IN or OUT: Jennifer Connelly in Louis Vuitton at the “Noah’ NY Premiere

Posted on March 27, 2014

We spent entirely too long staring at this and trying to decide if we like it or hate. That can only mean one thing, kittens. We’re turning the decision over to you once again.

 

 

Jennifer-Connelly-Noah-NY-Premiere-Louis-Luitton-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Jennifer Connelly attends the ‘Noah’ premiere in New York City in head-to-toe Louis Vuitton.

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Jennifer-Connelly-Noah-NY-Premiere-Louis-Luitton-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (2B)Louis Vuitton Fall 2014 Collection

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Initial impression? HATE IT. We will always get ass-itchy when someone replicates a runway look exactly. And we like her much better when she keeps her style choices relatively simple and puts all the work and focus on the head, which is her moneymaker. But the more we look at this the more we think it might actually be working. At the very least, we respect the choice to wear something different. We think we might accept this more readily if she wasn’t wearing those booties. They’re fabulous, but they’re splitting the focus. There’s enough going on with the dress that she doesn’t attention-seeking footwear to go with it.

 

 

Bitter Kittens make the call:

 

IN! She’s gorgeous no matter what. And I’m loving the weirdness of it.

OUT! That is one awkward mother of a dress. 

 

 

 

More kittens than we could have predicted rallied behind Elisabeth Moss’s paramecium dress, but the final vote was OUT.

 

 

 

[Photo Credit: Dara Kushner/INFphoto.com, IMAXTree]

    • RussellH88

      She has no power over that dress.

      I can’t stop.

      • St. Ace

        She reminds me of another babe.

        • RussellH88

          What babe?

          • St. Ace

            The babe with the star power! (Sorry I forgot to reply, I had a helluva weekend!)

    • SarahVN

      This dress should never have been born. OUT.

    • mjude

      I am going with IN

    • gayle

      I am going with IN. I do not like the shoes but again she made an interesting choice and of course her face is beautiful.

    • lalahartma

      I like it – IN, but her hair!

    • ashtangajunkie

      IN from the ankles up. Absolute wrong footwear choice, but percentage-wise, it’s an IN.

    • Kathleen

      Out out out out OUT!

    • SneakyKitty

      I think the sleeves and added coverage in the cleavage area are what’s killing it for me. It looks heavy and clunky up top with them added on. I mean, I’m guessing it’s still freezing up in NYC, but her legs are bare. I dunno, I WANT to like it, and she’s really lovely all the time, but I can’t get behind this one.

      • Deb Oswald

        I agree! i put my thumb over the black neckline and decided it needs some neck showing, then I scrolled down.

      • barbarienne

        My analysis was that in the runway version, it’s all about the skirt, with the booties and top contributing to it. It’s a springtime look there.

        Whereas this version puts the focus on that Matrix-like top, and thus the skirt becomes odd, and the booties even odder. That said, I decided it worked, if just barely. :-)

        (ETA: I know it’s a dress, not separates, but discussing the top and bottom halves is weird.)

      • Judih1

        Agree with everything you said

    • Samantha Klein

      IN. I like the extra coverage of JCon’s version better than the runway look; it suits her. She likes the weirder stuff, and she’s working it.

    • littlevase

      I love it. Gah. That hair though.

    • SouthernGirlRena

      In but with suggestions. I would like it better if the leather weren’t SO shiny. Love the colors. Love the shape. The booties are making my feet sweat just looking at them.

    • @Biting Panda

      IN. I love this on her.

    • Jessica Freeman

      OUT. How much does that shit weigh?

    • stellamaris73

      I’m calling this an Out. She has favored complicated, highly structured looks in the past — I remember a phase when she was a muse of Balenciaga when the house was featuring puffed shoulders, wasp waists and architectural skirts– but this just isn’t working. I don’t so much mind the clash of textures (although the fabric looks like the afghans my grandma made in the 70s), but I hate the asymmetry, the heavy seaming and the odd way the skirt flares at the (kinda tawdry) zipper.

      The boots are fantastic but belong with a different outfit.

      • DTLAFamilies

        Everything you said right here. OUT.

      • decormaven

        The skirt reminds me of crafts made from old Fruit Stripe gum wrappers.

    • NMMagpie

      The more I see it, the more I like it. Those booties are frickin’ awesome.

    • Patrick Cleary

      The Matrix up top, Nana’s rag rug below. And by that I mean…IN!

    • luludexter

      out. it’s an ugly dress.

    • Lilithcat

      Shoes don’t work with it.

      The dress itself groweth upon me. However, I’d go with a lower neckline. As it is, it has too heavy a look.

