IN or OUT: Chloë Moretz in Louis Vuitton

Posted on April 15, 2013

We’re sending congratulations Miss Chloe’s way. She has passed an important milestone for the teen starlet: she can now say she has worn the Patchwork Denim Dress. The PDD is of course, so de rigeur for young babystarlets as they transition into pre-adulthood that it’s practically become a red carpet form of Bat Mitzvah for the little dears. Or like a segment in a beauty competition. “Next up, swimsuits! After that, the Patchwork Denim Dress Promenade!”

So every girlstar is going to have to wear one. Smart ones decide they might as well suck it up and pick one with a Louis Vuitton label sewn onto it.

Chloë Moretz attends the 2013 MTV Movie Awards in a Louis Vuitton dress paired with Jimmy Choo shoes.

Louis Vuitton Pre-Fall 2013 Collection

Cute, right? Sure, it’s just goofy enough that she’ll be embarrassed by it right around her 30th birthday, but not so ridiculous as to become a running joke for a decade, like Britney’s infamous brushed denim gown. Admittedly, it feels a little ’90s to us, but then again, we’re in a ’90s style re-do at the moment and there are worse things to wear from that decade than this. The shoes help a lot. A more interesting belt might help – although truth be told, we don’t think the shape of this dress is all that friendly to her.

We don’t know, you guys. We don’t love it or anything, but we don’t hate it. She looks more like an average teen at a school dance than she ever has. It’s just that it looks like the school dance takes place in 1997.


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IN! Adorable!


OUT! Deplorable!



The Bitter Kittens surprised us by managing to suppress their loins long enough to admit that Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, did not, in fact, look hot in his ill-fitted suit. The Kingslayer is OUT.


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  • Victoria Anzalone

    The shoes are adorable!

  • Andrew Schroeder

    Was the LV print really necessary?

    • Yes. Because NOW it’s not a ridiculous fashion moment that has no place in 2013, because NOW it’s DESIGNER darling and it costs a lot of money and there are initials and important people wear initials.

      • H2olovngrl

        This! May as well have blinking neon dollar signs all over it. I’m sure LV thinks this is very understated.

      • H2olovngrl

        This! May as well have blinking neon dollar signs all over it. I’m sure LV thinks this is very understated.

    • alyce1213

      Isn’t it necessary EVERYWHERE on EVERYTHING?

  • small case in. Its nothing egregious, just nothing inspiring either.

    • drdarke

      Is there a category for “Ehhh”? It’s neither IN nor OUT for me, it’s just…there ….

      • I call those the “lowercase in” as well. But what I really want to say is “MEH.”

        • drdarke

          “MEH” works too, marlie – maybe a bit more negative than I feel about it, but…I really don’t care enough to fight about it one way or the other….

          I think I prefer Maisie Williams WERQ’ing the too long for her dress and suede heels of a couple weeks back – the outfit kind of stank, but she sold the HELL out of it!

    • Unenthusiastic in from me, too. She doesn’t look bad, but she doesn’t look good either. I’d be happy to take the shoes when she’s done with them, though!

      • As mentioned by drdarke and marlie, perhaps what we need here is a middle category called MEH.

  • Jangle57

    Love the shoes, the dress is non-offensive; different neckline would have helped. IN

  • H2olovngrl

    Something about her here reminds me of Debra Messing.

    • MilaXX

      The Carrie hair color?

      • H2olovngrl

        Perhaps that and the side sweep?

  • OUT. The shape and the neckline are not her friends.

    • korilian

      My thoughts exactly. I also want her shoes while being irrationally annoyed to see a youngling wearing heels like that. I’m sure they’ll stunt her growth or something (or is that alcohol?)

    • korilian

      My thoughts exactly. I also want her shoes while being irrationally annoyed to see a youngling wearing heels like that. I’m sure they’ll stunt her growth or something (or is that alcohol?)

      • alyce1213

        Yes. Plus, they just don’t make sense with that (ugly) dress.

      • MissAmynae

        Not irrational. You should have to EARN those shoes through life experience. Like after making it through a really terrible breakup, a fairy godmother leaves them on your pillow.

  • thecitysleeps

    i LIKE IT. IN. The dress is kinda cute, and I love her hair with it. The shoes are gorgeous, but they look like they are hurting her feet.

  • thecitysleeps

    i LIKE IT. IN. The dress is kinda cute, and I love her hair with it. The shoes are gorgeous, but they look like they are hurting her feet.

