Pairs Division: McGregor and Watts

Posted on December 13, 2012

Pretty people in expensive clothing, darlings! Do we actually need a reason to judge them? Of course we don’t.


Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts  attend ‘The Impossible’ special screening  in New York City. Ewan McGregor wore a a blue lightweight cotton poplin shirt and black and gray brogue shoes from the Marni Fall 2012 collection. Naomi Watts wore a Calvin Klein dress paired with Calvin Klein sandals, Monique Pean earrings, a Dezso bracelet, and a Jennifer Fisher necklace.

Calvin Klein Spring 2013 Collection/Model: Dajana Antic

HE: Is so adorable and wearing such fabulous pieces that it pains us to have to criticize. But we, of course, will do so. The crits are minor, though: The jacket is ever-so-slightly pulling across his chest and the pants are too long. Actually, the pants are probably hemmed properly, but he’s wearing a big, clunky pair of thick-soled shoes. Which we LOVE, by the way. We’re not sure they’re right for this suit, but they’re a gorgeous pair of shoes. Score: 7.5/10. Those shoes with a pair of jeans would have been perfect.

SHE: Is confusing us. Aside from the fact that she’s not wearing a belt, we have no idea why this dress looks so different from the way it looks on the runway. We can only presume that it’s Not Her Dress. We’re starting to think (after this, and that Rita Ora fiasco) that Calvin Klein dresses simply can’t be interpreted. They’re so precise and minimal that you pretty much have to wear them the way the designer presented them. We also think a lot of his dresses, like this one, for sure, do not last long in the real world. Look how wrinkled and disheveled she looks when you can bet all she did was put it on and get in and out of a limo. Score: 5/10. Sorry, girl. It was a bad choice.

Combined Score: 6.25/10, which is actually a bit higher than we thought we were going to go.


[Photo Credit: Getty,]

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  • Violina23

    Yick, I think her hair/makeup looks great, but the dress looks like she just pulled it out of the dryer after it had been sitting all night.  He… can do no wrong in my book 🙂

  • The dress was not fitted to her – it’s too big, especially in the bust.  Either stuff those cups or take them in, girl, you are not filling them out.

    • 3boysful

       I think Ewan’s holding her tightly to keep the bodice from falling off.  Plus, it looks like someone stole the bottom half of the dress en route to the RC, and that’s her slip (yes, I know no ones wears them anymore) exposed.

      • julnyes

        I was just noting that he is holding her perfectly. A lot of male celebrities look like their groping their female castmates on the red carpet. Ewan is holding without pulling a caveman grip – I appreciate that about him.

        On to the clothes – I don’t like the high button on his jacket and her dress doesn’t fit and her hair looks like an askew wig.

    • Kathy_Marlow

       I thought the same thing the whole time I’m looking at the pics.  I could barely see him for the awfulness of the dress she is wearing.  Such a crime.

    • barbarienne

       Yes, exactly. My first thought was that the dress is too large for her, particularly up top.

      Also, those…flap things…at the sides accentuate the poor fit. On the model, they’re pulled tight against the body. I admit that they completely confuse me, even as a design detail, because to me they make the dress look clumsy. They break the aerodynamics of the body, creating drag. (Drag as in wind resistance, not Ru Paul.) Not that anyone’s running in this dress, but my eyes always see the physics around a thing, and this thing does not have graceful physics.

      • (Drag as in wind resistance, not Ru Paul.)

        Ok, this is just fab. They looked like gills to me, but this description is just pure style. Your comment fills my nerdy heart!  😀

  • her dress doesn’t fit at all

    • Vickiefantastico

      Not in the slightest. And that seam that’s slightly below the waist looks like a pulled thread.

  • nannypoo

    The wrinkles. And look at her hair. I think I know what they were doing in the limo.

    • Introspective

      I guess that jbf hair (and glow) is positive for her. on the negative side: this mess of a dress- its gigantic and the same color as most of my grandma’s slip collection. pass.

  • homofascist

    Wow that bust is not her friend…

    • e jerry powell

       Perhaps with some cutlets?

