Rose McGowan in Willow at Fendi Soiree by Karl Lagerfeld

Posted on July 08, 2013

Rose looks like she just stepped out of a Fellini film – and that’s not at all a bad thing.


Rose McGowan attends Fendi Soiree by Karl Lagerfeld in Paris in a Willow Corset dress.

Willow Corset Illusion Dress

It’s not really much of a look, but somehow, she’s selling it. Her makeup looks a little scary, though. We think we could handle the Sophia Loren eyes, but she’s got to tone down the pink lips a little. Needs some jewelry too.


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    • frannyprof

      How can she even move in that dress without a babyhead or two making an appearance?

      • gabbilevy

        Forget double-sided tape. I’m thinking superglue.

      • Glam Dixie

        That’s what I was thinking, nip slip waiting to happen.

      • jen_vasm

        My girls are feeling unstable just looking at that bodice.

    • foodycatAlicia

      A good bracelet and a better lip colour and we’ll be in business. I preferred her green Judy Garland drag though.

    • YoungSally

      Wow — please tell me that the model has been through the Photoshop rack….

      • smallgirlsaretrouble

        I think so – there is definitely something weird about the arm on the right

      • altissima

        She looks seriously strange.

    • leahpapa

      As an aside, the styling on the model gives me the sads.

    • annabelle archer

      No. WREQ.

      • eowyn_of_rohan

        I really really really want pictures of Uncle Karl’s face when he saw her in that get-up.

      • AshBookworm

        Why is WREQ not already being used by TLO?

        • SophiaPehawkins

          I remember reading somewhere that they don’t use it because they couldn’t figure out a proper acronym for it.

          • Faerie Nuff

            When Ridiculousness Escalates Quickly?

      • Airkisses

        You are BRILLIANT :)

        • annabelle archer

          Au contraire. I’m not the first Bitter Kitten to make clever turn of the phrase.

    • Mismarker

      She always gets one thing wrong, doesn’t she? Those pink lips are horrendous. Otherwise, she looks pretty damn fab.

      • MoHub

        A red lip would have changed everything.

    • alyce1213

      She might have looked like she stepped out of a Fellini movie if that dress had a square or scooped neckline — suggestive but not vulgar like this — and if she had a big happy sorriso on her face, not pink duck lips.

      • formerlyAnon

        And it IS the dress, not her. The dress is too low on the boobs on the model, as well.

    • eowyn_of_rohan

      Ah yes, I think that shade of pink lipstick is called “Bubble Tape.”

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    • formerlyAnon

      She totally needs a fabulous necklace or earrings. As it is this is a nice look dragged down by the way it’s all-about-the-boobs if you start looking for points of interests. And there is no reason for her to be desperate enough for it to be-all-about-the-boobs.

    • PastryGoddess

      She had me until I saw those bubblegum pink lips. Can we all agree that they don’t belong on anyone over the age of 25

      • demidaemon

        I would edit the age limit to 15, at least.

        • PastryGoddess

          You know I was going to say 10, but then I realized I was still doing stupid shit like wearing pink lips until at least my mid 20’s

    • SewingSiren

      If the top part was a little higher it would be perfect.

    • bertkeeter

      Like the look but not the hair….needs something more fluid…around shoulders?

    • H2olovngrl

      She looks like a girl who will absolutely not be going home alone. And that’s also not at all a bad thing!

    • Monzerrat Ontiveros

      the worst photo angle i’ve ever seen! Also the hair is awful…

      • Slanted & Enchanted

        Seriously! The second photo of her is particularly vertigo-inducing…

        • Courtney

          Up the nose shots are nobody’s friend.

    • marlie

      She HAS to stop with those pale pink lips. I get that she might want to step away from the deep red that was her signature for so long, but there has to be a compromise.

    • SephSki

      Is she… giving duck face???

      • eowyn_of_rohan

        At this point it’s more like ducks are giving Rose face.

