This Week in High Fashion: IN YOUR FACE LINDSAY LOHAN

Yes...that's right...I found it...the article I've been waiting for!!!

Remember not so long ago, I made a post about Lindsday Lohan's misadeventures in High Fashion with her sponsor/victim, the Ungaro label???

I was SO pleased to come across this article the other day...so pleased in fact, that I had to share bits of it with all of you.


" (Reuters) - Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan's design career has ended after a single collection for Parisian label Emanuel Ungaro, leaving the fashion world divided over whether her work was a disaster or a much-needed bit of fun.

Ungaro designer Estrella Archs, who worked with Lohan on last year's widely panned show of buttock-revealing dresses and strippers' nipple stickers, showed her second Ungaro collection on Monday. She said Lohan had no hand in it.

"You have up and downs and you learn a lot, more from the downs than from the ups," Archs told reporters backstage when asked about the dire reviews of last year's show with Lohan, who acted as artistic adviser.

"I feel that I have to work, work, work and work ... I've been doing this for a long time, with different people and different houses, and I think this is the best medicine," said Archs, looking close to tears.

Their joint collection has just hit the shops, but Lohan has gone back to buying rather than producing fashion -- she was seen at Roberto Cavalli in Milan, and was invited to Dior in Paris on Friday, though she came late and missed the show."

Archs, with no entertainment career to fall back on, has stuck with Ungaro, turning out an autumn/winter collection of jewel-colored dresses, bustier tops and leopard print trousers.

The fashion house now appears to be uncertain over whether it should pretend the Lohan collection never happened, or be proud of its Hollywood connection.

A week before the show, Ungaro's press department firmly said that the actress was still working as artistic adviser. At the show, Archs said just as firmly that Lohan was not involved."

This is my favorite bit:
"The fashion house now appears to be uncertain over whether it should pretend the Lohan collection never happened, or be proud of its Hollywood connection."

From the looks of this picture...I think it's going to be a "pretend it never happened" kind of scenario.
I mean, look at this woman's face...Oh, Estrella...this is not the face of a collaboration an artist should be proud of...this is the face of bitter BITTER disappointment on a woman who knows that she is going to have to bust her buffet challenged ass to regain even a SHRED of the respect that the Ungaro name HAD before Little Miss LoHo got a hold of the design scissors...speaking of Lindsay...she looks ECSTATIC to be on the runway getting all the attention from strangers that she should have gotten from her parents. Aw.

One of these things is not like the other...

Full article here: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6273OS20100308

Total Facial, Lohan...total facial....but I'm sure you're used to that.

This Week in High Fashion: Ode to Alexander McQueen

Kittens...this is going to be my one and ONLY serious fashion related note...
From his debut years ago with the "bum jeans" (y'know, the ones that purposely showed ass crack and butt top-curve), to the reptilian madness of Plato's Atlantis for S/S '10, McQueen has always been an inspiration to me as an artist, and his final collection is a reminder of just how much more he had to give.

I was deeply shocked and saddened by the death of Alexander McQueen just a few weeks ago, and I wasn't quite sure how to find a way to put it into words...
Thankfully, the UK press are all over this shit, and they write brilliant things.
I thought it would be fitting to leave you all with a quote I found in "The Times: Online" from London which completely summarizes McQueen as a designer, and his unique vision of the modern woman, which I think we all need to hear sometimes.

Exerpt from: "The monster and god in Alexander McQueen"
"His woman as carapaced insect and rampaging predator is everywhere in today’s hard tailoring, industrial handbags and lethal shoes. His view of femininity was a highly complex one. He saw woman as both the victim and the predator, the spider and the fly — often at one and the same time. The McQueen woman was tough but romantic. Decked in lethal-looking horns, with jewellery that turned her hands into weapons, she was a fearsomely beautiful and strangely attractive sight; wearing an evening dress made entirely of real hydrangea heads in the softest shades of mauve and pink, she was a fragile beauty. Yet no matter how romantic McQueen's woman appeared, she was always strong, never vulnerable.

She was also deeply sensual. When, at the end of McQueen’s SS99 show, Shalom Harlow was sprayed violently with paint, she seemed to symbolise woman as victim: it didn’t take much imagination to see the powerful jets of liquid that were soaking her as some strange, mechanical, orgasmic moment. Yet despite first impressions, for the model it was a sexual awakening and a freeing of the spirit; the victim-predator conundrum was always present.

