Emilia Clarke in Versace on Fallon

Posted on April 02, 2013

Khaleesi should not wear Versace dresses the color of old panties. It is known.


Emilia Clarke makes an appearance on the ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’ show in a Versace dress paired with Nicholas Kirkwood sandals.

Versace Spring 2013 Collection/Model: Andreea Diaconu

Nicholas Kirkwood Strappy Heeled Sandal

Well, we’ll give her credit for this: She took a dress that looked odd and fairly impossible to wear well when it was on the runway and wore it in a way that makes it look like an utterly plain frock. You take the color our of that runway dress and all the interest drains away, turning it into a slip with what looks like a skin condition. On the flipside, it becomes a much easier dress to pull off. Not that she’s pulling it off, of course. As we said, it’s a drab color; terrible for television and especially terrible for Fallon’s notoriously dark set. Plus, it doesn’t seem to fit her all that well, pulling and gaping at weird spots, like behind her right shoulder. And those shoes are great – or they would be if they were anything but skin-colored.

This is disappointing, Khaleesi. You never struck us as the type who’d be afraid of color.



[Photo Credit: Getty, style.com, farfetch.com – Video Credit: latenightwithjimmyfallon.com]

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  • Jecca2244

    Hmmm. i am bothered by how her normally glossy locks appear to be fried.

    • That was the first thing to come to mind, ‘wtf has she done to her hair??’

    • gabbilevy

      Heartbreaking. The last time she made an appearance on the hallowed halls of T & Lo, her hair was so spectacular there was a whole discussion on its beauty. And now… yick. Fix it, Khaleesi!

  • RedRaven617

    Oh to have eyebrows that full and lush again! I wish.

  • judybrowni

    Also: the lipstick.

    • l_c_ann

      Could the ghastly lipstick color just be our monitors?

      Not that that solves the other problems.

      • tereliz

        My monitor is color calibrated, and even with the weird lighting and dark background of the set, her lippy looks bight coral to me. Like, BRIGHT CORAL.

        • barbarienne

          Yes, my monitor is also color calibrated, and HOLY WHOA that is some bright, ghastly lip color.

          I must assume she chose it because otherwise she is completely invisible in that dress.

      • drdarke

        Like comedienne Margaret Smith used to say, “My Manager says to me, ‘Wear lipstick! Look nice!’ and I say, ‘But what if I’m not funny? Then it’s coming out of these Big Ole Red Lips….”

    • i agree, the lipstick color doesn’t work at all.

  • SassieCassy

    hate her shoes

  • H2olovngrl

    I can’t with that girl’s make-up.

    • JulieTy

      And the Botox. Oh, the Botox!

      • H2olovngrl

        Really??? That is a shame! She is so young!

        • JulieTy

          I don’t know for sure, but she has the ubiquitous shiny, smooth forehead that suggests it.

  • bxbourgie

    I thought it was just because I am used to seeing her as a blonde, but yeah, her hair looks really dry. Also she should have opted for the dress on the runway. It looks great in blue. Her dress reminds me of the color of bras back in the day when they only came in white, brown and beige.

  • Oh this is not good. It’s walking depression with bridesmaid shoes. So sad.

    So Kittens, here’s the deal…. I have resisted GoT because I had hoped to find time to read the books and that never worked out so now I find myself wanting to give the show a try. Seasons 1 and 2 are on demand, as I suspect Season 3 will be as it airs. In theory, I could catch up.

    What say you watchers? Is it worth catching up on? Is this show as good as word on the street would leave me to believe. Word on the street totally lied about Homeland because I think that is boring as all get out and never finished the first season.

    • Sobaika

      Try going in with no expectations because there’s been a lot of hype but it is definitely worth catching up on. Give it a shot if you’re schedule allows for starting on episode 1 and finding yourself 9 hours later in a daze of sweat and tears, sitting in the same spot. (Am I the only one who does marathon TV watching?)

      I’m an even bigger fan of the books though, so I highly recommend squeezing in some quality time with them as well.

      • I am so torn! I would really rather read the books, they tend to be so much better, for obvious and understandable reasons, but I hate being left out of the social conversation sometimes too.

        I am totally a marathon watcher, I’ve lost whole days to Sons of Anarchy (which I came to love while Season 4 was airing) and if ANTM is marathoning on a cold or wet day, forget about it!

        • tereliz

          The books give you more of the “flavor” of Westeros, but I think the show interprets the story in a way that is almost a relief from the books, which just have SO MUCH INFORMATION. And characters you’ll never see again (or won’t see for another three thousand pages), and characters with the same names and endless banner-men and various nobles… Thus far the show has not deviated too much from the books—mostly condensed complicated plot lines, aged up the characters and combined certain characters into new ones, etc—but I have a feeling they will deviate a little soon.

