Allison Williams in Giambattista Valli Couture at the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy Gala

Posted on April 14, 2016

“Girls” actress Allison Williams attends the launch of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy in Los Angeles, California.

 

It’s funny. We can’t even count the times we said she looked like a socialite at a cancer benefit as a way of pointing out that she consistently gets her style wrong based on the venue. In other words, there’s nothing wrong with looking like a socialite at a cancer benefit if that’s who and where you are, but if you’re a celebrity appearing at a typical celebrity self-promotion event (i.e., the red carpet), then you should shoot for something a little more glam and photogenic in your style.

We say it’s funny, because here she is, at a cancer benefit, where you’d think she’d be totally in her safe zone, and we don’t much like the dress she picked:

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Put more accurately: we probably like both dresses she picked, except they were stitched into one Frankendress, where the top does nothing for the bottom and the bottom does nothing for the top. Fashion is all about these forced juxtapositions right now, and in typical fashion-world mode, when it gets its claws into an aesthetic, it will drive it straight into the ground, long past the point of the public’s interest in it. In other words, these juxtapositions are never as fascinating as fashion designers seem to think. We will begrudgingly admit, however, that this is head-turning and even strangely pretty, although we’re too annoyed by it to unreservedly love it.

Also: Her hair and makeup are very pretty.

 

Style Credits:
Giambattista Valli Embroidered Sleeveless Dress from the Spring 2016 Couture Collection

[Photo Credit: Getty Images, IMAXTree]

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