McQueen was the first fashion designer to realise that our fascination with — and revulsion at — the natural world is often closely linked with sexual feelings. The sinuous threat of the serpent, the biting mandibles of the scorpion — they all attract as well as repulse, and they were all used by him to the same effect. He was drawn to the merciless indifference and random cruelty of the animal kingdom: the leopard overpowering the wildebeest, the shark devouring the baby seal.

Above all, he turned the wanton cruelty of the natural world into clothes of exquisite beauty, season after season. He transformed the vulgarity of S&M into the sophistication displayed by Daphne Guinness, a customer who fully understood his aesthetic and loved it for its quiet elegance and authority. At other times it could, of course, be in-your-face confrontational, forcing us to examine our prejudices about good and bad taste.

On his runways, McQueen made many statements that reflected his restless, roving imagination. He fed on all aspects of life, from films such as "They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?" to models acting as women trapped in a mental institute, to the fears we have of butterflies and birds. Time and again he returned to the biological world, almost as if he were trying to create a new paradigm of femininity: half-woman, half-creature.

He was also a clever entrepreneur who knew how to attract and retain notoriety. Bumster trousers, women with blood running down their legs, a double amputee as a model — he would shock us and, while doing so, expose our individual little skeletons in our private cupboards. Gothic horror always hovered over his runways as a reminder that life is cruel — especially, perhaps, for women — but in that cruelty lies a strange, compulsive beauty."

Full article:

The final 16 piece collection, was shown to a handful of journalists and collegues, at a Parisian mansion belonging to the Gucci conglomerate, of which McQueen's fashion house was a subsidiary of.
Personally, I think it's brilliant...renaissance, baroque, hopeful, sensual, and luxurious...and the only place I have ever seen the thigh high cavalier boot WORK and look sexy and powerful, and NOT slut-tastic.
Fashion weeks will never be the same without him.

McQueen hand-cut each of these patterns ’on the stand’ and chose the fabrics, many of them embroidered with gold thread or printed with Botticelli angels
(commentary by fashion editor Lisa Armstrong, Times Online)

The designs featured statues or religious scenes digitally reproduced from the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch and Hugo van der Goes and woven into the cloth
(commentary by fashion editor Lisa Armstrong, Times Online)

I think this is my favorite piece...restrained, yet sensual...the embrace of tight flawless tailoring, and the flow of delicate material...

Suits like this one...featured signature workmanship - curtain folds of silk satin or mini panniers, embroidered griffons prowling velvet hems, angels’ wings - much more like couture than ready-to-wear
(commentary by fashion editor Lisa Armstrong, Times Online)

I love the drama and delicacy of this piece...golden feathers...and a perfect McQueen fit.

This Week in High Fashion: PARIS FASHION WEEK!!!

This Week in High Fashion: PARIS FASHION WEEK!!!

I admit, I have Paris on the brain…and knowing me, it’ll be the only thing I’m thinking about until about the day before it happens, and then I’ll be in panic mode….without fail. It’s my MUA MO (Makeup Artist Modus Operandi)…I plan and plan and plan and plan for WEEKS leading up to a shoot, and then the day before, I realize that I haven’t actually made any props, or found the fabric I wanted or something dramatic that I inevitably blow out of proportion…freak out, get drunk, wail about my nerves, and then pass out without actually doing anything I should have been…and then go to my shoot the next day and turn out an amazing product (if I do say so myself). If you think I’m joking…you should ask my husband what he goes through week after week after glorious week.

But I’m losing my train of thought yet again. PARIS. PARIS PARIS PARIS PARIS. I love Paris Fashion week. Last year I was very very upset with Paris…but I think they’re coming crawling back to me…unlike Flare, who’s offices should be burnt to the ground and then churned into the ground to make way for an Esso station.

Years and years ago, much to my mother's dismay, I started watching Fashion Television on a semi-religious basis…it was a fabulous place where cities like London, Paris and Milan were the beacons of world fashion…everyone wanted to be there, I wanted to be there…I never wanted to be a model though…that looked boring…and some of the clothes were fucking awful…but that was also the 80’s and early 90's.
These days…some things have changed… London, Paris and Milan are still the beacons of world fashion, but they’re not the only ones anymore…I still watch Fashion Television and Jeanne Becker’s mouth still terrifies me…I still want to be there…and not as a model either...and sometimes the fashion is still shit. The one thing that has changed…I’m going to be there…soon. *evil laughter commences*


ON to the FASHION!
Pret-a-Porter means “Ready to Wear” which also means, please buy it off the runway so that the designer can make his crazy Haute Couture lines that no one but Lady Gaga buys. I’ll let you decide for yourselves my dearests what of these collections is ACTUALLY ready to wear, and what’s ready for the bin.

