Everyone Wants to Be… Heidi Klum in Alexander McQueen in New York City

Posted on June 25, 2014

With the premiere of season 13(!) of Project Runway less than a month away, Miss Heidi Klum would like to remind you that…

Heidi-Klum-GOTS-NYC-RMDPH-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Heidi Klum out and about in New York City in an Alexander McQueen matelassé stretch-knit mini dress paired with Giuseppe Zanotti ankle-strap sandals from the Spring 2014 Collection.

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Heidi-Klum-GOTS-NYC-RMDPH-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (3B)Giuseppe Zanotti Spring 2014 Snake-Embossed Leather Sandal

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… She’s still got it. Miss Klum further invites all and sundry to kindly suck it.

This is the essence of “Everyone Wants to Be Me” celebrity style. Even if no one on that block truly wants to be Heidi Klum, the lady is strutting down the street secure in the idea that deep down? They totally do.

But y’know? We love this for the breezy, simple confidence of the look. There’s a line separating “Be Me” and “desperate,” and like the definitions of art and pornography, it’s going to be situated in different places on the style scale, according to your own preferences. For us, there’s nothing here that screams “LOOK AT ME. I’M HOT, RIGHT?” Instead, it quietly says, “Yes. I know. I’m so hot.”






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  • RussellH88

    On a lesser mortal, this would have been too simple. But since it’s on Fuhrer Klum, it’s working.

    • smayper

      I do so love a classic sheath. Not boring if it’s perfect, and perfectly matched to the wearer!

    • TheDivineMissAnn

      And the shoes are killah…

  • Who knew that Heidi Klum wearing a red dress with snake-print heels could look classy and age-appropriate?

  • barbarienne

    I love when Heidi remembers the “legs or tits, not both” rule. She’s gorgeous, and it kills me when she seems to forget that.

    • GorgeousThings

      And its corollary – Short, Tight, Shiny? Pick 2.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Exactly. Heidi still has it, and this look is a good example of showing off those legs and letting them do the work.

  • SuzyQuzey

    Those shoes look so painful.

    • Gatto Nero

      I’m in awe of anyone who can stride gracefully in a heel that high.

      • KateShouldBeWorking

        Homegirl is a pro.

    • kimmeister

      They look like they’d be hard to walk in, and yet her toes don’t look like they’re doing the grip of death.

      • MoHub

        But her tootsies are hanging over the front ends of the soles.

        • kimmeister

          Apparently you have to buy them a size too small to avoid the grip of death.

        • conniemd

          That’s because the damn heel is so high. It’s simply the laws of gravity and friction. Your feet are going to slide down when placed at such an angle. Same thing happens to me when I walk down hill in my wedgie sandals. I wonder if it’s possible to make a shoe pad that causes some friction so the feet don’t slide down? Of course it’s worse, outdoors in summer when feet sweat the shoes get slicker.

          • kimmeister

            Yes, gravity, combined with nothing to contain the toes.

          • Gatto Nero

            There are shoe pads that adhere to the insole to prevent the feet from sliding forward in a high shoe.

          • MoHub

            How about not making shoes with heels over 2 inches high? I watched my mom go through multiple toe surgeries to repair the damage she did wearing stilettos in the ’50s. I swore i’d never do that to myself and have never worn a heel higher that 1.5 inches, with most of my shoes being flats. My feet are in great shape.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            One of my former co-workers had bunion surgery after years of wearing stylish but too high heels. 2 inches is a good height for shoes, and most mortals.

          • Sunnyhorse

            Or just don’t wear heels every day. I save the high ones for special occasions, and my feet have stayed healthy.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            True-being sensible about where and when one wears these types of shoes is always good.

          • barbarienne

            My mom and I used to argue about my failure to wear heels when I was young (in the 80s, when “heels” meant 3 inches, not 5). I would point out that I was 5’10” and didn’t need them.

