Zosia Mamet in Rebecca Minkoff at the “Farmland” NY Premiere

Posted on April 21, 2014

Oh, dear. If this isn’t an “Of course” moment, then we don’t know what is:

Zosia-Mamet-Farmland-Rebecca-Minkoff-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Zosia Mamet attends the premiere of “Farmland” during the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.

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Zosia-Mamet-Farmland-Rebecca-Minkoff-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (3)Rebecca Minkoff ‘Bleecker’ Midrise Skinny Jean

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Because this is as drearily expected and boring as any of Lea Michele’s “LOOK AT ME AND FIND ME HOT PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE TELL ME I’M HOT” mini-outfits.  It’s like a costume designer for a TV show got a brief:” She’s a privileged NYC indy actress at the Tribeca Film Festival. Run with that.” You couldn’t ask for a better getup than this to tell you who she is.

Not that we’re complimenting it. We’re all for dressing to reveal your true self (or alternately, to project an image of yourself you want to project), but that doesn’t excuse awkward or just plain ugly outfits. The pants are kind of cute, but she should have never paired them with shitty boots and a stretched-out sweater. And the shape of the jacket is terrible on her. Also: that hat needs to be burned and the earth beneath it salted so no things can grow there.





[Photo Credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images, rebeccaminkoff.com]

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  • Sam Smith

    The pants are lovely, and she probably could work a refined boho look, but this is not it.

    • random_poster

      I like the pants, too. Keep that and try again on everything else.

      • Sarah

        The pants are cute. I don’t like them with black, really, on her OR the model.

    • Rhonda Shore

      The pants feel light and summery and everything else reeks of heaviosity. And that hat…either she shouldn’t wear hats or that is the worst choice ever.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Refined boho would probably work well for Zosia Mamet-it ought to be in her wheelhouse.

    • jen_vasm

      Would it have killed her to pair the same pants with a better fitted, smaller shaped spring leather jacket, a sweater that fits and some less shittier boots or even lace up shoes? Clearly, she’s drawing from the model look, but decided to render it in a house of distorted fashion. Oy, she bugs!

    • AmeliaEve

      “Refined” being the key word here.

  • thecitysleeps

    I like this though in an indie way. It looks extremely comfortable. Ok, I like this without the hat and the boots. Love the jacket and pants. I have a soft spot for her I guess.

  • Zosia Mamet in Truman Capote’s “Girls”.

  • Ediths_Head

    “[T]he earth beneath it salted…” is exactly why I’ll love y’all forever. I know I’ve said that about other gems, I always mean it!

  • sienna elm

    I actually physically flinched when I scrolled down to the pants. Not that the pants are terrible (they are the only thing I really like here) but they were certainly unexpected with the rest of that mess. Do I need to be watching Girls to understand the clothes they wear in real life? ‘Cause I just don’t get it.

  • Anna

    I always wondered what the offspring of the sorting hat and Indiana Jones’s hat would look like.

    Kinda like the rings, but besides those, this is 100%. Pure. Fug.

    • kimmeister

      With a bit of witch’s hat thrown in the mix.

      • suburbanbohemian

        A hillbilly witch w/ cowperson sensibilities. Am I the only person who’s bothered by her eyebrows? Such a small grooming gesture on her part would work wonders. Another one who rarely shows confidence on the red carpet. I wouldn’t either if someone shoved me in this getup.

        • kimmeister

          I’ve commented on her eyebrows nearly every time she’s been featured, so I decided to give it a rest this time. So no, you’re not the only person!

    • The druzy ring is nice.

      • Anna

        It is mesmerizing. I keep going back to look at it, so I suppose that means I really like it instead of kinda like it!

        • Sarah

          I never watch the shopping channels but I was flipping past one while they had a drusy blowout or some nonsense and I stuck there for like 30 minutes until I was ashamed enough to switch it. Spaaarkkllllyyy

          • Anna

            That’s happened to me too! I was stuck home with the flu a couple of months ago and I blame it on my flu/medicated state, but some of that crap actually started to look good to me.

          • Sarah

            They are messing with your MIND girl! RESIST!

          • Anna

            Haha, yeah, fortunately when the fever lifted, so did the illusion (delusion?). Thank GOD it never came to me picking up the phone and placing an order!

