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Yea, Nay, Or Eh: Julia Roberts In Dolce & Gabbana

Photo: Jon Furniss / WireImage

At last night’s London premiere of Duplicity (which is either a rom-com or a heist flick; not sure), Julia Roberts returned to the red carpet—after what seems like a multi-year hiatus—in head-to-toe Dolce & Gabbana. Dolce! Sexy! Except we’re feeling kind of meh—or, rather, eh—about this ensemble. Where’s the drama? Where’s the skin? How about a little leg, Julia? Is a shoulder too much to ask for? While we like the idea of a woman in a suit in front of the flashbulbs—Angelina Jolie in a razor-sharp white tux (also by Dolce & Gabbana) at the Oscars still comes to mind even though she rocked that, gulp, eight years ago—Roberts is not working this look as much as she could be. The fit is a little off, her hair is a little indifferent, the blouse sleeves are a little too long…in short, we’re a little unimpressed. Tell us we’re wrong, Style Filers. Are our pleas for flesh suggestive of a depraved era in celebrityhood? This is America’s Sweetheart, after all, so the rules of de rigueur red-carpet dressing may not apply. What do you think?
—Alison Baenen