Anne Hathaway in Vintage Chanel at “Rio 2” Screening

Posted on April 28, 2014

This seems to be the Monday of Bad Styling Choices, going by the various celebs we’ve featured today. Then again, you could probably say that about most Mondays around here.

The thing is, we love the blouse:


Anne-Hathaway-Chanel-Rio-2-Screening-Tom-Loenzo-Site-TLO (1)Anne Hathaway at the Lollipop Theater Network’s Night Under The Stars Screening of “Rio 2” held at Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank, California in a vintage Chanel ‘No Smoking’ silk blouse with knitted sleeves and collar paired with a Chanel bag.

Anne-Hathaway-Chanel-Rio-2-Screening-Tom-Loenzo-Site-TLO (2)

Anne-Hathaway-Chanel-Rio-2-Screening-Tom-Loenzo-Site-TLO (3)Chanel ‘No Smoking’ Silk Blouse

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But we hate the way she’s wearing it – and pretty much every other style choice made here, from the skirt to the shoes (This is the spring for strappy sandals, isn’t it?) to the coming-out-of-left-field heavy choker to the bag, which feels like it goes with another outfit entirely. Not too in love with the hair and makeup either, to be honest. ¬†Looks a little harsh.

We realize this isn’t the Oscars red carpet and a certain sense of informality is not unexpected, but if you’re going to wear Chanel, you might as well commit to getting it right, no?


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  • imperfectlaura

    Put this on Meryl Streep, and I think I would love it.

    • marlie

      At least it wouldn’t look like Meryl raided her grandmother’s closet.

      • sk8tfan

        I was just thinking that my grandma used to wear those sandals!

    • holla

      at first glance, I thought I was looking at Meryl with dark hair.

  • ChiKat67

    Ditch the skirt/sundress in favor of a cigarette pant, trade the choker for vintage layered Chanel pearls, add a bad-ass cuff, stilettos & a metallic clutch.

    • Sarah

      I think that a cigarette pant with that shirt would be both well styled and incredibly funny.

      • Kent Roby

        I hate you intensely right now for your witty sartorial pun!

      • ChiKat67

        Ha! Thanks for catching that!

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        It would be so perfect. I bow to you.

      • Judih1

        Touche ( as in Too Che) very cute pun

      • Clash D

        I was just. Damn you beat me to it.
        We should start a sartorial hat club.

      • StarburstLady

        I was imaging it as a slap at YSL for le smoking myself.

    • Kent Roby

      In other words, basically start all over!

      • ChiKat67

        Oh, she gets to keep the shirt, but that’s it.

  • Constant Reader

    I would reject this outfit as too matronly and I am 50 years old. The bag is cute, but it doesn’t go.

  • @Biting Panda

    No, nothing is working here.

  • marlie

    This is an outfit that I would expect to see on one of the Golden Girls. I like her makeup, but everything else is wrong, wrong, wrong.

  • Gatto Nero

    The trouble with the knotted top and pleated bottom is that it obliterates her waist and the hint of any body shape whatsoever. The blouse is cool — and actually I don’t mind the bag. But the chunky white sandal and that pale blue pedicure are undermining any attempts at sophistication.

    • mellorcr

      The toenails are particularly bad. Not that they are bad by themselves, you just don’t need your toenails to be the focal point like they are here. When you are getting your picture taken on the Red Carpet, you don’t want turqoise toenails to be what jumps out and becomes the most noticeable part of the outfit.

      • cocohall

        “Yes, I’d like my toenails to upstage my vintage Chanel blouse. And please be sure to draw the eye to my foot by giving me a hiddy white sandal. Perfect!” I agree, with a different outfit, the toenails are fine, even cute. But not with your Chanel black and white ensemble.

  • Kent Roby

    This shirt is perfect for Anne, because I think “NO” in numerous languages whenever I see her.

  • decormaven

    The floorlength skirt is the biggest needlescratch here; also, the heavy silver choker.

  • Anna

    Oh, Annie. Even on those days when I wish my bed were already made and it takes me so long just to figure out what I’m gonna wear, white sandals are never a consideration.

    • Kent Roby

      Or white sandal, singular; it looks like she’s missing her right leg.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      It’s just another Manic Monday.

    • demidaemon

      White sandals seem de rigeur around here today. I hope it isn’t a new trend.

      • Anna

        I know, I noticed that too. I can handle a correctly deployed nude shoe, but pretty much have zero tolerance for the white sandal.

        • demidaemon

          It’s very bridal/lady who lunches. I can see them with wedding dress, but the rest just brings up images of snotty country club ladies who talk shit behind your back.

  • marlie

    Were all of the stylists on vacation this weekend, and unavailable to help anyone who had a Monday appearance?

