Helen Hunt in Dolce&Gabbana

Posted on February 05, 2013


Helen Hunt attends the 85th Academy Awards Nominations Luncheon in Beverly Hills, California in a Dolce&Gabbana dress paired with Jimmy Choo sandals.



[Photo Credit: Getty]

    • Mazenderan

      Needs more colour and more makeup.  And more accessories.  More everything

    • charlotte

      Color! Please, I’m begging for it. You don’t want the Oscar statue to outshine you.

    • gabbilevy

      What’s up with all the drab dresses? Clearly, the ladies are running on fumes. Go home, celebs, take a bubble bath, come back for the Oscars.

      • halleyg

        Good idea! I’m so bored. Where’s the fashion?

      • Candigirl1968

        There seems to be a real style line in the sand between the stars who came up before life was all paparazzi and fashion moments (Helen and Sally) and those who came after (Anne and Amy).  I wish a young stylist or designer would volunteer to help shake things up for these very fit, attractive, but not 28 year old, women.  

        • Airkisses

          Even Amy looks very uncomfortable on Red Carpets. She came into showbusiness relatively late. I get the feeling that her style might be more casual and/or conservative in general, rather than these showy outfits the younger ones (Anne, for example) wear.

    • eowyn_of_rohan

      Blah’d About You.

      • dress_up_doll

        Wow. That’s a blast from the past. It was a good show, wasn’t it? Wonder what ever happened to Paul?

        • RedRaven617

          Paul Reiser is actually appearing here in Palm Springs with Rita Rudner. I forgot the date.

        • http://CallMeJane.com/ CallMeJane

           I saw him in Hermosa Beach, CA at the Comedy Corner. He was hysterical.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Emily-Smith/12431153 Emily Smith

      that color makes me sad.

    • http://twitter.com/stellaphone Stella Zawistowski

      I like the shape, I like her hair, I like that she doesn’t seem to be Botoxing herself into oblivion.

      But my god, looking at this makes me want to take a brightly colored marker to my computer screen!

      • Carly Warnock

        I disagree. Her forehead looks wide, shiny and wrinkle-free. I think she is definitely doing some botoxing. She is aging very nicely though. Some more colour is needed.

        • http://twitter.com/stellaphone Stella Zawistowski

          Hmmm, you’re right. I mostly noticed what was going on below her eyebrows — I guess that’s more Juvederm than Botox territory :)

          Still, if she’s had work done, to me it looks like “has she had work done?” and not “she’s had way too much work done.”

          • Noelle Haland

            Really?  Every time I look at her, I think of all the work she looks like she’s done – surgerizing & not ‘only’ injecting. She barely looks like her old self.

          • Alessia M

            I agree with you, Stella. I think it’s her eyes. She’s always had very distinctly shaped eyes, and I’m glad she hasn’t messed with them (or has messed with them very well).

    • Kathy_Marlow

      The shoes don’t look like they go, they look like a version of espadrilles (summery) and the dress is not that season.  The whole thing could use some definite OOMPH

    • Imasewsure

      Nice shape and would have been pretty in just about any other color… fugly frumpy shoes

    • http://profiles.google.com/anplica Anplica Fiore

      I think she’s looking good here, but she’d look GREAT if there was some color somewhere.  Statement necklace perhaps?  Pop of color shoes?  All of the above?

    • lexilexi

      This dress may need a bit of color, but it makes her bod look fantastic!  Not crazy about the granny sandals, even if they are Jimmy Choo’s.  

    • Sobaika

      Someone slap her makeup artist. Thanks in advance.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      50 Shades of Meh.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Julie-Chase/731391326 Julie Chase


    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      I don’t particularly mind her in a neutral color, but THIS isn’t the neutral color for her. Bolder accessories – or accessories at all – could have helped, though those shoes are ALL wrong.

    • http://twitter.com/watchinginkdry Krysta

      Could totally like this with a color in the shoes.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1576973112 Patricia Groves Dobrowski

      The body’s slammin’, but that dress cries out for color in the accessories.  And those shoes should be burned.

    • another_laura

      She looks good in this dove grey color.  Those shoes are kind of a crime with this dress.   

    • TonyGo

      Those shoes hurt my feelings.  Very Sophia Petrillo.

    • Annabelle Archer

      Even with the lack of jewelry, I was on board until I got to the shoes.  Why are shoes always where the worst decisions are made?

    • http://twitter.com/TigerLaverada TigerLaverada

      Once again, hate the shoes. I know shoe design is in kind of an ugly phase, but there are some good looking ones out there. Jeesh.

