Maison Martin Margiela for H&M Party

Posted on October 25, 2012

Darlings, the chic and the wannabe-chic all put on their best Fashion Faces and headed out to a party last night in New York to celebrate H&M’s collaboration with Maison Martin Margiela, which launches on November 15th.

Everyone’s all just so very.


Alan Cumming

Bless him. We don’t feel qualified to offer a critique, really. It’s sui generis. Quibbling over shoe color or hem length is beside the point. The bitch has mad style.

Chace Crawford

Nicely done. No complaints at all.

Helena Christensen


Bitch looks good, though.

Julianne Moore

Oh, Julianne. You DO read us! You DO! Sweetie, thank you! We just know you did this for us. You look fabulously chic and minimalist, darling.

Leigh Lezark

We love us some boho chic when it’s done well, but this looks a bit too much Frankendress to us.

Mena Suvari

The skirt is the only thing in this picture we like. The clutch is a laughably bad choice. Totally wrong for this outfit.

Sarah Jessica Parker

We love this look.

Selma Blair

 We love this look too. It has just the right touch of “aging, possibly insane socialite” to make it fun. The Bjork hair kinda sells it.


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  • imspinningaround

    They’re all wearing pieces from the MMM x H&M collection.  I covet those lucite wedge heels and the gum-wrapper clutch HARD.

    • imspinningaround

      (The ladies are, anyway.)

    • PinkLemon

       I DIE for those heels!!! are they h&m too??

      • H&M can’t be bothered to make shoes my size, so I can’t be bothered to care about their shoes.

  • RebeccaKW

    Selma seems to be about to snap her fingers for her servant to bring her a martini. 

    I can’t tell what SJP is even wearing…looks like curtains.

    Alan Cumming…thank you.

    • kschwarting

      That’s exactly what Selma looks like!  She’s selling that look hard.  As for SJP–well, I just can’t.

      • lesmaha

        I can’t either with SJP–just too much and looks sloppy to me…

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    What’s with the “no hands” today???  Where are SJP’s??? 

    • decormaven

      It’s Hands-Free Thursday.

    • Derek_anny

       Leigh is missing one, also.

  • ChiliP

    Is it just me, or does it look like SJP doesn’t have hands in that picture?

    • ojosazules

      Not just you.

    • That is Halloween costume levels of spookiness.

  • In_Stitches

    I think Helena and Julianne are wearing the same booties-they work much better with the suit where you don’t realize that they’re ugly cropped galoshes.

  • PinkLemon

    wow, this is all particularly good. alan, you’re too fab. CALL ME.

  • Angela Hardi

    Most of these are enh..bordering on ugly, but I do like the dress Selma Blair is wearing. On an unrelated note, where are SJP’s arms? It looks like the jacket is draped over her shoulders, but where are her arms hidden??

  • Sobaika

    Ooooo, look at you Julianne. Now let’s work on getting you a decent makeup artist.

  • clatie

    This may be the most chic group of people I have ever seen.  Except, unfortunately, for MS.  But I guess a dash of tacky makes the stylish one look even more so.

  • on SJP’s look: im having a serious “what on earth am i looking at?” moment. im trying to be sassy, but my minds broken. homeless… goth… conductor… cardinal… of the bride?

    • kimmeister

      I hate it so much.  I can’t even see all of it, but it looks very “old rural choir teacher” to me.

      • DeborahJozayt

        Laura Ingalls Wilder at a funeral.

    •  She’s going to a Halloween party as an Olsen twin.

  • Alan Cumming is wearing the best-fitted vest I’ve seen in the recent 3-piece epidemic.

  • rloliveira

    I think Sarah Jessica Parker looks like Little House of the Prairie gone wrong in the time-warp division. Then someone put a jacket over her to keep her from being embarrassed.

    • Leigh Lezark struck me as Little House visits India.

      • rloliveira

         Yes. It’s in the prints, esp. the one on the right arm.

      • decormaven

        Reminds me of Flags of All Nations.

        • I immediately thought of Stevie Nicks. I am very tired though.

  • Allison Woods

    I wish I had the cash to pull off “aging, possibly insane socialite”. What a great way to be thought of. 

    • Kate4queen

      I think I’ll aim for that from now on!

  • dress_up_doll

    Chace Crawford is possibly young enough to be my son, but damn if he doesn’t look like sheer perfection. And Alan Cumming just continues to blow my mind each and every time.

  • Laurie Bergman

    I could hang Mena Suvari’s clutch on my bathroom wall as a makeup mirror!