    • ScarlettHarlot

      In, but barely. I think if the black diagonal was a liiiiiitle bit higher it would look more balanced. She looks happy and confident, and it’s a fun look.

    • Frank_821

      Marginal out, but still an out. The dress look better on her than the model. The adjusted proportions make the dress more balanced. But those booties throws off the look. ironically they work better for the runway version

    • merciblahblah

      First of all, I need those boots in my life. And if the top of that frankendress was just a jacket, I might even pair them with the boots, but something different in the middle. Not that skirt – hiddy. So as a collective look, HAIL no. Broken up into something else…a resounding MAYBE???

    • sienna elm

      I love the dress! It’s like what Trinity would wear on a Spring day if she could get to the surface and experience a Spring day. Would be better with black boots that aren’t so shiny. Besides the boots – it’s IN for me.

    • mcbishop

      Kind of digging it. Even the booties. And I don’t like much I see on her. Innish.

    • JulieK

      Out. That dress is awful. That is my grandmother’s sofa cushion as a skirt.

    • BLauD

      No. No, no, no, no. What really does it for me is the awkward cut of the leather. Plus the side zipper partially undone. Not forgetting the weird skirt. Or the booties, which I love, but don’t belong here.
      So, uh, out.

    • Bill Craven

      Out; It looks like Louis Vuitton deconstructed two black leather bags and sewed on a carpet bag. Almost OK, but then the shoes.

    • E2_Remote

      It’s The Matrix meets the knitted Afghan on my Nana’s couch. OUT.

    • Coleen

      No Hoggling needed – she looks terrible. OUT.

    • Ashley Ellen Wilson

      OUT.

    • Stella Zawistowski

      I could deal with it if that skirt panel were some less-busy fabric and the shoes weren’t so damn shiny. OUT.

    • Taylor Bigler

      Love it. Can’t explain why, except for maybe it’s because the black leather bodice looks badass on her, the red patent leather booties are so ridic they are amazing and the detail on the skirt is so weird it’s cool. Plus, her FACE. IN.

    • MilaXX

      small IN. It’s not a look I expect from her, but it’s really not bad. The boots however don’t work off the runway. They both pull focus and melt into the floor at the same time. This was a time for black booties.

    • Grumpy Girl

      In. I like it, but not with the booties. And I wish she had some color on her lips. I like the more covered up jacket-looking top much better than the model’s boob-frame–although I do fall in the camp of wishing it was a little less shiny.

    • Rhonda Shore

      IN, squeaking in. The black leather looks amazing next to her face…i don’t love the combination of leather and tweed, but the cut of the dress works. Love the booties, but definitely not w/that dress.

    • pookiesmom

      IN for the dress, HATE the booties. Still a somewhat unenthusiastic in from me.

    • http://www.readbarbara.com/ ReadBarbara

      IN – without the booties. I like them, but not with the outfit, which is weirdly interesting and gives me hope that there are clothes for us 50-ish girls that aren’t too young or too dowdy. (like i have any hope in hell to buy Louis Vuitton).

    • Angela_the_Librarian

      Out. The pleather part is too heavy looking, and the fabric part is just plain ugly.

    • Judy_S

      In, but then I kind of liked Madeleine Stowe’s crazy pants yesterday. If people are going to wear hideous shiny fake leather, these are the gals who should be those people.

    • Jangle57

      It reminds me of 60s/70s upholstery (the fabric part). Maybe could have gotten behind it with different shoes but OUT

    • B_C_J

      Ugh, out! This dress has a split personality & the personalities are not getting along.

    • TheLaurenJean

      I love it! It’s fabulous, and it’s different from the thousand other same same same dresses we see on all the other ladystars. Gotta encourage it. IN!

    • Anna

      Love/hate. Love the top half but hate the boucle placemat on the bottom. Killer legs/calf muscles though, damn…

    • ballerinawithagun

      OUT! Too shiny.

    • marlie

      OUT. I liked it until I got to the hips, but that tweedy fabric kills the look for me.

      • tereliz

        This. It looks like fabric swatches at the furniture store.

    • formerlyAnon

      Out. She IS gorgeous no matter what she wears, but the black is too heavy and too shiny. Matte and I might have given it to her, even though I am pretty sure I hate the booties. (I’m trying to cultivate a more positive attitude to ankle boots that aren’t manly, flat, and usually lace-up. Uphill slog, that. )

    • elemspbee

      IN. badass dress.

    • http://attiresmind.blogspot.com/ Kiltdntiltd

      Out. Its a frankendress, and those shoes throw everything off proportion.

