It's too bad there weren't many starlets at the Verrier show. They could have used the guidance.
Instead, we had to look at the adorable array of forties-style outfits and imagine how brilliantly Mischa Barton would pull off the short white shift bedecked with navy Swarovski crystals; how cool and chic Jennifer Aniston might be in one of the two-tone pleated pencil skirts (if she would just put down the cargo pants and basic black, please, for the LOVE OF GOD); and how youthful and breezy Kristen Bell could look in the penultimate dress to come down the runway, a light-blue chiffon number with crystals on the waist and straps.
Then, when the show ended, a pretty, petite blonde bounced to the back of the runway and posed for some photographs. It was Ms. Bell herself! She had escaped our notice in the dim lighting (and because we were staring at Tim Gunn and Nina Garcia in the front row, imagining what they were saying and wishing it were something like, "Let's buy those hot Fug Girls a martini"). Kristen looked composed and put together in a long-sleeved frock and peep-toe black slingbacks, but she had just enough of her usual granny style to make us hope she learned something at the show.
So the moral of the story is we're psychic. You should probably know, then, that George Clooney is going to appear at the next show. On our laps.