  • I kinda hate SJP’s look.  When I saw it, I felt sure that TLo would make an Olsen twins joke.

    Alas, no.

    • drdirection

      I thought they were joking when they said they loved it. I can get behind Blair’s look. But SJP’s get-up is really strange

  • Trisha26

    If whatever that is Mena’s wearing as a top becomes “a thing” I fear for the decline of civilization. Whatever SJP is wearing I hate it. But it reminded me of this:

  • I find there is very little to complain about when it comes to Chace Crawford, ever.  Mena’s top is something else.  Are those tanning bed goggles as boob covers?  

    • kimmeister

      If you have humongous eyes.

    • YoungSally

      I thought she maybe put the whole top on inside out and those were the foam boob cups — like my mom’s old swimming suits.

  • Jean Marie Downing

    Wow.  You know Chace did well when he doesn’t even get a “get your hands out of your pockets” wrist slap.

  • nannypoo

    Alan Cumming is so fabulous and special. Anyone else would look silly. He looks dapper.

    • kimmeister

      I’m glad he’s not actually wearing the fur coat.

  • Julianne does look great, but would it kill her to wear her hair down for once? She has such gorgeous hair – she doesn’t need to go all big and luscious with it ALL the time, but…once in a while? 

    I kinda want to party with Selma Blair now.

  • E_bee

    Has Alan Cumming got a fur on his arm?

    • alyce1213

      A bitter kitten named Keri Letourneau posted that he’s a committed vegan and it’s faux.  I’m happy to know that.

  • Rand Ortega

    Mena Suvari looks like she brought Reynolds Wrapped dish to the soiree.

  • elleg929

    There is no way you love SJP’s look.  Are you joking???

    • random_poster

      I was thinking the same thing.  They’re getting back at us all who thought Taylor Swift looked cute in her mustard dress.

    • Tracy_Flick

       They MUST be joking. That outfit looks like an unflattering take on the 80s/90s floral and lace romper. Gross.

  • Lilithcat

    When I am Empress of the World™, wearing a three-piece suit without a tie will be a capital offense.

    SJP looks ridiculous.  I don’t blame her for wanting to hide that hideous dress, but why look as though she borrowed the jacket of a guy who weighs about 250 lbs?

    @ Mena – the bra goes under the dress.

  • Scimommy

    SJP’s outfit begs for a Chloe Sevigny-type multiple personality analysis! BEGS for it! Someone? Anyone?

    All I have is that she is an aging socialite (hmmm, why did that pop into my head?) who murdered her young and hot wannabe-actor-but-really-just-waiter boy toy in a fit of jealous rage, stashed his body, and now always wears his waiter jacket over her dresses. (He was several sizes larger than her, you see.)

    • decormaven

      The jacket was her first special purchase for him. “As long as the lady is paying for it, why not take the Vicuna?”

  • Mena Suvari was the typical Margiela look. 

  • Not feeling SJP in two Olsen twins worth of uptown bohemian heiress.

  • hughman

    This outfits all point to everyone getting incredibly shit-faced on free booze. 

  • Tracy_Flick

    Helena Christensen’s dress is very flattering, but the very straight neckline and detail at the bottom make me think of an airplane seat. 

  • MarinaCat

    Mena Suvari looks like she’s got two different body types, and I think it’s because of that skirt. Up top she’s sleek and on the bottom she’s cut-right-below-the-knees dumpy. Regardless, hate the outfit. Love everything else except the men’s shoes.

  • tallgirl1204

    I love Sarah Jessica– but this is looking very Olsen twin. 

  • ojosazules

    Selma looks fabulous!

  • Love Alan Cummings but not what looks to be a real fur coat hanging from his arm.  And SO sick of SJP and her “fashion sense”.  I agree she’s looking Olsen twin here.

    • Alan’s a devout vegan and was highly cited in calling Lady Gaga out in her recent fur controversy, so it’s faux.

      • alyce1213

        I’m glad you knew that.  I feel better about liking him now.  Thanks.

  • Wow. They got some good ones there. I don’t know what is with the, um, distressed, step & repeat wall but anyhoo…
    Love Selma, SJP, Juli M., and especially those fashionable men. I think Alan C. belongs in the same category as Tilda.
    And, of course, I enjoyed a hearty laugh over Mena. Jeepers creepers Mena, that is a basketful of bad decisions.

  • MilaXX

    Okay this was either good or bad. Apparently hanging with the cool kids works for Julianne. She looks great.

