“My Valentine” Video Premiere Red Carpet

Posted on April 16, 2012

Darlings, it was the “My Valentine” Video Premiere hosted by Paul McCartney and Stella McCartney at her store in Los Angeles and all the stars   came out to shine against the shittiest step-and-repeat backdrop we’ve seen in years!

Wait. What?


Ginnifer Goodwin

This isn’t as offensively bad as most of her RC outfits but that’s damning with the faintest praise possible. Too many elements here. We count six different colors, many of which don’t go with each other.  The shape and style of dress really suits her, but we’re not loving the sheerness and the belts are a bit too much.


Gwen Stefani

This is kind of rocker-chick fierce, which is what we’d expect from her. Hate the hair, though.


Gwyneth Paltrow

Y’know, the pose is awful and maybe this isn’t a very photogenic outfit, but for real-world style, this isn’t a bad look to copy, ladies.


Jayma Mays

Theoretically, any color of accessory can go with a black dress, but those shoes and that ugly, massive clutch are fighting with each other.


Kristen Stewart

Cute. We know not everyone’s on board with it, but we’re digging the trend for oxfords among the ladystars.


Reese Witherspoon

There are probably more flattering maternity dresses to be photographed in, but she looks comfy and the dress has a low-key chic to it, even if it is terribly wrinkled.


Rumer Willis

She looks wildly overdressed and that cape/duster thing doesn’t really go with the dress.



[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans/PR Photos]

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  • Laura Rizzo

    wow, Rumer has a terrible titscrepancy too.

    • TieDye64

      Um, yeah. It’s framed and everything. 

  • Kristen Stewart’s hair! IT BURNS.

    • I thought it was Julia Louis Dreyfuss for a moment and then remembered that JLD doesn’t usually do her hair like Elaine Benis.

  • sarahofalessergod

    Kristen Stewart looks utterly adorable, not words I ever expected to type.  More to the point for her, she actually looks comfortable in her own skin, which goes a long way.

    • janetjb

      I agree; her clothes look like something she could have in her own closet which might help her feel/look more comfortable.

    • Sobaika Mirza

      Agreed, and she’s someone who I tend to actively dislike on the red carpet and in film. But something’s happening here that I really like, she looks comfortable.

  • Well, it sure is ugly, but is that worse than fighting against a backdrop?

  • Anathema_Device

    Were they all slipping in through the side entrance by the dumpsters because their outfits were so terrible?

  • julnyes

    Kristin Stewart doesn’t look miserable for once.

  • Gwen Stefani looks a little rocker chick in an apron.  I don’t love it.

  • IMNAngryLiberal

    Maybe it is just me, but I’m really hating hair today.  All of these women could afford to have someone do their hair, right? 

  • Rebecca Johnson

    I enjoy the variety of looks – it’s like they transplanted the line to get into a trendy downtown club on any given Friday night. Some dressed to the nines and some who rolled up right from work.
    Also, Gwyneth really needs to stop with the stick-straight center-parted hair. Not flattering.

  • MilaXX

    Ginnifer Goodwin – I may be in the minority, but the only thing I dislike about this look is the sheerness of the dress.
    Gwen Stefani – From the pictures I saw, this was the best look of the evening. I don’t even mind the bun.
    Gwyneth Paltrow – This wasn’t a bad look. It’s a very city gal and I like it.
    Jayma Mays – Like the bag, Hate the shoes.
    Kristen Stewart – I like the lady oxfords, but I hate the hair and jacket with this look.
    Reese Witherspoon – Eh’s it’s an okay preggo look.
    Rumer Willis – From the pictures I saw there was at least 4 different variations of this hiddy dress at this event. This is easily one of the least successful of them.

    • TheDivineMissAnn

      When, oh when, will that awful dress Rumer is wearing – and it’s evil spawn variations – go away??

  • Jayma’s clutch is ridiculous.  Unless she’s starting a new trend of carrying around tiny dogs, not in a full-blown hand-bag, but rather in a clutch.

    • JDreesen

      Yeah – does it still count as a “clutch” if it’s the same size my bookbag was in school??

  • nannypoo

    Who is that and what has she done with Kristen Stewart? She’s wearing decent makeup and she doesn’t look angry. She should try this more often, but maybe run a comb through her hair next time.

    • I think knowing she’s done filming the Twilight films has done wonders for her general attitude- or at least, how she presents that attitude. Imagine how stunningly happy she’ll look when she’s done promoting them, too!

  • BazoDee

    WOW – these are ALL pretty horrid. Except maybe Reese. 

  • Catherine Katz

    Whoever did the rentals for this should be shot!  The plastic lattice with the matching plastic dropcloths taped (I’m assuming) up with the pipe poles and supports showing…  And the carpet should go to the backdrop even if the backdrop is absolutely fug.  I may have to share this picture with my rental friends.  I wouldn’t use this and I’m in North Carolina!

