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2011 Style Verdicts: Red Carpet Moments – The Guilty

2011 Style Verdicts: Red Carpet Moments - The GuiltySometimes it’s easier to pick out what I didn’t like on the red carpet rather than what I loved. It seems as though more stars commit fashion crimes than not. I think I could have made it up to fifty with the amount of unlawful styles that occurred in 2011. Here’s the final fifteen…

Jennifer Lopez in Gucci | 2011 MET GalaPhoto: Zimbio
15. Jennifer Lopez in Gucci
The pink overload that Jennifer Lopez had going on in head-to-toe Gucci at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala this year was just too much for me to look at. She’s fierce, we all know that — and she could definitely work a look from this collection — this just wasn’t her look. I appreciate that you can get away with more at this particular event than you can pretty much anywhere else, but I was really hoping for more from her. Thankfully her style was nearly flawless the rest of 2011.

Julianne Moore in Lanvin | 'The Kids Are Alright' UK PremierePhoto: Zimbio
14. Julianne Moore in Lanvin
Julianne Moore loves Lanvin, you can tell that by the large amount of red carpet moments she has wearing a look from designer Alber Elbaz. Unfortunately I’m not always on board with the dresses she chooses to wear, or more so how she wears them. Out of all her looks this year, this was probably the worst. The dress was lifeless on her at the UK premiere of “The Kids Are Alright”. Both the dress and her hair were so drab that her fabulous shoes from the collection weren’t enough to save it.


Jennifer Lawrence in Stella McCartney | 2011 BAFTA Awards Photo: Zimbio
13. Jennifer Lawrence in Stella McCartney
I’m always excited when Jennifer Lawrence is set to the hit the red carpet for anything, and I’m highly anticipating her looks for “The Hunger Games” press tour in the next couple of months. With that said, I was highly disappointed when she attended the BAFTA Awards in London back in May wearing a navy blue gown by Stella McCartney. It wasn’t the dress that was the problem, it was the fact that it didn’t fit her in the bust at all. Her chest sagged and as if your attention wasn’t immediately drawn to that enough, she added messy hair and a ill-paired black choker to the mix to make it worse.


Drew Barrymore in Givenchy | 2011 Primetime Emmy AwardsPhoto: Zimbio
12. Drew Barrymore in Givenchy
Drew Barrymore looks incredible in all of those latest Cover Girl ads, and she normally looks great on the red carpet. I don’t know what possessed her to wear this murky shade of a Givenchy dress at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards. It didn’t look right on her in anyway shape or form, so I’m glad I wasn’t saturated with photos of her on the red carpet with this. We only saw her on stage that night with the cast of the now-defunct “Charlie’s Angels” TV reboot.


Kate Mara in Herve Leger | 2011 Screen Actor's Guild AwardsPhoto: Zimbio
11. Kate Mara in Herve Leger
I like Kate Mara, but I think if she’s going to wear gowns like this…she should probably stick to her usual choices of short cocktail dresses. This Herve Leger nude bandage dress with a volumized tiered trumpet skirt was overwhelming on her at the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards. This gown was wearing her. I didn’t like the fit, and I especially wasn’t in favor of her thick twisty headband that did absolutely nothing to benefit her or the look at all.


Heidi Klum in Christian Siriano | 2011 Primetime Emmy AwardsPhoto: Zimbio
10. Heidi Klum in Christian Siriano
Heidi Klum wore a custom-designed dress by “Project Runway” season four winner Christian Siriano for the Primetime Emmy Awards. I love that she supported his collection and his designs for the red carpet moment, but I’m still scratching my head as to what the heck was up with that skirt.


Paula Patton in Vivienne Westwood | 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' Munich PremierePhoto: Zimbio
9. Paula Patton in Vivienne Westwood
Other than what I already previously posted about the Munich premiere of “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”, I really have nothing more to say about this Vivienne Westwood metallic mini dress and huge white fur coat on Paula Patton. Words escaped me other than the few that instantly come to mind, and those would be “this was so tacky”.


