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Celebrity Photos of the Week: Who wore Hammer pants to Sundance?

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The most powerful couple in the world arrive at the swearing-in ceremonies for U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington on Monday.

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A crowd of exclusive loyalty-tested invitees watching the President and first lady, who is dressed in the finest and most expensive gown of the day, dance on an elevated platform decorated with the official symbol of the President’s executive power should in no way bring to mind the court of King Louis X1V or the extravagant glory of the Russian czars, because this is America and it’s completely different.

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Katy Perry is in no way laughing at the coat of the old man she is pointing at while laughing at the inauguration ceremonies in Washington on Monday.

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Earlier during the inauguration celebration, Katy Perry honoured her country by turning its flag into an undergarment.

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Celebrities could also be found this week at the Sundance Film Festival, ostensibly a celebration of film but in fact an important annual migratory field observation opportunity to collect notes on movie stars when they are forced to dress themselves for the red carpet without the aid of fashion designers. In the case of Mackenzie Davis, being caught in the wild meant mom jeans, a tucked-in T-shirt and a car blanket used a scarf. Nature is not always pretty.

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Released into freedom, Brit Marling‘s hindquarters take on the colouring, texture and shape of the 1980s backup dancer, while a splash of white on the throat and shoulders serves to catch the eye of nearby males in full Hammer pants.

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Maya Rudolph displayed the colours and patterns of the rutting northern Roots store employee.

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Word of a sighting of Brie Larson in full lederhosen-pantsen-onesie display mode quickly spread through the Sundance scientific community, causing jostling that scared her away.

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The rarely sighted Tony Danza accessorized a lone scarf with some pants and a shirt.

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Shhh! Don’t scare off the skittish Ellen Page, a small Canadian species that reverts to the black coloration of its adolescence when its personal assistants aren’t around.

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Like the Pacific salmon, Matthew McConaughey stops eating during film-festival season, dedicating himself solely to fighting his way against incredible odds to the theatre, where the brave actor, exhausted and nearing mild dehydration, deposits his production.

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Some movie stars, like Nicole Kidman, are so far removed from their days in the wild that even when returned there they tend to seek the comforting haute couture of their regular life, lest they wither and die without it.

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Sundance Film Festival founder Robert Redford is tired of your jokes.

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Ringo Starr reminds everyone that there are only two Beatles still living at the Sundance Film Festival last week.

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We’ve got it, Ringo. There are just two left. Out of four. So interesting. Let it go.

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Oh for crying out loud!

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Oh look! Hockey’s back. And with it all the grace ....

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... And majesty ....

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.... And finesse ....

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... And style we’re used to! What we need right now is some popular, violence-loving icon in a high collar whose use of the English language is without peer to give this elegant game the thumbs-up it so deserves.

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Found one!

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