In or Out: Julianne Moore in Jason Wu

Posted on August 17, 2011

Julianne Moore has stopped us in our tracks, kittens.

Julianne Moore at the “The Big Lebowski” Blu-ray release in New York City in Jason Wu.




You see, as much as we adore her as an actress, the poor dear has had a rather contentious relationship with the red carpet and she’s shown a propensity for wearing bizarre dresses that she really can’t pull off. At first glance, this look prompted an exasperated “Oh, Julianne…” But the more we look at it, the less we find to criticize. Pussy bows are easy to make fun of, partly because of the name and partly because the old lady/old time secretary jokes practically write themselves. And to be fair, we don’t suddenly love the pussy bow. They remain as difficult to pull off as they always do. But we have to pay her some credit here because it’s extremely rare to see a pussy bow in public that hasn’t gone sad and limp. Her gay must have emptied an entire can of Aquanet on that thing to keep it stiff.

The rest of the look is simple and classic; a black suit and some kickass leopard print shoes. Her hair and makeup aren’t bad but they’re perhaps a bit too close to her Sarah Palin costume. Nothing wrong with a 50-year-old woman working a classic suit and respectable  politician hair and makeup, but she’s an uncommonly beautiful woman and she can do so much better than this.

We don’t know, you guys. We go back and forth. We don’t necessarily love it, but we don’t really hate it either.

VOTE NOW!

IN! Respect the pussy bow, bitches!

OUT! She looks she just took first prize in a cat show!

 

Voting is still open on Zooey Deschanel’s “Alexis Pierrot Carrington” getup.

[Photo Credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images]

    • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

      I really can’t stand her, so I’m biased, but I’m just not a huge fan of this look.  I don’t know why (other than that she looks more like she’s grimacing than smiling, but I would be too if I had to stand around having my picture taken)  but it’s not working for me.  And everything I can find wrong with it are matters of taste — like my hatred of pussy bows. 

      Love the shoes though.

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

        Miss Marion, madam librarian!

        From the ankle up.

        The leopard fuck-me pumps: yeah that’s why Harold Hill thought he had a shot.

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

          An Out, from the ankle up.

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

          An Out, from the ankle up.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Linda-Harris/1358701372 Linda Harris

      Out, reminds me of Maggie Smith in the Prime of Jean Brody

      • http://splix.livejournal.com/ alex

        I thought Maggie Smith looked awesome in that movie!  :)

      • http://splix.livejournal.com/ alex

        I thought Maggie Smith looked awesome in that movie!  :)

        • Anne Slovin

          Me too!  Especially in the insane fluorescent outfit that had nothing to do with the 1930s at all. :)

          • Anonymous

            LOL! Maggie Smith all the way but I think Dame Maggie would have rocked this look! Julianne is out!

          • Anonymous

            LOL! Maggie Smith all the way but I think Dame Maggie would have rocked this look! Julianne is out!

    • http://twitter.com/herong Heron

      I’m ambivalent about the dress in a good way. But the shoes are hiddy. 

    • http://twitter.com/maggie162 Maggie

      A little on the dull side, but it’s hard to imagine going all out for a DVD release party (especially one in celebration of The Dude – you just know he’s showing up in a bathrobe).  She looks cute, age-appropriate (without skewing dowdy), and very comfortable in her skin – gets an IN for me.

    • Anonymous

      Till you get to the shoes it has such a retro 50’s vibe I thought she was going all Mad Men on us.  Which would not be a bad thing.  But as much as I like the shoes, I would’ve preferred she stay with the theme and go for some real cockroach killing heels

    • Anonymous

      I don’t think so. She just aged herself by ten years! Out.

      • Anonymous

        You think she looks 60 in that photo?

        • Anonymous

          From a dress and styling perspective? Absolutely. The hair is matronly, the makeup doesn’t suit her, and the sleeve length on the dress and the gigantic bow really don’t help anything, either.

          If you’re asking if I think that she looks like a 60-year-old, I’ll offer up the fact that, ordinarily (or perhaps just when done up and styled correctly), she looks younger than her actual age, in my opinion. A quick browse through the TLo archives gives me a few examples (wearing Alexander McQueen, her Talbots promo shot, photos from the OUT 100, and even just a casual still from the front row at New York Fashion Week). 

          I suppose what I’m saying is, this look isn’t doing her any favors. She’s really a beautiful woman, and she stepped out dressed like my grandmother.

    • AJ

      Can she be in and out at the same time? Standing in the doorway, like an indecisive cat? Or rather, like my indecisive cat? She looks well enough, so I can’t count her as out, but it’s also nothing special, so that doesn’t feel like a resounding in either.

      • Anonymous

        Also like my indecisive cats. “That door frame smells the same as it did when you sniffed it yesterday.  In or out. I am not your doorman.” /sigh/ They never listen.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      She does tend to the quirky, but I don’t actually mind this.  Faint praise which, on reflection, kind of proves your point.  (That said, *hate* the shoes.) 

    • Anonymous

      I think I like it.  I don’t like the shoes with it, though.  They give it sort of a S&M secretary vibe.  Or maybe a gladiator steno.

