In or Out: Halle Berry in Vintage Roberto Cavalli

Posted on May 20, 2011

Halle Berry attended the “Beauty Culture” Exhibition at the Annenberg Space For Photography in Century City, California in vintage Roberto Cavalli and T Lo’s plans have backfired horribly. You see, during our early morning editorial meeting, we were cycling through a bunch of red carpet looks, trying to decide which ones would be so blessed as to get the T Lo treatment. As soon as we saw these pics of Halle in a pantsuit, we immediately decided it was going to be the I/O post of the day. If there’s one red carpet  thing we rail against most consistently, it’s the boring uniformity of it all; an endless sea of ruffled cocktail dresses or goddess gowns paired with a seemingly endless supply of nude shoes. Once we saw these pics of one of the most beautiful women in the world breaking out of the mold we were all set to shout our bravas. Unfortunately, we were stopped in our tracks by one unfortunate development.



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First off, the pants don’t fit her that well. They’re definitely too long and they’re pulling all through the crotch and hips. That’s unfortunate, but she’s Halle Berry and her superior genetic material might have been enough to overcome a dodgy fit but that’s not even the worst part. The worst part is she’s wearing a sheer T (which is kinda fabulous), and it appears the roughly finished hem is falling right at cooch level, giving it a … fuzzy look. With the pulling and the way she’s standing and the merkin effect of the shirt hem, the entire outfit is inadvertently shouting “LOOK AT MY CROTCH.” And that’s all wrong, poodles. Outfits should only quietly suggest that you look at the wearer’s crotch, never shouting it. That’s just tacky.


IN! I could look at Halle Berry’s crotch all day!

OUT! If your outfit makes me think you need a waxing appointment, you’ve failed!

The Minion Opinion on Kiki Dunst’s salute to French’s mustard was a loud and clear IN, in defiance of us. You will all pay for that one day.

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  • Melody Sellers

     I love Halle Berry but all I can is the weird crotch fuzz and poorly fitting pants.  This is an OUT!

  • doodlebug

    yeah, out. and it also sort of looks like she spilled a good amount of mustard on that tee.

  • Anonymous

    Out — that was the first place I looked thinking it was a weird hemline for the pants but it was the sheer top. I do love this whole look, but that small bit is bugging me.

  • Liana Brooks

    IN – She is Halle Berry. End of discussion. 

  • Anonymous

    Agreed.  Re-tailor the pants and choose a different shirt, and this could have been a knockout.  As it is now, the hem of the shirt gives me the impression that she’s wearing massive granny panties OVER her pants.  Not sexy!

    • Anonymous

      The panties OVER the pants was the first thing I saw!

      • StaceyJ

         Me too. 

  • Meredith Wiggins

    Would have been a clear in, but that unfortunate hemline is SO distracting that it’s got to be OUT.

  • Margot Brose

     This crisis could have been avoided by a simple tucking-in. OUT.

  • Anonymous

    OMG. THIS IS HYSTERICAL. I cannot stop laughing at this. Out. Oh dear, so OUT. 

  • MilaXX

    IN – for one thing this is the most covered up Halle has been in a long time and it looks good on her. Yes the pants are slightly off but it would be less noticable if the shirt has a regular hem. The color looks great on her. For me the good outweighs the bad.

  • Anonymous

     OUT! Doesn’t she have a mirror to check herself in before she runs out on that Red Carpet?
    Or a helpful stylist?

  • Mariah J

    Out for the bad fit and weirdness on the crotch. Appreciate the effort though.

  • Laura O’Gorman

    Her crotch looks like a baby Cthulhu.

    • Jessica Marcrum


  • Jamie

    change the shirt and we’d have an “in” but as is  “OUT” 

  • Terence

     Yes, the merkin gave me pause before I figured out what it was…

  • Anonymous

    She’s so gorgeous, but yeah, the crotch fuzz is also drawing attention to the fact that the pants don’t fit right at all. She looks great from the waist up though.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, dear. Tuck it in, girl. OUT.

