Pink in Hervé Léger By Max Azria at the 2013 Billboard Women in Music Event

Posted on December 12, 2013

This is working far better on Miss Alecia than it should, which just goes to prove that old adage, “It takes a special gal to make craft fringe work.”

Well, it’s an old adage in our house, darlings.

Pink attends 2013 Billboard Women in Music event at Capitale in New York City in an Hervé Léger By Max Azria dress paired with Jimmy Choo shoes and Loree Rodkin and Dana Rebecca Designs jewelry.

Hervé Léger By Max Azria Spring 2014 Collection

Okay, yeah. The fringe is kind of unnecessary and distracting, but overall, we really dig this look for her. The color palette really sings on her. We’re ambivalent about the shoes. Other than the painful-looking toe cleavage, we have no issue with them. A strong shoe would’ve been a huge mistake, so we appreciate the restraint.

We do wish she’d learn how to stand for pictures in a dress like this. Slumping and rolling your shoulders forward is for amateurs. You put on a Léger dress, you better be prepared to follow that other old adage, “Chin up, tits out.” And for reals this time: we do say that constantly. Pinky swear (pun intended). It’s in our book, actually. It’s a bit of advice that covers a vast range of issues and problems.





[Photo Credit: Larry Busacca/Getty Images, IMAXtree]

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  • SewingSiren

    I kind of like the fringe strips.They put me in mind of bottle brush Christmas trees. Or winking eyelashes. All good fun and Pink appropriate.

    • Deb Oswald

      I love this actually for making fringe look not totally out of place. Fun!

    • sojourneryouth

      I do like the dress on her, and the fringe isn’t terrible, but I would like the dress better if the fringe was just at the waist and below. The two strips on the chest are distracting and oddly-placed, especially the long one on her left. I kind of want to drive my dirty car through it and see what happens.

  • imspinningaround

    You’re right about the color palette, but the shape of this dress is making her look really thick through the middle, which is strange/unfortunate because Pink is SO fit and athletic.

    • ballerinawithagun

      I think it is partially the angle of the photograph. For Pink I would have cut the shoulders in a bit instead of the almost cap sleeves. Cap sleeves on athletic women make them look bulky, only skinny arms look good in tight cap sleeves. Or as an alternative they could have gone even more extreme to shoulder pads which would have emphasized the narrowness of her hips.

    • mshesterp

      I think it’s proportion–it’s too long on her and the fringe adds to that fact. I think if it were above the knee (like the first picture looks like it is, which I love), she wouldn’t look so blocky.

      And she needs to learn to stand like a supermodel. She has that thing going on where she’s acting as if she’s not lovely (bad posture, excessive mugging)–and she is. WERQ your sh!t with pride, Pink!

    • flamingo1092

      Really thick – you’re kidding right??? She looks great.

    • Bridget Smith

      I think she actually has quite a straight-up-and-down figure, and in part that’s DUE to her athleticism: she’s got killer abs, and that’s muscle that takes up space. She has narrow hips, so she’ll never have an hourglass figure anyway, and the muscle means she also doesn’t have a tiny waist. And you know, I don’t think she needs to dress like she does. Rock that body you worked so hard for, Pink!

  • mmebam

    I just want to play Mr. potato head with the different fringe pieces and make silly faces.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    I LOVE this on her! It’s perfection – color,style, the works! And I hate to say this, but even those stupid putty colored shoes work because it picks up the color in the dress (although I would have preferred something that popped a bit more, or even black). And you are correct, as usual, she’d look better if she stood up straight. It’s amazing how much older you look when you slump. I remember going through some old family photos, and I found one of my mom from when she’d taken some local modeling classes at a local department store where we lived. Must have been right after I was born, so she was likely only about 33 in the pic. And it was a full body “before and after shot” – in the before shot, she was slouching and in her regular clothes, etc. In the after pic, she was wearing a new dress, had her hair and makeup done, etc. But the thing that stood out to me the most was that in the after shot, she was standing up straight and tall – and she looked at least 10 years younger, and it had nothing to do with the hair and makeup! I don’t think many people realize how aging a slouch can be!

    • StellaZafella

      I just always thought…in Pink’s case: Tough chicks slouch…it means you’re always a little bit cooler than what you’re wearing.

