Emma Watson in Balenciaga at the GQ Man of the Year event: tragic or cute?

These are some of the most notable ladies from last night’s GQ Man of the Year Awards in London. This is a big annual event in association with GQ UK, they do their own separate awards and such for the UK edition, and then American GQ does their Men of the Year events towards the end of the year. Anyway, a lot of ladies came out to celebrate the men. Let’s start with Emma Watson in Balenciaga. Awful, right? Right. I’m sure fashionistas are like, “Oh, how darling, a little built-in shrug on a bandeau top, that’s amazing!” Nope. It makes her look like a hunchback. And I don’t get the “bandeau-as-formalwear” thing. We’ll discuss this further when we get to Jessie J.

Suki Waterhouse in ??. I don’t think I’ve ever really noticed how Suki has a rather kittenish look. She’s got a budget Brigitte Bardot thing happening.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in a white cocktail dress by Versace. I thought it looked like L’Wren Scott, only L’Wren doesn’t make her dresses out of RUBBER. I love it. Clean, simple, sexy.

Alice Eve in Richard Nicholl. Y’all know I’m not a huge fan of orange shades, but this isn’t bad. It sort of works on her because she has the right coloring for it.

Rita Ora in Etro. You know what? I don’t mind this. It’s sort of like the Deconstructed Bumblebee Dress.

Jessie J in Persy Yaniv. OMG. The dress/whatever ensemble… it’s awful. But is it better or worse than what Emma Watson attempted?

Jourdan Dunn in Hugo Boss. Um. I think she’s a model, right? Right. And now I’m pretty sure she has bolt-ons.

Ellie Goulding in Julien Macdonald Fall 2013, but it looks like Marchesa, right? I like Ellie, but I feel like she’s trying too hard to become a Fashion Girl.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Tessa says:

    That outfit was basically done by Kristen Stewart and Gwyneth Paltrow already. I realize the top is a different cut, but it was so publicized on them, it seems like a repeat.

  2. Anna says:

    I usually love how RHW turns out on the red carpet, and this is no different.

    And I give props to Ems for taking some big risks, even if they dont always pay off.

  3. Kemper says:

    Does Balenciaga make anything close to tasteful? I feel like I should apologize to Kristen Stewart. “Its not your fault. You did the best you could with what they gave you”.

  4. truthSF says:

    Tragic!!!! Everyone should be banned from wearing that mess.

    And WTF is Ellie Goulding, Rita Ora and Jessie J wearing?

  5. Allons-y Alonso says:

    Dreadful. All of it.

  6. LadyMTL says:

    Gah, that shrug bandeau thing is awful on Emma. She looks like her shoulders are constantly hunched up next to her ears.

    I do love RHWs white dress (talk about a body!) but Jordan Dunn looks borderline trashy. If she does have bolt-ons she might want to get them adjusted, as it looks like one is higher than the other. Or maybe that’s just a bad tape job?

  7. Penny says:

    Ah, u mean bandage? I totally agree with u – it should not become or stay a ‘look’

  8. Katie says:

    I don’t know who most of these wannabes are, but Emma, noooooo! I get what you’re trying to do, but you look like the Millennials version of the Flying Nun.

    Also, Rosie I-Refuse-To-Type-Your-Ridiculous-Hypenated-Last-Name, stop being such a try hard. That fabric is going to dehydrate you thus making you thirstier than you already are. Also, close your mouth. You’re letting all the air out of your head.

  9. TherapyCranes says:

    Emma’s outfit is better than Jessie J’s dress but not by much. I love Emma so much though so she always gets a pass from me.

    I think Suki and Rosie look the best. I’m not a lover of blondes but they both look very sexy. Rita’s bumblebee dress is actually nice. I wouldn’t mind wearing it.

  10. mkyarwood says:

    I wear an outfit like that to go hiking… minus the absolutely useless cape. Also, my shoes have toes.

  11. Erinn says:

    I actually like Rosie’s look. It’s very simple, but she looks great.

  12. Maria says:

    i like it when people take risks. a normal gown might be very beautiful but why would i want to see it?

  13. Abby says:

    I actually like Alice and Rosie here. They look simple and elegant.

    As for Emma nahhh not working for me

  14. bns says:

    Jessie J and Rita Ora need to give it up. No one will ever care.

  15. chloe says:

    I can’t get over the un-even boobs on Jourdain Dunn.

