Pairs Division: Broderick and Parker

Posted on May 13, 2011

Time once again to check in with Mr. and Mrs. Awkward, kittens! Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker attended New York City Ballet’s 2011 spring gala at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, and guess what? They don’t look particularly uncomfortable AND they’re dressed pretty well! It’s a miracle!

Valentino Pre-Fall 2011 Collection/Model: Caroline Brasch Nielsen

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HE: Has obviously been reading us. Hi, Matthew! Well done! You don’t look like a statistics professor with an anxiety disorder! Sure, the tie’s crooked, the jacket still doesn’t fit as well as it should, and the pants are too long, but you have made slight progress in all these areas. And your glasses look cute. You’ll never look flawless, so this is probably the best Matthew Broderick the world’s going to get. Score: 7/10 (Because it’s best to encourage the chronically befuddled).

SHE: Looks good. We think the dress is a little mature, like something an aged society matron would wear, but it’s pretty and texturally interesting and it suits her coloring. We think it worked slightly better as a mini, but we don’t blame her for not going that route because bitchy gay fashion bloggers would then tell her she’s too old to be dressing that way and NO ONE wants that. Two things: it doesn’t really look like something one would wear in May, and we cannot fathom why anyone would need a cross-body bag on a red carpet. It’s just awkward-looking. Score: 8/10.

Combined score: 7.5/10. It’s a sad state of affairs when SJP, the much-lauded fashion icon, can only manage a score one point  higher than  her absent-minded professor of a husband. He did a better job than usual and she was just okay.

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  • BarbaraNovak

    That 7 is generous, I’m thinking.  Grande Olde Dame at the Opera.  If she were 75, I’d think she was smokin’. 

    • Carrie Bradshaw

      Agreed. Throw Maggie Smith in that and I’d be all “oh, hellooooo…” But then I feel bad because I’m also sick of gratuitous skin on the red carpet, so it’s not that I don’t want SJP to ever wear long skirts or long sleeves or (gasp!) both together, it’s that I don’t want her to do it in a way that’s so desperately dowager-like.

  • Anonymous

    That 7 is generous, I’m thinking.  Grande Olde Dame at the Opera.  If she were 75, I’d think she was smokin’. 

  • Carolyn

    No, no, no.  Why would she dress that way?  And wear the purse that way?  I’m baffled by this. 

  • Carolyn

    No, no, no.  Why would she dress that way?  And wear the purse that way?  I’m baffled by this. 

  • SewingSiren

    He needs a suit that fits.
    She looks great. I love that dress on her. I am delighted that she went with a gown length, rather than the mini.   You are right (of course) about the cross body long handle evening bag. But still she looks great.  

    • BrooklynBomber

      He needs a suit that fits.Exactly. This is an improvement, but the jacket is still too tight. 

    • Macasilver

       I love the dress on her, and her jewelry is TO DIE! I agree, she looks fab.

  • Anonymous

    He needs a suit that fits.
    She looks great. I love that dress on her. I am delighted that she went with a gown length, rather than the mini.   You are right (of course) about the cross body long handle evening bag. But still she looks great.  

  • http://www.thirteen.org/program-content/downton-dish-season-3-episode-1/ Gotham Tomato

     She (herself) looks stunningly beautiful. Not crazy about the dress though, but that has more to do with my personal feelings about the kind of lace she’s wearing (which either goes Frederick’s of Hollywood or Golden Girls – with nothing in-between.) I’m not sure why she’d wear a cross-body bag on a red carpet either, but I’m wondering if it just kept slipping off her should and she just wanted her hands free. She is a NYer after all.

    He looks cute & cuddly, as per usual.

    –GothamTomato

    • BrooklynBomber

      Oh, Lord, how I hate that dress. I agree she looks great from the neck up, though.  In the close up the blouse part looks pretty but the dress overall — yech.

  • Anonymous

     She (herself) looks stunningly beautiful. Not crazy about the dress though, but that has more to do with my personal feelings about the kind of lace she’s wearing (which either goes Frederick’s of Hollywood or Golden Girls – with nothing in-between.) I’m not sure why she’d wear a cross-body bag on a red carpet either, but I’m wondering if it just kept slipping off her should and she just wanted her hands free. She is a NYer after all.

    He looks cute & cuddly, as per usual.

    –GothamTomato

  • Sara L.

    See, I saw this yesterday on GFY, and thought she looked great, and everybody kept saying how awful she looked in it. I love it. I think the textures and colors are perfect. It does seem odd for May, but that is the only quibble, really. He looks pleasant if dull.

