Wednesday 7 December 2016

Red Carpet Wrap: Best and worst dressed

Edel Coffey

Published 29/10/2010 | 05:00

From left: Claire Danes and Corinne Bailey Rae
From left: Claire Danes and Corinne Bailey Rae

Who is a style queen and who should be taken away by the fashion police this week?

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Best dressed: Claire Danes

Claire Danes has come a long way since her days as the grungy Angela in the teen drama My So-Called Life. She looks groomed and gym-honed to within an inch of her life but at least she doesn't throw all that hard work away by wearing a dreadful outfit.

She opts for simple classic beauty with this Prada dress, which is both fashion-forward with its bustier frill and perfectly on trend with its nod to the 1950s Mad Men look.

Her black patent pumps give a kind of demure dominatrix feel to the whole look.

She doesn't forget the details either. On her nails, she wears this year's cult mink nail polish and her hair is sleek and shining.

She scores a win for pale-skinned beauties everywhere by staying away from the fake tan and letting her natural skin shine.

The only thing that looks a bit clunky is Claire's bracelet of large black love-hearts -- which looks a bit like something the teenage Danes would have worn.

Worst dressed: Corinne Bailey Rae

There are lots of exciting new trends this autumn -- military, faux fur, 1950s and masculine, but I must have missed the style bulletin that said 'clown' was in.

I'm still wondering whether singer Corinne Bailey Rae was playing some sort of practical joke this week when she arrived at the Q Music Awards in London looking like she had just run away from the circus.

Bailey Rae is a beautiful woman with a stunning figure so to clad it in a 1960s clashing check print in hideous shades of brown and yellow seems like an even greater crime.

As if that wasn't bad enough, she added in a pair of patterned tights and flat pumps in a weird non-colour. It hurts our eyes. What could she have been thinking? Banoffi pie?

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