In or Out: Lana del Rey in Giorgio Armani

Posted on March 26, 2012

This isn’t even a tough one, but there’s a reason we’re throwing it out to y’all.


Lana Del Rey attends Echo Awards 2012 in Berlin in a Giorgio Armani gown paired with a Versace necklace.

Giorgio Armani Spring 2012 Collection/Model: Emily Senko

It’s very simple. You see, Lorenzo is besotted with her and Tom thinks she sounds like a nasally cat on Xanax. Sure, the dress is great and she looks great and blahblahblah. The point is, we snipe at each other every time we’re faced with her.

In other words, Daddy and Daddy are fighting again and like all terrible parents, we’re forcing our babies to choose sides or Christmas is cancelled this year.


Vote Now!


IN! I love you, Papa Lorenzo! And girl looks FIERCE!

OUT! I love you, Daddy Tom!  And I can’t stand her either which means I hate this dress and her stupid hair!


Voting on Naya Rivera’s dress made out of a fortune-teller’s curtains is still wide open, dolls.


[Photo Credit: Getty,]


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  • OUT for being a shiny boring napkin.

    •  Exactly!

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    • ErinSara5


    • KittenKisses

      Couldn’t have said it better than myself,

    • Couldn’t have said it any better…out!

    • Agreed…and I really hate that she’s lost her feet under that skirt.  Out.

    • DinaSews

      You nailed it.  OUT!

    • GTrain

       Yes! OUT.

  • MK03

    It’s called a hem. You should get one.

    • JosephLamour

      I know, right? And I like her too.

    • MarissaLG

      Yup! OUT. And they shouldn’t have made the hem so long. 

    • It’s not just the hem. The whole dress seems at least a size too big on her. Everything about it is shapeless and long.

      • Yup! Shapeless and long, just like her songs. OUT

    • Actually it’s not the hem. The problem is she wear this with flats (I think. I saw the picture somewhere). And yeah, that hair is frickin stupid.

  • IN…..

    And good eye to whichever kitten compared her to Molly Ringwald’s sister in “Sixteen Candles”. Totally!

    • In, and I’m high on her too Lo, don’t let T getcha down.  <3

      AS for the "folded napkin" criticism… PUH-LEEZE… one of her first red carpet appearances and she looks radiant.  Soo IN.

  • IN. I am also obsessed and in love with LDR…however, her plastic surgery makes me sad, considering how young and beautiful she is/could be.

    • JanieS

      OMG what the hell is it with these young 20-somethings screwing up their faces with lip injections? Jennifer Lawrence’s makes me cringe too – pretty girls who are YEARS younger than me should not be injecting crud into their faces. 

      • Denny Li

         How have I missed this?! They’ve both had plastic surgery?

      • There is absolutely no evidence that Jennifer Lawrence has had any plastic surgery or injections.  Her earliest pictures show facial features that are the same today.

        I don’t doubt that LDR has had lip injections, however.

        • Alisa Rivera

          It’s hard to tell, but JL may have had a nose job. Her nose looks wider in earlier photos but her whole face looks fuller, so it may simply be that she grew into her adult face. If she did have a nose job, it’s subtle and well done. 

          • ballerinawithagun

            I don’t think Jennifer Lawrence has had work. Her face was basically the same in Winters’ Bone. She is young enough that her face is still changing.

          • Alisa Rivera

            I’m talking about before Winter’s Bone. But you may be right. My nose looked pudgier when I was in my early teens.

          • librarygrrl64

            Supposedly, your nose never stops growing. Unfortunately. 😉

        • NatalieD28

          I don’t mean this at anyone personally, at all, just a general observation…while speculation seems to abound that everyone has had lip injections, not all of us with huge Jolie lips have had work done. I surely haven’t, and people assume it about me all the time! I’m only 23 and I’ve had huge lips my whole life…I have the embarrassing middle school nicknames and awkward photos to prove it haha! Although I’m not at all familiar with Lana del Rey so I can’t speculate on her but I’m just saying. I really don’t think Jennifer Lawrence has, either – her features have always looked the same to me!

          • Alisa Rivera

            If you google Lana Del Rey plastic surgery there are a ton of photos from her first album cover compared to her current look. It’s very obvious she had work done. Not that it really matters except that she’s selling that artist indie image which makes inflating your lips a no-no.

  • Love the dress; hate the hair and am not enthused about the necklace and lack of other bling.  Can we make like Solomon and split the baby between the two daddies? 

    • ChaquitaPhilly

      Agree totally! 

  • I think she looks great. Except for those talons. Yikes. IN.

    • How did I miss those??? Yikes indeed!

  • IN for a fantastic look and voice!

  • NurseEllen

    I’m in Papa Lorenzo’s corner.  I think she’s rocking this gown and her hair looks great.  But I’ll still remember you on Father’s Day, Daddy Tom, don’t worry.

  • G

    Wrong in so many ways.  Dress – bad color and very stiff looking.  Hair much too long.  Earrings too huge.  Necklace ridiculous.  Too much eye makeup and finally… what’s that little thing in her hand?  Obviously, OUT.

  • Sara LaBatt

    Dress is pretty, but the hair is yuck.  I feel like those long extensions must end up in her armpits pretty often.  And the pouf on the top is silly. I give a small in because I like the drape and the color of the dress, and the necklace too. I hope neither of my daddies disowns me for waffling.

  • Synnamin

    IN! Love it for being simple, but with enough detail as to be interesting. (Papa Lorenzo, may I have my cocktail please?)

  • Out. On the model, it looks marginally fashion-y, but on Lana, it just looks like they wrapped some cheap satin from a discard bolt at Joann Fabrics around her, and then shoved her on the red carpet.