  • lubilu

    He’s another man who shouldn’t be wearing a white shirt next to his so pale it’s grey skin
     

  • Susan

    Is she afraid of a purse snatcher?  The purse strap is distracting. 

  • Sara L.

    See, I saw this yesterday on GFY, and thought she looked great, and everybody kept saying how awful she looked in it. I love it. I think the textures and colors are perfect. It does seem odd for May, but that is the only quibble, really. He looks pleasant if dull.

  • Anonymous

    He’s another man who shouldn’t be wearing a white shirt next to his so pale it’s grey skin
     

  • Susan

    Is she afraid of a purse snatcher?  The purse strap is distracting. 

  • just me

    you are being way too generous and i can’t think of one reason why. On a different note, aren’t you going to talk about Chris March appearing on last night’s episode of Real Housewives of New York?????? He did costumes for a masquerade ball. You HAVE to post about it! 

  • just me

    you are being way too generous and i can’t think of one reason why. On a different note, aren’t you going to talk about Chris March appearing on last night’s episode of Real Housewives of New York?????? He did costumes for a masquerade ball. You HAVE to post about it! 

  • Anonymous

    Oh, Lord, how I hate that dress. I agree she looks great from the neck up, though.  In the close up the blouse part looks pretty but the dress overall — yech.

  • Anonymous

    He needs a suit that fits.Exactly. This is an improvement, but the jacket is still too tight. 

  • bookish

    To me that dress looks like two dresses awkwardly combined into one, but she does look gorgeous from the waist up.

    • jessamyn

      Yes, exactly! I like the top, especially in the closeups – it has that lovely Valentino delicacy. I like the skirt – nice drape, nice texture. But they look like they were bonded together in an unfortunate “The Fly” type of accident.

  • bookish

    To me that dress looks like two dresses awkwardly combined into one, but she does look gorgeous from the waist up.

  • librarygrrl64

     8 out of 10 for her? You must be feeling generous. Love the skirt portion, but it would only work full-length with a more low-cut top portion to balance it out. She can show SOME skin! Otherwise keep the skirt short (but not necessarily micro-mini). And that cross-body bag is an abomination. That outfit calls for an evening clutch.

  • Anonymous

     8 out of 10 for her? You must be feeling generous. Love the skirt portion, but it would only work full-length with a more low-cut top portion to balance it out. She can show SOME skin! Otherwise keep the skirt short (but not necessarily micro-mini). And that cross-body bag is an abomination. That outfit calls for an evening clutch.

  • Long Island

    SJP didn’t need to go as short as the original but somewhere near her knees may have made the look less matronly. Adding to the matron look is her damn purse. It looks like SJP is afraid some mugger may be tackling her on the red carpet at Lincoln Center. Economic times are tough but not that tough. However those ballet dancers can be a tough lot.

  • Long Island

    SJP didn’t need to go as short as the original but somewhere near her knees may have made the look less matronly. Adding to the matron look is her damn purse. It looks like SJP is afraid some mugger may be tackling her on the red carpet at Lincoln Center. Economic times are tough but not that tough. However those ballet dancers can be a tough lot.

  • blogless

     She should have gone mini, and she has the body to do it. She looks 60 years old. In that last shot she looks like a matronly Maid Marian. 

  • blogless

     She should have gone mini, and she has the body to do it. She looks 60 years old. In that last shot she looks like a matronly Maid Marian. 

  • MilaXX

    I like, yeah he’s being graded on a curve & her dress looks like it would be better suited to say Anna Wintour, but overall not a bad look for the 2 of them. Also bonus points to Mathew for not looking like a deer caught in the headlights.

  • MilaXX

    I like, yeah he’s being graded on a curve & her dress looks like it would be better suited to say Anna Wintour, but overall not a bad look for the 2 of them. Also bonus points to Mathew for not looking like a deer caught in the headlights.

  • SignLadyB _,,/

    I guess I’ve never seen the attraction of SJP (I admit I never watched Sex in the City). She does not strike me as particularly attractive physically–especially in recent years, and I don’t think her make up, hair styles, or fashion sense are all that. No, I don’t dislike her I just don’t see it.
    This dress, I tend to agree–shorter but not above (or just barely) the knee. And no, it is certainly not her best look. And lose the bag–oh, that’s right–it’s across your body so you WONT lose it.
    Matthew, on the other hand is always cute, if a bit befuddled and not particularly fashionable. 
    _,,/

  • SignLadyB _,,/

    I guess I’ve never seen the attraction of SJP (I admit I never watched Sex in the City). She does not strike me as particularly attractive physically–especially in recent years, and I don’t think her make up, hair styles, or fashion sense are all that. No, I don’t dislike her I just don’t see it.
    This dress, I tend to agree–shorter but not above (or just barely) the knee. And no, it is certainly not her best look. And lose the bag–oh, that’s right–it’s across your body so you WONT lose it.
    Matthew, on the other hand is always cute, if a bit befuddled and not particularly fashionable. 
    _,,/

  • mozzer0906

    I HATE the bag draped over her crossways like she is afraid a mugger is going to come steal it at the ballet.

