You know that you have officially become a celebrity when you start showing up on random “Who Wore it Best” sites and shows. This means that season 11 American Idol runner-up Jessica Sanchez should have something to be happy about. Because she has reached this pinnacle of stardom. Indeed, beautiful 16 year old singing sensation was recently compared to Donatella Versace in a blog on AOL, based upon the dress she wore at her July 4th National Anthem performance in OKC.
The real drama of the post? The almost identical dresses the two wore were actually both DESIGNED by Donatella. Oops. That has to be some kind of fashion faux pas on the blogger’s part. I mean, how can you compare a 16 year old girl to a 57 year old fashion icon – especially when the icon in question designed the ensemble in question?
The Versace number in question was a studded black leather frock riveted with hundreds of gold and silver studs in a variety of shapes and in an abstract design. The hem hit just above the knee. Jessica’s number was virtually identical, with a slightly different design pattern to the rivets – it also only fell to her mid-thigh.
Ultimately, and unfortunately for Ms. Versace, the votes have been cast and counted. According to a whopping 76% of voters, 16 year old Jessica Sanchez pulled of Donatella’s look far better than Donatella herself. Of course, that was bound to be the result when you compare a teenager to a 57 year old.