How To Lose Friends And Alienate People? Dress Like They Did At The Film's Premiere!

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Graydon Carter's bete noire, the adaptation of Toby Young's How to Lose Friends and Alienate People (a thinly veiled account of the author's misadventures at a Vanity Fair-like glossy) is here. Or, anyway, in London, where it premiered last night at The Empire Leicester Square. I'll just put it out there: the clothes were not good. Gillian Anderson continued her maternity-fueled winning streak, Martin Freeman and date looked cute, and there was just enough British eccentricity to keep things afloat — but barely. Some frump, some dowd, some tack and a heaping helping of Fug, after the jump!



The Good:

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Gillian Anderson is one of those women who magically looks 100x better-dressed when pregnant! This is a little — first time this week! — "Ascotte Gavotte," but very pretty.

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Hey, beggars can't be choosers, okay? This was not a good night for fashion, so Margo Stilley's "acceptable" gets automatically bumped.

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Yes, I love Martin "Tim Canterbury" Freeman, but I genuinely think he and his 40s-inflected date look cute.

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Awesome. No, seriously, even had Miriam Margolyes not appeared in both the Cold Comfort Farm movie and that BBC A Little Princess from the 80s that's probably the best miniseries ever made ever, she would get points here.
The Bad:

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If one must sport a sack like Connie Huq, popular wisdom holds that a dainty shoe is the only possible palliative.

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We can deny it no longer. Barbie fashion, a la Isabella Calthorpe's neon leopard, is clearly the look for fall.

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Hannah Waddingham's pleat-a-palooza is further damning evidence.

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I found Anna Popplewell very adorable in the Narnia movies, but frumpy and Minnie are a case of two wrongs. And we all know what that doesn't make.

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ElectroVamp are double trouble!
The Ugly:

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I, too, admire Sandra Day O'Connor. Unlike Edith Bowman, I don't feel the need to shorten her old Supreme Court robes into a minidress and pair it with lace tights and tap shoes.

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DISCUSSION

Heh, I just bought Edith Bowman's outfit because I'm going as Wednesday for Halloween. I wasn't actually planning on wearing it until October though...Maybe she's just being thrifty and practical.