  • Lisa Weaver

     OUT – It looks like she has a fuzzy kerchief around her waist. Plus the overall fit on those trousers is ridiculous (not in the over-the-top good RI-DICK-U-LOUS! shriek with glee way, but the dictionary definition way).

  • Tracy Syntax

    OUT – that shirt really hits in the wrong places, it’s giving a diaper illusion…

  • Anonymous

    You nail it.   Just looking at the first pic – and and that point I could not tell that it was the sheer top ending at her crotch – I knew the issue was LOOK AT MY CROTCH  – classy

    Her stance just makes it worse.

  • Anonymous

    I’m glad you figured out it was the t-shirt. I thought it was, like, exterior vajazzling, and I almost died a thousand deaths.


  • up with pod people

    IN – the exact positioning of the shirt would be different most of the time; I’m sure it shifted through the whole appearance, hiking up, predominantly. The overlap is an accident of the precise moment in time these photographs are taken. She looks fresh and glorious in white and yellow.

  • andrea rasdale

    It looks like an odd diaper. OUT! 

  • Annie Leung

     I just yelled “EWW no!” at her crotch, where could Halle Berry have contracted “crazy crotch”??? This is an OUT :(

  • Breanna Snodgrass

    Indeed! If that shirt was just a little bit shorter…it took me a minute to figure out what was going on down there. This is a begrudging ‘OUT’, I s’pose. 

  • Judy_J

    Oh, what a shame!  The fuzzy crotch was the first thing I noticed.  Not good, Halle…not good.  Double check the mirror next time, OK?  Need I say it?   OUT.

  • Anonymous

     Oh man. I so want this to work. But chiffon pubes = OUT.

  • Lauren Jean St. Martin

    FINALLY!!!! OUT!!!! At first I thought that the fringe was an attachment to the pants, and I could not believe that anyone would make such a stupid pant, but now I’m just wondering who could be stupid enough to not realize their shirt gives them crotch fuzz. Apparently, its Halle Berry. 

  • Anonymous

    It looks like she is wearing her underpants on the outside.   

  • Megan Sullivan

     I thought that was part of the pants until you pointed out that it’s the shirt. This outfit definitely could have ben executed better. Out.

  • Ruth Preston

     Cooch fringe = OUT. Sorry, O Perfect One.

  • Anonymous

    I had no idea what the hell I was seeing at her crotch in that first shot!  I thought she had some sort of onesie or a codpiece on over the pants!! This would have been an In vote from me, but that shirt length/detail absolutely kills the outfit,. I have to vote Out.

  • aussiegal77

     Yeah that hem on the T is distracting.  Pants are too long.  Love the jacket but I might have gone with different shoes.  I have to vote OUT even though I still think she looks kinda great here.  Too many details distracting it from being flawless.

  • Andrea Young

    At first I thought that the fringe was from the pants, that she’d split the seam, and that was why she was standing like she’d developed an untimely yeast infection after riding a horse for a week.  Knowing it’s the hem of the shirt doesn’t dispel that illusion for me.

    Even without the fringing of the good china I wouldn’t like this.  It just fits badly.  Plus the hem on the pants and the combination of those shoes makes it look like she actually has negative heals on, like the front of the shoe is higher than the back (I hope that’s not the case and that’s not the newest trend in shoes!)  And the way she’s standing.  Why is she standing like that?  Why?!


    • Anonymous

      … why she was standing like she’d developed an untimely yeast infection
      after riding a horse for a week.  Knowing it’s the hem of the shirt
      doesn’t dispel that illusion for me.    


  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    The top half is great, but the bottom half is uber disturbing courtesy of the fringe, fit, and stance. OUT. 

  • Leslie Carver

     Out. This is a clear case of grading on the curve. She’s Halle Berry, she always looks amazing, so these little flaws (& the cooter fuzz) put her out in my book.

