"Virtue and vice" was how Catherine Malandrino described her latest collection. Her inspiration was a 1942 horror flick called La Féline, in which the temptress protagonista transforms herself into a man-killing cat-woman by night

Interesting -'s wrap up of Malandrino's Fall 2012 collection, from which Kristen Stewart pulled a frock from for her latest New York screening of On The Road (which she has been promoting the sh*t out of this past week).

And what did she choose?

A look that embodies a year where she had herself branded with the scarlet letter, kissed the vampire goodbye and was the sexual subject of an indie movie.

The look consisted of a PVC bandeau bra top and mini-skirt beneath a sheer stripe-effect embellished mini-dress.

Risky, risque.

My own reservations aside - about her attitude, foolishness and talent seemingly unequal to her popularity -  I think this is a genius look.

Although I would have liked to have seen a longer hemline to distinguish the shorts from the sheath, she fills the dress well, and carries off what could be an intensely slutty look, in the wrong hands. This long-sleeved, high-neck and short skirt is her look.

The hair is a disaster, of course, but the ruddy eye-make-up - which embraces the theme of the collection and her turned-vampire Twilight character - is the best beauty look I've ever seen on her.

Stewart went with her go-to black pointed stiletto pump. It's an okay choice. I'd rather see something a little more covered up, like a suede ankle boot. She's lucky she got any compliments after the beach shorts at the Sandy Concert on the same day.

About Aisling O'Connor

Aisling is an Irish fashion, pop culture and lifestyle writer whose work can be seen in Harpers Bazaar, The Atlantic, The Daily Mail and The Independent's Irish edition and many others. With a unique sartorial perspective, she strives to translate high fashion and street style into accessible looks - and savage often ridiculous celebrity stylings as a matter of public service.
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  1. BOHOMOTH says:

    I really love this dress. ‘Could never wear it myself- I imagine spanx wouldn’t look too good underneath.

  2. BOHOMOTH says:

    I dunno about the make-up though. ‘Makes her look like a smack-head.

  3. Jade says:

    Sorry, but her face in that first pic is awful. No, I don’t think the make up is a good look on her at all.

  4. Nicki says:

    agreed, she has this knack of looking like a junkie who has just had a massive hit, I love the smokey eye, and red lips on K-stew

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