Christina Hendricks in Christian Siriano at the SAGs: overly brocaded or fine?


Y’all know I love Christina Hendricks. But she’s almost always a mess on the red carpet, and last night was no exception. Christina attended the SAGs for Mad Men’s last ensemble nomination, and Mad Men lost, which I’m sort of okay with. What I’m not okay with? Downton Abbey winning the ensemble award for Drama yet again! Ugh. Don’t get me wrong, I love Downton and I’m still watching and loving it. But it’s a very silly soap opera.

But anyway, Christina decided to go with this custom-made Christian Siriano gown. She’s worn Siriano to some major events before, to mixed results. I don’t know if we should blame the designer or if Christina is the one consistently choosing the wrong colors and fabrics. This gown looks like heavy brocade, something more suitable for a duvet or window treatments. The color is all wrong on her too. Her date was her husband (the Nerd King) Geoffrey Arend.



Two more women wore Christian Siriano – Scandal’s Katie Lowes and Veep’s Anna Chlumsky. The silouette of Katie’s dress would have been great on Hendricks, and that color would have been a vast improvement too. Katie’s is my favorite out of this bunch, but I don’t hate Anna’s simple black gown. My problem with Anna’s look is that she did the on-trend topknot hairstyle and it looks like it’s pulled too tight.



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  1. Jenn says:

    I kind of like the dress, but the colour is all wrong. The girls are contained nicely in it, so that’s something.

    • Kitten says:

      Really? I love that champagne color on her. Normally, it washes people out but here, it compliments Christina’s skin tone and hair color perfectly imo.

      Agree that she finally did right by her girls.

      • Pmnichols says:

        I really love the dress. Color and all!!

      • Sass says:

        Totally agree – she is a pale redhead and this looks elegant. Contains her bust and hips nicely. She would look just fine greeting Queen Elizabeth in this. Love it!

    • Locke Lamora says:

      I would like the dress if it didn’t have the shoulder thingy and the train. The colour looks really nice on her. I also prefer her hair a bit darker, a more intense red.

    • Jib says:

      Right? Imagine hendricks’ dress in a deep burgundy and we have a winner! And her boobs aren’t up under her chin for a change!

    • NYer says:

      The proportions are great for her, and outweigh any issues with color (which honestly isn’t that bad).

  2. anniefannie says:

    Katie looks luminous! Perfect color choice for her. I can’t believe Siriano could get is so right with Katie and so wrong with Christina! In addition to the poor color choice that material is never going to flatter a fuller figure.

  3. CornyBlue says:

    Who is the person beside her ?? How is thay dweeeb worthy ? bad dress tho

  4. badrockandroll says:

    The whole family is sartorially challenged. Even if his own show wasn’t nominated, Arend should have worn a shirt rather than a tee. And I would not dress a window with Hendricks’ fabric – the shine makes the fabric look creased and cheap.

    • Boxy Lady says:

      It looks like his T-shirt has a black star on it so maybe it was an homage to David Bowie.

    • Kate Bush says:

      I loved his Blackstar T shirt v cool

    • badrockandroll says:

      I guess that we can be glad that he left his Spock ears and Christopher Lee fangs at home! Still don’t believe that tees belong on the red carpet, but appreciate the explanation.

  5. LAK says:

    Colour is all wrong for her.

  6. kibbles says:

    Katie looks very beautiful as does Christina. Both are curvy beautiful women and I think their dresses compliment their body type quite nicely. I think this dress is a win for Christina compared to what she typically wears.

  7. Murphy says:

    I’m a big Downton fan but I would have rather had Mad Men win.

  8. Tig says:

    The fit is great on her- I really like the shape of the gown. I don’t mind the fabric, tho a warmer color would have looked better. The black one is esp nice; love the hemline.

  9. lolle says:

    I’m so tired with Downton Abbey

  10. Minxx says:

    Christina’s dress has a flattering cut but wrong fabric. In a darker colour and less shiny fabric it would have been a winner (why was her hubby wearing a T-shirt?). Katie’s dress fits like a glove, perfect shade of red for her.
    As to Anna – this dress is terrible on her. She looks like she has gigantic hips, sagging breasts and the hairstyle draws attention to her ears.

  11. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I’m sort of disappointed in Christian Siriano. These dresses are fine, but when he was on Project Runway, his clothes were really exceptional. Modern, feminine and different. I thought he had so much promise, but these are just your basic dresses to me. Christina’s dress is a pretty color, but why stick the bow and the train on it. Boo.

    • Bridget says:

      I’ve always thought that his success on Project Runway was part of the problem – they spent the whole time talking about how amazing and special his is, and all of his red carpet stuff is just so redundant. I am not a fan.

