Lena Dunham in Giambattista Valli at the Emmys: one of the biggest disasters?

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True story: Lena Dunham’s dress was so fug that even the E! cameramen didn’t want to get a full-length shot of it. For like a solid hour, they only shot Lena from the waist up to spare viewers from the fuggery of the full-length look. Lena wore this tiered monstrosity by Giambattista Valli, a designer favored by the likes of Jessica Biel. Lena’s date was her boyfriend Jack Antonoff.

Sigh… what is there to be said? Lena wants to be criticized. She’s a high-level troll in the celebrity world, doing anything for a negative reaction in the hopes that she can play the melodramatic “victim” of a society rooting for her to fail. I’m not rooting for her to fail, I’m just exhausted by her consistently awful style choices. It’s like there’s no safe place to let your eyes rest at this point. Her makeup sucked. Her new blonde hair sucks. Her top part of the dress looks cheap as hell. The skirt is a disaster. So, there you go, Lena. Play the victim. But after that, hire a better stylist.

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Maybe it’s just that everything else looks so much better when in immediate relief from Lena’s look, but I really like Allison Williams’ Giambattista Valli. You wouldn’t even believe that they’re wearing the same designer, right? Usually I think Allison’s red carpet choices are boring and/or fug but she really nailed it with this dress. It looks like something Audrey Hepburn would have worn. And Allison is SO TINY.

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  1. livan says:

    I love Lena, but this dress is AWFUL!

    • Mmhmm says:

      It’s awful, and I hate her. She does this on purpose and it’s tiring. She never looks confident in her clothes, and they’re such bizarre choices. It’s like she chooses these clothes with the intention of garnering negativity. She always look ‘sad’. And that hair is god awful.

      • Stef Leppard says:

        I can’t figure out what’s going on on top of her head. It’s like she wants to do a “hipster” “ironic” version of Miley’s hair but Miley’s hair is already tragic, so Lena’s just looks clownish.

      • FLORC says:

        If she wants to be quirky she could continue with how Vogue dressed her for tha editorial. that was awesome and still against the grain. Lena could pull off outfits like others couldn’t. Instead it’s shock value.

        We know she can hold her own in a debate. She’s trying to start an issue for a platform.

        I can’t with her. She’s awful.

      • Gea says:

        She is just playing whole media and having fun in her own way. I am sure even if she wore something more flattering, fashion police will pick on her anyway.

      • Keiley says:

        I feel like her troll-ish-ness probably comes from insecurity. If she lacks confidence she probably assumes people will say negative things about her either way. This way, if people start saying negative things about her, she can say ‘ha, I’m doing this on purpose.” It’s a false sense of security. I hope she can find her inner lioness and know that every lady deserves to be fierce, and own whatever style (as opposed to the lack thereof displayed above) is unique to her.

      • FLORC says:

        Keiley
        Lena is a person who is completely comfortable with her body. She’s talked about this and proven it many, many times. To think this girl lacks confidence is to be unfamiliar with her.

        The only time Lena gets attention for herself or her show these days is when she is criticized. The shock factor of Girls has faded and it’s on the downswing.
        Lena gets coverage when she gets to defend herself. And no one attacks her anymore so she needs to run out there with a target begging people to engage her in drama.

      • Stubbylove says:

        Totally agree. Basically this choice is her trying too hard to be her. And Kaiser is right on with this fug choice plays into her “victim” card. *YAWN*

      • fairyvexed says:

        It’s possible to use fashion as rebellion. She’s just using it as….fug. She’s not even.trying.

      • Paige says:

        “it’s tiring” lol- have a nap

    • CTgirl says:

      I have yet to find anything to like about Lena. She’s smug, not particularly smart, not particularly funny, keeps trying to make her nude scenes happen (no one wants to see that Lena so just put it away) and wants to play both sides of the coin (remember her schtick that magazines shouldn’t airbrush until she was airbrushed so that she wouldn’t scare the readers of Vogue? Then all of a sudden she’s thanking Anna Wintour. Really?!). She’s just ridiculous.

      • FLORC says:

        She’s very intelligent. How she acts though isn’t a good example of that. I think she knows exactly what she’s doing. She’s just viewing it from a different frame of mind.
        And that Vogue airbrushing thing isn’t a fair example. The issue become flooded with fake pictures and misquotes. It was a mess.

