James Franco in Gucci

Posted on March 08, 2013

Everything about the following pictures offends us.


James Franco honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a Gucci suit.

Gucci Resort 2013 Menswear Collection


Because lemme tell you: If Gucci gave us a suit to a wear for a public appearance, we’d make damn sure we’d remember to shower and shave that day, at the very least.

We’re sorry, but he looks gross and smelly.

We would also make sure that the suit fit us correctly and, if we had the option of choosing (which he surely did), we wouldn’t pick a color that looks horrible against our skin tone. We’d also make sure the suit wasn’t a wrinkled mess and we’d pair it with a shirt and tie that actually helped the outfit instead of making it look even more drab. We’d also wear the appropriate shoes. We don’t care if those are the shoes the model’s wearing, they absolutely don’t go with the suit. Everything’s wrong here and we’re getting very upset. We may need to lie down for a moment.

Remember: This outfit cost more than your mortgage payment or rent. Probably a LOT more. If you’re wearing several thousand dollars worth of free clothing at a public event in your honor, no one in the crowd should looked better-dressed than you. EVERYONE in the crowd does.


[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans/PR Photos, gucci.com]

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  • He’d better hope Gucci doesn’t employ a follow-up celebrity bitch-slapper. 

    • gabbilevy

      I hope Gucci does.

    • I’m so applying for that job!

      • And I’ll give you a glowing reference.

        • I want to sit in on the auditions for that position.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            I think this would like that scene in “Airplane” when all of the passengers line up to smack the screaming woman.

            Did Franco’s publicist or Disney engineer the star for this guy?

          • Charlie Geller

            Give/Buy the stars for the Bipolar Actors – they have a lot on their minds

      • filmcricket

        I was just going to say, how does one go about applying for a job like that?

  • This is the guy who has been kicked out by his wife and is sleeping in the car but doesn’t want anyone at work to know.

  • gabbilevy

    One word: Schlubby. 

    • Kayceed

      I was thinking of: putz.

      • Schmuck?

        • Kayceed

          So much Yiddish, so little time.

        • SugarSnap108


        • Pants_are_a_must

          Schmo who schnorrers. 

        • kschwarting

          Ooh, I have to get in on the Yiddish.  He’s meshugah for making such a nice suit look bad.

  • I don’t care. I love me some James Franco!


      Yes, the sad truth is that the vast majority of the celebrities (never mind us average Joes) aren’t going to look as good all spruced up as Mr Franco (admittedly a rumpled mess, though I can say from having been in very close proximity to his particular body a few weeks ago, not at all bad smelling) does in the fifth and sixth photos down. 

      • H2olovngrl

        Story, please!

  • Annabelle Archer

    So, the house of Gucci gave him the suite the day before the event, which he clearly slept in.  Only to awaken the next day, take a couple of rips on the bong and stumble off the couch and out the door.  Classy. 

  • James Franco always looks gross and smelly. Always. 

    • Aly Light

      With just a whiff of “Eau d’Arrogant Tool” drifting around him.

      • ankali

        He’s always struck me as more clueless than arrogant, but either way there is something undeniably repellent about him.

      • Pants_are_a_must

        Just a whiff? Guy’s drowning in it.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Ah, another fine fragrance to be found in CVS and Walgreens….

        • I would have assumed they sold it at Hollister..

          • bitchybitchybitchy


    • MK03

      You just know he always reeks of pot. He better have that suit dry-cleaned before he returns it.

      • ex_[oh]_Leslie

        he doesnt smoke pot.

    •  Douche, douche and double douche.  Irrational (rational?) hate list.

  • Tatiana Luján

    What I don’t get is why did he get that star.

    • Lori

      Exactly. That’s the pat that I find confusing, if not exactly offensive. People don’t get stasr based on any real assessment of “merit”, it’s mostly down to organization and money. Still, both of those must ostensibly come from fans. Are there really enough people who are that invested in James Franco’s schtick? I stand amazed.

      • alula_auburn

        In my experience, people who like James Franco like him obsessively and terrifingly.

    • I just don’t “get” him. He can’t even act!

