Catherine Zeta-Jones in Dennis Basso at the 2013 NYC Dance Alliance Foundation Gala

Posted on October 01, 2013

Catherine Zeta-Jones attends the 2013 NYC Dance Alliance Foundation Gala at the NYU Skirball Center in New York City in a Dennis Basso grey v-neck gown.





[Photo Credit: Craig Barritt/Getty Images]

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  • Hallie

    needs a more fitted bust

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      This. And the hair should be in a sleek updo. Other than that, it’s beautiful.

  • RussellH88

    That is some flat, limp hair.

    She looks like Morticia Addams being dragged to a party.

    • random_poster

      Oceans 12 was on the other night, and I did a double-take when I saw her. I wish she’d return to the chic shorter hairstyles.

      • RoseJB

        Agreed. I love her hair in The Terminal, too.

    • HM3

      I object! As a fellow straight-black-long-hair-haver (and really, the similarities stop there), achieving that Hollywood style Bump-It is impossible and unnatural. I believe that long, black hair can be left down and parted elegantly, without the damning Morticia reference, and I feel that CZ-J has implemented it perfectly.

      And now, to self-contradict: I agree that CZ-J has kept this hair and pretty, safe dress combination for WAY too many years, and needs to drastically alter either one or the other, if only for a little variety.

      • marlie

        I agree about the hair; this isn’t flat-ironed-to-death straight hair. I think her’s is gorgeous here.

      • Celandine1

        I totally agree with you. This hair is not flat or limp. I wonder sometimes about people and ask myself if they they are looking at the same thing I am looking at. Also agree that this look is safe for her and it would be great to mix it up a bit. But geez, I wish my hair could look as good as this.

  • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

    The bust is poorly fitted, and I think the lipstick color clashes.

  • Rhonda Shore

    What she needs are gays…this look — from head to toe — is making her look like a society matron, and the make-up…why, the foundation doesn’t even look like the right color.

    • H2olovngrl

      Take a good look at those eyelashes! Yikes!

      • kimmeister

        She’s channeling Tammy Faye. Yikes indeed.

  • Who is the ghost man with his hand around her waist? (ring shot)

    I want good things for her, so I am just going to pretend the fit is on point and that the lipstick color is better,

    • decormaven

      Really! I saw that hand around her waist and was like “Damn, she’s back with Michael Douglas.”

      • marlie

        Maybe she is? When Michael Douglas gave his Emmy acceptance last week, he DID thank his wife…

  • H2olovngrl

    Man, that make-up is tragic! Like a sloppy drag queen. Such a beautiful woman, such poor choices.

  • She looks like a drag queen named Grey Gardens.

    What happened, Kit?

  • bertkeeter

    Knock it off… She looks pretty damn amazing! Luv the straightened hair. Color and soft flow of dress… X

    • H2olovngrl

      I think her hair looks pretty and her dress is beautiful, but I absolutely cannot get behind that sloppy heavy make-up. A softer more expertly applied face would have made this a knock out in my book.

      • mhleta

        It’s really only the eyelashes that are objectionable to my eye.

    • mhleta

      Thank you!! Seriously. She looks incredible.

    • marlie

      I agree with you that her hair looks GORGEOUS. It’s shiny and doesn’t look over-processed. I don’t mind the straight hair, as long as it doesn’t seem like it’s been flat-ironed to within an inch of its life (and hers isn’t).

      Though I’m still not completely sold on the dress.

  • hughman

    There’s something a little “off” about her face. Like when they mesh two people together to see what their kids look like. I’d never seen that before!

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      Hmm… so you think “work” instead of “werq”? 😉

      • hughman

        Maybe she wanted that “Matt Damon” effect to try and save her marriage.

        • NYCGlamourpuss

          Better than the “Rob Lowe” effect, which was a little more extreme!

          • hughman

            AND overlooked at the Emmys, thankyouverymuch.

          • NYCGlamourpuss

            Too true!

    • Could it be medication related? Or medication + regular celebrity levels of “maintenance”?

