Evan Rachel Wood in Gucci

Posted on October 07, 2011

Oh, Evan Rachel. You delicious creature. Do you get up in the morning and think to yourself, “Self? What can I do to make gay men worship me today?”

Evan Rachel Wood in GucciEvan Rachel Wood attends the premiere of “The Ides of March” in New York City in Gucci.

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Evan Rachel Wood in Gucci

Evan Rachel Wood in Gucci

Evan Rachel Wood in Gucci

Because this Carmen Sandiego drag seems tailor made to get us to shout a “WERQ!” in your direction. But we’re going to remain firm here. As much as we adore this for its outlandishness, it is just a skosh costumey, what with everything matching everything else. In other words, we adore your salute to Jessica Fletcher, The Early Years, but we can’t get 100% behind this as a fashion statement. You look a bit too much like a Sesame Street character for that.

But darling, don’t let that discourage you. You are well on your way to becoming the premiere drag queen of your generation if you keep this up and we encourage you to continue your work.


[Photo Credit: Janet Mayer/PR Photos, elle.com]

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  • Anonymous

    She’s actually making a pussy bow work! For that, a giant WERQ!

    • Anonymous

      A LEATHER pussy bow!!!

  • Anonymous

    You guys are priceless

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    Not feeling this at all.  Hate the bow being tied in the center.  It makes it all too executive secretary for me.

    • Anonymous

      Too true. That combined with the matching lipstick just takes this over the edge for me. Her eye makeup, however, it quite lovely.

      • Robyn Morelli

        her face looks costumey when it’s done up like this. mix that with the hat and the literal positioning of the bow and she looks like she’s starring in a community production of the sequel to casablanca.

    • Cathy S

      More like executive transvestite. (Thanks Eddie Izzard.)

  • http://profiles.google.com/misslauraschultz Laura Schultz

    I think it’s FAB but would have been WERQ with different shoes. Pretty damned gorgeous, though. I like the bow the way she wears it better than the runway version, which looks trash-bag-y. 

  • Anonymous

    It is very costumey, but she has the attitude to carry it off.  I liked the bow better on the side of the neck of the model.

    • Sobaika Mirza

      I can mock the outfit all I want, but that’s exactly how I’d dress if I were in her spot – a new costume everyday. So much fun!

  • http://profiles.google.com/phyllis.craine Phyllis Craine

    Too matchy-matchy for my taste but she has stones I’ll give her that

  • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.j.donovan Samuel Joesph Donovan

    She makes me want to wear this dress.

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

    I mostly object to the hat.

  • Anonymous

    Do not like the hat. And I much much prefer the way the bow was tied on the runway

  • Anonymous

    It’s the hat that puts it over the top (ha ha – a lil’ pun!).  But I keep wondering if she is sweating like crazy in that dress – I mean that would be some ugly pit stains.  But she’s fabulous!

  • http://smalltownbigwardrobe.wordpress.com Catherine

    Dammit, so close! It’s the hat that pushes it over the edge into Costume-Land for me. Why why why did she do that? She has a fabulous hair cut, and her makeup is perfection – I can even get behind the matchy lipstick. OUT.

  • Anonymous

    I broke out in a sweat just looking at that dress!  How would you clean something like that?  Anyway, she looks attractive in a mannequin-y kind of way.  I don’t like the color, it’s a bit too bloody for me and I like the way the bow was tied on the model much better.  The bow at the neck looks kind of 80’s. Her eyes are gorgeous, though.

    • http://onebluetree.blogspot.com/ Sara L.

      With a hose, I think.

  • Anonymous

    That is a beautiful color on her.

  • Anonymous

    I have to agree – fabulous coat, but the matchy shoes and hat just aren’t doing it for me. And I think I like the coat tied better on the side of the neck, on the model.

    But nitpicking aside… she is just so fab, isn’t she?

  • Anonymous

    Yes, the outfit does have its issues, but it certainly isn’t something you see everyday, so kudos to ERW for that.  Her face looks gorgeous!

