Maggie Gyllenhaal in Dries Van Noten

Posted on October 28, 2011

JESUS CHRIST, MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL.

Maggie Gyllenhaal in Dries Van NotenMaggie Gyllenhaal attends “Hysteria” Photocall during the Annual Rome International Film Festival in Dries Van Noten.

Maggie Gyllenhaal in Dries Van NotenDries Van Noten Fall 2011 Collection

Maggie Gyllenhaal in Dries Van Noten

Maggie Gyllenhaal in Dries Van Noten

You’re at the Rome Film Festival, girl. Could you at least try to pretend that you’re a movie star? What IS this shittery? That sack you’re wearing looks like a postcard rack and your shoes are HIDEOUS. Also, movie stars wear makeup and style their hair when they know they’re going to have their picture taken. They should at least manage it when someone lends them an expensive dress to wear. Even if it does look like a beach towel. And no, your slash of lipstick does not count as effort.

How does this chick manage to turn everything into geriatric wear even though we’ve never seen an old person wearing anything like this? Every time we look at her, we assume she smells like nursing home pee.

 

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

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  • Sobaika Mirza

    It is ugly, but I can understand how it’s appropriate for grabbing lunch with friends or something similarly low key. But a film photocall..?

    Maybe she hates the director and wants it to do poorly.

    • Terence Ng

      “Goddammit, Maggie. I know we had our issues in the past, but this…This is a low blow. Man…”

  • Anonymous

    Interesting – the proportions don’t seem all that different from how it looks on the model, yet on the model it looks like an actual dress, and not a beach towel.  Is it a posture thing?

    • Anonymous

      Posture was my first thought–she is hunching.

      • Anonymous

        She ALWAYS hunches. It drives me nuts, because I really like her, but she always slouches and I wish my mom could go up to her and smack her between the shoulder blades and say, “Stand up straight!” like she did with me.

        • Lenora Dody

          My mom used to poke me between the shoulder blades!
           

      • http://angryfemur.tumblr.com Andrea Lane

        IT’S SO TRUE. Every time I see her I just want to draw her shoulders back.

    • Sobaika Mirza

      Posture, I think she has broader shoulders than the model, and a bigger chest. Either way, it definitely doesn’t look nearly as good hanging off of Maggie as it does on the model.

    • Anonymous

      The model is in motion, which might also be a factor.

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

        Yeah, the stress looks (MILDLY) better when Maggie’s raising her arms, which gives the dress a little shape. But STILL. 

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

      The model has leg showing. On Maggie the dress hangs two inches lower on the knee and she has her legs covered by the black tights. It throws the proportions off. Posture and camera angle aren’t helping either.

  • Anonymous

    It’s all very sad. Looks great on the model tho!

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

    Oh, thanks for the smile. I really love this crazy broad. I don’t care.

  • Anonymous

    TLo, I couldn’t have said it better myself. This was SAD.

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

    LMFAO…Shittery.  So stealing it.  And I just adore Maggie, but she has never been able to dress.

    • Anonymous

      Ditto. On both counts.

      • Anonymous

        I do like Maggie, but dressing for the red carpet seems to be low on her priorities….

    • Anonymous

      I’m sad that we didn’t have that wonderful word at the beginning of this season of PR.  I think we all could have found many, many uses for it.

      I am stealing it now, however.  :)

  • iCouture

    I actually think the model looks kinda cool in the look, but Maggie??….  No dear.
    The black tights, the horrific shoes, and hair??   no, no, no.

  • Anonymous

    She has kind of an old-looking face but she can look pretty, as in that movie with Jeff Bridges where he was a wasted country singer, whatever it was.  She looked, not beautiful, but graceful and sexy and very attractive.  Here she just looks pathetic. The posture, the tights, the shoes, the hair, the lipstick, and last but not least the hideous dress.  It’s just wrong.

    • Anonymous

      I was thinking the same thing. How did she manage to look kinda sexy and attractive in Crazy Heart? I just figure her head is not in fashion or what’s fashionable and she she just doesn’t give a shit.

      • Anonymous

        I think she’s just one of those people who looks amazing in a tank top and old jeans with some thrown-on turquiose jewelry (I thought she looked great in that movie too).  Maybe the good Lord just didn’t make her for dressing up.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1214755227 Meira Niibori

          I’ve always thought that – either jeans or old-Hollywood styles.  Nothing in between – she just has a face that works best with very specific looks.  BUT, good posture, hair, and makeup, no to mention clothes and accessories chosen to flatter her, would still improve her appearance dramatically, even if they didn’t suit her exactly.  It really annoys me that this very talented woman, with striking and interesting (if not classically beautiful) looks, cannot for the life of herself seem to figure out how to dress in an appropriate manner for her professional life – even if she isn’t, doesn’t want to be, or can’t be a fashion icon, she could AND SHOULD do better than she does.

    • Anonymous

      Movie lighting and great makeup artists can work miracles.

  • Anonymous

    Uggggghhh i want to scream at her to fucking stand up straight.

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

    As awful as the dress is, and as hiddy as the shoes are, I can’t take my eyes off of her cheeks. Maggie has always had lovely, prominent cheeks, but has the girl had work done? Her cheeks have gone from beautifully robust to painfully severe. I am almost positive her previous, natural cheeks would not cast such a deep shadow.

