Kim Raver in Balenciaga at the “24: Live Another Day” UK Premiere

Posted on May 08, 2014

Kim-Raver-Balenciaga-24-Live-Another-Day-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Kim-Raver-Balenciaga-24-Live-Another-Day-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (2)Kim Raver attends the UK premiere of “24: Live Another Day” at Old Billingsgate Market in London in a Balenciaga white off-the-shoulder dress from the Spring 2014 collection paired with Balenciaga satin sandals.





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  • In_Stitches

    24: Malaria Attacks!

  • Karen Belgrad

    The definition of a scroll down fug. This should be in text books.

    (PS I liked the neckline. it was after the neckline that the audible gasp of horror was emitted.)

    • DTLAFamilies

      Me too! I was all, “She’s so prett– OH DEAR GOD!!!”

    • Lizzy

      I quite literally jumped back from my screen just a little. That… just… isn’t a good look. For anyone.

  • Honey you’re supposed to take the dress out of the dry cleaning bag.

    • Cynica

      My first thought, exactly.

      • SierraDelta

        My exact words!

  • lexilexi

    One of the worst of the year.

    • Glam Dixie

      If she had worn this on January 1st we still could have declared it one of the worst of the year.

  • Glam Dixie

    Holy crap, this is so bad. That is no one’s dress, Hollywood, please leave it on the hanger. Regarding 24, also bad. So very bad. Much like this dress.

    • MilaXX

      Them shoes!

      • Glam Dixie

        I have to look at them from the corner of my eye and try to see them peripherally because my brain cannot compute the full on horror that is those shoes.

        • Sarah

          Why the toe thong? WHY???

          • Glam Dixie

            Oh god stop! Let us not speak of it.

          • Carleenml

            it does give off a “be the edgy bride!” vibe in dyeable satin, doesn’t it?

          • demidaemon

            Oh man I just saw the shoes since I was distracted by the awfulness of the dress. Now my eyes are bleeding.

          • Toni

            Clearly, she completely forgot about getting a pedicure until the last minute, and needed heels that would not smudge the polish.

        • Imasewsure

          We need to create a Bitter Kitten eye shield we can peer through safely when this type of danger is lurking beyond the thumbnail.

          • Glam Dixie

            And a warning: Do not open without your eye shield!!

          • decormaven

            We need a round of free drinks after viewing this.

          • Judih1

            That is too funny!

      • I was so horrified by the dress that I hadn’t even noticed the shoes! They are seriously ugly.

    • Anna

      Daria doesn’t look too happy to wear it. Even a model can’t pull this off.

      • FibonacciSequins

        The poor thing looks like she’s trying to convey “Look away!” with her expression.

        • Anna

          Right? She’s being paid to wear it and she can’t even muster up the energy to try and sell it.

    • MilaXX

      Awww, I liked 24. I think the show did a good job of capturing what made it popular and updating itself.

      • Glam Dixie

        I hated it the first time around too, so……odds of me liking it in it’s reincarnated form were slim to none.

        • SierraDelta

          Do all husbands think they’re secretly Jack Bauer? I’m stuck watching it again this time around, and I’m not liking it any better than I did the original. Ugh, indeed!

          • Glam Dixie

            I read a book or magazine while it’s on if I have to be in the room. Seriously cannot stand it.

          • SierraDelta

            My adorable spouse can’t turn on the TV or work the remote for the DVR, so I’ve become proficient at reading in small chunks but surfacing as necessary to continue my reign as Tech Goddess/Commercial Zapper. (I also read through Unforgettable and The Mentalist.) He leaves the room whenever I suggest a PBS series — apparently the original Upstairs Downstairs scarred him for life. . .

      • kimmeister

        I have it in my DVR but haven’t had 2 free hours to sit down and watch. Maybe tomorrow!

      • Carleenml

        same here. I was dubious when it started but by the end of the second hour I was laughing — particularly when you know they’re in on the game now and have Jack scream DAMMIT just because they know you’re drinking.

      • Jacob Bowen

        I TOTALLY AGREE!!! I can’t believe he reviews that say it is “too similar” to the old show…why fix what isn’t broken?

