Monday, May 05, 2014

Who Wore Chanel Better?

Who Wore It Better?
Black and White Chanel Dresses

With Chanel being such a widely coveted brand, it's inevitable that more than one celebrity will be spotted in the same glamourous Parisian look. That can be said for an iconic black and white chiffon-feathered gown from Chanel's Fall 2011 collection which continues to make appearances on the red carpet year after year.

Round 1
1. Crystal Renn hauled this dramatic monochromatic gown out of the Chanel archives for an outing in New York just last week (April 2014). The supermodel pulled her hair back in a sleek bun, wore a red hot lip and carried a black clutch bag.
2. Lily Allen picked out the popular Chanel gown for a movie premiere in London during October 2013. The British singer wore the white cap-sleeved gown with turned up collar and tattered black chiffon gown originally as presented on the runway, with the leaf-embroidered waistband. Lily added a colourful Chanel Lego clutch, and fringed updo to her outfit.
3. Emilia Clarke looked elegant at the 2012 SAG Awards in the frou frou feathered gown with white bodice that is edged in black frills. The Game of Thrones actress kept her hair in a loose upstyle.
4. The first person to wear this two-tone Chanel look was Zoe Kravitz at the Unicef Snowflake ball in November 2011. Zoe wore the dress sans the embroidered waistband with her hair up.



On the runway the textured gown with structured bodice was given grunge styling, worn by Latvian model Ginta Lapina, with sheer chiffon fingerless gloves and lace-up leather boots.


Round 2
1. Rachel Zoe put on a little black and white pearl studded Chanel dress for a red carpet appearance in Los Angeles during March 2014. The designer accessorized with an elaborate pearl necklace and wore black tights and platforms with her dress, a white fur stole in tow.
2. Alexa Chung was first to wear this strapless Chanel tweed shift dress, keeping it simple with a chain sling Chanel bag and black PVC pointy toe pumps as seen on the runway.
3. On the Spring 2013 catwalk, Belgian model Yumi Lambert wore the striking look with a pearl twisted choker, leather fingerless goes and pointy-toe PVC shoes.

In Round 1, my vote goes to Emilia Clarke, the dress was tailored to fit her perfectly, whereas on Lily and Zoe, it looked slightly too big. I also prefer it with the waistband, although I must admit Crystal wore it with poise, only the way a model can.
In Round 2, I think Alexa wore it best, I prefer this dress minus the heavy heels and tights.

Who Do You Think Wore It Better?


116 comments:

Alissa Gromova said...

I am acording eith you doll
But also like the Cristal Renn wearing this dress and in the second round I think that Rachael shouldnt wear a black tights :)
Kisses and happy start of week

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Patricia G. said...

Love Alexa Chung in the round 2!
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Valeria said...

Hi Sam. I have to admit I don't like the first dress very much but I think Crystal Rew wore it better. Alexa Chung looks so beautiful! I really like her pretty dress.
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Christine Uy said...

Emilia Clarke is absolutley breath-taking! I love that Chanel dress on her, compliments the shape of her body so perfectly. :)

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BELULOVE said...

first dress 1 and 3 the bets , second dress number2 !!!

kisses

The Adventures of a Shopaholic said...

1. Emilia Clarke
2. Alexa Chung :D
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Mili said...

Hmm for round 1 I have to say Emilia Clarke, because she's the mother of dragons!! For round two, I would say the runway model. I'm not a huge fan of a drop waist, specially with such a full skirt, but I love the addition of the black leather gloves :)

Mili

Dascha Boonstra said...

Hmm! I think it look the prettiest on Emilia! <3

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Daniella said...

Hi Sam! Hope you enjoyed your weekend. I am still in love with both Of these Chanel dresses and all these stylish woman wear them beautifully. I think for round 1. I would say that Emilia Clarke wears it the best but Crystal Renn also brings a sophisticated elegance that is very chic. Round 2. Is tricky because I think all three look amazing :)

Take care,
Daniella xox

Elle Sees said...

i like alexa in the dotted dress. so pretty and fresh!

rebeltakipte said...

round 2 alexa chung is amazing <3

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Jackie Harrison said...

This is so much fun for the first round Crystal Renn rock it and Round 2 Alexa Chang looks stunning in it.
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trishie said...

Emilia Clark and Alexa Chung. Designer frocks are made for their waifish figures I think

Pooja Mittal said...

i think emilia wore the black white dress the best and alexa wore polka dots the best
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Lilli said...

