Freida Pinto in Prada

Posted on April 11, 2012

We usually find ourselves in the position of Prada-defenders to a world (our readership) unwilling to recognize Miuccia’s unique brand of genius.



Freida Pinto attends the NYLON Magazine 13th Annivesary Celebration in Prada.

Don’t get us wrong; there’s a lot about this look we really like. Well, that’s not entirely true. There’s ONE thing we really like: that skirt, which is killer. We’re just not sold on the rest of the look. The proportions on that sweater are odd. We wouldn’t go so far as to say it’s unflattering, but it is kind of awkward-looking; especially that strip across the stomach. And we think that clutch borders on ugly. Then there’s the fact – and this is not Prada’s fault – that this look is matched to within an inch of its life, right down to the nail polish. That’s a lot of yellow, beige and blue for one look.

But since all of this is happening on Frieda Pinto, it’s kind of ridiculous to say she looks bad, exactly. If we were her gays, we’d tell her to ditch the top, purse, and nail color and find replacements that work with that skirt instead of trying to replicate it exactly. We’re sensing a need for something in the red family somewhere in this look.

Oh, and we hate the mermaid hair. But you probably knew that already.

[Photo Credit: Getty]

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  • RebeccaKW

    Ace bandage for a belt.

    • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

      nailed it.

    • AwwwTrouble


  • Candigirl1968

    The sweater might work on someone with less of a womanly figure (i.e., with less boobage).  The purse is too much, but the notion of the idea is great. 

    I have a feeling there will be a lot of stars with a lot of looks that just “don’t quite work” from this season’s Prada and Miu Miu collections. 

  • Sara__B

    I always look for a skirt with a car speeding into my crotch.

    There’s not one thing I like about this look, from hair to shoes. (Maybe the necklace is okay, but I can’t quite see it.) Another pretty lady done in by her stylist.

    • Sobaika Mirza

      PREACH. This is a whole bottle of fug.

      I think the skirt could work, on someone who has a lot of fun with fashion. Maybe Katy Perry?

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        I could see the skirt on Katy Perry-she’d coordinate her hair color to the car, perhaps, and then listen to her uncles T and Lo and wear a snappy red top.

  • TonyGo

    Hiddy, all of it.  Skirt looks like a lampshade.

  • Where exactly is that car going!?

    I like the idea, but that is NOT where I would have placed that car, especially from the side that car looks like it’s got special parking privileges.

    • AthenaJ

       Hehehe, the first thing that popped into my head is why is that car trying to drive into her vajay-jay?? I’m sorry, but the Lincoln Tunnel that is not!

      • mmc

        Exactly.  I can without the plunging car.  Ahem.

  • Louise Bryan

    I’m-a no like it.

    My daughter says, “It sucks all her color out.”  I agree, I think.

  • 1. that purse is the best thing about that look!
    2. that skirt makes it look like a car is speeding into her vagina, which last time i checked wasn’t a good thing.
    i will agree with the rest. the op is odd. at first i thought that the beige part was part of the skirt. 

    • kimmeister

      I like the bag too!  Probably the only piece of the whole ensemble I’d ever use.

    • AwwwTrouble

      I like the bag too – with the right outfit.  Springy and cute.  

  • nannypoo

    How can they take someone as beautiful as Freida Pinto and do this to her? It’s a disgrace.

  • joe_tey83

    A car with blue flames zooming into your crotch is definitely a “killer”.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      rather brings to mind the Billy Ocean number “Outta my dreams, and into my car” quite literally!

  • MilaXX

    I like the dress. I hate the shoes and bag. I think perhaps this would be better suited on a ‘tween or under 20 celeb.

  • see i would have liked this whole look (maybe not the clutch)–it’s springtime fresh!–if it weren’t for the fact that that car looks like it’s zooming straight towards her naughty bits. granted though, it’s Frieda Pinto, so maybe I can’t blame it. 

  • MissAnnieRN

    Defend all you want.  This particular collection – the one with all the flames – I just can’t.  You see, where I’m from those cartoon-y flames on things don’t say “wow, fabulous”  they say “Redneck.”  I’m sorry if I’ve offended anyone.  Just sayin’  – ’round these parts, the bigger the wheels on your truck, the more flames you’ve got on it, your snow machine, or your 4-wheeler, the more bad ass you are.  

    No matter the price tag or the fancy Italian last name that is attached, flames look redneck to me.

    • formerlyAnon


    • Celandine1

      BAHAHAHHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHA flames on your snow machine! My “Redneck” BFF would say awesome. Not a fan of the flames in this collection, on the clothes or the shoes.

