Jennifer Morrison in Vintage Chanel at “All The Way” Opening Night

Posted on March 10, 2014

… the FUCK?


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We seriously do not get this at all. We can understand, say, not having a knack for style and picking things that don’t quite suit you or look awkward somehow. That’s practically universal. What we don’t and will never understand is a look like this; one that is so aggressively frumpy and ugly, so across-the-board understood to be a hot mess that it truly boggles our mind not only that someone would leave the house like this, but they would leave to go to an event where they will be photographed.

The outfit’s … whatever. Sure, it’s Chanel, which means we’re inclined to think it should work well for someone, somewhere. But there’s no way in hell it’s working for her. Even so, it’s not the star of this little WTF. That position is reserved for her head, which looks like it’s rebelling somehow. Like her hair said, “Oh, we’re going out tonight? FUCK YOU THEN. How about that?” Honey, just slick that shit back and put it in a pony tail if it’s going to be that moody. Or try to bring hats back in a big way. Just do SOMETHING to avoid looking like this in front of cameras.



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  • Sarah

    David Bowie Drag Pilgrim.

    • KinoEye

      Thin White Duke goes to the Little House on the Prairie. Hilarious hijinks ensue as David and Laura gallivant through the tall grass, stopping occasionally to churn butter and snort mountains of cocaine. And ensure their hair is as aging, and terrifying, as possible.

      • Sarah

        Hah! Excellent.

      • formerlyAnon

        If laughter is the best medicine, you just added 6 months to my life.

        • KinoEye

          It makes me happy my ramblings bring a titter or two into someone else’s life. Thanks!

    • Lindylou

      But with Einstein Chic hair.

  • clatie

    is the hair meant to distract us from the fiddling she has done with her face? that’s an old celeb trick.

    • Lucía Gavello

      I’m sure she just lost a big bet, a huge one, one she made with a terrible person.

  • marlie

    Hair styled by top-down convertible. This outfit (sans shoes) would look adorable on Kiera Knightly. But… JMorr looks SO much like Ginnifer Goodwin here, it’s kind of eerie.

    • LittleMascara

      The downside of Jessica’s wind machine.

    • Anna

      Haha, I was about to type something similar. Reminds me of that scene in Bridget Jones’s Diary when her headscarf flies off.

    • kimmeister

      JMorr and GGood always look alike to me (not in the facial expressions or outfits, but in the actual facial features).

      • barbarienne

        I imagine that was part of the casting decision where they play mother and daughter on OUAT.

        • marlie

          I never saw it until now, but it’s rather uncanny.

    • SuzBald

      Ah, didn’t see your comment BUT so agree!!! It’s weird!

  • Jaeda Laurez

    Her hair inspiration was clearly of the Post-Nap Period.

    • Rhonda Shore

      I actually think it’s a sloppy version of JLaw’s Oscars hairdo. She doesn’t look happy.

      • MilaXX

        Why are they putting 50 year old housewife hair on young lady celebs?

        • majorbedhead

          That’s not even 50 year old housewife hair. That’s bag lady who mutters to herself under the overpass by the liquor store hair.

          • CT14

            Phyllis. Diller.

  • thecitysleeps

    I would like that oufit for like work even though the blouse is too sheer, and I think I’d wear a white undervest. But that hair and that make up, or lack thereof. WHY? She looks like she was angry-electrocuted.

  • kimmeister

    I don’t even understand how one gets one’s hair to do that, short of sticking fingers in an electrical socket.

    • sagecreek

      Oh, my hair will do that in a heartbeat. But by the time I was her age, I had it under control.

      • MilaXX

        Blow out hair, add big lose curls for body, some kind of product on hands and rake back with fingers. Spray the bejesus out of it to set and you’re done.

      • kimmeister

        I have slippery, straight Asian hair so it defies most attempts of creating volume.

        • sagecreek

          See, I dream of having your hair in another life! We’ll trade.

  • NMMagpie

    Like Bridget Jones, she let that scarf get away while driving to the event.

  • tereliz

    That’s it Jennifer, we’re done. When the best you’ve ever looked is on a TV show or dressed as Cher Horowitz for Halloween, it kills me. How can a six foot blonde glamazon get it so wrong ALL. THE. TIME?

    • ecallaw1977

      She’s 5’5″. I just can’t get over the fact that she’s only 34–this whole style is so aging on her!

