In or Out: Rose Byrne in Christine Alcalay

Posted on September 22, 2011

We smell a trend and we don’t like it.

Forget the silly putty shoes and errand-running hair; the inappropriate sheers and mullet hems. For now, at least. The issue of the moment is indecisive starlets and/or lazy gays. People just don’t know how to take a stand on the important things anymore, dammit. Stylists, you should know that starlets have a huge list of things to worry about; who to sleep with, whether marrying a closeted gay will be good for their career or not, what color panty looks best when you’re getting out of a limo; whether to gain weight or wear a prosthetic nose in order to get the nomination; stuff like that. They just don’t have the time to figure out how to dress. That’s YOUR job. And if you throw dress after dress at her and the poor dear still can’t make up her mind, then it’s time for you to find your balls (figurative and/or literal) and make the call. Pick ONE dress.

Rose Byrne in Christine AlcalayRose Byrne attends celebration of Gotham magazine’s September issue in New York City in a Christine Alcalay dress paired with Aldo “Botkin” pumps.

Rose Byrne in Christine AlcalayChristine Alcalay Spring 2012 Collection

Rose Byrne in Christine Alcalay

Rose Byrne in Christine Alcalay

Rose Byrne in Christine Alcalay

NOT four dresses stitched together.

We’re putting our bitchy feet down right now. We’re drawing a line in the sand. This is your Rubicon, bitches: NO FRANKENDRESSES. ABSOLUTELY NOT.

 

 

Vote Now!
IN! Edgey and unique, bitches!

OUT! Where’s a torch and a pitchfork when you need one?

In other news, Kerris Dorsey’s version of babychic got a full-throated IN from the commentariat.

[Photo Credit: Marc Stamas/Getty Images]

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  • Anonymous

    Now THAT is an ugly dress.

    Say it with me now…

    O!
    U!
    T!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jude-Brown/1350939326 Jude Brown

      Not to be nitpicky TLO, but I only count THREE (clap), THREE (clap), THREE dresses in one!

      Which is still two dresses too many.

      • Anonymous

        I’ve been looking at those pictures, trying to see if I missed one… But I only count three too! As you say, two too many :P

  • Anonymous

    Out. 

  • http://twitter.com/younglibrarian Katie Dunneback

    Oh, my god, OUT. Not only does it not look like a cohesive dress with all of those fabrics mashed together, the shape of it and the hair styling look like something out of the 80′s “casual” executive scene. Ugh. No. No. No. She’s prettier than this.

  • Anonymous

    Forget the dress… what about the HAIR???  Are those fake bangs?  It’s like toup-angs… or prosthetic fringe.  Whatever you call it I hardly even recognized her.  Yuck!

    • Anonymous

      OMG!  I think you are right – fake bangs!  The color and texture look off from the rest of her hair.  “extenbangtions”? 

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        “bang stretchers”?

        • http://twitter.com/ILikeShiny Cindi Williams

          “bang stretchers”? Sounds like a sex toy.

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

            My evil little brain at work again.

    • Anonymous

      Oh my, I think you’re right. It’s a toup-bang! Yikes.

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

      Toup-bangs! Love it!

    • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

      Oh good grief, I know. I love a nice bob, but that is just awful.

      “toup-angs”

      Love it.

    • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

      Oh good grief, I know. I love a nice bob, but that is just awful.

      “toup-angs”

      Love it.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, I said the same thing!  My first thought before I even got to the dress…wig?  Clip in bangs?

    • Anonymous

      It’s so obviously a wig. And just about the butt-ugliest garment I’ve seen hanging off the shoulders of a starlet in a very long time. Looks like somebody raided the rag bag at Goodwill to piece tha thing together.

    • Anonymous

      It’s so obviously a wig. And just about the butt-ugliest garment I’ve seen hanging off the shoulders of a starlet in a very long time. Looks like somebody raided the rag bag at Goodwill to piece tha thing together.

    • Anonymous

      Holy crap, I was too busy hating on the Frankendress to notice the horrific Toup-bangs. This is so bad on so many levels.
      I think she really pissed somebody off for them to do this to her.

    • Anonymous

      I thought it was a wig.

  • Anonymous

    This is so sad on so many levels. Unless she is auditioning to play the Little Match Girl, this is an OUT.

  • http://twitter.com/susanpcollier Susan Collier

    The hair: Mork and Mindy-era Pam Dawber. The dress: half-smoking jacket, half-dressing gown, all-April Fool’s joke.

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

      Red lips and creamy skin= Phoebe Cates.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, but she ain’t no Phoebe.

  • Anonymous

    She looks less than thrilled to be seen in this getup. In that last photo, she actually looks like she’s silently begging for help. And no wonder.

  • http://fafafab.tumblr.com/ fafafab

    frakendresses, you guys :’)

    please someone say something about the hair, it’s driving me beyond sanity

  • http://oshunanat.livejournal.com/ Carrie

    OUT! I want my pitchfork! She looks hideous from head to toe and she’s a beautiful girl! Almost nothing is flattering there! The shoes are the only thing half decent and they’re completely inoffensive.

  • Anonymous

    Not voting. For the first time, I can’t. I want her to be in for that perfect, just-outa-the-chair hair. And I like the back of the dress.

    The front, well, the ugly print and the bald, unadorned seam where print and solid meet at the v-neck is absolutely out.

    ETA: I know some people are going to hate it, but the more I look at it the more riveted I am by her head. The hair and make-up look like they come directly from a vintage pattern catalog or wig catalog or . . . I don’t know. But I find that head riveting.

    So, while I agree with your general stricture, I can’t call this one.

