2012 GLAAD Media Awards Red Carpet

Posted on April 23, 2012

Darlings, it was the GLAAD Media Awards, and for an event that’s all about image, a lot of these folks didn’t seem particularly concerned with theirs. Come on, gays and gay-friendlys; we know it’s not the Oscars, but half of y’all look like you arrived in the clothes you slept in.

 

Ali Larter in Zac Posen

This is okay. Don’t really love the shoes, though.

 

Angela Featherstone

Except for the sheer boob panel, this looks a little too business-y for the red carpet. And we HATE the shoes.

 

Chaz Bono and Cher

Never change, Cher. Never change.

Hate Chaz’s pointy shoes, but it’s ironic that he wears a suit better than most men on the red carpet. It’s perfectly tailored for him.

 

Gilles Marini

Enh. Too shiny. And we just can’t love double-breasted suits on most guys. Also, tighten your tie, bitch. The gays are watching.

 

Grant Gustin

If his pants were pants hemmed and the jacket closed, he’d look pretty perfect. The frames are adorable.

 

Jamie Clayton

Sweetie, your dress seems to be having an identity crisis.

 

Josh Hutcherson in Z Zegna

Perfect.

 

Joshua Jackson

Seriously?

Did you spend the night sleeping under a bridge?

 

Kat Graham

BROUGHT IT.

 

Kristal Oates

As we’ve said before, we do so hate to lay down rules and be dogmatic about fashion, but we’re pretty comfortable stating the following:

There is no gown in the world that can expose your belly button and look classy at the same time.

Also, this is the color of old bras.

 

Kyle Richards in Ines Di Santo

Also BROUGHT IT. But it does look a tad stiff.

 

Lady Bunny and Raven

Everything’s great until you get to the bottom half. They’re both sporting some seriously fugly shoes and Raven’s hosiery is a bit sad.

 

Laura San Giacomo

No gays were consulted in the putting together of this ensemble.

 

Mark Deklin

Sloppy and ill-fitted. Take it off.

 

Milla Jovovich in Halston

It’s fine. Looks a bit daytime to us. Not a great color for her.

 

Miriam Shor

Kind of an interesting dress ruined by hilariously inappropriate shoes.

 

Sara Gilbert

Y’know, if she’d worn a less sloppy top, this totally would have worked for us.

 

Tabatha Coffey

Bow down, fuckers.

Wendie Malick

Another cute, if overly stiff and lampshade-y dress. Another pair of shoes we don’t love – or at least, we don’t love with this dress. Suede shoes seem wrong for a strapless dress, but that may just be us.

 

Trevor Donovan

Underdressed and ill-fitted, but he’s cute and has a nice body, so it’s easier to forgive.

We never said the gays weren’t shallow, darlings.

 

 

[Photo Credit: Getty]

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  • http://twitter.com/stellaphone Stella Zawistowski

    Oh, Tabatha. I am bowing down indeed.

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    Ugh!  The belly button dress is obscene!

    • https://twitter.com/Gayer_Than_Thou Gayer Than Thou

      And — and I’m honestly not trying to be catty here — it’s a belly button that reveals her tummy isn’t perhaps as taut as one might want it to be if one were going to wear a dress that shows off one’s belly button.

      • Nelliebelle1197

         And who the hell is Kristal Oates?

        • http://twitter.com/yessveee Sarah Veenstra

          She appears to be a big fan of Marge Simpson’s hair.

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

         That shit would be tragic if she had an eight pack.  Tacky.

      • lovelyivy

         I disagree- I would be willing to bet that she has a fantastic tummy, but something about this dress (possibly the angle, or the dress being slightly too tight int he midrif) is doing her negative favors!

    • Ogden1990

      Obscene indeed. I know it’s an optical illusion, but her stomach looks like a very long, very limp penis. With a gigantic pee-hole at the end. (I can’t believe I’m writing this.)

  • emeazul

    My dear Raven: What has happened to you? I loved your edgy-pretty look and now, it’s all funked up! The shoes and hose are tragic on so many levels.

    Did they decide to take pictures of random people walking through the hotel lobby? Because so many of these look like they are ready for the casino or stumbling out from a 4-hour-open-bar “black-tie” wedding…

    ps. I want to be Tabatha when I grow up.

    • http://profiles.google.com/melantha.chimera Eileen Duffy

       Raven’s face looks odd.  The makeup makes her look like she tried to look like a cat.

      • Tigrrl

        I hope Raven hasn’t had more plastic surgery and that it’s just makeup. 

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

    LSG = WTF

    • kimmeister

      Did she even put one drop of makeup on???