  • MilaXX

    Girl no. None of this works.

  • Lori

    The dress is awful and then the shoes. My eyes are really angry with me for looking at this.

  • Kitten Mittons

    My questions are thus:
    1. Who?
    2. What…
    3. Why??
    4. Vodka Tonic, please?
    5. WHY????

    • Lucía Gavello

      Agreed, but you can hold the tonic.

  • lunchcoma

    She looks like the Villain of the Week from a Star Trek episode, and she didn’t even make an attempt at styling it. Terrible.

    • demidaemon

      Villains of the week would have better shoes.

  • Anna

    Why yes, an off-the-shoulder mosquito net is perfect if you want a little extra coverage for a white brocade mini-dress.

    Bonus: now I know the answer to what happens if a Clarks sandal mates with a bridesmaid’s shoe.

    • Imasewsure

      You are a genius… Clarks Bridemaids Collection is exactly right (and of course, exactly wrong!)

      • Anna

        The shape and the toe thong are SOO Clarks. Nothing against Clarks either, they just shouldn’t be cross-bred with a bridesmaid’s shoe.

    • Carleenml

      *clap clap clap* I posted too soon. I was thinking of edgy Davis bridal collection but you are RIGHT.

      • Anna

        A Clarks-Davids Bridal collaboration!

        • zenobar

          “Ms. Kim Raver
          Requests the honour of your presence
          at the Marriage of

          Hideous Cocktail Dress


          Terrifying Hybrid Shoes”

          • Anna

            And the mosquito net is actually the veil. Ah, I get it now…

    • demidaemon

      Yeah, that info is something I could have lived without.

      • Anna

        On one hand: I think we could ALL have done without laying eyes on these shoes. On the other hand: it’s been good fun bitching about them!

        • Judih1

          Some of the comments in this thread have been priceless (and too funny) so the dress was good for providing BK entertainment

  • Kent Roby

    This Balenciaga should be burned at the stake.

  • CB

    Those shoes hurt my soul. No comment on the dress.

    • FibonacciSequins

      I hadn’t even gotten to the shoes. You’re right, they’re dreadful.

    • kimmeister

      I think they offend even blind people. Thong + satin + reverse diagonal vamp = things that should never been combined, ever.

  • Denise Alden

    I think this is FMO, isn’t it?

    • Sarah

      FNOA: For No One Anywhere.

      • demidaemon

        Sarah’s right. These dresses in their multiple incarnations all need to die in a bonfire. Yesterday.

  • @Biting Panda

    Oh honey. No. Bless your heart. But still, no.

  • Imasewsure

    Why oh why would she think she could pull this sh&t off? You have to be Diane Kruger, Tilda, Cate or someone of that level to even just look “OUT” in something this stupid…

  • cmb123

    Wow. That is truly a bad bad bad dress. Yikes. Good thing she found some truly awful shoes to go with it.. Just no

    • kimmeister

      She just created the hideous runway look from head to toe.

  • FibonacciSequins

    Dry cleaner bag.

  • mjude

    this all needs to stop

  • JauntyJohn

    In that first shot she looks like the Kim Raver action figure – still in the packaging.

  • Jennifer Bober

    Wow. That’s just bad.

  • Imasewsure

    What I also love about this is the casual photocall hair and makeup paired with this haute couture fashion debacle!! She’s like my runway doppleganger (“um… ok you want me to put this on and then walk down that carpet full of photographers… um… ok”) and it has to stop

  • KinoEye

    Did she get tangled up in her shower curtain on the way out? Yikes.

  • Trickytrisha

    Poor thing. She gets a big moment to pop back in the spotlight and this? Good grief. The dress is all kinds of hideous, but we’ve seen it or its cousins (usually in black) many times, so I’m more or less immune to it. But, damn girl… those shoes make your toes look like some kind of deep sea creature oozing out from a rock.

  • Victoria Anzalone


  • Danielle

    Honey, what is this? What’s going on? What’s happening?

