Drew unto others

Drew Barrymore in 60s vintageOne doesn’t generally think of Drew Barrymore, born in 1975, as being a throwback to the Sixties, but the Sixties, in this particular instance anyway, have been very good to her. At last week’s party for the Nylon/Express Denim Issue, Drew was sporting this ¾-sleeve Janine original, circa 1968, in some sort of metallic paisley, an Austin thrift-store find at the delightful price of $25.

The shoes — YSL’s ubiquitous Tribute pumps — are decidedly more up-to-date, and they’re priced to prove it: $760. But expenses notwithstanding, I’m having a hard time remembering Drew looking any better than this, despite there being a photo record of basically everything she’s done since she was six years old and working for Steven Spielberg. And I’m having almost as hard a time imagining someone else her age coming off this well with this look.

Disclosure of Double Secret Motivation: One reason to post this, beyond the hope of garnering a few Rule 5 hits, is to get Lisa’s call on this outfit, given her legendary resemblance to Drew: would she wear this dress?

(Via Fark. Side and back views available at Bitten and Bound.)

7 comments

  1. Lisa Paul »

    16 August 2010 · 8:37 am

    Hah! It worked. Although my resemblance to Drew only extends to my now legendary pact with Hollywood that only Drew may play me in any screen treatment of my life. And yes, when Drew is me on the silver screen, she can wear this dress! Me, IRL? Not a chance.

  2. Joan of Argghh! »

    17 August 2010 · 8:28 pm

    She’s wearing that dress backwards.Or maybe I’m thinking of Cher’s outfits on her t.v. show, but I’m pretty sure it was all tie-tops and hip huggers. Either way, if she turned that dress around, it would be awesomer.

  3. CGHill »

    17 August 2010 · 8:36 pm

    Well, it definitely ties in the back. (Or the front, if that’s the way it’s supposed to be.)

  4. Tatyana »

    18 August 2010 · 7:26 am

    are you sure you got the right image? this blonde doesn’t look like Drew at all…more like that host @ You think you can dance?
    Yes, Cat Deeley
    If she’d suddenly doubled her weight, that is

  5. CGHill »

    18 August 2010 · 7:52 am

    I figured seven sources would be adequate. :)

    And actually, apart from Deeley’s somewhat pointed beak, there is some serious resemblance these days.

  6. Tatyana »

    18 August 2010 · 2:06 pm

    you only listed one {source}!
    out of 3 pics there, the one showing the back of the dress is most likely Drew, but this – just some faceless brainless blonde

  7. CGHill »

    18 August 2010 · 2:33 pm

    Yeah, but I looked at half a dozen others before I put up the post. Nobody seemed to think it was anyone other than Drew.

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