    • conniemd

      Yep. That was my first thought when T & L said the pictures below were offensive. I’m offended he got a star

  • MilaXX

    I can’t believe he copied the runway look and yet somehow it looks bad. Then again, I don’t get the appeal of this guy. AT ALL.

    • halleygee

      Same here, I cannot even tell it’s the same suit.  

      • kimmeister

        It doesn’t even look like it’s bad of the same fabric.  His has a sheen to it, but the model’s looks totally matte.  I guess it must just be from the same collection?

  • PastryGoddess

    It’s like the douche comed through is pores or something.

    Why does he always look constipated?

  • eowyn_of_rohan

    God, he’s exhausting.

  • lexilexi

    Didn’t Helen Mirren just get a star?  They’re handing these out rather freely, no?  And speaking of HM, she looked AMAZING on her big day… like it really meant something important to her.  Unlike this look.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Dame Helen looked fabulous when she got her star-look her up on TLo’ blog for the fab details.  Then again, she knows what’s expected of her, and she’s willing to put in the effort required.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      Yes, but Helen Mirren deserves a star.  Franco?  No way!

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        No question that Helen Mirren deserves her star.  As for Franco, he’s not on my irrational dislike list, but he’s young and doesn’t have a substantial body of work.

  • Jess5628

    Did anyone see him on the Colbert Show earlier this week? Fun interview but the entire time his suit jacket was buttoned and pulling horribly. He reminds me of that Peanuts character Pigpen — he can’t possibly look put-together (outside a movie).  

    • Pigpen! I think he’d be improved if an actual dust cloud followed him everywhere he went.

  • Why on Earth would this guy get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? And it looks like he broke into someone’s house to steal that beautiful suit. 

    When a design house lends or gives a “celebrity” something to wear, isn’t it supposed to be all about the exposure? Would you even buy a used car from this unbathed person?

    • eowyn_of_rohan

      Ryan Seacrest has a star.  They’re kind of meaningless at this point.

  • And since what time does this guy deserve a star so soon?  Really?  

    • hyperionic

      It’s not that much of an honor, they pick 20 people per year and there’s a $30,000 fee. Anyone can nominate a celebrity for a star, they just have to be willing to cough up the cash. It’s probably just publicity for Oz The Great and the Powerful. 

      • MilaXX

         yep, if you have enough fans/stans pretty much anyone can get one.

      • Sad, very sad.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Sad, when you think that Dame Helen has a star, which she so deserves, and she looked utterly fabulous at the event, and then Franco looks as if he just wandered in from a smoke-in after an all night bender.

          • The whole bad boy, I look on this business with disdain, thing, gets very old, very fast. Don’t like dealing with all the stuff attendant to your being uber famous? Easily remedied I assure you. Thousands of talented young actors would be thrilled to take your place.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            Oh honey, ain’t that the truth?

          • Pants_are_a_must

            This is the root of my contempt for Kristen Stewart. That, and her lack of talent.

  • But being boho is Franco’s schtick.

  • hyperionic

    Eh. I actually think he looks pretty good considering. Schlubby and stoned is his thing. I think that color and fabric is great on him. 

    • RebeccaKW

       I would agree.  We are talking James Franco here.  We are lucky he is in a suit at all.  And he’s wearing shoes that only look like house shoes, instead of actual ones.

  • Diego!

    I don’t know, but he looks quite wide on his hips… Not that is a bad thing, but may be the angle of the picture. He looks just OK, nothing groundbreaking. But I hate those shoes.

    • MilaXX

       It’s a slim cut suit. No one but waifs under 25/and or models will look like the runway version.

  • the slacks look like they aren’t fresh off the hangar. 

  • Eileen Mannion

    I think you guys need a fainting couch …

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      Don’t we all?

  • Addicted2Glamour

    At first glance I thought he was wearing Sperry Topsiders. Eeek.

    • l_c_ann

      If he’s wearing the Topsiders I think he is, his arches will pay him back the following week.

    • Annabelle Archer

      I had thought so too.  When TLo said they were the same as the model I had to do a double take. He’s such an ass it would not have surprised me in the least. 