  • MinAgain

    OMG…that’s awful.   Out.

  • Pat Pending

     I’m new to this site, and have never posted a comment… well, ANYWHERE, that I can recall. (I wouldn’t be surprised if there were a few silly acts of drunkenness here & there. Whoopsie.) But I just have to say that I am instantly in love and immediately addicted to you guys. This post made me laugh til I cried. What an awesome introduction! Consider me converted!

  • Lauren Dorsee Dillon

    No excuse for crotch fuzz. OUT.  Scarily, wanna wax sooner than needed OUT.

  • Anonymous

    Yep, my initial reaction was ” What is going on with her hoo hoo?”

  • Anonymous

    Out for Halle.  (That was very hard for me.)

  • Lauen newman

     What even. Out.

  • Anonymous

    Big, Fat, IX-NAY on the crotch fringe.

  • Anonymous

    I saw In.  I’m just glad to see Halle wearing something besides the same tight short dress.  

  • Anonymous

    Out. The stretch in the crotch makes it look like there is a star-shaped explosion happening down south. 

  • Sara Munoz

     Ouch, that’s unfortunate. It’s an IN gone wrong; that’s the worst kind of OUT. 

  • Anonymous

     Those pants? Out.

  • Anonymous

    So close to being a hit, alas the crotch fringe kills it. And those pants look a little to rumpled.

  • janestrainfink

    I did not even have to scroll dwon to read what you were going to type.  Fringe at crotch area is a no no.   I know she is short and tiny, but the fit of those pants make her legs appear even shorter.    

  • jennysullivanparker

    First glance: Underwear over her pants.  No lie.

  • Anonymous

    out, but only because of the bugaboos mentioned above – gah.. and the yellow, while I love the pop of color, looks like Nahla peed on mommy as she was out the door…..  otherwise, fabulous idea for the outfit, but out with the fuzzy hem -it’s already unraveling, so tear it off an inch or two higher, and you’re golden (showers)  out with the pee drizzle.

  • A. W. Stevens

    OUT but if anyone can get away with fringy crotch (as opposed to Fire Crotch) it is Ms. Berry.  Honestly, it looks like she asked her tailor to make room for her Poise pad… 

  • { edi } ilovetrash

    no faux pubic hair on anyone.
    { oh heavens gaga will do it next }

  • Anonymous

    I can’t get over that T-shirt. At first, I thought it was some weirdly bad seaming on her pants, but its true identity doesn’t make it better. OUT! 

  • Anonymous

    Wow, I’ve definitely smiled at the Insane Crotch thing before, but this was immediate giggles. Is that the new merkin T-shirt style? Howevah (as we like to say here in Boston), she looks amazingly fabulously beautiful and stylin’ and aside from the Merkin T and the too-long pants swallowing her feet I am voting with both thumbs up. IN.

  • Erin Kristoff

    I was prepared to love it for the shirt alone but yes, you nailed it guys…her VAGINA HAS A WHITE BEARD! My rating rhymes with gout, i can not bear to say the word… 

  • Vera

    She’s in despite the fringe falling on the crouch.

  • paula.pertile

    Why is she standing like that? Does she always stand like that, and we don’t notice because she’s usually in a dress? Is it just me?

  • Anonymous

    OUT.  The first pic, I thought she was wearing a sheer bodysuit over her pants, and then I thought no, that couldn’t possibly be, so I was forced to examine the cooch area to see what the hell that was.  I am telling you right now, I have no desire to examine cooch areas.  OUTOUTOUTOUTOUT 

  • Sara__B

    Out. Fit and proportion and tee-at-the-crotch and the shoes are all wrong.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, and I can’t believe the Minion Opinion came out favor of that hideous color on KD.  It was not aesthetically pleasing, to say the least! 

  • Suzie Vazquez

    hahaha fuzz. hilarious. that outfit is terrible. 

