January Jones in Schiaparelli at the SAGs: does her stylist hate her?


Did January Jones lose her style mojo? Because this is the second awards show in a row where she has looked absolutely terrible. January wore this Schiaparelli couture gown which… I mean, come on. It’s dated – it looks like a (bad) gown from the 1950s. It’s bridesmaid-y, also from a 1950s wedding. It’s poorly designed and unflattering. And so now I’m wondering… does January’s stylist hate her?



Kiernan Shipka in Erdem. I love this and I love her. Such a cutie.


Jessica Pare in Kaufman Franco. Why does this annoy me so much? I think it’s because Pare annoys me as an actress, and I’m annoyed that she came to the SAGs when she was barely in the last season of Mad Men, and she’s trying to wring the last drops of attention out of this gig. Also, the dress is taffeta, right? SO BAD.


Julie Bowen in Kaufman Franco. Julie either doesn’t care about the red carpet or she does care and has zero clue about how to style herself. This look is more boring than bad. Zzzz…


Much like Kate Winslet, Sofia Vergara just sticks to same two or three silhouettes and I’m kind of fine with that. She knows what looks good on her body and she’s not adventurous. It happens. So, for Sofia’s “style rut” fashion, I’m okay with this hot-pink Vera Wang. It’s a good version of something we’ve seen on Sofia many times before. I even like the pop of that statement necklace.



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  1. Froggy says:

    January doesn’t seem to own a full length mirror. It’s awful.
    Maybe she owed the designer a favor.

  2. Locke Lamora says:

    Kiernan looked amazing. I love her dress.
    I don’t think Amanda needed more makeup. She looks good as it is.
    Vergara’s dress is nice, but that’s the ugliest colour in existence. Yuck yuck yuck. The necklace makes it look even more tacky. She also looks better with dark hair.

    • minx says:

      I loved Kiernan’s dress, too.
      Normally I don’t like the color of Sofia’s dress. I could never wear it, I’m too pale. But I kind of love it on her with that necklace. She has the right coloring and she’s dramatic and va-vroom, and so she can wear all that brightness. I call it a win.
      The rest, no. Especially January’s. She too pale for that color and the style is hideous.

      • Locke Lamora says:

        I actually think that colour would look less awful on someone either a lot paler or a lot darker than Sofia. Either Rooney’s or Lupita’s coloring.

  3. Bridget says:

    Did January tick someone off? These last couple of dresses are awful.

  4. CornyBlue says:

    Shipka looked amazing. Gown would have worked better shorter tho

  5. Talie says:

    Well, Lainey was wrong, January still has pull. That dress just went down the couture runways 10 seconds ago.

    Kiernan had the best showing of the MM ladies though.

    • Bridget says:

      But look at it. And is Schiaparelli that big of a ‘get’? I actually like January and her style, and liked that she would wear offbeat stuff.

      • COSquared says:

        The brand is olde but its heyday was in the 1st half of the 20th century, but did she have to pick THAT when the latest collection is simply amazing?

      • LAK says:

        Schiaparelli not being a get….are you kidding? Schiaparelli is a classic and pedigree. Like Chanel or Balenciaga especially because it hasn’t gone mass market like those labels. Mind you this is a bad example of the label, but it’s incredibly fashiony and i think more of her fashionista sense than everybody walking down that red carpet.

      • Bridget says:

        I’m familiar with Schiaparelli, my question is about access. We know there are different levels of ‘gets’ – getting a fresh off the runway Chanel is different from getting a fresh off the runway Elie Saab, you know? I mean, I’ve even seen Debra Messing wear stuff straight off the runway well after her Will & Grace days.

        Side note, I wonder how it works when you get something like that. Stylists so frequently have multiple options, but if they get something specially like that are they agreeing to wear it?

      • Talie says:

        She’s not high up the food chain to get the best dress, especially so close to the Oscars. But the fact that she can still get a couture gown that quickly speaks volumes about her place in that world. Granted, not many actresses in film or TV have the ability sell with her face and body, so she’s still in a good position.

      • ell says:

        “but did she have to pick THAT when the latest collection is simply amazing?”

        this! schiaparelli’s couture collection has some wonderful and different dresses, the one january jones wore was one of the worst.

  6. Ethelreda says:

    I think January Jones is stunningly beautiful (though she is not a good actress). However, I can’t think of a single good thing to say about that dress. How could someone who probably had a choice of several designer gowns point to that monstrosity and say “Yup. That’s the one.” Her hair and make-up are awful too. I also think she’s put on some weight recently – I don’t mean that in a bad way at all, just an observation.

    Kiernan is the only one here who looks good. I would remortgage the house to buy that dress!

    • Debbie Do says:

      Maybe she’s pregnant and she’s trying to hide it, or maybe she’s self-conscious about gaining weight and trying to hide her shape.

    • Penelope says:

      I think JJ is a very good actress.

