Here are some photos from the Variety 2014 Power Of Women event held on Friday. Jennifer Lopez, Reese Witherspoon and Viola Davis were all honored, and they all came out. There was a definite “ladies’ night” feel to the event, but it was nice. The fashion? Not great. First up: Jennifer Lopez in Valentino. I’m okay with the red and black. I’m okay with it being a minidress. I’m more than okay with the sleeves. I’m even okay with the animal print. But it feels like the collar is overkill, right? It’s just one styling trick too far.
Here’s Reese Witherspoon in another red – this is Dolce&Gabbana. Believe it or not, this might be my favorite look of the evening. That’s not saying much, I know. But I like this a lot. I tend to like Reese in either very clean, minimalist looks or very vintage-y 1950s stuff. This feels vintagey too me.
Viola in Escada. This looks like a half-assed version of a Roland Mouret design. I would love to see Viola rock some clean Mouret styles, because this Escada isn’t cutting it. I like her in pale blue, but I’m not feeling the darting or the neckline. The shoes are kind of bad too. I hate to say this about my love Viola, but she could do way better than this.
Easily my least favorite look of the event: Lizzy Caplan in Elie Saab. All of this is just NO. The white lace panels look horrible, and I’m sorry but the only time white lace panels are allowed is on wedding gowns. The lace on the skirt is unnecessary and I have no idea what’s happening with that collar and faux-blouse effect. It’s like she’s wearing a “work dickie” with an ugly wedding dress.
Stacy Keibler in Naeem Khan. Her body looks crazy. The dress is surprisingly cute, mostly because the bubble-gum pink feels refreshing. The fit is great too.
Eva Longoria in a lovely burgundy Cushnie et Ochs dress. Great color on her, kind of boring silhouette.
I just wanted to include Teri Hatcher because chica needs to PUT DOWN THE BOTOX.
Photos courtesy of Fame/flynet.