Julianne Hough in Peter Pilotto

Posted on April 10, 2013

Julianne Hough attends the British Fashion Council Celebrates ‘London Show Rooms LA’ in Beverly Hills, California in a Peter Pilotto dress paired with Preen for Aldo shoes.

Peter Pilotto Fall 2013 Collection/Model: Jourdan Dunn



[Photo Credit: Getty, style.com]

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  • savicevic


  • OrigamiRose

    Oh dear. *bleaches eyeballs*

  • It’s like one of those tattoos that’s supposed to look like you have been flayed. I am seeing a straight-jacket and exposed muscles.

  • gabbilevy

    Not your dress girl. You need a Ph.D. in haute couture to handle this one, and you’re barely struggling through your Bachelors.

  • When you google “overdesigned” this set of images comes up.
    I have taste questions about Mr Pilotto. Serious taste questions.

    • Tracy_Flick

      I completely agree. It seems like your average Project Runway contestant can mix prints better than that.

      • It’s a classic example of too many ideas at once.

      • Girl_With_a_Pearl

        When the show was on Bravo.

      • conniemd

        Certainly Mondo could. She also looks understandably miserable wearing such a hot mess of a dress.

    • Vlasta Bubinka

      Are those tin foil triangles pointing to her crotch???

      • Remains of a Jiffypop bag that they had lying around and decided to use, since they used everything else they had in the workroom.

        • Vlasta Bubinka

          Thank G-d they couldn’t find a kitchen sink. You just know that would’ve ended up as a neck accent.

    • ankali

      It feels like with every damn Pilotto dress I’ve ever seen, he only had good ideas enough for one area of the dress. Like: sleves! Nice sleeves! The rest of the dress is awful! Or: cool neckline! The rest of the dress is awful!

  • blueberrypanckae

    the white collar/bib part makes her head look really dis proportional to her body. And she forgot to do her hair.

  • RedRaven617

    I think she is a very pretty woman, but the hair and the dress don’t do a thing for her.

  • Catiline

    What the hell am I looking at.

    • Kristin McNamara

      From the boobs up, a nun’s habit, minus the head covering. From the boobs down, a hot mess.

  • kayleymaybe

    Wait, she’s in her 20s with a super hot bod, right? Then WHY OH WHY do you go out in public in this?

  • Mismarker

    Why does this girl insist on looking like ass all the time?

  • jw_ny


  • DaveUWSNYC

    Looks like her sternum unzipped.

  • Please tell me Peter Pilotto’s 15 minutes will be up soon, and in about two or three years we’ll see him on “All on the Line” with Joe Zee and a focus group telling him, “These patterns just burn my eyes. Make it stop!”

  • TieDye64

    This chick is never going to get it. Ever.

  • alyce1213

    That dress is a horror. No one can wear that dress, but especially not her with that beach hair.

  • sablehunter

    WTF is this? Horrible toe cleavage.

    • Targettaste

      Oh how I hate toe cleavage.

  • MT2239

    HUGE makeup and hair improvement. But yeah. This is ass, you guys.

    • Carly Warnock

      My thinking as well! She finally figured those eyebrows out.


      Such a pretty girl, but that scraggly ass hair isn’t working for me! Glad she’s toned down the eyebrows! Still a bit too dark I think. And that dress, Cray-Cray! But the shoes are lovely!

  • sweet_potato

    Not loving Peter Pilotto, at all.

  • What did they expect this dress to look like? I can’t imagine it working on anybody.

  • jmorino08

    It looks it was made from the backs of two separate dresses. Someone two front panels are pining for their mates!

  • I’m beginning to think Peter Pilotto’s always on crack when he designs.

  • This just does not work. On any level. The dress is fug, and the fit is poor.

  • When I looked at this link from afar, it reminded me of an Irish Step Dancing costume, albeit an ugly one.

  • Give this fabric to Mondo Guerra and he could probably make something nice out of it, but not so much Peter Pilotto…. That’s tragic!

  • It’s too much dress. The fabric is doing wonky things around the bust, and there are too many elements, prints, shapes, etc. The shoes are fine, but the dress is just overwhelming her. And while her hair and makeup look nice, it’s straight up “office job” hair and makeup. She doesn’t look like she’s at a celebration or “event.”

  • OFFICIALLY one of the ugliest dresses I have ever seen.

  • MsOlympia

    Ugh. No no no. Julianne is wayyy too vanilla for even slightly complicated looks, and this look couldn’t possibly be anything but an ADD mess on anyone. I am starting to get a complex WRT Peter Pilotto. He wishes he was Mary Katrantzou, but Mary Katrantzou he ain’t.

  • PastryGoddess

    She looks like ass but at least she’s out of the middle aged divorcee look she’s been sporting for a while.

  • another_laura

    It’s not. aesthetically. pleasing.

    • flamingoNW

      thanks, Nina!

    • Aurumgirl

      I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything Peter Pilotto designed be flattering or even attractive on anyone. It’s all ugly, all the time and yes, I also wonder why he’s being worn so often.

  • So…it’s Pilotto the new McCartney for “Ugly Clothes Everybody’s Stylist Inexplicably Loves?”

    • Introspective

      agree. i see the words peter pilotto and start immediately eye rolling cause i know im in for either scroll down, scroll up or all around fug.

    • demidaemon

      I don’t think it’s the new McCartney. I think it’s the McCartney +1. That means we get to deal with both of them at the same time. Yay!!!!! *vomits*

  • marilyn

    No no no no no no no no no no no no no no

  • A BARRETTE!!??!?