    I am also reminded of this wonderful Family Guy clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjB6psI1Rc4

    I wish the video were better quality, but I have always imagined that this is what it’s like to have dinner at the Gyllenhall household. 

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

      Yeah, she’s had some work done in the past year, just google her name and plastic surgery.

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

      Yup, I thought, “When did Maggie develop puppet face?”

  • Anonymous

    Why does she keep wearing Dries Van Noten on the red carpet? Someone needs to smack her stylist.

  • Anonymous

    Isn’t she mid to late 30s?  I love her, but she looks 20 years older here.

  • Anonymous

    Oh TLo, i heart you so. Shittery!

  • http://twitter.com/MisterFiq Rafiq Mohamad

    Dear Maggie, 

    thanks for fucking up a Dries Van Noten, I love this collection, but you just piss all over it when you decided to wear it like schmuck.

    • Anonymous

      I know, right? I love Dries Van Noten’s stuff like crazy, but this…

  • Anonymous

    Shittery!  To be added to my “Lexicon By TLo” immediately! (And yes…WTF???????????????)

  • http://jessieliz.wordpress.com/ Super Red

    I almost don’t hate the dress on her. But those SHOES??? Ugh. Better hair, an actual expression on her face, and better shoes, and this would have almost been cute.

    • Anonymous

      Agreed, but she could use better posture, too.

  • http://featurezoo.net memorexe

    The cut of that dress might have benefitted from asymmetry. Normally I would applaud her for stepping outside the box– but Dries van Noten is her box. I don’t care for her slavish devotion to that house, I’m yet to see stellar results.

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

    This print would be interesting if it were actually fitted… Hate the draping. She looks hideous…

  • MilaXX

    Does she not own any mirrors? Is she somehow the only person in NYC to not know 1 gay man who can tell her, “Honey, no.”?
    SHEESH! Hot mess.

  • Anonymous

    WTF?

  • Anonymous

    Um…TLo?

    Can I assume that you’d give this an OUT?

    Call me psychic, but I’m getting that vibe from you. Not sure quite why.  (Maybe “nursing home pee” is what gave that impression…)

    While you’re asking Ms. G. your questions, you might ask her why she’d put a garment on her body that instantly DOUBLED her apparent body width?  I’m just curious about that.

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

      Yeah, my immediate thought was this dress puts a “1″ in front of her size. From 4 to 14 in no time!

    • Anonymous

      I think the “OUT” is a given. Doesn’t even need to be said.

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

      After last night, can you blame them for just smacking down a big ol’ OUT on their own without consulting we bitter kittens? I know I would if I were in their shoes.

      Good grief but Maggie looks awful. I had the same thought–since when is she a person and a half?

  • Anonymous

    Needs a belt.

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

    I hope you give us the space to also comment on the shittery that Jessica Biel wore yesterday as well. Yikes!

  • Anonymous

    Girl, you forgot your orthopedic shoes!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1248212910 Jessie Melcher Brown

    Living in RI I love black tights in the winter for warmth.  And they can look great with a sweater dress (something with texture).  This is not the dress for black tights.

    I looked her up in IMDB, she was born in 1977. 

    • Anonymous

      Dear god. She looks 50. And Real Person 50 at that, not Celebrity 50.

  • Anonymous

    I actually think the shoes might be cute, but not with this dress and especially not with black tights. 

    I don’t think Maggie gives a rat’s ass about getting all gussied up.  She always looks so uncomfortable.  I think she likes her acting job, just not the part that requires getting dressed up and getting her picture taken walking into to view the results.  She needs some gays to help her.  Clearly.

    • Anonymous

      I can even sympathize with that attitude, because, while I like to dress up, I’m bothered by the constant need for female performers to deck themselves out in designer/couture outfits, shoes, jewelry, and makeup and walk around posing.

      But she could just do the Helena Bonham Carter or Johnny Depp or Roberty Downey, Jr. thing and just go as their own funky selves.  Maggie seems content to wear the frocks but to ignore every other aspect of dressing. So the look falls between the cracks.  (I wish this one had, actually!)

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

        To be honest, I think Maggie is so uncomfortable with fashion that she can’t really pull off an HBC. Helena doesn’t give a fuck about the red carpet march in couture and she’ll let you know it, so she’ll take things in the other direction with her own style/fashion. Seems to me the thought of even doing that much probably gives Maggie the hives.

      • Anonymous

        She needs trustworthy help that ‘gets’ her. Someone who won’t try to make her into something she’ll never be but will dress her in comfortable clothing that she can forget about and even hunch over in. & slap on some equally uninvasive accessories & some color in the right shades for the clothes on her face.

        Someone smart enough to just coincidentally choose clothing that is proportioned right for her, is in the right colors, and within spitting distance of what’s in style.

        Don’t know if she’d listen about hair. You sometimes have to sit still for a longish while and let people put noxious substances on your head for good hair.