    • http://twitter.com/susanpcollier Susan Collier

      She does! She looks like a store mannequin from the ’80s!

    • Anonymous

      Do you think those are clip on bangs?  I agree, the hair is riveting.

    • Anonymous

      I love what I’ll call the “head treatment” – Her hair is gorgeous and the makeup scheme is to die with her skin.  Below the neck….

  • Anonymous

    In my best Michael Kors: “WHAT was she thinking?” Or at least: “What was her stylist thinking?”

    But on the other hand, that pieced-together look strikes me as very Anya, and the PR judges probably would have loved it.

    • Anonymous

      Kors: “Who is that girl and what is she doing?” Me: Hating herself.

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    That thing is simply gawdawful in every way possible.  I love me some color blocking when its done with deftness. This is a mess, clear and simple.  And that “it used to be my boyfriends good bathrobe” fabric is aging and badly sewn.  Even on the model it looks like crap. So what I’m gently and with love in my heart trying to say is: “that is so OUT I can’t even say how far out it is. Another Galaxy perhaps?”

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

    OUT!  That dress looks like something a preschool class made.  And that hair.  She is too pretty to look this ugly.

  • Anonymous

    wonderful appropriation of Drama Vortex’s catchphrase: “WE WILL NOT HAVE IT!”  Frankendresses, jesus. AWFUL idea.

  • Anonymous

    OUT!!! It’s even worse from the side than the front.

  • Anonymous

    Yikes!   That is one fugly mess o’ dress>  And she is way too pretty to be stuck under that ehavy, heavy hair.  It just weighs her down and makes her look older and sad.

    OUT!

  • Anonymous

    OUT. the dress is just awful.

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

    No, no, NO.

    Bad dress. BAD DRESS.

    Bad hair, too. She is so beautiful but that ‘do is doing her zero favors.

  • Sobaika Mirza

    Is it weird that I think she looks kind of great? Mostly because I covet her hair, it looks so lush, even in this terrible cut. Her expression is a bit dour, a smile would have gone a long way in selling this look. But anyway, I declare this an IN. 

    Preparing for the pitchforks coming my way.

    • http://thememorexe.com memorexe

      I’m in the same camp– a little diversity on the Red Carpet please! I actually love this! All kinds of cool…

    • http://birdonyourshirt.blogspot.com Kristin

      I kind of dig a lot of what’s going on here as well.  I would have preferred just the two dresses without the yellow, but still, I’m much more intrigued by this than a lot of the dresses on the red carpets these days.  IN.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t think it is weird that you like it. I kept looking at it, trying to like it, because it was refreshing to see something different.  But the puckering seams, the way it is shorter in back, and the colors make it all look so home sewn. No pitchforks. I can see where you’re coming from. I just think this had the germ of a good design thought that was poorly implemented.

      • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

        I tried to like it too, because I’ve been known to wear a patchwork dress or two*. But this is an incohesive mess.

        *Just not at the same time.

    • http://www.facebook.com/ChereeWinston Cheree Winston

      I also think it’s an IN. Love the hair and makeup and I think the dress is interesting and unique.

  • Anonymous

    I just can’t find the words.

    OUT

  • Anonymous

    This is a frankendress indeed.  And not the singing “Puttin’ on the Ritz” and dancing around with Gene Wilder kind.

  • Anonymous

    Oh my! The front is almost tolerable but what’s going on behind looks like she got part of her dress caught in her panties while in the john!  But hey, her make up is good….

    • Anonymous

      I once had that actually happen:  dress caught up in pantyhose (back in the day when we wore pantyhose).  And I had that same expression on my face when some kind lady pointed it out to me.  (thankfully, she stepped in behind me, thisclose, to shield my behind from view.)  That means Out for Ms Rose

      • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

        Well, if it’s good enough for Julia Sugarbaker…..

    • Anonymous

      I once had that actually happen:  dress caught up in pantyhose (back in the day when we wore pantyhose).  And I had that same expression on my face when some kind lady pointed it out to me.  (thankfully, she stepped in behind me, thisclose, to shield my behind from view.)  That means Out for Ms Rose

  • Anonymous

    I think this is not really a frankendress. It’s one dress (a backless, belted shirt dress) of patchwork. I like it. I think she looks stylish, not cookie-cutter and surprisingly shapely for a tiny woman in a belted silken sack. Although the back is a significant departure from the front, the lines of the back don’t disrupt the lines of the front when seen head-on or from the side. Hair and make-up are lovely and all the colors complement her skin. IN. 

    On the other hand, the tacking together of skirts which clearly belong on curtains (or another dress) or the bizarre attachment of a single unwieldy sleeve, or the stitching of the back of one dress to the front of another never works.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe she’s going as “Frankendress” for Hallowe’en? Just a little too early.

  • http://pleasewelcomeyourjudges.com/ Brian @ PWYJudges

    I didn’t mind it (much) until I saw the back. Dreadful. OUT!

  • Vaniljekjeks

    Those dresses are awful.  Out. 

  • Anonymous

    OUT! No, that’s not enough. OUT and BEYOND…!

  • http://twitter.com/herong Heron

    Out of doors.  Outside.  Out of bounds.  

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

    What would they say to this if it were a PR creation. Avant garde or a hot mess? I think it’s a hot mess no matter who did it. Out.

    • Laurie MacDougall

      It would depend on who made it. 

    • Laurie MacDougall

      It would depend on who made it, wouldn’t it?  They’d love it if it came from Anya (and it well could – look, ma, no sleeves!)  Someone else would get the “we question your taste” talk.

  • http://www.facebook.com/izzzyy Dixie Murphy Ross

    Out.

    Even I wouldn’t wear that and I wear PJs to public events.

