There are celebrity style moments that fit perfectly, and then there are moments that really stick with you, moments you try your best to recreate at home. In ‘Great Outfits in Fashion History’, Fashionista editors are revisiting their all-time favorite lewks.
Nothing speaks to the 2000s like cultural icon Lucy Liu, whose illustrious career spans “Ally McBeal”, “Charlie’s Angels”, “Sex and the City”, “Kill Bill” and numerous scenes memorable on screen. Most of us remember her as O-Ren Ishii, aka Cottonmouth, in “Kill Bill,” where she wore a snow-white kimono in a duel to the death, but we also couldn’t forget her as Alex Munday, rocking everything from her skin-tight leather suit to her sparkly red evening gown. She was also an off-camera style icon, especially during the late 90s/00s.
Bringing her ensemble to the after-party at the Vanity Fair Oscars in 2001: Having become a household name by this point, the actor donned a pink and black dress with a necktie. hands are like bras, reminiscent of prom. The mermaid shape gives Liu a feminine look that hugs her waist, then flares out below. Meanwhile, the striped pattern is reminiscent of a circus tent – it looks beautiful, in the best possible way.
She completed the look with a pair of delicate dangling silver earrings that matched the silver brooch on the strap and bra, along with a small black clutch. Her makeup is kept to a minimum with blush and glossy lips.

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