Christina Hendricks in L’Wren Scott at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Posted on March 04, 2014

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  • Lauren

    Mother of the Bride at the Funeral? Gorgeous head, but everything else makes me sad.

    • Vanessa

      All that black makes everything but her face and her cleavage disappear.

      • leahpapa

        I’m doing a TLo celebrity paper doll thing mentally, and if you lost that boudoir cape thing and swapped in some metallic or jewel-toned accessories – and, please, nothing with an ankle strap if you’re wearing a below-the-knee skirt – it would be a decent look. She can rock a black, as seen in her sublime Madame X Emmys get-up, but this is pure flirty-mourning drag.

        • Lauren

          Under the knee hems bother me. She has stunted herself and made that fabulous figure of hers look matronly. I hate the bridesmaid shoes too.

    • scoobynacks

      She’s dressing like the mistress of the guy that died, and she came to flaunt her existence in front of the grieving widow. That’s what this dress is.

      • AudreysMom

        That IS what this dress-up is. well done!

  • The hell?

  • Another Kate

    Morticia’s Mid-Life Crisis? — I mean, CH is a beautiful woman, and I would kill for her skin, hair, and figure, but that dress is just…strange.

    • CupcakeTrudy

      Too tacky for Morticia.
      This is Elvira. The later years.

      • Kathy_Marlow

        Endora from Bewitched…the Younger Years

  • MarieLD

    Yes, TLo, it defies comments.

    • I literally just said “Girl” seven times as I scrolled down.

      Because: Girl. Please.

      • Carla_Charlton

        I said “No, no, no, no….”

        • ushoda

          at the first pic i said “girl, please go back with Christian Siriano”

          • e jerry powell

            EXACTLY. That look worked much better.

    • kmk05

      Those lashes!!11!1!11

      I can’t.

    • EveEve

      Head to toe, no, no no.

    • Dam_Angel

      In another color this would have been great. But no to those shoes.

  • Coolekat

    In photos she looks a lot like Angelia Jolie

    • Sofia Bentivoglio

      i thought the very same thing!

  • @Biting Panda

    Is it wrong of me to worry that her unbelievably bad sense of fashion helped to hold her back from any real post Mad Men success? I feel as if she didn’t know how to market herself. She is well on her way to being “That actress who used to be on that show….what’s her name again?” status. Maybe she feels it too, and has already began her mourning.

    • amanda siegelson

      the sad part is she’ll probably end up blaming it on her size because she’s not typical hollywood thin, but that won’t be it at all.

      • formerlyAnon

        Well, that won’t be ALL of it.

    • Mismarker

      I do think she’ll survive post Mad Men but it won’t be in the same way as, say, Elisabeth Moss. What perplexes me most about CH is that she seems to have no people in her employ or, rather, no competent people. Fit and flatter: it ain’t rocket science.

      • Farthingale

        Why doesn’t SOME designer take her under wing as a pet project?

        • barbarienne

          Because they’ve all been trained to make things for models who are proportioned entirely unlike Ms. Hendricks?

          (Notable exception being Tadashi Shoji, but he can’t be everyone‘s personal designer. The man needs to sleep sometime.)

          • demidaemon

            It’s sad. More designers need to take bountiful busts and fine behinds into account.

  • Maleficent

    Not all attractive to my way of thinking.

    • Constant Reader

      I love a Mary Poppins reference!

  • Adrianna Grężak

    The widow is looking for her next husband at the funeral…

  • JaymeKay

    “Here I come to suck your blood!”

    • Alyssa

      My first thought was vampire queen!

  • Blair Sylvester

    I wish there wasn’t such a huge gap between what she is attracted to and what suits her.

    • Grumpy Girl

      What a lovely way to phrase that! And it’s SO true.

  • lobsterlen

    It looks Christine stole a costume from the set of Bewitched.

    • Guest

      Endora would approve..

    • JauntyJohn

      Aye. Endora 2.0

    • Farthingale

      Endora’s little sister who gets up to mischief with Uncle Arthur.

