Tina Fey in Diane von Furstenberg

Posted on November 16, 2012

Tina Fey attends The 2012 Museum of Natural History Gala in NYC in a Diane von Furstenberg dress.

Diane von Furstenberg Lydia Long-Sleeve Lace-Overlay Dress



[Photo Credit: Getty, polyvore.com]

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  • Close. Very, very close. I don’t like these high necks though, I think they look really dated. I also wish the lining extended the whole length of the dress, and she could have done with more interesting accessories. But gosh her hair and makeup is pretty.

    • Tracy_Flick

       I agree, I think it’s a flattering cut, but it needs a different neckline.

    • mshesterp

      LOVE her hair–so shiny!

      I’m not in love with the high neckline, but I’m thinking she’s werq-ing it pretty good.  Love the heels.

    • Agreed on the lining.  If it had been an inch or less shorter than the dress, then I could get behind it.  But this is just an awkward length.  As I love Tina Fey, I’m inclined to cut her significant slack, but I’m still not 100% in favor of this look.

      • I love your username.

        Also, I would have loved it if it’d been a floor-length gown instead!

        • Thanks!  And floor-length would have been awesome, but maybe more glam than Tina Fey usually opts for.

    •  Agree on everything but the makeup. Someone needs to remind Tina to reapply her lipstick before she heads out onto the step-and-repeat, to avoid the super-obvious lip-liner she’s sporting here.

  • filmcricket

    Things I love: 1) Tina Fey. 2) Tina Fey attending a gala for the Natural History Museum. 2a) There being a gala for for the Natural History Museum. 3) Tina Fey donning a dress that looks vaguely like some kind of metamorphic rock formation for said gala.

    Things I do not love: That dress.

    • NC_Meg

       I was thinking the same thing, “She wore a rock dress for the Natural History Museum.” Shape is great, the pattern…not so much.

    • charlotte

       I was thinking dinosaur. But no matter what, she is still my hero.

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    Love her and love this look!

  • I like it, I think she nailed it.

  • On the one hand, it’s a huge improvement over the sort of things she used to wear. I think DVF is a solidly good designer for her to wear, too. But the turtleneck really isn’t right for her, the hem’s a bit long, and she does way better in rich jewel tones.

  • crash1212

    Killer dress – even if I’m not in love with the neckline-it’s the least offensive deployment of same that I’ve seen. Hair and make-up are perfect. Hair is SO shiny!

  • I love the dress and hair and makeup! She looks good! 

  • TieDye64

    Great hair and face, the dress isn’t awful. Not bad, not great. She’s certainly done worse.

  • carpediva

    First of all, love HUH.

    But for true though, when I saw her hair in the thumbnail pic, my first thought was that this was an in-character shot for some made-for-TV movies set in the 80s.

  • jjfg

    Oooooooh, so close!  She had me until I got to the hem, which stumps her out a bit.  She looks beautiful in the close-up. Hair is gorgeous!

  • MilaXX

    The hair and makeup look great but the dress is aging with the long sleeves and high neck. Perhaps if she had added a pop of color in the shoes and bag, it would have helped. Otherwise, she should pack this up and send it to Helen Mirren.

  • withbreaththatisbaited

    That high neckline is a bit of a departure for her, and I don’t think it’s a great one, but she still looks pretty good! 

    But I love her even at her worst-dressed, so I’m biased…

  • Trisha26

    It looks cheap. From far away it looked like lace (cheap lace) and in the closer view it looks like faux reptile. It literally looks like snakeskin. Ick.

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    That dress does her no favors at all. She’s so classy and pretty, and that dress is just u.g.l.why?

  • alyce1213

    Very strange lace. Don’ like it.

  • ojosazules

    It’s a very mature look that is doing her no favors. 
    I do not like how the lining ends before the knee. It looks like she wore the wrong slip.

  • Sorry, everything here is aging you. You look like Sally Field here Tina.

  • Imasewsure

    She’s never been all that fashionable off of the RC so I think this is a solid pretty look for her. Comfy but form fitting… she looks great.

