Cover Girl: Olivia Wilde for Fashion Magazine

Posted on July 30, 2013

Olivia Wilde takes a stroll through the Uncanny Valley in this season’s must-have dress.


Olivia Wilde covers the August 2013 issue of Fashion magazine in Gucci photographed by Gabor Jurina and styled by George Antonopolous.

Gucci Fall 2013 Collection/Model: Kasia Struss

There’s always that one wacky dress each season that every stylist wants to put in an editorial. We thought J Lo pretty much owned this dress and shut down any comers (Chloe Moretz, bless her heart, shouldn’t have even tried), but we have to admit, Olivia’s working it quite well. And it suits her somewhat other-worldly looks, which really didn’t need to be make even more other-worldly by removing all her pores and about a third of the color from her eyes.





[Photo Credit: Gabor Jurina for Fashion Magazine,]

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  • MoHub

    That’s some very mid-1960s hair and makeup there.

  • nannypoo

    OK, so what’s the lesbian fashion dilemma?

    • Heather

      Indeed! I also want to know why “punk, biker, goth, or grunge” are one’s only style choices. Especially since there is a great deal of overlap between these subcultures.

      • ballerinawithagun


    • Glam Dixie

      Every headline on there is so dumb it almost looks like one of those fake magazine cover you can make yourself. Shocker! Models who Eat and Cook! Are you Punk, Biker, Goth or Grunge?! Stupid.

      • NOLA_gal

        Indeed. Even the title of the magazine is meta.

      • MilaXX

        I swear they use MadLibs to come up with these tittles.

    • mlle

      When you and your girlfriend show up for a date in the same outfit?

      • ballerinawithagun

        30 Rock!

    • demidaemon

      I want to know too. Someone enlighten us!

  • Kiltdntiltd

    They must not have been able to afford her, since they opted for a possible resin doll instead.

    • Rhonda Shore

      it almost makes me mad that they could take such a gorgeous woman and do this to her.

      • Kiltdntiltd

        Quite un-needed in Ms Wilde’s case.

        • Rhonda Shore

          those stylists are drowning in a glass of water.

  • SewingSiren

    Needs more feathers!

  • random_poster

    Analytical me, I did a side-by-side-by-side of all three covers. JLo indeed is the clear winner, and Chloe didn’t stand a chance. Olivia’s doing well here, but doesn’t have the innate fierceness that is JLo.

    • leahpapa

      Fierceness, yes; but the stylists for both Chloe and Olivia’s shoots seemed to take a less-is-more approach to hair and makeup, while JLo’s was all, “I’ll see your jewel tones, netting, and feathers and raise you an assertive lip and coiffed curls.” This garment is already so editorial, it’s a mistake to try a runway-to-real-life makeunder; it makes you look like you’re afraid of the dress.

  • alyce1213

    Was the cover shot made at Madame Tussaud’s? I don’t think Olivia Wilde was even there.
    That dress is hideous and has garnered way too much attention.

  • Jaeda Laurez

    The quality of the Photoshop reminds me of those catalogs where they sell dresses in 12 different colors and they just change the dress color rather than the shot.

    • zenobar

      “Available in Mint Julep, Cherry Blossom, Lemonade, Straw, Marine, True Navy, Jade, Snow, and Onyx.”

      • melisaurus

        gah! I hate it when they name the colors “True _____” as opposed to what false color!?

  • Judy_J

    Franklin mint doll.

    • Jessica Freeman

      I can see Marie Osmond doing this on QVC very soon.

  • kimmeister

    That ultra pale lip color makes her look like she has drowned.

  • Diane Lynch

    I thought at first that it was Liz Hurley.

    • muzan-e

      I was just wondering myself why anyone would shave off Liz Hurley’s left eyebrow!

  • MilaXX

    Olivia is putting forth a good effort, but JLo is still the winner.

  • Imasewsure

    The good thing is that this dress will disappear eventually (before something even worse comes along next year of course)

  • marlie

    I still hate the dress, but Olivia is working it just as well as JLo. Chloe shouldn’t have even bothered trying.

