7 posts tagged "Julia Roberts"
At last night’s London premiere of Duplicity (which is either a rom-com or a heist flick; not sure), Julia Roberts returned to the red carpet—after what seems like a multi-year hiatus—in head-to-toe Dolce & Gabbana. Dolce! Sexy! Except we’re feeling kind of meh—or, rather, eh—about this ensemble. Where’s the drama? Where’s the skin? How about a little leg, Julia? Is a shoulder too much to ask for? While we like the idea of a woman in a suit in front of the flashbulbs—Angelina Jolie in a razor-sharp white tux (also by Dolce & Gabbana) at the Oscars still comes to mind even though she rocked that, gulp, eight years ago—Roberts is not working this look as much as she could be. The fit is a little off, her hair is a little indifferent, the blouse sleeves are a little too long…in short, we’re a little unimpressed. Tell us we’re wrong, Style Filers. Are our pleas for flesh suggestive of a depraved era in celebrityhood? This is America’s Sweetheart, after all, so the rules of de rigueur red-carpet dressing may not apply. What do you think?
Let’s say you had to come up with some sort of visual formula for unimpeachable Hollywood glamour. It might look something like this: Annie(L) x A-List (+Huston/Hutton) = HG². Mark Badgley and James Mischka apparently utilized some of that glittery applied math in their new ad campaign commemorating their 20th anniversary. Shot by Annie Leibovitz at Paramount Studios, the ad features the five-decade-spanning generational tableau of Carrie Underwood, Eva Longoria, Brooke Shields, Lauren Hutton, and Anjelica Huston, posed with the designers in their snappy uniforms of black blazers and jeans. If the image seems a touch familiar, it’s because Leibovitz seems to have borrowed her icon-making Vanity Fair template for the job. But hey, what says Hollywood glamour more than the glossy that controls the hottest Oscar after-party? At any rate, the gowned-up actresses (and pop star) all look quite lovely—though Huston appears to be holding her breath. That quintet joins Julia Roberts, Kate Winslet, and Catherine Zeta-Jones in the Badgley Mischka club. And bonus anniversary lightning round: Who was the first actress to wear Badgley to the Oscars? It was Winona Ryder in 1996. Sigh, for so many reasons.