Demi Moore wore vintage Zac Posen to the SAGs: pretty or Morticia Addams?

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For some reason Demi Moore was the last presenter of the night on Sunday, she presented Best Ensemble in a Drama which went to Spotlight. When she came out on stage I was struck by her hair, she was wearing one of those topknots which is inexplicably popular now along with some loose strands hanging down, and by how gothic her gown was. She was in a full length black gown with stripes and ruffles that looked very 90s. It turns out the dress wasn’t that old, it was from 2002 (the Spring 2003 collection), just 13 years ago, but there was definitely something dated about it. Designer Zac Posen noticed Demi in one of his older gowns and posted about it. Apparently Demi just dug the dress out of her closet and People writes that she didn’t consult him before wearing it, which you can pretty much surmise based on what he wrote.

I would totally wear this dress, but I have a very 90s sense of style and this isn’t a great dress for an awards ceremony. The ruffles at the bottom really kill the look. Still, Demi looks hot albeit rather tweaked. What’s going on with her face is it too much filler? It’s subtle enough (by Hollywood standards) and she still looks damn good, just filled and pulled.

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Also, considering her casual style she could have done much worse styling herself for this event.

Demi Moore leaving her hotel

Demi Moore arrives on a flight to Los Angeles International Airport

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  1. BendyWindy says:

    My first thought upon reading the headline was, “Has Zac Posen been designing long enough to have ‘vintage’ dresses?” It was done for a 2003 collection? No. It’s not yet “vintage.”

  2. Salamander says:

    She looks great. Smartest thing she ever did was not mess with the lips.

  3. Skyblue says:

    I wish I had something in my closet from two years ago that fit, let alone thirteen years ago! She looks great. The style is kind of refreshing after the neverending onslaught of granny panties and sheer skirts we’ve seen over the past couple of years.

  4. Nancy says:

    I like the dress, but the sleeves should have been longer to my taste anyway. It’s funny how these women share the reverse aging process with Benjamin Button. She looks younger now than she did twenty years ago. Love her new cheekbones!

  5. Esmom says:

    I really like the dress from the waist up, I am a sucker for sleeves.

    That strand of hair hanging down her face bugged the crap out of me, too long and stringy to look casually undone.

  6. Josephine says:

    I think she looks great, and I think the dress is appropriate for the SAG awards, where the dresses are less glamorous than the Oscars. Some women wore tea-length dresses, so I don’t see how this one isn’t worthy. And I thought her face looked nice as well – she looks healthy and not distorted.

  7. ell says:

    honest, when i saw this pic of her i thought it was from the early 2000′s, and i was quite surprised to find out when it was taken. then i read the dress she’s wearing is from 2003 and it all made sense. the early 00′s were the worst in terms of fashion, ridiculously tacky, never bring them back ever.

  8. Chloe says:

    I think she looks great and I like the dress, she has a killer body.

  9. Snowpea says:

    She looks like Courtney Cox’s bad cousin a la Samantha and Sabrina 😉

  10. SKF says:

    Ha ha! Note that Zac repeatedly and carefully points out that this from an OLD collection!! He doesn’t want anyone to think he is designing this kind of stuff now!! I mean she looks great, her body is bangin’; but that was a terrible period for fashion and that style of button-down with frills is SO dated. I had so many shirts and short dresses in that style! Ha ha!

    • Splinter says:

      MTE
      Made it absolutely clear that this is an old dress

    • Bridget says:

      It’s because red carpet fashion ultimately has one purpose: to sell clothing. It’s the entire reason why designers lend out dresses. He’s just making it clear that this dress isn’t among the things that are for sale.

      • Kate says:

        Anyone who could afford custom Zac Posen (or any of the other designers who lend dresses for these events) could get him to open the vaults if they wanted this design. Besides which those people have access to the latest couture a couple of months before it hits the red carpet. It’s not about the actual dress, but about aligning a certain type of celeb with a brand.

        He doesn’t just make it clear it’s not new, he makes it clear it was his very early work, the take away being that he’s improved.

  11. Barrett says:

    She does have great bone structure regardless of the filler.

  12. vauvert says:

    Nothing to do with being dated, the dress was fug when originally designed, and it’s fug now. Black ruffles on the front, and the bottom, and the collar, AND on the sleeves? She looks like she’s wearing a budget Halloween gown. And Zac’s comment about it being vintage is hilarious. You know what’s vintage? Sleek 50′s gowns, and mod sixties pop prints, (ignore the seventies altogether), maybe an 80s rock outfit although that is pushing the definition. But this? No.
    She looks good, but that is not her original face. Still, much better work than what we have been seeing lately. My first thought was “is she still acting or is she now just one of those people showing up at events”?

  13. Rainbow says:

    Don’t like the dress but she looks great!

  14. Jayna says:

    She was one of my favorites of the night. She looked fantastic.

  15. Bridget says:

    I thought it was lovely in motion. I liked the whole thing.

  16. Eleonor says:

    I really like her casual style.

  17. anna2222222 says:

    That’s a Corey Feldman tendril of hair she’s sporting.

  18. Crumpet says:

    Why does she have to consult with Zac Posen before wearing one of his designs that she purchased?

    She looks fantastic. Healthy and fit. But a bit ‘deer in the headlights’ with the eyes.

  19. PinaColada says:

    I had to look it up. She’s 53??? And possibly older if she lies about her age like many in Hollywood. Wow! She looks amazing. I thought she was mid-40s! I don’t think she’s had too much work done- she has deep smile lines that aren’t tweaked. And I noticed a lot of grey in her hair which surprised me because I don’t ever remember her showing grey before. I think she looks great and I can only pray that I could look half that good at her age.