    (ETA logged in wrong… can’t fix from here)

  • WHY do people keep wearing different versions of that awful dress that Rumer has on? It looks terrible on everyone, in every colour and every length. Quit trying to make it work.

    • cleep1000

      That dress was featured on Fashion Police just last week! It’s been worn to death. And it doesn’t seem to look good on anyone.

    • kimmeister

      Who else has worn it?  I think I’ve only seen Leann Rimes in a short version.

      • schadenfreudelicious

        Nicole Kidman wore a long version of it to a country music awards show some months back, granted it was a slightly less repulsive incarnation, but not much…..

      • Celandine1

        Nicole Kidman wore one recently and looked pretty good, mostly because  it didn’t have all the tacky cut outs with sheer panels on the front of it.

    • Spicytomato1

      It just occurred to me, maybe it’s the same dress and it’s making the rounds among the celeb set until it finds its perfect match. Not sure if that exists though.

    • This has got to be the worst. Brava, Rumer Willis!!

  • mjude

    i’ve said it before i love me a boy shoe but i couldnt walk in them without socks. good god am i that old?

    • alyce1213

      Love them! I have b/w wingtips and classic white bucks. I don’t go sockless. Thin little low-cut cotton socklets work fine.

  • Judy_J

    That thing Rumer Willis is wearing is gawd-awful.  Actually, both things are awful…the cape and the dress.

  • Funkykatt

    Stella McCartney designs exist only to make other designers look better. 

  • EAV

    Are they standing in an alley behind a landscaping shop?  What is going on?

  • Stefanos Mantyla

    I think Kristen Stewart may have actually won this round! Good for her!

    We got Ginnifer Goodwin, Jayma Mays, and Rumer Willis on the bottom. I think I will let Rumer off the hook on this one, believe it or not, even if it darn ugly; at least it is unusual, and she seems committed to it. All Jayma had to do was accessorize properly, and she could not even accomplish that? And the other bottom 2 mate Ginnifer just cannot seem to get it right, ever. Not sure which one is worse.

  • cleep1000

    Gwen Stefani looks hot! Representing the O.C.!

  • MK03

    I want Rumer’s dress with a knee-length hem.

  • guest2visits

    I have a hard time trying to put into words how bad both Ginnifer and Rumer’s choices were. BAD.
    Reese’s dress is pretty; just wrinkled.  Sorry; can’t like the cut of Kristen’s skirt; wish it were pencil.
    Love Jayma’s simple black dress and the bag.  Don’t like Gwyneth’s boots paired with those jeans; one of them has to be
    switched out.   Gwen is pretty much perfect.

  • PeaceBang

    What a strange assortment of awful! Gwynnie looks hot, though. But that Ginnifer Goodwin ensemble….what does that girl have against looking good? 

    • Marahboo

      Most of them wear Stella McCartney. Hardly ever those clothes look interesting, nice or attractive on a woman.

  • PeaceBang

    I just figured it out: Gwen Stefani looks like what would happen if Tinkerbell went rock-and-roll. Love her.

  • ccm800

    This one needs to retire. Good on her for working and such but damn she makes heinous clothes. 

  • BeeBeauNYC

    I cannot get over the distracting lattice fence background that was spray painted emerald green and the misaligned carpet.

    • judybrowni

      That’s plastic green lattice fence with green plastic sheeting twist-tied to it: and yup, the ugliest backdrop possible for some fairly fugly outfits.

      • formerlyAnon

         I believe it was a reality show assignment: Create step & repeat in 2 hours with this $75.00 gift certificate to Home Depot. And you get 15 minutes in the store – GO!

  • enchanted216

    “And this is my left boob,” Rumor Willis

  • snarkykitten

    they all look like they put in about as much effort as was put into making that backdrop

  • iCouture

    I dont want to say anything rude about Rumer…. but… her mom is GORGEOUS.  Her mom is Demi Moore!

    Thats all…..   and the titscrepancy is awful!   And so is that cape!!

    • alyce1213

      She looks like dad — strong prominent jawline, tapered sharp nose — with Demi’s coloring.  

      Genetic combos don’t always turn out with the desired result, which recalls this old, probably manufactured exchange: 
      Marilyn Monroe: “Imagine if me and Einstein had a baby. It could be perfect, beautiful like me and smart as him.” 
      Einstein: “What if it turns out opposite, ugly like me and dumb like her?”

    • Rumer Willis’ mother may be Demi Moore, but it doesn’t replace the fact she looks like her father in drag, essentially. :p

  • Pants_are_a_must

    All I see is bad outfits across the board. Stella McCartney, dazzling the world once more.

  • sashaychante

    I do not understand Stella McCartney designs at all.  Some of the most unflattering clothes ever produced. 

