Lea Michele in revealing Calvin Klein at Elle Women in Hollywood: sexy or too much?

Elle’s 20th annual Women in Hollywood Awards were held last night at The Four Seasons hotel in Beverly Hills. I’ll be covering some of the fashion, and Kaiser covered some of the other big names here.

To start we have Lea Michele in cut out Calvin Klein. At first I thought the dress was all white with some ribbing, but it actually has a print with tiny rainbow-colored stripes. This dress really highlights how fit she is, but it looks more like a beach cover-up or a club outfit than something for the red carpet. Coupled with her slicked-back hair and minimal makeup, she could be headed to a Zumba class. Still, she looks very cute and carefree. She’s mixing it up a little.


Here’s the lovely Emmy Rossum in an deep red sequin Elie Saab. I love Emmy and I want her to get it right on the red carpet, but this is too matchy for me. Maybe if she mixed it up with different shoes and a less severe hairstyle I would like this dress. Some commenters on Red Carpet Fashion Awards love this dress and The Daily Mail called her the best dressed, so there’s that.



Earthy Shailene Woodley stayed true to her roots with a patchwork Calvin Klein sack dress. It must be comfortable but it seemed too casual for the red carpet. I do like her hair and makeup though. Shailene recently cut her hair for a role. The side-parted slicked-back hair she’s sporting looks very chic.



Laura Dern also debuted a new hairstyle with a darker, honey auburn color. I really like this cut and color on her! She was in a long sleeveless black dress accented with a simple buckle belt. (I don’t have a designer ID on it, but it’s probably Calvin Klein.) I’m not fond of her shoes, but overall she looks great.



Here’s a nice photo of Laura Dern and Shailene Woodley hugging. They look so thrilled to see each other.


Busy Philips was also in all black, in a cute black and metallic print dress paired with silver shoes. I love her, and I would definitely wear this dress.



Photo credit: WENN.com

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  1. Kiddo says:

    That second girl looks like Natalie Portman.

  2. Faye says:

    Lea looks washed-out and kind of blah in the first picture, and the slicked-back hair makes it look like she just worked out. But I can’t hate on her too much, poor kid. You can really tell Cory’s death has taken its toll – she’s not doing any of her usual posing and vamping. Good for her for just getting out there.

    I loooove Emmy’s dress. Elegant but youthful and fun, too. Sometimes she gets it all wrong, but when she gets it right, she gets it very right. I know a lot of people don’t like her, but I think she’s very talented and should be getting more love/work.

    • EmmaV1 says:

      Really? She tweeted some sexy pictures of herself recently. To me she doesn’t seem “destroyed” by Corey’s death as people are making out. Sad, obviously, but I highly doubt it’s a “I can’t go on living” kind of devastation based on her actions.

      • Helen says:

        I like her posture in ALL the photos from the event I could find online: gurl is really clenching those abs to pose ok, lol.

      • olivia says:

        yeah¡¡¡¡ she must be look miserable ALL THE FREAKING TIME¡¡¡¡¡¡
        my god, had decency…

      • Faye says:

        I didn’t say anything about her being “destroyed” – nor do I think she should be. I just thought she seemed more subdued than usual, and that Cory’s death had taken a toll. If you compare her pics here with ones at events before his death, you’ll see a marked difference.

        And personally, I don’t think she should be expected to be devastated 24/7. I think it’s good she is maintaining her professional obligations and attending events. She just seems sadder.

      • Marianne says:

        Those pictures are for her album.

        And what would you rather her do? Not get on with her life?

  3. Lboogie2009 says:

    Lea looks sad.

  4. QQ says:

    Lea is a bit beachy soireish

    That color AND cut on Laura Dern is a VAST Improvement, her face totally skews on the witchy side with the blonde, this is softer

    • Size Does Matter says:

      BEACHY!!! That’s what I thought, too, and with the slicked-back hair like she just got out of the water.

      Did you see the photo of her with the new puppy recently? Looked like she was about to hump it. Very strange way to pose with a puppy.

  5. Beautiful says:

    I didn’t like lea’s dress but she managed to look beautiful anyway, her makeup looks gorgeous and she looks fine.

