Gwyneth Paltrow in Michael Kors

Posted on October 16, 2012

Y’know, we have to give Gwynnie – and Michael Kors – credit, because every cell in our bodies (note: exaggeration for dramatic license) is screaming at us that this dress should not work, and yet …

Gwyneth Paltrow attends the Michael Kors-Golden Heart Gala in New York City in Michael Kors.

Michael Kors Spring 2013 Collection/Model: Karlie Kloss

… she looks pretty f’ing spectacular. In fact, if the X-Men ever decide that they need formal-wear, they should obviously turn to Michael Kors for their needs.

What’s the Minion Opinion on the white shoes? Forget the whole “after Labor Day” thing. It’s archaic. What do y’all think of them paired with a black dress? We admit, our taste tends to run in the “don’t do it” direction, but we don’t really mind them here. In fact, we kind of like them. And we’re surprised to admit this, but we like the cuff. It adds some edge to the look.

Basically, what we’re saying here is, everything about this look pushes our “DO NOT WANT” buttons, and yet, we think it all comes together perfectly.

Her face and hair look great too. Gwynnie always could rock a pony tail like no other.

 

 

[Photo Credit: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images, style.com]

    • afabulous50

      It’s ok.  I’d be worry those tiny pieces of fabric would rip and I’d be exposed…but I have more volume up top than Gwynnie.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Renee-Rohrer-Bomar/100002942684824 Renee Rohrer Bomar

        Every female past the “Are You There God, It’s Me, Margaret” has more volume than Gwynnie.

      • Sweetbetty

         That’s the first thing that entered my mind too; she’d better hope there’s some mighty strong thread being used in those stitches.

    • MaryMitch

      It fits her well… but, no.

    • VeryClaire

      No no no on the white shoes. The dress is almost – a bit more fabric up top and it would look great. It’s so skimpy as to look a little desperate for attention, not to mention tacky.

      • 3boysful

         Right.  Plus, she’s getting the equivalent of “back fat” where her boobs appear over that strap (“overboobage”?), which isn’t flattering, yet we all know she has zero extra fat.  Imagine how it would look on a regular person.

        • Targettaste

           Arm pit cleavage: not attractive

        • schadenfreudelicious

          yup the “chicken cutlets”, for the rest of us it would likely look like the whole bird :)

    • http://twitter.com/YMCANiagara YMCA of Niagara

      I quite enjoy this.

    • http://twitter.com/MajorBedhead MajorBedhead

      No. Just, no. On the entire ensemble.

      We get it, Gwyneth. You have a slammin’ body. You don’t need to expose most of it in order for us to appreciate that.

      Ugh. I cannot stand this woman. Cannot. Stand. 

    • http://twitter.com/Hussified Coleen

      I wish she’d kept it full-length. Then the white shoes wouldn’t bother me as much as they do.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alexandra-Glorioso/10025811 Alexandra Glorioso

        I agree with the full length sentiment. I think the full length version elongates the body and make the cut-outs so much more angular and elegant. And, I don’t think the angularity or elegance has much to do with the full length version being on the model – Gwyn is model status as far as bodies go.

        • Qitkat

          And it’s gorgeous from the back too.
          Oh, I just realized that belongs to another dress.

          • Sweetbetty

             I was puzzling over that too; that back sure looks like it belongs on Gwynnie’s dress so I wonder what the back of Gwynnie’s/front of other one do look like.

    • hyperionic

      Don’t like any of it. Maybe without the rib cutouts. And a belt. Needs more edgy shoes.

      • cleep1000

        Right? The cutouts just emphasize that she’s built like a boy. No waist. A belt might help. But she’s admirably fit, blah blah blah.

    • http://twitter.com/tangodiva Tanya Wade

      I think if you lose the white shoes and the exceedingly smug look on her face, you might have an in. But you’d have to pry the latter off with a crowbar, so….

      • DeborahJozayt

        If it makes you feel any better, her feet look like they’re about to burst because they’re too small on her. There’s comfort in that, at least!

        • angryparsnip

           Domo-kun !
          Domo konnichiwa… sorry just had to say that. Just looking at your avatar make me happy !
          So agree the shoes look way small but they just don’t work for me but then I’m not wearing them.

          cheers,  parsnip

          • DeborahJozayt

            ありがとう !

