Miley Cyrus in Calvin Klein Collection at the 2014 Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala

Posted on January 27, 2014

It says something that Miley showed up looking like a hooker in a ’70s Blaxploitation flick and we’re about to compliment her for looking so demure and classy.



Miley Cyrus attends the 2014 Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala in Los Angeles, California in Calvin Klein.

Calvin Klein Pre-Fall 2014 Collection

Okay, maybe “classy” is going a bit far. She’s not the gal who can make tacky look chic. She is, however, the gal who can make it look fun, which is what this look is. Fun without being too obnoxious or attention-seeking. Keeping the makeup clean and soft was a good idea. The only real complaint we have is with the shoes, which are kind of ugly.



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  • Jecca2244

    surprised she’s not in Marc. Every time I see her I just think how she voluntarily gave up Liam Helmsworth.

    • Ginny Ellsworth

      Not that I would know but I think he bolted. My feeling is that this entire peep show she has been on is one really smart advertising campaign so she doesn’t look like the loser for being left. He had a huge movie coming out with Jennifer Lawrence and yet all the publicity went to her. Game on.

      • Jecca2244

        So true!

      • suzq

        That’s because he has the personality of a rock.

        • Vtg Fashion Library

          I’d rather have someone with the personality of a rock, than a pathological narcissist. Been there, done that. Rock beats just about everything, you know.

        • demidaemon

          That’s one sexy rock I wouldn’t kick out of my bed. Besides, rocks can be sweet, you know.

      • fursa_saida

        He was also cheating-ish. Like sitting around at parties with January Jones straddling him, etc. He was definitely the one wanting out.

        • Alloy Jane

          I think it’s unnatural to settle down young in this day and age. There’s too much happening, too many people to meet, too much to learn and experience, plus that prolonged adolescence thing that’s going on thanks to longer life expectancies.

          • fursa_saida

            Oh, I completely agree. The second they said they got engaged I knew it was only a matter of time. (Not that it wasn’t anyway, but “We’ll be together forever!” at that age is the sound of the countdown starting.) Hell, I was sort-of engaged when I was 17, and even then I knew on some level we were never actually going to get married.

      • Kimmu

        Dirt sheets say he was a pretty serial cheater, so I don’t think it was all on Miley at all.

        • Ginny Ellsworth

          I don’t think it was all on her either. But I sure don’t think that THIS is the way to get over it. She has the publicity and she has all the attention but at what cost? It will take some major manipulation to upgrade her reputation and that is chess on another level.

          P.S. If he had cheated on me, I would have gelded him. Then again, Frederick’s of Hollywood wouldn’t have looked good on me at all.

  • Danielle


    • I really like this version of a platinum pixie on her.

      • Danielle

        I do too! Wasn’t a fan of the shaved look but this is pretty stinking adorable.

        • ms_bdc

          I choose not to acknowledge anything happening below her neck (how many muppets had to die?!) but her head/hair is on-point and reminding me how lovely her face is.

  • The late 90’s are coming back, aren’t they?

    • Little_Olive

      I was trying to avoid the fact… but apparently, yes. Negligee dresses. Yay! Ugh.

    • TVKimmy

      And hideous chunky platform shoes……which I must fess to adoring, because I’m short and broken.

      • …I could run in mine and had no complaint of foot pain…

        • TVKimmy

          They may have been Frankenstein Chic, but I wore them religiously when I worked. Like you, never a second of pain.

    • Meg0GayGuys6

      Minus the coat…
      “Cher, what are you wearing?”
      “It’s a dress!”
      “Says who?!”
      “Calvin Klein!”

    • MartyBellerMask

      Oh, honey. Let’s not start emulating Courtney Love.

  • @Biting Panda

    I see she’s going with the Mariah Carey, the world is my boudoir, look. Fine. But really, those shoes are a record scratch to the whole attempt. Honey, you can look cheap, and you can shop thrifty, but you don’t want to look like your shoes came from the Salvation Army Store.

    • VicD

      From the neck up, she’s channeling Madonna in the “Papa Don’t Preach” era. Not sure WHAT is going on from the neck down. However, she’s mostly covered and her tongue is in her mouth, rather than extended, so I will call this a BIG WIN.

  • alyce1213

    No, sorry. She looks like an underage hooker, which is not a fun look.

  • In_Stitches

    Her hooker name would be Canned Peaches.

    • Ginny Ellsworth

      Foxxy Bunny?

    • Karen Belgrad

      Justina Bieber?

    • quiltrx

      Without looking at the comments, I suggested we come up with her hooker/crimefighter name. Yours tops mine easily!

