Christina Ricci in Richard Chai LOVE

Posted on November 14, 2012

This is weird:


Christina Ricci attends The Ninth Annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards in New York City in Richard Chai LOVE.

Richard Chai LOVE Spring 2013 Collection/Model: Marique Schimmel

Christina? Your stomach has a mouth.

It’s a shame, because it’s a cute dress otherwise, but that cutout is just plain distracting. And it’s November in NYC. Not the time for belly-baring dresses. Hair and makeup look great, though. If this dress had a more conventional bodice, she’d be looking at a WERQ.


[Photo Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images],]

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  • I quite like it, actually. I think it looks better on her than on the model. On anyone who isn’t absolutely tiny, it would be ridiculous, but she’s a cutie.

    • dharmabum8

      I like it too.

  • Andrew Schroeder

    I thought they stopped making bathing suits out of taffeta in the 20’s. Guess not.

    • mellorcr

      Yeah, first thing I thought was a bathing suit with a matching skirt.

      • Judih1

        Or something you would wear to aerobics class! Or maybe to play tennis.

  • Just because you remake it in autumnal tones doesn’t make it an autumn/winter dress, Ms. Ricci. 

    • Judih1

      You are so right!

  • miagain

    The model’s dress almost looks like a tennis dress…

  • This could be a really great bathing suit!  I do like her hair just a touch lighter like it is here. She’s really grown into a gorgeous woman.

    •  Shabby Apple do some that aren’t a million miles from this.

  • ecksor

    She is simply too short for it. This dress is not meant to be worn as a gown, the proportions are all wrong. The cutout doesn’t look distracting on a model.

  • Jessica O’Connell


    Ok, glad I got that out. I hate the cutout.

  • snarkykitten

    perhaps she consulted Lea Michele’s stylist?

  • G

    Nice Legs!!

  • Janet B

    Spring clothes should be worn in the Spring (or summer).

  • guest2visits

    It’s a bad dress for Christina, but it’s a horrible dress for the model.  The cutout makes a very beautiful Christina appear to have
    bad posture. (the belly is arching out  – like Miss Gwyneth’s)

  • It looks like a sports bra and tennis skirt to me. OUT.

  • amaranth16

    Love the colors – they are super flattering with her hair/complexion – but wish it didn’t look like a sports bra/tennis skirt.

  • Sobaika

    I think she looks hot. Not seasonal, but hot.

  • Joyce VG

    She…It…Uh…Huh. I agree her hair and make up are splendid but the dress is so… yeah… weird.

  • Hmmmm. No. I do not like that one bit. 

    HEY! There’s my bitter!

  • Do not love.  And also I think the makeup makes her look a little hard.

  • Annabelle Archer

    Is it me, or is the whole resurgence of the bare the midriff look being really poorly executed by nearly everyone?  It is so 90s, but I just don’t recall it looking so awkward then.

    • MilaXX

       Really poorly executed. It’s either hoochie or just plain ugly.

  • Is no one else seeing cheerleader uniform?  Give me T!  Give me a Lo!

    • WittyCism

      Wondered “Where are her pompoms?”

      • DeborahJozayt

        She has minions to carry those for her.

    • Judih1

      Give me an LOL

  • elirt

    I can’t believe Futurama was right – the future of fashion is all about cutouts. How depressing. I thought she looked great in the thumbnail that cuts off below the shoulders.

  • She looks gorgeous from the neck up. And I’m loving the color of the dress, but the belly cut-out kills it for me. 

  • aeb1986

    is it me or does she remind anyone of a younger victoria beckham?

  • j_anson

    What is with the trend of unnecessarily bared stomachs? Is it today’s theme?

  • She’s lovely, but she’s going to get pneumonia going out like that in NEW YORK in NOVEMBER. We just want you to be healthy and happy, dear.

  • MilaXX

    I almost like this, but as you mentioned, it’s freaking November. Also that cutout is too large. However, her hair and makeup look really good.

  • Imasewsure

    Since she is older than 19, she is too fricking old for this “dress.”  Maybe Madonna could rock it as a retro thing… the rest of you mortals (with no history) should cover up

  • jilly_d

    don’t care, love it, love her.