  • deathandthestrawberry

    I hate her and her stupid hair, but that’s a great dress. IN.

  • ccm800


  • Stop it Daddies!  Stop it!  Please just finish the Mad Style review!  

    • Yeah. I want to talk about Pete and Trudy’s clashing party clothes.

    • juliamargaret

      Yes, please!!!!!

  • The hair extensions are too much. Love the necklace but am not loving this Armani look (that we’ve seen elsewhere too). It’s just too half-hearted for me.

    Love the bracelets on the runway model though.

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    I’m with you Daddy Tom!

  • greymain

    what’s with the phone ???? REALLY ????

    • girliecue

      I know, right?! I’m giving her an Out just for that.

  • The dress is way too long and I don’t ‘get’ the napkin detail. Like her make-up but the hair is boring. However my dislike of her means I’m siding with Daddy Tom on this one.

  • Rrroza

    She needs posing lessons. With that dress, she should pull her right arm back behind the beautiful swell. OUT.

  • Daddy Tom I agree with you. She is annoying. However Papa Lorenzo is right, I can’t say she looks bad here sooooo IN!

  • I’m on daddy Tom’s side on this one, she sounds like she’s falling asleep and having a colonic at the same time. And that necklace is all wrong. Also, it looks like girl couldn’t score a clutch so she’s posing with her hand full of crap.

  • Out, it’s horrible to say but the sight of her bothers me, like few celebrities could ever encourage. Sorry Lorenzo

  • Elias Pineda

    in, papa lorenzo can i sit on your lap?

  • KateAlice

    OUT. way too long. on the model it looks chic and simplistic, on lana it’s brining back memories of Jessica Biel at the 2010 oscars in that Prada napkin. Also the accessories don’t work, especially the necklace. 

  • emily mcginnis

    Team Tom! she is styled horribly AND her hair is much too long. she is probably the worst performer out there right now. she seems bored. 

  • IN!!!  Video Games is a fantastic song – I don’t care how she sounded on SNL.  The truth is that in this day and age, having a naturally good voice is not a requirement to be a great vocal performing artist, because so much can be tweaked in the recording studio.  I will be the first to admit that Britney can’t sing her way out of a paper bag, but boy does she have some fun, catchy songs!  And Taylor Swift is pretty bad live, but I like her music, too.  I guess what I’m trying to say is that I like Lana Del Rey’s recordings, regardless of how she sounds live.  And she looks fierce here, even though the dress is too long.

    • Alisa Rivera

      Comparing LDR to Britney and Taylor is not exactly a ringing endorsement.

      •  Haha.  I know!  That was kinda my point.  Neither LDR nor Britney nor Taylor gets a ringing endorsement on their ability to sing live.  But they all make music that (once tweaked in the studio) I find enjoyable, so I still like them as singers regardless of the fact that they can’t sing in real life.  Obviously the people who CAN sing in real life (Beyonce, Adele, Christina, etc.) are even more impressive.

  • marilyn

    OUT.  This is a good dress gone bad.  It is too long on her (see the runway model).  The color is wrong for her.  The necklace should not be there.  Her hair is strictly 1970′ high school prom.  The style of the dress is for a more sophisticated, mature woman. It started out as a good thing, and then went bad after some scrutiny.

  • IN – Daddy Lo has excellent taste. 

  • OUT. looks like she lost a fight with a sewing machine

  • OUT. All of the below OUTs said all that needs to be said.

  • MissMariRose

    TEAM TOM! She’s ruining that dress. 

  • ChaCha_70

    Catherine Deneuve wannabe. OUT.

  • Julie Fountain

    Dress doesn’t fit her properly, especially the length.  Also, nasally cat.  Team Tom! Out!

  • sarahofalessergod

    This is just 29 different shades of shiny blah.  Much like the woman wearing it.

  • bailey debruynkops

    she looks good and i like the dress, but the necklace is awkward because the bodice is so thick, she should’ve worn a couple of  bracelets instead. Her hair is insulting, and her music is major guilty pleasure territory. RELUCTANT IN

  • FashionShowAtLunch

    I am completely incapable of looking at her objectively because I absolutely cannot tolerate her.

  • Taylor Coil

    Dress is in, person is out. I love both daddies.

  • Judith Mignault

    OUT. The dress looks amazing on the model, but it’s loosing its fab on Lana.  Bad decision to cover the shoulders with her hair.  And is that a cellphone in her hand (urgh those nails!)?  Yeah also I can’t stand her and her obsessive posing in videoclips.

  • In, Papa Lorenzo. Can I have my pony now?

  • akprincess72

     Uncle Tom’s right, sorry Uncle Lo…

  • JasmineAM

    I hate when you two fight, but I’m siding with Daddy Tom, hoping that he will buy me something for agreeing with him.

  • OUT, she boring as all get out. The Stepford Singer.


    OUT. I have a hard time believing that anyone can stand listening to her rip roaringly drunk half passed out ramblings she calls songs. Either way, this is a dress made for a model in motion on a runway, not for the standing personification of a K hole.

  • OUT.

    Does she always have to look so smug? 

  • Jessi03

    No matter what she does, she’s a constant MEH to me.  She doesn’t inspire my hatred or my adoration.  She, like this look, is just kind of there.

  • Out, whether it’s a referendum on LDR or hemlines that don’t work.

  • She looks pretty.Dull. Which is how she sounds, so the whole thing has a kind of loopy integrity.  Or might if it didn’t put me to zzzzzz

  • msftmargarita

    Out- it’s shiny

  • velomango

    Out – don’t like the amalgamation of the long hair, the hoops in the ears, the dangly necklace, the dress that looks slightly deflated and the clutch(?) that looks like she’s holding her cell phone. Oh, and the dress needs to be hemmed. And her talon-like nails need a trim.

