Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Emilio Pucci at the Enough Said New York Screening

Posted on September 18, 2013

This look is a bit of a surprise to us. We thought Julia knew better than this.


Julia Louis-Dreyfus attends the “Enough Said” New York Screening at Paris Theater in New York City in an Emilio Pucci dress paired with a Tod’s clutch, Stella McCartney shoes, and Lorraine Schwartz earrings.

Emilio Pucci Fall 2012 Collection/Model: Nadja Bender

She’s the leader of the back in the Bitch-Don’t-Age Sweepstakes, and she’s always been pretty good about dressing to look stylish and youthful, but this is really aging. Now, we get that this particular event is probably as much memorial service as it is premiere, since her co-star just recently died and all. Certainly, flashy and glam wouldn’t have worked. Black was probably the best option. But the hair and makeup are kind of awful and the shoes look severe and uncomfortable. If it weren’t for the cutouts and the sheer parts of the dress, we’d swear she was attending an actual funeral.




[Photo Credit: WMTV/PacificCoastNews.com, style.com]

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  • Courtenay P

    If the sheer had been a tad more sheer, I think it would have worked.

    • kmk05

      Agreed! It doesn’t do so well with the flash photography I think. The model looks much less severe.

  • princessricky

    it probably would look better with movement, and i think this ageless bitch still looks damn fine.

  • A rare failing, but a failing none the less.

  • Erica_Vuitton

    Drooling over those shoes! Normally hate sheer with 1000 passions, but I sort of like this. And it needs to be said, being an heiress to a multi-billion dollar enterprise must keep the stress wrinkles far far away. Or pays for REALLY good surgeons.

    • 3boysful

      I love the shoes, too, but to me they don’t look “heavy” enough to go with that weighted-down dress. Which is a funny way to describe a dress with sheer panels.

    • nyll18

      I had no idea she was an heiress. I just read her wikipedia page. Damn!

      • Eric Stott

        Woah! She’s in the No Need To Work category.

  • Chuck Barthelme

    If she’d done away with the sheer sleeve and turtleneck, I think it would have been okay. I don’t mind the shoes or the hair, really, though.

  • MsKitty

    Drives me nuts when women wear closed toe shoes and I can still see the lower half of their toes. Properly fitted footwear never goes out of style ladies.

    • imspinningaround

      It drives me nuts when I see shoes that come up too high on the vamp and cut off the top of the foot. They look orthopedic.

      Diff’rent strokes!

    • Daisy Walker

      I hate toe cleavage as well. But I don’t think it’s the fit, I think it’s the design of the shoe.

    • And yet, low vamps on shoes were very fashionable in the 50s. Shoes can be properly fitted and still designed to feature toe cleavage.

  • leahpapa

    Given that Gandolfini’s face is right over her shoulder, I can’t think of an ensemble that would have worked. Seems like an unwinable bind that she came through better than most would have.

  • Shawn EH

    I think her eyes look great (I like it when she leans towards 60s/Mad Men style, she’s perfect for it); but that is the definition of Professional Smile.

  • hughman

    Love her to pieces but hate the Mary Todd Lincoln hair. Down and styled out would have gone far for the look.

    • GillianHolroyd

      Lord love a duck, that is the perfect description.

    • GorgeousThings

      I rather like the dress. I think had she gone for looser hair it would have gotten a pass.

  • MilaXX

    Hate the hair & the dress does nothing for her body shape.

  • kimmeister

    I really hate how far south the sheer hip panel goes. That’s just tacky.

    • Garcia Loca

      Yeah, when you can make out the hoo-haa crease, it’s gone too far. Uncharacteristically tacky for the fabulous JLD.

      • Eric Stott

        I don’t think the dress fits her perfectly – looks as if it was made for someone with taller proportions and has just had the hem raised – and this puts the sheer panel pretty near the Good China.

  • Rand Ortega

    Too severe. It’s Maria Von Trapp meets Nurse Diesel from “High Anxiety”.

    JLD is gorgeous nonetheless.

  • Coleen

    Gucci is really not the designer for her. Wasn’t she paired with Narciso Rodriguez for ages?

  • Danielle


  • LaSylphide

    The big grin looks out of place with a dress that somber.

  • valerie747

    Love the shoes. Did not notice anything else.

  • SportifLateBoomer

    Love her. Forever Elaine (now a little bit Veep). As a sister petite, dark-eyed brunette around the same age, I watch her closely. Think she looks pretty terrific under the circumstances, although the hair is severe. Love her crinkly real eyes.

  • judybrowni

    The severe hair and the turtleneck, give her a kind of witch’s chin, I never noticed before.

    Not a good luck, and I luv her.

  • RussellH88

    Are shoes like that not supposed to accommodate pinky toes? I’m not trying to be bitchy about the fit or anything, I’m genuinely curious because most foot closeups on this site always make me wince in pain.

  • LJCdoc

    Her poor feet.

    • wonderdivaEtsy

      Looking at the closeup caused me to wince and recoil in sympathetic pain. Ai-yi-yi, that must have hurt.

  • melanie0866

    Oh, she looks wonderful. I love the clutch and the shoes.

  • SignLadyB

    Actually I was thinking she looked exceptionally pretty. Maybe not the dress per se, but her face and smile looked relaxed and comfortable.

  • jjtxgrrl

    I don’t mind it.

  • The cut-outs look weird in the photographs. This dress is a bad idea for photographs.

  • BrooklynBomber

    I think she does age; she just happens to be doing it really, really well. She looks like a woman late 40s-50 who wears her sunscreen and sees her dermatologist regularly, and looks attractive without trying to look like a youngster.

  • lobsterlen

    Its nice. That is all.
    For those who love Julia I highly highly recommend Veep especially if you are into current events and politics. The funniest sitcom on TV.

  • largishbearishAtlish

    She actually pulls the dress off better than the model…and sadly, black was the best choice here…

  • quiltrx

    I think this would have looked good with her hair down. It’s a bit severe with the dress…but I do think the dress is fine and appropriate.

  • bertkeeter

    NYC DESIGNER, Jackie Rogers (look her up) did this and better in the 80’s n 90’s!

  • Trickytrisha

    Stella McCartney is designing torture devices for footwear? Eh, Julia’s a treasure, so I hope this film does well, especially in light of Gandolfini’s sad demise.

  • JDreesen

    all i see in her face is the result of reminding yourself to just hold it together from the ride to the event, during the event itself, and at least halfway through the car ride home before allowing yourself to exhale, crumple forward into your own lap, and have a good ol’ cathartic cry.

    i’ve made that face before. we probably all have. she is a champion.

  • shayna61

    This dress has no business being cocktail length in the first place. It’s just wrong.