            Fast-forward to the early 00s, and Mom getting multiple toe surgeries (which eventually included the removal of the last joint of one of her toes). I walked into the hospital room and said, “So I guess it would be mean for me to say ‘I told you so.'” And she said, “I’m glad I raised kids who ignore trends.”

          • MoHub

            Good for you!

          • Beardslee

            I was just talking to someone who knows about such things and she says that there is a trend of young women already showing up at doctors’ offices with problems related to wearing such sky high heels. Apparently, a high heel combined with the shape of a woman’s pelvis does terrible things to the knees. And the feet of course have their own problems.

          • MoHub

            Not good for the lower back, either.

          • MoHub

            Although it’s hard to tell from the angles of the shots, I don’t think I see any heel gap to indicate her feet slid forward, so maybe it’s partly gravity and partly a size too small.

    • CMCH

      Yes; it’s not just the heel height, but that they have zero padding or support in the footbed.

    • Brainy Breda Barbie

      I’m 47 and have worn stilettos pretty much every day for the last 20 years…save for four months after breaking my leg.

      My feet are still fine – no surgeries ever needed. Flats are what don’t work for me. LOL

  • Mona_Visa

    It *is* hot out there, thanks in part to Miss Klum. Yowza.

  • decormaven

    Working it, HTT.

    • Sarah

      Yeah, nice shades!

      • Gatto Nero

        I bet they’re by Kors.

        • Sarah

          They do look Korserrific.

  • MoHub

    Heidi still has to acknowledge the need to better support the girls.

    • Gatto Nero

      I see a bra line in some of the shots, but it appears to be the molded-cup, t-shirt variety.

      • lizajane1776

        The better to NOT see you with, my dear!

      • StelledelMare

        I was just thinking that too. She might just be wearing one of those silicone bras.

      • MoHub

        Yep. I definitely see a bra, but not a good enough one. Or maybe she just needs to shorten the straps a bit.

    • Janet B

      It’s a shame, but I don’t think anyone at VS knows how to really fit a bra to a human.

      • MoHub

        But Heidi can afford better than VS.

    • sparkle_burnout

      Often I would agree, however it’s working for me here, it emphasizes the insouciance of the look. A little ‘fuck-it’ can go a long way when selling a look, particularly if you’re a bit more mature. No use pretending they still start at her neck, you know?

  • Sarah

    Yes, it’s tight and short, but it is not TOO tight, and the shortness is countered by the high neck. She looks like a tall drink of zesty water, and those legs are from here to the SKY ffs. Go ahead with your supermodel self, Heidi.

    • Cousin_Rose

      Can’t see her belly button so it’s not too tight. I recently lost enough lbs to know how much work it takes for her to look that fit. Go Heide!

  • Drunken Housewife

    Perfect outfit for her! I usually dislike her taste, but this dress is so perfect for summer and showcases her giraffe thighs without being as tacky as Ms. Klum usually goes.

  • This is practically puritan for her (and it’s gorgeous).

  • kimmeister

    Lady’s been working those quads, DANG!

    And I do think she’s wearing a bra. They look too neatly contained width-wise for her not to be wearing one.

    • MoHub

      I’m sure she’s wearing a bra, but I don’t think it’s earning its pay. When someone that tall looks shortwaisted, it usually means the girls are riding low.

      • kimmeister

        She is shortwaisted though; her boobs look like they’re halfway between her shoulders and elbow to me.

        • Gatto Nero

          Yes. It’s those long legs that give her height.

  • FibonacciSequins

    Heidi at her best.

  • zenobar

    Look, I’m happy with my face, and I love my life. So I don’t necessarily want to be Heidi.

    I would not, however, object to having her physique. Jesus, what must it feel like to walk around with a body like that…?

    • Sarah

      I was thinking the same thing. I do not want to BE her (although her bank account would be nice). Then I look at her body and I can’t even really imagine having one like that. I mean, she’s about a foot taller than me, and I’m like a terrier to her greyhound. I wouldn’t know what to do with all those LIMBS.