    • Anonymous

      I hear ya.  I feel like I would swathe myself in layers of cashmere.  In fact, this fall when I did my fantasy shop @ Bergdorfs (this is really fun, you should try it sometime) I picked out like 10 different incarnations from Donna Karan and good ‘ol MK of Cashmere dresses, leggings, tunics, scarves.  I love a pretty dress, but once a month is enough for me.  The rest of the time I’d be hitting these events in stuff like that.  

      but I’m not hitting these events, which gives me the right to trash Maggie.

    • Anonymous

      No. I’ve seen her interviewed and she does like fashion. She just has incredibly bad taste.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, no.  No, no, no. Postcard rack, indeed.  She’s such a fine actress.  Why won’t she let herself look pretty off the screen?

    And Hollywood ladies, I have told you this before and apparently you are not listening, so I’m going to tell you again:  If you are wearing sandals–you know, the kind of shoes that show your toes?–you do not not NOT wear tights with them.  With sandals, bare feet and legs. Otherwise, you look like a middle-aged physics professor, with a possibly shady past involving weapon-grade plutonium sales to rogue nations, who has just arrived as a refugee from some eastern European dictatorship. 

    Please make a note of it!

  • Anonymous

    I thought I was looking in the mirror for a sec, because I’m scratchin’ my head over this one.

  • Anonymous

    WREQ indeed. 

  • Anonymous

    Baahaaahahahaha, postcard rack!  As I was scrolling down, I said, now that’s a look only a model can pull off, but I was wrong because even the model is failing.  I actually like the shoes though.  Not for this dress, not with tights and not for such an event, but with jeans or a skirt?  They’re a nice interesting element to pair with a casual look. 

  • Anonymous

    Just horrible, though I do think those shoes could be sexy in a 70s natural kind of way. And WITHOUT BLACK SOCKS.

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

    I like her shoes.
     

    • Anonymous

      As do I! The bit of blue just does it for me.

  • Anonymous

    I love Maggie, but she does go for the aging-Berkley-hippie look.

    • Anonymous

      Ditch the heels and it’s perfect for the aging Berkeley hippie

      • Anonymous

        Yup, those same sandals, over tights, but without the heels. It’s what I always think of when I see her. Alternately, it’s an aging-art-professor vibe thing. She’s probably happy driving a Volvo, composting and listening to classical music. I like those little old ladies. You’d never tell them not to wear tights with open-toed shoes because they’re just so sweet.

    • Anonymous

      I go to Cal and I promise no one looks this bad here. Yikes. 

  • Anonymous

    Are those hair elastics around her feet?

  • Anonymous

    I know that Dries Van Noten is an acquired taste and all, but those waves across her torso are making my stomach churn. And her slumping about the red carpet just puts me in a bad mood. This is the opposite of fierce.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5LU5C262WB3Z5F4WZ6QGKXLNLE JaneM

    She needs a nun to poke her in the back between the shoulder blades with a bony finger to make her stand up straight.

    • Anonymous

      Yes! Good posture probably wouldn’t make it an in, but would at least help her own the look.

  • Vaniljekjeks

    AWFUL!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    This girl is a mess. She never knows how to dress herself and her hair always looks like she just came over straight from the gym. Those have got to be the ugliest shoes I have ever seen. Matter of fact, I think I saw them the other day in the half off bin at the $10 store. She’s just a schlumpy mess.

  • Anonymous

    That last line had my spewing my drink of tea!  You guys nailed it.

  • Anonymous

    Will I be the only one to say I think she is actually WERQ’ing it!! I don’t get you all. She looks like herself. No one else. And if she wants to granny out I say go for it Maggie. I bet if China Cow wore this on WOA everyone would be all over it.

    • Anonymous

      China CHow would never wear this sad sack excuse for a dress b/c she actually has style

    • Anonymous

      Well, don’t bet your mortgage payment on that.  And China CHow would never have worn this outfit.

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    • MilaXX

      Can you honestly imagine China wearing black tights and brown shoes that don’t even match the dress?

      • Anonymous

        matchy, matchy….blah

        • MilaXX

          ha! it doesn’t have to match color for color, but the shoes should at least coordinate with the outfit. Those tight and shoes should never be paired together, the tights are too heavy for the dress.

  • Anonymous

    So freaking hideous!

  • Anonymous

    Those shoes with black tights?  They give me the vapors.  I mean that isn’t even getting to the dress.  Horrid.  

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

    Can we get a “If we were her gays” post on her?

  • Brad and Anne White

    Even Hollywood can buy you a posture. Sad, sad thing.

  • Anonymous

    There is no word other than SAD.

  • Anonymous

    Nursing home pee!  I wet myself laughing.  It’s funny, because her brother is so pretty.

    • Anonymous

      I think she is really pretty, but in a less conventional way than her brother. I think properly dressed, she could be a knockout, but unfortunately she insists on wearing disgustingly awful things. Sad. :(

  • Anonymous

    Oh, honey… NO.

    You know, I think it’s her posture that ages her. I think my 90 year old grandma had better posture than her.

  • Anonymous

    I am sad this isn’t an actual beach towel that I could purchase.  It’d be a killer one.

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

    I’m gonna need some major pretty for the day after all this.

  • Anonymous

    She always looks old and decrepit to me. It’s like she’s 30 going on 75.