      • formerlyAnon

         Well, she had to have applied SOMEthing, I don’t think there are enough peels & laser treatments to photograph with such an even skin tone at 50 otherwise.  But certainly, significant adjustments to dress and makeup would be advisable.

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

    I have to say that I usually like the way Tabitha dresses on her show. It’s a little over-dramatic sometimes but I appreciate that she has her own style. But this dress – wow! – this is kller! She looks amazing. Now I dislike her work-a-day clothes a little more because frankly they were not doing her bod justice. Again…wow.

    • sweetestsith

       I like that she wears interesting things that aren’t overly body conscious. She knows she has a good figure and doesn’t usually feel the need to show it off. Perhaps in large part because it would be terribly distracting… :P

      But I may be biased with my huge crush!

    • sweetestsith

       I like that she wears interesting things that aren’t overly body conscious. She knows she has a good figure and doesn’t usually feel the need to show it off. Perhaps in large part because it would be terribly distracting… :P

      But I may be biased with my huge crush!

  • mshesterp

    Josh Hutcherson looks SO FREAKING ADORABLE.  Everything fits him to a T.  Everyone else…meh, except for Tabatha Coffey.  I like the print on Wendie Malick’s dress, but the shape isn’t quite right.

    I expect SO MUCH BETTER from Joshua Jackson.  And what in the hell was Laura San Giacomo thinking?!?

  • ChaquitaPhilly

    What Fun…
    CHER FOREVER!

  • http://twitter.com/NostalgiaOD NostalgiaOD

    Mark Deklin should just never wear clothes, ever, problem solved!

  • NinaBoo

    It’s not just you. Suede shoes + strapless dress = no bueno.

  • nannypoo

    I don’t know who Gilles Marini is, but feel free to show me a few pictures of him every day. 

    • tsid2012

      He’s the French actor that did the “full monty” in the outdoor shower scene in the 1st “Sex & the City” movie.  He then went on to a recurring role on “Brothers & Sisters” but did not show his penis on that show.  Not even once…….

      • Ogden1990

        And he did a stint on “Dancing With the Stars”

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/J2VE4NE2FY2BP4QD2XOYKJGLPI Laura

    Joshua Jackson clearly just rolled in from Coachella without showering. Boy, some cute faces but not much to comment on fashion-wise. Yawn. 

    • Terrie_S

      To me, it screams “Hungover CEO.” He looks like he slept in the backseat of his car and showed up in the same suit he wore yesterday.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

    Giles: his face doesn’t match his hands. This is always off-putting to me.

  • RzYoung

    oh yo oh yo is Laura San Giacomo the ‘Cinder-f*cking-realla’ friend in Pretty Woman?…must check Imdb…it is!! Oh I love her I love her!

    Call me crazy but i sort of like the belly button dress. Also love the gold trousers of Roseanne’s daughter – names are obviously escaping me today fellow PUFs

  • nancylee61

    Wow!! The women seem to have made some effort, and the men mostly look sloppy. Odd. I love Tabitha, she is looking fabulous!! And Chaz does look great in that suit, putting to lie that a bigger man cannot look neat/handsome in a suit. Cher looks odd, though, I cannot put my finger on it.

  • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

    I thought Kyle Richards was Demi Moore for a moment there!

  • marciekr

    CHER – I know I’m here because you are honoring my son but LOOK AT ME, LOOK AT ME!!!  Not cool.

    • http://twitter.com/cornekopia Shawn EH

      Well, you try sitting at home trying to be there for your celebrity son, and staring at the hundreds of items in your wig closet ….

    • formerlyAnon

       For Cher, she dressed down. The wig is really the only flamboyant touch, and how disappointed would we be if she appeared on a red carpet looking like an ordinary proud mom of someone in the public eye? (I’m thinking, say, Mama Kors).

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001998855370 Fatima Siddique

    Something about the fit of Donovan’s pants and shirt make him look like he’s got the beginnings of a pot belly. Everything looks kind of strained in that area. 
    Cher looks totally fab.

    • https://twitter.com/Gayer_Than_Thou Gayer Than Thou

      The only way to be sure is if he got naked.  And I think he should.  In the name of science, you understand.

      • http://needtherapy.tumblr.com/ skadi1

        Sometimes, science is a cruel mistress we must obey. Donovan, off with the pants!

    • tsid2012

      You know what? That would be totally ok with me, I adore a handsome man with a little “extra” on the frame.

  • janetjb

    Love Wendie Malick’s dress.
    My teen went to school wearing Sara Gilbert’s shirt.  How did that happen?