  • Anonymous

    No.  Out.

  • Anonymous

    Her hair is awful and so’s the dress. That is very, very out.

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

    I will reserve judgement on Frankendresses as a concept. Someone might get it right.

    But this one? OUT. OUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUT.

  • Anonymous

    OUT – Honey, either hire a stylist or fire the one you have immediately!

  • Anonymous

    You know when you’re walking down the street and you see a dog that’s all dressed up, and it looks up at you as if to say, ‘they made me wear this. Send help.’ 

    She’s got that same expression.

    –GothamTomato

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

    OUT!  Why are these ugly things even being made?  There’s nothing good or interesting or pretty about them.  They just look stupid.

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

    I can totally see Anya making something like this (only even uglier) and the judges wetting themselves over it.

  • Anonymous

    I agree with clatie. Wow! Maybe the worst look I have seen all year!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1344922354 Eric Scheirer Stott

    Must be burned with fire immediately.

  • http://profiles.google.com/claudiaberry Claudia Berry

    fugly dress, i hate the curtain-y bangs, and she doesn’t look happy – shocker!

  • Anonymous

    Hey TLO, you should make it so that we can vote In or Out.

    • http://www.tomandorenzo.com Tom and Lorenzo

      We’d rather encourage people to comment.

    • http://www.tomandorenzo.com Tom and Lorenzo

      We’d rather encourage people to comment.

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

    if it had kept to just the red and the…weird pattern, it’d be passable? but then you see that weird chartreuse fart in the back and it’s like….why. 

  • Anonymous

    I’m throwing her a bone and saying IN. I think it’s edgy and different, and she looks pretty good. I do not like how it’s so much shorter in the back, but I’m being nice and won’t declare it an out.

  • http://twitter.com/RzYoung RzYoung

    It’s such a shame cos she is SO gorgeous and has SUCH gorgeous hair what was(n’t) she thinking?! As they say in Glasgow: oot

  • BerlinerNYC

    It reminds me of the shirt Denise sewed for Theo on The Cosby Show.

    • Anonymous

      That would be the “Gordon Gartrelle” rip-off look. One of my favorite episodes of the series.

    • Anonymous

      That would be the “Gordon Gartrelle” rip-off look. One of my favorite episodes of the series.

  • Anonymous

    Definitely OUT. Looks like they couldn’t find enough fabric to make the dress and pull remnants from their stash.

  • Anonymous

    OUT.  Blech.  If I didn’t like the sublime Julianne Moore in a dress with TWO personalities, I sure don’t like Miss Cleopatra here in one with three.

  • Anonymous

    so is it just me or in the 2nd to last photo where she is standing to the side that dress looks liek the cape you wear when you are getting your hair done.  maybe she forgot to take it off after they soldered those ugly ass bangs onto her forehead?

  • Anonymous

    thats taking the term “schmatta” way too literally!

  • Anonymous

    I could almost manage to give this getup an in, if she was working it at all…or at least not so SAD about wearing it!

  • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

    That dress fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down.  Out.

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

    OUT.

    But from the neck up – Fierce!

  • http://profiles.google.com/ellenbehm Ellen Behm

    Out. Colorblocking gone way, way wrong.

  • aimee_parrott

    Jesus Christ.  That is a fucking ugly dress.  Her hair and makeup are scaring the hell out of me.  This is the most OUT anyone’s been in a while.

  • Anonymous

    I like it but I don’t know why.
    Her haircut has made her look like a COMPLETELY different person. I like that she made the change.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=745465637 Nellie Wilson

    I made something like this for my Barbie doll, with scraps from my mother’s sewing bag. 

    When I was 7. 

    OUT.

  • Judy_J

    Looks like someone didn’t buy enough fabric for one dress, so they pieced it together with remnants.  And it looks sloppy and badly constructed to boot.  Hate the back….well, actually I hate it all.  Need I say it?  OUT

  • Anonymous

    Forget the dress, what is her head wearing? That is some frankenhair. Is it a wig, clip-on bangs, or both? 

  • http://profiles.google.com/anplica Anplica Fiore

    This hurts my eyes!  OUT!!!

  • http://profiles.google.com/anplica Anplica Fiore

    This hurts my eyes!  OUT!!!

  • Terence Ng

    Out. And, sad to say, it looks like something that came off of this season of Project Runway…I instantly wondered if she had been obligated to wear a contestant’s dress.

    • Anonymous

      Yes! It looks like Anya made it.

  • Terence Ng

    Out. And, sad to say, it looks like something that came off of this season of Project Runway…I instantly wondered if she had been obligated to wear a contestant’s dress.

  • Anonymous

    is it just me or in the 2nd to last picture does she look like she still has on the cape you wear when your getting your hair done.  maybe she forgot to take it off after she was done getting that wig bolted on….

    OUT.

  • Anonymous

    Who peed in her cornflakes this morning? Although, to be fair, if I were wearing a dress that looks like a failed home economics project with the hair of a retired Charlie’s Angel, I would look fairly hacked off too. The hair is nice and shiny though.

  • Anonymous

    Holy Toni Tenille!

    I get that designers use the studio as a laboratory, and yes, this is different and experimental but it should have never made it out into the real world. Back to the drawing board, Miss Alcalay.

  • Anonymous

    I hate to say this, but those seams! Is this dress really that puckery? I feel like I’m looking at Season 9 Project Runway….

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    Wait,…..
    TLo,….
    Was this just a trick question to see if we were all paying attention?

