Elizabeth Banks in Alexander McQueen at the “Catching Fire” Paris Premiere

Posted on November 18, 2013

We held out as long as we could, you guys. It’s time once again to check in on the endless Catching Fire poledance.



Elizabeth Banks attends “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” Paris Premiere at Le Grand Rex in an Alexander McQueen dress paired with Baccarat jewelry and Alexander McQueen heels and clutch.

Alexander McQueen Spring 2014 Clutch and Heels. Baccarat Rings. Baccarat Rock Stud Earrings.


One of our favorite things about Lizzie – aside from the fact that she’s naturally charming and funny in many of her roles – is that she’s a standard-issue Hollywood Blonde who routinely seeks to be so much more than that in her style choices. In other words, she could rest on pretty all the time but instead she tries to push the style envelope just a little bit.  It takes some nerve and some vision to walk out on a red carpet wearing something like this.

To be fair, the dress isn’t that odd, but the fur hips would certainly put many less adventurous gals off.  Personally, we could’ve done without them, but we do appreciate the boldness. That sentence pretty much sums up our take on the look as a whole. That hair? Well, it’s not quite her hair, but wasn’t she bold for the attempt? She’s probably wearing too much too-heavy jewelry, but isn’t it refreshing to make that complaint instead of begging her to put a piece of jewelry on? Our real criticism comes from choosing so much matchy McQueen for the outfit instead of doing some smart and stylish pairing.

Suggested fix: Lose the clutch, the furry hips and at least one of the rings. Do practically anything to that hair to mess it up.




[Photo Credit: CHP/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES, PacificCoastNews, alexandermcqueen.com, baccarat.com]

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