  • http://twitter.com/SarahBeth81 SarahBeth

    God damn, Tabitha looks good.

    That is all. 

  • SublimatedRage

    I love Raven, but girl needs to lay off the surgery!

    Tabitha Fucking Coffee for the win!

  • Elizabeth Hebert

    “There is no gown in the world that can expose your belly button and look classy at the same time”

    Halle Berry 2002 Oscars.  Exception the proves the rule perhaps?

    • http://needtherapy.tumblr.com/ skadi1

      Technically, her belly button was covered by a leaf most of the time, and a sheer panel the rest of the time. So not EXACTLY exposed, but probably the most exposed you can get without looking tacky.

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

      Halle is the exception to most rules. :)

  • Pupioso

    Wow what is up with the shoes? Terrible! They all look like they were off the Payless sales rack. 

    • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

      And surely it is the one function you can attend when you KNOW that men will appreciate a good pair of shoes? Crazy not to put some effort in!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3JSTXMWWVZN2QNP2UEKJMTWD7U Isabel
  • norseofcourse

    I so want to go out to lunch with Tabatha Coffey and Helen Mirren. 
    Anyone want to come along?

    • eme and azul

       tea sandwiches and never-ending dirty martinis??? I’M IN!

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

    is Josh Hungergames gay?? That would be great….. 

    anyways, ironic that I’m watching Tabatha being fabulous online right now and shes fabulous here too

    • http://twitter.com/xdiorix Patricia Wong

      He’s a straight ally–he’s very involved in “Straight but Not Narrow” IIRC.

  • BazoDee

    Oh Josh Jackson -what happened? Was Diane on Location??? 
    The belly button dress is dreadful.

  • http://6things.blogspot.com par3182

    That bit in Shrek 2 when Shrek gets turned human = Trevor Donovan.

    • HomeOfficeGirl

      Oh!  You’re right!  LOL!

    • TieDye64

      So right. I’ll never unsee it, ha.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    1) Ali Larter’s dress… it looks so ill fitting.  Her chest is too exposed and the boob cups seem inadequate but so do the boobs?  I don’t love it.   
    2) What kind of shoe would go well with Wendie Malick’s dress?  I would want to put red patent leather pumps with it but then I’d be in trouble for being too match-y.  What does everyone else think?

    • http://twitter.com/cornekopia Shawn EH

      I think gray was actually the right color (since the dress was black, white and red all over), just not in suede. Maybe a patent or fabric finish instead? Like TLo always say, it comes down to EVERY detail on the red carpet.

    • http://twitter.com/cornekopia Shawn EH

      I think gray was actually the right color (since the dress was black, white and red all over), just not in suede. Maybe a patent or fabric finish instead? Like TLo always say, it comes down to EVERY detail on the red carpet.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000060490093 Anita Freiler Palmer

    I like how the texture of Kristal Oates hair matches the frou-frou of her dress. In a seriously sarcastic way, of course….

  • mjude

    our white witch BROUGHT IT.  bowing down….

  • http://needtherapy.tumblr.com/ skadi1

    I think Josh Hutcherson’s vest looks a little tight, but he seems to be the best dressed boy here.

    It’s hilarious to see the lengths to which Kristal Oates’ designer went to show her belly button. The thought process seems to have been “Crap! I designed an ugly dress! What will save this? I know, A BELLY BUTTON SLIT!”

  • butterflysunita

    I’m beginning to think that Kat Graham, whoever she is, is one to watch stylewise.  She brought it with that black dress, and she looked beautiful in her absurd blue beetle dress.  

    • lamamu

      I agree that it’s a beautiful dress and would look great if the fit was right. If you look closely at her mid-section, the dress bunches up. A shame.

  • Alisa Rivera

    Sorry boys, but Kyle Richards can’t be a bow-down if she’s sporting a Croyden facelift.

    Josh Hutcherson is so wee he makes Elijah Wood look like a basketball player.

  • Michelle Cruz

    Bowing to Tabatha! I wonder how many of us actually did so! But she was the best dressed, period! I love her!

  • Jessi03

    What on earth is up with Raven’s makeup?  She looks awful!  Lady Bunny looks better than I’ve seen her in ages, though.  

    • SignLadyB

       Yeah. Raven was really not good. And I loved her on RPDR.

  • TheDivineMissAnn

    Not only is the dress she’s wearing cartoonish, Kristel Oates has Marge Simpson hair.

    • BerlinerNYC

      Yes! You beat me to it. Pairing Marge hair with a hoochiemama dress is just confusing.

