Jena Malone in David Koma at the Delta Airlines Pre-Grammy Party

Posted on January 28, 2014

What the hell are we looking at here? Besides someone’s delusions on display, that is.



“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” star Jena Malone attends the Delta Airlines Pre-Grammy Party in West Hollywood, California in a David Koma Skirt paired with an Alexander McQueen top, a vintage jacket, Lanvin shoes, and a Comme des Garçons clutch.

David Koma Spring 2014 Collection

Because you’d pretty much have to be delusional to look at yourself in the mirror looking like this and saying, “Yes. That’s the look. Let’s go and get my picture taken!”

Look, we’re all for experimenting and strolling down the off-the-beaten path part of the red carpet. That skirt’s interesting and could be really chic on the right person and paired with the right items. Unfortunately, that’s not what’s happening here. She’s too short for the skirt and literally everything else (bra, jacket, shoes) look AWFUL on her. And Jesus take the wheel, what is WRONG WITH HER HAIR? Is she in the middle of mayonnaise treatment or something? Did she forget to wash it today – and the previous eight or nine days? Did she sleep on it – under a bridge?

Seriously, this is just awful. Stuff like this makes us pine for the classier days of the People’s Choice Awards. The Grammys crowd is BEAT.




[Photo Credit: Getty Images, IMAXtree]

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  • AC Simons

    “Delta Airlines Pre-Grammy Party”??? How the hell do you dress for such an occasion besides this? (She also looks like a baby Chloe Sevigny – but which alter?)

    • formerlyAnon

      Yeah. Chloe was the first thing that popped into my head.

      • Pennymac


      • Jacqueline Wessel

        me too!

    • ovarB

      That was the first thought out of my mouth. Delta Airlines??? Cause nothing says Grammy pre-party like a Delta Airlines Pre-grammy party!!! Whut whut!!

  • Rand Ortega

    Are you sure this isn’t 1 of Chloe Sevigny’s alters?

    • Constant Reader

      The award for synchronized nailing it goes to you and @acsimons:disqus. Wait, that doesn’t sound right… you know what I mean.

      • Rand Ortega


    • @Biting Panda

      Absolutely were my mind went. She looks mid manic episode.

      • Rand Ortega

        Meet Agnieska. When not pointing and yelling at passing cars, she’s a dog behavior specialist at the Beverly Hills Petco. She describes her style as part Jetson, part tablecloth.

        • decormaven

          Bowing down. Perfect!!

        • quiltrx

          Everyone take a nap…Rand has won this round of The Internet! 🙂

  • marlie

    That outfit is HIDDY on the model, and the version that Jena is wearing is even worse. The whole outfit – jacket, bra, skirt and shoes – is a giant mistake. And TLo said all that needed to be said about her hair.

    BUT… her makeup is ok (I have to say something nice!).

    • Rhonda Shore

      I like the shoes. They could have worked with something completely different.

      • marlie

        They’re really “in” right now, but I don’t like them. They remind me too much of the shoes I had to wear with my school uniform back in the day.

  • IraKi

    Yes but her skin looks kinda….no well the shoes are …. I mean …make up? no? Oh well fuck it I can’t find anything nice to say about this look.

  • mjude

    don’t have a clue to who she is. the look is bad BUT I will take those shoes in a heart beat.

    • quiltrx

      I always have to tell my husband, “you know, she’s the girl from Donnie Darko.” Then he says, “no, that girl was pretty.” And it goes on like this.
      She was also Sarandon’s daughter in Stepmom, if that helps you.
      It’s like she’s intentionally trying to be unattractive…I think she’s too old for that phase, personally.

  • Frenchie_M

    I think she thinks she’s Chloe Sevigny.

    • boweryboy

      I was just about to type: “She’s channeling her inner Chloe Sevigny,” when I read your post.

  • hughman

    “Listen, Bitch. I’m 29 and if I want to dress like a Samurai Waitress who’s just broken up with her indie-band boyfriend, I will goddamn it.”

  • Jecca2244

    SO. I wonder if they want to keep her edgy like her Hunger Games character. although it will be a long road to the final movie if that is the case.

  • Beardslee

    I give her full marks for shoes that actually function as footwear. From the ankles up, what a combination of bad ideas.

  • Anna

    The drugs don’t work, Jena. They just make you worse.

    • greyhoundgirl

      She does look pretty wasted.

  • ThatVampinLady

    I clicked on the post salivating for a Chole Sevigny and Her Alters vignette. Now I’m bummed. Not only did I not get a funny post about some new iteration of the Chloe, but I had to look at bad hair to boot. Insult to injury.

  • Glam Dixie

    Uncles, you have said all there is to be said about this eyesore. Drop the mike and walk away.

  • teensmom99

    Perfect example of how not looking fat in something is not the same as looking good.

  • formerlyAnon

    The jacket, which as noted, is wrong for the rest, at least on her, looks like a last minute realization that the top did NOT look fashion forward, but like she’d forgotten the top which goes over the oddly industrial strength-looking bra.

    The shoes are just bravado. I can think of no other reason.

  • almondemy

    I miss brown-haired Jena. She was softer and cooler and wore clothing that fit. Spackle-haired Jena is scary and trailer-parky.

  • Janet B

    I like her shoes.