      • Anonymous

        (snorting coffee) “Gladiator Steno”  I Love It!

      • Anonymous

        When you said S&M secretary vibe, my mind immediately went to the Maggie Gyllenhaal/James Spader movie, Secretary. Whew! that film taught me some things, lol!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QCJEZMOV4VYMXC5WJALLZNYEB4 Mari Rose

      And then there’s Maude.

    • http://twitter.com/bredalot Breda Smith

      IN. It’s not groundbreaking or fantastic or anything, but it suits her in a way that most of what she wears doesn’t. This stark style doesn’t accentuate her loveliness, but it does let it show through. Also those shoes are the first time I’ve ever liked leopard print, so major points for that.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=614423102 Sara Nolan Collins

      I think if she wore her hair down and had more interesting accessories this could have worked.

    • http://twitter.com/EBarkenbush Ellen Barkenbush

      Why, why, WHY do women keep showing up on the RC wearing shoes that are clearly too big? Her makeup looks great, the dress would have been better without the giant bow (maybe just knotted like a scarf, preferably hanging down the BACK of the dress), and a pair of leopard print pumps. So close, but SO far. OUT.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sarah-Adams/1143985903 Sarah Adams

      BLECH! And I like Julianne Moore as an actress. This outfit on the other hand… Cat lady is being kind.  Those shoes look like a leopard print version of the hideous things Canadian tourists wear with socks. They are not kicking any kind of ass. Take off the giant ugly bow and all you have left is a boring black dress and Sarah Palin hair. At BEST this outfit is boring. The accessories and details make it stupid looking. Come on Julianne! Try for tasteful basic black and see how far it gets you. 

    • Anonymous

      IN. I actually think the hair helps the look- for me it balances out the volume/width of the bow. Not as much a fan of the shoes

      • http://visceralresponse.com Dina dV

        But isn’t hiding her beautiful head of hair in a granny updo so as to balance a hideous bow the very defiinition of Out?  Shouldn’t she be showing off her best features, rather than hiding them to accentuate a ridiculous detail?

    • Anonymous

      In, I guess. I can’t really hate on the look, but the shoes are kind of drowned out by that busy carpet. The clutch is too safe and she for sure looks matronly, but she doesn’t look bad.

    • Anonymous

      OUT. I have reasons. 1. She looks wan and tired. Honey, they make cosmetics for a reason. 2. The combination of hair and outfit look like she’s still in A Single Man, which was great and all, but she was hot in that and now she looks 1960 minus hot, which makes me sad. 3. She is just way too beautiful to dress her age. She is dressing way older than I do and we are the same age. 4. Do I detect a bra problem?

    • Anonymous

      Love the shoes, love the bag, love the….. yeah, that’s all.  Possibly with some sexy hair but even that would be a stretch.  That is a dull dress and somehow, for me, a pussy bow that is starched and perfect isn’t any better than one that hangs flat and limp.  An OUT from me.  This has been a tough day, how about finishing with something unabashadly pretty?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=49702581 Susan Bullard Mayer

      That is one gigantic pussy bow!  OUT!

    • Anonymous

      I can’t stand the 50’s secretary hair, especially with a suit you’d see on a 50’s secretary.  I do like the dress, and am glad the bow is staying up.  I like the shoes.  I guess I’m going to go with IN.  It’s not my favorite look, and on someone else maybe an Out, but there’s nothing that I really hate here and she’s moving in the right direction.  The right direction being away from 2 dresses sewn together to make one.

    • http://twitter.com/danielleRwest Danielle West

      don’t hate it enough for an OUT, but the dress, hair, and clutch seem more appropriate for a political function, and I think she tried to get away from that with the shoes.

    • Anonymous

      i think this is one of the occasions when a lot of elements that may, in different contexts, read as bad fashion, are working pretty well here. i think the hair could have been more voluptuous (re: her bow probably shouldn’t have better volume than her hair), but i think this is IN.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=502834383 Jennifer Marie Wegmann-Gabb

      As much as I love The Big Lebowski and think she is a fine actress…that is one ugly get-up.  OUT

    • Anonymous

      What the…? It’s like my third-grade teacher forgetting to change her shoes after a night of streetwalking. OUT.

    • Anonymous

      OUT – hate the pussy bow.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AYQCICXEN2CCDBFV5HED4Z2RUA Dee B

      IN.  Because her face is gorgeous and the shoes are indeed kickass, and just for keeping the bow at attention.

    • Anonymous

      She’s one of my favorite gingers. That said, while I can sometimes unabashedly love and wear pussy bows (lol), the bow here was poorly executed and comes off a bit ‘precious’ and ‘twee’ in comparison to the rest of her look. Lukewarm out.

    • Anonymous

      OUT.
      The leopard print shoes are hiddy and clash with the freckles on her legs.
      Pussy bows are almost always a bad idea….more so when you put them on steroids.

    • Anonymous

      I just love the “ladies who lunch” look for The Big Lebowski!