      I do like the sweater, however, and I think it would look great with some colored jeans that are in right now.

      • MissAnnieRN

        You have no idea the lobby against Flames on clothing I have in this house.  I caved on a fleece hat for our 6 year old with green flames on it, and I feel as though I have lost the battle.  My husband also thinks flames rock.  I can’t pull off the kicky Prada flaming heels that Dakota Fanning sported the other week (and neither could she) but those are the ONLY items in this Prada collection I can get behind.  On Katy Perry.  Which I think she already has deployed.

  • BrooklynBomber

    Oh, good god. This is the sort of thing that the phrase “fashion victim” was invented for. Just because it’s from Prada (and normally I  j’adore Prada) doesn’t mean it’s not ridiculous. Just expensive ridiculous, with better fabrics. (I love the bag, though.)

  • formerlyAnon

    Why I Am Not A Respected Fashion Blogger (Episode #654):

    I look at that skirt and I see NASCAR themed sheets – but in polyester satin for big boys.  The kind of big boys whose sheets you hope never, never, never to see.

    I look at that purse and see something so far over the ugly line that it’s good again.


  • marilyn

    This is the one to wear edgy shoes.  The beige pumps look awful.  She looks thick through the middle because of the netting through there.  All she needs is some go-go boots, and she will be back in that unforutnate part of the 1960’s.

  • Words escape me on the overall fail of this frock.

  • granddelusion

    Thats two pieces? Thought it was a dress. Hairs awful.

  • EditKitten

    It’s terrible, all of it — it’s hard for anything to be so unflattering on someone like her. But even she looks uncomfortable with it.

  • jw_ny

    I’m a bit bothered by where it appears that car is headed.  Trying to figure out why she has an ace bandage around her middle..

    Hate the hair, purse and shoes.  Purse looks like something a 4 yr. old would play with. Shoes are boring!  All in all…not liking this look.

    • sleah_in_norcal

      remember in the old cartoons when the bad guy would spread wallpaper paste or something else sticky across the road, and the good guy was coming down the road in a car?  anyways…

  • It would be hard to find a yellow shiny skirt of which I approve.  Adding a crotch car, matching it to death, then pairing it with white pumps (?) doesn’t do a damn thing to change my mind.

    Freida, the fact that you don’t look ridiculous is a testament to your fierceness.  Good for you.

    • MissAnnieRN

      Even the freakin’ nail polish is matched!  AHH! 

  • Ogden1990

    Taking the whole “chicks’ll cream for grease lightning” a little literal, yes?

    • formerlyAnon

       I am ashamed that this got a laugh out of me.

  • bluefish

    The skirt is killer indeed.  Love it.

  • Amy Fee Garner

    No matter where that car is heading, if you’re old enough to write your name, you don’t need cars on your clothes.  

  • The only thing I like is the nail polish.

  • Do not like…

  • bellafigura1

    I mean, the thing about the car is, it’s actually an excellent, uh, representation of whatever it is it’s doing down there.  It’s got the perfect …  angle?  Torque? Direction? Anyway, good job car-draw-er person.

  • TheOtherChristina

    I actually love the color palette. I say kill the skirt, go up a size in the sweater, and put on some lovely ivory trousers. And put the bag aside for a different look. And see if you can find the receipt for the shoes. Maybe the nice people will let you exchange them for something in a stormy gray python?

  • Anathema_Device

    I don’t like it at all. Especially the car driving into her crotch. And I’m the one who is always surprised when the other bitter kittens point out curtains or portals on the crotch. But this is so obvious as to be borderline vulgar.

    • sleah_in_norcal

      it crossed the border and is racing south.

  • God, she is so beautiful I can’t even. Seriously, just look at her. 

    These washed-out colors don’t suit her, though – and she usually does quite well on the RC.

  • just makes me think of a vachach exploding into flames

  • snarkykitten

    when I was in middle school, someone started this euphemism where they’d ask you if your father parks his car in your mother’s garage.

    that skirt immediately brought back memories of giggly whispers in the lunchroom.

  • it looks like that car is about to park in her cootchie. maybe its because its finally warm here in canada, and spring is actually happening but this whole thing comes off drab to me. i want the yellow more yellow, the blue more blue, and the shoes not white. take away the car on her crotch and it would look like she was going to a church picnic. and not in that fun, i’m going to hit on the son of a preacher man way. more in the boring lunching with ladies in flowery hats way.

  • I like the skirt and purse and that is it. Could have been done million times better. Sorry Ms. Pinto… you don’t look bad, but still OUT.