  • SophieCollier

    Blah, but like you said, not horrible. Not something I would pick for any awards show, no matter how casual, so for the occasion, I say OUT. Love the shoes, though.

  • PastryGoddess

    You know it wouldn’t be so bad if not for that collar

  • PastryGoddess

    You know it wouldn’t be so bad if not for that collar

  • Sarah

    OUT. Sorry, cute kid. Denim dress = NO in a most visceral way. I covet your shoes, though.

  • Sarah

    OUT. Sorry, cute kid. Denim dress = NO in a most visceral way. I covet your shoes, though.

  • melissaisasnob

    She looks great.

  • Angela_the_Librarian

    In. I think it’s a cute dress for the occasion.

  • She’s cute and the venue is perfect for the PDD. in.

  • alaskahyoung

    In. It’s cute and kind of adorable.

  • IN! .D love it

  • butterflysunita

    OUT. Dress is ugly and unflattering. Though her hair and makeup look pretty.

  • Out, because denim dress.

    • Martha Deutsch

      also because: denim dicky

  • alyce1213

    OUT. It’s NOT a cute denim dress. It’s an extremely, severely, ugly, badly-shaped patchwork denim dress.

    The shoes only make it worse. They have nothing to do with this look.

    How can a pretty teen look so bad in anything denim?

  • tereliz

    In. I hate the dress and the fit, but she looks cool and I LOVE the shoes.

  • tereliz

    In. I hate the dress and the fit, but she looks cool and I LOVE the shoes.

  • She looks so, so, SO cute, but that dress is as nightmare. OUT to the dress, but not to the adorable Chloe.

  • She looks so, so, SO cute, but that dress is as nightmare. OUT to the dress, but not to the adorable Chloe.

  • MilaXX

    OUT – I did have flashbacks of Britney & Justin in their denim looks, but this fails for me because she seems to be attempting to dress it up with the shoe. I think it would work a little better with a more causal shoe or even a sneaker. I’m a chucks gal myself, but I wonder if this might have even been one of the few times those wedge sneakers work.

    • Chucks might have been adorable! And they would have *definitely* been better than the boots that Diane Kruger was wearing at Coachella.

  • 1997 was a very good year, and she looks cute. IN.

  • Sorry, out. Just not a good look on anyone.

  • kmc1138

    At least she’s not wearing sable eye shadow and brown lipstick. It’s cute on her. Looks like a substitute teacher outfit on the adult model, though.

  • Chartreusite

    In- She looks adorable and it’s quite age-appropriate. Prefer it over the alternative (twee as fuck).

  • In. Adorable! It was MTV, after all.

  • In. Adorable! It was MTV, after all.

  • M. H. Leader

    OUT–sort of. The concept isn’t all that bad, but the cut isn’t very flattering on her. If she had to do a denim dress, she should have chosen a prettier one. Still…this isn’t horrible. Just not a very good look for her.

  • judybrowni

    Well, at least she didn’t pair it with a fucking black short-sleeved turtleneck, and totally egregious black furry Peter Pan collar.

    That said, it’s okay, but you don’t want to be buttoned up like that at neck, if you’re a short gal with a short neck (I speak from experience.)

  • Out. Never say never, but I can’t imagine a denim dress I’d ever vote In. The collar really did this one in (out?) for me. The shoes are great, though.

  • OUT. The silhouette is perfectly age-appropriate, but I would have shunned a get-up like this when I was her age and it was “cool” back in the 90s.

    I’d kill for the shoes, though. Her hair looks cute, and I love the fact that she’s not doing the duck face. She’s really adorable, notwithstanding the dress.

  • I thought this was cute and event appropriate. Although she needed to take her hand out of her pocket while presenting, tsk.

  • Wendi126

    Her ring encasing two fingers is making me claustrophobic. I’ll give an In only cause she looks cute in spite of the ugly dress and I like her shoes and my son who attends college right next to the Boston bombing today is fine.

  • Judy_S

    In. Though I would like it even better if she had made the dress in Home Ec class, from her mother’s old jeans.

  • rumcg66

    cute enough for an IN, and I’d cut a bitch for those shoes.

  • MK03

    Blerg. OUT. Denim dresses are never cute, no matter whose name is on the label.

  • ballerinawithagun

    Out, the shoes don’t even begin to belong to that dress so give them to me now!

  • Carrieanno

    IN. She is adorable and looks happy to be dressed age appropriately.

  • Meh. I love the shoes, but the dress is boring and dated. So, out.

