Lea Michele in Zimmermann

Posted on September 12, 2012

Kittens, as you may know, we’ve been running all up and down the isle of Manhattan, desperately trying to soak up as much fabulosity as we can during the Hunger Games, otherwise known as Fashion Week. As you may have surmised, we are completely and utterly wiped the fuck out. When your first show of the day is at 9 am and your last show of the day is at 9 pm, and there are a half dozen shows in between them, you tend to get a little worn out. Especially when you have to back to your hotel room and put together ten posts just to keep your Precious Unborn Fawns happy and entertained. It’s been 8 straight days on roughly 4 to 5 hours of sleep a night, and kittens? We are FEELING it.

So we would just like to personally thank Miss Lea for giving us a chance to take a little breather. Because really, there is only one thing left to say here:


‘Glee’ star Lea Michele greets fans as she leaves a taping of ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ in Hollywood in a Zimmermann dress paired with Giuseppe Zanotti shoes.

Of course.

Bye, now! We simply must dash to get to the Michael Kors show on time. Air kisses, sweetie!


[Photo Credit: Fallen Star/PacificCoastNews.com]

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  • Oh, Lea! Thank you for making it easy for not only the fab duo but to us readers, too.

    I mean, how predictable can one get?

  • It absolutely cannot get any shorter. I mean, really. What is that dress? A napkin?

    •  I’m suspecting that in reality its an etsy purchased, embellished lobster bib.

      • Cold Fire

        Why doesn’t she just do like prince did with the ass pants and just wear the vagina out instead!? If I saw her on the street, i’d declare she was a “3RD SHIFT SALES WOMAN”

        •  What makes me sad is its so un-needed.  She is an attractive, young, talented lady, and trying this hard is simply not what is good for her.  Whoever has talked her into this continual sex kitten thing needs to be hauled out and shot.

          • kikisayshi

             I think the problem is that no one has tried to talk her OUT of it.

          • An unfortunate consequent of celebrity, or any kind of perceived power, is that precious few are willing to risk telling you what you really need to hear.

          • Kristin McNamara

            What makes me REALLY sad is the ridiculously high quantity of girls at the high school I teach who wear things this short, and shorter….

        • julnyes

          I saw her on the street once (well not the street exactly – she sat at the table next to me in a restaurant) and she looked lovely in a very casual outfit (and tiiiiinnnnnnyyyy). She could look fantastic if she would just stop the sex kitten attempts.

          • insertcleverbit

             I feel like she would do so much better if she took a bit more twee/dork/nerd approach.  She just seems SO desperate it is nauseating.

      •  This. +1 sir!

      • Just snorted my soda. Hilarious!!!

    • MerBearStare

      “It’s a dress.”
      “Says who?’

    • kschwarting

      She has gorgeous legs–I get it.  I envy them.  However, I wish she’d cover them up occasionally just for variety.

      • BazoDee

        You almost don’t notice her legs as your eyes are drawn to the ridiculousness of the hem line. 

        • Introspective

          my eyes are drawn to the fugliness of those dyed to match, too big, satin platform slingbacks… (and has there ever been an item that had more of a clusterfuck in its description??) 

          girl just stop. and get new gays. that are more honest with you.

          • Billie_Dawn

            I’m not a fan of the dress at all, but those shoes are a crime against humanity.

      • NC_Meg

        I think her thing should not be “of course” anymore but “I get it” because that’s what I was thinking while looking at these pictures: OK, I GET IT.

  • StelledelMare

    Ugh. I can’t anymore with her (not that it took very long). Also Lea, your shoes are hideous and I hope you were standing up for that taping the whole time. That is NOT a sitting down dress.

    And thank you boys for all your hard work despite your very clear exhaustion.

  • HobbitGirl

    Is two-tone hair a thing now? Or are those just really badly concealed extensions? 

    • janetjb

      It’s a thing.
      My teen wants ombre hair, but she can’t afford to have it done so she’s very sad.

    • Melissa Brogan

      I think it’s a thing. An ugly thing IMO, like so many current hair trends.

      • V V

         But it gives us poor college students a way to grow out our bad dye jobs without being a pariah for having 3 inches of roots!

        • janetjb

          So true, but my teen has blond hair.  Just imagine how that’ll look growing out.

        • Melissa Brogan

           As a poor college student, I sympathize. As a viewer of celebs, I cringe whenever I see one of their $300 “ombre”/”I grew my roots out” dye jobs. 🙂

    • formerlyAnon

      Look at the pinterest boards of teen/early 20s girls. It is a huge “i want” thing.

