LA Fashion Week's 'Fashionably Natural' Show Brings Out Naturally Horrible Fashion

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L.A. fashion week is the poor bastard step-child of the global Fashion Week world. It kicked off last night with a 'Fashionably Natural' runway show at the Petersen Automotive Museum. Although hosted by the unassailably awesome Maggie Gyllenhaal — and, yes, some of the actual clothes on the runway were cute — the fashionistas did not represent. Think short, tight, shiny, the fastest way to look cheap. Think pirate chic. Think, a little Good, a lotta Bad, and some serious Fugly — after the jump!


The Good:

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I hate purple. And frankly I can live without this grosgrain-y taffeta. But Krysten Ritter looks pretty in this simple shift.

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While the shoes are kind of horrible in that Italian dowdy-chic way, I'm also struck by Maggie's daring in the face of so much satin conformity!

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Rather cutesy, wrinkly and purple for my tastes, but Rachel Smith looks cute.

The Bad:

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Katja Decker-Sadowski does not heed Nina Garcia. Which as we know is rank folly.

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Nor does Bridgetta Tomarchio!

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Willa Holland 's nightgown looks comfy, at least.

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Andrea Fellers' boots take her nightie from night to...fug.

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With the jacket fastened, Natasha Alam's brocade is merely bad...

The Ugly:

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But open it, and the full piratical horror is revealed!

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DISCUSSION

Growing up smack dab in the middle of the corridor between DC and NYC, I'm a true East Coast Chick and I have never really 'gotten' West Coast fashion sensibility...Am I alone in this? My expectations are low, and unfortunately, I am rarely proven wrong. Yeesh... LOL