T Lo’s Best Red Carpet Looks of 2013 – THE TOP FIVE

Posted on December 31, 2013

Get ready to argue, darlings. We’ll only say this: every year when we compile these lists, even we are surprised by how things shake out once we’ve considered all the factors. We’re both a little surprised and a little pleased by the Best list this year. Which means we expect to hear lots of angry harrumphing in disagreement.

Hit it, Style-Stars!
 

5. Bruce Willis in Dolce & Gabbana

Bruce Willis attends the premiere of “Red 2″ at Westwood Village in Los Angeles in a Dolce&Gabbana white linen suit.

 

 

Here it is, the look that caused us to coin a new fashion phrase on the spot. We were so enraptured by the  impeccably sexy, middle-aged perfection of this look (and shocked by the fact that he decided to really go for it this time after decades of mostly not caring) that we ordered all other male stars to Willis it the Fuck Up from now on, every single time they’re out poledancing for their latest multi-million-dollar project. If Bruce can do it, you can do it, boystars. Yippee-ki-yay, motherfuckers. You’re on notice. Perfection is expected from you.

 

 

4. Tilda Swinton in Haider Ackermann

Tilda Swinton attends the private view of ‘David Bowie Is’ at Victoria & Albert Museum in London, England in Haider Ackermann.

 

 

Truth be told, we struggled with the question of whether or not this deserved to be included. It’s the hem, darlings. It distracts us terribly and saddens us a little that Tilda has fallen for the footless-in-pants red carpet trend. But the fact of the matter is, our picks for best looks mostly tended to be fairly standard dresses and gowns and at the end of the day we adore this look for having some shape and attitude to it, for showing great skill in zhuzhing, and for mixing up a bunch of fabrics that most red carpet denizens would not choose to pair together. It’s the very height of sassy, attitudinal chic. And you couldn’t ask for a better red carpet choice when you’re heading into see a David Bowie retrospective. She knows what she’s doing.

 

 

3. Florence Welch in Valentino


Florence Welch attends the American Museum of Natural History’s 2013 Museum Gala in New York City in Valentino.

 

 

It pleases us greatly to place Miss Flo here on the Best list, simply because we’ve always adored her work but sadly had to keep using our angry voices whenever she got dressed up. The lady has been, shall we say… struggling to find her style in the spotlight. She’s never gonna be the sexpot or the manic pixie type or even the butch, which tend to be the only options allowed for rocker chicks. She has an intense, intelligent, charismatic persona (and look) and she’s always needed clothing to match that. The fashion world doesn’t always have a lot to offer ladies like her, but this unlikely blend of a Klimt painting and medieval European architecture in gown form was a sublimely perfect choice for her; regal, gorgeous, unusual, and highly eye-catching. It’s easily the best thing she’s ever worn and easily one of the most interesting looks any celebrity’s worn this year.

 

 

2. Naomie Harris in Alexander McQueen

Naomie Harris attends the Royal Film Performance of “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom” at Leicester Square in London in an Alexander McQueen strapless gown with beaded peplum accessorized with Jessica McCormack jewelry.

 

 

We struggled with this one, too. Both this look and the next one couldn’t be more red-carpet standard in a lot of ways. We would’ve loved to have picked much more fashion-forward or unusual looks for the top two spots, but at the end of the day, the requirements of the red carpet are rather simple and conservative. No one is there to push the boundaries of fashion. It’s all a very glamorous advertisement for an array of products, from the project being promoted, to the design houses who provide the costumes, to the corporate sponsors whose logos can be found on most red carpet backdrops, to the stars themselves. It’s all part of why we’re so harsh on these celebs. They only have to show up looking accessibly pretty and glamorous and they get a ridiculous amount of help doing it. If they screw it up, they deserve a little derision.

Miss Naomie, however, deserves nothing but praise. She gets the red carpet on an instinctual level – or she’s hired a stylist who does. And while she has worn some trickier numbers than this in the past year, it’s this look that truly takes our breath away with its flawlessness. Simple, yes. But we could put this dress on a dozen other ladystars and none of them would make it sing the way she’s making it sing. It’s the perfect movie star look.

