Jessica Biel in Oscar de la Renta at Tiffany’s Blue Book Debut

Posted on April 11, 2014

Jessica-Biel-Oscar-de-la-Renta-Blue-Book-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO-1Jessica Biel attends the Tiffany Debut of the 2014 Blue Book at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City in an Oscar de la Renta dress paired with Tiffany & Co. jewelry and an Oscar de la Renta clutch.


Jessica-Biel-Oscar-de-la-Renta-Blue-Book-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO-6Oscar de la Renta Fall 2014 Collection









[Photo Credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images, IMAXTree]

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  • Cyprienne Zed

    Lumpy and try-hard — is that velvet? It’s April.

  • Jaeda Laurez

    I like it from the waist up, but the botto-zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Sorry, Looking in her eyes makes me sleepy.

    • Sara__B

      I’m drinking my morning coffee, trying to wake up. She’s counteracting two-shots-of-espresso! zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    • Jacob Bowen

      Totally. She has very dead, emotionless eyes…that’s not to say she’s emotionless, but GURRLLL bring a bit of Mary from “7th Heaven” to your every day and show that you have a SOUL.

  • NMMagpie

    I have never gotten all the love for her. All I see is a blowzy slightly-dinged Miami trophy wife.

    • rkdgal

      I’m not sure there is a lot of love for her, actually…

      • sugarkane105

        From what I’ve heard, straight men LOVE her. Based purely on appearances, of course. She’s beautiful, but I still don’t understand why so many peg her as the sexiest or most gorgeous celeb out there.

        • FrigidDiva

          My husband thknks she HOT so I’ll add some weight to the straight male angle. Personally I’ve never really seen the appeal.

    • Judih1

      Well said!

    • jilly_d

      She gets my respect because she’s a pit bull advocate, but I don’t find her career very noteworthy. I think she does look very pretty here though.

      • NMMagpie

        I have to give that props; I know a pit bull who is awesome.

        • jilly_d

          I have yet to meet one who isn’t!

      • SugarSnap108

        I honestly can’t name anything she’s been in off the top of my head. But I didn’t know she was a pit bull lover. I adore my brother’s pit bull. Biggest baby ever — all he wants in life is to sit on your lap and cuddle (dog, not brother).

        • onefifteen

          The A-Team

        • Kitten Mittons

          Seventh Heaven! I can’t name one other, though. So, yeah.

        • Evan

          The Illusionist and Ulee’s Gold. I thought The Illusionist was really good and she was decent, but not memorable like Edward Norton and Paul Giamatti. She certainly wasn’t bad though.

        • jilly_d

          Yeah, every week she tweets a photo of her and her pitty Tina #TuesdaysWithTina. It’s pretty fucking cute. I’m a sucker for anybody who is open about their doggy snuggles, but particularly pits.

      • lunchcoma

        That’s actually the first cool or interesting thing I’ve heard about Jessica Biel.

  • Julie Chase

    Ok, I am working from home freshly showered and in yoga pants, and MY hair isn’t that frizzy. GIRL. You have on an Oscar de la Renta for God’s sake.

    • Trent

      Right? I actually think the dress and jewelry look great on her — especially in other pics from this event — but that is some INSANELY sloppy hair.

  • Grumpy Girl

    I LOVE that necklace though!

  • Her clean face really works for me, though I don’t know if that’s the best hair.

  • sienna elm

    The shape of her shoes resembles the shape of the halter portions of the dress…can’t take it.

  • You know, Jessica Biel, you won. I like this on you very much. The dress is feminine and hugs in all the right places. Clutch is lovely.

  • clatie

    She is such a good example of someone who has everything you supposedly need to look great – fabulous figure, beautiful face, etc. But she just doesn’t have any personal charisma, does she? She looks good. She just doesn’t have “it”.

  • msdamselfly

    She looks lovely. That lip color really suits her

  • rockin robin

    It looks like someone gave her a noogie right before she stepped in front of the cameras. Otherwise she looks good. Not in love with the dress, but she’s making it work.

