Emmy Rossum in Oscar de la Renta

Posted on June 06, 2013

Quick, someone grab Lea Michele and tell her to come here and look at this.


Emmy Rossum attends the screening and panel discussion with Showtime’s ‘Shameless’ in North Hollywood, California in an Oscar de la Renta printed dress paired with Bionda Castana pumps.

Oscar de la Renta Resort 2013 Collection/Model: Kolfinna Kristofersdottir

Bionda Castana Apple Suede ‘Consuelo’ Pumps


Because this is EXACTLY the kind of look she should be working on the regular. Not that we’re trying to take anything away from Emmy, who also looks lovely here. But we do have to wince and suck air through our teeth at the sight of those shoes. Not only are they just too big and clunky for the dress but the green clearly clashes. And we definitely prefer the floaty, swingy skirt on the runway. As cute as this looks, it looks a little big on Emmy. The runway version looks fresher.

[Photo Credit: Getty, style.com, avenue32.com]

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  • I love everything but those shoes.

    • Vickiefantastico

      Yes, she looks lovely, other than the shoes.

  • Lindsey Romain

    The shoes are a fright but for some reason I’m sort of loving that fuchsia lipstick, which is a thing I thought I’d never say. It works with a dress like this and with a complexion like hers. I think she looks beautiful.

  • M. H. Leader

    The runway version is just a different dress. Different floaty material, different neckline, different skirt. The only thing that’s the same is the print. I actually really like the shoes with this dress…but I’d like them better with the runway dress instead. Still, she looks cute and pretty and well put together here. Nice job…just not great.

    • 3boysful

      Plus the runway version is shorter, which I prefer.

      • Ann VerWiebe

        Or, the model is taller…

    • NOLA_gal

      I agree – the shoes with the dress are a Katy Perry look that I think works well for her and for Emmy (at least in this instance). It’s a wink and a bubblegum pop in the face of fashion.

    • AmeliaEve

      Thank you, I thought I was losing it. Emmy’s dress looks like it’s made of polished cotton. The skirt could never billow and flow like the runway model’s. The runway dress is a lightweight chiffon fabric and a double skirt.

  • Meg

    Is the darker hair color for a role? It looks a bit out of the bottle from a distance.

    • Guest

      I hope it is. It looks a little too ‘cold’ dark brown to my eyes. I’m thinking she’ll at least go lighter by September when they start shooting Shameless again.

  • Meg0GayGuys6

    She looks totally different with her hair like this- I don’t know if it’s a different cut, or if I’m used to seeing her with her hair up, but I almost didn’t recognize her face.

    • Guest

      Her hair is a little darker than usual, plus she has bangs at the moment, which she doesn’t normally have. It does give her a different look.

  • MilaXX

    I like both versions of the dress, but those shoes, Oi! Bad choice there. They do not match at all. I think a deeper green or even a purple would have been better. Still cute, summery look. Lea would do well to take heed.

    • MoHub

      I’d have loved a purple shoe; preferably a sandal.

      • decormaven

        You read my mind!

    • TheAmericaness

      When I first saw the shoes I thought someone had shoved Easter eggs on her feet. They kind of hurt to look at. I agree with purple as a better choice.

  • She looks like that cute girl in your building, ready to go out to dinner with the BF. props.

  • marlie

    I like the runway skirt better as well, but I love the colors in the dress. And the shoes are ALL wrong. But Emmy’s face and hair? Lea Michele needs to hire whoever did Emmy’s hair and makeup because they look just LOVELY.

  • majorbedhead

    Agreed. The chiffon make the dress so much fresher. I like the shoes, but they don’t go. And the Barbie-pink lipstick in making me wince a little. But really, I do like the look. Sweahtagahd.

    • Rhonda Shore

      Yes, it’s all about the chiffon and the model’s accessories!

  • Sobaika

    I much prefer the runway picture as well, but Emmy looks great (above the ankles). Her makeup is to die for, right on trend and perfectly suited to the look.

