RED CARPET SHOWDOWN OF THE WEEK: Janet Jackson vs. Awkwafina

Posted on August 31, 2018

Kittens, there’s Venice Film Festival high red carpetry rolling in by the hour, so we’re gonna save any showdowns on that front for later in the week. We both had these two picks made days ago and neither of us wanted to abandon the showdown just because Gaga has another gown to show off this hour.

GIMME A BEAT:

 

 

T’s Pick: Janet Jackson in Christian Siriano at the 3028 Black Girls Rock! Awards.

T’s Defense: It’s got that otherworldly Jackson quality, a high-fashion formality to it, and a sex-positive, Afro-punk undertone. It feels like a statement and it looks like nothing else we’ve seen this week. It’s regal and funky at the same time. It’s Janet. You know the rest.

 

 

Lo’s Pick: Awkwafina in Versus Versace at the 2018 iHeartRadio MMVAs.

Lo’s Defense: I LOVE this look for being party-girl fun, visually stunning, and full of attitude. She’s been doing an amazing job of pairing high-fashion, label-heavy looks with her own sort of street attitude. It’s punk, but fun and chic. And just like Janet’s look, it didn’t resemble anything else we saw this week.

 

There you have it, darlings! Which one’s it gonna be? Funk or punk?

 

Who won the red carpet showdown for the week of August 26th, 2018?

Janet Jackson in Christian Siriano
Awkwafina in Versus Versace
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Style Credits:
Janet Jackson: Christian Siriano Navy Floral Embroidered Gown from the Fall 2018 Collection
Styled by Aquiles Carmona

Awkwafina: Versus Versace Black and White Dress from the Fall 2018 Collection
Styled by Avo Yermagyan

[Photo Credit: INSTARImages]

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