In or Out: Blake Lively in Marchesa

Posted on November 21, 2011

Is this fair, darlings?

 

Blake Lively in MarchesaBlake Lively attends the ‘Gossip Girl’ 100 episode celebration at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City in a Marchesa dress paired with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

Blake Lively in MarchesaMarchesa Spring 2012 Collection/Model: Alex Yuryeva

Blake Lively in Marchesa

Blake Lively in Marchesa

Blake Lively in Marchesa

After all, this would seem, at first glance, to be rather clearly not an IN, nor a getup suitable for a “WERQ it, girl!” So why bother putting it up for a vote at all? Of COURSE she’s OUT, silly. Anyone who argues otherwise is clearly missing a head. We think we can all agree on that.

But y’know, maybe the headless deserve a forum in which to discuss their ideas. Perhaps some of the headless would like to bang away at their keyboards and tell us all why they think this fringed, awkward skating costume deserves to be saved from the horrid misfortune of being declared OUT. Maybe we’ve been unfair in automatically discounting the experiences of headless-Americans.

Vote Now!
IN! I’m proudly headless and I love random fringe!

OUT! Oh please.


Camilla Belle’s “dress” dress was voted OUT by the commentariat, who collectively and spontaneously decided they were having none of it.

[Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images, elle.com]

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=811053804 Stacy Parker Cole

      I personally think she’s just messing with us.  OUT.

    • Anonymous

      Figure skater mixed with abominable snow man?  OUT

    • Anonymous

      This is actually something Paz de la Huerta would wear on Boardwalk Empire. Like, give her some T-straps and wavy hair and you’re done.

    • http://twitter.com/applecocola Stacy

      OUT. It looks beautiful and ethereal on the model, but somehow Ms. Lively makes it look cheap and tacky. I think the way she’s posing doesn’t help either. Honey, please learn to pose without sticking out your chest as if you’re desperate for a man to plant his face between your breasts. Yes, we know we can see you’re cleavage, but that’s Katy Perry’s gimmick.

      • Sobaika Mirza

        I think she has that effect on clothing. Anyone remember the Lanvin she posed an entire night with by spreading it at the slit, just so everyone could gape at her legs? If not, I have you covered:

        http://fashionrollcall.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Blake-Lively-Spike-TV-Lanvin-e1287443478485.jpg

        • Anonymous

          Nevermind the constant slight parting of the lips. 

      • Anonymous

        Yes, this exactly, the weird LOOK AT MY TATA’S posture is killing it. She has the body to pull off the dress, and I think the hair & makeup look great, but the posture… Yesh, she’s giving hookers a bad name.

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          Sweetestsith, I don’t know any hooker who would be caught dead in this mess.  truly.

          • Anonymous

            touche!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HREPOWNBVUBRIVPQCF3ST2IKDM Euphory

        She paid for the implants and went through surgery to have them.  So why can’t the girl flaunt them? 

        • Anonymous

          Because it makes her look tacky.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HREPOWNBVUBRIVPQCF3ST2IKDM Euphory

            Hm, notice my sarcasm?
            “Look at my new implants and don’t you want my surgeon’s number” is Blake’s default pose. That plus the fake “I’m so happy!” wide-open-mouth even tongue-sticking expression.
            (sarcasm fail, wah).

            • Anonymous

              Curse you internet, and your lack of tonal context to draw conclusions about commesnts from! *dramatic skyward fist-shake*

    • Anonymous

      IN. I think the skin-showing is sexy without being vulgar or tacky. The earrings seem to bring the whole look down, and the hair is a bit boring…however, she has otherwise paired it with elegant shoes, and she is posing the HELL out of it.

      I see the ice-skating reference, but this strikes me as something…different. IN.

      • http://profiles.google.com/valencia.lucia87 Lucía Valencia

        Wow, 7 likes to this. There are more headless reading TLo than I thought.

    • http://twitter.com/NC_Meg Megan

      What in the hell? This isn’t even a case of “what was Blake Lively thinking?” but a case of “what was MARCHESA thinking when they designed and manufactured this?”

      • Anonymous

        Totally. When I saw her, I said,” Of course she did.” But for shame, Marchesa. On the model it isn’t as slutty (of course; she isn’t Blake Lively), but the dress could never be anything other than Pegasus on ice.

        • http://twitter.com/NC_Meg Megan

          I love how pissed the model looks. I know models usually have straight faces but man, that girl just looks SO MAD.

          • Anonymous

            I hadn’t noticed, but she does! Well, she is wearing an albino horse tail merkin.

            • Anonymous

              Nice!

          • Anonymous

            I hadn’t noticed, but she does! Well, she is wearing an albino horse tail merkin.

    • http://www.facebook.com/teresaec Teresa Enright Campbell

      She’s one headress short of being a Las Vegas showgirl.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_K7VOQSAYZ7H2OBX6LOJNNIBSSE Amanda

        I thought the exact same thing! Like something with blue and gold feathers…ha!

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

      O – U – T, out out out!

      That’s just bad!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3NXBVKLOMNGCAVCVXOVWDGD3SE Marissa

      OUT. It looks like a fancy Halloween costume, and not in a good way. 

    • Anonymous

      OUT.  Oh please is right.  As if the dress wasn’t bad enough, the awful tilt of her head and look and her face is enough for the OUT rating.

