Darlings, we’re going to kick off this post with a little T Lo Tableau.
THE SCENE: Early morning at T Lo Manor. TOM is sipping coffee and is covered in sleeping cats. LORENZO is perusing the interwebs for content, and is also covered in sleeping cats.
LO: Did you see Elle Fanning at Deauville? It’s GORGEOUS.
T. No, let me check.
Tom makes his way to his computer, shedding cats to and fro. He clicks on a picture.
T (after some time, annoyed): Lorenzo, what the fuck.
And thus, an “IN or OUT” post was born.
We are divided on this dress.
Lorenzo thinks she looks amazing, mainly because she found a dress that plays to her fairy-tale-princess looks while allowing her to be a bit modern, glamorous and sexy. He thinks the result is one of those perfect red carpet moments where the design house and the star are both in perfect symbiosis, representing and elevating each other. In other words, the quintessential “Elle Fanning in Miu Miu” moment.
Tom thinks she looks like a formal circus performer. The skirt is lovely, but the bodice smacks of “trapeze artist” to him. He remains firm in his conviction that Fannings should never wear yellow. Also, this iteration has not caused him to change his mind on ladybows, even when the lady is young and serving up princess drag. That thing looks like it came from the craft aisle.
Just to make this more complicated, we came to a form of agreement on it as we talked (argued it out). This isn’t always a good quality in fashion, but on a certain level it can add a lot of depth to a design: there’s tension in the look. In other words, there’s a battle between old school and new, between princess and woman, between tastefulness and tackiness – not just in the design, but in the way she’s styled, with the low-key jewelry, clean face and extremely restrained, but highly styled hair. Tom thinks the design has serious issues, but he agrees with Lorenzo that the overall effect is deeper and stronger than it first appears.
There. Now you have LOTS to argue about. Commence arguing.
Elle Fanning’s Tacky Princess:
IN or OUT?
Custom Miu Miu Sequin-embellished gown with Cutout and Bow Detailing from the Resort 2019 Collection
Tiffany & Co. Bracelet in 18k Gold and Platinum with White Diamonds and Yellow Diamonds
Tiffany & Co. Ring in 18k Gold and Platinum with a Yellow Diamond of Approximately 1 Carat and White Diamonds
Styled by Samantha McMillen | Makeup by Erin Ayanian Monroe | Hair by Jenda Alcorn
[Photo Credit: INSTARImages, vogue.com]