Hi Sam! To be honest, Im not a huge fan of the first gown, is little eccentric for my taste, though the details are really gorgeous. So, in the round 1 my vote go for sure to Emilia Clarke, who wears it perfectly. The second dress is much more beautiful and I really love it, my vote goes to Alexa Chung too, she is just too great with, seems made for her, though I also love the model on the runway. Happy Monday dear! xo

Victoria navarro ledesma said...

Emilia and Alexa look so much better!! :)

S said...

I vote Emilia for round 1 and Yumi for round 2! ;)
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S
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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Emilia Clarke definitely rocked it best - it fits her perfectly! I actually like the second dress on the runway model best - it is lovely with minimal heels for sure!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Sophie Sierra said...

Really loving Emilia Clarke's look-- so sophisticated yet on point. Alexa gets my vote for round 2, the dress was just made for her! <3

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Jess said...

Round 1: Emilia Clarke & Crystal Renn
Round 2: Alexa Chung

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xoxo,
Jess

Giulia said...

I think it look the prettiest on Emilia
Giulia
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Emmylou said...

Totally agree:) Both Emilia Clarke and Alexa Chung nailed down the dresses. Sigh....just so much gorgeousness....
Have a great Monday, Sam!

Lisa said...

i totally agree w/ you emilia clarke and alexa chung!! rachel zoe made it look too heavy w/ the tights!

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Lady parisienne said...

For the first I prefer Crystal Renn and for the second I prefer on the runway!

Stephanie Georgiou said...

They all look amazing and the clothes are to die for! I totally agree with you. From round one I absolutely love how Emilia Clarke wore it, looks so effortless and classy! From round 2 I love how Alexa Chung styled it, I really prefer the dress without the necklaces as well.x Have a lovely week!
xxxx
Stephanie
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Nicky mywishstyle said...

Crystal Renn and Alexa Chung my favourite,
Fantastic post

ciao

kim bim said...

Alex chung!!!
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Julie Chagas said...

Emilia, for sure!
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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I agree with both your picks Sam. I just think their hair, makeup and accessories complimented the looks the best in both cases. Have an amazing week Sam!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Veronica Vannini said...

Emilia Clark and Alexa Chung my favourite!!!
Kiss dear!!
Passa a trovarmi VeryFP

Michelle LL said...

Love the glam grunge look on Emilia Clarke she rocked the dress well. Alexa Chung look pretty, fabulous styling on her. Adore Yumi's look too, love that girl I see her campaign everywhere from Balmain, Hermes, Fausto Puglisi and many others!! Thanks for the lovely comment Sam, the place is in Southport, a victorian town on the outskirts of our city Liverpool, I often go there to visit my friends and hang out by the sea and parks, there are lots scenic places there great for photography, photoshoots and taking outfit photos for the blog!! Btw, today is bank holiday here so its great I can relax and unwind. How's your weekend Sam? Whereabouts in SA you from? How's the weather there? Have a great start of the week hun. xx

Alexis Grace of North On Harper said...

Crystal Renn and Alexa Chung all the way---- ugh, I am so in LOVE with Chanel. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

Beauty Unearthly said...

These are such pretty dresses!

Patricia González Fernández said...

how goooooorgeous emilia clarke is =)

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Stephanie M said...

I think Crystal Renn and Alexa Chung wore it best!

Magda Carvalho said...

OMG love the dress black and white is so amazing, I´wana one *.*
Kiss

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Shannon Jenkins said...

Round one goes to Crystal and round two goes to Alexa hands down! :)

<3 Shannon
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Manhattan Image and Style said...

I think all of them look great! I love how every one has its own style and made the look fun and unique. ;)

Diana
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RaindropsofSapphire said...

Amelia, Crystal and Alexa! They all look amazing! I really like your blog! I'm glad that I found it! It would be nice if you could stop by my blog sometime too (I'm from England) as I post my outfits, personal style, likes and much more :) :)

Raindrops of Sapphire

Sandra Leiva said...

I like Alexa's outfit!!

xx

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Mª Pilar Domínguez said...

I totally agree with you, Sam. I was going to say...princess Khaleesi( I mean, Emilia Clarke) and Alexa Chung, too. Kisses:)

Kim Alston said...

Round 1 Emilia Clarke
Round 2 Alexa Chung
Gorgeous dresses.
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Paola Lauretano said...

I love Emilia Clarke and Alexa Chung.... amazing dresses!!!!
Kisses darling!!!

Shopping Lady said...

For round 1 Emilia Clarke, for the second Alexa Chung!

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Dania Carbonini said...

