Minka Kelly Joins Lookalike Leighton Meester at People’s Choice Awards

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At the 2011 People’s Choice Awards, Minka Kelly co-introduced Kid Rock’s performance with her The Roommate co-star and Gossip Girl’s Queen B, Leighton Meester. Here are a couple of videos of the two lookalikes at the event:

Minka Kelly gets interviewed at the 37th People’s Choice Awards, honoring the best in popular culture for 2010

Minka Kelly and Leighton Meester presenting Kid Rock at the 2011 People’s Choice Awards held on January 5, 2011, at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California

My oh my, the two could pass off as sisters, agree? Their girly appeal is quite hard to ignore.

One month later, Leighton Meester and Minka Kelly visited the Apple Store to discuss their new psychological thriller The Roommate at Apple’s “Meet the Actors” event.

Lookalike actresses Minka Kelly and Leighton MeesterLookalike actresses Minka Kelly and Leighton Meester visit the Apple Store Soho on February 1, 2011, in New York City

While looking like they could be twins, Minka and Leighton are not related. In 2003, they became real-life best friends while filming separate commercials for the zip zapping skincare line, Clearasil.

Minka Kelly and Leighton Meester are not relatedMinka Kelly and Leighton Meester are not related

“The movie is about Sarah — Minka Kelly’s character — who comes into college; it’s her first day, and she comes to the dorms and she meets me, her roommate Rebecca,” explained Leighton in an interview with MTV about their American psychological thriller film The Roommate.

“We develop a friendship, and then it goes south and Rebecca starts to develop an unhealthy fixation on Sarah, and tries to merge with her and become very, very involved in her life.”

Minka Kelly flaunts her long legs at the 2011 People's Choice AwardsMinka Kelly flaunts her long legs at the 2011 People’s Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 5, 2011, in Los Angeles, California

Now we already know Leighton’s dress is from Vionnet. Minka’s vintage-inspired off-shoulder frock, on the other hand, is from Vivienne Westwood’s Spring 2011 Collection. She wore it exactly the same way it was worn on the runway, save for the pumps:

Model Madeline Kragh on the Vivienne Westwood Spring 2011 RunwayModel Madeline Kragh on the Vivienne Westwood Spring 2011 Runway

The dress is lovely, don’t you think? A bit risky with its interesting combination of vintage lace and plaid, but definitely lovely.

And in case you didn’t notice, the hem is asymmetrical too. It isn’t available online yet, but maybe you can check the nearest Vivienne Westwood store in your area.

As expected, a substitute was impossible to find. So I ended up searching for vintage lace dresses instead. Here’s what I found at Revolve:

3 vintage lace dressesMadison Marcus Lace One Shoulder Dress, $285 / LaROK Lace Maze Dress, $295 / VOOM by Joy Han Lace off Shoulder Dress, $195

The closest option would be the LaROK dress at the center.

If you want to recreate Minka’s look and you don’t mind doing a bit of altering, simply cut off the sleeves of the dress of your choice (so you either have one shoulder with no sleeve, a sleeveless, or an off-shoulder with no sleeves), then grab a plaid fabric and turn it into a sash:

Gorgeous plaid fabricsModa Maison de Garance Woven Plaid, $9.98/yd; Wool Blend Fleece Plaid, $9.98/yd; Covington Burgess Plaid, $12.

Of course, make sure the color you choose complements the dress. And if you’re not so keen on the plaid sash, you can always use a leather belt.

That said, I’m going to end this post with a quick question, which dress would you wear? Minka’s Vivienne Westwood, or Leighton’s Vionnet?

Credit: WENN / FayesVision / Ivan Nikolov

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