  • Rand Ortega

    She puts the “schlump” in schlumpy. She’s looked like someone’s grandma since she was 25.

    • Wrenaria

      Agreed. I’ve always thought this too. She always looks waaaay older than she should.

      • Anonymous

        She just has an old lady face, not much to be done about that. Does not bode well for her career, except maybe as a character actress. Not that everyone has to be prettyprettypretty. I just find her so aggressively unattractive, it’s hard to watch her.

  • Anonymous

    She annoys the crap out of me. Why does she always look so droopy and sad? Is life so hard when you make hundreds of thousands if not millions of dollars? Poor Maggie with her free clothes and trips to foreign countries.
    Yes, I am a bitter kitten.

    • Anonymous

      She’s not in the millions category. Her brother is, though. It must kill her that he’s the pretty one.

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

        Kinda like Joan and John Cusack. It’s not that Joan is unattractive, but John definitely got the better genetic deal.

        • Anonymous

          True. But Joan Cusack, I feel, is one of the best comic actresses working today, truly exceptional, and won the genetic TALENT contest.

  • Anonymous

    Ok Raggie Maggie, we get it already! You hate dressing up for the red carpet with every fiber of your being and you show it with every fiber ON your being!!  Please stop torturing those that happen to gaze at you and get yourself a simple, long black dress and black heels and wear them every time you are forced to make a red carpet appearance. Invisible beats horrific every time, especially if you’re already feeling uncomfortable. And clearly that’s how you feel. If you wore this outfit because you loved it, I’d keep my big mouth shut, but everything about these snaps screams “Fuck you all for making me dress up!”  I adore you too much for you to be less than happily you.  

  • Anonymous

    “Every time we look at her, we assume she smells like nursing home pee.”

    I just laughed so hard, the cat jumped ship off my lap.  

  • Anonymous

    Meanies! Once I could see how that sleeve was supposed to work I liked the dress a lot better. Being a sucker for toile used creatively, I like that part of the dress. The seascape reminds me of a motel painting, but maybe that’s part of the “fun” of this dress. I think it’s  witty and interesting.  Her shoes aren’t helping matters, agreed. 

  • Anonymous

    ROFLMAO

  • Anonymous

    Shmatteh.  And please stand up straight!  You’re getting your picture taken, girl.

  • Geoff Dankert

    With a cute pair of heels and a DECENT POSTURE, SLOUCHY McSLOUCHY, this could actually be OK. The thing that takes it to “assisted living resortwear” is the black support hose. So much no. 

  • Anonymous

    I know this does me no credit, but just looking at Maggie G makes me want to slap her. She always looks so smug. And really, with that outfit, there’s no need for smugness dear.

  • Anonymous

    Is she wearing black tights and brown shoes? Please tell me my monitor colors are off.

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

      yes.
      no.

      • Anonymous

        Tragic.
         

  • Cheri Lee

    I think she hates herself

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Susan-Bigler/100001141721080 Susan Bigler

    I have never understood why this woman gets any work at all.  I guess she’s an OK actress but she just seems so droopy and unattractive to me, and her weird getups certainly don’t help.  This outfit is par for the course.

  • Susan Crawford

    What a dreadful dress! Even on a size 0 or 2 skinny model, the dress looked a mile wide! I don’t know how tall Ms. Gyllenhaal is, but she would need to tower over L’Wren Scott to make this even come close to working. And those clunkster shoes – just icky-poo.

    Maggie, you are NOT too cool for school, and you need to try a whole lot harder. Listen to Uncle T and Auntie Lo and their legion of Bitter Minion Kittens – we have your best interests at heart.

  • Anonymous

    I saw a picture from a different angle from this photo-call and I must say I spy a baby bump! Not that it excuses the dress but if she has morning sickness I sympathize with putting on whatever and calling it a day!

    • Anonymous

      If she has morning sickness it’s only going to be exacerbated by that dress. Then again, I suppose we’re the ones who have to look at it.

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

    see my last comment concerning not as chic as my Sisters of Charity in Elem. school. Geez, who thought *I’d* look better than movie stars?

  • Anonymous

    Eeeek, no. That bottom portion of the print looks like one of those photo murals that were so popular in the 70s home decor.

  • Anonymous

    OMG  -seriously (mean, but) hilarious

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

    she’s just trying to be different, like leelee sobieski.
    in some ways it’s interesting that she knows she’s not hollywood pretty enough to pull off stuff like rosie h-w wears.
    in some ways it really makes me wonder whether if she tried, she’d look more hollywood pretty.
    but i love photprints, so V+R really have me there.
    it’s just that the cut is so very funny– it looks like she’s wearing a movie screen!
    then again, maybe thats what she intended.

  • Anonymous

    I like her but she is just a super frumpy dresser. She clearly doesn’t like this sort of red carpet thing and when she has to do it she wants to do it outside the box. But this isn’t outside the box it’s just so dumpy.

     

  • Anonymous

    She looks like Lillian Gish but with bad posture.

  • Anonymous

    I like the shoes. No, no, bear with me. In the right context — on Gwyneth Paltrow with a midi sundress and a big old pair of sunnies? They could work. Gyllenhall’s bringing them down, you guys. She is making them look orthopedic when they actually have secret cuteness.