            • crackineggs

               Couldn’t have said it better myself…

    • trisker

      Fabulous, including the white shoes!

      • CozyCat

        I agree.  I think the white shoes take the dress into the current “colorblock” trend, especially since the very pointed toe echoes the pointed shape of the cutouts.

    • MilaXX

      Ick, if this was an In/OUT post I’d vote her OUT. The cut out somehow make her look shapeless. There’s no defined waist she looks straight as a board. HATE the white shoes with the look. In fact I hate this entire look. Hair and makeup is okay.

      • kolokOlchik

        Weird, I think that the dress is actually giving her a waist due to the cut outs

      • kmk05

        I am definitely on board with that assessment. Makeup and hair are stunning, but wow that’s an unflattering dress. And those shoes look a bit like a last minute add-on.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=610791985 Aniela Marie Perry

         That was my first thought. She looks boxy.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      I don’t usually carry a suitcase full of Gwinnie love, but I got to say she looks pretty much perfect here. And I go on record as loving the white shoes.

      • ballerinawithagun

        I love the white shoes. I would NEVER wear basic white pumps but these are far from basic. Gwinnie looks better than the model. The above boob, underarm area on the model is way too bulgy. Normally this is a design that I wouldn’t care  for,but she’s the only one who could make it work!

      • merciblahblah

         I could not agree more, and this is coming from someone who LOATHES white shoes. But that pointy toe combined with the white does it for me. I think she looks fan-frigging-tastic in a futuristic sexy cyborg kind of way. If you catch my drift. No? Ah well…

        • glennethph

          I was looking for a metaphor and that’s it.  It could be an ensemble worn by Sean Young in Blade Runner.

          • mountainFashionista

             Or #6…

            :-)

    • http://twitter.com/chylde chylde

      IN. Very chic, sophisticated, and sexy. And I don’t even like “Gwennie” the attention wh*re.
       

    • LLuL

      Hmmm…I’m thinking the cutouts aren’t exactly right. No to the white shoes. 

    • halleygee

      I want to like it, but I hate the shoes, and I think the center cut-out is enough, I don’t need to see her sides, too.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/BJTY6KY7LOR7MDOD6QCZUC3VVI Donna Tabor

      Not a fan of the white shoes with it, although they do go with the minimalist aspect of the ensemble.

      But that dress is not giving her a waist. It flatters the model more than it does Ms. G.

    • http://www.lippsisters.com/ Deborah Lipp

      I don’t like the shoes, but everything else kinda rocks my world.

    • http://twitter.com/chylde chylde

      Oh, I used to volunteer for Gods Love We Deliver – great charity!

    • VicksieDo

      Mere mortals couldn’t wear this, but she rocks the hell out of it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000172512508 Emerald Storm

      I like the arch on the runway version – the perfect triangle on her chest makes it look photoshop-ish and unnatural. Other than that she looks great. 

      • BazoDee

        Good catch -yes that would help! 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VZLU6YVO4BRTELTTH3GRAAMWZQ Dot

      I actually like the dress better with the long, fluid hemline. The longer hemline seems to balance out the stark geometry of the cut-outs.

      • Elizabeth Silverstein

        ^This exactly. 

    • TAGinMO

      Do not like. Her face and hair look really good, and so does the middle part of the outfit, but to me it’s all ruined by that square, bib-like thing around her neck and the white shoes on her feet. Some slight modifications to the top and bottom of the outfit could pretty easily save it, I think.

    • SapphoPoet

      I think the shoes look great with the dress; a good mirror on the shape and the white is a good contrast. I’m less sold on the cuff, but willing to forgive it. 

    • Violina23

      Eh, it kinda looks like her entire body is being censored. Doesn’t work for me.

    • HomeOfficeGirl

      Totally agree – lots of sketchy elements that came together perfectly here.  I love it.  She’s got good shoulders for this dress. 

    • EveEve

      She looks stunning, right down the points of those cute white shoes.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OLSER5H3A6FPBAZOEIQIOBHAYM Elizabeth Rust

      It’s not quite working for me, in part because I find the cutout shapes distracting rather than flattering, and in part due to the slogan on the wall behind her – especially the “we deliver” line. Combined with that seriously-bare dress, it suggests delivering a different kind of lovin’, doesn’t it?

      Not keen on the white shoes with that dress, either, though having nixed the dress itself perhaps I shouldn’t be commenting on the shoes at all!

