Hailee Steinfeld in Erdem at The Breast Cancer Foundation’s 2014 Hot Pink Party

Posted on April 29, 2014

We did the very opposite of the Gay Gasp when we saw this getup. We did that thing that no one wants the gays to do when they see them: the Gay “Ew.”

Because … Ew:

Hailee-Steinfeld-Erdem-Breast-Cancer-Research-Foundation-Pink-Party-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Hailee Steinfeld attends The Breast Cancer Foundation’s 2014 Hot Pink Party at Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City in an Erdem velvet dress paired with a Valentino clutch, Bionda Castana heels, and a Pearl Paradise ring.

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Hailee-Steinfeld-Erdem-Breast-Cancer-Research-Foundation-Pink-Party-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (3)Erdem Fall 2014 Collection

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The shape is just crazy unattractive and dowdy. That’s bad enough, but that weird casket-lining part makes it look like her flesh is being peeled off.  That clutch looks like it should snap inside her luggage. The whole thing’s awful.

Look, we’re not trying to be bitches here. It just sorta happens.





[Photo Credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images, IMAXTree]

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  • RussellH88

    This is awful.

    it looks like a Project Runway challenge where they had to make something youthful out of leftover Dowager Countess costumes.

    • sienna elm

      It looks like this dress needs to come with instructions! What to wrap where and what does this bit snap into??

  • Noah

    Poor Hailee’s prom was almost ruined when her velvet gown was torn to shreds on the dance floor. Luckily, she was able to hold it together with toilet paper she snatched from the girl’s bathroom. It’s like a John Hughes movie just happened in my mind.

    Still no explanation for the clutch.

    • John Hughes?

      • Noah


        • greymain

          oh EX-CELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Sarah

      (Clutch, nails, AND lips.)

      • marlie

        OMG, I didn’t even see the nails at first. UGH. NOPE.

      • Lori

        I understand wanting to go with the theme of the event, but this is badly done and total overkill. Especially because none of it goes with that terrible dress. I also hate the hair. This is the exact opposite of a scroll down fug—the shoes are the only part of it that’s at all acceptable. It’s a scroll down, “well at least she got one thing right.”

    • Jacob Bowen

      Clearly at Hailee’s winter party they ran out of toilet paper while making her into a mummy.

  • Glam Dixie

    Go to your room and think about what you’ve done!

  • thecitysleeps

    I’m scared.

  • Am I right that this look is doing funny things with her coloring? I didn’t even know that was possible with a basic black-and-cream dress. Is it the lipstick? Is it her foundation?

    • Glam Dixie

      All of the above?

    • Sarah

      I think she is not wearing the right foundation. I thought that in the last pic TLo showed of her, too.

      • Too pale, too thick and too reflective. She doesn’t need illuminating, it just goes ashy under the lights.

  • nannypoo

    And I am doing the Straight “Ew”, which is pretty similar. Such a pretty girl, such a shitty outfit. And that hair! That lipstick!

    • barbarienne

      THE WHOLE HEAD. If her head looked good, I could classify the dress as a GTNYD and perhaps simply sigh with weary exasperation at young women who chose frumpy dresses when trying to look grown up. I did it, we all did it.

      But that hair is awful, the foundation is way too thick and nothing resembling her actual color, and I’m guessing the lipstick was chosen to match the pink ribbon logo rather than to harmonize with any colors happening on her body. And her eyes have somehow gotten smaller. When makeup reduces a face to a pair of lips and eyebrows, it’s done wrong.

  • I’m very confused by the extra bit of black velvet under her right arm. What is going on there?

    Also, it’s the end of freaking April, SAY NO to black velvet! And any day of the year, say no to that lipstick.

    • GeoDiva

      That fabric under her arm is just awful.

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      I’ve decided that it’s actually an off the shoulder sleeve and that both Hailee and the model wore it wrong. There. It’s still awful though.

      • makeityourself

        Upon further analysis, it appears to be a shapeless, sad velvet arm.

    • DebbieLovesShoes

      I believe my mother wore that exact color of lipstick in 1973. When she had her hair teased up high (“the bigger the hair, the closer to God”). Even then, it was a bad look.

      • It may have been a bad look, but I bet she was werqing it!

        • DebbieLovesShoes

          That’s true, Alicia! Along with her girdle and cone-shaped bras (long before Madonna discovered them)

    • demidaemon

      *raises a sign saying “NO VELVET UNTIL DECEMBER*

  • lamamu

    It’s not in a 17-year-old girl’s wheelhouse to sell this look.

    • MarissaLG

      It’s not in Naomi Campbell’s wheelhouse to sell this look.

      • SWINTON could do it. I think it needs an androgynous figure under it to make it hang right. I don’t think she’d bother though, because it just isn’t that interesting.