      • tereliz

        She seems taller to me… must be those platforms she can’t seem to quit. She’s just a year younger than me, and it kills me to see her always looking so erm, mature.

  • Someone could at least have pulled down the waistband of the shirt so it sat right.

    • KinoEye

      Hahahaha. This comment is so kind and reserved, considering the mess above, that I just have to laugh. Of all the issues here, you picked the waistband. The rest of it is so obviously bad there’s no need to mention it.

  • jw_ny

    She’s got to have evil mirrors at home…to leave her house looking like this, thinking she looks good. O.o

    • Sarah

      She might be victim to this phenomenon that happens to me sometimes – if you have a mirror in a dim-ish, small room it is possible to see your hairdo as one opaque mass, and only judge the outline’s shape. Then if a flash photo (or the SUN) hits your head, it shows the wall beHIND your shape, and all weirdness comes out. But then, I’m a mortal human with fairly lax standards, not a celebrity, so she should have had someone tell her how bad that looks.

      • HomeOfficeGirl

        Yes! This happens to me all the time. In the bathroom with no exterior lighting, my hair looks full and fine. In the other bathroom with a window, it’s a spiders web… That could explain the hair. The rest…

  • lunchcoma

    I know that finding pregnancy clothing is tough, but it shouldn’t be this tough, especially not so early on.

    • MilaXX

      Oh wait, isn’t it Ginnifer Goodwin who’s expecting?

      • Kitten Mittons

        Ha! I thought it was her, too, sporting blonde hair. I had to look twice.

        • SuzBald


      • lunchcoma

        Oops! You are completely right. I think it was the haircut that confused me.

  • butterflysunita

    When I see a photo of a star looking like this at a premiere, I have to believe it’s deliberate. Right? Everyone will be looking at the photo, talking about how awful she looks, maybe she’ll make some worst dressed lists. That gets her name out there–bad press better than no press.

  • MilaXX

    Gurl! That hair is horrible! You need to slap whatever hair person spent hours shellacking your hair in such as way that you look like you stuck your finger in the light socket. Let’s talk about these shoes. I understand you are short, but stacked platform pumps on a short gal will never not look like anything more than stumpy legs with hooves where you feet should be. I’m not even sure I like the skirt and top together, but I understand you might be contractually obligated to wear it. Hey at least your makeup isn’t bad even though everything else is.

    • marlie

      I went to a bridal shower this weekend where half of the under-40 ladies wore the stacked Minnie Mouse platforms, or the silly-putty platforms, and I wanted to throw something.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    Is she trying to look like she belongs in Grey Gardens? She’s 34 years old. She has great genes. How is it possible to look like this?

  • decormaven

    Vintage Chanel with Busted Baby Doll Hair.

  • sagecreek

    OMG she just aged 20 years.

  • crash1212

    This could be a cute outfit…if somebody pulled it down for her. Everything from the neck up and the ankles down needs to be tossed out. Re-do is in order. Tragic.

  • Glam Dixie

    Looking at these pictures is actually making my somewhat foul mood worse. Thanks, JM. What the actual fuck?

  • Shawn EH

    Girl, none of those are your things.

  • filmcricket

    Ohhhhh I can’t wait to see how high a seed she gets in Fug Madness.

  • hughman

    Note To Self : You can not wear this blouse backwards in public.

  • MW

    Re-do the hair. Throw the shoes away. Send the dress to Carey Mulligan.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    from tip to toe, aging and harsh…

  • lillyvonschtupp

    A hot mess.

  • Mothra

    OMG hair? She looks crazy!

  • Synnamin

    She looks like a pissed-off cat who’s been put in a stupid outfit and is VERY ANGRY about being photographed in it

    • MilaXX

      OMG She’s lime cat 2 seconds after the lime hat was removed!

  • ccabek

    you are spot on.

  • SuzBald

    The funny thing is, she actually looks like Ginnifer Goodwin in That Hair…the woman who plays her mother on Once Upon a Time. Which says a lot about how altered that hair makes her appear.

  • In_Stitches

    I guess dresses with extraneous shirts are having a moment? I’m not sure if it’s better or worse than pants under skirts.

  • Gatto Nero

    Crazed schoolmarm.

