Celebritology 2.0: Fashion Statement

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 06/03/2010

Fashion Statement: Hanging out with Christina Ricci

(AP) Context is everything, so we should probably note that Christina Ricci wore the dress at right to an event honoring performance artist Marina Abramovic's MOMA exhibit, in which the artist spent the past several days -- possibly catheterized -- sitting stock still in a chair while her naked underlings elsewhere in the museum did their best to shock and awe titillated visitors. But back to Ricci. The frock is Givenchy and may have been absolutely stunning on a gazelle-like, willowy runway model. But from the rigid black half moon (described by some Internet commenters as a pirate's hat that seems to have slipped down over her torso) at her shoulders to the waistline -- which gives the impression of a beer gut -- to the mismatched floofy skirt to the stray piece of fabric trailing behind her, nothing about this look works for the diminutive Ricci. But forget...

By Liz Kelly  |  10:30 AM ET, 06/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 05/13/2010

Fashion statement: Jersey girl Teresa Guidice's red carpet look

(Getty Images) What do Jersey girls do when they aren't busy trashing each other or pushing their elementary-aged daughters on to Fashion Week runways? Well, in the case of Teresa Guidice -- one of the foul-mouthed "Real Housewives of New Jersey" who will forever be known for coining the phrase "prostitution whore" and had already struck a major blow at the image of Garden State girls a full year ahead of "Jersey Shore's" Snooki and J-Woww -- one apparently pens superfluous cookbooks and strikes awkward doll-like red carpet poses. Anyone who watches the Jersey-based edition of the "Housewives" franchise is familiar with Guidice's over-the-top bordello of a home, muscle-bound grunting husband and penchant for dressing her tiny daughters like mini-strumpets. So it should come as no surprise that the Franklin Lakes mom showed up for a NBC Universal event wearing what appears to be a too-small negligee (seriously, the...

By Liz Kelly  |  10:30 AM ET, 05/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 05/07/2010

Fashion statement: Jessica Simpson's gown -- hit or miss?

Hot on the heels of her winning White House Correspondents' Dinner look, Jessica Simpson on Thursday turned up at an Operation Smile gala in New York wearing the floor-length one-shouldered gown pictured below. I'm not sure if it's the messily upswept hair, the raccoon eyes, the fake bake, the overwhelming graphic pattern or the stuffed sausage effect, but something about this -- to me -- just isn't working for our favorite makeup-free cover girl. (AP) Agree, disagree? Vote below......

By Liz Kelly  |  10:15 AM ET, 05/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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