Wednesday 20 November 2019

Red Carpet Wrap: Best and worst dressed

From left: Lea Michele and Katie Holmes
From left: Lea Michele and Katie Holmes

Rowena Walsh

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

Best dressed: Lea Michele

She's working her signature pose of 'look at me, aren't I fabulous?'. We're so used to it that we almost overlooked Lea's really quite stunning dress. Almost but not quite. We are professionals, after all.

And while her Glee character can provoke an almost irresistible desire in us to burst into song and dance around the room, Lea herself normally inspires quite a different feeling. Not everyone can pull off a diva act, y'know.

Still we do love this sophisticated dress from Marchesa (red is the new black this season) with its simple clean lines. She certainly knows how to make an entrance. The day after the Emmys, Lea announced that she was single again. Not for long if this dress can help it.

Worst dressed: Katie Holmes

Pity poor Katie Holmes. She may be a beautiful movie star, who is wealthy beyond even our Lotto-winning dreams and married to a man so easy-going that he's happy to welcome aliens to his home. But her life isn't exactly a bed of roses. After all, who would want to be constantly caught on camera beside one of the world's best dressed mannequins? Especially when the person flaunting that accolade happens to be your five-year-old daughter.

Faced with Suri's scarily mature fashion nous, Katie could be forgiven for just giving up. And that's definitely what she's doing in this ill-fitting cobalt dress, which has no place on the red carpet. Although we could never believe anything so scurrilous, there is a rumour that Katie indulged in a macaroon, possibly even two, at a party the night before. So perhaps that accounts for her bizarre choice of a dress with so much excess fabric at the waist and hips. Funnily enough, it looks like an ensemble more suited for a younger girl. It's really time she and Suri had that mother-daughter talk.

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