    • eowyn_of_rohan

      OUT. It would have worked better if the top half of the dress matched the runway; now it just looks top-heavy.

    • Richard Harper

      I was leaning towards Out, but the more I look at it, I’m going with IN.

    • http://www.snoskred.org/ Snoskred

      I don’t know what internet cave I was living in that I only found out yesterday she is married to Paul Bettany, who is awesome.

      Not a fan of the granny knit skirt. Not sure I can think of any fabric which would have worked with that leather or pleather. ;)

    • Mary Elizabeth Poytinger Baume

      I think the dress is a scrolldown surprise (wow that dress didnt end like i expected) but the shoes dont work for me…if there ever were a time for beartrap shoes that might be it… so an OUT for me…but the dress is killa

    • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

      IN. I actually love the dress. I’m not mad at the booties either, but there are better shoes for that dress.

    • Flavia Pantoja

      The boots are all kinds of wrong for me (with this dress I might add!) ; OUT.

    • StillGary

      It’s an interesting garment, but I don’t think she’s the one to pull it off — Maybe Chloe S. (yeah, you know I can’t spell it) of Juliette Lewis?

    • http://batman-news.com boweryboy

      OUT because of the booties and copying the runway look. I actually like the dress. It could have been and IN if she deployed some killah black strappy high heeled sandals. The hair and barely there make-up were excellent choices.

    • KendraMR

      Wait, that’s a dress? I thought it was separate pieces. OUT

    • Katie Wolf

      IN to the max! Full love!

    • jtabz

      Huh. I actually kind of love this. And I prefer the higher neckline. IN.

    • hmariec19

      JESUS. OUT.

    • IMNAngryLiberal

      IN – she is gorgeous and the outfit is kind of weird and edgy and cool. It’s the kind of look I always wish I could pull off and can’t.

    • DaringMiss

      In. I am not thrilled with the shoes, but that dress is fabulous!

    • schadenfreudelicious

      NO-ah….I’ll show myself OUT….

    • 25or6to4

      OUT. But those legs are a definite IN.

    • 3boysful

      On the fence here. It has potential, but shiny (p)leather on top and shiny booties below are too much. I think if the top were not shiny I would like it better. Although practical me thinks you couldn’t help but sweat in that thing, and then it’s hard to clean. Ick.

    • msdamselfly

      IN Except for those shoes!

    • EveEve

      OUT for her (stylist’s) complete and utter lack of imagination. I give her (stylist) points for having the sense to choose a different neckline than the model’s, and the fact that it fits her body. But the dress cannot make up for her lack of charisma.

    • rissa42210

      OUT. I didn’t even know that was a dress until I saw the runway picture. And those booties are a no.

    • Leah Elzinga

      those red booties are making her feet and ankles disappear into the red carpet. Kudos to those booties for doing the impossible: stumpifying Jennifer Connelly’s legs!

    • Kitten Mittons

      I’ll go with IN. It’s unexpected, and she’s making it work when I feel like it shouldn’t. I’ll ignore the booties because I hate all booties and I can’t be impartial.

      I can’t decide if I like the runway version better, but I’m impressed that she went with a more covered up version when so many go the opposite direction. Kudos for that.

    • crash1212

      IN. A qualified IN though…I love the dress and I love the booties, don’t like them together.

    • ojosazules

      She’s working it. In.

    • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ Alicia

      IN – although I agree with everything you said about preferring her in simpler looks and not liking the runway-exact styling.

    • Wendi126

      Joann’s Fabrics and Bondage Boutique

    • Janet B

      OUT
      The bodice could make an interesting jacket.

    • icm

      To me anyway it has a similar look and feel to Russel Crowes outfit in the poster she is standing in front of.Top half looks wet.

    • Claudia Fernandes

      in for the reason you presented, out for the reason you presented

    • ModernDowager

      I like it. And the simple, almost graphic head works here. I like the way she mixes it up. I think she’s pulling it off

    • SuzyQuzey

      If only it wasn’t so shiny. Interesting, though.

    • Liz

      *She* looks great, but this is a bad dress. Out.

    • kt

      thought process:
      1/2 scroll- LOVE her in crazy leather
      2/3- aw ef that skirt
      3/4- nope I LOVE intergalactic Jenn
      Full- son of a, those stupid shoes

    • Jean Genetic

      IN, here’s an example of a complicated dress in interesting textures that she manages to pull off. The “skirt” fabric avoids being crafty. The visible zipper is on the side, so it’s not distracting, but it helps to pull the two fabrics together. And, personally, I love the color of the boots. It’s almost like she’s daring TLO not to like this since it pushes so many of their buttons.

