Marisa Tomei in Marios Schwab

Posted on September 28, 2011

We have questions for you, Marisa Tomei.

Marisa Tomei in Marios SchwabMarisa Tomei attends the Premiere “The Ides Of March” in Beverly Hills, California in a Marios Schwab dress paired with Giuseppe Zanotti sandals.

Marios Schwab Fall 2011 CollectionMarios Schwab Fall 2011 Collection/Model: Quirine Engel

Marisa Tomei in Marios Schwab

Marisa Tomei in Marios Schwab

Marisa Tomei in Marios Schwab

Marisa Tomei in Marios Schwab

Marisa Tomei in Marios Schwab

First off, who drew the mustache on George Clooney behind you? That’s kind of hilarious.

Second, MARY, MOTHER OF PEARL, what is GOING ON with you, Marisa? Okay, sure; the dress is kind of interesting and you get kudos for once again taking a risk. But we’re confused. Are you a blacksmith now? Did you spend all day making horseshoes and just flipped your apron around in order to hit the red carpet? What’s with the cheap-looking shoes? What’s with the undone hair and face? Did you work a double shift at the smithy? Is that why you look kind of pissed off here, because you couldn’t get anyone to cover for you and the massive horse population of Beverly Hills would be shoeless for another day? Please explain.

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  • Anonymous

    I thought she looked kind of stoned. And that mustache on Clooney is hilarious! You’d think TPTB would make sure everything was sparkling clean before an event. AWESOME!

    • Anonymous

      I burst out laughing when I noticed that!

  • Anonymous

    And the tear drop next to Clooney’s eye as well as the smudge line under Gosling’s eye.

    I bet those two turned around and made marks on their poster after their photo session on the red carpet…

  • I actually think the top half of the dress is quite nice….but the bottom, paired with the shoes…is a hot mess!

    • Anonymous

      Exactly, she only looks good from shoulder to waist. 

      I do kind of like the shoes, just not with that dress!

      • Anonymous

        Those are Giuseppe Zanotti suede and satin platform sandals with a hot little zipper up the back and python trim – 650 bucks at Barneys so not really too cheap.  Diane Kruger wore them last month with a stunning Prabal Gurung dress.   Of course, Diane also wore a smile, which, let’s face it, is often a woman’s best accessory on a red carpet. And Gwynnie wore them earlier this summer too:

        Oh, and love the dress – fit, color and style. Everything but the front panel length.

        • Thanks for the tip on the shoes. I should start saving my pennies.

  • Meaghan Kennedy

    I saw a picture of George Clooney and Ryan Golsing doodling on the poster. Love it.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, I saw another red carpet shot where Gosling was drawing mustaches and black eyes on the posters of him and Clooney. Could not love him more

  • Honey, That is Not Your Dress!

    • Anonymous

      Honestly, I don’t think that is anyone’s dress.

  • I could not stop looking at the Clooney moustache… and her horrible hair.  Her colorist needs to be fired.  Stat.

    • MilaXX

      and take the stylist along with them.

  • Anonymous

    I really do love her, but she is always a little off in her fashin choices.  Almost there, but not quite. 

  • The dress is cool and I like her in this dress.   But she definitely looks like she’s having a bad hair and bad face day – and she looks like she knows it. 

  • Sara__B

    Her hair and makeup look like the end of hard day of work and running errands. The dress is interesting, and fits her well. The shoes don’t work with the dress at all. This is another one of those flip-book looks, where we have one piece from three different outfits. I don’t get it.

  • Sobaika Mirza

    She looks like she needs a serious nap.

  • Anonymous

    Please tell me that dress isn’t two leather flaps with a curtain over the panty.

    • I’d love to, but I shudder to admit that you may be right. Reminds me of the puppet theater I had as a kid.
      “high on a hill lived a lonely goatherd,…”

  • Anonymous

    maybe horseshoes on her feet would be more becoming than these shoes.  Bizzaro dress, which is a shame ’cause she’s a pretty lady who gives us over 40 ladies hope.