Gaultier….this man could send his models down the runway in recycled half-dirty milk jugs and I would still laud him to the angels on high until doomsday rained down upon us all. He’s that awesome. Luckily, he dresses his models better than that, so I can still feel justified in my praise singing.
I LOVE what’s happening in Gaultier’s F/W collection…top hats for everyone, sexy black draping fabrics,

Gaultier...can't say I love the skirt...but the hat is where it's at for SURE.

I’m also happy to see this…the return of the infamous yet fabulous cone bra…while not on the Madonna scale, it’s understated, but still very raw and very sexual. Like a cone bra should be. I'm not sure what's happening with the headwrap or the gloves...but she's working it so I"m not complaining.

LOVE this so much. She's like a housewife with a secret...hidden in her turban.

My only issue in this collection…Gaultier is very fond of face cut-outs…he’s used them a LOT in past collections…and I’m still not sure how I feel about it. This particular example looks warm and the colours are very pretty…but also looks a little stupid unless you’re on your way up the mountains in Nepal…then you’d fit in JUST fine and very very stylish in the meantime.

Face in the Hole ~ Paris Edition

It also reminds me of this…

Face in the Hole ~ Baywatch Edition

Russian Designer Valentin Yudashkin gives me what I’m expecting from a ready-to-wear show…something that is wearable, albeit a little boring…and totally overdone from LAST SEASON. Oops…. Did I say that out loud? I did. Oh dear.
See for yourselves….
I don’t even have to bring out poor Geena Davis’ Oscar gown for a 3rd time for you all to know just how horridly overplayed this look is. The rest of the skirt looks like an afterthought…a sewing room moment of “oh fuck…ahh no one will notice”….I noticed. Nicely done.


The best part about this next piece, is that it took 2 designers to make it happen…Junko Shimada and Francois Agostini. And I’m not talking about this like it’s a good thing. TWO people agreed that this was not only wearable, but desirable….a good fashion choice…something the modern woman would WANT to wear…
I don’t think I can talk about this dress anymore.

This is just laughable...is it PVC? Is it fabric? Is that fur? Are those REALLY dangling plastic hearts?

Bitter bitter hearts.

Everyone knows how much I’m beginning to loathe Karl Lagerfeld… I don’t hide my feelings from you, kittens…I can’t…I just can’t. WTF is happening here? It’s a jersey (one of Chanel’s favorite fabrics) dress with FUR BOOTIES and cuffs that would make Liberace blush a different tone of orange. And I’m sorry…is that WATER on the runway??? Is the model stomping in a puddle while posing???

Wooing the mightly Sasquatch...it's difficult...but rewarding.

Same with this next one…I see the foundation of a gorgeous piece of Chanel wool suiting... and then a FUR SKIRT. It doesn’t even look like fur…it looks like hair…I’m stunned that ANYONE thinks Karl Lagerfeld is a genius. If anyone else had done with Chanel what HE did with Chanel, they would call it an absolute rip off and a sullying of the brand...
I repeat...STUNNED.

If the Yeti ever decided to take a mistress…this is what she would dress like.

Oh, and I can't forget to mention this little chromed gem...this piece is from Lagerfeld's OWN line...I can't explain it, and I'm sure he can't either....but he'll tell you it's brilliant and important regardless.

Space Case @ Lagerfeld...the same crazy you've come to expect from years of tight collars and unecessary over-fanning.

John Galliano…like Gaultier…is an actual genius…not a fake one like Lagerfeld….he doesn’t need to SAY that he’s a genius, or an alien (yes, I will keep bringing that up until I forget about it)…he just IS.
But I have to say this…and I hope I will only have to say it once…he slips up sometimes.
WTF is happening here? WTF is on her head? How the FUCK is this ready-to-wear? Ready to shave, or ready to take for a walk perhaps…but not ready to wear…

I'm not sure what this is...

But this is a dog called a Komondor...it looks similar.