  • Anonymous

    All of those dresses are ugly. It’s ugly in the front and hideous in the back. Out, indeed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=717883898 Glynis Fediuk

    At first I thought, “Meh…if it was a solid orange or pink on the one side, instead of a floral (or, now that I look closely, it’s more like a paisley/floral combo) it might be acceptable.” Then I saw the back. Hideous.

  • Kayley Maybe

    I don’t get it.  OUT!

  • Kayley Maybe

    I don’t get it.  OUT!

  • Julie Fountain

    Out, out, out, and out.  All four of them.

  • Julie Fountain

    Out, out, out, and out.  All four of them.

  • Anonymous

    I get an Anya feeling – on trend?  

  • Anonymous

    I get an Anya feeling – on trend?  

  • Anonymous

    The colors are amazing, the pattern is an almost in my book, and the front of the dress could be gorgeous if it were symmetrical and if the seam wasn’t such a drunken mess.

    Let us not speak of the back.

    I do think her makeup is great, though.

  • Anonymous

    The colors are amazing, the pattern is an almost in my book, and the front of the dress could be gorgeous if it were symmetrical and if the seam wasn’t such a drunken mess.

    Let us not speak of the back.

    I do think her makeup is great, though.

  • Anonymous

    I like it. IN!

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

    Silly dress but she is werqing it. IN

  • Anonymous

    OUT.  If someone sent that shit down the runway in a PR comp it would be Auf Wiedersehen (I hope) for sure!  If that’s what is passing for high fashion, I’m scared.  Hold me.

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

    UGH. That is one giant package of OUT. The dress is overwhelming, but the hair is awful too. And I’m not sure how I feel about that makeup.

  • Anonymous

    Ugly dress, but she looks gorgeous. At least the stylist knew enough not to over do it on the accessories. Still, OUT.

  • Anonymous

    No doubt, it’s out!

  • Anonymous

    Out. I generally like mixed up patterns and colors, but this doesn’t work at all. Looks like it was made from remnants.

    I once made a swim suit cover up out of 5 bandanas. When I was 10. I think it looked better than this.

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

    it would’ve been cute if was just the red and printed fabric. That yellow is just a bridge too far. And don’t get me started on the back of that hot mess. OUT.

  • Anonymous

    The dress would not be totally awful if the back were similar to the front, but as is…just awful!  OUT!

  • http://twitter.com/dodgefan Lisa Weaver

    This whole look is a desperate cry for help. OUT

  • Anonymous

    Let me be the fourth or fifth person to say that Anya could’ve made this dress. Ugh, this season sucks.

    As for you, Rose Byrne, you are a striking beauty in a sea of bland Hollywood types. What’s with the hair and the outfit and…everything?

    OUT, I’m sorry to say.

  • Anathema_Device

    And let’s not forget Julianne Moore ahead of the trend last year:
    http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/2010/12/in-or-out-top-15-outs-of-2010-2.html

  • MilaXX

    Hell to the No! That is 10 kinds of fug. I won’t even mention the socker mom hair she wearing with it. I’m just glad she got to it before Julianne Moore. OUT!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=27907533 Gianna Lia

    LOVE the dress!  It is beautifully unique and Byrne wears it perfectly.  

  • Anonymous

    Out and can I say I also hate those bangs (though I am not a bang-hater in general).

  • Anonymous

    Torch:  by the back door.
    Pitchfork: stuck in the compost pile.
    Ready for action!  OUT!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Micaela-Cannon/1465504041 Micaela Cannon

    Wasn’t she all “I don’t do print!!” when she judged on PR?
    It’s no wonder why.

  • http://thememorexe.com memorexe

    In. It’s off-kilter fabu.

  • Anonymous

    It looks like three dresses with an apron on top…askew!!
    And I didn’t recognize Mz. Byrne with the new ‘do…
    jeez… I’m rhyming completely by accident

  • Anonymous

    It looks like three dresses with an apron on top…askew!!
    And I didn’t recognize Mz. Byrne with the new ‘do…
    jeez… I’m rhyming completely by accident

  • Anonymous

    Out. All of the dresses are ugly. 

  • Anonymous

    Out. All of the dresses are ugly. 

  • Anonymous

    Out, out, damned dress!  (Apologies to Shakespeare.)

    • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

      It is a dress that will haunt you forever.

  • Anonymous

    Out, out, damned dress!  (Apologies to Shakespeare.)

  • Anonymous

    I get the idea, but still no. Plus she looks flat chested and miserable.  

    But more importantly, hell NO to that HAIR!!!

  • Anonymous

    I get the idea, but still no. Plus she looks flat chested and miserable.  

    But more importantly, hell NO to that HAIR!!!

  • Anonymous

    IN! I think this is the first time I’ve ever found her interesting. I love everything about this!

  • Anonymous

    Oh my goodness, this is just awful.

  • http://twitter.com/democracydiva Democracy Diva

    OUTTTTTTTT. Also, this quote: 

    “Stylists, you should know that starlets have a huge list of things to worry about; who to sleep with, whether marrying a closeted gay will be good for their career or not, what color panty looks best when you’re getting out of a limo; whether to gain weight or wear a prosthetic nose in order to get the nomination; stuff like that.”

    AMAZING.

  • Aly Light

    IN.
    What?? She looks got and different. And I’m a fashion contrarian. So sue me.

  • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

    I can’t decide which is worse – Rose’s look or the model’s. The hose the model is wearing are horrendous, and if I never see another faux-hawk, I’ll be a happy woman. But Rose looks so downtrodden and miserable. No smile, she’s slouching, and she just looks lost in that thing. I can’t even talk about the hair.

    Her make-up is flawless, but it’s not enough to save this sad look. OUT (poor girl)

  • Anonymous

    THANK YOU! Can you please copy Koos van den Akker on that memo?

