Michelle Pfeiffer in Dolce&Gabbana at “The Family” Paris Premiere

Posted on October 17, 2013

Ah. So apparently there was a theme for this red carpet. They were working a whole mother-and-daughter thing. And can we just say? Casting Dianna Agron as Michelle Pfeiffer’s daughter is one of those things where it seems so obvious that the person who decided to do it winds up not getting enough credit for it. It’s a brilliant choice.

Of course, it’s kind of odd that here, Dianna’s dressed in the mature outfit and Michelle’s in the more youthful one.


Michelle Pfeiffer attends the premiere of “The Family” in Roissy-en-France, Paris in a Dolce&Gabbana dress paired with Sergio Rossi black satin peep-toe sling backs.

Not that she can’t pull it off. Although she’s clearly wondering if she can.

Whenever anyone does the little princess curtsy with their skirt like that, it’s a dead giveaway that she’s not comfortable in the dress and doesn’t quite know if it looks good on her or not.  It’s the body language equivalent of “So, this dress! I know, right?” On that level, it’s not quite working for us. The shape of it just doesn’t feel like something she’d pick for herself. It looks good, though; if a little too tight in the bodice. Definitely could’ve used a metallic shoe and some jewelry to de-funeralize it.

But really, she should stick to outfits she likes to wear, like that stunning McQueen the other day.




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  • Imasewsure

    I like the dress on her even if she doesn’t (although I love love her other more adventurous choices lately). Just a different shoe and a kick-ass bracelet… would’ve worked for me

  • leahpapa

    Maybe they switched dresses in the ladies’ room?

  • RussellH88

    She always seems a bit uncomfortable on the red carpet, I think.

    But I think she looks stunning, but I grew up on Batman Returns so I will always have endless love for Miss Selina Kyle.

    • random_poster

      I LOVED her in that movie.

      • RussellH88

        I was pretty fond of saying “I am Catwoman, hear me roar” as a 4-5 year old.

    • Rhonda Shore

      But who would be comfy in a dress made of upholstery fabric? She does look great though…

    • Mary229

      Michelle is a rare Hollywood gem.

  • RebeccaKW

    I would’ve liked a different shoe. Even if she insisted on black, something without the hoof effect.

    Damn, this woman is beautiful.

    • 3boysful

      WHEN will those awful shoes go away?

  • gabbilevy

    Yeah, she and Dianna should have done a straight swap on their dresses for this event.

  • TLJezebel

    She has obviously gotten the secret out of Angela Bassett.

  • MilaXX

    Not liking the skirt part of this or those shoes.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    I like the dress on her, but it’s not very Pfeiffery.

  • crash1212

    That is one gorgeous woman. I like the dress, but poor shoe choice.

  • nannypoo

    She is really a beautiful woman. I don’t like the dress for her, but her hair and makeup are great.

    • I agree about the beauty and the makeup but I do dislike her hair. I don’t understand why the “a hair stylist worked for 2 hours to get my hair to look like I just woke up” look has become so pervasive. Showing my old fashioned tendencies, I guess.

  • Tracy_Flick

    *resists typing the same old comment about heavy black eyeliner*

  • Belvane

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen a red carpet photo of her where she looks comfortable, no matter what she’s wearing. Girlfriend just does NOT like to be photographed.

    • DTLAFamilies

      I know, and you have to wonder how people like her end up in film. It is weird.

      • Adriana_Paula

        Well, as weird as filming, say, a sex scene must be, it’s got to be a whole ‘nother kind of weird to just stand facing a wall of flashbulbs by yourself, with nothing to do but smile and show off your dress.

        • Belvane

          Exactly. A film set is such a protected environment, at least compared to a firing squad of media. And it can’t help that you’ve got the “world’s most beautiful woman” sign hanging around your neck from twenty years ago.

      • venusvelvet

        She might be uncomfortable being on show as opposed to losing herself in a role.

