Just as we were surprised by the best-dressed list at the 2012 CFDA Fashion Awards, we’re as surprised with the not-so-best dressed list. We’re not going to say “worst-dressed” here because these women are all bona fide sartorial stars. With a couple of tweaks, perhaps the outfits could have been better. We still applaud them for taking fashion risks — only, we’re not onboard with the choices they made for this particular event. We’ll start with Dakota Fanning who wore head-to-toe Proenza Schouler. She looks swamped by the fabric and her hair isn’t doing her any favors. Lily Collins suffered the same fate. The high bun just didn’t suit her, and while her Marchesa frock was young and flirty in silhouette, those wings on the bodice looked like her breasts were about to take flight, or something. We do like the metallic Giuseppe Zanotti heels, though.
The most salvageable look was Kate Bosworth‘s. While her multicolored Altuzarra dress could totally have worked, it was ruined by the random cutout on the hip and that belly-dancer embellishment. Can we just say that those Gianvito Rossi for Altuzarra ankle cuff pumps are sexy as all hell and we want them? Sadly, Jessica Chastain got it the most wrong in a white and gold Prabal Gurung cocktail dress. That “flap” is unnecessary and the color washed her out. Prabal Gurung dressed Zoe Saldana as well, in a sheer panelled gown which she accessorized with Cartier jewels. Love Zoe. Do not love these semi-sheer dresses everyone seems to be wearing. See for yourself in the gallery below.
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