  • MilaXX

    That weird ruching or bunching on the bottom of this gown ruins the look. I also dislike the shoe with this.

    • Kitten Mittons

      Ruching is usually a fail for me. There are exceptions, but this isn’t one.

  • Chuck Barthelme

    Really not getting this dress. I feel like if that had been pants instead of an oddly heavy dress at the bottom, I’d have been okay with it. Don’t like the hair much either.

    • ryenerman

      I can’t believe I’m about to say this, but I think it would have worked better as a jumpsuit. I think I may be suffering some kind of Stockholm syndrome. Designers keep pushing horrid jumpsuits and now I’ve started to think they might be ok. Or maybe it’s just that the bottom of this dress is so heavy and bad?

      • Chuck Barthelme

        I totally agree. With the shape of that top, I think she’d totally have worked a jumpsuit. Especially if it wasn’t velvet, or whatever fabric this one is. I think the problem with jumpsuits is that very very few people can really pull them off, yet so many try because they’re trendy. I don’t care for them much in everyday life, but at an event like this, probably would have worked.

  • alyce1213

    Well, boring. I love the necklace and can’t imagine why she wore a halter dress, which obscures half of it.

  • holla

    did she run through a wind tunnel? otherwise, very lovely if a bit heavy at the bottom.

  • Danielle

    God, I hate velvet.

  • Kayceed

    I really like the silhouette on her frame – it suits. Everything else though seems a bit – watered down, lifeless? This one never dazzles.

  • mmebam

    Her hair looks like she had to crawl under the limo to retrieve her lost earring.

  • Roz

    My favorite part of this is the color of the wall.

  • ashtangajunkie

    I like her jewelry and her manicure a lot. But it will take much more than that to convince me that the Biel is not a total snooze at least 94% of the time.

  • Janet B

    I have positive feelings for Tiffany, but none for this lumpy winter gown.

    • demidaemon

      Well, now that winter is sort of over, stars will start probably dressing for it.

  • elemspbee

    Lovely dress on her; tasteful accessories (except clutch maybe; it’s ugly). But the face–very flat. The eyes, no definition. What’s happening there?

  • Pennymac

    The bottom half of that dress is giving off a lumpy, melting vibe. I don’t like the neckline with that necklace, either. They seem to be competing with each other.

  • Anna

    No matter which way you scroll: up or down, it’s a big ol’ YAWN. That’s some hella weird ruching, not the way to show off her famous posterior.
    And that is EXACTLY what my hair looked like when I took off my running cap this morning.

  • Glam Dixie

    Girl, that’s not your hair style. The rest is very lovely, if nothing special. I want that necklace, it’s so pretty.

    • marlie

      Total “errand hair.”

  • decormaven

    Why the messy hair with this look? That’s a fab necklace- the hair needs to be a perfect counterpoint to its style.

  • marlie

    It’s underwhelming. There’s nothing wrong with the dress, per se, but it seems so heavy, stiff, and wintery as Jessica stands still on the red carpet. Plus, that’s so not the right neckline if she’s wearing jewelry. Halters never seem to work with necklaces.

    • Can you imagine how many diamonds she’s hiding under those straps? If Tiffany is lending you a necklace, you should show ALL the diamonds!

      • Jacob Bowen

        Agreed. That is SUCH an odd choice of neckline for that necklace. You would have to wear something OVER it and that might just feel really wrong.

  • I find her so dull, but aside from the yoga hair, she looks pretty good.

    • Miss Ruth

      Preach. I see her as the celebri-human equivalent of a boneless chicken breast.

      • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

        I personally find boneless chicken breast WAY more exciting.

        • demidaemon

          At least we know ways to make boneless chicken breast exciting. She apparently doesn’t know how to apply this same sort of knowledge to herself.

  • Bozhi

    That’s a hard neckline to pull off, but she looks great in it.

