Is it weird that Miss Emily looks more casual in this D&G dress than she did wearing the Mary Poppins costume, which is, as we noted, somewhat surprisingly high-fashion?
Granted, there are two things at play here and they’re both pushing our buttons, so to speak:
The first is that we’re simply and completely OVER looking at this dress, minor (in some cases, extremely so) variations of which have been passing in front of our red-carpet-commenting eyes for the better part of a decade. There is not a thing wrong with a basic rose floral on a black background, but like all styles and trends in fashion, it absolutely needs to be zipped up in a garment bag with some sachets in it and stuck in the back of the closet until such time as God, Anna Wintour, Pantone and politics determine that it’s time for it to see the light of day again. The dress is fine on its own merits. It’s just that our tired, jaded eyes have seen enough of these “Sicilian church clothes” looks from D&G’s corner to last us a good long while.
The second is that we just don’t like her hair at all. Maybe this is for a role, but she will never stop looking much better as a brunette.
By the way, if you read our earlier post about how whimsical the Mary Poppins costume has become, get a load of this:
Not to be the negative Nancys in the room, but it’s as we feared. That is a really gorgeous bit of whimsical costume design, but it takes the ever-sensible Mary Poppins to a much different place from the Julie Andrews version, of which this is being marketed as a direct sequel. Perhaps this is all by design and there will be story reasons for why she went all Willy Wonka in her style. We’re not making predictions; just observations. It’s a more fanciful take on the surface.
Dolce and Gabbana Floral Printed Dress
Jamie Wolf, Sara Weinstock and Savannah Stranger Jewelry
Gianvito Rossi Shoes
[Photo Credit: Disney]