Anna Kendrick in J. Mendel at the 12th Annual Backstage at the Geffen

Posted on March 24, 2014

Anna Kendrick-J Mendel-12-Backtage-Tom-LOrenzo-Site-TLOAnna Kendrick attends the 12th Annual Backstage at the Geffen Honoring Steve Martin and Alan Horn in a J. Mendel dress.







[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans/, IMAXTree]

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  • @Biting Panda

    The tablecloth dress trend marches on. With added bonus, place mats.

    • alyce1213

      Place mats. You nailed it (again).

      • Judih1

        LOL. And that is waaay too much table linen for such a wisp of a girl like her wear

      • @Biting Panda

        thanks, boo.

    • Jessica Freeman

      Table cloth or place mats, but certainly not both.

    • Rhonda Shore

      The tablecloth trend, and the weird gigantic side ruffle trend…guess I’ll stick w/J Crew…

    • poggi

      Ha! Just add the table runner as a shawl and few napkin rings as accessories and red carpet ready by Pottery Barn.

    • Brian G. Cox

      Bob Evans’ tablecloth is spot-on, but our polyester, oxblood aprons from Taco Bell could give it a run for its money.

  • rkdgal

    There’s something about the pattern on the skirt that reminds me of the gauze on a bandage, and I’m just not loving it (especially with the red!).

  • JR Labrador

    Would be better if her expression wasn’t so animatronic.

  • marlie

    S’alright. It’s an OK dress with some interesting elements, but it doesn’t thrill me to the core. I love her ring, though.

  • It’s fine.

  • imspinningaround

    Doubling down on that J. Mendel, huh.

  • hughman

    Cool iPad.

  • sojourneryouth

    Whorehouse curtains and their matching loveseat died to make this dress. Let’s pour a little Reunite or Ripple out for the fallen.

    • zenobar

      I have an old bottle of Champipple if you’re interested.

      • sojourneryouth

        Had to google Champipple cuz it’s been a while. CRYING over here! 😀

    • decormaven

      Riunite on ice, that’s nice…

  • PastryGoddess

    She’s not really wearing a white bra…right? right?

    • conniemd

      Um yeah, she is. Sorry. Guess she’s never heard of nude colored bras?

      • PastryGoddess

        So she saved 10 grand on the clothes and accessories and couldn’t afford a nude colored bra or at least a camisole.

        gurl please

    • decormaven

      What a needle scratch.

  • another_laura

    I love love love that color but that’s the end of it. The skirt looks like the pattern they use for skin grafts. Yes, it’s gross.

    • PastryGoddess

      some things cannot be unseen

  • Lex

    I just think the proportions are off– she is too short to wear this dress.

    • ballerinawithagun

      The waist need to be higher for more definition.

  • Danielle

    From the neck up, I’m in luv.

  • Jeremiah Capacillo

    The top half looks alright, but the skirt just reads as cocktail waitress.

  • lrober03

    I think the color looks nice on her, but it would have popped more if she had contrasting accessories.

  • deelup

    Twilight was even better than this.

  • MilaXX

    It’s okay. I don’t hate it, just no setting the world on fire.

  • Kent Roby

    “Anna, over here; over here!!! I’d like a Grey Goose Cosmo, please; I’ll stay here at the nickel slots for the next 10 minutes. Thank you!”

  • Skippymom1

    I always enjoy when the actress looks better than the runway. She looks wonderful [tablecloth/placemat comments withstanding – whatev.] And the gal has killer legs. Great choice of shoes. Ring is a bit matchy, but I give it fierce points.

  • KT

    Nice try, but this looks so much better on the model. I think it’s a little too big on her, right? I’m amazed to be typing that in regards to a starlet…

    Great color though, and hair and makeup look good.

  • kt

    That bra really shines on through

  • Lily

    ADORE this girl, but her style choices as of late have seemed overly-complicated and fussy and don’t lend well to her uber-petite frame. This looks like it was pieced together with the table remnants after a trip to Mood on Project Runway, or as others have put it, placemats to go with the table cloth. Meh.

    • @Biting Panda

      I adore her. I need her to get better people.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    I like this dress on her, but it seems to have one-too-many things going on. Take off those flaps with the diamond pattern and it would be better.

  • frannyprof

    Scabby tablecloth.

  • Interesting dress? Ugly color.

  • demidaemon

    Better, but the shoes are an obvious misstep. Also, the slit needs to go.

  • French_Swede

    If nothing else, the color is beautiful on her.

  • quiltrx

    It’s weird…this isn’t exactly setting my world on fire in EITHER picture…but it looks much more expensive on the model. Like they rendered the version to sell in cheaper fabrics.

  • That dress is trying WAAAY too hard! And it’s not succeeding!

  • Clash D

    I don’t hate it, but it’s all matchy-matchy.

  • Fuchaforever

    This color makes me twitch :/