Lily Allen in Fendi at Chanel Beauty VIP launch

Posted on May 02, 2014

This might be the opposite of coat porn. In fact, if we’re going to apply a genre to outerwear, we’d have to say this is pretty close to Coat Horror:


Lily-Allen-Chanel-Event-Fendi-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Lily Allen attends Chanel Beauty VIP launch in London, England in a Chanel dress paired with a Fendi coat.

Lily-Allen-Chanel-Event-Fendi-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (2)Fendi Fall 2013 Collection

Lily-Allen-Chanel-Event-Fendi-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (5)

Lily-Allen-Chanel-Event-Fendi-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (4)


It kinda works for Lily in an over-the-top, gives-no-fucks, diva-walking-the-streets-of-London kind of way. Just so long as you don’t picture her being slowly enveloped by some horrible spineless creature from the bottom of the ocean. Because once you see that, kittens, it can’t be unseen.

Look at all the people staring at her as she walks by. To a person, they’re all shouting “Won’t someone help that poor woman?!?”



[Photo Credit: FameFlynetUK/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES]

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  • @Biting Panda

    Because what she really needed was a purse with a puff ball on it too.

    • Glam Dixie

      That’s the fetal version of the coat, she carries it around with her so mama coat doesn’t get upset and eat her.

      • formerlyAnon

        There are not enough likes/upvotes!

  • Scimommy

    Great. Now I’ll have nightmares and show up at your shindig tomorrow with circles under my eyes. You better follow this monstrosity with pictures of Benedict Cumberbatch or something.

  • crash1212

    Pro tip: Worst time to wear a hair coat is in the rain. In other news: her head looks great and I wish we could see the dress.

    • TonyGo

      I hate it when my coat has a Bad Hair Day.

    • Kayceed

      Do we think it smells when wet?

  • Sarah

    So, it’s crazy but she looks really good in that spiny sea slug coat. Better than the model, anyway, who is totally serving me Hellraiser Muppet.

    • @Biting Panda

      Hellraiser Muppet? I heart you, so hard.

    • Jacob Bowen

      ….I kinda LOVE the jacket buttoned up because Mon/Tues/Wed. we were doing a caterpillar study in Pre-Kindergarten, and it TOTALLY looks like it would have been their favorite caterpillar.

      • marlie

        The fact that it looks like a caterpillar is exactly why it skeeves me out. πŸ˜›

      • Sarah

        Caterpillars are an awesome project for Pre-K! Cool.

        • Constant Reader

          And this is just one of the reasons why i could never tach Pre-K. ::shudders::

          • Sarah

            Funny. I’m detecting a dislike for caterpillars amongst these comments. I like fuzzy caterpillars, though. And so many colors! I love the little black & brown woolly bears we get around where I live.

          • Constant Reader

            Yes, and I have no rational explanation for it. Don’t get me wrong — I have a live-and-let-live policy with them (as I do with most creatures). I just prefer — as I do with some members of my family — not to have to interact with them directly.

          • Sarah

            Some of ’em do sting, so I wouldn’t touch if you aren’t sure (I don’t touch ’em either.) I just like to see them fuzzing around.

          • SugarSnap108

            I like caterpillars. But now I know they terrify me when large enough to engulf a human torso.

          • demidaemon

            You should then avoid most role playing videogames, as monster caterpillars are a likely enemy type. That like to try to eat you, among other things.

          • CPK1

            I love caterpillars too. But not in coat form.

          • MRC210

            Caterpillars are adorable. But this coat is a HUGE MONSTER caterpillar.

          • Qitkat

            I miss those little guys, seems as if we saw them back east much more than here in the west. My kids were fascinated with them.

        • MilaXX

          An easy month worth of lessons

          • Jacob Bowen

            Oh definitely especially when you get the caterpillars, watch them turn into butterflies, and then get to release them. My mom did that the last 15 years of her teaching career and it was always a HUGE hit (along with raising eggs into chicks).

      • Vanessa Reyes

        I was thinking the same thing…fuzzy caterpillar. A Gypsy Moth to be more specific.

