Report Card

Editor’s Note: An apology. On Wednesday, WWD, in its Report Card column and a subsequent Instagram post, wrote that Christina Aguilera’s look at the Mulan premiere was a case of cultural appropriation. We recognize we were wrong, and offer our sincerest apologies to Ms. Aguilera and to our readers and followers. We always try to learn and always aim to do better. Our article has been amended and the Instagram post has been deleted. 

Ben Platt: C+

Ben Platt'Today' TV show, New York, USA - 05 Mar 2020Speaking about ' Run This Town'

Ben Platt  MediaPunch/Shutterstock

This “Saturday Night Fever” meets cozy grandmother cardigan look feels disjointed and not ready for the dance floor. If you’re going to do Seventies, you need to commit to the end. A fitted blazer in the same color would’ve been a better choice.

Celine Dion: B+

Celine DionCeline Dion out and about, New York, USA - 05 Mar 2020Wearing Michael Kors same outfit as catwalk model *10554204as

Celine Dion  Kristin Callahan/ACE Pictures/Shutterstock

Channeling the ultimate king of thieves, this Robin Hood ensemble only solidifies her as the queen of having fun with fashion — and we love her for it.

Celine Dion: B

Celine DionCeline Dion out and about, New York, USA - 08 Mar 2020Wearing Oscar De La Renta Same Outfit as catwalk model *10552654bk

Celine Dion  MediaPunch/Shutterstock

This is yet another example of how Dion takes a runway look and makes it her own. On someone else, this house-on-the-prairie look on steroids would be ridiculous. But on her, it’s just another Sunday.

Dua Lipa: C+

Dua LipaThe Global Awards, London, UK - 05 Mar 2020Wearing Mugler same outfit as catwalk model *10564625aq

Dua Lipa  David Fisher/Shutterstock

It all started with that Angelina Jolie leg dress — and this is where we are today. However, this attempt feels unnatural and not the most flattering. The hair and makeup, though, are very suited for the high neck, long-sleeved gown.

Machine Gun Kelly: B+

Machine Gun Kelly aka Machine Gun Kelly attends the premiere of "Big Time Adolescence" at Metrograph, in New YorkNY Premiere of "Big Time Adolescence", New York, USA - 05 Mar 2020

Machine Gun Kelly  Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/Shutterstock

You probably need to have bleached hair and a good amount of tattoos to succeed with this look. This updated version of a vampire rocker feels chic and modern: well done.

Kid Cudi: D

Kid Cudi'Westworld' Season 3 TV show premiere, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 05 Mar 2020Wearing Louis Vuitton same outfit as catwalk model *10056741f and Dylan Wang Hedi

Kid Cudi  Michael Buckner/Variety/Shutterstock

This looks like he belongs to an ath-leisure marching band — and that shouldn’t be anyone’s life objective. Aside from that, the skinny leg and boxy top are not that flattering on the body.

Thandie Newton: A-

Thandie Newton'Westworld' Season 3 TV show premiere, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 05 Mar 2020Wearing Burberry

Thandie Newton  Matt Baron/Shutterstock

Channeling Hollywood vixens from the Golden Era is always a good idea. Newton’s execution is flawless without being costume-y. The long hair and long earring really play with the angularity of the neckline and dress overall. She’s the ultimate sleek villain.