  16. bluecalling says:

    emma and jourdan look great (how do you not know who jourdan dunn is?). emma’s look is a bit young but the pants (wide leg) are what i look for every time i go shopping.

    any hoot, i don’t think jd’s are fake… just weight gain, pasties and makeup.

  17. pretty says:

    In Jessie J’s picture, there is a woman with GIANT right arm. what the heck!!

  18. LahdidahBaby says:

    if anything ever illustrated perfectly, and in the most negative manner, how important (and beautiful) a woman’s shoulders are (or should be allowed to be) in the whole scheme of female beauty, it’s that Balenciaga mess Emma is wearing. oh, ugh.

  19. Amanda says:

    Emma is a pretty girl but what an awful outfit. She looks like she’s wearing a sexy nun costume or something.

  20. magpie says:

    Suki looks like she’s 12. Her relationship with BCoop grosses me out.

  21. Gretchen says:

    I don’t mind the colour on alice eve but the dress definitely should lose the sleeves, there’s something very ‘competitive cycler’ about the top half…as for Dunn’s bolt ons, the one of the right (her left) seems much higher than the other…

    Also, is that Suki’s nip I see through that thin material? I think it is, I want to unsee it.

  22. HK9 says:

    I love Emma Watson, but no baby no…step away from the top. Put it down slowly..there now, see life is better. :-)

  23. Bianca says:

    That bra-cape on Emma Watson is seriously awful, but those pants are even worse! What the hell? They look al sorts of wrong. She can pull off a lot of things I would find questionable on anybody else, but not this.

  24. MisJes says:

    Ugh, Emma looks fugging terrible. What the hell was she thinking?!

  25. Renee says:

    Rosie is the only one who looks good. The rest are trying too hard. Can’t stand ANYTHING about talentless and smug Rita Ora. Can she go away now?

  26. Luffy says:

    Emma is a bit too short to pull of that outfit. looks a bit like a child playing in her mothers clothes. That hair on Jessie jay is so terrible for her head shape. It gives her a complete bobble head look. The color also does nothing but age her. Jordan dunns breast weren’t done very well and have no business being in an outfit like this. I don’t like rhw’s dress only because I feel like its plain and I expect it from her. I think the only one who was good was suki. Her dress is lovely

  27. Karen says:

    When is she finally going to finish her college degree at Brown?

    Here comes the usual “At least she’s going to college unlike other celebrities”….yeah well when you get special treatment by colleges and mention how college is more important than acting, but take a 2 year break to film/do modeling, then whatever…

    • MisJes says:

      +1. Often it is mentioned how admirable, commendable it is that she isn’t just coasting through on her Harry Potter paychecks/fame, but pursuing education.

      But, it seems clear to me that she likely only enrolled in university to feed her own ego (the arrogance and constant insistence we acknowledge her cleverness). We all know her admission was based less on her academics (no matter how acceptable they were) and more on her occupation as a major child film star.

  28. Mandy says:

    Emma-AWFUL. Do not do that again! I don’t really get her appeal. Although I have never watched any of her movies so I guess that would be why.

    Suki- Meh. She’s pretty and the dress is okay.

    Rosie- Stunning, Perfection, LOVE.

    Alice- I love orange shades…just not on me! But, she pulls it off.

    Rita- I like the dress, much better than the that VMA mess of a dress.

    Jessie J- I think she looks pretty hot. I also LOVE her blonde hair. She really pulls that off. Is she a natural blonde, maybe??

    Jourdan- Blah. Yes, those are most certainly bolt-ons.

    Ellie- What the bloody hell?? Stop it with the feathers! Not only is it NOT a good look, it has to be uncomfortable. I feel an itch just looking at those dresses.

  29. Another Ann says:

    That’s a pretty sad statement for Balenciaga. It’s the first time a celeb has been seen wearing them on the red carpet in forever, and the outfit is a total retread of what Ghesquiere did for them a year ago. Not a spec of originality from Wang there.

    Balenciaga is a mess right now. It’s almost like they’re in hiding while they get their act together.

  30. Meggin says:

    All of those outfits are AWFUL except for Rosie’s. Her outfit is stunning. Emma tries too hard to be Ms. Fashionista and it doesn’t work out.

  31. Lauren says:

    I would actually love Emma’s Balenciaga had it been paired with some ankle-length slim/tapered trousers.

    Rosie looks great. The rest are meh to awful.