Kate Bosworth in Christopher Kane at the “Big Sur” Premiere

Posted on October 29, 2013

Oh look. Another ladystar dressed all in black. Revolutionary.

Kate Bosworth attends the premiere of “Big Sur” in New York City in a Christopher Kane dress paired with Casadei shoes and Ana Khouri jewelry.

Christopher Kane Spring 2014 Collection

The neckline’s a bit much but we suppose if it didn’t have that detail, this would pretty much look like a sleeveless nun’s habit. The only thing that interests us here is the hemline, because we’re big fans of bringing that ankle-length hem back to the red carpet. It looks so much better than dragging a foot of extra fabric around and having to lift ten pounds of skirt with your hands just to take a step without face-planting. Besides, it makes it easier for us to judge the shoes, which, in this case, are a little on the dull side. And that chunky heel doesn’t work with that skirt length.





[Photo Credit: Dara Kushner/INFphoto.com, IMAXtree]

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  • MilaXX

    Half a waist detail? I don’t get it. Maybe I need a second cup of coffee.Either way none of this look is working for me. It’s a black piece of fabric with jewels at the neck and the leftover bits thrown on her waist.

    • mjude

      unfortunately you don’t need a 2nd cup of coffee. this is just bad. glued on jewels.

    • 3boysful

      And they compete. Either/or.

    • ryenerman

      Exactly, it’s not even that I don’t like it, it’s that I don’t understand it.

    • Danielle

      I sat here for a while trying to decipher if it was a belt, a brooch, or a detail that had somehow become askew when she exited the limo. Still haven’t figured it out.

      And yes Kate, we see your cheekbones. Thank you.

  • TrixieConQueso

    Oh my – Kate is Serving up Some Serious Bitch-Face in the first shot.

    • Karen Belgrad

      Bitch face or filler-forced duck face?

      • filmcricket

        Nah, that’s always been her face.

        • Karen Belgrad

          She has always had the prominent cheekbones and lips, agreed. I guess she just looked so much better when her face was fuller 🙁

      • marlie

        Nah, that’s not duck face, it’s just resting bitchface. There’s a slight difference. 😉

        • I believe in Kate’s case, it’s resting smug face.

          • leahpapa

            Indeed, and I have never understood what she has to be so smug about. I’ve never really gotten the appeal of this one.

  • Jessica Freeman

    The neckline should just be a necklace paired with a fab strapless gown. This is just some shitty draping of fabric.

    • Rhonda Shore

      It’s like a sack.

  • ringthing

    Not impressed. And what’s with this woman, anyway – does she do anything besides show up at events looking like a social x-ray?

  • Sobaika

    I don’t think the neckline is very flattering to her physique.

    • sagecreek

      Or is it her stance? Maybe it’s just me, but she looks like she is standing very askew.

      • cbt22

        That’s what I think, too. At first I thought that this was one of those asymmetrical-but-not-actually-dramatic-enough-that-I’m-positive-it-was-intentional necklines that seem to be a thing now, but it doesn’t look like that on the model. I think she is just standing really weirdly.

      • formerlyAnon

        I think it’s definitely her stance. Shoes? Or maybe something else (meaning a sprain or something?) is bugging her.

  • Little_Olive

    I’m having trouble making up what the dress’ cut and shape is, but I guess she’d have that effect on pretty much any garment that is not a shift.

    The neck embellishment is actually the only thing that almost saved this for me. It could be too much and I’m usually not a fan of flower-y jewelry, but these are not too literal and the chunkiness lends some edge to the look. Nice makeup, too.

    But I am still not sold.

  • Because of the black velveteen, its damned tough to tell just exactly how this is draped. But its so halfhearted in its effect that it doesn’t really look intentional, more as though the fit is radically off.

  • Not applicable

    random- but her eyes are different colors. (or mostly so) I find those little things interesting…

  • I don’t know if it’s just my gut reaction to her, but I hate this. HATE this. The halter situation needs a little more body to fill it out, the waist detail is too arbitrary and pointless to the shape. And that face she’s giving, without the slightest hint of irony or street cred, is making me punchy.

    • Mary Lauer

      Enough with the duck lips already! 8-(

    • StellaZafella

      My first impression of this was:”Mock funeral scene from ‘Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum’…so where’e Zero Mostel?

    • willworktomorrow

      My feelings exactly. EXACTLY!

  • Kelly

    I dunno, I sort of like the dress — or at least the idea of it. I’m a fan of minimalism paired with something fun and over-the-top: like a “sleeveless nun’s habit” paired with some defunct kingdom’s crown jewels. But the cut of the dress, coupled with the severe hair, make her look bony and starved. And the heels are all wrong.

  • alyce1213

    I also like this length because I’m a shoe gal. That’s all, the rest is standard.

  • Mightiadd

    The dress looks fine on the model-a simple silk crepe dress with jewel details. It’s not the cut of the dress that makes Kate look starved…she is starved!

  • aeb1986

    Somehow this whole ensemble is dull and severe at the same time. I don’t like it at all

  • Just a gentle, loving reminder to our kittens that we don’t body-snark here; not even the skinny girls. Stick to critiquing the changeables: Hair, makeup, clothes, accessories.

    • alyce1213

      Attitude too?

  • marlie

    She’s wearing a silk poncho, with a little bit of bling. I’m not loving this dress on her OR on the model. The bling around her neck is fine, I guess, but the one at her waist is just… random. I think I like the shoes, but not with this dress.