  • Rachel Patterson

    OUT!!! This ugly denim toddler onesie from Walmart is totally ruining those killer shoes.

  • Out for averageness. The designer’s styling is taking that nothing of a dress very, very seriously.

  • Those shoes are killah! I was so distracted by them, I forgot to say OUT to that ridiculous dress.

  • conniemd

    Out because it’s a really boring shapeless denim dress with nothing interesting to it. I particularly hate the collar.

  • The Vuitton denim patch takes it straight into ludicrous territory. The shoes – I want the shoes, I will cut a bitch for those shoes, however, I will not be wearing them with that dress.

  • gsk241

    It isn’t particularly modern or innovative, but I think she looks cute. IN!

  • bailey debruynkops

    in and never not in.

  • RebeccaKW

    If she wants to re-visit a 90’s trend, at least it’s not a denim hat with a giant sunflower pinned to the front or denim cutoffs with a flannel shirt and black stockings with runs.

    In, mostly b/c I don’t think is bad enough to be an out. It isn’t very flattering in the chest. But she’s young and allowed some crazy fashion choices. Plus, killer shoes.

  • Out.

  • StrandedFashionista

    IN. I think it fits her as well as a denim patchwork dress should fit her, and I like how they put a bit of the logo denim in the dress. Also, if you can’t get away with wearing a patchwork denim dress at the MTV Movie Awards, where can you get away with it?

  • Imasewsure

    Those shoes are IN (but don’t work with this) and the dress is In because it’s de rigeur and not the worst denim I’ve ever seen (or worn circa 1977). She’s adorable even in this

  • jetpackdino

    Those shoes– like my daughter would say– are simply a-DOOR-bell. In!

  • maggiemaybe

    Out but those shoes are DIVINE!

  • If this came down to mid-calf, it would look like my mom, all gussied up for a United Methodist Women’s meeting, but with that heel, she’ll never have the stamina to stay for the Pastor Parrish Committee meeting afterward!

  • trisker

    OUT. Patchwork. end of story.

  • j_anson

    OUT, out out.

  • marilyn

    Barely out. I am on the fence. On one hand, it is cute on her and she is wearing a ring for 2 fingers (I have never seen that before). But then, it looks like dresses girls were making in the 1970’s from real remnants of real jeans. She is event appropriate. But, I hate to think of what LV is charging for this grass-roots bit of home sewing. She needs to be more cutting edge than this to get fashion approval.

  • crash1212

    IN – if for no other reason than the shoes…which I covet.

  • I want to give her an In just for coming closer to it with that dress than I would have thought was possible. But I can’t. She’s a doll but the dress is just ugly. The top makes her look like a flat-chested evangelical who has crosses embroidered into all her clothes; the skirt is just not attractively patched. Out.

  • kmk05

    OUT. That is one ugly-shaped top. It doesn’t suit her at all and makes her look broad and flat. I’m not sold on the shoes either.

  • unbornfawn

    OUT. Dowdy and dumpy. Nothing fun about this dress.

  • LaSylphide

    Anything in denim is automatically out.

  • Rose Taylor

    Being an actual teenager, and one with a younger, but still a teenaged, sister, I have to go with IN- this look may not be what most people think would be in, but collared shirt and denim are in for everything now- pants, shirts, vests, and yes, dresses.

    I actually think this is cute…

  • Coolekat

    I knew I should have kept my denim dresses

  • In, I think she looks cute.

  • Deplorable. I cannot support denim dresses in any context, ever.

  • luluransom

    Out. But the shoes the shoes the shoes! Save those when you toss out the dress, hon.

  • subwaycars

    IN, surprisingly. When I first saw a picture last night I hated it, but it’s grown on me.

  • bd73

    very cute, though her footwear for the past two years has been inappropriate for her age. i don’t care what the schoolgirls are actually nowadays. sexy shoes are for sexy women. not girls.

  • Anniebet

    It’s an IN…Oooh, the shoes! From a distance they don’t dazzle, but the close up gave me inappropriate tingles.

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    In. The shoes make the outfit and she’s so fegging adorable even patchwork denim looks good on her.

  • Trisha26

    OUT. It’s not awful, but it does nothing for her shape, and even for this event and her age it looks too casual. Don’t understand those shoes with that dress.

  • flamingoNW

    IN. Man, those shoes are killer, too.

  • The shoes get a big IN. The rest? OUT

  • Warrior89

    Hideous. Cute shoes, though.

  • MaryAtRealityTea

    Oh so sad, but this is an Out. Although she is adorable. Also I feel like the shoes are both too grown-up vixen for her and too fancy-grown-up for this get up.