  • Judy_J

    Maybe she knew she just couldn’t compete with George and Ryan, threw on the first thing she found in her closet and ran out the door.

  • I actually think the dress is *amazing*. The “I’m overdue to get my highlights touched up” ‘do sucks, though.

  • Anonymous

    Not a good from top to bottom, for her or anyone.

  • I think the leather element is actually really interesting, I just wish the rest of the skirt wasn’t sheer and was the same length.  Also, the bust is really unflattering for some reason.

  • Lattis

    That dress says: Klingon war maiden. Just give her big hair and a ridged forehead  . . . 

  • Anonymous

    I actually really like the whole concept of this dress, but there’s just something off in the execution. And I love the expression on her face in the first photo. She looks as though she’s just read your snarky post and is about to cuss TLo out.

  • Does she ever fancy up her hair and makeup any more? It’s like she’s given up. She sure looks burnt out. I’d feel sorry for her except  SHE STARS IN A MOVIE WITH RYAN GOSLING AND GEORGE CLOONEY!!! Girl, adjust your attitude.

  • I think she looks fab. The hair is a little disheveled, but she’s working the dress. It’s a good color for her skin tone and the clutch his a fun compliment. We all have our bad days. 

  • Anonymous

    She looks like a hot suburban mom who dressed up after a day of hauling around kids to soccer.  Her hair is a mess and she looks tired.  I like that dress though but hate the peep toed shoes.  If she was just a friend in the neighborhood, I’d say IN.  But she’s a FREAKING MOVIE STAR.  She needs to brush her hair.  OUT.

  • Anonymous

    Anyone else catch a Nina vibe in her expressions?

  • Anonymous

    I actually kind of like the dress.  It’s different, and gives us something to talk about. 🙂

    On the other hand, those are grandma summer shoes (ick), and why does her hair and makeup look so NOTHING these days?  She’s a beautiful lady, and it looks like she’s half-assing it lately.

  • Anonymous

    It seems like she’s supposed to spread the fabric flap around her waist (under the leather) more instead of letting it all hang in front. It looks more sheer and spread out on the model, but maybe because she’s walking. Does that make sense? I can picture what I’m trying to say in my head, but don’t know if it translates.

    • It makes as much as sense as any other explanation of how this dress works. Actually, it makes more sense., because I think I understand what you’re saying.

      You know how the go-to phrase for PR guest judges is “I’m confused”*? That how I felt when I saw this dress. That piece of fabric is over the leather, except for where it’s under the leather and it’s suppose to wrap around but it’s not wrapped and the fabric is just hanging there like a curtain into the unknown.

      *It’s usually uttered by some young actress who likes to wear pretty clothes but doesn’t know anything about fashion.

  • Anonymous

    i like the concept of the dress but there are few little details i would have changed.  1) i dont like that the panel in the front is sheer.  2) i dont like the fact that the panel is longer than the leather pieces.  it either needs to be the same length all around or the whole sheer piece should go all the way around under the leather piece (does that make sense?).

    she isnt even trying with regard to hair and makeup these days.  what is going on there?  the shoes i dont like at all.

  • Vaniljekjeks

    The dress might work if the shoes weren’t so walmart, the makeup existed, and something other than what’s going on now happened with her hair.   But I really think the dress is flattering.  Kind of.

  • Anonymous

    That dress looks disturbingly … menstrual.

  • Aly Light

    I am so confused as to how the dress on the runway became the dress she’s wearing. She either had some disastrous changes special-made, or she’s just wearing it wrong. OUT.

  • Anonymous

    I’m tired of these gimmicky dresses…. “I know, I’ll add leather in unexpected places…”

  • Terence Ng

    Hate the shoes. Dress is fine. Maybe some hair done…maybe?

  • She needs to be plopped right in the middle of the other post. Seriously, who could make that sour face in the middle of a Clooney-Gosling sandwich??