    • golden_valley

      deleted my Endora comment. Everyone covered it already

  • Loramir

    The dress is pretty blah and funereal, but that is some gorgeous hair and makeup. She could look really striking in black, but not this amorphous, slightly confusing thing. I THINK it’s just a black sheath and all the drapey sheer stuff is some kind of cape/wrap thing? If so she’d look much better if she got rid of it.

  • DaveUWSNYC

    It’s a little Elvira for me…

  • shirab

    That is a whole lot of false eyelashes. Her lids must be very strong.

  • mlle

    I’d say yikes, but I’m afraid she’d hex me for it.

  • Constant Reader

    Serving up Endora realness.

    • Guest

      just said the same thing!

      • Constant Reader

        Great minds! 🙂

    • supri_supri

      Yes.. .Endora on date night was my first thought.

  • decormaven

    Those shoes are tragic. Love her hair up, though.

  • Jacquelyn

    Black is a good color on her but…oh dear. No.

  • The underlying dress seems to fit well, but I am fairly sure the negligee/wrap bit was supposed to come off before she left the makeup chair.

  • Lilithcat

    That length dress looks good on no one.

    • MoHub

      And with her assets, the length enhances the appearance of topheaviness.

    • Lulu

      And with the ankle strap shoe, makes me think of every Italian grandma I know, who are in lifelong mourning for husbands who died decades earlier.

  • MK03

    Lose the robe and it might be a winner.

  • Sarah

    Endora Goes to a Funeral (or) Agnes Moorehead with Babyheads.

    • MilaXX

      Yup, I got Endora realness as well.

      • Sarah

        Seems like many people did – I’m thinking it’s the wig + super false eyelash look. And of course the capey business.

    • Valerie Dunbar Jones

      Agnes Babyheads.

  • SewingSiren

    The Bewitched/Endora look suits her , but the neckline is too low by at least 2″ and the shoes look extremely uncomfortable. I like the chiffonary, the extreme eyelash, and the relaxed fit of the bra.

  • sienna elm

    I’m just so excited to see shoes on a ladystar that wouldn’t kill me! All of those 4″+ heels are terrifying for me. Yay for wearable shoes.

  • Anna

    Did Hollywood run out of cocktail dresses? Why is Christina in a dressing gown and negligee?

  • zenobar

    God she is gorgeous.

    If the cape was…well, something other than a panel of black chiffon that’s clearly trying to strangle her, this could be lovely. She could still do diaphanous with a lot less, uh, diaphany.

  • Richard Banger

    What the hell Joanie? Who did this to you?

  • Laura Renee

    She’s trying to do the cape thing…

  • Amber J

    Hoist the bodice up by an inch or two, chop the dress to knee-length or just below, and lose the Morticia Addams lingerie cape and she’d look pretty damned good. As it is now she looks like she tripped and fell into some lacy curtains and didn’t have time to untangle herself.

    • BayTampaBay

      Also, she needs a higher heel shoe to elongate her legs.

      • jw_ny

        Shorten the dress hem and get rid of the ankle straps and this heel height would be fine.

  • Emily Giovanni

    I think it is too late to lobby for casting in American Horror Story: Coven.

  • marlie

    Joanie is pretty pleased with herself. I LOOOOOVE the fit of the dress on her. It’s perfect. I hate the me length, though; I wish it hit just at or just below the knee. I know she has foot issues, so I’m not going to complain about the shoes. But that cape thing is a HUGE needle-scratch. It ruins the entire rest of the look.

    • Jessica Freeman

      Agreed. Would have been so much better without a SHEER cape tied with a bow. Dead, dying. done.

  • Leah Elzinga


  • jw_ny

    Her makeup is lovely. The wig…can you put hairspray on one?

    The dress…might be fine (although I’m not crazy about all the boobage as well as the length) , but I don’t think the sheer & black cape is flattering…adds extra volume to the overall look…obscures her shape, which I’m sure she wouldn’t want.