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

    This is a true thespian.  You can just tell she’s always on camera (in her mind).  Loved her in Running With Scissors; that’s when I fell in love. Go girl.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=615187474 Trish Barker

      Exactly! She’s mentally starring in some fabulous high-fashion 40s/80s interpretation of Carmen Sandiego (possibly directed by Tom Ford) and she is having a fantastic time. Love it!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=615187474 Trish Barker

      Exactly! She’s mentally starring in some fabulous high-fashion 40s/80s interpretation of Carmen Sandiego (possibly directed by Tom Ford) and she is having a fantastic time. Love it!

  • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

    Love the dress, and the styling is cute even if it’s matchy and humorous. Her makeup is beautiful.

  • Anonymous

    Totally agree with you guys (something that hasn’t happened in a long time!)

  • shorty j

    words I’ve never seen together before but always secretly wanted to: “Carmen Sandiego drag.” 

  • Anonymous

    This is bananas  – to render this garment in leather rather than silk – but I love it. She is really doing this ’70s thing.
    And generally, I love her sense of drama and theatricality. I mean, why not? It’s interesting without being outrageous, or stupid.

  • Vaniljekjeks

    I love this girl.  A friend of mine is friends with a boyfriend of hers and we were gossiping about how fabulous she is.  I feel fabulous having a 4th degree of separation from her. 

    She wears clothes like she is two meters tall, and has such presence I am quite sure she could WERQ curtains if she felt so inclined.

  • D Devious

    I love that she is comfortable with taking fashion risks. A few years ago, when she was dating “Mr. Manson,” I didn’t like her, mainly because I felt like she came too darn close to stepping on Ms. Dita’s fabulously shod and fashionable toes. As time has progressed since the demise of that relationship, she’s really come into her own in the fashion sense. Does the match-y nature of this make me uncomfortable? Yes. But I really need to give her credit (IN) for wearing that dress because I would be sweating up a storm and she apparently isn’t!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDI2DLE7DE3YPW2ONIHBWOVHMA ecallaw

      I agree, my opinion of her has evolved over the years as well, largely out of loyalty to Ms. Dita.  I love Love LOVE this dress, but I’m not a fan of the hat, and I would like it better if the bow wasn’t tied in the middle.  It is really one of the most striking outfits I have seen in a long time, though. Really, really love it.  Have I said that already?

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

    Lose the hat, different shoes and it would be a WERQ for sure.

    • Anonymous

      Oh, but the hat is what makes this look and makes it wonderfully over the top! Without the hat, shoes and make-up, it would be just another coat on just another girl, and ERW is anything but just another girl. 

      • Anonymous

        Yes, the hat is my favorite part of the look!

  • http://twitter.com/urban_gypsy Urban Gypsy aka Tess

    I don’t covet that sweat inducing coat/dress but I do covet her makeup gay. She looks stunning and while the outfit is costumey, it certainly commands your attention. Job well, ERV, even though I hate that bow. 

  • Anonymous

    In the epic Carmen Sandiego/Where’s Waldo romance adventure thriller that exists in my head, Evan Rachel Wood has now been firmly cast as Carmen.

    everything, including that delicious smirk on her face, is a WERQ for me.

  • Anonymous

    As usual, your commentary is the best part of this post.

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

    I feel like a lot of her outfits are costumes, actually — they don’t normally look costumey like this, but everything she wears has a specific theme for that day.  I wonder if maybe she’s not great with the whole public appearance thing and dresses in costumes so she can act her way through them.

  • Alyssa Stanfield

    I just love her. She seems to have so much sass, and that helps her pull off even crazy outfits! But the picture of her up close, with the hat and just the top of the dress…I love that one!!!

  • Anonymous

    I love all of it; hat, lipstick, dress, and shoes….

    but not all together.

  • Anonymous

    I love this dress, but I like the way the bow is tied on the runway better.  I love the hat, but wish it was in a different color.  And different shoes, but I can’t think what would work better. Booties?  And maybe a glossy nude lip rather than a lipstick of the exact same shade.  Look at that attitude.  She certainly owns whatever she’s got on, doesn’t she?

  • Anonymous

    I love the hat on her, but not so much with the whole outfit. Her makeup is stunning!

  • Anne Slovin

    I can’t help it, I love that dress.  Not so sure about the matching hat, but the dress is awesome.

  • Anonymous

    This would be AWESOME on Sesame Street. And also “Jessica Fletcher, The Early Years”. Not good. But the girl has confidence for days. 

