The red carpet, I've always thought, is Hollywood back-scratching at its best.
Celebrities, treated more or less like objects, get free publicity, free dresses and the warm glow of knowing that they've reached the top. In turn, fashion designers and stylists get the kind of exposure that only enhances their businesses and reputations.
Everybody's happy, right?
But even viewers who don't know a peplum from a pothole can see that something is amiss when a star is asked about her dress and pretends not to understand the...