Halle Berry in pastel printed Atelier Versace at the Golden Globes: hot mess or sexy?

Apart from maybe Lucy Lui’s Gone with The Wind disaster, Halle Berry was just about the only Globes attendee wearing a printed dress last night. She was in a celestial print pastel one-shoulder draped Atelier Versace. The bustline made it look like one of her boobs was hanging lower than the other. In true Halle form, she showed off some of her enviable stomach through this dress. So did Halle pull it off? I’ll be damned if she did. Halle loves her 90s fashion and she’s about the only woman who seems to consistently rock it with style. Halle looks gorgeous and offbeat here. She was true to form. Still, this was not occasion appropriate, but what the hell does Halle care? She just wants to look hot. Also, Halle’s eyes look different, don’t they?

This post is somewhat dedicated to the leg-flashers, the women who stuck their legs out, Jolie-style, through the high slit in their gowns. The more time that passes, the more I realize that Jolie was somewhat of a trailblazer for this trend and that we should reserve our mocking for those who follow it blindly. Like I doubt any of these women did this as a joke, particularly Eva Longoria here who is straining to show as much thigh as possible. Look at her caterpillar eyelashes and her Bride of Frankenstein poof. Eva thinks she’s super hot in this black lace dress with slits everywhere. This mess of a dress is custom Emilio Pucci.

Heidi Klum was in her latest go-to designer, Alexandre Vauthier. For Heidi, this tight, high slit gown isn’t bad. For anyone else it’s been done before and it’s not that interesting. Also check out how orange Heidi is.

Also very orange and try-hard is Lea Michele. We just saw her very pap-friendly vacation with her boyfriend, Corey Monteith, so some of this radioactive glow is probably natural, but it looked pretty fake to me on screen. Lea was in Elie Saab. It’s not a bad dress, but she bugs me so much I have a hard time admiring her fashion. Did anyone else get annoyed by the constant L’oreal haircare commercials featuring Lea that aired during the breaks?

And finally Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in black Saint Laurent. This is probably some high fashion gown that I’m not “getting,” but it just looks like a gothic mess to me, like something I would wear to an eighth grade ball and think was cool. I like the belt. I guess Rosie was there as Jason Statham’s date, so they must be going somewhat strong. We heard breakup rumors about these two just about a month ago.

Statham needs to shave that hot head of his. Hair is not a good look for him.

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  1. annabelle says:

    Halle was one of the worst dressed of the night and it couldn’t have happened to a better person. I loath this woman and I am ready for her to go away.

    Eva. Wow, talk about desperate and try hard. It’s a tie between her and JLo for the most unnecessary and pathetic appearance of the night.

    Lea and Heidi – two words – OF COURSE.

    And more leg from Rosie Whatshername. Shocking.

  2. Poink says:

    Stop with the leg! So stupid.

    Halle looks like she’s on something.

  3. T.Fanty says:

    Awful. Halle’s right boob looks like it’s sliding down her torso.

  4. psykins says:

    “hair is not a good look for him”

    Love it!

  5. lboogie2012 says:

    I love Halle’s dress. I think she took a risk and it paid off. @Celebitchy it should also be noted she was in DC the night before receiving an humanitarian award at the BET Honors and her dress was gorgeous!

  6. jess says:

    I actually liked Halles dress. It was different.

    • Mally says:

      Yeah I liked Halle’s dress too. I don’t really understand all the harsh comments on this site regarding her appearance. The woman is stunning: how many of us could chop of all of our hair and still look as feminine and beautiful?

      • andrea says:

        I think I would’ve hated the dress on anyone else, but on Halle, it really worked. Not everyone wants to wear the shapeless avant garde couture that’s all the rage now. So I guess it’s possible to be both a hot mess AND sexy? I know she’s nuts and all, but the woman is rockin’ 46.

      • ??? says:

        Halle’s a pretty lady, no doubt.

        But there have been several different instances in which I’ve gotten close-up views of her and a handful of other “most beautiful women in Hollywood/the known universe” out and about, and they’ve all been attractive in a very normal way — that is, not one of them has given me whiplash from her mind-shattering beauty.

        These people have the means and the motivation to appear impeccably well groomed most, if not all, of the time. It’s their job to be glamazons. So their “incredible beauty” should really be taken into perspective. If they weren’t celebs, they’d blend in just like everybody else.

