Kate Walsh in Naeem Khan at The Comedy Central Roast of James Franco

Posted on August 27, 2013

Kate Walsh attends the Comedy Central Roast of James Franco in Culver City, California in a Naeem Khan dress paired with Stuart Weitzman sandals and Shamballa Jewels stud earrings

Naeem Khan Resort 2014 Collection




[Photo Credit: Peter West/ACE/INFphoto.com, style.com]

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  • Ginny Ellsworth

    COLOR!!!! I bow respectfully in her general direction.

  • Jessica Freeman

    Pretty, even if it is standard. Overall, she looks great.

  • mlle

    The dress is pulling – she needs to go up a size. And it’s a little odd that she’s got bright red toes but naked fingers.

    • They’re not naked; they’re nude. She may be one of “We Who Cannot Go Five Minutes Without Chipping a Nail.” A chip on nude polish isn’t as noticeable as a chip on red polish.

      • willworktomorrow

        The answer is shellac–doesn’t chip even under serious duress. It changed my relationship to manicures, and now my nails always look great.

    • marlie

      I don’t find that weird. I almost always have colors on my toes and nothing/clear/neutral polish on my fingers.

      • Sarah

        Me either. I can’t have anything on my nails. I try sometimes, and they will look great for a day, and then my job will destroy them. It is disappointing, so I just do toes.

        • kathrineb

          I never do my nails.

    • conniemd

      Yeah, compare the hips and lower wait on the model. It’s completely smooth across. It wrinkles on her because it’s pulling.

  • Garcia Loca

    Fabulous hair and makeup, pretty dress, sexy shoes. It really doesn’t have to be difficult and fraught to look great.

    • marlie

      Yep. Perfect example of a nice dress with a simple, classic silhouette, polished (though maybe a little under-done) hair and makeup), and some sexy shoes, being all that’s needed to look great.

  • Diego!

    I LOVED IT!!! How come this is not a WERQ??? She looks stunning and this dress suits her like a glove and looks way way better on her than on the model. Plus hair, make up and shoes are flawless. You rock those colors girl!

    • tereliz

      I think it’s too small. But other than that I agree.

    • I agree. I know it’s nothing to write home about but it’s exactly what someone her age should wear to a Comedy Central Roast. Relaxed, sexy, and effortless.

  • nannypoo

    Very pretty. I think the size would be OK if someone would just jerk it down for her.

  • Diana Giese

    Love this. Really love the shoes. Too bad it’s too tight.

  • OrigamiRose

    Love it! Makes me sad summer dress season is starting to wane…

  • The dress is too small, but the colors are great.

  • mmebam

    The dresses we should have been seeing all summer!

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    I really like this whole look! Colorful, “still-summery-but-dark” since we’re at the tail end of the season, hair and makeup are fine – she looks good.

  • Emily Smith

    Wait…why are we roasting James Franco? I mean sure there’s plenty to make fun of but isn’t it a skosh early in life for him to be roasted? She looks good though.

    • sweatpantalternative

      Nor is he a comedian. I realize these Comedy Central roasts have taken roasting into the area of general celebrity, but I can only think of 2 comedies he’s ever even done (Pineapple Express and this summer’s End of the World whatever thing). Yawn.

      • Sarah

        He has done more than that – I hate to point out the execrable Your Highness. And Date Night and Never Been Kissed, too. BUT, I think it’s more that he’s a Hipster-Hollywood darling, with a ripe career for poking fun at. He was on General Hospital, after all.

    • merciblahblah

      EXACTLY. This was my first thought on reading the post.

    • demidaemon

      Because he needs to be roasted.

  • MarissaLG

    Very pretty. Meh.

  • MilaXX

    She looks great, no complaints.

  • Meg0GayGuys6

    I love this dress. A smidge too small.

    Did anyone see that Joan Rivers documentary? I think of roasts a little differently after hearing her take on it. I imagine James’ will be quite differently than Joan’s, but I still think of what she said whenever anyone is getting roasted.

    • alyce1213

      What did she say?

      • Meg0GayGuys6

        The basic gist was that she was just going along with it to stay current. Kind of in the same light as, any press is good press. She was sick over the horrible things she knew people were going to say about her. When the cameras were on, she seemed to take everything with a grain of salt, but her feelings were really hurt. She just agreed to do it because she didn’t want the limelight to fade.

