Emilia Clarke in Dolce&Gabbana

Posted on March 22, 2013

Such is the power of the Khaleesi that even when she’s wearing too much makeup and a dress we don’t even like all that much, we still say “Whoa” at the sight of her.


Emilia Clarke attends the “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” Broadway Opening Night after party in NYC in a Dolce&Gabbana sheer dress paired with Christian Louboutin shoes.

Dolce&Gabbana Spring 2013 Collection/Model: Ophelie Rupp

Get your claws out, ladies. She’s one of those girls who looks good even when she looks bad. We’re throwing down the gauntlet to her stylists: Just try and make her look awful. We dare you. Granted, you gave it a good shot with this look, but her Power of Pretty was enough to overcome your tawdry efforts, queens. Step it up. Put her in a burlap sack and dump flour on her head then push her in front of a step-and-repeat. We bet you she’d work it like couture.

But yes, this look is really awful. All the gay-crush swooning in the world isn’t going to change that. That is a total craft-store dress and those are Atlantic City Boardwalk shoes. Face by Home Depot.


[Photo Credit: Getty, style.com]

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  • oldbobbydraper

    “whoa”, she looks like an amateur drag queen. this is not a good look.

  • MilaXX

    Eyes or lips honey, but not both. A nude lip and I would be okay with the face. It truly must be the power of the Khalessi, because if she ditched those shoes, I’d be okay with the dress and I hate sheer dresses.

    • eowyn_of_rohan

      She had the makeup gun set to “whore”. (Thanks, Homer Simpson.)

    • She has that damn FACE, I love her fabulous eyebrows… I agree on the dress.

  • Is it bad that I’d actually like this dress if the skirt were lined all the way to the bottom?

    Her face, on the other hand…I want to yell at her Daddy Houseman-style. “Take that stuff off your face before your mother sees you!”

    • gabbilevy

      Having tried to make myself presentable after wearing a full face of stage makeup, I suspect she added, rather than take away. She took her onstage face and tried to make it palatable for up close with cameras and totally failed.

    • I agree on the dress. I am so tired of seeing panties through dresses, it’s just not flattering. But if this sucker was lined, it would be really cute. As to the makeup – all I can say is Khaleesi has an amazing bone structure. If anyone can shine through all that spackle, it’s her.

  • alyce1213

    Yes, she has a beautiful face and her makeup is well applied.
    But from the neck down, pure crap — I do’t care if it is D&G, it is one of the ugliest dresses I’ve ever seen.

  • i’m just gonna focus on her “Revlon’s Most Unforgettable Women In The World” smoky eye.

  • EverybodysStarling

    Dolce&Gabbana, your dress looks like a really bad craft project – and even worse, one we’ve seen many times before. I’m sorry, but you’re out. Auf Wiedersehen. *muah*

  • Jessi03

    Mother of dragons is a vampire!

  • hmariec19

    I’d still do her.

  • In the thumbnail/close up its too much. But when you see her further away, its’ acceptable. Though her ability to pull of the sheer-over-granny-panties won’t work on me. I loathe it too much.

  • blogless

    She really is beautiful, and so much more so as a brunette than the blonde Khaleesi.

  • lexilexi

    Call me cray, but I love her makeup. She can do it all!

    • alyce1213

      I like it too. It’s dramatic, but that face can handle it well.

  • PastryGoddess

    Face by Home Depot. TLo wins the internet for the week

    • urbanamish

      every week!

    • Vlasta Bubinka

      I was thinking she used Homer Simpson’s make up gun set to DRAG STAR.

      I feel like theme songing her. To the tune of the Beverly Hillbillies

      Come and listen to a story bout a gal named M
      Had her a hairdo that really made her shed
      Then one day she was tryin on some shoes
      And one pair was made of Payless crappy ooze

      Orange lips
      Fleurchon tits

      Its the unfortunate red carpet show!!!
      (banjo interlude)

  • eowyn_of_rohan

    Netting covered in

    Black pasties does not equal

    The height of fashion.

  • Oh sweetie, with all that make up and your panties on display, the boys are going to think you’re easy. You don’t want that do you?

    • funny i had the bubbe reaction too “chile where’s your slip?”

      • gabbilevy

        You’re bubbe sounds awesome, since she’s apparently both black and yiddish 😉

        • you are correct!

          • gabbilevy

            She sounds amazing!!

    • alyce1213

      Well maybe she does — since her split from (eeuw) Seth MacFarlane was a hot topic on the internet news today.