    • http://twitter.com/LianaBrooks Liana Brooks

      It looks like she likes Mad Men maybe a little to much. The dress is cute for its time period, but now it’s an outdated relic and the museum would like it back. – OUT

    • http://visceralresponse.com Dina dV

      Sorry, but out.  The length is awkward, the bow, even if it’s not floppy, is still a giant bow under her face which might be the very definition of “twee” and her hair.  Her glorious, glorious, enviable hair looks like a muddy helmet.

      And the shoes.  Aren’t those heavy, strappy, infrastructured to within an inch of their lives torture device shoes ever going away?

      But you can’t go wrong with a quilted clutch.

    • Anonymous

      It’s not my favorite look ever, but I like the shoes. I’ll give it an in.

    • Christina Brennan

      Not a fan of the look for the reasons you specified.  Also, that eye make up is unattractive.  But I love those shoes!

    • Lies L.

      I think she’s beautiful and while this look isn’t perfect… I like it. I also confess to a fondness for pussy bows. IN.

    • Anonymous

      IN.

      her missteps were minimal, considering the hair is the only thing i’m really iffy on.  and the only reason i’m iffy on it is b/c although it is easy to criticize, i can’t imagine many other hairstyles that wouldn’t detract from the outfit in some way.  a straight-back bun is too severe for her face, imo, so i think this was the best they could do under the circumstances.

    • Anonymous

      The hair could be a little less librarian, but remove the bow and she’s fine.

    • Anonymous

      Out.

      And I think it’s a modest one-piece dress, not a suit. Which makes it feel that much more old-ladyish to me.

    • Anonymous

      Do you think she’s being ironic?  Wearing this outfit for the release of The BIG LeBOWski on Blu-ray?

    • http://www.what-the-frock.com Dana WhatTheFrock

      She’s in, but just in.

    • Anonymous

      I really don’t know where to land on this one. I’m going with my gut, the pussy bow and leopard shoes (which look really hideous to me, but I blame the carpet pattern in the background) are too much of a disconnect.
      OUT.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_P2A3RYQVKJZKZNKS5W2ASCAKSI Lynne

      Well, I feel she can still wear this outfit when she is in her 70s…. old… OUT

    • Anonymous

      It’s not thrilling, but it’s perfectly cute and I dig the accessory choices. IN.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NOKXDCD5D666MCRGNZBNH7QWRA katie

      IN- its not the best look I’ve ever seen but she’s executed it pretty well. Age appropriate without being too dowdy (hello, shoes!)

    • Anonymous

      NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO OUT.

    • muzan-e

      It’s a little bit Mad Men, and it’s a little bit Minnie Mouse.

      So at least her alliteration‘s consistent?

    • Anonymous

      I don’t care what anybody says, I adore pussy bows. I don’t love the rest of the outfit so much though. So, I’m afraid I’ll have to give an OUT to this. 

    • Anonymous

      No, honey, no.  Take off that bow and then we’ll talk.  

    • Anonymous

      I don’t hate the look.  Age appropriate, yes, but it also seems to age her so I can’t give it an IN.  A near miss, perhaps?  Still OUT, though.

    • Joyce VG

      Geez I don’t know.  She needs a pair of hose I think.  The bow is so big and weird.  The shoes are great but with a different outfit.  I don’t like the idea of Julianne Moore being associated with Palin in any way.  So OUT.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MN3NQ262BP3YF2RQJ4DYQQBDMA Shalia

      I can’t get behind the 80’s secretarial wear.  Sure, she looks OK in it, but if we start endorsing it then it’ll pretend to be in style and someone might expect us normal humans to wear it.  So no.  I refuse.  Out.

      Also, and I feel like a jerk for saying it but it needs to be said:  She’s got great legs, but she’s why sheer hose needs to come back.  She can’t help being freckled, but she can look a lot better with a simple sheer hose!

    • Anonymous

      IN!  She always looks beautiful!

    • Anonymous

      Pussy bows!!!

      She’s kind of doing a Laura Bennett thing here.

      I love them both.

    • Judy_J

      Too “Marion the Librarian” for my taste.  She looks OK, but it’s just not very exciting.  I’m on the fence, but I’ll say IN just because there is nothing horrible about this look, and we’ve seen plenty of horrible looks today, now, haven’t we?

    • http://twitter.com/theorymeg Megan K.

      I want to like it, but GIANT BOW.  OUT.  Also, what is up with the persian carpet?

      • Anonymous

        In The Big Lebowski, the Jeff Bridges character (the Dude) spends most of the movie trying to get back his carpet. This is probably in reference to that.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1303837450 Lauren Dorsee Dillon

      IN. She looks lovely in a classic way. Even the bow looks nice and I am NO fan of the pussy bow. I do wish stockings would come back in favor. They do wonders for less than perfect legs (like mine) and Julianne could have used a pair. Still, she’s very much an IN.

    • http://twitter.com/qrter Alexander Peterhans

      OUT. That bow is silly. Overall it looks like something Joan Harris would wear in Mad Men, but totally unconvincing on Moore.

    • Anonymous

      OUT. She looks like a school marm with extra cash. Yuck.

