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School of Frock: Post-baby Lively looks astounding

When red carpet queen Blake Lively's in the house, everyone else can just go straight home, says JEANMARIE TAN

BLAKE LIVELY (A)

Premiere of The Age of Adaline in New York City

Gown: Monique Lhuillier

Clutch: Judith Leiber

Is it an anatomical insanity that Mrs Ryan Reynolds gave birth just four months ago? Pre-baby, Lively had impeccable style and even more perfect hair. Nothing seems to have changed now that she is done with maternity leave. Just look at her - resplendent, radiant and ravishing in a high-drama red lace, leather and feathered ballgown, rubbing it in the faces of all new mums.



 

ROSIE HUNTINGTON-WHITELEY (A-)

Burberry London in Los Angeles event in Los Angeles

Dress and shoes: Burberry Prorsum

Just a typical day for the British supermodel, who is drop-dead sexy without even trying. Only her species can fool us mortals into thinking this plunging, multi-coloured contrast print mini is wearable in real life.



 

SANDRA NG (A-)

Hong Kong Film Awards in Hong Kong

Gown: Valentino

This is seriously the BEST the homely erstwhile veteran actress has ever looked. She totally floored me in her stunning black and nude mesh tulle and velvet creation. Where has glam Sandra been hiding all this time?!



 

MILEY CYRUS (B)

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cleveland

Outfit: Miu Miu

Shoes: Casadei

I'm surprised by how much I don't hate Cyrus' latest mix-and-match experiment. The punk schoolgirl-meets-socialite separates clash in a rather cool way.



 

NOOMI RAPACE (C)

Premiere of Child 44 in London

Dress: Vivienne Westwood

This deconstructed black and gold puff-sleeved belted ballgown with a semi-sheer checked trail is commendably bizarre, just like the original Girl With The Dragon Tattoo herself. It could've worked if she committed all the way to being a red carpet rebel, but the lazy styling lets her down.



JAIME KING (F)

Burberry London in Los Angeles event in Los Angeles

Dress, jacket, clutch and shoes: Burberry

Horror of horrors, a sheer embarrassment on all levels. I blame pregnancy hormones for King's temporary lapse in judgment and I pity the poor baby bump that got flashed. Put. It. Away. NOW!



WHO WORE IT BETTER?

CHRISSY TEIGEN (Top)

Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, Feb 8

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SHU QI (Above)

Hong Kong Film Awards in Hong Kong, April 19

Both bring the right amount of sizzle this seductive and slinky white Emilio Pucci cut-out gown deserves, but I'll take Shu Qi's glossy old Hollywood waves over Teigen's beachy frizz any day.


MOST IMPROVED

KIM KARDASHIAN

Not so shocking is her go-to uniform (read: anything at least two sizes too small and cleavage-exposing) from the first event. What is really shocking is Kardashian's latest reminder that she can show off her curves in a classy way without shoving boobs and/or butt in our faces for once. The black sheer-panelled eyelet gown flatters her in all the right places and it has pockets, FTW!

Kardashian Beauty Hair collection presentation in Paris, April 15

Dress: Not known

Shoes: Alexander Wang

Time 100 Gala in New York City, April 21

Gown: Sophie Theallet


HONOURABLE MAN-TION

CHRIS HEMSWORTH

Premiere of Avengers: Age of Ultron in London

Suit: Calvin Klein

How Thor-some is Hemsworth, claiming the title for the second week running and leaving his fellow Avengers eating his Asgardian dust. Utterly scrumptious in this simple yet striking blue ensemble, he is a red carpet god all right.

"I know this is really harsh, but it’s like Before Yeezy and After Yeezy. This is the new Rome!"

- US rapper-designer Kanye West on his arrival in the fashion world

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