  • Clueless_Jock

    This would have been sexier with a bare back.

  • nannypoo

    I seem to be alone in liking this dress. I think it’s strange and pretty. But I hate her hair. She seems uncomfortable posing for photographers – the duckface, the rigid arms – which I always think seems strange for someone who chose a career in front of a camera.

  • decormaven

    The jewels at the neckline are too ornate for the simple design of the dress- and the dress design has some serious flaws. Don’t know if it is the fit or the fabric, but this is not flattering. Chunky heel definitely wrong choice for this ensemble.

  • Nancer

    I love it. I like a dress with some bling! I think she looks fabulous. And since my closet consists of 90% black, I have no leg to stand on when it comes to complaining about black on the red carpet!

  • GillianHolroyd

    I don’t hate it but it does look skimpy on her. The detail at the waist looks like a rip that’s been pinned together with a brooch but I like the jewels at the neck.

  • jif

    well, when you say “lady star”…

    • ??

      • bellafigura1

        Maybe jif is questioning Kate Bosworth’s “star” status. There was a whole takedown of her on Jezebel recently for being only famous because she went out with … um … Orlando Bloom maybe?

        • Imasewsure

          Nah she’s been in enough movies to qualify on her own.. maybe not a major talent but we only care about what they wear anyway (unless they are irrational loves or irrational hates or total awesome Divas – male or female)

        • jif

          Exactly (sans the benefit of the Jezebel article).

      • jif

        I am not questioning that she is a lady, but not sure that she qualifies as a star.

  • ashtangajunkie

    Maybe I’m grouchy, but this isn’t doing it for me at all. I hate the dress, but I like the shoes (with a different outfit). I’ve read a few comments that the face she’s making in the first photo is just her natural expression, but it looks forced to me. And ridiculous. She’s pretty. Nothing else about this is.

  • crash1212

    I must confess. I don’t like anything going on here. The dress looks chip in a chip way – flimsy with bedazzle issues. Shoes are awful. I wish she’d stop with the EXTREEEEEMLY severe hair – it’s not her friend. God awful shoes. Nice make-up though…cheekbones for days.

  • conniemd

    Does anyone else think her earrings look like they are crawling up her ear?

    • marlie

      I actually think they’re kind of cool *because* of that.

  • bertkeeter

    GUCCI did this embelished neckline better last year!

  • AmeliaEve

    I don’t think I had previously realized that it was possible to have bony armpits.

  • tixilyttik

    I think this is the girl that “The Dirty” website has nicknamed “Whale Wars” because the guy who runs it thinks she’s so fat. She looks skinny to me.

  • I like this dress but I don’t think it is her dress. For Angelina maybe?

  • Trisha26

    I know we’re supposed to comment on the clothes, but is no one concerned she looks like a skeleton? The model looks far healthier and normal than Kate. I can’t see anything here but jutting bones covered by fabric.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    This is Angelina Jolie’s dress.

  • I remember watching “Win a Date With Tad Hamilton” (I feel I can share that) in the theater (ditto) and thinking she was a very pretty girl. Now it’s like looking at “The Selfie of Dorian Grey”.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    Blue steel! I think the dress looks like somebody was stitching in the bathroom at the last minute. It doesn’t hang right and it just looks like somebody stepped on the hem and pulled it out of whack or something. Plus it’s just so… Random. Undone. Hiddy.

  • poor little hungry honey

  • lunchcoma

    Aside from being boring, that pulled back hair with the severe makeup just doesn’t work with the black and that neckline. It all ends up being so harsh.

  • trisker

    Both she and Krysten Ritter look scary thin. Or is it just how they’re standing?

  • AnniNoone

    Is she doing duckface in some of those, or is that just the way her face is shaped now?

  • allcapsERINN

    I love the sparkly stuff. The shoes kill the joy, though.

  • formerlyAnon

    She’s lovely. The dress is o.k. The heels are not only (as noted) too heavy, but her stance would suggest that she is having trouble standing comfortably in them. Or, since most super high heels aren’t hugely comfortable, she’s having trouble giving the impression of standing comfortably in them. Or maybe it’s unrelated to the shoes, but there’s something wrong with her stance in several of these.

  • I actually think the dress would be amazing if it were in a jewel tone.

  • E. D.

    Totally right about the shoes.

  • TinaBelchersawkwardmoan

    I kind of also feel like if you are trying that hard to make the Blue Steel face, you are not making the Blue Steel face.

  • demidaemon

    Lame and crafty. A big ol’ NO from me.

  • quiltrx

    Between the super-tight hair and the lemon-sucking face, I almost never find her interesting-looking or even very pretty. She needs to relax.
    And stop wearing clown dresses.

  • SophieCollier

    No comment on the braid-mohawk? I like the neckline– it does double-duty as jewelry.

  • Alexis Peñafuerte Wenceslao

    Eat, bitch, eat! for Oprah’s sake, EAT!

  • anotherkate

    I just typed a big long rant about how we can hardly call her a star when she hasn’t been in anything in years, but then I went to her imdb page. Apparently she’s been working pretty consistently since 2006’s Superman movie (the last thing I remember her from), but I guess I just didn’t see/care about any of her other movies between now and then. Carry on, Kate Bosworth…but not with this look. It’s weird and satiny and naked in a weirdly sinewy way (focus on the armpit? Weird choice, Christopher Kane) and your shoes are icky.