  • erodahs

    Oh its a fabulous dress… but due to hem, styling and a dead fish pose out (cough slouch much cough).  Its sad, seriously the starlet should be able to make that werq, but that’s not the case here

  • Isy

    I don’t get her voice either. I like her music, but I would like someone else to sing it, please.

    OUT anyway. I dislike this dress!

  • Pants_are_a_must

    Hipster Phoebe Price in a satin sheet. OUT on account of existence.

    • THAT’S who she reminds me of. Thank you!

      • Pants_are_a_must

        I’m surprised the Fug Girls haven’t mentioned it, tbh.

  • Sue_Asponte

    I’ve never heard her sing. That dress and necklace are fantastic! In in in!    (Ok the hair’s a little Elvira, but I’m gonna move along.)

  • MilaXX

    Dress is IN, voice is “meh”

  • It’s too long, and I like the color on the model better, but the dress is beautiful, and the necklace is fabulous.

  • sockandaphone

    OUT due to bump-it hair. Also she does sound like a cat on xanax so Tom is correct.

  • prettybigkitty

    Tom wins.   Out.  She bugs.  

  • jw_ny


    Never heard of her or heard her sing so I had to video search for her…her singing is not so bad as to warrant this an automatic out.  I think her hair looks kind of silly, but the rest looks really good….

  • Judy_J

    I have no idea who this woman is, so just based on her appearance, I will side with Lo and give her an IN. Sorry, Daddy Tom.

  • OUT. 

  • Bozhi

    In.  She looks great.

  • So, so IN. I may be blinded by my love and adoration for her, but *shrugs* IN.

  • sleepycat

    boring, Out. I have no opinion on her music and it will stay that way.

  • OK, you can’t fault a girl too much when a dress made for movement doesn’t quite work for standing-and-posing.  But it was criminal to change the original color, which would have looked flawless against her skin.  Add wonky hair, bad jewelry and a floor-dragging hem, and it’s not just out – it’s painfully OUT.

    (Sorry Papa Lorenzo!)

  • I’m with Daddy Lorenzo, fierce!

  • BrightsideSusan

    I am with you tom – can’t stand her voice.  She is attractive enough, but the hair and dress here are bad.

  • saanrio

    OUT.  I was all for this, when I first clicked over and thought it was surely a nice, just above the knee dress… but then it kept going, and there was no hint of shoes because the dress is so long on her.  I don’t mind the hair or makeup.  Not the best perhaps, but okay.  But the dress is way too long for her.  WAY too long. 

  • Out.  too prom.

  • Anathema_Device

    I love you both, but this look is doing nothing for me. I am relatively neutral on del Rey, as well. 

  • Sara__B

    Boob-framing junior high hair – OUT. Shiny, too-long napkin dress – OUT. Necklace – OUT. Makeup that gives her crossed eyes – OUT. (I’ll bet her shoes are OUT, too.) So it doesn’t even matter how annoying she is, her ensemble is clearly OUT.

  • Having said that.. surely someone else could have held her iphone for her??

  • Vacuous, that’s the word I’ve been seeking! A perfect descriptor for her.

  • Pannyx

    Out for being a shiny bunched up and used napkin.

  • Out, the dress is too long and that necklace is all wrong for it. Not too fond of the hair either.

  • kirble

    I like the dress, but I agree with Daddy Tom. There’s no there there.


  • OUT. just because she sounds like a dying cat.

  • Snailstsichr

    How can we have an opinion when we can’t see her shoes??
    I have no opinion on her voice, but I’m not crazy about her videos.
    The dress is too long, the necklace looks like something my grandmother wore with her polyester pantsuits, and I’m going to have to assume the shoes are hiddy since we can’t see them.
    I have to join Daddy Tom and give her an out.

  • Stupid dress, too! OUT!

  • AlexisPayne


  • portlandmermaid

    The dress has a built in sail that hangs limply unless you’re striding one foot forward, and her pretty hair looks like she forgot to unpin it after her makeup was done.

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    OUT! She’s annoying and her hair IS stupid!

  • Too many things wrong:
    -That dress is too damn long on her, and it’s killing the dress.
    -Those extensions are too damn long on her: she might look believable with 12″ less hair.
    -The way the ruching and hip-line almost-but-not-quite line up sets off my OCD.
    -That deflated flounce here looks sad and bulky instead of architectural.
    -Dangling a tassel in front the stiff ruching draws all the attention to the waist, and the gold clashes with this silver.

    She is, however, rockin’ that makeup, and the earrings, rings, and manicure are pretty nice. Knee-length, this look would be passable, but here I call it OUT.

  • I’m with Daddy Tom on this one – O U T.

  • Her face is morphing into that of Phoebe Price. Yikes.

  • SouthernGirlRena

    For some reason I have lots of opinions about this.  I love the color and almost love the dress.  The part over her right hip looks awkward and kind of ruins it for me.  I like the necklace but not with this dress.  I really don’t like the Snookie hair.  I agree the length looks much better on the runway model.  I would give it a 4 1/2 out of 10, just on the out side.  I had to YouTube her because I had no idea who she was.  I wouldn’t listen to her on purpose but probably wouldn’t dive across the room to turn the radio off if Video Games game on. 

  • kingderella

    i have no opinion on this look, but i LOVE her music, and her videos are dreamy!