  • Anonymous

    oh. looook.

    another,

    maxi dress.  oh goody.

  • Anonymous

    I like the dress and can even get behind the opaque tights.  But, JLo, Mary, and Joseph, those shoes are FUG.

    Seeing as how she can’t Not make clothes look like Crazy Aunt Gertie, I think it’s time to shuffle her into the realm of Bonham-Carter. When she steps out, you can roll your eyes, drop your hand at the wrist and say, ‘Oh, Girl’.

  • Anonymous

    She found this laying on the ground at Occupy Wall Street.  You see she has given all her money away in honor of OWS and to groups who support her crazy 9/11 rants blaming NYers for the attacks. 

    Glad to see a rich celeb putting her money where her mouth is. 

    (That is why she is dressed like that isn’t it?)

  • Anonymous

    What part of “photocall” doesn’t she understand?

  • Judy_J

    She looks like she just wandered in off the street. 

  • Anonymous

    I think she’s a really pretty woman with gorgeous eyes. But she has no clue how to dress. She always looks rumpled and unkempt. I mean, that’s fine if you’re SapphoPoet running to spin class and then going to the grocery store and then trying to convince the toddler that it’s naptime. But she’s a movie star! With money! How does this happen?

    TLo, if you didn’t already do this for her, she needs to be a candidate for the “If we were her gays” category. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OQAEI5VIBLXN6YAONCDMUQVRBI Sydney Rose

    Horrible dress. Looks hideous on the model too.

  • Alisa Rivera

    She’s too good to care about her appearance, doncha know. It’s all about her ART. 

    Yawn.

  • Anonymous

    tragedy in heels

  • Valerie Owens

    Things would vastly improve if she stood up straight, stuck her chest out a bit and pushed her chin back so that her neck was vertical. And if she lost the tights. 

  • Anonymous

    “How does this chick manage to turn everything into geriatric wear even though we’ve never seen an old person wearing anything like this? “

    Part of it is the styling, but at least 50% maybe more is because of her posture.   She stands as if she has dowager’s hump.  That puts 20 or 30 years on her right there.

  • Leslie Streeter

    I am so tired of that “I’m a quirky girl and don’t fit into the Hollywood blah blah blah blah so underdressing is my thing.” Over it. You get paid mad money to be in movies and then to complete the deal by promoting them. This is your job. Better clothes are your uniform. Act like you want the job. No one expects her to go Full Blown Kiera Knightly, but holy hell. Step it up, you awesome aging indie pixie, you.

  • Anonymous

    It is so disappointing to me, as a huge fan of Ms. Gyllenhall (and not just to get to her brother!), that she seems so fashion challenged.  That is a great dress but really limiting to who can wear it and where.

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  • Anonymous

    “Every time we look at her, we assume she smells like nursing home pee.” Hahaaaaaaaa….don’t know if I’ll ever be able to get that out of my head. 
    Sad sack.

  • Anonymous

    just because its expensive and shows up on a model on a runyway does don’t mean an outfit is pretty, stylish, or even interesting….blech

  • Anonymous

    Beach towel is the right vibe to go for hear…..relaxed and summery. Which the model does.
    Not sure what vibe Maggie is going for but its not working.

  • Presumptuous Insect

    “shittery”–HA HA!

  • Anonymous

    i do love some things about the dress, the color of the ocean and the draping movement.  i would love it more if it were shorter, more fitted, with shorter sleeves with less volume.  but still with the beautiful draped flowing feeling.  it looks better when she raises her arm, except that you can see up into her armpit.  bad photo angle.

    as many kittens have noted, her posture is part of the problem.  her hair, her smile, her makeup and her whole way of presenting herself says “kindly grandma.”  and her shoes, are they wedgy birkenstocks?  but nursing home pee?  i spent much of my career in nursing homes, and believe me, that is a low blow.  hope she doesn’t plan on coming out with a personal fragrance.

    and a word of advice- don’t wear open toe shoes like those at the nursing home. your feet will get wet.

  • Anonymous

    Thank God you posted that last pic. Thought she had lost her left arm in some sort of accident!

  • mrspeel2

    “Every time we look at her, we assume she smells like nursing home pee.” Oh, that’s HARSH boys!

    • Anonymous

      Harsh, but accurate.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1325734955 Robin K. Osterberg

    “nursing home pee”…. hee hee! I was just thinking “what is it about her that makes her look 70″!?!

  • Anonymous

    Now that I’ve snorted Mountain Dew through my nose at the ‘nursing home pee’ line (that was epic)…

    Come on guys, you KNOW what is going on here!  She’s trying to get in on the Anya Caftan Shittery early!  She’s a caftan-hipster.  She wants to look shapeless and stupid, because that’s how she rolls.

    I have to say that the tights/shoes don’t read elderly to me…they read 1970s Third Grade Photo Call.

  • Anonymous

    Horrendous, head to toe. Can’t find anything redeeming.

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

    She looks like she could be Elizabeth Warren’s daughter. (I mean it in the best possible way — love Liz.)

    The outfit is horrid. The only way it would work is in a very casual resort setting (like the model). But paired with black tights? WTF. I agree on the lack of styling — not even earrings.