    • Jib says:

      I agree. Now, Chris March! He dressed Streep a couple of times, toned it down, but that man was magic! That couture gown with the shoulder thing-y? That was all him! Soriano should have been eliminated for that horrible prom gown he made for that poor young girl He didn’t like dressing her cause she wasn’t a stick. I always thought he was a jerk.

    • Dee squared says:

      Soriano, imho, didn’t deserve to win. He was ally poofy sleeves as I recall and his looks were getting redundant toward the end of his season as well. Loved Julie’s (? Don’t remember her name now– but it was the lady in that group at the end who made all those fantastic jackets and the candy strawberry twister dress that the model wanted to eat) style and was rooting for her.

  12. Carmen says:

    Poor Christine Hendricks. That dress looks like death by brocade. She looks like its crushing her.

    Katie Lowes looks really good. I like that red dress and it looks great on her.

  13. fancyamazon says:

    I think she was made to wear dresses like this, and although the colour is a bit pale, I think she looks great.

  14. tracking says:

    Such a beautiful woman, but does not do RC dresses well.

  15. lizzie says:

    is everyone going to ignore that weird baby hair forehead swoop on anna chlumsky?

    • Giddy says:

      Her hair is truly awful. From the forehead swoop to the pulled too tight look, ouch! It makes her ears look huge and somewhat like an alien!

    • Prairiegirl says:

      Her hairdresser did her no favours, that’s for sure!

    • JenniferJustice says:

      She already has the cat-eyes the hollywood ladies keep getting surgery to have, but pulling her hair tight makes them look evil. She needs a different shaped brow too.

    • Melanie says:

      Right??? It’s insane. Why would you plaster your hair to your forehead like that? Seems like it would be itchy.

  16. Amanda G says:

    Hendrick’s dress does nothing for her. Not that she has to always have her body on display, but the color and amount of fabric doesn’t help her.

  17. Cupcake says:

    Oh this is awful. F. Nothing redeemable here. Even her hair looks like it’s over this dress.

  18. Sarah01 says:

    Christina is a beautiful woman and I think she’s started to mess with her face too much. Her face looks odd to me I can’t pinpoint it. The colour is stunning minus the shoulder thingy.

  19. Robin says:

    Christina Hendricks’ face looks frozen, but at least she’s toned down the clown-hair color and doesn’t have her breasts pushed up to her chin and hanging out all over the place.

  20. Timbuktu says:

    Why is her hair such a mess? I feel like she’s very classically beautiful and looks really good in old-fashioned Hollywood glam styles. She needs a very nice hairdo, not that mess.

  21. mams says:

    maybe it’s just the pictures but the first thing I thought when I saw Anna was “conehead”

  22. Jayna says:

    Horrible look on Christina, just horrible.

    But her husband had on a Bowie “Blackstar” t-shirt. That really moved me.

  23. kri says:

    Christina disappoints EVERY time on the red carpet. Someone fire her stylist, pronto. I have wrapping paper exactly like that dress. Hideous.

  24. SOCHAN says:

    Hate Christina’s dress. It ages her (it would be LOVELY on a woman of 60) and makes her look stumpy even though she’s a tall woman. Also, it’s too pale for her pale skin. Bad all around.

    The other dresses in this thread are even worse. Yuck, that red dress is so played-out.

  25. Pansy says:

    Thank you for keeping your boobs in. I have them too, and there are some things we just can’t pull off, sweetie. This was great.

  26. Veronica says:

    I honestly don’t mind the dress itself – the brocade is obviously a retro throwback – but I do think it needs more space around her hips. I don’t understand why designers can’t understand that most women have wider hips. As for her face, I think her MUA should’ve gone darker on the lip, but she’s otherwise set.

  27. Lucy2 says:

    I kind of like Christina’s, it’s more flattering than other things she has worn I think.
    I like Katie’s red dress a lot, fits her perfectly. I really dislike her character on scandal though.
    I like Anna stress but OMG that hair is horrible. She’s so pretty and great on her show, but that’s going to get her a lot of negative attention.

  28. fiona says:

    I love Christina’s dress, the colour, the shape. She looks great here. Wish her hair was a bit more red than a light orange – the stronger red suited her better.

  29. What's inside says:

    Christina was really dressed up for the evening. The brocade reminded me of 50s and 60s era Hollywood and she looks like a star. I also like Katie’s red dress – it was very flattering and an excellent color for her.

  30. annna says:

    Christina always dresses like the madam of a saloon bar.

  31. Holmes says:

    Christina appears to have skinned my grandmother’s living room chairs for her dress. Repulsive. I was going to say it’s even more repulsive that her husband couldn’t even be bothered to put on a real shirt, but j see someone upthread mentioned it’s a Blackstar shirt. Still…not sure this was the appropriate venue for it.

  32. Careygloss says:

    I love those two together. They’re awesome.