Kerry Washington in Rochas & Louis Vuitton for ‘Django’ tour: too cutesy?

I had been looking forward to Kerry Washington’s fashion for her Django Unchained publicity tour. Like, I had really high hopes after she wore that amazing Vivienne Westwood gown to last year’s Emmys – it was a rare moment where it felt like an amazing style star had arrived. Unfortunately for all of us, Kerry’s Django tour has been marred by some tragic fashions. I covered some of the weekend photos of Kerry yesterday – she wore a weird, acid-green ruffled dress for a photocall and a weird cut-out sack dress for a European premiere. It was just… not good.

And here are more choices from Kerry. Here’s the thing: I know she loves clothes. I know she’s actually working with a team of people to do some high-impact “looks”. But I’ve got to wonder what her “team” thinks about their work. The long, multicolored strapless gown is Rochas – Kerry wore it to the Paris premiere of Django. This might be the high point of her Django tour! While CB and I aren’t crazy about the structured boob cups, the fabric is pretty is the design overall is lovely.

And here’s the problem look – Kerry in Louis Vuitton in Berlin today. Outlets are saying that the white/pink bow (??) is Louis Vuitton too, so this might be a runway-to-red carpet look, as in this might be the way Louis Vuitton wanted their dress to be seen. If that’s the case and Kerry was told, “Darling, you must wear this checkerboard dress with this flirty little hair bow!!” then maybe it’s not ALL her fault. But it’s still just a weird/dumb look for an adult woman. Now, if this was miniaturized for Harper Seven Beckham? Sure. I would be into it. But this whole outfit makes me worried that LV is all over the infantilization of women.

(PS… Bonus Quentin Tarantino as Velvet Elvis… and look at his tiny feet!)

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and WENN.

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  1. Dani says:

    The LV dress looks really uncomfortable. No one over the age of 5 should wear bows in their hair. Ever.

  2. JH says:

    Her hair just looks so sloppy in the LV ensemble.

  3. marie says:

    the first dress is pretty, not a fan of the hair though-maybe because I can’t really see what it is? is her hair tied in a bow?

    and the second dress is awful, reminds me of a fancy picnic table. she is so beautiful-why would they do that to her?

  4. carrie says:

    in the first dress,her head looks huge

    when did Tarantino become Steven Seagal’s twin?

  5. annabelle says:

    Awful. Both of them. Actually, all of them from this entire tour.

    Each one ill fitting, unflattering, accompanied by bad hair.

    On the plus side, she doesn’t seem *as* emaciated.

  6. lisa2 says:

    the little girl bow is not working for me. Kerry’s neck and shoulder area look so strange.

  7. andy says:

    Never look to Zooey Deschanel for fashion inspiration.

  8. lucy2 says:

    Don’t like either look.
    Her Emmy dress was gorgeous!

  9. shewolf says:

    I love the bow and the dress that went with it. I dont think a lot of women could pull off something like that but she did. Its kind of retro kind of glam and very feminine. Most girls at these things have their fairies hanging out.

  10. Jade says:

    So this is her big moment & she’s ruining it with her cutesy/lame outfits. She should’ve been more prepared – hired a proper stylist. The potential is there but she’s just not reaching it.

  11. Jennifer12 says:

    AWFUL. Anyone over the age of eight should NOT wear bows. Or scrunchies. She looks like Betty Rubble with that other hairdo. Why does such a pretty woman DO this to herself??

  12. GossipG says:

    She nice..the movie is all total mess all over. Its chaotic, the storyline tries to hold it together.Rumor is she is banging Q. Tarantino.Thats just yucky yucky yucky.The movie resembles todays African Americas..I saw HUGE slaves, well fed, and fat cowboys. Cowboys werent fat back in the days;) Awfull movie, nice cast.

    • LAK says:

      Not that it makes any difference in Hollywood, but i thought Q had a girlfriend. She doesn’t walk the carpet, but was caught on camera at a recent stop of this press tour.

      re: the fat actors playing emanciated characters…..i had similar issues with THG. These people were supposed to be starving, and instead they all looked well fed etc.

      You’d think that with all the money they spend on these things, they’d CGI them to look emanciated.

    • lena80 says:

      A lot of slaves were “bred” to be larger on breeding plantations. The bigger the slave, the more appealing it would look and that meant more $ for the owner when it came time to sell them. I’m not sure about fat cowboys or those fights, but slaves were definitely bred to be large.

  13. LAK says:

    The problem isn’t any of the dresses, the problem is her. She’s petite in terms of size and height, and by the looks of it a straight body.

    That LV dress would look amazing on someone taller, and bigger eg the Runaway Bride.

    It’s somewhat matronly, so on a smaller petite body like hers, i would cut several inches off the bottom to make it a mini dress.

    The molded structures top of the first dress would suit someone curvier than her. Not necessarily spilling out the top, but with enough to fill the cups, and have a cinched in waist. I had the same issue when Kstew wore a similar style dress recently.

    • j.eyre says:

      I think you are right about the LV dress. I might actual shave the neckline and keep the length just because I think the length is interesting – maybe a bateau neckline?. But I do agree, this is a tall person’s dress.

      I like it – I couldn’t wear it either but I do like it.

  14. Bugsrunny says:

    Kristen Stewart wore a short, black-and-white romper version of the LV on the BD2 press tour. She looked great–and KW would have rocked it, too. This long, pink and white version isn’t doing anyone any favors.

  15. T.C. says:

    Love both dresses on her but hate both hair styles. She has gorgeous hair it shouldn’t be that hard for her hair stylist to make it look good.

    Tarantino on the other hand is just LMAO poorly dressed and blowing up like a house.

  16. efwcheryl says:

    She is so very pretty and talented! If the only thing we have to talk about is her lack of a good stylist, isn’t that wonderful!

  17. KellyinSeattle says:

    I like the first dress but not the second; she’s beautiful either way.

  18. beanie says:

    I usually love her looks, but I don’t like either one of these. I would love to her her beautiful, luminous skin, though.