      • formerlyAnon

        You have pretty much summed up the awesome side of teaching.

      • Lisalady161

        Hah! My first thought was ‘Caterpilar Coat’! RUN!

    • mjude


    • greymain

      re Hellraiser muppet…..have you discussed this idea with Henson productions???? LOVE it!

      • Sarah

        Heh no but it would make a pretty funny challenge on that Creature Shop show, wouldn’t it?

  • Wendi126

    Oy. And when she takes the coat off its Emerald City. Dress, ring, nails…I’m so confused.

  • Samantha Klein

    Her face looks fab, though, right? I really love her, so she gets a pass this time.

    • Tanya Wade

      I feel the love,too, and think if anyone can rock this coat, it’s Lils.

  • Lori

    Looking at the runaway version I wouldn’t have thought this was possible, but it looks worse open. Also, is her skirt plastic? I can’t quite wrap my head around what’s going on there.

  • marlie

    That monstrosity looks like one of those creepy furry caterpillars. DO. NOT. LIKE.

  • sienna elm

    I actually kind of like it…would like it more if I hadn’t seen the runway version. Probably not the smartest thing to wear when it’s raining though.

  • Anna

    Scary. This manages to both look like a dead gorilla/yeti AND some kind of hairy insect.

  • The human centipede!! Ack, I’m going to have nightmares about this one.

  • Glam Dixie

    Coat birth control. She’s being eaten by a millipede, won’t someone help?

  • At least it gave all the people standing outside the Apple store something to look at.

  • LilyVanessi

    They have a bug in the South called a spider centipede and it resembles this coat, but it’s prettier.

  • dustinrhodes

    Vagina Coat.

    • smayper

      Correction: Vagina Dentata Coat

  • In_Stitches

    Look, I’ll never ding a regular person for not matching their coat to their look, but a star? This coat is either a) diva fabulous or b) Gaga weirdness. Her under-clothes are old lady goes to church (and in a clashing color, to boot). It just doesn’t work. The coat on it’s own, I actually love. Sure it’s not chic, but it’s fun.

  • Stella Zawistowski

    Centipedes have feathers?

    • demidaemon

      Some do sort of look like they do. Unfortunately, at my house, we are having a bit of a centipede invasion, so I have firsthand knowledge of this.

  • clatie

    and I bet if it gets wet, it smells.

  • MilaXX

    The model looks like a caterpillar, Lily just looks a mess. She’s also slowly climbing onto my irrational hate list.

    • ashtangajunkie

      Ooh, may I be nosy and ask why? I don’t know anything about her, other than that ‘Smile’ song from a few years ago so I’m curious!

      • MilaXX

        I don’t know. It’s just the more I see her interviews, the more she bugs. She comes across less as witty and sarcastic and more just plain bitchy.

        • ashtangajunkie

          It was a red carpet interview that I happened to catch a few years ago that made me hate Julia Roberts. I think she was trying to be witty but just came across as a horrible bitch.

    • Introspective

      agree. her whole miley-light using black women gyrating in her video to make a “countercultural” “feminist” point shot her to a new high on my irrational hate list.

      • MilaXX

        YES that was part of it.

  • KayEmWhy

    When a Caterpillar and Chubacka mate.

  • Ginger

    It looks like something from a GWAR video.

    • MilaXX

      points for using a GWAT reference.

  • teensmom99

    Yup, she almost makes this disaster work. Almost.

  • Julie

    Furry centipede coat. Love that no fucks were given when donning this thing.

  • Jessica Freeman

    It really does look like something straight out of a horror movie.

    • Donna Luder

      Reminds me of 1950-something B-movie “The Creeping Terror”. (Check out MST3K’s riff on youtube for a giggle.) In one scene the actress carefully wriggles her way INto the Creeping Terror’s mouth area, waving her arms and “struggling”, until there’s nothing left but 5 seconds of muffled screaming and kicking legs. Looks like Miss Allen hasn’t finished her Creeping Terror death scene yet because I can still see her feet.

  • formerlyAnon

    It’s not coat porn in the traditional, “I’d wear that incessantly because I’d look and feel so damn amazing in it” coat porn.