      Or Christina Hendricks’s boobies.

      • Sobaika

        As a well-endowed lady, strapless is not my friend. And it usually triples the size of my chest.

        • e jerry powell

           Maybe not off the rack, but with some alterations, your girls could probably work out some strapless like it’s a job with benefits.

  • Sobaika

    Those are some snazzy shoes! (Ewan’s)

    • I thought they were Fluevogs at first

    • RebeccaKW

       I guess it says something about me that I rarely want items the ladies have on but I always covet Ewan’s shoes. 

  • I WANT his shoes. Also, I have to say I’m not on board with the slightly rumpled looking shirt. Her dress looks like its at least a size too big. The whole bodice is caving in weirdly because its too long for her torso.

    • homofascist

      Those shoes are pretty great.  Like his silver ones.  Boyfriend chooses wisely.

      • He seems to choose clothes that are fairly restrained, and then kicks it into Coolistan with grrrrrreat shoes. It’s a terrific game plan.

  • B_C_J

    The fit of her dress in the bodice is way off.  It is definitely too big for her. It looks like it could fall off at any second.  I am also not loving the length of the dress on her.  Her hair and makeup are lovely.

  • I fully concur. That said, I must have his shoes. For that matter, I must have his clothes, if it means gazing upon this hunk of a man in all his fleshly glory.

    • I’ll go halfsies with you. We can trade him and his duds back and forth across town.

    • Yes, those shoes are fantastic!  They’d work for ladies too!!!

  • MilaXX

    He looks great! I have those Dr. Martens in b/w. The jacket bothers me more than the hem. 7.5/10
    She looks disheveled. The dress is wrinkled and somehow looks too big. 5/10

  • I think a big part of it is that the dress doesn’t fit her. It looks at least a size too big.

    • Judy_J

      That’s exactly what I was going to say. 

    • e jerry powell

       Particularly through the bust.  I was gonna say TWO sizes.

      • J. Preposterice

        it’s got to be held up by double-sided tape, which if she didn’t have a wardrobe malfunction, MORE than earned its keep at this event. 

    • afabulous50


  • neofashionista

    to me it looks like she forgot the rest of her outfit
    like this is her slip and she forgot the cute skirt that goes with it
    oh well
    he looks wonderful

  • kimmeister

    I literally don’t understand what’s going on at the sides of her dress.  In the first and last shots, it looks like the front and back are uninterrupted off-white.  In the middle shots, it looks like she has off-white strings hanging down, or something black with off-white piping.  I guess she has some sort of gills that bend forward, lined in black???  So bizarre.

    • l_c_ann

      I was going with the idea of strings so he could hold the dress up for her.
      Then black flaps with a cream corded edge.Then that last photo, a sort of sideways shot that has no black flap at all.Perplexing fashion is not necessarily interesting fashion.

      • MRC210

         Flaps, I think.  In the 5th photo down, they look like white strings but they’re hiding the printing in the background so they must be fabric flaps.  In the last photo they’re not sticking up because Ewan’s hand is holding them down.  They look like a seam turned inside out.  Could she possibly be wearing the dress inside-out?  Silly idea I know, but I don’t see the flaps on the model.    Horrible, horrible dress.

        • kimmeister

          On the model, the flaps just look like the backside of the dress is black, but I think those are the same flaps.

        • formerlyAnon

           It seems unbelievable, but poster i mei sui suggests those “flaps” are folds where the dress has been taken in. Once you see it that way, it makes a hideous kind of sense.

    • mommyca

       I just noticed the same thing… it was as if the back part can be taken off… ???? very confusing…

  • captrenault

    I didn’t notice anything but his eyes.  Those blue, transfixing eyes…

    Naomi Watts. Right there. Had no idea.

  • ankali

    To me the RC dress looks quite similar to the runway version in that it looks about 2 sizes too big on both wearers.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      It does look like a dress that looks best on the runway, but not in a real life situation. The fabric looks unforgiving, in terms of wrinkling and creasing.