    • Hollis says:

      Her mom was born in 1944, so it’s unlikely she lied about her age, though I suspected it at first when I learned she married her first husband in ’80 b/c not many career women of her generation got married in their teens. Apparently she did it to get out of the house. Anyway, she was a goddess in her late 30s and early 40s. Her cameo in that Charlie’s Angels POS was a monumental comedown but she looked the most beautiful she has ever looked there.

  20. smcollins says:

    There’s no doubt she’s had work done, but it’s the kind that enhances her looks not changes them. She looks a little tight, but still looks great. Take note Courtney Cox, Nicole Kidman and the like…*this* is how you do it (if you feel you really have to, that is).

  21. Insomniac says:

    I think she looks amazing. I’m glad she has avoided the wax lips look; whatever she’s had done really works.

  22. Adrien says:

    Dress is fine. It’s the gwamma hair that killed the look. Demi looks great. She looks like Suzanne Pleshette which is a good thing.

  23. badrockandroll says:

    If you are wondering why the world is surprised when Demi Moore dresses well …

    http://www.people.com/people/package/gallery/0,,20168763_1149660_1001704,00.html

    I miss the parade of crazy now that designers view the red carpet as an extension of the runway, and stylists have taken over the award shows!

  24. Mrs. Darcy says:

    I think it’s cool she just dug something out of her closet, but the white bralet is really throwing it off and I do not love the ruffles. I think she would look really lovely in more dramatic/modern type designers like Issey Miyake or Yamamoto, she has that dramatic colouring and the build to embrace a more daring or elegant look. Her face is looking a bit startled but overall good.

  25. Marny says:

    She looks really good and the dress looks great on her. I actually like it better than anything I’ve seen Posen do lately.

  26. serena says:

    Props to her for using something she already owned! Also, she looks amazing (though I don’t really like the dress)!

  27. Deedee says:

    When she walked out at the end of the night, I thought, “Wow! This is how it’s done!” Her posture, her walk, her smile–all great! She stood out in a good way from all the slinky sequins and fluff. Now that I see the photos from the red carpet, I do see the problem with the underpinnings. However, she rocked it when it counted.

  28. I Choose Me says:

    I loved it. I loved the way she looked in it. Her body is amazing. And although I’m not the biggest fan of top knots it was great to see her with an updo for a change.

  29. Bunny says:

    Best she’s looked in years.

  30. JenniferJustice says:

    She looks great for age and I’m happy for her as she seems alot healthier mentally than she used to be. The dress isn’t great, but it’s lovely in motion, she wears it well, and for once, it’s age-appropriate. I dont’ care that some people think we should all wear whatever we want until we’re in the dirt, but for a long time, she looked like she was trying hard to be one of her daughters or fit in with their circle and it was cringe-worthy. She looks better now.

    I just watched The Seventh Sign over the weekend on cabel. She sure has changed her looks over the years. She used to have the sweetest softest face. Now every feature is sharp, pointy, and harsh. I like her old face better.

  31. Darlene says:

    This is the best I’ve seen her look in years, and the most “natural” compared to her looks over the last 10 years.

  32. Sarah01 says:

    She looks really good, the bottom part of the dress is a bit much. But her face and skin look good, don’t like the stringy hair never liked it.

  33. India says:

    She looks better now than she did in the 80′s. A gorgeous classic beauty. My only criticism is that her veneers are too big for her face and are way too white.

    • Hollis says:

      I agree about the veneers being too big. Other than that, she looks gorgeous.

      There are thousands of pics of her on gettyimages and rexfeatures.com where one can observe her facial transformations. She started out as a natural beauty, was unaffected by the first pregnancy, but after the second and third she accumulated a lot of weight in her face that didn’t seem to go away for years. She looked her ever-worst in The Juror. Even in Striptease, where she had a rail thin body, she still had a fat face. I suspect she had some face work done while her head was shaven for G.I. Jane in 1996/97. The best I’ve ever seen her look was at the premiere of that movie, her hair had grown back but not too long, and her face was perfectly chiseled. IMO her prime was 1997-2004, it’s too bad she only made one real film during that period.

  34. Maggie says:

    Love the whole look. Gorgeous!

  35. Cara says:

    She looks good- I like her hair up, rather than the middle part, hanging down look.

    That said- I think she and Winona Ryder both have the post- surgery crazy eyed look.

  36. Lucy says:

    She looked good! Maybe the bottom part of the dress is a bit fuzzy, but I like it nonethelss. She has a great body!!!

  37. Lisa says:

    I love it! Looks nice and swishy.

  38. Amanda says:

    I think i see natural gray strands coming through on her hair. Love it. She looks great.

  39. iheartgossip says:

    Demi. Honey. Back away from the ‘proceedures’, you’re looking on this side of odd. In all honesty, I am surprised this one hasn’t had a break-down. She has always seemed VERY fragile, to me. I know people go on and on about how great she looks, I simply don’t see it. Too many tweeks. And it seems she may be on some type of stimulate

  40. Joanie says:

    She looks terrific, if a bit ‘surprised’.

  41. Tredd says:

    IHEARTGOSSIP, I heart YOU!
    Demi is SO neurotic (Read about her mother and you won’t wonder the cause) and terrified about looking like the white trash she comes from, she’s beginning to look like her own wax figure. YIKES!

  42. What's inside says:

    I agree about the ruffles, but what the hey, she looks absolutely fantastic for having had 3 kids and being middle-aged. Does anyone remember Leo and her having had a reported thing at the end of her marriage to Bruce?