    • http://twitter.com/enuma enuma

      This is one of those dresses that could maybe look good in a magazine editorial, but doesn’t stand a snowball’s chance in hell of looking good on the red carpet.

    • foodycat

      Clash of the Titans meets the Great Gatsby. Out.

    • http://twitter.com/anibellee Lynsey M.

      Obviously OUT.  I think we really just need to call Marchesa OUT at this point though, they made us look at this too.

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

        I’ll gladly call Marchesa OUT. That woman makes some hideous-ass dresses.

    • Anonymous

      Oh, for a second there I thought TLo was hangover from the weekend or something, ’cause this is not worth putting through a vote. TLo, I move to create a “What were you thinking” section. 

      In short, it looks like an entire crew of figure skaters barfed on her. Tacky figure skaters.

    • http://wineandwhiskeygirl.blogspot.com Amanda Semrick

      She looks…hairy.  

      Out.

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

      I usually think that just about every ” in Marchesa” post gets an Out from me. Rarely do I like anything from that label.

    • Sue Stewart

      Only rarely do I open a post and say out loud: “Oh,dear God, no.”  This was the case.  No.  Please.

    • Anonymous

      This is ridiculous, even for Marchesa. I find Ms. Lively thoroughly uninteresting; she oozes cheap no matter who she wears. And you can guess my vote.

      • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

        Agree with you 100% serenitynow02.  She manages to make even beautiful clothes look cheap and tacky with her smirk and her posing.  When she starts out with a mess of a dress like this one, however, the cheapness is magnified 1000%.  She’s another one who I just can’t figure out why she’s famous – she can’t act, she’s not funny or interesting.  Chip in a chip way.  OUT.

    • Nora Mulllin

      Oh dear lord. OUT.

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

      She looks like she used some fringe to cover some kind of horrible skin disease but didn’t have enough. OUT

    • Anonymous

      Bad vegas showgirl skating costume.  Really, the first crime is Marchesa’s for designing and make such an abomination and the second crime is the stylist who said, “OMG!  Blake, you will look divine in this!” and the thrid crime was Blake Lively being stupid enough to listen to said moron stylist.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        WORD, Tom!!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HREPOWNBVUBRIVPQCF3ST2IKDM Euphory

        Hm, this girl claims that she doesn’t employ a stylist, and I think it really shows.  But Anna Wintour seems to think that automatically equals Ms. Lively to “America’s Next Great Fashion Icon”.
        Somewhere, a young JLo is probably wondering “we wear the same clothes and I pose better; why am I called tacky and this chica is a fashion icon and face of Chanel?”
        That makes me miss Gwenyth Paltrow as a fashion icon greatly. 

    • http://twitter.com/TheScottFinley Scott Finley

      OUT. A big design miss from Marchesa. I understand the concept of laide-jolie but this misses, and even if it were better, it would take someone with a very strong sense of their own style to pull it off. Blake Lively isn’t that person. She is a mannequin.

    • http://twitter.com/freegirltellsit VC

      All I Can Say Is…..OUT

    • Anonymous

      Marchesa is one step up from David’s Bridal

      • Anonymous

        or possibly down.

    • http://twitter.com/thisiscarlijn Carlijn Kruidhof

      God she looks so obnoxious. Like: ‘look at me I’m so pretty, that’s why I’m showing all this skin!’ Not feeling it at all. OUT. 

    • http://democracydiva.com/ Democracy Diva

      This is just offensive. OUT.

    • Anonymous

      OUT.  This is godawful.

    • http://twitter.com/baxterbartley Becky Bartley

      Personally I love wearing long fringe from my armpits, rear end, and lady parts. 
      What, is that not the style these days? 
      … I hope you can all recognize sarcasm – clearly OUT.

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

      ultra tacky, out of course

    • Anonymous

      That’s just wrong.

      Out.

    • Anonymous

      She looks like a figure skater attacked a peacock, came away with some damage but ultimately ended up winning and wearing the spoils of the battle.

    • Vaniljekjeks

      Out.  I am back to wanting to smack her in the face.  It’s all so overdone and awful.

    • Anonymous

      Gossip Girl is still on the air?

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Really, this isn’t even a question.
      I gasped out loud and shook my head rapidly, thinking I was having a seizure of some weird, fringe-induced kind.  The embroidered bits make her look like there is something Terribly Terribly Wrong with her skin.

    • Anonymous

      So is this what happens when we get a decent outfit out of her once? She saves all the tacky up and blows it out in one giant fanfare of fringe, applique, and boobies?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=768540908 Badriya Al-Badi’a

      In the belly dance world, we call tassels placed squarely on the crotch “crassels.”  It is tacky and usually found on the sorts of costumes we refer to as airport specials (as in, bought by tourists in the airport on their way home from some Middle Eastern country or another, and always cheap and ill-made).  She is so wearing a crassel.  It’s not a bad concept for a dress, but the fringe placement is just terrible, and makes the whole thing reminiscent of those airport specials.

    • Anonymous

      Wow! Vegas dancer sure can’t let go of her cowgirl roots. OUT.

    • http://twitter.com/starrika Ali

      I almost like the dress on the model – there are a few things I would change, but I like the look of it. On Blake, it just looks weird and cheap. She really has a hard time posing and selling looks, I think because she always picks someone else’s dress. OUT, obviously.