 

 

1. Jennifer Lawrence in Calvin Klein

Jennifer Lawrence attends the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in a Calvin Klein strap gown accessorized with Brian Atwood shoes and Shay jewelry.

 
And this is, quite clearly, the perfect Oscar winner look. In fact, there’s quite a bit of cockiness on her part in choosing this “WINNER, BITCHES” dress for the after-parties. Because let’s face it: if she’d lost and shown up wearing this, it would have looked a little sad. But in all likelihood, her team had a different, less celebratory dress picked out for the after-parties if someone else had taken the statuette home. This one’s got “victory lap” written all over it.

Again, this isn’t really fashion-forward. In fact, it’s not even all that interesting a design. And truth be told, we’re pretty surprised that we placed a Calvin Klein look at the top of the Best list, because we’re not, shall we say, inclined to fall all over ourselves praising the house aesthetic. But like we said, you couldn’t ask for a more celebratory (in a slightly in-your-face way) dress for her to wear. And considering all the Dior monstrosities she’s been forced into for the last year, we felt it important to point out that she shines and sizzles when you keep things somewhat basic for her. In the end, it’s just a spectacular look, top to bottom. Triumphant, glamorous and sexy. If you asked God Herself to design an Oscar winner’s gown, this is what you’d wind up with.
 
 
 
 
 
 
T Lo’s Best Red Carpet Looks of 2013, Part one and Part two. Collect them all!

 

[Photo Credit: INFPhoto.com, PRPhotos.com, Getty Images]

    • PlethoraofBooks

      Willis it the Fuck Up is still one of my favorite TLo phrases! So glad to see this here!

      I loved #1 and 2 – my only sadness this year from a lot of Best Dressed lists was the absence of Cate Blanchett’s red and black Armani dress from the beginning of the year which made me now down in utter awe.

      • JulieTy

        I’m sad not to see Lupita on this list.

        • gabbilevy

          My thought as well.

        • Kent Roby

          I would love to see a “Just Lupita” post, with everything she’s worn in public for the past year. Of course, I’d also love “Just Tilda” and “Just Fan Bing Bing” posts as well.

          • JulieTy

            Fan Bing Bing!!!!!!!!!! Where has she been?

            • bitchybitchybitchy

              The Fan Bing Bing Kittens need their star -where is she, and what is she wearing?

            • NYCGlamourpuss

              I miss Fan Bing Bing!

          • boldprint

            Agreed! And I’ll add “Just Dita” to your list :)

        • RL McGruder

          I came here to say just that.

        • Garcia Loca

          I was going to take T&Lo to task for featuring 2 entries from JLaw and not 1 from Lupita on the best list! Seems like there’s a BK-consensus.

    • Danielle

      Four for you, Bruce Willis! You go, Bruce Willis!

      • NYCGlamourpuss

        And none for Johnny Depp – bye!

    • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

      The thing about SWINTON is that I could quite believe that she in fact has no feet, but just hovers a couple of inches above the ground by sheer personal magnetism.

    • Janet B

      Perfect examples of the right dress, on the right person at the appropriate venue.

      Bruce and Tilda were among my favorites.

    • http://recapscallion.blogspot.com/ Claire

      Can’t argue with #1, but I will argue strenuously against Florence. It is perhaps because I am not a fan of her music but I really don’t get her at all, style-wise. She has access to all of these amazing clothes and she makes everything look frumpy and sad and I can’t believe she’s not getting read for that hairdo.

      Tilda is perfection, feet or no feet.

      • MilaXX

        My biggest gripe with Flo is her looks all make her look like a 40 year old when she’s still in her 20′s. I’m all for marching to the beat of different drummer, but girlfriend gives me the sads with her emo – Heidi dressing.

        • somebody blonde

          To be fair, her facial features also make her look older simply because they’re severe. I have similar issues (though not quite as dramatic). If I dress younger, I manage to look my own age. If I dress my age, it makes me look waaaaay older.

