Keri Russell in Saint Laurent at “The Americans” Season 2 Premiere

Posted on February 26, 2014

Because we aways feel compelled to feature any variation of the ladytux that shows up on a red carpet. And because Lorenzo is positively buzzing for the second season of The Americans to start.



Keri-Russell-Saint-Laurent-The-Americans-Season-2-Premiere-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Keri Russell attends “The Americans” season 2 premiere at the Paris Theater in New York City in a Saint Laurent suit paired with a Balenciaga black sleeveless blouse and Jimmy Choo pumps.

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We don’t know… you put the jacket on and it’s just a shapeless mass of black. Especially when she insists on wearing it draped on her shoulders, which: no. Take the jacket off and it’s pretty cute, but we find ourselves wishing mighty hard she’d sported some jewelry. No need to go overboard; a fat cocktail ring would have sufficed. And her makeup looks pretty harsh – and DIY. Come on, honey. It’s the season premiere of your TV show. Pay someone to do you up right. She’s exactly the kind of gal who rocks the ladytux best, but this looks mostly like a series of missed opportunities to us. Couldabin a knockout.




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  • another_laura

    Love “The Americans” – can’t wait to catch the Season 2 opener!

    And I agree, this coulda been a contenduh, but it’s blah.

  • French_Swede

    Honestly, she’s so beautiful that it’s hard for me to tear my eyes away from her face to even *look* at what she’s wearing.

    • Little_Olive

      I feel the same way -and also that her beauty is rarely acknowledged. And also I wanna have beers with her.

    • Danielle

      Gal don’t age. Luv huh.

  • Grumpy Girl

    That makeup is garishly bad. I didn’t even notice the tux jacket being draped at first because I was so scared by the facepaint.

    • kimmeister

      The eye makeup looks consumptive, especially in shot #3.

      • H2olovngrl

        I hope that is just her make-up that is the problem. I was thinking she looks like she may be sick…or something else.

        • Vtg Fashion Library

          Hanging out with Bob Costas?

    • Guest 2

      Her makeup artist (Tina Turnbow) often posts behind-the-scenes pictures of Keri on Twitter. I almost always think she looks better in the before shots/with less makeup. She just suits a natural, fresh-faced look.

      I also feel like she’s worn this outfit before.

  • ChiliP

    She’s gorgeous, but an outfit this basic needs some oomph to make it shine.
    Were these pictures taken at a weird angle? She obviously has a very trim figure, but her head looks largely disproprionate to the rest of her body, especially in that first shot.

  • I kept scrolling because I was sure that Vanessa Paradis has a gap in her teeth…

  • Musicologie

    Soooo excited about the return of “The Americans”…or, as we call it, “Oh, Martha. No.”

    Any chance of you guys fitting some coverage into your busy schedule? I know it’s difficult with RPDR and Mad Men coming up, but…the costumes! The wigs!

    • ElaineMarie34

      yes please! It’s the sexiest, smartest, thrillingest show on tv. And apparently there’s wig action of some kind in the premier tonight.

      • KateShouldBeWorking

        So much sex with wigs. How do they stay on?

        • Musicologie

          And why hasn’t Martha noticed that her husband doesn’t take a shower around her? Or does the wig stay on in the shower?

        • scoobynacks

          They didn’t get an Emmy nomination for Hair. I couldn’t understand that. The wigs are so fabulously tough they deserve Emmys themselves. Best Supporting Hairpiece.

    • Violina23

      .. the mom jeans!

      I enjoy the show, it isn’t the one I have to watch THAT NIGHT, but I’ve found it really fun. Nothing like some good moral ambiguity hour!

    • lunchcoma

      I’ve been waiting all year. It’s so tense, and there are so many great characters (and a surprising number of wonderfully-written female characters). It’s one of the few shows on television where I genuinely cringe and worry for the characters’ well-being.

    • mlurve

      Martha has been upgraded to a season regular! So much more “Poor, poor Martha” to come 🙁

      • Musicologie

        That scene in the first season where she came home from work, put on her wedding ring, then gazed at it lovingly…Oh, Martha. No.

  • gayle

    the outfit is kinda boring but her face and hair look great. Also everyone should watch The Americans tonight because it is a great show and she is fantastic in it!

  • Angela_the_Librarian

    I also can’t wait for the new season of The Americans. It’s such a tense, complex show. As for this outfit, not much to comment about. Should have worn one of the outrageous wigs from the show to add interest!

  • kimmeister

    The low cowl is causing some weird pooching around her midsection, and combining that with the wrinkly-crotch pants isn’t helping.

    • sojourneryouth

      That’s my issue as well. There is a lot of fabric pooling on her hips, which ruins the silhouette. If that issue were fixed and some statement jewelry added, this would be nice.

  • xmixiex

    If that jacket was on and well fitted… Sigh. Love the show.

  • Imasewsure

    OK she gets a win just for cracking up on the RC. Outfit needs some oomph but is ok… as usual I’m wishing for some kick ass shoes and getting basic pumps…

  • FrigidDiva

    The eye make up says Middle Ages England around the time of the Black Death. I wish there was some kind of jewlery or even amazing shoe to kick this up a notch.