  • Tatiana Luján

    She looks gorgeous from the houlders up, her face is glowing as if she had just had sex. I wish she had worn a dress that suited her, but she looks so happy I don’t really care.
    His face is making me swoon, as always.I agree with everything you said about the clothes, his and hers.

  • lrhg

    That jacket looks way too small on him. Love the shoes though. 

  • The dress didn’t look that great on the model either…it’s awful.  Don’t these people have mirrors?  Was that dress her ONLY option? And after that fantastic print you posted yesterday…she would have been better off in black tuxedo pants with almost any kind of top…  

  • Meg0GayGuys6

    I’d love to see the shoe portion of his closet. Or if things are in reality, the way they are in my head, I’d love to see his closet that is entirely dedicated to his amazing shoes!

  • Gasp! Someone ripped the front of Naomi’s dress off and she was force to stand there in the lining. 

    • ecallaw1977

       Right?  And does she often default to that awful non-color?

  • Anathema_Device

    I don’t care for the pinstripe suit with that shirt. I think he needs a crisper shirt. Her dress looks like some sad, homemade knock-off attempt of the runway look.

  • i mei siu

    It looks like they pinned the sides of her dress to cover the black stripes, no?

    • Vickiefantastico

      Ahh, so THAT’S what’s going on. I was trying to figure it out.

    • formerlyAnon

       I think you’re right! Thanks, it was bugging me.

      Explains why the bust looks two sizes too large, as well. The whole dress was simply two sizes too big.

      • i mei siu

         Yes, I wondered why they couldn’t just get the dress in a smaller size? Unless – scary thought – this WAS the smallest size.

  • lucyloo222

    He is cute as a button… but then, he could wear a Hefty bag and I would think that.  As far as what she is wearing, that is so not her dress.  It is not fitted in the bust so it looks are her boobs are crumpled.  No one wants to look like they have crumpled boobs.

  • Sara__B

    His shoes are great. Her dress is awful. I concur with the T Lo scoring.

  • I don’t think he should be allowed to wear anything other than those shiny shoes from his WERQ on Monday.
    She looks like a wrinkled pillowcase.

  • MsOlympia

    Here’s what I want to know:  why is it considered stylish and the thing to do for men to leave the bottom jacket button undone?  I don’t understand the reasoning here.

  • mmc2315

    Ewan’s shoes?  Swoon!

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    He is perfect as always. I think she’s as gorgeous as she is talented but that dress…really? You make a dress that costs the down payment of a house and THIS is how it holds up to a limo ride? For shame, Calvin. 

  • fringebenefit

    Either I’m in a foul mood, or we’re seeing some pretty nasty frocks these days. This dress was well lit on the model, but the illusion that the woman is wearing a short slip underneath a long dress is just dreadful. And of course, the fit is wretched. He is…well…perfection itself. 

  • schadenfreudelicious

    this dress appears to be fitted to an entirely different pair of breasts than Naomi’s….

  • crash1212

    Too generous for her – that is one horrible mess of a dress. In one of those pictures, it looks like it has….I don’t know…FINS on the sides? Quite odd. I love her hair and make-up though. He is sublime and should he choose to wear a too tight jacket – well, I’m guessing that’s exactly what he meant to do and who am I to judge? Also, love his shoes.

  • MarTeaNi

    That is one incredibly poorly fit shrived mushroom dress.

  • j_anson

    The dress looks like one of those unwearable things where it drapes nicely on the model because it’s perfectly fitted, and has just been pressed out and then lovingly arranged by the runway guys, but loses its pretty drape as soon as you have the temerity to do anything like sit down in it. Which she clearly has (and it wasn’t perfectly fitted to start with). 

    TL, DR: I bet this isn’t ANYONE’S dress.

  • Her dress is a size too big for her and yes, I agree, you need the belt. She is trying to just ‘throw it on’ and look all California cool with it but that does not work with CK.

  • librarygrrl64

    The dress looks a bit confusing even on the runway. Are those supposed to be giant pouch pockets on the front, or is that just extra material?

