Anne Hathaway in Tom Ford

Posted on December 11, 2012

THE SCENE: After a long day yesterday spent traveling to New York, having lunch meetings, having business meetings, and attending the Oscar de la Renta pre-fall show and admiring Anna Wintour’s coat from across the room – what we like to call a “Carrie Day” in honor of our spirit guide, Carrie Bradshaw – all while wearing pointy-toed uncomfortable shoes, Tom hobbled out to the living room this morning to be greeted by an excitable Lorenzo.

LORENZO: Oh my God!(pretentious French pronunciation) Les Misehrabluh opened last night in New York –

TOM: No it didn’t. (flat American pronunciation) Lay Mizzerahb did.

LORENZO: WHATEVER. The point is, you HAVE to see what Anne Hathaway wore! Oh my God, she’s lost it! I’m going to go get muffins.

LORENZO exeunts, excitedly.

TOM opens his laptop to look at the pictures.

TOM: Jesus, she REALLY wants an Oscar, doesn’t she?

THE CATS all continue to ignore this drama and lick themselves.



Anne Hathaway attends the premiere of ‘Les Misérables’ in New York City in a Tom Ford dress accessorized with Tom Ford Boots and Fred Leighton jewelry.

Tom Ford Spring 2013 Collection/Model: Jac

Tom Ford Spring 2013 Collection Boots

We’re sure everyone is talking about you now, Annie. Mission accomplished. Attagirl.

But you really do look a little crazy here. We hope it was worth it.


[Photo Credit: Marco Sagliocco/PR Photos,]

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  • I actually don’t hate the dress, but the boots were entirely too much. 

    • You know, I could see the boots living in Gwen Stefani’s closet, maybe even with thights. But the dress looks like an oversized garbage bag to me. What a weird outfit.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        “Trash bags” were the words that sprang to my mind, too.  Is Tom Ford chortling or delusional?  And the boots – yow.  Too much of a muchness.

        But her makeup and hair are lovely.  Sort of a throw-away given all the rest.

      • If you’re wearing those boots, at some point in the evening it may be useful to have an oversized garbage bag to cover the floor with, if you catch my drift.  I score the outfit a win — a true evening-into-after hours dress.

        • JosephLamour

          ew. LOL.

      • buildmeatower

         I actually love those boots (I’ve got a thing for pseudo-bondage wear). But with this dress? No. If nothing else they’re fighting for the spotlight because your eye is drawn to her legs as it tries to figure out why she’s wearing such obvious knee braces.

        • Teri Brinson

          I love those boots too and would wear them fully aware of the fetish aspect. I almost didn’t click on this, having reached Beyonce-level of sick of Anne Hathaway, but if she follows through with the crazy I may become interested again.

      • 3boysful

         We are thinking the same–when I saw the back view, “Hefty, Hefty, Hefty!” came to mind.

      • Tracy_Flick

         That’s the first thing I thought: Garbage bag dominatrix. NOT Anne Hathaway’s wheelhouse.

      • Robyn Garrett

        This is totally her Rooney Mara impersonation…

    • My thoughts exactly.

    •  The boots look like sock garters that rich, old men used to wear.

      • Girl_With_a_Pearl

        I was thinking knee brace, but sock garters work for me too.

      • frederieke

        They look like shin guards for soccer to me.

    • Louise Bryan

      Ankle breakers with their own built in cast…

  • Annabelle Archer

    It’s as if she’s had SMUG surgically transplanted onto her face. 

    •  I believe that the technical name of that dress is “the SMUG.”

      • You mean like, she’s wearing a “SMUGGIE”?  

        I’d like the dress better if it was made out of a different material.  Hate the leg contraption/heel with spats thing.

    • afabulous50

      And, it looks great on her…

    • YES. I love her. But she’s making that smug face that she does in some of her roles her permanent face and it’s not cute.

    • lovelyivy

       She tripped and fell in a pool of smug, thus causing a need for a knee brace. That’s all I can come up with to explain this hideous look. She needs to fire her new stylist in the WORST way.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        a pool of smug-so well put. 

    • Sobaika

      She looks batshit. I like the dress but her expression is more than a bit OTT.

      I’m living in bliss and forgetting the shoes.

    • GorgeousThings

      These are I-believe-my-own-bullshit poses.

  • Mismarker

    Hefty, hefty cinch sack!

    • afabulous50

      I think she looks fab!

      • Mismarker

        Her head looks good, I’ll give you that.  ; )

  • momogus

    She looks perfectly perfect….until you get to the boots. Scrolldown WTF.

    • jilly_d

      Actually kind of love the dress. Scrolldown WTF, indeed.

    • BrooklynBomber

      YES!  A new category, the ScrolldownWTF!

  • jmorino08

    What’s with the weird drawstring bag effect on the cape?

    • SophiaPehawkins

      That’s what’s killing me the most. The dress, I’m sure costs thousands of dollars, but it looks so cheap.

  • whaaaaaaaaaaat

  • Jenna Chapman

    The Bondage Fairy is missing her wand.

    • Introspective

      Girl, when Catwoman is so obviously trying to snag an Oscar, what can we expect but a bondage clusterfuck? 

    • Little_Olive

      Bwahaaha Bondage Fairy. Gold star for you from the Disqus fairy. 

    • e jerry powell

      In the immortal words of Kirsty MacColl, in those shoes?  I don’t think so.

      Too many things in the dungeon that those boots could get snagged on.

  • lehen

    I hardly ever curse on  the internet, but HOLY SHIT.  that is full on crazy town.