  • Anonymous

    Seems like designers are desperate for ‘something different.’  Different isn’t necessarily good.                

  • Anonymous

    My first reaction was noooooo. But the more I look at the whole package, the more I like it. IN.

  • Anonymous

    OUT. Jesus fuck.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think that can be technically called a dress.  More like someone just sewed together some random yards of fabric that they had on hand, tied it with a belt, and voila! 

    My  mom has fabric from the 1960s in her sewing room that looks better.  So yeah, this one is an OUT.  Rose’s face says it all.

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

    OUT. And I hate the pageboy cut.

  • Grace Ritt

    IN. I think she looks so awesome.

  • Anonymous

    Good god is that one ugly piece of crap Frankendress.  I now need to go back to bed and wake up again to purge the memory.  Paired with the severe hair….no wonder the poor woman looks miserable. OUT

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GQIN74TNNQROY5JFPOWWBGJWEM andy

    Plastic hair + sloppily belted kimono = role-playing housewife. Not a look. OUT.

  • narita_rayna

    it looks so stupid.  these young girls.  they think theyre edgy.   this shit is so not edgy….  OUT

  • Anonymous

    OUT. This looks like a belted parachute made with fabrics chosen by a 4-year-old. I love a good Frankendress, but that’s the thing — it has to be GOOD, meaning tastefully done.

  • Anonymous

    That hair! That dress! (And worst of all, that look on her face that says she thinks she is the shit!) OUT

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Vienna-Marriott/100001636120960 Vienna Marriott

    The dress plus the hair makes me want to punch her in the life.

  • Anonymous

    What no comments on the lovely tights the model is wearing?  looks like a really bad rash or sunburn….

    • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

      Yeah, I commented on the tights, and not in a way that’s complimentary. Bad sunburn indeed.

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

    OUT. Rose looks very sad that she has to wear that dress.

  • Anonymous

    Gloria Vanderbilt looks AMAZING!

  • Anonymous

    Out.  If someone showed up at my house with this dress, I would laugh and say ‘okay, quit playing around, where’s the real dress?’  B/c this thing is ugly.  There is nothing good about it.  The print, the colors together, the shape.

    Her hair looks like a wig.  Is she wearing those Jessica Simpson clip-in bangs?

  • Anonymous

    Out.

  • Anonymous

    OUT. She looks like she wants to cry in that last pic. That dress is just a shapeless rag.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=27432316 Ally Monge

    Terrible. Out. (That hair gives all of us with bangs a bad name)

  • Anonymous

    Is this what designers do with workroom scraps?  Or did someone have a moment of insanity at the remnant bin?

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

    I see just 3 dresses stitched together.  But it’s still a pretty loud OUT from me
    It’s too bad, because her hair and makeup are nice, but the sheets that she draped around herself are horrid

  • Anonymous

    OUT and the designer who made this monstrosity should be run out of town,  Horrible!

  • Anonymous

    OUT and the designer who made this monstrosity should be run out of town,  Horrible!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carey-Cawthorne/1295384953 Carey Cawthorne

    OMG, so far out it could never in any universe be considered in.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carey-Cawthorne/1295384953 Carey Cawthorne

    OMG, so far out it could never in any universe be considered in.

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

    Yuck.  OUT.

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

    Yuck.  OUT.

  • Ruth Preston

    What dress? I can’t see past the hair. Seriously, it belongs on a hair color box from 1977. How some stylist could take a beauty like RB and make her look like a wet cocker spaniel just boggles my mind.

  • Ruth Preston

    What dress? I can’t see past the hair. Seriously, it belongs on a hair color box from 1977. How some stylist could take a beauty like RB and make her look like a wet cocker spaniel just boggles my mind.

  • Anonymous

    First, let me say that I thought you made an ID error because no way was this Rose Byrne – NO WAY! I didn’t even recognize her until the last couple of pictures…must be the hair?? Completely weird.

    As for the dress – OUT – but mostly because of the back, which is hiddy. I kind of like the swoopiness of the front and think it looks chic from the side – but the BACK – oh my living god – the back is worthy of any designer on this season of Project Runway…not a compliment.

    OUT. And stop not looking like yourself Rose Byrne!

  • Anonymous

    First, let me say that I thought you made an ID error because no way was this Rose Byrne – NO WAY! I didn’t even recognize her until the last couple of pictures…must be the hair?? Completely weird.

    As for the dress – OUT – but mostly because of the back, which is hiddy. I kind of like the swoopiness of the front and think it looks chic from the side – but the BACK – oh my living god – the back is worthy of any designer on this season of Project Runway…not a compliment.

    OUT. And stop not looking like yourself Rose Byrne!

  • Anonymous

    Holy crap on a stick, that dress is FUG!  Ouuuuttttt

  • Anonymous

    Holy crap on a stick, that dress is FUG!  Ouuuuttttt

  • Anonymous

    Isn’t she the guest judge who said she was afraid of prints?  Yet she decided to wear this monstrosity?

  • Anonymous

    Isn’t she the guest judge who said she was afraid of prints?  Yet she decided to wear this monstrosity?

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/dLUE.9h6zdoHMLprP6AQrSQpKt0CZys-#e58b4 tom

    Out- At first I thought I was looking at some more Project Runway WTF stuff but no blame for Precious Moments here.

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/dLUE.9h6zdoHMLprP6AQrSQpKt0CZys-#e58b4 tom

    Out- At first I thought I was looking at some more Project Runway WTF stuff but no blame for Precious Moments here.

  • Anonymous

    OUT.  She is a very pretty girl in a stupid dress.  Note:  It’s not crazy wild wacky or fab, it’s stupid.  If it was at least crazy with some elan, I might think differently.  A bad. idea.

