Malin Akerman in Vintage Victor Costa at the 2013 Creative Arts Emmy Awards

Posted on September 16, 2013

Malin Akerman attends the 2013 Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California in a vintage Victor Costa dress paired with Christian Louboutin sandals and Neil Lane jewelry.





[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans/]

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  • Nancer

    I don’t understand the back of the dress, but my oh my! She’s beautiful.

  • Latin Buddy

    Have to admit, it’s cray but she’s pulling it off.

  • Emily Smith

    She looks like…some sort of black cookie sitting inside one of those ruffly paper sweet wrappers. Can not unsee.

    • AnneElliot

      In a box of chocolates!!! LOL!!

      • demidaemon

        Reeses Peanut Butter Cup wrapper.

  • marlie

    I like this a LOT! I usually don’t like her hair or makeup (I never think it’s flattering), but this is a perfect combo of right hair, right makeup, right dress, and even right shoes. Yes, the dress is ruffle-y, but it works!

    • MRC210

      I know — how does that work? That dress has peplums like saddlebags on a mule, twice as wide as her body, and yet she and it both look adorable.

  • LongTall_Sally

    This might be the best I’ve seen her look on the red carpet. Also, that ruffle is distracting and just plain weird. Both of these things are true.

  • Garcia Loca

    It’s such a perfect little look for her!

  • mmebam

    God help whoever is sitting on either side of her.

    • mshesterp

      I’m guessing when she sits it folds into her like she’s a delightful piece of chocolate.

  • Scroll down “Oh!”. I should have known there was a reason a strapless black dress was being featured. At first glance, I instinctively hated it. But, I came around to at least being pleasantly intrigued. Overall, it ends up working.

    • demidaemon

      I’m still at the instinctively hated part. I don’t think it’s going to change.

    • mshesterp

      Same here: “pleasantly intrigued.” Go figure, especially with Malin, who kind of dresses terribly all the time.

  • alyce1213

    As peplum and ruffle dresses go, this one’s really special. Love the pleating. Very appropriate for the Creative Arts Emmys.

  • nannypoo

    It’s cute. I like it. I hate her hair.

  • I shouldn’t like. But I LOVE.

  • TAGinMO

    Chocolate-wrapper chic.

    This is not an insult. It’s a cool and dramatic look.

  • Clueless_Jock

    I googled Victor Costa and got images of a bodybuilder.

  • Jacquelyn

    I don’t think I hate it, but I’m not sure why.

  • Sarah

    She’s pretty, and making that dress work impressively, but her hair is making her a pinhead and while I support an updo for this look, I think it could’ve been less severe.

  • aahlife

    It all works. She looks different than the pack and wonderful. Fresh beauty with gorgeous blue eyes.

  • Rand Ortega

    So architectural. The styling is superb– let the dress do all of the talking. I give it a WERQ w/ conditions. A little (diamond) arm candy would’ve sent this into the stratosphere.

  • crash1212

    I hate her hair with all my heart and soul – up-do was the way to go, but this is way too severe for her features. I don’t hate the dress, but do wish it was about two inches shorter.

  • DTLAFamilies

    If you isolate her head in a photo her hair is too severe but if you look at her from head to toe, it works. Anything else would fight the dress.

  • jilly_d

    It’s a bit much for a day time event, but she still looks pretty slammin’.

  • Imasewsure

    She’s gorgeous but… don’t like the dress, don’t like the hair, don’t like the makeup… .the shoes are ok

  • MilaXX

    Her hair is way too thin for that style. It’s not flattering at all.

  • elemspbee

    that is a bat shit dress.

  • kimmeister

    The dress looks like it comes from a collection inspired by sting rays. It’s certainly bold and statement-making, but the volume of the ruffles is just a bit too much.

  • Tracy_Flick

    I can’t even look at the dress. That eye makeup makes it look like she’s being animated by some kind of sinister being.

    • gsk241

      What has been seen cannot be unseen.

  • jen

    Well, her head looks great!

  • LaSylphide

    I don’t know who she is, but she looks very wholesome/girl-next-door-ish; I don’t think this is the dress for her, which may be why it looks so awful. It might work on a more sophisticated, look-at-me-and-weep-bitches type. And then, maybe it wouldn’t.

  • broke&fashionable

    I love that she looks like she is having a blast in this insane dress – confidence is always beautiful to me 🙂

  • Inspector_Gidget

    At first I thought she was pulling a Kelly Osbourne style pink dye job, but then I realized the umbrellas were causing that effect. That’s some serious light!

    Anyway, she looks good. So nice to see someone enjoying themselves amid all the sourpusses.

  • sagecreek

    I don’t love the skirt, but wow, she’s glowing, so who cares? So refreshing!

  • Tanya Wade

    She should be wearing Khrystle perfume with that dress….

    • decormaven

      Exactly! Didn’t Princess Di wear one of these designs? It’s ringing a bell.

  • GillianHolroyd

    The sum is greater than the parts; she is buffed to perfection.

  • Trickytrisha

    All I could see on first look was forehead. Then I saw the dress. My step-sis wore a very similar black Victor Costa to her prom, way back in the 80s. Same awkward length and frou frou just placed differently. Eyebrows to chin, though, she looks nice.

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    Best RC look she has sported in a long time.

  • macwell

    Its a whole lotta dress, but at the same time – she Linda pullng it off….?

  • demidaemon

    That’s one ruffly ass. So bad.

  • Trisha26

    Very, very pretty. If you have to do a peplum go all out!

  • quiltrx

    I kind of like this–it’s a little koo-koo, and fun. I would have wanted eye-searing hot pink shoes, though.

  • ankali

    Girl is Krueger-ing it all up in here, and it’s working for her. I really like the dress (thought I suspect I wouldn’t as much if I didn’t know it was vintage), and that is a brilliant choice of shoes.

  • RussellH88

    She gets eternal “The Comeback” love for me, so I can’t criticize her, even though the dress is a little crazy.

  • Monabel

    “Dress, where are you going with that girl?”

  • livesarah

    She looks like some kind of exotic insect. That’s not actually a bad thing, it’s pretty fabulous!

  • Love. Love. Love. Love. And love some more.