    • Anonymous

      The pussy bow abides.
       

    • Anonymous

      IN! Rock the giant bows!

      edit: I got overwhelmed by my love for bows. Out for that heinous politician hair.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t hate it either but I fall on the dislike side so I’m giving it an OUT.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t hate it either but I fall on the dislike side so I’m giving it an OUT.

    • http://twitter.com/dontpanic503 Brian Jardine

      Gonna have to give this one an OUT

    • http://twitter.com/dontpanic503 Brian Jardine

      Gonna have to give this one an OUT

    • Anonymous

      Out, I’m afraid. I think she was trying to add some edge with the shoes, but they just look odd with her ensemble. And the ensemble itself coulda been a costume from any of the knock-offs of Mad Men sure to infect our TV sets this fall. It’s not really in or out. It’s Meh.

    • Anonymous

      Out, I’m afraid. I think she was trying to add some edge with the shoes, but they just look odd with her ensemble. And the ensemble itself coulda been a costume from any of the knock-offs of Mad Men sure to infect our TV sets this fall. It’s not really in or out. It’s Meh.

    • http://mllesatine.livejournal.com/ mllesatine

      Out. I can’t respect the pussy bow.

    • Anonymous

      Is it my computer screen or are those a pair of some hairrrry legs?    Maybe veins cause she has very light skin.   Or what?

      • http://twitter.com/jennawaterford Jenna Waterford

        Those are called freckles.

        • Anonymous

          I jumped when I saw those legs too. Good thing they are freckles.  I thought they were hairy man legs. 

      • oohsparkley!

        I was going to say the same thing.  I figured since TLo didn’t say anything it must be the freckles, but I jumped when I saw the closeup of the legs thinking it was hair.  I blame my monitor for a loss of detail on lots of pictures.  White on white and I can’t see a thing.  I don’t have a problem with the freckles, but if it was me, I might have pulled on some sheer stockings or pantyhose.

      • oohsparkley!

        I was going to say the same thing.  I figured since TLo didn’t say anything it must be the freckles, but I jumped when I saw the closeup of the legs thinking it was hair.  I blame my monitor for a loss of detail on lots of pictures.  White on white and I can’t see a thing.  I don’t have a problem with the freckles, but if it was me, I might have pulled on some sheer stockings or pantyhose.

    • Anonymous

      As a bearer of freckles, I think that I might be allowed to criticize in the following fashion:  This might have been a moment for those opaque tights I hate. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C65IT4K6RYN4TWRMFJOI3VUDAI Olechka Milashka

      I actually like this dress on her.  I think she has the look for it.  I am not a fan of the shoes, but I like JM, so IN

    • Anonymous

      Wow, I am really torn. I actually think the shoes are pretty ugly. The dress is okay, but then I look at the hair and the posture and the expression and the little Chanel clutch and I think “Holy cow, when did Julianne Moore turn into Julie Andrews at a cocktail party circa 1957?” So I guess OUT. 

    • Anonymous

      IN

    • http://www.manoneileen.com Manon Eileen

      I love Julianne, but this is out :( I do have to say her shoes are fierce and I like the fact that she wore these shoes with a look that’s otherwise very classic.

      Don’t like the hair – makes her look 20 years older.

      Still. I love Julianne.

    • http://profiles.google.com/jenna.thomasmckie Jenna Thomas-McKie

      She can do so much better than “Meh,” so OUT.

    • Anonymous

      I adore her, and can even abide the pussy bow, but i loathe the shoes and those gorgeous gams would look even more perfect in some sheer black hose.. IN but with reservations….

    • https://profiles.google.com/104791269167429064986 Judy S

      It’s not so much the bow as the uptightness of the look that I dislike. If she is being satirical, I guess it’s OK… but otherwise this is not for a red carpet, it’s for lunch with her mom. Or daughter.

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

      the only thing i’d add are stockings.
      the bow is so big it takes pussy straight into the realm of ironic.

      edited to add:
      particularly w/ the leopard print sandals.

    • http://www.facebook.com/sorana.tarmu Sorana Tarmu

      Oh please, this is OUT, at least for the skin on those legs. Hello 90 year old?

    • Anonymous

      I think the hair and the pearls are the biggest mistake here; the rest, to me at least, is questionable but not horrible.

      The main thing I get out of this article is that Julianne Moore is 50! years old? Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t think she was 20, or even 30….but 50?! She’s beyond beautiful. It’s nice to see someone in Hollywood who is aging gracefully. What a face!

      I’ll give her an IN because it is refreshing to see a 50-year-old woman in Hollywood not attempting desperately to appear younger and/or like a sexed up cougar… but she can do better.

    • http://badkittyknits.blogspot.com KittyKnits

      Out. The gianormous pussy bow and hair are killing it for me.  Love the shoes, though.

    • http://profiles.google.com/denise.alden Denise Alden

      I really like this look:  the bow works, for some reason; I love those shoes; and her leg freckles are refreshingly lovely.  IN.  But get a pedicure next time, Juli.

    • Anonymous

      Out. I mean, it’s fine but it’s boring.