      • Bridget Smith

        It is a LONG learning process, let me tell you. I still hit my head on stuff (or, more embarrassingly, assume that I’m going to and duck under things that are six inches above my head).

        • Sarah

          Heh, being short(ISH) doesn’t necessitate a learning curve, but it is amazing to think of the diversity of humanity in this particular way. Like, to look at a chart with the range of limb-lengths would be fascinating.

          • Bridget Smith

            I completely agree! It’s fascinating. Have you seen the site mybodygallery dot com? It’s a gallery of user-submitted photos that are categorized by height and weight (and more), so you can see the variety of human body types. It’s pretty fascinating to browse!

          • Sarah

            Cool thanks I’ll check it out!

        • AthenaJ

          I feel ya…I’m 5’8″ (tall-ish) but with long arms and size 11 feet. I am constantly stubbing my toes or banging my hands/wrists on stuff.

          • Alloy Jane

            Well, I’m 5’2″ with size 8.5 feet and I trip all over the place and crash into things without the luxury of gazelle legs. All I wanted when I was a kid was to be tall. Or a shark. Wish upon a star my ass.

          • Leah Elzinga

            aw, we’re size twinzies!

      • kimmeister

        However, I feel like it is MUCH more satisfying for our kitties to curl up on thick-thighed laps than on thigh-gap laps.

        • Sarah

          Cats are equal opportunity. They will lay where the love is! But I agree with you 🙂

        • Kitten Mittons

          I think there’s truth to this. As I went through my weight loss, I could practically chart my son’s wiggles increasing at nap/bed time. It was like he couldn’t get comfy in the same positions, or find his “butt groove” anymore.

          Not that I’m equating my son to a cat. But yeah, I totally am.

      • conniemd

        Yes, but it would be nice to be able to reach the top shelves in my kitchen or in libraries. The only good thing about being 5′ is that I fit in the back seat of any car without having my legs squished.

        • shirab

          Yep. I’m 5’2″ and plane travel is a breeze, even in economy class. On the flip side, there are shelves in my linen closet that I have never seen up close.

        • Sarah

          I’m just not-short enough to usually be able to get what I want, and to get my legs squished in planes & backseats. Anything else I can’t reach? That’s what men are for.

          • Leah Elzinga

            or stools.

  • Betsy

    I love her and I’m afraid to say otherwise because I believe she would clock me with that shoe.

  • She’s wearing a bra, you can barely see it.

    • Carleenml

      I’m reminded of a library patron — teeny, teeny, tiny older woman with not so teeny boobs who had apparently never worn a bra and she would come in with them sitting on her stomach and I just wouldn’t know where to put my eyes the entire time she was there. Heidi needs to pick ’em up a little so I won’t think about her anymore.

      • Oh lord that is the WORST. I think Heidi is wearing a minimizer here or something because you can see the outline in the second photo but they are super squished. Nobody wants boobs squished in June. Yuck.

  • marlie

    I love it. I don’t even mind (or really notice) the lack of a bra. I don’t know what she’s doing to be “out and about,” but unless she’s walking from the door to the car, I think it’s utterly hilarious that anyone would wear those shoes to walk more than a block.

    • BlairBear

      I am pretty sure she is wearing a bra ? I think I can see cup outlines unless it’s built into the dress

      • Yeah, we can see it now, but it’s a surprisingly poorly fitted one, for a former Victoria’s Secret model.

        • MoHub

          What you guys said. It might just be a matter of shortening the straps, but in the photos, her boobs are practically touching her waist.

  • rubigirl

    Yes, yes, she looks Fabulous. The important question of the day: Will TLo be recapping season 13???? It will make the difference between watching and not watching for me. (maybe. I always say, “that’s it! I’m done!” but I really only missed the team season. I COULD NOT DEAL that season)

    • FibonacciSequins

      They are. They put up a post yesterday introducing the contestants.

