Halle Berry in Monique Lhuillier

Posted on January 15, 2013

Halle Berry attends the BET Honors 2013 event in a Monique Lhuillier gown paired with Brian Atwood sandals.

Monique Lhuillier Fall 2012 Collection



[Photo Credit: Aaron J. Thornton/PR Photos, style.com]

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  • Valerie Jones

    OK! HOT! YES! SYNONYMOUS WITH HOT! Apparently so much so, though, that she has reduced her own eyebrows to ashes.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Reducing her eyebrows to ash from smoldering-ness just had me laughing.  Well done, Ms. Jones.

    • zenobar

       Just so, Ms. Jones, just so!

    • StellaZafella

       Coming to a theater near you “Halle Berry as Lava Mama” – She melts Thor’s hammer and turns Iron Man to to a puddle of ooze.


    Of course.  It seems her wardrobe choice lately is always designed to make everyone say, “Wow, she’s still really hot!”.

    • Which, to be fair, she is.

      • 3boysful

         Especially when sporting flames.

  • pax540

    The dress is pretty stunning, however the “Angelina-ing” of ladystars’ legs is really annoying. Also, that under-eye makeup just serves to make her look like she has a black eye.

    • Mary229

      Honestly, I thought it was obnoxious when Angelina did it but at least it came off like Angelina was in on her own joke.  With everyone else, it just seems desperate.  Enough.

      • gabbilevy

        Eh, Angie wasn’t the first, she was just the most ridiculous.

        • MissAmynae

          ^^ ‘Zactly, Gabbi!  Halle’s is just a typical pageant girl pose. Nothing too new. 

    • This trend needs to die.

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    Oh, stop it, Halle Berry. “Look! I’m so hot it’s like I’m on fire!”

    • V V

      This dress needs to be taken deep into Mordor and cast back into the fiery chasm from whence it came.

  • mechanical_orange


    …I like it

  • pattyw

    Of course.

  • Mary229

    She’s been wearing the same dress for 15 years.  Enough already.  We get it.  You’re hot.  Wear a dress without a slit, please. 

    • I totally agree! I don’t even see what she’s wearing anymore, just that she’s trying so damn hard, and totally doesn’t need to!

    • JMB_edits

      Not true…. sometimes she wears really SHORT dresses.

    • For realz.

  • AnnaleighBelle

    Disappointing – I think I don’t like the print.  Is her hair too long?  And are gray eyebrows a thing?

    • Sobaika

      The gray eyebrows looks like a makeup mistake + camera flashback.

      • margaret meyers

        I think they might have used that clear-coat mascara in her eyebrows for that glossy, groomed look, and instead it’s reflecting too much light. Her make-up here is really terrible all the way around.

  • alyce1213

    Halle, you’re gorgeous, we know, we know. But you gotta dial it back a bit.  Stop trying so hard.

    • She’s no longer hot; she’s passive-aggressive arrogant, and RIGHT at the top of many an Irrational Hate list – and not out of jealousy.

  • ralish

    PUT YOUR LEG AWAY! Thank you.

  • j_anson

    Can we stop with the sticking-the-leg-through-the-slit thing? It’s not hot and it almost invariably makes the dress look weirdly proportioned.

    • formerlyAnon


  • Alyson Epstein

    She’s got crazy eyes!  I don’t think her divorce/custody battle is wearing well on her.

    • Delaney Davis

       For some reason when I saw the close-up shot of her face I thought “she’s gonna get wrinkles soon!” Maybe she’s just tired..

  • butterflysunita

    Yes, it’s a show offy dress.  But given what Gabrielle Union wore, show offy seems to be expected at this event.  

  • Sobaika

    A lot of people are going on about the tacky/expected route, but it’s better than what she wore at the Golden Globes, it seems right for the venue, and she is pretty hot.

    • MilaXX

      agreed, Halle, Heidi, Sofia,etc….. will always bring the sexy. At least this one doesn’t make you think she’s waiting for folks to start making it rain

    •  It’s still an attention-seeking dress, but at least it’s not screaming it like her GG dress did.

  • MilaXX

    better than her GG look

    • Terrible_Person

      Isn’t that damning with faint praise?