    • demidaemon

      If RPDR i s anything to go by, it’s pretty much a necessity.

  • eowyn_of_rohan

    Hogwarts Couture. And not in a good way.

  • NMMagpie

    My first thought was: “Oh… she having a ‘Joan’ moment.”

  • 25or6to4

    “Woo hoo, witchy woman, see how high she flies…”

  • Miss Mona took a night off from the Chicken Ranch. Good for her.

  • Jessica Freeman

    Christina, I promise you, your boobs are not your best asset.

    • rage_on_the_page

      Uhhh, politely disagree. 🙂

      • demidaemon

        They are definitely up there on the list, but she doesn’t need them to be the focus in every outfit.

  • Love the top half of the dress on her (can I get a John Singer Sargent up in here?), but the length and shoes are sad.

  • MilaXX

    My issue with the shoe is that ankle strap is so tiny it looks unbalanced. Also she can do much better than this. There are plenty of stylish kitten heels out there. My issue with the outfit is everything else. The wrap, the bag, the hair and the shoes are all wrong for that dress.

  • Kathy

    Holy Mother of Pearl!

  • belfebe


  • Danielle

    That is some serious JBF hair, and I love it.

  • ashtangajunkie

    Above the neck: hot as hell. Below the neck: what the actual fuck?

  • highjump

    Is she TRYING to be a drag queen version of Joan? If that was the intent, then good for her way to own the persona. However, I suspect that was not her intent. Loose the cape/mantilla thing and maybe an interesting shoe would have saved this.

  • CupcakeTrudy

    Good Grief! I just…
    Out of all the ill fitting gowns poor girl has worn over the years this could be the worst.

  • kipper

    Getting her full Endora on –

  • PastryGoddess

    That hair is To Die For! I wouldn’t have minded that cape thing if it didn’t wrap around her neck….wait is that thing around her neck part of the dress?!?
    Her boobs don’t look as babyheadish as normal…did she get a reduction?

    • kimmeister

      I think it’s just a different type of bra, less pushup-y.

  • bluefish

    Horrible and beyond tacky. The gal simply has NO taste.

  • joancarol

    I just don’t like her in black. It sucks all the luminosity out of her complexion.

  • nyazgirl

    first thing I said…Endora from “Bewitched”…NAILED IT!

    • picadillos

      Yes! My exact thoughts!

  • JauntyJohn

    Agree with most sentiments below, but in that one close up it’s all BAM! with the face.
    She can channel voluptuous woman /sex kitten to a degree not since Ann Margaret in her prime, imho.

  • Sharon Weiner

    Ugh, where to start? From her boobs popping out the top at odd angles to the dumpy shoes/wrong dress length at the bottom thi sis terrible. And are those sleeves or is it a sheer wrap????

  • Grumpy Girl

    I know some of you have really liked the top part of the dress, but, on my screen, her boobs just don’t seem to fit in it properly. Granted, they are more subdued than we typically see, but the shape seems mismatched (between dress and body), and some off discoloration appears to be happening–which I realize may be the lights, but to me that suggests a bit too much exposure…

    • Daisy Buchanan

      I see what you mean. I’m a double-letter cup size and have learned to never bother trying anything with molded cups on top. Unless the garment is specifically made for unusual proportions in the bust area, the fit will always be off in that area.

  • RussellH88

    Morticia Addams’ bridesmaid.

  • DaringMiss

    Stevie Nicks called. She wants her stage wardrobe back.

  • Alyssa

    She looks mighty pleased with herself…not sure why, unless she was going for a vampire queen costume. Just add some fangs and you’re good to go!

  • Moriginal

    Eyelashes or boobs, pick one.

  • xmixiex


  • uprightcitizen

    If someone wanted to market a line of lingerie that was also suitable for a funeral, this would be it. And that has to be the very most unattractive place for a skirt to end. Otherwise, the Endora references are right on … even the hair, really.