  • You know what? Screw it, she looks amazing and she KNOWS she looks amazing. Totally batshit crazy, but she’s working it. And I can’t hate her for that. You work that S&M garbage bag, girl.

    • Totally agree. It’s going into Cher territory here where it can’t be judged by normal standards and it’s all about working it! Love.

      • BrooklynBomber

        I agree it’s Cherritory.

        • Mismarker

          Cherritory, ftw! I believe Cherritory, while only recently discovered, is already prized for its natural resources.  Namely, its abundant supply of black leather, feathers, and Botox hot springs.  

        • Verascity

           I don’t think she really has the cred for Cherritory, IMO.

        • Kayceed

          That is the best thing I’ve read in weeks.

  • stchoo

    She looks like she stole Stone Cold Steve Austin’s knee braces….

  • What the f**** are you doing, Perd Hapley? 

  • Reneesance

    I would have been completely on board with this if not for the boots and pretentious mugging for the camera.  What happened to cute smiley Anne?

    • Lori

      Cute, smiley Anne is dead and I Am So Very Special and Talented, Now Give Me My Oscar Anne has taken her place. And she dresses like a total nutter.

      I understand that the point is to make sure everyone is talking about you, but at the same time I can’t help but think that this may be a miscalculation. The Academy voters are mostly a bunch of (relatively conservative) older folks and I’m not sure the combination of hefty cinch sacks and dominatrix gladiator spike heels was really the way to go.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        I think you nailed this-the Anne that was so charming and seemingly unaffected has been replaced, and I just don’t enjoy new version as much.

    • EveEve

      I too am not enjoying this newest persona.  And also not enjoying the puckered side seams on the skirt. Or the Joker lips.

    • formerlyAnon

      I like “I am an ACTRESS, dahling” Anne at least as much as cute smiley Anne. I think she’s got the bones in her face for drama.

  • This material of this dress looks like a poncho from Dollar General, sorry not sorry.

  • kat89

    I’m sure I’m in the minority here, but I really hate her hair. Not really crazy about the rest of the outfit either.

    • BrooklynBomber

      I like the short hair, but not as it’s styled here.

  • annie scissorlegs

  • Jonathan Hindmarsh

    I love-love it all. And then – oh dear – there are the boots.

  • I like it. I like the way it fits, and the little transparent band around the neck (I sew, sorry). Even like the boots. She’s beautiful.

  • I like the dress, but those knee-brace boots are just silly.

    • LANDRU3000

      I didn’t know medical device fetish was a thing.

      • formerlyAnon

        I’m told that it most DEFINITELY is.  I did not, however, enquire for details. My usual curiosity was diminished by the fear of being thoroughly icked out. (“Icked out” – sophisticated vocabulary, no?)

      • e jerry powell

         You bettah ax somebody…

  • What the shit is going on here? Leftover Catwoman costume that they scrapped from the movie because it was too crazy?

  • SewingSiren

    Love the dress and hair.  The shoe (or leg brace whatever) is gross. Yes she wants an Oscar. Is she that good in it? I mean better than the other players, cuz she’s steam rolling them in the press.

  • Love the dress (although the cape part does look a little weird, especially from the back), love the hair, love the makeup, even love the massive Giving of Face and Posing–because, really, when you’re wearing THAT you can’t plausibly stand there and go “Hee! I’m just a regular gal!”  But those boots are confusing the hell out of me and making my calves sweat in sympathy.

  • afabulous50

    I think she looks fucking fantastic – boots and all!  You show ’em how its done Ms. Annie Hathaway!!  WERQ that smug shit gurl!!!

  • OMG! I have been eagerly awaiting the synthesis of dress, purse, and stadium cushion into one fashionable and comfortable item of clothing. And, look! They’ve done it! Happy Chrismukkah to us all!

  • Bridget212323

    She so can’t pull off edgy. The dark lip even looks ridic on her. I’m not looking forward to this awards season where she’s everywhere. Such a Heather. 

    • Mismarker

      ^Yes.  I’m betting beers she’ll be nominated and, consequently, be every-fucking-where.  No question.  Gird your loins!

  • nicole seligman

    she looks fab until…you scroll to her bicep. this isn’t even just a shoe wtf. ANNE WTF. TLo didn’t ask, but i vote it OUT.

  • RzYoung

    I love her head, but everything else is just scroll-down-madness!

  • Bridget212323

    She needs to fire her new stylist. 

  • annrr

    I don’t mind it except for the giant hefty bag on her back. Kinda digging the boot-andles.

  • mjude

    she looks great but the boots scare me

  • I know this probably cost more than my car, but it looks like the Project Runway hardware store challenge, materials: garbage bags, black electric tape, and metal S rings. For that, she probably would have won. For this? It’s like Helena Bonham Carter’s young, insane rival.

  • sherrietee

    she spilled something on her dress so she decided to wear the garment bag?  

  • SewingSiren

     PS : It would be awesome if Les Misehrabluh  and Lay Mizzerahb were  in clicky audio and we could hear your voices saying it. 

    • DeborahJozayt

      I want visuals, too! I can see the spit fly when Bluh escapes one’s lips. My husband has given up say the name entirely and just says miserable lesbians.


    (Let the Annie backlash begin….) For as cray cray is this dress and boots both are, she is actually pulling them off as well as anyone else that comes to mind could. She looks edgy but pretty.  If we want to pass judgement on anyone,  Mr. Ford is it. IMHO……

    • Mismarker

      He designed it but she decided to wear it.  I won’t even blame a stylist.  AH doesn’t seem like the type to let anyone tell her what to wear.  She’s making the final decisions.  Not her best look, IMHO.  But, if the objective was to get tongues wagging, mission accomplished.