    • MarissaLG

      OUUUUT. Weird textures, terrible choice of shoe, not a fan.

    • Lizzyisi

      Love the dress, but I don’t think it works for her–I don’t think she has enough force of personality to wear that dress. I like how the booties pull the colors of the skirt, but the shape is wrong for the skirt. Also, while I like the long sleeve, the neckline shape also works against the skirt.

      So, I was thinking this is a “Girl, that is not your dress” but it’s a little worse than that. Out.

    • kfizz

      It would have been a cool, edgy look if she’d gone with different shoes. The booties are all wrong for not-the-runway.

    • alyce1213

      In. Very, very few people can wear this. I think it’s really cool.

    • flamingoNW

      IN

    • StarburstLady

      I like it a lot– I love the contrast of the slick top with the woven skirt, and I like that she has the more covered up version of the top. I kinda wish the skirt was longer, for a little more drama. IN, not hesitations.

    • Stefanie Argudo Mackenzie

      Guh-Ross.

    • Nancer

      Huh. I think I’m going with a tentative “In.” It has issues, but also impact. It’s a tricky dress,and I agree about the shoes, but she still looks good in it.

    • Erica

      I actually think this dress is really cool looking and nicely unexpected from her. The booties aren’t great, but it’s an IN from me.

    • Amanda Welliver

      Frankendress Apocolypse.

    • FancyPhilly

      I like the runway version better, and though I can understand wanting to add sleeves in the colder weather I wish she would have kept the deep neckline. I vote OUT.

    • colleenjanel

      Out. There’s absolutely nothing about this dress that is appealing to me.

    • Vaniljekjeks

      Not Her Outfit. I hated the boots with the dress, then I saw the picture of the model making it work, so it’s just not for her. For some reason I’d love to see this on HBC… it’s not a Victorian streetwalker/socialite drag, but she could make it work. Just throw some matching birds/ribbons in her hair…

    • Megan Kennedy

      It’s like the designer made broccoli casserole, froze it, and sewed it to the bottom of what might have been a kickass leather dress. Blech, OUT.

    • Darcy H

      It looks like an oil slick creeping over an ugly carpet. Punctuated by focus-pulling shoes in a look that doesn’t need them.

    • Fuchaforever

      When in dOUbT, OUT!

    • Shug

      Hmm, I dig it. Like the shape of the dress and the juxtaposition of textures. IN

    • KinoEye

      I’m in the same boat as our Uncles. I almost like it, but then I almost hate it. The booties are all wrong for this, no doubt. But it’s an interesting dress, and she’s selling it pretty well. Doesn’t look like she thinks it’s uncomfortable or wrong for her. But I do agree that her head and face are her best features.

      In for being a little different, In because she looks comfortable and is wearing the dress — not the other way around, which could easily happen with a tricky garment like this. Still not my favorite look for her at all.

    • laura

      Out.
      Leather looks cheap. Skirt is weird (even though I like it, it’s weird with the rest of the dress). Boots are nice, but don’t go.

    • WendyD

      IN! Love it!

    • Kbear

      I know it is probably real leather – but it looks cheap. The bottom of the skirt looks like a placemat. Hate the dress / love the shoes.

    • eruannalle

      I feel like I shouldn’t love this, but I just do. IN for me.

    • http://www.momforless.com/ Crystal

      Oh, honey. No. OUT.

    • Penguin Mom

      OUT. Even without the booties, it’s an out, but the footwear requires capital letter OUT.

    • Jessie Melcher Brown

      Project runway unconvential challenge. Trash bags with a skirt of woven placemats.

    • deelup

      IN

    • LilyVanessi

      Not for a New York City premiere. OUT.

      • MarieLD

        Out for the booties and not being venue appropriate. Emma W. wore a gown. They must have looked like they were attending two different events. And I really hate booties.

    • Joanna

      In, by a smidge. I loath the booties. But the dress, which I hate, manages to work gangbusters for her.

    • Alyssa

      In. My initial reaction was out, but the longer I looked at it, the more it grew on me. Wrong shoes, but I’ll take an interesting dress with accessories, no nude shoes, and good hair/makeup any day!

    • Tboogie

      I’m going with IN, because it’s looks appropriate to the theme. She’s promoting a flood movie wearing an outfit that looks like fancy rain gear. Her whole top half looks waterproof and the booties look like mini galoshes.

    • http://armchairauthor.wordpress.com/ LesYeuxHiboux

      The hem is like a tweed salute to vomit. She looks amazing in lighter colors, so much black up by her face creates a dull look with a relatively bare face and her dark hair blending with garment visually. The booties would be great for street wear, but I agree that they are fighting the dress here.

