Vera Farmiga in Viktor & Rolf at “The Conjuring” Premiere

Posted on July 16, 2013

So we hear through the Bitchy Fashion Blogger’s Grapevine that Vera wore Viktor & Rolf to this premiere. “Oh, how exciting!” we imaginarily exclaimed. “She’s got kind of a cool look to her and it is our LIFE’S MISSION to get more ladystars to wear off-the-beaten-path designers like the aforementioned Viktor & Rolf! Huzzah! Huzzah, we say!” Our cats never once look up from their (apparently fascinating)  assholes to share in our joy. They’re used to these outbursts.

Anyway, our huzzahs died quickly on our lips.

Vera Farmiga attends the premiere of “The Conjuring” in Los Angeles in a Viktor & Rolf black sleeveless v-neck gown with printed jacquard skirt from the Pre-Fall 2013 collection.

It’s a great dress and we love her for picking it. As V&R goes, this is downright conventional, but even so; it’s got just enough of an edge to be interesting.


We hate to say this, but she really needs to stand up straight. This is not a dress or a time for slouching. Even so, the bodice here is not the most flattering thing for her. It’s pulling all over the place and the waist sits way too high for her figure. You could drop that skirt a good 4 to 6 inches and it would look much better, proportionally speaking.

And finally, honey, you’re wearing a reptile skin Viktor & Rolf dress to the premiere of your movie. You think maybe you could do something with your hair and maybe try night-time makeup instead of office makeup? Your head is a massive disappointment, dear. Also: there’s nothing scary about jewelry. Especially when it’s free.



[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans/]

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  • hmariec19

    “Our cats never once look up from their (apparently fascinating) assholes to share in our joy.”

    I just choked on my yogurt.


  • TheAmericaness

    Oh, her poor face looks bald? with that makeup in that dress. No No.

  • Annarosa

    all my disappointment to the hair. what’s that?

  • Diego!

    OMG she looks like Patricia Arquette’s twin evil sister!!! I love the dress but everything else is terrifying!

  • majorbedhead

    Whoever thought snakeskin/croc skin and an animal print dress could look so dull?

  • veleri

    Also: there’s nothing scary about jewelry. Especially when it’s free. EXACTLY!

    really, vera, where are your friends? ask them for advice, or at least ask us!

  • decormaven

    Boy, talk about some Sun In hair. Dearie, go to a GOOD hairstylist/colorist. Whoever came up with what’s currently on your head is masquerading as a professional. Too bad about this look- with accessories and proper hair/cosmetics, it could have been a contender.

  • Plus,…
    Gurl, your expression says, “I’m just stoned enough not to give a shit about this.”

  • CPK1

    plus, are those rope soled wedges poking out from under the skirt?? come on Vera!

    • makeityourself

      Unless she’s standing in a basket, I think you’re right. WTF Vera? Who concocted this mellofahess, as my mother would say.

  • decormaven

    I just took a second look at this. She’s got on Claire’s Accessories earrings, for Pete’s sake. Heck, toddlers wear cuter earrings than what she’s sporting.

  • elemspbee

    This is an ugly dress. and the northern region of the wearer is totally washed out. So unpleasant to open my eyes to this. ugh

  • marlie

    This disappoints me on so many levels. Probably the only non-batshit-crazy dress in the collection, and she still doesn’t nail it.

  • MartyBellerMask

    Oh, but she is usually such a hot fashion mess that I am loving this. Agreed on all points though.

  • Rhonda Shore

    She needs a new colorist, one who will introduce her to lowlights and some nourishing hair products…

  • MoHub

    If her bra is going to show, it should be black, which would make it blend with the dress and not be so obvious.

  • nannypoo

    Her hair is so awful I can’t even think about the dress.

  • Danielle L

    THe HAIR D:

  • GorgeousThings

    She looks like she’s going for a downmarket Charlize Theron. Unintentionally.

  • VeryClaire

    That hair color is very unfortunate. Does nothing for her.

  • aahlife

    This would have worked better with her natural hair color, her entire head is looking anemic. So disappointing she went the conventional route and turned her stunning looks into a generic blond.

  • AnaRoW

    I don’t think it’s pulling. It’s her slouching that’s making it look like that. Other than that all I can think is that she must be really hot in that dress.

  • DaveUWSNYC

    Her nipples are crying.

  • ballerinawithagun

    Is that frightening hair color for Bates Motel?

  • Kent Roby

    Rut Roh, a non-model is attempting a broken-down-doll-slump and it’s coming across as slouchy. I blame Miss Jay.

  • MilaXX

    Don’t like one bit. If you hadn’t told me it was V & K , I would never had guessed, and yes everything from the neck up is tragic.

  • YoungSally

    Our cats never once look up from their (apparently fascinating) assholes to share in our joy —

    It’s good to know that cats and dogs have at least one thing in common. Although upon noticing that when my Chi/Italian Greyhound mix barks his asshole also appears to bark (okay it was a slow day) — I have to say that I was a little bit fascinated.

    • nannypoo


      • YoungSally

        Yeah — eeewwwwww

        • demidaemon

          That’s kind of disgustingly cool. Also, as seen above, possibly a TMI.

  • shirab

    Yes, posture! So important, for the tall and the short and the in-between! Whenever I see the teenage girls slinking along the deck of my town pool in their little bikinis with their shoulders hunched I mentally become the Posture Police. Shoulders back, chest up! I haven’t said it out loud yet but it might happen soon.

  • bertkeeter

    Neckline way too conservative!

  • Cathy S

    The dress is great. Her hair is terrible.

  • queen b*tch

    Do I spy a hint of wicker wedges under that marvelous dress – shame on you Vera

    The less said about the other end of your body the better

    • MilaXX

      I was just going to say the same thing; please don’t let her have on espadrilles with that dress.

      • queen b*tch

        Espadrilles! That’s what I was searching for!
        I’m afraid to say that I think they are, which is adds another level of travesty to what could be a killer look

  • msdamselfly

    I think she looks great

  • Tanya Wade

    Looks like she’s preparing to give some Christine McVie realness for that Dennis Wilson movie she’s purportedly doing, though.

  • Emily Smith

    Good lord it’s like olsen twin level effort in the face and hair. “look at how my dress swallows me and my lack of makeup”

  • Sorry, but her hair has me weeping.

    • veriance

      Vera agrees with Vera about Vera. So there.

  • plinkiedoodle

    A mess from head to toe. Ugh.

  • amanda lynn

    Love the clothes; hating what she’s doing to the body that’s wearing them. (slouching; no makeup or hair, etc…)

  • Qitkat

    Yeah. Your cats had it right.

  • Synnae

    The dress is awesome (wonder if they keep that in their head office just around the corner from my house) but the posture, the hair, the make-up. What a way to let a dress down…

  • berkeleygirl

    PLEASE tell me the hair’s for a role…

  • ashtangajunkie

    Missed opportunity with a fantastic dress. Boo.

  • Sunraya

    Love the bottom of the dress! Fabulous! But she looks sloppy.

  • demidaemon

    I like this in theory. However, on her, it’s a big no, causing her to appear thicker than she probably is. Huzzah on the attempt, but I believe that flattering trumps everything else.

  • kim bunchalastnames

    AND. the way she’s wearing it — the part or the color, or both — is making her eyes look too close together. i know that’s a nitpicky nit to pick but … i can’t unsee it.