Juliette Lewis in Vivienne Westwood at the 2014 SAG Awards

Posted on January 20, 2014

YAY to prints on the red carpet; especially really bold and bright ones like this:



“August: Osage County” star Juliette Lewis attends the 2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California in a Vivienne Westwood dress accessorized with an Amanda Pearl clutch, Bionda Castana sandals, and David Yurman jewelry.

Here are our thoughts, in descending order of kindness:


1) This drapes and fits her beautifully. The colors look great on her. It’s an awesome dress and she’s got the personality to pull it off.

2) We appreciate the less obvious choice of color for the clutch, but we honestly think a black would’ve been better.

3) Don’t much like the strappy shoes.

4) REALLY don’t like the hair, which is both unflattering and aging in some weird way.


We don’t have a thought on the makeup. We’re too distracted by the hair. What do you guys think? Does she need more color and contour on her face? A bolder lip or eye? A bolder lip AND eye?


[Photo Credit: Jennifer Graylock, Peter West/INFphoto.com, Andrew Evans/PRPhotos.com]

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  • Coral lip would have made this look aces and further send Julia Roberts on an attention seeking path.

  • In_Stitches

    She’s wearing George Washington’s hair with a clip-on ponytail. Other than that, and the lack of make-up, she looks great.

    • schadenfreudelicious

      ha, just wrote the same thing, i really should scroll through the comments!

    • ballerinawithagun

      Oh no, I just returned to kindergarten…George and Martha Washington dance the minuet.

    • scoobynacks

      The hair is a little Beauty and the Beast to me.

    • I actually think part of the problem is too much makeup but of the wrong colours – her foundation is really mask-like and it’s sitting in the lines around her eyes doing bad things, plus without a defined lip colour it just all blends in. She’s my age, and primer is our friend.

      • zenobar

        Primer is a gift from the beauty goddesses.

    • Kimbolina

      Oh god, George Washington was the first thing I thought of too!

    • CT14

      That’s it exactly!

      Maybe she wanted KERRY Washington hair?

  • demidaemon

    I think the lack of makeup is drawing attention to the hair in a not so great way.

  • tereliz

    Everything but the hair is working for me. I think a simple chignon would have been perfect. But would it still have been Juliette?

  • Garcia Loca

    With the lush floral-ness of the dress, I’d definitely go for a bolder lip.

  • What a stunning dress. This is a little mean, but I’d like to have seen it some somebody who isn’t on my “irrational eh-list”

  • muzan-e

    Something unfortunate is happening with her eyebrows. Yeah, I’d have given her some gorgeous, ripe rosy colour at the lips – just pull the shade right out of the dress, maybe – but the brows are a third of what’s giving her the George Washington effect In_Stitches mentioned.

  • TAGinMO

    Hair = AWFUL. Princess Leia with a Rat Tail.

    …which is a crying shame, because the dress is beautiful and looks great on her.

  • @Biting Panda

    It’s complicated.

    On first impact, I love it. Then I start to think of the flaws. Then I start to realize that it reminds me very much of the Lucy Liu in Carolina Herrera, that I loved, and so I go look at that. Then I am REALLY disappointed to see that Juliette’s hair is also an echo of Lucy’s and, again, not done quite as well.

    So, it may be that I am most upset with Juliette’s stylist for doing a shit job at cheating in class. I don’t know.

    • Haha – I said almost exactly that on the fuggirls! It would be so much better if it didn’t remind me of perfection but just fell short of the mark.

      • @Biting Panda

        Love it.

    • decormaven

      I flashed on Lucy Liu as well.

  • Tatiana Luján

    I love everything except the hairdo.
    She looks as if the had come from a Botticelli painting, gorgeous dress.

  • lunchcoma

    I think a stronger lip would have helped, and the hair is too themey (floral gowns always make me think “period piece,” and so does that hairstyle). But it’s a great dress and she’s wearing it well, which is enough to make me quite happy.

  • teensmom99

    Bolder lip but hard to quibble while I’m bowing to the dress.

  • Anna

    Ooof, so embarrassed for her with that infomercial hair. Especially since she’s been upstaging Julia this entire red carpet season. The dress was made for her though.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    The top part of her hair looks like a brunette version of a George Washington or British barristers wig…dress is great though…

  • ojosazules

    I love this dress so much. Her face is wan, definitely bolder lip and eye. The hair is bad, which is too bad, because that dress is wonderful, and wonderful on her.