    • another_laura

      This was close because I like the skirt fabric and boots, but I hated the plastic-look top (heck, maybe it is plastic). Then I pulled back and said, you know, overall, okay and interesting, but then I came back to hating the material used for the top. So, Out. but barely.

    • Aurora Leigh

      Awkward mother! OUT!

    • KingCrazy

      IN IN IN IN IN. I love it. I would have picked different shoes, but this still works. In.

    • Tatiana Luján

      I hate the dress (at least the part that resembles a skirt made out of carpet scarps) and I hate the way those booties go with it (though I love the booties), but she’s making it work, no idea how.
      In.

    • Fraggle

      IN – although I can’t with the shoes. But nevertheless IN.

    • SugarSnap108

      In, just barely. I think I’d like the dress a whole lot more if it weren’t so oil-slick shiny. But at least it’s interesting. The booties don’t work at all, but I like them on their own.

    • Emily

      Out out out out out. Ugh, I hate this so much.

    • Kathy

      Out. Just say nay.

    • ChelseaNH

      I like it more than I hate it, but I’m not convinced it’s venue-appropriate, in addition to the shoes pulling focus. So out, I guess, but I think this could work with some tweaking.

    • http://sleepingfoxstitchery.weebly.com CLoverleaf

      In. She’s making it work.

    • Sherry N. Sutton

      Out.

    • Clash D

      IN. Needs a different shoe, though.

    • frannyprof

      OUT. Can’t handle the carpet remnant on the dress.

    • Jeremiah Capacillo

      IN. Weirdly working out for her

    • RescueMe23

      Dress – out – but can I have her body? Her legs are fantastic.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/TheOctocornNetwork International Model

      Out. I hate the change from the model (low cut, no sleeves) to a marm’d up version that already has marm charm on the bottom. If it had the long sleeves, lower cut in the front with some pearl earrings, it would have probably pleased only me.

    • Emily Smith

      Oh hate it. Like a lot.

    • sleepycat

      No, just no OUT

    • Sue_Asponte

      In, totally in. This is bitchin’. Love the boots. Go kick ass, Jennifer.

    • camdiggidy

      I prefer the model’s version, but GOD DAMN if Jennifer Connelly does not age. Her face is freaking flawless.

    • Daisy Walker

      Really like the dress–it works well with her hair. H-A-T-E those shoes with the fire of a thousand suns.

    • AnguaVonUberwald

      Wow, this one is really divisive! IN from me, I think she looks fantastic. Those shoes…aren’t my favorite, but I love that dress.

    • sagecreek

      IN. I love that dress.

      I deplore the booties, but then, I so often do.

    • trisker

      OUT. Hate all of it.

    • suzq

      THANK YOU JENNIFER for NOT wearing a PLUNGING NECKLINE to a movie about NOAH.

      Wait….you want to know if I like the dress?
      It’s a fresh and different look for her. Lose the shoes and Jen nearly owns it. So, thumbs up from me.

    • GoryDetails

      OUT – though if I imagine the dress as a screen-shot of a Mystique-like superhero in mid-transformation, it makes things a bit better.

    • Lori

      OUT. Your first impression was right on this one. Whatever the top of that thing is made of is just weird, those booties aren’t working and exactly replicating the runway look is pretty much never a good idea.

    • itcantallbedior

      She is making the dress work in a way a former model only could but those oxblood ankle boots are wrong with this look. But overall she is a magical beauty so IN

    • deliadee

      In. The dress looks great on her. Don’t like the booties.

    • VicD

      Out. It looks as good on her as it will on anyone – which is not a compliment. Girl, that’s no one’s dress.

    • Sara__B

      Out. A weird dress and bootie combo made even weirder by the fact that she’s wearing it in spring.

    • rabswom

      I like it. Despite my better judgement.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      Out.

    • barbarienne

      I think the runway version works better because the bare arms and v-neck make it more springtime, which works with the bottom part of the skirt. Actually, the runway version is all about that skirt, with the top portion as an accent to it, and the booties working with it.

      Whereas Ms. Connelly’s long-sleeve, covered-up version makes it all about the dominatrix/Matrix look on top, and then the skirt is slightly off, and then the booties pull it further into “doesn’t quite go” land.

      That said, I have to give her a few extra points for trying something different, and I can’t say she doesn’t look good. So on balance, IN by a whisker.

    • matildarf

      I love it but wish the top was a teensy less shiny… booties need to go.