          • I understand why the writers aged up a lot of the characters, but did they have to turn a sweet little 12 year old Missandei into another pair of boobs? Also…Ros…she wasn’t in the books, but she gets more screen time than fat hobbit Sam!

            Sigh. Other than that, the show is really good, but much more enjoyable when you watch them all in one go.

          • kishy

            you leave sam the slayer alone!!!

            i dont like ros though. i think she was supposed to replace chatalia

          • haha don’t worry i wasn’t bagging out sam! fat hobbit is meant to be endearing…i can’t convey tone very well in writing. my point is, i don’t like ros and she’s taking up all the screen time from characters who are actually important.
            didn’t chataya have more to do with tyrion than littlefinger?

    • VCR1

      I love the books, but if you don’t have time to read them (I think they’re like 1000 pages each!), the show is pretty close. I’d say you should give it a try. Season 3 will be really amazing!

    • The show follows the books very well. But my advice to you, since you aren’t familiar with how GRRM treats his characters, is to not get attached to anyone. You’ll just get more and more pissed as the show goes on.

      I think I’m finally going to read book 3–in May after I finish my thesis. I have already read ahead on Wikipedia, though, because I got attached to characters and was disappointed with their outcomes. I didn’t want to feel I was wasting my time.

      And be warned–GRRM is VERY long-winded. But when you start reading book 1, you’ll get hooked. He does a great job of shaping his world.

      • Thanks! I may start the books while this season airs. That would buy me more time to read a few then catch up to the show if I still feel the urge.

    • bxbourgie

      I actually did a Game of Thrones binge this past weekend, watched Seasons 1 and 2 over the course of 4 days to get ready for the premiere of Season 3 on Sunday night. It was good. Not as spectacular as everyone claimed, but very very good. I say it’s worth catching up on, there really is nothing else like it on television, it’s well written, the costumes and sets are beautiful, and some of the guys are really kinda hot (Robb Stark and Jon Snow spring to mind). Watch it, you won’t be disappointed.

      • The guy i found really hot was Jaqen, before he shape shifted.

      • I watched season 1 and liked it. Then I decided to give the books another try (I read the first few 10 years ago and forgot about them until the show). And then I realized that it’s been almost 20 years since Martin started the series and he’s still not done. I refuse to have another Wheel of Time-suck in my life, so I decided to drop both show and books — I just can’t with fantasy series that never, ever end.

    • bxbourgie

      I thought the same about Homeland after binge watching the first season. I was like “this is what everyone’s raving about?” It was good. Not great. Now that I’ve seen it, I can understand the raves for GoT, but the only person in Homeland I thought was excellent is the guy who plays the main character’s mentor. I can’t remember his name, but I DO remember he played Avigdor in Yentl, one of my all time favorite movies.

      • zuzu

        Mandy Patinkin!

        Also Inigo Montoya.

    • I dip in and out. I like it but I find bits too harrowing and need to have a couple of weeks off from time to time.

    • I think both the show and the books are excellent which surprised me at first considering I usually hate adaptations of books I love; but the show itself I think is quite brilliantly done, and they made some smart choices about translating from page to screen. Also if you’re looking at doing the books first but having trouble getting started, I recommend the audiobooks. I have a friend who swears by them.

    • Zippypie

      DO IT! I, too, am a recent (as in the last 10 days) convert to GoT. I just got the books as well. Fabulousity.

  • Kristina Toma

    I’m convinced that’s not her. She’s barely recognizable!

    • flamingoNW

      It’s cuz she’s grinning ear to ear

  • Sobaika

    A coral-tinged face, dingy frock, terrible shoes, fried hair…

    Oh no, Khaleesi. Please find your old stylist team and welcome them back with open arms.

  • Sad, when the blue runway version would have looking smashing on her.

    • korilian

      The worst thing is that we’ve seen her in a dress in a color close to that on the show last weekend and she did indeed look smashing in it.

      • JosephLamour

        Thats EXACTLY what I was about to say.

    • MilaXX

      Yes blue seems to work well with her skintone

    • drdarke

      Agreed, @kiltdntiltd:disqus – and with a better fit, so she could be rocking her sexy sexy thighs through the side slit.

  • Judy_S

    I don’t mind this dress (am I dragon-smitten? yes). It’s a short, sexy dress which does not however make you wonder if she is wearing underwear, or if you are going to have a chance to find out whether or not…. It is far enough from her skin tone to be visible, but it also fades a bit so that attention is focused on the face.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    The lipstick is too jarring as well. Really, when you have this kind of canvas, any fashion mistake is an actual offense.

