27 April 2010

Last night’s Best Dressed: the fash-off continues...

Having already suffered the uncomfortable “you’re wearing that too?!” moment this weekend, Gwyneth Paltrow and Scarlett Johansson were back on the red carpet yesterday in another case of copycat chic. Behold the pursed-lipped awkwardness below.

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What are these gals playing at? Surely it can’t be a mere coincidence that the Iron Man actresses have followed up their matchy-matchy outing by going head-to-head in luminescent Giorgio Armani designs last night...? We can't decide whether they're glutton for punishment or just angling for a serious frock-off scuffle. Ok, the reason why isn’t important and if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em, right? Besides, something tell us there'll be many more rounds to come, and at least they opted for contrasting styles. So let’s assess the goods accompanied by Disney-like sketches from the designer himself.

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ScarJo pros: When you’re wearing Armani Privé Couture, it’s hard to go wrong (who could forget Gaga's show-storming Grammy display par exemple?) and whaddya know, Scarlett looks simply resplendent in this organza cocktail frock. The sculpted ruffles are perfect curve-enhancers and the futuristic vibe is terrifically on trend. What a perfect choice for the young starlet. Plus, keeping the glitz to below the ankle is a very admirable decision. Just check out her Cinderella sparklers:

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ScarJo cons: We are having an issue with that wiggily hemline, however — not only is it making her knees look funny, it reminds us of a prawn cracker. Very distracting.

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Gwyn pros: Well, hello leggy legs! Gwynnie sure knows how to make the most of her assets and if Scar’s going curvilicious, The Paltrow is not one to be outdone. So why not crack out the killer pins in a pair of metallic jacquard silk shorts? Just fabulous!

Gwyn cons: After topping the battle of the shoes yesterday, Gwyn is up to no good with these peep-toe ankle boots. They’re like contraptions you wear for a broken ankle for goodness sake! We feel most let down.

Now armed with these factors, it's time to decide who wins today’s SJ vs GP match. The choice, dear readers, is yours...

by Jessica Vince


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