    • Suzanne Moore

      The top looks stiff, heavy, uncomfortable, and hot. OUT.

      • venusvelvet

        Like she can’t lift her arms above her shoulders in it. I liked the sleeveless version better – a little lighter looking.

    • Gatto Nero

      I’m not sold on the dress. The contrast between the solid, heavy expanse of shiny black and the bright, rosette-covered skirt is too great, and I don’t think it works. The runway version is more balanced. The bootie — sort of tough like the bodice but in one of the skirt colors — may have been an attempt to pull it all together (but of course she just copied the runway look).
      Great legs, though. And her hair and face are beautiful.

    • Aidan B

      Out. Too shiny and awkward and the shoes are FUG. But hey, great smile!

    • Mia Moreno

      I really love it with the low-cut top like on the model. She should have worn it the same way. She’s so beautiful, still stunning and brilliant and interesting regardless of the imperfections.

    • JauntyJohn

      I can appreciate the avant garde, but somehow (for me), “Biker Jacket” and “Carpet Sample” are not inspirations I see working together. At all.

      OUT.

    • holzfaellen

      InInInIn! I love it! And I think there is some focus on her head (which I prefer, too) due to to the all black upper part.

    • enchanted216

      OUT. The jacket is too heavy for her, and it doesn’t work with the boots. The runway version works better for balance.

    • Julie Parr

      In. She is working it so much harder than the model and the booties look amazing on her legs.

    • LeelaST

      OUT. At least it’s not the cleavage-baring red carpet version, but it looks cheap nonetheless.

    • queeniethebold

      In! i love it, head to toe!

    • http://www.lippsisters.com/ Deborah Lipp

      IN. It’s edgy without overwhelming her, and I want those booties.

    • Imasewsure

      Definitely my first instinct was out but by the last photo, it wasn’t so clearly awful to me. Those boots belong with pants and the dress is weird but I’m going to give it a tepid IN for winning me over in the home stretch

    • Monabel

      Expensive and beautiful tweed atrociously used in ghastly unflattering dress. Out.

    • MannahattaMamma

      IN because she’s clearly loving the very WTF of the entire thing — and the shiny booties echo the shiny black, in a weird way. And it’s all so sort of fugly that it’s just right for a fugly epic about Noah opening in NYC.

    • BobStPaul

      Definitely in. I would have thought I’d hate it but it’s really interesting and edgy. And though I normally dislike booties, in this case I think they actually make the outfit.

    • CatherineRhodes

      OUT. Frankendress.

    • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

      She’s so damned striking she makes anything look good. But that look is Rock Star, not Film Star. Out.

    • Snailstsichr

      IN. I like her more covered up version better than the one on the model. It is more polished.

    • conniemd

      I understand the ambivalence. I kinda hate it, but there is something compelling about the look that draws me to keep looking at it. IN.

    • jw_ny

      OUT…easy one for me. :)

      Leather and potholders…just not an option in the making of a dress.

      Booties almost never look good to me with a skirt, unless tights are worn.

    • Bexxx

      it’s an IN above the ankles, but those horrible booties make it an OUT.

    • kimmeister

      It’s certainly interesting – the boucle skirt looks like an extreme closeup of a Seurat painting. However, interesting does not necessarily mean chic, flattering, or aesthetically pleasing. OUT.

    • Richard Banger

      I don’t know what you’re talking about. This is fabulous. IN!

    • Lily

      Not many can get away with that look. She can. Muy IN!

    • Nicole

      In… it’s a better idea than it is on her or the model, but it’s different and she looks good.

    • Qitkat

      Out. I surprise myself (as I often go for the oddball stuff), but it is a frankendress. I like the shoes separately, and the addition of sleeves she made, but that diagonal placemat for the skirt is a ruination device of the first degree, ie ug-lee.

    • AceOn6

      Out, just because of the zipper on the skirt. Make the skirt one solid piece and drop the hem about 2″ so it would hit where the model’s hit and it would work.

    • JP

      Out. It looks like she’s wearing a combination of a vinyl chair in a doctor’s office and the equally ugly drapes in same.

    • butterflysunita

      Uncles, go with your first instinct. This dress is ugly and the booties only make it worse. The dress works a little better on the model because of the lower cut neckline.

    • demidaemon

      I do like the alterations she made in closing the neckline and bringing more focus to her face. However, thus ends the nice portion of my commentary. I hate the unnecessary print at the bottom, the booties do not go at all, and the black fabric is way too dominatrix. Therefore, OUT.

    • willworktomorrow

      IN, although I wish the clutch and booties were in reverse colors.

    • J. Preposterice

      she has such nice legs. in this outfit, I can’t stop looking at them.

