Tuesday, February 1, 2011

What Would Jean-Luc Picard Do?

He would, apparently, hit the red carpet and show everyone there exactly how it's done. That's what.

There are so many things to love about the following picture. Let's explore them together.

It brings a sense of order and stability to my universe
to know that you are still a pompous ass...
and a damn sexy man.
It's Patrick Stewart and Marina Sirtis at last weekend's Screen Actors' Guild Awards. First, neither of them are hocking any new project, and correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think they were presenting an award. What I'm getting at is there is no professional reason for them to go to this together. It's one more piece of evidence that the friendship espoused by the cast is not a studio construct. Can't you see Patrick Stewart calling Marina Sirtis and saying "Hey, I'm in L.A. I have an extra ticket for this fancy shindig. Wanna go?" And if her convention appearance is any indication, she responded with something charmingly crass, like, "You know me, Patrick. Any excuse to wear a strapless bra." And off to the awards show they went.

The other thing here is that they look fabulous. I'm a gay. When I use that word, it means something. First, men's red carpet fashion tends to be a little uniform, so I like that it's not a tux. The tie is a great color on him, and this may mean nothing to most of you, but to me, the fact that his pants are hemmed correctly is huge. Next time you're in your dentist's office and perusing the omnipresent copy of People, look at the men's pant legs. For some reason, having three inches of fabric pooling at your ankles is in now. The fashion blog I cribbed the photo has made it a bit of a crusade to stop guys doing that and I have to agree. It drives me nuts. So, in summation, and somewhat unsurprisingly, Patrick Stewart makes looking pretty damn dapper pretty damn effortless.

Turning to Deanna, she looks fantastic, better than she looked in some of the DVD interviews, and that's going on ten years ago now. The dress is fantastic and just the right amount of figure hugging. You could argue it's little on the low-cut side, but wiser philosophers than me have maintained if you got it, flaunt it. I love her hair and make up, and the earrings are the right amount of accent. I'm gushing this much because it makes me sad that she didn't look this pulled together on the show, at least until Jellico made her put pants on. In the end, floor length black gown and an up-do is a pretty standard red carpet look, but if you execute well as I believe she did, you remind everyone why it's a standard.

Thank you for letting me indulge myself here. Until they do a Star Trek-themed Project Runway episode, I will have to content myself venting my fashion opinions here.

And seriously...how much would you give to go to an awards show with these two? Fabulous clothes, celebrities, and some seriously good gossip once the champagne started pouring? That would make my life.


  1. Indeed, old chum.

    You know, the more I think about it, the more credit I want to give her. Normally, the combination of being short, middle-aged, and of Greek decent lends itself to a certain...stoutness...that she is clearly hitting the gym like a crazy person to avoid.

    And not to let anyone think I only objectify women, I will add that I don't know what Patrick Stewart does to his scalp to make it permanently smooth and blemish free. I can tell you I don't pray to not go bald; I pray that if I do go bald, I do it like Patrick Stewart.