      • ankali

        Ewwwww is right! She’s like 20! And he’s Seth MacFarlane!

  • random_poster

    Before I got to your comments, TLo, my thoughts were whirling around how striking she is. All aspects of this look are bad, but, man, I can see how her presence is commanding.

  • Yes she’s pretty and yes that looks like a dress I would have put together when I was 13 with my mother’s glue gun after a trip to JoAnn Fabrics. Oh the little hats I used to make.

  • Rand Ortega

    That..dress looks like someone glued a bunch of Reese’s wrappers to mosquito netting. Then they forced Emilia to wear granny panties as punishment so they wouldn’t feel so guilty about how ugly the dress was. Horrid. She’s gorgeous, though.

    • The Project Runway Hershey’s sponsored non-fabric dress challenge.

  • Imasewsure

    Yes it’s all awful but she’s fab (and I don’t even watch the show so it’s just a beauty/radiance thing)

  • The D&G collection that just will not die. *groan*

  • Imasewsure

    And that model looks really pissed… luckily they gave her a craft store wig to go with that craft store crapper of a dress… think of the paycheck darling, think of the paycheck….

    • Nonmercisansfacon

      That was exactly my first thought. Man does that model look like she’s about to murder someone (most likely the designer who put that dress and that thing on her head)!

  • Julie

    The dress is okay. She looks more like Drogo than the Khaleesi with that makeup. Sorry. 🙁

  • I’m different to this dress. I don’t know if I like it or not =/

  • snarkykitten

    Tim Burton called. He wants his shower curtain back.

  • Maybe that’s her stage makeup? And she couldn’t find the cold cream after the show? And she doesn’t have a mirror in her dressing room? Or any friends?

  • Umm she usually looks gorgeous, this makeup job makes her look average/normal. I think they messed with her brows!

  • khaleesi, i bow down to you my dragon queen. you put that runway model to shame. now feed her to drogon.

  • Rrroza

    the runway look is hilarious. model looks ready to cut somebody.

  • j_anson

    Is this… really her? I literally cannot recognize her. It looks like a picture morph stuck halfway between Michelle Trachtenberg and Rachel McAdams. Which is not BAD, per se, it just doesn’t look at all like Emilia Clarke.

  • lehen

    agree on all fronts. damn if that isn’t a gorgeous woman.

  • ankali

    She looks as awful as it’s possible for a girl that pretty to look. Man, I hate that dress and lipstick.

    ETA: Wasn’t someone else wearing that dress a few days ago? It was fighting with that person’s good looks, too, as I recall.

  • This looks exactly like what an attention seeking Broadway dancer who grew up in Whocaresville would wear to a Times Square opening.

  • If this was some sort of dare, she still won. Everything is awful and she still looks gorgeous. Well played.

  • nannypoo

    Well, it looks better on her than on the model, but that’s only because the model looks so silly.

  • kindwordsonly

    I don’t recognise her without her tits.

  • Alyssa

    How is it she manages to still look gorgeous through all this? All hail the power of Khaleesi.

  • Kathy_Marlow

    “Face by Home Depot”

  • Anna_Cecilia

    Try 50% less makeup and 50% more underwear.

    I realize she is wearing underwear but I just watched that Golden Girls episode and I’ve been dying to steal that line from Sophia.

    • BKagainwiththesweatpants


  • Lesley

    i don’t love the dress but i dont necessarily hate the dress either. on the other hand the make up..whoahh. i’ve never been a fan of such a drastic smokey eye like that with such fair skin, its too clownish and washes her out and if you’re going with such a dramatic eye ya lay off the lip!

  • Janet B

    A change of shoes and lipstick would do wonders for this (and me).

  • Kristy Evans

    Holy eye makeup, Batman.

  • Ok this white pumps thing has to stop. It only works as a very well chosen, once-a-year, type of ironic thing. Not all the time. We’re seeing it every day and that just won’t do.

  • I dunno maybe she was trying to do a Holly Golightly effort and just went wrong by way of Tim Burton somehow?

  • flamingoNW

    And hair by WTF? Fail.

  • littlemissstrange

    Less than 10 days aaaaaaaaagh I’m freakin out man. She looks hot in anything. It’s her face that’s doing all the work… girls like her and Olivia Wilde don’t gotta do shit, just make sure their face is visible.

  • piecesofconfetti

    I like the dress, but those shoes murder the look.

  • jetpackdino

    “…her Power of Pretty was enough to overcome your tawdry efforts, queens.” Brilliantly put!

