Lady Gaga in Rodarte at the The Daily Front Row’s 2019 Fashion Los Angeles Awards

Posted on March 18, 2019

It didn’t occur to us until just now that we should have been anticipating Steffi’s next style evolution now that the awards-campaigning for A Star is Born is behind her. In a way, we’re glad the thought of making predictions about such things never crossed our minds, because in all honesty, we’d never have landed on this:

 

“Alexis Carrington Colby goes leather” never even occurred to us – and we’re glad for that because this is pretty awful. It’s like Rodarte took Joan Cusack’s two deathless lines from her critique of Melanie Griffith’s dress in Working Girl (“$6000 dollars? It’s not even leathuh!” and “Needs some bows or something”) and heard a design brief.

It’s not impossible to edit, however. Two things leather should never be rendered in: ruffles and bows. Remove the bow, remove the sleeves, keep the peplum, lose the window valance on the skirt (the V shape is AWFUL), and you’d have … a somewhat boring leather dress, we admit. We won’t say that we’d prefer boring over weird – not for her, anyway – but we really hate almost all the white parts here.

 

Style Credits:
– Rodarte Black and White Ruched Peplum Leather Top and Ruffled A-Line Leather Midi Skirt from the Fall 2019 Collection
– Rodarte Triple Heart Earring from the Fall 2019 Collection
– Giuseppe Zanotti Shoes

Styled by Sandra Amador + Tom Eerebout | Hair by Frederic Aspiras | Makeup by Sarah Nicole Tanno

[Photo Credit: TDFR, vogue.com, modaoperandi.com]

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