    • Esmom says:

      At first I thought she might have gained weight, too, but when you look closer at her torso she’s still slim. I think the dress and the hair and makeup create that illusion. The hair is the most egregious part of a really bad look for her. I think she’s a really good actress, she was consistently amazing as Betty Draper. She stole scenes with her subtlety, imo.

      I love Shipka’s look and Pare looks lovely. She doesn’t bug me as much as she does other people!

      This might be the best I’ve seen Julie B look in a long time.

      • Ethelreda says:

        Sure, JJ is still slim, but compared to how very skinny she was on Mad Men, I do think she’s put on some weight. As to her acting abilities, I think JJ was OK as Betty Draper because she looked the part so very well, and because she was basically playing herself. Still, I often wonder what a better actress could have done with that role, instead of just making her a cold-hearted narcissist.

        In anything else I’ve seen her in – such as ‘Unknown’ or ‘X Men’ – JJ has been simply awful. I very much doubt she’ll have much of a career now that Mad Men is over.

      • annna says:

        Except that she’s already on another tv show -Last Man on Earth, which is great and she’s great on it. As for the ridiculous “playing herself” argument, do you accuse Jon Hamm of just playing himself on Mad Men? Because he’s got much more in common with Don than she does with Betty.

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  7. lisa2 says:

    When I saw the header pic at first I thought January Jones was Kristen Wiig

    I wonder if the designers just held back their best dresses for Oscar; because the Bigger named celebs were not attending. I think too many of these dresses can not be the best they have to offer.

  8. Jayna says:

    January’s dress is wearing her instead of her wearing it, and it is swallowing her up. The hair ages her.

    Kiernan is one of my favorites of the night. She’s sixteen and flawless in it. The fit on her is beautiful in the bodice. The dress is effortless on her when so many women in their outfits look like they are trying so hard or the fit of a gown is off or not flattering. But hers is just so pretty on her. The lines and flow of the dress are beautiful as is the pattern in the gown.

  9. Murphy says:

    Kiernan your post-Mad Men extreme diet is going too far.

  10. Betti says:

    JJ’s is kinds too ‘big’ for her to pull off – maybe on someone else it would have been better.

    Sofia V’s dress, love the colour and the style suits her but the neckline turned the dress from classy to low down. She needs to stop stooping inward as if she’s trying to hide her breasts.

    That Erdem dress was v cute – they are a brand that is growing on me thou not all celebs can carry it off.

  11. OSTONE says:

    Kiernan Shipka FTW!

  12. Ethelreda says:

    I mentioned above that I think JJ has gained weight (not in a bad way at all). Now Im wondering if Sofia has lost weight? Her arms and shoulders look thinner than usual.

    • Hadleyb says:

      I also think JJ gained weight — or is either pregnant. Sofia looks ridiculous with those huge boobs — did she get them redone and upsized?

      Kiernan looks cute but I still think that dress is a bit too old for her, maybe if it were shorter. She is so young, now is the time to engage in youthful, fun, crazy stuff you will look crazy in later!

    • pagirl says:

      I also wonder if Sofia lost weight. She looks thinner, but her boobs still look huge, which makes me question if they’re real….

  13. Jayna says:

    I don’t dislike Sofia’s gown on her. At least she is wearing something that flatters her unlike others, even if it is predictable, but the hot pink clutch is too much.

  14. Sarah01 says:

    Jessica looks stunning, didn’t need the centre split. Otherwise love it.

  15. Lucy says:

    Sofia looks so happy!! Kiernan is lovely too.

  16. Callid says:

    I saw January’s dress on her instagram and it looked really pretty – floaty and sheer. But in all the other pictures it looks terrible.

  17. Daria Morgendorffer says:

    I don’t think January has ever worn anything that I thought was great, but I miss her as Betty Draper. She just has the look. I think she’s so gorgeous.

    Kiernan regularly brings it. She has the greatest age-appropriate style.

    I personally thought this was the best of Sofia’s red carpet looks ever. The color and the side part are stunning on her.

  18. Jaygee says:

    Jessica annoys me to no end. I count her first major appearance on Mad Men as being the day the show went on a decline. She is unwatchable.

  19. Minxx says:

    Kiernan looks so cute here, I love the dress.
    MY BEST (in no particular order)
    Helen Mirren
    Rachel McAdams
    Viola Davis
    Kiernan Shipka
    Lily Rabe
    Julianne Moore
    Nicole Kidman
    Joanne Froggatt
    Gwen Christie
    Sophia Vergara (for the colour)

  20. SOCHAN says:

    Personally, I think January is a handful with an attitude and doesn’t listen to anyone. That’s how a person with so much wealth and access ends up in something so terrible. Arrogance and refusal to take sound advice.

    I agree with with Kaiser’s commentary about Jessica P. I can’t understand how she gets to be an actress at all. Worse thing that ever happened to Mad Men. She is to Mad Men what Megan Boone is to the Blacklist: an important catalyst for the action surrounding the male lead, but performed by a woefully miscast and under-talented actress.