    • Dagney

      Hmm….Well I’ll say in. I suspect the lights on that bodice are throwing off the overall effect.

    • Julaine Haraden Morley

      Wet suit married to a braided rag rug – I don’t think so. Interesting silhouette, but still, OUT.

    • Joyce VG

      I feel this is an IN even though replicating the runway look is a really bad decision.

    • Tracy_Flick

      I think the long-sleeved, high-neck look ruins the proportions. That much patent leather makes the skirt look like swatch sample from grandma’s couch. It looks like the skirt might be shortened a bit from the runway version, which doesn’t help. The booties are terrible.

      What I’m saying is, OUT.

    • Carleenml

      I love the skirt part but the armor top of it keeps pulling me away, so out.

    • DominoEstella

      OUT but only because of the booties. Those booties ruin the look.

    • random_poster

      I say IN. I do wish she wore edgier eye make-up to complete the look.

    • webslice33

      IN! she looks good!

    • Heather

      IN. Don’t know why I like it, but I do.

    • Trickytrisha

      OUT. I didn’t have to stare very long to know I hate it with a passion, especially those scary booties.

    • Sophie

      I don’t like the shoes, but I find myself liking the contrasts in the dress. IN.

    • Madam Von Sassypants

      IN. Totally dig it, even if it replicates the runway styling.

    • Kate4queen

      In, I don’t know why but somehow she’s working it

    • http://www.jaimieteekell.com/ Jaimie

      IN. The booties are a similar material to the top so they’re not fighting too much. If anything, they’re matchy. But I like.

    • http://www.saraharonson.com/ sarah

      out with a little o

    • mrspotts66

      no. no no no. out.

    • melanie0866

      OUT. I just wish it weren’t so SHINY.

      It actually looks MUCH better on her than the runway model. On the model, it’s all long and saggy. On Jennifer, it fits and I like the length better. Really, if it weren’t so shiny and cheap-looking on top, and if she were wearing different shoes, I would love it.

    • Jacob Bowen

      With a black skirt, IN, with this AWFUL skirt OOOOOOOUUUTTTTT!

    • Slanted & Enchanted

      I was going to go with a triumphant “IN!” until I got to the shoes. Ugh. Now it is simply a lackluster “in.”

    • ThaliaMenninger

      HATE IT. It looks like a failed PR challenge with floor mats and seat covers from a 1968 station wagon.

    • lamamu

      IN. She makes it work…every time.

    • Aurumgirl

      I actually love the dress but the bottines are yucky.

    • mickiemonkey

      OUT. Awkward train wreck mother of a dress.

    • Lorelei_D

      O.U.T.

    • Sly

      IN. This is a custom made Louis Vuitton by Nicolas Ghesquiere. It’s fierce, gorgeous, and she looks amazing!

    • Gener1c

      I hate that dress, it reminds me of something I would have worn in 2000ish (more boucle, less leather) but I love the booties. Out. Except for the booties in another outfit.

    • Milos Mom

      Love the dress. Love the shoes. Hate them together.

    • ShaoLinKitten

      I say she’s IN, but I agree about the booties. Don’t like them, but it’s not enough to ruin the look for me.

    • loulabelle34

      OUT. The bottom part of the skirt looks like someone made tweed out of vomit.

    • altalinda

      In!

    • Columbinia

      OUT. She needs a different shoe and she looks badly washed out in the shiny black, something I would not have predicted.

    • Glammie

      In-ish. Mostly because it’s all sorts of wrong, but not a disaster anyway. I now know that I don’t think black leather tops and burgundy leather booties go together. I suspected as much, but now it’s confirmed. The whole thing is sort of fighting itself. Still, she’s wearing it as well as the model did. An interesting black shoe would have been nice.

    • dash1211

      Even the model’s an “out.”

    • Jean Beaton Leavitt

      In ..but she lacks the attitude to work it for some reason.

    • KT

      Oooooh, this is a bit tough, but I think the skirt ultimately ruins the look. Too bad, because the jacket (?), bag and boots are all killer, and she is gorgeous as usual. But that skirt is super incongruent, like adding a dash of Little House on the Prairie to a Matrix sandwich. No.

    • somebody blonde

      In. She looks badass.

    • antonialee

      IN!!!!

    • KayEmWhy

      This is kickass for me, especially the booties. IN!!!!!!

    • Courtney

      In. The whole is more than the sum of the parts, and it kind of suits her. This seems more her speed/style than more formal dressing.

    • GeoDiva

      Out….

    • Tom Markiewicz

      OUT. Nope. Just… no.