Lea Michele in Oscar de la Renta | 2011 Golden Globe AwardsPhoto: Zimbio
8. Lea Michele in Oscar de la Renta
I would really like to know who was responsible for putting Lea Michele together the night of the Golden Globe Awards this year. Who thought it would be a good idea to put this volumious bubblegum pink Oscar de la Renta gown on her petite body and then…do that to her hair? I remember seeing one or two photos where her hair looked nice, and then it was just messy. I wonder what she did to it as the night went on. She looked like a prom queen… the next morning.


Eva Mendes in Valentino | 2011 Critics' Choice Movie AwardsPhoto: Zimbio
7. Eva Mendes in Valentino
You know when you give a bottle of wine to someone during the holiday season and they have those little festive sacks you can stick it in and then pull the drawstring closed? That’s what Eva Mendes reminded me of when she attended the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards in January wearing a Fall/Winter 2009 haute couture dress by Valentino. I’m going to assume that was not the look she was going for.


Rihanna in Jean Paul Gaultier | 2011 Grammy AwardsPhoto: Zimbio
6. Rihanna in Jean Paul Gaultier
I remember when Rihanna attended the Grammy Awards in February, I actually liked her bold choice of this Jean Paul Gaultier gown. Looking back on it, I firmly believe that it’s never a good idea to give off the impression that you’re totally naked on the red carpet. This should have remained in editorial. I’m also hoping that was the last Grammy red carpet she walks with her hair that red again. I definitely prefer a natural color on her even if the style of it is anything but.


Helen Mirren in Dolce & Gabbana | 2011 British Comedy AwardsPhoto: Zimbio
5. Helen Mirren in Dolce & Gabbana
Helen Mirren normally looks great in Dolce & Gabbana, unfortunately this lacy star printed cocktail dress from the Fall/Winter 2011 collection was not for her. She made sure of that when she paired it with black tights with black peep toe pumps, and then thought it a good idea to add long black leather gloves and a clashing diamond star cluster necklace. It’s fitting that she wore this to the British Comedy Awards because those gloves with this dress, and on the award show carpet no less, was a total joke.

Elle Fanning in Valentino | 2011 MET GalaPhoto: Zimbio
4. Elle Fanning in Valentino
I love Elle Fanning, she’s so cute and her look is always interesting. I love that she doesn’t try to dress sexy when she’s only 13, but I have noticed there are times where she tries to test the style of the toddler age demographic. In the case of her MET Gala attire — she was all baby french maid in this Valentino couture look.


Leona Lewis in her own designs...Photo: Zimbio
3. Leona Lewis in…Leona Lewis
It’s one thing when you have a bad moment on the red carpet, but it’s another thing when you do it not once — but twice more. Leona Lewis attended three events this year in looks sporting a pair of lips on her bust, a neon yellow bow, and a neon blue bustier bra paired with a floor-gliding bright purple skirt. Here’s the real kicker…. she designed them. I would have no problem with this in a photo-shoot or even a music video, but sometimes the quirkiest cute looks never translate well on the red carpet. That was the case this time. And the other time. And the other. Thankfully, she did wear one look that consisted of a lime green top and hot pink pencil skirt that wasn’t good, but it wasn’t that bad.

Yeah, I can’t believe I said that either.


Courtney Love in Givenchy | amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS GalaPhoto: Zimbio
2. Courtney Love in Givenchy
I don’t think I need to say anything in regards to Courtney Love wearing a Givenchy haute coutre gown at the amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS Gala. This was just beyond a total mess.


Kylie Minogue, Alexa Chung, Jessica Chastain & Kris Jenner in Emilio PucciPhoto: Zimbio
1. Kylie Minogue, Alexa Chung, Jessica Chastain and Kris Jenner in Emilio Pucci
Three women fell victim to my least favorite look of the year. This Emilio Pucci black velvet dress with a white lace collar adorned with a black bow can be officially named “The Dress That Didn’t Look Good On Anyone”. Kylie Minogue, Alexa Chung, and Jessica Chastain all tried — close, but no cigar. Kris Jenner just simply put me in hysterics when she wore it with visible bra straps for morning talk show appearance.

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