Allison Williams in Valentino

Posted on November 27, 2012

Allison Williams attends the 22nd Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards in Valentino.

Valentino Spring 2012 Collection/Model: Karmen Pedaru (OUI)




[Photo Credit: Marco Sagliocco/PR Photos,]

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  • She’s going to get courted by all the beaus at the Autumn Social down by the old mill!

    • Qitkat

      You started me humming. I’d forgotten I knew that old old song.

  • MoHub

    Someone needs a decent bra.

    • Kristin McNamara

      Do you mean she needs one, period? Or she needs a better one? I can’t tell if the scalloped-shaped edges I can see through the dress are pasties or the [practically] signature cup of the Victoria’s Secret bras….

  • FrayedMachine

    Maybe the problem is the lighting but that dress looks pretty heinous on her. Everything looks completely and totally washed out. Love it on the model, though.

  • MsOlympia

    I actually like this dress, but her hair should be up.  Nice nail polish.

  • hughman

    The Laura Ashley Sister-Wives Nightgown Collection. 

    • 3boysful

       I see that, but to me, with the goldilocks hair, she looks like she just left the Once Upon a Time set.

  • Looks like Laura Ingalls stole Nellie Olsen’s gown – there’ll be hell to pay in Walnut Grove!

    • teensmom99

      you took the words out of my mouth.  Laura Ingalls all the way.

  • eowyn_of_rohan

    I see the Sister-Wife convention is going high end this year.

    • charlotte

       Sister wives with very nice teeth!

  • I thought that awful cement-coloured nail varnish had gone away? Anyhoo, this very much reminds me of the episode of the Waltons when Mary Ellen refuses to wear a sheer nightie that her husband bought her because her scars will show.

  • formerlyAnon

    I don’t get the point of this dress on anyone. It’s neither revealing nor modest, sophisticated nor youthful, and it’s awfully fussy in a delicate way without being pretty (IMO).

    The only positive thing I can say is that if one must wear the “look! I’m a convincing simulation of naked under this skirt” look, this reveals her legs in a sexier way than the more thoroughly transparent versions. (Again, IMO.)

    Also, an undergarment edged in beige or off-white would have been better than the black, here.

  • Sobaika

    Nope. Send this dress to SJP or at least attempt an updo next time.

    • formerlyAnon

       Huh. I’m rethinking this on SJP. That might work.

      • 3boysful

         Maaayyybeeee.  But that pink lace is awful rash-like to me.

      • Sobaika

        Yup, it’s right up her wheelhouse. Even if it wasn’t the greatest look at least it’d make sense.

    • Qitkat

      I’m thinking Lea Michele.

  • I don’t know her, but she is really cute. The DRESS, on the other hand, is hideous! A pastel pink pastiche of fugly. Just – no.

  • MrsMaxPower

    When I was young, I made a dress for one of my Barbie’s out of my grandmother’s doily’s and scraps of fabric from her old housecoats and it was remarkably similar to this dress…it looked remarkably similar to this dress.  

  • StellaZafella

    Amish prom dress.

  • crash1212

    She is a beautiful girl. That is an ugly dress that nobody should wear ever. EVER.

  • PastryGoddess

    1850’s couture.  All she’s missing is a lace cap and she’ll be good to go.

    And ummmm…who is she??

  • Introspective

    once again, another fool trying to go boho for the indie film thingy. and once again, as with emily’s misstep, im sorely unimpressed. try again allison.

  • Ewww. I bet Tavi would love it. It’s midway between Barbie and Miss Havisham.

  • The dress actually looks quite pretty on the model, but I don’t think Allison here is pulling it off.

  • librarygrrl64

    Looks eerily like a pink dotted-Swiss, Empire-waist gown my grandmother made for me to wear in Once Upon a Mattress, circa 1981. It was probably a Laura Ashley or Jessica McClintock pattern.

  • 70’s prom.

    • LJCdoc

      THIS. I swear to god I wore the exact same dress to the prom in 1982.

      • teensmom99

        Was it Gunne Saxe?

        • LJCdoc

          Quite likely. I know it wasn’t Valentino, at any rate.

  • NCDFan

    Why does everything have to be so sheer? I really don’t want to see everyone’s underwear AND it makes the color wash out.

  • Grandma’s wedding dress, which has turned brown in the attic, with Kool-Aid spilled on it.

  • SorayaS

    Amazing hair and makeup. Meh dress.

  • Every time I see her I think she’s Amanda Peet.

    The dress reminds me of a Gunny Sax prom dress from the 70’s.

    • teensmom99

      Whoops–said Gunne Sax before reading this.  YOu nailed it.

  • Judy_J

    Gunne Sax, 1973.

    • Snailstsichr

       Hey – you’re talking about my prom dress! OMG, can it possibly be 40 years ago this spring? Is it too late to get in on the Thanksgiving meme and say I’m thankful I don’t wear little twee pink flowers any more?

  • kat89

    1970s prom dress…

    • teensmom99

      Mentioned Gunne Saxe and then read your comment.

  • Janet B

    Yikes, this is not your dress Allison.

  • bertkeeter

    Valentino designers…Enough all ready with this innocent, covered up, girly vibe! We live in a world of tramps….n hooker wannabees! A little sex wouldn’t hurt!

  • Louise Bryan

    What’s with the pink today?  This and the J-Lo pictures have weird pink places.  Surely these are not intentional.

  • teensmom99

    Girl, this is not your dress (but it may be Laura Ingalls’s).

  • Coal Miner’s Daughter realness…

    • insertcleverbit

       I immediately thought of Loretta Lynn when I saw this, and then started singin’ that song.

  • decormaven

    This dress begs for an upswept hairdo, something with some edge to cut the cloying sweetness of the gown. I’m getting a toothache looking at this style fiasco.

  • hello little princess. where’s your magic wand?

  • Patricia Gillett

    Will you look at that. If you take something from the “Little House on the Prairie” wardrobe storage, shake off the mothballs and slap a Valentino label in it, some ladystar will actually wear it! 

  • Too much hair, too many teeth.  Also, Gunne Sax.  That is all.

  • Trisha26

    Whatever’s happening underneath that dress is better than the bare boobs on the model, but that dress is horrible. Twee and old-fashioned at the same time.

  • margaret meyers

    No.  Lumpy and splotchy.  Sheer and modest.  Monochrome and colorful.  One or the other. 

  • SewingSiren

    Miss Guadalupe County Fair Queen circa 1978. She doesn’t have the right attitude to pull it off.

  • Ellie Friedman

    Hair should be up, you can’t see the awesome shoulder action going on! Also, it needed to be hemmed.

  • quiltrx

    Who is this person, and why does she have Florence Welch’s dress on?

  • That looks like a costume from Little House on the Ugly.


    This is Little House on the Prairie does sexy lingerie.

  • ccm800

    Possibly the most hideous Valentino ever. 

  • Little House on the Prairie with dead body fingernails.

  • I am now officially over this Valentino ‘moment.’ If we get one more collection of these ridiculous, hippie frocks, I’m going to start screeching. Like I do when I see Marchesa.

  • Not high shpulders with your hair down, dear, it makes you look as if you have no neck.

  • mmc2315


  • EEKstl

    No no no no no no no…just, NO.

  • ojosazules

    She’s like Sleeping Beauty before she had a chance to neaten up after the long nap.

  • Northern_Light_27

    All I get out of this ugly dress is Regretsy. 

  • janierainie

    Looks like she made her own dress and used the sheers Scarlett O’Hara left. 

  • ShayShay

    She got this all wrong.