      • Mary229

        It’s really not that weird. Some people are only able to let go when they are playing a role. They escape into someone else. The red carpet is a totally different animal.

  • KingCrazy

    Love her. She looks great.

    • Clueless_Jock

      No complaints from me.

  • Dagney

    It could work. The hair and makeup are in direct conflict with the dress. If she had done a more structured hairstyle and a more distinct, sleek makeup design, this could have really worked.

  • A Shiny O’Connor

    Another pair of shoes that need to be packed off to Dame Helen. And chuck in the dress while you’re at it.

  • DTLAFamilies

    Too bad she’s not comfy because that dress is super-flattering on her. I love to wear that exact same silhouette and I also have curly hair so this one is dear to my heart.

  • DuBey2

    This is a WERQ for me. She looks amazing.

  • As a point of reference, I think Michelle and Madonna are the same age. If you zero in on Michelle’s hands, they don’t look young, but if you don’t zero in on them, her hands blend in. My point is that Madonna should avoid the gloves and people wouldn’t talk about her hands.

    I noticed in my 40s that my forearms looked like “fish.” I became very self-conscious of my forearms, not to mention my upper arms and hands. It is difficult to age, especially in the entertainment business.

    Michelle Pfeiffer is without a doubt one of the most beautiful women in the world. She is aging gracefully, and if she has had work done, she has done it right so that it’s not too extreme.

    The black looks a bit dark for her and her light skin. You are right on about the curtsy.

    • venusvelvet

      I was just thinking what this ensemble needed was some biking gloves. : ) I would tone the eyeliner down with maybe some copper. (How do forearms look like “fish”?)

      • I had on short sleeves with one of my arms bent so the forearm was parallel to the floor and it lacked muscle tone and the lines in it were ugly to me. Since then I’ve noticed the arms of other women and they can look like that even when they are tighter. I think aging is weird. I’d love to be in this world without being self-conscious about my appearance. I probably thought I was pretty hot stuff until I was ten or eleven. Junior High was a rude awakening, unfortunately, as it is for many girls.

        • venusvelvet

          It’s funny the things you can fixate on yourself that probably no one else notices. It sounds like once you noticed the fish effect, you couldn’t “unsee” it. I’ve known people that think feet (all feet) are ugly.

  • oh, i get it. the movie’s titled “the family”, so they’re all dressed for a mafia funeral.

  • decormaven

    Hair too relaxed for the formality of the dress fabric.

  • ashtangajunkie

    I hate that hem length on almost everyone. Also, fancy sofa upholstery. But Michelle Pfeiffer is just about the most beautiful person ever, which helps this situation.

  • formerlyAnon

    She looks fabulous (and nowhere near 55), but I agree a dress swap between her and Ms. Agron would have been an improvement. Not enamored with the shoes.

  • Trickytrisha

    For me, she’s owning this beautiful, tea length dress. The bodice has a slight medieval look to it; the fabric provides a richness to the dress that a flat textile wouldn’t have.

    This is waay better than yesterday’s McQueen (other than the jacket). Her hair is more flattering, makeup better – she looks young and fabulous.

  • ringthing

    Coco Chanel supposedly said that women end up with the face they deserve. What acts of heroism could Michelle Pfeiffer possibly have performed in her life to deserve that face, she is just so flawless.

  • marlie

    I really, really like this. I think this is really lovely. And I don’t mind the slightly higher waist because it doesn’t look like she stole the dress from a 4-year-old. I think she needed a bolder lip or jewelry, but otherwise, I like this!

  • imakeart

    I wanted to look like her 25 years ago. That’s about the only thing – besides her face – that hasn’t changed in that time. The world just ain’t fair.

  • Mary229

    Michelle is one of the few women that can pull off “cute” well into her 50’s. Her face still looks fabulous.

  • Sunraya

    Yeah, what’s with the fake curtsy? Seems really immature for a grown woman, unless she was being comedic like a Tina Fey moment.