  • Paigealicious

    I like the shorter skirt better.  That long skirt with the top and purse looks like something I’d wear to “dress up” back in the mid-90s.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

     She looks good?  I think she looks awful.  Why did she lengthen the dress to the floor?  She could have just added a few inches. Has she lost her gays?  She has been a hot mess….lets not bring up the purple cotton gown and bigger than life hair from a few days ago….

  • Anonymous

    I HATE the bag draped over her crossways like she is afraid a mugger is going to come steal it at the ballet.

  • Anonymous

    I HATE the bag draped over her crossways like she is afraid a mugger is going to come steal it at the ballet.

  • http://profiles.google.com/paigemano Paige Mano

    I like the shorter skirt better.  That long skirt with the top and purse looks like something I’d wear to “dress up” back in the mid-90s.

  • http://profiles.google.com/paigemano Paige Mano

    I like the shorter skirt better.  That long skirt with the top and purse looks like something I’d wear to “dress up” back in the mid-90s.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

     She looks good?  I think she looks awful.  Why did she lengthen the dress to the floor?  She could have just added a few inches. Has she lost her gays?  She has been a hot mess….lets not bring up the purple cotton gown and bigger than life hair from a few days ago….

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

     She looks good?  I think she looks awful.  Why did she lengthen the dress to the floor?  She could have just added a few inches. Has she lost her gays?  She has been a hot mess….lets not bring up the purple cotton gown and bigger than life hair from a few days ago….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5WKLKGER4FZ7MJX43OSYDBDPOE Maggie

    Do these people ever stay home? I feel like I can’t pick up a magazine or sign into the internet  without seeing her at some event.

    As for the clothes, she has the body to pull it off. She should have gone for the mini.

  • http://profiles.google.com/amndad amanda lynn

    i love his spectacles and she looks darling (not a fan of the purse across her, though, but i think i might see the point…).  part of me wonders if she sometimes looks uncomfortable because she’s more inclined or at the very least more comfortable doing the “model” thing on the RC, making the fierce pose face… and when she’s with hubby and smiling, she’s not able to prove that she’s a fierce fashionista. 

    • andyleigh

      I’ve never gotten the whole “SJP is beautiful and has astounding fashion sense” thing, either.  I don’t think she’s attractive at all, and I think her fashion sense is bad.  Good thing you never watched SitC or you’d think even worse things about her fashion sense (although that wasn’t her fault).  She wore some truly bizarre things on that show.  She seems to have carried that over into RL, and that’s not a good thing.

      I agree that the short version of the dress would have been better.  She’s so covered up, with nothing but her bad hair and her old-lady hands showing, which only ages her further.  The bag is just weird.  She has on a necklace, too, that is entirely superfluous, as you can’t even see it.

      He did make an improvement, but it’s still an iffy proposition.

      What makes this so much more palatable than usual is that they seem happy for once.  They don’t appear to be pretending to like each other, he’s not shrinking from her touch and those smiles look genuine.  That makes up for a whole lot of fashion sins here.

      • andyleigh

        Sorry, this was supposed to be a reply to SignLadyB, but things are behaving oddly in computerland at the moment.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5WKLKGER4FZ7MJX43OSYDBDPOE Maggie

    Do these people ever stay home? I feel like I can’t pick up a magazine or sign into the internet  without seeing her at some event.

    As for the clothes, she has the body to pull it off. She should have gone for the mini.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5WKLKGER4FZ7MJX43OSYDBDPOE Maggie

    Do these people ever stay home? I feel like I can’t pick up a magazine or sign into the internet  without seeing her at some event.

    As for the clothes, she has the body to pull it off. She should have gone for the mini.

  • http://profiles.google.com/amndad amanda lynn

    i love his spectacles and she looks darling (not a fan of the purse across her, though, but i think i might see the point…).  part of me wonders if she sometimes looks uncomfortable because she’s more inclined or at the very least more comfortable doing the “model” thing on the RC, making the fierce pose face… and when she’s with hubby and smiling, she’s not able to prove that she’s a fierce fashionista. 

  • SignLadyB _,,/

    I will say, the second picture where they are both smiling is probably one of the best pictures I’ve seen of the two of them together. She looks a whole lot less witchy than usual. And they look comfortable, not posed. Maybe that’s what bothers me about SJP–she most often appears completely posed.