          • MilaXX

            I agree her facial features are a bit severe, but oy, that hair does not help matters at all.

        • BobStPaul

          I had no idea she was in her 20′s until I read your comment but I checked and indeed she is only 27. I always assumed she had a late career start and was in her 30′s. I don’t understand the love for this outfit/look expressed by so many but to each his or her own.

      • Evan

        I’m sorry you’re not a fan of her music! It’s great, esp. her album Ceremonials.

    • Frank_821

      Bruce Willis is an interesting choice. But your rationale makes sense.

      I find it also interesting how your choices truly differ from Fashion Police. They are going more for razzle dazzle fierceness and track record

    • Kate Andrews

      Anyone else surprised that Lupita Nyong’o isn’t in the top 5? I think I’d have swapped her for Florence (I don’t like the Heidi braids).

      • @Biting Panda

        I am very surprised. Especially given that I would not have had this JLaw in the top 5 at all.

      • http://recapscallion.blogspot.com/ Claire

        Yeah, I’d have picked Lupita’s black Christopher Kane dress or even the kind of nutty Miu Miu one. She took risks but always looked really pulled together and nailed it on makeup.

      • Qitkat

        While I realize it’s heresy around here to say so, I’d have swapped Lupita for Tilda. When she shows up with elephant legs on the red carpet, it wears on my last nerve.

        • Kate Andrews

          I’d have slipped Tilda in somewhere below top 5, myself, but somehow she is allowed to break all the usual rules with me too. Blanchett as well.

      • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

        No one’s more surprised than we are. But we really went over all her looks for the year and we realized that with all but a couple of them, we had problems. Plus, we realized that a great deal of our praise for her red carpet looks centered around her makeup and her own striking beauty. In other words, some of the time – not all of the time, but some of the time – she made rather standard or even awkward dresses look fabulous simply because she was wearing them. But we can’t deny she’s shown great style this year and we have no doubt she’s going to wind up on the Best list next year. She’s gonna be killing it left and right during the coming awards season.

        • @Biting Panda

          Thanks for the peek into your reasoning minds!

        • Kate Andrews

          Yes, thanks for your input! I do love the Willis.

        • NYCGlamourpuss

          That’s some pretty good reasoning – I hadn’t thought of it that way. Lupita could be pretty flawless in a potato sack, so I get you.

      • mmebam

        Naomie

      • ceceliadid

        Yup, Lupita in the Miu Miu could have been swapped for anyone here except Bruce, who looks impeccable.

    • Jaye Tyler

      My only amendment to this list would be the inclusion of un poco Lupita Nyong’o somewhere, but as always, I know you have your reasons. I’ll just have to hope she brings it in and shuts it down at the Oscars. Well done, TLo!

      • Judy_S

        Just what I was thinking. Oh, and now I look at the other new comments and we are not alone here.

        • Jaye Tyler

          Le Sigh. I am always a little slow on the commenting. At least we’re in good company ;)

    • Qitkat

      Although I don’t even remember ever seeing Jennifer Lawrence in that dress before, she looks glorious: the reflection of the Oscar is perfection.

      • Kate Andrews

        It’s awesome. I really like that sort-of pewter shade. If it had been gold, it would have been too obnoxious.

      • Jacob Bowen

        Same here! I didn’t remember this dress at all, but it is BEAUTIFUL!

    • Judy_S

      I see that some folks don’t like seeing Florence Welch in the top 5. I was happy to see her just in the sense that this is for revisiting great looks of the past year. She is such a beautiful woman and her personal best has gotta be acknowledged.

      • demidaemon

        I do admit that, of everything I have seen her in on this site, this is one of her personal bests. When I look at the picture and look for any issues, I find none, so I know she belongs on the list.

    • PeaceBang

      Oh, thank you for the Bruce Willis. And for the Swinton. And for being you and inspiring my days all year long.

