Ashley Graham in Michael Kors at the CFDAs: gorgeous or tragic?


More photos from the CFDAs, which were pretty well-attended. And what’s shocking is that the attendees weren’t just the same old models – look at Ashley Graham, who is pretty much the It Model of 2016. Ashley has been everywhere this year, and I’m so happy that she got an invite to the CFDAs. Is it too much to hope that Anna Wintour would actually dare to use Ashley in a Vogue editorial? Ashley’s dress here is Michael Kors and she looks great.


Rosie Huntington-Whiteley also wore Michael Kors and she looks like a game show hostess. Literally, I think Vanna White has worn this.


Julianne Hough in Michael Kors… is it wrong that I really like this?


Tilda Swinton looks so comfortable.


Kirsten Dunst in Rodarte. Kiki has gotten her sartorial mojo back in a big way post-Garrett Hedlund, but I’m not crazy about this – the off-kilter peplum is awful and the shoes are the worst.


Alexander Skarsgard & Alexa Chung are still together but they didn’t walk the carpet together, for reasons. Alexa wore Tom Ford Prabal Gurung and it’s awful. That ruffle hurts my soul.



Beyonce didn’t walk the carpet, but she came out to receive the CFDA Fashion Icon Award. And this is what she wore! She looks very Solange-y in this ensemble.

Photos courtesy of Getty, WENN.

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  1. Erinn says:

    That photo of Rosie is so bad. Open mouthed poses are bad enough…but the dead eyes paired to it are making her look really creepy.

    • Jen says:

      I really like her street style so I’m not sure why she always looks like a boring trophy wife on the red carpet.

    • We Are All Made of Stars says:

      She has such a weird face. I have no idea how she’s a model, let alone a top model. She looks like she’s going to eat somebody’s brains in that picture.

      • Jenny says:

        Yes exactly! I’ve never understood her career either. And this pose is beyond awful.

    • Krista says:

      Do not get why she always makes that face. I seriously just mimicked it in a mirror and cracked myself up. I urge you all to try it.

      • AngelaH says:

        THANK YOU FOR THAT SUGGESTION! You made my afternoon. I am cracking up and my co-workers are too scared to bother me. Win, Win!

    • Otaku Fairy says:

      I like the simple, sparkly white dress though.

  2. Lukie says:

    …what a curvy woman looks like with out surgical alterations.

  3. MeeMow says:

    Was Beyonce’s outfit a nod to Prince?

    Julianne’s dress would be great if the length wasn’t making it look matronly.

    • MorningCoffee says:

      No. Beyonce’s outfit is a nod to Beyonce. Formation, specifically. Especially the hat.

    • We Are All Made of Stars says:

      She looks like a pimp in a ten gallon sombrero. Am I allowed to say that? 🙂

      • Pandy says:

        Yes! It’s a horrible look. I don’t like Ashley’s look either. A bit sausage-y looking and even her leg looks heavy.

  4. meme says:

    enough with beyonce. what in the world is Kiki wearing? it’s awful. I’d take alexa’s dress over that any day. not a fan of Ashley Graham’s dress at all.

    • We Are All Made of Stars says:

      I actually like the top of the dress, but the sheer lightweight bottom is what’s ruining it. The top is flapper-avant-garde.

  5. Pri says:

    Beehive, don’t attack, but I don’t think Bey is a style icon. Amazing singer, dancer, yes….style icon, no.

    • Loopy says:

      BBBBZZZZZZZzzzzzz lol

    • Neelyo says:

      I agree. Tacky, tacky and tackier! That House of Dereon line of hers was just awful. She gets it from her mom.

    • Val says:

      No she is definitely not… I am extremely surprised she is getting this award. But ok. Plus that outfit she’s wearing is nothing like what she would usually put on… *cough*

      Slay Tilda Swinton though.

    • We Are All Made of Stars says:

      I honestly don’t think she’s a great voice either….AHHH YELLOWJACKETS!

    • OriginallyBlue says:

      Ya. She isn’t that amazing. She just has a lot of hype so people lap up everything she puts out. Beyonce sticks to the same style whennit comes to showing up at events. IMO that award should go to her sister or if based on celebrity, Rihanna.

