Malin Akerman in Naeem Khan at the HFPA 2014 Golden Globe Awards Season Celebration

Posted on November 22, 2013

Malin Akerman attends The Hollywood Foreign Press Association And InStyle Celebrates The 2014 Golden Globe Awards Season at Fig & Olive Melrose Place in West Hollywood, California in Naeem Khan black silk georgette chemise with ivory-threadwork embroidered sheer raglan sleeves.

Naeem Khan Resort 2014 Collection






[Photo Credit: Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images, KM/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES,]

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  • NMMagpie

    Gorgeous woman with uptight hair and truly tragic sleeves. I vote for a do over.

  • charlotte

    There…a snake!

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    I don’t love the dress – but I think she’s styled right. It’s kind of fun and she seems likes she’s digging it.

    • EveEve

      By “styled right” I presume you mean that she put on a ring? Because other than the pot scrubber she plopped on top of her head, and maybe having it tacked up a couple of inches, she’s dressed identically to the runway model.

  • lunchcoma

    Shortening it was a really bad idea, and the styling is too cutesy. I think it needed to go the runway direction and be a little severe for those sleeves to seem right.

    • Sarah

      I think if anything needed shortening, it was the sleeves. They are too blouson, and it is ruining the effect. Coupled with the styling, it’s going a little bit clownish. I don’t really hate it, but I think it’s just a bit “off.” I give her props for trying it though.

      • Yes, she either needs arms that are 3″ longer or sleeves 3″ shorter.

      • Rebecca Harvey

        Agreed, shorten the sleeves, and get rid of the rick rack around the collar and arms, it pulls focus.

  • Glam Dixie

    What an unfortunate sleeve.

  • hughman

    Cool ring!

  • RebeccaKW

    I might like the sleeve if it was tight. Hey, is anyone watching her show “Trophy Wife?”

  • Vickiefantastico

    Oh sweetie, no. Go home and try again.

  • tereliz

    Ugh. She’s on my irrational hate list (don’t ask me why, it’s IRRATIONAL!) but even if she wasn’t I would hate this dress on her. Not sure it’s anyone’s dress. It’s kind of boring, except for the sleeves, which are stupid. Sorry, Naeem Kahn, but it’s true.

    • sojourneryouth

      I love that there is always another BK who irrationally hates who and what I irrationally hate, but this one is maybe at least partially rational. She is a pretty terrible actress, but inexplicably cast in pretty good roles sometimes, she has a really hard time dressing herself properly (though all the raw materials are there), and she sounds pretty silly in most of her interviews. So, that’s my justification, and I’m sticking to it! 🙂

      This unfortunate dress looks bad even on the model. I hate wrinkly netting, and the arm embellishments are huge and ugly.

    • Kristin McNamara

      She’s on my IHL too, except for that I can at least *sort of* pinpoint where it stems from for me. (Though the reason I’m about to state is still illogical, at best.) I LOATHED her character in 27 Dresses. I thought that movie was a cute, albeit totally formulaic, rom-com (with a delicious male lead) and I watched it quite a few times in my early 20s. Yet, every time her character opened her mouth, I wanted to throw things at my screen. She was TERRIBLE. And a huge bitch. And somehow my brain can’t separate that character from Malin herself. Oops. *shrug*

    • LipstickForPigs

      Same, nothing rational here either.

  • Jane Ire

    She looks so much like Lucy Lawless!

    • Keggs

      Thank you for saying this! I couldn’t figure out who she was reminding me of and you nailed it.

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  • Clueless_Jock

    That dress is a horror.

    • kimmeister

      I’m shocked that it’s a Naeem Khan.

  • DTLAFamilies

    Oh dear. I appreciate that she doesn’t default to Generic Pretty Blonde. But unlike Elizabeth Banks, she almost never pulls it off.

  • sagecreek

    OMG I Hate That Jacket. Or is it a part of the dress?

  • Nika E

    Thats a fugly dress

  • Jaeda Laurez

    If only those sleeves had been a solid black- I may have given it a Sweet Charity inspired pass, but this- nawl.