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

      Pit merkins + Sam Elliott’s mustache = Idiot fashion victim.

    • Anonymous

      Here’s what I’ve started to wonder on some of these in or outs.  Is Blake out, or is Marchesa out?  I mean could anyone wear that dress?  Or was it just part of a roll out for fashion week and didn’t seem that entirely too ridiculous as part of the whole set but an’t possibly be worn in real life – or the facsimile that is the red carpet?  The model picture looks odd but not quite so dreadful, but then again you can’t see the sides or the way it photos under red carpet lights.  But on an actress (not a model) every flaw with the dress itself is magnified.  Is this not her dress, or is it not anyone’s dress?  

      • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

        I think it might be fabulous in a high end editorial with the right styling, the right model, etc.  Marchesa just most of the time sucks in “real life”, though.

      • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

        I think it might be fabulous in a high end editorial with the right styling, the right model, etc.  Marchesa just most of the time sucks in “real life”, though.

    • Anonymous

      Makes me miss Cher.  Blake is to much of a mere mortal to get away with this one.  OUT!

      • Anonymous

        Good call. When I look at disastrous dresses like this, I try to be generous and think of who might have been able to wear it well. I came up blank with this one, but Cher? Absolutely!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BA6BTBV4V3MQRX6K2HDEL7Y7TU MerridithK

      Oh, HELL no.  Not in a million years.  Not ever.

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

      OUT. Ghastly. Simply ghastly. 

    • http://twitter.com/rachelruthlee Rachel Lee

      It’s actually pretty eye-catching, and she didn’t go wrong with accessories. It’s a nice colour on her as well. The sheer (pun not intended) weirdness of the dress makes it Out, but she nearly saved it! 

    • Toni Busch

      I say “IN” for no other reason than I desperately want to try on that dress, and those heels, and dance all over the room.  I bet that dress is super fun to wear, and that makes me like it,

    • Terence Ng

      Her posing is terrible and she’s clearly too boring for a dress that nice. OUT, but not because of the dress.

    • Anonymous

      Flapper drag…

    • Anonymous

      She’s got a great body but it sure shouldn’t be encased in this disaster.  Ice skater meets Annie Oakley, indeed…….OUT.

    • MilaXX

      OUT ’nuff said

    • Anonymous

      Oh please…. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Heather-Waddell/10401341 Heather Waddell

      My only surprise with this dress is that I don’t hate the bodysuit as much as I thought I would. If it were the bodysuit with a gauzy, poofy, cocktail-length skirt I might have even approved. But oh lord that FRINGE.

    • Judy_J

      1920’s flapper skating outfit?  Whatever, it’s butt-ugly.  OUT.

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

      I wonder what it would look like without the fringe.  i think it would still be too slutty, but if it lost the fringe AND had fewer cutouts, maybe it would be okay.

    • Anonymous

      My first reaction was, “Ew.”  OUT

    • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

      Out for all the obvious reasons.

      …….. headless?

    • Anonymous

      OUT. not a way to start the week.

    • Anonymous

      That’s insane. I’m afraid of it. I think it may have sentient life. It’s evil. Watch the skies.

      Out.

    • Anonymous

      A stylist’s revenge, haha

    • Martha Anderson

      the runway model looks all “FAAARRRRRRKKK I have to show this piece of crap”

    • Anonymous

      Oh, if only they had human hair for the fringe — that would have made my cracktastic day!

    • Jessica Rowe

      I think any straight man would say IN. But any one else in their right mind would say OUT.

    • Anonymous

      I actually like the dress on the model.  It’s certainly not boring, and I bet it moves well.  But it looks awful on Lively; the posing and overdone ‘this is my heavy-lidded sexyface’ are absolutely killing it.  

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QP4RBTAZX6QTHZZSJ2YT7DGO7Q Brittany

      OUT OUT OUT

    • Anonymous

      Amazing the difference between Versace’s recent fringe dresses and this.  This fringe looks so bizarrely tacked on it’s like there was a game of Pin the Tail on the Donkey, and whoever hit the crotch got the prize.

      Oh, and then there are fish plastered to her breasts!

      Yeah, definitely blindfolds played a part in this.  New PR challenge:  make a dress blindfolded!

      • Anonymous

        I saw the fish too.  Just wondering: If Georgina Chapman weren’t married to Harvey Weinstein, would Marchesa even exist? That line consistently produces some of the tackiest gowns on the market.

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

          Oh, thank you. I’ve been thinking the same thing. Weinstein wields a lot power. I could see a lot of women in Hollywood choosing Marchesa as a political move.

    • Anonymous

      Is she trying to get cast in ‘The Joey Heatherton story’?

      If so, genius.

      –GothamTomato

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

        “Be a perfect sleeper. Buy a Perfect Sleeper, Perfect Sleeper.”

        I always loved Joey Heatherton, but she was one tacky lady.

    • Sara Leigh Merrey

      For what event or occasion would this ever be appropriate?

    • Kathleen Morrison

      Proudly headless! IN!

    • Molly OBM

      To top it all you just KNOW it has a horrible exposed zipper all down the back. OUT, obviously

    • Anonymous

      And just in case my reply comment below didn’t make it clear: OUT.

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

      OUT.  I shuddered when I saw this.

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

      OUT.  I shuddered when I saw this.

