistake. But trimming the pockets and neck like that? How very “Christmas sweater.”
Also, she really needs to make some gay friends, because her red carpet makeup always looks DIY.