        I know her situation and James Franco’s are different, it just always makes me feel kinda bad for the roasted.

      • MarissaLG

        Basically she said that the whole process is humiliating, and that she only did it for the money/publicity. Kathy Griffin tried and tried to convince her that it was an honor to be roasted, but Joan wasn’t buying it.

        • Beardslee

          I have never been able to watch those roasts. They seem so mean spirited and the roastee has to smile and be a good sport.

          • Constant Reader

            I’ve always disliked them, too. And I just realized my dislike of them goes all the way back to the Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts. I’m going to lie down on the couch and breathe into a paper bag now.

          • In the olden days, those doing the roasting usually knew the roasted personally and there was a level of teasing respect. Nowadays, total strangers are slinging nasty and lewd “jokes” at the honoree and it’s all very mean spirited. Jeffrey Ross is no George Jessel.

            I’ll go drink my prune juice now and lay down for a while. And kids? Get Off My Lawn!!

    • OrigamiRose

      I just watched that documentary last week! I was a little surprised at how much hate she thinks there still is at her over the Carson thing; if anything, I think he ended up looking bitter and petty to have never spoken to her again. Loved it when she took on the heckler near the end.

      • Meg0GayGuys6

        And I had no idea anything happened between them (that was before my time, I guess) but I totally agree with you- I thought he came off bitter and petty. I thought it was a great movie- made me think differently of her, for sure 🙂

        • OrigamiRose

          Before your time? GET OFF MY LAWN!!! :))

          I thought it was nice that E! dedicated the entire week to celebrating her 80th birthday. Shame they couldn’t take time from Kardashian reruns to air that documentary once or twice though – it deserves a larger audience.

  • HM3

    Too daytime for a roast. Also, hate the primary-colored florals over black. Tacky.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    I love that print and would happily wear it in a version with sleeves. She looks great but the dress is a little tight.

  • Beardslee

    Such a refreshing post. She looks like a grown up woman who is in a pretty summer ensemble. Bonus points for wearing a summer ensemble in summer and not confusing showing a lotta skin with being attractive and well dressed.

  • Introspective

    she looks really good. hair and makeup work like gangbusters. but does anyone else find this particular floral print fug? i think id like it if it were a different color combo.

  • AC Simons

    If she had gone up a size or two, this would have been great. I don’t know how she could have sat down in this dress.

  • marlie

    It’s a very pretty dress, though it’s a size too small. And I like the shoes. Hair and makeup are… fine.

  • Is it perfect? No.
    There are fit issues and she would benefit from a freshening of the hair do.
    But the print is fabulous, the shoes aren’t overly aggressive and her smile is million watt.

  • Kelly

    I like the dress, the bold colors on black, and the shoes (they look good from several angles, which too many shoes don’t). But sadly, the fit is bad; all that puckering and pulling gets in the way of the look.

    (A roast of James Franco? Really?)

    • I love the dress. Too bad she doesn’t know what size she should wear.

  • Imasewsure

    It’s so pretty on the model but just ok on Kate. Weird venue for this dress too although it’s nice to see prints whenever we get the chance I guess.

  • librarygrrl64

    I swear I had that same dress in the 80s.

  • Tatiana Luján

    The dress is a bit too tight, but she looks amazingly beautiful and I love the shoes.

  • formerlyAnon

    Serviceable and appropriate. Would be better if it didn’t have the horizontal creases across the hips.

  • Jacquelyn

    A bit too tight for her, but I like the overall look. I do love her hair.

  • bertkeeter

    I want to like it… but I just don’t!

  • kimmeister

    Gorgeous dress. I would totally wear it myself if only my linebacker shoulders could pull off sleeves like that. The shoes are a little disconcerting from the front – her feet almost look like they’re on the wrong legs.

  • Nancer

    You can see from the way that the dress lays on the model that this wasn’t meant for a curvy woman.

  • Erica_Vuitton

    Those should be my new go to black shoes. Want them need them!

  • tereliz

    Great dress. In one size larger.

  • Laurie Landry

    Such a cute dress and I love those shoes!

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    Pretty. Get her damn hair off her chest, stylists.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    She’s like Kristen Wiig’s more stylish sister.

  • Fred Vaughn

    A little loud, but easy enough on the eyes at the same time…

  • Nicole Walraven

    it’s all working pretty well, although i find the print kind of ugly. it reminds me of something…outdoor upholstery maybe?

  • macwell