    • Anonymous

      This dress — both its design and selection for wearing anywhere but in Vegas or in a private strip show — is a great candidate for a 10 worst Red Carpet choices for 2011. 

    • Anonymous

      This dress — both its design and selection for wearing anywhere but in Vegas or in a private strip show — is a great candidate for a 10 worst Red Carpet choices for 2011. 

    • Anonymous

      So much OUT. I can’t hate the hair, though.

    • Grace Ritt

      Okay, well. The hair and makeup look wonderful, and the shoes were a nice pairing choice. Her body looks great in that dress, but she’s Blake Lively. And the reason she chose this ridiculous skater costume Vegas stripper dress? She’s Blake Lively. OUT.

    • Anonymous

      Ugh. Vegas showgirl. Apparently the brief surge of hope we all had for Blake’s fashion choices last week was premature.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1126733505 Kathleen Getaz

      No.  Just…no.  She’s way classier than that.

    • Anonymous

      Okay, I’ll give it a try. It should be an IN because who doesn’t want a cheap looking, Givenchy Haute Couture 2011 imitating dress? 

    • Anonymous

      This is the worst.

    • http://twitter.com/lenabena_ Elena

      Out, as you know.

    • Anonymous

      OUT.  I don’t get why I’m seeing so much pubic fringe lately.  And white pubic fringe here, eek!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1589131702 Jenna Gordon

      i don’t know why she is wasting time taking pictures because she has got 4 shows to do today and vegas is nothing if not prompt.

    • Anonymous

      Good lord. OUT

    • Jennifer Coleman

      Dear Marchesa,
      I know you & I rarely see eye to eye on your designs. But I wanted to give you a kindly heads up for the next time the idea to combine fringe and lace in one frock pops into your head – run to the closest window and jump out of it. 
      That is all,
      Jennifer

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

      OUT. And I’m with all of the commenters who are are saying it’s mainly due to Marchesa designing such an awful dress in the first place. I can see the influence of the 1920’s with this, but at the same time, it strikes me (on both Blake and Alex) as “cheaper than a two-bit whore”. Blake’s hairstyle isn’t helping as it should be much sleeker (the way Alex’s hair was done), but I give the shoes props. While I’m sure the cost of those earrings would probably cover at least 3, or more, payments of my student loan, and they *seemingly* go perfectly with the dress, in the end the solid drop stone is way too heavy when paired with all that fringe and lace.

    • Alison Jimenez

      Reminds me of the giant white flying dog from The Neverending Story. OUT.

    • Anonymous

      Oh I am so happy for myself that you declared this out.  I’m with the “oh please” crowd.  What a mess.  Is this the new Marchesa?  From folded napkins to – what the hell – fringed peek-a-boo armor?  yech.

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

      Oh for god’s sake. Are you trying to kill me with my own coffee???

    • Anonymous

      I actually got confused looking a this dress.  OUT.

    • Mariah J

      I can’t believe this was Marchesa…tacky as hell

    • Anonymous

      I’ve come to realize that Marchesa is simply Georgina’s way of getting back at all the starlets in Hollywood. She knows they will wear anything in order to suck up to Harvey, so she throws this shit together and then sits back and laughs when they make fools of themselves on the red carpet. There is no other explanation. Oh, and out.

    • Anonymous

      a 2.0 from the Russian judge……OUT!

    • Anonymous

      OUT  This is not a dress, it’s a costume and it’s missing it’s home in Las Vegas.

    • Anonymous

      This is a tacky temporary tatoo with fringe!

    • Anonymous

      Out, out, out. Both the dress, with fringe where her lady parts are, and Blake Lively. Who is she?? A Gossip Girl?? Is that enough to catapult someone to fame nowadays?? God help us all.

    • Anonymous

      Clearly, she was forced to wear that awful, awful thing.  OUT, OUT, OUT!

    • Anonymous

      In the dictionary, under “Out”, I’m pretty sure there’s a picture of this.  It’s hideous on the model, and even more hideous in person.  It also looks like it’s kind of sitting oddly on her, like it got twisted.  Or maybe she’s just standing twisted.

    • penn collins

      out out out. 

    • Lauren Maier

      I actually screamed in terror when I saw this Ode to Iceskating disaster.  OUT.  
      Dear Marchesa – 
      When we said we were tired of origami dresses, we didn’t mean this!  
      Love, 
      People with Fashion Sense 

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

        “Like” x 100

    • CQAussie

      Seriously.  No.  OUT.

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

      I think Harvey W. makes people wear his wife’s designs on a dare. They
      don’t have to sleep with him to get the part, they just have to wear
      Georgina’s hiddy dresses. It’s harassment for the 21st Century.  This
      showing just confirms my suspicions.  There is no other possible
      explanation for why someone – even Blake L. – would don this get-up.

    • Anonymous

      Out in the farthest reaches of space please. This is just an excuse to be naked in public.

    • Anonymous

      OUT, clearly

      I have a head, I have eyes…

    • Stephen Bornstein

      Didn”t we see this same look in Cameron Diazs’ hair in “Something About Mary”?…sheesh

    • http://twitter.com/wastedWASP Sabrina Hom

      Do I even need to say OUT?

