Did you know that fashion has a habit of taking queues from disease? In the 17th century, wigs became all the rage after some crafty person discovered they hid putrid syphilis sores. It’s also thought that the long-flowing dresses of Medieval women helped them sweep diseases into their own homes, prompting a 13th century pope to ban them.
Now we face the Swine Flu, and we’re starting to see surgical masks pop up around the globe. Although they’re theoretically effective, let’s face it – masks aren’t too chic. Not to worry. We’ve done the research and assembled 30 creative ways to stay flu-free in style, from Michael Jackson to Speidi to runway fashion.
What don’t we love about Mr. And Mrs. Attention Whore – er, Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag - in this picture? The pair arrived back from their Mexico honeymoon wearing these masks in an obvious nod to the Swine Flu frenzy sweeping North America. But that’s only the beginning of the fabulousness!
Other highlights in this pathetic pic include:
- Spencer making the loser sign with his right hand. His muscles just naturally move into that formation, obviously.
- His inappropriately large camera lens. You know what they say about guys who overcompensate with their cameras, right ladies?
- Is Heidi’s fly down, or is it just wishful thinking?
To be fair to Heidi, if we had to lock lips with this dud, we’d wear a protective mask too.Ã‚Â
By the time they’re expecting their fourth child, most people would expect to a) be looking a little careworn by now and b) be wearing one of their ancient threadbare fit-for-the-bin maternity outfits. But not Heidi Klum! Of course not — the German supermodel (who once criticized this theFABLife scribe’s legs for being shaved, not waxed) always looks inhumanly hot. She showed off her teeny baby bump — we think it’s there somewhere — under a stunning dress at at LG Mobile Phone Party. Sigh. We can’t imagine she’ll get fat ankles, either. [Photo: Getty Images]
Mel & Oksana weren’t the only stunners at last night’s Wolverine premiere. Halle Berry sparked a mini X-Men reunion by posing in a tight black dress alongside star Hugh Jackman (Kelsey “Beast” Grammer was there as well—maybe they would have noticed if he’d worn blue make-up). While Berry’s outfit scored, Fergie—there along with the Black Eyed Peas to support Will.I.Am‘s first movie role—seemed uncomfortable in her similarly slinky ensemble. Good thing Storm showed up to save the day.
Check out what Jackman, Berry, Fergie and others wore in the gallery below.
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It’s been over six months since Christopher Walken‘s mullet first graced a red carpet, and it’s time to accept that this look probably isn’t “for a role.” No, the erstwhile Deer Hunter has gone positively mullet-crazy. Someone needs to call the cops on that party in the back before someone gets hurt.
As the gallery below shows, Walken’s always been a quirky guy with quirky hair, so we can’t blame him for experimenting. But he’s had his fun and—based on photos from last night’s Tom Hanks tribute—that thing isn’t getting any prettier. Cut it off already, Chris! If you wear it on SNL we’ll never forgive you.
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Matthew McConaughey looked plenty smooth with girlfriend Camilla Alves at the premiere of Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past last night. Alves—banging in a backless gown—Jennifer Garner, Emma Stone, Lacey Chabert and Marissa Miller brought the hotness, while Michael Douglas brought the the future of McConaughey’s face. Just kidding—we know Mateo will never lose that glow.
Was it something we said? Just a few hours after stepping out with her new meh-tastic blond do, Kim Kardashian was back to her brunette best going out for dinner at the Waverley Inn. Perhaps she realized that the frosted locks were doing nothing for her — or maybe it was another cunning attempt to garner publicity. Either way, it doesn’t matter because she looks fab again. Now step away from the bleach, Kim. Step away. [Photo: Splash News Online]
We thought words had failed us many times before. We’ve seen countless celebrity fashion disasters litter the red carpets like confetti. But never before has the total wrongness of an outfit in every single way stunned us quite like this monstrosity. Worn by Z-list actress Elize du Toit (who was in British teen soap Hollyoaks about a thousand years ago) at the BAFTAs, the dress (if that’s what it’s called) horrifies on so many levels. The aluminum foil material! The enormous ruffly “flower” on the shoulder! The one-armed, puffy-skirted design! The matching hair accessory! And let’s not even get into poor Elize’s hair-don’t. Let’s just hope this was a hilarious joke on her behalf. Or that someone is going to sit her very calmly down in front of photos of Charlize Theron and Natalie Portman until she understands what red carpet style is all about. [Photo: WireImage]