  • snarkykitten

    You’re being far too kind with that score. I’d give her a 2, only on the virtue that she’s dressed.

  • Martha Deutsch

    You know what I love about him? Brad Pitt goes around looking like he’s in a biker gang, ie, terrible. Ewan McGregor IS A BADASS motorcycle dude, and he always looks polished and gorgeous. 

  • Scott Isaacs

    Naomi’s dress raises, for me, a rhetorical question. Why would designers use such fabric if they knew that on sitting down and standing up just once, it would wrinkle so much? The wrinkling is not her fault…she is a human being, sitting down and standing up again, as we’re wont to do from time to time. The only options I can think of are to a) stand in the limo all the way to the screening, which…uh…no. b) put on the dress behind a partition at the screening, which…uh…no. c) hold the screening at her home, which…uh…REALLY no.

    Makeup is fine. Jewelry is fine. Hair is a bit disheveled, but not awful.

    Ewan is all sorts of gorgeous eye candy. Yum. I covet those shoes.

  • fungstyle

    This is totally off topic, but I think what’s so appealing about Ewan is that he constantly has a look in his eyes as though he’s about to profess his love to you, or quietly tear up and tell you about how really, he just wants to help people. 

  • EEKstl

    I think a big issue is Naomi’s dress appears to be a size too large for her. She’d still be wrinked, but at least it would fit properly.

    • formerlyAnon

       Now that someone’s pointed out that the dress is pinned or tacked at the sides so the black stripes are covered, I’m voting TWO sizes too large. THAT’s what he’s doing with his hand – holding the fold down.

  • teensmom99

    she looks beautiful but that is a strange fit on the dress.  TLo nailed it again.

  • I love him. I want his shoe collection. I should never have given up my black and white steel toe wing-tips!

  • PrunellaV

    How can such an expensive dress look so cheap?

  • Esz

    Wow either Naomi Watts is much shorter than I thought she was or Ewan McGregor is much taller than I thought he was….she’s wearing huge heels and stupidly I had assumed she was at least almost as tall as her Aussie Actress Lookalike, Nicole Kidman….Hmmmm

  • formerlyAnon

    This just looks like she’s wearing a too-short slip under a too-thin dress. The model’s version also looks as if the cups were constructed differently – or else the seams that are so glaring on her breasts were somehow obscured. In any case, hers looked collapsed & the model’s look upright, if possibly half-empty.  5/10 can stand.

    I’d give him 8/10 because I’m upscoring for the presence of great shoes, even if they ARE not quite right, here.  6.5/10  combined score.

    • Corsetmaker

      I posted last night, but the comment is screened because I mentioned the link by name :/ But… when you look at the details shots on Style which is linked under the model shot (I love those detail shots, wish they had more of them) you can see the bodice close up and the cup seaming is exactly the same, but it would have to be as there’s no underbust seam so there has to be some way of moulding the fabric into a cup shape. She isn’t filling it very well though. You can also see the vertical flap down the sides of the dress.
      I think the lack of the belt is one of the big problems here. It would hold the flap closed and keep the dress in place.

      • formerlyAnon

        Thank you so much for going to the effort to find a better photo, and for exercising your more knowledgeable eye! 

        My  conclusions were making no practical sense – nobody with money & “people” standing in the middle of a major city would try to do such extensive alterations rather than just pulling in something else that fit, even supposing that loaner dresses go out so very much bigger than small actress size. But I couldn’t figure out what I was seeing.

  • A good reason to judge them is the fact that they did this movie.

  • jilly_d

    losing the belt was a big mistake, and those platform sandals are giving her serious Barbie feet.  Nicht gut.

  • jmorino08

    I think the reason the dress doesn’t work for her is because it’s too big!

  • xmixiex

    if you gentlemen could just slap up a ewan post every day… that’d be great.

    • LambeeBaby

      I’d like to slap his bare ass everyday.

  • Carly Warnock

    That dress just looks so…. sad. No other way to put it. Almost like it’s drooping in sadness like a weeping willow.

