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London tabloids are currently in a right uproar - not over Posh, or Lindsay, but yes, Elle MacPherson. And all to do with the look she turned up weari
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London tabloids are currently in a right uproar - not over Posh, or Lindsay, but yes, Elle MacPherson. And all to do with the look she turned up weari

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London tabloids are currently in a right uproar - not over Posh, or Lindsay, but yes, Elle MacPherson. And all to do with the look she turned up wearing a couple weeks ago to the new Jaguar launch. Now dubbed “Queen of the Cougars” (in close contention with Madonna and Kylie Minogue), Elle sent the dailies over the edge when she appeared in a custom made Herve Leger gold dress and Loubie heels. The irony was, when I first saw the dress, my main concern was whether Elle was ripping off Kate Moss’s gold one shouldered dress from the Met ball. The tabbies were concerned about two different things altogether: 1. Whether a woman pushing 50 should be wearing a teeny tiny gold dress 2. Whether her knees passed muster. (They say not)

On close inspection, we must admit, we thought Elle looked like she squeezed herself into that dress - one size up wouldn’t have hurt. And she does seem as if she's trying hard, way too hard. Her feet also looked like they were poured into her shoes, which underscores another point: peep toe shoes don’t do anything except accentuate bunions or a bad pedicure. Dowager feet - ewwww. Indeed, the last time anyone had wrinkly knees under such scrutiny, it was another famed actress. We won't name names, but one whose husband is prone to Twittering and appearing on lame MTV shows - and she got a knee lift. What are your thoughts on the matter? —CHARLEY B.