    But I have to confess, dear god, I LOVE this coat. If, you know, I were frequently followed about by photographers. S/he who wears this coat is someone who is so cool, they do not register on the standard Coolness Scale. I don’t think ‘diva’ really covers it.

    • Qitkat

      You have inspired me to look at this differently πŸ™‚

      • formerlyAnon

        Don’t try too hard. My taste has a track history of being questionable. πŸ˜‰

        • Qitkat

          I’ve pretty well proved that true of mine too (yesterday’s Jessica Biel convo) πŸ˜‰

  • KinoEye

    Did the good people at Fendi spend several days skinning sea urchins to make that coat? Egads.

  • SugarSnap108

    And yet not one bystander dares to be the one to offer assistance. There’s an important sociological/civic lesson here.

  • Gatto Nero

    Buttoned up on the model, with the mohawk, it works as a piece of wearable art (sort of). It has definition and form. It needs that kind of discipline of presentation.
    On the street, this is a much harder look to pull off — especially looking so haphazard and with the green outfit peeking out.

  • nannypoo

    I killed one of these in my kitchen yesterday. Rainy weather brings them out.

    • Sarah

      I killed a spider cricket in my kitchen yesterday. I HATE those. My cats were all just staring at it like “WTF is that?” and I told them they’re not doing their jobs if I had to kill the damned thing.

      • formerlyAnon

        I imagine they replied “Au contraire! Our jobs, which are to bend humans to our will without arousing suspicions of the impending Quiet Institution of World Domination, are coming along nicely. Oh – you missed that bit over there.”

      • boweryboy

        I had to google spider cricket. Good lord!

        • Sarah

          They are so awful. I don’t think they an actually DO anything to you, but they’re totally freaky and they can and will JUMP on anything, including you. Yikes.

          • KinoEye

            Ahhh! I think we’ve got those out here, too. Ick. My previous cat eventually got bored of killing bugs after we moved out here, but the 70 pound dog is always happy to assist. I get infestations of small black beetles every spring, and one night, one of them approached the cat. As soon as it touched his tail, he jumped up and ran away. The dog dealt with it promptly.

            More recently, a HUGE spider was crawling near my shoes. I was frantically waving at the new kitten, trying to get her to kill it. She just went on playing with her yarn. The dog, on the other hand, looked at it — “what, this thing?” — before stomping on it and dragging it across the floor with his paw. There’s a reason he’s the man in my life.

          • Sarah

            Excellent dog! I used to have a cat that was all about killing spider crickets. My parents’ house gets them in the fall, and he would systematically eat their bodies and leave the legs around so you’d know he got them. Good boy! My outdoor cat might have taken care of it, but she was in the yard when I saw this guy and I figured I’d better kill him before I thought to let her in.

      • dash1211

        I call them neanderthal crickets. They’re so gross….

  • DTLAFamilies

    I kind of love this on her. She’s so pretty and she has exactly the right attitude to pull it off. It would be a disaster on almost anyone else.

  • Daisy Walker

    Queen of the Tribbles

  • mdcoon127

    it looks like she is enveloped in a large furry caterpillar…especially on the model

  • OffToSeeHim

    On the model it’s just horrifying – she looks like a giant centipede is crawling up her torso!

  • LipstickForPigs

    It’s like she skinned a giant millipede and draped it over herself.

  • decormaven

    I covet the emerald ring. She can keep the coat.

  • boweryboy

    Who at Fendi thought this coat was a good idea?

  • Fannie Wolston

    fox, mink, otter, and rabbit?

    It’ll be a huge moment when a designer can work skins of nutria, norway rat or burmese python into beauty.

    I would have preferred to see synthetic skins on that poisonous fendi beast

  • Danielle

    This coat is the porn you stumble across on Reddit, very very late at night while clicking around for obscure memes to use on forums.

  • Imasewsure

    Cruella furry spider realness….

  • ItAin’tMe

    I’m sure I have no right to comment in this blog, because I love that coat and if it was mine I’d wear it everyday.

  • Qitkat

    This coat might just inspire the next disaster film on SyFy.