  • meridian5

    It doesn’t matter how good the dress fits or how stylized the look is, if your eyes look glassed over and dead.  She does not look like a happy woman.  That said, if the dress was cocktail length, it would look infinitely better.

  • littlemissstrange

    I’m on Papa Lorenzo’s side but I concede to Daddy Tom that she can’t sing for shit.

  • Joyce VG

    Not fair.  I hate her hair but not the rest.   OUT.  Daddy Tom by a hair.

  • a_liking

    I honestly really dislike that dress. And her music does nothing for me. Don’t see the appeal in either tbh. OUT!

  • Lana del Yuck! out. just OUT.

  • I had to listen to her on itunes and now I’m with Tom

  • I don’t understand how someone who is so good looking just bores me to tears. I feel like falling asleep just looking at her, but maybe that’s just her voice going itsyouitsyouitsallforyou and WHATEVER it doesn’t even matter what she wears

  • lalahartma

    Nope, it doesn’t suit her.  I like her hair , tho! 🙂

  • JanieS

    OUT. The necklace is all wrong. Also she has dead doll-eyes and looks like she feeds on the souls of children.

  • reebism

    Daddy Tom, I absolutely agree with you. You have such good taste.

    (Does anyone else frequently agree with one or the other? 99% of the time there’s a split, I agree with Tom.)

    • formerlyAnon

      Oh yes. Though I called her barely in, I’m almost always with the T in TLo.

  • It looks better under blue lights, ala the catwalk. Still: in. 

  • PeaceBang

    OUT. And I’m not biased, as I’ve never heard her sing. 

  • Lisa

    Nope. Bunchy in the front and all-around ill-fitting.

  • Aly Light

    In, and I know it makes me uncool not to hate her, but I don’t hate her, and I don’t really get why other people hate her. I can spend Christmas with Lo.

  • holdmewhileimnaked

    i am Team Tom on this one, all the way. she looks great here & i would seriously have no problem w/ her were she not pretending to be serious. if she went the katy perry way, she’d be no more or less annoying than katy perry. but theres something kind of rancid, if in a small way, about anyone pretending to deeper emotion than he or she obviously possesses. particularly in a world where an invocation of real depth has been cancelled until the further notice which has still not appeared, not after thirty years or more, it’s despicable to be presented w/ even the itsiest bitsiest bit of faux feeling. so, you know, great dress, dont care about whether or not she has a lip job, her name is superduper irritating, particularly to someone who grew up in the shadow of the great del rey [meaning the marina & even its mothers beach]. but no, i wish she would go away. she makes emo look like lady in satin.

  • janetjb

    Interesting dress, but it’s not her dress.  I’m with Tom, Out.

  • StillGary

    Daddies, will we have two Christmases? I think she’s a Faith Hill kind of lovely. ANd she really rememinds me of the sister in Sixteen candles.

  • OUT. because her hair is ridiculous and her dress is far too long and fussy

  • serenitynow02

    I’ve never heard her sing and I think it would look much nicer in blue. 

    But I’m not voting because I don’t want to encourage the daddies to fight.

  • poketom


    that’s what fabulous clutches and fabulous gays are for. Holding things while the press take your picture. Some people…

    and the hair. No. 

  • I love the dress, the jewelry and the hair — she looks fantastic, so IN!

    But she still sings like a nasally cat on Xanax.

    Meaning: I love both of my daddies!

  • kimmeister

    She doesn’t look terrible, but the hair and earrings aren’t working.  Out.

    As to her voice, I’ve only heard the Video Games song and found it somniferous and unremarkable.

    • Scarlet39

      Yeah, the hair and earrings cheapen the entire look.

  • jjfg

    I have to go Team Tom.  I am not into pop music and had never heard of her before this thread, but I checked her out on YouTube and “nasally cat on xanax” is a VERY apt description of her vox.  The dress is too long on her – she looks like a metal column in that last photo – and the hair is very high school.  OUT

  • nefrankl

    I hate her, she doesn’t deserve to be ‘everywhere’ like she is.  She has negative zero stage presence and her voice is questionable at best.  Britney/Miley/etc. can’t sing, but at least they can perform.


  • Team Tom here. I don’t even like the dress on the model.

  • Out, out, forever out.

  • M Masingill

    OUT. A woman who packages herself as (and calls herself) “Lolita got lost in the hood” shouldn’t be wearing Armani. It’s boring, dead eyes, blah blah blah.

  • In because F*** Y’ALL give a bitch a break. This is getting crapped on mostly because of who she is. Hating things to look cool is stupid. Her music is meh, but she looks good here (not even great, but good).

  • Allison Woods

    I like the dress, but that hair is bugging me.

  • nancymae

    OUT because 1) she is doing absolutely nothing interesting with that gown and 2) that shameful necklace selection. Her music is another matter entirely….

  • funkypeanut

    Who? Ummm, okay…
    I think that this is a dress that doesn’t translate well to the real world. That skirt looks like a pool inflatable on her but not on the runway model because (1) lighting and (2) she’s about a foot shorter than the model but didn’t have it hemmed properly. The intended shape of the skirt is dependent on the way that comes in at the ankles and ends there, but someone just cut it off at the floor and let it pool, which took all the elegance out of it. Also, I don’t think that the grey is her color; it makes her look sallow. Sorry, Papa Lorenzo, but I have to say out.

  • Out, solely on the strength of that stupid stupid hair.

  • Out!  For all the reasons that Daddy Tom says and also because it loses what little it had going for it when she dropped the hem to the ground creating the ‘girl sans feet’ syndrome I so despise. Now she has no feet, no decent singing voice, AND no personality.  Pauvre Lana.