I’d actually love to know what the story behind this runway show is…because you know by now that they ALL have stories…this to me, looks like something about a Tibetan Geisha lost in the snow or in the midst of moving with her tribe and their horses to the Winter steppes…while looking fabulous the entire time. Perhaps she is the bride of Genghis Khan (or one of the 4…but let’s not quibble over history)…traveling to meet her husband for the first time.


Or a Renaissance era Turkish socialite/lady about town traveling through Asia Minor on her way to Damascus to buy dates for her children and shoes for herself….
I can make up romantic runway stories all damn day and not concentrate on the “real” world.

This is oddly beautiful...I'm not sure what I love about it...perhaps the "I dream of Jeannie" hat/veil combo.

Viktor & Rolf get the WTF prize for Paris Fashion Week…ESPECIALLY for the fact that this is supposed to be READY to WEAR…not “ready to prop in the corner and drape real clothing over”…holy shit.
This poor model…it’s a good thing she’s tall, otherwise, we wouldn’t know that she had a head.

I can't even comment on how stupid this model looks....and how pleased the designers look...

And I’m all for emphasizing the female shape…but SERIOUSLY? You made these pieces and put a price tag on them????

It looks like a pleated bucket!
Maybe I can wear it with my Isaac Mizrahi fishbowl boot/shoes.

The Maggie Simpson award…for Martin Margiela…who put his ENTIRE Winter collection on one model and pushed her out onto the runway for our amusement. She looks thrilled.

Winter sucks.

Maggie hates Winter too.

The Ghost of Barcelona Fashion Week’s’ Past…..
*Psycho theme music plays*

I can't even fathom HOW this is Pret-a-Porter.

Vivienne Westwood is a frightening little lady…and luckily for me…so is her Ready to Wear collection…I don’t’ know that I like anything about the pieces she showed in Paris this week…which is a change for me, because normally…I love her abnormality. But for some reason, this collection totally grates on me.
Maybe it’s the mismatched fabrics, maybe it’s the overpoweringly fugly tights, maybe it’s the red shoes, maybe it’s the model’s expression…I don’t know…but it’s bleh for me.

Vivienne Westwood designs for the crazy cat lady in all of us.

But I like the crown.

That’s how I feel right now, Vivienne…like a fucking queen in a paper hat.
It’s awesome.
Paris, when I get there, you’d better be as awesome as I’ve been pretending you are all these years…..

This Week in High Fashion: The OSCARS

This Week in High Fashion: The OSCARS

Like many of the postings I make about fashion, I’m rarely there to see it in action…I just give you, my lovelies, all my first opinions on the photos I happen to dig up…most of the time, I don’t even go back and edit…this is ALL from the gut…the raw, red, smelly gut. Now you know my secret, kittens…deep down, I’m instinctually a very judgmental, reactive, catty, and critical person…but it’s not a BAD thing…this is all to your benefit! Really. Think of all the fashion crimes you would have unknowingly committed if I wasn’t here to advise you!

I wish I had been at the Oscars last night…or, to put it bluntly, I wish that I was there a few hours before and was present at a few dress fittings…seriously, the amount of money that the starlets pay their stylists should be going to a better equipped source…

I was actually stunned by all the bad shit I saw flouncing down that red carpet…there were obviously moment of brilliance…but while there were shining stars, there were always the inevitable ones that just kept the proverbial ball rolling downhill from last year.

Let’s take a peek shall we?

Sandra Bullock in Marchesa….
Now, while some people were uber generous and said nice things like “already a winner in this perfectly fitted silver Marchesa…” I’m sitting here cringing in my chair thinking about chewing on some tinfoil…because that’s what this dress looks like. WTF Sandra? You’re married to a badass biker dude, and you show up in a foiled baked potato dress? With some lace accents?? The metallic tone of the dress is way too harsh on her pale skin, the cut isn’t flattering…oh, and the metallic bar of soap-shaped purse/thing…classy touch. Of course I also have to comment on the picture perfect hair…which looks a little awkward in my opinion… Maybe this look wouldn’t have been quite as bad with an updo or maybe not the bright pink lip? Maybe? I love Sandra Bullock, even though her nose scares me a little…

Look at her face...someone's stylist got fired this morning.
At least you got an Oscar, Sandra...at least you got an Oscar.

