Who was the worst-dressed lady at the NYC ‘Little Women’ premiere?

Laura Dern, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh,...

I had such high expectations for the Little Women press tour. I thought that with this mix of actresses – especially Emma Watson and Saoirse Ronan – we would be getting some really great and interesting fashion moments. But the global promotional tour started with a sartorial whimper, not a bang, on Saturday night. That was when the ladies (plus Timothee Chalamet) gathered for the New York premiere. The fashion hurts my eyes! I didn’t expect the actresses to coordinate their looks or anything, but I also didn’t expect an Ugly Gown competition. Am I being too harsh? Probably.

From the neck up, Emma Watson looks lovely. I like the messy hair and strong makeup look. But this Balenciaga ensemble, my lord. It would have been one thing if this was just a maternity-looking gown, but the BOOTS!! What the sh-t.

Emma Watson at arrivals for LITTLE WOMEN...

Emma Watson at arrivals for LITTLE WOMEN...

Saoirse Ronan in Gucci. This is a dickie dress with cheap sheer sleeves and it’s too short for her. What is even happening? It’s like nun cosplay…?

Saoirse Ronan at arrivals for LITTLE WOM...

Compared to Ronan and Watson, Florence Push definitely looked the best. She wore this turquoise Valentino which has ‘80s vibes but she pulls it off. Great color on her, flattering to her short, petite frame and great hair & makeup.

Florence Pugh at arrivals for LITTLE WOM...

Eliza Scanlan plays Beth in LW. She wore Khalite – what could have been a super-conservative high-necked, long-sleeved white gown became funky as hell with those sleeve billows or whatever. I came close to liking this, actually.

Eliza Scanlan at the world premiere of Little Women at the Museum of Modern Art on December 7, 2019 in New York city.

My nemesis Laura Dern looked fine.

Laura Dern at arrivals for LITTLE WOMEN...

And Timothee Chalamet says VESTS and CURLS are in style. Take note.

Timothee Chalamet at arrivals for LITTLE...

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Ctgirl says:

    All of them. That is a bunch of ugly dresses.

    • BellaBella says:

      Laura Dern looks like a tall drink of water. I love her in that dress!

      • Trashaddict says:

        Laura looks like the universe. Hallelujah for beating out the 20-somethings! Oh and Eliza Scanlan’s dress made me wonder if they were having a retro Star Wars premiere at the same time!

    • goofpuff says:

      Eliza Scanlan looks like a budget princess leia with that high neck white dress and metal belt. Wow its all bad. Laura’s dress looked very 90’s velvet and is the best one there.

  2. TeamAwesome says:

    James Norton was also there, looking absolutely delicious in blue velvet!!!!

  3. Hannah says:

    Maybe they were instructed to go for pseudo-civil war – style fashionable garb? They all have some elements of it but overall it’s a sad looking bunch of dresses, and the actors aren’t too thrilled about it (except Laura).

  4. ShinyGrenade says:

    Laura Dern looks amazing, but the other dresses? ALL OF THEM? Awful and cheap looking. And kinda tragic.

  5. Corrine says:

    Honestly, Laura Dern looks amazing, and the little women look like they’re wearing old lady pajamas.

  6. Lightpurple says:

    Kaiser, have we ever gotten an explanation as to why Laura Dern is your nemesis?

    I watched Marriage Story the other night and every time she appeared, I thought: “there’s Kaiser’s nemesis!”

  7. josephine says:

    I like Laura’s dress – the sparkles aren’t really my thing but at least it flatters the heck out of her.

    What’s up with Emma’s hair? It looks like she has a few bald spots – is that just the light, weird highlights, or what?

  8. wildwaffles says:

    I spy with my little eye a Cleopatra nun, a Dynasty version of Princess Leia, and a vampiric hot mess. Laura Dern looks great.

  9. vexa says:

    Emma – terrible. Saorise – great. Florence – THE ABSOLUTE WORST OF THE BUNCH I WOULDN’T HAVE PAID $5 FOR IT IN THE 80s. Eliza – like the concept, but I wish it was all the same fabric. Laura Dern – great (sorry Kaiser!)

    • Darla says:

      I actually agree with you on one thing – Florence is the worst of the bunch. I wouldn’t have worn that in the 80’s either. And I was around then. I did make some questionable choices, but none this cheap and bad looking.

    • Alyse says:

      Whereas I think Florence looks best of the bunch – the colour looks great!

  10. Darla says:

    Laura Dern looks fine as you say, and I actually LOVE Emma Watson’s entire ensemble. The others are horrid

  11. Leriel says:

    I have a theory: women wore such a horrible ensembles so Timothee could look great, because he was named best dressed man by GQ.

    Emma looks pregnant in this, or two sizes bigger than she is.

    Little women didn’t receive any GG nomination today, but I think they still will be presented at Oscars.

  12. Bex says:

    Laura’s fine, Eliza doesn’t look too bad, the rest all need to fire their stylists stat

  13. Other Renee says:

    Awful. All of them. Laura Dern looks ok but boring. Florence Pugh looks like a badly wrapped gift.

  14. DS9 says:

    Princess Leia for why?

    Laura Dern looks amazing.