      • Glam Dixie

        Remember Sweet Pea and her wrestling name, Spread Eagle? Love that one.

      • In_Stitches

        I don’t know, Bunny Couture works on multiple levels.

        • MartyBellerMask

          Kouture. With a K.

    • TonyGo

      Season Hubley in “Vice Squad” ..her street name was Princess.

  • luludexter

    I really like this hair on her and the coat is cute and fun. I mean, she’s young. I do wish the dress was a little longer at the bottom or higher in the top and not so shiny. But oh the shoes! they really are what really bring this look down to hoochie mama territory.

  • jw_ny

    Love it, except, of course, for the shoes.

  • KinoEye

    I’ll go on the record as saying that’s the best her hair has looked in ages. Outfit is totally Grammy-appropriate. Attagirl.

    • 3boysful

      Calvin should be ashamed. That is one cheap-looking coat.

  • Tracy_Flick

    Wouldn’t that coat make a luxurious bathmat? I’m envisioning my dream jacuzzi tub with a soft, plush designer mat.

  • Glam Dixie

    That does not look like a designer coat, she looks like she robbed a pimp. she just needs a pimp hat and she’s all set. Surprisingly, all that said, she still somehow looks kind of cute.

    • conniemd

      It looks to me like a very fluffy pink bathrobe with a negligee on underneath.

      • Glam Dixie

        Oh and a thick pink belt in the same fabric as the coat! Yes, perfect, haha. Cannot unsee.

    • uprightcitizen

      That’s why everyone is missing the mark for ragging on the shoes. If you’re going for 70’s hooker (Jodie Foster in “Taxi Driver” maybe?), you need the clunky platform shoe. Any other shoe would just look like she doesn’t know her hooker history.

      • Constant Reader

        Getting your hooker history wrong is super embarrassing!

        • uprightcitizen

          I know! And it happens all the time to these young kids because they just don’t teach hooker history in schools the way they used to.

          • MartyBellerMask

            The Velvet Jones School of Technology has really gone downhill.

      • Daisy Walker

        Spot on–it’s totally Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver. In fact, I wasn’t sure what she was going for UNTIL I saw the shoes.

        • TVKimmy

          I was seeing Lowrent Kelli Taylor, but Jodie is clearly there too.

      • Glam Dixie

        I agree, the shoes are absolutely perfect for this look.

  • Vicky

    It looks like underwear!

    • Paigealicious

      Not sure if it was intentional, but “Clueless” quote FTW.

      • Vicky

        It definitely was haha. Even more appropriate because Cher wears Calvin Klein in that scene.

        • Paigealicious

          Yep, the CK thing is why I thought of ot 🙂

    • Erica_Vuitton

      The first thing I thought too!! “It’s a dress! Says who? Calvin Klein!”

  • Anna

    I like the hair. Can’t get behind Lil’ Kim’s old wardrobe.

  • Lesley

    besides for that gorg green marc jacobs dress she wore i think this is one of her best looks. she looks young and fresh more high class hooker opposed to her usual trashy street corner attire

  • formerlyAnon

    She’s the right age to wear that fluffy pink thing. Much older and she’d look like a mob girlfriend. Whose heyday was in the ’60s.

    On the whole, I like.

    • quiltrx

      It looks orchid/lilac on my screen…everyone else seems to see pink. And I called Paula Patton a mob girlfriend earlier, so maybe she should send the coat on over.

  • TAGinMO

    I think the shoes work here, but all those earrings make me twitchy.

    • kimmeister

      They look like the spiral binding you could have done on a brochure at Kinko’s.

  • RussellH88

    This looks like the Laura Bennet bathmat coat.

    • demidaemon

      LB’s coat looks twenty times better than this.

  • sojourneryouth

    She looks young, clean, and cute. Oh look! A pig just flew by my window.

    • Alloy Jane

      I think the “clean” part is what’s winning us over. She’s been so grimy lately that we’ll settle for clean no matter what the circumstances.

  • MilaXX

    This look would be great of she didn’t have those shoes on. It looks like she strapped two boxes to her feet.

    • mjude

      I like the look but I so agree about the shoes. do not get.

  • ojosazules

    It’s good to see her face soft and pretty. Dewy, almost.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    For her, this is an extremely demure outfit.

  • quiltrx

    The coat looks like she has a lilac muff hanging out her dress in a couple pictures.
    Let’s make up her hooker/crimefighter name!
    Bunny Couture is all I’ve got. My cold medicine must be wearing off.

  • thecitysleeps

    Her hair and face look so pretty, and that coat is luscious in a ‘I would wear it for Carnival’ way. Love her.

