Rachel McAdams in Saint Laurent at the “About Time” Germany Screening

Posted on August 12, 2013

Thank goodness Saint Laurent is here to answer the oft-asked questioned, “What kind of Little Black Dress would Wonder Woman wear?”


Rachel McAdams attends screening of her new movie “About Time” in Munich, Germany in a Saint Laurent dress paired with Saint Laurent ‘Janis’ Mary Jane pumps and an Hermès cuff.

Saint Laurent Resort 2014 Collection

Or maybe Rachel is just feeling like a WINNER at the moment. Or perhaps she’s just asking the world, “WHY?” Either way, we’re thinking she should leave the wearing of this dress to the Wendys, Wandas, and Wilmas of the world. It’s just too distracting for the non W’d.

Also, Sarah Palin would like her hair back.



[Photo Credit: DLM Press/PacificCoastNews.com, Hannes Magerstaedt/Getty Images, style.com]

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  • d4divine

    Another Hedi Slimane disaster.

  • Lily

    1) she has a lot of confidence in tape.
    2) I’m pretty concerned that she seems to have a tail.

  • ::laughing hysterically::
    Why, indeed.

  • MartyBellerMask

    Could she not see that? And WTF with the… train? No, too small to be a train or a mullet even. Her dress has a tail. Man, this look is bad.

    • Kristin McNamara

      If we’re being completely honest here, I didn’t see it till TLo got to their punchline. I was just sitting there, all wondering who Wendy and Wanda and Wilma were…. but now that’s it’s been brought to my attention, of course I can’t not see it 🙁

  • Karen Belgrad

    Instead of an invisible jet, have we moved on to invisible fashion sense?

  • lexilexi

    Hideous horrible dress. And she is so dang cute. What a shame.

  • barbarienne

    Not a bad dress, but not Rachel McAdams’s dress.

  • Jangle57

    I’m ROFL – Wonder woman LBD indeed! Thanks for the laugh!

  • Flavia Pantoja

    The dress wouldn’t be so bad if it wasn’t for the fact that it is way too short. Give it a few inches, and maybe it would have been acceptable.

    • Vaniljekjeks

      I think it would be stunning and elegant if it hit just above the knee.

      • makeityourself

        But without the tail.

    • Little_Olive

      My thought exactly. I actually was surprised when it ended so abruptly.

      Also, that hair is in blatant contradiction with the edgy quality of the dress.

  • Rand Ortega


  • snarkykitten

    *puts on best Tim Gunn voice* I’m concerned.

  • JauntyJohn

    Credit where due, Miss Thing is working like hell to channel her Inner Fierce to make it work. Afraid it’s a swing-and-a-miss, though.
    But also: Legs! Holy Mary girl’s got some stems.

    • formerlyAnon

      Yeah. I was quite impressed with those legs.

      • Kristin McNamara

        Yea! And they’re nice, healthy, muscular legs! Unlike when people say that, for example, Miley Cyrus has “nice legs”, as I really read such sentences as “Miley Cyrus has amazingly long and skinny legs.”

  • In_Stitches

    She looks like a young Julianne Moore. That can’t ever be a bad thing, can it?

  • sagecreek

    The hair is aging, but I like the dress.

  • flamingoNW

    Do not like. She’s classier than that dress

  • Bless her heart, she’s been giving it all of her might here lately, but she isn’t pulling off these big moments.

  • NBG

    All I can guess is that this is her attempt to get people to stop confusing her with Amy Adams!

  • OrigamiRose

    I have to confess, I laughed out loud and then heard John Cleese’s voice blurting out, “I Wanda, I Wendy, I wonder…”

    • filmcricket

      All the likes in the world for that.

  • Random Compliments

    this is all hideous.

  • Courtenay P

    I think I would like this better if it were a full-length gown. I think the top is kinda cool but I can’t with the tail.

  • susan6

    The length is just….wrong. That dress should come with tap shoes. Or figure skates.

  • Insidiously

    That model’s picture is genuinely frightening. Gaunt chic makes not a good look

    • filmcricket

      Right? My reaction was “Oh, heroin chic’s back, is it?”

      • makeityourself

        Hedi Slimane’s collections are definitely heroin chic for really rich girls. And one must be quite thin to wear his clothes well. And one must also adore wearing black exclusively. I’ve liked some of his pieces, especially the gorgeous hats and immense black silk chiffon bows at the neck, paired with super-slim pants, but overall it’s been uneven to me. Then I recently read that since (Y)SL dumped Stefano Pilati and Hedi has taken over, sales are wayyyy up. Like 25% if I remember correctly. So he’s definitely tapping into something.

