They work with some of the top stylists in the business and have designers queuing up to give them free clothes in return for publicity. So you’d think today’s celebrities would never leave the house looking anything other than perfect. But, as these outfits show, even the rich and famous can get it horribly wrong. CLAUDIA CONNELL looks back at the fashion frights of 2018 . . .
You know what it’s like — you’re doing a spot of last-minute washing up and leave home forgetting to take off your Marigolds. Surely that’s the only explanation for the bespoke Prada ensemble Rita Ora, 28, wore to the London Summertime Ball concert in June?
The singer usually works with hip stylist Karl Willett, but perhaps he had a day off sick and Bertie Bassett stepped in to help out. Or is there some other reason why Paloma, 37, visited Chris Evans’s Radio 2 Breakfast Show in London dressed as a Liquorice Allsort?
This, wouldn’t look out of place in My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding. Yet the £500 gown Salma, 52, wore to the Oscars was made by Alessandro Michele for Gucci with enough crystals to build a chandelier
Who says a £60 net curtain wrapped around a leotard and teamed with platform glitter boots can’t be stylish? Everyone, that’s who. Gillian, 59, famously tells people on TV: ‘You are what you eat.’ Wonder how that dog’s dinner tasted . . .
Her fashion empire posted losses of £10.2 million and outfits like this can’t help. In September, Victoria, 44, teamed this £1,765 animal print two-piece with baby blue accessories that were more out of tune than a Spice Girls show
Hem below the knee. Tick. Hat. Tick. She may be the brand ambassador, but when Keira Knightley, 33, went to Buckingham Palace to collect her OBE, was it really the done thing to dress entirely in £8,000 of Chanel?
For her brilliant portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown, Claire, 34, has won a Golden Globe and an Emmy. But it’s unlikely she’ll be winning any fashion accolades for this £700 gown from Alexander McQueen — unless there is a gong for Best Actress In A Dress Three Sizes Too Big For Her
Kate, 45, didn’t linger long on the red carpet at the GQ awards on a cold September evening. And no wonder. This £6,000 Julien McDonald gown is off-the-shoulder, backless, thigh-less, midriff-less — and not forgetting . . . tasteless
The sooner Gwyneth, 46, consciously uncouples from clothes like this pink cape and silk dress ensemble, worn to a charity fundraiser in New York last month, the better for all of us.
Big mistake. Big. Huge! What on earth was Pretty Woman star Julia, 51, thinking when she wore this £5,000 Valentino gown to a New York event this month?
At the Met Gala in New York in May, Amal, 40, chose this £9,000 outfit by Richard Quinn, who said he was ‘depicting female empowerment and modern religion by referencing the stringent oppression that women faced’. And you thought it was just an old curtain
She stars as Mera, Queen of the Sea, in Aquaman, so Amber, 32, dressed like something dredged from the bottom of the ocean for the London premiere
Nicole, 51, wore this £5,000 cobalt-coloured outfit by Armani Prive at the Oscars in March. The oversized rigid bow was probably the worst feature of this fussy dress
J-lo’s film Second Act was panned by critics and is on target to be a box office flop. But at least people were talking about the £4,000 pink tulle Giambattista Valli gown she wore to the premiere this month. It was so huge Jennifer, 49, had to arrive in a van instead of a limousine
Tilda, 58, has always had a quirky style, as this outfit she wore to the premiere of her movie Suspiria shows. Are tiny people trying to get out from inside her jacket?
This £500 droopy tangerine dress by Cushnie is called the ‘cold shoulder’ dress. Cheryl, 35, chose to wear it on her first public outing — to Simon Cowell’s party in June — after splitting from Liam Payne
The singer, 30, wore this daringly low-cut design by Poiret in London in June during the heatwave. She looked as though she was wrapped in gold foil and narrowly avoided roasting herself like a prize turkey
After three years in corsets and crinolines as Queen Victoria, Jenna, 32, went for a bell-bottomed floral jumpsuit at a BBC photocall to pulicise The Call. We were not amused
Gigi, 23, is lucky enough to suit any colour. But the model should have avoided this £810 ‘explosion in a paint factory’ catsuit by Versace in New York in June