Judges called upon the 35-year-old British actress, who plays ER surgeon Elizabeth Corday, heal herself. Their diagnosis? The ex-Mrs. Ralph Fiennes suffers from a case of the terrible toos. “Too loud,” says NBA star Kobe Bryant. “Too costumey,” says Felicity costumer Linda Serijan-Fasmer. “Too bright,” says designer Amsale. “Too much going on,” sums up another critical care specialist: Fashion Emergency host Emme.
Sometimes the 5’8″ Kingston wears outfits that are entirely ill-conceived; sometimes she simply chooses the wrong accessory. Either way, when she aims for funky, she winds up frumpy. “She’s trying to pull off the Madonna look,” says designer Marc Bouwer, “but I think Madonna does it much more successfully.” Her outré clothes, however, have a silver lining. They show “that she’s shaped like a normal human being,” says MTV’s Daria. “How refreshing!”