    How about this as a rule: Stars, if you don’t have time to style your outfit and get your hair and nails done, you don’t have time to attend the event.

  • Anonymous

    Just looking at her makes me irrationally angry.  Why does she do this to herself?

  • Anonymous

    I unliked Project Runway on Facebook today and I have decided to take a break from TLO after this post. I feel like I’ve been sitting at the cool girl table too long and need to get a reality check. I think you guys went too far with the piss comment. Is it some Project Runway rage spilling over? Whatever it is, I get a creepy vibe and everyone hear sounds like zombie parrots. Signing off for a while.

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

    Does she ever actually smile with her teeth showing? Her go-to smirky half-smile irritates me, and that horrible ensemble makes me dislike her even more.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_63FW2Y5BWUARL7PJGWK54TUDGE Carrieanno

    Is there an old-fashioned film projector out of camera range and they’re using her midsection as the projection screen?

  • Anonymous

    She looks like my auntie (whom no one would mistake for a movie star in any way, shape or form).

  • Anonymous

    nursing home pee, hahahahaha

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

    It’s the black tights. And the brown shoes. Seriously! Brown shoes with black legging tights?!?! And lack of hairstyle. That is me going out for a fairly relaxed evening with friends.. I’m not making buckets of cash to go out and promote a film I starred in. Again, ugh.

  • Anonymous

    I’m giggling uncontrollably.  shittery.  brilliant.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Melissa-Janes/1307910218 Melissa Janes

    I think its kind of gorgeous actually. The shoes are ugly though.

  • http://www.facebook.com/elhazC Alfred Cox

    Again, I am in disagreement with you all. *Breaks out notebook of compliments*. I think this is vintage Maggie Gyllenhaal in its shape, style and sheer randomness, sex after yoga hair and all. The print is organic and morose in a bold, FASHION-Y(I’ll get back to this later) way and the shoes-while ugly- compliments the dark, sad earthy (mad libs!) theme of the dress.

    Also, TLO and others complain all the time about a garment like this and I ask myself that if someone from Project Runway designed this dress, wouldn’t they fall all over it?…..anyone?….. Its because this is FASHION, at times its going to be ugly, an eyesore even unwearable because not all designers think about the pretty, elegant clothing, they think about making a statement. TLO slams this because they don’t respond to dresses like this at all, they give it a complementary nod but otherwise balk at its “ugliness”. Simply put, this is a fashion blog, if you’re going to insult every piece that doesnt look like the girl is from Pleasantville then go away.

    Okay maybe not, but stop being so predictable in your opinions so that my crankiness won’t surface. K? *Picks up book and leaves with Beyonce album in tow*

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

      I am not sure I understand your point. You say this is a fashion blog–and then suggest that the blog owners shouldn’t express their distaste for a certain look? As it says at the top of the blog: “Fabulous and Opinionated.” We come here because we want to hear the opinion and express our own. Sometimes we agree with T-Lo, and sometimes we don’t; that’s the wonder of being opinionated!

      That’s why I find your suggestion that someone should “go away” so unusual. Why would you expect the blog to cater to your tastes, and not to the blog owner’s? You balk that someone would dare call out an ugly look, yet insult them after saying that they were insulting? That’s quite a trick. 

      Furthermore, if you actually know this blog, then you know that T-Lo do not praise “Pleasantville” looks but instead have a wide range of tastes, and praise all sorts of looks–sometimes unusual ones, sometimes classic ones. You essentially say: this is ugly, but I am ok with that, and you should be to.

      But suggesting that T-Lo are insulting the look and are predictable, and then saying you are “again… in disagreement” and that they should “go away” is a big ol’ pot-and-kettle cliche. You would say those things–and then yourself be predictable (after all, you are again in disagreement, i.e., predictable) and insulting (go away). There’s room for all of our opinions without being obnoxious to those that don’t share yours. T-Lo judges the looks–not their readers. You might learn from that example.

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

        And were getting heated because I stated an opinion….:D. At least 1 person liked my post. Yay. lol Granted, maybe I shouldnt of said go away more so than go away like stop blogging than go away from the same opinion. Of course I want them to be opinionated! But not virtually the same response over the same woman who wears the same designer. Thats repetitive. Anyway, this conversation is over. Cliche that, bitch. *Throws eggs at car and leaves*

  • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

    This pains me so because I really like Maggie, and I think that’s a cool dress. It’s so not her dress. I won’t go into the tights, shoes, hair, and make up.

  • Anonymous

    I get it.  She wants us to know that she is a serious actress who doesn’t care about her appearance.  I’d halfway buy it if that dress didn’t cost a grand.   If you spend $1k on a dress, quit playing, we know you care about your appearance.  Do us all a favor, burn those tight, donate those shoes and work that dress like your inner media whore wants you to.  

  • Anonymous

    Okay,this is much easier to take a stand on. Ugh. I want to tell her that even if she looked pretty we would still all think she was smart and different.

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

    Yow…. poor Magie really got it this time!  LOL   

  • Anonymous

    God. DAY-AM. Well, boys, you said it all so perfectly. And as always I bow to your genuine outrage. *collapses in giggles over the “shittery” thing*

  • Anonymous

    She has a face for the 1920s. Maybe she should go back there.