  15. scottiegal says:

    Eliza is wearing Princess Leia cosplay.

  16. sue denim says:

    haha I was expecting it to be hard because I usually find something I like in most looks, this was hard for the opposite reason! Wow…

  17. Mrs. Peel says:

    The white dress for the win.

  18. Sam says:

    Eliza looks like her leg of mutton sleeves fell down or her Popeye muscles deflated.

  19. Lucy says:

    They all look like they were headed to a Halloween party and left the dressing up for the last minute. Especially Emma, who looks like a grim haunted goth curtain.

  20. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Nope. Not harsh. Those gowns are hideous. Least hideous is the white one. But that Timothy? He’s a work of art. Damn.

  21. Chaine says:

    Saiorse looks like she is wearing a giant baby bib. Really comical to me.

  22. Lara K says:

    They are all bad, but they look ESPECIALLY bad next to each other.
    Each dress taken separately has some good aspects. But put them together? Total train wreck.

  23. usedtobe says:

    We have to choose!?!

  24. Lily Evans says:

    Emma’s is the worst, because it isn’t even trying to BE a garment! I swear, if she had put an actual garbage bag on, it would’ve looked better because it wouldn’t have puckered up like this at the front. The lace looks cheap and also like it was stapled to the fake garbage bag. It’s horrible. At least the others actually look like clothes – ugly clothes, but clothes nonetheless. Emma’s is just… It takes a lot of effort to make something that ugly and unfit for its purpose.

    Laura’s dress is actually very pretty. Blue is my favourite colour and it looks really slinky and sparkly on her. And I bet she’s the only one who’s not freezing.

  25. lucy2 says:

    I LOVE Laura’s, it looks like the night sky.
    The rest of the dresses are a disaster.

    • CuriousCole says:

      Agreed. The ensemble picture was a godawful train-wreck, except for Laura. What happened to them/their stylists??

  26. Elaine Stritch says:

    LOL- ohmygosh Everything about Florence Pugh’s outfit is awful… That colour is GREAT on Laura Dern. She looks amazing.

  27. Originaltessa says:

    That’s a maternity dress on Emma… I’m not saying, I’m just saying…

  28. Jerusha says:

    As usual, Timothee wins the fashion stakes. He never disappoints.

  29. The Mehgetarian says:

    I feel like Emma was trying to channel Helena Bonham Carter and fell short. HBC pulls looks like these off because she has that exquisite doll’s face and attitude and you get to enjoy the cognitive dissonance of someone so stunning trying something so batshit. Emma looks like she asked eight different stylists if she could make this look happen and they were all like “Girl, YES YOU CAN!” while averting their gaze.

    • Ali says:

      HBC pulls looks like these off because she has that exquisite doll’s face and attitude and you get to enjoy the cognitive dissonance of someone so stunning trying something so batshit.

      Great description of HBC!

  30. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    “All of them, Katie.”

  31. Louisa says:

    Timothee was the best-dressed… but not by a lot!

  32. Dani says:

    Saorise would be the best dressed if the sleeves weren’t sheer – just black and tight. I think Timothee looks the best. Look at the face!

  33. shells_bells says:

    Laura Dern looks great. I LOVE her dress! The others? NO!!!! So terrible. Is Emmas dress tucked into her boots?? WTF?!?

  34. Jaya says:

    The worst part is they’re dressed for 5 different events. Couldn’t they text each other?

  35. DP says:

    Was anyone even there besides Timotheeeeee?!

  36. Scarlett says:

    Who doesn’t like Laura Dern?! OMG. She’s amazing imo. Fake?! Never. Nicole Kidman is fake lol. Laura Dern is a total bad arse.

  37. jenner says:

    Ha, I read this title and thought it was harsh… then I looked at the photos and damn, it really is a hot mess contest.

  38. Charfromdarock says:

    I like Laura Dern’s dresss.

    The rest are a hot mess.

  39. Carmen says:

    I can’t stand Laura Dean but I love her dress. That hair, though…

  40. Liz version 700 says:

    Some of those dresses look like Project Runway projects after the original gown was scrapped and pieces of unused fabric had to be thrown together.

  41. A says:

    Laura is the only one that looks good here. I kinda like Emma’s make up but that dress is a hot mess.

  42. Ye says:

    Laura Dern looks amazing.

    Everyone else look like they dressed like garbage on purpose..

  43. sammiches says:

    Laura Dern looks hot AF. So gorgeous!!

  44. Kimberly says:

    they all looked like crap…..but that movie looks awesome!!!!

  45. spike says:

    they all look terrible..except for Laura Dern. she looks good here

  46. Ramona Q. says:

    Aren’t the pacific blue strapless mini dress and sandals out of season for December in NYC? Or does “high fashion” not follow seasons? Isn’t she freezing? I don’t get it.

  47. SJR says:

    All these dresses are ugly.
    Had to look up James Norton in blue velvet suit. Nope. Not even James Norton can make that look good.
    Why did they not have a costumer/stylist help organize their outfits? Ugly.
    I have zero interest in seeing this movie anyhow.

  48. Cami says:

    I swear down celebrities will wear anything a designer hands to them, no matter how hideous, cause fAshUN