      GoryDetails

    • Maluca

      It may be wrong but I have ALWAYS hated every iteration of white shoes. I feel like it makes feet look like they’re perpetually in casts. 

      That said (and feet aside), she looks really good. 

    • http://profiles.google.com/clarinetpower Ronica Skarphol Brownson

      From the neck down and ankle up, fine. She looks just like the model–same body. Whatever. Not that interesting, but whatever. Sort of 5th Elementy, I guess. 

      But the shoes. NO. It’s like Billy Joel back in the day when he wanted us to look at his feet. A color, perhaps? And her face and hair are just too severe–really ages her. She looks like people I know when they are in the throes of an eating disorder–thin, but unhealthy with bad skin, wrinkles, brittle hair, etc. 

      I thought she looked great when pregnant and nursing–because she ate things besides brown rice and tofu mousse. Here, she just makes me sad.

    • ringthing

      Not a fan of the shoes but she looks really good, esp the hair and the cuff.

    • RzYoung

      I still don’t like it, cut outs in that area (along with the side of the hip) are just never that flatteing

    • crash1212

      Shoulda been a WERQ. I love the white shoes with this look – the whole thing is perfect. 

    • GorgeousThings

      I don’t love it. It’s not bad, but it isn’t a fantastic look on her. I have no objection to white shoes with it, but I hate hate HATE those pointy toes. Ouch.

    • soxonthebeach

      This dress needs perfect posture.  If Gwynnie stood up a little straighter and threw her shoulders back, the dress would work better.

      On an unrelated note:  Who is this “Beth Otron” in the ad on the left side of the page?  Major typo by your advertiser.

    • mom2ajs5

      I can’t with the shoes, but I have a searing hatred for 99% of white shoes. Don’t know why, always have. Other than that, it does work pretty well. 

    • lehen

      i hate her

    • bessann28

      I don’t care for the shoes, and am not really a fan of the dress.  The top is really awkward, and almost looks like she has some flab under the armpits, when I’m sure she doesn’t in reality.  It’s just unflattering.

    • annrr

      I like it, but I liked the longer version better. Not crazy about the white shoes.

    • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

      I see what you mean – should be NO but it’s almost a yes. Extra points for the cuff, points removed for the horrible shoes, more points removed because of my irrational dislike of her.

    • annie_wonder

      I get that the white shoes are kind of adding to the geometry of the dress but I have to say I prefer the longer version on the model overall. It’s classier (as classy as rib cut outs can be…..).  

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=790818401 Laurie Landry

      A crew neck seems and odd choice for a cut-out dress. I don’t find it flattering on her.

    • IAmJ

      I was prepared to spew some hate, but she looks really good here. And I think the shoes work quite nicely.

    • Anathema_Device

      I like this, too. She looks fantastic. I don’t like the shoes with it. I’m a fan of a mod black & white look, but the combo here isn’t working for me.

    • kolokOlchik

      I think she looks great.  Weird, that a dress that has so much exposure, doesn’t look tacky, but fierce
      And I like the shoes

    • mbelchic

      I like it-

    • http://korilian.livejournal.com/ korilian

      Black and white are a classic combo. The shoes are fine. I think I might like the dress better if she’d kept it long though.

    • Michael Owens

      The shoes are cool. But they’re so obviously making a statement that it’s the statement making and not the shoes I find distracting. 

    • BPlease

      I love this, head to toe – she looks amazing.  I love how the ponytail is sharp and formal without being severe.  And I completely adore that dress…I suppose you need to be a B-cup or less to pull it off? 

    • Judy_S

      Well, I don’t like the shoes and I think the dress is hideous, in principle, on the model or on the movie star, and even as an X-Men costume. All I get from it is “DANGER HIGH RADIATION” and that’s not a pleasant association (I work in a building in whose basement some doors have that sign). I just don’t think it’s flattering to her figure; the best I can say is that she must be beautifully styled in great shape if I can stand to look at her in that dress.

    • jw_ny

      dammit…I clicked on this hoping I could take a few jabs at  Gwynnie.

      grrrr…

    • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

      The dress is fine–or would be, if she pulled her damn shoulders back–but the white pointy shoes are ugly and distracting.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Erin-Hines/620149309 Erin Hines

      it doesn’t work. at all. she has no shape in that dress. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1401197785 Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

      She tops my irrational hate list, by a country mile in fact, BUT she looks spectacular here. It shouldn’t work, but it may be a case of pieces finding their perfect home. I do love the white shoes with the all black look, though I’d love a bright color too. 