  • Kelly

    Great dress on her — it flows so well, and she’s got just the right stance for it — shows off the lines of the dress without looking too obviously like posing. I’m rather taken with the chartreuse clutch. The hair, though, is way too Loretta-Lynn-in-the-bad-old-days. She needs to get rid of the ponytail and soften up sides so she doesn’t look as if she just removed the pins in her pincurls.

  • Lilah

    Love her. Love the dress. Hair needs to go. Bolder lip AND bolder eye.

  • Judy_S

    I liked the hair with this dress. It is idiosyncratic but so is her face and the dress too. I like the long curl down her neck.

  • YoungSally

    When I first read the checklist, I thought it said “the drapes” fit her perfectly.

    • nannypoo

      Well, and there you have it. But still I love it.

  • ballerinawithagun

    Viv returns! Fabulous! As with the earlier Amy, you require real make-up to accompany a dress like this. I desire this dress!

    • ballerinawithagun

      I can’t stop looking at this! The dress is perfection, even HBC would not have been better. I must do a knock off for myself…

  • Yolanda13

    Love the dress and the color on her. I don’t hate the clutch, but I’m not a fan of the strappy shoes. Her hair – what the what?! Terribly unflattering. I think a bolder lip would have worked better, like another poster mentioned a coral lip.

  • ailujailuj

    YES – YES – YES – so glad you’re covering this. It is just gorgeous. A little wrinkly and a few other misses here and there but it is just a gorgeous dress and she wears it beautifully. YAY! now girl – go get your hair & face done.

  • Chartreusite

    The hair strikes me as slightly matronly, which does not really gel well with my perception of Ms. Lewis’ personality. That, in conjunction with the dress kinda takes away from its potential edginess a bit. That being said, it truly is a beautiful dress on her and the clutch goes really well with it.

  • MilaXX

    I like everything here but the George Washington hair. I don’t even think the makeup is lacking. I bet if the hair was better, the makeup would be less questionable. At the very least I would go a shade darker with the lip, bit otherwise I find this a very pretty, feminine look. I love that crazy gal Juliette knows when to clean up and go conformist.

    • mjude

      George Washington hair! LMFAO!

  • crash1212

    I love everything about this look. The dress is gorgeous and looks like it was made for her. It’s the hair…it kills it. Can’t imagine what her hair wrangler was thinking with this hot mess. Those wide ear-things are not flattering and makes her look misshapen somehow. I think the hairline is a bit too severe…maybe some wisps coming down over her forehead? Dunno…but what they came up with is not very attractive or flattering.

  • cocohall

    That is some serious Benedict Cumberbatch in Sherlock hair she’g got going on there. It is Character Hair, not RC Hair. Like lead wench on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disney.

    Although I like the silhouette of the dress, I really have no love for the fabric. Too mumsy for my tastes. But with better hair, I might feel differently. The whole package really needs to work together. Everything here is fighting.

  • Daisy Walker

    From the neck down, she looks spectacular. Errything north of there is tragic. Scroll-up fug.

  • Missy

    That cut is doing magical things to her waistline. I’m a bit hypnotized by it.

  • Frank_821

    It perfectly fine. No major quibbles. EXCEPT…….

    It feels like a watered down version of Lucy Liu in the Caroline Herrerra dress

  • Janice Bartels

    My theory on her hair is the side part, widow’s peak and her high forehead is just too much going on.

  • Zaftiguana

    Bolder lip.

    Dress queen gets a gold star, make-up queen gets a passive-aggressive, double-edged compliment that serves as a warning to improve, hair queen is fired.

  • butterflysunita

    What a beautiful dress, ruined by horrible hair.

  • colleenjanel

    This may make me an unpopular BK … I actually like the pattern of this dress much more than Lucy Liu’s CH dress. From a graphic standpoint, Lucy’s dress felt too ‘cut & paste’ for me. It seemed like the exact same image, “thwapped” all over the dress (I know there were some differences, but you had to look for them). This floral feels much more organic.

  • FancyPhilly

    I love her. Have loved her since I was wee and watching her kill it in cornrows. But I feel like these looks are a little too costume-y and dress-up for her. Send this along to some English rose. Give me some edge girl.

  • Elle E Dee

    This may be the first Westwood I’ve ever seen that didn’t result in major titscrepancy.

  • ashtangajunkie

    I feel like some stylists (hair, clothing, whathaveyou) need an assistant whose sole job it is to say, “Stop. Stop now. Put down the bobby pin” when things are about to take a turn. For moments such as when JL’s hair was just in a pretty ponytail. That, and a coral lip, would have made this magic.

  • Some kind of makeup boldness is desperately needed, but the dress is FAB.

  • Love the dress – it’s so beautiful, and she’s rocking it. Agree the hair is a bit odd, and more lip colour AND eyes too.