  • rkdgal

    As someone who had a double bunionectomy (yes, that’s a thing), I feel for her every time I see her toes. Get the surgery, Christina!! After you recover, shoes won’t be your enemies anymore. For now, I’d opt for floor length dresses and wear flats 🙂

  • Gatto Nero

    This might have worked in a jewel tone instead of black.
    And full length.
    And without the widow’s weeds mantilla lace shawl thing.

    • AmeliaEve

      I agree on the length. I think longer rather than shorter would be more flattering and also would point less to her 1960s stereotype. A full length skirt would also lessen the shoe issues.

      But mostly it’s the cape. When you already have the big girls like that, everything else in the silhouette needs to contrast with them. The big drapey capey thing hides her waistline so everything seems to be the same size as her bust. The cape reminds me of a Special Occasion gown from the holiday edition of the Roaman’s catalog.

  • thecitysleeps

    Why, Christina, why? You’re one of the most beautiful women in the world, goddamnit. Get a stylist who knows how to work with boobs and hips, jfc.

  • teensmom99

    I’ve never seen her face look so beautiful. As you can see, I am determined to only say nice things.

  • Roz

    Dowager Countess Cocktail Hostess

  • Corsetmaker

    This old goth doesn’t hate it as much as most of you. Having heard one too many funeral/morticia/blah blah blah comment… yeah, so. I rather like it’s 60s, slightly overblown sex kitten vibe.

    But, the fit on the bust is bad, as per usual. And it would’ve benefited from being a little shorter. I normally support the calf-length against the tide, but this time I agree it isn’t working. Shorten it, fit it and execute it better, that’s all.

  • MarissaLG

    The accessories are BAD. Aside from that and the fabric around her neck, this is lovely. She is lovely.

  • Sunraya

    When I can see the underside of your inner boob, you are showing way too much boob. This does really weird things to her chest. Out. Again. This woman just can’t figure out, or more likely doesn’t care, how to dress her body.

  • FrigidDiva

    I can’t even put into words how much I hate those shoes.

  • nannypoo

    Her makeup is beautiful but I hate the dress. It’s so unflattering.

  • ballerinawithagun

    She needs to trade dresses with Charlize. Christina would look fabulous in that Madame X dress and would actually fill out the bust that just look wonky on Charlize and Christina’s curves would be accented without overpowering the look. Charlize could actually work all of this diaphanous chiffon (even though it is ugly) because of her height and straighter lines. My little sister was built exactly like Christina so I learned how to dress women with goddess curves.

  • formerlyAnon

    Hem that to the optimal length, find shoes without an ankle strap and either lose the wrap or make it someting other than black which elongtes rather than envelops – which lets the shape of her body shine through.

    I don’t know what optimal hem length is, but she could and should have stood there while they hustled her in and out of hem lengths changing by 1/4 inch gradations, photographing each from all angles in at least 5 different pairs of shoes of varied heights and strappages. They probably COULD have figured it out by looking through a book of her red carpet and pap shots. Some things AREN’T art, they’re just SCIENCE, which can be sooo much simpler.

  • majorbedhead

    How can one show so much cleavage and yet look so dowdy?

    That said, her head and cleavage do look spectacular.

  • Cheryl

    Makes me sad because she is so pretty and could be one of the most stunning women on the red carpet if her stylist wasn’t intent on making her dowdy. I’m okay with the black and the neckline, but the cape/wrap just obscures the shape of the dress (if there is one?) and I hate that mid-calf length of dress, especially with the ankle straps.

  • traceyishere

    This makes me sad.

  • Juniper

    Best little whore house on Madison Avenue.

  • mommyca

    The shoes… why???

    • Imasewsure

      Let’s just go with bunions and pretend it’s not a complete lack of style…sigh

  • Truthiness2U

    Rooting-tootingiest whorehouse madame of them all. Was my first thought when I saw this look. Her hair/make-up are divine. She looks stunning in black, of course. But I do not like that wrap at all, seeing as it makes her look like an Old West madame.

