Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Kerry Washington in Armani Privé S/S 2008



Ordinarily, I admire her fashion sense. Honestly, I think she's one of the most consistently best dressed actresses in Hollywood but I'm not sure how I feel about this ensemble. I think that for once,  I actually prefer it on the model. To get away with all the frothy pleating it helps if one is six foot tall and with not a curve in sight. It may just be the angle but I think that length on Kerry makes her look a little squatty.

Photo source: Jezebel and Style.com

7 comments:

ninety9 said...

I have to agree with you there. Kerry generally has it together but I think this is a case where the ensemble is made for a particular person in mind (i.e. a skinny minnie). Love the shoes, though.

Camille Acey said...

i agree, she doesn't have the length for this. but hey, nice try.

Ebony Intuition said...

I do like the dress on her , but the hem could be a bit shorter

DiVA_La Reine said...

I agree with you before I read your take I thought she looked too "round" for the ensemble. Nothing wrong with curves but the designer didn't seem to have them in mind with this creation. Thank you again for you compliment on my locks, I look forward to checking out your blog I know nothing about fashion!!

lapetitediva said...

Same here. That skirt is made for someone with NO hips and "noassatall". The way it's styled, even the slightest curve will add extra bulk.

Wanda said...

I'm going to agree with you. I think that the alterations that were made on the skirt, along with Kerry's short stature changed the integrity of the skirt. It looks much better on the model.
The original looks like it was made to be more fitted.

sdg1844 said...

I agree. Kerry is lovely and consistent, but this isn't her best look. Maybe if the skirt length were shorter, it would work.