Given we are about to talk about Mila Kunis
' Prabal Gurung
dress in less than glowing terms we feel we should begin by saying that we really like Mila - especially after that time she told a journalist off in Russian at a press conference for being mean to Justin Timberlake
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So just keep in mind that this is entirely about the dress and not about Mila. Infact it's not entirely about the dress either, which looked fine on the runway (see the picture below), it's more about the breakdown in styling which led to the combining of actress and dress...
Okay, so we're going to approach this in stages.
The top is all about the but-is-it-actually-see-through? lace effect. This would be fine if the event wasn't the St Jude Children's Research Hospital's 50th Anniversary Benefit Gala. Call us old fashioned but we're thinking that an invite to a kid's hospital gala shouldn't have you reaching for the most boob-teasing item in your wardrobe.
The second point about the top is the lace up detail. When one is not tending bar in Coyote Ugly, one doesn't really need to involve lace up detailing any more than one needs to invest in a fringed bra or a belly-baring waistcoat.
Looking at the skirt, it looks like she's replaced the thicker belt with a thinner one which makes the ruffle of purple around Mila's middle look odd. And by 'odd' we mean it's like the belt is replacing actual stitching and is tying a length of unrelated fabric to Mila's body to protect her modesty.
In terms of the overall styling, the shoes aren't too dissimilar to the pair worn by the model on the Spring/Summer 2012 runway
, the clutch is fine, the makeup is lovely and the hair is looking a little sad.
How are you feeling about it all?
SIDENOTE: Given Mila is the new face of Dior
, we're surprised to see her in Prabal Gurung at all.
- September 2009
Still a relative red carpet newbie, Mila fast demonstrated a penchant for less traditional red carpet frocks, arriving at the 2009 Emmy's in this wine-coloured Monique Lhuillier tulle design.</p>
- January 2010
The actress showed off her slender frame in this one-shoulder LBD with sheer skirt, at the <em>Book of Eli</em> premiere in LA.</p>
- May 2010
Mila was the belle of the ball at the 2010 Met Costume Insitute gala, in this frothy gothic Vera Wang gown.</p>
- November 2010
Mila worked grown-up glam for the New York premiere of Black Swan, in this elegant nude Elie Saab column gown and covetable Louboutin heels.</p>
- January 2011
The actress was a vertiable green goddess at the 2011 Golden Globes, in this pleated asymmetric Vera Wang gown.</p>
- January 2011
One of our favourite Mila looks to date, the starlet blew us away on the red carpet at the SAG Awards in this fiery red Alexander McQueen dress.</p>
- February 2011
What with all the amazing gowns on the Oscars red carpet, it can be hard to stand out from the crowds. But Mila soared straight to the top of the best dressed lists this year, in this simply stunning lilac and lace Elie Saab Couture dress. We love.</p>
- June 2011
Mila went all sophisticated on us for the 2011 Spike TV awards, in a sheer printed Givenchy shirt and skirt combo, paired with leg-lengthening nude heels.</p>
- July 2011
Miss Kunis showed off her enviable physique in this figure-hugging scarlet Lanvin dress at the <em>Friends With Benefits</em> New York premiere.</p>
- October 2008
A tanned Mila made a real red carpet impact at the <em>Max Payne</em> premiere back in 2008, arriving in this plunging white gown.</p>