Tartan Taffeta at the MET: Christina Ricci
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If it has to be taffeta with asymmetrical hem, then let Vivienne Westwood have at ‘er. And put it on Christina Ricci who always comes to play at the MET Gala. Finally, someone who showed up.
Pick something Reese Witherspoon would never be offered. Make sure the construction matches the imagination. Then put it on someone who can do it justice, with the drama and sense of humour required to make the dress come to life. Ricci clearly delivered.
Christina Ricci is now 33. Sarah Jessica Parker was 33 when Sex & The City turned her into a fashion icon. I’ve just realised there’s potential here in Ricci to do the same. And, as you know, SJP is a Westwood favourite too.