    •  oh, it is a THING.  AND badly concealed extensions.  Seriously, how much hair does a girl need??

    • sweetestsith

      It’s a thing, a thing that looks weird when the lighter color goes too far up the shaft. I like it (sorry!) when its the lower third or so (blended in just so to avoid a straight line of color), but when the lighter color is 2/3 to 3/4 of the length it looks weird and kind of cheap.

      Example 1 (which I like): http://balayagesalons.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/ombre-highlites.jpg
      Example 2 (which I do not): http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-5HGzb7zUn6w/T5bcu1TyO0I/AAAAAAAAE3U/85rRbHEMG18/s640/lauren-conrad-ombre-hair-blonde.jpg

      Hopefully it’s ok to post links here…

  • janetjb

    The seaming is not flattering at all.

    • Lori

      Yes! What in the world is going on with that? The seaming is all bad, but the one across the stomach is the worst. Who puts a rounded seam across the belly of a dress not meant to be worn by a pregnant woman?

      •  I cannot imagine that even on the twig-like runway model, that downward arcing belly seam looked good.

      • poggi

         Exactly.  Were they trying to give her a pooch? 

  • Sobaika

    I HATE her hair. It’s so tacky, and the blonde highlights look awful with her coloring and it’s so effing FAKE looking I can’t even stand it.

    There, that feels better.

    • LuisaNL

       tacky, tacky, tacky, head to toe.

  • I KNEW IT! I knew you guys were gonna say Of Course 😀 I was thinking it in my head the moment I saw the first picture. 😀

    • CurbGirl

      I thought they were going to say ‘Lithium’

  • SewingSiren

    Drag queen make-up and Britney Spears wedding dress. Why does she do this to herself?

    • mjude

      what a perfect observation!  LOL

    • Squarah

      Hah! Spot on.

    • call_me_schmeg

      she gets draggier and draggier every time i see her. 

      • ratgirlagogo

         Before I clicked on the post I honestly thought it was a picture of Paula Abdul. Whoops.

  • Her skin colour is one tone away from Jersey Shore!

    • makeityourself

      I was catching up on my September reading last night and caught Simon Doonan’s article about tanning in Bazaar.  Someone needs to tell Ms. Lea that Simon says tanning is OUT.

      •  I think someone just dipped her in bronzer. At least I hope…

        •  I thought maybe she was sprayed down by one of those spray painter things that you use to paint the side of the house.

  • Maria Rosenfire

    évidemment. Naturalmente. 当然地. كما يتوقع.

    • Jarethee

       Naturlich. 당근이야 (Which I’m overly fond of, as in Korean, of course translates to, “It’s a Carrot!”)

  • Meg0GayGuys6

    It reminds me of the ice skating outfit from that Sasha Cohen episode of PR.

  • PastryGoddess

    I hate those shoes with the burning intensity of a thousand hot suns.  

  • lalagigi

    She has fabulous legs. I would wear crotch-skimming clothes if I had legs like that – to the grocery, to the parent-teacher conference, everywhere.

  • And in the words of Michael Kors (albeit about Heidi Klum, but it fits here): this dress is fallopian tube short. But oh GOD those shoes are hideous. And that ombre is horrid. Get out LM…get out.

    • Fuck the haters.  Do your thang, Lea!

  • MoHub

    It’s for a bride who can’t take the time to get undressed on her honeymoon night. Serious risk of showing the good china there.

    • SteveKl

      Whoa. We went to the “good china” metaphor simultaneously!

      • MoHub

         Well, if Peach Carr never accomplishes another thing in her life, she will go straight to Heaven for coining that term.

        • Moira Kindlimann

           Hi! Hate to butt in like that, but my English major-soul compels me: as far as I know, the “china” metaphor originates in the Restoration comedy “The Country Wife” (1675) by William Wycherley, who was very proud of himself to make “china” a word unsuitable for polite conversation 🙂

          Annoying lecture is now over, thank you for your attention.

          p.s. I suppose it’s possible that Carr came up with the metaphor independently, but as I said, I felt compelled by my pedantic lit sensibilities to point that out.

  • SteveKl

    The composition of the 3rd photo is oddly suggestive, like they’re photographing the good china.

    • Girl_With_a_Pearl

      LOL.  Actually, when I saw the photo, I was thinking the cell phone looked as though it was strategically placed to hide the good china.  Now will someone please tell that girl to put some clothes on.