  • Janet B

    That slit could have gone so wrong.

    Wrong color for her, but I like the additional layers of fabric on the skirt.

  • marilyn

    The dress isn’t that bad. It is great for sitting, with the flirty skirt. The color makes it a kind of nude, which is interesting under the lights. There are 2 big problems: Her lip color, which screams at us, and her hair, which is a limp mess and covers up the most interesting part of the dress.

  • flamingoNW

    Awful, completely unflattering.

  • SO. MUCH. BEIGE. Bleeeeghe.
    All you needed to do is line the black lace portion with the same blue of the rest of it and it would have been a perfect Khaleesi party dress.

  • I wish she’d have gone with the runway color. The color of the dress as she’s wearing it clashes horribly with her skin tone.

  • f_yeah_marie

    The runway version definitely has Khaleesi colors…I would have preferred a modified version with those colors. However, it would look better with Dany’s plain face/blonde hair compared to Emilia’s brunette hair/heavy makeup.

  • nannypoo

    I don’t know who this is, but I’m assuming from the comments that she is on Game of Thrones. I don’t think the dress is so bad the way it’s been modified for her, and I don’t even mind the color. It’s that lipstick. It’s all you can see.

  • formerlyAnon

    I agree with Gabriella M that if they’d lined the blue dress the way they lined the yellow-beige one, it’d have been much better. And the fit’s not perfect. Nonetheless, I think she’s doing a better job with this dress than many do on the talk shows. Or maybe I just like her smile. And the fact that I’m not worried about seeing her underpants when she’s sitting down.

  • “it is known” i died.

  • What’s worse than the color is how it bunches up in various spots of her torso while she’s sitting. Not flattering.

  • MilaXX

    I actually think I would have preferred the color the model is wearing.

  • another_laura

    Khaleesi should give this dress to her dragons to destroy with their flaming breath. Only cinders should remain.

    • golden_valley

      It’s an ugly dress no matter what color it is. Release the dragons!

  • lobsterlen

    Emilia should have worn the blue dress with tan leather pants.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    When I look at her all I see are lips.

  • Jase Sherman

    She looks a lot better when she’s just wearing Jason Momoa.

  • Trisha26

    I’d like to see the dress she’s wearing done in the same blue color (not fabric) with the black lace applique. It would probably just be ice-skater-chic but it would be nice to see. (hate the hair)

  • librarygrrl64

    Wow, a dress that’s hideous in EVERY color. Well-played, Versace.

  • rumcg66

    I honestly didn’t think she was capable of looking bad. This proves me wrong.

  • kfarrel3

    I don’t watch GoT (*only* because I don’t have HBO, I love the books and what I’ve seen of the show), but I did see Breakfast at Tiffany’s last week, and Ms. Clarke here is literally just the NICEST TV star I’ve ever seen at a stagedoor. I don’t know what the heck happened to her here, because she is simply gorgeous in person. Her hair! Her hair gives me life and it looks so strange here, not to mention her makeup is aging her. Oh, Khaleesi.

  • She looks jaundiced. Not good.

  • Zippypie

    Oh Khalessi. Tragedy of massive proportions. Where are your dragons when you need them to accessorize?

  • alyce1213

    I don’t like the dress in the color she chose or the runway version.

    I am glad you’re referring to her Khaleesi incarnation and not her turn as Holly Golightly in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” which I was unfortunate enough to just see on B’way. Oy!
    I won’t mention or compare her to the original — it would be blasphemous. The show should close, but won’t since it has a gratuitous nude bath scene, which will keep tickets selling. Apparently there are theatre lovers trying to take souvenir naked cell phone pictures of her.

  • Anniebet

    Damn, that face and head look like she’s auditioning for a cavewoman (with lipstick) part. Someone introduce her to an eyebrow waxer, pls. The dress is cute on the model. Her’s is a lousy color. I has a sad.

  • bellafigura1

    She looks a lot like Jade Jagger.

  • I have pretty much never seen her on the RC in a non-neutral (she tends to default to white), so I’m not that surprised.

  • Frank Lithium

    Leaving aside the shape and such, the colour simply does not contrast well with her skin.

  • I haven’t watched GOT but I enjoy looking at the pictures of the cast, and my numero uno question is: Are there so few blondes in England that they have to cast brunettes for the parts, and why can’t they at least lighten their blasted eye brows so they don’t look so obvious in their wigs?