WERQ: Mila Kunis in Alexander McQueen

Posted on March 01, 2013

Let’s play Red Carpet Jeopardy, shall we?

These pictures are a response to what question?

Mila Kunis attends the premiere of ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ held at Empire Leicester Square, London in an Alexander McQueen lace tulle tiered gown from the Spring 2013 Collection accessorized with Gemfields Zambian emerald earrings and ring.

Alexander McQueen Spring 2013 Collection

We’re sorry, your time is up. The correct answer is “What is the exact outfit someone should wear to the London premiere of her movie where she plays a glamorous witch from Oz?” This is so dead-on. We’re impressed. She’s not usually that good at message-dressing.

Really, where else would you turn but to McQueen if you want get your English Couture Witch vibe on. And the emerald ring? So witchy! The only thing that prevents this from looking costumey is the lack of a pointy hat. And the fact that it’s gorgeous on its own.

You WERQ that Witchy Woman shit, gurl.


[Photo Credit: Getty, PacificCoastNews.com, alexandermcqueen.com]

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  • HomeOfficeGirl

    Great look for her!  Not a werq for me, but I’m not mad.  We need more love in the world today.

  • Cathy S

    She should have worn the belt. It’s not as fabulous without it, I don’t think. The belt gives it more of an edge.

    • i think a black patent leather belt would be better than the won the model had on.

    • ankali

       That was my thought. It looks a little Little House on the Prairie without the glam belt.

      • decormaven

        The belt would have brought this into WERQ-territory for sure.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour


    • notterriblybitter

      I agree. She should’ve worn the belt and the cuff. I’m glad she skipped the bedazzled neck brace though. 

    • BayTampaBay

      Agree with you, She needs a belt.

      IMHO this is NOT a WERQ.

    • paginatrix

       The belt has little jeweled bees! SO beautiful.

    • sweetestsith

       I prefer it with the belt too, but she’s so petite that I think it would make her torso disappear and turn the proportions into a hot mess. I might encourage a belt in general, but think she made the right choice leaving that one off.

      Adore the jewelry, the emeralds are beautiful.

    • CT14

      The belt was good, but I think keeping the ombré of e runway version would have been better.

    • I wish she’d worn the belt and something around her neck.  The model’s jewelry/collar is really striking.

  • Patricia Gillett

    Not a fan of this look. Dress is too “curtain-y” for my taste. 

    • Tatiana Luján

      First thing I thought was “Gone with the Wind”. And that’s not good.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I’m not loving this dress either.It’s giving me a couture swiffer vibe-and that makes me a bit sad, as I generally love McQueen.

  • Judy_S

    Hah! My question was “What Would Glinda Wear?” Is that close enough? (No idea which witch she is playing.)

    • gabbilevy

      … not Glinda. (That’s Michelle Williams)

    • All the witches in this movie are so, so glam. Can’t wait to see it!

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        It might be a fun flick with these witches…I’m reserving judgment as to James Franco.

  • BrooklynBomber

    Haha! Great question. She looks so tall in this I thought the question was, “Is she standing on a box?”

  • 1970s prom gown.

    •  No way.

      • random_poster

        1980s, then.  Mine was red and “only” had three tiers in the skirt.

    • JasmineAM

      Jackie Burqhart (sp?) would love it.

  • Sobaika

    She looks great, but it’s not a werq for me. She should have done something else with the hair, kept the belt, and squeezed in a manicure.

    •  She had a manicure. Clear French tips ARE a manicure.

      • Sobaika

        If my cuticles looked like that after a manicure I would drown the technician in acetone.

        • SassieCassy


  • sablehunter

    She looks stunning and she knows it.  Unlike her sad panda getup from yesterday.

  • xmixiex

    LOVE it.  would have liked her hair up perhaps, or half-up-ish, though it looks glossy and gorgeous.  straight with middle part just doesn’t fit as well with the dress. 

  • I don’t understand the return fad of the 80’s tiered prom dress. Aka Ingalls inspired. It will forever give me a bad reaction, even if it is from the house of McQueen.

  • kmk05

    …the fact that it’s a modern witch costume?

    OMG I ALMOST GOT IT RIGHT 😀 to me, it is a little costume-y, mostly because she is kind of small and has not favoured heavy skirts in the past. And this one is a little ‘Laura Ingalls’ in its construction. She is gorgeous, though, with modern hair and makeup and great jewellery. Not a werq for me, but maybe it’s also because of the setting? If this were taken on a red carpet and not on fake grass and a yellow brick road, maybe I would fall in love with it.