    • bluhare says:

      I don’t think it’s bad either. She’s such a gorgeous woman. But where was Olivier?

    • LAK says:

      She wears this style all the time!

  7. serena says:

    LOL all of them trying to pull ‘The Leg’ but really, they all failed.
    I’m disappointed with Halle’s dress, usually she brings high fashion but this wash her out… but damn her body rocks.

  8. Tiffany27 says:

    Why is Eva Longoria there? What exactly does she do again?

    • QQ says:

      I kept asking all night: Why is she there? Who invites her? Why?

      • TG says:

        I wondered how Eve Longoria gets invited to all the big movie events too. Isn’t she always a big show at Cannes? Also, why was Jessica Alba invited to present? Is she even in the movie business anymore?

      • LAK says:

        This is a film and TELEVISION event. The last event honouring last season’s TV schedule. DH was very much a part of last season.This is probably the last shout out she’ll get unless she gets a role on film/TV again or buys her way in for next year’s awards season.

        GG are the last awards in the year for TV people.

        As for her attendance at CAnnes, she is a L’oreal spokesperson. L’Oreal sponsor Cannes. They fly in all their girls. That’s why you see people like Eva, Cheryl Cole, Aishwarya Rai etc despite not having any product at the festival.

  9. Anmelt says:

    I did not realise how tiny Heidi’s nose is. None of these looks wowed me.

  10. Mabs says:

    I thought the ‘leg thing’ was ridiculous. I laughed when Jolie did it (as it was an over-the-top thrust) and I laughed as soon as the pics started filtering through my feeds. Unfrakkinbelievable how so many women blindly did the same damn thing. Whoever ‘their people’ are, they should be fired. These women looked foolish, ignorant, commercial and unoriginal. As if the excess wasn’t enough. Barf.

  11. hoya_chick says:

    I said this yesterday but Halle always looks soooo dated. She has such a gorgeous face and figure but she is stuck in one look. Same silhouette, same hair, same make up. I swear, if you lined up all her looks I couldn’t tell you what is from ’98, or the entire past decade and now. Such a waste! Oh and where is Olivier? I haven’t seen him in a while, don’t they usually walk these things together? I see she still has on her ring though….

    Eva’s make up is too much, Rosie should close her mouth, Heidi looks cheap as usual and Leah looks like Leah.

  12. Agnes says:

    Halle and Eva both look like a hot mess. and I actually love Rosie’ s dress. it’s interesting.

  13. cc says:

    eva longwhoria looks TERRIBLE in this dress – where is her neck
    she looks short and pudgy
    and that hair, jesus mary and joseph – what in the can of aqua net heII is going on there?

  14. Ms Kay says:

    Hell Berry same old same old… reminds me of Mimi at the time of her Rainbow album, she was wearing that pair of ripped jeans all the time, she had them by hundreds and yet it was the same…

    Eva Longoria hairdo reminds me of my Mother souffle recipe. As for the outfit, no no no…

    Leah takes me back to Charlize Theron, she had the same shiny dress and orange skin when she won that Oscar for Monster.

    Rosie, I don’t understand her gown either.

    I am ignoring Heidi.

  15. SheilaSheilaSheila says:

    Halle looks the same to me lately no matter what she wears. And her stance in that first picture looks like the way I stand when I’m trying to pee in the woods. Or over a toilet without actually sitting on it.

    And as someone once said about Ashley Judd’s cooch-high slit, Eva Longoria is trying to show us her special purpose.

  16. marie says:

    Halle looks like she was on the losing end of a fight with pruning shears..

    Other than Halle, why were the rest of them there?

  17. megan says:

    normally Lea annoys me to no end, but I can’t deny that she looked gorgeous last night

  18. Dani says:

    Heidi doesn’t look orange? I think she actually looks the best out of all of them featured.

  19. shaniqua nunyadambidness says:

    Halle’s starting to age.
    Eva looks like Frankenstein’s prostitute.
    The rest…? Meh.

    • Jayna says:

      It’s funny how women are dissed on here for fillers, Botox, etc., trying to look younger, and if a fortiesh woman appears on stage without all that it is pointed out she’s starting to age. Sigh.