  • SignLadyB _,,/

    I will say, the second picture where they are both smiling is probably one of the best pictures I’ve seen of the two of them together. She looks a whole lot less witchy than usual. And they look comfortable, not posed. Maybe that’s what bothers me about SJP–she most often appears completely posed.

  • MC

    The bottom of that dress is way too heavy. It looks like it’s dragging her down. The top is pretty though.

  • MC

    The bottom of that dress is way too heavy. It looks like it’s dragging her down. The top is pretty though.

  • Jessrosecole

    The dress is Olsen Twin material….not an 8! 

    • dress_up_doll

      Bingo! This look is totally Olsen Twins. He looks better than usual, but still has a ways to go. Love the specs though. 

  • Jessrosecole

    The dress is Olsen Twin material….not an 8! 

  • jw_ny

    You guys are too strict on Matthew and too lenient on SJP. 

    He looks fine aside from the pants – 8/10

    She…Society matron is the perfect analogy!  Where is her tiara?  Really pretty fabrics and detailing…but way too mature as a gown for her (for almost any woman really…it has such a strong Victorian feel to it)….however, cute as a mini. What a difference showing  more skin and having 3 feet less of fabric makes. The purse strap crossed her chest is a crime in this case ( I was ok with it the other time she did it…for some reason.)    Hair, earrings and makeup…really good…for her, especially considering that nightmare of a hair-don’t she sported a few posts ago…  -  6/10  Hair and makeup brought the marks up.

  • Anonymous

    You guys are too strict on Matthew and too lenient on SJP. 

    He looks fine aside from the pants – 8/10

    She…Society matron is the perfect analogy!  Where is her tiara?  Really pretty fabrics and detailing…but way too mature as a gown for her (for almost any woman really…it has such a strong Victorian feel to it)….however, cute as a mini. What a difference showing  more skin and having 3 feet less of fabric makes. The purse strap crossed her chest is a crime in this case ( I was ok with it the other time she did it…for some reason.)    Hair, earrings and makeup…really good…for her, especially considering that nightmare of a hair-don’t she sported a few posts ago…  -  6/10  Hair and makeup brought the marks up.

  • Grace Poole

    A long gown is appropriate for the NYCB spring gala so points for not going with the mini.  But this dress is far too matronly and blah for her.  It would be just right for one of the 60-something socialites who attend this thing but it’s putting me to sleep on her.  And the bag is an abomination.  She loses major points for that alone.  I think he actually looks better than she does.

  • formerlyAnon

    9/10 for SJP. I think the dress works. Yes, it would also work were she 65, but how often does one give approval to a dress on a 45 year old which would also work if she were 25? All. The. Time. Can’t see taking off for the bag’s strap, though I might be being lax.

    8.5/10 for Mr. Broderick. I suspect that except for the rare occasions that he’s wearing a brand new just-fitted jacket AND everything else is as good as it is here, this is as good as it gets. 

    So 8.75/10 for the pair.  I admit I mght be being lax, because I’m so irrationally pleased that they look like a reasonably content (rich, exquisitely-dressed) middle-aged couple, not like a couple whose therapy appointment that afternoon had not gone well.

  • Grace Poole

    A long gown is appropriate for the NYCB spring gala so points for not going with the mini.  But this dress is far too matronly and blah for her.  It would be just right for one of the 60-something socialites who attend this thing but it’s putting me to sleep on her.  And the bag is an abomination.  She loses major points for that alone.  I think he actually looks better than she does.

  • Anonymous

    9/10 for SJP. I think the dress works. Yes, it would also work were she 65, but how often does one give approval to a dress on a 45 year old which would also work if she were 25? All. The. Time. Can’t see taking off for the bag’s strap, though I might be being lax.

    8.5/10 for Mr. Broderick. I suspect that except for the rare occasions that he’s wearing a brand new just-fitted jacket AND everything else is as good as it is here, this is as good as it gets. 

    So 8.75/10 for the pair.  I admit I mght be being lax, because I’m so irrationally pleased that they look like a reasonably content (rich, exquisitely-dressed) middle-aged couple, not like a couple whose therapy appointment that afternoon had not gone well.

  • andyleigh

    I’ve never gotten the whole “SJP is beautiful and has astounding fashion sense” thing, either.  I don’t think she’s attractive at all, and I think her fashion sense is bad.  Good thing you never watched SitC or you’d think even worse things about her fashion sense (although that wasn’t her fault).  She wore some truly bizarre things on that show.  She seems to have carried that over into RL, and that’s not a good thing.

