Jessica Chastain in pale, lumpy Dior at the WGA Awards: pretty or ridiculous?

Here are some photos from the Writers Guild Awards, which were held last night in NYC and LA. Winners included Mark Boal’s original screenplay for Zero Dark Thirty, with the Argo script winning adapted screenplay. The TV winners included Lena Dunham, Louis CK, and scripts for episodes of Mad Men and Modern Family (which are two of the arguably best-written shows on television today). Shall we talk about fashion? Let’s talk about fashion. Jessica Chastain was there to celebrate Mark Boal, and she wore this Christian Dior dress which… I don’t like. What is Jessica’s issue with tailoring?! This bustier thing looks flat-out LUMPY. And it’s the wrong color for a pale ginger too.

Here’s some Walton Goggins, just for Bedhead (and no one else!).

Nathan Fillion, because bitches be all up on some Fillion.

I love Mindy Kaling. I LOVE The Mindy Project, which… if you haven’t watched it and you’re one of these people throwing fits about Girls and Lena Dunham, you really should watch The Mindy Project. Mindy is hilarious, it’s an exceptionally well-written romance-comedy show, and it has a great supporting cast. So, even though I love Mindy, I just CANNOT START with this outfit. The dress looks cheap and the booties are terrible.

Bad news, y’all. Amy Poehler got breakup bangs. NOOOOOoooooo.

And here’s Lena Dunham in Reed Krakoff. Can I just say? I think this is the cutest she’s looked all awards season. No joke.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. lisa2 says:

    I think everyone got it very wrong.

  2. Emma says:

    Love Mindy, her face looks good but the dress is not so good! Wrong color for Jessica it washes her out.

  3. T.Fanty says:

    Oh, Nathan. So hot in firefly, but now looks like someone inflated him with a bicycle pump.

    ETA: Amy Poehler looks like my high school French teacher.

    • andrea says:

      My thought exactly. You know, if the Han Solo part had come along 10 years ago, I think he would’ve been perfect. I mean that is pretty much who Mal was, but in a slightly different context.

    • Blannie says:

      I love Nathan, but he looks like a funeral home director in that photo! Not good.

  4. Sarah says:

    I always feel like I really want to say something nice about Jessica Chastain’s outfit and I always find it an impossible thing to do. This dress is hideous and the shoes make her feet look huge!

  5. Post-It's says:

    Jessica looks terrible. She has a week to get it together before the Oscars. Mindy is breaking my heart in that dress. I love Amy’s bangs. Suck it, haters. Lena looks good and that hairstyle really works for her. Nathan Fillion looks like a wax figure in that photo.

    That’s all I got.

    • Meredith says:

      Yes, that’s what I was thinking too. Nathan looks waxy -and definitely plumped up. Such a shame.

  6. cr says:

    I like the tailoring of Lena’s dress, but the pattern makes it look like it was run over by a bike and had mud splattered on it.

  7. Pont Neuf says:

    Was anyone meant to get an award for the ugliest, most unflattering dress of the night? They all looked like they were styled and dressed by people who secretly hate them. From Jessica Chastain’s whipped cream top, to Lena Dunham’s traumatized tablecloth and Mindy Kaling’s undersized nun outfit, they all looked horrible. Also, what’s up with Nathan Fillion? He looks like his face is melting all over his collar.

    I blame “Sex and the City” for these HORRID crimes against fashion. Before, most people had to keep a semblance of taste, but since Sarah Jessica Parker made it acceptable for people to dress like Satan’s wardrobe fell on top of them, celebrities have been looking tackier and shoddier with every passing year.

    • Agnes says:

      agreed re SJP. 99% of her outfits on that show were straight from the devil’s version of Forever 21.

    • Hautie says:

      “since Sarah Jessica Parker made it acceptable for people to dress like Satan’s wardrobe fell on top of them, celebrities have been looking tackier and shoddier with every passing year….”

      ~slow claps~

      Thank you. 🙂

    • Azurea says:

      Seems like many designers took a page from SATC also….were there EVER so many ugly clothes?

  8. Hautie says:

    Dang. I like the dress that Jessica is wearing.

    What I don’t like is the color.

    I don’t like this weird skin/flesh/peach color. It would look horrendous on anyone.

    And Walton Goggins. Is perfection. 🙂

    • I like Jessica’s dress too! So pretty and it looks expensive. She is gorgeous as always (but yeah, I would’ve liked this better in green or purple, this colour is just too close to her skintone)

    • j.eyre says:

      I really like her dress too, just not on her.

      I love Amy’s dress – everything about it.

      I will leave Walton to Bedhead but I have started watching Justified at the suggestion of CBs. Oh heavens, Olyphant takes hold quickly, does he not?

  9. s says:

    lena’s looking a lot better but she still makes my skin crawl, probably the sex scenes in “Girls” talking.

    I Like jessica’s dress, I love that color, looks good on her despite the fact she is so pale!

