It’s time for the first edition of Frock It for 2012, and it’s (almost) all about what the stars have been wearing to film premieres of late.
Last week saw the first screenings of The Iron Lady, the Margaret Thatcher biopic. As an aside, I went to see it on Friday, and was hugely impressed by Meryl Streep and Jim Broadbent, and really quite disappointed in the film itself. Anyway, enough of that, let’s have a look at who wore what.
Harry Potter actress, Fiona Shaw, looked like a car crash, quite honestly. What WAS she thinking with those tights?
Emilia Fox wore this sort of 80s inspired dress, and although I don’t like shiny fabric as a rule, I thought she pulled this off rather well, and it was nice to see somebody wearing a dress suitable for the time of year.
Unlike Alexandra Roach, who plays the teenage Margaret Thatcher in the film …
I like the colour and the print, and if you ignore the strange gathering detail at the front that makes her look pregnant, it’s quite a pretty summer dress. But it doesn’t say ‘film premiere’ and it doesn’t say ‘January’, either, as far as I’m concerned.
In fact all the young actresses were outdone, in my opinion, by the star herself, who looked radiant in this ensemble …
Loved this look.
Not so much a couple of nights later, however, when she attended the Paris premiere of The Iron Lady.
Call me cynical, but this looks as if she HAD to put on those boots because she’d forgotten the shoes she was PLANNING to wear with this outfit. How can you get it so right and so wrong, all in one week?
The glamour stakes were saved at the Paris premiere, though, by the lovely Catherine Deneuve, who looked so effortlessly elegant and quintessentially French in this outfit …
I hope I look this good when I’m 68!
Moving on, the premiere of the much-talked-about Warhorse movie took place on Sunday night, attended by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
I’m not a huge fan of Kate’s lace frock, but again it’s nice to see somebody covering up their arms in a nod to the fact it’s winter. And I do love Kate’s smile …
One dress that really caught my eye at this event was Emma Freud’s sequinned shift …
Lots of sequins is a difficult look to wear well – and it reminds me of old, overweight, over-rich American cruise ship passengers at formal night cocktail parties back when I worked on the ships – but I LOVE this whole look. Apart from the tiara – did she nick it out of her daughter’s dressing up box?
Finally this week, two ‘what were you thinking’ looks:
TV presenter Cat Deeley looking as if she’s borrowed her granny’s cardy to put on over her pretty frock because it’s a bit nippy!
And supermodel Heidi Klum wearing the silliest pair of flares I’ve ever seen. Don’t trip over ’em, Heidi!