    I’m still amazed that Sofia and Joe are married!! I’m not a fan of either of them (nor do I dislike them for any reason, I’m just not too familiar with their work) but they look so, so nice together. Physically they really fit, and she’s always smiling with him. He looks blissed out.

  21. coconut says:

    I think Julie Bowen looks great. Would much rather see a pulled together look like this than the schlumpy, uncoordinated look of Amanda Peet.

    January Jones: ?????????

  22. LAK says:

    Jessica Pare is in BROOKLYN so she has 2 reasons to be at the SAGs.

  23. That Erdem dress is alright. Whenever I hear the name Erdem now, all I can picture is that hideous gown that Duchess Kate wore to the 100 Women in Hedge Funds Gala.

  24. mindydopple says:

    I don’t know if it’s just the two pictures combined, but does Sofia Vergara look like she’s trying to pose alone then Joe comes in and is too close, makes the shot awkward and they have to pose together?? #purespeculation

    • pagirl says:

      HA, that’s totally what I thought! She’s trying to pose solo but Joe wants to still have his arm around her.. awkward!

  25. kri says:

    When I was little we would play fashion designer using my mom’s old bridesmaid dresses (the horror of polyester has never left me) and bedsheets. I made a gown out of bedsheets and tulle that was better fitted than January’s dress.

  26. Tredd says:

    Jones looks like an aqua roll of toilet paper.

    But Sophia Vergara (who I usually can’t stomach) looks amazing. I thonk she’s had a face lift… and ALSO like (in that first picture) she had her top two ribs removed.

  27. A Fan says:

    Oh oh, Sofia Vergara’s face is starting to look very tight.

    [*Quit while you’re ahead*]

    • Susan says:

      YES THIS! I was watching a rerun of Modern Family the other day and it was so clear to me how much work Sofia has had done. You don’t notice right out because a lot (read: hair cut, color, acting over the top now) has changed but her face used to move….and look completely different.

  28. Lucy2 says:

    I don’t like January or Jessica’s dresses. Kiernan and Julie both look great! I don’t see anything wrong with the Julie’s , it’s the SAG awards, not the Oscars. Sofia, same old same old.

  29. Pmnichols says:

    Kiernan looks amazing!!! Not a fan of Jessica but she is beautiful. I like her dress too.

  30. fiona says:

    I love Sofia Vergara. She always wears the same thing, I don’t care though. That dress doesn’t look like it fits very well on her bust. I love the colour though, it’s bright and youthful. She looks gorgeous 🙂

    That dress January is wearing…Oh dear. Looks too baggy AND bulky, it doesn’t fit well. Too bulky on the shoulders.

  31. What's inside says:

    January’s dress is too big for her and that awful shade again — no one I have seen wear that color looks good in it.

    Sofia showed up in the right color, right style, and with the right accessories — Joe. Yep, they look like a million bucks.

  32. Anare says:

    January Jones’ dress could have been retro cool if it was made to fit her frame. Classic case of the dress wearing the person. It was overwhelming her.

  33. Charlotte15 says:

    WHAT is going on with January’s armpit in the second picture?!

    I prefer the outfits of the five ladies in the stands, to the upper right of January in the first photo. The fans taking pictures of the actresses on their iPhones look better than half the people actually walking the red carpet.

  34. annna says:

    January’s dress is beautiful, especially the back. It looks like cotton candy. And it’s far more couture than that ugly versace dress Brie Larson wore. I also think K Shipka’s dress is far more of a dowdy bridesmaids dress.

  35. Mimi says:

    The colour of Jones’s dress was nice but the dress is a no

  36. Mimi says:

    Pare wasn’t good

  37. Mara says:

    Manganiello is so hot!

  38. Andrew says:

    Kiernan is lovely

  39. Tania says:

    I don’t know if JJ has taken a break and allowed herself to gain some weight, which is totally fine. But part of me wonders if she isn’t pregnant. She’s always been very thin.

  40. Mrs. Darcy says:

    January’s dress is ugly as heck but it did remind me of Kim Basinger’s ’98 Oscars green dress which I loved: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/entertainment/movie-guide/cms/binary/2598573.jpg?size=640×420

    Why don’t they just wear elegant, nice dresses anymore? They have fashion designers at their feet, and yes I know wearing a loaned dress they are limited by choice, but I would seriously just go to a vintage store and pick something up rather than wear some of these monstrosities.

  41. serena says:

    Kiernan Shipka is so cute! I look forward to see her in more movies and projects!

  42. Kitty says:

    Jessica Pare also had a sizeable-ish role in Brooklyn. So not totally coming out of left field for her to be there.

  43. AJ says:

    I think January always looks awful on red carpets, and this is no exception.

    Jessica Pare is also part of the Brooklyn cast. She plays Saoirse Ronan’s boss.

    Kiernan is the best dressed of the MM girls here, as usual.

  44. Holmes says:

    January Joens doesn’t have the gravitas to pull off a Schiaparelli couture gown. It’s a beautiful dress, but not on her. She looks like the Statue of Liberty.

    Sofia looks like Malibu Barbie.