Rusty Christina Hendricks in Herrera at the Met Gala: hot mess or not bad?


As I’ve said time and time again, you put Christina Hendricks on a red carpet, and you’re going to get a hot mess. She’s so, so pretty, and she’s got this killer, voluptuous body and this fire-red hair and pale skin, and all of it put together CONFOUNDS stylists and designers alike. Plus, I think Christina is part of the problem – she really doesn’t know how to dress for her figure or her coloring, and her personal, everyday style goes from hideous to extremely unflattering. So here’s Christina at the Met gala in an ombré Carolina Herrera dress.

I guess the colors should kind of work on her. It feels like… autumn. Browns, rust, copper, charcoal, all of it SHOULD work on Christina. But it doesn’t, because when you put it all together in a horizontal ombre, it’s super-unflattering.

While I don’t care for her bright red lips, I do think her makeup and hair is flattering, which is a nice change. Her limp bangs trauma was driving me crazy! I like her hair like this, although this particular style probably isn’t “right” for a high-fashion event.



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  1. Ashley says:

    I think she is beautiful and awsome, but that dress makes me think of a dead seamonster.

  2. Delta Juliet says:

    Love the hair…..the dress is OK….unique but I’m not sure if it’s a good look on her. She’s got awesome boobs though! SO jealous.

  3. Kelly says:

    Omg! You’re right Ashley! I adore Christina, but this dress looks like something died inside in a really really painful way…

  4. Emily says:

    I really like her hair and makeup. But that dress! Like you said, the colours SHOULD work with her colouring, but that dress is a mess. And I don’t like the way it looks like her sleeves just fall off her boobs.

  5. tanya says:

    It reminds me of a renaissance festival for some reason…

    That said, her hair looks lovely.

  6. brin says:

    She’s beautiful but I don’t like the dress (especially the material & sleeves).

  7. the_blonde_one says:

    I haven’t read any of the articles on here this morning, I’m just commenting in the most recent one. I notice there are probably ten ‘so and so in such and such -cute or should we rip them apart like wolves’ posts. really? that sincerely seems a bit over the top as not ONE of them is a guy. I also know that if I don’t like it I can leave. so, ttfn! n=today

  8. your mama says:

    I agree! Coloring works, but that is ONE FUG of a dress! It looks like color coordinated layers of plastic trash bags (the small ones used to pick up dog doodie) & should be used for that.

  9. Lady Jane says:

    She looks like Peg Bundy

  10. Marjalane says:

    I know this is going to sound weird, but I think she needs some Jackie Kennedy type styling. Very simple lines, some fabric with structure, a square neckline, redheads look good in pale greens, creams, even a peach- between her always tragic hair and the drapey dresses, she always looks floozy-ish. And she is a very pretty woman, she could do SO much better!

  11. NoFrank says:

    She is beautiful but the dress is…confusing. Her coloring is so striking, it’s kind of weird to see her dress so perfectly coordinated with the color of her skin and hair. Like she’s not really wearing the dress so much as it has become a part of her body. Not a good effect.

  12. mln76 says:

    I am always so disappointed in what she wears such a gorgeous woman/body. Sofia Vergia should call her up and take her shopping.
    @the blonde one they always do those headlines when there are red carpet pics.

  13. kathug says:

    she looks like a blood clot!

  14. Lindy says:

    Makeup and hair are an A+.

    The dress looks like something she pulled off the garage floor after changing her car’s oil. Ick.

  15. marge says:

    such a beautiful woman… what a shame

  16. Pix says:

    Ugh. This is a boiling hot mess!

  17. Judy says:

    She’s pretty–hate the way she dresses ALWAYS. Her boobs are ridiculous and make her look fat when she’s not.

  18. dorothy says:

    Ok…we get it. You have Big Boobs.

  19. fancyamazon says:

    I think she is beautiful, and if this dress weren’t so shiny, I think it would be loads better. This is definitely her palette though : )

  20. embertine says:

    Ha, I think I am the voice of dissention here because I love it.

  21. Lala11_7 says:

    She is gorjus!!!

    But that dress? Lawd Have Mercy!!!

  22. beth says:

    i see no dead kraken here. she looks like a delish piece of tiramisu…
    i like how she opted to go for something more original; the shiny texture accents the copper palette, which in turn matches her copper red hair very well. i give her a high score for pulling off both!

  23. louisa says:

    She looks like a big piece of poo.

  24. Cirque28 says:

    I think this is a symbolic costume meant to evoke a melting piece of chocolate. Or a 1980′s Camara with flames painted on the side (if you look closely at the skirt, you can kinda see the flames). Or maybe a 4th of July bottle rocket.

    (She IS totally gorgeous though, and maybe someday she will hire a good stylist.)

  25. Qq says:

    My gf does a color blog, she broke it down to this: her being a real blonde, pale skin wearing a color palette suited for a redhead when I think she’s either a spring or winter, as the reasin why she tends to look “off” even though it “should” work?

    Anyways, amazing fabric I guess

  26. Mairead says:

    That rag is all types of ugly, especially with flash photography. It had better look glorious in real-life

  27. junipergreen says:

    I love her as a redhead, but I would love to see her with her natural blonde for a while. I bet she’d look great. She doesn’t have that typical blonde Hollywood look, so I think it would work.


    She looks terrible. What she was thinking when she looked in the mirror and decided that looked nice?! She’s so beautiful, but that outfit…it’s just too much.