        Then again, they might just be selling the hell out of the new handbags, which are killa.

    • Jessica Freeman

      Exactly. That is the thing nightmares are made of.

      • In_Stitches

        That is a person…not a nightmare. You don’t know her story, her life. Sure, she may be a drug addled anorexic, or…..maybe not.

        • Jessica Freeman

          Ok, was not specifically referring to the model. i was referring to the make-up, the lighting, etc.

          • Magatha

            Jessica, I totally get you. This is not about the person, this is about the scene, the portrayal, hell, the product they are selling. This is not a personal judgment in regard to this young woman. All we are doing is looking at the photograph that’s been presented, and I share Jessica’s opinion: it’s a nightmarish image and I felt an uneasy jolt when I first glimpsed it.

    • Ms_Flyover

      “And now, from the Less than Zero Collection…”

    • rajf

      And for a resort collection!?!? Not a resort I care to visit, thankyouverymuch.

  • kimmeister

    I see the W and think of Weezer. *shrugs*

  • birdie & bijou

    I think it would be chic-adjacent if it were floor-length? Maybe? That much skin exposed on top + that much leg is just … too much.

  • Just Me

    Wait, wasn’t Saint Laurent also responsible for that hot mess of an outfit Miley wore earlier? Well, somebody needs to break down the doors over there and rip the sketchpad out of the head designer’s clammy little claws. The name of Saint Laurent deserves better than this.

    • bertkeeter

      Hallelujah….Glad I’m not the only one! What’s wrong with the owners of these big French fashion companies hiring low level trendy and gimmicky talent like that for YSL? MERDE!

    • ankali

      MAN, do I fucking hate fucking Hedi fucking Slimane and the absolute fucking hatchet fucking job he’s done on what was once a tremendously sophisticated label. I try not to take fashion too seriously, but this dress is atrocious, and the photo of the model is downright offensive with its tired heroin chic retread bullshit.


      • marlie

        I *LOATHE* the styling on the model. UGH.

  • alyce1213

    Judging from the shot of the model, this is from the Saint Laurent Rehab Collection.

    And she’s pooping fabric.

  • ashtangajunkie

    Too short AND it has a tail. What the what.

  • Louise Bryan

    Ugh. Would Diana Prince be willing to wear this homage? I don’t think so.

  • Tatiana Luján

    “I’m the next american-ginger-woman-Who”.

  • berkeleygirl

    The only thing right here is McAdams is no longer blonde.

  • Pennymac

    Pic #4 made me LOL. With that stance, all she needs are the bracelets/cuffs and the WW LBD look is complete!

    LURV those shoes, tho.

  • snarkalicious

    Apparently, this is also the kind of LBD that heroin addicts wear, at least judging by the model picture.

  • Chipster

    Hmmm…..at first glance I thought Rachel McAdams went to the Teen Choice Awards! She wouldn’t have looked out of place there at all.

  • crash1212

    Those shoes are sexy as hell. I feel there was a kernel of an interesting idea with this dress…maybe if the “W” straps weren’t as wide?

  • roche

    Holy crap. Nay to the dress and the Ivana Trump hairdo. Her face says it all: who do I have to f— to get a decent dress around here?

  • bertkeeter

    To YSL designer Heidi Slimane… Quote from Yves Saint Laurent…”Fashions fade, style is eternal”…..this one’s ALREADY dimming!

  • conniemd

    There has to be something wrong with a dress designed to expose cleavage (albeit from the bottom up) that exposes completely flat skin. Of course the model is even more flat and gaunt looking.

  • KayEmWhy

    Hideous gladiator chic.

  • CommentsByKatie

    I kind of love this? But I’m not sure I would have loved it without the accidental Wonderwoman reference. 🙂 Nice catch, uncles!

  • KingCrazy

    I actually like the top half of the dress on the model. If the dress was a bit longer it would be beautiful.

    But alas, it’s not working on Rachel at all.

  • The nude panel in the middle is making my soul twitch! If she’s not comfortable showing that much skin (I certainly wouldn’t be), she shouldn’t have worn the dress.

  • Lori

    If you look like you’re in constant danger of having a sideboob emergency you should probably rethink your dress.

