Karl Lagerfeld has been a busy bee this red carpet season. Almost every young Hollywood starlet is wearing a dress from one of his collections, to some event. This time it’s actress Blake Lively wearing Chanel to the 2010 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards. Having decided ‘been there, done that,’ with the couture collection, Blake is wearing a dress from the Chanel Spring 2011 ready-to-wear collection.
Word around the industry is, that Blake doesn’t work with a stylist. She simply finds runway looks that she likes, and requests the items for herself. Personally, I don’t care if a celebrity uses a stylist or not, as long as they look good, but I’m always impressed when I find out a celebrity doesn’t use one. All of that to say, when Blake hits it out of the park, that’s all her, but the converse is also true. When her looks fail, no one else can be blamed.
Blake’s CFDA look is definitely not a fail, but I think it’s one of her ‘safe’ looks— fitted dress, pointy heel, beach hair, legs on full display. This is her go to look, when she’s not feeling particularly fashion adventurous, and hey, when you have a figure like hers, this is a good ‘safe’ look to have.