  6. Anna says:

    Why is Busy Phillips always bring papped and turning up at events?

    • Anna-fo-Fanna says:

      Well, she was on Freaks and Geeks, which everyone is still obsessed over, and she’s currently on a hit show – Cougar Town.

      People get papped for a lot less.

  7. Lee says:

    LOVE Busy – she always looks like she’s in a good mood.

  8. sala says:

    Love Lea’s dress and look here. Vastly prefer it to the red Saab dress, of which I like the neckline but nothing else, from the shade of red to the cut/shape.

  9. Harriet says:

    Shailene Woodley’s close up looks STUNNING!

  10. David99 says:

    They all look great!

  11. j.eyre says:

    I love Emily’s dress (I agree the shoes don’t do it justice) and I love both Shailene and Laura’s hair. A pretty good night for fashion, overall.

  12. Harpreet says:

    Love this look on Lea, such a departure from her wavy long locks with the low cut dress routine!

    Love how CK minimalism.

  13. smee says:

    Lea Michele is staring to look a lot like Jean Dujardin…….

    • Anna-fo-Fanna says:

      O. M. G. You’re absolutely freaking RIGHT!! I can’t believe I never saw it before! Now, that’s all I’ll see! Love it!

  14. IMO says:

    Lea looks great, the dress is not my favorite but looks great on it

  15. Ellen Smith says:

    Laura Dern – unrecognizable – too much plastic surgery. Lea – why does your stomach have an indent?

  16. Nicolette says:

    Laura Dern looks great! The color is very flattering to her, and I like the style. I think it’s the best she’s ever looked.

    • Pandy says:

      The colour is fabulous on Laura – it’s nice to see her looking great now that she’s single again.

  17. Delta Juliet says:

    The haircut that Shailene is getting compliments on is pretty much the one that everyone was crapping on Emma Watson for. I don’t get it.

    (For the record, I liked it on Emma and it’s fine on Shailene too)

    • Lucy says:

      The thing is that Shailene didn’t go as far as Emma, hers is actually a slightly longer haircut than Emma’s pixie. I agree with you, though! Maybe it’s because Shai cut it strictly for a role, while Emma did it just because she felt like doing so. I love both of them and in my opinion they both look gorgeous with short hair!

  18. shannon says:

    never been a fan of Lea Michele…that stage name..ugh. sorry, I’m judgy..her face is just SO big for such a tiny body.

    • Amanda_M87 says:

      Yeah. Her name is so obviously a stage name. It sounds so incomplete, like a first and middle name with no last name.

  19. Grant says:

    Love Busy’s shoes, like Emmy’s dress–although, does the lipstick match? Laura Dern needs to get back into my life ASAP. My 9 year old self is dreaming of a Jurassic Park 4 with her, Sam Neil, and Jeff Goldblum.

  20. Lucy says:

    Lovely ladies, all of them! Glad to see Lea, too! Bless her, I hope she’s doing as well as she can.

  21. Meggin says:

    Not a fan of Emmy’s dress and the whole matchy red ensemble but I don’t like red that much so I could be biased. I like lea’s dress though I would never wear it myself!!

  22. MourningTheDeathOfMusic says:

    I think Lea’s dress is hideous.

  23. Aqua says:

    Lea is still grieving and is going through the motion and is trying her best to move forward.

  24. Happy21 says:

    I like Lea’s dress but I am not a fan of the hair. It makes the whole outfit look wrong.

    I agree with the posters above who say she looks sad. I find that she does as well. My heart just breaks for her still!

  25. rudy says:

    Once again the Hollywood Publicity Machine wins, hands down.

    The relationship between Lea and Corey was for publicity only. it was not real, never has been. I would hope she is grieving, but it is NOT because she lost her love. Dream on Glee fans.

  26. Bridget says:

    Whoever put Rossum in that shade of red must dislike her, since it looks awful with her skin tone. She looks yellowish.

  27. AB says:

    Is it me or does Shailene Woodley resemble Andrew Garfield – if he had a wig on?!