On Saturday night, Blake Lively arrived at Cipriani Wall Street — where the red carpet event for the “Gossip Girl” 100th episode party was being held — wearing a mystical embroidered fringe cocktail dress from the Spring/Summer 2012 collection by Marchesa.
There’s no doubt about it — this dress is not only head-turning, it’s completely creative. Unfortunately, that doesn’t make me a fan of it on Blake.
Between the revealing cutout details in the design and the layers of pale pink fringe, I just don’t feel like it translated from the catwalk to the red carpet well on her. Although, I imagine this would be incredible for a high fashion editorial.
Maybe it was the accessories that weren’t helping. The little bit of it that I liked on her was pretty much ruined by the shoe and jewelry choice.
While I like the shoes, I wasn’t digging her satin pale gold crystal encrusted Versace sandals with this particular dress. Sparkly seafoam sandals — maybe with a thin ankle strap — would have been ideal!
The Lorraine Schwartz earrings were competing too much with… everything.