Elizabeth Olsen let her sisters dress her up like a goth ghost for the CFDAs


The CFDAs were held last night in New York. I generally find the CFDAs kind of boring, fashion-wise. It’s not the Met Gala and it’s not the Oscars. Some ladies try to do something different, but most people just look vaguely nice and not particularly noteworthy. Take the Olsen sisters – we’ve seen Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen look like Victorian ghosts a million times before. The only difference is that at the CFDAs, they dressed their little sister Elizabeth in The Row and now she looks like a Victorian ghost now too.


More photos… Stephanie Sokolinski (Soko!!) looking tired in Gucci. It really is about styling with this woman, and I really, really want to take away her pink-brown eye makeup. The dress is fine (and it suits her) but I think she would look better with different hair and makeup.


Adriana Lima in Marc Jacobs. I like that she wore pants. This outfit is nice.


Riley Keough in Proenza Schouler. I’m actually not a fan of Proenza Schouler, I think the clothes usually look overworked and fashion-student-y. But this was one of my favorite dresses at the event.


Jessica Chastain in Prabal Gurung. Love the dress, hate the styling. Chastain was doing so well, and I really thought she had gotten some better hair and makeup people. But maybe not. Because she should never, ever do her hair like this.



Jennifer Hudson in Prabal Gurung. Pretty dress, but it feels too big and heavy for this event. I also don’t like how she matched her lipstick to the dress exactly.


Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Sam says:

    Jeez, I really hate to ever critique somebody’s look, but all I ever think when I see the Olsens is that Mary Kate really is a walking PSA for smoking cessation. She’s not yet 30, is she? Or just about?

    • iseepinkelefants says:

      They’re my age so if they haven’t hit 30, they will sometime later this year.

    • meme says:

      they both look a lot older than they are. I find them weird.

      • Flowerchild says:

        Yes there’s just somthing off about them. In their early 20’s they look so healthy, bright and happy , which is in direct contact to haw they are now. It all ways made me wonder if somthing happened to them.

        Look at them in 2008 so happy and actually smiling.


      • Sam says:

        Well it’s common knowledge that MK is a serious smoker. There are a ton of pictures of her out there smoking like a chimney. And it’s really starting to show. Ashley still has the fuller face. I don’t doubt that some of it is just aging and more mature looking faces in general. But yes, they do look like they haven’t exactly been living the healthiest lifestyles.

      • Lex says:

        I think what happened to them is the ‘glow’ of Hollywood wore off – they were basically child slave monkeys from the first few weeks of their life. They were branded and sold and had to keep up a certain image to market to the masses. They had no freedom (a contributing factor to MKs eating disorder no doubt – ‘this is how I regain control’) and were basically cookie cutter images of a coprorate invention. Imagine living your life that way?!?!

        They basically grew up, regained control of their lives, shunned the spotlight, and are now enjoying dressing and being who they are. Comparing it to their bubbly former selves is just unfair.

        The smoking is gross and awful but due to MKs struggles with anorexia/bulimia (not sure which it was), she probably has continuing mental issues surrounding weight control and for her smoking is a big part of that. Plus her husband is French and they are still big smokers (evidence: I lived in a suburb outside of Paris for a year and have first hand experience)

    • Original T.C. says:

      Was it Mary Kate with the eating disorder? Because she looks like she has premature Osteoporosis. But that’s just from these pics. I actually like their clothes this time. Doesn’t look Goth or Victorian.

    • Wiffie says:

      Now this sounds crazy, but I’ve never heard it mentioned. Do you think she maybe is experiencing facial changes due to hormone imbalance or pcos or something? It looks like she’s had testosterone. Pronounced brow, raised hairline, broader face, she could have had a nose job to fix a widening nose, the longer chin, hairy brows….. it all sounds a lot like testosterone. And came up in her mid late twenties. Maybe it’s medical, maybe in some crazy world she’s transitioning?! But I think it’s a bit of surgery to correct changes from crazy hormones.

      I feel like I’m always the crazy theory lady around here, but I thinking outside the box 😂

  2. anniefannie says:

    OMG!! Christians hair stylist has lost his/her mind? It takes work to make her look homely!?
    I think Jennifer Hudson looks amazing? ( a little spooked, but amazing )

    • Erinn says:

      The eye makeup looks TERRIBLE on her as well. Even if her hair was done differently she’d still look bad. Her eyebrows are so light that they can’t balance the crazy eyeliner – it makes her look insane.

      • Krista says:

        Agreed. Some of us can’t wear liner under our eyes. I’m including myself in that list. It makes our eyes look like tiny almonds. Also Kate Middleton. Ill never stop my crusade against her eye make up.

      • susanne says:

        No kidding. It ages her terribly- Kate, that is. I did that crap in junior high, and it looked awful on me as well. I can even handle the sausage curls if she would just go easy on the eyes.

  3. Jegede says:

    This is the first time I can actually see a resemblance.
    And Elizabeth Olsen looks remarkably radiant when sandwiched between her sisters……..no further comment on that.

    Riley Keough is a beautiful girl but she downplays it big time.
    I dunno why she insists on that 24/7 death warmed over expression.

