Heidi Klum in Versace at the Emmys: Big Bird fug, the worst look of the night?

The 67th Emmy Awards arrivals
Everyone was buzzing about Heidi Klum’s ridiculous half-sheer Versace dress at the Emmys. She looked like Big Bird molting from cancer treatment. Heidi has worn some terrible outfits before, but she really topped herself last night. The only time Heidi Klum dresses well for the occasion is on Halloween.

The 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Award-Arrivals in LA

The 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Award-Arrivals in LA

Also looking like 10 shades of hell in a sheer skirt gown is Julianne Hough. This dress is Marchesa of course and it reminds me of the lingerie I owned in the 90s. (Some of which I wore as outerwear, I’m not going to lie.) Hough went to the Emmys with her brother, which Kaiser pointed out to me is weird considering how happily engaged she is. She probably did that out of respect for her “ex boyfriend,” Ryan Seacrest, who did a great deal for her career. Her fashion sense similarly still needs work.

The 67th Emmy Awards arrivals

The 67th Emmy Awards arrivals

I’m throwing Tracee Ellis Ross in here, and while she doesn’t look half as bad as the other ladies, this pale pink Zac Posen tiered dress is still questionable. She looks like a toilet paper topper doll. I don’t see how anyone could try on this gown and come to the conclusion “yes, that would look awesome on the red carpet.”

The 67th Emmy Awards arrivals

The 67th Emmy Awards arrivals

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  1. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Heidi has horrible taste, so I’m not surprised. Ok, I’m a little surprised. Good Lord.

    • Snazzy says:

      Just when you think it can’t get any worse … It does

    • OverFirstAve. says:

      Oh my gaaaaad! I laughed out loud when I saw Heidi’s dress. Worst Dress of the night and probably on the list of the worst dresses or whatever, worn to an awards show. AWFUL!

      • jugstorecowboy says:

        It night be the worst dress I’ve ever seen on anyone…ever.

      • FarmGrrrl says:

        Seriously! I actually recoiled in horror at first, then burst out laughing. All this woman’s taste is in her mouth, and she has to CONSTANTLY remind us that she is “hawt”. Poor Heidi Hoo-hah!

      • Reeely?? says:

        Shades of Kim Basinger at the Oscars, during her Prince days.

    • Lahdidahbaby says:

      I do believe this is the most gloriously ugly gown EVER. Baroque-level badness. Superb hideousity.

      Clearly, Heidi has a sense of humor.

      Or, no, just no taste.

      That’s it.

      • belle de jour says:

        I actually do think she has a sense of humor about it all. And that she takes a certain glee in trying to get away with some things when it comes to Fashion with a capital F.

        (I also suspect she sees most of it as Costume with a capital C – Halloween Stunt Queen that she is.)

        Her casual clothes are usually calm and flattering.

      • Elisa the I. says:

        she definitely has a sense of humour (see her response to Trump) and she is channeling her inner Tweety in this dress. That’s kind of thing – to wear outrageous outfits, right?

    • JudyK says:

      Okay, so glad I missed the first two hours of this show. Heidi looked like she grabbed an unfinished garment from a beginning designer from Project Runway. I’ve never seen anything so hideous.

      Julianne did look like 10 shades of hell.

      • Sabrine says:

        Heidi has a plain face and this get-up drags the color right out of it. There is nothing that can redeem this mess.

    • wiffie says:

      @Astrid to be fair, a puts on whatever clothes a designer tells her to and walks. Good taste isn’t necessary. Obviously, as we see here.

      • Astrid says:

        True. I don’t know how all this work and what contracts require but I got to think that somebody as famous as her could be able to affect some necessary changes in clothes and styling for such a big event.

      • Kelly says:

        Gorgeous woman. NO fashion sense or style. Ironic.

      • FarmGrrrl says:

        Heidi often gets the benefit of the doubt because of her looks. HOWEVAH, while I think she looks good for her age, I’m not that impressed with her beyond being a generically pretty blond, and think she’s quite try-hard.

      • crtb says:

        FarmGrrl I have to agree. It seems that after she split with Seal, she turned into a supper try – too – F**king- hard and always appears thirsty. It was like she lost her self esteem and has to always prove to the world that she is still youthful, still pretty, still sexy, still worth her salary as a model. It just seems like when she was married to Seal, She knew she was the bomb – now not so much.

  2. Matador says:

    Heidi’s dress: Of course.

