Celebrity Style. Raising The Bar? Not Quite.

June 10, 2009 • Celebrity Style

I've never been one to compliment Bar Refaeli's lack of style or her subsequent rise to the top, but I don't think she's getting any better–despite wearing better labels and most likely having designers throw freebies at her.

Did you see her at the Met's Costume Institute Gala? The velvety gunmetal dress and messy bun on her head left much to be desired. 


And so does this mess of a Marchesa gown she wore to the Young Hot Hollywood Awards, where she accepted the Best Crossover Award. (Again, remind me how Bar is a crossover? She didn't go from modeling to TV, only from Sports Illustrated to Esquire and Israel to America. Does that count?)

There's a giant ruffled flower blooming out of the body-hugging fuchsia one-strap and I wish she hadn't chosen purple peep-toes with this already too bright ensemble. She went overboard on the tanning and her clutch just doesn't work. Is this the fault of Marchesa, her stylist, or Bar herself?

Perhaps this whole thing has to do with cultural differences. I do find this outfit to be more Israeli and more Euro then what many of American celebs wear. She's not matching, she has a giant pronounced ruffle near the collar, and she's wearing hot pink. It's like an Israeli trying too hard to be American.

If you're going to be a bonafide American celeb, Bar, you're gonna need to start dressing better.

-Simona Kogan

Photos: Wireimage

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