    • BrooklynBomber

      I like the floor length version better — seems more in balance.
      I don’t know about the shoes, but I’m not sure the white bothers me; I just feel like the dress needs something more sandaly.

    • Janet B

      Not loving it, but I like it on the model. I think I don’t like the shorter length.

      I don’t mind white shoes but those look very painful.

    • Scarlet39

      I hate to admit it, but it does work.  I like it better at this length than the full length version on the runway

    • sarct

      Ugh, no.  OUT.  This is somehow a dress version of workout wear (not that I’ve ever seen workout wear with QUITE that many cutouts, but that’s the first thing that sprang to mind), especially when coupled with that hair.

    • Teri Brinson

      I like it. The sort-of edgy look contrasts with her vanilla ness in a way that comes off as cool.The white shoes work in that way too, just a touch of defiance, nothing too extreme for Gynnie.

       If this were the Olden Days when actor’s personas were controlled she would come off so much better. The parts she chooses usually fit her well, it’s just her blog and interviews that make her cringe-worthy.

    • MissMariRose

       Like the cuff, hate the shoes.

    • alyce1213

      No to the dress and nonono to the shoes.

    • MarissaLG

      I think the shoes weirdly provide a pop of color, even though that color is white. I don’t love the cuff, but I’m really into this look overall. 

    • EditKitten

      I hate her, but she is making it all work perfectly.

    • Pants_are_a_must

      Nope, your first instinct was right. This dress is totally fucking HORRIBLE. It’s aerobic trainer meets executive assistant.

    • http://www.facebook.com/AdriannaGrezak Adrianna Grężak

      Ugh, this is so desperate! 

    • Le_Sigh

      She looks good – but is it weird that I think Frau Seal would really rock this look better?  

      • l_c_ann

        Frau Seal’s boobies would NOT work here.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Normally I’d be hating on that neckline and the cut-outs, but somehow this is working on Gwyneth.  I do like the white shoes with this look.

    • Little_Olive

      She is carrying that dress like a pro, and the hair, makeup and accessories are on pointe. 

      BUT the shoes are “too white”, if you know what I mean. Not the contrast this look needed.  

    • blumonky

      I think the dress works better long as the flow of the fabric is a nice contrast to the starkness of the cutouts.
      As it is, on her, it seems trying to be fierce and hard ass which I’m not sure is in her wheelhouse…

    • ChaquitaPhilly

      The eyes look overdone on her but they work with the look. 
      The pointy pointy toed white shoes go with the dress and the dress looks really fine.

    • BazoDee

      The fit is amazing, but still no. It just inn’t a flattering dress. 
      She is working some serious pinhead – the black up top is adding to that effect. Don’t like the white shoes AT ALL I do like the ring. And the cuff I love -but feel sort of indifferent about its deployment here. 

    • http://twitter.com/Nancer Nancer

      I think she looks amazing! Love the dress on her, the cuff, the bag, and even the shoes. Her makeup looks great, and so does her hair. Well done, Gwynnie, well done.

    • Girl_With_a_Pearl

      I think the cutouts create a really odd shape to both the model and Gwyneth’s bodies which is just not flattering.  I don’t want to even think what this outfit would do to non-stick figured women. 

      • kschwarting

        I was thinking exactly the same thing–it creates a very odd silhouette.  Plus I think it makes her boobs look a little sad.

      • charlotte

         I think it looks like someone tried to cut out Mickey Mouse ears and didn’t get it quite right.

    • nannypoo

      I hardly ever sit in front of my computer alone and laugh out loud. She looks ridiculous in this hideous dress. Thanks for posting it. I needed a good laugh.

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

      Cate and Gwynnie have reminded us all of something very important this morning: fashion, real, forward thinking, pushing the envelope fashion, can simply not be pulled off by everyone. Cate looked great in a dress that would have been a laughing stock on 99% of the population and now Gwyneth is doing the same. And I agree about the shoes – who would’ve thunk it but she looks like chic on a stick. Sometimes the risk pays off. Although I guess there are lot of things that pay off if you are Cate Blanchett or Gwyneth Paltrow.

