Meryl Streep in Gucci at the “August: Osage County” LA Premiere

Posted on December 17, 2013

It could’ve been a lot worse.


Meryl Streep attends the “August: Osage County” Los Angeles Premiere held at Regal Cinemas in Los Angeles, California in Gucci.

Bless her.  She’s never given much of a shit about the red carpet – and it shows.

Shape-wise, this isn’t terrible for her, but the lack of color makes it look like it needs a belt. This same dress, fitted better and in a dark red or dark blue, paired with some dark sheer hose and one attention-seeking cuff or bangle, would’ve looked spectacular on her.

It looks like those shoes are her mortal enemy. Honey, you’re Meryl Streep. Tell them you don’t do anything higher than a kitten heel.




[Photo Credit: Juan Rico/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES]

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  • GeoDiva

    Why does her hair look like she works at the library?

    • Sarah

      You mean: why does her hair look like that of a regular person and not a movie star, I think. The librarian reference is really, really tired. Especially to those of us who work in libraries.

      • KateShouldBeWorking

        Wait, are you saying librarians come in more versions besides Dowdy and Sexy?

    • sagecreek

      Hey, no dissing librarians!

    • manina

      Do you actually go to the library that much?

  • gabbilevy

    That hair is sad-making. I actually like the white — it looks pretty overexposed in the shot, which is too bad, but a belt would have given it a little more visual interest.

  • Blair Sylvester

    I see three women that need to give Juliette’s stylist a call

    • MoHub

      No. She needs to consult with Queen Helen. No one wears natural age better.

      • Blair Sylvester

        I think Juliette’s stylist does a nice job of letting Juliette’s personality come through in her outfits while still looking appropriate for the venue . I think all the other stars at this premiere and their stylists failed miserably on that front so the stars would have benefitted from Juliette’s stylist. It’s not really an age thing in my opinion just purely a style one

  • 8daysaweek

    From the neck up, she looks like she could be sitting in the cubicle next to me.

  • tonibaloney

    I love the necklace and neckline, but the rest is a bit drab.

  • PastryGoddess

    But look she’s wearing the last necklace left in Hollywood. That’s got to count for something right.

  • Rand Ortega

    Did she ride a motorcycle to the premiere? Somebody get that 3 time Oscar winner a comb!

  • annabelle archer

    What is: Because she is Meryl Fucking Streep?

    (This was a Jeopardy category, right? Actresses: Why Don’t They Give a Fuck for $800)

    • Daily Double. I’ll bet all of my money!

  • Meryl is such an amazing actress that she is now portraying Patricia Clarkson in real life for the hell of it.

    • tereliz

      Maybe you mean Jackie Clarkson. She just needs to dye her hair. (sorry, Meryl)

  • luludexter

    Meryl Streep is a goddess and she can wear whatever she damn well pleases…. having said that, I don’t think this is that bad, the necklace is nice and the dress a pretty creamy white (although i agree about the belt).

  • Coleen

    She looks like the Ghost of Christmas Past of the PTA.

  • What you don’t see is that Julia Roberts was hauling her about the place like a deranged 3 year old with her first Barbie. No wonder her hair is dishevelled.

  • nannypoo

    I would love this in blue, with a belt and a cuff bracelet, better shoes and this same necklace. Considering it’s her and she doesn’t really ever get too glamorous I think her hair and makeup are just right. She looks very pretty.

  • Scimommy

    I like the dress on her. I am imagining her saying to her stylist, “Remember the dress Chris March made for me for the Oscars? Something like that.”

    • AC Simons

      Meryl needs to bring Chris back on board.

  • Imasewsure

    We have definitely seen worse.. color or a belt is all we needed but this is not awful. I even like her hair

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Meryl has never shown much interest in dressing up for the RC, so this, for her, is a decent look.

  • ChristopherM

    Without a doubt the best she has ever looked was during the awards season where Chris March dressed her. It was casual elegance that so perfectly encompassed who she is. She should just put him on permanent retainer and not worry about red carpets anymore.

  • SuzyQuzey

    I like her necklace, though. And, she’s wearing the same glasses I got at CVS!

  • boweryboy


  • decormaven

    I can accept most of the styling flaws, but dammit, get some current eyeglass frames. Those are from Costco.

  • Clydette Wantland

    Love her but her hair always looks like she just woke up and ran out the door.

  • Violentcello

    My rule is–and really, it should be everyone’s rule–if it’s good enough to wear to the office, it’s not good enough for a red carpet. This is a Gucci office dress.

  • Nanaia

    Bless her heart! She looks like she should be getting coffee for all of the men in the board room or charging you for your late books?

  • MilaXX

    Totally agree about a this dress in a darker shade looking better on her, however, I think even this dress could have been helped if her hair was done and she had on a darker shoe & earrings/necklace with some color. If heels aren’t her thing, give her a cute wedge.

  • msdamselfly

    She looks lovely

  • Danielle

    Bitch could wear a tarp and I would fall all over myself to give her a WERQ.

  • Randy Noak

    She looks like a nurse, but not really one with much medical expertise. More like one of those nurses that has to watch over you when you’re at Bellevue on suicide watch.

  • heuristicvalue

    She’s Meryl Fucking Streep…why doesn’t she want to look more fierce? I kind of love her for not giving a fuck, though.

    • sojourneryouth

      You have just summarized my issue with her succinctly. On the one hand, not giving a fuck as an established actress is refreshing. On the other hand, I kind of feel like she is too big a celebrity to always look so frowsy. Maybe if she found a chic type of uniform look that’s low maintenance, kind of like Diane Keaton, that might work. So, yeah, I has a confused.

    • Pennymac


  • Just combing her hair would have improved this look about a thousand percent.

  • GorgeousThings

    As a (now) woman of a certain age, can I just say that those killa heels are the mortal enemy of a good 90% of us. Love to look at them, but man, they make my metatarsals hurt.

  • fashion4ever

    those glasses though…

    • Tatiana Luján

      Those frames are really dated.

  • Joanne Abrams

    the lack of color makes her look washed out…such a shame

  • LeelaST

    She’s Meryl F. Streep – I’m surprised she’s even there! LOVE. HER.

  • Sunraya

    I could live with it all, except the bed head. She literally looks like she just got out of bed.

  • vickilu

    Gucci farmer’s tan.

  • quiltrx

    She looks like she’s meeting me to tell me why her firm will NOT be publishing my book.

  • Tatiana Luján

    i really like the dress and the necklace.
    Better frames would be my suggestion.

  • marlie

    Meryl looks pretty great here. She’s never going to set the red carpet on fire with her sartorial choices, but this dress and the accessories are pretty and flattering.

  • Daktari100

    She looks pretty great. It’s not attention grabbing, for sure, but maybe she doesn’t want to grab the attention on the red carpet. Besides, she’s Meryl freaking Streep; she can do whatever the hell she wants.

  • If she would just DO HER HAIR. Just this one thing, it’s all I ask.

  • Diego!

    She looks like Miranda Priestley’s houswife! Girl, you are a living legend! Why not wearing something more glamorous or eye catching at least?