  10. Sarah says:

    I want to swat myself for this, but I think Jessica Chastain is pregnant. How else can you explain the stuff she’s been wearing?

  11. Agnes says:

    LOVE amy’s outfit! but i might just be blinded by my love for amy. and “amber” looks great too.

  12. Kaye says:

    Walton Goggins is perfect in every way. Man can take an ordinary line of dialog and KILL it.

  13. GoodCapon says:

    Jessica usually pulls it off, but this is not one of her days.

    Actually all of them look pretty bad. Captain Mal looks like a wax figure here 🙁

  14. Jane says:

    I think that Dior has done a terrible job of dressing women this season. The clothes either don’t fit or look like they ripped. I like the color of Jessica’s dress, but on a woman with different coloring.

    I will be so glad when this awards season is over. Fashion wise, it has been terrible, too long and generally boring.

  15. Joiq says:

    Agreed that this is Lena’s best look. And Jessica…well this is a step up from the Globes in my opinion. And I like Mindy’s dress, it’s just the booties that throw it off for me.

  16. Miss so and so says:

    Jessica.. sweetheart you are too pretty for that dress and SO SO many other ones that someone tells you to wear! Jewel tones are your friend!

    Walter Goggins… I don’t know much about him… but his little role on Sons of Anarchy made me a fan. If you haven’t see it … do so!

    Nathan Fillion… YES YES YES… all day every day all night every night I would wear him out!

  17. emmie_a says:

    I’ll agree with the horrible-ness of Jessica’s dress BUT the bustier color is great for her. If she wore a dress w/that color and material she would look incredible… that is if she ever finds a dress w/a flattering fit. What’s her problem? She has horrible fashion sense.

    I LOVE Mindy & I like her dress. The boots are cute but not with that dress.

    Amy’s bangs are cute. They’re very wispy and flirty and they suit her well.

  18. T.C. says:

    From waist up Jessica Chastain looks good, it’s waist down where Houston we got a problem. The skirt is too frilly, makes her waist look big, the shoes are a no. Mindy Kaling has the same problem only good waist up.

    Amy Poehler’s hair looks good it’s the dress I’m not feeling. Lena Dunham is the best dressed for the night. She finally got a perfect look for her shape.

  19. Izzy says:

    I once wore something similar to what Chastain was wearing… I was in 3rd grade, and it was for a ballet recital.

    Awful. Someone get her a real stylist, pronto.

  20. BooBooLaRue says:

    This is very funny!

  21. FassDaActor says:

    Walton is creepy hot. I felt wrong watching him in Django. Nathan is just pain beefy hot. Kiss the screen

  22. Ri says:

    I give up on Chastain, the lady is a lost cause. She just can’t dress to save her life.

  23. Deb says:

    Ugh redheads cannot wear that peachy shade, horrible

  24. Shira says:

    The design for Jessica’s dress is just hideous. And that sort of color does not work with her pale skin.
    Amy looks amazing. Not her dress though.

  25. ctkat1 says:

    I read somewhere that the wardrobe and makeup dept on ‘Girls’ intentionally makes Lena Dunham less attractive, and those horrible clothes she wears (the shorty-shorts rompers? Shudder.) are to make a point about the character.

    She’s actually an attractive woman. She’s not Charlize Theron (but who is?), of course. But with some makeup and a more flattering silhouette (which she hasn’t QUITE figured out), she’s attractive.

  26. Cass says:

    Didn’t Jessica lose her estranged father last week? I’d be looking a lot worse than that, all things considered. It must suck to have to climb back up on the Oscar gerbil wheel when your dealing with something like that.

  27. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    We’re just going to have to disagree to disagree on Mindy Kaling’s new show because every time I’ve tried to watch it after the pilot it was just awful. How can someone who worked on a show called The Office have a writing staff this time around that is so inept with workplace humour?

    • ali says:

      I was about to say something similar ~ I don’t get this show. Mindy’s character is hard to warm to. I’ve tried to watch it a few times – admittedly not an entire episode – and none of it is funny.

      Thankfully Girls doesn’t air on free-to-air TV here in Aus, so I can still avoid it.

  28. Sparkly says:

    Nathan does look a bit odd here, but, yeah, I’d still be all up on some Nathan Fillion! I don’t care; I’m still free…

    I’m not a bangs fan either, but Amy’s look all right on her. They work. I’m more concerned about her horrible arm tights.

  29. ohiogirl says:

    Amy Poehler looks hot! And I like Lena’s look too. I think the pattern of the dress creates some visual movement which does nice things for her figure.

  30. Char says:

    umm, i know this is now yesterdays news, but i’ve just seen it and, Amy’s wearing odd shoes, please someone else notice!

    • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

      Your comment made me realize that an ad had been covering her feet. After I uncovered it, I came to re-state my opposition to platforms.

  31. kstar says:

    it may just be me but doesnt mindy look a bit like ashanti? does anyone remember her lol