  • EditKitten

    OK, I promise, I’m not body-snarking here, because I don’t judge. But has he gained a lot of weight (relative to a Hollywood star)? And has he refused to simply adjust how he wears clothes because he’s in denial? Look, gain weight — fine, he’d probably need it. But dress it. Just because you’ve put on a few doesn’t mean you can’t be just as fabulous as anyone else, and it looks like he’s given up.

    • Funkykatt

      He does look like he added fifty pounds in the mid section. I’d like to know how he kept it out of his face though. Terrible, just terrible. 

      • Dot

        Fifty seems conservative. I’d say more like 100 pounds. Or maybe 105 pounds. Yes, 105 pounds seems about right. But only in the midsection, of course.

        • Seriously? You just lectured someone yesterday for something they said about Christina Hendricks’ self-worth and here you are, cracking jokes about how fat James Franco is.

          How is that okay?

          • Dot

             I was being sarcastic.

          • I know you were, but I also know for a fact nobody could ever make a “Doesn’t Christina Hendricks/Octavia Spencer/Rebel Wilson look like she gained a hundred pounds” joke without a TON of shit coming down on them.

            And the person you lectured yesterday was also being sarcastic.

          • Dot

            My comments on this website rarely go beyond a few brief sentences, so I fail to
            see how such comments might qualify as a “lecture” — then again, I am not an omniscient fashion blogger, so what do I know?

            I see absolutely nothing wrong with responding in hyperbole to people who nitpick other people’s weight. “Christina Hendricks/Octavia Spencer/James Franco/Whothefuckever looks like s/he put on 25 pounds or so.” “Well, that’s conservative! Looks more like 123 pounds to me.” That is obvious sarcasm to me. I was merely responding in my own way to what seemed like an absurd statement regarding Franco gaining mythological weight in only his midsection. Sincerest apologies for my failed attempt at humor.

          • You’re not getting it, so let’s make things perfectly clear here:

            Body-snarking is against the rules and will get you banned from this comments section, even if it’s directed at a man; even if you’re only joking; even if your sarcasm is obvious to you; even if you see nothing wrong with it.

    •  “We promise we’re not body-snarking here, but doesn’t it look like Christina Hendricks gained a lot of weight recently and hasn’t learned how to dress her heavier body?”

      Imagine that we wrote a post like that. Imagine what the comments section would look like.

      You’re body-snarking.

      •  But isn’t that the recurring theme with Christina Aguilera posts?

        •  No. If there’s a recurring theme it’s that she dresses too young and too tacky.

      • EditKitten

        My apologies. I should have just said it doesn’t fit.

  • Beardslee

    That man simply does not look good in suit.

  • Kayceed

    I think learning that one looks “hippy” is the last thing most gentlemen would want to hear. I must try that out to see how my entourage reacts.

  • Allyson Wells

    I used to think he was so cute, and now I can’t remember why… he just doesn’t do it for me anymore.

  • l_c_ann

    He looks bowlegged. 

    Is it the pants or is it his knees being too far apart?

  • Sara__B

    I’ve never seen him in a movie, and I’ve never seen him look good in a photograph. This might be the worst yet. (He must be unbelievably charming on screen, because in photos, he’s unbelievably douche-y.)

    • MilaXX

       I’ve only seen him play stoners in movies and it feels like art imitating life.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    I’m sorry, I fail to understand how you expected this to be any different from James “SO INTELLECTUAL COUNT MY DEGREES” Franco.

  • He’s WAAAAAAAY at the top of my Irrational Celebrity Hate List, and this getup isn’t helping him one bit. 

  • lrhoff

    Yes, boys, have a lie down.  You are so very correct.  He looks frightful!

  • Dot

    I like Franco, but that suit looks horrendous. How the hell did his pants get so wrinkled? Looks like he dug them out of the bottom of a trash bag.

  • Qitkat

    Is it me, or does it always look like he is smirking, or laughing at an inside joke, that the rest of us don’t get?
    Or maybe the inside joke is that the joke’s on us.
    He has been on my Rational Dislike List ever since that debacle hosting the Oscars. That’s why I do like AH, she carried that entire show.

    • lobsterlen

       Honestly I think the smirk is a result of him being stoned most of the time.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I remember that Oscar cast and I gave AH lots of points for acting like a grownup and doing her best to keep that show moving.

