Emmy Rossum in Naeem Khan at the 2013 Saban Community Clinic Dinner Gala

Posted on November 27, 2013

This may just be our favorite sassypants outfit in a long time. No, really.

Emmy Rossum attends the Saban Community Clinic 37th Annual Dinner Gala in Beverly Hills, California in a Naeem Khan ensemble paired with Jimmy Choo sandals and Chopard jewelry.

Naeem Khan Spring 2014 Collection


Fun and chic at the same time. A girl’s gotta be careful, though. This can go “Blanche Deveraux on the prowl” very easily with some bad styling or on the wrong person. She’s not quite in Blance territory, but we think she could’ve done with some tweaking. This appears to be a theme in our posts today, but once again we find ourselves saying “metallic shoe + stronger lip.” Maybe not so much on the former, although we would suggest something a little fresher in style for her feet. But on the latter, we’re firm. We just don’t understand the concept of a clean face with a getup like this. Get yaself some smokey eye or something, girl. And a cocktail ring.





[Photo Credit: Juan Rico/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES, IMAXtree]

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  • TLJezebel

    It makes her look hippy and dowdy. Sorry, Daddies.

    • Ginger

      I’ll add “stumpy” to that, too. It’s just not all that flattering, in my opinion.

      • YoungSally

        I wonder if some of that is the camera angle — it’s like she was shot by someone who is very tall looking down

        • alyce1213

          That’s a factor. If you’ve ever seen paparazzi shooting, they sometimes hold the cameras high over their heads for a clear shot. The angle makes people look stumpy, we see it all the time. But I don’t think these pants help either, they widen her bottom.

          • ballerinawithagun

            It is definitely the camera angle. Having said that, I think she is too conservative already to pull of a look this almost ironic or the word of the day “uncanny”, put Chloe Sevigny in this or go the other direction to January Jones.

          • amaranth16

            Ooh, both interesting suggestions.

          • tereliz

            They’re freaking idiots. I want to scream anytime I see someone do this. Just crouch a tiny bit and pull back so you’re straight on. NO TILT!! ARRGGHHH!!! I shouldn’t be so critical since the paps don’t count as real photographers, do they?

          • alyce1213

            I don’t think paps count for anything much. But even legitimate press photographers do it when they’re crowded into a small area — they’re fighting for a clear shot and sometimes the cameras go too high. It’s always better if they can crouch a bit, like you said, and shoot straight on.

          • tereliz

            You’re right, I have to cut some slack for the people at the back of a crowd of paps, I guess. I hate having to fight for shots when I do events, too.

          • Aurumgirl

            And so does that “bared back” design that goes from narrow to wide at the waist. Your eye is led to believe the hips are much bigger than they are. Not sure the smokey eye would have helped, but a red lip would have improved her makeup considerably; and as for shoes, those little sandals look overwhelmed by all that heavy glitter.

        • Many times, they’re actually standing on a ladder to shoot over the heads of the other photogs.

    • Sarah

      I was thinking how nicely fitted the outfit was to her natural shape, which just happens to include hips. She can’t help her figure, and she’s blessed with a curvaceous set of hips, so what’s to keep her from wearing a kickass glittery pantsuit?

      • DTLAFamilies

        Her figure is fine and she could rock the right pantsuit. But look at the seaming in the pants. It’s designed to make the wearer hippy and/or bow-legged. The more I look at it the more I hate it. It’s only because she’s so beautiful that it works at all.

        • Sarah

          I don’t see the problem to be honest. Only thing I would quibble is that she could’ve used a hem on the pants, because they are a couple of inches too long, maybe. But, then, we all have different standards for what we will and won’t put up with in an outfit. I do think “It’s only because she’s so beautiful that it works” is sort of the point of anybody wearing anything. Do we not all wish to look beautiful in our clothes?

          • filmcricket

            No, the point is that she is beautiful regardless of what she’s wearing, and so can enhance even a wretched outfit.

          • Sarah

            I got that. I just didn’t think it was a wretched outfit. Nor did I intend to be argumentative in any way regarding any one else’s opinion, which they are welcome to, of course.

          • conniemd

            I like the pantsuit simply because the sheer is only lightly employed for a peek-a-boo look without being overtly revealing. For the most part, she is covered and the sheer parts aren’t over her tintilating body parts.