  • I wish she would just go away. I’m sure she’s a lovely person …in person…. but why is she all in the public eye? What has she ever done except be sort of professionally blonde?

    • demidaemon

      She can dance. And she supposedly can be cute.

  • Of course she would manage to find the worst Peter Pilotto dress in existence.

  • Sara__B

    The dress pretty much overwhelms the tall, broad-shouldered runway model. Petite little Julianne didn’t stand a chance.

  • mhleta

    I LOVE THIS DRESS…on the model. It’s awful on Julianne, as it would be on 99.9% of human women. This is why designers should show their clothes on normally proportioned people–they’ll see the flaws more readily. This an empirically awful dress, but the model, by some modelly magic, was able to pull it off, leading to the gross misconception that is is a wearable garment when it’s not.

  • Chickadeep

    GREAT RYAN SEACREST’S BEARD! That is a seriously tacky-looking tragic little outfit.

  • crash1212

    Dress – 1; Julianne – 0.

  • Janet B

    Pretty makeup.
    I feel bad for her feet.

  • Imasewsure

    Wow hate that dress. Hate those shoes.

  • frannyprof

    Not a fan of Peter Pilotto.

    • l_c_ann

      but isn’t it a god thing that we know we don’t like his work?

  • Wow, this gets worse with every view. It looks like someone vomited random prints all over a black & white dress. The back is awful. Someone and her stylist (and possibly Mr. Pilotto, too) must be hung over.

  • mozzer0906

    This is one of those that doesn’t make sense and I don’t even want to try to make sense out of it.

  • MilaXX

    The good new is she looks closer to her age. Except for the foundation looking a bit heavy I don’t mind the hair or makeup. The bad new is that’s not her dress. I think this dress could work on Zoe Saldana, but it’s far too busy on Julianne’s tiny frame. Also? Her white shoes are too small.

  • Great dress if you want your torso to appear much bigger than it actually is.

  • Jessi03

    No, mama. But her eyes look absolutely gorgeous. I never realized how clear blue they were. THAT is the makeup for her.

  • fringebenefit

    I will never understand.

  • stubbornthoughts


  • decormaven

    So true. She’s still riding around with the training wheels on, IMO.

  • Trisha26

    I’m beginning to think no one should wear his clothes. Bib in the front, straitjacket in the back.

  • Indigo54

    She must be having spaghetti later. already has her bib on.

  • maggiemaybe


  • Oh god NO. This is like haute couture for Spartacus.

  • flamingoNW

    It plays better in the runway shot probably because she’s not standing in front of a white background…. Also it looks like her hair is caught under the weird white collar thing, although I’m sure it’s not. Just not working.

  • Every time I see this woman, I just want to shout “STOP!”

  • Lilyana_F

    What on earth is going on with that dress? o.0 Confusing as hell.

  • Snailstsichr

    OMG. It looks like an alien after dissection.

    • VicD


  • Ha! My eyes are making little tuxedo arms that are wrapping around her boobs.

  • mightbewrong

    That’s….something, all right. Kind of awful.

  • VicD

    WHY do people wear Peter Pilotto???

  • demidaemon

    She dialed down the makeup and youthened her hair. That’s good. She apparently blinded herself before getting dressed. That’s bad.

  • Both Pilloto and her stylist should be tied together with heavy chains and thrown into a deep body of murky water!

  • jetpackdino

    Looks like one dress is being eaten by another dress. Bad choice for Julie. The hair and make-up are pretty though.

  • rloliveira

    What at ugly dress.

  • I usually gush over Peter Pilotto’s designs, obsessing over the runway pics on style.com and having the images stay with me for years to come. I hadn’t seen the Fall 2013, but the dress on the model isn’t my favorite, I think it’s the shape… or the variety of shapes, but it’s alright. On Julianna it just looks wacky and overdone. I think she succeeds with more traditional and glam looks.Pilotto seems hard to pull off off the runway- I can’t even imagine what I, a normal person of average weight would look like in some of the looks, let alone this one.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Is that a dress??? Seriously, wtf?

  • bd73

    looks she’s wearing a backpack over her front. that garment is wearing her.

  • This dress is swallowing her whole.

  • nannypoo

    That is a really dumb-looking dress.

  • the fit is whackalack

  • lrhoff

    No, no. This is just a mistake.

  • It’s too small on her. It looks cool on the model. A size (or two!) up and she’d be able to straighten up at least… or, no. The fit is off but maybe it’s just an optical illusion of ugly.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    Now that she’s not pretending to be in love with Mega Media Morass Ryan Seacrest, shouldn’t her 15 minutes be over?

  • No one should have a big paisley pimple about to burst on their boobs…. shame on that designer – people should look at your customer and light up or contemplate. Not make people wonder if the poor, beautiful woman is disfigured in some horrible accident.

  • Methinks Peter Pilotto is a poor man’s Mary Katrantzou.

  • tereliz

    It looks like an alien is about to burst from her chest. Some of these Pilotto designs are cute, but this one, YIKES!

  • In this instance, she’s not wearing the dress, the dress is wearing her. Her feet look tortured

  • newtonGOTbeaned

    Apparently I’m the only one, but I like this. Maybe I’m blinded by how good her face looks (especially comparatively).

  • azil O

    robo boobs

  • librarygrrl64

    Damn, he makes some ugly dresses.

  • I’m not supposed to like this, but somehow, I do. Go figure.

    Well, minus the white shoes anyways.

  • ccm800

    the blonde hair has GOT to go.