  • Anonymous

    Wow, she is SO smirky! But I guess if you’re wearing a giant leather(?) pussy bow, there’s really no other appropriate expression.

  • Anonymous

    You know, I wouldn’t wear this in a million years, but she’s making it look sassy and a little kinky at the same time. Props to her.

  • Anonymous

    Agree w/ the “too costumey” comments. My first reaction was that the hat was too much but then I couldn’t think of what they could have done with her hair that wouldn’t be costumey too (some Veronica Lake or Jessica Rabbit style for example).

  • Anonymous

    I want that hat.   I don’t look good in hats, but I want that hat.

  • Anonymous

    “Jessica Fletcher, the Early Years”–Perfection in Commentary!

    The coatdress is gorgeous, the color is great on her, her makeup is flawless. Lose the hat, change the shoes, and you’ve got a spectacular look, instead of a brilliant TLo joke.

  • margaret meyers

    The hat takes it into costume, not wardrobe.

    • Anonymous

      (sigh ) this is the plight of milliners these days.  We are so unused to seeing outfits with hats that when they are worn they look costumey.  And I love – and make! – hats, but often have the same reaction as I walk out the door – too much, lose the hat.  
      Cold winters and blinding sunlight are the last frontiers…..

  • Terence Ng

    Oh SHIT. WERQ, girl! WERQ!

  • http://twitter.com/RzYoung RzYoung

    I actually love the leather dress but her make up is so heavy she looks like one of those ‘airbrush’ 80s stylised paintings you know?

  • Anonymous

    “Self? What can I do to make gay men worship me today?” 
    I think that’s my new motto!

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, yeah, she looks good. 

    But…uh…any Ryan Gosling from that premiere? Just asking.

  • Anonymous

    Haha, that lipstick matching the outfit! Oy! We used to match our make-up to our clothes a lot in the 80s (I guess it’s back??). It’s a little costumey for sure, but there’s no denying that if anyone can WERQ this kind of thing, it’s her. She just has this look on her face like Oh yes I did, bitches, and you know I look fabulous so give it up.

    I bow down to this bitch. She definitely gets a WERQ from me.

  • Sara__B

    Costumey, yes, but still lovely. How stunningly unexpected that ERW would become one of my favorite red carpet celebrities. She’s got poise, style, energy, attitude, and my favorite, beautiful posture. You go, girl!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Josefina-Madariaga-Suárez/100002964685796 Josefina Madariaga Suárez

    Who cares if she is all dressed in one color. She’s owning that Carmen Sandiego character so much that’s unbelievable.

    I’m officialy in love with her.

  • Anonymous

    I’m not in the match-hate club.  I like it.

    • Anonymous

      I’ve learned the hard way not to say I hate anything (other than a specific object/outfit) in fashion because as soon as those words leave my mouth that thing becomes the next big trend and I’m stuck seeing it everywhere for the next two years.

      And I like the outfit too. But I especially love that shit-eating grin ERW is sporting. She clearly is loving wearing that outfit!

  • Anonymous

    She was so pretty as a little girl. I didn’t expect her to have the kind of face that looks older than it is. She looks middle-aged, without the lines. If that makes sense. Maybe it’s the haircut.

    Anyway, I love her outfits lately.

  • MilaXX

    Hate to admit it, but I kinda like it. That coat dress is all kinds of fierce.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Karen-Stephens-Bassett/1503492602 Karen Stephens Bassett

    Her makeup is flawless.

  • http://asskickingadviser.com/ Ass Kicking Adviser

    She looks so pretty in the hat that I am sure she thought she had to wear it. But she should have left it at home. Low ponytail and non-matchy shoes (snakeskin!) would have been a werq moment. But yes, costumey is the word for how this is coming off. Love the dress though – fabulosity!

  • Anonymous

    Amazing! She nailed it and then dug her high heel in at as she cackled and shouted “eat it suckers!” Costume-y or not, she is rocking the look. She looks to die for, and she looks like she is having a blast knowing it. She is totally rocking  a plum leather pussy bow! Who else could do that? Flawless makeup, hair, and attitude. WERQQQQQQQ!

  • Anonymous

    These are the types of posts where I realize what an *unfashionista* I really am. When I saw this, it wasn’t for the matchy-matchy, I honestly thought ‘why is she wearing a raincoat as a dress? what is that fabric anyway?’