        Remember that mag photoshoot of the black and whites of her in an abandon street? Those were great.

      • lana86 says:

        u can say whatever about her looks, but she IS smart. She may be smug, but who isn’t? I know I am, lol !! Her show is shallow and tiresome, but I’ll give her one thing – she has balls to show the world that u can be plain AND happy AND successful. – and nowadays, for the looks-obsessed teen girls it’s a good influence.

      • CTgirl says:

        I’ve read some of her writing and seen some of her show and, again, I don’t see the intelligence or wit of Lena. There are so many other’s out there who are plain, happy and successful who have actual wit and intelligence. I’d much rather read or listen to those people rather than ridiculous Lena.

      • FLORC says:

        CT
        If you don’t see it, you don’t see it. You’re in the minority though. She’s so smart and has proven this. Her achievements aren’t the kind given out. It’s the kind you have to earn and she did.

        I dislike her writing and her show with a white hot passion, but she isn’t dumb.

      • Bob Loblaw says:

        Lana86, I don’t for one second believe she is “happy”. She has had some success but if she doesn’t break out of this very tired schtick, she’ll be one more flash in the pan. Her fans seem to see some innovation or rebellion in her that I fail to perceive. This dress is just as thirsty as Miley twerking and rubbing up on Robin Thicke. Please spare us all this obnoxious public display, whatever your motivation.

    • Mia V. says:

      The skirt isn’t awful, the shirt just doesn’t match and the styling on her is terrible. Dress something that flatters you and on your size!

    • SK says:

      You know what? On anyone else I would hate this; but I effing LOVE this on her!!! Do you know why? Because it is her day style turned pink and into a gown. At least she is being true to her own sense of style and not trying to squeeze into ill-fitting versions of dresses that the “pretty girls” wear. Her weakest area is her shoulders and neckline and that’s often what lets down her formal looks; but here she’s wearing a collared shirt that gives her a nicer line across there and covers up her slumpy shoulders. Yes the shirt could do with an iron; but I like the look. The skirt sort if takes the piss out of formal dresses. It is a hipster gown, tongue firmly in cheek, and it made me grin to see her in it. I like it! This is not the best photo of this outfit either – it’s an unflattering one. There are much better photos elsewhere where she’s not slumping and she looks great. The colour palette also suits her new crazy hair. I like that she’s staying true to herself here and not trying to shove her square peg self into the round hole of acceptable fashion choices. Brava!!

  2. Kath says:

    I do believe Lena’s shirt is a pyjama top. That’s all I have to say.

  3. Sarah says:

    I never thought of it that way, that she likes to play the victim. I always assumed my eyes were the victim.

    • LadyMTL says:

      Yep, Kaiser hit the nail on the head, Lena’s an expert-level troll. I can’t remember one awards show where she didn’t wear something that had us all shaking our heads, and it’s probably not all that impossible for her to find flattering clothes. She just does it for the attention.

      • Petrichor says:

        And she’ll succeed. I predict this thread will get the most comments today.

      • Dani2 says:

        Yup, this look just makes me believe this is intentional, her stylist can’t be that evil and she isn’t that stupid.

      • Kali says:

        I only just realized it after Kaiser pointed it as well. On one level, I understand the whole “wear/do/look what you want whenever you want! feminism!” shtick. What irritates me is that as a woman in power in Hollywood, I feel like she’s constantly reinforcing the notion to potential viewers who could actually DO with having their minds expanded/changed that unconventional/average looking woman don’t belong in entertainment because they just don’t bl00dy try. We can’t all look like Gisele Bundchen but you can take inspiration from someone like Christina Hendricks or Melissa McCarthy (I personally covet all of the Tadashi Shoji dresses that Octavia Spencer won during her awards season run she has a while back).

        Note: I’m really not wanting to start a flame war or anything like that and I’ll apologize in advance if I’ve offended someone, I’m sure I worded my idea badly. It just makes me really sad (particularly as someone who looks far more like Lena Dunham than not) that it seems like she deliberately tries to make herself look as unappealing as possible.

      • joy says:

        Agree. She’s not a traditionally pretty Hollywood girl and she’s going to cram down our throats. Oh you think I’m ugly? I’ll SHOW YOU UGLY!

      • Anonymei says:

        I just hope Christina Hendricks does not read Kali’s post. She may need to take to her bed for a week. She is a bombshell and no Melissa McCarthy.