  • S. Jenna Lutz

    Out. Don’t get me wrong, 2 of her songs (just dear GOD not allowed to be sung live!) I kinda like in a weird processed way. But beyond that, she just gives off a creepy RealDoll vibe. Out out and someone remember to spray her down with lysol after she sits, k?

  • Glammie

    You’re BOTH right.  She does sound like a nasally cat, has a range of five notes (in a good wind) and can’t sing without lots of help in the studio.  AND, yet, I can’t stop watching her goddamn videos.   There’s something about her gothy lack-of-affect that’s weirdly effective when she declaims her love-death songs.  

    Oh the dress–I guess it’s okay–and hey, her lip shrunk–but I’m going to give it a no because it doesn’t do anything for her image.  It’s too debutante.

  • efishfan

    Out for being at least 6 inches too long. I think she’s pretty, now that she’s let her lips deflate a bit, but I remain unconvinced of the singing talent.

  • I love you Papa Lorenzo and I always will.  IN

  • Don’t know exactly why, but the hair is just not right. She’s all glamour and then that silly hair looks like it was taken from a Seventeen DIY blowout guide. MEH

  • Missed the point of this dress by failing to hem it. Just looks like an unflattering, slightly chunky, waistless wedding napkin like someone else said. Hair is wrong, earrings are cheap, makeup is boring. How can this be anything but OUT?!

  • alyce1213

    OUT.  A waste of time.  (I mean her, not you.)
    The dress is too long and doesn’t fit well; looks better moving on the model.
    Tom wins.

  • Joey Melliza

    sorry the hair is kind of a deal breaker

  • sagecreek

    Out. so sad.

  • The ruching’s a bit off, but I doubt that’s LDR’s fault–more whoever made that version of the dress. IN, and for the record, I love her sound.

  • altalinda

    I’ve never heard her speak, so In, though the dress is a bit too long on her.

  • Laylalola

    Out. I don’t go for the fabric or the way it’s draped or the pulled-straight-up-on-the-head way the hair is pulled back.

  • hmariec19

    Zou Bisou Bisou… Zou Bisou Bisou…

    Oh, we’re talking about a dress? Whatever. OUT.

    Zou Bisou Bisou… Zou Bisou Bisou…

  • bellafigura1

    Uh, that dress is two sizes too big on that girl.

  • benjamin478

    IN! don’t know much about her music, didn’t care for one or two songs i heard. anyways…this is a great look.

  • TropiCarla

    Out. She just rubs me the wrong way.

    Daddy Tom, can we go get some gelato after the Mad Style post?

  • sleah_in_norcal

    i hate that noncolor!  dirty dishwater.  the seaming/construction of the dress is interesting, it’s simple but the abstract composition it creates along with the waves of her hair is quite lovely.  however,the not color and the cheap chola earrings make it out for me.

  • Candigirl1968

    The color on the model might have worked better, the ice blue doesn’t really work on her for some reason.  And the long nails are scaring me.  

  • Tom! Tom! Tom!

  • In. So In. She can do no wrong, and she is a goddess, and Lorenzo is TOTALLY RIGHT.

  • Matthew Wallace

    In In!! I’m with Lorenzo! Her voice is amazing and she looks hot in this dress!

  • Her dress costs more than my car and yet she somehow looks underdressed. OUT.

  • DeTrop

    That’s Armani?  Say no more – IN.  Love Giorgio Armani.  If I could afford it, I’d only wear his clothes.  

  • OUT because I’m with you Tom, I’m irrationally annoyed by her and I don’t know why. And also because I hate this look.

  • Popi Christodoulou

    Long time stalker, first time commenting- hell-to-the-yes IN.

  • No feet. Boring accessories. I hate giant hoops. Out. 

  • kaycem

    everything is horrendous and nothing’s perfect. is that a titty tassle on a chain she’s wearing for an accessory? and what in holy hell is up with that hair? SO COMPLETELY OUT.

    also, saying she sounds like a nasally cat on xanax is an insult to nasally depressed cats everywhere.

  • OUT

  • joything

    On the model the dress looks like a dream-thing, but on her, in the hard light of a photo-op, the gathering at the front just looks weird.

    I have no opinion about her otherwise.  Who is she?

  • Out!!!! Blah I can’t stand her I love you Daddy Tom 

  • OUT. aside from the fact that i can’t stand her, that jewelry is all wrong and adding length to the dress made it even more boring that it was on the runway.

  • Out.

  • The necklace ruins it. OUT.

  • Maya Gurantz

    Oy vey!  Out!  It’s not my style, but think some people can actually rock the plastic surgery–but she just looks lifeless.  Less “plastic” and more “waxwork dead-eye”

  • jcolli69

    I take both sides. I can’t stand her slit-your-wrists music but she look killer here and credit is due where credit is do. IN.

  • cleep1000

    The color does nothing for her and the dress is badly fitted. And yes, those fingernails have got to go!

  • up with pod people

    In, and haters to the left.

  • TSkot

    Dress looks shapeless and way too long on her, whereas it really looks great cropped above the ankle on the model.
    Jewelry and hair are terrible.  OUT

  • That dress is a waste in grey. Runway version MUCH better. Hate the hair and the necklace.  Oh man, scrolling down, SO much wrong. She looks like she’s cast in plaster.  A shame. Coulda been fun on The Swinton, no? 

  • Sarah Lynnae

    It’s a little long on her, but she looks lovely. IN. Though when I saw her on “American Idol” (yes, yes, I know), I thought she looked like what would happen if Menu Suvari and Julia Roberts mated. And now I can’t stop seeing that.

