Hayden Panettiere in Rafael Cennamo

Posted on May 10, 2013

Hayden Panettiere attends the 34th Annual Sports in New York City in a Rafael Cennamo gown accessorized with an Edie Parker clutch.

Rafael Cennamo Fall 2010 Couture Collection



[Photo Credit: Getty, rafaelcennamo.net]

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  • had the dress gone straight lines from the chest down, this would have looked amazing. The huge X across her hips killed it.

    • Her height works against her with this style. Breaking the line at the hips just emphasizes how short she is.

  • SewingSiren

    Very nice dress for Vanna White.

    • Awfully pagenty, isn’t it?

      • I just wanna twirrrrrrrl in it though!

        • SewingSiren

          You’ll get your chance everytime you turn a letter.

          • DeborahJozayt

            Lets hope the contestants get every letter guess correct, or we’re gonna have one pissed off Vanna.

      • FancyPhilly

        So strange, because on the model it doesn’t look that way at all, flowy and relaxed. On Hayden I feel she is ready to give her speech on why “poverty and homelessness” are just so “plain awful.”

    • BrooklynBomber

      Maybe for Vanna White’s prom.

    • alyce1213


  • heatheradair

    Feels like a Stacy Kiebler dress, doesn’t it?

    • formerlyAnon

      Nailed it. Though perhaps it needs a slit.

  • That shape looks so good on her, but I can’t help but wish it was knee length instead. Would that make it too high school homecoming?

  • MilaXX

    pretty but the flouncy inserts make this seem like the type of dress the dancing mermaids on Love Boat would have worn where the bottom gets ripped off before they jump in the pool.

  • AmeliaEve

    She isn’t tall enough to carry this. Shortening the dress throws off all the proportions. It’s much less flattering on her than it should be.

    • Sara

      I agree. Looks great on the taller model, and I much prefer that tan color to the white.

    • SugarSnap108

      Yep. I do think it looks much better on the willowy model — but I also think it’s not only because of her height, but because this dress looks better from a distance. It looks cheap up close.

  • I think she is too petite/short to wear this…

  • Sara

    I’m sorry all I ever get from her is “15-year-old gymnast.”

    • lovelyivy

      She will always be the cheerleader from heroes. She is the epitome of cheerleader and all things perky and blonde, seriously.

  • random_poster

    She’s too short for the dress, but I’m glad she switched out the beige for white. Pretty make-up.

  • Tatiana Luján

    Her face looks amazing. The dress looks too tight.

  • To old for her, too tight and too long. Bet the girls poledancing for Gatsby are sorry they didn’t get this one though.

  • stubbornthoughts

    Agree with the majority here. The mermaid shape is hard for short girls to pull off. Gorgeous dress, though. And her face is adorable.

  • One deep breath and the floor will be covered with glittery silver shreds. I might have liked it more if it didn’t make ME feel constrained just looking at it.

  • She has looked better.

  • decormaven

    The metallic eye shadow gives me the twitch. What’s she wearing for the swimsuit competition?

  • It’s a beautiful dress, and I appreciate that she’s dressed a little more youthfully than she usually does, but because she’s so petite, the proportions of the dress seem a little off – the torso and hips region of the dress are so much longer on her than on the model. But still, kudos to her for actually looking her age.

  • carnush

    The dress is OK, but the makeup is stunning. She should handle her face with a lighter hand more often.

  • Also, THIS is how the ladystars should do the “nude” face. Her makeup is really subtle, but her face isn’t all one color.

  • Anathema_Device

    Like it much better in the original color. Agree with the other BKs that she isn’t quite tall enough for it.

  • KAO TV

    very pretty..a semi WERQ!

    • MissAmynae

      agreed. really, really well done here.

  • 3boysful

    I like the round earrings contrasted against all the lines.

  • Not applicable

    i dunno- maybe i’m thrown by the pose (and when she poses she always looks like she’s sucking it in… like holding her breath until it hurts) but b/c she’s so petite she always looks a little gymnast-like to me. It doesn’t take much to overpower her small frame and this one tips into the Ice Capades look. (for me anyways)

  • Crystal

    she’s really pretty. I always forget that. But the dress is weird.

  • frannyprof

    Pretty. But we must brace ourselves for the onslaught of Gatsby inspired eveningwear for the remainder of the year.

  • crash1212

    I’m not sure what dynamic is present with her – and she’s an itty bitty thing so this is totally odd to me – but everything she wears in life and on Nashville, always looks too tight and like she has to hold her breath all the damn time. This could just be me… It’s a pretty dress and I like her white/silver version better than the model. Pretty.

  • Is it my imagination or is this almost identical to the fabric used in the terrible top Kate Bosworth wore with the ice-blue skater skirt?

    • Donna Tabor

      I thought the same thing. How weird.

  • formerlyAnon

    I like, a lot. The dress is overwhelming her just a little bit, or I might be contemplating a werq (lower case).

  • i think its very pretty.

  • The original color is just awful and this one…well, more white on a blond. Too bad b/c it’s an interesting dress.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    It’s weird to think someone is too small for a dress, considering how much we all bash the big girls in America, but… This dress would look amazing on Queen Latifah. On teeny tiny Hayden, there’s no room to see the glory of the dress.

    • conniemd

      Agree totally. The dress has a lot of volume in the skirt and would have looked great on the Queen.

  • demidaemon

    I feel like someone else has worn this dress recently, but I can’t remember exactly who. I think I didn’t like it then, and I still don’t like it now.

  • quiltrx

    I like this…has a slightly Deco/Gatsby feel to it (seems like we’re seeing that a lot lately, and I’m so not complaining!). But I am surprised to say I like the original colorway better. The white cheapens it somehow.

  • MandyM

    Is it time for the Country Music Awards already? It’s a pretty look but she’s too short.

  • ankali

    She looks nice enough, but this dress really loses something in making the nude elements white. The dress on the model is a deco dream, while the one on Hayden is just kind of pageant-y. Also, I’m not sure that’s the most flattering neckline for her, though the rest of her figure is slammin’ as always.

  • akprincess72

    I prefer it with the alternating beige

  • unbornfawn

    Over designed.

  • understateddiva

    I covet her teeth!! She looks very pretty, but that silver kind of clashes with her coloring.

  • I love the dress and on the model it’s gorgeous but Hayden is a little too short to wear SUCH a dress.

  • librarygrrl64

    It’s pretty, but it’s a little overwhelming on her, and I prefer the original color combo.

  • TheAmericaness

    You’re a taaaaaad too short for this dress darling. The dress needs to be shorter.

    One film featuring art deco and it’s all we’ll see for an eternity! (read: 2 weeks). Hopefully the next huge period piece will feature lederhosen and we’ll really have something to bitch about!

  • This is someone elses dress.