Kerry Washington in Temperley London

Posted on November 08, 2012

Kerry Washington attends the BAFTA Los Angeles 2012 Britannia Awards Presented by BBC America in a Temperley London gown paired with Martin Katz jewelry.

Temperley London Pre-Fall 2012 Collection/Model: Erjona Ala



[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans/PR Photos,]

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  • Sobaika

    I love you Kerry, but I’m not down with shiny pink satin.

    • Kristin McNamara


  • lucyloo222

    I don’t mind the shiny pink satin so much but she’s so thin, she needs to give this dress to Sofia Vergara.  You need a hippy, busty girl to pull this look off.

    • mhleta

      I agree with you completely, but for one concern. It could be an effect of the camera angle, but she’s got The Dog–ie “Little body, big head, The Dog, ‘Nuff Said.”

      • I actually feel like a hippy, busty girl would just look cheesy. 

        Do agree she looks too thin, but I think she actually manages to make shiny pink satin look tasteful, and that’s no mean feat. Also, she looks 100 times better than the model.

  • MsOlympia

    Wow.  That color is unbelievably gorgeous on her, but everything else about it is unbelievably dated.

  • labirichina

    Ok, I’m just going to say it. Those bows look like a vulva.

  • crash1212

    This is a comment not often typed on this board…but I think it’s too big! Looks like it’s gonna slide right off of her. Lovely color though.

  • lehen


  • famousamy

    Looks too big or something. Making her look even thinner than she is. I like the color and don’t even mind the satin it it was fitted more correctly.

  • agentilities

    Ms. Kerry looks so frail…

  • MissMariRose

    Is she going to the prom?

    • cooperalden

      I agree. She is very pretty but the dress also looks so inexpensive…like a clearance rack item on “Jersey Couture”. 

  • kimmeister

    One bow, I could handle, but three stacked on top of each other?  No.  However, her eye makeup looks great.

  • CPK1

    so bridesmaid. She always looks so kickass I guess she had an off night

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    The color is gorgeous – she owns it.  Perfect make up and hair.  Not loving something about the fit or drape…

  • I love the colour, don’t mind the shiny, don’t mind the looser fit but those bows just take it into junior bridesmaid territory. Also, could have done with a cuff or something quite bold as a necklace.

  • Introspective

    too droopy and too satiny. Its not doing what it could for her. especially being as small as she is. the dress overwhelms her midsection and does nothing for the girls. Pass.

  • Not working for her.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    the dress is totally wearing her, she is just too tiny for all that drapey satin, the color is beautiful on her though…

  • A rare instance when the model looks so much better in the dress than does the celebrity.

  • Imasewsure

    Looks cool and Wallis Simpson-y on the model but so wrong for Ms. W who hopefully will put on a few pounds as she ages. I can’t with her…

    • MilaXX

       I try hard not get into the “eat a sandwich” comments because I think they are as cruel as teasing a plus sized gal, but she has so obviously lost weight since starting her show and I find it really disturbing. This dress looks awful on her. I find nothing appealing about seeing neck and chest bones so prominently.

  • decormaven

    Great color, but the dress is wearing her, not vice versa. Different earrings with longer drops would have been a better choice, too.

  • butter nut

    its too long on her.  if she could hike it up like 2 inches, the whole thing would fit so much better & flatter her more.

  • She has such a massive, beautiful head. 

  • I’d really like it if it wasn’t so shiny! That’s a great color on her.

  • Too much dress for her. Between the color and the cut she is being swallowed up.

  • She looks like she won at the cat fair (if this is the right word for this exibition where the lovliest cat gets the most ribbons). This thing at her waist?

  • B_C_J

    I am in the minority here.  I like the fit of the dress. It fits the model in the same manner.  It definitely has that 20’s -30’s vibe. Only a less curvy/busty woman can wear this elegantly.  If not, it’s going to look like a Mae West impersonation. The color is wonderful on her and her make up is perfect. A major statement bracelet would have been a nice addition.

    • Let it out

      You’re not alone.  I think she looks classy and beautiful and the dress fits and suits her perfectly.  I’m even ok with the shiny.  Brava, Ms. Washington!

  • H3ff

    I think she opened the bodice area up too much (or too little). The proportion of it throws the whole look off.

    • Yes, something is off there. The bows hit the model higher on the hip which gives it a more attractive line. Not sure quite happened …

  • MaryAtRealityTea

    Great color! Ditch the shiny and the bows. This looks like gown made of dyeables shoes.

  • Huh. I… kind of like it? But I am wondering if it is fitting quite right. It seems maybe just a little too large. Or maybe it isn’t just hitting her in the right places. But you know what, I love pink and I don’t have a problem with shiny satin when it is deployed appropriately. So, overall – pretty.

  • A B

    This really is the year of the 20s/Gatsby inspired formalwear, isn’t it?  Although I don’t think they used that type of hot pink satin back in the day.  Not my favorite but she looks pretty.

  • Sara__B

    Nope. She’s too little for that dress, so the proportions are off. Great color on her, though.

  • Janet B

    Nice color.

  • bertkeeter


  • Lilak

    Ooh no . . . Fitted very nicely on the model (clothespins all over the back no doubt – heh), but all out of whack on Miss K.

    The bodice is a mess:  fit not adapted to the length of her torso, neckline too open, and the fabric  ‘clamps’ at the top of the straps are sitting too far back on her shoulders (a tiny thing, but slightly forward on the model makes a big attractive difference).

    I guess Kerry’s and the model’s are the same color, just lit differently, but Kerry’s pink looks shouty.

  • LeifBallard

    She looks too petite for that dress

  • the 1980s called. they want their color and bows back.

  • allisankelly

    Great color and her face looks great, but that dress is only okay. Shiny prom/bridesmaid dress.

  • S’ok.

    Which is more than I can often say for her sartorial choices. 

  • quiltrx

    I’ll say it again… SHE IS WAY TOO SKINNY.  When your head starts looking all big, your tits vanish, and I can see the cartilage in your neck, you are way too thin.

    I like the dress in theory, but it looks so droopy and sad on her I can’t really evaluate it.

  • TieDye64

    Prom dress.

  • plinkiedoodle

    Shapeless prom dress.

  • guest2visits

    I thougth this was very pretty on Kerry; but it also makes me think she is way thin, and that the dress is weighing her down.

  • lrhoff

    I think she looks lovely.  Nice job.

  • margaret meyers

    It’s making me think of the purposely vulgar green dress Keira Knightly wears in Atonement.