    • ShaoLinKitten

      Love the Willis, and Swinton deserves a lifetime achievement award or something. However, I hate the Naomie Harris dress. It says to me, “Look at my flaming ovaries.” As Tim Gunn would say, de gustibus.

      • http://recapscallion.blogspot.com/ Claire

        Somewhere out there, a band just named themselves The Flaming Ovaries.

        • ShaoLinKitten

          Wayne Coyne’s side project?

      • kimmeister

        I’ve never heard Tim say that, but I thank you for introducing me to that phrase.

      • Tracy_Flick

        I think it looks like scrambled eggs from military officers’ hats. Her hips are high-ranking!

    • @Biting Panda

      Oh Bruce, Willising it the fuck up. We witnessed the birth of a movement, right there Kittens. Special times.

      • Kate Andrews

        I know, and he did well to not look rumpled in that suit! Good man, Bruce Willis!

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Never would I have imagined Bruce Willis on this list, but he wore that white suit perfectly. Willis it the fuck up, indeed!

      • Qitkat

        I love him being on this list. Who woulda ever thunk it?

    • Donyelle

      Lupita Nyong’o should be on this list. she was slaying bitches left and right on the Red Carpet.

      • Qitkat

        And Fan Bing-Bing too. We were all so in love with her earlier in the year.

        • Evan

          I feel like they forgot a lot of looks from earlier in the year, kind of how the Oscars forgets about a lot of good movies that come out earlier in the year.

      • Kate Andrews

        I’ll bet it was it was a close vote for TLo!

    • MilaXX

      I can forgive Swinton the hem enough to understand her inclusion on the list, but I don’t think Flo deserves more than an honorable mention. The dress is very good on her, but that hair & those too pointy shoes border on witchy-poo land for me.

    • Evan

      I can’t believe the red Alaia gown that Rihanna wore to the Grammys this year didn’t make the best list! And no Lupita?!

      • Evan

        And I think Jessica Chastain’s “Jessica Rabbit” Oscar gown should have made the list.

    • ShellyB

      The Naomie Harris dress looks like her ovaries are exploding and shooting flames off to the sides.

    • filmcricket

      No issues with 1 and 5, and can even see 2. I think I preferred the Fug Girls’ SWINTON entry, though, and Flo would not have made any list of mine. Like her music, but her style just feels like Stevie Nicks redux to me. And didn’t she have some sparkly green dinosaur-adjacent dress this year? Versace, maybe? I preferred that to this.

      Sorry to not see any of Fan Bing Bing’s looks or Nicole Kidman’s triumphant march through Cannes, although both of them were certainly the definition of “put a gorgeous dress on a gorgeous woman and stand back.”

      • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

        I loved the dinosaur-adjacent dress! That would have been my pick too, if one has to have Flo.

      • DTLAFamilies

        I agree on Flo, especially because she’s worn that silhouette over and over again.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      For JLaw, yes, this is how you dress this young woman-sleeky, minimalist looks great on her.
      For me, what puts St. Tilda on the list is that the Ackermann is precisely the right look for wearing to the Bowie exhibit-so now, when is Tilda playing Bowie in the biopic?

    • decormaven

      All great choices, especially those of Bruce Willis and Tilda Swinton. A call for something from Ms. Dita- maybe the “Good Dita” look from December? Kudos to the dear uncles for making the final decision, though.

    • Hiptobesquare

      Thank you for including Bruce Willis in the top five, TLo (and for inventing the phrase “Willis it the fuck up!”). Every time I look at that photo of him, I feel my 30-year crush on him is justified!

    • butterflysunita

      As standard as the Calvin Klein dress is, I agree with that look being at or near the top. Stunning and memorable–just right for the moment.

    • kimmeister

      Tilda Swinton’s hair alone could be on top 10 lists. That mop is amazing!

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        La Swinton is in her own universe, orbited by her devoted fans.

    • Henry Maler

      Good list overall, but I would have loved to see Emmy Rossum’s constellation gown get recognized.

    • Imasewsure

      Hate the JLaw Heidi hair but that dress is fabulous! Well deserved list but my favorite is still Cary Grant… I mean Bruce Willis!!