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      They were on vacay chuckling maniacally over the introduction of midi and maxi skirts for every and all occasions, whether or not they actually flatter the wearer. Next they will unveil the maxi skirt over (gasp) granny basketball shorts.

      • formerlyAnon

        “they will unveil the maxi skirt over (gasp) granny basketball shorts.”

        Dammit! I KNEW we shouldn’t have let them drink in Dubai last weekend!

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          This is what happens, and we are the prospective fashion victims. Thankfully we have TLo and the BK community as protection

  • NMMagpie

    I can deal with everything except the shoes and the pedi.

  • frannyprof

    Those shoes are hiddy. I have to say, she’s looking a bit like Audrey Hepburn from the neck up. Which isn’t a bad thing.

  • KT

    Oh my god this is terrible, especially from the front. I don’t love the blouse, but I think it would be perfectly fine if she paired it with something more structured on the bottom, like a pencil skirt perhaps. Never pair a blousey top with blousey bottoms — DUH! Styling 101.

    I agree that every other decision was a misfire, as well. The shoes and necklace are all wrong, hair and makeup look weird, and the bag is really cute but just doesn’t go. I have no idea what she was going for here. I am irrationally angry at this look.

  • Tracy_Flick

    1. Sandals with a thick white strap will always look like cheap Easter shoes to me.
    2. I wore that skirt in 1988 when I went to see a Christian rock band.
    3. Her hair looks like she just got done cleaning her house.
    4. She is not a personality who should go for prissy, Jiminy-Cricket-esque message clothing. Send that thing to Rihanna.
    5. Can anyone explain to me in 10 words or less, or in the form of a haiku, why I hate her so much?

    • another_laura

      I can’t say that I hate, but this happens to me with lots of starlets: 12 words

      Once darling, Annie
      showed her striving tiger stripes;
      Goodwill, it fades fast

    • Shawn EH

      Poise seems to become
      Artifice when the smile shines
      below blank tired eyes

    • Tuneful54

      Shoots for Audrey but
      Middling talent and style
      Nice try no cigar

      AH seems like a nice person but sort of histrionic or something and a bit on the homely side–I have cousins who are better looking. Still, I’d take her over Withershot or Horrible Roberts ANY day.

  • Mary Elizabeth Poytinger Baume

    this ages her WAY up into the 50s…

  • Mothra

    Her eyebrows look pretty good, though.

  • formerlyAnon

    Effing awesome from the waist up. I like her head a LOT. I think the short hair is fantastic on her. We can appreciate the bones of her face.

    This is where she should have deployed the Kate Hepburn trousers – slim through the hips and full in the legs – if she wanted fullness below waist. Bag could have been better.

    • Kitten Mittons

      I love her short hair as well. When I see old pictures of her with long hair, is kind of jarring now. This suits her, I think.

      And yes to the trousers.

  • smayer

    This is not an outfit I would expect one to wear to a screening of a non-Tim Burton children’s movie.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Frankenweenie 2, perhaps?

  • ashtangajunkie

    That blouse deserves better.

  • Kelly

    I like the hair, and the blouse is interesting (though maybe not all bunched up like that). But a Victorian grandma’s mourning skirt paired with white Barbie mules? Ugh. (Note to world: white shoes make your feet look, to put it in delicate French, comme le bateau. This is an infallible rule of nature.)

  • mjude

    I am feeling Judy in the 1st photo.

  • Shawn EH

    Mess in a dress. This needed a short skirt, tons of bangles, a whole facial rethink.

  • Pepper Collins

    I feel like the choker is okay, but the skirt, shoes, bag, and makeup could have been different. Maybe slacks instead of a skirt, strappy black heels, and a small black or white clutch.

  • kimmeister

    I like the choker here and don’t see how it’s out of left field. It’s the sandals and skirt (in order of egregiousness) that are the problem.

    • Clash D

      basically everything south of her waist. Can’t say I love her make up either.

  • Violentcello

    Oh my. It seems the poor dear was in a tragic sandal accident and lost a foot. She has remarkable balance.

  • minky1969

    Momcore. Sad, sad momcore.

  • brown-eyed girl

    Harsh and frumpy. I expect better!

  • Danielle

    The hair is SO severe, it’s bringing down the entire look.

    • Lori

      It’s hard to see in these pictures, but her hair is done in a bunch of weird little braids. It’s barely passable from the front, from the back it’s a total What Were You Thinking?

  • Morales Mike

    Time for her to buy some good Belgian nun extensions and grow her hair out. This whole look is aging her. Kind of a fun purse though.

  • Nicole Sauvage

    Any chance there was some kind of dress-delivery slip-up, flight delay, or unfortunate guacamole accident necessitating an emergency outfit substitution? Her stylist just had time to run by the Chanel boutique and David Yurman while Anne got a quick strip-mall pedicure and grabbed some sandals at Target?

