The Palm Springs Film Festival happened last night. Sadly, though, I was in an eggnog-and-holiday-cookie-induced-coma (of sorts) and could not revive in time to pay proper attention. Today I’ve finally sifted through all the white noise related to Mariah Carey and her NYE debacle and have found the festival’s red carpet arrivals! I think I’ve also found the first great dress of 2017 courtesy or Jenny Packham worn by Janelle Monae (above). As you are all well aware, Janelle wears black and white exclusively and yet never ever looks boring. What I’m trying to figure out is if this achievement is a greater testament to her personal style or to the timelessness and widespread appeal of a black and white combination. In either case, this gown is stunning and she is owning this look. I’m hoping that this is some kind of omen for 2017 letting us know that better things are to come starting with this dress. Standing O!