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.

  • 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.

  • 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 🙂

      • 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.”

  • 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.

    • 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.

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

  • 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.)

  • Betty Draper did it better.

  • Synnae

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