Pairs Division: Ricci and Pattinson

Posted on February 20, 2012

This is one of the odder pairings on the RC we’ve seen in a while. Sure, they’ve got a movie together, but even so, it’s weirding us out. They’re not allowed to become a couple because we’ll wind up always talking about what a weird couple they make whenever we have to Pairs Division them.

Robert Pattinson and Christina Ricci attend the premiere of “Bel Ami” in Berlin. Christina Ricci wore a Jenny Packham paired with a Calvin Klein clutch and Casadei shoes. Jewelry by Pomellato and Samira 13.

HE: Needs to learn how to lock his face down when there are cameras on him. We don’t think we’ve ever seen so many unfortunate facial expressions on one person at one event. We’re not loving the buzz cut, especially with the fungal facial hair. Makes him look like a moody peach. The clothes are fabulous, though; we must admit. The pants need hemming, but that’s the only complaint. Gorgeous coat. Score: 8/10. An extra 2 inches on the hair and 2 less inches on the pants, and this look would be perfect.

SHE: Is wearing a sleeveless gown while he stands there in a shirt, jacket, and overcoat. We realize she’s obligated to show off the dress she got for free, but we don’t understand why the ladystars can’t wrangle a fabulous coat or two from designers. Then they can do the dramatic “drop the coat to the floor” move when the camera flashes start up. It’s not your coat; what do you care if it gets dirty? The point is, you’ll have fabulous pictures. But the dress looks amazing on her, no doubt about that. Hair and makeup look pretty great. And while we don’t love the platform shoes with a gown as slinky as this, she’s so tiny that we can’t really blame her for wanting the height. She looks like a movie star, and that’s always Goal One for the red carpet (even for people who aren’t movie stars). Score: 9/10. Some sort of fabulous coat, shrug or cape would have made this dramatic and more importantly, wouldn’t reinforce silly gender ideas that a man dresses for practicality while a woman dresses to show off. You’re BOTH there to show off, but that doesn’t mean you have to get a cold.

Combined Score: 8.5/10. That seems about right.


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