    • Inspector_Gidget

      The dress may be flawless, but I have to admit I just don’t get Jennifer Lawrence. For me she’s the new Renee Zellweger, i.e., “HOW is this woman in every movie of every type, and in every magazine to come out this year?” Can anyone explain the appeal, or is it just PR Agent from Hell?

      • alyce1213

        If you don’t get her, you don’t get her and I doubt anyone will convince you otherwise. I’ve had visceral “don’t get its” — Kevin Spacey, for example a long time ago. Then I saw a bunch of his movies, a lot of his recent work, and I’ve turned 180 and he can do no wrong. So maybe your perception of her will change, maybe not. But the goods are all there — talent, smarts, beauty, spontaneity, the whole package. It’s not just PR.

        • Inspector_Gidget

          Fair enough. I don’t hate her or anything, in fact she doesn’t move the needle much in either direction. I guess I just don’t see what helped her break out of the pack.

          • ShaoLinKitten

            Mostly it’s her persona outside of films. She found a way to embody the All American Girl who manages to become famous. She is candid, goofy, a bit profane, and rather cute. I admit I fell in love with her when I saw Winter’s Bone, and continue to admire her. However, 2013 has not been her year, fashion wise. This dress is a high point in a year of missteps.

      • CatherineRhodes

        I first discovered her in a movie called “Winter’s Bone” for which JL received an Oscar nomination although the film was indie and not widely seen. Anyhow, she is flat-out brilliant in a tough role.

        • DTLAFamilies

          She’s very good in Winter’s Bone but the actor who played her uncle was the one who blew me out of the water. Brilliant.

          JLaw’s okay. I really enjoy her off-screen persona but I think her acting is overpraised. She clearly has talent and hopefully will grow into her accolades.

          • CatherineRhodes

            The uncle was an actor called John Hawkes, who is always amazing (Deadwood, MarcyMartha…), but I think JLaw was equally extraordinary. She carried the story and was tough, vulnerable and completely believable in that role. However, I think she was way overpraised for Silver Linings, which was a good performance, but certainly not a great one. We’ll see where she goes from here as an actress.

      • marlie

        At risk of incurring the wrath of the rest of the Bitter Kittens, I’ve always thought she was a little overrated in terms of both her acting AND her style/red carpet appearances. Which is not at all to say that she’s not talented (she certainly is), but I just don’t get the appeal, and I have a hard time being drawn into the characters that she portrays. Interestingly enough, I feel the same exact way about her co-star Bradley Cooper.

    • Sarah

      I love these for the top 5, excepting that I would’ve put Diane Kruger in that little black flowered number instead of Naomie ‘cuz I think her gown is bo-ring. I must say I am humbled by the glory of Bruce Willis in that white suit, which I totally forgot, and am now ashamed to say I did, because AWESOME.

    • CeeRich

      Bruce Willis For The Win. He looks fresh and impeccable.

    • MemHey

      Yay! You quoted BCum from his lap in the moderately priced car! Which is, I suppose, a kind way of saying he could do to WITFU on occasion (no arguments here, bless his heart).

    • Sunraya

      I like this list, but not the numbers 1 and 2. They are standard. Almost boring.

      • Shawn EH

        Imagine them on bodies other than those of Harris and Lawrence, though. Chic tumbles into tacky with the wrong styling/figure.

    • alyce1213

      Going clean, fresh and classic, Bruce Willis re-set a standard. The look has been around forever, but what a brilliant job he did turning it out, impeccable fit and details. WITFU captures the whole idea of what boystars need to do.
      I love the other top choices, glad (and a little surprised) to see Florence in the Klimt — I thought it was exceptional.
      Don’t know what more to say about Jennifer Lawrence — she looks like a fantasy.

    • brown-eyed girl

      I am shocked, shocked!, to see Bruce Willis on this list. And even more shocked that I agree. Who knew?!