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    I didn’t know Anne was rehabbing from acl surgery in both knees!  She looks amazing considering this!

    • formerlyAnon

      So clever of her to find a spike high heel her surgeon would approve!

  • Those are not shoes! Those are the leg braces from Forrest Gump! 

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      Run, Forrest, run!!!

  • joancarol

    I don’t know…  Her lipstick makes her look like The Joker.

    • joancarol

      Or should that be “Lipsmirk ?”

  • FrayedMachine

    I want to hate this but I can’t. She pulls this off so well, even if it looks like she’s wearing a black burlap sack. How does she do this. HOW.

  • Deac82

    I like the look, its just for the wrong movie.  This is for Dark Night Rises.

  • SneakyKitty

    and lo, the Anne backlash did begin on that day, December 11, the year of our Lord 2012. 

    Oh Anne, you beautiful, talented, brilliant, powerful musk ox.  What are you doing?  I like you.  I want to keep liking you.  Please have that smirk removed and come back to us.

    • Mismarker

      It takes a lot of energy to irrationally hate somebody.  I’ve been doing it with Hathaway since about halfway through her stint as an Oscar host, and I’m tired.  So very tired.  There is nothing effortless about her.  I would love to see her climb a ladder and get the f*** over herself.      

      • DeborahJozayt

        Well, it’s gonna take her a while to climb said ladder with those shoes she’s got going on. That’d be pretty funny to watch, actually.

        • Mismarker

          I bet I could speed her up if I told her there was an Oscar at the top of the ladder.  

      • formerlyAnon

        You’ve hit on why I like this new persona: “There is nothing effortless about her.” BINGO. And, there never has been – she’s always been the diligent fashion student, wearing her lovely gown of the moment, following the rubric. (Or so it seems to me.) It’s just the vibe I get – like she may not be the quickest study but she makes up for it with conscientious hard work.

        If the effort is going to show, it might as well be for something outrageous.

        • Mismarker

          She has initiative in spades.  While I recognize her talent and can understand why many people love her, I don’t like seeing the sweat behind every seemingly calculated move.  

  • It’s fantastic! Seriously, if women are required to dress up for the red carpet, then why not show up looking like a slightly-evil superhero?

  • Funkykatt

    The boots should go with mini-skirt, not this thing. 

  • plinkiedoodle

    No.  Just no.  She looks silly and like she’s trying too hard. Also, I’m a tad sick of her.  Sorry. 

  • Jessi03

    Hahahahahahahahahaha!  Trash bag couture with a cracked out excuse for “boots.”

  • LCTerrill

    Nope. Hate it all. TFord was on some serious narcotics with that last collection. This is just not a good choice for her. If you’re pale and want to go with the fetish look, aim for Dita Von Teese. Not a Hefty bag with leg braces.

  • AthenaJ

    Oh Annie, you’ve officially entered crazytown. Bless.

  • Indovina

    I actually kind of love the dress from the back (I am reminded rather of a particular mid-50s Balenciaga piece), but the shoes are a strange pairing and something about the material is awry (though it looks fine in the picture with the model).

    From the front, suffice it to say, I am not a fan. Though I do still love her hair.

  • kayleymaybe

    I just read an article about a little person (is this the PC term??) who was having surgery to make her taller, and she had to wear braces on her legs that lengthened her legs out after the surgery.  That’s all I can see now when I look at those boots…

    • kimmeister

      Yes, that’s the correct term.

  • greyhoundgirl

    I’m kind of loving the dress.  No one should walk in “boots” like that–except for Tom Ford.

  • Tell me more about the cats.

  • I kinda love the boots. But not with that “dress”. She really has hopped the train to crazy town, hasn’t she?! Fantastic.

  • captrenault

    I had boots just like that after my knee surgery.

    • formerlyAnon

      Photos or I won’t believe they had the spike heel! (Heh heh heh!)

  • I fucking love it. She’s clearly bored of being all Fantine-esque and has gone back to being Catwoman. 

    Well, I fucking love the front. The back is like it belongs to an entirely different and much worse dress. 

  • I knew she was picking up speed on the train to Crazyville. Tom Ford is ridiculous for designing those stupid robot fetish hooker boots and she’s ridiculous for wearing them. Her over-the-top posing on the red carpets lately has gotten more and more Gloria Swanson each time, and if it gets even one degree MORE dramatic she’ll have gone over the edge from fabulous to satire. Dial it down, young lady. You played Fantine and did a good job. You are not the second coming of Theda Bara. 

    • Mismarker

      Gloria Swanson, yes! All she needs is an effing turban.  

    • I also saw nothing but Gloria Swanson.  And Victoria, we’ve never met, but we have David M. in common!  What a delightful surprise to see you here!

  • This has me anticipating the wackness of “the speech.” It should soar to the stratosphere with self importance, tears and incoherent babbling and the thanking of the first grade teacher.  Also, Barbarella wants her boots back, Fantine.

  • cincinnation

    Think she got her Les Mis premiere mixed up with Dark Knight Rises, the girl looks bat sh*t crazy. 

  • filmcricket

    That is some serious posing, girl: Lea Michele would be proud. Your face and hair look amazing. The rest of you looks ridiculous.

    Life at TLo Industries sounds like so much fun. I’m going to sit here at my boring office job and be envious.

  • VioletFem

    She isn’t edgy enough to pull off those boots. Also, what material is this dress made of? It looks like the same fabric used to make sleeping bags. The dress might have looked pretty cool if it had been rendered in a fabric that was less shiny and wrinkle-prone. 

