Pairs Division: Banks and Pine

Posted on June 26, 2012

Elizabeth Banks and Chris Pine attend screening and after-party of “People Like Us” in New York City. 

Elizabeth Banks wore an Elie Saab dress paired with an Edie Parker clutch, Pierre Hardy sandals and Cartier Jewelry.

Elie Saab Fall 2012 Collection

Chris Pine wore Brunello Cucinelli.

White people!

SHE: Looks pretty great. It’s a very “My movie is opening tonight in New York” kind of dress; glittering, chic, and fabulous. Granted, that neckline looks awfully heavy and we imagine she can’t look down without bruising her chin. And maybe the hairstyle’s not our favorite in the world. This concludes the complaining portion of this assessment. Love the ring and love the shoes. Score: 9/10.

HE: Really gets points for trying, but this Thurston Howell III drag doesn’t really suit him. It’s like he borrowed something from Alan Cummings’ closet. You really need to be quite the male clothes whore to pull this off and we don’t think Chris has it in him. Fantastic side view on the PineButt, but it only reinforces our thinking that a suit cut like this requires a skinny dude to pull it off. The jacket doesn’t look like it fits him very well either. And if you’re going to skip the tie, make sure your collar and placket can stand up on their own. A collapsed placket makes T Lo sad. Also, the sleeves are too long. We kinda feel bad because he tried so hard, but that’s the thing about style: you need to know your limits. Score 5.5/10.  Advice going forward, Chris: No double-breasted jackets; no wearing dress shoes without socks for an evening event; no going tieless with a suit. You’re blond and blue-eyed with a full face and broad shoulders. A well-fitted suit in black or blue with a tie that makes your eyes pop will always be good to you. Also: shoot for “preppy” rather than “posh.”

Combined Score: 7.25/10. Chris, thank Elizabeth and tell her you’ll do better next time.


[Photo Credit: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images, Darla Khazei, Demis Maryannakis,]

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