      Blake is always an out for me (though not always an OUT). I just don’t see the appeal. To me, all of the Gossip Girls are pretty, but none of them have the allure, intrigue, or grace to be beautiful. When I look at this one, I hear the sound of her heels clattering clumsily across a linoleum floor. She can dress up like Oksana Baiul on a bender and sleep her way around Hollywood (if the rumors are true) but she will always bore me. 

    • Anonymous

      What are you complaining about? This is an absolutely CHARMING tip of the hat to a Ziegfeld Follies costume! The only thing missing is a hair ornament which evokes a 4′ tall head piece.

      Now, if you’re going to go all squeamish and say that the red carpet is not the place for burlesque house-inspired raiment, well, then I guess one must call it OUT.

      But if I were her I’d buy the dress and hire a few chorines to follow me around in complementary attire.

    • sandra E

      Ooo – Ice Capades

      Out!

    • Anonymous

      I loved 90 percent of Marchesa’s collection this season — it was by far my favorite overall — and in general, I loved the sheer motif throughout, but this was probably one of the worst looks from the collection. She could’ve chosen something so much better.

    • Anonymous

      My family has a saying: Just because you can doesn’t mean you should. OUT.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3NBI6646QJBKNCFEZNCHXUCBGE thatgirl

      Her hair, makeup, and earrings are pretty.

      But the rest…. Dear me, that’s not scrolldown fug, that’s the stuff nightmares are made of. Tonight, Blake will be visited by the ghosts of class, dignity, and taste. Let’s hope they get through to her before it’s too late.

    • Anonymous

      People, please.  Have some sympathy.  She was clearly attacked by cats on the way to the event, who shredded her dress and left gaping holes.  And the poor dear is posing and making the best of it.  

    • Anonymous

      I gay-gasped. And not in a good way.

    • Jessica O’Connell

      Blake Lively, wtf dude? OUT. She looks like a mermaid who got in a fight with a tassled couch. And oh man, did she lose…

    • http://victoriapavlova.com Victoria Pavlova

      She needs skates with this. OUT.

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      HATE IT.

    • http://twitter.com/Menshevixen DH

      As a Blake Lively apologist, I must vote IN.

    • Anonymous

      I’m gonna go with IN, actually. I’m so sick and fucking tired of a parade of starlet cocktail dresses. I don’t love this, but hell, it’s interesting and different and conversation worthy, and on her end she executed it well. So props. I’m all for it.

    • Anonymous

      Wtf.

    • Anonymous

      I applaud your sense of fairness. After all, do the headless not have mouths with which to speak? Eyes with which to see? Noses with which to smell the stench of this stinking pile of garbage?

      Apparently not.

    • Anonymous

      Oh, geez, I didn’t even realize it was my despised Marchesa. Time to pull out the placards and the bullhorn:

      Die, Marchesa, die!

      • Anonymous

        Well, see, Marchesa did the switcheroo on you: They deftly took away the shower scrubbies and substituted fringe! Clever!

        • Anonymous

          I know. Marchesa’s been fucking with me (I take it very personally). First, about 6 months ago, there were some actual attractive dresses (and they were shown on models who did not look like they’d just been lying in the gutter), so I thought, well. Perhaps I’ve misjudged. But those were red herrings and double whammies, because next thing I knew it was back with the scrubbies and froofroos and loopdeloos. And now this!

    • Anonymous

      Representing the United States in the first ever solo ice dancing competition…Miss Blake Lively!

    • Anonymous

      Well, in that second picture, if I only look from the waist up and focus on her hair and make up (and not directly on that monstrosity of a dress), we might be on to something… but that takes too much effort. OUT!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JSGAZPEESHQT47ATH55GNOHHBY Erin

      The lushest stripper in Vegas.  OUT

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JSGAZPEESHQT47ATH55GNOHHBY Erin

      The lushest stripper in Vegas.  OUT

    • Anonymous

      What kind of person puts on a dress like this and says “Damn, I look fantastic in this?”  Why are there two fish facing off on her boobs?  What are those purple blobs supposed to represent?  Why does she have that “I’m waiting for you to kiss me/I’m going to sneeze” look on her face?  And the fringe!  I can’t even…

      Not just OUT, but AS GOD IS MY WITNESS! OUT!

    • Anonymous

      What kind of person puts on a dress like this and says “Damn, I look fantastic in this?”  Why are there two fish facing off on her boobs?  What are those purple blobs supposed to represent?  Why does she have that “I’m waiting for you to kiss me/I’m going to sneeze” look on her face?  And the fringe!  I can’t even…

      Not just OUT, but AS GOD IS MY WITNESS! OUT!

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

      Great Holy Mary Mother of God. WTF? This is a hell of a thing to see before I’ve had enough coffee and cigarettes to get through the day. OUT

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

      Great Holy Mary Mother of God. WTF? This is a hell of a thing to see before I’ve had enough coffee and cigarettes to get through the day. OUT

    • Anonymous

      Not only fringe, but ultra-long crotch fringe. What the hell.

    • Anonymous

      “Oh no”, exclaimed the stripper, “someone stole my Botticelli’s ‘Birth Of Venus’ costume!”

    • Anonymous

      WHAT THE HELL IS THAT.

      OUT.

    • Anonymous

      I can’t even see the germ of good idea anywhere here. Ill conceived from the get-go. On your FB page, I called it a fancy bordello lampshade. I’m sticking with that description.

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

      Are those winged koi fish on her chest????? Good god!!!!