          • Sarah

            I watch TV intoxicated often enough that I’m glad most of those channels seem to have an arcane sign-in process for buyers because if that crap was on a table on the street outside the convenience store being sold by a guy in a Rasta hat I’d totally throw down $10 for it.

          • KinoEye

            That’s how they get you. They wait for you to fall into a weakened, feverish state. Buried beneath a pile of Kleenex. Taking shots of Nyquil. Then, you flip channels in a stupor til you come across one of those channels.

            The remote mysteriously disappears. The hypnosis begins, conducted by an overly excitable woman and/or queen. Sparkles. Shiny. Suddenly it becomes easier to find the phone and your wallet, instead of the remote.

            One week later, you’re being asked to sign for a pile of boxes you have no memory of ordering. Inside are piles of those useless loose gem stones and turquoise bolo ties. It’s black magic, I tell you. Beware.

          • Kitten Mittons

            This is very true. My brother bought two sets of kitchen knives that way, and I reaped the benefits of the second set!

          • Anna

            Too funny! And yeah, that kinda happened to me when I first discovered online shopping and went on a little bit of a binge. And I was completely sober.

          • demidaemon

            This is why one of my favorite segments on The Soup is “Tales from Home Shopping.” These robots are hilarious to satirize and comment upon. But I would not expose myself to these shows any other way.

      • Danielle

        I have a great need for it.

    • suzq

      Not even Pharrell is happy about that hat.

  • @Biting Panda

    Well, sweetie, we’ve all been there. I mean, not *there* or in that hat, but you know.

  • dash1211

    I don’t understand why she bothers with wearing expensive designer duds. She should shop at Wal Mart and move on.

  • Capt. Renault

    Oh, Zosia, you didn’t need to bring a trail hat you can eat a meal out of — I’m sure they have plates there.

  • KinoEye

    I like the pants, but I think they may work best on a taller lady. They’re so busy that they run the risk of overwhelming the legs.

    When we burn the hat, we also need to get the one Johnny Depp wore a few weeks ago before he throws it under another train and wears it again. We’ll need a metric ton of salt, but it must be done.

    • @Biting Panda

      At the very least, a not taller lady should not cut them off by wearing boots. Legs, darling, elongate them.

    • Anna

      Could not agree more. I wonder/fear if they met up when they got these hats and they’re in cahoots: “OK, Johnny, you wore yours a couple of weeks ago so I’ll wear mine to the Farmland NY Premiere.”

    • Spicytomato1

      I thought that cuff detail on the model’s pants was actually the shoes. And I kinda liked the look. At least in comparison to Ms. Scuffy Boots’ choice.

  • Imasewsure

    Hey at least she took the hat before Reese saw it…. love the pants on the model….

  • marlie

    No. To all of it. Just… go away, Zosia, I’m begging you.

  • SouthernGirlRena

    I kind of wish the photographers would just refuse to take her picture. Just an eye roll and wave her on.

    • Kitten Mittons

      I think that’s why she looks so smug. She knows that aggressively ugly clothes will get her plenty of coverage. She is smirking at our fits of apoplexy.

      • decormaven

        Totally pranking us, that lil’ minx.

  • flamingoNW

    I’m sorry but those are not her pants… And to wear boots over them to shorten her legs even further? All sorts of no. Boots, jacket hat should be burned.

  • formerlyAnon

    Half the work needed here could have been done by removing the hat.

    • Qitkat

      I know, all it needs is a blade of grass between her teeth, to complete the ‘upscale hayseed’ look.

  • Lori

    The very least she could have done is polish those nasty old books to cover that fact that they’re scuffed. Speaking of which, how does an adult end up with both toes of her shoes that scuffed up? The last time my shoes looked like that I was about 9 and tended to drag my feet when I swung on the swings at the playground. I doubt that Zosia is doing anything that whimsical, so what happened?

    • boweryboy

      They’re distressed that way. I have a pair of boots and a pair of John Varvatos Converse with distressing.

      I kind of like the distressed look in shoes, but they need to be deployed with the right outfit and not look DIY which isn’t the case in Zosia’s regard.

      • Lori

        They’re deliberately distressed to look like she’s been dragging her feet on the swings? I understand distressed. It’s not generally my personal thing, but I get it. I don’t get deliberately distressing a thing in a why that you would never actually wear out the item.