  • Judy_J

    Kristel Oates’ dress made me laugh out loud.

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

    I don’t know who this Kyle Richards is, but I am in love with that dress she’s wearing. I want it for my very own, like, now. And Sara Gilbert looks awesome! I even like the sloppy shirt. It could just be her attitude, though.

    • http://twitter.com/yankeefoxtrot Alex McGeagh

      She’s a Real Housewife of Beverly Hills.

      (And yes, I watch, riveted. What can I say?!) I lusted after her hair all season, also…

      • alyce1213

        I watch RHBH too.  Kyle has gorgeous, thick, dark, lust-worthy hair but I think she would have looked so much better not pulling it into the tightest ponytail on earth — with a head bump.

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

      Sara is now dating Linda Perry, who definitely has a sloppy rocker vibe. Maybe she was just trying to coordinate. :)
      ETA, she is pretty great. Sara and Linda.

  • guest2visits

    Surprised how much I like Wendy Malicks’ dress, considering the loud print and the sleeveless-strapless thing isn’t my favorite.
    She wears it well.  Milla too; since she’s left behind the quirky outfits. And Grant Gustin; sweet.

  • Knightley

    Gotta disagree with Kyle Richards.  She looks painful.  

  • beebee10

    Love Ms Sara Gilbert’s look. Rock n roll, no frills, with glam pants. And Tabatha is to DIE! Wendy Mallick is ageless. At least this RC had some fun. 

  • Sophie Collier

    I don’t know who Trevor Donovan is, but gawd DAMN he is fine!!!!  No jacket required, babes.

  • Laurel Lyon

    The belly button at the end of a cutout = penis. Now you can’t unsee it.

    • Ogden1990

      Just wrote that above – it’s exactly what I saw….see.

  • http://twitter.com/cornekopia Shawn EH

    Kat Graham needs to let the I Dream of Jeanie hair go, but love the dress! Tabatha and Milla are awesome (don’t Milla’s shoes save the mezza mezza dress?), but Kyle Richards scares me.

  • http://twitter.com/cornekopia Shawn EH

    Kat Graham needs to let the I Dream of Jeanie hair go, but love the dress! Tabatha and Milla are awesome (don’t Milla’s shoes save the mezza mezza dress?), but Kyle Richards scares me.

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  • jw_ny

    I’m beginning to change my opinion of shiny suits on the RC.  I’ll never get behind the oil slick that Zack Efron was wearing, but I rather like the one that Gilles Marini is wearing…dislike double breasted suit on him though.  It looks more special for the RC than the business suit with dull ties that many of the men wear.  I was unimpressed with Grant Gustin…nice enough suit I guess, but dull tie doesn’t amp it up enough to be close to perfect (aside from the buttons and hem issues, of course.)  Chaz at least donned a bright tie with the perfectly fitted & nice suit.   He looked great, and good for him for whatever the award is he’s holding.  Love his mom…agree that she should never change!

    I loved Sarah Gilbert’s outfit…head to toe…”sloppy” top and all.  Totally suits her style & personality. 

    Really like Wendie Malick’s dress (love her) but think it may be a bit too young for her….not sure.  Perhaps it’s the fulness of the skirt.  She looks really great anyway…doesn’t seem to be aging.

  • jw_ny

    I’m beginning to change my opinion of shiny suits on the RC.  I’ll never get behind the oil slick that Zack Efron was wearing, but I rather like the one that Gilles Marini is wearing…dislike double breasted suit on him though.  It looks more special for the RC than the business suit with dull ties that many of the men wear.  I was unimpressed with Grant Gustin…nice enough suit I guess, but dull tie doesn’t amp it up enough to be close to perfect (aside from the buttons and hem issues, of course.)  Chaz at least donned a bright tie with the perfectly fitted & nice suit.   He looked great, and good for him for whatever the award is he’s holding.  Love his mom…agree that she should never change!

    I loved Sarah Gilbert’s outfit…head to toe…”sloppy” top and all.  Totally suits her style & personality. 

    Really like Wendie Malick’s dress (love her) but think it may be a bit too young for her….not sure.  Perhaps it’s the fulness of the skirt.  She looks really great anyway…doesn’t seem to be aging.

  • SapphoPoet

    Wow–what a range of outfits. 

    So, am I right in that if you are wearing a buttoned vest your jacket can be open? Is that an exception to the TLo rule of buttoned jackets on the red carpet?

  • SapphoPoet

    Wow–what a range of outfits. 