  • Imasewsure

    Oh gawd… head to toe awful (with a major stop at that awful neckline).

  • what not

    On the bright side, she’s a front runner for the remakes of all the ’90s witch movies.

  • Akemi


  • Kim Elmore

    Hello Andorra!!!

  • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    Widow on the prowl.

  • Judy_J

    Hair and makeup….lovely. Now about that dress……

  • KinoEye

    Girl, you are one of my favorites, so it makes it that much harder when you consistently flub the clothes for public appearances. Instead of “dress for success,” the theme of this ensemble seems to be “dress to depress.” Your hair and makeup is to be envied, though, especially for pale redheads like me.

  • DailyDose

    sexy fortune-teller.

  • AnneElliot

    I was almost on board until I scrolled down and saw the awkward length and THOSE SHOES. Oh, honey, NO.

  • Wink

    A young Miss Kitty from Gunsmoke.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      and taking the girls out for a little air before working the room back at the saloon.

  • amaranth16

    I hate the wrap and can’t tell what I think of the dress because it’s so obscured. I am a little tired of black on her. Her hair and makeup look amazing, and her posture is on point. Most of all, I like that she looks like she feels sexy and comfortable for once.

  • Jacob Bowen

    Here’s the redhead Elvira!

  • melanie0866

    She looks like Endora from Bewitched.

    • Lori

      Bit your tongue. Endora has style. 🙂

  • Gorengirl

    Office Secretary dressed as Elvira for a Halloween party

  • Good god, wtf is she wearing now?

  • Oh sweet Jesus on a land mine, she needs to hire a new stylist STAT! Very Ma-Dam which I could almost get behind if the length were right and those SHOES…THOSE SHOES…NOOOOOO!! Looks like she went to the Payless BOGO Sale. Why, gorgeous creature, whyyyyyy???

    • demidaemon

      I’m starting to wonder if she’s ever had one.

  • AzSportsGirl

    SpidyLashes + WiggyHair + MatronHem + BabyHeads = Don’t DoME + Don’t BeME

  • MannahattaMamma

    has she joined the american horror story coven show? because oh goodness that’s a whole lotta scary

  • Mazenderan

    She clearly really loves this dress. I’m starting to head in a ‘Julianne Moore in awkward sculptural dresses’ direction with her. Much like Julianne, she loves specific types of dress that just don’t suit her. But she’s so persistent with it, and genuinely seems to love wearing them so much, that I just don’t have the heart to critique it.

  • Trickytrisha

    This woman is blessed with many assets and gifts. A good sense of style doesn’t seem to be one of those assets.

  • Lower L

    I get so tired of reading the “babyheads” comment. It appears that no designers understand the simple fact that boobs exist in three dimensions. They may add more fabric side-to-side, but they fail to add more fabric vertically (or pole-to-pole).

    Now that I’m done ranting, I just want to say that I hope the Endora vibe was intentional, so that I can love her even more for it.

    • kerryev

      I’m sick of “babyheads” too, though I reserve burning fury for “fivehead.”

  • Farthingale

    I think we need a designer think tank on how to dress this girl. It should have it’s own tent at fashion week. Every designer needs to come up with one fabulous outfit that flatters CH.

  • ojosazules

    She seems preoccupied.

  • CT14

    The cape is aging her!

    The girls are gorgeous, though.

  • judybrowni

    Mourning Schmatta.

  • Lilyana_F

    Oh… no. I love her so much, I just wish she would find her silhouette and just stun every damn time, like I know she can.

  • crash1212

    Great head. Get rid of the lacy-throw-shoulder-thingy, take this dress to the floor to cover those awful shoes and we might have something.

  • MzzPants

    I’m getting ‘Endora at a funeral’.

  • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

    Oh, no, honey, no. It didn’t have to be this way, you should never look frumpy at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party.

  • Tracy_Flick

    She’s looking a bit Elvira – drapey black, cartoonish cleavage….