    • Anonymous

      OUT.

    • Anonymous

      When I scrolled down and got my first glance at the dress, I said “Oh, holy crap!”  That would be an OUT.

    • Noelle Haland

      Oh please, is right. Sheesh. Way OUT.

    • Cathy S

      Oh please. Let’s take all of Marchesa’s stupidest ideas and put them in one dress. One horrifyingly awful dress. Love that picture of her smiling though. Out.

    • aimee_parrott

      Oh, please.  out.

    • Anonymous

      I think you need another category.  Because as the dress is clearly frightening young children, she is working hard to make it work.  That’s admirable, isn’t it?  Some gals can’t even bother to work a beautiful dress. 

      Consider making your “work it like it owes you money” thing a regular thing.

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

      I’m going to be a good little sheep and follow the Shepard this time. Out. Beeeh!

    • http://twitter.com/QuincyTKatz Quincy Katz

      I won’t bother to comment on Ms. Lively or her taste.
       
      But the dress….it is not totally hiddy.
       I like the idea of it, the color palate and the lacework.
      This begs an interesting question, How could one modify this dress and make it  elegant ?
      Certainly less and shorter fringe. Maybe a cream silk lining?
      any ideas?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WKSM57KFWUGRMKPDUW4SPL3GDM Kathryn

      It could be cool without the fringe.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HREPOWNBVUBRIVPQCF3ST2IKDM Euphory

      Where are the other stars of Gossip Girl? 
      Blake is really dressing for her character. 
      And this girl is “The Next Great American Fashion Icon” and face of Chanel.
      Coco Chanel probably doesn’t even bother to protest from grave anymore. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HREPOWNBVUBRIVPQCF3ST2IKDM Euphory

      I think the dress can actually look good.  It doesn’t look that bad on the model.  It’s Blake’s constant “Look at my awesome implants! Don’t you want my surgeon’s number?!” pose that makes it look bad. 

    • Anonymous

      Um, yeah. OUT.

    • Anonymous

      It kind of works on the model??  But maybe this is one of those dresses that only looks good on a runway as a form of art expression.  Or… something.  

      On Lively the fringe kills this dress and makes it look kinna dumb.  Sorry, girl.  I like her lipstick and jewelry though.  OUT

    • Anonymous

      Wow. This is what happens when Marchesa doesn’t do ruffles and frippery and origami? This dress is SO bad they should be embarrassed. OUT.

    • Anonymous

      I’m in the headless minority with an IN for this.  Yes, even with 23″ fringe coming out of the cooch.  Read on if you wish.

      She has the body for it.  The element placement is relatively modest.  The color scheme is not garish.  She is young enough to still wear some crazy shit.  She is well accessorized and tastefully made up.  She is carrying herself with poise and confidence.  I don’t think she looks awkward at all, in fact I think she’s rocking the hell out of it.  It’s great publicity on a day when we’re suppose to be ripping the AMA red carpet.  The sane girls not wearing buckets of fringe probably looked downright boring in comparison.

      Paz would’ve looked like a crack-headed ho’ (as usual).  Aguilera would’ve looked like a pudgy small time drag queen.  Blake is hitting all the right notes.  That’s what I say and I’m sticking’ to it.

      • Anonymous

        I totally get this reasoning. I just couldn’t stay with it long enough to make it to an “in,” for me. But I can see how she’d wear it and I can see that she’d be completely unrepentant about wearing it even if every fashion commentator in the universe condemned her. Because, darn it, she’s still young enough to do the ridiculous for fun, and, well, if not her, who?

    • http://twitter.com/Kaptain_Killjoy Nimith

      Kitch lampshade chic? OUT

    • Anonymous

      Could this BE more OUT?

    • Anonymous

      OUT.  The greeny-purple part is not a bad idea for a BODICE…but a terrible idea for a whole dress.  And I don’t EVEN know WTF is going on with that fringe.

      Not to mention that I’m just obsessive-compulsive enough to waste my whole night untangling that shit.

    • Anonymous

      She’s trying and I give her props for it, but this dress is so horrible, it’s an automatic OUT

    • Anonymous

      ugh. out.

    • Anonymous

      The hair, for some reason, makes her face look older and, uh, weathered. And the posing is so desperate and hoochie. Not even gonna start on the dress. Do I need to say OUT?

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

      Off with her fringes! ‘Out’ to Ariel’s strippy cover-up on land.

    • Anonymous

      Out out out. She looks like a couch in a old-timey brothel.

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

      OUT… I don’t think even Lady Gaga could pull that off.

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

      OUT… I don’t think even Lady Gaga could pull that off.

    • Anonymous

      Somebody used a string mop to clean up vomit, then stood the dirty mop against the wall. Oh wait — it’s Blake Lively in this dress.

    • Anonymous

      i wanted to like this from the thumbnail, also cos everything she wears is so bad & many people seem to be so envious of her &, then, of course there’s leo–never meant to play rimbaud but perhaps a good influence on the abovenoted. but no way, i cant, this is horrible, perhaps conceptually fine on the stationary & slim as a board model but once you move it past conception & into not only gestation but birth it loses all coherency, cogency, fantasy, whatever & any interest other than the naked kind. no: terrible.

    • Grace Armstrong

      I just don’t understand why Marchesa is so popular. They make dresses that completely disregard the person wearing them. The purpose of any article of clothing should be to make the person wearing it look good! Or at least to make them look interesting, not hiddy. This is criminal.

