The MTV Movie Awards may be going through a bit of a fashion identity crisis. Like the 17-year-old versions of ourselves, it feels neither mature nor young and fresh; chic nor inventive.
The result: a lot of lackluster minis with short hem lines.
“Total Recall” co-stars Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel were matchy-matchy and slightly bland while presenting the award for best cast.
Continuing the trend, the Hilton sisters wore tiny and boring black and gray numbers (surprise); Ciara donned a barely draped red Balmain and at least seven glitzy rings; Julianne Hough showed her midriff in a black lace Sally LaPointe; and Christina Ricci wore a classic black strapless with watch face embellishments by Christian Siriano.
Shailene Woodley, Emma Stone and Charlize Theron were among the highlights. Woodley looked sleek and sexy in Stella McCartney pants and a plunging vest, while Theron looked like the professional she is in a red Lanvin with a just-right touch of peplum. Stone’s sculpted black top and bubble skirt by Martin Grant was a good choice. And Elizabeth Banks deserves credit for her black lace Elie Saab jumpsuit, which was just unconventional enough to suit Effie Trinket’s alter ago.
Kristen Stewart, on the other hand, exhibited the classic MTV Movie Aard look: an uninspired tube dress.
She paired the Giushem by Guillermo Jop frock, which boasted a color combo reminiscent of the opening credits from “Saved By the Bell,” with a pair of black Louboutins for red carpet photos, then switched to her signature Converse sneakers.
After an impressive showing at Cannes (seriously, those Balenciaga pants and that red Reem Acra dress were to die for), this felt like a fashion regression for Stewart.
Similarly, Mila Kunis’s uber-short Fendi left much to be desired, and Josh Hutcherson’s fedora should have been checked at the door.
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