  • Anonymous

    The dress is cool.  It looks really unfortunate on Maggie.  Tights and shoes both need to go.

  • Anonymous

    Secretary. That’s all I have to say. She can do whatever the hell she wants even if she looks like shit because Secretary is how I”ll always remember her.

  • Anonymous

    She dresses like such an old lady. Open toes shoes and black nylons, a bun and “no make up except bright red lipstick.”You just know she has big white  5 hook bra and a slip under that. 

  • http://profiles.google.com/ballinger.jl Jessica Ballinger

    Brown shoes over black tights?  BROWN SHOES OVER BLACK TIGHTS.

  • Anonymous

    I actually really like the dress and she has that cool, quirkiness to make it look chic. Textured black tights and some kick ass silver heels would make it more youthful. But I agree TLo, that hair and make up is sad.

  • Anonymous

    I actually find the dress artistic and lovely. It would be better if it could be more fitted inside that draped arm thingy. The shoes are appalling. A SHEER black stocking might have been okay. Chunky jewelry might have made her look 40 rather than 60. If she’s going for an artsy intellectual look, she might as well pair that slash of red lipstick with small, interesting glasses.

  • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

    “Every time we look at her, we assume she smells like nursing home pee.”

    HAAAAAH!  Oh man, this is a big NOOOOOOOOO.  

    Maybe— now hear me out— she decided that since this is for “Hysteria” that she has to cause it by looking silly?  OR WAIT!!  Maybe this is her Halloween outfit and she is SUPPOSED to look like a postcard.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve seen other angles of this dress and it looks like she’s definitely several months pregnant. I’ll cut her some slack on that basis, but the shoes are hideous under any circumstances.

  • Anonymous

    Oh look, Anya figured out how sew a right-hand sleeve!

  • Anonymous

    So, TLo, tell us how you really feel.  ;-D

    I can understand that she was locked into a small, eccentric boutique, and this was the only dress over size 2.  Or maybe the designer is a dear, dear friend. To whom she owes money.  Or a struggling godchild. With a possibly terminal disease.

    But NOTHING NOTHING NOTHING can justify those shoes. They’re ugly. They’re unflattering. They are decidedly BROWN.

  • Anonymous

    XD

    postcard, beach towel, pee…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1046681022 Paula Berman

    She is consistently the worst dressed celeb.  A foundation garment maker needs to take Mags under her wing– she never seems properly supported to me.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2ZGSQMHRCO7LAIOWG2HD74V6XU Marcie Dreyfuss

    UGH.

  • Anonymous

    As my grandmother would say, “This chile stay looking a mess!”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1133424434 Maria McGarry

    I want to fold her over once.

  • Anonymous

    If she stood up straight, let down her hair, put on some eye makeup, took off the black tights and changed her shoes I would really like this look … aw come on Maggie, why are you making it complicated for us fans to come back at the naysayers… look she is prettier than she normally photographs and I think she is a very talented actress. I don’t know why we keep getting this red carpet wrongness from her :(

    • Rei Carter

      She’s very pretty on film but she always looks several years older when photographed. It is a puzzle. 

  • Anonymous

    I actually like the dress.  But she’s simply ruining it.

  • http://pinkpolarity.livejournal.com/ Polarity

    I love the dress! But the styling… those shoes, that HAIR.

    Could have been awesome. :(

  • Anonymous

    Wow, you guys are in a bad mood! But I do share your frustration. I actually like the dress on the model. But on Maggie, with her depressing hair, depressing make up, depressing shoes and depressing posture, well it’s depressing. That girl needs lessons on how to work a high fashion garment. See: Saldana, Zoe.

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

      I think it’s her posture that is the main culprit in her geriatric look – she does that old-lady-slouch, bending slightly through the knees, her torso and shoulders arching forward. Combine it with her small size and the unfortunate hair, and we have Ol’ Lady Gyllenhaal.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OSYAJATXUH3QX7ZDDF52GXG4PU Janie R

    Black tights? It’s a mess alright.

  • elzatelzabelz

    Maggie G is one of those “actors” who only care about their craft or some such nonsense. Girl, please. People are sending you free designer dresses and shoes, the least you can do is show up. What annoys me about actresses like this is you know they have stylists, make up artists, and hairdressers at their beck and call and they continually look like crap warmed up. It’s your JOB, man up!

  • Anonymous

    I like the dress a lot and I love her.  Not everything needs to sing all the time.  She gets it wrong almost always but she’s so funky looking, so real, has such kindness in her eyes.  Loved her in Crazy Heart.  I do like the dress.  Bad shoes, no real hair, and she’s not standing up straight but a cool dress that I’d be more than happy to have it in my closet.  Love the colors and the idea going on.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-Charlotte-Siewierkiewicz/503556621 Jessica Charlotte Siewierkiewi

    First thought: SHE HAS NO ARM!
    But the shoes would have looked better without the hose, yes? Actually, I have never understood why you pair open-toed shoes with hose. Especially if you can see the seams.

  • Anonymous

    Maggie frequently looks so matronly, like a stay-at-home-mom who gave up caring about her looks. And that dress is just a sack with sleeves; it’s terribly unflattering. Oh hon – you need new gays.

