Christina Hendricks in Vivienne Westwood at the Art of Elysium gala: fab or fug?


Here are more photos from last night’s Art of Elysium gala in LA. This is one of the big pre-Golden Globes events held in LA, and they always get a good turnout. This year’s event honored British designer Vivienne Westwood, and Westwood dressed many ladies at the gala. Including Christina Hendricks. Hendricks has a history with the brand – she’s represented Westwood’s jewelry collection, and Hendricks has been dressed by Westwood at some big events in the past, to mixed results. Personally, I don’t think Hendricks looks good here at all, and it’s as much the dress’s fault as her stylist’s. Westwood’s designs are known for having intricate, built-in corsets and bustiers, none of which Christina needs. So the effect is that she looks like she jammed her girls in there are she squeezing the life out of them. As for her hair…what is throwing me off? Her bangs?



Kaley Cuoco in a white jumpsuit – I can’t find the ID on this but it doesn’t look like Westwood to me. It is pretty cute, and I like that she wore a tuxedo jumpsuit when nearly every other woman wore a gown.


Rumer Willis and Scout Willis were on hand and I wouldn’t even mention them except for the fact that – HAND TO GOD – I think Rumer might be the best-dressed woman at the event. I swear!! Look at her beautiful Westwood gown. The graphic is gorgeous, the cut is beautiful and this is the best example of a great Westwood gown.



Shara Worden is the lead singer for My Brightest Diamond, and she performed at the event. She is also committed to high-fashion trends and “editorial looks.” OMG. The fake unibrow is… amazing in its hideousness.


Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Dorothy#1 says:

    Shara Worden looks like a Klingon. lol

  2. Lora says:

    I never thought I would say this, but Kaley for the win!

  3. minx says:

    It’s painful to look at Christina Hendricks’ breasts, ow. That dress is terrible on her and her hair…ugh. She’s so gorgeous, how can she look this bad?

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I wouldn’t say this if she hadn’t purposefully enlarged her breast to this extent, but they really are ridiculous and she will never look good in anything. Her face is beautiful, but I can’t imagine why she would do that to her body.

      • Alix says:

        What’s amazing is that she keeps claiming they’re real. As if!

      • Bridget says:

        I thought she had a reasonable enhancement if she had one (I’m not about to search out and stare at pics of someone’s chest), but gained a fair amount of weight during Mad Men’s run (which was the aesthetic Matthew Weiner wanted, too) leading to her crazy figure. Her chest reached ginormous proportions as her figure got fuller. Despite the odd boobage here, she looks less busty than just a couple of years ago, and you can see that she’s already more slender than her days as Joan Holloway.

        PS that younger Willis girl looks like she’s going to pull a muscle, she’s posing so hard.

      • DEB says:

        Not attractive, no. And real boobs don’t have corners, lol.

      • JenniferJustice says:

        What’s sad is that it seems that’s all she thinks she has to offer because every single damn dress that woman wears is something that shows off the tops of her giant, lung-crushing breasts.

        Ditto of the hard posing Willis girls – I mean HARD posing. Quite sure somebrody strained or sprained something – had to of.

    • Giddy says:

      Golly. If she lowers her chin a fraction it will rest on her boobs. And her face looks different. No Bueno.

    • chelsea says:

      Vivienne Westwood!

  4. Annie says:

    The bodice of the gown on CH looks hideous. Too large chested, I think, for that asymmetric look. Love the Gown on R W.

  5. Mudflaps says:

    Im all for the unibrow becoming fashionable. That just mean less plucking for me.

  6. Naddie says:

    How could they wash Christina’s great beauty out? It’s all wrong: the dress, the hair, the bangs… Plus, she looks tweaked.

  7. hey-ya says:

    …lets discuss what viv is wearing…i go for a nightime jersey onesie under a taffeta n sequin gown from a past season…and shes absolutely holding her own against All the glamorous youngsters who came to her ball…er event…

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I can’t look at her without remembering that she takes a bath in her husband’s leftover bath water. I don’t know why, but that just repulses me.

  8. Sumodo1 says:

    These dresses look like budget prom samples and Westwood is cruel to force them on women.

  9. Talie says:

    Christina’s career seems a bit flat-lined post-Mad Men.

  10. Kimmy says:

    You are right….Rumer Willis’ dress is EVERYTHING. I love it so much. I kinda wish VW would have saved it for someone to wear on a red carpet for one of the awards shows coming up. It’d get way more attention. It’s so fab.

  11. Bridget says:

    I actually think the red Westwood dress could be lovely, but it’s hard to get past the styling and it’s also difficult to see the structure of the red dress against the red carpet. I don’t know why Christina Hendricks constantly gravitated toward these fussy dresses – she’s a very lovely woman but never seems to look good on the red carpet.

    • JenniferJustice says:

      Because her main priority is showing her top boob. I could live with never seeing it again because we’ve seen it sooooo much. It’s old, lame, done, passe`. All I think of when I see her is how painful her breasts look. They may not be, but they look like they’d be painful, especially shoved up under her chin. I imagine she’s hasn’t had a full lung of breath in decades.

  12. Eleonor says:

    So it’s clear only Mad Men stylists know how to dress Christina Hendricks.

    • paleokifaru says:

      I agree. But at this point Christina has done plenty of red carpet events and surely she can compare. Which sadly just leaves me to believe she has bad taste.