  • Capt. Renault


  • Alyssa

    No, just no. On top of why anyone needs a mesh screen over their dress, why does said mesh screen have a plus sign at the knees? And I can’t even with those shoes.

  • Kbear

    So, you only have a straight-edge ruler and you want to make a dress pattern……..

  • FancyPhilly

    What a stupid looking dress. Poor dear.

    • Rhonda Shore

      She didn’t HAVE to wear it, did she?

  • Sarah

    Look, I know it doesn’t matter, but is the mosquito net/dry cleaner bag portion….minty GREEN? Because, Holy Mother of God, that may just be even worse than I thought.

    • ceceliadid

      Kudos to you for examining it so closely. Brave kitten.

      • Imasewsure

        Sarah took one for the team

        • demidaemon

          She’s awesome like that.

          • Sarah

            Aww. You’re awesome for saying so 🙂

          • demidaemon

            Thanks. 🙂

    • kimmeister

      Maybe it’s been sprayed green insect repellent?

    • Imasewsure

      So it’s essentially the biggest dead fish scooper netting we’ve ever seen…. Petco Couture? At least it’s functional….

  • cleva1

    Ohhhhh Nooooooooooo!


  • Feral Fremen

    I 100% literally gagged when I saw those shoes. They are inexplicably vulgar.

  • Darcy H

    Fanciest lady at the gynecologist.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    If someone cut off that sheer stuff and added four or five inches to the bottom of the underdress there might be some hope for this. (With different shoes of course.)

  • Kristin

    Who is this and why is she wearing that thing?

  • ashtangajunkie

    You know, without looks like this, we’d just be Kittens. We need this dress to help us keep the Bitter.

  • AlexisPayne

    Am I the only one who sees this and thinks “mental ward couture”???
    Also, styled identical to the runway. NOPE.

  • DTLAFamilies

    She starred in my guilty pleasure, Lipstick Jungle, and got to roll around with Shirtless Kirby, so this hiddy dress is making my soul hurt.

  • dalgirl

    Hazmat suit provided by Balenciaga.

  • Qitkat

    Baby did a bad, bad thing.

  • LeelaST

    Jack’s back & so’s his girlfriend/fiancee, they’re removing the shrink wrap now.

  • Zeee

    There’s nothing about this that works. Can’t decide if the dress is uglier than the shoes or if the shoes are uglier than the dress. May need to take the afternoon off to ponder this conundrum.

  • random_poster

    She’s ready for shipping now.

  • Rhonda Shore

    fugly x 1000.

  • P M

    X-ray mannequin?

  • It was bad when Rooney Mara wore it, it is still bad. If Audreybot can’t carry off a weird white dress, it’s sheer (geddit) hubris to think you can.

  • BLauD


  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour


  • unbornfawn


  • Anna

    I feel like this a look that should just stay on the runway – no one in real life has any business wearing this.

  • DagnyReardon

    That dress should not live another day.

  • Denise Rambo

    I actually gasped when I saw the full-length photo – and not in a good way.

  • Carleenml

    Jack Bauer would shoot this.

    • Anna

      He should!

  • colleenjanel

    Did she lose a bet?????

  • MissFern

    beautiful face, terrible dress.

  • Monabel

    She knows it, too.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    Good thing she tried to go a bit modest around the knees….

  • nannypoo

    The firing squad pose is just right for this dress.

  • That dress looks like someone’s idea of a bad joke.

  • Wink

    Did the fashion houses order thousands of yards of that god-awful mesh this season? It’s as if they are competing to win “most unnecessary use of mesh.”

  • sienna elm

    I don’t want to have to clean my doily so I’ll just wear this dust cover overtop of it!

  • The outfit and her pose in photo 1 gives me a very cadaver feeling.

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    Girl You Are Not One Of Chloe Sevigny’s Alters.

  • connie238

    This is so OUT, it doesn’t even require discussion.

  • smh4748


  • DesertDweller79

    Wow. Why? Just….. why?

  • alyce1213

    The dress makes me angry and the shoes make me angrier.

  • JustSaying_IMFO

    Maybe if she looked more enthusiastic and didn’t slouch She is slouching, right? I can’t really tell.