  • kikisayshi

    Looks like she went to the gym and forgot she had an event to go to so she threw on a skirt over her workout gear. Hair & makeup look great, though.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    How do you know this is not a 2012 take on Death Becomes Her? Because that would be AWESOME.

    ….okay it’s probably not and it’s just a really stupid dress. A woman can hope, though!

  • She matched her lipstick to the lips of her stomach mouth! 

  • PrunellaV

    I want to see little fabric shark teeth all around the opening.

  • Nonmercisansfacon

    It looks like a bad tennis dress to me. 

  • MaryAtRealityTea

    Remember those bathing suits in the early 90’s that had closed sides but the open stomach. Yeah, she added a skirt to her’s and left the house. 

  • neofashionista

    i think she looks very pretty even if the belly part is silly she at least appears to think she looks fabulous

    • l_c_ann

      Or she’s a better actress that some give her credit for being.

  • margaret meyers

    Tennis, anyone?

  • Sarah Thomas

    She looks like a reporter from Mass Effect. 

  • quiltrx

    SUCH an almost!  She looks gorgeous.  But this dress needs a bodice makeover.  It’s way too workout-wear as it is.

  • Lisa_Cop

    I like the colors of Christina’s dress (navy, gray and maroon) much better than the model’s ( gray and black). That already, plus the fabrication, make it less athletic-wear looking.

  • amf0001

    she has done so much work on herself, that without you naming her I would not have been able to place her…  it’s weird how she looks pretty,  but totally different to how she used to look.

  • nannypoo

    I like the colors and she looks pretty, but the cutout definitely makes it look like a tennis dress.

  • poggi

    Is she being prepped for abdominal surgery?

  • Tatiana Luján

    I had never seen such good hair and makeup on her. She looks great, compare this to the necklace skirt we saw this morning.

  • bertkeeter

    She looks the hair n makeup…dress is meh!  Shoes totally boring!

  • Don’t like the cut-out, but pretty fab otherwise.

  • Qitkat

    Aren’t we seeing a LOT of belly-baring dresses lately?

  • merciblahblah

    I can overlook the dress, because she is so damned adorable in these photos that I just want to put her in my pocket and carry her around all day.

  • allaboutthewalterbenjamins

     The outfit matches her performance in the last episode of The Good Wife.

  • decormaven

    The kiddies here won’t get it, but the midriff cutout reminds me of Johnny, Senor Wences’ hand puppet. “Deefeecult For You – Easy For Me.”

  • Christina MacDonnell

    this looks like the new era of maternity clothes.

  • Even with the belly, I think she looks wonderful. Colors are PERFECT. Tho I do get odd flashes of gymnastics or ice skating attire with the shiny/stretchy. Still love it.

  • B_C_J

    This is a tennis outfit or a bathing suit.  This is not evening wear. 

  • alyce1213

    Oh please.  The dress is awful – it’s just poorly conceived.
    She should seek another hair colorist — that is some cheesy highlighting, like what I see on the bus every day. Her hair is over-ironed and too obviously shined up with a slicker product.
    Her makeup is too harsh.
    I am not liking the way she looks these days.  She used to be much more, I don’t know . . . solid-looking or something, more together.

  • Aurumgirl

    This dress and Diane Krueger’s skirt-that’s-really-a-necklace is making me wonder why everyone wants to look like they’re at a Body Glove convention, on a beach somewhere in the mid 1980’s.  

  • Judy_J

    What’s with the bare midriff trend?  Nice for beachwear, but not on the red carpet, please.

  • I still say she always needs bangs of some sort. She has a giant forehead like me. The dress? NO. 

  • Yoga couture?

  • librarygrrl64

    I agree. the cutout is stupid, but otherwise the style and colors are great on her.

  • I have a sports bra that looks like the top of that dress. 

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    It’s a weird little dress, but it really works on her.

  • ZnSD

    …somebody’s feeling her age. “Look at me! I’m still young and gorgeous!” Shit what this town does to women. smh.

  • kategs

    It’s a bit creepy to me that the dress mouth is the same color as her mouth…