Nerd-prom dressing

Tamron Hall at the White House Correspondents DinnerAfter Angelina Jolie’s right leg upstaged the rest of her at the Oscars — we made some vague reference to it here — for some reason I started noticing (or maybe just noticing more) women in the same general stance, not that anyone seeks to emulate La Jolie, or at least, I don’t think anyone does. That said, the combination of deep slits and the laws of physics must necessarily produce photos like this one of NBC News Babe (and MSNBC host) Tamron Hall, who attended the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in something else, and then later turned up wearing this to the network’s post-dinner party. I mean, it’s not like this was deliberate or anything.

Oh, wait:

Hall at first appeared demure, stopping to pose in a silk green gown.

All of the sudden, Hall whipped out her right leg and said “I’m going to pull an Angelina!” referencing actress Angelina Jolie’s infamous Oscar dress and leg pose from earlier this year.

Advantage: Hall, based on the following criteria: (1) that’s a really nifty dress; (2) she doesn’t seem to suffer from Jolie’s desperate need for a sandwich; (3) she’s five years older and I never would have known had I not looked it up just now.



  1. jen »

    7 May 2012 · 7:43 pm

    Hilarious! I thought you were going to say that was a search string for your blog now. Tamron = Copycat. ;)

  2. CGHill »

    7 May 2012 · 8:24 pm

    In a couple of weeks, it probably will be. :)

  3. Teresa »

    8 May 2012 · 10:14 am

    While I know everyone else is looking at the leg… I am looking at the entire dress and I have to say… Meh… She’s a nice looking woman, but the dress looks like some sort of sack. It’s not horrid, but it’s not quite right.

  4. Andrea Harris »

    8 May 2012 · 10:31 am

    I like the dress, but I like that simple, drape-y look, and I like the color. Anyway, I associate a sack-looking dress with something that is shapeless. This dress has shape, or rather, it’s arranged in such a way that it follows her shape.

    On the other hand, not all sack dresses are shapeless. (Note: I’m not big into Marilyn Monroe, but the story behind that photoshoot made me laugh.)

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