    • brown-eyed girl

      So close to an in and then I see the shoes. Out!

    • MartyBellerMask

      Nooooooooooooooo. Nonononononono. No.

    • ankali

      OUT, as although the dress is interesting, it just seems jarring in this venue. She could be a really chic office worker in Strange Days or Blade Runner, though.

    • SylviaFowler

      Yikes, out.

    • VanillaLuzon

      Jennifer is a beautiful woman and a great actress, but her fashion instincts have always been questionable. Her Oscars dress was probably the worst worn by a winner in recent history (at least since Jodie Foster’s 80s nightmare), until Anne Hathaway took the prize with her nipple apron.

      I guess what I’m saying is, I wish she’d get a stylist. I feel the same way about Julianne Moore. I respect the attempt, ladies, but just hand over the reins to someone who will make you look gorgeous and don’t overthink it.

      • VanillaLuzon

        Forgot to say, that means she is OUT for me. But if she had worn the runway version (without the weird robot shoulders) and ditched the red booties, she might have squeaked by with an in.

    • julesj

      ugly in every way: out

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      I hate those shoes intensely. The rest of it could be a good, if unusual, choice for her.

    • Daenyx

      IN. I do agree re: the focus-pulling booties, which are awesome on their own but don’t belong with that dress. The dress itself is interesting and looks good on her and the booties, while they don’t help, don’t ruin it; I think she’s definitely making it work.

    • FridaStaire

      This assaults the eye. I feel faint.

    • MeiraNiibori

      IN. It’d be better without the booties, but overall I like it and I think she’s making it work. I liked it much better when I thought it was an interesting leather jacket & separate skirt at first glance though.

    • littlestars

      I like the idea of this one, but there’s just too much shiny black leather(?) involved. If the sleeves were shorter or it was sleeveless, I think it would work better with that neckline. The proportions just look strange as it is. I don’t like that open slit on the bottom, either. She looks much better from the side without the opening. Love the boots and LOVE the clutch, but OUT.

    • AutumnInNY

      OUT. I can’t decide what the bottom material looks like and I can’t believe she is bare-legged in NY. She must be freezing.

    • LaSylphide

      Out. Naugahyde is for a sofa (a cheesy sofa).

    • Danielle West

      In because I like the dress that much but the booties make me twitch.

    • crashtestbonnie

      I’m loving the weirdness! I also think JC’s version is much better than the runway – it’s more proportional on her and fits her like a glove. I’m not sure if this is a full IN, though, because isn’t this the NY premiere of her big budget movie? The outfit, killer though it may be, doesn’t read red carpet to me.

    • BerriG

      Catwoman on top, placemat down below–out

    • Anplica Fiore

      In – she looks good and knows it.

    • Pablo

      OUT

    • http://asskickingadviser.com/ Ass Kicking Adviser

      IN! Fierce. She is one of only a few that can pull this off. Better than what she wore on Seth Meyers last night.

    • Sam Smith

      I know we are not supposed to talk legs, but damn, look at her legs. They are awesome. I need to know her leg work out routine.

    • oohsparkley!

      Love it. IN.

    • http://weirdinedgewise.blogspot.com ONEWEIRDWORD

      Out. I don’t understand the bottom of the dress.

    • TheOkeyDoke

      OUT. Can’t get past the shoes, and that wall of black leather is unflattering. It looks like she’s wearing a trash bag.

    • WittyCism

      May not be a wholehearted In, but it’s In.

    • frosty dufour

      Out, because it’s wearing *her* – especially the booties.

    • Mrs. O

      Vuitton is a luggage maker. To me she looks like she’s been stuffed into…luggage.f With just a bit of Grandma’s old tweed coat hanging out the side. She’s such a beautiful girl, though, wow.

    • Mousentrude

      IN. Don’t think the booties were a good choice, but love the dress, think it suits her.

    • Pepper Collins

      I hate it so much that I like it! Except the booties. I detest them.

    • MoreShoes

      I kinda like it. IN

    • LambeeBaby

      I didn’t like it but after I scrolled down and saw it with the booties I changed my mind so IN. Although I wish she would cut her hair. A shoulder length Bob would be much better.

    • judybrowni

      Out. Mis-matchy grab bag outfit.

    • Kristen Lewis

      OUT! I don’t like it at all. The dress is much better without sleeves on the model.

    • yllas

      Hate it. All of it, including “booties”.

      Every time I see her, EVERY TIME I see a picture, my first thought is “that poor thing”. There’s something badly amiss with Jennifer C. Can’t put my finger on it, but I feel pity for her, poor thing.