Jennifer Hudson in Reem Acra at the “Cats” New York Premiere: IN or OUT?

Posted on December 17, 2019

Like Miss Tay, Miss Jennifer served up a bit of a fashion disappointment for this premiere. We can’t rightly claim either woman toned things down or didn’t come correct, but there’s this feeling like no one’s really pulling out all the stops for this one.



This is what happens when designers make pretty but largely unwearable sheer gowns for the runway. They just don’t translate all that well when you do things like slap another dress underneath to serve as a lining so a person can wear it out in the real world. We admit that this may simply be a case of a lining looking different under flash lighting, but then again, that’s the sort of thing you check before you wear it out to a flash lighting situation. Even if we could forgive the awkward lining, we’re just not feeling the design here, which feels a bit fusty and old-fashioned. That’s the thing about a lot of sheer designs. You take the sheer factor out and the remaining design isn’t all that hot.

Are we wrong here? We’re asking.


Jennifer Hudson’s Double Dress:

IN or OUT?







Style Credits:
Reem Acra Black Sheer Long-sleeve Gown with Lace Embellished Appliqué from the Fall 2019 Collection
Ruchi New York Jewelry
Christian Louboutin Shoes

Styled by Wayman + Micah | Hair by Kiyah Wright | Makeup by Adam Burrell


[Photo Credit: Kristin Callahan/ACE Pictures/, JOHN NACION/, Courtesy of Reem Acra]

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