      • NYCGlamourpuss

        Right, and I get that. I mean, I think my favorite favorite FAVORITE tough chick is Joan Jett, who is the queen of the slouch! But she can get away with it a bit more – she still does the “rock and roll leather” thing, and she wouldn’t be caught dead in a dress and heels. So you can brush it aside a bit more. But in Herve Leger, in a dress, and heels, no matter how tough of a chick you are, that’s the moment to stand up straight.

    • Evan

      I agree. I think this is the best I’ve seen her look in a long time.

  • Janet B

    Slumping and rolling your shoulders is for teenage girls taller than teenage boys.

    • Liz

      Absolutely, as a young teenager, I was tall and slouched all the time. Now as an average sized woman I try to stand up straight.

  • sugarkane105

    Loving her hair here.

  • Diego!

    I think she looks gorgeous! I disagree with the shoes. These are kinda meh and bland. She should have worn something in bronze IMHO 😛

    • mshesterp

      Or maybe dark gray suede. I think the putty shoes absolutely suck. To me it’s a scrolldown fug from the black fringe to the feet.

      • Diego!

        Word. It’s such a pitty because the dress looks great on her and she is really enjoying it! But you are 100% right! 🙂

      • jenno1013

        Or a pinker beige than that yellow beige. The yellowy putty color is a needle scratch after all that pink and mauve and gray.

  • Kathy

    For a minute, I thought the dress was designed by Hand Azaria. I need new glasses.

  • StellaZafella

    “And after I finished making the pillows I had all these bits of fringe left over sooooo…….”

    Actually, it is a good look on Pink, in pink but boy, them’s some hurtful toes on them shoes.

    • conniemd

      My thought was that they had this black fringe they really wanted to use on the hem of the dress, but thought it looked out of place, so someone said “let’s put pieces of fringe in random places on the dress to balance out the hem.”

  • annabelle archer

    Well done, Lady. I really wanna have drinks with her.

    • Jessica Freeman

      She is my imaginary BFF.

  • Anna_Cecilia

    The fringe is pretty wack, but she looks so happy and like she’s having a blast here that I can’t really criticize too much. I feel like we could hang out, get beers and share nachos and talk about boys.

  • ashtangajunkie

    She’s so hot. I just love her.

  • That is one weird dress. It looks like something I’ll see in a craft store or something – fringe samples.

    In other news, I heart Pink.

  • carnush

    LOVE this. Perfect dress for her.

  • decormaven

    Perfect Pink dress! She hit this out of the park, even with those nondescript pumps.

  • Jessica Freeman

    Herve is changing from bandage dresses, to bandage dresses WITH FRINGE!! Ground breaking.

    Pink can do no wrong in my book, and is is one of the few who could pull off randomly placed fringe based on personality alone.

  • LuisaNL

    The dress looks like someone went at it with craft fringe and a glue gun and I think the shape only accentuates her lack of waist – it really does nothing for her shape, which is slam min’ by the way. Those shoes make her look like one of Cinderella’s ugly sisters trying to fit her foot in the tiny glass slipper. Sorry, Pinks! Make up and hair look great, though, and she looks really pretty and happy!

  • Introspective

    Strange dress yes but agree that Pink looks lovely here

  • Pennymac

    She is rocking this. Its just different enough to be edgy. I adore her hair, bleached and all. Oh hell, as you can tell, she’s my girl crush.

  • KinoEye

    Y’know, if you ripped off that fringiness, I’d wear this dress in my day-to-day life. Love it. Pink can handle the fringe, but I don’t think I have the style cred to do so.

  • nannypoo

    Love the dress, hate the fringe.

  • marlie

    I so don’t like this dress, but it suits Pink. She just missed the mark on the presentation aspect.

  • jw_ny

    It’s like they had the sample dress on the form and tacked on fringe pieces to see which one they liked most with it….went out for drinks, and came back laughing saying “done!” 😉

    The dress itself has a great pattern to it, and I almost don’t mind the fringe on the lower half. The fringe on her chest bugs me tho.

  • BrooklynBomber

    Minus all that fringe it’d probably be the only Herve Leger dress I’ve ever liked.

  • R.A.