    • LaSylphide

      Stay out of her way, ’cause if those things pop out, somebody’s gonna get hurt!

      • MilaXX

        It’ll put your eye out!

    • MilaXX

      Dress is okay, but I really dislike the hair.

    • RebeccaKW

      As a weird aside, I’ve just caught up on my backlog of DVR, including Once Upon a Time s2. She played the young Barbara Hershey and she was excellent.

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    • unbornfawn

      The enginineering on that dress is amazing. I could do without the Snooki hair.

    • crash1212

      Nice look. Updo needed to be a big messier. Agree about that pink lip…and we all should avoid under lighting whenever possible.

      • Gaby

        Yes – poor thing, I just want to run up with a big powder pouf and blot her a little.

    • snarkykitten

      oh but her boobs are plotting their aerial escape…

    • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

      She looks like a drag queen impersonating Marion Cotillard.

    • Rand Ortega

      Willow at Fendi Soiree by Karl Lagerfeld? Sounds like a law firm partnered by 7 year olds.
      She reminds me of Claudia Cardinale in 8 1/2. Very ’60’s bombshell. Diamond earrings & a bracelet & this would’ve been a WERQ.

    • Judy_J

      That dress is riding way too low across the bustline. Looks awkward to me. And I hate the cotton candy pink lipstick.

    • sekushinonyanko

      Better hair, larger cups, and a more neutral lip and I could see this working out. As is, it’s a “so close, yet so far.” But at the very least the strange things that had been happening with her face are not happening anymore. She both looks pretty, and like the Rose I remember.

    • Alexandra Pimenta

      That girl scares the living shit outta me.

    • understateddiva

      Her purse looks like a flask.

    • renad

      I can’t get past the Rorschach birdie face the dress is making against her chesticle area.

      • silaria

        Oh gods, she’s a Talon! *dies* (And anyone who gets that reference, +10 to your geek score.)

    • E. D.

      Too bad about the angle. And the lip color.

    • Sagecreek

      Some bought some super-strength double-stick tape, just sayin’.

    • spooki C

      Can’t see anything past those too bee stung to close properly lips. Lay off the injections before they start to resemble a cat’s butthole.

      Hate the hair, hate the shoes, needs some accessories and a better lipstick.

    • bellafigura1

      When did she go from, like, delicate and ethereal to exhausted and harsh?

    • macwell

      But that face though….:(

    • largishbearishAtlish

      what about this look makes me think of the movie Ed Wood?

    • Anniebet

      Neck down does not go with head.

    • e jerry powell

      That first photo. The way she’s standing appears to be making for minor titscrepancy.

    • Elizabeth Phillips

      What she needs to tone down is the lip injections, not the lipstick.

    •!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      I irrationally love the Loren eye look, but even on the model I want to hike those straps up. I’m sure she’s been taped to within an inch of her life, but you’d think it would be more comfortable to just go topless than be afraid to take a deep breath all night.

    • silaria

      I think I like this? It’s hard to tell, because the pictures were so clearly taken at night with serious flash, and that will make ANYONE look ghastly. I’m going to pretend her lipstick is a much duller color when not flashed and call it good.

    • veleri

      hate the lips, not only the color :/

    • nycfan

      How old is she? Because I think she is probably in her 30s(?) but she looks like she’s in her 50s trying to look like she’s in her thirties … but maybe she just has awful make-up here.

    • Lesley

      She looks like she’s working a street corner and I HATE that hairstyle.

    • HK4Seven

      I feel like any post about Rose needs to come with the disclaimer that she was in a horrible car accident and yes she’s had some work done but it wasn’t like it was elective so quit being so harsh. (That’s not being said to TLo, but to the commenters who say things about her horrible facelift, etc.)

    • Deborah Lipp

      Betty Draper did it better.

    • Synnae

      Just not working for me. The dress is just on the wrong side of slutty…