    Julianne: Cher would have rocked a look like this in ’80s. Julianne, you are no Cher.

    Tracee: Wow, major disappointment. She was a great judge on “Project Runway.” Perhaps she lost a bet with Zac Posen that day.

    • We Are All Made of Stars says:

      This isn’t her first forte into sheer underwear dresses either. I think she enjoys the whole sexy stupid innocent girl routine. If anyone had the misfortune of paying to see her putrid performance in Footloose, I think you’ll agree.

  3. lower-case deb says:

    this whole monetary crisis really limits how many bolts of fabric one can really buy, huh?

    Big Bird is… shedding?

    btw, Tracee’s dress looks like several valances sewn together to some shower curtain fittings. great for escapes but not so much on red carpets, maybe?

  4. boredblond says:

    Further proof of my theory that no one looks good in a lot of yellow..no one.

    • Snappyfish says:

      Certainly not blondes. I won’t get near it. I actually thought Heidi looked old & that surprised me

      • stellalovejoydiver says:

        well she is in her mid forties and she also lost a lot of weight since she is with her new hideous boyfriend Vito Schnabel.

      • Elisa the I. says:

        @stellalovejoydiver: that’s what I also wrote on the the other thread. She has lost a lot of weight (not that it was necessary at all). IMO she is too skinny now and it ages her. I find her quite likeable and I hope she is in a good place (and not doing this for the bf – which would give me Demi Moore vibes).

      • Belle Epoch says:

        I blame Vito! WTH does she see in him? He seems as pompous and humorless as his father. Plus a blind gossip item said he hates her children. She could pick anybody!

    • We Are All Made of Stars says:

      People who are Indian or very dark skinned frequently look great in yellow. My theory has always been that if you’re white, you’d better have that lemondrop blonde Sweet Valley High coloring to have it be complimentary.

    • Alex says:

      Actually Naomi Watts wears a lot of yellow and always looks great. But then again she’s beautiful and has class for days…

    • Kitten says:

      Michelle Williams’s saffron Vera Wang dress at the ’06 Oscars was one of my favorite red carpet looks of all time.

      • Cricket says:

        YES! I loved that dress and the red lip! she rocked it that night.

      • Esmom says:

        Yes, me, too! Yellow isn’t impossible for blondes to pull off.

      • Moneypenny says:

        Yes, one of my favorites ever!

      • byland says:

        I was going to comment this if somebody hadn’t already. So gorgeous, that look. It wasn’t even the dress, as it went down Vera Wang’s runway it was another color, black I believe. It was the whole thing: Michelle’s lovely skin and hair, the standout red lip, amazing subtle statement jewelry (something almost impossible to pull off – that necklace!). The color just offset everything in the most perfect way. Still my favorite red carpet look to this day.

        Also, I’m a redhead who wears yellow a lot, as it’s one of my favorite colors. It’s more about shades of yellow than anything.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        That was sooo gorgeous. Ah, fashion memories.

      • I Choose Me says:

        Yas!!!!!!! All the exclamation.

      • Norman Bates' Mother says:

        This! I came here to say the same thing. Michelle looked stunning in that dress and her styling was perfect. I’m not a fashion person – I don’t remember that many dresses, except for the eye-hurting ones, but I remembered that one. It’s been 9,5 years and that look hasn’t aged at all. The fact that she and Heath seemed to be simply glowing with happiness that day helped too.

  5. Dtab says:

    Did you expect Heidi to look good….was it a 10min challenge on project runway….or project runaway from terror.

    Julianne Hough: nothing interesting to say here….sorry

    Tracee….I hate when bad dresses happen to good people….Its like the slip that no-one is supposed to see that you would wear under a fab dress

  6. alice says:

    Heidi has an amazing body and you would think she could look good even in a trash bag..but nope! All the three dresses from this post are fug.

  7. Mimz says:


    One letter for each dress. all hideous.

  8. We Are All Made of Stars says:

    Oh my God, this post is so hilariously bitchy it should’ve been written by some guy in sailor shorts sticking his hand in the face of a Rikki Lake audience member. I have a new level of respect for this site.

  9. Sisi says:

    not even a figure skater would wear that

  10. Crumpet says:

    I don’t know…taken as a whole, I don’t hate the Heidi dress much, except for the color.
    Julianne is too short to pull off her dress.
    The pink number on Tracee – I can’t figure out where her actual breasts on here. Very strange.