    • A B

      I think the whole look is hideous

    • Tamara Hogan

      I think she looks great in the dress – she’s one of the few people I think could pull it off – but the shoe choice gives me agita. A butch black bootie would do very nicely.

    • piecesofconfetti

      I like it. The white shoes aren’t the best choice, but they don’t look bad. The rest of the look is great. I don’t particularly like her or her acting, but can’t deny she looks good here. 

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

      She’s kicking butt! Now there are TWO places I like her: as Pepper Pots, and in Michael Kors. But nowhere else, especially cookbooks!

    • gabbilevy

      It’s moments like these that I remember that Gwynnie here is a Ph.D.-level dresser. I’m impressed, and I approve of the shoes.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/2LIE6ISFQUBIAO7OB6U5TAVXXQ Depot'er

      maybe she has a trach tube she is covering? (so she can smoke thru it and not stain her teeth?)
      out out out!

    • miagain

      That top looks like the old nuclear fall out shelter signs…. 

      • alyce1213

        This.  Exactly.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DNWEFT2SVBX5T3NPMROQCT4U2U jennyv

      I’m not opposed to white shoes with a black dress but something’s not quite working for me here. As much as I hate her, bitch does look good in that dress, although it’s too naked, much like everything else she wears these days. 

    • Judy_J

      I’m OK with the dress, except I’d prefer that it not have the side cutouts.  The cutout neckline has enough impact, I think.  And while I shouldn’t like the white shoes, I find that they really do work with this dress.  Even after Labor Day.

    • Beardslee

      Not my cup of tea but a slim column like her can wear it without being too vulgar.  Shoes are ugly.  

    • nancylee61

      I don’t like the dress at all. It is too choppy, reminds me of Penny’s later outfit on Lost IN Space. Not a good red carpet look, although great for a space ship.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UCLO5V2YD36T7QMPKOC7YXPOFU Erica

      I feel like she is not standing up straight and that it would look better if she were. Or, it’s the dress making her look like she is slumping, in which case, no. Shoes are fine.

      On a related note, I am less irritated with her b/c I haven’t had to hear about her lifestyle blog for a bit. Over-exposed personalities really ought to take a break now and again. It makes people feel more charitable towards them.

    • guest2visits

      On the RW, all the cutouts work. On the RC however, it starts to look tacky. If the gratuitous gaps at the sides were gone; this would
      be a much more attractive elegant look. Gwyneth sometimes veers towards too much skin.  And though the white shoes are pretty,
      I don’t think they work well with this dress. Not loving that particular cuff either. 

    • Imasewsure

      I don’t like the heavy makeup but otherwise I love this look as either a short or a long dress. I like the shoes and I hate white shoes in general

    • Sara__B

      The only thing I like is the pony tail.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PVIY3NBCZJAJNFWDBCWG2DMKL4 Jen R

      Now if only she’d stand up straight.

    • B_C_J

      Normally, a dress that leaves the wearer this exposed would be vulgar. However, it looks incredible on Ms. Paltrow probably in large part because she has a modest bust and a more linear body.  This dress on someone with a body like Sofia Vergara would look cheap.
      I only object to the white shoes.  My eye gets drawn down involuntarily when it’s really the dress that should be garnering the attention.

    • MzzPants

      Not a fan of the shoes with this dress.  Something edgier for me, please.

    • kikisayshi

      Love it head-to-toe, even the shoes.

    • Mary229

      I can’t stand the woman but she looks rocking here.

    • altalinda

      The whiteness doesn’t bother me, but I have an irrational dislike of pointy shoes.

    • EEKstl

      It’s all working for me (and I LOVE pointy shoes!).

    • Joyce VG

      Aaargh this woman!  She looks amazing. I didn’t even notice the white shoes for goodness sakes because the dress is so pow! You’re right it shouldn’t work.  Aarrgh this woman! 

    • fungstyle

      I think she looks spectacular. I tend to hate cut outs, but they look edgy vs. slutty here. And the white shoes add something close to a tongue-in-cheek trashy coyness to the look. Almost as if she’s saying, “That’s right bitches: this should look trashy but I manage take it to the next level.” I personally would have removed the cuff, though. 

    • momogus

      No on the white shoes- not because it’s after Labor Day, but because they’re so attention-pulling and intentionally contrasty. I think the dress is not as flattering as it could be – she weighs an ounce, but the area around her bust and waistline looks big in contrast to the strong black shape of the bodice.

