Darby Stanchfield in Georges Hobeika Couture at Scandal Premiere

Posted on October 03, 2013

Darby Stanchfield attends the Season 3 premiere of “Scandal” presented by Saks Fifth Ave and Mercedes Benz in New York City in a vintage Georges Hobeika greige and lilac color-block gown featuring a diamond patterned, sleeveless top embroidered with Swarovski crystals and a waist belt paired with a Tyler Alexandra bag.






[Photo Credit: Girlie/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES]

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  • Kathy_Marlow

    I like it more than I think I should. I bet the skirt was beautiful to see moving. Her head looks amazing though!

    • Let it out

      That was my reaction too. I’m hoping my monitor makes the color of the skirt look slightly less dingy–even if it is, I still like it in contrast to the bodice. The proportions are lovely and the modern, clean styling works–an updo would have veered into old lady.

      • JauntyJohn

        Well, they called it “greige” in the description – a word as difficult to embrace as perhaps the color. Here’s hoping *all* our monitors were unkind to it, and in person it’s doesn’t have quite such a dinge vibe.
        (Dinge Vibe should have been the name of a villainess who fought “Josie and the Pussycats.”)

        • 3boysful

          That’s what I was thinking–if they’re calling it greige right outa the box, it can’t be good.

          And I think we have a new Josie & the Pussycats movie they need to make. (I am old enough to remember.)

  • docholly

    I love her but not really this particular dress. I know there is a Michael Kors comment somewhere inside of me but it’s not coming out just yet.

  • tereliz

    LOVE HUH. Don’t really love this top. And her hair has looked better.

  • czarina

    If Helen Bishop looked like this, Glen would have never run away.

    • mlle

      THAT is why she looked familiar. Thank you for saving me a search!

    • Heather

      Glen MIGHT have run away because of the endless stream of neighborhood dads showing up to… fix his (foxy) mom’s sink.

  • mlle

    I like both colours in the outfit, and think she could rock either one, but they don’t look good together.

  • hughman

    It would take forever to remove those beeper tags on that blouse if you bought it.

    • ChaCha_70

      Thanks for ruining the look for me. Can’t unsee.

      • hughman

        LOL. Just trying to save you from trouble at the door when you’re leaving!

  • MilaXX

    I wish she had picked a color for the bag, maybe one of the pastel shades (pink, blue,orange or purple) from one of the crystals in the top.

    • YES! That would have been really lovely. Good eye, MilaXX.

  • decormaven

    That’s a great look, but that is one seriously oversized clutch. Is it a knife roll?

    • kimmeister

      I love the idea of it being a fabulous knife roll. Talk about a go-to gift for the fashionable chef!

  • Garcia Loca

    Fashiony Abby! I likes.

  • GillianHolroyd

    It’s from 2011. I think “vintage” is a slight exaggeration here.

    • decormaven

      Maybe it’s the same “vintage” that Miley Cyrus referenced in her recent Fashion magazine interview. Time passes so quickly, you know.

      • Heather

        I went into some ‘vintage’ places in Brooklyn (!) over the summer and it was all from the 90s. Seriously. I found a dress I’d had in college. Depressing. A friend of mine who lived in NYC in the 80s said she used to get stuff from the 40s at vintage shops. So hard to find that now.

        But I agree that 2011 is stretching it.

        • decormaven

          So sad! The speed-up of time means that all used clothing is vintage. So that means Goodwill is the best vintage shop, yes? (Although for the dedicated vintage hunter, Goodwill can yield some amazing finds.)

          • Sarah

            Oh, I used to have the most delightful collection of embroidered cotton lawn nighties that I scored at GW in the 80s/90s. This, I suspect, is because that is when everyone’s sweet old fifties granny passed on and they donated her trousseau. Now, the sleepwear is polyester to the last. Egads.

  • kimmeister

    Her eyeshadow is the exact same color as her blush. That’s not good.

  • I am a tactile person. I have to touch everything. That part of me is very intrigued. The rest of me is unsure, but I think I like it.

    • DuBey2

      I’ll bet you hate ordering online. I almost never do it, because I also am tactile. Sometimes I embarrass myself(not much, tho) when I’m in a store with lots of fur trims or feathers or other touchable stuff – because I just *have to* reach out and touch every one, even if the color is awful…
      A side effect for me is also that I dislike most glittery or sequined or “bling” items because of the feel which is not soft.

  • BKagainwiththesweatpants

    Why does she have ping-pong balls all over her top?

  • PastryGoddess

    This dress is a perfect example of when ideas and execution don’t meet.

  • Gloriana Reginata

    Baby daleks are birthed looking like that top, and they slowly darken as they get older.

  • Introspective

    the skirt seemed like a good concept in theory, but the whole effect is washed out especially with that top. meh.

  • BrooklynBomber

    I j’adore the top, ne j’adore pas le bottom.

  • Trickytrisha

    If you’re gonna attempt to match your fingernail color to your skirt, wait til you have something other than “dried vomit” beige?

  • elizonthelam

    Love her head, the silhouette and the textures. HATE the clothing colors. Particularly the skirt.

  • conniemd

    Just think how pretty this would have looked with a blue or purple skirt. The beige color washes out the crystals rather than bringing out their colors.

  • SugarSnap108

    That dress is oddly pretty, and I want to love it. But I can’t quite do it … maybe it’s the heinously ugly clutch.

  • AndreaSkates

    There is no reason to put a silvery-gray next to a yellowy-beige unless you are organizing the odd draperies at the flea market, and they are both sheers. It’s a shame about the colors because the design is gorgeous.

  • sunflower

    I’m weirdly drawn to it, but I don’t think the pieces go together. I can’t help but think how gorgeous she would look in a color!

  • another_laura

    I do not like the idea of “greige” – man, that’s bad portmanteau! – but I love her name!

  • Lize Hartley

    I like it, especially the top. But that bag is FUG.

  • Heather

    Love her hair color. So hard to get. Most ‘boxed’ reds are either too orange or too Raggedy Ann.

  • Constant Reader

    Ugh, no. No to the plastic doodads, to the “I never sort my laundry” color of the skirt, and to the giant clutch.

  • anotherkate

    It would be prettier in a color. Especially on her–she’s practically built for jewel tones.

  • Erica_Vuitton

    Hum… I feel like I should hate this… but I don’t. Except the clutch that’s so ugly what was she thinking with that?

  • Tracy_Flick

    Only Julianne Moore can be Julianne Moore, dear. And even she can’t always pull it off.

    Your clutch is tampax-like.

  • kathrineb

    Its greyige alright.