    And are we really bringing back the 60s hair? Between this and Lily Collins’ hair I’m feeling some Priscilla Presley realness and I’m seriously hoping no one is going to start expecting the rest of us to do that.

  • Anathema_Device

    W for Warrior in her gladiator dress? Kind of Caesar’s Palace waitress (another W!) for me.

  • Pterodactyl111

    I would like it a lot better if it were longer. The idea of the bodice is really neat, but it just seems a little disproportional.

    • poggi

      I think the bodice would always just be too gimmicky, but I totally agree the proportion would much, much better if the skirt was long.

  • MilaXX

    Super hero looking though it may be, I like it.

  • msdamselfly

    All kinds of wrong. She deserves so much better.

  • Trisha26

    Um…hair. Evil Queen Ice-skating dress. It has a tail.

  • formerlyAnon

    That skirt cannot be separated in my mind from a tap recital. Beyond that, my thoughts have been thoroughly covered by others.

  • kirkyo

    The model is terrifying.

  • Imasewsure

    WACKJOB… want wastebacket

  • Katrina Mayr

    I love the top on this, and love her hair too, but the skirt and shoes are making me shake my head.

  • Lilithcat

    Shoes are all wrong for this. They should be tap shoes.

  • Anniebet

    Those are some sexy Mary Janes, not your mom’s version, for sure. I’ve always gotten a bit of a giggle out of that name for the style of shoe, which seems to indicate demure, frumpish footwear. As for the rest of her… that beehive might just be large enough to house the remaining honey bees in Germany. The dress is schizophrenic, but she looks better in it than the model. Her, I’m gonna have nightmares about.

  • A Shiny O’Connor

    Great neckline. Hate everything below the waist.

  • Mazenderan

    Horrendous. The hemline hits at an inexplicably unflattering point, too.

  • SM

    There are some things that are meant to be shot in fashion magazines and never worn. This is one of those things.

  • DCSheehan

    Pooping fabric. Black poop. She might want to see a doctor.

  • carnush

    That is just not her dress. Period.

  • GillianHolroyd

    I think it’s a bit too dramatic for her but it would’ve worked better if it were floor length.

  • elemspbee

    Oh agreed, trying to be interesting dress but just unnecessarily fussy. The length is too short. In the first photo, she looks like she’s holding up the dress by raising her shoulders.

    And this dress silhouette is a tweeny. actually even younger. What’s younger than tweeny? toddlery?

  • I don’t know why this doesn’t look good. Maybe it is the huge ‘W’ that I didn’t even notice until I got to the last shots. This isn’t horrible. It hides her essence; that’s all. BTW, the movie “Mean Girls” is playing a lot on TV lately. A fun movie with Rachel as—you guessed it—a mean girl.

  • ChelseaNH

    It is perhaps humanly possible to pull off that bodice, but not with that skirt attached to it.

  • Kate

    1.) Cut the tail off
    2.) Let your hair down
    3.) Smile and stop standing like a robocop

    ..and then we can talk.

  • marlie

    I’m distracted by the Sarah Palin hair. I *could* like the dress, but I really hate that random wisp of fabric hanging off the back of it.

  • tereliz

    You’re better than this, Rachel! And why aren’t you in any good movies lately? You’re better than whatever crappy movie you’re poledancing for, I’m sure of it!

  • I was so behind this until I saw the black toilet paper trail. I think its great when stars mix up a generic LBD. Better than boring!

  • getouttadodge

    This would have been a lot better if it had been just a long gown. sigh…

  • Confusing. The dress says edgy (or at least it’s trying to), but the hair says Beltway insider.

  • Jecca2244

    that model is scary looking.

  • guest2visits

    Rachel is one of those very beautiful women in the business who makes me crazy because she only gets it right 1 out 3 tries. This is not one of the times. WHY this strangely shaped dress, Rachel, it doesn’t even work for the model.

  • patticake1601

    All I can think of when I look at that dress is It’s a Mad Mad Mad World.

  • Shawn EH

    That dress needs totally unconcerned hair, or maybe a crazy 70s blowout/Diana Ross approach. It’s not 60s mod at all, miniskirt or not.

  • surfergirl70

    I feel like the dress would work much better if it were about 4 inches longer. the proportions are all wrong.

  • Jarethee

    I think she looks lovely. The model, however, looks like someone who went straight from a concentration camp to a heroin binge.

  • Crystal

    Well. I love her shoes. And she’s not blond anymore. So there’s that.