    • Kate says:

      She’s not, at all. She starts no trends and clothes wear her, even casual looks. She’s always years late when it comes to the latest fashion. At best her style is dull, at worst it’s exceptionally tacky and cheap looking. Her forays into selling fashion have been laughable. Every speck of fashion sense in the Knowles family clearly went to Solange.

      They just wanted her there, no one in that room really thinks she’s a style icon. There’s a reason no one ever tries to do anything remotely interesting with her editorials, they know she can’t do high fashion even when styled by the best.

    • M.A.F. says:

      She said it herself in her speech- her mom had to make all of the outfits during the Destiny’s Child day’s because no one wanted to dress them. And I’m pretty sure her mom still made a lot of her outfits once she went solo. There is nothing wrong with that but it showed and those “outfits” weren’t the greatest. Even now, she sticks to the same silhouette dress time and time again. Her sister on the other hand, has a style all of her own.

      But I must say, I do like her outfit here but not big on the make-up. It’s lacking some pop.

  6. Jegede says:

    Rosie H-W used to be a style chameleon.
    When she was dating Tyrone Jagger, no one could match Rosie with her sartorial choices. Not even the wannabe Sienna Miller.
    Rosie was the one Brit hope who could legit take the crown from La Moss.

    But now, the face still striking but her red carpet choices are increasingly boring and one note. In fact her airport garbs are more interesting!

    Swinton kills it & her outfit is apt as she was the choice to honour Bowie.
    Ashley Graham has a beautiful face. S’all I got.
    And I can’t stand her, but Alexa Chung looks pretty.

    Everyone else is a no no.

  7. tegteg says:

    Usually I agree with Kaiser’s fashion criticism, but we’re not sympatico today 🙁 I still can’t believe I read that Adriana Lima’s outfit “looks nice” in the previous post. My retina are scarred from how terrible her outfit was. Moving on…

    Ashley Graham looks great..Va va Voom! Close your damn mouth, Rosie. Julianne’s dress is nice but the styling is a no. Tilda Swinton looks like a rockstar. Sorry Kiki, but that’s a hideous dress. I’m really feeling Skarsgard’s Tom Ford jacket. I can’t believe Alexa used to be a fashion girl, because that dress is baddddd… and it seems like she’s always wearing leather lately. I think Bey’s outfit is a tribute to Prince and I like it, it’s funky fresh.

  8. anniefannie says:

    Just say no to big floppy hats indoors, amirite?! I wore a similar hat on a date and the guy never called me again and I convinced myself it was a hat issue….

    • KitteN says:

      LOL. Well he’s a jerk for not admiring your Statement Hat.

    • Lex says:

      He probably wondered how he could get close enough to kiss you when you had a big Saturn ring protecting you (man forcefield?) in the form of your Statement Hat.

  9. Grant says:

    Basic!Kiki is basic.

    I like Rosie’s Vanna White dress.

    Tilda slays per usual but dare I say that I might have preferred a red lip?

    Ashley is breathtakingly gorgeous but something about the cut of that dress makes it look kind of unflattering on her.

    • I Choose Me says:

      So with you on the lip. Loved her whole outfit, hair and vibe but just wish she’d changed her mind about that hideous pink lip.

  10. Locke Lamora says:

    Tilda looks amazing. Ashley looks nice too. The rest, yikes.

  11. kibbles says:

    Ashley Graham looks the best out of all these women. Great curves, sexy, and her outfit is simple yet much more fashionable than what the other women wore.

    • Lex says:

      She looks amazing!
      I am actually inspired as I have a similar-ish body type (minus the amazing hooters) and it is exciting to think I could look great like her if I allowed myself some more confidence!
      I love that she has larger arms and is free and easy wearing a sleeveless top. Fake tan helps a million I know, but it is great nonetheless.

      Loving a larger body role model to see in high fashion looks!

  12. Loopy says:

    I think Beyoncé outfit resembles one Michael Jackson wore in his video..i think it was ‘I wanna rock with you’ and I def saw pics of her Jay z and Blue on the red carpet.

  13. UCatwoman says:

    Beyoncé looks like a pimp in that horrible outfit.