    So, am I right in that if you are wearing a buttoned vest your jacket can be open? Is that an exception to the TLo rule of buttoned jackets on the red carpet?

  • Tracy_Flick

    Good lord. Ali Larter’s dress looks like the decorations in the high school gym for prom. 

  • cheesebomb

    Re. Kristal Oates: The belly button cleavage was so distracting I almost missed the bottom half of the dress. And then I looked at the bottom half of the dress and realized that was probably the intention. 

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

    I will ignore Miriam Shor’s shoes, because I love her so much. :)

  • Call me Bee

    No–it’s not just you.  Suede shoes and strapless dress do not play well together.  And it’s all Tabatha–she looks hot!  Mila brought it as well–I love her, too.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    You know, Cher in all of her crazy fabulousity just redeems the misfires on this RC for me. Never change, dear Cher!

  • Amy Ellinger

    Tabatha + McQueen?  Yep, I’d switch teams.

  • Sweetvegan

    Doesn’t Tabatha’s dress look an awful lot like Pippa Middleton’s bridesmaid’s dress?

  • Adriana_Paula

    Wendie’s dress is bee-yootiful!

  • alyce1213

    Kyle Richards went for a facelift-for-the-evening, her hair pulled back so tightly she looks like a pinhead.  Great dress, but the ponytail and head bump ruin it.  On the other hand, it seems to be working for Kat Graham, so go figure.

    Gilles Marini’s slightly shiny suit doesn’t bother me so much because I like the color.  It’s surprising that his perfect physique does not suit a double-breasted jacket.  Maybe the buttons start too high?  (Colin Firth does double-breasted better.)

    Cher.  Love!!  But she should sue the photographer for taking the picture at such an unflattering high angle.

    Milla is not so fine in that schmatta.  

    Tabatha for the win.

  • quiltrx

    The K ladies brought it!  Kyle’s dress is KILLA–love it.  I really like Kat’s, too, but I can’t understand why the area between the boobs and the good china is so lumpy!

    Wendie’s dress is AWESOME.  I think the stiffness really shows off the pattern.

  • Linderella

    At least Raven’s sad hosiery brought the attention down away from the sad Joker-ish plastic surgery.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=630168379 Brian G. Cox

    Miriam Shor’s shoes are the same color as her eyes. It’s tougher to get much further on the body, however, when wearing something to “bring out one’s eyes.”

  • http://tigergray.blogspot.com/ Tiger Gray

    Salmon colored fringe. 

    SALMON COLORED FRINGE. 

  • bondsinseconds

    sorry, why exactly is it ironic that chaz’s suit fits well? because he’s trans or because he’s fat? uhhhh… might wanna clarify that.

    • littlelistmaker

      My thoughts exactly. Seems like we have an “ironic” case of transphobia in a GLAAD post.

    • littlelistmaker

      My thoughts exactly. Seems like we have an “ironic” case of transphobia in a GLAAD post.

  • formerlyAnon

    Ms. Clayton’s dress is merely confused because it was under the impression that it had been ordered for Joey Heatherton.

    Kat Graham FTW. Closely followed by Lady Bunny. Who cares what’s on her feet after you take in the wig?

    Speaking of wigs . . . perhaps the camera just caught her at an awkward moment. But Cher is getting that “the last days of the legendary . . .” look – the one where they leave the two attendants or the wheel chair in the wings, are escorted by a strong arm to their seat on stage, moving stiffly, and reveal a slight palsy of the hands as they perform.  Surely, it’s a decade or more too soon?

    Ms. San Giacomo is the worst of the women (belly button barer excepted), because she could do so much better if she faced facts and put in a little shopping. Ma’am, you cannot keep throwing on a slightly up-sized version of what worked when you were 25 and dewy.  Just stay home if you are going to under-achieve so severely. 

    In fact, she need look no further than Ms. Coffey. She’s professionally someone who makes *others* look good and who can be entertaining on t.v. She’s not required to be professionally attractive, but Look. At. Her. She’s stunning. And no one would expect anything more than a perfectly respectable Rita Wilson effort topped off with a great hair cut from her – she didn’t have to put in the work to be stunning.

    I like Sara Gilbert, but I never think her heart’s in this part of the job. Wish they’d caught a smile.

    I love that Mr. Bono has such a genuine-seeming grin.

     Mr. Gustin looks adorable.

    I kind of like Mr. Marini’s ensemble, I think he’s got the face for a slightly flashy suit.

  • http://www.aquatique.net/ Athena

    The more I see of Josh Hutcherson, the more I like him. He’s 19! But damn me if he doesn’t dress and act vastly more mature than that.