Carey Mulligan in Prada.
Now, I’m not exactly sure who she is, or why she was at the Oscars…but isn’t she adorable? Love the hair, love the dress, the earrings are a bit much, but overall, well done.
I particularly like the dress details…I didn’t know Prada was into this kind of stuff, but I’m really digging it…and if you’ll notice, there are implements on Miss Milligan’s dress to help me out with it. One review called them “goth-y details”…I’m not sure that I can even comment on that comment with a straight face, but if eating utensils have now become “goth-y details”, it’s time to change genre leanings.

Only if she's eating her feelings with her dress embellishments afterwards...

Zoe Saldana in Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy.
What the hell am I supposed to say about this dress? Let’s start with a tried and true favorite that I never get tired of expostulating. WTF Zoe. There were 2 different things happening with this dress…a good one (the bodice) and a bad one (everything else).
I actually found a photo of the muppet that died to make your Oscar dress, Zoe….
Her name is Lulu. I hope you feel horrible.

Zoe hates muppets. I love her shoes.

This is Lulu. RIP my little muppet friend.

Kate Winslet in Yves St Laurent.
Now, I generally have issues with YSL because their style is too mannish and boxy…but I love this. I also not too long ago totally flamed Sandra Bullock for wearing tinfoil…this is a tone of silver that is totally acceptable…it doesn’t make Miss W look too pale, and washed out, and it doesn’t make her look like a steak’s side dish accompaniment. My only complaint, the skirt is boring…but that’s it….I am also shocked.

I have nothing bad to say about this...except that the skirt is horrendously awkward.

Maggie Gyllenhaal in Dries Van Noten.
I love me some Maggie G, I really do. But she rides a very slippery fashion slope. Sometimes, she’s awesome…other times…not so much.
I’m on the fence about this dress to be honest. I love the style of it and how it fits Maggie’s bony little butt and ribcage (you know I can’t say curves, don’t be pissy). But I have an issue with the pattern (and the bubblegum pink lips…uggh)….she looks ready for a lei and a tiki drink, and while that’s just fine by me, it’s a little inappropriate for the Oscars. But then again, from the looks of the guest lists at some of these prestigious awards shows, they might not even notice a coconut bra or two… Go for it, Maggie…I’m saving a hair flower for you.

Light the tiki torches, Maggie's here to par-tay!

Jennifer Lopez in Armani Prive.
I might just be the only person in the world to blog about Jennifer Lopez and this dress who uses the words “I loathe” in a sentence about it. It’s glittery, it’s shimmery, it’s frothy, it’s creamy…it’s a pink, bloaty, milky, latte of a dress, and I LOATHE it. There…I said it. LOATHE. And it’s not just the colour (puke) it’s the awkward cut of the bodice, and the weird waterfall of fabric happening at the side, which looks like it should be happening at the back…I’m not wrong here either…from this angle, it looks completely awkward and pretty pointless as a “detail”. It’s a mess, and from JLo’s grin, she wants you all to forget all about it and look at her pert derriere instead. That’s the only reason I can fathom for her wearing this dress…because there are no ruffles and rouching to cover her “famous” giant ass.

EW. I can feel my lactose intolerance bubbling up just looking at this glittery mess.

Kristin Stewart in Monique Lhuillier.
Number one, I’m surprised to see Kristin Stewart here because that would mean that someone somewhere thinks she’s been in a real movie. And we all know that’s just not true.
Number two, I’m surprised she doesn’t have her similarly unwashed arm candy with her.
Number three, I’m surprised that I actually love this dress and I think she looks stunning, because in general, Kristin normally looks a complete fright.
But perhaps that’s the point. I don’t understand kids these days.

Miley Cyrus in Jenny Packham
This family should give lessons in ladder climbing.
While I’m sure her mother picked out this dress, I think it’s unfair to always brand Miley as “looking like she’s wearing prom dress again”….she’s 17. She’s SUPPOSED to look like she’s wearing a prom dress. As much as I hate everything that is Miley Cyrus including the source of her genetic material, I think she looks great. As great as childhood exploitation can look, there it is.

That's right Miley, slouch so they know you're a teenager.

Molly Ringwald in….no one really seems to know…
Or maybe no one wants to step up and admit to designing it.
I don’t have a problem with the dress per-se…or the colour (love the purple)…it’s the combination of awkward “modern” jewelry, draped “goddess” styling, and Molly’s own painful carrot hair and pale skin that just give this whole look a shudder effect.
Not to mention…Molly….nice duckface honey.

I don't know if I love or hate this, but the general swing is towards hate. Esepcially that fugly "modern" belt.