  14. PHAKSI says:

    I love Tilda Swinton’s outfit! Everyone else looks meh, except for the Viking God 🙂

    In what world is Beyoncé a fashion icon?

  15. burnsie says:

    Is RHW incapable of any other face? Ugh.

    Tilda is killing it, as per us.

  16. jferber says:

    Ashley slays in this dress and Tilda is beyond amazing. I’d like to see them in a photo shoot together– how interesting. Ashley is gorgeous and I think she’s the prettiest model in the game right now. Her gorgeous face reminds me of the super models who were super gorgeous too–
    Cindy, Naomi, etc. I just love Ashley!

  17. QQ says:

    I’m that person that said; YESSS BITCH WORK IT!!!

    and then wanted to set myself on a glass case of emotions fire at seeing Tilda Looking so so so incredibly Chic… Beyonce looked cute too no Crazy fashion but is impeccable

  18. Minx says:

    I love that silhoutte on Ashley, but that’s about it. She’s a gorgous woman though. I’m kind of loving Julianne in her Michael Kors, but her make-up and styling is a big fat no for me. Tilda rules, and Rosie looks like she’s about to sneeze.

    I’m nuts over Alex Skarsgard in that Tom Ford tux, and I think I’m in love with the jacket. He looks ridiculously gorgeous, and TF fits him like a dream. He’s my best dressed for the night, but I’m incredibly biased where the Viking is concerned. Alexa is beautiful, but what’s going on at the zipper and ruffle hem in the front?

  19. Misti says:

    Why does Alex Skarsgard always pose like a tool on the red carpet? I know he was in Zoolander, but sheesh.

    Kiki Dunst’s Rose Nylund get up is horrible and her face knows it. Maybe her Cannes experience was really as bad a rumoured, cause she’s really got that dough-faced & dead-eyed expression that is the speciality of the Hadid sisters, down pat.

    • littlemissnaughty says:

      What’d I miss about her Cannes experience? She looked phenomenal though. Here, not so much.

      I actually like Alexa’s look and Ashley looks great. And can we talk about Skarsgard’s outfit? I kinda love it even if you’re right, his posing always looks so weird. I wish he’d just put one hand in his pocket or something. Be cool, dude.

  20. cakecakecake says:

    I love Ashley!! she looks goood.

    Rosie’s face looks weird, like her eyes are going down or something. I don’t like the look.
    Tilda looks cool and laid back.

    Why does Kristen where dresses that are so odd, I have not seen her look really good in a long time. She needs to get a classic stylist. She doesn’t need a bunch of extra things going on.

    She looks classy w/o all of the doo-dads.

  21. JenniferJustice says:

    Skarsgard’s jacket for the win!!

    Don’t care for Kiki’s odd peplum. Bummer b/c she’s been nailing it this season.

    Don’t see how anybody could think Ashley looks tragic. I’m a bit offended by the implication. Seriously, why/how could anyone deem that basic classic style black dress “tragic”? Is it because she’s not skinny? If so, that certainly wouldn’t make it tragic. I don’t get it.

  22. Maitri says:

    Nooo Kirsten’s earrings are real flowers, c’mon!! Ok the dress is fug but the shoes are great.

  23. Nancy says:

    Julianne’s dress is okay but she looks like a White Walker to me.

  24. kodakay says:

    I thought Tilda Swinton was Anthony Geary at first glance.

  25. Carol says:

    I thought Kiki made that dress happen. I loved her whole look including the real flower earrings and the killer shoes. I like Bey’s hat but for beachwear only. Tilda and the rest of the gals look pretty good.

  26. OrangeCrush says:

    Ashley looks amazing.
    Rosie looks like she’s about to sneeze.
    Julianne looks like a mother of the groom trying to upstage the bride.
    Tilda’s attitude matches her style – comfortable and confident.
    Kiki looks like she just let a fart slip and is hoping no one noticed.
    Alexander Skarsgard will forever be the “ORANGE MOCHA CAPPUCCINO!” guy from Zoolander.
    Alexa Chung is too impressed with herself.

  27. BFDL says:

    Okay Ashley’s legs are not her assets. The slit makes her look heavier.

    Beyoncé has her own personal style. Not everyone has to be raunchy like Rihanna or hobo bland like one of the Olsen twins.