      The older Helen Hunt gets, the more I like her.

    • MilaXX

      I wish this dress was navy blue. Burn the shoes.

    • mmc2315

      Beautiful.  It’s very “her”.  

      Just have to change out those shoes, girl.

    • rumcg66

      She never wears color and I’m irrationally pissed off by that. Also, those shoes suck, especially with that dress. 

    • http://korilian.livejournal.com/ korilian

      That is a great dress for her, but the color is to bland.

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

      Too much, too white under eye concealer.  

    • E. D.

      Ugh, shiny and pleated and dull color.

    • Jackie4g

      Not a lot of people can carry off subtle and understated and given the venue where these pictures were taken, even fewer people would try. Ms Hunt is a woman of a certain age, in great physical condition, and seemingly more comfortable with the low key colors in hair, make up and clothing. Leave her alone, she wears it all well. OK, yes, the shoes are bad.

    • http://www.facebook.com/RocketStarling Ashley Ellen Wilson

      wow that’s a great dress on her. I actually like the gray, but some poppy shoes would have been fun 

    • http://twitter.com/YINZERELLA DinnerIsServed1972

      I think that Helen needs to look in to bangs.

    • http://twitter.com/YINZERELLA DinnerIsServed1972

      I think that Helen needs to look into bangs.

    • Judy_J

      That’s a great dress on her….I just wish she’d worn some shoes with a bit more color. 

    • Fordzo

      Those shoes hurt my feelings.

    • Janet B

      Love the dress on her, but it needs a bit of blue or green in it.
      Did she forget to change her shoes before leaving the limo??

    • AuntieAnonny

      Pretty dress ruined by Uno Boob. Seriously, where’s the other one?

    • decormaven

      If this gal ever wears a colored gown, I will know it’s a sign of the Apocalypse. Great dress, but why can’t it be something other than a neutral shade?

    • http://twitter.com/Glam_Dixie Glam Dixie

      Dear God, those hideous, horrible shoes, with that colorless dress? Why, Helen, why?

    • http://twitter.com/OrganicPProject Jen Roberts

      I don’t mind the color — I think she looks lovely.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      A very nice shape and drape, but how awesome would it be if they’d remembered to dye the fabric into some color?  Pretty much any color.  How about a nice royal blue?  Wine red?  Flash up the make-up and dye the dress and you’d have a WERQ.

    • yybb

      For the seemingly talented actress she surprisingly has only expression on the red carpet.

    • http://www.ellenciompi.com/ NurseEllen

      When I saw “Dolce and Gabbana” I groaned and was all prepared for another eye-twitching black lace dress tarted up with gold accents and gauzy underlays.  This is shockingly, wonderfully, NOT that at all, and I do love it.  But the color is SO unsuited to her.    And what color is this, anyway? Steel gray?   Helen, you should send this dress to Halle Berry or Frieda Pinto or some other gorgeous woman of color and let her rock it.  You, my dear, need to get in touch with your inner Crayola box.

    • stubbornthoughts

      Love this dress on her, but if it were a navy blue I think it would’ve launched this into WERQ territory. Though that would also require other shoes.

    • larshine

      Dear God, those shoes. Oh honey, no.

    • capybara_cafe

      Even though it’s not a nice, bright color like I’d like to see, I still love the shape and cut of the dress, and I think it looks fab on her. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1594250515 Kim Brightman

      Where is our pretty for the day?!!!  Meaning, of course, Hugh Jackman at the same luncheon.

    • Christy Cricow

      I like this dress a lot, but the color is that of dead flesh. No thanks.

    • RocknRollmom

      Color is not your enemy, Ms. Hunt.  Also find a new make up artist.  Ditch those horrible shoes or only with the jeans or casual skirt they were intended to be worn with, not a cocktail dress.  Also, she does get points for strategic, well done work.  She is letting herself age, but a little botox and a little filler (most likely recently done in light of the cheeks and eyes) considering how thin she is otherwise.  (I read a lot about this….yeah that’s right.  I read a lot). 

    • http://twitter.com/janedonuts Jane Donuts

      It looks like I’m alone here, but I think she looks pretty great. A different shoe was definitely in order, but I think that shade of greige is lovely on her.

      • Spicytomato1

        I’m with you. The dress is flattering, both in the cut and color. And, much like her contemporary Julia Louis Dreyfus, the woman seems ageless! Wow.