Rachel McAdams in Eli Saab Haute Couture
In my sainted opinion…THIS is what a “cool” blond should wear. Now when I say cool, I don’t mean “wow, she’s really awesome to hang out with, super laid back and stuff…what a cool chick”. How the fuck would I know that? I'm talking about skin tones. Ash blondes, with a blue undertone to the skin (opposite of peaches and cream) look amazing in pale greens, blues and grey shades…like this dress. I love everything about this look. Pale lips, not too overdone on the hair and eyes, understated and uber elegant. LOVE it.

Vera Farmiga in Marchesa
WELL, looks like someone came out on the wrong side of a coffee filter fight…or perhaps got carried away during a cupcake baking session?
What the hell is happening with all those ruffles? It’s like home-ec gone wrong. YES, its raspberry…yes, she was the only one working that colour. But it looks stupid, and a little bird told me that she could barely walk in it! Hardly fair to make a woman look that bad and then compound it by taking away her power to run away from her tormenters. So cruel.


Sarah Jessica Parker in Chanel Couture.
WHYYYYYYYY am I the only one who thinks that SJP is scary beyond all reason?
Karl Lagerfeld has been designing for Chanel since 1983. And I think it’s starting to show.
It actually doesn’t look bad from the front, very sleek, very 1920’s Coco…I even like the strop across the collarbones…but then….*movie scream* WTF is happening with the ass of this dress!?! SERIOUSLY.

See, classy in the front, nightmare in the back.

This is a bag. A bag made of silk, with a designer label and a couple of roses thrown on for “elegance”. Matthew Broderick looks like he’s a little afraid of his wife. I would be too.

Scary beyond all reason. Seriously.

Charlize Theron in Dior Couture
Last year there was the Giant Prada Bow debacle…and this year, it’s the Rosette debate. Is it pretty, is it heinous, is it hilarious…the answer to all of these questions, is yes. But mostly the last one. I have to say that I love the colours at work in this piece…two tones of the same shade are always a win colour-wise….but then there’s the details. I’ve seen comments about this dress mentioning “cinnabon” and other pastry related things…but I think Princess Leia would be proud. I actually have more of a problem with the train on this dress. The train is attached to the back of the dress, right at the bottom of Charlize’s ass…and that’s it. Sooooo is it really supposed to be there? Take away the lighter shade train, and you’ve got a really hot Dior dress. Even with the rosette bra.

Chop off the train, and all is forgiven. No "defending the dress" interviews to be had. Everyone wins.

Amanda Seyfried in Armani Prive
Now kittens, this is what a “cool” blond –shouldn’t- wear.
Do you see the difference? Poor little Amanda is totally lost in the icy blue of her dress, and the tight hairstyle doesn’t help either… This could be fixed (maybe) with a warm lip colour, and a less severe hair-do…something softer to downplay the structure of the gown perhaps. What is it with Armani Prive and side issues this season? Were they having folding issues on the assembly line? I can see the memo now “Side pleats, ruffles and slits are the NEW thing. Put them on EVERYTHING!!!”

Diane Kruger in Chanel.
*le sigh*
Ordinarily I love Chanel.
I really do. But lately, I just can’t stomach it. Another Lagerfeld designed sack with too many ruffles. Now, I do like that Lagerfeld sticks to the classic Chanel colours and tries to stay true to Mademoiselle Coco’s unique aesthetic and style…but this is just too much. Poor little Diane, maybe she’ll do better next year.
As a sidebar, I got this photo from the Edmonton Journal (in my experiences in Edmonton, they are the last people who should be commenting on fashion that isn’t parka or Oiler’s inspired), who have a distinct predilection for close cropping photos to save on printing costs perhaps? Lazy editors? I dunno…but regardless…nice work (yes, that was irony…itchy isn’t it).

Poor Diane.

Nicole Richie in Reem Acra
I have two questions here. What has Nicole Richie done in this life to get a spot on the red carpet to attend the Oscars? Maybe she’s a celebrity seat filler…
Why does everyone seem to hate this dress? It reminds me of classic MiuMiu…which I haven’t seen anywhere for the LONGEST time…I quite like this dress. Retro styling, and it actually makes Nicole look the least trashy I think I’ve seen in a looooong time. She actually looks classy. I’m impressed, yet disturbed by her presence here.

Yes, I do like this dress. No, I don't respect Nicole Richie.