      Halle looked fantastic in that dress, especially when walking, the way it flowed. The stupid leg pose is cringeworthy. I loved that there was a lot of diversity in the dresses.

      • Mally says:

        Yeah I agree jayna. Halle berry looks exceptionally good for forty-something. But do we expect her to look like 20 forever? Come on… It’s like you can never win w some women.

      • ??? says:

        Jayna, I won’t deny that Halle’s got GREAT genes. I’m sure she has also been and continues to be very mindful of what she puts into her body and onto her face.

        But do you truly believe she hasn’t had ANY subtle cosmetic work done to maintain her youthful looks?!?!

        She’s just a very good example of someone who understands the concept of moderation.

    • Miss Kiki says:

      Yea I’m kind of confused by that statement. Maybe I’m misunderstanding you but it seems as if you’re criticising Halle for ageing?

      Halle is a big old bag of crazy but the woman’s body and face is virtually flawless, even in that ugly dress.

  20. hillbillyinthecorner says:

    Well personally I think all these ladies are looking a little shop worn and trying to hard but Halle is the worst……Lovely dress if it was on a Blonde who was 20…..and stop with the blowing the kiss pose and the leg pose looks so dated…. You know who’s dress I liked ? …Selma Hayaks…..that was a pretty dress without being over revealing….

  21. Dawn says:

    I think everyone of these women are beautiful but I hated every dress. I just hate that high slit thing. I like Rosie’s hair and makeup but that dress was like ick.

  22. Marianne says:

    I loved Lea’s dress even though I felt she wore something similar before. And I loved Eva’s dress but wish she wasn’t doing “the Angelina”. Heidi looked good for once. Rosie looked good as well. Halle was a hot mess.

    As for the Lea commercials, I saw none when I was watching. I saw a couple of the Beyonce Loreal ones when watching.

  23. tabasco says:

    halle’s dress looked cheap as hell. i thought it looked like a cheap knock-off of the old-school versace greek-key print, then i realized it IS versace. it looks like one of those polyester handkerchief dreses you can buy on the street for $10 here in nyc in the summer. and homegirl ALWAYS wears that silhouette.

    • KellyinSeattle says:

      I also thought Halle’s dress looked really CHEAP. My aunt got one at Walmart that looked like a short version of it. I liked Halle’s hair for awhile, but I think she needs to, like Michael Jackson said it, “Make that change” :)

    • Marie Antoinette Jr. says:

      I agree tabasco. Holle’s dress reminded me of swimsuit cover-up our elderly neighbor lady used to wear back in the 70s. I thought it was a ridiculous choice for a red carpet event. Especially on someone old enough to know better.

  24. tabasco says:

    i love that there is actually a shot of halle getting ready to pull her dress apart so she can stick her leg out. jeezus, after so many years on a red carpet, wouldn’t you develop a smooth/non-obvious way of doing that?

  25. Tig says:

    Did anyone notice how fast Jason S got away from Adele after he handed her her award? Honestly, she dwarfed him- he looked to be all of 5’5″ next to her- and I mean that in no mean way to Adele. It’s like he was thinking- OMG- Action Man cant be dwarfed by Grammy winner!!!

  26. Memphis says:

    Halle looked like an expensively dressed bitch trying to out leg the leg.

    Lea looked way too orange. STOP with the over tanning people! It does not look natural!

    And Rosie, she usually looks great, especially her hair so WHY the hell did she show up looking like that?!

  27. Simple Red says:

    Halle actually looks good with that dress and I love it..

    Lea also looks good and that dress was lovely.

    Now for the others not so much…

    Jolie did not start the leg trend that was started way before her.. People only notice because she did otherwise the leg showing trend was done before her

    • Mabs says:

      I’m fairly certain most of us realize the leg pose has been done before. However, I do believe Jolie’s thrusty leg going viral last year provides a credible basis for comparison. Common sense? No?

    • Marianne says:

      Of course the leg pose has been done before. But Angelina really took it to a whole new level. It was really ridiculously out there and even when she went onstage to present, she was still thrusting that leg out there. At least when Eva presented tonight, at least she kept her leg back. i loved the dress when she wore it onstage.

      • Emma - the JP Lover says:

        @Marianne, who wrote: “Of course the leg pose has been done before. But Angelina really took it to a whole new level. It was really ridiculously out there and even when she went onstage to present, she was still thrusting that leg out there.”

