Sink or Swim: Kirsten Dunst

My initial reaction to Kirsten Dunst (at the New York premiere of All Good Things) in this Valentino lace concoction was, “Holy shit that Valentino dress is beautiful. It’s so ladylike and delicate and lovely. And she brushed her hair! Look at her hair, it’s so brushed!”

But the devil is in the details.

First I noticed those little flounced sleeves, which I disliked (on the runway, too) (below), but could totally live with…

…If it wasn’t for that dowdy undershirt. It looks like Dunst stopped by an Express before the premier and grabbed one of those $19 built-in bra spaghetti strap tanks, which she proceeded to top off with… a goddamn Valentino.

And with such a delicate, pretty dress, those tights really weight it down.

Moreover, I still can’t handle open-toed strappy shoes with tights, but I admit, that’s a personal problem.

So, yeah, I mostly love this Valentino. But…

Sorry! This poll is now closed.

And just for kicks, here it is on the Spring 2011 RTW runway:

[Dunst photo via the Telegraph, Valentino runway photo via]

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    • Lindsay Cross

      I could live with everything except the tights and strappy sandals. At that point, the whole ship went down.

    • Kim

      If she had worn it without the tank underneath, she’d have gotten complaints about that, too. I can hear the distant call of ‘traaaashy’ right now. She couldn’t pull it off and should have just chosen a different dress.