Kate Bosworth in Calvin Klein Collection

Posted on January 24, 2013

We think this is kind of an admirable attempt to blend a NY Fashionista style with the distinctly western Sundance atmosphere.


Kate Bosworth attends the ‘Big Sur’ Premiere during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah in Calvin Klein.

Calvin Klein Pre-Fall 2013 Collection/Model: Margita Zuchova

But it’s only an attempt. Her mistake was in going with white accessories. Should’ve stuck with a natural belt and boot. These aren’t really pieces that can go mod easily. And the sleek ponytail’s all wrong. Too New York.


[Photo Credit: Getty, style.com]

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  • lehen

    those boots are awful.

    • Sobaika

      She needed neutral booties for this look. Those shoes are awesome, but they look like something that came with a Mod Girl Halloween costume.

      • 3boysful

         Exactly.  Go-go hooves.

    • ballerinawithagun


    • TheDivineMissAnn

       The entire thing is hiddy.

    • tmchale

      Looks like a postmodernist stripper.

  • mmc2315

    And the white collar?  Too Episcopalian?  

    • luciaphile

      It does look vaguely ministerial doesn’t it? The pocketbook doesn’t help — kind of looks like she’s holding a bible. The boots are beyond awful.

    • Louise Bryan

      It just struck me as a turtleneck (Gawd! I hate turtlenecks!), not a clerical collar.  I think the whole thing looks odd because it is sleeveless.  It’s ski season in Park City, and all I can think of with this outfit is the onset of frostbite in both arms.

    • getouttadodge

      I read it as “Supercuts hair cut tissue strip”

  • ojosazules

    My little pony.

  • butterflysunita

    Those boots look ridiculous.  

    • Little_Olive

      And there she thought the matching belt would save them. 


  • ThaliaMenninger

    That top is hideous. It just looks like she was rolling in dirt before she came in. And it looks too heavy to be sleeveless. (Also, isn’t it freezing in Sundance right now? WTH is she doing with no sleeves?)

    •  When I first looked at the main TLo screen and saw the small picture of this, I thought she was wearing a garment made of human flesh.  Or some kind of flesh. I like the coloring on the one the model is wearing much better.

      •  I was going with butcher’s apron. Same bloody smears down the front!

        • Kristin McNamara

          To me it looks like something is slowing trying to claw its way out of the flesh of her chest. 
          That, or it’s a secret entrance to Narnia or something.

      • Introspective

        The lambs Clarice!! The lambs!!

        (couldnt resist when you mentioned that you thought she was wearing a skin suit…)

        Whether she was going for western earth tones or serial killer chic, this whole outfit’s a big old no.

    • bookish

       It’s a little warmer in Park City than Salt Lake, but we’re still talking about 30 degrees F.

    • Spicytomato1

      My son and I have been watching DVDs of Lost and my first thought was that her top looked like the deliberately-tattered garments that The Others wore while creeping through the jungle.

  • bertkeeter

    Courreges wants his boots back!

  • Hideous.  “Hello I’m wearing cow skin”  Awful.  Tragic and thoughtless.

    •  My first reaction was hideous as well. Actually it was OUT until I realized this isn’t an in or out post. Tragic is spot on.

  • AND, the skirt is too darn tight.  The movement of the skirt on the model looks interesting with the top.  The skirt on Kate looks like it would be impossible for her to walk.

  • RzYoung

    Abominable unforgiveable footwear

  • schadenfreudelicious

    sorry Kate, the Austin Powers boots are not working for me, (in Sundance or anywhere else on the planet)

  • Patricia Gillett

    Goofy and costumey. (And I still can’t figure out what she does for a living besides red carpet appearances.)

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      I know, right?  When was the last time she was in a movie?

      • Alessia M

        apparently she was in a bunch of movies in 2012. but nothing anyone saw? i’m SO tired of her.

    • julnyes

      IMDb tells me she appears in movies that no one sees. So that might explain some things.

  • greymain

    yikes. NO.

  • random_poster

    Terrible boots.  Did she spill coffee down her blouse?  The browner runway version is so much better.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    Hideous ensemble, but I’m just too bored by her to even describe why.

  • Aw I like it. Cowgirl meets gogo dancer. 

  • jw_ny

    If that top didn’t have that stupid white collar, it’d look cute with a turtle neck or blouse underneath.  The white belt and those gogo boots are ridiculous!  

  • Lilak

    (1)  Waaaay too “New York fashionista” for this event;  (2) Long leather pencil skirt on an actual pencil: not flattering to either. 

  • filmcricket

    Terrible, head to toe.

  • Janet B

    How did she keep her boots so clean??
    Add a coat and darker boots and this would be more appropriate for snowy Utah in January.