        Lena must be looking awful in purpose. There is no way that was an accident. She can look good.

      • Bob Loblaw says:

        I think, if I may, Kali just meant that both ladies, McCarthy and Hendricks, have “unconventional” figures for Hollywood but for everybody else on the planet both ladies seem perfectly normal in their form.

  4. Lilalis says:

    I know Lena is all “I’ll never be hollywood-skinny because I’m so edgy, and feminism, and duh”, but then please stop wearing clothes/hairstyles that can only be pulled off by models (if at all).

  5. Anna says:

    Her dress is so fugly omg. I first saw a picture online before I watched the show and I thought someone must’ve photoshopped her dress because I didn’t think it was possible to wear something so hideous. Maybe if her hair had been dark it wouldn’t have been so bad. I kind of like her eye makeup but that lip colour is fug and she needs to be more aware of the faces she makes on the red carpet (that blank stare and the open mouth is not very flattering)

  6. Nonny says:

    I had a nightmare once that I went to the hairdresser and came out with Lena Dunhams exact haircut. I swear. I woke up traumatised and sweating!

  7. capepopsie says:

    Well, if she wanted to wear the ugliest outfit on Earth, she really succeeded!
    Sorry, but I can´t stop laughing. . . .
    :-)

  8. Anastasia says:

    The top of Lena’s dress looks for all the world like a pajama top, piping and all. A pajama top that vomited tulle.

  9. Jadeeeeyyy says:

    I don’t normally comment on here, but by god I thought I should make an exception for that dress. The top looks like a pyjama top you get from a hospital and the skirt makes her look like a cake. Love Allison’s dress though

  10. MSat says:

    Jesus H Christ – you’re one of the hottest talents in the business, you’re young, you’re fairly cute and have access to all the stylists and designers one could ever want — and THIS is what you come up with? Get it together, kid.

  11. Hannah says:

    Sure where would she leave it? She was not content being a talented star and wanted to be a celebrity. She has based the celebrity side of her career on looking ridiculous in the hopes people will point out that she looks ridiculous and she can give interviews and write essays about how everyone picks on her and it is ok to look ridiculous.

    Honestly, who would leave the house looking like that? There is wearing your personality and there is not looking good. I’d be embarrassed for her if I thought she hadn’t done it on purpose.

  12. lisa2 says:

    I feel like she always dresses in denial.

    I don’t care who you are.. everyone can’t wear everything.

    Welcome to the real world of what every woman goes through.

  13. sisi says:

    it would have looked so much better if the shirt had fit her at the armpits. Even Lena Dunham can easily find a shirt that fits right in Hollywood, her casual style is always the right size. So yeah, I think it has been done intentionally.

  14. hutter says:

    I kinda like the idea of Lena’s outfit but, blimey, it’s unflattering. And the shirt just doesn’t go with the skirt at all. The style’s all wrong, the colour’s bad, what the hell? I don’t think anyone could have pulled this off but Lena makes it look particularly bad. Sorry, L.

  15. in_theory says:

    Honestly, I find the lower part much less offensive than that ugly pink blouse-thingy on top that looks like it was stolen from a nurse’s locker.

    That being said, I like an odd bird as much as the next person, and I find it refreshing when people dress differently from the crowd – however, there must be a way for her to still look good while doing it, no? Is it really on purpose?

    Allison Williams looks nice.

  16. PunkyMomma says:

    Lena looks like a slightly used extre absorbent tampon.

    On the other hand, Allison Williams dress was to die for.

  17. GiGi says:

    Not going to lie – I love Lena’s skirt…. not on Lena, or at least not how she’s wearing it… for me – it’s the completely ill fitting top that – ugh… no words. It’s so awful.

  18. Greata says:

    I would be content if she simply dresses in her SIZE.

  19. Mean Hannah says:

    I don’t know about Audrey Hepburn wearing a dress like that – maybe yhe silhouette – but it looks like a debutante’s ball gown.

    Lena’s dress, while not my taste at all, would have been fine if she had chosen a different top. I think she was trying to look like a Brooklyn waitress going to a ball after her shift at a hipster diner but we are just not getting the irony.

  20. Kiddo says:

    On some strange level, I actually love it on Lena. I think the top could have had a better fit or she could have worn the right foundation garment. But she’s never pulling sexy glamor girl looks. This is fun and different and the color works with her hair and make-up. I think this is one of the best looks she has sported without abandoning her wacky style. Shrugs.