  28. Kloops says:

    She’s so, so beautiful, but I agree, the auburn in the dress is too matchy matchy with her hair. Her body is killer.

  29. Deb R says:

    first thing that came to mind was fruit roll-ups, you know that gnarly snacky thing you peel off the paper.

    her hair is nice, though.

  30. Az says:

    Sweet sassy molasses, this one never gets it, does she?

  31. blackswan says:

    what is wrong with her??!

  32. flourpot says:

    Horrible dress. Looks like a rotting piece of leather.

  33. danielle352 says:

    she’s almost there, it’s the shininess of the “fabric” that makes it seem a little cheap.

    … says the girl who knows nothing about fabric, lol

  34. Victoire says:

    OMG ! She’s not hot mess, she’s just mess ! For me this is the worst outfit I saw today

    That dress will haunt me in my dreams !!!

  35. original kate says:

    she looks like she got swallowed by a giant squid.

  36. dread pirate cuervo says:

    @ Marjalane, floozy…lol. The first thing that popped into my head was Marilu Henner. So I think that’s the same thing.

    She is many, many cup sizes ahead of me, so I don’t really have any experience with this, but surely there must be some better way for her to show the girls off? As opposed to the “2 volleyballs right up under the neck” approach she always takes? She should be stunning, but her dress got in the way.

  37. Gal says:

    She is such a beautiful woman – I wish she would stop hiking her boobs up to her chin. We get it, you have big boobs. Now move along.

  38. buguiii says:

    xD someone forgot to wash the dress OMG !!

  39. Ari says:

    YOWZA! Foxy Lady! I love it :)

  40. serena says:

    What the hell with those boobs?
    lol they’re not in control!
    Anyway you know, she isn’t a natural ginger but she looks great. But the dress is totally unflattering.

  41. lucy2 says:

    I’m going to start a fund to hire her a decent stylist.

  42. Janna says:

    Oh, bless her heart. That’s all I can say without being mean. Well, I can say fire her stylist, if she used one.

  43. Maritza says:

    She really is gorgeous with her porcelain skin, great red hair and voluptuous body. The style of the dress is very nice but the color and the material are not.

  44. KateNonymous says:

    I actually really like her makeup, including the lipstick, but the dress is grotesque. “Sea monster”–absolutely.

  45. Amanda G says:

    What an ugly mess of a dress. Too much going on there.

  46. Beck says:

    Has anyone seen the pic of her before the boob job? I can’t believe no one gives her hard time about those huge things.

  47. Ron says:

    It looks like she fell off the horsedrawn carrige on the way to the ball and rolled in tar.

  48. TXCinderella says:

    I don’t like the dress, It doesn’t flatter her great curves. It looks like she’s been messing with her face. She is a beautiful woman, I’d hate to see her start jacking her face up.

  49. Mia135 says:

    I think her hair, skin and makeup look beautiful.

  50. ladybert62 says:

    I dont like that dress at all – looks sickly. And I am not a fan of hugh boobs – I think she needs a boob reduction job!

  51. Amanda says:

    Sorry to tell ya but thats a wig.

  52. tango says:

    Ok, how come Renee Zellweger looks great in Carolina Herrara? Even if the look is boring, she always is well tailored and elegant. This dress doesn’t even make me think CH. Was CH on vacation when this dress was designed?

    Oh Christina, you could do so much better. Please hire a better stylist.

  53. Hakura says:

    @Ashley“I think she is beautiful and awsome, but that dress makes me think of a dead seamonster.”

    I’d like to expand upon this further, & say a dead seamonster, but as one of those big art pieces made out of rusted metal.

    It may just be me, but I don’t think I’ve ever liked a ‘gown’-type dress that included horizontal stripes in ANY way/location.

  54. Cait says:

    She would’ve looked better if she’d just picked a solid colored dress. Love her figure, but that dress is just too busy and makes her look heavier than she really is. Horizontal stripes=the enemy!! A solid chocolate brown or bronze gown, in a different fabric, would look awesome with her hair and coloring.

  55. housefrau says:

    Oh c’mon. When Mad Men has been on the air for fifteen years, and there’s a Lincoln Center/Metropolitan Opera Gala Party scene (circa 1974), Joan will show up in this dress and it will be awesome!

  56. gg says:

    She looks way better than usual and somebody finally did her hair, yay!

  57. blouson says:

    She is beautiful, KEEP the hair stylist and make-up artists then meet me for coffee tomorrow Christine and I’ll sort you out. Sure curvy figures ARE harder to dress, but they often look better when done properly. We’ll steal some of Salma’s looks and then go from there…

  58. lisa says:

    I think she is a pretty woman; but I never thought she was “beautiful”. She is curvy according to Hollywood. But there is something off about her look to me. I think her breast have become another person. She needs to wear clothing that showcases her figure, but when she wears a revealing outfit her breast take over.

    Pretty woman.. but I don’t see beautiful. I saw her on Top Chef, and she is pretty that is it.

  59. STOPGOOP says:

    The dress is honestly a little scary, but she is SO BEAUTIFUL here it hurts… so unfair!

  60. Newbie says:

    I think she’s one of the most beautiful women alive, but for the love, PLEASE put the twins away. They’re pushed up and porned out in everything she wears. We get it. You’re body is bangin’. Now please try something different. And this look is horrible.

  61. wifeyskarsgard says:

    Christina Hendricks what are you doing to yourself girl? She’s so gorgeous yet she dresses like that! *sigh*