Kathy Griffin in Robert Rodriguez

Posted on January 04, 2013

Way to go, Miss Kathy:


Kathy Griffin heads into the ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ studios in New York City in a Robert Rodriguez leather dress and coat.

This is a perfect little look, bumped up to “celebrity public appearance” status through the use of color. She looks smartly put together and holiday-season-appropriate, with just the right level of look-at-me-ism. She used to be terrible at public dressing, but her stylist is clearly providing her some awesome guidance. That’s a gorgeous coat.


[Photo Credit: Felipe Ramales/PacificCoastNews.com]

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  • Yes, the coat is stunning. But doesn’t the skirt hem look wonky?

    • mommyca

      Definitely a gorgeous coat! I guess the hem is kind of wonky because it’s leather?

      • MilaXX

        Agreed, leather and form fitting so she has to pull it up slightly to sit and then pull it down and smooth it out when standing 

    • kschwarting

      I thought the same thing, based on what little I can see of the hem, but that coat is all varieties of fabulous!

  • Kappyapp

    I want that coat. Fabulous

  • I covet that coat!!

  • She looks great, but the color difference between her face and her legs is intriguingly disturbing.

    • Deb_Lynn

      Yep! Those aren’t her hose… by all means wear nude hosiery, but pick the right shade…

      •  I don’t think it’s hose, I think it’s bad fake tan. Her chest seems to be the same colour. Great coat though!

      • Jessica Rowe

        I was thinking the same thing! Her legs and face are two entirely different colours!

        •  I bet her makeup has SPF in it, hence the lighter reflection in photos.

          • sweetestsith

            I think it might have shimmery stuff in it to make her look “young and fresh” or whatever they say to sell that. Probably looks beautiful in person, but I think it looks like crap in photographs.

  • MarissaLG

    Dear God, I hope those are stockings. 

  • jilly_d

    She looks adorable, but that eyeshadow application is giving me the willies.

  • ampg

    She looks amazing, but the face work is getting to be a bit much, even for her.

    •  Too late to go back now, she’s at Joan Rivers levels.

      •  Exactly.  She’s headed toward being the Joan Rivers of her generation.

        • CrazyAuntie

          She’s been to the “dentist”.

  • MilaXX

    She was wearing a leather sheath dress. It was great for sitting, but I thought the dress on it’s own needed a skinny belt or something. Hair and makeup looked great though.

  • teensmom99

    Kathy Griffin, style icon. Who woulda thunk it?

  • kikisayshi

    I usually don’t like metallic, but those shoes are awesome with the outfit.

  • Squarah

    Love everything except the styling/cut of her bangs, which look a little dated to me.

    • ampg

      Unfortunately, I think she’s stuck with that style, since the multiple facelifts have pulled her hairline back quite a bit.

    •  The entire hairdo is dated and unflattering.

  •  Holy toledo! those are the cutest gold shoes since sliced bread!

  • Annabelle Archer

    I love Kathy, I love the coat.
    I do not love the startling difference between leg color and face color.
    Also, the peek-a-boo of the dress from under that coat is a real life issue that I don’t want my perfectly composed celebrities to have.  

    • kimmeister

      Yes, the dress being just a couple of inches longer than the coat looks awkward, especially since they are similar in color.  The coat just ends up looking like a gigantic peplum.

      • Noelle Haland

        I actually really like that look. The little bit of different color and shape at the bottom gives some interest, and I think it works. Gorgeous coat, great shoes with it. All in all, I think this is a WERQ!

  • mjude

    she looks great.

  • NC_Meg

    Super cute! Trade the gold pumps for nude ones and fix the dress/skirt hem and it’s very Cathy Cambridge.

    • mhleta

      To paraphrase Joan Crawford: NO MORE NUDE PUMPS!!

      • NC_Meg

         I agree, but Cathy Cambridge gets a pass.

  • neofashionista

    i COVET this coat!

  • If there’s anyone out there who has NO excuse for ignoring her gays, it’s this one!

  • she’s gotten sooo much better at this it’s amazing.

  • marilyn

    She finally stopped wearing black 24/7

  • Rebecca Jay

    Cute coat.  Stumpy legs.