    • Anonymous

      She looks so much better than usual, and the dress is so successful in walking that fine line between style and camp, that I’m going to vote IN.  Miss Julianne needs the confidence boost an “in” ruling from the minions might give her.  Keep at it, girl!

    • Anonymous

      Out – boring and old fashioned

    • Anonymous

      It almost works. She could have helped this look tremendously with a  mani-pedi, statement cuff, ring something. Finish up with a well heeled Jimmy Choo or Louboutin pump and possibly some pantyhose.

    • Anonymous

      It’d be infinitely better without that up ‘do. Those shoes are flawless. IN.

    • http://twitter.com/foodhussy foodhussy

      out

    • Anonymous

      Out

      Wrong outfit for the event.  Although I’m not sure what you wear to the release of your blu-ray dvd, I’m sure this isn’t it.

    • http://toodles.yelp.com AWStevens

      (Beevis and Butthead snicker) Heh, heh, you said ‘stiff”, heh heh… 

      She looks like a schoolmarm from “The Children’s Hour”.  OUT!

    • http://twitter.com/thebestjasmine Jasmine

      I adore her, but out.  Those shoes are terrible.  If the bow was smaller and the shoes were better, this would work, but those things make the outfit BAD.

    • Anonymous

      I love her like some of you love Swinton, so I can’t hate it, even though I’m cringing at the pussy bow, but it is such a perky bow, and I wish I could wear those shoes, so, IN.

    • http://twitter.com/1carmelita 1carmelita

      Good grief, when did she turn 65?

      • http://twitter.com/1carmelita 1carmelita

        But those are some pretty fab shoes.

      • Anonymous

        Oh, honey, you need to meet some real life 65yo’s. Not even close.

      • Anonymous

        Oh, honey, you need to meet some real life 65yo’s. Not even close.

    • Anonymous

      I think the dress and retro hair are kind of cool … and the dress fits great. Can’t get past her legs, though. I don’t know if it’s the shoes or the lighting, but at first glance, I thought she had hairy shins. On second glance, I realized those are her freckles, but the effect still looks like a man in drag’s legs. If ever there was an outfit and a pair of legs that called for the new resurgence of hosiery, it’s this one. If she had worn shoes without double ankle straps, and some nude hose, she would have looked sleek as hell.

    • Robert Sanchez

      Not a huge fan of this look. Maybe looser hair would have offset the prim but spicy secretary look. But she’s smiling and working the red carpet, so I kinda want to give her an “IN” just for trying.

    • Elena

      In!

    • Elena

      In!

    • Anonymous

      I think “in.” It’s a DVD release, so not so formal, and unusual in its suit-ness. I kinda like it.

    • Anonymous

      I think “in.” It’s a DVD release, so not so formal, and unusual in its suit-ness. I kinda like it.

    • Anonymous

      Back and forth?! Really?!  Giant pussy bows are OUT, and so is Sarah Palin hair.  The shoes are horrid.  Easy one.

    • Anonymous

      Back and forth?! Really?!  Giant pussy bows are OUT, and so is Sarah Palin hair.  The shoes are horrid.  Easy one.

    • oohsparkley!

      OUT.  For all the reasons previously stated.  I really like her but …

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T53WBEPGJZ7MMMZC4O563YU5HA Observer

      Where are her stockings?  She should be wearing hose since her legs are not really her best feature and this is a dress up affair.

    • Anonymous

      I’m surprised TLo didn’t pounce (heh heh, leopard print) on the double ankle-strap shoes (not to mention the for-the-hell-of-it extra tiny strap down by her toes).  They are not good.

      I have to give an Out because I’m not in the mood to give this multibazillionaire professionally beautiful woman an A for Effort.  Schoolmarm hair with pussy bow, ugly shoes and drab accessorizing.

    • Anonymous

      IN, because there’s nothing really wrong with the look and a feel like there’s a through-line to her wacky-ass character in that movie.

    • Anonymous

      Out. She could be attending a conference for tax administrators.

    • Anonymous

      It looks like a loopy 80-year-old woman’s attempt to sex up an outfit. Out, even though Julianne Moore’s face is still unbelievably beautiful.

    • http://twitter.com/inger_merete Inger Merete Hobbels

      IN. The hair is too Miss Moneypenny but I like the ladylike dress on her – WITH the bow – and I think the shoes lend the outfit just the right amount of edge.

    • Anonymous

      I love her, but this is an OUT.  I hate the pussy bow.  The suit and the hair are boring and seem out of place for a party honoring The Big Lebowski.  The shoes are kind of fierce, but they don’t work with the rest of the outfit.  Her feet look like they’re trying too hard.

    • Anonymous

      Pussy Bow!  OUT!

    • Anonymous

      Haaaaate the pussy bow… not crazy about the shoes either, maybe a couple less straps and they would look less clunky. Out.

    • Anonymous

      Haaaaate the pussy bow… not crazy about the shoes either, maybe a couple less straps and they would look less clunky. Out.

