Alicia Keys attends the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Miss Alicia’s on a no-makeup kick lately and more power to her for doing it. She’s got beautiful skin and bone structure, so she’ll always photograph well, makeup or not. Obviously, no woman “needs” to wear makeup, but we’ve argued before that certain types of gowns, when worn in a red carpet situation, pretty much demand a made-up face. But she doesn’t tend to go for those kinds of gowns (specifically, ultra-glam body-con styles). This style of dress is perfect for what she’s trying to do. But that doesn’t mean we like this specific dress for her. Something a little boho, in a bright color and pattern? Perfect. But the shape of this dress is kind of drab and that oddly heavy trim does nothing but distract. Also: the hair’s a bit of a mess. The shape and style are great, but all the flyaways and wisps make it looks like she just woke up.
Just Cavalli Dress from the Pre-Fall 2016 Collection
Jennifer Fisher Necklace
[Photo Credit: Larry Busacca/Getty Images, Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images, Courtesy of Roberto Cavalli]