  • Julia McLean

    Bad hair, Renaissance Fair pendant, stiff dress…OUT

  • Sophie Collier

    Aside from the Bristol Palin hairdo, she looks nice.  Not amazing, but certainly IN.  And I am not a fan of hers at all.  In fact, her fat lips annoy me but whatev.

  • Sophie Collier

    Aside from the Bristol Palin hairdo, she looks nice.  Not amazing, but certainly IN.  And I am not a fan of hers at all.  In fact, her fat lips annoy me but whatev.

  • lrhoff

    Not good…the bib effect ruined it.  Go ahead, cancel Christmas.  We’ll get by!

  • lrhoff

    Not good…the bib effect ruined it.  Go ahead, cancel Christmas.  We’ll get by!

  • fashionablylate

    I’m with Daddy Tom, OUT. And will someone please explain this hairstyle? It’s not flattering on anyone and yet women still insist on wearing it. I don’t understand.

  • Out: the silhouette from the side view is wonky, dress is too long, 1972 prom hair is tragic.

  • IN! I’m with Lorenzo. I can’t get enough of her music, the dress is cute and I’m a bit jealous of her hair. 

  • abfidy

    The dress is bland as all get out, but I’m fascinated by her and everything that her presence in the industry brings forward. She’s Lady Gaga for indie music: she’s selling an image, not an album. But while people seem to accept Gaga’s antics, there is a weird sort of suspicion that focuses on Lana Del Rey that I don’t really recall happening with Gaga or Madonna or any of the other million and one artists that cash in on image over substance. Is it because she marketed herself to the hipster crowd? Is it because she’s had surgery to make the transformation from normal failing folk artist Elizabeth Grant to the untouchable “Lana Del Rey” complete? I don’t know, but it is interesting to me to say the least.

    • Glammie

      Gaga, when you strip away all the stuff, is actually a reasonably good singer and musician.  Lana del Rey, on the other hand, has a tiny voice and a limited range.  Gaga’s a good live performer and del Rey is amateur quality.  Doesn’t mean I don’t find her weirdly compelling in videos, but I do get why she exasperates people.  She’s more of an interesting project than an actual singer.  

      • abfidy

        Oh I completely agree, and to clarify I’m a fan of all of the people I mentioned in my post, even Lana herself. I just think its fascinating that A. as you mentioned, she isn’t particularly talented vocally, B. she manufactured an image that was designed to draw attention away from her vocal limitations, C. that the press and the public almost uniformly find her much more suspect than other image based stars, and that D. her songs sell anyway. If every magazine in the world hadn’t already run some version of her story, I would be tempted to ask if she had a background in sociology and PR. She gamed the market like a champion.

      • abfidy

        Oh I completely agree, and to clarify I’m a fan of all of the people I mentioned in my post, even Lana herself. I just think its fascinating that A. as you mentioned, she isn’t particularly talented vocally, B. she manufactured an image that was designed to draw attention away from her vocal limitations, C. that the press and the public almost uniformly find her much more suspect than other image based stars, and that D. her songs sell anyway. If every magazine in the world hadn’t already run some version of her story, I would be tempted to ask if she had a background in sociology and PR. She gamed the market like a champion.

        • Alisa Rivera

          I don’t think the “public” finds her suspect. Hipsters and the music press hate her but out in the heartland, they totally buy the image. As someone mentioned above, the people buying her music are likely the same people who buy Britney’s music. Except Britney isn’t selling herself as a deep artiste while LDR is, which is why the hipsters obsessed with authenticity are frothing at the mouth.

  • SatelliteAlice

    In.  I heart her.

  • plinkiedoodle

    All I can say is OUT.  The necklace is all wrong with that dress…and the dress?  Ghastly.  Odd looking.  What she needs an apron on the RC?  No, take her away!  

  • Rosa Guillen-Vela


  • OUT for making a gorgeous runway dress look like one of my failed home ec. projects of yore.

  • i love daddy tom, not just cos we share a first name… she looks awkward and she detailed it badly.

  • I’m with Daddy Tom. The only thing I like is the necklace – if it were with something else, I’d love it.

  • I like the shorter length on the model. I wish she’d done something different with the styling, but I kind of like the hair. I’m giving her an OUT even though I LOVE her music.

  • Dagney

    SHE is gorgeous, but the dress looks like Butterick pattern #67.  Very home-ec project-look-what-I-did-with-satin looking.

  • Judih1

    I like the dress on the model, don’t like it on her. And her hair style reminds me of something Kim Kardashian would wear – so needless to say, I don’t like it

  • BrisbaneLockyer

    OUT by default. Can’t look at her without hearing her droning songs. It’s just torturous, so I’m in Daddy Tom’s corner!

  • pokokpuding

    I love you, Papa Lorenzo. Can we play the CD again, please? 

  • rawrgrowlrawr

    Not listening to the radio and having virtually no knowledge of popular music allows me to be objective. IN. She looks pretty, if a bit cross-eyed.

    But then I listened to a snippet of her music. OUT. She sounds like every lazy singer that attends open mic night near my campus. Blah. 

  • Joanie Hunt

    sadly, not knowing who she is and why she causes such a rift between you two, I can only go by what I see here and say that she looks like a lovely young lady wearing a lovely, unoffensive dress. I’d like her hair to be a little more…something, but otherwise, she looks just fine. Now, daddies, please stop arguing about her and go find me a dress to wear to my bff’s wedding in a couple months.

  • vanjar

    I love you both, but for this I’m siding with papa Tom. OUT

  • margaret meyers

    Out:  wrong color for her skin tone, bad length ruins the original gracefulness, skirt too full, hate the symmetrical hair  and augmentation.  She looks a bit like Freddie Mercury — does Lorenzo have a thing for him?

