Elizabeth Banks Time-Travels from the 1987 Grammys to attend the “Power Rangers” L.A. Premiere

Posted on March 23, 2017

Were we too subtle with that title? Sometimes we fear we’re not getting our point across effectively.

Oh, Miss Lizzy. We love you so, but there’s no way in hell we can love what you’re wearing here.


Here’s what: We don’t think saying “It looks like something from the eighties” really means much as a critique. Fashion is cyclical and the decade of the eighties dawned almost 40 years ago. To our way of thinking, an ’80s renaissance happening right about now means it’s pretty much on time. But this is a bit too literal. So much so, that we briefly wondered if it was vintage. The shoulders, saddlebag pleats and little rhinestone buckle are just a bit much in this case. Retro trends need to reinterpret the originals, otherwise it just comes across like old clothes.

It absolutely makes sense – and shows some wit – for her to be going retro for this particular premiere (although the MMPR were a ’90s phenomenon), but we just can’t get behind what that silhouette is doing to her.

Great color, fun idea, but we’d have much preferred a freshening up on the concept rather than just raiding the back of Paula Abdul’s closet.


Style Credits:
Zuhair Murad Blue Beaded Jumpsuit wth Belt from the Spring 2017 Couture Collection
Zoey Chico Earrings
Sydney Evan Ring
Edie Parker ‘Jean’ Clutch
Charlotte Olympia Shoes

[Photo Credit: Rich Polk/Getty Images – Video Credit: Lionsgate Movies via YouTube.com]

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