    I actually wish I liked the blouse better because I like text as decoration. But I’m afraid it would look frumpy no matter how it was styled.

  • This 90s resurgence is unpleasant.

  • melanie0866

    I want her to grow her hair out. I know it’s none of my business, but her hair was so beautiful.

  • deelup

    I have decided that Anne actually has no personal style. Officially. She is a mannequin for her stylists and nothing more.

  • demidaemon

    That’s a skirt? I thought it was a pair of big-ass paints. I guess this just means it looks like a piece of fabric tied around her, which is wrong, wrong, wrong. And why did she knot that pretty blouse? Do not get.

  • cocohall

    I’m getting a very Leslie Caron vibe from the hair and makeup, especially paired with the Chanel. If she’d worn the top with a black circle skirt, cinched tight at the waist, it’d be an updated version of An American In Paris. This just goes all wrong from the waist to the foot.

  • elzatelzabelz

    What is going on with her hair? It’s very Juliette Lewis Cornrow era.

  • MilaXX

    Agree on all points. Cute pieces styled completely wrong. On a positive note, the hair & makeup looks good.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    Audrey and Liz and Leslie usually went with a softer bang. I’m seeing that horrid ducktail hair Doris Day wore about The Pajama Game. I need Anne to grow that out into something else immediately.

  • Truthiness2U

    I like the hair and make-up. I don’t think it looks harsh. I think she looks sharp from her waist up. I even like the choker. But all of that goes away for the lower half, which so off, it actually negates what was right in upper half.

    This is an outfit that cries out for a good lady pants! As I scrolled down past the first good parts outfit, my needle scratch (as they say) was this meh of a skirt, and the absolute hiddy of those shoes.There are several good pant choices I think she could have worn that would have totally worked with the great top half of the outfit.

    Alas, opportunity lost.

  • SorayaS

    Auuggh. That is such an amazing blouse I am actually angry about how poorly styled it is!

    Hate the hair and make up. Keep the necklace and blouse (and I don’t even mind it being knotted like that) but damn girl, get some skinny pants stat and burn that bag and shoes.

  • LadyVimes

    I like this new, edgier Annie. Keep it up, girlie! That’s the right direction!

  • quiltrx

    Love the bag, love the blouse. But can’t disagree with anything you’ve said here!

  • Alloy Jane

    I don’t mind the hair, the makeup is not so awesome. So I agree, keep the shirt, ditch everything else including and ESPECIALLY those shoes.

  • amf0001

    she’s dressed perfectly for a stylish 65 year old… there’s something very aging about that outfit

  • Vtg Fashion Library

    I was going to say how heavy the makeup looked in the thumbnail shot, till I realized that it looks like she got sunburned. Her chest is two different colors. Maybe that’s the problem with her makeup — they were trying to cover up sunburn?

  • Edie Rose

    I know we’re not living in an age where our choice of nail polish has to match our lipstick.
    I had just processed the horrid red on her lips when I saw that green/mint colour on her toes.
    No. I refuse to accept it.

  • Fuchsiaforever

    I cringe at the sight of this outfit! Ugh!!!

  • Trickytrisha

    I suppose what bothers me most about this lovely woman since she cut her hair is the fact that her facial features are so emphatic that she needs a frame for them – which isn’t being done with this boy hair. She just simply isn’t the waif/gamin type that so works well with this kind of hair. This particular outfit, hair, makeup, etc. makes me think of a cartoon character.

  • MannahattaMamma

    So wait: it’s an animated kids movie “under the stars” — and she’s wearing head-to-ugly-painted-toenails CHANEL? puhleez. plus from a distance that bag looks like one of those purses that people make out of recycled pull-tabs? And I’d like it more if it were. FAIL FAIL FAIL

  • Clash D

    Who the hell does her make up? She looks like the Joker.

  • MarissaLG

    Really hate the skirt with this, and the shoes look awful as well. I do always appreciate when the stars wear vintage though- it makes them seem less like walking billboards.

  • Martha Anderson

    the blouse belongs with a neat pencil skirt or some killer white slacks

  • Darcy H

    Honestly I feel like everything form the waist up could be saved by changing everything from the waist down. Although I’m iffy on that shirt…

  • Little_Olive

    Go home and start over, you director of a liberal arts school for rich girls. Minus the blouse (which is not thaaat cool anyway, IMO) everything here is bad, both in its own and on her.

    Gah I hate white shoes.

  • jackie

    Lone wolf here; I really like the makeup …her skin looks gorgeous.

  • surfergirl70

    I refuse to join the hate. I like her, and from the waist up she looks great. Waist-down is iffy, but the overall look isn’t THAT bad.

  • Ashleigh


  • EEKstl

    Her hair looks like it was done at a slumber party.

  • Jenny Moss

    That is one great blouse.

  • What the F is going on here? Don’t rich people have stylists?