  • DCSheehan

    Out. The bust line is all off, works on model but not fitted for poor Lana. Hate the silver too, it looks cheap for some reason. And her hair is silly.

  • OUT because she looks like a Real Housewife. And I love Tom’s description of her singing. I completely agree with him.

  • BayTampaBay

    Out!  The dress is too long.  It looks great on the model but not on…whoever she is.

  • solastalgia

    Aw, I love her. I think she looks beautiful here (though she has made questionable style decisions in the past)

  • Truly_Outrageous

    I love you daddy Tom, OUT. No but really. First of all the hair. It looks like a half ass bumpit (I dont even like bumpits in the first place). And then theres the hoop earings paired with the bumpit hair. To me the combo looks cheap. Or it makes her look like shes 17 year old trying to get in the club. And then theres the dress. I think she should have kept the length like the original design. The slightly shorter length had a better effect. She wore it too long. Oh and I think the necklace doesnt really match with the look.

  • SewingSiren

    Tough one.  It’s a difficult dress. The way the gathers are held just above the natural waistline is kind of weird. She, however, looks as cool as a cucumber. I can’t decide. I never liked Christmas much anyway.

  • Lilyana_F

    OUT The length is better as shown on the model and seriously, I cannot with that face… 

  • ChaquitaPhilly

    Boys…Oh, Boys? Either get a Bigger Boat or stop bickering. She’s not worth it.

  • In.  But I love you both equally. Let’s not go all Kramer vs. Kramer with the bitter kittens.

  • Nora Mulllin

    She looks pretty enough but why is it 5 inches too long. If I can get my bridesmaid dresses hemmed so can she.

  • I’ve never heard her speak. In terms of looks she is ravishing. Shorter would be classier but the floorlength works to. IN.

  • ballerinawithagun


  • NatalieD28

    OUT. Too boring, and I just cannot with the (seeming) lack of hem.

  • Jessica O’Connell

    The dress is nice but I can’t stand her and I agree with Tom that she sounds like a nasally cat on Xanex (LOVE THAT). So, OUT on principle.

  • ElitheMonkey

    Out. It looks like someone made a mistake in the front, shrugged and said “we’ll call it a detail!”

  • Shes beautiful and the styling is on point. Unfortunately, it’s an ugly dress. The shape was right, the execution looks like what happens when I try and sew- stitches all bunched up and uneven and whatnot.

  • RebeccaKW

    Out.  She wrapped herself in a sheet.  I hate that necklace.  I don’t like the hair.

    And I am on Team Tom-nasally cat.

  • OUT!  Something about the Junior High eye makeup…

  • kelsita421

    blah out. stupid hair. napkin too.

  • EditKitten

    I like her necklace. And that’s the only thing I like. The rest bores the shit out of me.

  • hellkell

    OUT. She is two-legged Xanax.

  • It would have been an in if she had kept the original hem length, but as it is it’s an OUT.

  • so minimal and simple,but at the same time very fashion forward,i loved!

  • PeggyOC

    Out.  That gather on the front looks lazy and half-assed.  This is a dress you need to wear the shit out of in order to overcome it’s basic shiny napkin problems.  And she’s not.  

  • Sorry, Daddy Lorenzo, but I would like to live with Daddy Tom in the OUThouse. Without being perfectly pressed and fluffed, the dress loses all of its, as Tim would say, exuberance.

  • Jecca2244

    is she carrying her phone? The dress looks better moving…

  • formerlyAnon

    In, but just barely. It’s a lovely dress and she’s lovely. But I must say: “Young woman, you are wearing a GOWN. Do some damn thing with your hair!!!! (And, one word: hemming.)”

  • StrandedFashionista

    EVERYTHING I liked about the dress on the runway is gone on the RC. OUT. Plus, I hate the hair. 

  • Out, for being boring.

  • TheOriginalLulu

    I don’t even know who she is, but I’m giving her an OUT. That dress is pretty fabulous, but I’m not sure she’s the kind of girl who can pull it off. Also, the length looks odd. Should have had it taken up so it would be the same length as the one on the model. It kind of loses something when it drags on the floor like that.
    The necklace, while pretty cool,  has no business being a part of this particular look. OUTOUTOUT!!!

  • nannypoo

    She’s awful and so is this dress.

  • That necklace is totally wrong for this outfit.

  • NDC_IPCentral

    Scylla and Charybdis here!  I can’t prefer Tom over Lorenzo or vice versa – that way lies madness or, getting mad!  But I like the dress in its runway two-color version better, and the “it’s a hem – embrace it” remark is spot on. 

    As to this person, I don’t know who she is, which confirms my venerable-person status.

    Long live a variety of opinions.

  • MoreShoes

    Hair sucks, the dress is too long. The blue dress on the model as such otoh is cute.

  • Sunshine16

    In, just for the necklace!

  • aimee_parrott

    So I know you guys don’t like it when someone exactly matches the runway look, but wouldn’t this dress just be so much better with a couple of chunky bangles and minus the necklace and about three or four inches of dress?  The necklace is pulling the focus from the napkin folds, which COULD be pretty if worn correctly.  And it’s just way too freaking long on her, AND that ball of hair is stupid.  OUT.  (Sorry, Papa Lorenzo.  I still love you!)

  • R. L.

    IN!  The clothes are great but I hate her voice too.  Some celebrities should be seen and not heard.