    I agree that the short version of the dress would have been better.  She’s so covered up, with nothing but her bad hair and her old-lady hands showing, which only ages her further.  The bag is just weird.  She has on a necklace, too, that is entirely superfluous, as you can’t even see it.

    He did make an improvement, but it’s still an iffy proposition.

    What makes this so much more palatable than usual is that they seem happy for once.  They don’t appear to be pretending to like each other, he’s not shrinking from her touch and those smiles look genuine.  That makes up for a whole lot of fashion sins here.

  • andyleigh

    Sorry, this was supposed to be a reply to SignLadyB, but things are behaving oddly in computerland at the moment.

  • Momzilla

    That dress makes her look old. Especially when she wears her purse across her chest like that.  Where’s her rape whistle and bingo marker? 

  • Momzilla

    That dress makes her look old. Especially when she wears her purse across her chest like that.  Where’s her rape whistle and bingo marker? 

  • Momzilla

    That dress makes her look old. Especially when she wears her purse across her chest like that.  Where’s her rape whistle and bingo marker? 

  • Scott Isaacs

    “Hi, Matthew! Well done! You don’t look like a statistics professor with an anxiety disorder! ”

    Seriously? He looks as frightened as a squirrel staring at a Mack truck about to flatten him in two seconds, especially in that first picture. The suit makes him look supremely uncomfortable; a half inch wider in the waist would have done wonders. The second picture? Adorbs. Third picture is the same as the first, only one second later, as if holding up a hand to stop said Mack truck would help.

    I can’t be bothered with SJP. I’ve a life to live.

  • Scott Isaacs

    “Hi, Matthew! Well done! You don’t look like a statistics professor with an anxiety disorder! ”

    Seriously? He looks as frightened as a squirrel staring at a Mack truck about to flatten him in two seconds, especially in that first picture. The suit makes him look supremely uncomfortable; a half inch wider in the waist would have done wonders. The second picture? Adorbs. Third picture is the same as the first, only one second later, as if holding up a hand to stop said Mack truck would help.

    I can’t be bothered with SJP. I’ve a life to live.

  • kingderella

    “we cannot fathom why anyone would need a cross-body bag on a red carpet. It’s just awkward-looking.”

    disagree. i think its refreshingly practical. as long as dress and bag are chosen carefully, as they are here.

  • http://kingderella.tumblr.com/ kingderella

    “we cannot fathom why anyone would need a cross-body bag on a red carpet. It’s just awkward-looking.”

    disagree. i think its refreshingly practical. as long as dress and bag are chosen carefully, as they are here.

  • Anonymous

    I love the gown, and I don’t think it’s aging, but I do think the shorter dress would have worked for her, too, provided it wasn’t as short as it is on the model.  I have to agree about her bag. I like her hair, makeup, and the jewelry, too:)

  • enchanted216

    I love the gown, and I don’t think it’s aging, but I do think the shorter dress would have worked for her, too, provided it wasn’t as short as it is on the model.  I have to agree about her bag. I like her hair, makeup, and the jewelry, too:)

  • Anonymous

    Nice to see them looking fab.

  • minnye

    Nice to see them looking fab.

  • CeeQ

     Matthew looks adorable as usual and it’s so nice to see him less uncomfortable than usual!  SJP…..the long skirt doesn’t work me, neither does the cross-body bag.  The top part of the dress is good though!

  • aussiegal77

     Matthew looks adorable as usual and it’s so nice to see him less uncomfortable than usual!  SJP…..the long skirt doesn’t work me, neither does the cross-body bag.  The top part of the dress is good though!

  • Anonymous

    Bingo! This look is totally Olsen Twins. He looks better than usual, but still has a ways to go. Love the specs though. 

  • AudreysMom

    This is the best SJP has looked (to me) in a very long time. 

  • Anonymous

    This is the best SJP has looked (to me) in a very long time. 

  • mjude

    cant help it, i just think matthew is adorable.  they look sweet together. 

  • mjude

    cant help it, i just think matthew is adorable.  they look sweet together. 

  • Cak_Ask

    I think her top and skirt look totally disjointed.  The top with a simple skirt would work.
    The skirt with a simple top – or in the same fabric as the bottom would work.  As it is, I think it looks bad.

  • Cak_Ask

    I think her top and skirt look totally disjointed.  The top with a simple skirt would work.
    The skirt with a simple top – or in the same fabric as the bottom would work.  As it is, I think it looks bad.

  • Anonymous guy

     I’m so tired of seeing her on here. Does she really have a career, besides walking on red carpets?

  • Anonymous guy

     I’m so tired of seeing her on here. Does she really have a career, besides walking on red carpets?