    The good: Alan Cummings, Chance Crawford, Helena Christensen, Julianne Moore, Selma Blair.
    The bad looks all needed some serious editing ;
    Leigh Lezark’s frankendress could have worked if that bottom tier wasn’t there.SJP needed to hem the dress at least 4 inches and wear a less attention pulling jacket.I hate Mena Suvari’s shirt, but if she had worn a simple black pencil skirt and carried a bag a quarter of the size and not in a metallic I could overlook it.Out of this crowd, I’d vote Alan & Selma prom King & Queen. I LOVE Selma’s look, odd ball though it may be.

  • Annabelle Archer

    Leigh – More like Frankenkimono.

    SJP – I can’t even decipher what it is I’m looking at.

    Selma – yes!

  • lucasuk82

    I want to be Alan Cummings friend and/or nooner. I love Selma Blair’s dress – is she really that tiny or is it hella-flattering?  Lots of interesting styling choices all around.

  • Imasewsure

    Love Selma and maybe a personal best for Julianne Moore (no cray cray). Alan’s ankles look silly and yet I love them… love him. Fun group!!

  • Alisa Rivera

    B-b-but Alan Cumming is wearing silly putty matchy shoes! He doesn’t get dinged for that?

  • I think I might have to start a Pinterest board full of Alan Cumming pics.
    SJP with no hands is a little scary.

  • notoffred

    It’s insane to me that I went to college with Leigh Lezark and now she’s this model/socialite/whatever who gets to be in TLo posts. Most of the people who I went to college with are baristas now. 

  • granddelusion

    Sjp has become miss havisham!

  • butter nut

    sjp is looking a little too patti smith here, but not in a good way.

  • quiltrx

    I bet Alan was pissed when he saw the background. 🙂  I love him, but I can’t sign off on the pedal pushers with papaw houseshoes look.

    And Selma looks great…if she’d had ‘normal’ hair, this would not have worked!

  • SewingSiren

    Selma Blair wins by a mile. Love .

  • guest2visits

    Would’ve loved Mena’s whole look if it didn’t come with the cartoon bra. Selma’s is also very chic.
    Strongly dislike the closet of clothes SJP is wearing.

  • BrooklynBomber

    Julianne! Brava!!! Woohooo!! Partay! You go, girl! Yeah, baby!! 

    Selma Blair: LOVE it. I want it, whatever it is.

    SJP: ’80s jackets are back: please, nooooo!!!
    And I would like to see what’s under the men’s (or men’s-style) jacket; I think I might like it. It might be a successful version of whatever Leigh Lezark is working on.

    Alan Cumming: could short pants and no socks be a trend? I saw a reasonably put-together man tonight on Madison Avenue with the same hem length and no socks. I thought he would have an English accent, but as I passed by I didn’t detect one.

    And I’m not even drunk. Time to get that going.

  • pookiesmom

    It’s kinda fun to see people taking fashion risks at this event, even if they don’t always succeed. Much more interesting than the tired red carpet pretty dress looks.

  • I’m confused by your love for  SJP’s outfit, because I’m confused by the outfit itself. 

  • Coralie Legister

    Where the fuck are SJP’s hands?!

  • RzYoung

    Oooo how nice for the eyes this post has been 🙂

  • why are they all in an old men’s bathroom from the set of Dexter?

  • alyce1213

    Hell hath frozen over!  Julianne Moore is dressed beautifully.  One tiny quibble — the shoulder perkies are a bit too cute for this sophisticated look, but hardly worth mentioning.  Brava Ms Moore.
    Selma Blair’s dress is so chic I could cry.  Absolutely gorgeous; she’s one of my favorites to fashion-watch.
    Everyone looks terrific on this post.  I could hate SJPs, it’s really a bit much, trying too hard, isn’t it? But I won’t, I’m going with it.

  • librarygrrl64

    I adore Selma Blair.

  • samo_samo

    Sarah Jessica Parker…”We love this look.” – really? Love Selma Blair’s look. Very nicely done. 

  • Selma Blair- Luv. Huh.

  • melanie0866

    I hate every single dress!  You all must have taken happy pills before writing this one.  SJP looks like one of the Olsen twins.  Selma Blair has managed to make her beautiful self look extremely ugly.  And how could you let that UGLY flesh-colored shirt with the glued-on tanning booth eye covers go without calling it out on its hideousness?  Come on, TLo, you can do better.  

  • Candigirl1968

    I cant cosign on SJP.  Julianne Moore looks a hundred times better than usual.  That having been said, I do wish she had picked a less heavy looking shoe to break up the column of black.

  • pokokpuding

    God, I wish Alan Cumming and Dita von Teese would start dating or something, just so we can have them in a Pairs Division post.