  • Anonymous

    She is way too pretty for this. I will say the dress looks better on her than it does on the model, but that might be just because the back is awful.

    I will give her points for wearing something… different. The shape of the dress actually suits her shape quite well. She looks ladylike and poised in her pictures. The only weirdness (minus the obvious) I see is where the red and patterned fabrics are sewn together on the front. It’s bunchy on the seam.

    I just don’t understand the deal with the quilt they insisted upon making the dress out of. I don’t even like the pattern they put in there. Why why why?!?!

    Out.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, that is unforgiveable. Christina Alcalay needs to be on design probation. And look at Rose’s face. She KNOWS how shitty that thing is. 

  • Anonymous

    What a feckacta dress – OUT!

  • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.parker Sara Parker

    Oh, honey… no.  Just no.

    But I have to say, I’m surprised with myself but I am LOVING the hair and makeup here.

  • http://twitter.com/VicksieDo Vickie Lord

    Frankendress, LOL!

  • Sara__B

    OUT. Everything about this annoys me, including her hair and the look on her face. I should perhaps thank her for making me feel much better about my own hair, makeup, and clothes.

  • Rand Ortega

    Ick.

  • Anonymous

    Ugly dress, shoes, hair, make up. Ugh, Rose Byrne, why can’t you get it right, you’re so gorgeous. OUT.

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

    OUT – That dress is a disaster.

  • http://ggshow.info Victoria Pavlova

    I’d have her facial expression too if somebody made me wear this. OUT.

  • http://twitter.com/RobertSanchez36 Robert Sanchez

    Yuck. Is this a case of a designer having too many scrap piece of fabric laying around, and deciding every scrap needs to be utilized? That’s not a dress, it’s a patchwork quilt. Out.

  • Anonymous

    I’m voting IN for the lulz.

  • Anonymous

    I actually like the front of the dress, but the back, oy! Dreadful. And those bangs are seriously awful, and I usually love bangs (I’d better, I have them). OUT.

  • Anonymous

    Yikes.  The only thing scarier would be if Paz de la Huerta were wearing it.

    • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

      Oh no. let’s not make it any worse than it already is. ;-)

    • Anonymous

      I disagree.  A dress like that deserves to be worn by a woman who deliberately makes herself look like a zombie hooker, not a lovely gal like Rose Byrne.

  • Anonymous

    No reason to even ask: an unequivocal OUT.

  • http://smalltownbigwardrobe.wordpress.com Catherine

    OUT on the merits of the hair alone. She is SUCH a beautiful girl – what the hell is up with those bangs?!

  • http://profiles.google.com/laurenjeanstm Lauren St Martin

    Out. But I only see three dresses.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2IVH65NRJLZB7MQ6CCXQUBDJ6U Melanie H

    Out! That is about the ugliest dress I have ever seen, AND the fabric looks CHEAP! And what’s wrong with the model’s legs in the picture showing the “back” of this dress? They look pink!  You know it’s bad when even the model doesn’t want to show her face in that dress!

  • Phillip Wilde

    Pretty girl, confusing dress. OUT.

  • Anonymous

    She’s young enough to wear this, and her hair and makeup look great.  In.

    It’s not red carpet, it’s Gotham magazine’s event at some restaurant and/or bar.   She looks unique and the back makes the look.

  • Anonymous

    It is taking me longer to type the word OUT than it took for me to decide – my reaction was THAT visceral to this mess.

  • Anonymous

    OMG-Now this is major, major hiddy.  Sweet Baby Jesus, how could anyone let her go out in public in that?

    My other thought was that Anya secretly kidnapped and drugged Rose so that she could dress her in Anya’s latest” I just learned how to sew” creation.

  • Anonymous

    I’m not voting because I love the back but hate the front.

  • http://rachbomb.livejournal.com Rachael J.

    Out!! Though her hair is fab!

  • Anonymous

    OUT!

  • Nicole Merrill

    I actually kind of like it…IN.

  • Beth G

    Are you kidding me?  This looks like something a 7th grade home-ec student would make by accidentally sewing their project to someone else’s.

  • Anonymous

    OUT! and lose the toup-bangs!! (thanks lucyloo222, that is genius.)

  • Anonymous

    Gawdawful. OUT!

  • emily mcginnis

    what was it she said when she judged PR? i think she said she didn’t wear prints. this print is a horrible one to decide to actually wear a print. and i think her hair is real. she has had her bangs cut for awhile. they are just really too heavy though. 

  • Anonymous

    I think its a super cool design, but the fabric choices are A.D.D. A solid would’ve worked much better. And I think her bangs are too thick for her small face; they overwhelm her. OUT.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CQPXLNCBM5CZSHZZXJDHPVFS7E Buffy

    My eyes don’t know where to look.  OUT!

  • Anonymous

    Out, without question. Even if she was wearing a cute dress, I’d be tempted to give an out just for that hair.

  • Anonymous

    Out, without question. Even if she was wearing a cute dress, I’d be tempted to give an out just for that hair.

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

    This idea might work but not with those colors+prints and that/those cut+pattern. So yes, it really is a Frankendress, it sounds like one , dam’it! as it is now; it is a clear OUT.

  • Anonymous

    OhHoneyNo.  This is a joke, right?  OUT

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

    ew. out. she looks dumpy and sad. the hair is awful, too.