      • Carleenml

        I haven’t watched in years…maybe enough time has passed that I forgot why I started hating it and will try it again.

  • Jessica Freeman

    Killing it.

  • susan6

    BAM. Well done. Great color on her.
    (I also note that she appears to be getting the “Seal” part of her arm tattoo removed. It is a lengthy process, involving repeated treatments with lasers IIRC, and the tat will gradually dissolve/fade away. Take home message: when it comes to tats, stick to “Mom” or the names of your kids.)

    • MilaXX

      It appears Melanie Griffin is learning the same lesson.

  • Frank_821

    She does look excellent. No matter what the state that PR has fallen i still love Heidi (and Nina and Kors)

    that said I had a new bit of admiration for her. I was watching America;s Got Talent and this guy put huge tarantulas all over him. Everyone else freaked out except Heidi. She stayed in her seat perfectly calm and even handled 1 of the critters. She kept saying “what’s the matter? they’re just spiders”

    • AthenaJ

      Same here, she can play the whole girly/flirty game but I think her personality is generally practical and non-fussy… must be the German 🙂

  • Mothra

    Where’s her purse?

    • LJCdoc

      Heh. I was just pondering how the ladystars get around if they don’t have the contractually provided designer bag. Where do they put their phone? Their keys? Their money? Off camera handler, i suppose.

      • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

        That’s what minions are for.

  • Shalhevet

    I looked over the pictures several times, and I’m pretty sure she IS wearing a bra. If not a push up/padded one. Source: bra wearing gall.

  • Denise Rambo

    It’s simple and chic except for the fact that the shoes should be a size larger … her big toe is hanging off the front.

  • MaggieMae

    My first thought? I am a supermodel. Love her in easy uncomplicated clothes.

  • Danielle

    Gal’s still got It. Lesser mortals need not apply.

  • melanie0866

    She does look good. But it’s clearly a staged shoot, because 1) no one wears sandals on the street in NYC, unless they like filthy feet, and 2) she’s not holding so much as a housekey, and she has no pockets. Shopping? She’d at least need a credit card and a lipstick.

  • MilaXX

    I don’t know what happened but Heidi seems to be dressing more like a grown up these days. She looks just as if not more sexy. More importantly I am reminded why she was a successful model. She looks fabulous here.

  • Belvane

    Okay, but … where is she going? Is she just taking a victory lap? Because any “out and about” activity would seem to require a purse of some sort. Or is there a flunky nearby with her bag so it doesn’t throw off that supermodel stride?

    • suzq

      I just like how she strategically avoided the sidewalk grate!

  • lunchcoma

    Part of the “Be Me” versus “desperate” is also context. When Heidi Klum wants to sex it up, she goes much barer and flashier than this. For her, a red dress that shows off her legs isn’t pushing anything except beauty and style.

  • mjude

    I like the look

  • Missy

    This woman has had FOUR children. I kinda have to bow down–even if a lot of that comes down to superior genetics.

    • snarkykitten

      and a personal trainer, and a genetic aversion to sugar & fats

      • Missy

        AND working out and eating right is part of her job, so… yeah. It’s true.

    • Introspective

      one had me looking a right mess. so yes. bowing the fuck down in praise. my girl is KILLING it right now.

    • Sam Smith

      Yes, she looks fantastic. I would love to know what her arm routine is, I imagine it is extensive.

  • Tracy_Flick

    I feel like it’s a size too small, and the high neckline makes her bust look like it’s located halfway between sternum and pelvis. Also her shades are douchey and her hair is brassy. And her toes are hanging over the end of her shoes. In other words, I love her but I hate this look.

  • sweetlilvoice

    Damn, lady is looking good! She looks great (and younger) when things are a little looser than her standard looks.

  • AthenaJ

    Heidi can still strut like it’s 1998 and she’s got angel wings strapped to her back. I’m jealous and impressed!