    Adriana Lima looks awful.
    Don’t care about the others.

    • Locke Lamora says:

      Adriana looks like a gladiator/belly dancer. Awful.

    • tegteg says:

      Yeah, Adriana Lima’s outfit is SO bad. I did a double-take when Kaiser said it looked “nice.” What the heck is going on with the bottom of her pants? That weird belly shirt is not flattering at all. Plus the dumb choker. The whole outfit is terrible and her styling is not great either. Just one big no from me.

      • felixswan2 says:

        @tegteg I’m laughing out loud at what you said because I did a double take too! I had to reread what Kaiser said because I thought she looked awful. 🙂

      • HappyMom says:

        Yes-it’s horrible!!

    • Cs says:

      I was just thinking the same thing about the Olsens! Never saw the resemblance until just now; wow do they all have the same eyes (and colouring in general). And I am completely sad to see how healthy she looks compared to them… One day I’m going to get pics of the twins when they were younger and REALLY compare the sibling similarity.

  4. Miss M says:

    My problem with Chastain’s look is not the hair, but the shoes…

  5. Skyblue says:

    Adriana’s ensemble is hideous. That is all I have to offer this morning.

  6. meme says:

    Jessica Chastain is gorgeous but the shoes have to go and the hair doesn’t bother me.

  7. Jen43 says:

    Mary Kate and Ashley would look as pretty as their sister if they gained some weight and stopped with the lip injections.

    Also, I bet that Soko would look great with light brown hair. I’m thinking she is a pretty girl underneath all that bad make up.

  8. Brooksie says:

    I was actually thinking how pretty Elizabeth Olsen looked standing with her sisters. Im definitely not seeing Victorian ghost there.

  9. Crocuta says:

    Those are normal black dresses and normal make-up. A “goth ghost” type of clothing would look very different.

  10. Nicole says:

    I actually love Jessica’s hair! It’s different and fitting with her dress.

  11. SJO says:

    That dress makes her look huge. Like is was designed for a gal with Melissa Mcarthy’s proportions.

  12. bondbabe says:

    Something about Elizabeth’s dress makes her look heavier.

    And Lima’s pants…uh, no. How does she walk without tripping?

  13. T.Fanty says:

    Jennifer Hudson looks like she hasn’t exhaled in about twenty minutes. She looks like she’s trying not to die or pass out.

  14. Grant says:

    I really like Elizabeth’s hair, nice to see her mix it up and channel her inner Ariana Grande with that ponytail.

    I like JHud’s dress.

  15. Size Does Matter says:

    Riley Keough must have tripped on the way in and landed in a box of fake eyelashes.

  16. Madly says:

    They all look bad except Jennifer Hudson.

    EO’s dress makes her look ten pounds heavier than she really is.

    Adriana’s crop top would look better if it were actually touching her pants.

    jC, whom I love, can’t style her makeup and hair to save her life. The dress is nice though and would look better with softer hair.

  17. Lauren says:

    If the Olsen sisters came out saying they are triplets I would totally believe it. Elizabeths looks a lot like the twins.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Except she is twice their size.

      • Lauren says:

        Yep, except for that, but since Mary-Kate and Ashley are fraternal twins it could totally be possible that one is taller than the other (like Ashley is slightly taller than Mary-Kate).

    • Lex says:

      No way their parents would have let that gold mine escape them.
      Triple Trouble!
      Now that’s a good marketing strategy…..

      • Lauren says:

        That’s for sure! Unfortunately the twins started working long before Elizabeth was born, so she managed to escape the business.

  18. Algernon says:

    Besides wearing black dresses, what about the Olsens is goth/ghost/Victorian? Their styling is more 1970s. They look Studio 54 to me.

  19. Kimbers says:

    A lot of those outfits would have fit better on women with hips and breasts.

  20. RedOnTheHead says:

    As someone with a pale face and red hair, all I can say on Jessica’s look is no. I don’t think gingers look good at all with hair slicked down. Not sure why, maybe it’s the combo of the light red hair and the pale face that detracts from any distinction of facial features. Jessica is a beautiful woman, I hope she doesn’t repeat this. I think maybe the only person that could get away with this would be Tilda.

  21. strah says:

    Soko gives me an Ally Sheedy in Breakfast Club kind of vibe.

  22. serena says:

    Wow, Soko is actually beautiful if polished up a little bit!

  23. NCliberal says:

    I think “fashion student-y” is a perfect description of Riley’s dress. Is that a ripped hemline falling down at the bottom? I can’t convince myself that it’s intentional.

  24. Lex says:

    Related but not, the Elizabeth & James perfumes (both black and white) are my absolute favourites and have quickly become my signature scents. Great work Mary-Kate and Ashley!

  25. Carol says:

    I didn’t recognize half these people in the photos above. I don’t know if it was the angle of the photos, their makeup or hair that made them all look so different than they usually look. Elizabeth looks beautiful and I still adore little Soko – I kind of feel she’s channeling bjork a little here. Lima looked so severe but still liked her outfit.

  26. spittair says:

    Wow, Jessica’s skin is unbelievable. And Lizzy looks like a teenager dressing up here.