  • Vicki

    Ohhh, I was indadvertedly outside this Chanel store yesterday. Saw there was something set up but got bored waiting for someone to turn up. Could have seen this in person – what a treat!

  • ellatheingenue


  • Miss wks

    somebody give that coat a biskie….

  • Claire

    According to some pictures on Instagram she carpooled with Karl Lagerfeld on the way there, and I think we can all agree that had to be an awesome/terrifying car ride.

  • frannyprof

    Forget about coat porn. This is “man holding an umbrella” porn. I live in L.A., where it is a bajillion degrees out and we are in the middle of a drought. I crave rain, almost as much as I crave a personal umbrella attendant.

    • malarson2

      Come to Oregon! It’s a myth that it rains here as much as Seattle, but we have enough to keep it green and pretty and for snuggling and ambiance.

  • lunchcoma

    How many muppets died for that ugly coat?

  • YoungSally

    furry lobster

    And yet that sounds dirty

  • holla

    how Lily is wearing it don’t bother me as much, but the way the model wears it looks like a centipede and that just made me throw up a little. and now I am getting the creepy crawlies on my skin. I can’t unsee the thing. I need some B Cum or Hiddles, stat!

  • Perigee

    I hate furry millipedes. That is all.

  • GillianHolroyd

    When Fendi loaned her the coat, they probably didn’t intend for her to wear it in the POURING RAIN.

  • malarson2

    It’s truly awful and yet she looks so pretty.

  • lobsterlen

    How many poisonous hairy catipillars died to make that coat.?
    Don’t touch it or you will get a rash!

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    The catwalk shot makes me think of the Hookah-Smoking-Caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland.

  • mmebam

    I mean, I wasn’t exactly wondering what happens when a Muppet and a centipede have a baby. But, the more you know…

  • FibonacciSequins

    Looks like she skinned a Muppet.

    • demidaemon

      Make that many muppets.

  • snarkykitten

    Who is she? Why does she have the same name as my paternal grandmother?

  • 25or6to4

    The Human Woolly Worm.

  • dash1211

    From which Star Trek episode did she steal this coat?


  • Milos Mom

    Love it. It looks like she is carrying 4 different animals with how she is holding her arms

  • icm

    Cruella called she wants her coat back.

  • cocohall

    The first picture made me flash to Jo Anne Worley from Laugh In. Why, who knows? It also looks vaguely like something Phyllis Diller would have worn. Was she going for a tribute to female comedy icons from the 60s and 70s? If so, I applaud her. Otherwise, I’m in WTF territory.

    • sagecreek

      I completely agree! You know, if I were old enough to know who either of those women are. Which I am not πŸ™‚

      • cocohall

        Of course you aren’t! Nor am I. πŸ˜‰ We are blessed with access to the archives of all the funny ladies. It’s a super power.

  • sagecreek

    I think it might could have worked if it had been styled correctly, which for one thing, means NO PINK PURSE (wtf?) and not those shoes.

    But on the whole, no, just a miss.

  • demidaemon


  • Nooooo. On the runway it looks like one of those furry spiny caterpillars – I can’t figure out a way to style it without imagining an eldritch horror. NOOOO.

    • Mousentrude

      I would so wear an eldritch horror. I love this coat (as long as it’s fake fur) – would definitely wear it with huge amounts of amusement at horrified passers-by.

  • BlairBear

    Thank you designers for not making attractive insanely overpriced clothing that would incite envy . I am so glad you incite laughter and even the occasional dollop of pity

  • sk8tfan

    She slew the prehistoric creature in an epic battle soon to be televised on the Syfy channel, right after Sharknado 3 and wears its skin to show her might.

  • LadyVimes

    The model looks like she’s being eaten by a caterpillar.

  • joything

    I’ve seen prettier closeups of caterpillars.

  • Wearing fur is tragic! Please rot in HELL!

  • Esz

    Its like a giant fluffy poisonous caterpillar

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  • Clash D

    Weird. It’s like a combo of old Wookie hair and caterpillars.

  • Mr. J.

    Crazy about that coat….reminds me of Keith Richards, ca. 1966, was it?