Ellie Kemper in Peter Pilotto at the SAGs: super cute or wallpaper pattern?

22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Arrivals
Ellie Kemper was one of my favorites on the red carpet last night and not because her dress was particularly amazing, but more due to her attitude. She was in this black and blue print strapless Peter Pilotto gown featuring a large blue and olive green diamond and circle pattern which was mirrored in the embroidery of the bodice. On anyone else (except maybe Cate Blanchett) I would be like “look at the fug 70s wallpaper dress” but somehow she’s pulling it off. It’s the joy she brings to it. This is an incredible contemporary gown. It’s taken me a while to get on board, but I’m a Pilotto fan. Here are some of his other gowns on the red carpet. They’re like works of art and are daring without veering into fug.

22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Arrivals

Kristen Wiig wasn’t really bringing it in a black and white Rolanda Mouret pantsuit. I like that she wore pants, I’d love to see more pantsuits even at major events, but this is just ugly. Maybe it’s because I’m hungry, but that sequin quilted beige mess on the side of her top is reminding me of a slice of pizza.

22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Arrivals

22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Arrivals

Amy Poehler underwhelmed in black Stella McCartney with a scooped pointy bustline and subtle floral embroidery. This is a Stella dress though, it could be much worse. Her hair is really cute that color, it makes me want to go red again.

22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Arrivals

22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Arrivals

Gaby Hoffman was in this bronze metallic Rachel Comey gown which had a molting snake like pattern which made her look slightly crazed. I think that’s how she always looks. She spoke during her red carpet interview about how she’s campaigning for Bernie Sanders and she even wore a Bernie button, which is cool. I really like bold brows and I have a big brow but imagine how much better this lady would look if someone cleaned up her eyebrows.

Also those shoes!

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  1. Sarah01 says:

    I think Kristen looks best out of these ladies. The fit is excellent and the outfit is modern and sleek. Love love Gaby’s hair.

    • Locke Lamora says:

      I love Gaby’s hair too. It’s amazing. The dress looked better in person. It also should have been longer.

      I think Ellie was the best dressed here. The dress is beautiful and her hair is great. I find her bubbly personality a tad annoying though.
      Amy looked great. She should keep that hair colour, it’s much better than blonde.

    • mee says:

      i like kristin’s outfit, but wish it didn’t have the pizza on it. something more simple or no design would have been great and elegant.

  2. Wiffie says:

    I feel like I might feel terrible saying this…. But I never imagined that breathtaking beautiful child would grow into this crazy looking Gaby Hoffman. She just looks so different than I imagined she would. I actually like her dress though. And her hair has lots of body.

    Amy’s hair is enviable. And I love Kristen’s pantsuit, even if it does look like pizza. And Ellie looks great too.

    • whatthe says:

      “Her hair has lots of body.” How kind of you. This woman looks like she just escaped from an asylum.

    • Daria Morgendorffer says:

      I feel like Gaby Hoffman looks exactly the same as she did when she was a kid. She’s one of those people with a “perma-face” as in their face looks exactly the same their whole life. I totally get what you’re saying though. She can still look pretty when she wants to, but I think she’s been making a statement that she doesn’t give a sh-t about Hollywood glitz and glamour. She has been photographed repeatedly with unshaven armpits. I think CB makes a great point in saying that she would look a lot better with cleaned up brows.

      I’m pretty sure this is a bit doctored up, but it does make the point that she can be very attractive. At least in my opinion.

    • Careygloss says:

      I guess I’m crazy. I find her alluring because of how confident she is. She’s a very striking woman, too, even though she’s absolutely not conventional looking. I would call her beautiful. She looks wild without trying, and I guess it’s pretty damned refreshing in a sea of nose-jobs and inflated lips. How wonderful a world it would be if we all loved ourselves enough to be who we are and smile with the face we have. She’s the most magnetic woman in this post. And yes…go Bernie! Woot!

  3. HeyThere! says:

    I saw the slice of pizza before I read about it! Lol. If the pattern was different I really liked how KW looked!

  4. LeManda says:

    Ouch Gaby. Honey, you are aging yourself terribly! I had to goggle her age because I grew up with her, so I thought we were the same age. We are, she’s only 33, 34 this month! She can keep her bold eyebrows, just clean them up.

    • Jayna says:

      Gaby looks in her 50s there. Wow. She goes out of her way to look bad it seems with her sometimes, which proves what?

      Sometimes I like her acting and sometimes I find her acting annoying all in the same show. LOL

  5. Bridget says:

    Love Ellie’s dress!

  6. Lucy says:

    I’m quite intrigued by Pilotto’s designs myself. They’re cute in an unusual, striking way. Looking forward to seeing more of it! Ellie looked lovely.

  7. Robin says:

    Gah, those are all awful. Amy Poehler’s hair color looks okay on her, but it looks dry and like she didn’t bother to comb it. And the bodice of that dress looks like it’s suspended from the ceiling.

  8. Jayna says:

    I would like Amy’s gown if it weren’t for the bodice. Horrible.

    I love Amy’s hair color on her, though, and the style cut. Very flattering.

  9. Allie May says:

    Love Ellie’s dress!
    Whoops, somebody already said this. 😉

  10. Minxx says:

    Love Amy’s hair, nice hue and a flattering cut.

    • AntiSocialButterfly says:

      She is one of the rare people upon whom any hair color appears as though it is her natural color. Crazy.

  11. Maggie says:

    Everyone looks great except the frizzy haired lady.

  12. Penelope says:

    Gaby could be so much more attractive if she groomed her brows. She actually could use a makeover, period. But I kinda like the hair!!

    Love Ellie’s dress and her gorgeous smile complements it. 😀

  13. poppy says:

    points for GH for wearing her real hair. uncolored, unironed, her own hair. she looks natural and totally alien in that environment. refreshing to see something real in that ocean of artifice.
    why color and press the life out of it?

  14. ichsi says:

    I absolutely love Ellie’s dress. It was my favourite from the night. Unusual, well-tailored and totally fitting for the lady in it. More like that please!

  15. Margo says:

    Predictable that Gaby Hoffmann gets crap for her appearance. I truly think she looks fine. She doesn’t spend hours on hair and makeup — so what? There’s nothing wrong with wanting to be glamorous but I personally LOVE seeing someone like her bring variety to the red carpet. She’s one of the least homogenized women in the industry and subverts standards of “appropriate” femininity without being self-righteous about it.

  16. Dre dog says:

    Those shoes

  17. Lucy2 says:

    I like Ellie’s dress on her a lot- it’s cute and fits perfectly, and is just formal enough for SAG but not over-the-top.
    Amy looks great but I’ve always hated a scoop and pointy bust line.

  18. AJ says:

    Good god almighty, Gaby Hoffman looks at LEAST 70 years old wtf?!

  19. AEK says:

    Call me crazy, but I think Gaby’s dress fabric is the same fabric one of the Project Runway designers used this season for a challenge, where the dress is actually reversible sequins that change color depending on what direction they’re rubbed. It’s a good idea in theory, but the effect is a hodge podge of scattered sequins colors. I feel like that what might be happening to this dress, although I could be wrong!

  20. Mrs. Ari Gold says:

    More Ellie Kemper posts please! I was so excited to see that Celebitchy covered her. She’s the best! I couldn’t believe she wasn’t nominated for an emmy last year for ‘Kimmy’. She is ine fo the most original, freshest talents around.