Elegant or weird? You be the judge.
Madonna v Halle Berry
You may have seen these photos of Madonna this week at the Venice Film Festival.
The event was the premiere of WE, which also was her directoral debut. The movie was about Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII.
Her frock was a custom Vionnet dress in pale blue with red beaded butterflies. Her look was generally applauded buy the fashion commentators (the film makers panned her movie).
They (the fashion people, not the movie people!) said that the dress showed off her toned arms - IMO the extra fabric at the sleeves just looked like bad dressmaking.
Then there are the sunglasses.......red heart shape.....eyeroll.......they are Miu Miu & frankly it looks like she borrowed them from her daughter's Lourdes' dress up wardrobe. Are they suitable for an event like the Venice Film Festival? even if you are Madonna!!!!!
Plus I wish she had done her roots too! Hairdresser please!!!!!
Now lets look at the back......
They (darned fashion people) also said the extra fabric cut on the bias at the back showed off the curve of her lower spine (ie: bum).
However (enlarge the photo) when I look at the way its gathered at the back, it looks to be like there's a few safety pins holding it together!
Also look at the way the underside of the fabric shows up with the shadows of the butterflies (attached on the good side)....I shake my head. Yucky, yucky, yucky.....
Maybe I am getting old, but this look just did absolutely nothing for me. Overall yucky, yucky, yucky too!
In contrast, the only previous "similar" red carpet dress which came to mind for me is a Valentino couture frock worn by Halle Berry many, many, many years ago.
A column, with red rosettes concentrated at the waist. Similar but beautifully styled and fitted. Say no more.
I realise they are different, but frankly give me elegant glamour over weird stuff any day!!!!!