Seeing Double: Jennifer Hudson and Rihanna Both Give the Bold Shoulder in Balmain and More Matching Celebs

This week's showdown took a decidedly dark turn. Black and a deeper shade of green served as the backdrop with stars refusing to lighten up. Lace accents and embellishments were also favored as dynamic details dominated. Check out each head-to-head battle and weigh in on who you think made the most profound impact. 

Double-Take #1: Jennifer Hudson and Rihanna in Balmain


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Structure frequently reigns supreme at Balmain and intricate patterns receive preferential treatment from the French fashion house. It's the brand's somewhat straightforward black fitted dress, though, that was recently embraced by two singing superstars. Jennifer just showed off her new cropped hairdo in the label’s diamond lurex jacquard creation with padded shoulders at last month's Black Girls Rock! event in Newark, New Jersey. She completed the look with a pair of Mado over-the-knee leather boots by Christian Louboutin. After the MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn this August, Rihanna hit up some of the affiliated parties in the long sleeve V-neck dress. A statement necklace and black ankle strap sandals polished off the look. Which pixie-haired performer rocked Balmain best?