Stars at the Democratic National Convention

Posted on July 27, 2016

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It’s summer and there’s not a lot of celebrity style to feature. We feel a little weird about doing a fashion critique of a political convention, but considering how celebrity-heavy the night was, and how those celebs tended to be women in high-end fashion, well. It’s like catnip to bitchy fashion bloggers such as we.

We might’ve done the same for the Republican convention, but frankly, Scott Baio and the guy from Duck Dynasty didn’t exactly give us a lot to work with.

 

Elizabeth Banks in Elie Saab
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Very cute. Perhaps a little too “party” for the venue, but the white made her stand out (it would appear we were premature or just way off base when we said Melania Trump’s white dress was an oddity for a convention speech) and it also tended to separate her from the more serious women on the stage. She knew her job was to host, not discuss policy. The dress does a good job of highlighting that.

 

Lena Dunham (in Gabriela Hearst) and America Ferrera (in Black Halo)
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Wow. Get it, ladies.

They both look gorgeous, but also formidable and in synch. We have to assume the outfits were coordinated, because they work amazingly well side-by-side. Lena has NEVER looked so grown up and sophisticated. The white trim on America’s dress is fine for walking across a stage, but it wouldn’t have worked as well in, say, a red carpet situation. A bit distracting.

 

Meryl Streep in Catherine Malandrino
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Trust Meryl to come out in a 15-year-old dress. We say that not with a sneer, but with affection. It’s just so very Meryl. Besides, it’s probably Catherine Malandrino’s most famous design, as it came out right around the time of 9/11 and subsequently became a huge seller in the wake of the country’s wounded patriotism. The flag motif is perhaps a bit too on-the-nose, but she looked great and her enthusiasm was fun to watch.

 

 

Style Credits:
America Ferrera: Black Halo ‘Fatima‘ Black and White Color Block Sheath Dress
Elizabeth Banks: Elie Saab Dress
Lena Dunham: Gabriela Hearst Dress
Meryl Streep: Catherine Malandrino ‘Flag’ Shirt Dress

[Photo Credit: Getty Images]

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