Angela Sarafyan in Donna Karan at the “Paranoia” Premiere

Posted on August 09, 2013

Angela Sarafyan attends the premiere of “Paranoia” in Los Angeles, Califonia in a Donna Karan dress paired with Jennifer Fisher jewelry and an Edie Parker clutch.

Donna Karan Pre-Fall 2013 Collection/Model: Athena Wilson


[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans/PRPhotos, Kevin Winter/Getty Images,]

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  • eowyn_of_rohan

    That is some major “punched-in-the-face” eye makeup right there.

    • kim bunchalastnames

      i actually didn’t even get all the way down to the dress. the eyes stopped me, and not in a good way. she looks like she hasn’t slept for WEEKS. here’s a tip, angela: red shades come forward. if you want your eyes to look as puffy as possible, just keep wearing that pink shadow all around them, especially with the reflective light.

      • teensmom99

        Added tip for insomnia-chic–wear a non-color that washes you out–adding that extra oomph that make up can’t achieve alone.

      • drdarke

        Get some SLEEP, lady! Judas H. Priest, you look like you’ve been on a twelve-day coke binge….

    • Pterodactyl111

      She looks kind of high.

    • Danielle

      Consumptive chic.

  • charlotte

    That is…unfortunate.

  • Nariya

    I feel like they were going for “goddess” and ended up with “hungover morning after in a bedsheet.” Sad.

    • charlotte

      Hungover Tim Burton character.

  • gabbilevy

    That is an editorial-only dress if I ever saw one.

    Also, this is probably the closest to a real human version of Mirage from “The Incredibles.”

    • marlie

      Mirage… YES.

    • Rachel

      Look up Dichen Lachman.

  • Karen Belgrad

    Oh sweetie… I can see in your eyes how tired you are. Take the bed sheet home, put it back on the mattress, curl up under a comfy blankie, and watch some Nick at Nite, mkay?

  • kim bunchalastnames

    yeah, no.

  • hughman

    “You are getting so so sleepy…”

  • alyce1213

    I think this would look better walking than just standing. It looks much better on the model.
    Detailwise, the top stitching at the top bugs me; it should have been finished smoothly, more couture-like.

    • eowyn_of_rohan

      The hand on the hip pose is a huge part of the problem. All it does is wrinkle the fabric and screw up the intended crispness of the dress’ lines. It’s one of those dresses where the pose is as crucial as anything else.

      • CommentsByKatie

        Right? She chose the wrong hand. Put your purse in your other hand and the dress will look better, darling. Get some sleep first, though.

  • marlie

    On the model, the dress is crisp and sleek. On Angela (who?), it’s a bit rumpled and sloppy. The makeup too looks like she just woke up or is heavily medicated or something. Sorry, this would be an “out” from me (if we were voting).

  • SewingSiren

    An interesting looking dress on an interesting looking girl.

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  • purpleprose78

    That is Angelina Jolie’s dress.

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    It was a great idea that so didn’t work. She looks absolutely baked.

  • Ginny Ellsworth

    I admit it. I had to go look her up on IMDB. She has a really interesting face.

    Perhaps a different make up decision would have made the most of her beauty. What the hell, a different dress too while you’re at it.

  • Rand Ortega

    High, Bedsheeted & Starved– Is that a look?

  • carrie

    I got uncomfortable looking at her. Like she’s so delirious from not eating or sleeping that she is probably saying in her head “keep your eyes open keep your eyes open dont fall down dont fall down.”

  • Diego!

    No honey, no… WTF is that make up??? And please do get some eating! Your arms look like noodles! This dress is not flattering at all either!

  • MilaXX

    Honey, no! You look bland and pale. Comb your hair, put on some clothes with color and slap on a tiny bit of makeup.

  • aahlife

    Addressing all the comments about her eyes. She has heavy lids which naturally go over her iris lower than average which gives her a sleepy look. This make-up is an unfortunate choice which makes her look not her best. I do agree she is also not looking very present here. She is interesting looking, which I welcome. Enviable cheekbones.

    Having an Angelina moment would have served this dress better.

  • FrigidDiva

    Geez, I have a newborn and I don’t even look that tired.

  • Is she playing a druggie dying of Consumption in this film? Are we having a bit of the dressing the part on the carpet? No? Then this is a seemingly heroin addicted, narcoleptic fail.

  • bizarro

    I think that most of the commenters are being a bit harsh. If you google her you will see that her eyes naturally look that way. It may not be the best make-up but she is quite stunning.

