Elisabeth Moss’s pale dress at the Olivier Awards: lovely or corpsey?


These are photos from last night’s Olivier Awards, in London. It’s all for British theatre stuff, but there were some notable celebrities around. Take one of my favorite girls, Elisabeth Moss, who is in London, sharing the stage with Keira Knightley in The Children’s Hour. Elisabeth showed up in this odd dress. In some photos, it looks like the color is a very pale ice-blue. In others, it just looks kind of white-ish and neutral. I don’t hate the dress on her, although I want to write a book for celebrity women called Bitch, Wear A Jewel Tone: How To Stand Out On A Red Carpet. Anyway, my real problem is with Elisabeth’s hair. I love this honey-blonde color… I hate the “bump-it” look.


Next up: Jonny Lee Miller with a shaved head!!! Now, I love JLM. Passionately. I find him adorable, and an underrated actor. But I think he should rethink the shaved head look. It’s less Bruce Willis and more Lex Luther.



Also there – the new (modern) Sherlock Holmes, Benedict Cumberbatch! I actually think he looks nice here. He’s totally bizarre in everything I’ve ever seen him in, though.


And Matthew Fox, also with an unfortunate hair situation. I do not care for his too-groomed salt-and-pepper beard. Too much.


Photos courtesy of WENN.

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23 Responses to “Elisabeth Moss’s pale dress at the Olivier Awards: lovely or corpsey?”

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  1. Emma says:

    Like the dress on her. The hair? Not so much. I wore my hair like that when I was, you know, eight years old.

    One thing – it’s the Olivier Awards, not the Oliver Awards. They’re named after the actor Laurence Olivier.

  2. Kimi says:

    Thanks for the Benedict pic..i can never get too much of him

  3. gobo says:

    Shudder. that beard is a bit Mel Gibson-y.

  4. Kaiser says:

    Emma – Sorry about that, I fixed it! I could have sworn the photos were named “Oliver Awards”!

  5. Kaye1 says:

    I like Elizabeth Moss, but I think this looks corpsey because the dress reminds me of a coffin lining.

  6. mln76 says:

    Elizabeth Moss is pretty but not red carpet pretty, and she is styled horribly. The color of the dress does nothing for her and her hair is so 90’s. I am sure Johnny Miller shaved his head for a role but he’s got a bumpy head… that’s never flattering.
    Also Matthew Fox looks like he’s about to say ‘We have to go back’

  7. Katie says:

    I never realized Moss’ eyes were so blue.

  8. bros says:

    love the dress, but it would have been so much better in a jewel tone or something.

  9. Rose says:

    JLM’s head is shaved for his role in Frankenstein, which is getting amazing reviews, can’t get a ticket for love or money.

  10. Hollowdoll says:

    @gobo LMAO! The first thing I thought of was Mel Gibson as well. *cringe*

  11. YAY says:

    Moss’ eyes are so pretty!!

  12. orion70 says:

    Benedict has a bit too much of a Michael Phelps look to me.

  13. Isabel says:

    I just don’t totally understand the Elisabeth Moss thing. I get a weird vibe off of her.

  14. Cha Cha Loca says:

    I like her and I think she is very cute but the dress, not so much.

  15. Katherine M. says:

    It’s not Jonny’s best look but it actually makes him look younger and you can see how handsome his face is. His natural and rapidly thinning hair detracts from his face and makes him look old.

    Elizabeth needs some decent make up -she can still be subtle and fresh but a little more polished.

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  17. Ari says:

    Each picture posted is scarier than the last.

  18. Ron says:

    She creeps me out now. She has the Scientology empty eye syndrome.

  19. ordinarygirl86 says:

    Corpsey and very much like a beige Hefty bag

  20. SRM says:

    That guy behind is her right shoulder cracks me up.

  21. Lentil says:

    Oh, man, that Benedict photo just made my day 🙂

  22. jemshoes says:

    She looks a little washed-out but it’s not as bad as it could have been.

  23. EMV says:

    The color washes her out. I understand that the plunging neckline is supposed to illude to a neck but she has a very short neck and this neck makes that very appparent. This is a fashion DON’T for her. On another note…she seems very blank and not happy to be there to me as far as her expressions.