updated 09/18/2000 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 09/18/2000 AT 01:00 AM EDT
If Neuwirth was hoping to appear with-it at the Liberty Heights premiere in Manhattan last November, she missed big, say our judges. "I don't like the frizzy things around her bare midriff," says Ben Stein. "Too many materials," adds Elie Tahari. Declares Sisqó: "The skirt isn't right, the shirt isn't right. This is just wrong." Very wrong, agrees Mia Tyler. "The fringe is bad, the white shoes are bad–you can't wear white shoes with black!"
According to our judges, Neuwirth's labors were lost at the New York City premiere of Love's Labour's Lost in June, where she again paired a black leather skirt with white boots. "See-through with the leather and the shirt over it–and those white boots?" questions Mia Tyler. "And what's on her shoulders? A book bag? With blue straps?" Elie Tahari feels that the "bad combination" could have been saved if "she had worn pants and changed the boots." Especially those boots, declares Sisqó. "She's like, 'I'm matching the lining of my coat with my shoes. Get it?'" he says. "No! I'm sorry, I don't!"
She may be smiling, but our judges sure aren't. Exclaims Sisqó of the getup Neuwirth had on at the Manhattan premiere of Magnolia late last fall: "She's saying, 'let's just mix it up today!'" Bad impulse, says Mia Tyler: "The pants would be cute on their own. But leopard-print boots don't go with Asian-style pants." As Elie Tahari puts it, "She looks like a motorcycle rider going to an elegant evening event. The outfit's an oxymoron."