    • Yes, I think the explanation for her expression is that she’s all alone here, when she could have been with Clooney and/or Gosling. THEY got to be all chummy together. She got nothing. Not even a nice piece of jewelry. Just a half-apron dress.

  • Elena

    I don’t know guys, I think she looks really good and the dress is interesting. In. And I’m fairly certain Clooney drew that mustache himself.

  • Anonymous

    wow.  talk about something that worked on the runway that couldn’t keep the charge when not in motion.  can I vote? out.

  • Anonymous

    Sorry to be repetitive, but I really like the dress, although I wish the skirt were all one length. And better hair, make up and shoes would have been nice. I guess that’s an out? Sigh. I just really like the originality of the dress.

  • Susan Crawford

    I actually LOVE that dress. Love the color, love the great neckline, love the leather – love it. But why did Marisa’s team EVER let her go out with such an unadorned face? Poor child is absolutely wan from lack of a dab of blush or a lick of lipstick. A nude face is one thing, but when you have a dress in such a deep, strong color, girl, you gotta have SOME kinda game-face to set it off, or you’re just gonna disappear!

    I loved the clutch, too. Agree that the shoes are a little “enh” – but it could have been worse. She could have been sent out in putty-colored bear-trap platforms, amirite?

  • Anonymous

    I think the dress is fantastic, fits her terrific figures nicely, and the shoes don’t look cheap to me. Plus, snappy yet understated bag choice, very appropriate. But her HEAD tells me that someone picked this out for her and she said “OH FINE. If I must.” Sad hair, office-y makeup and that woebegone expression? Criminal for someone in her position at this event. She should be pleased to be there, even if not thrilled.

    Oh my sweet lord, did you see this?? Now I’m annoyed: 

    She should STILL be smiling! OUT OUT OUT just for being an ungrateful sourpuss.

  • Anonymous

    If the leather “flaps” were the same length as the chiffon, OR if the chiffon went all the way around with a straight hemline (like an underskirt), and the leather was on top of the whole thing (like panniers), I would be 100% behind this dress. Love the color, love the soft/hard mix. But the hair, Louisa, the HAIR!

  • Anonymous

    That is just an odd dress. I can’t imagine a person who could wear it in public and not feel (if they could see themselves) that they could have made a better choice.

    Now, I can imagine it styled so that it looked good in a series of sultry poses. Shaking hands, finding your seat, getting in and out of automobiles, not so much.

  • Anonymous

    What a remarkably bad dress coupled with remarkably bad shoes. Badly. OUT.

  • Anonymous

    You know, I think I kind of like it.  I really like the color of the dress – yes, the leather skirt element is odd but what would this dress be if she had replaced the sheer skirt with opaque fabric?zzzzzzzz – the bag is perfect with it, she looks like she’s embracing her 40s, the shoes are fine.  Her hair needs some help (I recognize that color scheme, it’s called ‘growing out your highlights’) and the lack of smiley-face or stare-off-into-the-distance-I-am-not-for-you look harms the overall look.  

  • Anonymous

    Hilarious blacksmith humor!  The dress reminds me, in a sickening kind of way, of that hideous shmatta that Screaming Mary from “So You Think You Can Dance” wore. What is with these blacksmith apron dresses?  They must be ripped off the bodies of those wearing them and burned in the public square.  Like, today. 

    I love Marissa, but I can understand why she looks so miserable.  She probably just glanced down at what she was wearing.

  • Anonymous

    She looks tired.

  • Alyssa Stanfield

    I have no comments on the outfit…it’s just weird. But I love the embellishments, if you will, added to the poster! Hilarious!

  • Anonymous

    I actually love the dress–it’s a beautiful color and the style is interesting.  And I think it looks great on her.  

  • I think Ryan did it.  There’s a picture of him with a pen in his hand messing with the poster.  I thought he was just signing it(you couldn’t tell from the angle). 

    But why does Marisa never “do” her face?  You gotta put on a lil something, miss lady, it’s the red carpet.