      • hughman

        You mean like a single Bayer aspirin or something? Possibly. I just had this picture of her features being so delicate and here she just looks so… well, WELSH.

        • H2olovngrl


          • teensmom99

            I think her face looks less botoxed than it has in a while and that’s a good thing.

  • Introspective

    hair does ring morticia. makeup does seem heavy. but she still looks good especially given the rough year she’s had so far… the dress is pretty.

    im intrigued to know as well who was her date for this event?!

  • Kate

    did she do her own makeup? Even I can do my own makeup better. A low sleek pony might have been pretty. I was wondering who the ghost hand is too – she obviously shooed him away for many of the pictures.

  • Phantom hand in the close-up of the hip, while all other pics are of her alone!

  • mhleta

    Clumpy eyelashes, but otherwise really beautiful. She’s reminding me a little of Demi Moore here, but I don’t think Demi can pull this sort of thing off anymore. CZJ has come through hell looky pretty dandy. This rich grey is lovely on her.

  • MilaXX

    It’s fine.

  • Sue_Asponte

    Yikes, her left eyelashes are coming off. Goodness I love that ring on her right hand.

  • Garcia Loca

    What in holy prom hell?

  • SugarSnap108

    I’m going to assume she applied her own makeup, and that she was drunk.

  • This just seems wrong to me. She needs more support up front, the hair is too black, the lipstick is too red, and the arms are too bare.

  • decormaven

    The dress is sort of deflated- not sure if it’s too long in the torso or what. It just sort of puddles.

  • MannahattaMamma

    when did she become Demi Moore?

    • Lola Channing


  • boweryboy

    I can’t believe she’s the same age as me. Maybe it’s the Morticia hair, but gurlfriend looks tired

    • Constant Reader

      I had to Google her age. This whole look puts at least 15 years on her.

      • boweryboy

        Right? This makes her look like she’s someone in their mid-to-late 50s who can just barely get by passing as someone in their mid 40s.

  • Rachael

    I need that dress right now! someplace to wear it would also be nice!

  • Imasewsure

    I don’t mind the hair but the dress just looks a bit big.

  • Other than the hair, I LOVE this look on her!

  • Monabel

    Sad dress.

  • Jessica Freeman

    All that damn sheer shit at the bottom needs to go.

  • willworktomorrow

    I don’t love the dress, but from the waist up she is just shutting it down.

  • HM3


    The dress is beautiful, but I REALLY wish CZ-J would show up in something unexpected. She is such a beautiful woman, and I am bored to tears over her “pretty gown with flowers and bling” phase. I’ve seen her in a MILLION of these dresses, and believe that she can go more refined. Come on, girl!

  • marlie

    It would work if it didn’t look like the bodice was about to slip right off of her. She needed to have the straps taken in a skosh, and then this could have been lovely. Although, the more I look at it, the more the skirt reminds me of the travesty that Kate sent down the runways on PR last week.

    Her hair and makeup are beautiful.

  • teensmom99

    While not perfect, I think it’s the best she’s looked in a while.

  • filmcricket

    Not wild about this dress at all – remember when she used to show up in gold gowns that just cried out “I’m a movie star, look at me!” Good times. And the make-up’s harsh. But her hair and face look stunning, and that bling is pretty gorgeous too.

  • Cubana Loca

    Love the diamond ring and bracelet!! The dress is lovely but fits funny on the top.

  • E. D.

    Hoist the girls, please.

  • Trisha26

    She looks pretty. Lovely gown that could use a little more support. The male hand in photo 3 freaked me out!

  • Sunraya

    She has done something odd to her face, I can’t put my finger on it. I used to,think she was one of the most beautiful women ever, but she has messed with her face so much, I don’t even see that beauty anymore.

    I do like the dress on her.

  • Random Compliments

    She looks like Victoria from Revenge.

  • Lola Channing

    too Demi Moore-like in the first picture. Cut that hair girl. Someone posted about her look on Ocean’s 12. Agree. A longer bob would be flattering and less the aura of desperation Demi has.

  • oohsparkley!

    Beautiful woman, lookin fine.

  • Lily-Rygh

    That ring is GORGE!