  • aeb1986

    the shoes the model is wearing are amaze

  • DaveUWSNYC

    The lipstick with the dress/shoes gave me a nauseous feeling.

  • OrigamiRose

    Gorgeous but totally, the runway length for the win.

  • stubbornthoughts

    What dress? Because her HAIR. It’s everything to me right now.

  • Does it show my age and questionable tastes that I want to see this with a purple shoe?

    • MoHub

      My immediate reaction as well, but then, I’m older than dirt.

      • All I know, I grew up with a mother who WAS Julia Sugarbaker, so I like my purse and shoes to pull a pop of color from the dress and to match each other. It’s been too deeply ingrained to change now.

        • conniemd

          Oh thank you. I kinda cringe and feel old when people complain about the “matchy” look of the shoes because I was taught to do the same thing. I was wondering when matching became a good thing to do.

    • Fordzo

      Do purple shoes make us old? *needs go go lie down and think about this*

      • MoHub

        No. Just fun.

      • Maybe not. The whipper snappers today often sport a pop of color that is nowhere in the ensemble and it makes me twitchy. It’s my own assumption that basing my preferences on style rules learned 30ish (sob!) years ago shows my antiquated nature.

  • Tatiana Luján

    I don’t like the makeup, her face looks gray.

  • Jeff Warhurst

    I LOVE the shoes!

    • blairdawn

      Glad I’m not the only one! The detail where they tie together is especially gorgeous!

  • mjude

    i have to agree with some of the BK’s that purple would be better.

  • SugarSnap108

    Yep, the runway dress is definitely breezier and prettier. But she still looks lovely — except for the shoes and lip color. Both of them clash with everything else.

  • nannypoo

    The thing that bothers me most about the shoes with this dress is the little edge along the sides and back with the red floral print. I did not realize until now just how picky I can be, but now that I’ve noticed it I can’t unsee it. I really love this dress, both versions.

  • NC_Meg

    Ironically, I think silly putty pumps would have worked here. (Maybe it’s because I think this would look cute on Cathy Cambridge once the baby comes and she is synonymous with the SPP.) Emmy looks great from the ankles up.

  • macwell

    I am sooo tired of this granny length and style dress trend. When/why did this become a ‘thing’? Why would a young lady want to rock something on the red carpet that her great/grandmother would? I mean really – its ridiculous at this point. Also – on a different, but the same note – what the f**k is up with the mix match pattern craze? These ‘starlets’ are going to look back a few years from now, and be like ‘Guuurrllll……’

  • rage_on_the_page

    Yeah, it seems the runway dress is a completely different material. Weird!

  • PastryGoddess

    someone please stage a lipstick intervention with this girl. bubblegum pink lipstick does not go with everything

  • Janet B

    Pretty. Shoes and eye shadow bug me.

  • JP

    Yes, the clashing greens are jarring. The earrings don’t match either. The dress is lovely otherwise.

  • Sara Hottman

    Why does she always wear crazy makeup? That Saved By the Bell lipstick is killing me, and she’s so lovely! Give the girl some mascara and Chapstick and send her on her way.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    (*Stuffs Lea Michele in my pocket and hurries on over*)

    Yeah, the green shoes are way too much “I’m going to try my very, very best to match my shoes to my dress!” And I think the lipstick doesn’t have to be quite such a bubblegum shade. If she’d toned down those two things, it’d be nearly perfect, because it’s a great dress for her.

  • Snailstsichr

    Shoes and lipstick aside, this is one of my favorite looks on her. She looks so happy it makes me smile to see her.

    And yes to purple shoes.

  • anotherkate

    I wish she wouldn’t insist on that dusty pink lip color. It makes her look sick. Just not her color. But I like the dress on her a lot.

  • teensmom99

    Love the idea of calling LM over! You guys are brilliant.

  • thecitysleeps

    Gah omg look at this girl looking amazing and so pretty. That dress is perfection. I actually prefer the cleaner version on her than the runway version. I adore the shoes, but maybe not with this dress. And I love her hair and make up, even the lips goddamnit.