  • You know, I was lying in bed this morning contemplating what the stars would wear on the red carpet for my movie launch (I have graduated from writing my Oscar’s speech) and I decided that I would definitely insist they wore coats and warm shoes if it were a winter premiere. And this is why – I can’t tell if the boots are cutting off her circulation or if she is hypothermic. I love the dress with the exception of the weird paper bag gathering at the back.

    • Kayceed

      I would go all-out YSL ’70s Cossack fabulous. Oh yes I would.

      •  Amazing. And genius.

      • formerlyAnon

        I don’t have a great visual memory, but one of the handful of fashion photographs burned into my memory was from a magazine spread including that collection. I no longer remember if it was Vogue or Harper’s Bazaar, but I can see the model, the embroidery and the (swoon) boots.

  • quiltrx

    She is much too smug about such a bizarre outfit.

    I was with her on the front of the dress until we got to those bizarre boots.  Honey, no.
    And the back looks like a haircut cape somehow got tangled up in it.  Yikes.

  • bookish

    Those boots like something they would have strapped by mother into last summer when she was recovering from knee replacement surgery. Minus the heels, of course.

  • JMB_edits

    No, seriously that’s all I’ve got.

  • Fire Rachel Zoe NOW!

  • PeggyOC

    Holy shit snacks, that is one terrible, terrible look.  It’s like some one stole her dress while she was at the Bondage club and she had to tape two garbage bags together.  Add to that the fact that edgy/dark sexy is completely not her look.  She can’t pull it off and always looks a little silly trying.

  • hmariec19

    I could have dealt with the dress, but the boots were a bridge too far.

  • I kind of like the dress, at least on her, but those shoes/boots/sandals/whatever they are look silly.

  • Obviously, there’s a parachute hidden in that flap on the back so that she can make a Catwoman-esque exit after the premier…

  • Jecca2244

    i don’t always get his style. I know, I will probably be stoned for saying that. and I bet you he pushed the boots on her. 

  • jw_ny

    I love it and hate it.  That is one bold and bad ass outfit.  She went for it full throttle, and is workin’ the shit out of it!

  • Mary229

    She’s dressed like Catwoman at the premiere for Les Mis.   We get it, Annie.  You played Catwoman.  (I do like her hair and make-up though.)

  • Her calves are entirely too short for those boots. 

  • elemspbee

    fab cray cray. i love it. she has got to be having a good time, acting all loony, outfit and poses supplied!

  • decormaven

    That’s a lot of look, and she is muscling it to pull it off. Something about the back detail makes me think of 40s lingerie. 

  • AnnPopovic

    Wow! They’ve got leg braces with heels, now? Are you SURE? I think maybe that’s not gonna heal that sprain…. but I bet it’s fun! Hey! Do they come with crutches …. with SPARKLIES???

  • unbornfawn

    Screaming attention whore here. Trying WAY too hard.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    Someone slap Tom Ford for all womankind, please.

    • GorgeousThings


  • neofashionista

    Ewww gross…. just gross
     I feel like she is pole dancing for the 50 Shades of Grey part which they are no doubt casting for and she is no doubt too old for but that is not going to stop little Annie now is it

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      I thought the same thing when I saw this outfit – 50 Shades of Grey.  More like 50 Shades of Fug.

  • Tamara Hogan

    Completely whackadoo.

  • I have only one thing to say.
    Tom Ford is Out Of His Mind.

  • Those are the most stylin’ knee braces I’ve ever seen.

  • Judy_J

    I bet she tried on this outfit at home and practiced those poses for hours. This is one of the weirdest getups yet.

    • formerlyAnon

      You KNOW it. Because Annie does her homework.

  • The boots don’t bother me nearly so much as the dress. It looks like they butchered a parachute. 

  • nannypoo

    I’ve seen the play but did not realize it was S&M horror porn. When her movie opens here I’ll take a closer look. Meanwhile, let’s all say it together now on the count of 3: Girl, that’s not your dress or your shoe or your hair or your makeup or your pose.

  • thecitysleeps

    I kinda think the dress is pretty kick ass.  And black looks good on her, plus I love her hair like this.  The boots need to be passed to some Madam who is busy at work though.

  • Deedles

    As a fellow fair-skinned brunette, I say this in the nicest way possible: WAX/BLEACH/DO SOMETHING WITH THE HAIR ON YOUR FOREARMS.

  • I think the dress looks poorly made – shame on you, Tom Ford. And shame on her for doing the matchy-matchy thing with the boots and the dress being exactly what the model wore. 

    Though Kudos to her for sporting what looks like Tom Ford’s Black Orchid lipstick. I actually do like that matchy-matchiness. 🙂

  • MilaXX

    I cannot with those boots. They don’t even fit right, giving her monkey toes.

  • AnaRoW

    I can’t explain why but I kind of like this.

  • Jangle57

    I can deal with the dress but those boots!?!  Is she a dominatrix on the side?

  • I can’t with those boots.

  • She does resemble Sean Young.

  • Hetha Innis

    I was so excited to see this after reading Tom Ford in the caption, but this is “scroll down fug” to the max. I love her hair and makeup, but the rest is ass. And speaking of ass, why is posing in that one shot like she’s pinching a loaf??

  • Her next movie is about a fashion victim’s triumph over polio. 

  • DaveUWSNYC

    Flashback to Mr Bates’ Downton leg-contraption…

    • formerlyAnon

      Though, really, it’d bring a whole new subtext if his’d had the stiletto heels.

  • The back looks like one of those sweat-inducing trash bags people wear in a sauna.