  • phrenk

    Dear sparkle, my eyes.

  • clatie

    This reminds me of those children’s books where the pages are split so you can switch the head, body and feet.

  • anne.landre

    Literal hooves? She’s going for parody, right?

  • mhleta

    The texture of the top is really disturbing. All I can think is, “It puts the lotion on its skin.” The boots aren’t helping. 

  • eowyn_of_rohan

    Oh honey, you’re not Nancy Sinatra.  Ditch the boots.

    • MikeW_Vegas

      Those boots weren’t made for walking (or anything else, for that matter) 

  • BuckeyeLou

    Oh Goodnes!  Those white boots are Hideous! And it looks like there is a stain on the top, and what’s with the white collar?  If she wanted to go for the Western look, she should have worn authentic Western boots.

  • BrooklynBomber

    The boots are the only thing I like, though I agree they don’t go with the outfit. That top’s kind of creepy.

    • l_c_ann

      I would only imagin the fall that would come when those boots hit ice or snow over ice.

  • Bill Curtis

    She looks like she’s wearing boots made from the hooves of the elk or deer that was killed for her tunic.

  • formerlyAnon

    Hate. Hate. Hate.

    Like the shapes, but not the materials. (This is not about animal cruelty, I feel the same whether this is real or faux.)

    Only if you make your clothing out of deerskin from animals you hunted (bonus points if you did the skinning yourself) do I grudgingly accept this look.

  • Pennymac

    “Priest meets West”  No, no. no!

    The clerical collar, the dirty tunic, the gawdawful boots. Ewwww

    • mhleta

      “Priest meets West”  Nailed it!! 

  • She looks like a toddler after getting chocolate cake and a beaker of juice all down her front at a birthday party. 

  • Susan Collier

    Chest hair.

  • kschwarting

    I find those white boots terribly jarring in an outfit I don’t particularly like to begin with–and not to be snotty, but what has she been in lately?  I don’t recall the last time I saw one of her films, and lack the energy (it’s pre-caffeine time here) to go to IMDB.

  • captrenault

    Give us your top, Kate.  We’ll run it through the wash and have it back to you in a jiff.

  • kayleymaybe

    This has “trying too hard” written all over it.  

  • kimmeister

    I can live with the belt, but the boots are a total head scratcher.

  • Imasewsure

    Wow I hate absolutely everything about this outfit from the top of her head to the bottom of her ugly boots (actually I like the boots but not with this)

  • teensmom99

    I went to Sundance 15 years ago and I think the appropriate wardrobe was down vest with jeans and a fleece.  My times have changed.  

    • mhleta

      I think some version of that should still be the order of the day at Sundance. It’s basically a ski slope with films, isn’t it?

      • teensmom99

        Well it’s kind of a cute little old mining town–and I would think snow boots and wintry clothes would be right.

  • zenobar

    I rarely have such an instantaneous, negative gut reaction to Fashion-with-a-capital-F, but there are all kinds of hiddy going on here.  Each item on its own (with the exception of the boots, which should be given a Viking funeral ASAP) is not so awful, but putting all the pieces together scream just one thing to me:  NAUGAHYDE.  *shudder*

  • Flora O

    Love, love, love…oh the boots. So close.

  • Alyssa

    If I picture this outfit without all the white, I like it much better! I do love that skirt in that color, but I have a weakness for leather skirts.

  • MilaXX

    If she hadn’t worn those hideous boots, I’d be okay with this look. Those boots make baby Jesus cry they are so ugly.

  • I had those boots in 6th grade …  called them “go-go boots” … 45 years ago. 

  • FrayedMachine

    I don’t think she got the memo that she’s not supposed to wear the -entire- cow. 

  • I hate those boots with the burning hot fire of a thousand suns.

    Otherwise, totally adorable. 

  • LLuL

    This is hilarious. And I love that it’s KB who put this together, because you know she’s not in on the joke. For once, I forgive her for oozing smug self-important duckface on the red carpet. Today I thank her for it.

    • Lilak

      I was about to write that this is the first time I’ve ever seen a whiff of a sense of humor emanating from this girl – always so careful and calculating – but no:  What you said!

  • Cave girl. Kate Bos-Rock vs. the Flintstones.

  • Annabelle Archer

    Scroll down fug!

    • Annabelle Archer

      Correction. Just fug.  A second viewing and all I’m seeing is raw cowhide shirt, fake Naugahyde skirt, boots that don’t belong in the least. The whole think looks like the results of the found materials PR challenge.  
      I must have been distracted by the decent make up and general prettiness of her face.  She is one whose presence in Hollywood I will never understand.  

  • I can’t take my eyes off the splotch on her sternum. It ruins everything for me. 

