Emmy Rossum in Naeem Khan on Chelsea Lately

Posted on January 31, 2013

What a cute-fab little dress:


Emmy Rossum makes an appearance on ‘Chelsea Lately’ in a Naeem Khan black wool crepe sheath dress with beaded medallion bodice.

Naeem Khan Pre-Fall 2013 Collection/Model: Vika Kukandina

Looks fantastic onscreen, standing or sitting. But man, is that not her makeup or what? Do not like anything going on north of the neck here. The pin-straight hair, heavy eyes, and neutral lips just seem like totally wrong choices for such an exuberant little dress. She’s all Cher up top and Carrie Bradshaw on the bottom. Weird combo. Not working for us.

But still; love that dress.




[Photo Credit: style.com – Stills: tomandlorenzo.com – Video Credit: ChelseaLately via YouTube.com]

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  • Great dress, but methinks the nude lip is not really for her.

    • ballerinawithagun

      Right, she is one person who can really rock red lips and she should make it her signature.

      • Mary229

        Maybe an unpopular opinion but I’m never a huge fan of the nude lip on women with super dark hair.  It never looks “natural” to me it always looks washed out.  

    • lovelyivy

       Neither nude lip nor lined lower lid are doing a damn thing for her. She looks extremely tired in the top pic.

  • Girl, that is not your hair part. Nor your smokey eyes.

    •  Love the dress, but cannot get past the H8TE for that hair and makeup.  She looks like a wax statue.  Dead eyes, fried hair

      • judybrowni

        Zombie eyes.

  • RzYoung

    I can’t not see a spooky jewel monster face in it though {:o(

    • Oh good, I’m not the only one. 

    • sweetestsith

      haha, I love the monster face! I think its awesome. Love the dress, looks great on her, but the styling is a let down. Pin straight hair or severe (on her) makeup, not both!

      Edit: PS, love the red nails! Wish she’d done her toes in a darker shade of red too, but the nails pick up the red perfectly while she’s sitting down.

    • Annabelle Archer

      “I will eat your soul”

      • MoHub

         Geez! Where’s Santino when we need him?

    • With arms raised and hopping on one leg, no less.

    • WintryMix

      Yep, reminded me of Mondo Guerra’s skull motif in that regard. Still love it though!

    • Pennymac

      ^^ THIS.

  • BayTampaBay

    I like the previous Selena” Frankendress” better.

    Do not really care for this dress

  • tallgirl1204

    I love the dress, but the face made me think “when did she get old?”  Which she isn’t.  I’m glad TLo splained the problem for me.

    • MissAmynae

      Not that she’s old, but I thought it was Madeline Stowe in the thumbnail.

  • quiltrx

    What a cute dress!  Perfect for a sit-down.  I guess we’ll put the makeup and hair down to ‘Beautiful Creatures’ (has anyone else noticed Emmy’s nowhere to be found in the previews?)

    • gabbilevy

      She’s all over the preview I just saw… looking fierce too in her witchy getup.

  • Sobaika

    She usually kills it on the hair/makeup front. Great dress though.

  • If I could tuuurn baaack tiiime, then I’d redoooo myyy faaaace, I’d put soft waves in my hair and hairspray.

    • kimmeister

      That song will be in my head all day now.  Curses!

      • YOU’RE WELCOME. (Haha just kidding sorry… sorry I’m not sorry!)

  • Annabelle Archer

    She looks like a zombie going on a date. 

  • Introspective

    her face looks like she overslept and her hair looks dull. but the dress saved her from looking like a wreck. especially with all the visual interest of the jewels and by showing off those gorgeous legs of hers. 

  • mjude

    she is way to cute for bad makeup, but i do like the dress

  • It’s the eyeliner on the bottom for me-it’s too much for her face. Amazing dress though. I covet. 

    • Alyssa

      That and the nude lipstick kill it for me. Such a shame to have horrid makeup with such a cute dress!

  • OrigamiRose

    Love the dress, shoes and nails (attention, JLo: That is how nails should be done).

    Hate hate hate the hair intensely and that eye shadow.  Horrid.  Did Jeremy Renner do her make-up?

  • That makeup just makes her look in need of several days R&R.

  • SewingSiren

    She looks exactly like a little dime store doll that I used to have , called Susie Sad Eyes. Exactly.

  • afabulous50

    Her eyes are frightening in that first shot..

  • BrooklynBomber

    I don’t like the dress at all, but I do like that she wears dresses you can sit down in without tugging and exposing, and I especially like that she’s worn longer dresses on shows w/ male hosts, and this shorter dress (shorter, but still sit downable) on a show with a woman host.

  • ConnieBV

    Can we all agree that ombré hair is done? Not flattering in Winter. Makes hair look fried.

  • The makeup ages her. The dress is nice.