  21. Mia4S says:

    Eh, she knows what she’s doing. We are all talking about her; and I haven’t watched Girls since season one. *Shrug*

  22. MonicaQ says:

    I think even Lady Gaga wouldn’t have worn this. It looks like a Barbie nightmare or maybe that’s what she was going for.

    • Katy-did says:

      Monica – I thought the same thing. When I was young (like really young), my mom had a birthday cake made for me that was a Barbie doll inside of a huge frilly skirt that was the cake. I kid you not…..it looked exactly like this skirt!! I couldn’t think what it reminded of until I read your comment. LOL!!!

  23. Lozface says:

    Honestly the skirt did not look that bad on the catwalk. In fact, I thought they were stunning! Check out Giambattista Valli’s Instagram. But everything about this is wrong! Allison looks incredible. Chalk & cheese these two!

  24. Jules says:

    Ethel Mertz + Large tropical bird = Lena Dunham’s outfit for the Emmys.

  25. InvaderTak says:

    She’s not even a troll anymore. She’s just try hard. it’s aggravating to the point I kinda hope something she gets knocked down a peg with her antics. Not full on career disaster, but a significant humbling moment.

  26. Hissyfit says:

    I think she was aiming for the “edge” but failed so bad.

  27. cleveland girl says:

    Wait!!?? An actual designer made this dress??? I thought it was from the bargain bin of leftover halloween stuff at Target.

  28. Marianne says:

    I think Lena purposely tries to look bad. I think its all part of her anti-hollywood persona.

    Allison’s dress as super pretty.

  29. lower-case deb says:

    Lena’s look like it got stuck in the middle of a Quick Change routine, specifically Cinderella at 11:59:59

    meanwhile Allison’s look like one seamstress did the top, and anther did the bottom only to have an intern sash-tress connect
    the two

  30. Lexie says:

    I’m with Kiddo. At least it’s different. So many of these dresses are exactly. the. same. Still, look to Michelle Dockery for different AND pretty. It can be done.

    • Kiddo says:

      I think people despise her so much that it wouldn’t much matter what she wore. If she went for a staid traditional-type of appearance, people would have criticized her for selling out, and would have said things like, “Look how she’s really trying to look pretty, instead of not caring” and whatnot. She doesn’t have a Barbie Doll figure which will limit Hollywood choices anyway. I don’t watch her show,I’m not interested in paying for premium cable anyway, but I think she’s a polarizing figure so there’s not much she could do to please the masses.

      • Hissyfit says:

        I don’t think people “despise” her. She’s very talented and cutesy and nobody is denying that. A lot of celebrities out there try to be edgy, different and wants to stand out. It’s always a risk because some of the look works, and most don’t. That’s why a lot of them stick to the safe side. I salute her for trying to be different but this one is just another fail.

    • Bucky says:

      I will take this over a f**king taffeta or satin strapless mermaid dress all day, every day. I kind of love her for this, and I think her new hair is fantastic.

      Alison Williams’s dress is really gorgeous, and she looks beautiful, but I hate the bow, and she makes things … boring.

  31. Francis says:

    Is Lena doing this on purpose? She looks awful.
    It’s a frock horror. Hate it!

    Allison Williams dress is nice but a bit too prom dress. gorgeous makeup and hair. Is she losing a lot of weight, her arms look really thin, has Allison always been this tiny? Just curious.

  32. Eleonor says:

    I call this pr stunt.
    Promoting feminism and different kind of beauty does not mean you have to act like a clown all the time.When you have talent and intelligence.
    After a whileyou get boring.

  33. Lady Macbeth says:

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh….. Omg, that is just fugly, no matter who’s wearing it!

  34. Jade says:

    She’s doing this on purpose right?

    Can’t imagine there would be a day when I think Bjork’s goose gown looks better. At least even Rose McGowan’s nude gown can be used as lingerie…this get-up is just …no words.

  35. LaurieH says:

    The dress. The hair. The makeup. All of it was awful. Beyond awful. So awful, in fact, that I wonder if it wasn’t on purpose. How otherwise to explain such an utter lack of self-awareness and style? Nevermind the fact that the dress, on it’s own, is hideously ugly, but on Lena it doesn’t even fit. The top part is particularly disasterous. The platinum blond hair. The bowl-meets-Dorothy Hamill-meets-Justin Bieber-meets-The Beatles haircut. The raccoon eyes. Good grief.