      • fiona says:

        maybe she just needs the paycheck from designers, no matter how unflattering? That’s my only reasonable explanation.

      • paleokifaru says:

        If they’re not a face for a designer in their promotions do they get paid for wearing it? I always just figured they got the outfit at no cost.

    • Josefina says:

      That’s my exact same thought whenever she walks on a red carpet.

    • Liberty says:

      I kind of agree. I don’t completely hate this look on her, if you try to imagine channeling another century of lady in waiting crossed with milkmaid, perhaps. It is reminding of some painting I saw once (skirting the Gainsborough era, I think). But maybe the hair is too washed out in color and futzy. Smoother longer darker red curls maybe. Or maybe it’s kind of just not a (busty chesty) aesthetic we’re used to anymore on the red carpet. Maybe she has fun or likes this busier numbers, so I am trying to see it from that perspective-times-VW. She would simply rock all 60s era Hollywood gowns, I think.

      Anyway I agree that the Mad Men stylists and make up artists really understood how to make the most of her beauty and she should ask them for a post-MM consult perhaps.

  13. lucy2 says:

    I have to think when you have really big boobs, a low cut AND asymmetrical look is not for you. It makes her look…uneven.
    Kaley’s looks good.
    I like Rumer’s but that photo of the two Willis girls is kind of funny. Over-posing!

  14. Robin says:

    Most of them look ridiculous, especially Westwood. And her teeth are repulsive.

    Hendricks looks absolutely awful. The clown hair, the fake boobs, the derpy look…awful.

    • Veggieburger says:

      They are definitely fake, right? She’s literally turned herself into Jessica Rabbit. Check out her Playboy pic pre-surgery if you haven’t already.

  15. Jayna says:

    The boobs are awful. She has pushed them up to her neck practically.

    Rumur works. What do the other two Willis girls do except shop and protest for certain causes, like no boobs on the internet? LOL I never have seen or read anything about them that shows they work at all.

  16. Sarah says:

    Kaley’s bust has those scary fake breast giveaway marks.

    • amilu says:

      Her cleavage certainly spooked me when I scrolled down to her photo.

    • justagirl says:

      Plus it looks like she’s also lost some weight recently, which means less skin, less sag, making the marks more obvious.

    • JenniferJustice says:

      They are so far apart I’m reminded me of LeAnne Rhyme’s East and West bolt ons.

  17. Tig says:

    Christian S at least knew how to work with Christina’s body- she usually looks great when wearing his designs. This is atrocious.

    Loved Rumor’s gown- it is amazing. Love the print.

  18. kri says:

    Christina…why?!?! That body deserves so much better. Rumer’s dress is the height of perfection. It is a prime example of the best of Westwood.

  19. hnmmom says:

    Kaley is seriously channeling Goldie Hawn in “Overboard”.

  20. justagirl says:

    I am so tired of that chest-bump ‘sexy’ pose the Willis girls are doing, it’s annoying and often unflattering. It’s drifted down to the regular people on social media and is just so ugh. I think it’s a leftover from the Paris Hilton days…

  21. Veggieburger says:

    There’s Vivienne Westwood telling us to stop climate change and then selling people more useless stuff they won’t need.

    So are those things on Christina Hendricks real or not??? Mulling over this for some time now. I’ve seen that Playboy pic of hers. I don’t think putting on some weight does that explosion-growth thing to you.

  22. La La Land says:

    All of the above… Jesus

  23. blue marie says:

    Christina’s dress, no.. It looks like one boob was deflated to inflate the other, it’s so in your face that I had to cover the top half of the photo to see the bottom half of the dress.

  24. MB says:

    Good Lord, Christina looks bad here. It makes me a little concerned for her red-carpet game this season.
    Kaley looks gorgeous and I love that jumpsuit.
    Rumor actually looks pretty damn great, its the same dress that Kelly Rowland is wearing but in a different pattern. I actually think in this case the plunging v works with the pattern and the volume of the skirt, so i guess that just goes to show what a difference a pattern makes.

  25. LMR15 says:

    Christina is REALLY fond of the hoisted boobs/medieval bar wench look. I hate that she does this to herself. It looks painful, uncomfortable, fake and just BAD. I can only blame her stylists for so long because she has been doing this for years. I mean what type of contraption does she use to get the hoisting just so?!

    • Alarmjaguar says:

      I am cracking myself up, but that totally reminded me of the Otto Titsling song from Beaches (now I am showing my age, right?)

  26. Debutante says:

    I know what’s wrong with CH s look. Her boobs are still uneven. And have been for years. One of them is distractedly bigger than the other. Can’t she afford to have her implants re-done??
    And they ARE Implants. If u google old images of her, she was very thin at one time with small boobs. I don’t care how much weight you gain, you don’t grow double D ‘s.

  27. serena says:

    Oh my god, I seriously LOVE Rumer’s dress! Her whole look is fab!

  28. NeNe says:

    OMG!! Her dress is hideous!!

  29. poppy says:

    i went from a small B to beyond DDs after gaining a lot of weight. the more weight that is lost, the smaller the cup gets. she is shrinking everywhere except. cannot believe those are real. her pants are on fire.

  30. What's inside says:

    The unibrow was hilarious. Thank you for posting that. Christina Hendricks is a very beautiful woman, but she looks like she is going to be murdered by suffocation with her boobs if they get hiked up any higher. The rest of the dress is unfortunate in the extreme.