  • Anonymous

    Jeez.  Give her a break.  At least she looks like a real person.  IN, dammit.

  • Pam Winters

    She’s potentially lovely, but I think that her posture does her in. Also, she just doesn’t seem to OWN what she’s wearing; she tends to look a little abashed, at least in photos.

  • Anonymous

    she has terrible posture and has never either worn a bra or never worn a good bra. If she stood up straight it that thing and put some shoulder in it I think it could look VERY modern and sharp but its like al clothes have 47 percent extra gravity on her. But i think she doesnt give a rat…it cannot be news to her. 

  • Anonymous

    Whoa, harsh. If she reads your comments, you’ll cure her for sure. 

  • Anonymous

    Well, at least the hose should have been sheer.  Ugh.  OUT.

  • http://twitter.com/LovemyDVF Janet Davis

    Oh dear, sweetie, no no no no no.  

    No to the geriatric support hose
    No to the ugly wedge shoes
    No to the dress that only has a chance of looking decent when it is in motion
    No to the yoga hair
    No to the makeup – reminds me how my grandmother never really wore make-up, except for lipstick – never left the house without her lipstick 

    You’re a beautiful woman with a great body – embrace it, enjoy it, WERQ it while you can.

  • margaret meyers

    That is a model’s dress and, unless you are built like a model or can wear clothes like a model, you should not wear this dress.

  • http://profiles.google.com/mmara00 M M

    She couldn’t have been bothered to prop her elbow on her hip for a shot or two? With this new film, you think she could afford a couple posing gays.

  • Anonymous

    Ahahahahahahaha. Sorry. Hahahahahaha.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NCVMWGPWBTMYBFUWJ5HQMWU2JY Undead Hungry Grandmother Birt

    Aunty Tile, WTF.

  • Anonymous

    I think it’s intentional. Maggie seems to see through all the absurdity, and I love her for that. And yet I’m always slightly disappointed when I see her outfits. Helena Bonham Carter does the “Hollywood Can Kiss My Arse” shtick so much better.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6RS6NLL44AED3E4QWIYTDQGU6I Psy_Chick

    I hate to say this, because I do not know her, and it is not a judgment on her character. But she has a very old face. The first time I saw her, I thought it was Kirstin Dunst in “old person” makeup. She will always look old because she always looks old. I don’t think she should turn to plastic surgery to “fix” it. But I don’t think she’ll ever get away from looking geriatric because she has this weird “old lady” thing going on with her face. She should be true to who she is. I don’t know if there’s a way around it. I think she’s just stuck with it.

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

    So, it’s a postcard poncho?

  • Pennymac

    Oh man. LOL’d at “nursing home pee”.

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

    You know that way that Zoe can make everything she wears look like a million bucks? Maggie has the exact opposite, um, characteristic (read: curse). She just can’t pull her shoulders back and jut her chin out to save her life. I like the dress. I just hate it on her. And her entire ‘ensemble’ is death by train. Thankfully, she is a good actress because otherwise I would not be able to forgive her.

  • Anonymous

    She always looks a little downtrodden and depressed.  Put your shoulders back and your head up, girl!  Act as if!

  • http://twitter.com/KathleenGillies Kathleen Gillies

    I like her dress, not so much on her…. it seems like the blue is positioned too high on her torso or something.  I like her shoes but not with the hose nor the dress.  They  would be fine if she were wearing navy perhaps but navy probably wouldn’t be right for her coloring either.  What is interesting is that the model has almost the same color hair as she does, it is slicked back in an updo but looks much better.  She needs someone to do her hair for her (and makeup).  Thing is, I like Mags, she is very down to earth and a fantastic actress.  

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

    I don’t mind the dress on the runway, but why the tights? Why the shoes? Why the tights with the open toe shoes? I agree with comments below that this dress would be fine for say, promoting your new perfume at a department store, but NOT on the RC! Maggie is so determined to be off-beat and original that she’s fuglifying herself. Shame, because she can be stunning when she pulls out all the stops.

  • Andrea Gutierrez

    This is one of the “You might also like” links that popped up when I landed on this post:

    http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/2011/09/in-or-out-maggie-gyllenhaal-in-dries-van-noten.html

    And I LOL’d pretty hard because you keep saying the same thing about dear Maggie and she JUST WON’T LISTEN, goddammit.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe she’s just perpetually sad that Jake got all the looks.

  • http://profiles.google.com/mochizukisan kyasarin mochizuki

    She so desperately needs gays in her life who don’t secretly hate her.

  • Anonymous

    “Nursing home pee?” I just got my life from that statement.  I’ll have to add that to my quip list.  Thanks guys!!

  • Anonymous

    The way she stands, the dresses she wears, the way she wears them – she reminds me of the sweet but clueless heiress played by Elaine May in ‘A New Leaf’. She needs a ruthless Henry Graham to come and save her.

  • http://twitter.com/TheEmpressIsIn Michael Marceline

    actually love that dress, but hate the styling

  • Anonymous

    I think there should be harsher forms of punishment for people who wear stockings/socks with open toed shoes…and world peace.