  • Judy_J

    That car is driving right into her crotch.

  • alyce1213

    You LIKE that stupid fugly skirt??  With the car driving into her crotch?
    This whole thing is a disaster from the mermaid hair to the shoes, the gauze bandage around her waist and … well, there’s just too much wrong for the space given here.
    Yeccch.  She looks BAD.  Embarrassingly so.

  • Spicytomato1

    I think she looks adorable, matchy-ness notwithstanding. I think the color palette works really well with her coloring. Not too many ladies could pull this off but she does nicely. Between this and Jessica Chastain’s flame dress yesterday, I’m liking this collection, somewhat surprisingly.

    I would have like to have seen Jennifer Lawrence try something quirky and fun like this with some of her public appearances of late, it’s fresher and younger than what she was attempting to do. And the flame motif actually fits her Hunger Games character!

  • ballerinawithagun

    Atrocious! Despise the Prada car and flames theme. So unoriginal.

  • PeaceBang

    I don’t know. That first photo looks like she’s shown up at a casting director’s office to read for a bit part in “Joanie Loves Chachi” (the HAIR! That dumb skirt!). And then there’s that criminally ugly clutch, which must be a violation of one of the constitutional amendments — like something about cruel and unusual punishment to my eyes.

  • judybrowni

    I’ll give her the car speeding into her labia and the twee purse, but …what’s with the ace bandage around her waist?

  • butter nut

    the car is driving into her cooch.  i love the skirt, but the car is driving into her cooch.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    The car is driving up her hoo ha.

  • lrhoff

    As usual, right on, you guys.

  • lesmaha


  • NCDFan

    Not a good look. I wouldn’t want a car driven into that part of my anatomy.

  • Stephen Bornstein

    GENTLEMEN…I am shocked that you like that skirt with a car pulling into Freidas’ garage (so to speak). Definitely a fail on all counts.

  • there’s a car racing into her vagina. sorry boys, but no.

  • Melvis Velour

    The genius of Prada – who I adore and have lots of (bought at the outlets) – is getting people to buy shit like this…

  • DCSheehan

    Did T Lo purposely not mention the car speeding into her hoo-hoo so you kittens could make a dozen hilarious comments about it? If so, bless them and bless you all for your snarky remarks which totally made my day!

  • i dunno, i kind of feel it works all together with her skin colour and general style. call me crazy, i think she looks adorable in a non-kitch way!

  • allisankelly

    Sad little look here. That sweater should be burned. 

  • Is it the point of the skirt that the car is driving into her cooch?

  • I like the bag. But with this look, it’s just too much. Maybe with something else.
    And those SHOES. They are so completely non-descript. She may as well have worn flats. Which clearly would have been more comfortable, because she is teetering in those things. 

  • Jecca2244

    nail color can be SO hard

  • TheOriginalLulu

    Hm. Perhaps it’s because you guys don’t possess vaginas that you like that skirt so much. Because as the owner of one, the idea of a car speeding towards mine is not very appealing. It’s like, yeah this tunnel is so big and wide that a car could drive through it.

    • Or perhaps it’s because you don’t possess testicles that you dislike this skirt so much.

      Or perhaps genitals have nothing whatsoever to do with whether or not someone likes or dislikes an article of clothing.

  • ummm, flame-detailed hotrod with flames leaping from the fenders roaring directly at the bajingo?  No.  Just no. I don’t think even Katy Perry of the Smurf-hair could pull this one off and not look foolish.  It’s too many horizontal blocks of pastel. It’s an OUT for me.

  • The mermaid hair…please listen to TLO…stop the mermaid hair…

  • guest2visits

    I do love that skirt. How about a sexy white man-shirt, different bag, red, blue, or even grey heels.

  • I agree that the styling is all too match-y but I think that sweater with that skirt is kind of genius. She looks super cute.

  • greatscoutm

    Everything but the clutch.  

  • Terri Smith

    Why is that truck driving straight into her hoo-ha?  Should we tell her?

  • Tatiana Luján

    It looks like her spanx is showing

  • Renaissance_Man_ATL

    Even I’ll say this is too matchy!

  • lilazander

    The clutch IS ugly, amd in combination with the ridick print on the skirt, she looks as if she borrowed the outfit from som junior high chick: juvenile.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    I am not pleased by that skirt. No one’s vajayjay should be made to look like a garage.

  • Sophie Collier

    A red cropped cardigan over the top, maybe?  Dunno.  The illusion of the car driving into her ladyparts is a bit weird.  Still not a fan of this collection.  Katy Perry is really the only person I can think of who would look natural in the Prada car clothes.