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

      You’re kidding right? This wasn’t a PR challenge where the only supplies were tin foil and dental floss? She actually wore that on purpose? OUT! No question.

    • Kate Pearce

      Nope. OUT

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

      I think fringe half your own body length is reason enough to say OUT.

    • http://twitter.com/TwiterlessTerri Terri

      spectacularly tacky. She looks like a cross between a tasseled art deco lamp and a prostitute.

    • Anonymous

      Even without my head (and I almost regret having eyes to see this) it’s an out.  Even for Marchesa, this is hiddy.

    • Anonymous

      Hell. No. OUT. Blake Lively: bringin’ trailer park to the red carpet since 2007.

    • Anonymous

      Aw HELL No. That look should have never left the runway. OUT

    • Anonymous

      I am a proud headed American and I declare this OUT. I also declare it Tragic Misuse of Fringe, because it coulda been a cool dress.

    • Anonymous

      I wish you guys would have brought back the Dress Libs for this one.  I bet you would have had some pretty good entries.

      • Anonymous

        YESSSS! I miss Dress Libs. And wasn’t the last one also Blake Lively in Marchesa? It’s destiny, darlings!

    • Anonymous

      Out.  What a dumb dress.

    • Anonymous

      That’s a Marchesa dress?? Atypical of them. The only way I could tell is because it’s something I wouldn’t be caught dead in.

    • Anonymous

      IN. I am not headless but she looks completely insane and I love it. 

    • Anonymous

      Oh, sweet Jesus, OUT! And, for once, not just because it’s on her. That dress is horrifying! Did Joann Fabrics have an overstock deal on cheap, white fringe? 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UG4ZUN6WRU57HLCAUKDFKWKCLY Allison

      Oh jesus. Just….oh MIGOD. Even for her, RILLYBAD.

    • http://twitter.com/ryenerman rynerman

      What the hell is that?  Out.

    • Anonymous

      Is Gossip Girl doing a Cirque du Soleil episode?

    • http://twitter.com/Usama_Hamayun Usama Hamayun

      Well…u hv readers outside America too!!!

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

      She’s a very brave young woman.

    • Anonymous

      Does this girl suffer from congenital Bad Taste Gene Syndrome?

      • Anonymous

        Yes. We need to have a CBTG Telethon and raise money for a cure.  Because this is an epidemic. 

    • Anonymous

      I can see her bellybutton. Which means that it isn’t lined. Which means that I’m seeing waaaaaaay more of Blake’s crotch than I ever consented to. Eep.

      • Anonymous

        Seriously, now I’m concerned about what you could see if some wind moved the fringe a little

        • Anonymous

          I think there are multiple merkin layers. The model is walking and the fringe is parting and swinging back to show there is more fringe under it.

          THANK GOD.

    • Anonymous

      Hahaaaaaaa, of course it’s OUT. Waaaay the hell out. The Queen of Tackytown still reigns.

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

      oh please. out, darlings.

    • Anonymous

       
      Later, Nicki Minaj will pounce on her, shave off the fringy stuff, and turn it into a wig.

      Well, maybe not. But it would certainly be fun to watch!

      (of course it’s out.)

      • Anonymous

        OH, I’d want that to happen! And considering Minaj’s sense of humor (see: Do the Creep music video), she would do it, too.

    • Anonymous

      She looks absurd. Out

    • Anonymous

      A refugee from the court of Ming the Merciless.

    • Anonymous

      Her pubic area is sporting a three-foot fringe. ALL THE WAY OUT.

    • Carrie L. Boram

      OUT! Put it away, girl. Ugh.

    • bailey debruynkops

      makes me gag. i hate her so.

    • Anonymous

      It’s curtains for Miss Lively. Whorehouse curtains.

    • Stephen Pischl

      I’ll jump in and advocate for the devil.

      I would never say that this is my favorite dress, and I loathe Marchesa as the vanity project that it most surely is.  That said, within the limitations of the garment, Blake is working this fucking dress like the rent is past due and the landlord’s threatening her with eviction.

      Fine, the dress is basically embellished illusion netting.  Still, the shoes, earrings (G-d!  Those earrings!  TO DIE!), and jewelry all so impeccably work together with her youthful makeup and the braided updo, together they create a romantic “look” that, sure, strongly references its strong art deco and chinoiserie influences, but looks chic, modern, and, more than anything, glamorous.  Even the color of the garment makes her skin look golden and flawless.

      Besides, it has to be said: the girl is so gorgeous, it’s practically criminal.  Having seen that third picture, where she’s smiling and in motion, how could anyone not imagine that girl in that outfit walking into a room and drawing every eye, in the best possible way?  There’d be a collective gasp for breath.

    • Anonymous

      OUT. Slutty showgirl (is that redundant?) meets figure skater meets Edward Scissorhands on a bender.

    • Anonymous

      What this is, I don’t even know.  OUT

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

      Heh.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KQSWLY2RUE3HAOERJI7HHORJJQ Debby Barbero

      My first comment on opening…WHAT is she wearing?  OUT

    • Courtney Brown

      OUT!!

    • Anonymous

      Two phrases that usually warrant instant OUTS, “Blake Lively” and “Marchesa”, paired together.  The sum is a greater OUT than the out of its parts.