    • schadenfreudelicious

      she is this close to rapping your knuckles with a ruler…

  • Judy_S

    I am weird today I guess, but I looked at this and liked it. Usually I think she looks unbelievably bland. In this she looks a bit like my paternal Grandma, except that Grandma would have worn a white slip (and a separate skirt over it) and would never have actually said “WTF,” which Jennifer appears to me to be saying right back atchya. But Grandma would have been thinking something with the same basic tone and feeling.

  • Myra Amler

    Didn’t even recognize her.

    • dschubba

      If these pictures weren’t labeled, I’d have guessed “Katie Holmes in age makeup”.

  • This is what happens when your show makes no sense and takes terrible ideas and makes them terribler. (That said, I too was scared to watch last night, how was it?)

    • MilaXX

      I dvr’d. This is one show that the crazier they make it, the more I like it.

  • AC Simons

    HATE.THOSE.SHOES. When will the hoof trend finally go away? The whole look is tragic, but the shoes grate.

  • Danielle

    *deep breath*

  • Miss Ruth

    Wow, someone gave Laurie Anderson a news anchor job on the CBS affiliate in Omaha.

    • Imasewsure

      Shout out to the perfect description of this hideousness. 🙂

      • Miss Ruth

        Why, thank you! [curtsies politely]

    • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

      No, no. That shade of blonde is only found on Fox News.

  • Noah

    Well, I know what’ll be in my nightmares tonight… terrifying nannies in sheer.

  • Imasewsure

    She should have gone with the torn housecoat and the mismatched slippers. Would have so “complimented” the hair. Cray cray (but not the fun kind)

  • Betsy

    She doesn’t look like Emma Swan. She looks like Cruella deVille. This is terrible. Not only does it age her by 10 years, it makes her look frumpy. I watch Once Upon A Time and she is very fit and has great arms. You would never know that based upon this picture.

  • Grumpy Girl

    Was the brown hair she had on House in the beginning, not her real color? Because this blonde is NOT her color at all. This is something-went-wrong-bleaching BAD.

    • Betsy

      I think she may have to have the platinum blonde MAYBE for the Once Upon A Time princess in training effect, but I think she looks better as a brunette too!

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Bleaching Bad-the new reality show about colorists who took their clients down the wrong color path….

    • filmcricket

      Yes, she apparently is naturally a blonde, but I don’t think she’s this blonde.

      • formerlyAnon

        This is to notify you that you have been nominated for “Understatement of the Day” award.

  • Liz

    Ooooh, can I say just how much I hate her as a blonde? The skirt is fine.

  • dash1211

    Good grief.

  • Let it out

    Elaine Stritch on 30 Rock.

  • MarieLD

    I have an irrational hate list of one: Her. isn’t that weird? It probably has something to do with her character on House (hated her) and with the real life one not actually marrying the Australian guy.

    • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

      Wait. I thought they did get married, but they divorced?

      • ThaliaMenninger

        Didn’t get married. Broke off the engagement while they still both worked on House. I am sad that I know that.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          I know that too….another one of those celeb factoids in my personal hall of shame

  • Jarethee

    Almost without fail, whenever I see a picture of Jennifer Morrison, I remember a line my Mother would always say, that, “That woman would be so pretty if she didn’t always have such a SEVERE look about her.” Severe is about the best word to describe her sad, sad style.

  • Trickytrisha

    Possibly the worst hair in the history of hair. Actually the whole thing is scary… wicked witch scary.

  • Vaniljekjeks

    She looks great for 76…

  • KinoEye

    The head… and the shooves. The hair is somehow weirdly aging her, so that she looks like maybe she’s a witch, vampire or other creature with supernatural abilities. You can tell they’re old, but they don’t LOOK old, know what I mean? It’s just… so confusing and frightening. I want to go home.

    • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

      I thought the hair looked like (please forgive me) old lady hair – when it’s gotten thin, so the person or the stylist teases the shit out of it and then goes at it with Rave to hold it up.

      • formerlyAnon

        I thought worse. That she looked like someone on a couple of different scarey meds, one of which swells your face, another thins your hair.

        (I will feel very, very bad if I read that she’s actually sick in the next three months.)

        • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

          Is she a scientologist? I thought I read that, somewhere. In which case, she possibly needs those meds but is not getting them.

      • Kitten Mittons

        Hey. Hey now. Leave the Rave out of this. It did nothing wrong.
        Hairspray doesn’t ruin hairstyles, people ruin hairstyles.

        • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

          You’re right. Any woman over the age of 50 would use Aquanet.

          • Kitten Mittons

            And all is right with the world now.

  • Zeee

    Someone hold me. I’m scared.

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    Did an Amish prostitute fart in her face?

  • peachy

    j’adore adore adore the blouse. je deteste deteste deteste the look as a whole. you should’ve stayed in bed jen.

  • John11581

    That’s the face she should’ve been making looking at herself in the mirror at home.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    What Mrs. Havisham wears to the office

  • LuluBI

    I kind of agree with other comments that this may be a GTNYD moment, but it is definitely a “ITHI” (“Is that hair intentional?”) moment. It looks like she just pulled her shirt over her head before running in front of the camera.

  • Stefanie Argudo Mackenzie

    What happens when you take the brown acid….

  • She looks like Michelle Phillips. I do love the blouse though… But it needed a hot pair of tight leather pants to balance it off.

  • GeoDiva

    Fuck no!

  • Tracy_Flick

    Her hair looks like part of a Halloween costume. I don’t actually mind the outfit that much, but the skirt is a bit boring.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    this look belongs on Chloe Sevigny, who would hav paired it with some kind of funky headgear, kickass booties and a riding crop-you know, prison matron to the debs.

  • BLauD

    I actually quite like the outfit. The hair and face, however, ruin everything to such a degree that there is no room for mercy.

  • SugarSnap108

    What is this woman’s problem? She gets it so wrong, so often, I have to believe it’s on purpose. Or she’s cray-cray.

  • formerlyAnon

    The look screams “I have NO PEOPLE. Not even friends.” It would have taken 2 minutes to slick that hair back and pull down and floof the blouse to its best (if still pitiful) advantage. She’d still be frumpy, but would maybe lose the “pulled through a hedge backwards” look.

    • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

      Pulled through a hedge backwards. I love you.

      • formerlyAnon

        Most of my best little sayings come directly from the mouths of my older relatives. The ones that were born in the teens, ’20s and ’30s and are now almost all dead.

        • Constant Reader

          I get a lot of good ones from my mother, who was born in 1941. And she grew up in a little village in RI. She’s got approximately a million of them.

    • OffToSeeHim

      “Pulled through a hedge backwards” – will you marry me?

    • Corsetmaker

      haha I just used that self same expression on the SJP thread! Snap!
      One that was used on me often in my teens when my Gran caught sight of my backcombing 🙂

      • formerlyAnon

        Sometimes the old ones are the good ones. 😉

  • largishbearishAtlish

    All she needs is toilet paper on her shoe and her hose sticking out the back to have the “house of Chanel walk of shame’….

    hope she kept the receipt on that home dye job/perm?..maybe she can get a refund at the Dollar Store?

  • quiltrx

    YIKES. Top to bottom, that’s all I’ve got. I can’t understand how someone so lovely consistently looks so awful on the RC.

  • BrianaJC

    From the waist up, she looks like a senior citizen (sorry if I offended any senior citizens with that comment). The hair and make-up somehow manage to give the unfortunate illusion of balding and bad facelift. And I only say this unreservedly because I know she’s usually a natural beauty.

  • sisterb67

    Send that outfit to Elaine Strich – who would WERQ the crap out of it, and the hair to Phyllis Diller – who wants it back.

  • LaSylphide

    Just out of curiosity: was the black slip under the sheer white top part of the original ‘vintage’ outfit? I simply refuse to believe vintage Chanel could look this awful on anybody. Her posture is poor, so the top looks poorly fitted, and she’s certainly not making any effort to ‘sell’ it. Actually, I like the hair, just not with this. With something punk-ish, this would be great hair; with classic Chanel, it’s laughable.

  • CT14


    Well, it is her hair, at the very least.

  • coco ebert

    She looks gorgeous as a reddish brunette. Why oh why is she trying to work this blonde coiff?

  • Vintage CHANEL with Aux Currant bad styling!

  • flamingoNW

    I think someone may have actually done that to her hair on purpose, and that’s what frightens me…

  • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

    Did she cut off all of her hair?

  • Morales Mike

    I was like: “Is that Laurie Anderson in Chanel?!”

  • deech_sea

    Maybe she fell asleep on the plane on the way over?

