So, imagine your perfect teen movie premiere. Who would be there? The entire cast of Gossip Girl
? Ali Lohan? Well, your wish was just granted, because all these photogenic youngsters converged last night at New York's Ziegfeld Theatre for the premiere of Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
which, yes, I will be seeing, full-price, at the earliest possible opportunity. And as you'd expect, clothes-wise, these kids brought it, even though there were almost none of the eponymous pants on view! Good, bad and ugly, after the jump.
The Good: It's so weird to think how much higher profile America Fererra is now than when they did the first movie. I wonder if that affected the on-set dynamic. Anyway, she looks aces. Because, I mean, Blake Lively was a total unknown when SOTTP came out; now she's a teen fashion icon! Leighton Meester seems to know her way around a closet; even though her Lucky spread was kinda dullsville, she obviously knows what works for her. Exhibit A: this LBD.
The Bad: Jenna Boyd - she played the really annoying, saintly little kid who dies of cancer in the first movie - is young, but that's really no excuse for this circa-'87 horror show. Ali Lohan is the least girlish-looking girl ever. She's obviously a beautiful child, but her clothes and hair make her look preternaturally harsh. I generally like to grant a non-red-carpet-pro dispensation to non-celebs, but writer Ann Brashares is not new to this game and besides, there are, like, ten Pants books out now so I'm sure she can get a stylist if she wants. Her outfit is not wretched, but it's a far cry from good; ix-nay on the ooch-bray. I like Amber Tamblyn and I love her father (because Gideon is my favorite brother in Seven Brides For Seven Brothers ) and I like jumpsuits. But I don't think the high neck on this one does anything for her, even as I appreciate someone making the effort t wear pants to a pants-centric premiere.
The Ugly: Maybe Tamara Feldman's Mexican-inflected thing could be quirky-cute... had she not chosen to sport black boots with it.