  • MartyBellerMask

    I almost always so “bolder lip”. I have never understood the nude lip trend.
    And I like the idea of the hair, especially with that dress, but the execution is off. But wow, what a dress!


    The shot looked taken from the back at first. Confusing.

  • msdamselfly

    Both the hair and earrings are dowdy. Needs a necklace.

  • NDC_IPCentral

    I appreciate the courage to wear a print, too, and I like the colors, but this pattern reminds me of wallpaper fabric for the soaring foyer of an ante-bellum mansion in the South. Vaguely chinoiserie. The hairdo is extremely unfortunate. With as pronounced a widow’s peak as Ms. Lewis has the part and side… uh, bumps, really look unattractive.

    • kimmeister

      That was exact reaction to her hair, that the side knobs do not work with a widow’s peak! It becomes like a inverse Batman sign or something.

  • Call me Bee

    Totally obsessed with that print. Yes–awesome dress and it fits her perfectly. And yes–she needs a bolder lip, since her eyes are so tiny. And yes–I want that fabric to play with…

  • Miss wks

    She could use some of Oprah’s boobage for this dress…

  • Austen Jane

    I for one love the clutch. And the dress. Hair not so much, but she still looks lovely.

  • Lizzy

    The hair looks a little like an unpowdered 18th century powdered wig with a mermaids attachment…… it might be the 18th century thing that’s making it feel old.

  • Lori

    A stronger lip and a much better hairdo would really have helped this.

  • Gatto Nero

    Beautiful fabric, nice draping. She could do with a bolder lip. And the hair — though I think it was meant to complement the lines and draping of the dress — looks like a modified 1940s ‘do. It doesn’t suit the shape of her face at all — though I can’t imagine it would look good on anyone.
    I wish she’s try some fringe/bangs and a shorter hair length overall. It would soften her look.

  • Lily-Rygh

    This dress made me gay-gasp — I adore the pattern, the draping, the color…it’s the rare Westwood that I don’t actually think would look better on HBC.

    But she needs a stronger lip.

  • Renaissance_Man_ATL

    I love the chartreuse clutch! It’s bold and really completes the outfit.

  • Trickytrisha

    Hair is a disaster. It takes what would be a near WERQ into OUT territory.

  • Love the dress, detest the hair, needs a new makeup artist altogether.

  • kimmeister

    The dress is beautiful indeed, but it looks to me like she is a bit too short waisted for it.

  • bellafigura1

    The hair and the clutch fail. Great dress.

  • jw_ny

    makeup…just a tad underdone. she doesn’t need a bold lip with this. hair…meh. dress…lovely.

    I’m quite impressed with Juliette as of late…she’s really mixing it up and doing it fabulously.

  • sleepycat

    the print is gorgeous. If I had the right apartment or house, I would do a room covered in that print (with white beadbord of course)

  • Paula Pertile

    I like her hair. ?

  • ms_kat

    Her hair! Ohmygod! It’s like a cross between Princess Leia and Lady Bracknell. Good lord. It’s a hair mishap..

    But that dress is fantastic on her.

  • Jaeda Laurez

    I love that dress, but the whole things feels a bit…Sandra Bullock. Like, I would have given this to Sandra Bullock, hidden her flat iron. and told her to keep her hair curly and put it up in a romantic-al, tendril’d updo.
    Or just given it to someone with good posture and nice boobs- draping like that deserves boobs.

    • Jacob Bowen

      “Hidden her flat iron” bahahaha, so true. I have never realized until now how flat chested she is…this dress may work better with boobs, but I do still like it.

  • Jacob Bowen

    Juliette Lewis was cast PERFECTLY in “August: Osage County” and so far her pole dance has been pretty spectacular!

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    For the hair I would have liked an updo-the dress is sophisticated, and an updo would have added to that. I do love the print, the draping, and I also have a happy scene in my head in which Juliette and Vivienne are sitting back laughing and drinking fine Champagne.

  • lundibleu

    I think the subtle look is fine, but would be better with a tad less foundation. It looks a bit like it’s moving away from ‘applied’ to ‘plastered on’, and she doesn’t need that.

  • alyce1213

    The dress is gorgeous. a classic, supremely flattering shape in a beautiful print. So happy she identified herself as an actRESS, I find the “actor” thing for women pretentious.

  • Tanya Wade

    The is the first Westwood I’ve seen in a long time that I adored. And I used to love Miss Vivi’s frocks. This dress is perfect on Juliette. The clutch is working, for me.

    • Shawn EH

      That 19th century silhouette is very flattereing, she looks great, hair notwithstanding.

