School of Frock

School of frock: Big shows, bad fashion

You'd think there would be a fashion explosion at the week's twin biggies - MTV Movie Awards and Avengers: Age Of Ultron premiere - but we're sorry to disappoint you, says JEANMARIE TAN

ANNA CAMP (A-)

MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles

Dress: Peter Pilotto

Shoes: Stuart Weitzman

This is what I mean by eye candy. The Pitch Perfect actress aces the bunch and looks fresh as a daisy in this easy-breezy, kaleidoscopic mini-dress boasting resin appliques and multiple shades of orange, blue, pink and yellow. The matching pastel blue ankle-cuff sandals are icing on the cake.

EMILY RATAJKOWSKI (B)

MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles

Dress: Fausto Puglisi

Clutch: Amanda Pearl

Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti

What's a Ratajkowski red carpet outing without a generous amount of cleavage? I'm green with envy at the alluring model's ability to make the bejewelled peekaboo bralet bodice look sexy, not slutty.

MING-NA WEN (C)

Premiere of Avengers: Age of Ultron in Los Angeles

Outfit: Not known

Draping a pseudo-cape over oneself at a Marvel superhero movie premiere is just desperate. Melinda May, you're better than that.

SHAILENE WOODLEY (C)

MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles

Top, pants and boots: Isabel Marant

The good? Legs for days. The bad and the ugly? The mix of striped tee, high-waisted patterned pants and buckled boots. Divergent in the worst way possible.

KYLIE MINOGUE (D-)

American Foundation for Aids Research fundraising gala in Sao Paulo

Dress: Jean Paul Gaultier

The poor woman doesn't have a mirror or a friend. As a shortie myself, attempting what's designed for six-feet-tall supermodels is just a disaster waiting to happen. Minimum height requirement aside, this is one hot mess of a Frankendress!

RIHANNA (F)

Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Indio, California

Coat: Marques'Almeida

Shoes: Dr. Martens

How many muppets died for this?! Sure, it's Coachella, the perfect excuse for throwing on the ugliest thing in your closet, breaking all the rules and getting away with it. But a full-length lilac faux fur coat and neon pink boots for a party in the Californian heat? Not this time, RiRi.


WHO WORE IT BETTER?

FELICITY JONES (Top)

Academy Awards nominees luncheon in Los Angeles, Feb 2

Dress: Christian Dior

Shoes: Jimmy Choo

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JAIME KING (Above)

Premiere of Dior & I in Los Angeles, April 15

Dress, clutch and boots: Christian Dior

Didn't like it then, don't like it now. Still, I've got to deliver a verdict, no matter what. This odd half-sequined turtleneck get-up from Dior was one of the low points of Jones' awards season run. At least King breathes some life into her version. Its burgundy and silver colour combination is less depressing than Jones' dull green and navy. The fact that King is pregnant and still rocking thigh-high patent boots deserves a high-five.


MOST IMPROVED

LINDA CARDELLINI

Bloodline premiere in New York City, March 3

Dress: Not known

Premiere of Avengers: Age of Ultron in Los Angeles, April 13

Dress: Yanina Couture

Velma "Scooby-Doo" Dinkley cleans up nice, doesn't she? Here's proof that fashion can be turned into your very own instant time machine. Cardellini is 39 years old. The first dress adds 10 years, the second one takes away 10 years. As to which sartorial direction she should be heading in henceforth, it's basically down to math and common sense, no?


HONOURABLE MAN-TION

CHRIS HEMSWORTH

Premiere of Avengers: Age of Ultron in Los Angeles

Suit: Salvatore Ferragamo

Superhero stud alert! Sans Thor's long blond locks, the reigning Sexiest Man Alive is looking more and more like Brad Pitt in the latter's dreamy heyday. His crisp greyish checked ensemble isn't too shabby either. Is the earth moving for you too?

"We all avoided retro for years because it would be like if you played a cop on TV and you went to a premiere dressed as a cop."

- US actress Elisabeth Moss on how her character’s style on the 60s period drama Mad Men didn’t influence her own

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