Alaxa Chung is the best!
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Meagan Morrison said...

Black and white is always so classic but I love the black and white polkadot updates. Alexa and Lily are my faves.

Meag xx
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Teresa said...

So glad to be back and enjoy your posts!!!

Here are my faves:
Round 1 - Emilia Clarke
Round 2 - Alexa Chang

I think we agree in this one :)

Love,
Teresa
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Coco said...

Darling I agree on your favourites this time :-)
Baci,
Coco
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Caro * said...

Emilia for the first round and Alexa for the second :)

Oriana Campanella said...

My favourite are Alexa Chung and Crystal Renn!
Have a nice week, Sam
Oriana

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Kati said...

Thanks so much for your comment, it means a lot!
Lily Allen is the queen of them all!

Have a fantastic day,
-Kati

mademoisellemode said...

Lilly.A and Alexa.C <3

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Sharon said...

I love how the dress looks on Lily Allen and Emilia Clarke! So pretty :)

melissa said...

Beautiful I could never pull it off but tres chic

Pretty Tiny Things said...

So classy!

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Kashaya said...

I think Crystal Rew wore the first dress better. Alexa Chung looks great in the second dress.

Mary Mar said...

I prefer the same. For round one- Emilia and for round two Alexa. Thank you for your beautiful post! It was a pleasure to visit your blog!! I will be very glad to come back!! Best wishes!!

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Francy -Stef said...

We love Crystal Renn!!!
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LOLA FINN said...

I love the little black dress with white dotts <3
And yes, Alexa wore it the best ;)

Katie said...

everyone looks so chic! i can't pick a favourite, nobody can look bad in chanel. have a good week love! xx

Jacqueline O. said...

i vote for alexa chung on this one, love how she styled it so simply
xo jac
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Mira Devils said...

Sam I totally agree with you!! Emilia and Alexa wore it better. I think it looks great on Crystal Renn too but now that she's starving herself again she will never get my vote. Happy Monday sweetheart. The week already started bad just like it ended lol :). I will eat some cookies :)

xx Mira

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Jointy&Croissanty said...

In the first round Crystal Renn looks the best in my opinion because the outfit is suited for her silhouette, but Emilia Clarke looks great also. And in second round I agree with you that Alexa looks better.
Have a great week:)

Lauren Michelle Major said...

In the first round I like the way Emilia Clarke wore the dress. In the second I like Rachel Zoe's styling. Alexa looks nice in it, too, but I think that this dress is practically begging for some sort of necklace to be worn with it. Happy Monday!

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Margaret Dallospedale said...

Adorable dress!
Alexa is my favorite.
Have a beautiful week my sweet Sam
Kisses
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Con estilo al cubo said...

I totally agree with you!!! Emilia Clarke and Alexa Chung rocks their different dresses.

Nice post honey!

xx

Ma Petite by Ana said...

Hi honey!! WOW that are a beautiful and amazing dress,The firts one is wonderful, I can´t choose between this beauties! Kisses doll

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Olivia said...

I love that first dress, especially on Emilia Clark with that beautiful belt. It's definitely a nice touch to the outfit.
xo Olivia

Allie said...

They ALL rocked it!

xo,
Al
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Mindy Fan said...

I agree with you that Emilia and alexa looks the best! The 2nd dress is so pretty!! It reminds me of spring haha!
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Ana Silva said...

Emilia of course!
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his little lady said...

Alexa Chung and Emilia Clarke can't do it wrong!
xo TJ

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Vanessa Billie-Jill-Jean said...

Alexa looks great in this dress. ;-)
Greeting Ness

Toks said...

The Chanel black and white dress is so beautiful and I think that Crystal Renn looks lovely in it. For round two, how can I not go with Alexa?
xoxoxo

Anett B said...

Emilia Clarke is the best! This obviously has nothing to do with her being Daenerys Targeryen :D

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Ambi Page said...

Emilia Clarke looks very pretty :) Have a nice week Sam !! xx
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Sonia De Macedo said...

Lily Allen and Alexa. The dress just falls perfectly on Alexa's frame and the first dress looks like it was made for Ms Allen

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megcasson said...

I think Lilly Allen wore the first dress best and I don't like the second dress at all, bleh.

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Tanya said...

Hi Sam, Round 1, mine is go to Emilia Clarke, she looks elegant and flawless, i love the hair loos idea on her looks. Just so right.
Rounds 2 is go to Alexa Chung, she looks more comfortable and relaxed on the looked. I agree should,'t wear the thick shoes and the black stocking though!
Have a wonderful Tuesday darling!