    • filmcricket

      Yes, I don’t get why people haven’t figured out that all this sheer trend does is add the illusion of volume. Even the model is looking closer to “mere mortal” than one usually sees in runway shots.

      I’m going to stare covetously at those earrings for a bit. Wish she’d added a big ring to go with.

      • ballerinawithagun

        I’m a size 2 and sheer always looks great at home in the mirror and then there is a photo op and it accentuates every flaw.

    • BayTampaBay

      Agree 100% she is too young for this pantsuit

    • ThesisMonkey

      I think the hippiness is caused by the slight extra bit of fabric overlap. but I think the main problem here is the ankle bulge. why did anyone allow this?? with a proper slim fit I think it would lose the stumpification, and would look smashing on her.

  • Diego!

    If make up had been way better than what she is wearing, this would have been a WERQ. Attagirl in this case, I love how this ´attire´ looks on her!

  • kimmeister

    The right cocktail ring is my favorite accessory to almost any outfit.

    • It ties with “a nice bracelet” for me!

      • kimmeister

        I’ve been on a bracelet kick for the past year, and discovered how difficult it is to store the big bulky ones that I like so much. So do you know what I did? I bought a paper towel holder and use it for the biggest bracelets. It has an added bonus of having this decorative metal latticework panel, which I use for a bunch of my earrings that have hooks.

        • That is brilliant! I’ve got my eye on a really cute paper towel holder (it’s a lamppost with a cat under it watching a crow balanced on top) and it would be perfect for storing cuffs and bangles!

          • kimmeister

            That does sound really cute! I love atypical uses for everyday objects that make your life easier. My makeup organizer is actually a tackle box (got that idea from a magazine years ago).

          • All my hair doodads are on a piece of chicken wire on the wall.

          • kimmeister

            That would be a good way to keep them away from my kitties. I made the mistake of leaving one hair doodad with feathers in a tray on my dresser. That little thing never had a chance . . .

          • Oh dear… Urchin’s quite good. She knows her feather doodads are not the same as my feather doodads!

  • boweryboy

    That must be uncomfortable to sit down in.

  • marlie

    I love the top, but I can’t tell if it’s the angle of the photograph or what, but her bottom half seems short. I think I’d like this better with a skirt, to show off her legs a bit and not seem so much like a column of black lace. And yes, makeup.

  • alyce1213

    I don’t like the visible black underpants. Sorry, I’m not with you on this. The top is pretty, but the pants would make anyone other than a model — even Emmy — look stumpy. A skirt would be better.

  • I like to imagine that I wear these as pajamas in another life.

    • random_poster

      You’d top it off with a turban and a chaise lounge. A steaming hot cup of tea, or a hot toddy, would be atop the adjacent coffee table.

    • kimmeister

      A life in which you can sleep levitating, otherwise you’d wake up perforated.

      • I like to think that the Vicodin and champagne cocktails in this other life keep me from noticing too much.

  • Rand Ortega

    She’s shaped like a classic Coke bottle, which is aces sexy in my book. The pants & the peplum accentuates that hot curve. I wish she would’ve added a little interest in the shoes– perhaps in gold like the model– but this is a gorgeous look, full stop.

    • kimmeister

      Is Coke bottle a standard reference for Latinos to describe an hourglass figure? My Mexican husband often describes my figure as a Coke bottle, but I hadn’t heard that from anyone else.

      • Rand Ortega

        Well, I can’t speak for all Latinos.
        Yes. : )

  • Tracy_Flick

    I think she looks gorgeous! Overly vigorous accessorizing risks being overdone.

  • DTLAFamilies

    Stomach window = Noooo

    Also, isn’t this Liza Minnelli’s pantsuit?

    • kimmeister

      I can’t think of Liza Minnelli without thinking of her suffering from vertigo.

  • elleg929

    All I see is Liza.

  • MilaXX

    Definitely needs a stronger lip and a better shoe. This close to the holiday’s I think a metallic shoe would easily work.

  • SewingSiren

    I think this girl is so pretty. This isn’t my favorite, but she still looks good. I wish she would go full on Suzy Sad Eyes. I loved that doll.

  • Belvane

    It’s not THAT clean — she’s wearing about six pounds of eyelashes. She looks great in this outfit.