  • Anonymous guy

     I’m so tired of seeing her on here. Does she really have a career, besides walking on red carpets?

  • Anonymous guy

     I’m so tired of seeing her on here. Does she really have a career, besides walking on red carpets?

  • Lulu

    I think a just-above-the-knee length would have looked perfect. She’s not young enough for the mini, but that long version is matronly-looking. I don’t usually like her with her hair pulled back, but at least this isn’t as severe as she sometimes goes.
    He still looks like a frightened child on the red carpet. Even the one where he’s smiling, it’s still kind of a brave “give the nice lady a smile, Matty” kind of smile. 

  • Lulu

    I think a just-above-the-knee length would have looked perfect. She’s not young enough for the mini, but that long version is matronly-looking. I don’t usually like her with her hair pulled back, but at least this isn’t as severe as she sometimes goes.
    He still looks like a frightened child on the red carpet. Even the one where he’s smiling, it’s still kind of a brave “give the nice lady a smile, Matty” kind of smile. 

  • Anon

    There’s a reason why it was originally a short skirt. As a “maxi,” it looks matronly.

  • Anon

    There’s a reason why it was originally a short skirt. As a “maxi,” it looks matronly.

  • http://orsotheysay.mp/ or so they say

    Agreed. Throw Maggie Smith in that and I’d be all “oh, hellooooo…” But then I feel bad because I’m also sick of gratuitous skin on the red carpet, so it’s not that I don’t want SJP to ever wear long skirts or long sleeves or (gasp!) both together, it’s that I don’t want her to do it in a way that’s so desperately dowager-like.

  • http://orsotheysay.mp/ or so they say

    Agreed. Throw Maggie Smith in that and I’d be all “oh, hellooooo…” But then I feel bad because I’m also sick of gratuitous skin on the red carpet, so it’s not that I don’t want SJP to ever wear long skirts or long sleeves or (gasp!) both together, it’s that I don’t want her to do it in a way that’s so desperately dowager-like.

  • holdmewhileimnaked

    i think it’s a really beautiful dress. it would have looked better shorter, didnt have to be a mini, knee length would do. she’s so very thin that it doesnt really look matronly. she’s so very thin that she will, most likely, be able to wear a non-gynecological mini until her dotage. & i bet this dress truly sparkled.

  • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

    i think it’s a really beautiful dress. it would have looked better shorter, didnt have to be a mini, knee length would do. she’s so very thin that it doesnt really look matronly. she’s so very thin that she will, most likely, be able to wear a non-gynecological mini until her dotage. & i bet this dress truly sparkled.

  • Mac

     I love the dress on her, and her jewelry is TO DIE! I agree, she looks fab.

  • jessamyn

    Yes, exactly! I like the top, especially in the closeups – it has that lovely Valentino delicacy. I like the skirt – nice drape, nice texture. But they look like they were bonded together in an unfortunate “The Fly” type of accident.

  • Kimmeister

    The Harry Potter glasses are a little silly.  Too small for his face! 

  • Kimmeister

    The Harry Potter glasses are a little silly.  Too small for his face! 

  • Guest

    Enh… 

  • Kimmeister

    The Harry Potter glasses are a little silly.  Too small for his face! 

  • Kimmeister

    The Harry Potter glasses are a little silly.  Too small for his face! 

  • http://profiles.google.com/sntierney Shannon Tierney

    Laws, it’s the
    NYCB not a club opening!  When did it become a fashion crime to look
    respectable just because you are not yet menopausal?  The dress is
    gorgeous (get a look at the close-up picture, the detailing is phenomenal) and
    she looks pretty and elegant and suited to Lincoln Center.

     

    Personally,
    when I lived in NY, my bigest pet peeve were young thangs in their tacky
    stripper heels and BCBG minis clompin around at the ballet.  If you can’t
    dress with a certain amount of class, stay home and watch “Dancing with
    the Stars.” 

     

    SJP looks
    lightyears better than the body-con purple dress and giant hair from the other
    night. I’d give her a 9.0, deducting only for the crossbody bag and bad roots.
     

  • http://profiles.google.com/sntierney Shannon Tierney

    Laws, it’s the
    NYCB not a club opening!  When did it become a fashion crime to look
    respectable just because you are not yet menopausal?  The dress is
    gorgeous (get a look at the close-up picture, the detailing is phenomenal) and
    she looks pretty and elegant and suited to Lincoln Center.

     

    Personally,
    when I lived in NY, my bigest pet peeve were young thangs in their tacky
    stripper heels and BCBG minis clompin around at the ballet.  If you can’t
    dress with a certain amount of class, stay home and watch “Dancing with
    the Stars.” 