  • Out for being superboring! (I’m talking about her entire being, not the dress. I actually love the dress) 

  • gubblebumm

    do designers not realize real women also have feet?

    and its more like one of those tinfoil ducks you get when you take home food

  • Susan Crawford

    Tom, I’ve got your back on this one. And that is based on the dress alone. It was SO much more striking in the runway blue color, and she would have looked good in it. Instead, she went for that aluminum-foil version that looks stiff, heavy and basically like a drainage pipe. So, all due respect to Lo, I’m going OUT on this one.

    PS: I am getting tired of the bump-it on top, and stick-straight hair do. Is this style almost over? Please?

  • cluecat

    OUT.  It’s a size or two too big – like they wanted to lend the dress out but not tailor it?  Also, the color is wrong for her.  Pale skinned goth coloring types (dita von tease, anne hathaway) look awesome in silver, but, she would have looked better in some color.  Hate the pendant and earrings with this!  Sorry, Lo!

    TLO, I remember when you were waffling (ha!) on letting kittens vote IN or OUT and I’m so glad you did because it’s my favorite type of post on your site.  I like reading all the different voices and opinions in the comments section!

  • She looks great and fresh, not trying too hard to be a bombshell!!! 

  • Call me Bee

    *sniff*  I hate it when Daddy and Daddy fight.  I have to hide in my room…
    Anyway I am torn here.  She looks ok, and it’s a beautiful dress, but she coulda looked so much more fashion forward and cool with the dress ankle length as on the runway.  So…OUT.

  • Cathy S

    I’m with you Daddy Tom! I haven’t heard her so I can’t go with the “I can’t stand her” part, but the hair is atrocious and the dress doesn’t look that good on her. Don’t be mad Daddy Lorenzo! I loved the Lauren plaid pantsuit in the Pantsuit post so you can see I still love you!

  • Out! Dead eyes need a more ironic dress. She’s no Rooney Mara.

  • Tracy_Flick

    Yep. OUT. Mick Jagger wants his bedsheet back.

  • librarygrrl64

    OUT. Daddy Tom, FTW! (this time….. ;-))

  • Out. Hair that long gets caught in your arm pits when you walk too fast in a sleeveless top. Don’t ask me how I know this but it is not attractive! 

  • Team Tom.

  • OUT for being a shiny boring napkin (as Susan said) AND for sounding like a nasally cat on Xanax AND for being surgically altered.  Lana, you’re not a singer.  You have NO breath support (which makes your pitch consistently go south), your vocal tone is ugly, and you sound lazy and boring, so stop assailing my ears with your mediocrity.  Kthanksbye.

  • So OUT.  This girl looks as bland and sleep-inducing as her voice.

  • A completely irrational OUT because my husband downloaded her album, and every song I’ve heard sounds like a funeral dirge.  Also, her hair looks dumb. 

    • Carrie Bradshaw

      I love you, Erica. 😀

  • Love Lana, hate the dress……. out

  • CatherineRhodes

    The jewelery is ruining it. OUT

  • sashaychante

    OUT  That necklace doesn’t go with that dress.  The runway look is MUCH better.

  • Louise Bryan

    She looks beautiful in this, and I love the necklace.  Why is the hem so long?  Meh.

  • IN!!!!!!!

  • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

    Out.  I don’t know who she is, but that is a sad, droopy looking dress and her hair matches it.

  • AngelaGreen

    Out!  Sorry, Papa, she looks really nice there, but Daddy’s right: she sucks.

  • I like the necklace and earrings but the dress? Nah. Out.

  • TieDye64

    OUT. Sorry Papa Lo, but Daddy Tom’s winning this one easily.

  • rainwood1

    The ruin of a great dress.  She’s too short for it and the jewelry is totally wrong.  Plus the hair.  Great dress, wrong woman wearing it.

  • OUT.  Why isn’t her prom date in the pictures?

  • greatscoutm

    Way to ruin a beautiful dress-OUT.  But, I will make Daddy Lorenzo something special for Christmas to take out the sting.

  • Her face bothers me greatly. She has like 15 faces. I never recognise her. Completely different from every angle.

  • butter nut

    the necklace is wrong, the hair is wrong, the makeup is wrong & the dress doesn’t fit. OUT!  

  • Carrie Bradshaw

    Team Tom on this one. OUT forever; both on principle because she sucks and because her hair sucks and that dress is wearing her.

  • Linderella

    LOVE HER!  Love the look, love about half the songs on her debut.  But only half:  what a schizophrenic record, brilliant tracks followed by duds of such epic failure that you wonder how they can be from the same artist.  Really curious to see what she’ll do next.  (Overcoming stage fright might be a good start; I positively cringed for her during that notorious SNL appearance.)

  • demidaemon

    OUT. Whatever alterations she made ruined the effect of the dress.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    The dress looks at least one size too big and wayyy too long. And besides, I hate her. So OUTTTT to me.

  • OUT. This woman is dull in every aspect.

  • EEKstl

    OUT.  I love the dress but it’s too big and she needed to pick EITHER those hoops OR that necklace.  She annoys the hell out of me. She is the Kim Kardashian of vocalists: I have no earthly idea why this woman is famous.

  • vmcdanie

    I know it’s too late but OUT.

    Although I do like her necklace.

    And Tom, you are spot-on about the nasally cat part. Apologies in advance for stealing that line.

  • KathKo

    I side with Dady Tom on that one.
    hate hate hate the Duck-face rut right now. Ugh.
    Oh, and she looks like she’s wearing a bad project runway’s contestant losing design.

  • Rachel Council

    IN. I have no real opinion on her music other than I like a couple of songs that I’ve heard here and there, but she looks great and this dress is  gorgeous. 

  • guest2visits

    She’s beautiful; but the hair and accessories are not the correct style for this shiny, formal dress.

  • frankystein123

    I hate her musics, but IN for me.