      • MilaXX

        not intentionally. I like this look

  • Tatiana Luján

    I like the dress, it looks like fire. That said, I hate the leg pose and the fact that she covered her eyebrows with compact powder or whatever makeuo that is.

  • mhleta

    She’s a human lava lamp, and I like it.

  • JasmineAM

    She should bitch slap the MUA that did that to her brows. Seriously.

  • 3boysful

    Because of the peaked bustline, the peaked hair and the flame-y print, I thought this was for a new superhero character – Arsonwoman, or the like.

    • Karen Maslowski

       Made me laugh. Thank you.

    • Hee! Arsonwoman. Hee!

    • 3boysful

       Where was my head?!  She’s not Arsonwoman–she’s the Hot Flash.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Yes, Halle, you’re the most GORGEOUS woman on the planet, EVER.  And no, that outfit doesn’t make you look like Mrs. Heat Miser at all.

    • neeva

       that’s totally Mrs. Heat Miser hair.

  • The colors and print are gorgeous. The shape is just so expected and boring from her. As many of the kittens have already said, we all know she’s a knockout. She needs to dial it back.

  • gabbilevy

    Expected, but she does it well.

  • This is hot and sexy and NOT tacky! Why, oh, why didn’t she wear something like this at the Golden Globes?!

    • EEKstl

      My thoughts exactly!

  • MoHub

    Boobs are making a break for it.

  • Deac82

    Heidi Klum is contagious.

  • PrunellaV

    So The Leg is a thing now I guess.

    • kimmeister

      The sounds like a comic book character.  Whose theme song is by ZZ Top.

    • MoHub

       It worked in A Christmas Story. Maybe someone needs to produce a line of Celebrity Leg Lamps.

    • formerlyAnon

       So it seems. *Sigh.*

  • elemspbee

    oh gosh, hair and chest line match–pointy pointy.
    She’s so incredibly hot, though predictable and not interesting fashion-wise. Still, I suppose it could be worse than having a tag of “Halle Berry, hotness you can rely on.”

  • Terrible_Person

    Two guesses at the inspiration for this “girl on fire” dress and the first doesn’t count.

  • It’s like Satan became a stage magician and this is his lovely assistant.

  • I think it’s time for her to rethink the eye makeup.

  • Allison Woods

    Scrolldown slutty.

  • aquamarine17

    I really dislike the points on the bodice and the hair pointing upwards. I’d like to see her in really plain dresses with long hair. such fun that would be. the short hair is her signature by now, I guess and it is flattering in its own way, but long hair and glam white or black dresses that are not mini dresses would be interesting. she is such a looker that a little variety would be appreciated by her audiences

  • IMNAngryLiberal

    Halle is starting to look kind of skanky and desperate (although why anyone with her skin and body should be desperate is beyond me).

  • Fordzo

    I’m over it.

  • Why didn’t she wear that Sunday? She could have saved the crazy dress for the BET event (since I’m Black, I can point out that it’s like the Black CMAs in terms of fashion).

  • schadenfreudelicious

    Halle, me thinks your breasts and thighs doth protest too much, please stop now…

  • Laylalola

    I can’t believe I’m saying this, because of course she’s rocking this, but maybe it’s time to put it away?

  • She has pushed Lea Michele off the “of course” podium.

    • SRQkitten

      That was my first thought too – and she’s seriously old enough to know better. Time to work a new look.


  • kaycem

    holy grey eyebrows batman!

    sidebar:  halle is beginning to inspire an eyeroll similar to the one i throw out every time i see lea michele.

    • Tamara Hogan

       YES! What’s up with those eyebrows?

  • B_C_J

    Beautiful woman but the dress is predictable (yes another slit)  and the eye makeup leaves A LOT to be desired. 

  • Imasewsure

    Sew up the ridiculous Jolie slash in the front and I would love this. Tired of her though…. don’t really like the earrings much either

  • Janet B

    Oh brother. Time to find a new look.

  • jw_ny

    I love it! 

  • Great.  The dress suits her, the colors are excellent with her skin, and she kept the styling fairly simple.  Makeup’s a little off but that’s a piddling complaint.  Who cares about the slit?  So many designers are doing it, it’s a “thing.”  At least it looks good on her.

  • Katie Agnew

    All I keep thinking is, she looks tired. Not a good look. Of course, I wished I looked that good when I was tired.

