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Yea, Nay, Or Eh? When “Beige” Is A Compliment

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OK, so this isn’t the most groundbreaking look from Jennifer Aniston, an actress not noted for groundbreaking looks. But we’re ready to salute her Fall ’09 Valentino couture frock at the premiere of The Bounty Hunter in Germany, just because it’s light-years ahead of the bright red Lacroix gown she opted for yesterday. Risks reward some actresses, but Aniston—hardly spotted in anything but black—looked lost in the strapless, billowing gown. We much prefer her in Valentino’s gathered, one-shoulder dress, a simple, elegant option for the latest stop in her worldwide publicity tour. What do you think? We’d say she’s wisely saying less rather than more, a strategy that should let the movie speak for itself. Whether that’s a good thing, of course, is also debatable.

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  1. NotMod says:

    Maybe this is less color and non-black, but the dress does not look subdued… ‘Beige’ sounds shy, this isn’t – perhaps ‘nude’ is the good word? In just about very way [except literally, of course].

  2. miamiolivia says:

    Jen does best when she compliments or contrasts her gorgeous hair and eyes. Even the Lacroix gown was a good way to show off her fabulous tan. She is hard to fault ever.

  3. gisellegg says:

    Unless I am colour-blind, this dress looks taupe to me and it is gorgeous.

  4. mercuryloge says:

    it is a nice dress, but i wish i had studied it longer than 3 seconds before glancing at the words “valentino couture” – but now that i look at the (at-the-time) brand new and sizzling ms julia hafstrom in the original, http://www.style.com/fashionshows/complete/slideshow/F2009CTR-VALENTIN?event=show1962&designer=design_house67&trend=&iphoto=29, i am relieved to confirm that this dress is one of the least elaborate and least-obviously couture of the collection, which was more inspired by medieval romanticism, than sharp, lanvin/balmain party styles …. this is the type of couture that doesn’t translate too well by pic, even from the incomparable style.com archives \,,/ twitter

  5. jrseguin says:

    beige is a fitting color for aniston.

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