Jessica Chastain vs. Kris Jenner in Identical Pucci: When Good Dresses Go Bad (Poll)
Dress-passing is common in Hollywood, but it's not good fashion PR to let a scandal-plagued reality TV matriarch wear a dress previously worn by a rising Hollywood star.
Jessica Chastain was the first celebrity to wear this demure yet sexy black lace Pucci frock to the very visible 'Alexander McQueen: 'Savage Beauty' Metropolitan Museum Costume Gala last spring. Then the designer dress was worn again by Kylie Minoque to very little fashion critic fanfare. Last week, Kris Jenner crawled into the poor dress to defend her divorcing diva daughter Kim Kardashian on the Today Show. Notably, Kris added her very own very special touch: visible bra straps.
Dress-passing is not unheard of in Hollywood. And granted Chastain was not -- at the time -- as big a name as she is now -- what with Terrence Malick's Tree of Life, The Help, The Debt, Coriolanus, The Wettest Country in the World, Take Shelter, to her credit. And she's made news this week when it was announced that she may play Princess Diana in Caught in Flight, currently being shopped around the movie market.
So it's unlikely that she would have asked for exclusivity for the dress back then. Nor would she have gotten it. Still, we can't help but remember all that 2006 hoopla over Reese Witherspoon wearing what she ws told was a vintage Chanel dress to the Screen Actors Guild awards (she won for Walk the Line) that had been previously worn by Kirsten Dunst to a 2003 Golden Globes party. And Kirsten looked better in it, according to the predictable Who Wore It Best polls that stole some of the spotlight from her Best Actress win. Now that was embarrassing.
But perhaps Jessica has the last laugh in this case. We're not going to reveal who we think wore this dress best. You decide.