  • Anonymous

     OUT.  She could have skated by if she tucked in the shirt.  That little frilly hem at her crotch is instantly distracting and just looks silly.  Add to that pants that are too long and she blew it.  Hard to believe that Halle Berry is capable of failing in a physical attractiveness sense, but apparently she is. 

    Now you know, TLO, why ladies on the red capet are (probably) afraid of pants.  There are too many ways to screw them up. 

  • Anonymous

    OUT, for 1) Tailoring and B) Here’s My Vagina t-shirt and 3)  The right accessories are important with monochrome ensembles.

  • Anonymous

    It’s like it was originally a body suit and she got pissed off at it and ripped the snaps off.

    I love the shirt, I just wish it was tucked in.  She’s still gorgeous, even with the crotch fuzz.

  • Dixie Murphy Ross

    Out because it irritates me her purse exactly matches the suit. Everything else except the crotch fuzz I could forgive.

  • Anonymous


  • Cakewalk Yarns

    I really want this to be IN, but I totally get why she’s out here. 

    I like the idea here.  I like the big hoops & clean white pantsuit.  Even her tiresome rooster hairdo is cute – but I know, I know….she’s committed two offenses.  We cannot look the otherway.  

  • ali meowmeow

    I hate to give the whole thing an out just because she didn’t tuck in her shirt or wear one that wasn’t the same color as her pants, but that’s exactly what I’m gonna do.

  • aimee_parrott

    I am opposed to crotch doilies.  OUT. 

  • Anonymous

     Paging Dr. Halle Crotch-Crazy.  You’re OUT!

  • Anonymous

     I’ll totally admit to leaning in and thinking “WTF is that on her crotch”.  Not the look any celeb should be aspiring for, certainly not Miss Halle Freaking Berry!

  • judy brown

    Yeah, the top is great, but crotch fringe never is. 

  • Diana Martinez

    Yewoch.  Girl that pretty has to work hard to look bad, but she managed it!  Poor thing.   

  • Anonymous

    Out. I don’t like the outfit and her hair looks like a bird’s nest.

  • Emily

    In.  The pants are ill fitting, but the overall look is still awesome.

  • PostsYouCanDanceTo

    If she would tuck in the shirt she’d look so fab you wouldn’t notice the pants.

    Since that is the only necessary change, IN.

  • PostsYouCanDanceTo

    If she would tuck in the shirt she’d look so fab you wouldn’t notice the pants.

    Since that is the only necessary change, IN.

  • Anonymous

    Oh My……such a beautiful woman, so massively out! 

  • Summer Born

    IN. I didn’t even notice that thing until you pointed it out, and she really is working this outfit. She looks gorgeous and she’s not wearing the typical gown. CMON!

  • Anonymous

    IN on the strength of everything above the insane crotch.

  • margaret meyers

    It’s a T-shirt! It’s a Mirkin!  It’s two garments in one! 

  • Anonymous

    Ack! Her snoochie has TEETH!

  • Anonymous

    Out, out, out! Pants are not hemmed and they are too tight. The inseams are gasping for allowance. The jacket looks too small and the batik gauze shirt with the outfit. (eck!)

  • Patricia Biswanger

     IN, notwithstanding that one glitch.

  • Anonymous

    Out, for flaws as stated. But I have to admit that I may be judging her more stringently than I would otherwise because she’s usually so fabulous.

  • Shelf Afterlife

     I had to sit and blink for a bit to figure out what I was seeing.  I thought her crotch was fraying.  OUT!

  • Anonymous

    OUT because I find this a dizzying experience. My eyes go from her face to her crotch back to the face, then back to the crotch then…

  • Anonymous

    OUT. From the waist up it’s fine. But crotch fuzz is never in. Ugh.

  • Anonymous

     OUT.  But she still looks gorgeous.  

  • Amye

    OMG, My poor Halle.  She can usually pull off anything, but NO ONE could pull off that T.  And yeah, the pants are horribly ill fitting.  So is her stance.  AKA Hutchlover  

  • Democracy Diva


  • Anonymous

    Out. She needs another pant. 