      • lamamu

        I was thinking 80-year-old patroness of the Met, dripping with diamonds…

  • jtabz

    Erm. The shoes are cute?
    (scurries away.)

    • I agree, they are very nice.

  • zenobar

    Back in the 80s, there was a shade of Wet ‘n’ Wild lipstick that was EXACTLY this color. My best friend, who had several spaniels, called it “Dog D**k Pink.”

    I’m sorry this happened to you, Hailee.

  • Deansweetie

    No velvet after Valentine’s Day or before Halloween.

  • Lex

    The dress is essentially a bag with an unfortunate coffin-liner dickie. Once again, I think the lip color is not great with her complexion. And as a female, I feel tremendous guilt ripping on a young woman like this, and i do mean this in the nicest way, but she really should fix those eyebrows– a simple waxing will do wonders for her face. She’s a cute girl.

    • zenobar

      “Coffin-liner dickie” – upvoting this so hard.

    • Darcy H

      Honestly, waxing/plucking/etc are all painful so to my mind kudos to her for not subjecting herself to something painful to “fix” part of her body (not that I’m knocking people who do, heck *I* do on a regular basis). I’m just saying that her eyebrows are the LEAST of many worries here, including but not limited to that lip color.

  • Sarah

    If you removed that HEINOUS DICKIE it *might* be a passable winter fancy dress. For spring, and with dickie, it is just a great big hell-to-the-no.

    • SugarSnap108

      Dress dickies are an abomination.

    • demidaemon

      Yep. A winter dress. IN APRIL.

  • Anna

    What in the holy hell is this?

    Makeup looks terrifying, cracked up at the clutch that should snap inside her luggage though. So true!

  • lexilexi

    A while back, she looked outstanding on the RC. This is unfortunate, but her face is still adorable.

    • Shelby

      I agree. I like that she takes chances on what she wears (and doesn’t just default to sexy-tween or twee-cute), but yeah, can’t get behind this.

  • Eclectic Mayhem


    HAhahahahahahahahahahahaha….. *breathes* hahahahahahahahahahahaha

  • marlie

    Well, her shoes are cute, I think.

    And now that you said “casket lining,” that’s all I can see.

    • mjude

      casket lining….now that gives me the creeps!

  • alyce1213

    Ew. I got nothing else.

  • Step AWAY from the dickie.

  • ashtangajunkie

    A formal dickie. Well, whaddya know?

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    Well, all day long at school I hear how great Kiernan is at this or how wonderful Kiernan did that! Kiernan, Kiernan, Kiernan!

  • ChelseaNH

    That’s not her hairstyle. It doesn’t suit the shape of her face.

  • crash1212

    For once a model had a good reason to look so morose. That is one ugly dress. Nothing can save it.

  • Ew, Velvet…in April?? ?

  • Danielle

    My kingdom for a bit of coutouring bronzer.

  • Jacob Bowen

    I know this is SO not true in this case, but this is totally the dress that could hide a smaller pregnancy belly, because I feel like I see the illusion of one.

  • cocohall

    Is there a Gay Big Brother organization that could do this girl a solid and pair her with a loving Gay Uncle who would take her firmly in hand? She’s just needs a little guidance to reach her potential. Won’t you give TODAY to help Hailee and girls like her dreams come true?

    • Imasewsure

      You are a genius… better yet maybe it should be Big (Bold) Drag Sisters of America organization…. Gurl needs maximum help!

    • Lori

      Honestly? Forget Hailee I want a Gay Uncle for myself. My wardrobe could use an update.

      • cocohall

        I know! The line forms to the left. Complimentary lattes and foot massages while you wait to be paired with your perfect Gay Uncle. (This is my imaginary dream world. Welcome. We have been waiting for you!)

        • Lori

          I like your dream world.

    • decormaven

      I would ten times more fund this than the junk the grocery checker is constantly asking me as I ring up. “Wouldn’t you like to donate a dollar to Fill In the Blank?” I feel for checkers having to ask that carp. Heck, I’d rather give them the dollar than Charity to Be Named Later.

      • cocohall

        One of my first jobs was at Burger King (in the late 1970s) and some marketing genius decided we needed to upsell every customer – not just on fries and sodas – but on merchandise like dolls and backpacks. As in “would you like to add a doll to your Whopper with cheese order? It was humiliating. No one said yes. I mean, if you were looking to buy a doll, would you head to Burger King?

