Elizabeth Banks in Marc Jacobs

Posted on May 14, 2012

Let’s all give Lizzie a round of applause for helping us illustrate a Very Important Fashion Point. Lizzy? Why don’t you come on out here?

Elizabeth Banks makes an appearance on the ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ in NYC in a Marc Jacobs dress paired with Jerome C. Rousseau sandals.

Marc Jacobs Fall 2012 Collection 

Jerome C. Rousseau ‘Orner’ Strappy Sandals

Okay, first: FABULOUS shoes.

Now. What Lizzie is helping illustrate is the important fashion maxim: “What you see on the runway is NOT what you get.” This is an important thing to remember when one is viewing a runway show and thinking “Who the HELL would wear that?” The answer, darlings, is often “no one,” because the version of the garment available to the public will quite often only refer to the original design rather than recreate or mimic it.

We don’t know if this is the retail version or if this is a version that’s been altered for Lizzie. One thing’s for sure (to us, anyway) the proportions look off to us. The skirt is too short on her, given how it flares out. And that fabric looks awfully stiff. It’s a cute overall look – and definitely more wearable than the runway version – but we’re not convinced this works on her as well as it should.

Still. Gotta love those shoes.


[Photo Credit: PacificCoastNews.com, elle.com, jeromecrousseau.com]

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