    • AzSportsGirl

      I actually used “Willis it the fuck up” in a conversation this year about a date. I told a friend “The best (and only good part) about the date is that he knew how to Willis it the fuck up. Otherwise. Dud.”

      • CatherineRhodes

        That is so funny! We all know men who need to “Willis it the fuck up,” so if we all use it frequently enough, what starts as a meme moves into the general lexicon.

    • AzSportsGirl

      JLaw’s shoulders…. Just… sublime.

    • AzSportsGirl

      And I’m *still* stunned by the utter ugliness of Vanity Fair’s backdrop.

    • Brandon Taylor

      Jennifer Lawrence ruined this post for me. But other than that, lovely list! I echo the sadness at the lack of Lupita.

    • Shawn EH

      Agreed with all, including Bruce’s shoes and Tilda’s slacks. Epitomes of style.

    • GeoDiva

      No Lupita? Why are you are Grinch after Christmas?

    • Jacob Bowen

      I am going to go to bat for my girl Flo! I LOVE her music and I think this is definitely not only a best of the year, but FOR SURE a personal best (minus MAYBE the emerald green Givenchy look that had the dinorsaur-y horn things on it (which I LOVE)).

      • formerlyAnon

        I think this beats out the Givenchy just because it’s got so many layers of dead-on references to it. (And I’m not even a real fan – though I’ve seen her and think she’s one of the ones who gives an AMAZING performance that outshines her recordings & off-stage public persona by megawatts.)

        • Jacob Bowen

          Her concert was FANTASTIC. I am pretty sure I never stopped crying and screaming at the same time throughout the whole show…But I totally agree, this was probably better than the Givenchy, and she DEFINITELY has seemingly less personality than a piece of dry toast.

    • Gina Mondzelewski Small

      Bruce looks amazing, yes, but those shoes! Those awful brown shoes! So wrong for that ensemble. A lovely soft medium gray would have been much, much better.

    • Shelby Johnson

      I agree with many of these picks, but I have to admit that I’m SUPER bummed Lupita Nyong’o didn’t make it on the Best Dressed List at all.

    • formerlyAnon

      I am surprisingly thrilled to encounter “Yippee-ki-yay” in a discussion of best dressed celebs.

      Ms. Welch’s ensemble is very possibly my all time 2013 Red Carpet Favorite, Ladies’ Division. Actually, strike the “very possibly.”

      I love, love, love Ms. Swinton’s – it is absolutely the one Tilda Swinton ensemble EVER that I’d be most likely to wear, if I had the build and half the chops she does. But I see your reservations.

      So, yes, I have a quibble, yes, and a strong one: I’d have placed Ms. Welch and possibly Ms. Swinton above Ms. Lawrence. But you gave points for owning the event, so I see how it happened. If Ms. Welch’s event had been held at The Cloisters, I’d have argued. Once I’ve made mass-card-equivalents (why settle for saints in robes you’ve seen a 1000 times before?) from the Swinton & Lawrence photos I’ll be comforted.

    • frannyprof

      Regarding Naomie Harris, I totally agree with putting her on the list. Not only does she look stunning, but, if memory serves, she wore this to a premier of “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” on the night Mandela’s death was announced. So, not only did she need to be venue-appropriate, she had to take into consideration the sad circumstance of Mandela’s death.

      • marlie

        This did end up being remarkable appropriate, given the circumstances, but it was my understanding (though I could be wrong!) that they initially didn’t know he’d passed away when they arrived at the premiere.

    • CatherineRhodes

      Couldn’t disagree more with two of the looks:

      1. Tilda. It seems that everyone on this site has an irrational celebrity crush on Tilda, but to my eyes this outfit is a total mess. It looks like she was in a hurry and just grabbed whatever out of the closet, ending up with a complete mishmash. And the albino-no-make-up look is (again, to me) aggressively unattractive, like she is trying intentional to look bad. And I’ve had it with the stupidly-long pants — that alone should have disqualified her from the get-go.