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  • ojosazules

    It’s hard to tell what this dress looks like from the photographs. Overall, she looks low key elegant. Not that there is anything at all low key about the necklace or the rocks in her ears- which is what she’s selling, after all.

  • MannahattaMamma

    she embodies, literally, the idea of a woman as a blank canvas. Or just as a blank. She’s like what Gertrude Stein said about Oakland: “there’s no there there.”

    • Kayceed

      I remember a quote about Dietrich – “it was an empty face…one could dream into it anything.”

      • Imasewsure

        Or my favorite quote my friends and I made about bad boyfriends… “He’s 100% potential”

  • KendraMR

    I literally yawned when I saw this. I hate her hair and that lip color, and the dress does absolutely nothing for her fabulous body.

  • Fuchsiaforever

    What really bothers me is the messy hair!

  • boweryboy

    This is what I call an “in-motion” dress – it’s the only way it looks good. The model is killing it, but Jessica not so much.

    • Imasewsure

      Definitely. It looks like she’s closed up the slit in the front which is definitely necessary for this simple dress…. probably looks great in motion though. I like it (but I’m giving her credit for the future motion here). It’s all about the necklace anyway for this event.

  • bunnydiet

    Love the necklace!

  • KinoEye

    Ever heard of silicone hair products, Jessica? Your stylist didn’t even have a bottle of Frizz-Ease? Please.

  • MM4321

    Forget the bad acting, movies, etc. The face is gorgeous. Loving the clean makeup look.

  • Stefanie Argudo Mackenzie

    Looks like bad, lumpy Austrian drapes or casket lining. No matter…it’s an incidental when you’re wearing all those diamonds….

  • Garcia Loca

    This is not even yoga hair. This is moving day hair.

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    A black velvet dress at a Tiffany event and she goes for Yoga hair and a clean face. Whut.

  • lunchcoma

    She makes everything she wears more boring. I wouldn’t hold this against someone who didn’t care much about style, but Jessica is pretty much a mocktress these days, so being able to wear expensive clothing well is one of her job requirements. If I were a designer, I think I’d take her off the list, regardless of who her husband is.

  • Miss Ruth

    Yes, absolutely, the dress is lumpy and weird, and the hair is a little unkempt. But holy cow, am I the only BK who’s thrilled that she’s not wearing those horrible awning bangs here? She was starting to look like a brunette Janice from the Muppets.

  • Jecca2244

    i really liked this. I think the eyes needed a little something more though. makeup wise.

    • kimmeister

      My thought was that she should make acquaintance with some eyeliner.

  • crash1212

    I really like this. Sure, here hair could’ve used a little smoothing, but I’m just so happy she ditched those awful bangs I can deal with a bit of frizz. I love all the accessory choices she made and the make-up is perfect. Well done.

  • Gloriana Reginata

    Not sure why, but this is really appealling to me, unlike most of her red carpet appearances. The shade of lipstick perhaps no, but otherwise she looks fresh, prettily tousled, and elegant in the gown. Given that it’s black, she’s still managing to make it feel light and summery. And for once, a lady who has the sternum to display this level of decolletage to advantage.

  • Crystal


  • Wink

    For someone with her gorgeous face and body — and is married to Justin Timberlake — she usually manages to look so unhappy. (WTH?!?) At least she musters a smile here.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      I know, right? I NEVER feel sorry for celebrities, but I do sometimes feel bad for her.

  • Anplica Fiore

    Fabulous necklace, but I thought that dress was a jumpsuit. That’s just wrong. As is her hair. No time to stop at the beauty shop after working out? Pul-ease!

  • BrianaJC

    not quite a color, but definitely more interesting than the skin tones she usually wears.

