You think, after doing this job for a couple of months, that you're pretty much inured to the worst clothes they can throw at you. And then you see the Fox All-Star Party at the Santa Monica Pier and you realize just how much you have to learn. Maybe I should have been tipped off by these two words: Bobby Trendy. But the guest list was so bizarrely eclectic - Glenn Close and Leven Rambin, anyone? - that, really, it would've been hard to make any assumptions. You'll just have to see for yourself, after the jump. (And don't say I didn't warn you.)
Not Completely Awful (But Still Bad):
Glenn Close: not gonna win any innovation awards with this one - but then, she's not trying to.
Actress Dichen Lachman. Not too bad, right?
Catherine Dent. Again, nothing mind-blowing, but in this case that's a good thing.
What? Nothing wrong with Niecy Nash's separates.
American Idol contestant Ryan Starr: oy.
I don't know how to refer to Joely Fisher's turquoise garment - jacket? blouse? tunic? - so let's not talk about it.
At first glance, Leven Rambin's dress seemed okay. The more you look, the uglier it gets. I was going to say something about Dorian Gray, but it didn't actually make sense.
I grew to respect Gretchen Bonaduce while watching Breaking Bonaduce a few years ago. However, I dislike her crummy-looking suit intensely.
I guess I can see what Tamara Taylor was going for here, and maybe it could have been engaging were it not for the shocking sash. Yes, it shocks me.
Maybe if you live in Hollywood, as Crista Flanagan presumably does, and you go to these events every day, eventually it's like being in the Twilight Zone and those clothes that were bad become good, and who's to say they're not, if everyone else is wearing them too? I mean, is there a platonic truth?
Yup. Bobby Trendy!