    • Lisa

      I know, right?  And it kills me, because, you know – I’m a ginormous Beatles and Wings fan, so I love her dad and mom, love all the Beatles kids (with the sole exception of that mouthy little punk Sean Lennon), love Stella as a person, her perfume is pretty much the only one I wear – and yet this.  Her clothes.  Her clothes are where I have to come front and center with my disloyalty.  I’ve hardly ever seen anything of hers that I’ve liked.

  • NurseEllen

    That Stella McCartney dress should be cast as the lead if they ever remake “The Thing That Wouldn’t Die”.

  • noelster_sf

    oh, give rumer a break! it’s the only RC she’s been called to in YEARS!

    • red carpet? I think DGC…you know…”Dingy Gray Carpet”…

  • TheOtherChristina

    I think Ginnifer’s look is super chic. I love it.

  • I hate almost everything. Kristen Stewart looks like a mess. I don’t get it. 

  • marilyn

    Their drssing is all across the board, from casual (picking up something at Walgreens) to serious formal RC.  I don’t know what kind of shindig the McCartneys throw, but apparently you can wear whatever you want.  

    • sleah_in_norcal

      as long as you get your picture taken along side the dumpster on the way in.

  • Lisa

    I literally hate everyone’s outfits except Gwen Stefani’s. 

  • Kstew looks like Shannen Doherty in Heathers.

  • Can Rumer’s boob please get its own Twitter account? It has at least as much to say as Angie’s leg.

  • Pennymac

    Dayum. Those are some ugly clothes!

  • alyce1213

    Perfect!  I recently started using “rumerwillis” as a term to explain how someone of no perceivable talent (or good looks, for that matter) can lay claim to stardom and celebrity.  

    A propos of this thoroughly disgusting dress: “Stella McCartney rumerwillised her way into the fashion business.”
    Not there haven’t been dozens before Rumer, but she seems to epitomize the down side of nepotism.

    Too harsh?

  • when you first tweeted kristen stewart’s picture, I was kind of repelled  by it but seeing it in this post, I realized I actually really liked how she looks! especially compared to some of the other celebrities. She looks different and fresh and relaxed.

  • quiltrx

    Wow, that IS the shittiest background ever.  Home Depot lattice, garbage bags, and green spray paint.

    Maybe it’s the background influencing things, but everyone looks pretty shitty, too.

    • sleah_in_norcal

      looks like the side of a garbage dumpster.

  • PastryGoddess

    Stella McCartney posts should really be left for Mondays Mornings or Wednesdays Afternoons when us kittens are appropriately bitchy and have not been lulled into complacency with pretty pictures of gorgeous fashion

  • lrhoff

    They all look terrible.

  • tbk2

    Ah. Gwen Stefani came as “daughter Judy”.

  • Sweetvegan

    No photos of Paul McCartney?!

  • I really like the Rumer outfit and couldn’t figure out why. It’s weirdly granny-ish in the pattern and the cape thing doesn’t go at all. Then it hit me – I’m a sucker for medieval costume and this looks (vaguely – VERY vaguely) like a 12th century woman’s outfit, braided hair and all. If you think of her as an uber fashionable Norman maiden, she’s not badly dressed. For the 21st century…I’m not so sure. Still, I kind of like it.

  • sleah_in_norcal

    did rumer have to stand in line to get her turn to wear that dress?  seems like everyone else in hollywood has worn it.

  • sleah_in_norcal

    so you hate gwen stefani’s hair, but you let ginnifer slide?  she looks like she stuck her head in a wood chipper.

  • AND Gwennie ‘s had two kids! Stunning

  • Aurumgirl

    All of these people have looked better in the past.  I don’t know what it is about Stella McC clothes, but they make people who are gifted with beauty look unkempt and clueless in seconds (and that dress that will not die is a case in point).  They’re like a Twilight Zone morality play episode in textile form:  put it on and all your evil ways come to the fore in your clothing.

  • Aurumgirl

    All of these people have looked better in the past.  I don’t know what it is about Stella McC clothes, but they make people who are gifted with beauty look unkempt and clueless in seconds (and that dress that will not die is a case in point).  They’re like a Twilight Zone morality play episode in textile form:  put it on and all your evil ways come to the fore in your clothing.

  • I’m all for oxfords! I own a tan pair and I’m now on the search for spring-like colors.

  • lilazander

    Rumer W. lookes like she forgot to take the-hang-around-the-house  schmata before she left for the party.

  • BrightsideSusan

    I am with you on the oxfords – love them!

  • I can’t even, Stella M., with that bath-mat dress. Give it a rest!

  • ballerinawithagun

    Did they take these photos in my neighbor’s yard??? 

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    I am sure as hell NOT going to dress like Paltrow.  Fuck no. 

    • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

      Besides, I’m too damned fat anyway.  

  • bluefish

    Best feature here:  Ginnifer Goodwin’s haircut — Very chic and looks fantastic on her.  Gwyneth looks healthy — love her boots.