    • kimmeister

      Hair, makeup, and facial expressions are the best I’ve ever seen on her.

  • LeelaST

    I’d ask “How much per hour?” but I think this is more of a 15 minute increment get-up.

  • Constant Reader

    The outfit looks like grandma going to Walmart in her nightie and robe to buy cigarettes after slipping on the shoes she left near the door when she got home from bingo on Saturday night. However, Miley’s hair and makeup look very pretty.

  • These shoes are the perfect reminder of why Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s fashions have not aged well. But the hair and face are looking lovely.

    • Sarah

      Her hair is better, and her makeup is good, but her ears are giving me a “tagged with transceiver” sort of vibe with all that hardware on ’em. Like, “let’s send her out on her own reconnaissance and see what she does, we’ll track her from the safety of this van…”

    • marlie

      I just had a flashback to the shoes I wore in college and grad school. Thanks a LOT.

      • Every time I think I want to watch an episode of Buffy I get shoe PTSD and end up sitting rocking in a corner.

  • Janet B

    Fun look, totally age appropriate.

    Calvin Klein? I would have never guessed.

  • Sarah

    She shoulda walked in with Madonna & son as her Huggy Bear & Bearette.

    • mjude


  • I think she’s the girl who makes tacky look unwashed.

  • Sam Smith

    Her makeup is beautiful, but those poor ears – that has gotta hurt.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    How many muppets were sacrificed to make that coat?

  • tereliz

    Wrong, those shoes are AGGRESSIVELY ugly. 😉 I wish they had more substantial straps and platforms. Something about these bare-looking sandals and the slinky slip dress read too undone to me. Throw the coat on over it and it’s “Dorm-Fire-Drill”.

    She’s smart to wear such a fresh-faced look with an outfit that would look too “professional” otherwise, though.

    • Suse

      “Dorm-Fire-Drill” !!! :~o

  • Suse

    She looks so much like Bieber.

  • marlie

    I kind of like her hair here. And her makeup looks good, though I think the lipstick is a little too pink. The rest is typical for her, though on the “inoffensive” end of the Miley spectrum.

    Hate the shoes.

    • Sarah

      And her tongue is in in every shot! Be still my heart.

      • demidaemon

        It’s sad to know some of the things we celebrate here at BK HQ.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    The coat looks warm and comfy. And very pink, but…

    Looks like she forgot to put a dress on over the slip, otherwise. (I thought the slip-dress thing was over?) Why is she holding her hand so stiffly? Are tats and fake nails now sponsoring red carpet appearances, forcing her to display them for the camera in this awkward manner?

  • suzq

    That make up is flawless. Seriously.

  • filmcricket

    Susan Powter goes to the Grammys!

    • Judy_J

      “Susan” needs to powder her nose, or at least carry blotting tissue in her little clutch.

  • Little_Olive

    I miss Chloe Sevigny. I’m still not quire sure why I thought of her now.

    • the coat and dress would look great on her with a bangin’ pair of miu-miu shoes. i miss chloe too. she’s my fave.

  • Lily-Rygh

    What in the hell is going on with those earrings, sticking straight out and looking like tread on a new tire?

    • they look sort of like paper clips

      • I think the ones through the lobes are safety pins. I can’t think of anything less punk than couture diamond safety pin earrings.

    • decormaven

      “Collect ’em all! Get the entire set!”

  • Garcia Loca

    Shoes are downright tragic, while slip is only a little sad. But the head is good, the coat is fun, and the purse is darling! So it’s 3 stars out of 5, in my book.

  • Nicholas

    I know this is old hat, but “she thought she was going to a Terry Richardson shoot” is an apt description more often than I like it to be.

  • lunchcoma

    As obnoxious as Miley is, she knows what she’s doing, and I think she gets the effect she intends – whether that’s frightening or trashy or elegant or tacky but fun.

  • JP

    At least she left her tongue in her mouth this time.

  • Jessica Freeman

    Love love love the new hair and no roots showing. Face looks gorgeous as well. That’s all I got because I really dislike the rest of it.

  • Mismarker

    I’m being totally serious when I say some darker lipstick and oxblood Doc Marten boots might have saved this look.

    • Definitely. Needs some Courtney Love realness.

    • Rand Ortega

      Now THAT would’ve been original!

  • Maggie Smith

    I can’t hate on that coat. When I was in my 20s I was in love with a giant purple faux fur coat. I wore that stupid thing Everywhere!

    I love her makeup here. I think the soft makeup direction is quite lovely on her.

  • fauxfatale

    This is sooooo 90s with the raver coat and the platform sandals. I can’t. Her makeup is cute though.