  • formerlyAnon

    She actually looks great. If only her skirt were a tad longer.

    BTW, maybe it’s because the FW runway posts are so dense with interest & take more time to get through – but while I’m sure you’re counting and I’m not – I could SWEAR you guys are posting more for us than usual.

    Ah well, burn on in fabulosity for a few more days. I, for one, will be fine if you spend a couple of days appeasing the cats, rescuing the houseplants, sorting through the mail, sleeping, and imbibing carefully selected carbs when you get home. I will have runway show photos over which to pore while you rest.

  • anotherkate

    I have a question: Does she actually have these dresses shortened? I ask because she is so petite. Wouldn’t a dress that short be a shirt on the typical statuesque model? I would think so. 

    • Ryan Williamson

      As far as I can tell it’s this http://www.zimmermannwear.com/cms/wp-content/gallery/cs12-c-au/look-23.jpg, with a slip under it instead of some sort of sleeveless jumpsuit. So not meant to be a dress. It doesn’t look any longer on her than the model, so maybe she did shorten it. 

    • I think you nailed it. She is wearing shirts. Now we know what’s really going on with the gyno-length “dresses”.

    • There was a similar navy lace “dress” she wore last year. It was actually a shirt according to the designer.

  • Fordzo

    An iPhone in her crotch as she strolls along a river of what I can only assume is urine. Autumn in New York! Seriously, we’re these taken as she escaped through the sewers?

  • Judy_S

    Now, now, it’s ridiculously short but at least at only one end.

  • Ok, I will give the gal some credit, I would cut a bitch for legs like that.  But honey, you are wearing glorified lingerie and terribly ugly shoes. OF COURSE. 

  • afabulous50

    You know what?  If I had that body I’d flaunt it too.  More power to ya honey!

  • notoffred

    I feel like she must have no ass, because if she had one, that dress would not go over it. 

  • Judy_J

    That weird seam that runs right across her crotch gives the appearance of a pot belly, and you know she doesn’t have one.  Very odd design element. 

  • Lilithcat

    She looks like a wannabe call girl.  

  • woo that is SHORT

  • In_Stitches

    She had such beautiful hair in the first season of Glee…it was impossibly thick, dark, rich, and, I believe, extension free.  Now  it looks like she’s wearing a wig she jury rigged with some Claire’s extensions.  Then there’s the tan and the silver lace overlay.  Has she been chilling with Snooki on the down low? 

  • Melissa Kerrigan

    Her stylist should be put in a rocket and shot directly into the sun.

  • It’s nice when your post can be summed up in two words, right? You’re busy guys, you need to get your day moving! 😉

  • kikisayshi

    Going forward, I think all of the Lea Michele posts should just be titled as such: “Of Course, in (enter designer here)”.

  • greyhoundgirl

    If she’s going to a talk show that means she’s going to sit down in this!

    • poggi

       Oh my, I didn’t even catch that.  She must have had a serious thigh workout after clamping her knees together during the entire interview.

  • tallgirl1204

    Three more inches on this dress would turn it from “of course” to WERQ.  Lea, are you paying attention?

    • Tamara Hogan

      You’re SO right.

  • miagain

    You know.. that gal is going to go from 21 to 41 in a blink of an eye!

  • jw_ny

    what more needs to be said when it comes to Miss Lea!?  😀

  • kolokOlchik

    Wow, did she sit down in that??

  • Shoelover1512

    It always bug me when I see beautiful women dressing as revealing as possible when in reality they would look so much sexier a little more covered up.

  • It’s actually a gorgeous dress and she looks amazing.  I know the hatred she inspires but sometimes it gets a bit much.  I rather focus on the aesthetics of it all.  

  • tereliz

    Wait. She sat down in that dress? O_o ?

  • Pants_are_a_must

    She’s wearing more hair than fabric.

  • crash1212

    It could be worse…it could have a plunging neckline.

  • RzYoung

    Aw TLO, I want to send you on a lovely spa break holiday but I absolutely will not be without you….even for a few days!

  • How does that dress even cover her butt?

  • charlotte

    Gyn alarm!

  • MilaXX

    I know the dress is too short, but I dislike that too large porn star shoes even more. Not only are they too big, they are the wrong color for this dress. I agree it’s sad that she defaults to this sex kitten look. I would just like to know how she managed to sit down without giving the audience a peep show.

