Tika Sumpter in Alberta Ferretti at “The Butler” Premiere

Posted on August 06, 2013

Tika Sumpter attends the premiere of “The Butler” in New York City in an Alberta Ferretti dress paired with Christian Louboutin pumps.

Alberta Ferretti Fall 2012 Collection/Model: Arizona Muse



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

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  • Diego!

    Beautiful girl, wrinckled dress and bride shows = OUT

  • Stella Zawistowski

    Oh man, this dress would be great on her if it weren’t so wrinkled. The wrinkles make the fabric look cheap. So sad!

  • Karen Belgrad

    Sad Payless shoes make me weep for the pretty dress

  • homofascist

    When it is a wrinkled mess on the RUNWAY you know it is going to be a disaster IRL.

  • MilaXX

    Why would you pair white nude pumps with that dress?

    • conniemd

      In that last shot where she’s looking over her shoulder the white pumps match her teeth and the whites of her eyes. Strange as the white in the shoes draws you up to the white in her face, overemphasizing them. Not an effect you would want.

      • Sarah

        Not to mention that bright white highlighting powder making her face look like a bad paint-by-numbers portrait…

  • Oh, honey, NO.

  • ConnieBV

    She needs to get a makeup gay that knows how to work with women of color.

    • 3boysful

      And a shoe gay.

    • Kristin McNamara

      For serious. Something is SO off with her face. I did not even recognize her. Her face looks COMPLETELY transformed. It could also possibly be due to the tightness of her hair… it almost looks like her whole forehead and both eyebrows are being pulled back SEVERELY and it’s totally distorting her.

    • calimon

      It’s the eyebrows, way too painted on!

      • ConnieBV

        Too dark, too high and her face is overly contoured with powder that is also too light. The bottom half of her face is a different color than the top half.

      • merciblahblah

        Amen – I can’t. Look. Away. From. her eyebrows….

  • I…don’t….understand.

  • teensmom99

    This is such an “almost”–that is if the dress weren’t wrinkled, if the make up didn’t look so mask-like, if the shoes were better–that I’m going to assume that it looked much better in person.

    • demidaemon

      I read mask-like as ass-like. Whoops.

      • teensmom99

        And here I was trying to be generous and sweet.

  • Anniebet

    Those eyebrows scare me. Lovely girl who needs some guidance in her public image.

  • hellkell

    Holy shit I thought the thumbnail was Janet Jackson. If they make a biopic, call this woman.

  • decormaven

    Great look in desparate need of a steamer and a better pair of pumps.

    • demidaemon

      Better call in a PA.

  • Imasewsure

    Hate those shoes… dig the natural nails (because not everyone wants claws)…. Also would love some less draggie makeup on her but I seem to like the dress more than most of the BKs

    • Macunaima

      I didn’t mind the dress much, but my first impression was “stand up straight, young lady!”

      This is because I am old.

  • bertkeeter

    Gorgeous woman in a wrinkled dress w working girl pumps!

  • Rand Ortega

    Having none of it. The young lady, of course, is DDG, but the ensemble is too bridesmaidy to do her any justice. Those pumps are making me stabby.

  • Mazenderan

    I love the colour of the dress on her, even though the fabric seems to have crinkled.

    I can’t quite put my finger on it, but something isn’t right about her make-up. It seems really stark. Eyebrows are too extreme and could do with softening.

  • SpillinTea

    She is STUNNING…but that dress is a No Maam.

  • myristica_fragrans

    the lack of styling is ruining this! she needs earrings, a manicure, a better bracelet, a coctail ring, and some cute, superhigh sandals. who told her that those white pumps looked good?

  • Laurie Landry

    Is it me or does it make her nipples kind of show?
    Cheap shoes.

  • MannahattaMamma

    sad white shoes and…does anyone else think it’s Janet Jackson’s face, circa 1990?

  • AnniNoone

    She resembles 80s Janet Jackson (in face, not dress). Miss Sumpter if you’re nasty, y’all.

  • formerlyAnon

    Like everything but the shoes, if I squint and pretend the wrinkles are intentional ruching.

  • e jerry powell

    Sheesh. Black hose and white shoes. I have slapped drag queens for less.

    And that smile in the first shot is truly disturbing.

  • mickiemonkey

    It’s the satanic eyebrows.

  • quiltrx

    Ferretti should have re-thought the fabrics of this dress. It’s a nice design, but if it looks wrinkled going down the runway, it’s not going to look good on a woman actually wearing it and doing things. As Tika proves here.
    And those shoes are so horrible I’m averting my eyes.

  • MartyBellerMask

    Just because the model is showing her nipples, it doesn’t mean you have to, dear.

  • carnush

    I like the dress, but her makeup person went way overboard with the highlighting. Too bad!

  • Tanya Wade

    I see your nipples. And ugly white shoes.

  • marlie

    This dress looks like something that someone would just get by with on PR.

  • ‘Becca’lise Deveaux

    She looks like a Jackson.

  • pattie capet

    very pretty color but i don’t like the fit

  • AmeliaEve

    The curved shape of the ribbon trim on the bodice seems designed to enhance the appearance that her breasts are sagging and spreading. How would that be flattering on anybody?

  • kim bunchalastnames

    aw, man … you were doing so well until we got to the shoes!

  • Nonmercisansfacon

    Gurl, no. Fire whoever did your makeup and burn this dress.

  • leilah

    Why do so many young women think that any Louboutin goes with anything?

  • Erica Woods Tucker

    White shoes…White shoes….White shoes…White shoes….Oh goodness I’m having a Sunday School Flashback.

  • Those shoes hurt my eyes.

  • librarygrrl64

    Those shoes just ruin everything. I can’t get past them.