    • Anonymous

      True confession: I love pussy bows! And I hereby declare them to be on trend! I shall be wearing one in the Lounge on Thursday night, so there!
      I do not like the shoes, but she is as IN as you can be with bad shoes.

    • Anonymous

      IN I love the dress and hair and makeup. It’s an unexpected look. My quibble is that she probably should have opted for hosiery and killer pumps. She’s owning that pussy bow!

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      You know what…. I’m going with my gut on this one. IN I can’t fully articulate why, but she is damn satisfied with herself, and that confidence goes a long way…

    • Emily Johnson

      Is this really a question, she is so out! I didn’t even have to scroll down because the bow could never be forgiven.

    • Emily Johnson

      Is this really a question, she is so out! I didn’t even have to scroll down because the bow could never be forgiven.

    • Anonymous

      While it’s not a look I love she seems to somehow be pulling this off. I dunno. I hate pussy bows but I can give her a half-hearted IN. The shoes don’t work with the dress at all, though.

    • Aly Light

      IN.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NMLK23QK6C7NMLMVVYA5POXKJY WhiteMage

      oh my. out. tell her to stay out of peggy olson’s closet!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lauren-Jean-St-Martin/504251897 Lauren Jean St. Martin

      In!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lauren-Jean-St-Martin/504251897 Lauren Jean St. Martin

      In!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=513945580 Megan Patterson

      It is somehow matronly and too young for her at the same time, OUT.

    • Kacper Nedza

      Well, I think she looks charming but I do love a good pussy bow. It’s a little secretarial but I still say in.

    • Anonymous

      I think the dress looks very “Belle de Jour”. She and I share skin tone, leg shape and pigmentation, so the only criticism, if you can call it that, is that I would jump on the sheer hose bandwagon and wear them.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3CGY36NG25QFIZQOLMH7SQTKLU andrew

        I’m with GT.  It’s an IN.  But she needs to follow Cathy Cambridge’s lead and invest in some sheer hose.  Those legs almost ruined it for her.

    • narita_rayna

      it looks like a costume on her, not like real clothes.  i think she went in drag, y’all…. OUT

    • http://twitter.com/somuchhotter Ethan Barclay-Ennew

      In the shoes fill me with joy, also it is a Blu-Ray release party, let’s all be honest about what we would wear to that, shall we?

    • http://profiles.google.com/richixcore Richi Robilotto

      IN, just because the shoes are an inspired choice. It’s such a conservative outfit that wearing a sexy pair of animal print heels with it is an unexpected and good idea. 

    • Anonymous

      Out.  Secretarial pool.

    • Anonymous

      If the pussy bow wasn’t there, there would be nothing to talk about. I don’t really like the bow, but I don’t hate it either and it’s kind of interesting. The shoes are pretty great but otherwise the look is so tame.

    • aussiegal77

      I gotta say OUT.  That giant bow is ridiculous and just kills the decent dress and killer shoes.  Hate the hair – she could do so much better.  

    • aussiegal77

      I gotta say OUT.  That giant bow is ridiculous and just kills the decent dress and killer shoes.  Hate the hair – she could do so much better.  

    • http://www.facebook.com/fiddlecub Kevin VanOrd

      It’s Mrs. Weasley!

    • http://profiles.google.com/mrs.krause314 Mrs. Krause

      I really like it.  IN.  I also watched the cast reunion livestream.  She looked so happy to be among friends and more comfortable than I’ve seen her in many of her public experiences. 

    • Anonymous

      Julianne had me at the shoes.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=668425491 Daniela ‘Dani’ Weiss-Bronstein

      The shoes and the dress have nothing to do with each other. Also, I HATE the dress. She’s looks school-marmish, but trying to be sexy on the bottom. I.e., very confused.

    • Lisa

      Love the shoes, kind of iffy about the rest.

    • Anonymous

      Bah!  Those shoes with that dress!  OUT.

    • MilaXX

      OUT. she may get points for keeping her bow starched, but she’s still wearing a frumpy looking outfit and a hairstyle my granny would have worn.

    • Anonymous

      Um. No.

    • Anonymous

      Maybe she secretly wants to audition for Mad Men? And there’s a whole lot of disconnect going on between those shoes and the rest of that outfit. OUT.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Catherine-Rhodes/602850414 Catherine Rhodes

      IN. I think she looks terrific.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sleepneeded Greg Polansky

      Out. No . . . Yes, definitely OUT.  She looks like an extra from Working Girl. A lowly paid extra. 

    • Anonymous

      I agree with Serenitynow02. The shoes and the dress don’t work together. The shoes are hot and I don’t mind the dress. Just not together. Her hair/makeup aint bad. Hate the boring purse. 

    • Amanda B

      Yeah, she looks too much like she’s in costume for a retro period piece. Out.

    • Amanda B

      Yeah, she looks too much like she’s in costume for a retro period piece. Out.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=506473106 Mori Clark

      bow seems a biiiiit too big. also, not nearly summery enough. she looks like shes roasting. OUT.

    • David Beauchamp

      ouuuuuuuuut!!!

    • http://twitter.com/DresswithAplomb Aplomb Pomilio

      she’s 50? in.