     

    SJP looks
    lightyears better than the body-con purple dress and giant hair from the other
    night. I’d give her a 9.0, deducting only for the crossbody bag and bad roots.
     

  • Lisa

     He looks good, yeah.  Not amazing, but pretty good for him.

    Her – I’m actually not crazy about that dress, which is rare for me to not like the way she looks.  It IS very aging, but I love her to bits and pieces so I can’t be too harsh.

  • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

     He looks good, yeah.  Not amazing, but pretty good for him.

    Her – I’m actually not crazy about that dress, which is rare for me to not like the way she looks.  It IS very aging, but I love her to bits and pieces so I can’t be too harsh.

  • http://profiles.google.com/rachelruthlee Rachel Lee

     That 8 is too generous! I don’t think the dress is nice at all, and the purse makes her look like a tourist! 

  • http://profiles.google.com/rachelruthlee Rachel Lee

     That 8 is too generous! I don’t think the dress is nice at all, and the purse makes her look like a tourist! 

  • Dianne

    The short skirt is the only thing that saved that dress from being dowdy.  I disagree, I think that SJP can still swing a mini and she should have worn it to the opera, sans of course, the awful shoulder strap bag.

  • Dianne

    The short skirt is the only thing that saved that dress from being dowdy.  I disagree, I think that SJP can still swing a mini and she should have worn it to the opera, sans of course, the awful shoulder strap bag.

  • Dianne

    Lest I be cited for getting my arts incorrect…read: “she should have worn it to the ballet.”

  • Dianne

    Lest I be cited for getting my arts incorrect…read: “she should have worn it to the ballet.”

  • http://twitter.com/margcellent Marguerite

     The dress totally confuses me. Is it that the skirt material is too heavy and doesn’t drape softly enough to be paired with the delicate-looking and sheer top?  Maybe it appears shapeless because the cut is too boxy at the waist? Whatever the reason, the lower half looks like the type of stiff formal dress a matronly woman wears to dinner on a cruise ship or to the company Christmas party. The top looks delicate with a feminine fit. They just don’t look good together and make her look much too matronly.  

    He looks kind of cute in a rumpled, absent-minded professor kind of way.  I know he is never going to really get the whole red carpet dressing thing, but that’s part of his appeal to me. He’s just a real guy whose kind of befuddled by all the attention everyone pays to how he looks. He’s an actor because that’s what he likes to do and what he is good at.  It’s like he can’t figure out why everyone is always taking his picture when he’s not acting or why they care what he looks like when he is not playing a character.  I kind of find that sexy. ; )

  • http://twitter.com/margo8461 Marguerite

     The dress totally confuses me. Is it that the skirt material is too heavy and doesn’t drape softly enough to be paired with the delicate-looking and sheer top?  Maybe it appears shapeless because the cut is too boxy at the waist? Whatever the reason, the lower half looks like the type of stiff formal dress a matronly woman wears to dinner on a cruise ship or to the company Christmas party. The top looks delicate with a feminine fit. They just don’t look good together and make her look much too matronly.  

    He looks kind of cute in a rumpled, absent-minded professor kind of way.  I know he is never going to really get the whole red carpet dressing thing, but that’s part of his appeal to me. He’s just a real guy whose kind of befuddled by all the attention everyone pays to how he looks. He’s an actor because that’s what he likes to do and what he is good at.  It’s like he can’t figure out why everyone is always taking his picture when he’s not acting or why they care what he looks like when he is not playing a character.  I kind of find that sexy. ; )

  • http://profiles.google.com/katelynsypher Katie Sypher

    You gave this dress an 8?! Fellas, please. We’re in “Grandma’s lacy curtains” territory. 

  • http://profiles.google.com/katelynsypher Katie Sypher

    You gave this dress an 8?! Fellas, please. We’re in “Grandma’s lacy curtains” territory. 

  • Anonymous

    Sorry, I would have marked her lower.  YES to those who suggested knee-length on the dress.  DOUBLE YES to everyone who thinks, as I do, that the across-the-body bag is completely incongruous.  TRIPLE YES to everyone who said, “what’s all the fuss about SJP and her supposed fashionista status anyway?”  Honestly, I’d give her 6/10.  He looks better than she does although I can’t say I’m a huge fan of all the shine in his attire, plus when there’s THAT much black (suit and vest too) I’d have given him a bow tie that was not standard-issue black, just for a smidge of interest.