  36. kibbles says:

    She’s an embarrassment to curvy and normal-sized women everywhere. What I like about Mindy Kaling or Christina Hendricks is that they are at least dressed appropriately (most of the time) and have shown that different types of curvy women can be sexy and successful in Hollywood. Lena could look good too. It would actually be a great message as a feminist and as a woman who isn’t stick thin to show up on the red carpet killing it and proving that women her size can look sexy. Instead she shows up looking like sh*t then plays the victim card as if anyone who criticizes her is sexist or anti-feminist.

  37. LT says:

    My 8 year old daughter’s favorite dress from Hannah Anderson is the baby sister of that skirt. It looks adorable on a 3rd grader who likes Hello Kitty and sings the Frozen soundtrack. On a grown woman? Not so much.

  38. Allie says:

    She dresses fug but usually always does the open mouth pout on the red carpet (first picture). Like she’s trying to be semi sexy. Which is the opposite effect since that open mouth pose makes everyone look ridiculous. Gives me rage blackouts.

  39. DanaG says:

    Lena probably figured she would never be best dressed so decided to really suck and she achieved her goal everyone is talking about how bad she looked. Of course we had to put up with watching her the girl is so thoughtless.

  40. Jen34 says:

    Hahaha. I have never seen anyone go out of there way to look so bad before. Ugly doesn’t even begin to describe this look.

  41. Blythe says:

    No one in their right mind could think that this look looks good. She’s definitely trolling everyone.

  42. Francis says:

    She wants to be E!’s Fashion Police worst dress.
    :)

  43. Godwina says:

    I can’t believe eye makeup is inner rim again. Is this really happening? It ages *everyone* and conjures up anything but glam. I see Sharon Obsourne in all their faces now. I can’t even with 2014.

  44. Chrissy says:

    I think Lena has officially jumped the shark (if a person can do so). Everyone only talks about how bad she looks in her clothes and no one is talking about her talent! Thoughts?

  45. HK9 says:

    Holy F- an ombre cupcake ate her ass.

  46. Melymori says:

    So tired of this girl… she’s trying too hard to be the next Sarah Jessica Parker.

  47. Cali says:

    You hit the nail on the head, Kaiser. I’m so tired of her.

  48. Ellie66 says:

    She looks strangely like Lady Gaga. That haircut is just hideous like they put a bowl on her head and cut around it. Ugh!

  49. Patty says:

    I just can’t with Lena Dunham. While she is not conventionally attractive, she can actually look nice. The way Vogued styled her was great. They highlighted the cute pixie cut she had and focused on her eyes, which her hands down her best feature. Her feature in Vogue was the only time I personally thought she was even mildly cute. Honestly, she tries to act like she is above it all but I think she has massive self esteem and body issues.

    • Teresa_Maria says:

      I am with you on this one.
      I think Lena wants to prove something so bad that it hurts. On this case the peacock-tail-monstrosity literally hurts my eyes, but that’s not the point.
      I tend to believe she really would not mind to be tall, skinny and traditionally beautiful and she has not made peace to herself on these matters.

    • chaine says:

      i agree. i have tried to watch Girls, but her (or at least her character’s) self-loathing is so palpable that i just cringe every time she’s on screen.

  50. JM says:

    the bottom of the dress looks like Kaylee’s (from Firefly)

  51. allheavens says:

    Was she going for the Buster Brown in drag look? I kept looking for Tige to appear from under that monstrosity and make a break for it.

    She brought a whole new meaning to “hot mess”, bad makeup, bad hair, bad…whatever the hell she’s wearing. Just awful.

  52. M says:

    I am going to behave myself and just not make a comment on this dress. I swear she just wears things like this to get people to talk about it.

    This is the first time I am actually really waiting to see what Joan on fashion police says about this because you know it will be horrible.

  53. rudy says:

    Even her boyfriend looks freaked out about the tutu.

  54. Twinkle says:

    God bless Lena Dunham for always bring the crazy to the RC. at least she keeps it interesting. Everyone else is BORING!

  55. HoustonGrl says:

    Cotton candy nightmare!!!!! That said, the 8 year old inside me absolutely loves that skirt.