  • Anonymous

     IN…but cant overlook the details.

  • wahaaaa

    Out…sorry Halle

  • Fifi LaRoux

    My first thought was oh no! Out!

  • Lisa

     Out – the fit’s not that great, and honestly, the suit’s kind of cheap looking.  But she’s always gorgeous, so it’s tough to make her look not that special.

  • Anonymous

    Out.  I couldn’t tell at first that that was the t-shirt and thought the pants had been decorated that way, which seemed bizarre, but the fact that it wasn’t deliberate doesn’t make it any less distracting.  (Though it does make me relieved that mock-pubic hair isn’t making a run at being the next nude shoe.)

    There’s a reason women default to skirts and dresses for formal events–pants have to be absolutely perfect, and these aren’t.

    I really wish that these events would notify celebs of what color wall they’ll have to be posing against.  It would save a lot of clashing or, as in this case, fading into the background.

  • Aly Light

    This could have been easily remedied by TUCKING THE SHIRT IN. That’s all that needed to be done. But it’s OUT.

  • Christina Brennan

    ooh tough one.  I will go with an OUT because one’s look should never be compared to a  merkin.

  • Christina Brennan

    ooh tough one.  I will go with an OUT because one’s look should never be compared to a  merkin.

  • Tina Tian


    It’s really unfortunate b/c you can just see how good it would’ve looked if the pants fitted.The blazer and the sheer tank looks so good on her. BUT I cannot get over the crotch situation. 

  • Tina Tian


    It’s really unfortunate b/c you can just see how good it would’ve looked if the pants fitted.The blazer and the sheer tank looks so good on her. BUT I cannot get over the crotch situation. 

  • Anonymous

    OUT – the crotch action keeps distracting me, didn’t even notice the pants 

  • Anonymous

    OUT – the crotch action keeps distracting me, didn’t even notice the pants 

  • Anonymous

     Miz Berry is an IN, no matter what she wears.  However, I happen to think this outfit is cute.

  • Anonymous

     Miz Berry is an IN, no matter what she wears.  However, I happen to think this outfit is cute.

  • Alexander Peterhans

    Oh lord, out.

  • Alexander Peterhans

    Oh lord, out.

  • Anonymous

    IN. So very, very IN. The Cthulhu crotch completely makes this look.

  • akprincess72

     that shirt makes it unforgivable…

  • kyasarin mochizuki

    Thank you for describing what was causing my inner auf alarm was going off even though I was looking at photographs of the genetically blessed Halle Berry.

    OUT, with lingering confusion.

  • Erin Leahy

    out! try again though, Halle!!

  • Rachel Benedetti

     I thought for sure Halle Berry was one of those celebs that could do no wrong and look good in anything… She just proved me wrong.  OUT!

  • Anonymous

    She’s Halle Berry, but crotch fuzz is never ok.  If she had just tucked in the shirt, and wore better fitted pants–there would be no question.  OUT.

  • Sorana Tarmu

    Oh well, she’s OUT. She could do so much better than this. And the tee is boring, worn with white.

  • Toni Mitt

    Wow–she should have tucked that shirt in.  Or worn a belt to hike it up a bit.   This is just…unfortunate.

  • Anonymous

    The pants are too long and the crotch fuzz is kind of funny, but I’m willing to cut her some slack because she still looks amazing.  

  • Anplica Fiore

     While I HATE the unfortunate fringe, I love the rest of her look.  This is so close to an in for me that I am making it so.  

  • LocMama

    She looks amazing.  What’s a little crotch fuzz between friends?  Once you confirmed it wasn’t a fur diaper I was cool with it.  Halle can get away with a mini wardrobe malfunction. IN!

  • Olechka Milashka

    I know I’m late, but this is so OUT!  She has a fuzzy crotch!

  • Kay Gardiner

    I have to give you bonus points for using the word merkin in a sentence.