  • IN! i loooove this. it’s age and venue appropriate, she (her stylist) chose cute accessories, and she was really excited about it on twitter. the only other starlet i can picture wearing this is diane kruger, and she would look much sillier than chloe does.

  • carolie_king

    I’ll say okay and ever-so-slightly in. Innish. Is the collar part of the dress, or is it a little dickie? That chest seam gives the impression that the front is actually the back. Hmm. If she wasn’t such a little cutesie, I might have swung the other way.

  • Noelle Haland

    Ack. Definitely OUT. The shape is awful, and that ugly patch of LV logo fabric makes it that much more awful. I like the shoes but not with this outfit. She’s such a cute girl, but this is really bad.

  • OUT OUT OUT. Ick. Is she on her way to the rodeo?

  • Louise Bryan

    She’s cute, and the shoes are kinda cute for ankle-breakers. The dress is not pretty, with or without the belt. Maybe it should just be considered some runway mood-setting garnish. OUT

  • ankali

    Oh, come on. OUT. It’s a patchwork denim dress!

  • demidaemon

    I saw this on another site and instantly hated it. It just looks stupid. The print is what does it for me. Also, PDD sounds like a disease, meaning anyone wearing one should be instantly OUT and then quarantined until they recover. So, obviously, OUT.

  • Out it’s too misshapen to wear out anywhere in public unless you are a teenager girl in Kansas on a date maybe.

  • decormaven

    That dress is just a denim dress, despite the kicky shoes. She has a happy countenance, so I will applaud that.

  • FloridaLlamaLover

    Oh, gawd. I have terribly unflattering photos of myself in denim dresses circa 1995. And I owned not just one, nay I had three, the sort that had a faux vest (embroidered, natch) with strings that wrapped around and tied in the back. Just to make sure the look was completely awful, the skirt stopped about three inches above the ankle, and was gathered at the waist. Oh my, did I look like a stepped-up sister wife.

  • embers618

    In, but mostly because of nostalgia. I’m pretty sure I wore a version of this dress while I was in high school. It was an admittedly cheaper looking version, with 90’s clunky Mary Janes instead of the cutie heels she’s got here, but I can remember being young and hot and feeling kicky in my denim dress. She at least chose one in a shape that’s not ill suited to denim.

  • I was willing to give her a pass, given, as you say, that she’s still young and fresh and this is a rite of passage… but c’mon! It’s an UGLY patchwork denim dress. it’s a OUT for Vuitton more than for her.

  • miagain

    mutton dressed as lamb….OUT

  • It’s not as ugly as it could have been. That’s one thing going for it. I vote IN

  • OUT. I don’t care, this is ugly and the LV label is ridiculous. And yes, even with the girl, and the event, this is too dressed down.

  • lobsterlen

    OUT just on the principle that LV patchwork denim dress is nothing more than designer trolling. How asinine.

  • Diego!

    IN, I love jeans. And amazing shoes!

  • teensmom99

    IN because I my teen wanted to buy something similar (but $59) at Nordstrom’s Juniors dept. It’s what the kids are wearing. But you are right about its flaws especially the shape. Still, she looks cute and got the job done for MTV and now she has that ritual behind her.

  • CatherineRhodes


  • Ugh. OUT. I would rather wear flesh-toned, ruched vinyl than patchwork denim.

  • OUT. Hate the shape. Patchwork denim does no one favors.

  • barbarienne

    Between the neck and waist, that dress is doing nothing for her. Everything else is cute. A lukewarm in.

  • lalahartma

    I can’t.

  • guest2visits

    Great hair, great shoes, great ring… nothing can save this denim dress from being just another ugly denim dress.

  • kathrineb

    Out. Louis Vuitton print patch on the skirt is horrid. But I am worried about expressing my dislike for that Louis Vuitton print…Am I banned from comment here now?

  • OUT. Maybe if it were in black.

  • bellafigura1

    IN. The unflattering bodice is almost a dealbreaker, but her overall relaxed vibe wins over dress details for me.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    OUT. It’s not 90’s style as much as it is 1976 style. UGH UGH UGH. Denim belongs on Jeans. And perhaps on a jacket IF you are working on a ranch and IF you are wearing chaps. That is all.

  • Frank Lithium

    OUT, ’cause that dress makes her look… wide… and vertically challenged.

  • librarygrrl64

    OUT for the dress, but the shoes are cute and I like her new hair color.