  • Sofia

    ok, maybe velvet is not the best fabric for april and things seems a little crowded around her feet, but other than that, this works for me. the shape is great for her and the fit is divine. she’s offering a perfect vessel for that particular necklace. call me cray, but i like her upswept messy hair. it’s soft and goes well with her features. the lip color is too casual and i hate that cheap looking purse, but i support the overall direction of this look. i don’t know anything about her career, but i always thought she was beautiful because of her strong mouth and faraway eyes. she looks foreign, and i mean that as a compliment.

  • KT

    Ugh, she never gets it right. This could actually be a great dress for her, except that it’s poorly fitted and badly styled. The very first thing I noticed was her shitty hair and underdone face. Everything about this screams “I don’t care enough to put in the full effort; a low-cut dress and diamonds is enough right?” Ugh.

  • SylviaFowler

    She is more boring than anyone has a right to be.

  • Does her look just not translate to still photography? Because de la Renta and diamonds shouldn’t look so blah.

  • Sunraya

    She looks great!!! Much better than usual. She should have Calvin Klein’s number on speed dial, (although I know this is an Oscar de la Renta) because this simple, elegant cut looks to be her style and he does that better than anyone~
    And love the hair up. She always has too much hair!!

  • I’m offended. After seeing some of the logos that celebrities stand before on these carpets – some of them really terrible in design and product placement – she has Tiffany & Co. Classic blue and black, a name that rings with class. She’s wearing a gorgeous Oscar de la Renta dress with Tiffany diamonds pouring down her neck and down to her unicorn valley (aka, where the boobs are). To match it, she shows up with scraggly hair and horrifyingly underdone make up. I get that she/her stylist didn’t want to do Audrey Hepburn drag, but this is a dress and look calls for some thick eyelashes. Also, I know she’s tall (well, 5’8″) but she poses against that, making the dress pool around her feet.

    Such a waste of everything.

  • MarissaLG

    She looks 1000% better in this than she usually does. I might even consider this a WERQ.

  • AMartel

    Simply gorgeous!

  • Milos Mom

    Love the face, hair and jewels. But she is getting lost in that dress…. It is like a black hole and it would take a very specific person to rock it. Unfortunately, that person is not her.

  • Trickytrisha

    Soccer mom hair and makeup. Clunky clutch. Gorgeous dress, for someone else.

  • Pepper Collins

    Top half looks awesome except for her head. Bottom half looks like weird pants. Girl, you need some hairspray to chill that stuff out a bit.

  • bellai

    OMG. Here I was worried about MY wig last night in Chicago. Yikes.

  • GeoDiva

    I never gotten her appeal.

  • quiltrx

    When you’re going to a Tiffany event, it’s better if you look like you actually give a shit.
    That hair looks awful, the dress looks like a sack made from ring box covering, and the shoes are wrong.
    AND I’m sure Tiffanys was THRILLED that she covered up half of the necklace with the halter neck!

  • GillianHolroyd

    Consider the occasion: New York, Tiffany, Guggenheim. This is tasteful and appropriate. She’s aiming for socialite and succeeded nicely. Also she’s a boring person so the most dramatic gown in the world won’t help that.

  • demidaemon

    It’s pretty basic. The hair is horrid.

  • DesertDweller79

    I love the top half of the dress and the necklace. Don’t like anything from waist down, though I love how the model is working it. Right idea for the hair, but frizzy hair doesn’t go with Oscar de la Renta.

  • Skippy Devereaux

    Everytime I see her, all I see is her Abby Dalton mouth with the buck teeth. Sorry, that is all I ever notice about her in every photo.

  • She looks kind of sad. Her eyes have that lost look. I love JT, but I think there might be some truth to the rumors that there’s trouble in Timber-land.

  • Cindy Bartlett Zigler

    this is the best your stylists could come up with? a tired and scraggly looking updo, makeup that wouldn’t look good picking up the dry cleaning and a velvet dress in april?? it’s fucking TIFFANY’S girl!!

  • anotherkate

    I’m neither here nor there on the dress. I love the halter and hate the skirt, basically.
    BUT. Can I just say? If this woman released a workout DVD I would buy the shit out of it.