  • Anonymous

    OUT!  The dress looks like a Project Runway “13th Look” put together by a pissed-off designer who picked up three pieces of left-over cloth from the floor and sewed them together in a fit of madness.  Especially from the back.  Very sad.  :(

  • Anonymous

    OUT.

    love the lines and silouhette of the (top portion of the) dress, as well as the overall fit… i even love her hair (ESPECIALLY the un-perfect bangs) and makeup, but this dress is a shambles. it’s not just a frankendress, it’s a HIDI frankendress ~ its real crime. ugly colors and ugly patterns mishmashed together with no respect given to color theory or style. i hold out hope that someone, somewhere can make an appealing frankendress, i just have yet to see it.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IQLI7NTDM22M7DLPNE7HWMH25A Al

    You know, I dont hate it. I KNOW, RIGHT! It could of been an interesting, oddly beautiful look but the execution is so poor along with poor accesorizing. People balk at these kind of dresses but then roll their eyes when grown women come out in well made looks and still look like shit. Fashion needs looks like this as much as they need conventional pretty but standard award show gowns. I’ll give it an IN because its suppose to get an out. That right, I said IN! :D

  • Aiste Griciute

    What on earth is that?! Looks like a five year old had sewn three fabrics together. This is the thing I would expect to see on fashion blogs, but not the red carpet. We need some glamour there. Though I have to compliment her hair and make up. I wish this haircut suited me. 

  • Anonymous

    OUT.  Ugly shapeless dress and Stepford Wife hair.

  • Anonymous

    F. U. G. L. Y.

  • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

    Out out out out out out out.  As far out as one can be.  Hair and make up aren’t bad, tho.  But that dress is hiddy!

  • Anonymous

    Ack!  Kill it with fire!  Out.  The print looks like it should be casino carpet.

  • Anonymous

    IN- for some reason she pulls this off.  It’s a pretty horrendous frock but I love her hair and makeup and it just looks good with the dress.  I am ok with being in the minority here.

  • http://karensbooksandchocolate.blogspot.com/ Karenlibrarian

    Frankendress– LOL!!!  Where is my pitchfork???  OUT!!!!!!!

    Didn’t she mention that she was afraid of prints when she was a guest judge on Runway?  Honey, this is not the place to start. Call Uli and have her make you a stunning dress!

  • Joyce VG

    She said the funniest thing to David Letterman when she appeared on his show.  “Sorry for the Fatwa.” She deadpanned to him.  I laughed because it was funny in the way she said it.  This dress is not entertaining though.  This is all kinds of wrong.  OUT.

  • Anonymous

    My God, between the clip-on bangs and the salon smock over her other three dresses, she looks horrible. When the boring black shoes are the best part of the look… OUT.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1401197785 Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    Nuh-uh. Out, out, out.

  • Toto Maya

    I love her hair and makeup so I wanted to come in and say IN, no matter what, but the dress is too horrible to be forgiven. Nooooooooooo!

  • Anonymous

    Yeah no.

  • margaret meyers

    tragic.  out.

  • Mary McClelland

    Ugh – No. Sorry, girlie this dress is a big ol’ O-U-T

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OYMPLGS7S7467GQMKEWJDJ3N4A Deb

    This is what would happen if a school of 4 yr olds were given 3 kinds of fabric and tape. UGH.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T24URKJGBLJQPBWCRPU37IIHLU Krab Louse

    Out!  It looks like a desperate, last minute Project Runway “throw-together” dress.

  • Anonymous

    Out

  • Eliza Leoni

    I kind of like it without the insane back.  But her hair is all wrong for here, and coupled with the insanity of that dress she looks like a contemporary human Picasso painting.

  • Eliza Leoni

    I kind of like it without the insane back.  But her hair is all wrong for here, and coupled with the insanity of that dress she looks like a contemporary human Picasso painting.

  • LocMama

    I think this dress could work if the patterned fabric was more modern and all of the puckery, drapery, raised curtainery was removed.  I  applaud Rose for the risk taking but think she could have really sold this if she didn’t look like the designer was holding her family hostage. Out!

  • LocMama

    I think this dress could work if the patterned fabric was more modern and all of the puckery, drapery, raised curtainery was removed.  I  applaud Rose for the risk taking but think she could have really sold this if she didn’t look like the designer was holding her family hostage. Out!

  • http://profiles.google.com/dkbbmail Dorrene BrownButterfield

    Well, now I know what to do with some of those leftover scraps I have in the back room……

  • http://twitter.com/HeckYeahHeckNo K

    The dress is crazy and that print is ugly IMHO, but despite that she actually pulls it off in a way. I don’t understand. I HATE HATE HATE the dress, but she doesn’t look bad in it. Weird.

  • Anonymous

    LOOKS CHEAP.  The part where the red meets the pattern is all puckery.  And her hair looks like mine in 1976.  NO NO NO she’s OUT OUT OUT.

  • Addicted2Glamour

    I’m probably in the minority, but I love her hair and makeup. From the neck down, however, this is a complete disaster. OUT.

  • Anonymous

    OUT. Hideous.

  • Anonymous

    Do you really need to add yet another OUT to the virtually unanimous chorus?  This has to be the ugliest thing I have ever seen!  She should be embarrassed to be seen in public in it!

  • Anonymous

    Four UGLY dresses stitched together!  OUT OUT OUT!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/suzie.vazquez Suzie Vazquez

    no

  • Anonymous

    schizophrenic fug

  • Anonymous

    I really love the dress, the hair but not the shoes. I love that it is not like every other dress out there and that Rose is headed in a Current and fashion forward direction. I love it – now kill me!

  • Anonymous

    The dress is bad enough but That Hair! Marie, circa Donnie and Marie Show. OUT OUT OUT.

  • Anonymous

    It looks like a scrap basket dress made from leftover fabrics. Out.

  • Anonymous

    Aw, but she looks soooo happy in it.