  • fringebenefit

    Never, in the history of wastedness, has anyone looked THAT wasted. Even Gucci can’t help.

  • this is so painful and the look on his face is even worse. And I saw the movie last night—this suit is about how good he is in the movie. 

    • Sara__B

       Oh, dear. That bad? I was planning to see the movie this weekend. Perhaps I should wait for the DVD…

  • captrenault

    If I worked in Gucci’s promotions department, I’d be quite ticked right now, and trying to get buddy on some kind of industry blacklist.  Scratch that — he’s blacklisted himself.


    Ok, I am going to be unpopular here but…. I trulythink he is one of those actors who really, truly doesn’t give a shit about the “dress up and work the camera” part of being a successful actor these days.  He is talented beyond a doubt at his craft but this sort of stuff appears to be unsufferable to him.  I know there is a school of thought that says if you want to be an actor and do it for aliving, then you MUST accept this as part of it.  I don’t know, if he doesn’t want to play “show pony”, then don’t.  It’s cool in my book.

    • alyce1213

      “He is talented beyond a doubt . . .”

      See, now that’s a matter of opinion.  I find him to be an overrated, insufferable self-promoter who affects intellectualism and artiness. Then again, I’ve actually had the displeasure of seeing him in a live performance piece. What a miserable experience that was.  Plus, he’s dirty.

      • TRSTL

        I loved his perfoemance in 127 Hours and Milk. And his early work in Freaks & Geeks was fantastic. I am of the opinion (and it is just my opinion) that he gets the bad rap from his unwillingness to do the “pny show” crap he just doesn’t want to do. It can be such a fine line and risky business trying to figure out how to maintain that balance. Witness Anne Hathaway wanting to be a part of that whole scene and getting skewered for her efforts. I don’t envy anyone in the business who just wants to be an actor and has to navigate all this other baloney. Ick.

        • alyce1213

          OK, to be fair — I liked him a lot in Milk, and also in his first big role on TV as James Dean (I didn’t see 127 Hrs).  I don’t get the impression that he dislikes doing the horse and pony shows.  I think he relishes the attention and, from what I’ve seen of him on the talk shows, loves to hear himself speak.

          Anne Hathaway’s pole dance for a supporting Oscar was egregious and unprecedented.  I didn’t feel too badly when she was skewered.  

          I’ve known actors and performers all my life. Actors who just want to be actors and not famous celebrities are few and far between.  Exhibitionism is the nature of the beast.

    • H2olovngrl

      If he doesn’t want to play show pony then why agree to host the Academy Awards? It is not so simple as that, I think.

      • TRSTL

        One gets paid to do that gig, and pretty well. And it involves actually entertaining and work, not that he did it very well, it was ill advised. Walking the red carpet so people can critique your outfit? Not so much…..

  • The real question is, Why does this guy deserve a star anyway?  I know it’s basically paid for by the celebrities themselves but there must be some vetting criteria other than are you willing to pay the bill.  Also agreed, he looks like he needs de-lousing and lye soap as well as a tailor.  I like the green shirt on the guy in the background–it really pops!

    • OrigamiRose

      I would have rather Cesar from Rise of the Planet of the Apes have been so honored.  

  • Jean Marie Downing

    I really love the look of that bright green shirt with the suit in the background

  • Congratulations, James Franco, for making Gucci look like Wal Mart pajamas. Shame on you!

  • BrooklynBomber

    “Today, I am a man.”

  • AuntHo

    I don’t mind a scruffy dude (I love a scruffy dude), but dear scruffy dudes: get your $3k suits pressed for events in your honor. And when you make millions, or several tens of thousands, pay $30 for whitestrips every few months. Dear Franco: EW.

  • LuisaNL

    Oh, look what the cat dragged in. I can’t even.

  • CatherineRhodes

    This one of my pet peeves: When expensive clothes are made to look cheap. Oy vey, he could have gotten that suit off the rack at K-Mart on his way to the Walk of Fame.

  • TieDye64

    This schmuck shouldn’t even be allowed to utter the word “Gucci”, much less wear it. 

  • ….and! Does he deserve a Star?
    I was wondering, if a person in a situation like this wanted to wear whatever the HELL they felt like wearing, could they?
    ie Did he HAVE to wear a suit, because he never seems comfortable in a suit…I don’t know the “ins-and-outs” so take my commentary with a grain of salt.

