January Jones in dust ruffled Mary Katrantzou: pretty or awful?

These are some new photos of January Jones at a screening of La Revolution Blue last night in NYC. January wore a Mary Katrantzou Fall 2012 dress which… I do not like. It’s one of those situations where the personality isn’t strong enough or awesome enough to really pull off the look. On Cate Blanchett, it would be interesting and challenging. On January… she just sort of looks like a mall girl wearing a dust ruffled dress. January is so pretty, but her style is so crazy and all over the place. She wants to be avant-garde, but she rarely pulls it off.

In other January news, she’s finally said something about “Fat Betty” on Mad Men. Several weeks ago, there was an episode devoted to Betty’s weight gain, and “Fat Betty” became a meme and a sensation. Some of you tweeted me, asking for my thoughts on Fat Betty. I thought it was interesting, but I was disappointed in the lack of follow-through in the show. Maybe it’s coming later in the season – you never know. I thought it was interesting that “Fat Betty” was a lot nicer to her children – I adored the scene where Betty and Sally were eating ice cream together. Anyway, January told Fashionista that everyone at Mad Men was cool about her baby weight: “I had no pressure to lose [the weight] in any certain amount of time.” When asked about “Fat Betty” becoming an internet sensation, January said: “I have to think it’s funny; I don’t take offense.” And even January thought Fat Betty was nicer: “Skinny Betty was meaner!”

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and WENN.

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14 Responses to “January Jones in dust ruffled Mary Katrantzou: pretty or awful?”

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  1. gee says:

    Having a baby softened her a little. It’s nice. She seems less icy.

  2. Talie says:

    She does have a beautiful face when she’s done up in that Betty Draper make-up.

  3. T.C. says:

    “I have to think it’s funny”. That’s an odd statement does she have to check with her PR person first?

  4. Dee Cee says:

    Oh it’s futuristic unique and pretty except for the unfortunate pattern print of bent pipes or robot legs in the skirt.. If she wore a Sat dish fascinator hat I could see what image she is trying to relate.. perhaps a red spotted mushroom, 1up icon and plumbers’ wrench on a band?

  5. Nanea says:

    At the first glance I thought there were snowflake prints on her skirt…

    *raises hand* I’m all for MVaughn as wicked weaver too, I’ve always thought he’s the father.

  6. Tiffany says:

    You are right Kaiser, she is a pretty girl. But whoever does her makeup needs to be fired.

  7. bk says:

    I like the dress, and I like it on her. I think the reason she looks like a mall girl here is because her hair is sort of half-a$$ed. Take a cue from Dita or other women who pull off these styles regularly: you must complete the look. It’s not successful if you’re all half casual, half avant-garde.

  8. Candyland says:

    Vintage sofa fabric.

    January looks hard and mad all the time. Unapproachable.

  9. Seagulls says:

    I think the dress is watching us.

  10. taxi says:

    Looks like she’s wearing an insect costume.

  11. Fatkid says:

    I think I like the dress in theory. I think if the skirt were longer and more fitted it would go from good to awesome. I also agree with an earlier poster, her hair and make-up were phoned in and leave much to be desired.

  12. Yasmina says:

    I just can’t separate her from Betty Draper. Just can’t. So when I see this weird thing on her and the makeup done badly, I’m totally thrown off! She’s boring but classic, so this kind of design just won’t work on her.

  13. GirlyGirl says:

    She is so boring she’s almost translucent