  11. India says:

    Both are terrible but I would pick the Big Bird look over that mess Julianne is wearing. And what’s up with Julianne’s face? She’s beginning not to look like herself.

  12. sauvage says:

    I’m trying to find a proper excuse for Heidi’s dress and I keep coming up empty. Even a blind figureskater who got into a fight with a bear while still in her dressing gown would look better dressed than THIS!

    There is no excuse for this. Sorry, Heidi, your fashion sense sucks. Why you are allowed to judge other people’s creations on television is completely beyond me.

    • Chinoiserie says:

      Lol at blind figure skater looking better after fighting a bear, so accurate.

      Something nice… Black is Julianne’s color.

  13. Jayna says:

    Heid’s gown is a hot mess. Whew.

  14. Barrett says:

    Trump is right at least for fashion sense Heidi is no longer or has never been a10!

    • Matador says:

      She has tacky taste, no doubt, but she occasionally hits a home run.

    • bored says:

      trump probably hit on her and she screamed “NO” so he has a little vendetta. He is and always has been an unattractive man and Heidi does not need his money.

  15. lucy2 says:

    Wow, those are terrible! I was really hoping the sheer skirt over underwear thing was done, but I guess not.
    Tracee’s looks wonderful in comparison, but it not a pretty dress. I like her though, and she herself looks good.

  16. Sally says:

    All that money spent (ok, they’re always borrowed, but you know what I mean) and absolutely zero style purchased!

  17. Rice says:

    Fug-ery to the millionth degree.

  18. Qat says:

    Just wow. All three dresses are not good in my opinion. Klum’s dress is a mess. I’m not sure why anyone thought this design was a good idea. Klum is lovely, but she often choses truly horrendously cheap looks. Hough’s dress looks like it came from Fredrick’s of Hollywood- just trashy. And Ross’ dress looks like an awful home economics project. The fabric looks heavy and the structured bust resembles a superhero costume.

  19. cleveland girl says:

    OMG! that was my inner thinking as I scrolled down to Heidi’s dress. WHAT the actual F*ck??? Who hated her sooo much that they did this to her????

  20. serena says:

    Why was Heidi Klum even there I wonder.. anyway I’ve come to the conclusion that she must dress that badly for attention, it’s not possible she consider ‘that’ beautiful’. It’s ugly as hell.

  21. lis says:

    that yellow mess could be the worst dress of the decade.

  22. QQ says:

    I still Find It THEE Utmost troll move that Heidi judges fashion and sells hair product for a living somehow cause… HOW?!? All her clothes always Look Like trash and the bottom pueces at Project Runway.


    Tracey is not ever my fave beauty (i happen to think she has old face, and Looks an age with her ma!) BUT I think she is always soooo funny and great at fashion, which is why this terrible fabric/ill fitting cups hurts my soul… its a Bad 80s prom

  23. Alex says:

    The Versace dress is trolling straight up.

  24. Burgher says:

    Celebitchy- edit out the ha, ha cancer molting joke, and just leave it at Big Bird.

    Cancer is hilarious.

    • Susie 1of 3 says:

      Maybe just Big Bird molting? A seasonal thing with birds.

      • imqrious2 says:

        Ha! I said the same thing in the first Emmy thread! Great minds think alike ;-J

        To be honest, when I went through chemo for Leukemia, and then again for my stem cell transplant, my (blonde) hair came out in clumps, and I looked like that dress 😛 (Gotta keep a sense of humor; laughter heals)

    • Hmm says:

      This times 1 million.

  25. Esmom says:

    Zac Posen needs to find a new line of work, I think. My mom made a dress for my Barbie in the 70s that looked much like Tracee’s, but it was softer and draped better.

  26. frisbee says:

    I am a woman spared from any sense of fashion, I live in jeans and today a Rugby shirt or anonymous work clothes. Even I can see Heidi Klum’s dress is all the levels of hideous. It looks like the designer started three different dresses and then thought “screw this, she’s an idiot, she’ll wear it anyway” and then sewed them all together.
    It’s worse than this and this was notoriously bad

  27. Cinderella says:

    Gosh, Heidi, Halloween is still a month away.

    • Ankhel says:

      Cinderella, don’t pretend to be ignorant. Your mice made Heidi’s dress, after they stole ALL the brandy in the pantry!