      2. Jennifer. I adore her and have loved so many of her pre-Dior outfits, but this is just… how shall I say… unflattering to her figure. The drape of the fabric gives the illusion of enormous thighs and a five-months-along belly, which no lady wants unless she is indeed five months pregnant. The proportions are all wrong. She looks sadly bottom-heavy. No way a number 1 pick; I’d rank in the bottom third.

      • MaryMitch

        I agree with you; Tilda looks like a mess.

    • SewingSiren

      Tilda and Florence are in a league of their own.

    • rondele

      No Lupita Nyong’O in the best dressed? Yes there are others (Helen Mirren, Kiernan Shipka) but I thought Ms. Nyong”o would be right up there. But the others, especially Mr. Willis, who is perfection. Yipee-ki-yay indeed.

    • Susan Velazquez

      Uh hello, what about Christina Hendrick’s Madame X dress?? One of Lily Collin’s fab pole dance outfits? Lupita Nyong’o hit it out of the park over and over too! Can they at least get honorable mentions?

      • not_Bridget

        Christina was featured in one of the previous threads…..which I think counted as “honorable mentions.”

        • Susan Velazquez

          Oh that’s right! And it was her Madame X dress so I’m happy.

    • carnush

      Nice breakdown gentlemen. You’ve got this down to a science. These were all looks that said something, and meant something. That’s what matters.

    • ashtangajunkie

      I am surprised and delighted by the top 5. Willis, Tilda, and McQueen, oh my.

    • marlie

      This was the first time I ever looked at Bruce Willis and said “dude is HAWT.” Naomie Harris’ dress was just stunning on her. Everything about this look was perfectly executed. And while I think JLaw gets over-praised a lot, this look of hers is pretty outstanding.

    • Clueless_Jock

      Amen.

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      “We were so enraptured by the impeccably sexy, middle-aged perfection…” Oh, TLo, stop, you’re making me blush!! (Oh, what? You weren’t talking about me? OH… it was Bruce! Sorry, sorry! As you were!)

      I have to give this round to Miss Flo! That Klimt dress is just so stunning and interesting, I still can’t take my eyes off of it.

    • Laylalola

      Jennifer Lawrence has always looked incredible in Calvin Klein.

    • jjfg

      Damn, Bruce Willis…. Somehow I missed this look when you mentioned it earlier. Would never in a million years have guessed he had that in him!

    • Tracy_Flick

      I have to admit, I don’t love that Calvin Klein on Jennifer. Something about the cut of the top looks bathing suit-like and makes me want to hike it up. I don’t hate it, and god knows her figure looks amazing in it, but I wouldn’t give it the nod over Lupita Nyong’o or a few others.

      • marlie

        I actually like it a lot, surprisingly enough, but I don’t know if I would have put it in my top 5, and certainly not at #1. I think Lucy Lui was my #1 of the year (TLo’s #9). I still gasp when I see it.

    • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

      The best thing about Bruce Willis’ look is that he’s glowing, like he realized the benefits of an impeccable look for a movie star.

    • Kevin L

      I just have to point out that while Willis does look good here, the bottom button of his jacket is fastened. IMMEDIATE DISQUALIFICATION.

      This is not ‘Nam, there are rules.

      • CatherineRhodes

        Haha, I completely agree.

    • Sunshine16

      Bruce Willis continues to be incredibly yummy, young male stars have been correctly put on call by the boys!

    • jojo

      I’m also missing Nicole in Cannes and any one of a number of Diane Kruger looks from this year.

    • demidaemon

      The only one I have quibbles with is the Naomi Harris. It’s just extraordinarily conservative and the hip wings actually make it worse. It’s not horrible but nothing to proclaim either.

    • Fannie Wolston

      It’s the shoes Bruce, needs a lighter shade or even a two tone brogue would have nailed it imo. otherwise channeling someTilda fierceness!

    • RoseJB

      What? No Lupita?!

    • AnniNoone

      Correct use of “vulva” + Florence love + “God herself” = I love you guys so much. Like, Holly Hunter in Raising Arizona mu-u-u-u-ch.