What, you ask, are the First Step Awards, celebrated last night in Berlin? Well, I tried to find out for you. And unfortunately this was the cryptic translation I received: "FIRST STEPS is more than a price: FIRST STEPS it all." Um , okay. "The young German price FIRST STEPS, 2000 as a private initiative of the film industry and the economy launched, is borne by the common desire, the film junior useful and effective." Then there's a Martin Luther King, Jr. quote. Basically it's an award for young filmmakers. (I think.) And, for our nefarious purposes, it's a chance to see some really bad dress-shoe combos. So come with me, if you will, to Deutschland! Goods and Bads, after the jump...
Nora Tschirner looks like a 1930s film star! Love.
If this shape was always as well done as it is in Hannah Herzsprung's hands, we wouldn't be so eager to see it go. The big bag is fresh, too.
If you can do cherry, like Natalia Avelon, why not do it? Cute and classic.
The dowdy/awesome tightrope is the most dangerous and exhilarating in the world. Nadine Warmuth walks it faultlessly.
Had Astrid Posner just pulled the dress, I might have sighed and said, "she know not what she do," but the shoes! They take this into pure, deliberate insolence.
I actually really like Inga Busch. Know what I don't like? Too small, unflattering asymmetrical minidresses worn with leg-warmers.
For a moment there I thought, oh, Lara-Isabelle Rentinck's cold, I wear sweaters too. Then I realized, Wait a minute...it's the ugliest sleeve in the world!
It's one of my favorite things in the world when dads bring their daughters as dates to events, as publicist Stefan Aust does here. Which makes me wish Antonia hadn't forced me to put her in "Bad" with this choice of shoe. And dress. And, okay, hairdo.
How do I hate thee, let me count the ways. I'm talking to the dress here, not Nina Eichinger! Let's start by counting the shades of green.