July 11, 2014
Outfest Opening Gala 2014 in LA for the premiere of my wife's movie Life Partners!
Firstly, I'm obsessed with this dress. The color is better in person, the fit is fabulous, I didn't want to take it off and I'm having separation anxiety from mailing it back. The dress alone makes such a statement that it requires very little styling, I just wore a simple pair of satin Tory Burch pumps, sleek hair, smoky grey eye and a clean gold teardrop hoop. I felt like a million bucks, it's so sexy and flattering and can work for so many occasions and I got oodles of compliments. One thing worth mentioning is that the dress a bit complicated to put on. There's a form fitting "underdress" attached at the shoulders with openings in the waist and back - they serve a great purpose in the overall effect but deciding which hole is for your head is a bit of an experiment. The dress also has two flimsy strings on the hip attaching the "overdress" to the "underdress" and one immediately (and cleanly) detached on one side (thanks, $5 insurance policy!); I think that's a design flaw. It's a very sexy dress, it has the illusion of coverage but there is lots of flesh exposed thanks to strategic cut outs and slits so it's perfect if you want a pop of color and the ability to pull an Angelina on the red carpet. With this dress, Helmut Lang puts a new meaning to the word "bodycon". Rent it now.