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Posted on April 15, 2014
Ruth Wilson attends the 2014 Laurence Olivier Awards at the Royal Opera House in London in an Erdem dress from the Spring 2014 collection paired with Charlotte Olympia ‘Sandrine’ sandals.
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Girl, that is SO not your dress. I don’t think that’s *anyone’s* dress. Add to that the fly-away hair, and the bland makeup, and this is a world of NO.
So very true. And the smirking expression says loud and clear, “I think I look like an asshat in this, but my stylist says its great, so,..”
Can we also burn feathers on the bottom of dresses along with lace?
Just burn all of it. Go home, start over. Yikes.
The dress does provide a good synopsis of all bad things in fashion right now.
It’s a visual effigy just waiting for a lighter to send all the fashion sins of the last decade back to the dark abyss they came from.
agreed! everything is horrible about this look.
I’m taking this as a personal insult because I LOVE HER so much, but that is a bunch of nonsense schmatta made out of a black bathrug and my mamaw’s old mourning hankies, with a pair of giant drawers visible underneath.
I do love the toenail color, though.
Excellent work finding SOMETHING to praise. She’s so brilliant, but nothing about this look backs that fact up.
you said it!
Now that you’ve pointed out all the unconventional materials this dress is made of, I kinda love it (but only for a very specific occasion, like the funeral for a friend-of-a-friend’s pet parakeet).
Girl that is so not your smirk. She needs some mirror practice, I can smell the smugness through my monitor.
Those are some truly terrifying eyebrows.
Those things may give me nightmares tonight! Yikes!
right? they even surpass the dress in terms of awfulness.Some regrowing and radical reshaping is in order.
I think she has fabulous eyebrows. Intense, but fabulous.
I fear they might attack me, The Birds style.
Yep, it’s a bitch what a Botox’ed forehead does to the eyebrows.
What the actual fuck?
Nominated for a BAFTA for “Jane Error”
Snappity snap snap snap! I loved her in Jane Eyre, and thought she was too smart to wear something that looks like a grab bag of things that do not go together.
I am so sick of sheers.
Serial Mom II
Now THIS is perfect for Coachella.
With stank boots and a stupid hat… and drugs… lots and lots of drugs
Yes, Vanessa Hudgens specifically would don this monstrosity.
She’s never boring, I’ll give her that.
I’m so confused right now.
I love her because of her role as crazy Alice, but this dress is all kinds of wrong starting with the dress part being too big and ending with he granny panties underneath. Also I’m sorry but she needs to smile. She has natural duck lips and not smiling makes her look ridiculous.
Alice deserves better! I agree about the lips, I actually think the same thing about Scarlett Johanssen and Jolene Blalock.
How anyone, starting in the designer’s workroom, could think that dress is a good idea just baffles me. “I’m concerned.”
And well you should be. This design is so over thought it is pain inducing. While the sheer tunic with the ruched tulle border, (I don’t think that is feathers, gang) is potentially striking and elegant, the needlessly complex, focus pulling under dress, and granny panties, take it more than just a bridge too far,; its more like a 12 lane interstate too far.
She’s getting ready to lay an egg.
In “Saving Mr. Banks” she put me in mind of a young Charlotte Rampling and I loved her. In “Luther” she scared the pants off me, and I lost a bet that it was the same actress from “Saving Mr. B.”
On this RC I am back to fear – she looks like she could go off at any moment, and all that would be left is a little pile of black feathers floating to the ground.
Kind of like the Chicken Lady from Kids In The Hall?
See her amazing performance in Jane Eyre and get turned around again. She is incredibly talented but a nutbag when it comes to fashion.
So she’s Katie Kaboom in the flesh?
Is the earring on loan from FTD or Goodyear?
This is laughably bad. And the shoes do not flatter the feet.
I think the shoes might be messing with her circulation or something – her skin actually looks yellow in the openings above her big toes. Weird!
I live for her eyebrows, but this dress is type awful. And I’d love the earring/ear cuff, except she wore her hair down, so the effect is rather spoiled.
Sweet Jesus. No.
Pretty sure the only women who could pull this off are size nothing with no real curves to speak of. Not even my hetero senses tingle looking at this. Seriously not right for her.
The model on the runway isn’t even pulling this off. It’s awful.
Hells no. Put that goddang pot scrubber hem in a wood chipper, line the top, and then GIVE HER SOME PANTS. Then I could MAYBE get on board, but as it is, I am hating it so much it’s pissing me off.