        You know, I really thought someone would have said this before now regarding ‘the leg’ and why Angelina may have thrust it out in such a manner.

        As many, MANY of you have pointed out, the woman lives with a little fashion-nista (yes, I’m talking about Ms. ‘Z’). Is it too hard to imagine Angie and Brad walking out the door and Ms. ‘Z’ saying “Don’t forget, you have to put her hand on your hip and put your leg out like ‘this’”?

        That was the ‘first’ thing I thought when she did it on stage (because it almost looked like she forgot for a second), that Ms. ‘Z’ was watching and had ‘instructed’ her Mom how to strike a pose in that beautiful dress. :)

        Lighten up, people. As evidenced by all the ‘hand on hips, legs out’ poses on the Red Carpet yesterday, Angie wasn’t as ‘mocked’ as some of you might wish.

    • emmaV1 says:

      Jolie was among the first if not the first and certainly the first B lister or higher to wear the thigh high split, starting at the 2009 golden globes and doing it consistently since. Plus she’s favored that style since her late teen years

  28. Diana says:

    I was horrified at how orange Lea Michelle looked last night. Not a good look.

  29. RobN says:

    Eva Longoria looks like hell. When did she get so incredibly old?

  30. Skipper says:

    All I see when I look at Halle is evil.

  31. Amilu says:

    Meh on Halle. She seemed so disinterested as she was presenting her category. And her boobs looked crazy in that dress — one was supported firmly by the dress’s waistband, and the other was just hanging freely in a sort of boob hammock.

    I like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s dress a lot on her. She looks like a nouveau Jerry Hall here with that bleachy blonde hair.

  32. Jenna says:

    I hate the print on Halle’s dress. The cut and everything else is fine, but I dislike the print. Eva and Heidi…eh. Lea’s fine. Rosie…no.

  33. erika says:

    this post must have been the ‘Crazy Ladies of the Night’ post…I can’t look at Halle w/out thinking ‘psychotic bitch’ with her two ‘horns’ on top of her head..

    I heard that Eva Longoria is in LOVE again!…with HERSELF! she’s currently scouting for a ‘private’ and ‘low key’ wedding so they can (not) hide from the paparazzi…..

    the rest? eghh…uhhh….


  34. Prinny says:

    I love Eva’s dress, just not on her. It would be gorgeous on someone much taller. She’s way too short for it.

  35. EscapedConvent says:

    Is Halle’s dress torn on her left side? The fabric looks torn away from the midriff area, right where she’s got her hand-pose.

  36. Celt Lady says:

    I do not like Halle at all, BUT she will be 47 this year and damn she is hot.

  37. Jaded says:

    Yee Gods, Eva Longoria wins the Annette Funicello look-alike contest circa 1957! That pouffy hair, the bubblegum pink lipstick, the batwing eyebrows! How in the name of false eyelashes can she even keep her eyelids open? Those babies must weigh a pound each! Not to mention the black lace tablecloth she’s wearing. Major fail.

  38. Kosmos says:

    Rosie Huntington-Whitely looks like the epitome of someone who is totally self-absorbed with herself. She just has that “I am so special and beautiful” kind of look that I dislike on women…gag. Bless all the beautiful and talented women that don’t choose to play this angle…good luck with that, Statham.

  39. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    I think Halle looks awful, I hate that dress. And I am sick to death of her cock-a-doodle-doo hair. Hate it.

    Rosie looks like a Gothic giraffe.

    Heidi = meh.

    Lea and Eva = desperate.

  40. dorothy says:

    Sorry. Can’t ever get past Halle’s horrid behavior to see anything else.

  41. divine3021 says:

    The person writing this article is surely bitter. I would pay big dollars to see some of you losers on a red carpet. Flips hair…that is all

  42. Laine says:

    Rosie- put your nipple ring away!

  43. Lulu says:

    What was missing in Jolie’s leg pose was the feminine slight inward tilt of the knee. The women here are pulling it off nicely, whilst she just looked awkward – like she was stamping on a bug or something.

    Halle – the right boob going south disaster was too distracting to make this look work. I think Lea Michael takes the win, both for poise and look.