    • Anonymous

      pussy bow seems rather derogratoy, but here goes, if ones wears a pussy bow, how about some silky stockings to go with. Complete the outfit.

    • Anonymous

      I love Julianne Moore.  I think she is stunning and I love that she never seemed to go for the lollipop head look that so many actresses do, and that she does experiment.  I do think however that she needs the full “If We Were Her Gays” TLo treatment.

    • http://karensbooksandchocolate.blogspot.com/ Karen K.

      OUT.  She looks like Margaret Thatcher.

    • http://karensbooksandchocolate.blogspot.com/ Karen K.

      OUT.  She looks like Margaret Thatcher.

    • Margot Brose

      In. but her hair is bland!

    • Margot Brose

      In. but her hair is bland!

    • Anonymous

      I’m giving it an ‘IN’.

    • Anonymous

      OUT. Take off the bow and fluff out the hair, then maybe IN.

    • Anonymous

      NO NO NO!  I like her bizarre red carpet choices sometimes…but sorry, she’s too old to pull this one off.  At a certain age, a woman can’t wear a big bow without looking like a frumpy first lady.

    • Lauren Maier

      OUT!!!  She looks like a nun on her one day outside the monastery.  In the 70s.   

    • Lauren Maier

      OUT!!!  She looks like a nun on her one day outside the monastery.  In the 70s.   

    • Anonymous

      IN. She looks pretty and put together. Bonus for the shoes; they are an inspired choice.

    • Anonymous

      IN. She looks pretty and put together. Bonus for the shoes; they are an inspired choice.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=167100010 Meghan Young

      You know, In. The look is a hell of a lot better than she’s looked in ages, and at least she doesn’t look all lopsided and crazy. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=566983224 Erin Leahy

      I like pussybows, but on this dress… ALL I can see is that Bow. out.

    • http://twitter.com/asciident Melissa Della

      Oh, god, no. OUT.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IHWCJIMARF4OOW6PQZQS3RFOOA JillK

      That is ridiculously out. For crying out loud, her shoes don’t even FIT! OUT! OUT! OUT!

    • sonictofu

      A simple suit and cute pumps would be fun to see, but the updo and bow take this thing straight to Costumeland.  Out.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Even a well-done pussy bow is still a pussy bow, and it wrecks anything else about the outfit that’s good.  The hair is too flat.

      And Julianne… get some sunscreen on your legs,  honey!  You’re worrying me.

      OUT.

    • C S

      I don’t know WHY put I must be a sucker for the pussy bow.  IN.  Even though (or perhaps because) she reminds me of us secretaries in the 80’s.  

      Also, I don’t see Palin here.  I see Julie Andrews.  

    • http://profiles.google.com/thisiscelia Celia

      I love her, but dear god, this is just as bunch of misfires. The hair is too much with the pussy bow, the pussy bow already overwhelms (could’ve maybe worked with loose hair or a flat-ironed, modern ‘do) the clutch is boring and while the shoes are lovely (would look good with a green cocktail dress), it just doesn’t work with any other element in the outfit.

    • Caitlin Gozdecki

      I think the shoes keep it from being totally 1980s and are the only thing I like (hair and make up are nice- boring- but nice) but it really is a bit drab and business-y for a red carpet (even if it is just a Beue Ray release- though really, shouldn’t that mean she could have MORE fun?) OUT :(

    • http://twitter.com/ShelfAfterlife Shelf Afterlife

      Ick.  Giant bows make me think of 70s maternity dresses.  Blech.  OUT

    • http://twitter.com/ShelfAfterlife Shelf Afterlife

      Ick.  Giant bows make me think of 70s maternity dresses.  Blech.  OUT

    • Anonymous

      out. that bow is gross. 

    • Anonymous

      out. that bow is gross. 

    • Anonymous

      While not a knockout, this would be a safe in but for her terrible posture. Or maybe (even worse) the illusion of terrible, hunched over posture the dress gives her. She *could* own this look and throw down her slightly severe suit with the slightly dowdy bow with the panache a Chanel model exudes, possibly forcing me to perceive the kinda cute shoes as a perfect finishing touch, rather than as slightly incongruous. She *could*, if she pulled her shoulders back and smiled regally at the camera in genial, even friendly tolerance of us, the little people.

      But she doesn’t own the look in that way. So it’s a  near thing and I’m on the fence. I’ll sway over to “out” because I’m not wowed by the purse, but it could have gone either way.

    • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

      Out. When The Dude is giving you the side-eye, it’s time to reevaluate your taste level.

    • Anonymous

      in. If only for keeping the bow perky

    • http://twitter.com/verascity Vera Sticker

      Nope, hate it, hate everything about it. Out.

    • Anonymous

      IN. I think this looks cute and pretty.

    • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

      I’m so over leopard, but the shoes are pretty cool, but the hair and dress are way too dowdy. I love, you, JM, but I have to give you an OUT.

      Is that really called a “pussy bow?” The things I learn from TLo….

    • Anonymous

      Miz Moore?  Miz Moore?  Can I have a pass to the girls’ room, please?

