Kate Hudson makes an appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” at the Rockefeller Center in New York City.
Super-matchy, but also super-cute:
And you can tell she’s feeling the hell out of it. Which brings us to our discussion point.
We seem to have arrived at a point in ladystar style where confidence and comfort are being moved, inch by inch to the front burner and sexy-sex is slowly being inched back. As recently as four or five years ago, it seemed like the vast majority of our talk show style coverage was taken over by discussions about too-short skirts and/or too tight dresses that made the wearer visibly uncomfortable as she sat through the interview. We can’t even remember the last time we had that discussion. Part of that, we think, is a growing awareness of sexism in the entertainment industry, and more importantly, an energized and more politicized generation of woman celebrities who are willing to call out the industry on matters of salary and representation. Additionally, and not coincidentally, a lot of lady stars with clout have taken to criticizing or questioning the intersection of fashion and celebrity (i.e., the red carpet) and attempting to have an effect on how it’s discussed in the media and by commenters.
The ironic flipside to all this discussion, calling out and self-confidence is the rise and near ubiquity of the sheer red carpet dress designed to show all your undergarments off. We’re not saying anyone should be opposed to such garments on feminist grounds, though. We’re just saying we all roll our eyes at Lea Michele for her tiny dresses and stripper style of posing because it’s so clearly becoming an out of date approach in the Age of Lupita, but at the same time, the public has more or less accepted that standard red carpet high fashion looks are going to be as revealing as lingerie.
Anyway, Kate looks good. The color looks great on her, which we already knew, and the skirt has a great sense of televisual flair, even as she’s seated. Our only real issue is with the bodice/bust. Not because it’s plunging or anything. She’s got enough coverage for herself that she doesn’t appear bothered by it. But the fit is pretty awful and it’s definitely not the optimal neckline for pinning a mic to it.
Fendi Red and White Floral Print Dress from the Resort 2017 Collection
Jennifer Meyer Jewelry
Jimmy Choo Red Pumps
[Photo Credit: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC, Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images, Courtesy of Fendi – Video Credit: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon via YouTube.com]
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