Dahling, has everyone in Hollywood gone Zsa Zsa? Seems that way, judging by the plumage—some faux, some not—being sported by stars such as Ashley Judd, Andie MacDowell and Soul Food's Vivica A. Fox. "When I wear feathers. I can actually fly," chirps Bridget Fonda, who hit September's Emmys in a bird-worthy Badgley Mischka. Says Fox, who donned an orange feather-trimmed Goddess top for the L.A. premiere of Hoodlum: "They give off a flair of fun and funkiness." But beware: One Night Stand's Ming-Na Wen reports that the black boa she wore to the Venice Film Festival in August required a certain amount of pluck. "It almost felt like it was alive! It flew around with the wind, and pieces ended up everywhere."
Of course that's a small price to pay for glamor. "Feathers create a fantasy effect, and this is something all people desire in the end," says fan Valentino. Another benefit? The clear conscience that feathers—which don't require killing of birds—provide. "These are politically correct feathers," jokes Ellen's Joely Fisher of the chicken-feathered, beaded lace gown by Pamela Dennis that she wore to the Emmy Awards. "They just sort of fell off some animal. I don't think there was any plucking involved."
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