2011 brought along with it a host of new fashion trends, from long-sleeved gowns to daytime sequins to the ever-unfortunate mullet dress. The biggest trend of all, however, seems to have been stars looking like a volcanically hot mess. Yes, like a single strand of pearls or a little black dress, celebrities sashaying down the red carpet in cringe-inducing couture never gets old. After all, these are people who all have stylists. Who they pay real money. To make them look good. We know.
Emily Browning is 22 years old. A spring chicken, if you must. We’re not saying she should drape herself in fuchsia or insane tribal prints, but we’re pretty sure a drab grey shouldn’t be her first choice of color. This outfit is so depressing in so many ways. Okay, so it’s Louis Vuitton and she’s at the amfAR Inspiration gala in Paris — shouldn’t that invoke “fabulous?” Instead she picks a shorts-playsuit combination that is so Dickensian that we feel like calling her Oliver Twist. Don’t even get us started on the sheer knee socks. Or the fact that the shorts are Easy Ways To Camel Toe 101.
Emily — you’re gorgeous, young and have skin, a face and a hot boyfriend (Max Irons, hello) to die for. Lighten the frock up! We like you far too much to see you dressed like this. If you think we’re being way harsh — tough. We kid, you can totally tell us off (or support our fashion policing) in the poll below!
What with the thousands of Snow White films due out in the next two years, you can’t blame us for assuming Emily Browning’s Sleeping Beauty was a modern take on the old classic. How horribly, horribly wrong we were. While her star turn in the fantasy action flick Sucker Punchhad Browning fighting bad guys in a bizarre fantasy world, Sleeping Beauty features the actress indulging in…well, bizarre fantasies for guys who, if not bad, are at least remarkably creepy. Based on the trailer, the actress stars as a prostitute who takes drugs to knock her unconscious, much to the delight of the fetishes who then spend the night with her. Ugh, where are Browning’s fairy godmothers when she needs them? Or her agent, for that matter?
Since the film is an erotic thriller if we’ve ever seen one, be sure to watch the trailer only in a location where garter belts and unseemly discussions are allowed. Oh, and be sure that you won’t mind being psychologically scarred for the rest of life; it’s pretty horrifying. If we ever had to decide between watching this movie and falling into a coma for twenty years as the result of a witch’s curse….wow, that would really be a coin toss.
Someone must have staged an intervention. While we’re not totally knocked out by the outfits on display at the UK premiere of Sucker Punch last night in London, the actresses certainly did a better job at coordinating than they did at the US Sucker Punch premiere. Sure, Jena Malone looks like she pulled her signed, hole-ridden outfit out of a fire, but that’s better than the late ’90s nightmare Jena unearthed last week in LA. Plus flapper Emily Browning is more flattering than baby doll Emily Browning, and this time Vanessa Hudgens wore a dress that wouldn’t be more appropriate for Betty White. Who knows, maybe the film won’t get trounced by a Wimpy Kid sequel the way it was in America last weekend.
See photos of the stars—plus Superman Henry Cavill!—in the gallery below.
Sucker Punch isn’t turning the critics on, but between 300 director Zack Snyder‘s fanboy fanbase and the impressive amount of ultra-hotties battling Nazi robots and whatnot in the film, we’re sure plenty of people will indulge in the CGI babefest this weekend. As a warm-up for what’s bound to be a bombastic night of bombshells, check out our mega-gallery of sexy stills and red carpet shots of Sucker Punch stars like Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens, Jena Malone, Jamie Chung and Abbie Cornish below.
The cast of Sucker Punch are really having their day in the sun. Never mind that they were quite badly dressed at the movie’s premiere. Nylon magazine tied in their 12th anniversary party with Sucker Punch’s release, and the event drew a fair amount of young Hollywood out of their mansions. FYI, Nylon’s April issue has 5 different covers for each of the 5 stars. Jena Malone was M.I.A at the party, but Vanessa Hudgens, Abbie Cornish, Emily Browning and Jamie Chung held the fort. On the whole, there was better dressing all around than from the premiere. Guess the gang finally called their stylists.
The party also brought out its share of starlets. Seen on the carpet were Brittany Snow, Samaire Armstrong, Nicky Hilton, Dania Ramirez and the like. Kelly Osbourne made an appearance too.
Considering the amount of female talent in the new movie Sucker Punch, it’s no surprise ladies would dominate the premiere’s red carpet last night in LA. Too bad they didn’t do much with their moment. From Carla Gugino‘s old-school flowerprint to Vanessa Hudgens combining backless with Blanche Devereaux, there didn’t appear to be a theme—though Emily Browning‘s dark-lipped baby doll look and Jena Malone‘s black halter-top and long pink skirt sure had a ’90s tinge to them (did Jena think she was going to prom in a Kevin Williamson movie?). Still, there were plenty of rising gals to photograph, with Jon Hamm and, well, Joe Jonas, even there to represent for the beefcake. See photos of these stars and more in the premiere gallery below.
Either way, Vanessa Hudgens loves time with her girlfriends. While the actress was at last night’s Lakers game with Sucker Punch co-star Emily Browning, MediaTakeOut was sharing alleged nude photos of Vanessa kissing another girl—reportedly Alexa Nikolas from Zoey 101 (and Hudgens’ 2006 video “Come Back To Me”)—and posing graphically for the camera. MTO says she “accidentally posted them on a social networking site,” though after her 2007 nude photo scandal, you’d think she’d be more careful about that kind of thing.
That Emily Browning has some nerve. Though her potential breakthrough Sucker Punch doesn’t come until the end of the month, she went and upstaged star Amanda Seyfried at her Red Riding Hood premiere last night by showing up in a tiny red strapless dress. Red! And she’s not even in the movie! Adding injury to the insult was Seyfried’s battle with her own dress, which had her tugging at the bottom all night like she was worried about flashing the paps. Hopefully the Twilight crowd will support director Catherine Hardwicke‘s new movie at the box office, so Amanda doesn’t have to storm the Sucker Punch premiere in a racy school-girl outfit. Actually, we’d love that.
See photos of Browning, Seyfried and other celebs—like American Idol‘s Top 13!—at Riding Hood‘s Hollywood premiere in the gallery below.