Pairs Division: Lewis and Danes

Posted on March 22, 2012

God, we miss Homeland. It’s been too long since Claire Danes scared us with her crazyface.


Damian Lewis and Claire Danes attend the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Presents An Evening with “Homeland” in California. Claire wore a Giambattista Valli dress paired with Irene Neuwirth earrings.


HE: Has been working out! Or that’s an unusually well-fitted jacket. We are so very NOT loving the trend toward fitted one-button sports coats and suit jackets. That split at the bottom rarely works on most men and truth be told, we don’t even think it works all that well on the supremely toned Damian here. Although that could also be due to the fact that it actually is just a bit small on him. This is a look – velvet tuxedo jacket, white dress shirt, tight jeans – that works really well for a lot of men. We both have velvet jackets and they’re among the most versatile items in our closets. Boys, you should run out and get one immediately. But unlike Damian, you should get one that actually fits you. This could’ve been a near-flawless look for him, but those tight, short sleeves and that gap at the bottom leave us no choice:  Score: 6.5/10. A shame, because we really love this look in theory.

SHE: Should soften that blonde. It’s starting to look a little harsh on her. This is a stylish and well-paired look. Not everyone could make those clashing prints work, but she somewhat wisely kept the look simple. The only color added is that slash of red across her waist, which was another wise choice because it provides the eye a definitive line so that the prints don’t blend into each other. We’re not crazy in love with the shoes but again, they were a good choice for keeping the outfit from looking too mismatched. Good job. Score: 8.5/10.

Combined Score:  7.5/10. That seems about right.

[Photo Credit: Glenn Harris/PR Photos]

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