  • margaret meyers

    She looks great n that dress.  That neck line can be tough for a lot of women, but that dress overall is a winner.  A lot of women are going to be buying that dress, or its knock-off. That is a lingerie look for real life.

  • unbornfawn

    Pretty darn good for Tina. The fit is great. The outfit needs a pop of color or sparkle. Otherwise high-fives.

  • nannypoo

    I like this for her.

  • Jesus, that neckline is not her friend. Great hair and face though.

  • candice tobin

    Seems like she’s ALWAYS in black. Don’t love the neckline, and wish she would’ve gone for a pop of color somewhere. But overall not terrible.

  • quiltrx

    Almost.  She looks very pretty, as usual.

    But I think this neckline only works if you have a total swan/Iman neck.  Otherwise I can’t quite put my finger on what I don’t like about it.  The pattern is interesting,  it fits her nicely…but somehow the whole is less than the sum of the parts.

  • Tina!  You WERQ those black lace bubbles, bubbeleh!

  • thelovelydove

    That dress fits really well. Her hair and makeup look fantastic too! WERQ, Tina!

  • e jerry powell

    That last shot is not working for me.  You cannot wear this dress and slump.  Posture is a must.

  • decormaven

    “How much more black could this be? And the answer is none. None more black.” Great hair, though.

  • ChristinaRi

    She needs a darker lip color with that dress.   The spring pink doesn’t go with the seriousness of the dress.    

    Also, while I admire her hair in all it’s fullness, I think she photographs better with her hair pulled back. That also would have given her the opportunity to wear some statement earrings that would have given her look a bit more sparkle.

    For me, it just needs one more thing, but I’m not quite sure what that one thing is.

  • librarygrrl64

    I can’t pick out any single glaring reason why, but this isn’t working for me. Neckline? Hemline? I don’t know. Hair and makeup are tres flattering, though.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    She has just the loveliest hair.  I was watching an old SNL from 2003 last night and her hair looked terrible.  WHAT HAS SHE DONE TO GET THOSE LOVELY LOCKS?  Also, why doesn’t she smile with her teeth showing?  

  • PeaceBang

    This is a WERQ!!!! Total, 100% werq.

  • calimon

    I wish this was an ‘In or Out’ post. Seems like the opinions are fairly split, but I’d like to see what the consensus is. I vote a 90% ‘In’.

  • DAYUM! I think Tina looks gorgeous here! The dress accentuates her slammin’ figure perfectly. I know the sheer lace thing is a bit played out, but this works for her. The high neck doesn’t bother me, and her hair and makeup are simple but flawless. My only quibble is that I might have added a little color somewhere, perhaps in the shoes or clutch, but otherwise, I like this A LOT.

  • roadtrip1000

    I actually like this dress but I think it needs edgier styling. The curls look too girlish and indecisive while the classic pumps look like a matronly after-thought. I don’t entirely mind the high neck. I would rather see a high necked dress in November than some of those open-cut dresses we’ve been seeing lately. But I think the dress’s high neck and her hair worn loosely made her neck disappear. Now if she had worn her hair up it would have helped to define her neck.

  • Katherine Hurt

    I think a sleek pony tail would have worked better but she’s rocking the dress!

  • formerlyAnon

    God bless Diane von Furstenberg. It’s somehow an ugly dress which isn’t the perfect dress for the girl (reservations about the neckline, the severely elderly vibe of the sleeves and the precise point at which it’s hemmed) yet what you (I) wind up noticing is her great figure, her hair, and her perfectly made up face. This is damn good. 

  • THAT is some Va-Va-Voom hair. 

  • In_Stitches

     It’s a little overdone.  The hair is shellacked, the makeup is, while well done, really caked on, and the dress is a bit mature.  She dropped the ball on the accessories as well.  The whole look is kind of a lemon. 

    Silver lining?  The fit is great and her bod is slammin’.

  • I love it.  Also, I would kill for that hair.

  • annrr

    I think it if one of her best looks. Her hair looks beautiful, I would have liked darker lipstick tho.

  • Judy_J


  • Makes her look matronly. Maybe losing two inches of hem would help?

  • guest2visits

    Looks very good – I really like the unusual leopard-spot lace; not sure if it would be a better look without the collar.