  • http://www.ellenciompi.com/ NurseEllen

    Sorry, I would have marked her lower.  YES to those who suggested knee-length on the dress.  DOUBLE YES to everyone who thinks, as I do, that the across-the-body bag is completely incongruous.  TRIPLE YES to everyone who said, “what’s all the fuss about SJP and her supposed fashionista status anyway?”  Honestly, I’d give her 6/10.  He looks better than she does although I can’t say I’m a huge fan of all the shine in his attire, plus when there’s THAT much black (suit and vest too) I’d have given him a bow tie that was not standard-issue black, just for a smidge of interest.

  • Anonymous

     She looks terrible! The dress is eating her alive, it’s a lace nightmare, I HATE the geriatric sleeves, and the bag is a total misstep. 

  • PeaceBang

     She looks terrible! The dress is eating her alive, it’s a lace nightmare, I HATE the geriatric sleeves, and the bag is a total misstep. 

  • Anonymous

    Her face looks beautiful, though. She’s gained a little weight, which she badly needed. So that’s helping the overall high marks I’d guess.
    [oops, I just wrote something about a star's body. Sorry but I don't see how to delete comments on this new format]

  • PeaceBang

    Her face looks beautiful, though. She’s gained a little weight, which she badly needed. So that’s helping the overall high marks I’d guess.
    [oops, I just wrote something about a star's body. Sorry but I don't see how to delete comments on this new format]

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MNMVM2GPVUEIOJXBOSLCXKAW4U judy brown

    Well, if it’s Los Angeles we’ve had a cold May (at least, near the ocean).

    But I thought “too old for her” at first glance. 

  • judybrowni

    Well, if it’s Los Angeles we’ve had a cold May (at least, near the ocean).

    But I thought “too old for her” at first glance. 

  • Jim

    His jacket is still too tight….a tailor could fix those pants in a matter of hours. At least his hair is better this time.

    Her dress was much cuter as a mini…she looks too “matron of the arts.” And SJP: lay off the botox. 

    All in all they look too Macy’s and not enough Marshall Fields.

  • Anonymous

    His jacket is still too tight….a tailor could fix those pants in a matter of hours. At least his hair is better this time.

    Her dress was much cuter as a mini…she looks too “matron of the arts.” And SJP: lay off the botox. 

    All in all they look too Macy’s and not enough Marshall Fields.

  • Kjohnston

     youre right about the dress being mature, but sjp never ceases to impress

    http://heelsandinspiration.blogspot.com

  • Kjohnston

     youre right about the dress being mature, but sjp never ceases to impress

    http://heelsandinspiration.blogspot.com

  • Judy_J

     He looks cute and relaxed for a change.  She looks a bit matronly, but on the other hand, she isn’t 26 anymore.  I give them a combined score of 8/10.

  • Judy_J

     He looks cute and relaxed for a change.  She looks a bit matronly, but on the other hand, she isn’t 26 anymore.  I give them a combined score of 8/10.

  • Anonymoth

     Hm. Y’know, I really want to like this. It looks alright….but frankly, I just don’t think it’s the right dress for her. It’s much better as a mini. In fact, I really love it as a mini (and I would totally wear it). But with the long skirt, it just takes a really matronly turn. And I don’t think the mini would really work on her. Maybe if it was just above knee-length. But I think this is just another girl’s dress. The cross-body bag certainly isn’t helping, though.  If you know you’re getting your picture taken, why would you choose to do that? This is what clutches are made for.

  • Anonymous

     Hm. Y’know, I really want to like this. It looks alright….but frankly, I just don’t think it’s the right dress for her. It’s much better as a mini. In fact, I really love it as a mini (and I would totally wear it). But with the long skirt, it just takes a really matronly turn. And I don’t think the mini would really work on her. Maybe if it was just above knee-length. But I think this is just another girl’s dress. The cross-body bag certainly isn’t helping, though.  If you know you’re getting your picture taken, why would you choose to do that? This is what clutches are made for.

  • http://diaryofaconsumerpunchingbag.blogspot.com/ Laura Ann Springer

     The dress would look better if it was a little shorter, maybe just skimming the floor not pooling on the ground.

  • http://profiles.google.com/layra96 Laura Springer

     The dress would look better if it was a little shorter, maybe just skimming the floor not pooling on the ground.

  • Michele

     Sorry, I wouldn’t give that an 8.  Maybe a 5 or 6.

  • Michele

     Sorry, I wouldn’t give that an 8.  Maybe a 5 or 6.

  • JosephLamour

    Why does she always insist on holding her purse across her chest like that? Is she afraid she’s going to be mugged on the red carpet?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=12500056 Joseph Lamour

     Why does she insist on holding her purse across her chest like that? Is she afraid she’s going to be mugged on the red carpet?