  • MissusBee

    The right dress on the right gal. She looks sexy and breezy-confident. Go season 13!

  • Sofia

    that third shot of her stepping onto the curb is KILLA. i was not entirely sold on this look until i saw that shot. and the last shot with her hair flying is also KILLA. i’ll be damned if she doesn’t command respect with her basdass self.

  • Alloy Jane

    Nice outfit but that hair is terrible. Totally fried.

  • BLauDGaspode

    I like her more and more as time goes by… I’m really looking forward to her outfits on PR. Sometimes I’m just awed at the terrible things she wears in TV, but sometimes she just shuts it down.

  • Kent Roby

    This is the sexiest I’ve seen her for quite some time, so much better than when she shows too much skin.

  • Gettin’ her Farrah Fawcett on.

  • frannyprof

    She’s the best celebrity streetwalker thus far. Suck it, Tay and Liv.

  • crash1212

    Cute dress. I admire her ability to walk in those shoes. Models really aren’t like the rest of us.

  • Heidi u r the “Winner for this challenge”….. You can leave the runway!

    • Tee

      And she has immunity for her next outfit too!

  • Lilithcat

    That’s not Heidi Klum. This woman is classy and elegant. Who is she, really?

    • Glammie

      Now, now, the skirt is very short for a woman around 40–that makes it Heidi on her visit to a nun.

  • Mikki Anderson

    She looks amazing; it’s nice NOT to see her boobs for once.

  • Flooolia

    Fourth one down has instantly become my favourite shot of her, ever. Dat grin.

  • msdamselfly

    Those shoes are insanely impractical for walking around NYC

    • Glammie

      I doubt Heidi’s doing much walking in them–limo to curb to building.

  • She kinda looks like Michael Kors. Shades… Orangeness…

    • Wink

      Her orangeness is my only quibble. She could dial it back just a little.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour


  • Annmarie Kane

    Wow! Due to her usual tired hooker style I forgot how gorgeous and classy she can look.

  • Shawn EH

    It’s the snake-skin shoes. Nothing says predator like snake-skin.

    • Glammie

      I once had a pair of python sandals–way marked down at Needless Mark-up–probably because someone realized python’s illegal to sell in California (some law from around the 40s.) Anyway, real python kind of sparkles. They were a fairly demure set of sandals, but I’d get tons of comments about my “magic” shoes. Wore them ’til the scales started flaking off.

  • Funkykatt

    Hey the shoes are on sale. Still cannot afford them.

  • AlisonS

    I feel like if it were shorter or metallic or strapless is would be pushing the limits of the former. But she seriously looks hot. Tourists she passed are like “Oh my god the beautiful people do own the streets of New York.”

  • nannypoo

    She’d be hotter if her boobs weren’t creeping down to her waist.

    • SophieCollier

      That is all I can see too. I don’t know if its an illusion caused by the bodice or if Homegirl needs a support bra, but the boobs on her lower ribs is not a flattering silhouette.

  • Judih1

    Love the look. But who struts down the street in heels that high? And where is her purse?

  • LadyVimes

    She’s a supermodel, dammit, and you’d best remember that.

  • unbornfawn

    She looks great. I do wish she’d wear a good bra a little more often.

  • Call me Bee

    She must have minions carrying her purse and what not. Yeah she looks good. And a bit desperate. Sorry– crabby tonight….

  • Heather

    So she’s walking around in NYC. Where are her keys? Where’s her wallet? Her umbrella?

  • kategs

    except for the hair that’s not hot it’s stale fried.

  • Fuchsiaforever

    How can she walk in those stilletos in NYC?!?! Her chauffeur must be stading by, right?

  • It’s still Heidi-short but somehow not tacky.

  • altermyego

    She looks fucking amazing! It helps that with a dress so form fitting that she doesn’t have titscrepancy.
    But where’s her purse?

  • JynxTheCat

    Those legs are a run on sentence punctuated perfectly with those shoes, period!