  • Carrieanno

    Was there anyone else even in this movie?

  • Tina Petek

    I think she’s cold. Just look at the violet hue of her legs in the first photo…

    Or, it may be my computer screen…

  • Surely they could have pressed that gown. I mean, the seam wrinkles alone….

  • leave_Blake_alone

    Yes, this is totally batshit, but is it crazy that I’m loving it? This is totally insane dominatrix diva fabulousness. The ridiculous look on her face is actually helping.

  • B_C_J

    This is a very dramatic dress and I really like it understanding that it is a statement dress with very limited usage. The moment is  important so the two are well matched. She is also quite aware that you can’t project “girl next door” in this gown so I understand her attitude in these photos. The hair and makeup are excellent. The boots, while they look interesting on the model, do not translate well to the real world. The boots are wonderful but not with the gown. This dress has a lot going on. You can’t also have footwear that is competing for attention. Nonetheless, I love the risk taking.

  • rkdgal

    So much amuses me here, but I really giggle at the picture of the boot alone, as if that’s AT ALL how it would look in one’s closet without a leg to hold it up!  Of course, they won’t be in Annie’s closet; they’ll be returned apres la premiere, tout de suite!

    • joancarol

      It just needs a lampshade on top.

  • Linda Tredennick

    A rare literary mistake on your part: exeunts refers to multiple actors leaving the stage at the same time. If only Lorenzo is leaving to get muffins, then exits is correct (although, admittedly, it has less panache). 

    • joancarol

      The cats followed.

  • GorgeousThings

    It’s official. I am OVER her. She has taken on the Natalie Portman “I’m so self-important, just polish up the Oscar and hand it to me now” mantle.

    I hope she loses the Academy Award. Big time.

  • procrastinatrice

    I looked at the second picture and just wanted to smack her in the face for her fake smugness. You can’t be smug for realz when you are busy trying so hard.
    But I know, I know, violence is not the answer.
    So stop doing violence to our eyes, gurl.

  • Unkempt

    It says “Spring!” to me.  Spring-loaded nipple clips.

    • Snailstsichr

       Hey – you owe me a coffee! I just spewed mine all over the place. (Seriously I nearly died laughing when I read this.)

  • I full-stop love this big bag of fierce and crazy Anne, and there’s no way you can make me stop. 

  • bertkeeter

    Her hair n make up are striking. T F must hate women!

  • When I first saw this, I was kind of captivated by the whole Dramatic Dominatrix vibe. But then I saw the silly S&M boots and I was no longer amused.

  • dsco3031

    I think this dress just landed her on my irrational celebrity hate list. Ugh.

    • RedRaven617

      I have an irrational hatred of Tom Ford. I can’t stand his designs. 

      • Snailstsichr

         I still like what he designs for men, but this is ridiculous.

  • Did she break her leg in a skiing accident? 

  • Kimmu

    AND SHE SHALL CALL IT……DERELICT!!! Mugatu was all I could hear when I saw it. But, I actually rather love how batshit it is and I personally think those boots are fabulous and would like legs long enough to wear them now.

  • Scarlet39

    I don’t mind the dress (the boots are another story).  What really bothers me is the posing.  My God, the POSING.    She’s all “look at me.  I’m a STAR”.   Yuck.

    • kschwarting

      My take on it exactly.  That is Lea Michelle-level “Look at me” posing.

    • coffeeandshoes

      I feel like she’s *always* been that way, and I think this is why I really can’t stand her.  She’s always been a total Theatre Kid who is SO MUCH ARTSIER than everyone else.  Blech.

  • Awful. Even worse than the white dress. She looks dreadful.

  • Poor girl, she must have Rickets. 

    Why else would you wear those terrible boots, Tom Ford or no?

  • Anathema_Device

    Oh, the next few months are going to be blast. Don’t hurry Oscars, we need to be entertained by Anne’s increasingly desperate sartorial pleas for attention!

    • formerlyAnon

      I don’t know – given these shoes, maybe she’s peaked a little early?

  • Monday1900

    The hell?!

  • love the leg brace boots, the dress looks a bit like she got tangled in a parachute. 

  • Dot

    Did she contract polio while filming Les Mis?

  • RocknRollmom

    I like the gown, really like the gown.  It is over the top but I think she has pulled it off with the hair and makeup.  And great understated jewelry.  Love those earrings.  As someone who used to have hair this short when young and not quite gamine but close enough, I came to prefer a strong stud earring more than the chandelier type.  And then there are the boots.  Just no.  It pushes the dress into Halloween territory.

  • marilyn

    This is the first time I’ve seen specific boots required to be worn with a specific dress.  

  • mozzer0906

    Hair and makeup are fab, the rest is a freaking train wreck.  A trash bag cape.  S&M boots?  Holy hell.

  • gsk241

    OMG.  Anne, take that thing off right now and send it to Kristen Stewart!

  • Mexxoo

    And THAT is how you win the Garbage Bag competition on Project Runway!

  • Alezione Difrancese

    just wanted you to take a look at this:  

    I now that it is in Italian, however the word “upskirt” is quite international, isn’t it? not so classy, Anne.

    hugs from Italy.


  • Vaniljekjeks

    I’m not sure what this says about me, but I REALLY want those shoes.

  • NCDFan

    Those are not boots. sandals with leather leg warmers maybe but not boots. And that dress, was Tom Ford inspired by a PR unconventional materials challenge?

  • Janet B

    Another stunning RC dress on Anne’s “I Am a Movie Star” tour.