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

      TLo, remember when you did that segment, “If we were her gays”? Could we please bring it back, pronto! This poor starlet needs an intervention.

      • Helen C

        This poor starlet is deemed by Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld as the Next Great American Fashion Icon.  

    • Anonymous

      Where are her ice skates?

    • Anonymous

      All the dresses in the world, a bottomless pit of money, an endless line of talented stylists begging for work…. she chooses this dress… Utterly Bewildered FacePalm.

    • margaret meyers

      OUT.  And how old is she?  She looks old, and stupid.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=610791985 Aniela Marie Perry

      eye twitch

    • Sara__B

      OUT. Enough said.

    • Anonymous

      She looks like an ad for drinking fountains for Martians … or something. OUT

    • Anonymous

      If there is a reason this shouldn’t be out, I can’t think of it.

    • http://twitter.com/mme_hardy MadameHardy

      Nice outfit — who’s your waxer?

    • Haley Buchanan

      OUT.  Are there some sort of fish or birds or something on her boobs?  This is unnecessarily complicated even for Marchesa.

    • Anonymous

      Costume from punked out production of Girl of the Golden West. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mary-Stone/100001328135240 Mary Stone

      Wow, really cool use of what would otherwise be gold-fish embroidered overlays on nude chiffon with really neato long fringie-things ever so tastefully located…
      …not.  This is just dreadful.

    • Anonymous

      I am now preparing to be hit with rotten fruit, but I like this.

    • Anonymous

      EW GROSS

      OUT

    • Anonymous

      It’s overly complicated but if it wasn’t she’d be naked.  She’s out. Somebody get her a coat and take her home.

    • http://twitter.com/Unclassical Alexandria N

      brain damage. just say NO to drugs and fringe lovey. OUT, SHEESH.

    • http://profiles.google.com/fade131 Fade 131

      OH PLEASE. Out.

    • Anonymous

      It’s the spawn of a Vegas showgirl and an overdressed country-western line dancer.

    • Anonymous

      Ugh.  OUT.

    • Anonymous

      I’m going to be completely self-centered and presume that *I* am the headless person being referred to, what with my advocating fringe non-hate.  I like the skirt.
      But I’m sorry, OUT.  The shoulder fringe shouldn’t be there.  And then without it, the figure-skater top is even more obvious.  The skirt should have been a separate.

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

      OUT. Oh Marchesa, in the words His Orangeness, “Who is this girl? Where is she going?”

    • Anonymous

      Out. What is so damn unlikable about this gal?

    • Anonymous

      Blake is making it work. IN!

    • Anonymous

      OUT.

    • Joyce VG

      hahahahahahaha sick o her OUT hahahahahahaha

    • http://twitter.com/BeantownMrs Praggya R. Barretto

      Out.

    • http://toodles.yelp.com AWStevens

      Guys?! OMG!  AN ALIEN IS ABOUT TO POP OUT OF HER STOMACH!  WATCH OUT! 

      This dress is so OUT it has its own galaxy…

    • Anonymous

      Clearly she’s an exotic dancer wearing a 3-foot-long merkin.  OUT.

    • Mary McClelland

      Out. Ugh – clearly anyone who would wear this is having some sort of split personality disorder where they believe themselves an extra from Zigfield Follies. Ugh. Out. In the worst of bad ways. It’s not even an In if you look at it from a costumey perspective. 

    • Mary Gallagher

      She’s very pretty, but no. This is so OUT.

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

      Ha ha + argh = OUT.

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

      Oh look.  A peepshow dress with built in curtains.  OUT.  

    • Anonymous

      OUT  I’d rather the 1984 Boardwalk Slut over this nonsense
       

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

      I actually like it. *Cowers behind hands*

    • Anonymous

      Givenchy rip-off.  Marchesa, be ashamed.  I like a lot of things about this, actually; but I love ridiculousness for it’s own sake.  I will never abide crotch fringe, however.  Out.

    • Anonymous

      Who would make something this stupid? Who would allow her to wear it? Out.

    • http://twitter.com/capt_shiny Mags

      That’s awful. OUT.

    • http://twitter.com/LordZoe zoe lord

      love it!  its not a black lacy dress, nor a red one for that matter. nor a bandage dress nor is she wearing nude pumps – she’s taking chances- which makes for much more interesting monday mornings.

      • http://twitter.com/LordZoe zoe lord

        actually I like it less now I see the ripping offage of givenchy

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

      So very OUT. Do you even have to ask with her anymore?

    • http://twitter.com/Nancer Nancer

      I think that Marchesa is messing with us….

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

      this is the ugliest dress i have ever seen. but it’s tacky and shows a lot of skin so we know why she chose it. OUT.

    • Anonymous

      I’d like it without the fringe.  She looks like a confused window treatment.

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

      Wow – this is the most out I’ve seen in a LONG time!!

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

      Wow – this is the most out I’ve seen in a LONG time!!

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

      Out.  She loves the ice skating outfits.

    • http://twitter.com/mcglory13 mcglory13

      It’s horrifying. Out (she still looks gorgeous though, from the neck up). 

    • Anonymous

      Seriously? This is fashion and art and just looks cool. Plus her body and face look amazing. You guys are too rule driven these day. 

    • Anonymous

      She looks like Virginia Madsen.