RED CARPET SHOWDOWN OF THE WEEK: Issa Rae vs. Katie Holmes

Posted on May 25, 2018

Kittens, we realize we already set you up with a ROYAL showdown, but we figured that wasn’t fair to those non-Royal wedding-attending celebrities who managed to bring their A style games to the red carpet this week.

In other words, we loved these two looks so much that we can’t wait to pit them against each other in a CAGE MATCH OF STYLE!

 

 

Lo’s Pick: Issa Rae in Thom Browne at the 2018 Peabody Awards.

Lo’s Defense: It’s shimmery and sexy and exuberant without being over the top. It suits her perfectly and it makes a great statement about how Thom Browne can be worn quite conventionally when you take it off the cray-cray runway. And it works so beautifully because her hair and makeup complement it perfectly. It’s fashion that makes me smile because it’s so fabulous and pretty. That’s more than enough.

 

 

T’s Pick: Katie Holmes in Zac Posen at the 2018 American Ballet Theatre Spring Gala.

T’s Defense:  For me, this is a sort of positive reinforcement/credit-where-credit’s-due moment. We both have a history of not loving Zac Posen’s overly fussy style of design and also not being particularly in love with Katie’s personal style. But for both of them, this dress and look make a pleasantly surprising turn. There’s an admirable bit of restraint on Zac’s part and an equally admirable commitment to the kind of styling the dress calls for on Katie’s part. She doesn’t play in this sandbox often enough, but it turns out this Grace Kelly-esque Mid Century Romantic style is absolutely perfect for her. Just a lovely look.

 

Pretty ladies in pretty springtime frocks! But which frock is the absolute FROCKIEST?

 

Who won the red carpet showdown for the week of May 20th, 2018?

Issa Rae in Thom Browne
Katie Holmes in Zac Posen
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Style Credits:
Issa Rae: Thom Browne Silver Metallic Dress with Feather Detailing | Jennifer Fisher Jewelry | Blacksea ‘Deliquesce’ Minaudière | Gianvito Rossi Sandals
Styled by Jason Rembert | Hair by Felicia Leatherwood | Makeup by Joanna Simkin

Katie Holmes: Zac Posen Embroidered Dress from the Spring 2018 Collection | Harry Winston Jewelry

[Photo Credit: INSTARImages]

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