  • Ugh, NO!  And those boots are hiddy!

  • another_laura

    I applaud the attempt with the white boots, but they are just ugly.  Better boots and this gets a woot woot from me, because overall, I really like this look.

    I disagree with you, guys, on the hair.  I really like it with this.  Simple lines with a ponytail works for me.  Pulled into a bun?  No.  But ponytail, yes.

  • EEKstl

    Was she carried from her car to the venue, or did she simply take off her snow boots and slip these on?  Because neither she nor the boots would last one second on a Rocky Mountain sidewalk in January.

  • tired_mommy

    No no no

  • j_anson

    I dunno, I kinda like the boots and hair. They give it a sort of 1970s space-cavegirl look. Like… Barbarella-ish but toned down? I think it works. At the very least, I’m not sure all-natural leather would have been better: it would have screamed, “look guys, I’m being WESTERN!” too loud.

  • miagain


  • hellkell

    Total Space Waitress. 

  • Sara__B

    Those boots may be the ugliest shoes I’ve ever seen.

  • julnyes

    Nothing is working here. Nothing.

  • She looks like she spilled cocoa on her shirt.

  • Boots are horrible, but I like the look in general.  She is perfect for CK.

  • bookish

    She looks gorgeous, but I’m in Utah and can’t imagine having bare shoulders and legs right now. It’s been a terribly cold January.

  • Little_Olive

    It’s not too NY. It’s too nothing. It’s simply ugly. 

  • schadenfreudelicious

    hideous top, er…hide…

  • Carly Warnock

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. those boots.

  • mjude


    • Stubenville

      And they’re made for walking! Cue Nancy Sinatra!

  • Judy_J

    Didn’t the flight attendant in “2001–A Space Odyssey” have a pair of boots just like those?

  • crash1212

    GAH. I’m hating on most everything about this look. The skirt…maybe I could live with the skirt…the rest should be burned and we should never speak of them again.

  • Ugly.  Head to toe UGLY!  

  • snarkykitten

    that is a horrible shade of brown

    or maybe I’ve just been dealing with a sick dog too long 

  • Lilak

    A no-name hot dog on a Wonder Bread bun with a dab of ketchup.  Ew.  

  • CeeQ

    The boots are distinctly ugly with this outfit. 
    Plus the white collar is also….puzzling.

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    A soft, wavy hairstyle would have rocked this. I really like the outfit but the boots take it to cartoon territory. It’s a good thing she’s pretty, because she can’t act to save her life.

  • B_C_J

    I hate the whole look except for the hair and makeup.  The top looks like dirt was ground into it – or worse!  The white belt combined with the caramel skirt is an eyesore. The boots belong to no one. They will make every wearer look like she has hooves for feet. Throw it all into the garbage.

  • Natalie Bryan

    Hairy. Chest.

  • chitowndg

    Would I wear this Apre Ski in Park City?  No, although I would wear the vest with a t-neck with sleeves. 

  • Lola67

    The boots are especially hilarious when you consider the venue. Here’s what the rest of her crew showed up in: http://www.sltrib.com/csp/cms/sites/sltrib/pages/slidegallery.csp?cid=55679983&pid=4600483

  • melanie0866

    Priest collar and majorette boots.  No.

  • PaulaBerman

    Kate, Sally Draper called. She wants her boots back.

  • Everything about this is wrong.

  • Trisha26

    Don’t get the outfit at all. I think I might like the boots in black. (not with the outfit of course – just by themselves.)

  • librarygrrl64

    I hate those boots with the white-hot intensity of 1000 burning suns.

  • tbk2

    One of these days those boots are gonna walk all over you.

  • Beverly Kozma

    She has no business looking so pleased with herself.  It’s all ugly.

  • quiltrx

    The boots are indeed hiddy…but that top kind of makes me want to die.  It looks like a skinned stuffed animal, with doo doo stains.  And the white collar is just bizarre.

  • zingit

    Ahhh, she looks like a space cowboy, and not in a cool “Firefly” way.

  • guest2visits

    It works for me; I like her version – space boots and all.

  • There is no ensemble with which those boots wouldn’t look ridiculous.

  • You lost me with the boots. A bridge too far, Kate.

  • stacey avelar

    naughahyde skirt! the whole thing is just awful!!! Pat Boone wore those boots in ’63….ugugugugly!!!!

  • I see those boots and all I can think of is Pee Wee dancing on the bar. Tequila!

  • Allison Woods

    I live in the West and was actually in SLC during the featival. Kate, honey, this is not how the rich fashionista dresses in winter out in these parts. Not at all.

  • I still don’t understand why she’s some kind of ~fashion~ icon. This is real bad.