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?)

      • http://profiles.google.com/dorothymichael Dorothy & Michael n/a

         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.

        • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

           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!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=603005248 Jeff Warhurst

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

      • http://twitter.com/emilyf007 emily

         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.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/AOBSJV6HLYYU7YOR34YW5KOMSE Jane

      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.

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gabriella M

      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!! 

    • http://twitter.com/AShinyOConnor A Shiny O’Connor

      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.

      • http://twitter.com/SuzBald Susan Baldwin

        LOL.  Scrolldown fug.

    • 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.

    • https://openid.aol.com/opaque/50253638-569b-11e2-9c91-000bcdcb471e carolclark12

      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. 

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      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!

    • http://twitter.com/cornekopia Shawn EH

      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.  

    • http://www.facebook.com/fiddlecub Kevin VanOrd

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

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F73LIJ3SJGI5AJQMXMWXCKILHI Pamela

      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.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=639062430 Sara Padilla

      She looks like she spilled cocoa on her shirt.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000088447181 Sam Smith

      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

      GO GO BOOTS!

      • 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.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Clydette-Wantland/673315286 Clydette Wantland

      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.

    • http://robot-heart.tumblr.com heartbot

      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.

    • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

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

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1208138556 Sara Munoz Munoz

      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!!!!

    • http://asskickingadviser.com/ Ass Kicking Adviser

      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.

    • http://www.luxperdiem.com/ Paige @ LPD

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