  • antheapena

    so OTT but she can do it. She did, however flash her woo-woo gettin’ out the limo. #SoOverThis

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    I’m going to have to step away from the hype about this movie and Anne, because I feel an irrational, hype-induced hate for both threatening to slip over moi,and that would be so silly.

  • It may be cray cray but that’s all anyone is talking about today.   Love those boots.  OMG.  And apparently Sweet Anne didn’t wear any underwear and got papped commando!  Quelle horror!

  • I have no doubt I’ll be failing to run away from this dress in my nightmares for weeks to come. 

    More scripted ‘Inside the Bitches Studio’ with TLO, please.

  • OH my word. Odd little ensemble she has going on there! Those boots look a bit like the brace I wore after knee surgery. 

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    But it’s a good, “I’m ready for my closeup now, Mr. DeMille” crazy. 

  • mmc2315

    WHOA!  ==laughing==  I was NOT ready for those boots on the scroll down!  

    If her goal is to get people talking about her during this pole dance, it’s working!

  • poggi

    I don’t like the dress, the cape poof thing does not wear well in real life. However I have got to hand it to get for putting this much effort into her first red carpet appearance after ACL surgery.

  • BeeBeauNYC

    Gurl, that dress belongs to Lady Gaga, not you.

  • Ok, she’s crazy. Now we know for sure.

  • formerlyAnon

    That hair and makeup is fabulous. Little Wholesome Annie is putting us on notice that she is an Actress. A FABULOUS Actress.

    The dress would probably not look so much like too much if it weren’t soo shiny, so maybe it was better in person.

    And, it might not look so much like too much without those um, shoes. I assume that she was looking for something that would modernize and edgify her ensemble based on a no-fur Blackgama “What Becomes A Legend Most” campaign. But (and maybe it’s just me), I think of various post-knee surgery orthopedic braces, if they came in a stiletto version. Not so edgy.

    So, sweetie, save the headshots.

    (edited to clarify)

    • Qitkat

      *snort* post-knee surgery orthopedic braces, if they came in a stiletto version
      My post surgical knee thinks this is hilarious. Especially the stiletto part.
      I ought to run this idea by my surgeon 😉

  • sk8tfan

    She mistakenly thought she was at the Dark Night Rises premier. She had her cape ready to fly off the rooftop into the night with Batman, and was still wearing the Catwoman boots because she’d just come away from the studio where they were filming scenes for the DVD extras.

  • formerlyAnon

    P.s. Triple bonus score for “exeunts.”  I anxiously await the day that the cats “exeunt, severally.”

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Maybe there was an after party – a slumber after party and she didn’t want to forget her sleeping bag, so she stapled it to the back of her dress.

  • That’s a hot mess!  Where’s the whip?  

  • SophieCollier

    I like the back view of the dress, but that’s about it.  Just weird. 

  • Actually burst out laughing.  Is that really the effect she’s going for?

  • Qitkat

    No, Tom Ford has lost it. He stole one of those 39 gallon Hefty leaf bags I had to order from Amazon, right out of my garage.
    …and Anne’s makeup is too harsh.

  • CeeQ

    Anne woke up this morning and said “Screw this toothless prostitute dying a pathetic death thing. Bring me my PROPER Catwoman boots and the cape that idiot Batman director REFUSED to let me wear! Look out world!”

  • Her lipstick makes her look like The Joker from Batman. Ruins the whole look for me.

  • CeeQ

    P.S. Have we ever been introduced to the Cats of TLO Manor? Did I miss a post? I feel like it’s high time we got to meet them. 

  • Imasewsure

    Hate the boots but with the right minimalist look, they might have been fun and edgy (esp. when worn by an essentially elegant person). That dress is ridiculous under any circumstances. She’s over-fashionista-ed herself. Hope there is a cure

  • spooki C

    That dress is vomit inducing when viewed from behind. What is that made of, it looks like something you’d make children’s dress up clothing with?  So cheap and awful with that trash bag cape thing. I’d love the shoes if they were closed toe. Give them to Gwen Stefani or Ri Ri.

  • LLuL

    I love this post and its comments.  Thank you, Anne! Thank you, TLo! And last but not least, thanks to the BKs!

  • BrooklynBomber

    “exeunts.” Thank you!

  • She’s channeling her inner Selina Kyle, isn’t she? All that’s missing is the diamond-tip claws and a hunky billionaire with a mask fetish.

    That being said, she looks very dramatic. And she deserves an Oscar. 

  • Deb Oswald

     OMG, I laughed RIGHT OUT LOUD when I saw this, all by myself in the office where I have my lunch!!  HAHAHAHAHA.  I am STILLLL laughing out loud

  • erinbinek

    What is it about ladystars pimping for an Oscar that makes them go completely batshit crazy?

  • For all the posing and pouting she might as well be Lea Michele

  • AuntieAnonny

    Thank god I work from home, the cackle I just let out was obscene.

  • Trisha26

    She’s the next Bond girl complete with entrance-making parachute!

    • Yes! Loads of potential for a Bond girl outfit here. Transformer boots and a dress that turns into….anything!

  • Scrolldown fug!!!! The dress is not that bad, but those boots!!!! 

  • joything

    I will gladly give Anne Hathaway an Oscar if nobody in the world ever wears those boots in public again.  I thought she had injured herself and was showing off the brace.

  • Kate4queen

    Well she certainly went for it-whatever ‘it’ is. 🙂

  • EEKstl

    When did she have knee surgery?

    • stubbornthoughts

      Exactly my reaction upon seeing those horrific things.