  • Leigh David

    She and Chloe played sisters in the unreleased movie, The Wait (2013) – maybe Chloe mentored Jena! I don’t know if she’s required to keep her “Catching Fire” hair color but that blond is not her friend. Picture of a former child actress, about to turn 30, trying too hard.

    • Erica_Vuitton

      She’s a brunette with red highlights in CF. In the beginning it’s a long pony and later it’s a shaggy bob, but never blonde.

      • Leigh David

        I stand corrected. I first noticed the bad blonde during the Catching Fire pole dance and wrongly assumed that the only reason she would have that color was for the role.

    • LJCdoc

      I seriously thought at first that this was Chloe in one of her more interesting alters.

  • Gatto Nero

    I don’t mind the vintage jacket. And the shoes, but with another outfit.
    That is all.

  • DinaSews

    LOL. Funniest critique in a while. I can hear the raised voices as you type.

  • SugarSnap108

    I can’t believe she’s wearing that and her hair is actually the worst part.

  • Tricia

    hahaha I really don’t like this lady.

  • Cheryl

    For the life of me, I can’t figure out what would work with that skirt. It really is quite interesting, but also kind of unwearable. I want to give her a thumbs up, just for trying something different and unusual, even if it didn’t work. However the hair is unforgivable, an unflattering style is one thing, but greasy/dirty is just plain nasty.

  • Erica_Vuitton

    Those shoes remind me of Capezio split sole dance sneakers. Oh Jena NO you’re way cooler than this outfit.

  • Noah

    I’d call it a train wreck, but “plane crash” seems more venue appropriate.

  • MissusBee

    Surely the look is ‘Catching Fire is over but don’t forget MEEEEEEEEEE! Awkward skirt MEEEEEEEEE! Blend into the background? Not MEEEEEEEEE!’

  • Sally Spannagle

    She is always so odd looking on the red carpet – facial expressions, neck twisty thingys, I think she is on something or just really needs to learn how to pose

  • ovarB

    Girl, if your shoes can double as tap shoes…you might need to rethink the shoe.

  • mollymalone

    Uh, she looks kickass and you will all deal.

  • Linda Leeson

    I dunno. She looks pretty good for stumbling from the emergency room after an obviously dreadful accident

  • notterriblybitter

    Project Runway: the duct tape challenge

    • AmyP

      The above… and “…And Jesus take the wheel, what is WRONG WITH HER HAIR?” That is all that needs to be said here. TY, Uncles.

  • DKBB

    Why is she wearing her Grandmother’s shoes?!

    • Gerry Coleman

      GrandFATHER’s shoes, I’m thinking.

    • Sabin

      They look like my Zumba shoes.

  • demidaemon

    At least it’s not boring.

    Whackadoo. This could refer to her and/or the outfit.

    • Imasewsure

      I beg to differ… it’s definitely boring in addition to being whackadoo. The underlying outfit is pretty promising but she can’t achieve the Miley she is going for unfortunately

  • quiltrx

    The shoes are cute to me, if they were with a completely different outfit.
    I’m not sure what she’s doing with her hair–the color is awful, and this “stuck to your head” look is SO unattractive…she can be pretty when she wants to be. I’m starting to think she doesn’t want to be.

  • JulieK

    She is bringing some Chloe Sevigny realness.

  • sagecreek

    Looks like she’s doing the Walk O’ Shame with her boyfriend’s jacket tied around her waist.

    Pity, because the look works really well on the model.

  • KT

    She is so annoying and consistently thinks she’s cooler than she is. YOU ARE NOT PULLING OFF ANY OF THIS.

    Delusional is right. Now wipe that smirk off your face — you haven’t earned it.

  • guest2visits

    I can’t see the skirt-thing on anyone. I guess she could pair the bra top and jacket with some vintage boyfriend jeans, they would work with the shoes better too. Really… it’s just broken. Try something else.

  • Go home, honey – we already have more than enough Chloë Sevigny.

  • TheOtherChristina

    I… like this?

  • MilaXX

    I like her and I like those shoes, but this outfit is above her fashion pay grade. She is most definitely NOT making it work.

  • She looks like she walked off the beach and realized she needed a quick coverup to go to a restaurant and fished out her spare work clothes from her trunk. Including the hair.

  • SierraDelta

    An apparently little known fashion fact: Just because a garment is black doesn’t mean that it goes with every other black garment in the universe.

  • I thought this was Chloe Sevigny at first! On her, this would make sense. Well, sort of.

  • sarct

    Am I the only person who looks at her and just sees James Van Der Beek?

  • smh4748

    Her hair is making me supremely sad. She either went to her stylist and requested “the Wal-Mart” or she went to the hair place inside of an actual Wal-Mart for this look. Either way, it’s a terrible, terrible choice.

  • bertkeeter

    What’s wrong…have all stylists gone blind?

  • Diego!

    I don’t want to be mean… but she looks as trashy as Miley Cirus does. Fire your team Jena, or get a good one if you don’t have one.

  • Kimberly Wilcox

    I feel like she chose this (or it was chosen for her, in which case, pink slips all around), because it “looked” Grammys. Like the idea of it is more “rock-n-roll” or something. Which it might be…on someone taller, or something. And seriously honey, its not the 90’s, and you’re not bringing back grunge…wash your hair.