    • l_c_ann

      Or are matching panties coming with dresses nowadays?

      • i remember when i was starting kindergarten my mom made me a “trousseau” of dresses with matching bloomer-style panties so that when i hung upside down on the monkey bars the boys couldn’t see my underwear.  this was at the suggestion of my two years older brother.  lea needs some glittery bloomers just to sit down.

        off-topic aside:  did you know that, at least in cali, children are not allowed to hang upside down on the bars?  their parents might sue the school district if they’re injured.  we used to do something called the death drop, where we would sit on top of the bar, then drop to our knees and flip over in the air, landing on our feet.  i remember doing this over and over during every recess.  that would probably get you arrested these days. 

  • gabbilevy

    So glad Lea is is good for something.

  • “What’s the matter, Morty?  Couldn’t you afford to buy her a whole dress?”

  • granddelusion

    Why is Carl Reiner following her around? 😉

  • What kills me is that it was for a talk show. A simple 10 minute appearance on a talk show.

    • No, she attended the Fox Casino party right after this, in the same outfit.

  • GorgeousThings

    Perfect!!! What a great lagniappe. And of course!

    Air kisses right back at you darlings, and thank you for keeping us informed!
    Fabulous article in the PDN!!

  • mhleta

    Your unborn fawns so appreciate all of this hard work! Thank you to our Fabulous Faery Godfathers!!!

  • In that first picture she looks like a “Real Doll”…like she would be appearing as a “girlfriend” of Davecat on Love Me, Love My Doll. Something about the vacant, frozen expression on her face (and the crotch level dress and hideous shoes contribute too of course).

  • blue0moon

    Popping up from my burrow to show my appreciation for all the delight you guys have given me over the years.  Can’t wait for the book!
    That, and…Of course!! (this made my morning)

  • kmiller1k

    Maybe lea can reside in the White Board area from now on and we all can post over there “of course”!

  • Bwahahaha! When I saw Lea’s name pop up in the feed, I knew EXACTLY what the TLo response would be. Thank you for not failing this PUF.

  • Snailstsichr

    This is not only an “of course,” but also your shoes are ugly and your makeup artist was on crack.

  • Am I the only one that sees her and things “There goes Glee Barbie!”?

  • teensmom99

    Since every one else said everything else, I wish someone could explain to me why if you would think of wearing that dress and those shoes you would ever think of wearing them together.

  • Aside from “the usual,” it also LOOKS cheap and poorly made. In the 3rd picture down, the seam across the bottom of her torso makes it look like she has a “pooch,” which is obviously not the case.

  • Lilak

    Head to toe, that look says “Jessica Simpson (In Her Dreams).”

    Well, Lea, you’ve set the bar for *somebody* anyway! 

  • StellaZafella

    Dolly Parton said, “It costs a lot of money to look this cheap!” but
    A) This doesn’t look worth the price,
    B) What Dolly said was funny,
    C) Dolly was in on the joke.

    • formerlyAnon

       Most ESPECIALLY “C” !!!

  • Valdri8

    Suffering from Heidi Klum-itis

    • they should have her as a guest judge on project runway-  battle of the ho-bitches!  who can flash the audience the most times during judging?

      • formerlyAnon

        Executive Producer Klum would never go for it. 

        Or if she did she’d be dressed in beautiful, tasteful, expensive couture. Because (unless she’s completely unhinged by divorce) she’s been in the game for too long to think that her natural beauty will compensate for the close to 20 years difference in their ages if it comes to a flash-the-flesh competition.

  • Joyce VG

    geez louise lea….

  • LuisaNL

    of course.
    and guys, your efforts are truly appreciated by every last PUF! Rock on.

  • sweetestsith

    Of course and all, but I have to say I’m kind of in love with her legs here. Micro minis are a perfectly acceptable (and deliciously ho-tastic) clothing choice in my books. I can’t handle it when she’s whipping open long pretty gowns to show off leg. That is beyond tacky (just because there is a slit doesn’t mean you have to flash us!).

    But really, her legs look great here. Props to her trainer. I also appreciate the half hearted attempt at “balance” with the more covered up torso (I’m just not sure it counts when everything is so tight).

    • MilaXX

       but how do you sit down on a talk show? I’ve seen some gals doing all kinds of contortions trying not to show off the good china on talks shows.

      • sweetestsith

         Wow, I totally missed that part. In that case….NO NO NO. And no. This is a stand up and flirt dress, not a sit down anywhere dress. Yikes.