  • bertkeeter

    You are so correct…sloppy, ill fitting and those shoes! OY!

  • Mrs

    The pant length is nice though.

  • gsnediker

    I actually gasped.

  • LadyCelia

    He always looks like an unmade bed.  And not in a “we just had a great time messing up that bed” kind of way.  More like someone has had the flu and stayed in it for 4 days.

  • So…I guess brushing his teeth was a bridge too far?

  • He really looks like the lit professor/art dabbler he is.  He seems relentless about treating celebrity as a project, like he’s always just wandered into the camera’s field of vision.  He’s probably wondering what’s the fastest route that time of day to drive from Hollywood to Westwood so he won’t be late for class.  So weird that being a movie star is a side project for him.  Interesting that he’s so relentless about not being pulled into that force field.  At least find someone to iron your clothes, dude!

  • mommyca

    He was at the Colbert Report some day this week and I think he was wearing the same (or very similar) suit… He was sitting down, still with the suit all buttoned up, and the jacket was so tight, that I’m surprised the buttons didn’t come off flying! it was very painful to watch…. 

  • Imasewsure

    I guess he should be applauded for continually turning out in suits instead of crap, but he makes the suits look like crap, so… I guess I have to go with “get a stylist” not just a brand….

  • mhleta

    The uncles have retired to the fainting parlor, haven’t they? Poor dears. Well, Daniel Desario would certainly have something to say about this guy. He’d think he was a bit of a tool.

  • Cathy S

    I agree with all of this. The best part is the shoes (they’re fabulous) but they don’t go with the color of the suit, which looks hideous on him, by the way. He is a wrinkled mess. Shame on you, James Franco.

  • Scott Isaacs

    Ugh. Just douchebag. What he is doing to those clothes is criminal. What he is doing to the idea of getting a star is criminal.

    God. My mind is running on bitchery like coke, and it ain’t pretty. And my proverbial tongue is bleeding, I’m biting down so hard. I better stop now before I get banned from this comments section. (Or I ban myself.) Just…James, just be gone from my world, and nevermore return.

  • Dot

    What I’m “getting” is your asinine inconsistency and selective outrage. You’re giving me shit for ridiculing someone who actually SAID that this guy looks like he gained 50 pounds. Have you banned that person for body snarking yet? I’m not seeing any bitchy comments directed to that person. Or maybe I said something in the past that caused you to target my comments for stricter policing — that would make sense, since I now know you keep close tabs on what each person says here from day to day.

    BAN AWAY. Like I give a shit. Your attitude is pretty smarmy and I have no desire to leave remarks on a blog where comments are policed in such a stupid, inconsistent way.

    • Why would I expect someone who won’t even admit to her obvious and inarguable hypocrisy to take a warning not to body-snark like a grownup? Can’t say I’m surprised.

      I haven’t banned anyone yet. I did, however, warn the first person in this thread that she was body-snarking. She apologized. You posted your little joke AFTER I made that warning and then proceeded to argue for your right to make jokes about James Franco’s weight.

      We do agree on one thing, though. It’s time to ban your ass. Anyone who’d actually argue for the right to make a fat joke on this site doesn’t deserve to be here.

  • lrober03

    I’m not convinced that the first and second picture are even showing the same suit

  • My question is, why is he getting a star on the Walk of Fame?

  • Crystal

    He persists in wearing suits in weird colors that don’t fit him. Also- I was watching some ridiculous teen soap opera on Teen Nick with my kid sister, and JAMES FRANCO WAS ON IT. He was playing a sketchy producer and had questionable facial hair. What the hell. 

  • Puckndc

    looks like a slob..period…

  • MsBusy

    Schlubby in the extreme!
    I’m speechless over the shoes !!!!

  • j_anson

    He looks like his body shape has changed and he hasn’t figured out how to dress it right. :

  • siriuslover

    I agree with everything you boys say. But I can’t help it, I love James Franco. His slovenliness is somehow endearing to me, just like Robert Downey Jrs ubiquitous sneakers and colored suits.