  • Cynica

    Hello, Endora. We’ve missed you.

  • demidaemon

    BOOBS. Really, that’s all I see. And not great shoes.

  • CMCH

    I really wish she’d learn a new way to pose on the red carpet. The way she perpetually bends one knee and holds her feet tends to make her look frumpier than need be, especially because she doesn’t favor the sky-high heels (which attitude I applaud – she’ll need those feet for years to come!).

  • Clothes aren’t actually that bad, I would say that lack of stron make-up and mani-pedi plus non-glamorous hair are the problem.

  • suzq

    No. I have no words.

  • Cassidy Olsen

    Is this Christina or Joan?

    • Vtg Fashion Library

      Mafia boss’ girlfriend at the funeral.

  • dschubba

    Girl, no.

  • elzatelzabelz

    Never wear anything but Christian Siriano ever again. This is tragic.

  • snarkykitten

    I can’t quite explain it, but this outfit is making me crack up. Her boobs have a cape.

  • quiltrx

    She looks like the madam in a Western, the kind who “takes good care of her girls.”

    • kittentoes

      Maybe a space western.

  • livesarah

    This made me sad. The outfit is so aging, and unflattering. How did she always look such a knockout as Joan, and so far from that on the red carpet?

  • SportifLateBoomer

    Those are the dress shoes of a woman whose feet hurt all the time. They, and the hemline, make me so sad. It’s so stumpifying! I do like the cape thing. And she does look happy and proud, so that goes a long way.

  • jabes

    All I have is a half-hearted, Lea Michele-type “Of course.”

  • I’m sorry, her face is so amazingly gorgeous it took me a while to realise she was wearing essentially a lace poncho.

    I love her so as far as I am concerned she can wear no wrong, but girlfriend we need to talk about a lace poncho, probably in my backyard, while we ceremonially burn it, or something. Don’t worry, there can be popcorn. 🙂

  • Adelaidey

    I want to offer her my condolences and the phone number of a social worker, because obviously she came directly from her pimp’s funeral.

  • in a pickle

    No ankle straps EVER!! (in Joan Crawford sad-rage scream). They have about a 1% chance of ever looking good on non-gazelle mutant humans.

    • LambeeBaby

      I agree but why the hell are there a bizillion ankle strap shoes in the stores? I don’t think there are that many gazelles.

  • Mim McDonald

    She’s got Joyce Green’s ‘Black Cadillac’ playing in her head, oh yes…

  • GillianHolroyd

    Scrolling down: Cute hair…hmmm real or wiglet? oh who cares… “I can’t keep my eyes open”… “Feel like I’m being strangled”…”Here is my chest!”… okay, funeral negligee but fits okay… >>>needle scratch<<<< oh god, that length is horrible. Her legs look like stumps. I think she could have pulled it off if it had been floor length.

  • LadyKateC

    Christina has a fondness for awkward mid-calf hemlines that I don’t understand. Her figure is really well-suited to the tailored, mid-century clothes that her character wears on _Mad Men_, and then she shows up in these voluminous ruffled/caped outfits that aren’t flattering at all. I guess she is trying to differentiate herself from her character? As for the shoes, I do not like them either but I know poor Christina has terrible bunions, so it’s hard for her.

  • lynnlee

    She looks like a naughty episode of Bewitched. Or a spin off serious about Endora as a young witch with enchanted décolletage.

  • Pablo

    Joanie you know I love bur I can’t get behind those shoes

  • TheRealAndra

    Good lordy, she looks like she’s trying out for the revival of Bewitched, for the part of ENDORA.

    • AViewer44

      That is EXACTLY what I was just thinking!

  • Clash D

    LOL she looks like Angelina Jolie (albeit with an enormous rack) in that fourth photo.

  • peachy

    lordy — does this woman ALWAYS have to put her chest in the front window? the sex kitten look is tired honey…

  • Sally Spannagle

    Would have been better without the thingy around her neck…