The bodice (lined) has potential as a top, maybe. The rest of it is frightening.
You crack me up, Sarah.
Especially when thinking some people may only know you as a serious librarian (I’m assuming).
Nobody knows me as a serious anything
I’m surprised you could find it in yourself to edit this monstrosity. A+ work here!
Who is Ruth Wilson?
She’s British, but she was in The Lone Ranger & Saving Mr. Banks, among several English TV projects.
She is likely best know for her role on Luther with Idris Elba, she plays Alice, and she is bat shit crazy in the best possible ways…
She played my favorite Jane Eyre ever in a BBC miniseries, which was how I first encountered her. Maggie Smith’s son Toby Stephens plays Rochester.
Did she accept a dare?
Not a good Ida to wear a dress in public that could be lingerie and impossible to tell the back from the front!
Oh good LORD no.
That’s got to be a worst of the year contender right there – hideous!!
GIRL THOSE EYEBROWS ARE AWFUL. FIRE YOUR MAKEUP GAY. AND YOUR BOTOX GAY.
Is she going to lay an egg?
The dress is ruined by that thing in the back. The transition from short to long is too harsh. If it were a much more subtle transition (or removed altogether) and if she had it lined (no to grannies panties, just no) I would like it. And it looks like she put no effort in on the hair and make-up front.
Oh yeah, hate the shoes.
Her eyebrows and smile are very “Jack Nicholson as The Joker.” (Yeah… the only way this dress could be worse would be if she had gone commando.)
She looks batshit crazy (dress AND head).
Oh, mon Dieu, NO.
To wear this hideous dress well, one has to be as shapeless as the dress. Miss Ruthie is not shapeless, at all. In fact, I detect a va-va-voom figure beneath that sheer shift of death. Bring it out into the light…with form-fitting opaque fabrics, if you don’t mind.
Oh dear, as if there weren’t enough already going on we also get white lining and visible panties. The train needs to go.
I can’t find two things on this dress that I like on their own, but everything together is a nightmare. And it looks like her ears are trying to shank me.
Don’t know who she is, but that is some fierce eyebrow game. It’s like her eyebrows are speaking to you, subliminally.
Those drawers look particularly bad from the back.
oh god panties
Way too much dress for her. Possibly too much dress for anyone.
Any attention is good attention?
She looks like an ostrich. And not, of course, in a good way.
Definitely not a good ostrich.
This is kind of nutty, but it would work better if I was seeing less panties.
Oy. This would be so much better if the whole undergarment thing wasn’t so obvious. Not that it would be good, just that it wouldn’t be horrendous.
That is one weirdass dress.
Yikes! Sweetie, we love you and want you to succeed. Back away from the sheer crow pelt.
The angle of the last shot makes it look like her legs have been cut off at the knees. Unfortunately, the dress is still there.
Omg! Did her dressing room not have a mirror!? This dress is horrible on the model too.
I don’t know who she is, but she has attractive legs and feet, IMO. The dress is awful.
A tail, her dress has a long enough to be stepped on, fuzzy tail.
What a good idea.
First thing out of my mouth was, “Oh, nooooooooooo.”
those shoes look painful.
That’s some crazy hair and a crazy dress. I think she needs to dial it back about 1000%.
I love her face. Her eyebrows are amazing. The dress is just weird and unflattering.
This dress is just a shame. I actually really like it above the bellybutton…then everything goes horribly, horribly wrong.
This only halfway works on the model…and that halfway is only because she’s straight up-and-down and the overdress sort of floats around her. It wasn’t mean for anyone with any actual curves or angles.
This dress is a disaster.
Such a strange, awful dress for Erdem, who generally designs in the clean, simple and sophisticated daytime wear aesthetic. I can’t imagine why she picked it.
really the only thing to say is “what.the.fuck?” I think the uncles might consider that as an entirely new heading, for when “girl that’s not your dress” is simply insufficient. And who the hell is Ruth Wilson and what is that thing crawling along her ear?
And this is why you go to the dermatologist for botox.
Um, NO. There is nowhere where looking like a sloppy peacock attending a funeral is okay.
I hate mullet hems. They should just die already.
Alice would never.
Let’s ban frozen foreheads please. Hideous mullet dress and with grannies panties.
God, usually Erdem is so much better than this. What gives?
It’s a doily-slash-duster!!