  • Karen Belgrad

    It’s Valley Of The Dolls Barbie!!! (Coming soon to Sally Draper’s bedroom)

  • Louise Bryan

    Dress should be reserved for Halloween parties, as an alien costume. Pretty colors, but woad isn’t fashionable anymore, either.

  • annabelle archer

    Corpsy, with a hint of Disco.

  • Jessica Freeman

    All that crazy and they go with a nude lip. No.

  • bertkeeter

    EDITOR’s comment… We have to have that dress…. It’s SOOO Editorial! Ugly bird dress… End if story!

  • desi_girl

    I have no idea why editors are going crazy over that dress! I makes me feel itchy all over! Ugh!

  • SugarSnap108

    Wow. Way to make a beautiful woman look like a somewhat life-like mannequin. In a bad dress.

  • DuBey2

    Hate the runway look. Please don’t encourage the designers of these monstrosities. ugly bird dress indeed.

  • Sonja Brisson

    Creepy cover…why is the bot look supposed to be alluring? She is beautiful and doesn’t require all this weirdo, dehumanizing Photoshopping.

  • Jane Ire

    Carmen Electra, is that you?

  • conniemd

    JLo owned the dress because the pose from the fron showed a lot more black netting and a lot less feathers than this shot from the side. JLo=black netting.

    LOL I typed “shit” instead of “shot” initially which was clearly a Freudian slip comment on the dress.

  • Julie Chase


  • A. Valera

    It looks like she has her eyes closed and they painted fake eyes on her lids.

  • marshmallowjane

    I’m not loving the dress. I guess it overpowers most women because it’s on the obnoxious side.

    Olivia has the most amazing face. I never would have thought that the blonde bartender, rough around the edges, on “The O.C,” the character who fell in love with Misca Barton, would emerge at this amazing beauty. Why has she not been People’s Most Beautiful? Is she not famous enough?

    I wouldn’t have noticed that this dress has been so busy if you guys hadn’t posted it three times. I guess it’s a good cover dress because we only see certain features about it, like the color.

  • AnnPopovic

    She’s been airbrushed out of reality and into the realm of fiction. Which is sad…’cause she’s pleasant to look at WITHOUT all the smoothing/pinching/painting nonsense. It’s just gotten so incredibly over-the-top FAKE … it’s sickening! There isn’t a person on this planet with skin like that. Even BARBIE has more flaws than that fake painted skin! Come on, now….when are we going to start egging the fashion mag houses? It’s not even art anymore; the photoshopped models are now all clones and you can program the steps into a quick little ‘push F5, remove humanity’ script. It’s CREEPY and I object.

  • snarkykitten

    When I was a kid, my grandmother had this painting in her bathroom of a pretty, but quietly unsettling looking woman. I was convinced that if I looked at it too long, the woman was going to steal my soul.

    I’m getting that vibe from this cover.

  • crash1212

    Ugliest dress on the planet. I am intrigued, however, to determine whether I am punk, biker, goth or grunge. Where’s that test?

    • Anniebet

      How about the lesbian fashion dilemma? I, for one, am dying to see what our otherly oriented sisters worry about when they choose their couture. And yes, ugliest on the planet.

  • Diego!

    Is this Olivia or her doll at Madame Tussaud’s?

  • Little_Olive

    On Gucci, guys, going for it, gum, gagging, god, and bad word games …

  • olsonam

    I just finished an Atwood book where a prostitute dresses up like a bird. This is great.

  • demidaemon

    I’m more interested in what “The Lesbian Fashion Dilemma” is than this weird cover pic.

    • WittyCism

      What about the question, “Are you punk, biker, goth or grunge?” To which if the reader were truly any of the above, she wouldn’t be reading Fashion Magazine.

  • akprincess72

    That dress reminds me of a hand-tied fishing fly.

  • Aaminah Khan

    That is not even remotely her face.