Gwyneth Paltrow in Prabal Gurung

Posted on June 20, 2013

SO FREAKING OVER the spring/summer black-and-white trend among the celebrity set, darlings. Other things we are over in the following pictures: pants covering shoes, goofy tops, Gwyneth Paltrow.


Gwyneth Paltrow attends Licensing Expo 2013 event at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas in Prabal Gurung.

Prabal Gurung Fall 2013 Collection/Model: Alana Zimmer

That top is straight-up Project Runway. Two people who barely know each other and who recently decided they hate each other, were forced to make that top in 3 hours out of items found in a card store on very little sleep. It is the only explanation we will accept.

Why the hell are all these ladystars running away from color? IN JUNE?



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  • cowper

    When the waistline doesn’t look good on someone who works out three hours a day, you know it’s not a good waistline for anyone.

    • Deb_Lynn

      Yup, that waistline only looks good if it’s a skirt.

      • kimmeister

        This, exactly. I have a mile long torso that can rock high waisted skirts like nobody’s business, but every attempt with high waisted pants leads to a wrinkly crotch, no matter what the fabric.

    • alyce1213

      We’re never gonna get a waistline out of Gwynnie, no matter how many hours she works out, unless she really cinches it in. Her body type is straight-up-and-down and this outfit doesn’t flatter.

  • Jessica Freeman

    At least the runway version offered much more interest. This is a deflated version of it.

    Also, if Dockers can make wrinkle free pants, no designer pants should look this bad. Ever.

    • Patricia Gillett

      Word. And what happened to the design on the blouse? That was the only thing keeping it from looking like a dickey.

      • conniemd

        The black thingy around the neck makes more sense with the design on the blouse, as it looks like a different piece of material. It makes no sense and a design mistake with the plain white.

        • Gwyn’s look like the white part of the blouse is just tacked onto the black band. Whatsup with that?

  • MK03

    Let’s all point at Gwyneth and laugh, children!

    • Rhonda Shore

      I like the earrings though.

      • Those are nice earrings but they don’t look good with this outfit, but then nothing does.

  • j_anson

    Still on my irrational love list, but that top is whack.

  • Full on ridiculous.

  • stchoo

    The lighting in the first picture makes the upper part of that shirt look sheer. Weird.

  • That is one of the worst looking tops I’ve seen in quite some time. Even though it is doubtlessly Frighteningly expensive, it looks shoddily made, ill fitting, and down right cracked out.

    And the Queen of Blandlandia, can now go home, forever.

    • Little_Olive

      Queen of Blandilandia, now with more dead hair! Short shorts and scepter sold separately.

      • And if you order now, you can get a signed copy of “Particularly Pretentious Pronouncements-the Wisdom and Words of Queen Gwynnie”.

        • Lilyana_F

          Hahahaha I love you!

        • MoHub

          Kiltd, you are my hero!

        • demidaemon

          What’s sad is I actually expect that book to appear in stores and on Kindle within the next five years. However, it will have a much subtler, more pretentious, philosophical and obnoxious title and will endlessly reference her father. Good times! :l

  • Emily Dagger

    In high school choir, we wore blue polyester dresses of an undetermined vintage. One of the previous occupants of mine had sewn sweat guards into the armpits. They were uncomfortable and ridiculous.

    Fast forward 18 years, and Prabal Gurung is trying to pass them off as fashion.

    • Targettaste

      My thoughts exactly. Who knew dress shields were high fashion?

  • majorbedhead

    That top makes her boobs look like they’re being squished by a mammogram machine. And the pants are giving her camel toe. For the love of god, make the fugly stop!

    • wisenhar

      But it is the World’s Most Beautiful camel toe, after all. LOL

    • Camel toe or pointy nips – she’s gonna make you chose one.

    • TheAmericaness

      Oh phew! I thought I was the only one seeing camel toe! I didn’t want to say anything ’cause I didn’t want to be the only one seeing Gwyneth CT – that’s a lot of therapy right there and I don’t have the finances for it.

  • StellaZafella

    The top is missing the other half of the apron that says: “Kiss the kook”
    Rodeo riders wear their boot-cut pants to the floor…it’s meant to keep the cow shit off their Tony Lamas…Ah’m jus’ sayin’.

    • That’s interesting. It’d also mean that when they were actually riding their hems would be at the correct height on their boots, I guess.

  • RebeccaKW

    I’d like to see someone in those pants from the runway. And by someone, I mean Gwen Stefani.

  • girliecue

    Honey, no one is ever going to buy your Earth Mother shtick if you keep showing up in expensive, crappy froufrou.

  • Little_Olive

    “That top is straight-up Project Runway…”

    That’s why TLo is TLo and we are here.

    • LuisaNL


  • Eric Stott

    On the model that top has some interest. On Paltrow it just flops – it looks like a used pillow in a thrift store bin.

