It’s the most wonderful time of the year, darlings; that time when all the women in fashion and entertainment, put on expensive dresses, get together, and salute all the women in fashion and entertainment! Several times a week, from now until the end of the year, there will be “Incredible Women” parties and “Power of Women” lunches and more “Women of the Year” shindigs than you can shake a stick at, if you were somehow inclined to shaking sticks at things. Whatever the case, aftert this year, the more pro-women parties, the better. Huzzah, ladies! Huzzah, we say!
Now, if you don’t mind, we’ll begin the judging.
Ashley Graham in Marina Rinaldi
When are we allowed to stop saluting her groundbreaking career and body positivity long enough to point out how tacky some of her style choices are? Is it still too early? Because this looks like something 2013-era Kardashians would turn down.
Carey Mulligan in Erdem
It’s so very her. But it looks itchy as hell and is a bit too small on her. Plus we don’t get the thinking behind sandals and tweed.
Gemma Arterton in Ralph & Russo
Meh. We’re not opposed to metallic leather dresses in theory, but this one doesn’t really photograph all that well. Not everyone can pull off rose gold.
Hayley Atwell in Christian Dior
Love that lady, but we cannot with that dress. It’s heavy and unflattering – and the jockstrap straps are still awful.
Jenna Coleman in Emilia Wickstead
Once again, how very her. We have to say, she’s getting more and more prim as time goes on and we don’t think we like it much. Her cute hipster phase was more fun.
Can’t argue with any of that.
Kate Winslet in Christian Dior
We are inclined to be nice, since the silhouette is a little bit outside her wheelhouse. She doesn’t normally pick skirts with that much swing. But it’s a pretty dull dress nonetheless. She really hates prints, doesn’t she?
[Photo Credit: Getty Images for Harper’s Bazaar]