  • AnnaleighBelle

    Beautiful dress, disturbing hair.

  • LaSylphide

    Love it all except the hair, and sortof the makeup. Maybe the makeup would look less bleh with a simpler hair style, although I do think she needs more lip color, subdued but more definite. That dress is great. For once, a Westwood without a weird hemline.

  • brown-eyed girl

    Beautiful dress, but she needs younger looking make-up. I don’t know–more color, dewier?

  • Mothra

    I am pretty sure the leaves on that dress are poison ivy.

  • quiltrx

    Incredible dress–love it! Very Westwood without being WESTWOOD, if you get my meaning. That hair is doing no favors!
    I kind of love the clutch color choice…it both looks very retro and is pleasing in picking up that tiny bit of yellow in the gown.

  • VicD

    Mary Todd Lincoln wants her hair back. Love the dress though.

  • littlemac8

    Dress fits to perfection; it really is lovely.

  • Joey Melliza

    i think the waist should’ve been taken in just an inch or two

  • boweryboy

    Bolder lip, eye, and better shoes.

  • Charles

    the hair really u=is distracting. To make the face more interesting, maybe she could have just pulled the hair back and treated it as an excuse to utilise downplayed geisha makeup. She could have been her usually bold self and taken the look away from the Plantation.

  • Chickadeep

    The hair is gawdawful, but the dress is divine! I don’t think I’ve ever loved a gown as much as this one on her. With a shinier coral lip, better hair, black pointy closed-toed shoes (the UK edge) and a different clutch, this would have been on my all-time-best lists for her. Still one of my fave dresses of the night, even as is.

  • CommentsByKatie

    Just absolutely stunning. It’s a silk used in like, Marie Antoinette dresses, draped in a modern-day design. I’m such a sucker for that. Spectacular.

  • LambeeBaby

    It was SOOOOO close but she had to go and mess it up with the “Founding Fathers” coiffure

  • Cindy Bartlett Zigler

    the dress is gorgeous, but she does need a bolder lip colour. strappy shoes…not so much.

  • She looks like Belle from Beauty and the Beast.

  • Sunraya

    Hair and makeup are HORRIBLE! That’s all I have.

  • amanda siegelson

    omg – the hair… i can’t unsee that. why does someone hate her that much?????

  • mickiemonkey

    Cafeteria Lady hair plus ponytail. Dress is fab.

  • unbornfawn

    A bolder lip color would have worked wonders. Awful hair. Lovely dress.

  • DesertRodent

    She looks like Benedict Cumberbatch.

  • Qitkat

    We have apparently time traveled back to 1950 Palm Beach, and it has been a memorable trip. Different and stunning.

  • Imasewsure

    Wow I hate all of this except for Juliette Lewis who I love

  • MannahattaMamma

    Great look all ’round, except the hair, which looks like Princess Leia buns gone amuck.

  • Diego!

    I think she looks stunning! The only thing I’m not happy about is her lip color. She should have worn it darker and it would have been a WERQ. But she looks amazing! Her last appareances on the RC have been superb!

  • sherrietee

    She has alien hair. Love the dress.

  • Warrior89

    Stockard Channing.

    • Shawn EH

      That’s a good thing, right?

  • supri_supri

    Somehow the neckline reads as droopy to me but overall I have warmed up to this dress. It is exuberant and reminds me of Lucy Liu’s and Julianna Margulies’ great floral print gowns. For hair I think a slicked-back chignon or a topnot would have been better.

  • CT14

    Stronger lip is always better, especially for someone with darker hair or eyes.

    I have irrational hate formJuliette Lewis, but, except for her hair, she looks great here. The hair is aging.

  • Valdri8

    The hair looks too much like an interpretation of the neckline/shoulders on the dress. yikes

  • marlie

    I think the dress is beautiful and looks great on Juliette. My only complaint is her hair. It’s just a bit too… much.

  • Jecca2244

    the hair is a little Martha Washington.

  • sagecreek

    Beautiful dress. Not sure about the earrings, really dislike the hair and makeup.

  • PeggyOC

    Needs lipstick of some kind. That’s a lot of dress, and she needs just a little something in the face to balance it.

  • Chevalle

    That neckline is gorgeous.

  • Tracy_Flick

    I love that print so much that I want to cry.

  • jjtxgrrl

    I say Bolder lip with same eye.

    Gorgeous dress…..but that HAIR is awful!!

  • Suse

    Lovely dress. Minus points for hair and makeup. I’d like to see a necklace of some sort.

  • allcapsERINN


  • gorgeous dress, needs different hair (karlie Kloss?) and I agree Coral lips