    • Emma - the JP Lover says:

      @Lulu, who wrote: “What was missing in Jolie’s leg pose was the feminine slight inward tilt of the knee. The women here are pulling it off nicely, whilst she just looked awkward – like she was stamping on a bug or something.”

      LOL! Yeah, keep telling yourself that. ;)

  44. Kim says:

    I see the Halle haters having a field day.Halle could wear a sack and still look better than 90% of the actresses in Hollywood.BTW I see her deadbeat ex finally started working after nine months .I guess child support didn’t cover his attorney fees and medical bills after Martinez beat his a##.

    • LAK says:

      Hi HAlle.

      So nice of you to drop in today. Missed you in the last Halle/Aubry threads.

      Also nice of you to update us on Aubry’s work situation. I guess you stopped dragging him to court every other day so he can now get on with his life!!!

      ps:- You really need to let go of this anger. or take up boxing. Olivier seems to be into it. you can pummel a bag to your heart’s content, get rid of this anger and have something to talk about with Olivier. win win for you!

      yours Sincerely

      The world.

    • Kate (newer one) says:

      Rumour has it that Halle had to cover those bills as part of the settlement. The same settlement that saw Aubrey take Nahla to Canada for Christmas, without Berry having any contact at all over the holidays, right after he’d already had his daughter with him for Thanksgiving.

      Berry was feeling awfully generous for a woman whose scary, violent ex just launched an unprovoked attack, don’t you think? Funny, that she has spent years claiming he’s too volatile and dangerous to be in Nahla’s life, yet now she is meekly rolling over, if he’s in the wrong and she can prove it – no?

      She is indeed a staggeringly beautiful woman. But her selfish refusal to consider the needs of her own child has destroyed her reputation, and it seems very likely it will have the same effect on her career.

    • Oyn says:

      Huh? Do you know anything about modelling? He works for nearly EVERY Spring, Summer and Winter campaign. At his age that is quite a professional accomplishment. Plus he does print ads in between. I’ve heard that he is also a minority (less than 50%) corporate investor.

  45. Kate (newer one) says:

    Halle is one of the most beautiful women in the world, and that dress is the ugliest I’ve ever seen on a red carpet. She usually dresses really well, too. Did she do something terrible to her stylist?

  46. Elceibeno says:

    Leah Michele’s dress is very cute, Eva’s is ugly. The top half of Halle’s dress is ill fitting.

  47. LAK says:

    doesn’t Rosie look like a younger version of Cameron Diaz circa her THE MASK days???

  48. MrsBPitt says:

    Was Olivier Martinez with Halle last night? I didn’t see him…wondering if its over!

  49. Caroline says:

    Rosie needs a skinny belt
    Want Lea’s hair color…
    Halle looks pretty, pretty crazy

  50. Oyn says:

    She clearly needed the attention last night. I like that cut of dress on her as it sways over all the right bits. The print is too early nineties, though. She’s mess cause of those quasi-frosted tips, the washed out matte make-up and eyebrow situation, and the over-abundance of fillers around her mouth.
    Oh, and her entire persona and malicious soul. ; )

  51. Ravensdaughter says:

    Now everyone is doing “The Leg”! Angelina started it!

  52. skuddles says:

    Oh dear, it’s a sea of Jolie leg impersonators! The fact Berry feels the need to kowtow to this trend tells me she’s in dire need of attention. Sorry H, no amount of thigh is going to make people forget what an a**hole you are.

    Her expression in that first pic is very interesting – you can really see the bitchy angry under the surface even though she’s trying to promote a whole ‘serene goddess” vibe. And it also looks like she’s about to squat to pee.

  53. Asdfg says:

    I love Lea’s and Rosie’s dresses! Pretty dresses! Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s hair really bothers me though! It would have looked better pulled back or curled!

  54. Susi says:

    I hate this dress. Halle has a mega-hot body and a beautiful face and she is capable of looking elegant and classy and hot all at the same time; but she insists on these nineties-style monstrosities that flash as much flesh as possible. Plus she has a habit of choosing dresses which make her breasts look lopsided due to weird tailoring. She needs to learn the valuable lesson that sometimes showing less flesh is actually sexier.

  55. blonde on the dock says:

    Halle looks beautiful. I love her dress. Her leg looks good too!