  • This is just not her niche. Lord help the poor girl and bless her heart (as we would say to those who need guidance in the south).  Yikes.  Angelina?  Would kill that dress.  Anne?  No. No. And No.  Just no.  And would someone please tell her to stop posing like a supermodel come porn star.  That down your nose thing is making her come off as pretentious and lofty and I just don’t think she is really (at essence) either of those things…right?  Right?…Bueller??? Ok, maybe she is.  *sigh*

    •  However, that haircut has never looked better. 

    • I disagree. Angelina takes herself way too seriously to rock this frock. Anne seems to be wearing it with the necessary naughty wink.

      • Well you aren’t wrong that Angelina takes herself to seriously.  What I meant was Angelina has the necessary sexual prowess to make something so severe work.  Maybe a bad example…what about Madonna?  LOL.

        I love the dress but the dress and boots together on her are too much IMO.  I think she loses the softness that makes her stand out from the rest of Hollywood.

  • up with pod people

    Girl, did you get polio and I missed it?

  • You know what, I’ve given this more thought. There are maybe five people on the planet who could wear this outfit successfully. Ms. Hathaway and….at the moment I can’t think of who the other four are, but one of them is the model shown here. Ms. H has been serving it UP, of late, boldly going where very few women can. Beauty and fame are equally fickle, so I really applaud her grabbing the spotlight by the scruff of the neck and making it her bitch. You go, Ms. Anne Hathaway!

  • stubbornthoughts

    My eyes literally bulged as I scrolled down. 

    And those aren’t boots. No way they can qualify under the dictionary definition of boots.
    Boots (n.): A sturdy item of footwear covering the foot, the ankle, and sometimes the leg below the knee.

    The above example on Anne does not apply. Those are gross.

  • ShayShay

    Is anyone else thinking big black garbage bag?

  • susan6

    I hate the “boots” and everything they stand (painfully) for, but the dress might actually be working.  The dress is so much, that the shoes should be minimal. 
    Grovel for that Oscar, girl.

  • guest2visits

    I love the drama of the dress, and I think the hair and face were just beautiful. The boots are too clinical or prosthetic for me;
    in a mad scientist kind of way.  The dress could have made just as much of an impact with another type of tall boot, or even
    a tall gladiator strapped shoe. The dress has enough going on without the mechanical masochistic looking boots.

  • It looks like an overwrought trash bag, but I kind of like the dress. I HAAAAATE those boots. They need to be burned.

  • Jenna621

    That is some Lea Michele-level posing.  And that’s never good.

  • This is really ugly.

  • Well, that did it. I’ve been trying to remain supportive of Annie and resist the current backlash against her, but this ridiculous ensemble just pushed me over the edge. Add in the fact that she flashed her lady bits while exiting her limo (of course, the photogs memorialized it for us forever), and I’m jumping on the bandwagon of “Get over yourself!” It would be funny if it didn’t smack of extreme desperation. You know what really sucks? She’ll probably win that Oscar (I’m guessing Les Miz is going to clean up this year) and then she will be an even more insufferable prig. You think this is bad? Imagine the Oscar RC dress?

  • PS those are not boots.  I don’t know what they are, but they would never fit the dicate for a boot.

  • Isana Leshchinskaya

    10,000% scrolldown fug. that gorgeous hair and makeup should have led to to something sleek and romantic, not a futuristic overturned garbage can.

  • Kristy Evans

    She is couture posing for her LIFE, hunty, as Raven would say. But seriously, Annie…what is this fuckery?

  • snarkykitten

    that is one elaborate trash bag dress

  • Hefty! Hefty! Hefty!

  • It’s all so very “I’m ready for my close up, Mr. DeMille,” isn’t it?

  • TieDye64

    Holy crap! This girl will not be ignored. Not saying that’s a good thing. 

  • i dont think those boots go with that gown.
    the gown itself is actually really nice and hair and make-up are perfect.
    the boots i also love, but with a different dress (wouldnt know which one).

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    Katharine Hepburn would never with those boots. She would have looked smashing in the dress, though. How is going goth going to get you an Oscar, Anne? I’m missing something.

  • Lilithcat

    I don’t remember any dominatrices in that book.

  • mike__tv

    I like the shoes…IN THEORY. 

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    I kind of think this is cracked out crazy fabulousness.  No, I totally think this.  I love the whole thing, especially the attitude she’s giving.

  • somebody blonde

    NO to those knee brace things with this dress. Just no.

  • PrunellaV

    There’s a very fine line between fabulous and ridiculous, and Anne is wobbling all over it.

  • Candigirl1968

    She really isn’t pulling off these dramatic looks.  But yes, people will be talking.

  • Jane Patterson-McGuire

    I’m pretty sure my wife had those boots back when she was doing fetish modeling in the early 90s.

  • Jillaine13

    Ugh.  The posing, the haught attitude and those… things on her legs.  I can’t take it.  She’s a nice attractive girl, she needs to be herself.  The car exit – calculated and cheap.   

  • j_anson

    So her concept here was “consumptive dominatrix?” Okay.

  • Kyle Crawford

    I think it is all the brave that she sprained her knee that afternoon, had to wear a brace and STILL made it to the movie.. good for her!  I do like the dress… but the boots are just a wtf…

  • MzzPants

    Ya’ll crazy.  That’s how a modern diva shuts it down and I think she looks spectacular.

  • She’s certainly workin’ it…what “it” is, exactly, is up for grabs.

  • pretty_in_pink2612

    The boots look like the love child of Edward Scizzorhands and Forrest Gump in drag.

  • l_c_ann

    You guys needed to warn us about laugh out loud moments. 