  • She’s nearing the Madonna Syndrome in which the main symptoms are desperation, delusion and ultimately despair.  Face it hon, we all have to get old sometime.  You had many many good years.  It’s time to put away the slut wear and dress appropriately.  LOL.  Like she will listen to ugly old me.

  • Two words: Heat Miser.

  • Girl is channeling her inner Lea Michele. Srsly.

  • bringbackbeatles

    Other than the really high slit that makes her look like she’s trying too hard, I actually love this. I love the fabric and how alive it looks. It drapes beautifully and I even think the pointy bust works and I usually hate that on Monique’s gowns. The eyebrows are horrible though, the eye makeup ould be better, and I don’t think those earrings are right for the dress.

  • tallgirl1204

    I’m Halle Berry, and this is so easy for me that I am above WERQs or BOW DOWNs. 


  • crash1212

    Jeez. Looks better on Halle than it does on the model. Great color/fabric on her. Love the hair and make-up. It’s sexy but not trashy to my eye. Shoulda worn this to the Golden Globes.

  • Annabelle Archer

    I can’t tell if my general near hatred of her as a person is tainting my impartial judging abilities.  I think she looks damn ridiculous, desperate and appears to be wearing bean bag covering.

    Alternately:   Jennifer Lawrence is already The Girl On Fire, step off bitch.

  • I just loved this collection, and I’m afraid Halle is making this dress look a lot cheaper than it did on the catwalk.

  • librarygrrl64

    She-Ra, Princess of Power.

  • throwaneyeonthis

    I would like to see an updated look from Ms. Berry.  She has had a really good run with it for the last ten years but it is time to move on and transition into her next phase.  Maybe one where she doesn’t have to be overtly sexy.  She would look great in either of the McQueen dresses worn by Kate Hudson or Nicole Kidman at the GGs.  

  • She-Devil.

  • Looks like her Globes dress in a (much) more attractive fabric. This is a really hot dress but I’m pretty over her thigh-baring, LOOK HOW HOT I AM aesthetic.

  • ankali

    Not wild about the tie-dye looking print, but I can’t deny that she looks gorgeous in the dress. Fantastic shape for her, and much more modest and flattering than what she’s been wearing of late.

  • Ugh. If you’ve starred in a Catwoman movie that was pretty much universally panned by critics, lost money at the box office, and won several Razzies, you might not want to remind people of it by putting kitty ears on your tits.  Halle Berry’s agent needs to tell her that she’s not to be photographed wearing or standing near anything even remotely, in whole or in part, catlike.

  • understateddiva

    One thing about Ms. Berry, I love that she loves prints.  Plus, she’s not afraid of color and she knows how to work a pose.  But, somehow, she never ends up looking chic.  Still, this is a step in the right direction from the GG dress.

  • Yes, you’re still hot Halle.
    Who else can wear their hair like that and get away with it?

  • Trisha26

    Gray eyebrows…no. Would love to see this beautiful fabric without the crotch-high slit & at least one-shoulder. This just looks cheap.

  • Zippypie

    *sigh* Halle, you need a style makeover.

  • Lily-Rygh

    Okay, yes, we all acknowledge: Halle is hot as hell and always has been.  But at this point, I would think she was way hotter in some cute jeans and a t-shirt.   This shit is getting ridiculous.

  • I’m so bored with her.

  • littlemac8

    Is that a hairdo, really???  It looks like a 9 year old boy got into some product and then had no idea what to do with it.  I don’t really think your hair standing straight on end is a good look.  She is breathtakingly beautiful but hair and makeup are a “Don’t.” (How dated am I??)

  • amf0001

    I can’t see her dress,  I’m too caught by the crazy coming out of her eyes… 

  • Maluca

    First, she needs foundation to match her skin tone. Second, a darker eyebrow pencil. Third, she needs to stop trying to prove she’s “oh so hot Halle”. It just looks ridiculous now. Leave this dress for the SelenaVanessaTaylor teenyboppers of the world. 

    • pdquick

       The dress would be fine if she just reeled in the thigh.

  • Peeve

    God, the woman is still gorgeous, and I love the dress on her. I’m one who believes that if you can still rock a revealing dress, why the hell not? However, Halle has been showing so much skin lately that it’s starting to come across as desperate. I know actresses of a certain age tend to lose out on the girlfriend roles and into the mother/friend roles, and I wonder if she’s trying to extend her girlfriend/hot girl shelf life. Not necessary.