        • lrhg

          Lea herself has done this before. I remember her appearing on someone (Letterman?) a year or so ago and saying she regretted the dress she wore because she didn’t realize how short it would be when she sat down. At the time it made her seem a bit more down-to-earth and relatable. But now she has done the same thing on talk shows two or three more times. Either she has never learned her lesson or she is doing it on purpose. And, unfortunately, I think it’s option B.

  • L.

    With flats this would have been a cute look.  The long sleeves and high neckline keep the dress from being slutty, she is the right age and has the bod for it.  What ruins this, and takes it over the taste line are the shoes!!  Too bad!

  • EEKstl

    Ya know what?  This is working for me.  Until we get to those shoes.

  • emily mcginnis

    did she wear this on the show? how on earth did she SIT? 

  • CQAussie

    Good grief, this bitch.  I can’t even with her anymore.

  • Joyce VG

    She looks like a fierce drag queen. 

  • That’s it.  She’s officially the lost Kardashian.

  • “hi, i’m lea.  here’s everything i’ve got.  again.”

  • TieDye64

    God, my eyes! I wish I could unsee this insanely fug getup. 

  • Stubenville

    Anime makeup, fugly bangs, skirt a millimeter shorter and the good china would be exposed? Check, check, check. 

  • lrhg

    What I hate the most is her make-up. Remember children we don’t apply our make-up with a trowl. 

  • Wait for it….wait for it…OF COURSE!  Thanks, guys. I needed that laugh this afternoon! 

  • kimmeister

    Well at least we aren’t seeing her sternum too.

  • I would seriously like to bitch-slap “Spring Awakening” for foisting this person upon us. 

  • Melissa Brogan

    We wore gym shorts under our skirts and dresses 🙂 We used to have bars just for flipping around on, but I have a feeling they’ve all been ripped out or designated as no-play spots…

  • oohsparkley!

    Of course!  But aren’t her legs marvelous!?

  • ojosazules

    Is that dress super glued to her bottom? I don’t get how it works to wear a dress that short.

  • She does not even look human.

  • bionicgyal1

    Lea is beeping the horn outside of drag queen territory.

  • SapphoPoet

    I’ve decided that Lea Michele is Heidi Klum in training: Short, tight, shiny. 

    (FWIW, I love Heidi because her smile always makes her look so happy.)

  • I knew I was a die-hard Bitter Kitten when I saw the first pic and thought “Of Course.”

  • lucasuk82

    At least she picked between the legs and tits this time.

  • quiltrx

    Ugh…I know this dress isn’t cheap…but it looks SO cheap!

    And apparently Lea misunderstood the “tits or legs, not both” thing…she got it as “tits or cooter, not both.”

  • Chaiaiai

    BOYS!!!  hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.  MWAH!   we love you.  do it for the children!

  • Blondage

    The fake tan is burning my eyes.

  • Judih1

    What are those horrible shiny things are her feet?

  • I saw this outfit posted to another blog and when I said “Of Course”, no one got the reference and I was very sad. She really is something else though, geez. Does she even OWN pants?

    • Delaney Wilson

      why would she wear pants when she’s going on a late night talk show?

  • PeaceBang

    Just when I thought the miserable child couldn’t get any worse. Could you boys pitch a Fashion Intervention reality show to some network and invite Leah to be your first guest? She’d think it was another audition for a revival of “Funny  Girl” but it would be TLo bringing her in for some gay uncle tough love. 

  • Suzanne Chaplin

    Of course..she looks good again.

  • The third picture down looks like someone is taking a picture of her vag. Or gives the illusion of a censor strip.

  • margaret meyers

    I dunno.  She looks pretty fabulous in an obvious and predictable way…

  • alyce1213

    Wow.  A revelation, thanks.

  • glennethph

    Student-by-day-hooker-by-night Barbie.

  • Tatiana Jarquin

    In the third picture she looks kind of…pregnant? : That is one unflattering “dress” :S

  • MichaelStrangeways

    I know she just left a taping so she’s wearing some heavy make-up but it’s crossed over into drag queen land…

  • Patricia Gillett

    Why do all of her clothes look like they’ve been designed for Barbie dolls?

  • nancylee61

    Love you guys!! You just crack me up. Lots of pics, with the one, very accurate comment!! 

  • MaryAtRealityTea

    THOSE SHOES! I mean bridesmaid dyeables. They are hideous!