    • Ginny Ellsworth

      Kind of like her boobs.

      • Eric Stott

        Reminds me of CARRIE – her mother referred to them as her “dirtypillows”

  • Heather

    I’m also over women over 14 (appearing to) go braless.

  • FlyoverFi

    Conversation in the workroom: “Look, I know we forgot to make a top for this challenge. Hold this fabric, give me three of your earrings and I’ll affix it to this ribbon, that way we at least don’t have to make our model walk down the runway topless.”

  • hughman

    The Maid did it, not The Butler. Whatever it is, she is guilty.

  • Judy_S

    You know, I can imagine putting on that top and feeling (if I were a lot younger and had good upper arms) great about it–feminine but strong. The mistake would be not looking in the mirror.

  • housefulofboys

    Sheesh that’s a really terrible outfit. Underarm growths, pants that are too tight, too long, too wrinkly, and too high-waisted (really, GP can’t find a pair of black pants that fits??), and the same ironed flat hair that she’s been wearing for a decade. Most beautiful woman – ha!

    • Carla_Charlton

      She needs to update her hair, that’s for sure. It’s starting to make her look hard. How about a little bit of a softer -do and color?

  • Jen

    Armpit ruffles. It even sounds like an awful idea.

  • filmcricket

    Her face and hair look better than they have in a long while, so that’s something. But to quote the great Diana Rigg: “That outfit’s the pits.”

  • Aside from the pit ruffles, I could see Cameron Diaz carrying this off better.

    • Little_Olive

      But Cammie would probably have gotten rid of the armpit valances.

  • YoungSally

    The only good thing here are the pants on the model…and possibly the dress on the model walking back up the runway.

    • MikeW_Vegas

      LOL You know you’re reaching for positive talking points when you’re talking about the MODEL shots and the model that’s not even featured in the picture!

  • MilaXX

    The only thing I like here are the pants, and they’re too long.

    • l_c_ann

      The pants are also more than a tad too tight. (Unless horizontal ruching is GOOP’s next find.)

      • Targettaste

        Oooh, I’m going to use that: I haven’t gained weight, it’s horizontal ruching.

        • demidaemon

          That phrase makes me break out in hives.

      • formerlyAnon

        Can’t be. Gwynnie cannot lay claim to making “horizontal ruching” a Thing. Only counts as ruching if it’s sewed into the garment. If it is spontaneous, occurring upon wearing, then it is poor fit.

  • decormaven

    Look! The Kleenex is popping out of her bra! Oh wait, she doesn’t have on one. So why the heck is she stuffing her top?

  • Pennymac

    Gawd. Did PR have a “Make a top from satin Pillowcase and Grandmas Priscilla curtains” episode? And attach the neckline to the collar with brass upholstery tacks, and send it to Goop to wear? Hiddy!

  • lrober03

    That shirt looks like it was made in a 7th grade home ec class

  • poggi

    It’s nice to know that if Gwyneth feels threatened on the carpet she can extend her boob frills to appear larger and ward off potential predators (which is good, because out-running a predator is not an option when your pants are that long).

  • crash1212

    That shirt – in both iterations – is a crime against fashion, and I’ve never understood the pants-over-shoes dealio, however, having said that, I will never get tired of black and white – it’s one of my favorite combos and can be quite versatile and “summery”. Love her earrings.

  • Katerina

    I love the runway top, but it should have stayed on the runway. It just looks pathetic.

    But I <3 Gwynnie no matter what she does. She'd have to club baby seals or something to outweigh that scene in Great Expectations when she strips for Ethan Hawke with Pulp's "Like a Friend" playing. My teenage self thought that was the apotheosis of sexy 90's don't-give-a-fuck.

  • Garcia Loca

    Formal pants should NOT give you a big ole’ fat Camel Toe! But if she planned it as the way to distract attention from that atrocious top, the strategy worked. Nicely done, Goop.

  • Joyce VG

    at least she wore a bra

    • Griffinqueen

      No, I don’t think she did.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    Hiddy. In fact, I think Gwynnie should open a boutique called House of Hiddy and put this in the window.

  • julnyes

    Hair and make-up are better than usual, but that shirt is heinous and I don’t want to see those pants ever again.

  • joanna dash

    The model looks like a frilled dragon lizard, puffing up her armpit flaps in an attempt to intimidate predators.

  • maggiemaybe

    Those earrings sure are pretty.

    • Janet B

      I was thinking the same thing, except they’d look better on someone else.

      • maggiemaybe

        Yeah, well, there is that…

  • 3boysful

    It reminds me of the outfit for the competition jazz number by the Miss Donna School of Dance.

  • Janet B

    Is she trying to hide that she has a waist?

    Not pretty from head to toe (floor).

  • thecitysleeps

    What the fuck is that top?