  • kathryn_dc

    “Ewan McGregor wore a a blue lightweight cotton poplin shirt and black and gray brogue shoes from the Marni Fall 2012 collection.” If only!

  • kikisayshi

    The dress also looks way too big on her, especially in the bust. Maybe it’s just the cut because I kind of get the same vibe from the model. The belt would have made a world of difference.

    • kikisayshi

       Oh, and is it me or does Ewan McGregor get better looking as he gets older? Yum.

  • quiltrx

    He looks absolutely precious (when doesn’t he?) and those shoes are TO DIE.

    This dress is just BAD.  I don’t even like the way it looks on the model.  On both, it looks several sizes too big, and especially on Naomi looks like a hard jerk of the hem would pull the whole thing off.  It’s *almost* in ‘dirty pillowcase’ territory.

  • That dress DOES NOT fit her, and I want his shoes.

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    Her dress is too big, her hair is messy, and she has dolly makeup. He’s pretty.

  • WindyCityChica

    Love his shoes. Absolutely do not understand her dress halo.

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  • l_c_ann

    I found a UTube of Klein’s 2013 show.The sides of her dress are supposed to be that way. They are folded forwards and very black with a white overlay coming from the white back of the dress. They do flap open as the model walked.

    Klein used the same flap under a white jacket coat.  Oddly, the walking model looked as if the dress would slide off of her, as well.  The runway version did have a fine black (?) corded edge around the top of the waist, which was equally loose in back.

    • formerlyAnon

      Good research, ma’am!  So she’s seemingly had the existing flaps tacked down, it’s not some inexplicable attempt to alter a hugely too-large dress. Or, maybe they’re not tacked down, it’s just an optical illusion.

  • RzYoung

    Her dress looks like one of those covers you put over a chair at a wedding. His shoes are ace, but he’s always the best.

  • I don’t know if I can sign off on that cut of jacket for Mr. McGregor here. It’s making him look a little hippy. 

  • Corsetmaker

    That dress just isn’t a good fit on her. But why oh why did she lose the belt! The mark of a really great designer dress should be what’s going on on the inside. Often there’s an internal waist stay to keep it anchored on the waist so the bust doesn’t slip out of place etc. However in this case I wonder if the belt is there to serve that purpose and taking it off has been the mistake.
    The whole bust looks gapey and out of place, it’s too big on her there which doesn’t help. The belt is also holding that vertical flap down in the catwalk shots. Without it the dress is slipping about, the flap is flapping and it looks untidy. Strangely though the top layer of fabric on the skirt looks less generous than the catwalk one. The two layers are flowing together, whereas here there looks less fabric on the top layer than on the bottom. That might be why it’s so creased.

  • bluefish

    He is just so delicious.  Ill-fitting dress aside, and it looks great on the model, she looks lovely.  Love the slightly messy hair and the make-up.  They look gorgeous together in the second photo.


    LOVE his shoes!  I suspect (judging from the comapny sponsoring logo everywhere) that this dress was simply pulled for her by CK and sent over as is.  Not a good fit for her at all…… She is pretty well known as not being “fashion obsessed” so I doubt she really cared all that much to insist it be fitted or be more suited to her.

  • GorgeousThings

    She doesn’t have the front balcony to hold it up properly. 

  • Cathy S

    That dress is horrible. I love love his shoes though.

  • Everything about her look is unflattering; everything about his is either sexy, adorable, or quirky. Sorry Naomi!

  • msdamselfly

    Love his adorable shoes
    Her dress does not seem to fit her properly

  • guest2visits

    The dress almost looks like it’s too big.  Not a pretty dress anyway, blah.  Too bad because Naomi looks wonderful.
          And Ewan looks very dashing.

  • The bodice looks like its staying up by sheer force of will.

  • Laylalola

    Didn’t recognize her in the thumbnail (makeup is her friend?)

  • ccm800

    It’s official: Naomi watts is the most innocuous celebrity in the universe. If she introduced herself to me…it wouldn’t register. I could never pick her out of a lineup or identify her on the red carpet. She just does not register at all. She’s got am Worthington beat by a landslide.