  56. MyCatLoves TV says:

    I (a while back) really wanted to like her because she is non-traditional and plus size in an environment where that is neither the norm nor desired. Then I binge watched “Girls” one long weekend. By the end of it, all I wanted was Lena to fall in front of a subway train. Her interviews, sense of (cough) style, the whole nine is annoying as flock. I respect trailblazers and non-traditional women who prove that any dame can be classy when classy is called for….then show the world that she could climb a mountain or fight a giant Komodo Dragon later that night, if necessary. Lena is, in my humble, a whiney brat who (as said above) just wants to throw her b.s. in all of our faces. I love the way someone above put it: “You think I’m ugly. I’ll show you ugly.” And Lena does. How childish. How NOT feminism!

  57. bettyrose says:

    I don’t know how I’d feel about Lena if she’d struggled her way to the top, but she was born at the top, has taken full advantage of her privilege, and still wants to latch on to some self-inflicted victimhood. Does her behavior/clownish style really do anything to support non traditional looks other than her own?

  58. Debb says:

    This chick has the face of a toddler and the body of an overgrown 12 year old. She always looks like she just finished playing in mommy’s closet.

  59. Brionne says:

    I don’t get the need to be platinum blonde if she is all anti Hollywood feminist marching to the beat of her own drum. Also as has been mentioned before, queen latifa Octavia Spencer, Christina Hendrix, and many others manage to be curvy AND well dressed when they step out for award shows. What’s with this chick?

  60. Jayna says:

    There are no words for Lena’s outfit and platinum bowl haircut.

  61. Jayna says:

    Allison’s dress is stunning, except I would have chosen a different color than the yellow. She needs to put a couple of pounds on so her collarbones aren’t as prominent, but beautiful, beautiful dress and the hair is perfect with it.

  62. Lola says:

    Lena’s dress was designer dress?? The top looks like a pajama top … now, for my money … had her skirt actually started on her wait / hip area and the top with sleeves at shoulder level and figure fitting, round neck … this could have been a better ensemble on her.

  63. Janet says:

    Whatever Dunham is trying to prove, it’s not working.

    You missed the two best dresses of the night: Michelle Monaghan and Felicity Huffman. Classy, understated and elegant.

  64. Penelope says:

    Lena’s just ponderous.

    Love Allison’s dress and she pulls it off beautifully.

  65. Carrie says:

    Its so weirdly proportioned that it makes her look weirdly tall…and I’m not sure that is a compliment in this case.

  66. Luciana says:

    Off topic has anybody noticed that this Allison girl is the skinnier version of Anna Chlumsky? They could pass for sisters!
    Lena usually dressed to impress in an oddly and unpleasant

  67. kri says:

    All I’m getting from this is One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest from the waist up and from the waist down a tragic mash-up of a quinceanara gypsy dress/toilet paper cover in the bathroom of an 80 yr.old knitting fiend. Please, god save my eyes. I need a fashion eyewash station STAT.

  68. phlyfiremama says:

    In the year 1976, I turned 11 years old. For my birthday that year, my 6th grade teacher made me a doll cake that was purple ombre, with the “ruffles” made of frosting (instead of the pink that is Lena’s dress) but with a non-barbie, budget doll on top that looked JUST LIKE this dress looks on Lena. I just about choked laughing when I saw Michael K.s write-up.

  69. LAK says:

    Lena is fantastic at trolling people. It’s quite entertaining.

  70. Pepsi Presents...Coke says:

    Oh, shit. She looks like an upside down tampon.

  71. balticprincess says:

    THe absolute worst in this incredible ugly outfit is the chav tattoo on her arm. Makes everything still so much cheaper.

  72. Sknniemama says:

    I love Lena but… she killed it. Alison is lovely has a stereotypical “ideal” figure but the dress she wore was blah. And she still looked lovely. Wear just the skirt on Lenas dress would be a princess fantasy overload and Lena pulls it off pretty legit.

  73. Caz says:

    No words for Lena. This is hardly good publicity for the fashion house. Just because one makes an idiot of herself for wearing Worst Outfit Ever on awards night and gets a lot of photos & gossip column coverage doesn’t mean one will be taken seriously.

    A lot of the stylists who worked for this award ceremony need to be sacked. A lot of the ladies have looked a heck of a lot better.

