Tabatha's Takeover: What's Up with Chloë Sevigny's One-Shoulder Mini?

10/19/2012 at 12:15 PM ET

Chloe SevignyTommaso Boddi/WireImage

We all know Tabatha Coffey, Bravo’s sharp-tongued Aussie style pro, from her stint on Shear Genius and her latest hit, Tabatha Takes Over. And now, she’s bringing her talents online, joining us at PEOPLE StyleWatch once weekly to dish on some of the best — and worst — celebrity looks of the week. Keep in mind the opinions below belong solely to the stylist … though she’s probably saying what lots of you are thinking, anyway!

Today, she discusses Chloë Sevigny, who wore a one-shoulder Valentino mini to the Hollywood premiere of American Horror Story: Asylum on Saturday:

For the record, I adore Chloë Sevigny. She’s always pushing the fashion envelope and I’m in love with her new role as a nympho on American Horror Story: Asylum. And Valentino is one of my favorite designers of all time, so critiquing two of my faves is going to be a bit of a challenge.

This is hard for me to put into words so I’m just going to say it: Chloë, did you get jumped by Snow White on your way to the premiere? Did she rip off your other sleeve and the bottom quarter of your dress? Valentino, Chloë has killer legs, but could an extra inch in length have been considered? And seriously, don’t even get me started on that shoulder detail.

Obviously the dress is not working for me, but the hair and makeup are great. Excellent decision made by the hairstylist to pull the hair straight back. Any other way would have been disrupted by that crazy shoulder. And her makeup looks fresh and the red lips are the perfect pop of color.

As far as her shoes go I think they are safe. I would have liked to have seen a bit of strategic bling or detail — it would have helped distract the eye from the crazy princess puff sleeve.

I think the fashion stylist missed the mark on this one, but not enough to get committed to … the Asylum.

–Tabatha Coffey

Tell us: Do you agree with Tabatha? Or is her criticism too much? Tell us how you’d change Chloë’s look in the comments below! 


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luck on


judietallman on

sorry, the whole thing is awful.

opaldust on

Tabitha was right on as usual. Congratulations on your new gig.I’ll be buying People now!

auntannmarie on

Totally agree with Tabitha!

kaligula on

me, too, i will read people just for tabitha’s critiques. she is a beacon in the wilderness of today’s media. anyway, about this dress– well, firstly, we can’t see the shoes! but aside from this i actually disagree with her critique here. i really like the dress, length and all. i think it’s boldly different without being too absurd. she looks very cute. don’t like the makeup, though. should have been more a bit sweeter/more candied up to play with the funny femininity of the dress.

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