  • Mary Lauer

    Love the ring on her right forefinger!

  • boweryboy

    This is so bad that I can’t even.

  • alyce1213

    I really dislike the blonde bun atop the brunette crown of her head. Also, the sleeves are just too much, too heavy, too long for a mini.

  • She’s on bus to Atlantic City with her friends Gert and Doris to catch show and play Keno.

    • Constant Reader

      Tea just spewed on my laptop and my boyfriend asked if I’m okay. Sadly, he never gets the Bitter Kitten humor.

  • MilaXX

    Hate the hair, hate the shoes. Not crazy about the dress on her but I think that could change with better styling.

  • LadyCelia

    What an incredibly awkward looking dress.

  • Loola234

    That’s not a shawl?! I thought it was a shawl – that that was a good thing…

  • lesmaha

    just…no. those sleeves…

  • MaggieMae

    A rare mis-step for Naeem Kahn. It’s not balanced.

    • conniemd

      Just what I thought. Naeem Kahn seldom makes mistakes that make you go aaack or gakk.

  • MoHub

    It’s as if the designer came up with the sleeves and couldn’t figure what to put them on, so he slapped them on a basically plain black shift.

  • Irrational hate list. Mostly because of Watchmen. ETA: even though I know most of the adaptation decisions weren’t her fault.

  • decormaven

    Too much sleeve and too-tight hair.

  • Mona_Visa

    Reminds me of I Dream of Jeanie before we could afford a color TV.

  • Diego!

    I think if the fitting had been better, this would have meant something totally different. The idea is great but the execution is poor. Girl must be suffering by wearing her hair so up tight!

  • ChelseaNH

    That’s Phyllis Diller’s dress.

    • Imasewsure

      More A Line and make it in yellow or pink and she would have had all three in her fabulous 1960’s closet!

  • Kayemwhy yo

    This is all wrong, especially the make-up lips and cheeks too harsh.

  • TRSmith

    Craft project.

  • Imasewsure

    NO NO NO NO NO not even good on the model

    • conniemd

      better on the model, though. The straight shift looks more proportional in what looks like a longer length.

  • Shawn EH

    It’s a little overwhelming, but she takes risks, I’ve always liked that about her. She and Hayden Panettiere need to compare notes someday.

  • Jessica Freeman

    Those sleeves are a no for all situations and people. Malin is another one that is far too pretty to fuck it up as much as she does.

  • bertkeeter

    VERY odd …pointless!

  • Lori

    It’s not like there’s a mirror shortage in Hollywood. How did she get out of the house without realizing how ridiculous those sleeves look?

  • French_Swede

    Cut off the sleeves. There … much better.

  • frannyprof

    I cannot with those sleeves

  • LeelaST

    Remove the sleeves and I’m there.

  • Madam Von Sassypants

    Those are some sad sack sleeves.

  • guest2visits

    I like the idea of the sleeves… but holy crap they’re not working.

  • Saturnine

    Now I want a Hostess chocolate cupcake . . .

  • manina

    This is a case, for me, or another generic blonde wearing a weird dress.

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  • quiltrx

    What an odd dress. And it’s Naeem Khan…who rarely gives me a sad like this!

  • bellafigura1

    The beading is hurting the netting.

  • Monabel

    Somehow, this dress led my eye right to her knees. Not good.

  • ankali

    Oh, Naeem, Naeem, I love you so. But I cannot get behind those sleeves.

    In other news, I used to think Malin Akerman was just the blandest of the bland. However, I’m starting to appreciate the way she tends to gravitate toward the unusual and/or edgy. Veers too often into the tacky and/or try-hard, but she’s getting better at it. Love the silly hair and awesome grin.

  • Lilyana_F

    Guuurl, those sleeves… a conglomerate of bad ideas.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Not getting those sleeves. They look as if they were sewn onto the wrong dress in the workroom

  • Trickytrisha

    Creepy sleeves. Strange dress. Cute Malin though. I saw a recent film of hers that co-starred John Cusack. First time I’d seen her in anything and was a bit impressed. The movie isn’t all that, but she and Cusack were decently good.