3 posts tagged "Valentino Couture"
Claire Danes hit Rome this week for the Roma Fiction Film Festival, where she picked up an award for her new film Temple Grandin. We’re not sure she’d win the same award for her Valentino Couture dress. The contrast pink and lavender paneling, especially with the bold shot of green, picks up on the color-block trend we’re seeing, and Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli’s Couture collections for the house have been red-carpet staples, but Danes looks a little lost in her outfit. Or do you like her venture into edgier territory? What do you think—yea, nay, or eh?
Yes, last night was the Sex and the City 2 premiere. (Read all about it here.) We’ll get to the movie, the madness, all the rest of it in due course. But first and foremost: What about Sarah Jessica Parker’s premiere gown, arguably the most eagerly anticipated dress of the year? We figured she’d go for Halston Heritage (not that she doesn’t wear enough of it in the film), but Parker opted instead for butter-yellow Valentino Couture, with enough volume and flounce (see her twirl, left; one’s got to admit it’s better than Liza’s) to keep even her alter ego Carrie happy. It’s a bold choice, but we think the Day-Glo stunner suits Sarah, especially paired with her loose, Veronica Lake chignon and armful of Leighton jewels. What do you think? Is this Sex done right?
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.