  • MandyM

    Her eye shape is similar to Lady Gaga who is someone who does a great job playing up her eyes with make-up. She could have done better here. The dress just disappears on her because of her lousy make-up job. Sad really because it is lovely and could be a show stopper on her.

  • uprightcitizen

    Poor thing. Brave of her to show up at a movie premiere when she’s clearly at death’s door.

  • The Versatile Chef

    Stoner chic.

  • Imasewsure

    Stunning on the model… just nothing on her but she has a fascinating (beautiful) face

  • ThaliaMenninger

    The dress, it is wearing her.

  • Tatiana Luján

    I love the dress, but the makeup is so horrible that the whole look is an OUT.

  • She looks hungry.

  • d4divine

    Girlfriend literally looks like she is about to pass out from hunger. Not to be bitchy, but who is she?

  • decormaven

    Oh, dear. You need an advanced certificate in presentation before attempting this look, and you’re still thumbing through the Cliff Notes. Go home and bone up on the subject before the next RC.

  • crash1212

    Beautiful dress and she looks fab in it. Wish she had done something else with her eye make-up.

  • oatmealpie

    The dress is interesting, but her makeup is consumptive.

  • Dan_In_NYC

    Dress yes, Makeup: hilariously bad.

  • MannahattaMamma

    that dress is sort of wonderful and sort of like a lot of hotel napkins sewn together.

  • She doesn’t look well. Totally exhausted, like she hasn’t slept in days. Pretty dress.

  • roche

    That’s just her look and I think she wears it well. She’s a really good actress. She played a gypsy on The Mentalist a couple seasons ago and I’ve never forgotten her. I think the Donna Karan dress is womanly and chic and I like that she doesn’t mess the look up with too much makeup. Though I think it’s too long on her and I can’t see her shoes. I think the bracelet and purse are really pretty with the dress.

  • oh, honey, FIRE your makeup artist. it’s the difference between being red-carpet-ready and rolling out of bed with a sheet on because you’re too tired to put on clothing.

  • Anniebet

    Lovely understated dress. I think she’s channeling the new makeup free Gaga. (I usually leave off the last **a* when referring to said singer, but I’m being polite.)

    • Getoverit

      I love the dress and her figure looks perfect for it. Her makeup however is a miss. Looks like she was going for natural but caked on the eye shadow and foundation. Needs a brighter lip altogether.

  • TLJezebel

    Recovery Room Chic.

  • gurl boy

    Love the dress…..would rock on Sophia Vergara…this girls a tad too small in all the important areas!

  • librarygrrl64

    Wow, what is with the makeup? With that hair and the white gown she looks ill.

  • conniemd

    If her normal look is pale make-up and she’s not Tilda, then this should be a “girl it’s not your dress.” Generally pale, anemic looks do not go well with white clothes. Do really like the dres.

  • Malice Grant

    She looks hungry.

  • susan6

    She looks stoned…

  • jmorino08

    Is that bad lighting or a REALLY bad makeup job? Or is “nausea” chic the new look?

  • HVM

    Do starlets just give up on Sausage Friday because they think we won’t be looking at them?

  • clairellis

    She looks high as a kite in a march wind.

  • quiltrx

    I had to go look her up on IMDb too. And she barely looks here like the pictures there. This is bad.
    And is this a camera-angle thing, or is the width of her head really that close to the width of her waist?

  • poggi

    I like this in the picture on the model–that sculptural quality is very interesting. But I suspect that in real life, even on a model, it loses that and looks a awkward Grecian goddess gown. As others have noted, the eye makeup is not helping her.

  • Nicole Little

    Make-up so bad she looks deadeyed, fisheyed, and crosseyed. That’s a first.

  • mmebam

    My husband said, “New from Marie Claire: Bee Sting.”

    Don’t make fun of him, y’all. He tried.

  • VioletFlame

    Her hair looks too shiny for her to be at death’s door. I’m guessing the arm pinch from the bangle is to help keep her awake.

  • mickiemonkey

    The bracelet is obviously pinching her to keep her awake. She looks like a walking low grade coma.

  • demidaemon

    I love this dress, just not on her, especially with this styling. This is a stylist fail, if anything.

    • JanW

      The dress (or any head to toe white, I suspect) needs more dramatic coloring – a blond or brunette would look good in it. Mousy brown, and especially without a strong lip color, not so much.

  • sekushinonyanko

    She looks like she barely survived a vampire attack, curled her hair and prayed people wouldn’t notice.

  • Zorkness

    Like the dress. Put the hair up, get proper makeup, and a blood transfusion.

  • Nancer

    I Love this dress. So beautiful.

  • Crystal

    She has a very interesting face.