    Out.  

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6PUVFQ7YCZZFZRIER6BEJ4HVYE Amye

    The thing is, she’s so pretty. and the hair & makeup are so well done….

    I just want to give her an IN for that, and for being forced (I can’t believe anyone would CHOOSE) to wear that outside their own basement, to wear that dress. You know she didn’t want to, she looks very pissed.

  • http://twitter.com/tommarkiewicz88 tom markiewicz

    out of the three dresses stitched together, i think the red would have made the prettiest.
     

  • Anonymous

    Absolutely fugly!!! OUT!

  • Anonymous

    Absolutely fugly!!! OUT!

  • Susan Woolley

    With all the great dresses out there and she is in this?? 
     

  • http://www.myblackfriendsays.com myblackfriendsays

    It’s ugly. OUT.  But I like her hair and makeup.

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

    OUT.  So ugly and i hate the hem.  It’s pretty awful.

  • Anonymous

    For me, it’s only an out because of the hair. The dress is the least of her problems after that fringe (bangs for the americans) and lack of blush.

  • akprincess72

    Those bangs are as bad as the dress, if not worse!!!

  • Anonymous

    I stand alone. I like it. I like the dress on her. I think it suits her. Her hair and make-up look really pretty, and she’s werqing the fug. I have carefully considered this and I am willing to be the lone minion who claims, “IN!”

    • http://featurezoo.net memorexe

      Trust me – you are not alone! Some of us love risk taking and a dash of diversity of the red carpet.

    • Anonymous

      I LOVE that she taking a risk and making people talk. Love!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Luke-Thomas/100001097142086 Luke Thomas

    This looks like Scarlett O’Hara did her curtain trick in a cheap motel.

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

    You know, if that ugly print was replaced by that yellow that’s on the back, or another solid then It could of work. I think the back looks super cute with just the yellow and the red. But I can’t abide by that print, OUT.

  • http://toodles.yelp.com AWStevens

    Now I know where all my seasonal tablecloths went!  OUT!

  • http://twitter.com/onetimeko maybe more

    In! It’s a dress that wouldn’t work for 99% of people, but she looks adorable and I think she’s pulling it off really well. She looks interesting and artsy.

  • http://twitter.com/jennsaysmeow Fifi LaRoux

    OUT!

  • Margot Brose

    Even the designer didn’t like how this dress looked from the front. OUT.

  • Anonymous

    Christ on crackers! Agreed, no frankendresses.

    OUT!

  • Anonymous

    If the print was a big, bold, simple graphic, this might have worked. As is? Out.

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

    Ew UGLY! OUT.

  • Wrenaria

    Out. I am hating the frankendress look too. So bad.

  • Anonymous

    The fact that everyone hates this so much makes me intrigued and even more sure that this is all kinds of IN!
    So shocking to all she looks different, funky and artsy cool.

    LOVE.

  • http://korilian.livejournal.com/ korilian

    YES ON THE FRANKENDRESS! Love the Frankendress TLO. It’s not evil. It’s just misunderstood.

  • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

    Out. It looks like it was designed by a particularly quarrelsome group challenge.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=527150091 Pat Biswanger

    Dear God.  That is sooooooo OUT.

  • Anonymous

    wow. amazingly bad. oww-t.

  • Anonymous

    Awful. Terrible.  There’s color-blocking, then there’s pick-up-scraps-off-the-workroom-floor-and-staple-together. 

    OUT! OUT! OUT! OUT! OUT! OUT!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_66KPZ36LMHMRQOX3HIJGHRNNUA MandyM

    Meh, it is not a beautiful dress by any means but it wasn’t THAT bad and I thought her cute little mousy hair pulled it off. IN

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ND5AEJQAPZUGHA26CJSKIJY7HA Andrea

    uggggs!

  • Anonymous

    Oh, cut the poor girl some slack. Clearly, she awakened in a movie producer’s bed with no memory of the night before. Since she was already late for her costume fitting on set, and wearing yesterday’s clothes would be too blatantly a walk of shame moment, she grabbed his smoking jacket. Knowing that would be just as bad as wearing yesterday’s clothes, she shredded the jacket, grabbed a silk pillowcase off the bed, mixed in a mismatched towel, tied them together with the sash from the jacket, threw on one of his toupees, and dashed through the backlot, desperately seeking to avoid being recognized by the press and failing miserably. Considering the circumstances, she looks lovely.

  • Anonymous

    /me sings “Life’s not the French Riviera… Believe me life’s not a charity ball…”
    OUT but I dont hate it.

  • Anonymous

    How to make a beautiful woman look sad. Done.

  • http://dearauntnettie.com/museum dancinfool

    If there’s one thing worse than the mullet skirt, it’s the reverse mullet skirt.  OUT.

  • Anonymous

    Out. Enough said.

  • Anonymous

    this is definitely the result of a project runway challenge, with this season’s cast.  the challenge:  buy three garments in a thrift store and sew them into one in twenty minutes.  and for this episode, taking tim gunn’s place as mentor will be former contestant PING.
    out by the way.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=583505025 Kelley Comfort

    Out. Looks like the last three pieces of fabric from different bolts were tacked together so as not to waste them. And..is it just me, or does it look like she’s wearing clip-on bangs?

  • http://twitter.com/Devon_Thomas Devon Thomas

    I LOVE her from the waist up! But the whole picture isn’t working.  I wish it were just a bit simpler on the bottom because hair and makeup is flawless.

  • Anonymous

    PING!!!  That’s the first person that came to mind when I saw this dress!  And just because it makes me think of her….I kinda love this dress…and Rose Byrne for wearing it.

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