    •  I think it’s the length of the dress…definitely not flattering to her legs.

  • kimd19

    CHIC!! thats all i can say.. except the skirt

  • Judy_J

    She’s high on my list of people I find incredibly annoying, but I’ve got to admit, she looks great here.

  • snarkykitten

    ooooh but she should fire her makeup artist. That is not flash-friendly powder, girl

  • WinterSantiaga

    She looks great. And I really liked the coat she was wearing on NYE, too!

    • alyce1213

      If I remember correctly, the NYE coat was bought last year on a shopping trip with Anderson’s mother, Gloria Vanderbilt.  It’s a very chic coat, I love it.  This one, too.  Apparently, she’s a coat person.

  • MoHub

    What? No WERQ?

  • tessasouthworth

    Is it just me and my computer, or does the coat’s opening stop about 5 or 6 inches below the bottom left button? To me, it looks as if she had to pull it on over her head or else step into it. I do like the coat, however, but I’d also love it as a blazer, with the bottom panel removed.

    • alyce1213

      Yes, it’s strange.  There must be something going on we can’t see.  I’d love another angle.

  • hughman

    Isn’t her “stylist” that Robert Verdi guy who always wears sunglasses on his bald head? Imma gonna just say yes. 

  • guest2visits

    I have my doubts about a leather dress – but this all looks very pretty.

  • I think it’s cute, if not perhaps a bit young for her.  (wince)  That coat is just a tad too girly for someone on the north side of 50.  

    • mhleta


  • mhleta

    I think she looks pretty, and probably even better in person. It seems the makeup on her face is bouncing light much harder than whatever is on her legs. The difference in “skin” color between the face and legs needs to be closer in tone. Otherwise, grey hose might have been a better choice for her legs.

  • alyce1213

    I love that coat.  It’s very Kate Middleton, I think.  Great gold stilettos, too — the toe is not too hoof-like.

  • jw_ny

    For the most part she looks really good…great coat…but I have to agree with some of the others that the spray tan on her legs is not working for her.  

  • Took the words right out of my mouth.  That girl is a nut, but I’d happily steal her coat.

  • I always wondered why someone who is a gay icon (right?  It’s not all in her head, is it?) would not have a couple of appropriately skilled gays on the payroll.  Apparently she fixed that.

  • Anathema_Device

    I almost bought a knock off of this style (by Via Spiga) in purple this past weekend. Now I wish I had. It is a great looking coat.

  • nannypoo

    I think she is a total ass, so I am sad to admit that I think she looks good here.

    • sweetsadness

      I also loathe her but her outfit here is just right. But that face – it’s been lifted so many time, she looks like The Joker if played by Joel Grey.

  • barbarienne


    The best thing is, that cut would look good on almost any body type, as long as it’s the correct size.


  • Call me Bee

    I’ve always liked her and she looks good here.  She looked good on the show, too, but Kathy has been to “the dentist” a lot–she’s beginning to look like someone else!  Please, Kathy, let it go…just let it go.

    • formerlyAnon

      Especially considering she’s only in her early(?) 50s. There’s a lot of time & gravity yet to come. 

      •  Yes, just turned 52.  She would look great if she was 62! 

  • quiltrx

    That coat is incredible!

  • Karen Dickerson


  • Fabulous. She looks great.

  • formerlyAnon

    Girl needs to keep that coat, even if it means she has to pay full retail. I think the shoes are a great accent.

  • amaranth16

    Holy amazing color and kickass shoes.

  • Aurumgirl

    She looks good, and I’m awfully glad she’s not posed next to the infamous Glamour Dumpster.  

  • Angela Langdale

    She looks fabulous! Coat and dress are great colors on her, those shoes are super-cute! (I took them to be kind of playing at the fact that “old ladies” always have a pair of gold I-Dream-Of-Jeannie house shoes) but, giiiiiiiiiiiirrrlll, what up with those legs?!?! That color hasn’t been in since 1989 ~

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    Is she wearing stockings or are her legs normally that leather color?

  • Stunning coat and great shoes, but I can’t with her after making an idiot of herself on New Year’s Eve. I mean, I wouldn’t turn down an opportunity to gaze upon the Silver Fox’s nether parts but she was disgraceful all around.