PHOTOS: Sarah Silverman Channels ’60s Siren Brigitte Bardot (For Real)
Sarah Silverman’s personal style, as well as her general take on fashion, has always left us a little perplexed. And we’re not just talking about her infamous Emmy’s 2009 gown, in which a collaboration with Badgley Mischka went terribly, terribly awry. After all, despite her red carpet hiccups, the industry has always embraced her. Back in 2010 she got the coveted Sunday Styles treatment from The New York Times and just this year she served as a guest host on E!’s Fashion Police.
We’re pretty sure that Sarah will always resort back to her geeky staples (hoodies, jeans, pig tails, and baseball caps), but we have reason to believe her style has undergone a bit of an evolution. Case in point, her look from last night’s gala celebrating Mel Brooks’ AFI Lifetime Achievement Award, in which she channeled the style icon you’d least expect: Brigitte Bardot.
Her biggest ode to the French siren was undeniably the teased updo. You know this updo, you’ve tried this updo. It looks effortless but in reality it’s an absurdly trying task to D.I.Y (trust us, we’ve done the leg work). However, Silverman makes it appear just as easy as Bardot did when she was traipsing around St. Tropez. Then there was another ode to the ’60s, the tasteful white bustier dress with lace overlay and black sash that cinched at the waist. Aside from how put-together she appears, we think this is the most comfortable we’ve see the comedienne look wearing this femme an ensemble.
Another funny gal who got it right was Amy Poehler, who proved that floral and peplum make a fine match when done right. Her dress was tailored perfectly to show off her trim waist and cut at just the right length to define her legs — eat your heart out, Will Arnett.
For more proof that a sense of humor does fashion good, check out some sound wisdom from Tina Fey, in which she convinces us that bike shorts are a closet staple.