    • librarygrrl64

      I don’t mind the shoes, but I also don’t think this is the most flattering silhouette for her.

    • kimmeister

      I don’t dislike white shoes on principle, but don’t like the uber-pointy ones here, nor their pairing with the dress.

    • formerlyAnon

      This suits her. Cuff works.  I’d have preferred a b&w spectator pump with some kind of twist to bump them up to the level of cocktail/evening wear, but there’s nothing wrong with these.

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      if only the shoes had some black details with the white, everything would be perfect.

    • http://twitter.com/ParrotTalkBack Ana R.

      I think what makes it is the fresh face and pulled back hair. She looks great!

    • MaryAtRealityTea

      I think it suits her well. It helps that she’s so thin and straight, so none of the cut-outs are bunching or pulling or laying awkwardly. As for the shoes, well – I like the white and the metalic accents with the dress, but they look painful. I’ve never been a fan of uber pointy. All in all, I think she looks fantastic. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=790818401 Laurie Landry

      It looks like a mini-baby-bib is holding up an ugly cocktail dress.  A crew neck with cutouts just doesn’t feel right.  So no.

    • http://twitter.com/BobbiNJ Bobbi

      Don’t like white shoes with a black dress. Those shoes also look painful. The dress looks terrific on her though.

    • http://melaniesuzanne.blogspot.com/ Melanie Suzanne

      The ensemble is a world of no.

    • vinrouge15

      Absolutely LOVE. She can rock this minimalist look like no other. She doesn’t look like she’s trying to hard or anything. 

    • mmc2315

      I loved this dress, in motion, at the Kors show.  On Gwynnie, the panels over the breasts look a skosh small.  My preference is for the floor length version of this dress which to my eye adds elegance.  I don’t find the white shoes as offensive as I thought I might, but still a no.

    • Larkin21

      Gorgeous hair and make-up but I do not like the dress or the shoes with it. I do like the cuff, though.

    • http://twitter.com/AShinyOConnor A Shiny O’Connor

      Yes to hair and dress. Shoes and cuff, dear God no.

    • RocknRollmom

      White shoes always look cheap too me and I would bet my last dollar that those are anything but cheap.  I also liked the dress way way better long.  Looks classy.  And yes I am one of many who find her irritating as well, but she pulls this off.  I admit grudgingly.

    • http://twitter.com/TMamBo Therese Bohn

      The average American woman (myself included) cannot wear this dress, but she can!
      That being said, even if I could, I’d be too shy to. Good for her.

    • almondemy

      The shoes are a problem in part because they are white, but more because they are too shape-matchy and white.  So, I get that they should recall the geometry of the neck and bust cutouts, but the white instead draws attention to her feet and makes her leg color look overtanned in comparison to her face.  it just creates the wrong look, and she looks so damned self-satisfied (as others have stated) that one winds up irrationally hating her.  If she softened some sharp edges and not looked like an extra from a Robert Palmer music video, I might like this.  But no, it is an OUT OUT OUT.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002396153672 Ann Martina

      The shoes are awful

    • glennethph

      IN.

    • Trisha26

      Hate: the dress, the shoes, her.

    • Monabel

      Heinous.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/47S737MGWCAZEZ73QOAFKDFEKQ Jill

      She looks awful. Hate the dress, the cuff and the shoes.

    • granddelusion

      ugh! It does not work!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F73LIJ3SJGI5AJQMXMWXCKILHI Pamela

      Like Frau Klum, this is another one who needs to apply the “less is more” factor when dressing.  Pointless cutouts-yes, Gwynnie, we get that you’re still skinny but we don’t need to see your ribs.  I would like it w/o the side cutouts, I guess.  Irrational hatred for her still.  And still love her mom.

    • RoxieRider

      I love it. She looks like a half-vulcan at a cocktail fundraiser. I agree that she should’ve left the hem floor-length–she could’ve pulled it off. But I think it’s great.

    • Qitkat

      I think the dress works because she has a very slim “boyish” figure like the model. Please don’t let Christina Hendricks anywhere near this dress. 
      No on the white very pointed shoes, but I think a black and white pair might have been very effective.

    • StephanieLovesTLo

      Head to toe perfection.

    • Zippypie

      I’m with you boys.  I know I should hate it, loathe it even, but I kinda dig it.  Even the shoes.  Maybe I just need more alcohol.