    • conniemd

       If she had kept the belt the model wore, the dress would have looked edgier (witchier) and less Laura Ingalls

  • MilaXX

    I dunno, I think that skirt overwhelms her a bit. Hair and makeup are great though.

  • I’m loving this moment that emerald is having! Can it never go away please?!

    • It’s always having a moment with me! My engagement ring is an emerald, and my husband bought me a necklace and bracelet to match after my pregnancies. I think it’s a gorgeous stone that doesn’t get enough props. I love that hers doesn’t appear to be set in yellow gold (or not entirely).

      • I LOATH emerald & yellow gold. Well. I just don’t like yellow gold. My wedding ring is an emerald cut diamond, but my wedding band will be emerald. Can’t get enough of it! 

  • I love this, but I wish she’d kept the belt. She looks gorge, though. 

  • pattyw

    Really? Wow, not on the same page at all with TLo today. Dress needed the drama of the belt, necklace and updo — and clearly movement — to not verge into tiered curtains territory. An OUT for me.

  • lrober03

    Ehh too many dust ruffles

  • bxbourgie

    I actually like it better with the belt and bracelet, AND she should have worn her hair up. Am I the only person who can’t stand when women wear strapless dresses to a red carpet something or other, then have hair covering their shoulders? One of the points of a strapless dress is to show off shoulders; why would you then cover them up with hair? Not exactly a WERQ for me without the accessories, or at least SOMETHING on the waist, but overall, I like the look.

  • Given the hair, I was thinking the question might have been, “How does one ‘out-Demi’ Demi Moore?”

  • savicevic

    Needs the belt and I don’t like the hair with the dress.

  • aeb1986

    Wow- she looks great! That dress is perfect for the occasion…I hope she had a witch cackle prepared as well

  • Pants_are_a_must

    I want that dress. And the little belt too.

  • Long loose hair with this kind of dress makes me cringe because I hate the feeling of getting my hair caught in sweaty armpits. I do get that that is a very personal response to the dress though. Is it just the lighting that gives the one on the model a sort of ombre effect? Because I quite like that.

    • kirkyo


  • ChaquitaPhilly

    When you’re right, you’re right!
    HOWEVER, I notice that she DIDN’T get photographed in front of that dark green wall.
    Lucky Mila!!

  • Meg0GayGuys6

    Is it just the lighting, or does the runway version have an ombre effect (is it a reverse ombre if it goes from light to dark?).  I like it more with that effect (whether it’s all in my head or not haha)

  • gsk241

    I love the top, and of course the ring, but the skirt looks like a dust ruffle.  Not a fan of that.

  • YolandaHawkins

    This totally makes up for the hiddy dress from the Moscow premiere red carpet.  This is stunning!  And the emerald ring…well done!  WERQ!! 

  • Annabelle Archer

    I’m not feeling the WERQ. It needs the accessories the model has, or some similar. The dust ruffle bottom doesn’t make seem witchy, it seems 80s Country Music.

  • nannypoo

    And stringy, witchy hair. At least it’s clean and shiny. Love the dress.

  • tallgirl1204

    Love her hair here.  I’m not a fan of stick-straight, but this is working on her. 

  • stubbornthoughts

    YAAAASSSS, girl! I love this and want to wear it myself. But I don’t have a movie premiere to go to – but maybe Olive Garden?

  • schadenfreudelicious

    hand over the ring witchy-poo…

    • Alyssa

      I’ll fight you for it!

  • SewingSiren

    I love this one too. Perfect for the occasion, but I think the big metal chocker would have been a good addition and the hair done up in a severe bun. And ( in a whisper that only I can hear) pointed black boots. But not a hat..okay.

    • formerlyAnon

      I like your styling choices. I’d also like the skirt better if it were hemmed? brought in? so that the boots could show. Because as far as we can tell here, she might be wearing those boots.

  • I’m kinda sad she lost the belt. 

  • procrastinatrice

    Love Kunis, but not a WERQ. Completely agree with fellow bitter kittens that this really needed the belt, or a belt, something. And I wish there was a glam, bouffant ponytail instead of this boring hair. Perhaps it wouldn’t go with the witch theme though…but then I really don’t care much about that.

  • SistaT

    I wouldn’t give it a werq, but it certainly is pretty and Mila is such a gorgeous woman.

  • Zubair Ghumro

    Alexander McQueen must be tossing and turning into his grave. What has happened to his brand? its so bland, so generic; edge is missing. Not the right direction Ms. Burton.

  • I thought the question was going to be “is she a good witch or a bad witch?”

