The Cleavage Danger Zone: Nicole Richie Vs. Kim Kardashian

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Nicole Richie, Style Awards, Kim Kardashian, DuJour Launch

Ahem. Was something in the water yesterday? We did not expect Nicole Richie to show off that much skin at the the 9th Annual Style Awards  that took place last night in New York City. That very risque dress is by Anthony Vaccarello, who’s known to snip and slash his frocks into sexy smithereens. That sentence did not start off as an alliteration, we promise. Costume National shoes, an Edie Parker clutch and Neil Lane jewelry finished off the look, although the skull studs she has on are by her own brand — House of Harlow. Is it weird that we we think that Nicole kind of pulls this off? That plunging neckline with all the cut-out bits on the bodice would have looked trashy on anyone else, but Nicole does look somewhat … classy? You know what we’re saying. She doesn’t even look down-market.

Rivaling her in the cleavage stakes, is Kim Kardashian. The outfit doesn’t surprise us because we’re used to Kim squeezing into all sorts of things. She attended the the DuJour Magazine Launch Party hosted by Jason Binn, Christy Turlington Burns and Bruce Weber, also in New York, wearing the dress you see on the right. Yes, the one that’s cut-out and backless to the point where we’re going to call it — and we never thought we’d ever type these words — a boob harness. Seriously, how is she breathing in that? What’s stopping her from falling out completely? A prayer? Nicole’s bodice looks almost as risky, come to think of it, even though Kim’s is more … threadbare, in our opinion. Who’s in more danger of a major wardrobe malfunction here? Let us know!

[Photos: Getty Images/ Splash News Online]