    • Tracy_Flick

      I’m not a fan of anything in that picture. The boobtacular dress, the white pumps, the slick ponytail, Gwynnie herself… even God’s love, frankly. But somehow it all works and she looks beautiful – polished yet relaxed and happy. 

    • ThaliaMenninger

      I don’t mind it in the full-length version, but the 3/4 ain’t doin’ nuthin’ for me. No on the white shoes. Don’t care on the cuff. Hair and makeup fine.

    • carpediva

      Wow, she tops my irrational hate list but she looks uh-MAZING.  Lose the shoes and it might be my fave of her looks ever; in that next to last pic, she is killin’ it.

    • AnneElliot

      I liked it better long, but she’s still rocking it.  I would prefer a black shoe, however.  But why quibble?

    • Emily Myers

      It fits her well, and her body is great, but I think it’s the wrong body type for this dress.  I think she needs more of a defined waistline for the cut outs, and her torso is more boxy.

      • Patricia Gillett

        In total agreement. It’s bugging the heck out of me for that reason. 

    • mayavaly

      So confused. AAHHHH. Yes, yes, she looks spectacular but why do I hate absolutely every detail? Oh dear, I’d better have a drink.

    • JaneDC

      That dress is confusing. I couldn’t figure out which parts of her body were showing.

    • http://twitter.com/marared Jaime

      Don’t like that dress at all on her body type – it needs a waist, and she’s too narrow.

    • quiltrx

      Through gritted teeth, I must admit that Mrs. Annoying looks really good here.

    • Lilak

      Just goes to show:  you can be supremely fit and lean and tall and there are still clothes out there that do you no favors . . .

      Give me the long version any day – and most definitely on Miss Kloss (the cutout skin-to-fabric ratios are just right — she has an actual shape, with a waist — and she knows how to keep her back and shoulders straight, which is critical for this design).
      I prefer her cuffs, too, for some contrast/complement vs. GP’s matching black.

      And don’t you miss the point of this design when you wear solid white pumps with it?

    • http://twitter.com/vintagesewing Vtg Fashion Library

      Not only does it look shapeless, but it looks oddly photoshopped onto her. I’ve never seen something like that on the red carpet.  It doesn’t look real.  Weird.

    • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

      I don’t like those shoes.  They distract me.  The dress is gorgeous.  But she’s got this forward head thrust thing that makes me think she needs a really long Pilates session.  I don’t care for her but I still am kissing the ground grateful that she’s not wearing that fucking horror Stella McCartney.  So that’s something.

    • pookiesmom

      YES. I surprisingly love this. She looks chic, when this should be burning holes in my eyes.

    • lrhoff

      Don’t like the white shoes, but everything else is working.  

    • Aurumgirl

      I definitely like the dress better in its formal length, and though it is striking it still makes Gwynnie look top heavy.  I know people think white shoes after labour day is archaic, so I’m going to say “No white pumps ever” is a better rule.  They instantly lower the wearer’s IQ.  She may be “pulling it off” here but she’d have looked so much better with practically any other coloured shoe in their place.

    • ferngilly

      I love it.  I love it because it turns the tables (fabric?) on those “illusion” dresses we have been seeing lately.  This dress hows how you can create an hourglass figure without extra fabric and undergarments.  Yes, Paltrow has an amazing body but she usually lacks true luscioiusness. Kors’s dress simply relies on excellent engineering and thoughtful construction.  She looks comfortable, lovely and feminine.  The white shoes also look so hip in a DC U Street Heyday kind of way.  

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1208138556 Sara Munoz Munoz

      NO. No, no, no, no, no. No. NO.

    • neofashionista

      she looks great love everything even the white shoes which i typically hate except for holy communions

    • iheartbuffy

      She has no curves, so no. Gwynnie, hand over your cuff, IT’S MINE.

    • Coco Cornejo

      The dress looks like something Dimitri (from PR Season 10) would design. 

    • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

      Lovely.  I like the white shoes just for contrast.  Black would have been too heavy for that dress.  Hair and makeup look great.  That dress is an engineering marvel!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1594250515 Kim Brightman

      I don’t like plain pumps of any color with that dress.  Killer black sandals would have been fab.

    • Candigirl1968

      No no no on the white shoes.  I am not loving the short version.

    • ccm800

      Im calling werq