    Then the minions, thanks guys, let me know it is leather. Never occurred to me!

    Now examining it having been enlightened, I actually like it. I like it better than when Gaga does her matchy costumes. I like Ms Wood’s smirk much much better than Katy Holmes’ smirk. I agree the pussy bow has lost its panache, that she should have done it as did the model. Well, the model’s costumer, do models get to make any decisions? I digress…It’s a much much much sassier hat than the droopy black one worn the other day by said Ms Gaga, no that’s not it, Ms Zoe, no no, must have been Ms SJP, …whatevers…Somebody wore a floppy black hat and I commented on it, and now can’t find it.

    I’m rambling………

    WERQ it! You go girl, Evan Rachel Wood! This is fabulous. Lipstick, shoes, hat, dress, smirk.

    Cheesus, this is not like me at all, post needed some bolds, and some italics. I’m gonna go wander off and get my coffee. I just came here to mourn Bert…………

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

    I don’t care.  I love the plum Carmen Sandiego look.  

  • Anonymous

    Much prefer the way the model  is wearing it — no hat, black shoes, and the bow to the side instead of the front looks more modern somehow.

  • Anonymous

    Brenda Starr.

    I really like the model’s look. Don’t like the length on ERW. 

  • Anna Maria Diamanti

    The hat ruins it. If she had just done something funky with her short short hair, this would be fierce. The bow should be tied to the side or in the back as well.

  • Anonymous

    I like the bow off center on the neck as worn by the model than staright on as worn by Evan Rachel Wood.

  • Anonymous

    Wha? It’d be a WERQ if she was 20years older.

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

    LOVED Gucci’s fall 2011 show! I want all the hats and most of the colored furs!

  • Anonymous

    The bow throws this look off – fab othewise!

  • Anonymous

    I can’t help but love her red carpet style, ever since she hit one of the  “Ides of March” premieres in a suit just as snazzy as Clooney and Gosling.

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

    This was the first time I saw it, but there are some strong facial resemblances between her and Ms. Kruger. 

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

    This was the first time I saw it, but there are some strong facial resemblances between her and Ms. Kruger. 

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

    It’s true the outfit is a bit silly, but she is really a gorgeous gal.

  • Anonymous

    That hat! That face!  <3

  • Anonymous

    Great coat, but you ain’t Sharon Stone yet, honey.

    • Anonymous

      this is soooooo much more like something Jessica Lange would have tried, than Sharon Stone.  to me.

  • Anonymous

    damn.  some women’s faces just don’t get that much character until they are in their 40s, 50s.  I guess her time with mm was worth something.

  • Anonymous

    Carmen Sandiego! LOL! 


    Strip away the hat, matchy shoes and that ridiculous bow…and it’s a great dress and color.  If only….

  • Anonymous

    she’s fierce ~ loving her.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=14301272 Kate Gorton

    This is so Julie Andrews. I don’t know why.

  • vmcdanie

    Loving this.

  • Anonymous

    I love the dress and the hat.  I just love it.  I know it all matches but I still want it.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/tatiana.lensky Veronika Kaufmann

    I hate pointy shoes and floppy hats.

  • narita_rayna

    i love it for an editorial, but the inclusion of the hat for an event seems well.. doofy.  she looks fabulous enough.  she doesnt need the hat.

  • Anonymous

    As a Film Noir gal, I am LOVING this look!  She’s totally the Girl Friday who’s going to get her hunky detective boss out of hot water.  Or maybe she’s the femme fatale who gets him IN the hot water.  Either way, you WERQ that retro shit girl!

  • Rand Ortega

    Pussy Bow, Bitches. Pussy. Bow.

  • Anonymous

    WERQ!! You guys are jealous.  She looks awesome.  

  • http://twitter.com/sockandaphone Gaby

    It does look very costume-y, but shes working that outfit! Not a lot of people can pull off a look like that

  • Anonymous

    I want her shoes, on my feet, today.

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

    Costume or not, she’s pulling it off.  How, I’ll never know but she gets a WERQ from me.

  • Toto Maya

    I think it’s ridiculous, and not in a good way. The only reason she looks good is because of how she is posing and working the camera in spite of that… costume.