    And she looks entirely too much like Jessica Biehl in the first photo.

  • Anonymous

    Props to her for not doing matchy matchy on the shoes and bag. And I do love the color on her.
    But that’s about all I can say about this look.

  • She would have been better off putting a bag over her head.  Why show up if you’re not going to put in any effort? 

    Clooney’s stache was done by Ryan Gosling.  There are photos out there. 

  • Anonymous

    That is an incredibly odd dress.  And my “odd” I mean “ugly”.  The whole backwards apron thing?  WTF?  and in that unfortunate color, I see a butchers apron and it is giving me the skeeves.  OUT.  Even though you didn’t ask….

  • Anonymous

    I’d like the dress if the hem were even.

  • MilaXX

    This is a serious case of it’s not your dress. I think Marissa should stick to more classic styles. A dress like this take someone with a dramatic flair to pull off because you’ve got to be willing to go for it with hair and makeup as well. That is Saturday at the mall hair and the makeup is almost non-existent. The shoes are indeed hiddy, and what’s with the lack of jewels? even a simple bracelet would have helped.

  • My guess is that George and maybe Ryan marked those posters up themselves.  It’s the kind of thing George would do. 

    I’d like that dress so much better if the sheer part was the same length all the way around the way it appears to be on the model.

  • Anonymous

    I kind of like the dress, but the hair, makeup, and shoes are not working at all. She does look really pissed off, doesn’t she?

  • Anonymous

    i love this dress!
    granted, her make-up dont look so fresh.

  • Anonymous

    I dunno – I kinda like the natural face – she’s got a lot of natural beauty. And I didn’t mind the hair either – at least she was consistent with both the hair and make up – natural. The dress, however, is totally feckakta.

  • Anonymous

    I’m not going to comment on the dress or her hair or her make-up; other people (and TLo) have done a much cleverer job than I could ever do.  However, I’d like to give kudos to Marisa for looking like a REAL PERSON – no puffed lips, no flat expanses of wrinkle-less skin, no massive bazongas.  Just a real human being woman person.  What a rarity!

  • Anonymous

    I guess this wasn’t made an In/Out because it’s obvious. Poor dear.

    I hate vag flaps.  It looks like they ran out of leather and had to quickly improvise with some matching chiffon.

  • Anonymous

    Saddest thing for me is to see the teaser pic and think I’m going to see something cool and then to see the whole thing and be repulsed by its ugliness.

  • Anonymous

    Shouldn’t it be a rule that if “Academy Award-winning actor” precedes your name, you should run a comb through your hair and put on some lip gloss when you show up at a movie premier?

  • I actually really like this dress! But good thing you didn’t make it an IN or OUT, because it sounds like the votes would have gone to OUT!

  • George and Ryan did that to themselves:, for example.

    My question is Marisa, why don’t you look happier!? That dress is flawless on you, so smile a bit please 🙂

  • Anonymous

    She is 47 years old and looks like a real, beautiful person.  And she can act!  Marissa rules over younger (AJolie) and older (SJP) actresses no matter what she’s wearing or what she does with her damn hair.

    • it’s hard to tell anyone’s real age in hollywood, but i think she is older than SJP.

      that said, i actually like the dress. it’s cos i like the way one rust plays off the other rust & the hard texture plays off the soft. i can agree w/ you but not the designer that saddlebags were not the way to go, however.

      those shoes are abysmal.

      • Anonymous

        You’re right.  Marisa (Dec 4, 1964) is older than SJP (March 25, 1965).  Thanks so much for pointing that out.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe she has a migraine.

  • If I got stuck wearing a dress with leather chaps in front of Clooney & Gosling, that’s approximately the face I’d be making too.

  • Anonymous

    For a minute, I thought the question was going to be, did Precious Moments really design your dress?

  • Anonymous

    Love the MUSTACHE!

    Marisa. Meh.