      OUT.

    • Anonymous

      OMG. She looks like my old first grade teacher, Mrs. Sawyer. This was back in 1973, and Mrs. Sawyer, a much older woman than Julianne, had dyed red hair and wore it in a heavily lacquered updo — almost beehive like. And I sure Mrs. Sawyer could have rocked the giant pussy bow in her time, although if memory serves she was partial to polyester. OUT.

    • Anonymous

      hope i am not to late to vote but i give it an IN

    • Vaniljekjeks

      I think she almost pulls it off, but then I read your comment about the cat show, and now it’s all I can think of.  Out. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/rachel.council Rachel Council

      OUT. The big bow adds nothing, and while the dress is boring without it, it’s still an improvement. The secretary hair certainly doesn’t help things.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lisa-Katz-Paz/5305935 Lisa Katz-Paz

      That is, indeed, one Big LeBOWski!

    • Musings From Manhattan Zilbers

      I think she can do better, but I think it works

    • Musings From Manhattan Zilbers

      I think she can do better, but I think it works

    • http://twitter.com/wrenaria Kimmy Hescock

      I give her an IN. But I hate the shoes with it. HATE. Maybe with a different outfit they could be okay.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1077090078 Megan Sullivan

      In, I think she looks lovely.

    • http://unamundamour.livejournal.com/ Unamundamour

      No self-respecting cat would wear that bow.  Or that dreadfully dull frock. I do like the shoes. OUT.

    • Toni Mitt

      I like this and she looks gorgeaous, but there is something…off about those shoes.  I think a simple pump would have looked better. 
      Love her Tippi Hedron hair! 

    • http://profiles.google.com/mercbubble42 Jessica O’Connell

      OUT. I love her to death but I agree with the Sarah Palin costume, it looks way too political to me, I’m not a fan of the bow AT ALL, and (don’t kill me) I don’t really like the shoes either.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000093053067 Kris Bosh

      OUT!  The bow is just wrong.  Might have worked a little in a darker color. Might.  

    • Presumptuous Insect

      Frecktacular legs!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1241487378 Lauren Lynch Fox

      This is why hose HAVE TO COME BACK IN STYLE! real legs are not pretty……

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1241487378 Lauren Lynch Fox

      This is why hose HAVE TO COME BACK IN STYLE! real legs are not pretty……

    • Anonymous

      This is Maude Lebowski we are talking about, people.  This woman is so clearly IN that if you don’t understand that already, I don’t have time to explain….

    • Anonymous

      It’s HALF right.  I don’t mind the Big LeBOWski and LOVE the shoes.  The biggest issue is that any White House Secretary During The Kennedy Administration look needs a modern, edgy touch with both accessories AND hair.  She needed to do the same thing to her hair that she did with the shoes; the hair just makes the look dowdy.  But, it’s an improvement and did I say I loved the shoes?  IN.

    • Anonymous

      It’s HALF right.  I don’t mind the Big LeBOWski and LOVE the shoes.  The biggest issue is that any White House Secretary During The Kennedy Administration look needs a modern, edgy touch with both accessories AND hair.  She needed to do the same thing to her hair that she did with the shoes; the hair just makes the look dowdy.  But, it’s an improvement and did I say I loved the shoes?  IN.

    • Tom Shea

      Love her to skull and crossbones, but the Peggy bow ruins it. OUT.

    • http://twitter.com/kmc1138 Kathleen Coyle

      I think it’s her way of going “anti-weird.”  “Mecha- weird.”  It’s so anti-Lebowski that its normalcy and prissiness it what makes it stand out.  In. 

    • Anonymous

      Working the sixty’s vibe, here !
      In !

    • Anonymous

      Gosh, she reminds me of Julie Andrews.  I’m thinking leopard-print shoes and huge bow don’t work together well.  Would like it better if she removed the bow, but she looks cute overall.  Love her smile.

    • Anonymous

      There’s some cranky bitches on here today!  I think it’s classic, chic and lovely.  IN!

    • Anonymous

      Love the shoes… HATE the rest. she looks to young to look so damn old.

    • Anonymous

      Out, although I do respect a stiff pussy bow.  What troubles me, besides aging herself is those FRECKLED LEGS.  I know that stockings are out, but eewww.   I am distracted by those freckles.  I honestly thought at first she just hadn’t shaved her legs since about 1987.  

    • http://twitter.com/Noacat Schumpert McGee

      Alls I’m saying… gingers got to wear some nylons, yo. 

    • Patricia Biswanger

      OUT.  Dress: Grandmother-of-the-bride. Shoes: just flat-out ugly.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CUZEM5AEMXSQUPFGDHM6AJMODQ mh

      She looks like she’s auditioning for the role in “Supreme Court Justice: the law school years”.

    • Shawn Hill

      IN! She looks beautiful, and almost comfortable from certain angles.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

      Out.  It makes her look too old.  Though the shoes, hair and makeup are great!

    • Samantha Irene

      I think if the hair were more playful or more kickass I would be into it – the shoes are so good, and just imagine if she didn’t have politician hair…