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Linda B said...

Haha I agree with both your choices. Round 1 definitely goes to Amelia, it fits her perfectly.
Then in Round 2, I immediately chose Alexa's look out of the others.

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Angel Pinkoolaid said...

Crystal renn and Alexa Chung :)

Fashion-Bridge said...

I love Crystal's and Emilia looks. I'm so looking forward to your Met ball review. Can't wait to read your comments to the gorgeous gowns.

Take care dear Sam!

Xx

Alexandra

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Peet said...

Oh, I love Ginta's look, the grunge styling is perfect with the 'feathery' gown, I like the juxtaposition. But there really is no competition between Alexa and Rachel, Alexa was made for this dress if you ask me.:)

Gloria la borsa di mary poppins said...

I love it my dear:)

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Ana Meyer said...

I think Emilia did better for sure! She just rocked that dress and in the second round I would have to go for Alexa eventhough the dress isn't my favourite x

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Carolina ogliaro said...

Hell princess!
I have your same choices, in round 1 Emilia and in 2 Alexa, so cute they!
Xxx

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getcarriedaway said...

beatiful dresses dear! my vote goes to Emilia and Alexa, too! great styles!
have a wonderful day!

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Lori Afia said...

I go for Emilia!

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Nicole said...

Hey Sam! Long time no chat! I love Alexa Chung's look. It's effortless!
xxx

MilanoTime said...

Renn is wearing it well in the first pictures :)
Great pictures!
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Zaha said...

I totally love Crystal's take on that dress - the confidence earns her my vote for sure.
And I have to disagree with you, I like the way Rachel Zoe wore that dress - something about it screams glamorous!

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Gina said...

Crystal & Alexa! Crystal looks so timeless and glam...gorgeous.

XO, Gina

Ileana said...

I love the first dress! Emilia looks amazing :)
xoxo

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LEN K said...

want the feather dress!!

Bárbara Marques said...

I vote the exact same way as you: Emilia and Alexa :D http://mykindofjoy.blogspot.pt/

Chezka Cenon said...

I thought Zoe wore look one best, something about her take made the dress much younger :)

- Che

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Edyta said...

Hi Sammie,
1 - Crystal
2 - The runway model :):)
Edita
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cat eyes & skinny jeans said...

Round 1: Emilia Clarke.
Round 2: Alexa Chung.

xx

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Marta Vanillia said...

Emilia and Alexa :)

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Alexandra Zakharova said...

I've got to say I don't like the very first dress at all, it looks nice only on model. Such a monstrosity to my mind;)
The next dress is not that bad, but once again to my mind it looks at it's beat only on model. I don't like when designers are making such things which are nice only for skinny and tall girls, I wouldn't personally buy such things, even because of brand and good quality.
Have a good day, Sam!

Patrícia M. said...

I would chose Crystal and Alexa!

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FASHION TALES said...

I thought Lily Allen looked great in Round 1. Beautiful and unique styles. It's funny how the same dress looks very different on everyone.
Have a great week Sam!
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Hélène Heath said...

Ha! Fully agree with you on both rounds! MAybe it helps that i am obsessed with Emilia... hehe

xx Hélène
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Katie Frank said...

Round 2: Alexa ! <3
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Marion | 24 hours of Fashion said...

The 3th and the second one!

awhite said...

Emilia Clarke is soooo gorgeous- and I think I would believe so even if I weren't a huge Game of Thrones fan. :)

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S. said...

I agree with you in both rounds!! Emilia Clarke wore it perfectly!

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Harija said...

I am not sure which rounds I like since both looks don't appeal me but I really love your post, there are so unique and definitely helps me style my daily looks
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Darcy said...

I agree with your answer for #1 but I like Rachel Zoe's look, too!
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Danny said...

totally agree with your choices, Emilia Clark and Alexa!

Eline said...

My votes go to emilia clark and alexa chung!

Anouka said...

Emilia and Alexa!

Tany said...

You echoed my thoughts exactly Sam (I couldn't help smiling when I read your final notes :) )! I'm not a fan of Alexa Chung, but I do agree that she wore the dress better than Rachel Zoe,... But I do prefer the runway look with the pearl twisted choker, I wouldn't change a thing (ok, perhaps I wouldn't mind skipping the gloves!)
Many hugs to you, dear!
Tany et La Mode

Elle said...

Christle Renn and Rachel Zoe...now that one was easy!
I adore that Chanel dress, it is so dramatic and stunning !
XX, Elle
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Miu said...

I follow your opinion in both cases :)