  • those eyes dont go with those lips. schizophrenic make-up artist?
    otherwise: cute.

    • That’s exactly what I thought and wondered if it was just me. I like the lip color with the dress but not with that eye make up.

  • Andrea Lentz

    Why does Lea have to dress like this? Why can’t she be a sex goddess if she wants to? I feel like that’s her thing and it’s ok.

    • demidaemon

      I don’t think it’s her “thing.” It always comes across as very forced–as if this is the image her PR people want her to present but it isn’t really her. That’s why she shouldn’t dress exactly like this, but something akin to this.

  • Gloriana Reginata

    The runway model’s shoes really caught my eye. The collection has three versions: this, one in white, and a white and red combo; and they’re all lovely.

  • Betsy

    I would wear this dress to a wedding or something. With that belt, but without those shoes. I live in San Francisco, so I’d need a simple little jacket over it, maybe in one of the blue-violet colors. The only clincher here? I’M FIFTY-FIVE YEARS OLD! And even *I* would wear it a little shorter than that. So, darling Emmy, please give this dress to your mother! Go back and buy the one with the fine filmy layers, and the shorter hem.

  • Sara__B

    She’s near the top of my Irrational Celebrity Dislike list, so the combination of the shoes, the lipstick, and HER make me want to run screaming from the room.

  • MRC210

    I must have those shoes that the model is wearing. MUST!

  • Anniebet

    I think she’s awesome, but agree the model’s version of the dress is nicer with the layered skirt. I liked her shoes a lot until I saw the close up pic. But yep, the shoes on the model would have dozens of us BKs fighting over them like the shopping hordes on Black Friday in the US.

  • omg_dora

    I really dislike the print, which makes me think of avocado salad.

    She’s back to her old, unflattering makeup and thus she scares me a little again.

  • Reality TV Casting

    those lips are toooooo frosty bubblegum for the rest of her makeup/outift

  • ankali

    Bad misstep with the shoes, and I am NOT liking how her eye makeup and lipstick are fighting each other, either. Pretty dress, though, and I sooooo covet that shiny, shiny hair!

  • bellafigura1

    Blech. It looks like she started with the apple green suede shoes, and followed on from those. And they are kind of conceptually just not happening.

  • quiltrx

    What a cute dress, and of course I love Emmy anyway!
    Those shoes…they’re actually kind of cute, it’s just the color for me. It reminds me of those creamy ‘meltaway’ mints they used to have (maybe still do?) at bridal showers and wedding receptions.

  • This looks like one of the first dresses I made at age 13 or 14. The runway skirt was the only redeemable feature. The print as appropriate for a summer’s day tea or birthday party. The shoes hurt my eyes.

    • l_c_ann

      Yes to this having been a first dress (Simplicity pattern) except mine was blue greens with pink. Pretty good for a teenager in high school.

      • I agree. We rocked it. I made an apron and flannel baby doll pajamas in junior high (middle school) home economics. My mother made the few clothes that I had. Otherwise, I’d had my sister’s hand-me-downs. My mother enrolled me in a Singer sewing class that was once a week for eight weeks, and I made my first dress with set-in sleeves, zipper and a-line skirt that attached at the waist. After that, I made all my clothes for high school. I’m recently getting back into sewing again. I’m mostly “styling” dolls and kids clothes.

        Fabric and patterns used to be inexpensive back in the day. It’s too expensive to sew unless you use coupons. Some of the work on Project Runway is quite shabby from my point of view. On the other hand, I could never crank out the beautiful items that the contestants create in that short of time. I’d be like “Stanley,” trying to pin and glue right before the show.

  • andreawey

    the skirt on the runway version looks more modern, she looks pretty and ready for Easter Sunday Service……. hate the shoes, mostly because I hate mint green…….and yea they clash…..

  • librarygrrl64

    Those shoes are cute, but not with that dress.

  • Pretty.