Issa Rae Floats Above the Flowers at the Planned Parenthood Gala

Posted on November 06, 2017

That is a whole lot of ladygarden:

 

We’re thinking this dress really benefits from having Miss Issa as its wearer. It takes someone special to go up against a floral that strong and not wind up drowning in it. She’s so good at serving face without looking like she’s serving face. It’s all about impeccable makeup, an ever-changing lineup of spectacular dos, and a killer smile. The combo is so strong it manages to rise above (no pun intended) the overwhelming print.

Having said that, this frock is overdesigned all to hell. That print is so strong that any attempt to get cute with it only tends to muddy the look. Cleaner lines and less technique would make this a lot easier to wear. Also, the proportions seem slightly off. A high slit seems right for a fabric and print like this one, but when it’s combined with the high collar, fussy bust, and just plain weird sleeve situation, it feels off kilter.

Still, she’s as close to making it work as anybody’s gonna get.

 

 

Style Credits:
Prabal Gurung Black Multi Submerged Floral Silk Chiffon Hand Draped Twist Dress with Blousson Sleeve and Tie Neck Scarf and Black Multi Submerged Floral Bodysuit from the Spring 2018 Collection
John Hardy Jewelry
Christian Louboutin Clutch
Saint Laurent Shoes

[Photo Credit: INSTARImages, vogue.com]

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