In or Out: Jessica Chastain in Viktor & Rolf

Posted on December 13, 2011

Oh, if only every red carpet ensemble could be this worthy of an “IN or OUT” discussion. Like or not, it’s at least a dress worth discussing. We wish more ladystars would consider the offbeat work of Viktor & Rolf.


Jessica Chastain in Viktor & RolfJessica Chastain attend the 11th Annual Marrakech International Film Festival in a Viktor & Rolf dress.

Jessica Chastain in Viktor & RolfViktor & Rolf Spring 2012 Collection/Gertrud Hegelund (IMG)

Jessica Chastain in Viktor & Rolf

Jessica Chastain in Viktor & Rolf

From some angles, the shape here is very flattering and from others, not so much. That’s essential to a red carpet dress, no matter what the style, and that might be why so few V & R dresses walk the RC.We really like the whimsical, head-turning quality of this dress, but the color story is so not a story she should be inhabiting. And then she had to go and pair it with the matchiest shoes she could find. We get why certain choices here were made. The matchy shoes and extremely simple pony tail were deployed as minimalist accompaniments to a dress that doesn’t play well with others. But the best accessories and styling choices tend to revolve around finding ways to play with the dress rather than stepping back and letting the dress do all the work. If she absolutely insisted on that peachy color in the dress, then we probably would have recommended black shoes and a ‘do with a little zhuzh to it.

But we give her a lot of credit for giving a dress like this a shot.



Vote Now!

IN! You wear the SHIT out of that quirky thang, girl!

OUT! Strawberry Shortcake’s cousin, Peach Cobbler.


Voting on Elle Fanning’s Christmas snowflake dress is still wide open and awaiting your bitchery.


[Photo Credit: Pixplanete/PR Photos,]

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