Cat Deeley in Armani Privé at the 2013 Emmy Awards

Posted on September 23, 2013

We yelled out “She’s serving CHER!” when we saw Miss Cat get out of her limo during the red carpet coverage. Anyone who can make us yell out anything just by getting out of her car is definitely doing something right, as far as we’re concerned.


Cat Deeley attends the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California in an Armani Privé gown paired with Jimmy Choo sandals and a Rauwolf clutch.

Of course, it’s kind of hard not to wonder what the M stands for and the shape of the skirt’s really weird and we definitely aren’t loving the way this looks from the side or the back. No, we can’t really sign off on the look, but we have to admit, we’re appreciative of the attempt to be not quite so cookie-cutter as the rest of the girls.

But you can tell she’s not quite comfortable in it. A lot of arching of the back with the arms clamped to her sides. A shame. Your instincts were telling you not to wear this, hon, but you fell in love with the sheer Bob Mackie-ness of it all, didn’t you? We can understand.



[Photo Credit: Jennifer Graylock/, Frazer Harrison, Jason Merritt/Getty Images]

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  • filmcricket

    Quote of the day. Everyone else go home.

  • filmcricket

    She’s wearing an oil slick.

  • e jerry powell

    I think Bob Mackie would have been a little more tasteful somehow.

    • MoHub

      A lot more. He’d have managed to suggest what she’s got on full display.

  • ErmengardeGreen

    Rauwolf sure got to the stylists this week, huh?

  • bertkeeter

    Looks like she’s packed some snacks inside her hips! Yikes… Giorgio!

  • MaryAtRealityTea

    I feel like this dress belongs to Naomi Campbell, and Naomi Campbell alone. She could totally store a lot of objects to throw in those waist pouches too!

  • mhleta

    Oof. This is a big bucket of ‘no.’

  • MartyBellerMask

    Not good. Not good at all.

  • Nicholas Paganelli

    M for…..Midriff? Mini Hip Wings? Missed the Mark? Or maybe a superhero name of some sort… Madame Prive sounds kinda sexy.

  • Miranda

    This is unfortunate.

  • Judih1

    I was wondering if any one else was going to comment on her roots. They look ghastly and so does her gown.

  • *crickets*

    her squinty wonky eyes and weird facial expressions bother me…and the hair…and the dress.

  • paintedfish

    idunno, i see Bugs Bunny in the closeup.

  • frannyprof

    Oh dear.

  • kim bunchalastnames

    that may be one of the least flattering dresses i’ve ever seen.

  • ankali

    Whatever. I think she still looks like gorgeous Cat Deeley.

  • GTrain


  • cat deely vs predator comes to mind.

  • CommentsByKatie

    Oh god, I want to love this so much, but the shape isn’t quite right. Maybe if the skirt were a contrasting color? Or if the flare were a couple of inches higher? I want to love the insectoid flare fabulousness but the shape is not in the right place.

  • makeityourself

    Yes, that’s exactly how I would describe it: a hip jodhpur peplum. I have, however, no words to describe the bodice.

  • The look is just goofy all to hell.

  • MsAfroCAN

    I like it. Very great ideas, too bad the execution isn’t doing it any favours.

  • decormaven

    I don’t know if it’s a case of improper fit, or the circumstance of wrong body type for the style as designed, but this dress is not working for her. And this is a woman who usually turns it out on the RC. Boo!

  • “Your instincts were telling you not to wear this, hon, but you fell in love with the sheer Bob Mackie-ness of it all…”

    The story of my life right there.

  • Constant Reader

    I find it hard to believe anyone who has ever made and fitted an evening gown before created this. It looks like a high school girl took scissors to the top and stapled in the bottom of her parent-approved dress in the car on her way to the prom.

  • Erica_Vuitton

    Oh Cat no… and then with the orthopedic shoes? Look I’m sad SYTYCD is over until next summer too but this is just adding to the depression.

  • Aurumgirl

    God, no–the dress gives her back fat in the worst place possible, adds blocky chunks to her hips, and makes her breasts look like they sag. She did go against her instinct–and she knows (too late) that she should not have.

  • Lesley

    i think this is one of those dresses that is stunning in person but doesn’t photograph as well. personally i think she is serving some major fierceness in this dress, love it!

  • andi56

    I think I just figured this out: it’s the first dress made with a 3D printer, and someone got all the plasticky dimensions wrong.

  • ChaquitaPhilly

    Thank you for expressing the Universal Thought!

  • kimmeister

    I was thinking skinny black licorice ropes.

  • It was an idea not executed properly. The designer needs to take a lesson from Mr. Mackie and lighten things up a bit.

  • Lilyana_F

    Not her best effort..

  • Shawn EH

    Side boob. Only good from the front. And she’d need a bigger wig to really do Cher.

  • littlemac8

    Love the clutch! There, I’ve said it!!!

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    Hate. Hate hate hate. Looks like a Project Runway Make Something out of Trash Bags Episode. HATE.

  • Credit for trying, but if it makes the wearer cringe all night, a last minute change was indicated.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    Yeah, she looks uncomfortable. It makes me think of what you might get in a trash-bag fashion competition.

  • berlinmama