When she transitioned from Saturday Night Live cast member to bona fide movie star, Kristen struggled with that thing that almost all comic actresses and female comics have some sort of problem with early in their careers: how to embrace the kind of glamour and polish now expected of them as they move up the fame ladder. She went through a long period of only wearing drab or invisible ensembles in browns and tans. We, of course, ripped our hair out in frustration and urged her to embrace color and find more interesting outfits to wear. She took our advice, as all smart ladystars do (or should). And while we rarely loved the results, we’ve always respected her for evolving her style and taking risks.
Kristen Wiig attends screening of “Hateship Loveship” at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City in J. Mendel Ruby/Multi viscose crepe crewneck dress with black bonded leather front panel and asymmetrical wrap skirt paired with Alejandro Ingelmo ‘Tron’ pumps.
But we just don’t know about this one, you guys. We love the color story here. And the blocking gives it quite a bit of interest. But that is the ultimate in tricky skirts. Plus the leather bodice looks like she’s getting ready to slaughter something and it’s giving her a bit of uni-boob, while the collar looks like a lovely place for her to collect sweat. Also: Girl, That’s Not Your Hair Color.
But, we’re more than willing to admit that we are the crankiest of cranky bitches at the moment, so we’re once again leaving the judging up to y’all.
Bitter Kittens make the call:
IN! Oh, thank GOD. Something INTERESTING.
OUT! She’s all dressed up for the Hog Butcher’s Ball.
In other cranky news, you were all mostly in agreement with us that Emma Stone’s homage to the execu-bitches in Working Girl did not quite come off as well as she probably intended. The Kittens voted it OUT.
[Photo Credit: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images, IMAXTree]
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