  • LuisaNL

    damn, those are some ill-fitting pants. I won’t even comment on the PR top. and please, please, please, can someone tell her to do something about the sad hairstyle?!

  • Adrianna Grężak

    Wow. This is really bad. On clearance in TJMaxxx bad.

  • Glam Dixie

    Gweneth, seriously, get a bra. Your girls aren’t speaking to each other.

  • judybrowni

    She’s got tissues stuffed in her bra — if she was wearing a bra.

    • Eric Stott


  • judybrowni

    Oh, and the pants covering shoes hem makes everyone look like a Clydesdale.

    • Julie

      Which is exactly why I’m returning a pair of “trouser jeans” tomorrow.

  • LibrarianLizy

    Things I am over: Goop not wearing a bra.

  • appliquer

    Very over all things Goop.

  • Judy_J

    What a mess.

  • Julie

    Those pants are unforgivably crotchy. I’m getting uncomfortable just looking at them. 🙁

  • stubbornthoughts

    Terrible outfit, but I almost wish she would’ve worn the runway pants. I think Gwenie could pull them off.

    Her hair looks great and healthy!

  • Lola Channing

    even though I find Ms. Paltrow a blonde media-horny cow, I find the outfit strangely charming. It must be the heat getting to me.

    • formerlyAnon

      “Media-horny cow” cannot possibly be worked into any conversation I can imagine having today, but I SO wish it could.

  • demidaemon

    Well, she managed to make a stupid top even stupider. Congratulations, GOOP! Also: these photos have pushed my irrational hate meter up to 1000 for today.

  • Sara__B

    First, armpit bows on the First Lady. Now armpit ruffles on Ms. Paltrow. No more armpit decor today, please!

  • FeminineLipstique

    That sucks, Gwyneth. Pants have totally done that to me, too.

  • Austen Jane

    That top reminds me of the dinosaur that attacked Newman on Jurassic Park. Dilophosaurus, I think it was.

  • jkatkins

    I am over all those same things, wise uncles, but not necessarily in that order!

  • sunnycalif

    She’s at Licensing Expo 2013–with GOOP on the panel behind her! Oh no, outlets of Gwinnie all over the world!

    • makeityourself

      She was a featured speaker there, talking about building a brand in today’s market. I’m sure her ballroom was packed. Haha! Not bad for someone who never graduated from college.

  • Anniebet

    Is she wearing upside-down, old fashioned bloomers on her top? And polyester pants from the 70s, zipper and all?

  • nannypoo

    I am also over her perky little boobs. You forgot to mention that.

  • formerlyAnon

    That top is an abomination unto the Lord. The pants are standard hottest-intern-in-the-office. The “most beautiful woman in the world” with an essentially unlimlited clothing budget came up with this?

  • Kate4queen

    It’s awful.

  • Shawn EH

    What to say but: Of course!

  • E. D.

    Her makeup looks decent, but everything else is crap. I wish she’d do something interesting with her hair.

  • Maybe it’s to take away from how… refreshed her eyes look.

  • Liza Ortiz

    arm pit ruffles

  • MandyM

    I don’t care what she wears as long as I don’t have to see her lack of panties firsthand. I’m OK with this. It’s boring and unflattering but I can suffer through it. Why would anyone want to go to a licensing expo and why would it have a red carpet?

  • stephbellard

    I really hate this stuck-up bitch.

  • bd73

    slacks are too tight.

  • bertkeeter

    TRAGIC that this was actually NOT designed on Project Runway but by a reputable designer…YIKES!

  • Judih1

    LOve the pants on the model. Can we have a moratorium on Gwyneth – she is way to overexposed for doing nothing special. Kinda like a blonde Kardashian. Yes I knew she won an Oscar so that means she has more talent than somoeone who did a sex tape. But still..

  • Why would she wear something so embarrassingly ugly? The top doesn’t flatter her either.

    BTW, is it just me, or do some of these celebs spend an awful lot of time doing red carpet events?

  • BrooklynBomber

    But, TLo, she’s the most beautiful woman in the world.

  • Aaminah Khan

    Is she like a Barbie doll where her hair just comes that way and you can’t change it because if you cut it off or do something with it, it’ll never go back to normal?

  • MrsBug

    Honestly I liked it until I saw how long the pants were.

  • Jecca2244

    hair looks better, but I think it is time for her to retire for summer vacation in the Hamptons or Portofino or wherever.

  • Her pants don’t fit. She’s Gwyneth frelling Paltrow. Why do her pants not fit?!

  • ailujailuj

    SO FREAKING OVER the gwyneth. (SFOTG)

  • mila_8

    Agreed. I’m reading this in the Tampa…TAMPA….and every other lady is in a black and white stripe number.

  • Danielle L

    I want to yank those pants down off her ribs. Honey, no.