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Red-Carpet Look Book: Vera Farmiga

On the red carpet, Vera Farmiga keeps it relatively conservative — which isn’t a bad thing, as it’s refreshing to see an actress over the age of 35 actually dress like she’s over the age of 35. For Farmiga, this means wearing draped gowns and cocktail dresses (the Grecian thing works well on her body type — even though she’s only five seven, there’s something statuesque about her) and modest, knee-length looks that seem more suited to her Up in the Air character than the actress herself. The real tragedy here is that, with rare exception, she sticks almost exclusively to the basics: white, off-white, black; the sparkle or shine of her fabrics is minimal. In sum, the looks are classy but a bit boring. Why not wear a blush or a deep nude? Or experiment with an interesting cut? (A Swinton-esque caftan comes to mind.) Something, anything!

Wearing: Marchesa Hollywood, California March 7, 2010
Wearing: Marchesa Royal Opera House, London, England, February 21, 2010
Wearing: J. Mendel Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, January 23, 2010
Wearing: Dolce & Gabbana Beverly Hills, California, January 17, 2010
Hollywood, California, January 15, 2010
Cipriani 42nd Street, New York, January 12, 2010
Wearing: Dolce & Gabbana Westwood, California, November 30, 2009
Los Angeles, November 14, 2009
Prada Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills, November 13, 2009
Beverly Hills, November 12, 2009
Rouge Tomate, New York, November 5, 2009
London, October 18, 2009
Red-Carpet Look Book: Vera Farmiga