    I need to set an hourly reminder on my work computer that will flash C.U.T.O. across my screen. Our Uncles always know best.

  • DeniseSchipani

    In the 70s, we used to tack (with safety pins) fringe like that to our purple leotards for dance recitals. Good times. We also spray painted our tap shoes silver. Just a little reminiscence brought up by this dress, which I’d wear w/o the fringe in a heartbeat.

  • stubbornthoughts

    That fringe cheapens the dress for me, but if they weren’t there, I’d be singing praises! Love me some Pink.

  • cmb92191

    I don’t like the boob dust ruffle. Do the boobs now have valances? The side fringe is tolerable, but the boob one has to go.

  • kimmeister

    I don’t hate all of the fringe, I just wish 3-4 of the strips were removed. Leave the bit at the hem, one at the waist, and one in front of the shoulders, and we’re good to go.

  • Imasewsure

    Love the dress on her (and just in general). Hate hate the random fringe

  • Violentcello

    Thank you for pointing out the value of standing up straight! I’m so sick of seeing slumpy chicks. In all my years of watching makeover shows, I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone say, “You know, if you’d just stand up straight you’d look three pounds lighter and a hell of a lot better.” Just once, I’d like to see Clinton Kelly smack somebody and yell, “Chin up, tits out!”

  • frannyprof

    I wish she would’ve chosen a different shoe.

  • Having 2 lengths of different fringe on the same line along her chest is making my eyes twitch. I think the underlying dress is really good on her, but less fringe would be better.

  • Erica_Vuitton

    Poor thing she didn’t have black shoes that fit? This dress proves the label can do something other than the standard bandage dress and do it well. The fringe does look a little throw pillow-esq but I love the gray/blush combo!

  • Tracy_Flick

    She’s on the list of stars who make me smile every time. Love her, love those colors on her. However, a dress that probably costs more than a mortgage payment should never make you think “Joann Fabrics trim remnants” right out of the gate.

  • MilaXX

    There’s something about her I really like and always have. Posing issues aside, she looks great here.

    • formerlyAnon

      She usually seems to be radiating emotion, usually positive, when I see her in these kind of photos and I think that’s appealing. And for some reason, my impression is that she never forgets that she’s a celebrity for her music and her “brand” – not for herself. And that keeps her from getting tedious. ETA: all of these impressions being just that and sometimes I wonder how I arrive at opinions about people I know nothing about.

      • nyll18

        Watching her interact with fans at her concert this week, I think your impression is correct. She seems down to earth and like a really cool person who doesn’t take herself too seriously.

  • formerlyAnon

    “It’s in our book, actually.” Fun to toss that about, I hope?

    This dress is doing her no favors, but she’s radiating the Personality Plus in these photos to look fab anyway.

  • KT


  • Bernadette

    Yes to standing up straight!

  • Sam Smith

    Get rid of the fringe and this is an awesome look.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Hey, that’s the fringe from my grandmother’s throw pillows. Pink looks good here, but I think some of that fringe needs to be removed.

  • LeelaST

    Love the dress and the fringe, hate the shoes. Would have preferred black toe squeezers.

  • Milos Mom

    I love me some Pink… With that being said, I remember seeing this dress on the runway and thinking it looked like a kid was playing and being naughty in mothers sewing room. The fringe is just too hap-hazzard for me. Blah.

  • Jacob Bowen

    She looks great in this awkward dress, and she is BEAUTIFUL in person! I met her on the day before Thanksgiving at my hotel in Chicago and she was INCREDIBLY nice and charming. I didn’t ask her anything personal or ask for a photo or autograph, and she was so cool about just chatting. She also carried her own bags and walked out of the hotel alone, which I thought was SO regular person of her.

  • nyll18

    I saw Pink’s concert in Brooklyn on Sunday and am still in full-on post concert love with her. She is such an amazing singer, performer and athlete. The sh*t she does while full out singing is incredible- trapeze work and crazy dancing. I’m a little bit (OK a whole lot) in love. That said, I don’t love the fringe on this dress. Otherwise, gorgeous!

  • quiltrx

    Dress is cute on her, and I agree with most that the foofaraw is totally unnecessary.
    I think she thinks her stance is “real girl being casual” but she needs to turn on the ladystance for the cameras!