  • Jessica Freeman

    Its hard to see it because of all the black. I think it has great potential, but she didn’t do it up right. I had no clue this show existed. So far behind the on the TV shows.

  • MilaXX

    I like this but wish she had simply worn the jacket instead of doing the drape. She also needs a killer cocktail ring. I am giddy with excitement over the return of this show. I keep secretly hoping The Millers gets canceled so the wonderful Margo Martindale can return to the show.

  • Sobaika

    Consumptive eyeshadow strikes again.

    • ThaliaMenninger

      Solidarity with Bob Costas.

    • stellamaris73

      Just thinking the same thing….

    • charlotte

      Will it ever go away? I think it is especially bad here because she looks like she is crying and dying.

    • schadenfreudelicious

      Conjunctivitis is no one’s friend!

  • ThaliaMenninger

    Without the jacket, it’s acceptable if not wow. With the jacket, it’s just… No.

  • NMMagpie

    The angle of the shots are not doing her any favors, for all that she is a beautiful woman. The mom in me wants her to sit down and have a sandwich.

  • Janet B

    She needs a stylist that can make this work for her.

    I’m bugged to see another RC appearance that could have been great with the correct styling.

  • E. D.

    Needs a bracelet. Can’t wait for Season 2!!!!!

  • Dagney

    Love this show and I love her in it. Her styling needs help, no doubt, though I don’t mind seeing a woman who just wants to be working actress and sees the RC as purely functional affair.

  • mjude

    I need a dash of white

  • alyce1213

    I like it, it’s chic. She completely forgot to accessorize, though, which is a shame.

  • OhSheila

    Pale white women really can’t do that cranberry/red/pink color they keep trying to do. It looks like their eyes are irritated.

    • French_Swede

      I am super pale with light blue eyes, and am told that the cranberry/red/pink and even coral colors are the best because they make my eyes POP. Kerry has hazel eyes, and i think she’s working that same angle. I think it looks pretty.

      • I’ve been told that coral eyeshadow nonsense all my life. Bronze or copper yes, coral if you are very, very good at makeup but pink eyeshadows make me look like a rabbit with myxomatosis.

  • Violentcello

    Agree on the makeup, but wow. I love this.

  • I don’t know if it’s the angle or the collar, but something is giving her serious lollipop head (well that sounded dirty.) The shape is perfect for her but I do find myself wishing for some sort of color or contrast. A white or neon collar, a bright shoe, some massive rocks on the fingers. She will always be stunningly beautiful, but the look is this side of bland.

    • Qitkat

      Jinx! You just beat me to it.

  • Qitkat

    So glad I checked in because I had no idea the show came back tonight. Love it.
    She seems so tiny but these weird camera angles give her a lollipop head. She looks so different now from Felicity.

  • d4divine

    She should have taken a note from Angelina, ergo rocked the hell out of that tux!

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    To quote the Duchess: “The crotch on those pants is insane!”

  • stubbornthoughts

    I dig this. It’s not perfect, but I love it all the same. I actually prefer this look over Angie’s tux.

  • ashtangajunkie

    Much better without the jacket, but her lack of bling is sad. Without any sparkle, I’m left to inspect her makeup (and I doubt she wants that).

  • marlie

    I don’t mind the jacket worn over her shoulders, but I do like the look better without it. And she desperately needs a ring and a pair of bold earrings. I like her hair, and in some shots (lighting, camera angle) I like her makeup, but in others it seems too harsh or consumptive-looking.

  • lunchcoma

    Oh, Keri. I love that you’re finally getting some credit as an actress, but this needs some contrast and some bling. You’re recently single! Time to live it up a bit!

  • jw_ny

    I really don’t find anything of interest in this outfit…maybe looks better in person.

  • macwell

    I like this look better on Angelina…

  • I don’t like the fake button collar with the drape-front blouse.

  • decormaven

    That last frame is not her best shot. The angle, along with the make-up, is very strange. She’s looked better.

  • demidaemon

    I’m confused. Is this a lady tux with an extremely baggy shirt or a lady tux jumpsuit? Either way, I’m not especially loving it, and, if it’s the latter, I think it needs to be erased from existence.

  • Aroo

    I always wonder where the jackets go in photo sets like this. I need a continuity shot like in film.

  • KT

    Yeahhh, it’s not bad, but she looks pretty awkward in these – like she knows it’s not quite working. I’d also love some sort of pop of color in here – even if that “color” was white. I don’t know, she’s just not selling this like she should.

  • Jacob Bowen

    I think the top looks like it WANTS to be some fancy draped top but instead it comes off as maternity wear and she’s not pregnant…

  • CeeQ

    YES! The Americans is back! It’s been ages!!

  • Skippymom1

    I couldn’t see past the diaper crotch. The trousers are ill fitting.

  • Lilyana_F

    Ok, that last one’s pretty scary. I like the idea of the outfit, but, yeah – lots of missed opportunities to work it better.