Caught In a Fashion Faux-Pas
March 10, 2005

Remember good citizens: money doesn't necessarily buy taste. Just ask Donald Trump. He's the one responsible for decorating the Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. I know purple is the color of royalty but gawl-lee.

I haven't done a "Fashion Faux-Pas" in awhile. Today's fashion faux-pas is a celebrity one. The image you see here is that of Mr. Johnny (I'm always serious and obscure) Depp at this year's Oscar Awards ceremony. Suddenly I'm feeling the urge to sing some Beatles lyrics:

"Wait. Oh yes wait a minute Mr. Postman. Wait!
Wai-ai-ai-ait Mr. postman"
Mr. Depp looks less like he is attending a formal event and more like a mail carrier finishing up his evening route. You'll also notice the ensemble isn't replete without the chain and key (as all mail carriers have).

To make matters worse, it appears that Mr. Depp is attempting to redeem himself by coupling wing-tipped shoes with this get-up. Not working.

For the record, it is absolutely not okay to wear Federal Employee-inspired clothing to formal occasions. While I'm certain Johnny is going for the whole "I'm obscure but cool--in fact so cool that I can even pull off polyester" motif, we shouldn't have such low expectations for elusive celebrities.

As always, my camera shall be on the prowl...

Past Faux-Paseses
- Geometry Gone Wild
- George and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
- The Grizzly Bear
- The Blue-Haired, Gun Tights Wonder
- Stripey Girl
- Me Being Stripey Girl
- The Pimp
- The Cowboy Boots

Posted by Ambra at March 10, 2005 9:39 AM in Fashion
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Depp's playing Willy Wonka pretty soon here. Maybe he's just practicing?

"I am a serious 'artiste' and above this bourgeois ritual! I am only here because my amour wanted to be in next week's Us Weekly!"

He looks like a Union Colonel in the Civil War with that goatee he has going on. But he is still a cutie! ;)

I read your other blurbs on fashion before I decided to comment. I have to come to the aid of the postal workers. Look, those guy/dolls HAVE NO CHOICE but to wear that butt-ugly, stain-attracting ensemble. And, it is functional. In defense of Mr. Depp, proper tuxedo trousers have always had that annoying stripe. It looked better on my TV for some reason.

I heard he was wearing that as homage to Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles. There is a scene in the movie in which he is wearing the same type of tux (at least the jacket and tie are alike). It may be a stretch, but he's just eccentric enough to do that. Probably knew Jamie Foxx was going to win.

Just a thought...

I heard he was wearing that as homage to Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles. There is a scene in the movie in which he is wearing the same type of tux (at least the jacket and tie are alike). It may be a stretch, but he's just eccentric enough to do that. Probably knew Jamie Foxx was going to win.

Just a thought...

Speedy delivery!

Timothy,

Re: Willy Wonka

Have you seen the trailer for that? Depp looks seriously disturbing.

Yup. That's a pretty disturbing outfit. . .

And to think, Manolo liked it.

*shudder*

Rafael is right. It looked beter on tv. Thanks for posting the full shot. It's sick. I don't mean that in the new cool, reverse meaning kinda way. I mean really, it's not healthy.

For a guy who can act his *** off (along with a few other people's a**es) he sure does like to look funny.

Aw man, you missed your chance!
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