  • ccm800

     Oh  your gays over foundationed your brows honey and now you look like a a dimestore Drag queen at 3AM

  • ThaliaMenninger

    Is she dressing like a comic book villain? Like she’s Flamethrower or something?

  • What was she thinking wearing that horrid dress to the Golden Globes when she had access to THIS! AMAZING! GOWN!

  • Qitkat

    Even Halle Berry can go too far.

  • bertkeeter

    I am OVER all these side thigh slits! It’s like they just discovered they have a leg on both side and want the WORLD to see one or the other! Beauty pageant and thats about it! HB looks hot but she needs to wear something different!

  • pdquick

    She needs to reel in the thigh, but at least now we know that she still has both of the girls.

  • quiltrx

    I would love to see her go “poufy gown” sometimes instead of always body-hugging.  (this sort of made me think of the flower/fiery looking gown Rihanna wore on the Grammys a while back…she’s normally sleek too, but that poufy really worked.)

  • Frank Lithium

    What an attention whore.

  • unbornfawn

    On fire.

  • decormaven

    There’s something about the way the bodice is fitted on her that makes it look more point-y than the runway model. Also, in the runway model, you get of a feeling of the fiery movement of the print when the leg is less prominent. A more subtle showing of this dress would have been appreciated, and would have garnered more huzzahs from the BKs.

  • Is it just me or does her make up make her look old and harsh? She’s so gorgeous but her face is lacking “spark” for want of a better term.

  • teensmom99

    It’s like she heard the criticism of her globes dress and said: “I’ll change one component and see what they say.”  

  • And her makeup makes her look like she is convalescing from two black eyes. As in, I am not a fan of that smokiness under her lower lash line.

  • I can’t decide whether her hair makes me think more of horns or fire. I’m leaning toward horns. The dress is stunning.

  • peachy

    why are her eyebrows a weird shade of gray? and, put that leg away honey. we all know you have great gams. ugh. so needy.

  • She’s taking a time out from her big Mambo number, and will back on stage in a sec.

  • tereliz

    Ugh. The hair is silly, the eye makeup makes her look tired, the brows seem to be graying… But why didn’t she wear this dress to the Globes instead of that Versace monstrosity? It at least qualifies as an evening gown instead of a beach cover-up with cut outs. 

    Her body still looks great.

  • bluefish

    She looks great.  As for leg poses, Angelina had obviously seen Rita Hayworth in Gilda.

  • Angelina Jolie should be banned from the red carpets for what she did with leg last year. I would like thigh-high slits to be taken out of rotation. 

  • Of course.  Here are my boobs.

  • MarinaCat

    It looks like her makeup person intentionally put dark circles under her eyes.

  • guest2visits

    Not a bad dress for her although it’s certainly one of her typical looks.  At least it’s not black, and the eyes are not deep black hollows.

  • barbarienne

    “I am so hot I am wearing a dress made of lava.”

  • formerlyAnon

    The fabric may be doing much of the heavy lifting, but it’s doing it admirably.

    I like. I do not see the need for such a high slit, but apparently it’s the thing these days, and I must just endure until it falls out of vogue.

  • kathrineb

    Whats with the gray eyebrows? I really don’t think this dress requires earrings, especially those ones.

  • Hmmm, doesn’t every ‘had your chance’ A-Lister get to this stage where their most talked about work is their wardrobe? She needs to grab attention somehow as her career isn’t doing it for her, and trying to remind the public why she was cast in so many films for her intense and short body of work is going to take some seriously gay-approved wrapping paper. 
    She’s never been my chocolate crush, therefore I remain unmoved by her recent whirlwind of gowns, there’s something a little too overrated about this one.

  • She needs to cover it up.  We’ve all seen it before, she has nothing to prove.  She’s Halle Berry for pete’s sake.  Fire your stylist, sister….or get one, depending.

  • BrightsideSusan

    She is getting to be another “Of course.”

  • macwell

    Wait a minute…..when Halle wears this color/pattern – its hot. When Latrice Royale wears it – its Rent-a-Center couch material? Where is the justice?….LOL!