  • Anonymous

    Well, I love it with the big glaring exception of the pussy bow, and even that is just a ‘like’.  Love that hat, the makeup, shoes, it’s fab.

  • Anonymous

    I wouldn’t downgrade just because it’s a tad too costumey – she’s an actress, on the red carpet at a film opening. Those are work clothes and damn straight it’s a costume. Not that I don’t know what y’all mean, but it doesn’t cross the line to ‘too’ costumey for me.  I’d give it a WERQ, although I don’t actually like the dress, um, coat dress. I don’t love the leather look so much that it’s o.k. with me that the leather looks a tad too stiff and several tads too shiny to make a great dress.

    But then, I’m not an internationally known fashion blogger, so I could be wrong on all counts. 

  • Wrenaria

    Love it!

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

    I adore it. Yes, it’s costume-y, but she’s wearing it with panache and and attitude and posing and making it work.

  • Lisa

    Woah, FIERCE!!!  

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

    different color headgear and lipstick would have made it better, but she looks amazing!!!

  • Anonymous

    “just a skosh” costumey?

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

    the contrast that color makes with her skin tone is beyond this world, I just melted, I’m a fluid on the floor

  • Anonymous

    For what it’s worth, I think she brings adequate attitude to WERQ the hell out of that matchy-matchy international spy look.

  • Laura Valentine

    “You look a bit too much like a Sesame Street character for that.”  Now all I can think of is the Camouflage Challenge segment from 2010.  

    …why yes I do have a toddler.  

  • Anonymous

    I actually dig this look a lot. LOVE the hat.  I totally hear all your concerns, but I think this is a fun look, and the color is amazing on her.

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

    as per yr first query:
    i think she might.

    i love the coat.
    i’m used to looking at vintage &, so help me, i thought it was a coat. cos i have severalmany of the exact coat, sans, of course, puttytat bow, right behind me & to the left. & i love those too. c1972, klute era.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know, I think she’s one of the few starlets who has a tremendous sense of her own style. I think she looks great, as usual.

  • Ksagun13

    I love the look though it is costumey, but j’adore period films and TV, so I’m the wrong one to judge.  

    But most of all I love your introduction, TLo:  “Self? What can I do to make gay men worship me today?”  Brilliant.

  • Anonymous

    Way to go Gucci.  Love the dress.  Love the shoes.  I can even get behind the fedora.  The whole look screams Hollywood glamour from the golden era.  I could not tell you who she is or why she is famous but I sure like the way she dresses!   

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

    Good lord, that fucking bow! Everything else is fab, but the bow almost ruins it.

  • Anonymous

    “Carmen Sandiego drag” I love you guys.

  • Anonymous

    All your caveats would be valid if she didn’t look fabulous, but she does.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JQSQJRAL4YYWB2OZNHNUHKZAEY Christopher

    In,  she looks fantastic, matchy or not.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JQSQJRAL4YYWB2OZNHNUHKZAEY Christopher

    She’s got way bigger boobs than the model.  I think she put the bow in front to minimize that.  If she had it on the side, all we’d be talking about is her shiny tits.

  • Anonymous

    I’d love to see dark green suede pumps or some emerald ear rigs, and maybe a couple more skinny belts in contrasting shades.

  • Mary McClelland

    I really have a problem with this Joan Crawford costume she is sporting. And I hope this was a Halloween costume, because otherwise there is no reason for the ridiculous. That is silly looking. 

  • Mary McClelland

    Also, the matchy-matchy shoes. Is she serious? Honey, no. 

  • http://needtherapy.tumblr.com skadi1

    I REALLY miss Carmen Sandiego.  What can I do to bring that back?

  • http://twitter.com/applecocola Stacy

    I think she needs a bigger hat, but everything else is so fabulous!

  • Anonymous

    stop saying pussy bow. ALL of you! 

  • Anonymous

    she should have tied her lavallière as it was on the model. It would have improved the look.

  • Anonymous

    My Inner Gay Male just got on my knees in adoration. Seriously. This is absolutely delicious raisiny goodness. IN. 

  • Anonymous

    She’s fab. I totally worship her. And this look is amazing.

  • Andrea Weymouth

    OMG Carmen Sandiego indeed!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Beautiful colors on her, though.