    • Orange Girl

      My first thought was “90’s.” But I’m actually OK with that.

  • msdamselfly

    Her makeup looks very good

  • Stubenville

    “What Muppet are you wearing?”

  • Nicole Little

    Super pretty make up. That’s the best her face has ever been made up!

  • KT

    I actually quite like her hair and makeup

  • Rand Ortega

    That’s insulting to a hooker in a ’70s blaxploitation hookers. At least their look was theirs and original. Not appropriated & topped off with shitty shoes.
    Sorry, don’t mind me. I’m just sick to death of & waiting for this racist (disrespectfully appropriating other cultures, treating them like props then defending it is racist) untalented attention whore to finally run out of steam.

    • @Biting Panda

      I love you. That is all. (I don’t even know if I agree with you, I have to marinate.)

  • Sally Spannagle

    I think I had those shoes in the nineties. But that pink looks great with her skin tone!!

  • Blair Sylvester

    those shoes and dress feel so clueless to me. I love that movie but I wouldn’t have put that coat with a slip dress and platforms

  • IMNAngryLiberal

    I think Miley looks great here and I continue to be impressed by either Miley or whoever the stylist in her camp is. You (or I) may or may not like Miley or her style, but I’m convinced she is completely aware at all times of the impression she is making and WHY she is choosing to make it.

    • nannypoo

      I’m in the not like Miley camp, but I have come to agree with you. I think that she is a smart businesswoman. She has a vision of what she wants to be and she is very focused about getting there. The problem I see for her is getting out of this image when she’s too old to carry it off or tired of being this way. She managed to morph out of the Hanna Montana persona without too much permanent damage, but because her current incarnation is so polarizing she might find it harder to change it when the time comes. Having said that, I think she looks cute here.

  • stubbornthoughts

    This is the most fresh-faced I’ve seen her in a while! Love it from the neck up, and that’s soooo her jacket. The rest I could give a shit about.

  • Jean Beaton Leavitt

    Love this girl and would like a couple of her earrings….she has so many.

  • Akemi

    Muppet-skin coat strikes again.

  • Jaeda Laurez

    She looks like an Eastern European hooker from SVU in the 90’s, but good on her from the neck up.

  • Diego!

    I think she has a great make up on. That’s all!

  • Joanna

    As much as I hate to admit it, the hair and makeup are incredibly striking and glamorous for her. The clothes – meh, but the head looks amazing.

  • ailujailuj

    I didn’t realize what she looked like – you know, standing up straight.

    • snarkykitten

      or with her tongue in her mouth

  • lifeisastory

    She must’ve been sweating like a whore in church in that coat.

  • Erica_Vuitton

    You know I have to say props to her for only doing this pre-event and not actually going to the Grammy’s since she wasn’t eligible to be nominated. Kinda crazy she performed in this look though! Also crazy – I’m already excited to see what she wears next year. I predict Bangerz gets nominated for Pop Album.

  • rage_on_the_page

    Check out those 90s-ass shoes.

  • I like a girl who’s not so politically correct and will proudly wear Muppet fur to an awards ceremony.

  • demidaemon

    She is wearing a nightie with a pink fur coat and safety pins in her ear(s). I cannot approve.

  • Alloy Jane

    If you’re gonna wear a nightie in public, at least make it a nice one. The shoes are appropriate for 70’s hooker-wear. I can’t hate on the coat. When I was her age and younger, my sister had a white coat we called Fifi and it looked like a skinned muppet. It was one of her clubbing coats, but I used to borrow it on appropriate occasions. Like, you know, if it was cold.

    I think this one is a giant PITA but her hair looks too cute and her loss of Not-Thor doesn’t fill me with anything but contempt for myself for knowing who they are.

  • TLJezebel

    The hair looks much better now that it’s grown out a bit.

  • Shibori Girl

    The good news – all her lady bits are covered and her tongue is not deployed.

  • Jeannie Shmina Greenwald

    Her hair is so pretty! Her face is great for her hairstyle. I wish she’d remove some of the ear hardware but now I just sound like someone’s mother.

  • MaggieMae

    Love it, love it, love it.

  • murt

    Like it – the shoes are perfect for the ’70s/’90s feel.

    ETA: looks like something you’d have seen Baby Spice wearing 15 years ago too.

  • histrogeek

    Miley supports Muppet hunting! How many Muppets were skinned to make that coat?

  • I’m sorry, but this looks like it’s from Cher’s closet in Clueless.

  • guest2visits

    This is a good look for Miley; apart from the surplus metal and I wish the shoes were purple or something other than white.

  • Randy Noak

    This would have been cute with boots, if maybe too period.