    I am missing the Tesla-watt smile that this goddess wears when she likes the way she looks. The mortals who are responsible for any iota of displeasure she experiences should throw themselves into the nearest volcano. Atone.

  • i actually like the dress – the original dress, as it was styled on the runway, with the bra under it. the way this girl is wearing it, it looks like a dowdy bathing siut, covered in black bubble wrap.

  • Hmm. I don’t hate the dress and her undergarment is superior to the model’s. I don’t love that instead of a clean dramatic brown her makeup artist made her look wooly and her smokey eyes look bruised. And it’s never good when you can SEE the pale lip liner. But I think she’s actually rocking that dress.

  • Makeup, way too much. She’s kind of rocking the dress though, and I am so over the this look. Ditch the shoes.

  • That dress looks like an old lady’s swimming cap.

  • misszar

    I hope after seeing these pictures she shrieked at her people: ‘the next time your hands do my make up this way, will be the last time you have hands’.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    What IS it with the rosettes everywhere? Usually in black?

  • It looks like a bunch of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup wrappers. But she still looks pretty.

  • Chase

    She’s always reminded me of Scarlett Johansson, except Emilia has an actual personality.

  • SorayaS

    I actually like what she’s done with the dress believe it or not but that is some serious Ursula from The Little Mermaid make up going on! Agree with TLo though, despite it all she still looks stunning!

    • littlemissstrange

      OMG URSULA NOW THAT IS ALL I SEE. Just give her some tentacles and batshit crazy white hair.

    • RebeccaKW

      Well, now that I am seeing Ursula, I like it.

  • carolynmo

    Be careful, boys. The Mother of DRagons could unleash them. But still. Quite a get-up.

  • prettybigkitty

    Whoa. . . .no.

  • Kimmu

    this is clearly her homage to Drogo because she’s rocking his eye makeup

  • MzzPants

    Face by Dr. Frank-n-furter.

  • libraangel

    You are right – I hate her. But please, please, please make the see-through dresses with black panties or body suits go away! please, I beg you. WTF – white shoes?!

  • jw_ny

    its funny that my reaction to this as I scrolled thru was…dang, she’s so pretty and yet this overall look is just so ugly!

  • Trisha26

    Head to toe horrible. And she looks awkward. I see nothing to garner a “whoa.”

  • … and those are some perpetually surprised eyebrows.

  • venusvelvet

    great posture, refreshing to see.

  • lrober03

    Normally love her eyebrows, but the eye makeup is making them look wonky.

  • dear god those white shoes look stupid.

    I don’t understand how someone lets herself be dressed so clumsily. The makeup and dress, I can see how that would happen but when the stylist brings out the honking white shoes..? what can possibly be going through their minds?.

  • kathrineb

    The makeup is so bad.

  • LOL! Spot on! You clearly know the sort of tart that struts around on Atlantic City’s boardwalk. This is why I love you guys.

  • Oh Khaleesi, no. Did you let your dragons do your hair and makeup?

    Still, she is a beautiful, beautiful girl.

  • Sorry, but not my taste at all. From the make up to the shoes.

  • Qitkat

    From a distance the dress reminds me of bubble wrap.

  • “Face by Home Depot.” Hahahahahahahaha!!

    Still – those EYEBROWS. It’s crazy, but they almost save this look, because they’re all I can look at. Those shoes? UGH. NO.

  • I DIED at “Face by Home Depot.”

  • mhleta

    I agree with all, but I don’t get the Atlantic City Boardwalk reference. You wouldn’t get very far on a boardwalk in stilettos before falling through the cracks. I’ll take it you’re saying she looks like a hooker.

  • Ursula the Sea Witch gets bariatric surgery.

  • H2olovngrl

    Her make-up gay needs to be slapped, then slapped again to make sure the message got through. That make-up is total 1989, and that was NOT a very good year.

  • librarygrrl64

    Atlantic City boardwalk? Worse. More like Wildwood. GOD, I hate white pumps!!!

  • oh hell no. this is the kind of make-up that “prostitute #3” in the background of a scene gets. and the shoes are a bad choice.

    the dress, as weird and kinda ugly as it is, almost works. but the hem length is awkward, as are the shoulders, which should be longer (like on the model) or shorter.

  • guest2visits

    If this were a dress instead of a sheer curtain over a bathing suit; it would be stunning.
    The white shoes don’t work either, but I don’t mind the dramatic make-up for the occasion.