  74. md1979 says:

    I actually don’t hate this as much as most of the commenters – the top is awful, I agree – but I actually think Lena pulls off the look because she looks like she was having so much fun in this. The photos on this site show her making that weird blank open-mouthed face but in other pics she is smiling and looks like she’s enjoying the joke and not taking the whole fashion thing too seriously. I don’t think she chose this thinking “this is the most flattering dress and it makes me look younger and thinner etc” I think it was meant to be over-the-top and funny. People wear clothes for different reasons – to look as flattering as possible, or to look thinner, or to be trendy, or whatever but some wear particular clothes just for fun or to cause a splash and I think Lena falls into that category sometimes. Also, not everyone hated this look universally: they loved it over at Lainey Gossip.
    And I have to say it’s one thing not to like her body type, but it’s unfair to say you “feel sorry” for her boyfriend or that she always looks awful or trolls for negative comments. Her dresses the past few years at the Globes were awesome IMHO, and I really liked her look at the 2012 Emmys. If you do a google image search for Lena, I think some pretty good looks come up actually.

  75. sesame says:

    Lena’s haircut is so similar to Javier Bardem’s in No Country for Old Men. Seriously, it’s the same :D .

  76. Elizabeth says:

    I’m not sure why this angers people so much. It kinda makes me happy. We criticize women who allow themselves to be airbrushed or surgically altered to CONFORM to an ideal of beauty, why do we get annoyed–to the point of cruelty–at someone who bucks all that, is f-ing smart, and doesn’t mind if you laugh with/at/near her.

    Seriously peeps, breathe.

  77. Kate says:

    I don’t really get the big deal. It’s a mess, but it’s a fun mess. I’m so sick of seeing the same boring gowns over and over again, so anything different gets a thumbs up from me.

    I miss the red carpets of 15 years ago, where you were always guaranteed at least 5-10 celebrities showing up in something ridiculous and fun.

  78. JLo says:

    Forget the dress, what about the terrible posture and vacant facial expressions? If she wants to be an icon for feminists and “normal” women, she could at least carry herself with some self-awareness and confidence. As a non-skinny, average woman I would rather someone like Mindy Kaling represent my demographic.

  79. JustChristy says:

    I’m far from a fan of hers (and I tried! I really did) but something about her makes me want to snatch her up, pat her uncle Fester head, and *whisper* “Who hurt you, Lena? Who hurt you?” There is a difference between having a funky sense of style, and just doing ridiculous stuff to rile the masses. If she really wants to shock the world? Try to look classy and elegant for once. Not because she has to, but because it can be fun, and wouldn’t it be a bigger f#ck you to all her detractors to show up looking really lovely, as opposed to looking like a mutant dust ruffle? I’d like to see her at least try. I mean, a light, gray smokey eye for starters would probably be stunning, because she really does have pretty eyes.

    Showing the world how awful you can dress yourself for red carpet events doesn’t make you the most feminist. If she wants to be so tacky at every one, because looking nice is somehow beneath her, then why even bother? That’s why I can’t with this one.

  80. Josefa says:

    As I said on the other thread, Village of the Damned meets Cupcake Wars. Awful. Allison, on the other hand, was one of my faves of the night. She looks radiant.

  81. melain says:

    No Lena. Don’t wear a cotton, collared work shirt with a foofy skirt. No. It’s like a mullet outfit…all business up top and all party down below.

  82. kitty-bye says:

    Vintage Dorothy Hamill hair & one of those tissue flowers we used to make as children with a pipe cleaner to hold it all together teehee

  83. ZuZus Petals says:

    You forgot to mention that busted prison tattoo on her arm when listing the “no safe place for your eyes to rest” re: Lena Dunham.

  84. JessSaysNo says:

    Definitely looks like a tampon and I also agree she does this for attention. She is doing the hipster thing of trying to look chic in her fugliness.

  85. Vampi says:

    Lena is trolling.
    On one hand.. Good for her!
    On the other hand… No. Just NO!
    Go away Lena. You are far too talented to resort to this mess….or maybye not. Whatever it is…it is getting tired.
    “Poor Lena! People just can’t let her be HER!”
    ugh.

  86. Mischa Jane says:

    You know, I really really like Lena. I think she’s smart and funny. But I hate her red carpet looks. I just don’t get them. I don’t get this look at all. It’s probably the worst thing I’ve ever seen her wear. Her casual style can be cute, so I just don’t understand!