        • boweryboy

          I hear what you’re saying.

          I’m a bit more forgiving with unrealistic distressing in shoes. Jeans are distressed like this as well, and usually I find myself scratching my head thinking: “What in the world could you possibly do to cause fading only on your upper thighs – both front and back?”

          • Kitten Mittons

            ……you don’t do your squats in your best pair of jeans?

          • demidaemon

            Well, they don’t exactly breathe well.

  • Those boots were purposely sandpapered, right?

    • Stella Zawistowski

      Yeah, I somehow don’t think this was simply “I didn’t notice that my shoes are scuffed to all hell.”

  • JauntyJohn

    Sweetie, no one cares. No one cares that you’re bored or over it, or that you are “defying” the entertainment marketing machine which so tarnishes your Art.

    If you’re not down with the cross-legged “Oops I gotta pee!” pose — and darling, who can blame you? That is Not. Your. Thing., and right-on sister for that — then perhaps you can try something a little more than standing there, shlump shouldered, with body language the likes of which we see more often in mug shots and TSA screenings (just before the bored agent reminds you to hold your arms out to the side) than in photo ops.

    I like the jacket (wrong fit on a slip of a gal like you is okay imho) and the pants are fun. Scuffed boots seem like one-affectation-too-far though, comfortable as they probably are.

    The hat… well, let’s hope it was something like a ransom demand being met, or an affectionate message to an infirm relative (“See grampa! I still have the hat you wore in the Community Theater Revival of “The Beverly Hillbillies” from that one summer!”). Because other than that it’s… well, TLo said it best.
    But it is nice to see you in some bright color dear.

    Sorry your success and its attendant attention seems to be such a burden to you.
    Chin up though! This too shall pass, eh?

    • Qitkat

      Unfortunately, we’re proving that someone cares, by posting about it 😉

  • boweryboy

    I actually kind of like it.

    Or it could be I’m overlooking it all because she has the beginnings of a smile which is a refreshing change from the I-simultaneously-sucked-on-a-lemon-and-smelled-something-bad expression she usually has on her face.

    • conniemd

      Her make-up looks better than usual, too. I kinda like the funkiness of the hat. The rest is a big no. She needs to refine her funky style in a way that looks like she is actually trying.

      • I don’t think there is any makeup here. Except perhaps mascara. 🙂

    • lizajane1776

      Me, too. Just a hint of a smile in the eyes.
      And the hat frames her face nicely for that.
      But those boots are horrid!

  • Mothra

    I love those pants. Everything else should be burned upon a fashion funeral pyre. And those boots should go twice.

  • hughman

    Worst. Rumspringa. Ever.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Is this where the “Annie Get Your Gun” auditions are being held?

  • schadenfreudelicious

    when pilgrims rebel….

  • tallgirl1204

    She could have taken the look straight from the model, head to toe, and still have been true to herself– and cute besides.

  • Evan

    I kind of love the jeans. I think they might go well with a top that has light blue in it.

  • Allison Harris

    Those boots look like she popped over for a quick chat, then she has to finish shoveling her driveway.

  • Anne At Large

    Excuse me, I need to go home and polish my shoes. All of them.

  • Judy_J

    Cute jeans. Everything else is just awful.

  • stubbornthoughts

    Desperately want to hold tweezers right now and pluck anything in sight.

  • Fuchsiaforever

    EVERYTHING IS AWFUL. Especially the un-filled eyebrows and the jeans, IMO. UGH!!!!

  • sagecreek

    Oh, look, it’s an Amish farmboy off on Rumspringa!

  • Dany

    Pippi Longstocking meets Johnny Depp. Je n’aime pas.

  • Kent Roby

    Nothing says “Farmland” like dressing like an Amish boy just back from a festive Rumspringer.

  • Janet B

    The jacket might be fab on her, if it were zipped and worn with more flattering pants.

  • demidaemon

    Well, she looks stumpy, do to the combination of boots and pants. The pants also seem to be giving her polterwang. In addition to those basic fit problems, the overall attitude of the outfit just irks me. Zosia, you were doing so well. What happened? Just bad all around.

  • Trickytrisha

    Depressing. Dumpy. Disrespectful.

  • MilaXX

    over her. Some days I wish she would just stay home..

