As fashion fans, you know there is plenty of controversy in the fashion world. Here at Mama’s A Rolling Stone, we rarely take sides, but we are interested in hearing your thoughts on the major topics. Hence, Your Thoughts: our aptly-titled series on the most controversial, most contentious, most divisive issues within the industry. Today’s topic: are celebrities taking risks on the red carpet again?
The Matter At Hand
For a few seasons now, fashion critics have wondered why celebrities are no longer taking risks on the red carpet. For example, after January’s SAG Awards, Vogue’s Andre Leon Talley begged: “Enough of these bad choices of designer clothing and messy hair. Hollywood: Call me! I have some tips for you.” However, according to some, a change has come. Today, The New York Times printed Eric Wilson’s Red Carpet Dress-Up Is Stylish Again, a small piece in which Wilson asserts that the red carpet may, once again, be a playground for fashion.
“But, hark, what is this? On Sunday, at a style awards party in Hollywood, Kate Bosworth defied convention by wearing a look from the spring Jil Sander collection that fused a white T-shirt with a long mint green skirt. In New York, the same night, Christina Ricci wore an ombré halter dress from Zac Posen’s divisive exposed-lingerie show, and it actually looked good. And Elle Fanning, the 12-year-old star, has been schooling her elders all week, while promoting “Somewhere,” in how to wear head-to-toe, direct-from-the-runway outfits from Valentino and Rodarte.”
So, what are your thoughts? Do you think celebrities are once again taking risks on the red carpet? We’d love to hear them in the comments below!
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