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Courtroom Chic

In Fashion on April 1, 2009 at 7:30 am

 
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This morning marks the start of my official jury duty. I’ll be on a case that is likely to last for several weeks. I can’t help think this all had something to do with my outfit during jury selection, which I described to my friend Billy. (It involved a metallic ballet flat and some Spanish jewelry.) “You should’ve played the ultra-religious card and worn lots of Southern Baptist Talbots if you didn’t want to be picked for the jury,” he chastised me. “In conservative Orange County they would have loved it, but not LA.” 

For today’s appearance, he said, if you want to be remembered as chic Juror #12, channel lots of vintage Winona courtwear. “Remember all the demure little Marc Jacobs numbers Winona wore when fighting her shoplifting charges?” he asked. Of course I’m on the jury, not on trial, but I get where he’s going with it, and in fact I do have several of his trompe l’oeil jackets and blouses circa 2001-2002, and I also have a great Marc by Marc black acrylic headband I picked up in NY a year or so ago to borrow from my favorite of Winona’s fashionable turns in court (above). And heels! And bags! Here are some other of her genius ensembles, and I credit Paris for taking a page out of Noni’s legal pad with the headband (though I’m thinking that silly Chanel bag didn’t do her any favors):

Arriving at the Beverly Hills Municipal Court for her preliminary hearing on shoplifting charges June 3, 2002 in Beverly Hills, CA.

Arriving at the Beverly Hills Municipal Court for her preliminary hearing on shoplifting charges June 3, 2002.

 

Entering the courthouse after a lunch break on the third day of her shoplifting trial.

Entering the Beverly Hills Municipal courthouse after a lunch break on the third day of her shoplifting trial, October 30, 2002.

 

Arriving at Los Angeles Superior Court, May 4, 2007.

Arriving at Los Angeles Superior Court, May 4, 2007.