Zooey Deschanel in red Oscar de la Renta at the Globes: awful or adorable?

Sometimes I get tired of my own negativity. For real. Which is exactly why I’ve been putting off my coverage of these ladies: Kerry Washington, Sienna Miller, Marion Cotillard and Zooey Deschanel. Like, I like all of those women (I’m not crazy about Sienna, but I don’t have a hate-on for her), and I’m an especially big fan of Zooey these days. But all of these ladies got it SO, SO WRONG last night. For Kerry and Marion, it was a question of length, and both seemed to not understand that they could really go BIG for the Golden Globes. Kerry just wore a huge ball gown to the UK premiere of Django, and then she shows up at the Globes in a little slip of a cocktail dress? NO. And Marion should know better too.

But let’s start with Zooey Deschanel in Oscar de la Renta. Yes, it’s a ball gown. Yes, it’s a bad red – too light and too orange-y. Yes, she styled it with a ponytail and giant pearls. I just can’t, okay? The pearls were the worst part of a bad look. They turned this from “unfortunate hipster princess” to “So Zooey is Barbara Bush now?”

Marion Cotillard in Dior. NO. I might have accepted it if it was full-length, but the asymmetrical look is done poorly, the color is wrong, and in photographs, it looks like a stiff poly-blend.

Kerry Washington in Miu Miu. You know what? I would have loved this at a premiere for Django. But she wore the beautiful ball gown to the premiere and the little cocktail dress to the Globes, and it’s just wrong.

And finally, Sienna Miller in Erdem. She said she wanted to go for a hot British designer, and it’s true – Erdem is all over the place these days, mostly because of Duchess Kate. But we’ll never see Duchess Kate in this child-like playsuit-looking fugness. I’m sorry, y’all, but I loathe this. It’s dated and poorly executed and it doesn’t flatter her.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and WENN.

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  1. pamspam says:

    Ok, I kinda loved the Sienna dress. I wouldn’t say it was particularly figure flattering, but it just looked fun and fresh.

  2. QQ says:

    I Liked Kerry but not for the globes and that is all i can possibly say….the rest UGH Jut UGH

  3. Faye says:

    I actually don’t mind Zoe’s dress. For some reason, to me she’s actually pulling it off. And as a fellow paleface, I salute her for letting her paleness flag fly and not indulge in fake-bake.

    As for the rest of them . . .don’t even. Cotillard is the face of Dior, so she should have access to better dresses than this. And Kerry Washington is a gorgeous woman who should know better than to wear that thing anywhere, and those bangs? A big no.

    As for Erdem, he’s been a favorite of the fashionista establishment for some time. To me, his stuff all looks the same — flowered and frumpy — and I really don’t get all the critical acclaim. I think he was actually quite popular well before Dutchess Kate wore his clothes.

  4. Hannah says:

    Zooey does this princess-y thing all the time but on this occasion I rather like it. Don’t know why.

    I have a soft spot for Erdem but his designs tilt dangerously often towards conservative political spouse. I think he’s much better at short dresses than gowns. That flowery stuff is a bit much from top to bottom.

  5. hoya_chick says:

    Hahahaha what is that Sienna is wearing? It looks like something from Project Runway. HAHAHAHA.

    Come to think of it, they all look terrible. Kerry looks so skinny. I don’t like anything about her look. I hate Zooey’s dress. And seriously, that’s the best Marion’s stylist could do? A few years ago when she won her Oscar she killed it on every red carpet. Is she working with someone new? because she has been looking terrible lately.

  6. La Calabaza says:

    Zooey Deschanel needs to grow up. I like Sienna dress. The other ones are fug.

  7. lylaooo says:

    you are a little weird sometimes..i would like to se how you dress up….. i bet you just wear black and dark colors all the time..it doesnt mean that i like the what these woman are wearing but give them a chance! is not all bad..it could be worst!!!!!

  8. Mrs. Darcy says:

    I have to disagree I LOVE Sienna’s dress. It is maybe too long but I love how simple the rest of her look is, it’s just summery and fresh and different in a sea of nude sparkles. Just watched her in The Girl (did she win? She should have. Globes are still to air here in U.K.)and she looks to still be channeling the vintage. Apparently her baby ripped off one of the flowers and puked on her so let’s cut her some slack! Zoe, just no. NO to the taffeta looking monstrosities. I love her though. Agree the other ladies looked like they just turned up to a cocktail party – do they do this when they know they aren’t going to win on purpose?

  9. Marianne says:

    Zooey I just feel like, been there, done that.

  10. shewolf says:

    They arent dresses that I would choose but I like looking at them.

    Zooey just looks awkward in those photos. She should have practiced in front of the mirror a little more.

