Celebrity Style on Trial: Alexa Chung’s menswear-inspired look at the Met Ball

Alexa Chung Met Ball

Although there seems to be widespread agreement within the fashion world that Alexa Chung can do no wrong, menswear-inspired looks can be hard to pull off, which makes us wonder what you think of this Phillip Lim suit, which comes complete with ribbon tie?

It certainly stood out among the much more conventional party dresses on show at this week’s Costume Institute Gala, but did it stand out in a good way or a bad way? One thing’s for sure, and that’s the fact that Alexa looks comfortable and confident in this look, which always goes a long way towards making an outfit work. Has she convinced you that it does?

11 Comments

  • May 5, 2010

    Lauren

    I really like it – I think she looks sexy, confident and sophisticated – and a little bit tongue in cheek.
    .-= Lauren´s last blog ..A Catch Up =-.

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  • May 5, 2010

    Selina

    I really like it. And I say this as someone who is normally completely underwhelmed by Alexa Chung – her constant appearances on best dressed lists puzzle me as I think she’s quite boring. This, however, is elegant and sexy and she wears it with aplomb.
    .-= Selina´s last blog ..Your daily dose of pretty: Nutcracker dress from FairyGothMother =-.

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  • May 5, 2010

    Miriam

    It’s a cute outfit!

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  • May 5, 2010

    Liz

    Love this. As you say, it’s the sort of thing that can be hard to pull off well, but the little bow at the neck, ankle-length trousers and fab heels stop it looking too masculine. She looks great.

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  • May 5, 2010

    Pomeroy

    She looks amazing. So sharp and chic.

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  • May 6, 2010

    Grace

    Definitely not something I’d wear, but she pulls it off. Maybe it’s her attitude, maybe because it’s something a bit different…not sure…

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  • May 6, 2010

    Rebecca

    Alexa Chung is boring personified. She’s buttered white bread and tap water for dinner. She’s an episode of Heroes. It’s not good.

    But I actually think she looks pretty good here. It’s a bit dramatic and well pulled off. I even think her stupid LOOK AT MY REGROWTH hair looks nice.

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  • May 6, 2010

    Anita

    I love it! Reminds me good-old hollywood…

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  • May 7, 2010

    Sarah

    I actually don’t dislike this. I couldn’t pull it off by any means, but it looks good on her. Maybe a little tweaking here and there, but overall, it’s a bold mood and I have to applaud it.

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  • May 9, 2010

    Diandra

    I like it, but I think it’s a little too casual. It seems more like regular party-wear, not really Gala wear.
    I don’t really like her very much at all, but I think the outfit looks nice, just not for this occasion!

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  • May 11, 2010

    Romanticide

    I actually like it.

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