    And those shoes make her feet look huge and flat.

  • Shelby

    oh sweet Jesus…

  • what not

    Nothing works about this dress. Nothing.

  • Scrolldown panic attack.

  • Trapped!

  • conniemd

    That ranks up there with the most ridiculous looking dresses I’ve ever seen. I can’t imagine any woman would look at herself in the mirror and think “I look great.

  • marlie

    GAWD that dress and those shoes are FUGLY.

  • Pterodactyl111

    Wow, that’s the ugliest outfit I’ve seen in quite some time.

  • Annistella

    omg. Are those shoes thongs/heels/mules?

  • Janet B

    This strikes me as funny. Poor girl.

  • JeanProuvaire

    This entire outfit constitutes an act of terrorism.

  • MrsDanvers

    she doesn’t like it any more than we do

  • KayEmWhy

    Looks better on the model it’s way to long and droopy on Kim.

  • Valdri8

    sorry, those are some bad, ugly dogs. I have the ugliest feet(actually foot, which is even weirder) ever, and I try to never subject anyone to that sad truth, let alone have them on display to the world. Also dumbest fucking dress ever.

  • Aidan B

    What the fuck??

  • demidaemon

    Sheer extra skirt again. So tired of this style.

  • Stupid. Just stupid.

  • kim bunchalastnames

    those may be the most horrendous pair of shoes i’ve ever seen.

  • somebody blonde

    I just don’t understand.

  • Dagney

    what the fuck is that

  • jesus she got super thin- where’d her face go?

  • Kelly


  • “What garment bag?”

  • Linda Leeson

    If they couldn’t make it look good on the model why will it look good on you? A rule that will never let you down.

  • ankali

    No. To pull this kind of thing off, you need to look like you put it on on purpose.

  • Gatto Nero

    That’s Balenciaga?? AND the shoes?!?

    • Kayceed

      “The good news – I got you a Balenciaga! The bad news – um, here it is…”

  • Kate

    oh mah word. And you can tell she’s not happy about the sitch. At. All.

  • ItAin’tMe

    Those shoes remind me of a pair in a Diane Arbus photo. Seriously. It’s a photo of a carnival performer in her dressing room. And those look like her shoes.

  • GeoDiva

    What the F?

  • Fuchsiaforever

    It’s like one of those crazy last season dresses you might find at Century 21 or Daffy’s (RIP) at super markdown.

  • Fuchsiaforever

    With all the beautiful and interesting dresses in the world, why would you go for this? Why why why???

  • livesarah

    Nope, no scroll-down anything. It’s ALL bad.

  • Kirstin McAulay

    Wow, you can now have your actresses laminated

  • Ridiculous!

  • MoHub

    Oh. God. No.

  • empath

    Her face/neck/collar bone area struck me as undernourished and overly angular, the origami box dress frames her as if to say “see how emaciated I am!”

  • crash1212

    If it doesn’t work on a model – and this doesn’t – it should never be tried in the wild. Especially by someone who wouldn’t know how to work a look if her life depended on it. Posing, not her strong suit. Also, those shoes? They should be burned. With fire. And the ashes should be crushed and buried 20 feet deep.

  • MaggieMae

    Whoa! Not ready for that scroll down! Her face and body language say “I was talked in to this outfit”, don’t you think?

  • Laura Livingston

    How can she not know she put on a lampshade?
    I like the shoes.

  • elemspbee

    what has she done to that dress? who is the fool who thought any mortal can wear this? and why would she put herself in a situation where she would go out in public without looking at a mirror?

  • KT


  • CNM

    Those shoes are the crap cherry on that tragedy of an outfit.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    Oh my heavens NO. NO. And she looks like she knows just how hiddy it is, too.

  • mickiemonkey

    Both she and her outfit are in an altered state of consciousness.

  • kfizz

    Girl, that is NOT your dress.

    • altissima

      So true. Pack it up and send it to Cate Blanchette

  • Now I know again why I hate her. I almost felt sorry for it but now I don’t.

  • Joey Melliza

    OMG she didn’t!