  11. hillbillyinthecorner says:

    I have looked at all the dresses and ladies on this site and I will tell you the truth I wouldn’t have given two cents for most of those expenive dresses to wear to a hog calling contest ! …Thats how bad they were…and who ever is styling these woman need to go back to style school a ponytail is not glamourous mo matter how you dress it….and marcelled waves went out in the twenties and the one side over the shoulder looks bad on ninity nine percent of the women who try it and it did on these woman……only a couple of woman looked elegant and nicely turned out…..Jennifer Garner…and I don’t even like her and Selma Hayak with her simple black dress that actually fit her bust line…. I’ve never seen so many boobies trying to poop out of to low and skimpy tops in my life I bet they ran out of boobie glue and tape to hold all that in…..I keep wanting to reach in to the pictures and pulling the tops up a inch or two…..LOL and the opposite end of the scale you had those dresses that look like they were activelly try to choke the life out of their wearer….. and again expect for a few younger woman they all looked so Shop worn and over done….
    Not the best dress show for sure I am sure Joan Rivers and her team are going to have a field day…..

  12. Agnes says:

    Zoe is so tedious. I just can’t with Sienna’ s dress. it’s truly awful.

  13. minime says:

    Zooey’s dress is really ugly! She is soooo pretty, I would love to see her in some better fitting dresses…

    As many other’s said, I also disagree concerning Sienna’s dress. I think it’s really cute, well fitting and it has a personality of its own. I would like some other pattern, but still it is really beautiful imo.

    I think Marion Cottilard’s problem is not the dress but the shoes, the bare chest and the hair. She is one of the most beautiful actresses out there (together with Rachel Weisz), she could have done way better, but she still looks nice.

    The Miu Miu dress is just horrible and hill fitting…

  14. Memphis says:

    agreed on all points.

    It was a bad night for fashion. I was giving a lot of WTF looks at my TV.

  15. Dani says:

    Zooey wore the same dress last year but in light blue. Boring. Next.

  16. bea says:

    I totally understand on the negativity tip, but these are the worst of the worst.

    Zooey – the dress does not fit – esp. at the bust line – and it is a bad shade of red on her. Plus, her posing is a little on the overly dramatic side. I also think the lower lashes are over-done.

    Kerry W is doing the sheer bottom skirt – always unflattering. And the neckline on that dress is the only thing that stands out. Ugly dress on a pretty woman.

    Marion and Sienna – you both got sold a bill of goods. Both dresses are unflattering and ugly, no matter how hot the designer is.

  17. Reece says:

    Zooey always looks the same to me. I just don’t care.
    I loved the color of Marion’s dress but the cut/design was…um, different.
    I’m so sick of sheer and lace and whatever combo therein!
    Sienna was one of my favorites actually. It worked on her.

  18. taxi says:

    I hate long sheer over a short slip shorts. Kerry? Rachel? Are you listening?

  19. Jenny says:

    Wait, seriously??? Why are so many people saying they loved Sienna’s dress? Is this a joke that I am not getting?!
    It looks like it was created by the winner of Project Runway: elementary school edition.

  20. Abs says:

    Zooey’s dress is gorgeous! But ugh, those pearls? … and that posing? I just can’t.

  21. Janet says:

    Deschanel looked pretty good. Washington looked godawful. I can’t stand mini-dresses with long sheer over-skirts. It’s an idiotic look with does nothing for anyone wearing it.

  22. NerdMomma says:

    I was just reading an article online about negativity. The cure for it is constructive specifics! Soooo if you were the stylist and you had the power to make changes, but not major ones like “totally different dress,” what would they be? Like Zooey could have maybe pulled her dress off with a different hairstyle, and some heavy gothic ruby necklace, I think. I mean, I would have loved that. And as someone said above, I’d love to see her without the bangs for a night.

  23. Jay Elle says:

    Let me just say: the term “adorable” is meant for children, not grown women who are recently divorced. If that’s the look Zooey is going for then that is very, VERY lame.

    Actually everything about her irritates me. Another hipster. UGH! GO AWAY!

  24. Cait says:

    As a pale girl myself, that shade of red is damn near impossible to pull off.

  25. citygirlsf says:

    Oh, Zooey…as usual trying to look wide-eyed and cutesy but coming across instead as startled.

  26. kibbles says:

    How can so many of these women look so awful? They spend thousands on fancy gyms, makeup, and designer clothes and they still look worse than I do in a dress from the local department store. Just because a dress is made by a designer does not mean it will look good on you. Sometimes a simple black dress off the rack looks better than some frilly mess that costs $10k.

  27. MisJes says:

    I know Zooey is loved by many commenters on Celebitchy, but I just can’t with this woman anymore. I am so completely over her red carpet style.

    It is always the same “I’m a little girl playing princess” look, and it’s not only dated, boring and over-played, it’s not even flattering.

  28. ichsi says:

    Zoey could have saved something with a better hairdo, but the no… not really. What the he is wrong with that waistline?

    Sienna’s dress gets better in close-up I like the little details on the fabric, but it did NOTHING for her figure.

    Kerry… no no no. My absolute hate dress of the night. She’s a beautiful (if a little too skinny) woman and this dress paired with the atrocious straightened hair…

    I actually love Marion’s dress, especially with the make-up and the sleek hair, but you’re right,it didn’t fit the occasion.