  • Joanie

    Stand up straight, tuck that blouse in, tits out, pop on a pair of gorgeous red shoes (or ANY COLOR FOR THE LOVE OF GOD), let your hair go soft, and be the queen of the red carpet. You can do it, hon. You’re a star!
    Or maybe just have someone else styling you in the future. Maybe a 3rd grader with eyesight and taste.

  • Pennymac

    Oh Honey, no.

  • RidgewayGirl

    With that hair and horrible pink lipstick, she looks like a terrible roommate I had in the nineties. Thanks for the memory, Morrison.

  • StarburstLady

    I honestly don’t think this is an innately bad look. I think the clothes are actually pretty cute, and even the hair is something that if toned down just a tad could look bold quirky and brave. I just think it’s aggressively off-model for Jennifer Morrison, who is conventionally pretty, and generally wears slightly dressed up business outfits. I honestly think that’s what’s making this hard to look at– on a woman with a wilder style, I think everything might fall into place.

  • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    She hit her head and thinks she’s Swinton. It’s tragic and I shouldn’t be snorting into my coffee.

  • trishy4301

    Two words: Katherine Heigl. That’s not a compliment. Girl, you were so gorgeous with that chestnut hair! Bring it back!

  • ashtangajunkie

    Oh my gentle Jesus.

  • kt

    She’s really getting into character. I don’t know the title of this piece but obviously she plays the aged, deranged step mother. Possible a remake of that movie where the lady stole Gweneth Paltrow’s baby? (you know the one)

  • conniemd

    I have loved Jennifer Morrison since her “House” days. But damn she wears some butt ugly clothes. Every time I see her name I say and say to myself “I wonder what monstrosity she is wearing now.”

  • Nicole

    She has Heat Miser head!

  • snarkykitten

    I was sick and dealing with a personal tragedy over the weekend and this is basically what my hair looked like. On top of everything else that went wrong this weekend, my hair decided to defy gravity, god, and hair products. Yeah that is not a look you want to emulate.

    • Constant Reader

      I’m sorry you’re dealing with illness and a personal tragedy. Consider yourself virtually hugged.

    • Lilyana_F

      *Hug* Hang in there, sweetheart.

  • SistaT

    She’s one of those people whose face I just want to smack. She’s pretty and famous and rich and able to buy whatever she wants with which to don her body. She can afford a great hairstylist and makeup artist. And yet she goes out of the house looking like … that. Girl. GIRL.

  • Constant Reader

    Her hair looks like my grandmother’s did at 75. Gram wore a wig when she went anyplace nice.

  • mrspotts66

    speaking as someone who has no friggin’ clue who she is, and therefore has no preconceived notion of how she *should* look:
    i like it.

    ::shruggy dood goes here::

  • allcapsERINN

    “Or try to bring hats back in a big way.” = laughter and more laughter. I need to try this tactic, the way my hair is looking these days. That said, what goes through a woman’s head when she dresses this way? “I’m in a ‘batsh*t-crazy schoolmarm’ kinda mood tonight!”

  • Lilyana_F

    Daaaaamn, woman, who did this to you??

  • Keyanita

    You guys never fail to make me laugh out loud and choke on random liquids!

  • keldy

    To me, the hair has a distinct Tippi Hedron Post Bird Attack vibe. Not sure that’s the look she was going for.

  • dschubba

    “Like her hair said, “Oh, we’re going out tonight? FUCK YOU THEN. How about that?”

    Here lies Dschubba
    19*cough* – 2014

  • Her hair looks like Uncle Karl grabbed a balloon and rubbed on top of her head before letting her pose in front of cameras.

    And I hate to say it, but that’s the most cheap-looking Chanel I’ve ever seen.

  • amaranth16

    She looks 85 here. And she is a beautiful woman! How does she manage to look so wretched so much of the time?

    The blonde hair is not helping at all – it looks fried and dead. Why can’t she go back to brown hair?

  • LadyLuck777

    She looks like Cloris Leachman, in real time.

  • InterplanetJanetski

    She is sporting a nursing home cotton candy bed head. All that’s missing to complete this look are some pink patches where the hair has thinned down to the scalp.

  • yllas

    Never mind the fright-wig hair, what is with the ugly black slip showing under that pretty blouse?????????

    If there’s one thing that I can NOT abide, it’s black underwear showing under a sheer white top! STOP IT!