Worst and worst dressed of the Brit Awards
If you didn’t know that London had just had a fashion week, you could probably figure something was awry by glancing at the Brit Awards. Nothing says burned out hair and makeup artists, absentee stylists and ‘clothing unavailable’ quite like the bright but bedraggled clothes on show at this year’s ceremony.
Last year we railed against the ‘interesting little dress’, a usually digitally printed, somewhat unusually cut, often micro-mini style that seems to have become a red carpet default, particularly in London. English designers do it well. Interesting little dresses are Christopher Kane’s calling card, they’ve made Mary Katrantzou a darling, and placed Peter Pilotto in major department stores across the globe. They’re also fine in moderation – say on Emma Watson with her elegant pixie hair at an American event where everyone else is in gowns – but clashing en masse? Disaster.
Even Taylor Swift, who is normally an image of icy, risk-averse Ellie Saab perfection, somehow wound up looking like the corpse bride's toilet roll cover, while Natasha Khan, who looks like the corpse bride in a good way, mostly, was dressed as one of Blair Waldorf’s clueless minions circa Gossip Girl season three.
The only bright spot was Harry Styles, not because what he was wearing was acceptable in any way, but because duct tape on the knees is always indicative of a job well done.