  • From the neck down, I think she looks great.  No hairstyle though, and not much smiling.  🙁

  • Anonymous

    She looks like she’s trying to look serious — like a kid who is stoned or drunk but has to go past the parents to get to the bedroom.

  • The leather panels on that dress seem like something that only work on the runway.

  • Addicted2Glamour

    Total wreck, head to toe. In the one close-up picture she looks SO PUT OUT. And the one underneath makes her look like she’s yelling at a photographer. She should have just stayed home.

  • Seems like Clooney did it.  Looks like he’s got a Sharpie in his hand in this picture:

  • Lisa

    Look, the dress aside – which is weird – for god’s sake, you’re on the red carpet!  Put on some lipgloss and run a brush through your damn hair!

  • Anonymous

    I have no doubt it was George, the merry prankster and my future husband, who doodled on the poster. I love him best when he is laughing at his movie-stardom.
    I like the dress. I think it’s chic and sophisticated and what a fabulous grown up woman wears to one of these ‘things.’ Yes, the shoes are not my favorite (but they aren’t nude platform pumps so I like them) and yes, her hair and make-up are underdone as is her usual M.O. I just like how she never looks overdone. I love Kate Winslet but for the love of god she  – and so many others – look kinda’ plastic at these premieres and photo calls. I like that Marisa does her own thing. It doesn’t always translater well on camera but if she were my girlfriend and she showed up to dinner looking like that I would tell her she looked fab.

  • I was almost there until I saw the front of the dress..  GIRL!! Who let you out of the house looking like that?? Whoever did is NOT your friend!

  • Anonymous

    haaa haaa haaaa. made me laugh. not a great outfit. hair and makeup neither. the dress itself I think it kind of hot, pleather apron and all. 

  • Anonymous

    We’re in for a whole season of Frankendresses aren’t we?  Sigh.  (out)

  • Anonymous

    I actually love the dress and think it looks great on her, but I am the queen of little-to-no-effort in hair and makeup and even I think she looks horribly underdone. 

  • Anonymous

    she looks good, (in). but she’s drunk….

  • I acttually like it on her 🙂

  • I had hope with the color of the top, but then it was ruined….

  • I love Marisa Tomei. I love her even more that she doesn’t give a rat’s ass on the red carpet. Having said that, she could try just a tiny  bit harder considering she is fabulous. Maybe she made the shoes herself?  The hair: well, yes. It’s non-hair really. Mine even looks better. I suppose making a comment about the clutch is superfluous but I can’t resist: it’s awful. How can you choose a hazelnut brown clutch with a red dress? Yeah, stoned most likely. One tends to not give a sh*t. 

  • The dress is [almost] gorgeous. Don’t like the uneven hemline but love the colour, the cut, the fabrics, the contrast of leather with chiffon. or whatever that is. But yeah, put on some make-up, curl your hair and SMILE, Marisa!

  • Anonymous

    I like the dress, actually.  The hair could use a little more oomph.   If you’re going to wear an edgy dress like this, the yoga hair only says that you’re not committed to it.

  • Presumptuous Insect

    I bet George Clooney drew the moustache on George Clooney.

  • She needs the belt that the model is wearing to draw the look together. Otherwise it looks like disparate pieces.

  • I think the dress is fabulous! She definitely needs to put a bit more effort (ie: any at all) into her styling, but the dress itself is gorgeous.

  • alex

    I *really* liked the dress on the model. The leather looked less stiff and bulky and apron-y on her, for some reason. And I think it looked better paired with that belt, as well.

    I still kind of like the dress on Marisa. With different hair and shoes, it could be a really cool look, imo.

  • She looks like she’s trying to be the new Xena, Warrior Princess. (Love the way it’s styled on the model, though!)

  • Anonymous

    Love the dress on the runway, but not on her.  The color is great but the sheer fabric in the front does not flatter when standing still.  looks like an apron.

  • Anonymous

    I think she looks great.  Love the dress and that she takes risks and wears atypical Hollywood shit.

  • Anonymous

    2nd photo has that “Nina is irked” look