Wednesday 22 November 2017

Red Carpet Wrap: Best and worst dressed

From left: Natalie Portman and Winona Ryder
From left: Natalie Portman and Winona Ryder
Rowena Walsh

Rowena Walsh

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

Best dressed: Natalie Portman

Believe it or not, this dress is from H&M. Yes, really! Admittedly it's from the store's collaboration with Lanvin, but still. You know what that means?!

We, too, could look like Natalie Portman, if only we had her style, budget and, em, stunning looks.

Anyway, let's not dwell on trifling details, when we could instead admire Ms Portman's masterclass in how to work an LBD from the high street on the red carpet.

The short hemline is perfect for her pins, the one-shoulder detailing adds interest to a simple design and the waistband serves to show off her enviable figure.

Fabulous hair and make-up (we're loving red lippy this season) complete a winning look.

We'll comfort ourselves that we never hear any interesting news about Natalie, so no wonder she has so much time to devote to her wardrobe . . .

Worst dressed: Winona Ryder

If it was us, we'd have enjoyed every single minute. We'd have indulged ourselves in our favourite shops, tried on every kind of dress from full and fabulous to short and chic, with a little detour towards ballet length before settling on the perfect colour and fit.

We'd have spent hours getting our hair and make-up just right before sliding our feet into a pair of to-die-for heels. And since it's confession time, we'll admit that we might, just might, have paused for a second to admire our reflection before leaving for that big night out. After all, half the fun is the anticipation. But then we're very lucky, we feel really quite comfortable when we're out shopping, unlike poor Winona Ryder.

She probably attracts the wrong kind of attention from sales assistants, not to mention store security, these days... It's a real shame, but it may go a long way to explaining her get-up at New York's latest film awards.

It's possible that the actress was rushing and didn't give herself quite enough time to select the right ensemble. Yes, it's Dolce & Gabbana. And yes, the gothic-inspired ball gown is really quite beautiful. But it overwhelms the petite actress, who looks like a startled rabbit -- perhaps she's caught a glimpse of herself in a mirror, and simply can't believe that she's teamed her dress with such boring shoes and baaad hair. Neither can we, Winona, neither can we.

Irish Independent

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