Yea, Nay, Or Eh? Maggie’s Back In Black
With camel poised to overtake black as the studied non-color of the season, it’s easy to forget the charms of the LBD. Not for Maggie Gyllenhaal. The actress hit the red carpet at the world premiere of Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang in London in a draped, asymmetrical number from Vionnet Pre-Fall ’10. Barely any bells and whistles here—just a pleated ivory silk insert in back. To complement the pared-down dress, Maggie finished the look with a loose chignon, minimal makeup, and just a pair of peep-toe black pumps. It could be louder or more daring, but we like that Maggie went for elegance rather than over-the-top glamour at this kiddie-flick premiere; she let the dog have its day. (Or, uh, the leashed pig that star Emma Thompson was inexplicably walking the carpet with.) What do you think? Is this a case of less is more here—or just not enough?
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