"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 - Style.com'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.
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.