Glee Fashion Highs and Lows: Chris Colfer and Lea Michele Graduate
Jul 14, 2011 - by Jessica Lapidos
Resident fashionisto and banner gay Kurt Hummel (AKA Golden Globe winner Chris Colfer) rarely takes a style misstep. Impeccably dressed, we all often wonder, he can afford... Commes des Garçons? Conversely, we also often ponder why Rachel Berry (AKA Broadway superstar Lea Michele) has such an awkwardly negative relationship with fashion. I mean, hello! She has two gay dads! Bless her heart, she tries, but Rachel fails where Kurt flies. Sadly, the two will be graduating from Glee at the end of the third season. I repeat: Lea Michele and Chris Colfer ( and Cory Frankenteen Monteith) will NOT be returning for season 4. Let's look back before they're gone.
Deep in the trenches of Glee:
Kurt delights in a light trench and upturned toed shoes. Bow tie and shouldered brief in tow, he is easily the chicest kid in Ohio.
Rachel tries to go all Sex and the City on their big trip to New York, but she ends up looking more Cat and the Hat.
Screen printing on the small screen:
Kurt nailed it on the toes of the sunglass-shirt trend.
Rachel goes for the bow that awkwardly covers the boobs. And the shoulders aren't quite big enough for a statement; they just look droopy.
In [show] business with plaid.
Kurt is at werq in plaid pants and McQueen skull scarf.
Rachel is at work, as a corporate attorney's secretary.
The Ladies go Gaga:
In his boldest move yet, Kurt recreated the McQueen Plato's Atlantis/ Bad Romance, self-bedazzled his own armadillo heels, pointing his shoulders dangerously sharp.
Rachel, however, fails at mimicking the art of Lady Gaga. With the help of her two gay dads who "can't sew", she arrives stapled in Beanie Babies.
Watch out for that Slushie.
Though Kurt Hummel has endured his unfair share of Slushies to the face, this look has him marked not by beefhead bullies, but once again by Alexander McQueen.
Rachel Berry has reached an ultimate low. All slushie-ing aside - and this one was bad! It came from Quinn - she maybe deserved it for a fully buttoned up peach cardigan. Sayin'.
In a most foreboding display, Kurt boasts a John Galliano sweatshirt, with the haute couturier blasted all over the headlines. This shirt now brings a weird sense of shame, and has tainted the eyebrow raising effect this shirt once had.