  • lehen

    she looks like a zombie in that first pic.  a well-dressed zombie.

  • E. D.

    The hair is too severe for me to notice much else.  No movement at all.

    • LearnedFoot

      I wish her people would let her rock her gorgeous curls in public/red carpet appearances. If my curly hair looked like hers I’d never let anybody near me with a round brush or straightening iron.

  • Lilak

    What a comedown from the Critics’ Choice Awards (perfect hair/makeup/jewelry and that glorious Carolina Herrera gown)!
    Why would anyone choose “ghoulish” as their hair-and-makeup directive?? 

    The dress has some merits … but only if you don’t stare at it too long, when it develops a really creepy face.

  • I think she tried to go edgy but fell short.  Good for her for trying though.

  • B_C_J

    Zombie Face!!!  That is bad makeup! Ouch!  The hair is also pretty wretched. The dress is ordinary and the embellishment on the chest looks like an alien  staring at you. 

  • MilaXX

    I only like the middle bit. Hair/makeup, bad. Dress cute. Shoes, meh.

  • Anathema_Device

    I totally agree. The flesh-colored lip trend is killing me. She looks like she just gave 5 pints of blood and they forgot to give her a cookie. The dress, though, is wonderful.

  • jw_ny

    She looks much more severe in the outdoor picture as opposed to the on-air/in-studio pics, however I still think her makeup is too dark & heavy, and the poker straight hair is not flattering on her.

    The dress is super cute and her shoes are perfect with it.

  • stubbornthoughts

    Why did they do that to her beautiful face? She is one of the ladystars that I usually look toward when thinking about makeup and hair, because she nails it every time. Her stylist should’ve done the usual Emmy look, with gorgeous natural makeup and wavy hair. This definitely would’ve been a WERQ for me if they had.

    • kschwarting

      She looks so washed out in the outdoor shot.  I’m not in love with the dress, but she absolutely would have sold it if her makeup and hair were better.

  • Zippypie

    The dress is really cute.  Don’t like the patent shoes though – too clunky.  But that hair and makeup.  Poor girl.  What is that all about?  Twilight is over.  No more vampires, please.

  • decormaven

    I quite like the dress, but the MUA should be fired. Her makeup has never looked this bad. Her eyes are scary!

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Love everything from the neck down.  From the neck up, however, she looks like she has the flu. 

  • alyce1213

    I saw this show and for several minutes, I had no idea it was Emmy Rossum.  That hair and makeup are so bad.

  • Killer dress! That eye makeup makes her look hungover.

  • kimmeister

    I like what I’ve seen of this Naeem Khan collection (I assume what Morgan Saylor wore in the SAG Part II post is from the same collection).  Emmy paired better shoes with hers, though.

  • WintryMix

    Am I certifiably insane for wanting to see Michelle Obama in this? With a longer hemline, and maybe a cool cuff? Or even a cardigan if she must?

  • oohsparkley!

    I think the first picture is just a bad photo. Stars! They’re just like us!  The makeup doesn’t look that bad in the other shots. The lipstick is horrible on her though.

  • EEKstl

    I actually like the straight hair but the makeup is not good, she looks like she should be doing the Walk of Shame after a night of debauchery.  Dress is fab.

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    if Cher was a zombie raccoon.

  • Stubenville

    Is the pattern SUPPOSED to have a gas mask in the upper center? ’cause that’s what I see in the daylight shot.

  • moreteawesley

    Whoever did her eye makeup should be drawn and quartered. She looks like an exhausted basset hound.

  • was she going for goth/rocker chic sort of thing with that makeup? i agree, it’s not working. what movie is she promoting now?

  • l_c_ann

    The circus elephant is getting antsy waiting for the return of her forehead embellishment.

  • M-I-C

  • Vlasta Bubinka

    Great dress, but I find her about as appealing as an impacted molar.

  • libraangel

    OPPOSITE: Love the hair and make-up, the dress not so much – looks like someone broke a Faberge egg and glued it on Emmy’s chest

  • teensmom99

    I generally think she is effortlessly beautiful but couldn’t agree more with T and Lo here.

  • demidaemon

    She looks much better in profile because I don’t remember her looking like she wanted to eat my brains when she was on television.


    I did a little gasp at the first pic because her face and hair just looked so……. dead.  Like she was auditioning of r a cameo on The Walking Dead.  And not as a survivor……  Great little dress though.

  • alaskahyoung

    Hate the head. The makeup makes her eyes look tired and heavy. Not even going to start on the hair.

  • librarygrrl64

    Cher? I was going to say Wednesday Adams. Or that girl from The Ring.

  • Carrie Bradshaw? Sorry. Please don’t compare anything the lovely Emmy does or wears to Carrie Bradshaw. Sorry. But we can’t get over the fact that Carrie was the ultimate petulant obnoxious bitch.