Dame Helen Mirren/Fendi: It is difficult to criticize such a classy actor, but this look more befits a schoolteacher. Just give the latter look a slightly shorter hemline, and the chicer fabrics and cuts are perfect for the Dame.
Barbra Streisand/Piazza Sempione: “Funny Girl” might not have been Babs’ intent, but this poncho look topped with a denim newsboy cap took it there. Simplifying with tonal coloring and better tailoring makes the outfit fit for the fantastic Barbara.
Faye Dunaway/Ports 1961: This paisley batwing tunic is better suited for “That ’70s Show.” She should have opted for a version that elongates the figure.
Joan Rivers/Salvatore Ferragamo: This is a scarecrow’s evening look and he wants it back! Rivers could opt for a simple sequined blouse with trousers instead of that unintentionally comedic jacket.
Raquel Welch/Elie Tahari: While the idea and cut of this look is on the right track, head-to-toe plaid is difficult to pull off. An equally chic suit in a solid shade is the way to go.
Shirley MacLaine/Cerruti: Ostrich-blue is risky. Instead, MacLaine could have made the same bold statement with a royal blue suit and two-tone jacket for shape and contrast.
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