  • Adelaidey

    “Really, where else would you turn but to McQueen if you want get your English Couture Witch vibe on.”

    Vivienne Westwood is now furious.

    • Jackie4g

      Wow, that was my initial reaction. The very words!

  • appliquer

    So much better than the previous dress she wore. Really like it on her, makeup, hair and jewelry.

  • Ohhh…I think she missed the WERQ for lack of accessories. Though that ring is to die for, it’s simply not enough. 

  • Indigo54


  • JuliaInBlack

    I’m feelin’ the WERQ.  Love Mila in this, although adding a belt would’ve warranted an extra snap IMO. 

    And I know models should always have long, graceful necks but got-dern there’s a lot of space between ear and shoulder on that chick.

  • Cloveradams

    On the model this reads as a more formal gown; on Mila, it seems a a bit much for the occasion, and weighted too heavily toward the bottom (an effect a belt would probably have helped mitigate), where everything just seems a little tangled.  As is – and given her height – I think one or even two layers of ruffles removed from the bottom of this would have been a better look overall.

  • Sara__B

    Not a werq for me. She looks fine, but the gown was too long through the torso and hem for her, which made it look limp and a bit bedraggled, and it NEEDED a belt!

  • n a

    ever since seeing her “real” look as she schlepped around Iowa with Ashton, I keep thinking how good other reguar folks might look with a good hair colorist, smokey-eye make up artist, personal trainer and of course, wardrobe stylist.  

    I mean seriously, she is gorgeous but how many times you see the girl at the gas station who is also very pretty but will never be glammed.  I dunno- friday, I’m fried I guess. 🙂

  • formerlyAnon

    I’m with Sewing Siren – I wanna see some pointy black boots. 

    Otherwise, I think it’s a tad too much skirt for a WERQ, but she looks great.

  • fringebenefit

    Wow, yes, 97% perfect. Needs a belt of some kind (not the one on the model, necessarily). Just a hint of contrast at the waist. 

  • Imasewsure

    Definitely a WERQ but would have loved a belt too… she looks stunning (and comfortable!)

  • DaveUWSNYC

    Finally Mila’s kunis under wraps…dustruffles.

  • marilyn

    Why didn’t she do her nails?  With a honkin’ big emerald ring like that, she should have considered that someone might be looking at her hands.  That aside, she is great.  This is one of the few AMcQ dresses that works.  His stuff is generally too abstract to be attractive.  However, that dress is perfect for this occasion.  Where else could it be worn?

  • Leah Romero

    I think it needed the belt. And the hair is lame. Fab dress though, and not something I’d have ever thought she’d wear.

  • Kathy_Marlow

    I covet that ring and would love it and call it my Precious were it come to live in my house. 

  • kategs

    Semi-glam little house on the prairie.  So not a WERQ for me.

  • I just wish she had kept the ombre huing McQueen started with. That was a lovely bit. 

  • Qitkat

    Oh, really? On Mila it looks like Cinderella’s dust rag, yeah, I know, wrong story, and on the model it looks like a McQueen ought to look.

  • EEKstl

    Fun and appropriate, but my quibble is that it is too long.  With all those flounces it needed to dust the floor just right, especially on someone as tiny as Mila.  

  • miagain

    ruby slippers?

  • Spicytomato1

    As for the question, my mind immediately went into the gossip realm because my thought was “Has Mila let herself go since she took up with Ashton?” 

    No need to provide the answer, it’s pretty clear. She looks fierce.

  • teensmom99

    An example of a star wearing something that would be hard for most people to carry off & looking fantastic.

  • d4divine

    She needs a belt…other than that, gorgeous.

  • Alyssa

    What is “Does Mila seem to look her best in McQueen?” TLo? This dress, the red flowery one a few years ago, etc.

  • kirkyo

    The hair is doing 50% of the WERQ here. Also, PhD-level posing.

  • I like it, but why did she ditch the ombray on the model ruffles? That’s really the secret to making such an old-fashioned (Judy Garland could have worn this when the movie came out!) look fresh.

  • Judy_J

    I love it on the runway model.  On Mila, not so much.  It’s pretty, but looks flat somehow.

  • cleep1000


  • j_anson

    I was going to go with, “Who is Laura Ingalls Wilder’s new goth friend?”, but sure. That works too.

  • jw_ny

    Mila looks lovely.

    I like the fabric and the upper portion of the dress, but I’m not loving the ruffles.  The top peplum ruffle is nice…just wish all the other ruffles had the same shape.  The lower ones are kinda Holly Hobbie-ish.  

    I like it better with the belt the model is wearing, and oh…can the model’s neck really be that long?!