  • decormaven

    A sparkly bracelet! She sprung for the good earrings- couldn’t she get some more jewelry? The jewelers need to hold hands more with stylists. I want to see my stars with the primo accessories.

  • Trickytrisha

    I’m just not feeling this. These pics are more like test photos at her stylist before she has the pants hemmed (and boy howdy, should she have had those pants hemmed!). She’s minimally make up, little jewelry, sad hair – none of which say “I’m at a Beverly Hills Gala!” Still and all, she’s a lovely lovely woman.

  • Tatiana Luján

    I like the fresh face; the outfit, not so much .

  • NoveltyRocker

    It’s a cool little pantsuit. I think it’s the sleek hair that’s saving her from looking frumpy. The earrings here feel traditional and a little stuffy and the heels have a dated look. She doesn’t really ever seem to dress in an edgy way but the lacy, sparkly, mostly covered look of the suit is providing so much conservative energy that she could have experimented with accessories with a cleaner, modern shape and stayed well within her usual look.

  • KT

    Mmmm no. Send this off to Queen Helen of Fuckin Fantastica.

  • formerlyAnon

    Cocktail ring, stronger makeup and ?? more formal hair? Something to keep it from looking like shiny pajamas from the front. (I agree it isn’t super flattering but I’m not sure but that it might be the camera angle which is pushing it over that line, not the ensemble or her body.)

  • Slanted & Enchanted

    I love this outfit on her, but I agree that it would look better with different shoes.

    She was on my irrational hate list for a while because, when I was a freakishly tall and slightly chubby 13-year-old, I read an interview with her in Teen Vogue where she waxed poetic about how she’s too curvy to have a typical Hollywood figure. I remember sitting there, shooting daggers into the magazine, being like, “OH SHUT UP!”

    So imagine my surprise when a significant portion of these comments are about how curvy and hippy she is, haha. My inner 13-year-old is seething.

    • I think that every, every time I read a very small girl talking about how curvy and not-Hollywood-shaped she is. Jessica Alba did it years ago and I have never quite forgiven her.

  • Laura Renee

    Yes, her face is awfully wholesome for such a striking, assertive outfit.

  • Who do I have to fuck to get those earrings?

    • sagecreek

      Seriously, if she walked by me I would rip them right off her ears. And then run.

    • conniemd

      Someone with lots and lots of money to pay for all those diamonds. Really hot earrings. sighs.

  • Not a fan. “Where are her nipples?” feels disrespectful at her retirement dinner.

  • JDreesen

    i’m sorry. i’m trying. but there’s…a Tusken Raider…just posted up on her belly that i cannot unsee.

    like, i’m waiting for it to bust out a spear and attack me in defense of its sandy homeland….Emmy’s navel.

    • cocohall

      At first glance I thought it was a Mickey Mouse head. Which I thought was a novel way to cover the belly button. I don’t think either choice is quite red carpet ready, eh?

  • ShaoLinKitten

    This made her look wide in the hips. Like Lizzy’s dress, this may be For Models Only, because everyone else in the world has meat on their bones that ruins this look.

  • Mona_Visa

    I love this. I do agree that the shoes & lips should have been stronger.

  • CeeRich

    I love this ensemble but she needed more dramatic makeup.

  • I wonder if it is uncomfortable to sit down on so much beading? A for standing only outfit?

  • Imasewsure

    I kind of like the hair and makeup here… spangly black jumpsuit is a yeah too (although the camera angles are a bit weird)

  • Lilyana_F

    I agree, I don’t get the idea behind the make-up, it just reads bland to me.

  • Gatto Nero

    Along with TLo’s observations I would add that the false lashes are too heavy. Stronger lip and fresher eyes, please.
    The earrings are the best part of this look.

  • Nika E

    I don’t know if its the angle of the camera but she looks really short. Maybe her hair could have been up to make her look a little longer? But honestly its not that great on the model either.

    • Nika E

      it could also be the gathering of the fabric around her ankles it could have been tailored a little better

  • Erica_Vuitton

    I disagree I LOVE the makeup. Normally she goes for the pinkish conjunctivitis eye but here she keeps it classic and chic. Too bad the pants are pooling around her ankles but… small quibbles.