  28. Stacey says:

    Heidi’s dress would have been brilliant if the entire dress had looks the same on both sides, losing the long sleeve, solid fabric half. Then it just would have been a cool mini with a sparkled, sheer overlay showing some of the best legs in the business. I do like that Heidi backed off th too-thick, too-black eyeliner she often sports in favor of a softer brown shade, more lightly applied. I would have preferred her hair loose, but I know it was incredibly hot that night.

  29. funcakes says:

    Tracey rules no matter what as far as I’m concerned.
    Julieanna usually looks elegant, but this time he missed the mark.
    Heidi as always is a unbearable. Can someone tell her she’s not a comedian? I guess she’s use to her entourage telling her she’s funny. God, how did Seal do it for so long?

  30. Linnea says:

    @Celebitchy: the cancerremark is a bit unnecessary.
    Also, I’m pretty sure the Washington Capitals wouldn’t have been happy if Jullianne’s fiance would have gone to the emmy’s while in the middle of training camp/ training matches.

  31. Saywhatwhen says:

    Heidi must be channeling Donatella. Boney chest and clavicle, Eurotrash gown and crocodile skin. She would look a lot softer and fresher for her age if she stayed out of the son and put some cushion on the bones.

  32. Anare says:

    Heidi Klum WTF? I think she purposefully wears super hideous outfits just to get attention. If some designer put this foolery up on Project Runway they would be mocked relentlessly.

    • Esmom says:

      Seriously, that’s what is so crazy. If someone put that in front of her on PR you know she’d be ripping it to shreds.

  33. Jenny says:

    Julianne’s tongue is trying to escape in the second picture. It looks really weird.

    And also, agree with all above, all three dresses are spectacularly hideous.

  34. kri says:

    Where to begin? Heidi Klum looked like she escaped from a hatchery. My god, who told her that looking like Tweety Bird’s half-plucked whore-y cousin was a good idea? What a waste of a great body.

    • B says:

      I know, right? Heidi can wear practically anything, her body is that ridiculous, and she picks THAT?

      She’s always been completely inept at dressing herself, and I think it’s getting worse as she ages. She’s like the Mrs. Roper of the fashion world.

  35. Carmen says:

    Re Klum: as a friend of mine would say, yuccadew!

  36. B says:

    Oh my. I’m not sure too many people can carry off that shade of yellow, but Heidi *really* can’t.

    Maybe they should have gone with the strange half-and-half concept all the way down. She could be all Emmy Business on her right, and Emmy Party on her left.

    Yeah, probably not so much.

  37. celtlady says:

    Heidi Klum’s dress is the ugliest dress that I have ever seen. What was she thinking? Perhaps any attention is good attention, and this dress definitely got her a lot of attention.

    • Sarah says:

      Yup, I think that’s it, always the really outrageous or fleshy dresses get better exposure than someone who is dressed classier and decent.

  38. marjiscott says:

    I think this was THIS deliberate to be talked about.. Ego and narcissim, thy name is Heidi Klum.

  39. Sarah says:

    I love Tracee’s dress colour it really compliments her skin tone – really enjoy watching blackish too!

  40. Britt says:

    How has this woman hosted and judged 14 seasons of Project Runway???

  41. Ms. Lib says:

    Maybe these designs came from Project Runway. They look familiar, especially the black one.

  42. I Choose Me says:

    Hideous. Fug. Cheap looking. A complete waste of cloth and time. WTF was she thinking? How can anybody look at this and think, fabulous dahling. That’s just the thing.

    Either her intent was to look as bad as possible, garnering attention for her thirsty self or she lost a damn bet.

  43. nilber says:

    I am hoping Heidi was paid handsomely to wear that catastrophe. Juilanne dress wasn’t that bad but I don’t think it was good on her.

  44. wandering says:

    I don’t like any of the dresses, but think Julianne’s is the best of a bad lot.

    Training camp and preseason games have started for the NHL, so Brooks is in DC with the Capitals.

  45. Chris R says:

    I need eye bleach after looking at all these crappy Emmy dresses. These though, are the worst three dresses I’ve maybe ever seen. Ever! How could you make these gorgeous women look so bad? I think I blame the designers’ terrible work right now. It’s like they’ve forgotten how women’s bodies are built!

  46. Lilacflowers says:

    I would dearly love to hear Nina Garcia’s take on that mess from Zac Pozen and that weird big bird get-up of Heidi’s.

  47. Jane says:

    You know it’s bad when Lady Gaga looked better than Heidi!

  48. siri says:

    Aaaawful, but I do like this color on her.