        Our grocery checkers at Safeway are always asking for donations, and if you DO give them some $, they ANNOUNCE it over the store loudspeaker. Awkward does not even begin to describe the experience. They are also forced to thank you by name, so every transaction ends with them pouring over the receipt until they find your name tied to your Club Card number and then “sincerely” thank you while mangling your name. I’m sure if they skip it the store manager forces them to round up carts in the lot or something worse. I just try to be kind. They haven’t asked me to buy a doll. Yet. :0)

        • decormaven

          My evil side would force me to sign up at Safeway with a fake funny name. “Woo hoo! Congrats to Mrs I.P. Freely for donating $1 to National Psoriasis Day!”

          • cocohall

            I hope I’m in line behind you. You funny!

          • demidaemon

            I adore how shamelessly evil you are.

          • decormaven

            No, I just can’t bear that checkers are treated so crappily that they have to grovel for donations. Plus I’m curious if those collected dollars always go to the intended source.

          • demidaemon

            Oh, I agree somewhat. And I encourage your curiosity. But you know, when you get the jerk-off checker who can’t pack a bag to save their life and you force them (or their asshole managers) to make fools of themselves? I approve of that somewhat evilness. Your good checkers who are fun and sociable and know what they are doing: they don’t deserve this.

  • Denise Rambo

    WHAT is going on with the black fabric under right arm?

  • Fuchsiaforever

    The person who designed this dress should consider a change of career! EW.

  • MW

    I appreciate that she wanted to match the lipstick to the Breast Cancer ribbon but it doesn’t work.

  • Even if it was half way flattering or attractive ….and it’s NOT, the damn thing is VELVET and SATIN!!! Not exactly what I think of for Spring???

  • Qitkat

    Honey, I learned long ago I couldn’t wear my hair skinned back like this, I’m afraid we are in that boat together. Fix that, then we’ll discuss this wildly unfortunate dress.

    • FrigidDiva

      Ditto. I have a very round face and when I pull my hair back like that I just look round cheeks and forehead.

  • MilaXX

    Velvet, In April. Really? Save this hiddy dress for the Christmas party. It will still be hiddy but at least there will be an excuse. Burn that satin bag.

  • KT

    Woof. It looks like there’s some sort of alien creature taking over her body… like she was maybe originally wearing something cute, and then this blackness started to shroud over her, and then a tentacle came out and has started reaching across her body, slowly taking her away… hopefully it intends to take her shopping, because Christ.

    • ShaoLinKitten

      I thought the same thing! Looks like some very shiny, satiny monster from the outer darkness has enfolded her in its slimy embrace. Nuke it from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.

      • KT

        Haha yes, agreed.

  • SugarSnap108

    I thought this was awful at first sight. Then I read “casket lining” and recoiled in horror.

  • CT14

    And her hair is bad. Way too severe and tight.

    I has a sad for her. She should call up Kiernan for a makeover slumber party.

  • Gatto Nero

    The dress is a terrible mistake, as is the clutch.
    The scraped-back hair is not a good look for her.
    She did better with the Valentino.

  • malarson2

    I think she is WAY too young for this kind of a make up look (I’m choosing to ignore the lipstick). She needs a youthful, springtime, fresh makeup makeover (or is it under?).

  • quiltrx

    What a tortured-looking…thing.

  • somebody blonde

    I wouldn’t mind the dress if it just didn’t have that strange swoop thing.

  • FibonacciSequins

    She wanted to match the charity’s pink with her lipstick and clutch, which might have been cute with a different dress. That dress is kind of horrifying.

  • Kent Roby

    Black velvet in Springtime? This is a sure sign of The Apocalypse.

  • CatherineRhodes

    Also, no jewelery and severe hair. Even straight people can say “ew” to this.

  • Stella Zawistowski

    Erdem is usually so much better than this. What gives?

  • Badriya Al-Badi’a

    At first quick glance, I thought that was Bjork. In which case the dress would actually work. Though Bjork would never carry that clutch. She’d have a trained platypus or something carrying all her belongings alongside her.

  • You didn’t mention the makeup. OMG the makeup. Cadaver with tiny eyes makeup.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    What in the world is that dress supposed to be?

  • BrooklynBomber

    Holy moly. What is this? Borrowed from Grandma’s closet? Thrift store pastiche?

  • Mothra

    Does her lipstick intentionally match the pink ribbons? ew.

  • sherrietee

    My mother’s 1964 wedding dress was made out of that white material. How odd.

  • Drunken Housewife

    That dress should be on a fat fortysomething (and I answer to that description, so I should know).

  • I am seriously not understanding anything about this getup. Pink lips & nails & ugly bag. Granny dress with weirdness at top-I…just…no.

  • sagecreek

    Oh, dear. And that peeled onion hairdo doesn’t complement anyone.

  • Pound of Salt

    I’ll never tire of those brows

  • demidaemon

    ICK. And velvet in April. NO.

  • martha

    At least the model looks appropriately dejected.