    • lilibetp

      Yes, but Robert Downey Jr. is actually a talented actor.  James Franco is not.

      • siriuslover

        Meh, I beg to disagree.

  • Forget Franco, these comments are giving me life today.

  • snarkykitten

    my day consists of wrangling unwilling critters and cleaning up their poop and somehow I manage to come home with my scrubs looking better than he does.

  • mmc2315

    Whoa!  Those are some *impressive* wrinkles up and down those sleeves and pants!  

    What material do you think the suit is?  Because, wow.  Those wrinkles!

  • He’s managed to make Gucci Resort look like something his mom picked out last minute from Sears and didn’t have time to tailor.  I understand that quirky is supposed to be part of his charm but honey, please.

  • Louise Bryan

    Ugh!!  This guy has so much potential, and he squanders it all the time!

  • I think his problem is that he’s trying to become Johnny Depp. Sorry James, there is only one Depp, and he’s been cultivating that image for a very long time. There’s no short-cutting your way to Depp status.

  • Sunshine16

    I really want to see Oz, but JF skeeves me out so much, I don’t know if I can enjoy it…bleck

    • alyce1213

      Me too.  I just started looking at the reviews today, to see if it would be worth putting up with Franco.  They’re pretty bad, so maybe not.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        After reading the reviews I’m going to see “Oz” lasts long enough at the local multiplex to make it to bargain Tuesday.  I’m not paying top dollar for this one.

  • How did the suit turn out looking so terribly on him? It looks like he and the model (an admittedly very skinny model, though) aren’t even wearing the same suit!

  • poggi

    I see a lot of college students on the first grown-up suits going to career fairs or dressed for class presentations. Even at 8 am Monday morning after a LNG weekend, they still look more put together than this. And none of them own an iron. And they bought their suits at the mall (which has a Tractor Supply as one of the anchor stores).

  • bingo

    ugh, the shoes!  (and the rest)

  • girliecue

    It has become clear that James Franco is actually a rumpled, absent-minded professor who accidentally stumbled into movie stardom. I’m officially giving up hope on his ever showing any sense of fashion, taste, or signs of personal grooming. He’s still kinda cute, though.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      He does have a good smile, I’ll give him that.

  • sockandaphone

    he used to be so dreamy and lately he looks like a giant sleazeball.

  • He had to have slept in those pants and those shoes don’t go with anything on this plant.
    Please burn it all.

  • mike__tv

    I don’t know when I started disliking him. 

  • ChelseaNH

    Scroll — “Oh dear God.”

  • anotherEloise

    Man with green shirt:  you look fabulous.

  • quiltrx

    The most offensive thing is that RICHARD FUCKING BURTON (thank you) JUST got one of these damned things and he’s a LEGEND.  And this tool gets one, and he comes in a wrinkled up suit and ugly fucking shoes with that smug fucking look on his face.  UGH!!!

  • BookishBren

    I can’t take him seriously after his stoned Oscar hosting. 

  • The fact that he received a star offends me.

  • Damien W

     I swear I’m one more Franco article away from starting an online petition to outlaw shiny fabrics in men’s clothing.

  • Carly Warnock

    He has really looked terrible recently. Has he gained weight or is he just dressing poorly for his shape? He looks off especially here.

  • kindwordsonly

    The shoes the model is wearing are black. Monochrome suits – white, grey, black = black shoes. Any other colour suit = brown shoes.

  • He’s so hot.

  • decormaven

    Oh my word! This is a formal event, you are receiving [what used to be] a fairly prestigious award, a designer has made available a suit for you, and you are disengaged in mind, body, spirit and appearance. Since this look came from the resort collection, the shoes make sense for an informal outing. But you are not at an informal outing! Dammit, man, wake up and engage fully in the process, or step off and let somebody else who can be in the spotlight properly do so.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    Why do his hips look wide?  His hips cannot be that wide.  Please say no.  Is it because the jacket is short or something?

  • I’ve said it before and I love that he proves me right: he always looks like crap in Gucci.  Tailoring would help, but I think it’s the cut.  He needs to walk away from this particular freebie.  Actually, Gucci needs to do itself a favor and take the suits back. 

  • lilibetp

    Why the heck does this talent-free shmendrick keep getting cast?