    Later can we have a game to guess what to call her fanny pack?

  • I love those boots!

  • AnnaleighBelle

    It looks like a dress she had left over for a Batman premier that was cancelled.

  • ankali

    I love the hair, the super-dramatic makeup (that lipstick evokes fond memories for me of the mid- to late 90s), and the gown. She is seriously working the glam. HOWEVER, those boots, while complete art on their own, look unutterably stoopid and orthotic on an actual leg.

  • glennethph

    Cray Miserables.

  • Shoes makeup and posing ruin it other than that it’s a cool dress

  • Those are NOT boots, they’re sandals w/ shin guards.  Anne’s suited up for some runway soccer.  (For the record, the “boots” w/ open toes are also NOT boots.)

  • caitlincactus

    HA! she thinks she’s pretty hot shit.

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  • Sara__B

    Oh, Anne. You do know how to work a dress, but this is silly. You don’t need to try so hard.

  • Zippypie

    WTF.  I have lost any respect I had for this chick.  Right then and there on the scrolldown.

  • Nonnah

    She’s dressed to promote her role as catwoman in the Dark Knight, right?

  • Linda Dodson

    hefty bag

  • myristica_fragrans

    no. stop. please.  i love tom ford, but i will not stand for him trying to convince me that making a dress out box of garbage bags is chic. i don’t care that she could parachute her way to safety if something happened. i don’t want to hear it!

  • bitterk

    Over exposure is not a concept she is familiar with.  

  • This is a scrolldown disaster and the back of the dress is tragic . But hey, I love her make up!

  • Mr. DeMille, I am ready for my close up now.

  • berkeleygirl

    Maybe she’s still on a wedding high?  Last night, on Letterman, she wore a true-red/black print dress with bright blue-red lips.  I couldn’t decide which was worse – the clashing lips or her constant unnatural laughter/giggling.  What’s happened?  I’m not a Hathaway Hater, quite the opposite, but she was not having a good night. 

  • Nonmercisansfacon

    If there was ever a dress that should dautomatically disqualify someone for an Oscar, surely that is it no? 

  • WTF? She be crazy.

  • I never thought I would use this expression on her. But WTF? Is she possessed or something?

  • Certainly the look of the day. I don’t hate it, but the boots are way too much.

  • Giant melanoma on her back.

  • ZnSD


  • e jerry powell

    Isn’t Tom Ford dabbling in a little bit of hypocrisy here?  I mean, he bitched to high heaven about how Fashion Week is fucking everything up, trivializing designs/collections six months before they hit the stores, and here he is trotting out a complete runway look in December, two months before the FALL lines debut.

  • Welp Anne. You’ve somehow managed to both flash your hoo-ha AND completely wrap yourself in a 52 gallon garbage bag. How you were able to accomplish that I don’t know. Although, in some other context, those shoes/shin guard/boot things could be cute. 

  • Timea Everdeen

    The dress reminds me of my grandmother’s shower cap…The shoes are cray and in my opinon clash with everything that’s going on.

  • The dress is okay, but the boots make her look like she’s wearing leg braces.

  • notterriblybitter

    The dress looks like it’s made from those disposable vinyl tablecloths you get at a party supply store. Add the bizarre cape and boots to the mix and you’ve got yourself a slammin’ halloween costume.

  • bluefish

    Love the whiskers behind her head.  The whole thing is just … gross!

  • The boots look like fashion-forward leg braces. When I first saw them (in the unfortunate E! crotch-shot photo), I thought they were garters. 

  • kikisayshi

    Maybe she thought this was the Batgirl movie.

  • Scarlet39

    Some photogs snapped pics of her exiting her car and kind of got a shot of a little bit of pubic hair.  It makes me wonder (1) do photogs have no decency that they sell such shots and (2) why not just wear underwear?  Clearly she didn’t have to worry about VPL with this dress, and further, I kind of assume the dress is borrowed from TF.  I think some panties would be in order.

  • allcapsERINN

    At least she wasn’t wearing nude pumps! 🙂

  • KatieKissinger

    Girl, no.  

  • bertkeeter

    Remember when Tom Ford designed beautiful things…..a long , long time ago?

  • bertkeeter

    To Anne….Check for skid marks before you have that dress sent back to Tom! Okay?

  • lesmaha

    Speechless and without breath–fanning myself–
    and not in a good way.

  • RocknLox

    This “dress” is a repurposed graduation gown. And those shoes? NO MA’AM!

  • susu11

    She bugs the hell out of me. Stop trying so damn hard, Anne! Relax your face! and Stop posing like your Lea Michele! Jesus Christ…

  • Corsetmaker

    I quite like the dress, it’s dramatic and I like the rear neckline. The boot things however are just ugly. I could’ve got behind plain long boots with it, but I really don’t like boot type things with open bits on the foot and these are the extreme of this.
    But I do like that she’s been going for the less conventional looks on this round of publicity. It means there are high risks of them not always coming off, but kudos to her (and her stylist) for going for it.

  • Sabina Kallstrom

    did she swap outfits with Ke$ha???

  • FloridaLlamaLover

    Just wondering why we bash actresses for wearing stuff that designers designed?  If anyone should be blamed, shouldn’t it be Tom Ford?   I realize that someone handling Anne should be slapped, drenched in oil, then kicked out of the house, but still…

  • lrhoff

    The dress I’m okay with….the boots look like a brace.  Perhaps she injured her leg.

  • PrincessSlaya

    She looks ridiculous.  Her makeup is appalling.  And the faux-werq poses are America’s Next Top Model couture.  Out, out, OUT!