  • girliecue

    I had no idea tulle came in such a large mesh size. Love the effect of it, and love seeing a villainess dress that isn’t all black. Mila looks gorgeous and glamorous, and I like how in the third snap she’s giving the camera the “evil” eye (haha).

  • MissAmynae

    So close. Throw the hair behind one shoulder, keep the belt, or a thinner version of the runway one. Then its a WERQ for me.  

  • good lord she is sex on a stick.

  • Trisha26

    Good lord I thought the question was “What bet did she lose?” This is so not a WERQ for me, not even a werq. The runway look & styling is pretty amazing. Mila’s hair & makeup are gorg.

  • spooki C

    Having major hair envy right now

  • dharmabum8


  • Mary229

    My first thought when I saw it was that she came dressed as the Wicked Witch of she were walking a red carpet. It’s fabulous.

  • imustacheyouaquestion

    It’s a fancy version of Dorothy’s dress! I like it!

  • peachy

    i only wish she’d had a bit more ‘starch’ in the ruffles. the runway version’s ruffles stand at attention a bit more nicely. other than that — spot on.

  • Zyxomma

    Good on Mila for the Gemfields emerald contract; they’re a fairly sustainable company. And she looks terrific.

  • She looks like a toilet scrubber.  This is an OUT not a WERQ.  I preferred Russian Jessica Rabbit.

  • snarkykitten

    Really? it looks like those toilet brush holders you find in your grandma’s bathroom

  • Zippypie

    Hair and makeup are awesome, especially compared to what she’s sported on the carpet this past week.  And I love the emerald ring.

    The dress is a tacky bedskirt travesty.  I think you boys have been working too hard.

  • Why do they never wear the belt?  If I had such a tiny waist I’d look for every opportunity to wear a dynamite belt.

  • She looks bedraggled. Nothing about this look works for me. More/different accessories would help but if it were up to me, I’d start over with a different dress.

  • This is perfect; she looks better than the model, which is not done often! That ring is the perfect accent and makes me think of a certain someone who got squashed under a house….

  • WERQ indeed. I don’t even like this dress but I still think she looks amazing.

  • libraangel

    sorry – no WERQ except for make-up and hair. Dress is ugly Scarlett O’Hara

  • I wanna see her screaming “Fly my pretties!” 

  • par3182

    “what’s Natalie Portman up to these days?”

  • the dress looks fantastic on the Model, but heavy on her. this is not a dress for her body shape, she can do so much better.

  • TSkot

    Yeah, can’t say I love it on her.

  • Kate Lorenz

    I am LOVING what they did to this red carpet staging.  So much better than a tacky white background with words.  This really sets the stage and these pictures will get a ton more circulation and buzz because of it.  Brava to whoever made that choice.

  • marigi

    The answer could have been: a Paul Smith tuxedo for gals!!! PS makes great suits for women and his tux jackets are fabulous! I really wish he’d be more appreciated by stylists… But she does look great, of course!

  • Laylalola

    Do these designers not include the belts when they send a stack of dresses for actresses to consider? 

  • mom2ab

    Seriously?  This looks like something from the Goth Playhouse presents Little House on the Prairie.  Horrible.

  • Nancy Dunn

    Compared to how it looks on the model (stunning and sophisticated!) this is too much dress for Kunis. It stumpifies her. She is much too small for it. It is a fabulous column of waves on taller girl.

    I don’t like it on her.

  • It looks like a Schwartz knock off of a McQueen. Where is the hombre affect? It’s what adds drama to the look. Mila’s version looks very Prom to me.

  • Judih1

    The belt is needed. And she is too short for all those ruffles. Lose one row. Great hair

  • rottenkitty

    I would knock her down to steal that emerald ring.  I like the dress, but she’s so tiny I feel like this almost overwhelms her.  I will say she pulls it off in the end.

  • kathrineb

    Meh. I remain unimpressed the hair is blah and does not work with this look.

  • ccm800

    pretty damn perfect considering the considerables  😀 

  • she is burning the camera down. smoldering eyes. that ring. you betta werrrrrrrk.

  • glennethph

    YUp, needs the belt on the model.  The dress looked fiercer with it.

  • Eh. I think the tiered skirt makes her look llike one of those dolls that sits on toilet paper rolls on the top of the toilet tank. 8-(

  • shelley514

    This is most certainly NOT WERQ-worthy.  It’s actually not a good look at all. Don’t know what the T and the Lo were thinking. This dress makes her look matronly — huge mid section, the hair bores, the minimal accessories was a mistake . . . I could go on . . . .