Meryl Streep in Michael Kors at the Palm Springs International Film Festival

Posted on January 06, 2014

Meryl Streep attends the 2014 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala in Michael Kors.






[Photo Credit: KM/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES, Andrew Evans/]

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  • Emily Smith

    Well that’s fabulous.

    • par3182


      • Emily Smith

        Sorry I forgot to include that I would totally wear that outfit to go to the mall.

  • TrixieConQueso

    Hold down that wonderful woman while I quickly cut a V-Neck into that and use the remnants to make a collar, it’s the least we can do…

  • Call me Bee

    While I love Miss Meryl no matter what, and I don’t really know what kind of event this is, she just looks like shes going to the grocery store, in really nice heels.

    • Janice Bartels

      Yes- bedazzled sweatshirt is all I can see.

  • Lilithcat

    She always gets points from me for wearing her glasses.

    • Rhonda Shore

      And for aging gracefully. Love.

      • NBG

        The character lines on her face are giving me life.

    • jtabz

      Came to the comments section to say exactly this!

    • lunchcoma

      I like her glasses too, though I’d like it if I occasionally saw other women pairing glasses with very stylish clothes.

  • hughman

    This is exactly what my Mom would have worn to one of her precious Johnny Mathis concerts. “Oh honey, I want to be comfortable don’t I? What if he asks me up on the stage?”

    • mjude

      how adorable! my mom said that about Sinatra (on the stage) 🙂

    • formerlyAnon

      Yeah. Made me think of my mom in her later years as well.

  • skitzfiggitous

    That black collar and wrist trim take that sweater to Dillard’s Holiday Clearance RackLand for me.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    C’mon, Meryl. You’re Meryl. You can rock a little harder than this.

    • barbarienne

      Maybe she’s thinking, “I’m Meryl. I don’t gotta impress anybody.”

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I agree-as much as I love and adore Meryl (for Sophie’s Choice, Julie and Julia, for being MIranda Priestley, etc), she could do better than this. She’s also giving younger actresses such as Maggie Gyllenhaal tacit permission to show up on RC’s in hiddy garb. C’mon, Meryl, please, please, set a better example for the gals coming up. You did when you worked with Chris March.

  • Missy

    She’s so fabulous her boobs twinkle. I love this–I don’t even care.

  • Plin

    I love her, but “aging glittery cat burglar” isn’t really the best look for her.

    • Introspective

      but how about i so want to see an “aging glittery cat burglar” movie with our dear mary louise in the title role!!!

  • bellafigura1

    I love the neckline, it’s very chic. Sometimes decolletage in an older woman reads blowsy and frumpesque. I think this iwhole look is fresh and modern-feeling, perfect.

  • RussellH88

    She should just make a clothing line and call it Comfy Couture.

  • Damien W

    Yikes! Can we say Gramma Peg Bundy? From the front, the silhouette looks like one of those Carol Burnett characters with the swinging boobs. OUT.

  • Missy

    Also: She looks like Malory Archer’s fabulous sister.

  • Bless her heart.

  • nannypoo

    Now that is a beautiful woman who is comfortable with herself. I think she looks absolutely gorgeous. I’m guessing this outfit is a little more casual than what was seen on everyone else, but she’s Maryl Streep for god’s sake.

  • teensmom99

    The top is more than a little Chicos but the lady pants look good with the heels. I know there is criticism but my first reaction was “Wow, she looks great” so I’m giving it the old thumbs up. Is it because something is right here or because of the Meryl magic?

  • filmcricket

    Bless her heart, at least her hair looks great.

  • MilaXX

    I’m all for a lady pant and I don’t dislike the pant/shoe combo here. However a bedazzled sweatshirt was not the way to go. She looks under dressed. I mean if the men are putting in the effort and wearing tuxes, then Meryl really should have known better.

    • random_poster

      Agreed. It’s like the opposite of Willis-ing It the Fuck Up.

  • marlie

    Ms. Streep could not give a single fuck about “dressing up” for the red carpet. The whole outfit is “office holiday party” to me, but I still like it. My only quibble (and this would be for anyone) is that the sweater adds bulk around the middle.

  • “KENO!”

    • decormaven

      Holy moly. Remove the heels, and this is New Year’s Eve at the bowling alley.

    • Imasewsure

      I just laughed out loud… you nailed it

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Love it-I can now picture Meryl at my local liquor store scratching off the instant win ticket!

  • Noah

    Oh dear.

  • kimmeister

    That must be the weirdest way of holding a bag with a shoulder strap that I’ve ever seen.

  • Miss wks

    I think she is due for an updated pair of glasses.

    • decormaven

      Amen and amen. Those are discount off the rack frames. I can understand if she wants to wear comfy clothes, but at least upgrade to some designer eyewear.

  • Danielle

    Oh. Meryl. I has a sad.

  • Garcia Loca

    It’s cute enough. She’s Meryl f-ing Streep, she’s earned the right!

  • boweryboy

    A bedazzled sweatshirt, Mom jeans, reading glasses, and Payless pumps. Mrs. Streep is letting you know in the last photo exactly how many fucks she gives.

    • demidaemon

      Exactly! And we should love and adore her for it!

  • ballerinawithagun

    She looks beautiful and very comfortable. It is always chilly in Palm Springs at night so she was probably the only appropriately dressed woman there that night. Now it does need some tweaking but that’s Meryl. Also this is the first year that the Palm Springs event became a real Red Carpet Affair! Now with capital letters and exclamation points. Tom Hanks even proclaimed it so. The A listers really showed en masse for the first time. So I think Meryl incorrectly thought she could slide a little bit.

  • @Biting Panda

    Cruise ship dinner attire.
    eta…For what it’s worth, I LOVE her face.

  • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    I don’t know how to react here. On one hand, she’s Meryl, she deserves better than this. On the other hand, she’s Meryl, she can do what she wants. I just don’t know.

  • Formal pyjamas and heels. At least she won’t have to hold back at the buffet.

  • msdamselfly

    she looks fantastic

  • EEKstl

    Mob wife going to the grocery store.

    • sagecreek

      That’s it. You just won the internets for today.

    • Imasewsure

      Except her glasses were not bedazzled and her hair is not quite starched enough..

  • sagecreek

    Bedazzled track suit.

  • antonialee

    She’s fabulous, I don’t care what she wears!

  • andi56

    Did I say I was going to be nice this year? I don’t remember. But as much as I like her acting, she’s always dressed in some half-assed get-up that is almost an insult to her surroundings. Her clothes always look too big, and the dresses she wears swaddle her in such an unflattering light, it’s almost like some bizarre affectation. I’d say it was a theater thing, but I know it’s not.

  • Imasewsure

    I was about to say that it was a good effort… until I saw the bottom of the pants… which alas do bring it in to track suit territory. Still for her, this ain’t bad

  • crash1212

    I’m loving the idea of this outfit for this event…it’s Palm Springs. I think the fit of the pants isn’t the best and the choice of shoe is uninspired…and I wish she’d get new specs. Having said all that…she’s f-ing Meryl Streep…she can wear what she wants!

  • ConnieBV

    This is the happiest and most comfortable she has ever looked on a carpet. If pants is what it takes, by all means, pants it up.

  • ashtangajunkie

    It is by no means perfect, but I can’t hate it. Wear the pants, Meryl.

  • Susan Velazquez

    Oh Meryl. Never change.

  • Tracy_Flick

    My grandma used to frequent a couple of Balboa Island boutiques in the 80s. This looks very consistent with what they had to offer – the only thing missing is a wide stretch belt with a big shell clasp (goldtone accents, of course), and some mules with marabou. What can I say, my granny was fab in her 50s. On Meryl…. it’s looking a little dated and aging, but I can’t 100% hate comfort and ease.

  • rondele

    Meryl looks great here, I especially like her hair. The sweater has some problems. I don’t like the cuffs on the sleeves, collar, or at the bottom, but the sparkly is kinda fun. The pants fit her well.

  • Trickytrisha

    Is that a bedazzled sweatshirt? I know she likes casual, but… Oh well, it’s Meryl Freaking Streep, so she can wear a bathrobe if she wants.

  • alyce1213

    I love her dearly but I don’t want her dressed like grandma going to play the slots.

  • butterflysunita

    I like that she’s wearing pants. And that last photo of her is adorable.

  • PastryGoddess

    Go’hed Ms. Meryl in your sassy pants

  • Jeannie Shmina Greenwald

    Please. She can do better than this.

  • susan6

    WHAT?!? No. Why do those look like sweatpants? That crotch is insane. And that top is just… looking. I….will forget this ever happened, for both Meryl and the Duchess’s sake.

  • I wish she’d have gone with a pencil skirt, but grading on a Meryl curve, those shoes represent a real effort. Bless.

  • lunchcoma

    Grade school teacher on the edge of retirement heading to her holiday party – and one of the frumpier versions of that look at that.

    On the other hand, she obviously doesn’t care and she is Meryl, so there’s not much point in piling on.

  • lillyvonschtupp

    Oh Mary Louise, are you going to your kid’s school recital?

  • CT14

    Ugh. I knew Michael Kors and. Meryl Streep weren’t going to go well together.

    Ring up Chris March again!

  • quiltrx

    Well, I guess it’s a good way to show you don’t give a shit about the event you’re attending.

  • Sunraya

    She looks OK. For an afternoon affair, a luncheon perhaps.

  • bertkeeter

    OY…canasta anyone?

  • demidaemon

    I kind of love her for showing up like this.

  • I knew it! Streep is so fabulous, she wears Disco-Pijamas and high-heels to bed!

  • BrianaJC

    hell if I could get away with a bedazzled sweatsuit on a red carpet, I would….if I could get on a red carpet…

  • MoHub

    Bless her for going for comfort!

  • BayTampaBay

    The woman has gorgeous skin. When your skin is that gorgeous it really does not matter all that much what you are wearing.

  • formerlyAnon

    God I love her. I love that she apparently cares enough to wear the shoes, the sparkles and have the head done, but doesn’t care to try to look 39 and holding. But this is too much like what my mother would have worn out to a “nice lunch with the girls” after age 70.

    • Candigirl1968

      ITA. My 69 year old mother wore a virtually identical outfit (with lower heels) to Christmas dinner.

  • MaggieMae

    Style-wise, it’s awful. But, I love her for it.

  • Susannah

    Aw, bless — she’s got a goin’ out shirt, too.

  • Daktari100

    I think she looks pretty great. But then, she’s Meryl Freakin’ Streep, so she always looks good to me.

  • Lilyana_F

    The different blacks are making my eyes twitch, make it stop!

  • Jacob Bowen

    Very “Santino makes a track-suit”.

  • I love that she’s wearing her specs on the red carpet, I do not so much love that she’s dressed like my husband’s grandmother (a fashionable lady, but not an Oscar winner!)

  • Qitkat

    I love this for Reasons. Lady Kittens out there, I’m putting you on notice that when you yourself are nearly 65, this is exactly what you may find yourself wearing to some occasion, and feeling pretty damn good about yourself to boot, exactly as Mary Louise herself is. Ahem, Speaking as one who is quite in this age vicinity. You may think this will never happen to you, but funny how states of mind and dress evolve in spite of our younger selves’ intentions. Just sayin’.