  • andi56

    If this walking sartorial tragedy wasn’t the unfortunate-looking spawn of Lindsay Crouse and David Mamet, she’d probably be in some college town, writing bad, soulful poetry and whining about how it’s so hard to find someone who understands her.

  • Eric Stott

    The whole way she stands and the attitude she projects would sink any outfit. Also- if she isn’t wearing it that way for a part that hair does her no favors.

  • Anathema_Device

    I like the jeans, but not on her or with anything she is wearing. She looks intentionally silly, like at one of those little kid relay races where you have to run and put on all the clothing in a box and run back.

  • LeelaST

    Amish hipster. Look on the model is cute.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Also: that hat needs to be burned and the earth beneath it salted so no things can grow there. Yes. I’m still getting used to the idea of patterned jeans.

  • Jacob Bowen

    It’s just SAD.

  • marlie

    Holy crap, do they really need to YELL the movie description at us. Jeez.

  • LaSylphide

    Somebody DESIGNED that?

  • LadyVimes

    Bets on whether she took ten minutes to kick a pile of dust before slouching onto the red carpet to get the proper “Indy Worn” look? The dusty toes are just too exact.

  • poggi

    Maybe it’s just because their in close proximity and have similar facial expressions, but Diane Lane kind if loos like her mother.

  • Judih1

    Does she and Johnny Depp have the same stylist? Crazy hats, scuffed boots, oversize jackets and gaudy rings are their trademark “styles”

  • prisma

    Why does she always look miserable?

    • quiltrx

      And constipated.

  • strawberryshake

    Um no, there is nothing about this look that is flattering, fun or cute.

  • FibonacciSequins

    She looks like Linda Hunt here. I want to love that jacket but it looks wrong on her somehow. The only thing I like are her rings. Why do people wear hats like that?

  • AutumnInNY

    It’s all pretty awful together, but put some of these pieces with some other things are they might be workable. That hat tho, sure takes the cake.

  • ScarlettHarlot

    Wow, Arlo Guthrie is alive and well!

  • Fannie Wolston

    Ditch the lumpy sweater with the dickie for chrissakes, anything would be better than that, a halter, a plain white T or even a bejeweled bra. Love the jacket, it goes well with those boots…

  • holla

    why does she like to wear things that make her look frumpy? I understand the whole nothing-to-tight-or-revealing, but covering up does not have to be frumpy.

  • teensmom99

    Or maybe this is what she would look like if she weren’t famous but had access to expensive clothes. . . . Just a 20-something going to get the paper and coffee in whatever clothes she picked off the floor.

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    The pants work for her. That’s all I got.

  • MannahattaMamma

    She wants to be a grad student studying French theory at Yale in about 1988. It wasn’t a great look in 1988, either.

  • hillmad


  • cocohall

    Amish hipster.

  • Town

    Why she look like Blossom? (whoa)

  • Linderella

    My actual first thought was, “Speaking of farmland…”
    Back forty isn’t going to plow itself, Zosia.

  • Ann VerWiebe

    I spent two weeks at a film festival last month and my look was entirely t-shirt, cardigan, puffer vest and velveteen pants. So I have nowhere to talk. Plus I like both that jacket and those pants. And, Farmland is very good.

  • snarkykitten

    Did she cut her own hair with gardening shears?!
    I can’t with her or Lena Dunham. I’m going to sound like an ass, but I don’t care: It is your JOB to show up to these things looking like a million bucks. Don’t like it? Stop auditioning for Hollywood roles. Stop going to red carpet events.

  • Jennifer L.

    My first thought – hmm, I better go put on chapstick.

  • oohsparkley!

    This outfit is so bizarre. I just keep thinking she’s a scarecrow. I would love a red motojacket, but that one doesn’t fit!

  • I’m not sure less of an effort could have been made. Or perhaps she invested hours, hoping it would look care-free. Either way, it doesn’t work. She should keep the pants though and talk to Allison Williams…

  • suzq

    This is how I dressed in college before I realized how dowdy it made me look. Then again, I was buying things at the second hand store on a grad school budget. I did not have a team of stylists working for me at the time.

  • Morales Mike

    That jacket is a great color though.

  • Sunnykm

    Boho Farmer

  • Amel

    girl Johnny Depp