    • nannypoo

      It’s not the most exciting color, but it’s pretty and it looks nice on her. The shoes are the work of devil.

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

      Those SHOES! Yikes!

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

      I love her in this dress but I so wish it was a beautiful shade of eggplant or anything else but this dull colour.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2P2ANLRZ6YAVGONA36I2AQJYGI VicD

      She’s been killing it lately.  The style and fit of that dress are great on her.  Hair, makeup and jewelry, very nice.  That said … COLOR!  SHOES!

    • 4JJ

      The shape and length of her dress and colour of her hair are great, but vice versa is all bad.

    • BitterKittenJessie

      I like the soft grey on her BUT the accessories needed to pick the dress up- not drive it to bland land…. Is anyone else not a fan of the bust draping?  Left boob- non existent sag compared with the gigantic right one .

      • J. Preposterice

        right? it’s just screaming for killa earrings or a statement necklace or red shoes or…something. 

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

      What a blah dress.

    • Molly

      The dress fits her perfectly. I think she looks like a chic, real, graceful woman.  The color is the very definition of drab, but she look good!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VZLU6YVO4BRTELTTH3GRAAMWZQ Dot

      Fit is great; I think her makeup artist forgot to blend the concealer under her eyes.

    • Trisha26

      The dress is okay…what is it with white & gray on the RC? Hate the shoes.

    • ballerinawithagun

      I thought sure it was going to be a Donna Karan, really surprised that it is D & G.

    • spooki C

      Fire your makeup artist! She looks quite good otherwise.

    • Noelle Haland

      It’s a pretty dress with a nice shape on her, but just imagine if it had been in a rich color. Those shoes are dreadful. Blech.

    • http://profiles.google.com/scaponigro Sarah Caponigro

      HOt Mama needs better shoes.

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    • http://www.facebook.com/bert.keeter Bert Keeter

      LOVE the simplicity of this…it is her style n works on her…she is not a “trend of the moment and every accessorie under the skies” kind of girl! 

    • libraangel

      Very nice, but please, a pop of color somewhere!

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      Oh, girl those shoes! Great dress though, too bad it’s in such a drab color.

    • http://twitter.com/Eovaai Eovaai

      The shape is great, the hair is great, everything about this is making me feel sad.

    • http://www.facebook.com/tom.r.markiewicz Tom Markiewicz

      great dress for her, just needed to be in a different colour, and different shoes.

    • http://www.facebook.com/mandymershon Mandy Mershon

      I love her. I mean I really love her. This is a lovely shape on her but this putty color is drab and boring. She also needs more makeup, a necklace and better earrings, and cooler shoes. If this were in or out, I’d give her an in for shape but an out for color and accessories. Her hair is lovely though.

    • gracedarling

      I can’t figure out whether her eye make-up is horrible or if she usually wears glasses, but if it’s the latter, for God’s sake, wear them, Helen! This would have been phenomenal in a burnt orange or deep blue, with some statement glasses and better shoes. As it is, her eyes, feet, and body are all receding, which is a pity as colour aside, the dress is flattering as hell. 

    • appliquer

      Like the dress, but what’s with the shoe color?

    • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

      The neckline and dress shape are flattering as hell. I don’t mind the color, either. The shoes are an abomination.

    • bringbackbeatles

      She looks stunning, but… that dress is terrific for her except its color. It’s pretty, but very drab against her skin tone and a real color would look great. Shoes are awful. Love the hair and makeup.

    • formerlyAnon

      I like, lack of color notwithstanding. She looks FABULOUS.

    • http://twitter.com/lisledanielle Danielle Lisle

      Has she always been this gaunt?

    • StillGary

      SHe looks great!

    • Jennifer Coleman

      Oh my eyes! Who knew clashing beiges could be so painful.
      The dress looks great, but the accessorizing is awful.

      • libraangel

        Isn’t the dress more like a gray?

    • jmorino08

      What I wouldn’t give for a body like that!

    • kathrineb

      Does she have colorphobia? 

    • http://twitter.com/detemple patsy stone detemple

      The dress is matching her concealer.

    • insertclevername_ici

      I disagree with everyone here. Not everything needs to be in a bright color and Miss Hunt looks fabulous. She is classically beautiful and is dressed very appropriately for the venue. And she managed to do all that without growing up in the era of stylists. luv her

    • guest2visits

      The shoes took the dress way down.  Otherwise, I thought she looked good.

    • librarygrrl64

      Everything between the neck and the knees is…okay. The shoes should be burned.