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It would appear that both Rihanna and Keira Knightley decided to shake things up with the same curious Chanel dress that had us baffled yesterday. I’m pretty split; I go back and forth between thinking they both look fantastic and both look appallingly awful. Let’s get into it–who wore it better? Allow me to present arguments for both sides.

Team Keira

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Pierre Suu/Getty Images

While Hayley called this a Fashion Disaster yesterday, I’m going to disagree a bit and say it has some redeeming qualities (note to Hayley: this means war). The color blocking certainly does make Knightley look like she’s been chopped in half and then haphazardly sewn back together, short a few pieces here and there, but I think the dress would have been boring otherwise. I could do without those pointy gold abominations on her feet, but I suppose I won’t nit pick. Hair and makeup are stunning, though.

Team Rihanna

Chanel : Outside Arrivals  - Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015

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I’m exceptionally pro-Rihanna in clothing reminiscent of Clueless, and this outfit is giving me some solid Cher Horowitz vibes. I’m glad that she had the impressive foresight to style it with matching running shoes, in the even that she’ll need to make a quick exit or somehow feel comfortable. Since it’s all one color, it doesn’t have quite the same level of disjointedness as Knightley’s version, but Rihanna loses big points for the unfortunate pleating around her crotch level. Those sunglasses, however, count for at least ten points.

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