Anne Heche in Bibhu Mohapatra at the NBC Universal Summer Press Tour 2014

Posted on July 15, 2014

Anne-Heche-Bibhu-Mohapatra-Chelsea-Paris-NBC-Universal-Summer-Press-Tour-2014-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Anne-Heche-Bibhu-Mohapatra-Chelsea-Paris-NBC-Universal-Summer-Press-Tour-2014-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (2)Anne Heche attends the NBC Universal Summer Press Tour 2014 in Beverly Hills, California in a Bibhu Mohapatra dress from the Spring 2014 collection paired with Chelsea Paris ‘Yemi’ sandals and Ippolita and Eva Fehren jewelry.






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  • RussellH88

    She ate and is now in the process of shitting out Betty Draper.

    • Qitkat

      Snnork! I really want to see the actual dress Betty will be wearing.

    • bringbackbeatles

      Lol! Couldn’t stop myself from laughing when I read this!

    • JynxTheCat

      *snort* omg

  • Capt. Renault

    What a sad sack. And the dress is, too. Hey-O!

    • bringbackbeatles

      I can’t help but love people who say Hey-O!

  • Danielle

    Talk about a name I haven’t heard in a while.

  • Noah

    She’s still alive?

  • Wonder how long she’s been friends with the bride.

  • teensmom99

    From the front, I was thinking: “Boy a lot of celebs are wearing the kind of boring, suburban mom clothes me and my size 14 body are forced into these days.”

    • Constant Reader

      I was thinking along the same lines: cute summer work dress. Would be cuter with jewelry.
      Edited to add: and hemmed at the knee. This was before I saw the back.

      • MoHub

        Would be better if the bodice fit right as well.

    • FuhUgh

      From the front, I was thinking, “When did she become a missionary?” Then I saw the back and was all, “Yep, she’s still schizophrenic.”

  • All business in the front, Betty Draper in the back. I really don’t like that color blue. I don’t hate the shoes. They look like trojan helmuts.

  • MilaXX

    Hate the dress, hate the shoe. She’s on my irrational hate list. DONE

    • Qitkat

      That is one hideous shoe, doesn’t go with the frankendress at all, but then again, what would? [purely rhetorical question]

  • Qitkat

    I love color but this is one that ought to be banned from the galaxy. Its main use is for baby shower gifts when the sex is unrevealed.

    • @Biting Panda

      In 1994, my best friend selected a dress eerily similar to this (minus the contrasting fabric) as my Maid of Honor dress. I love her dearly, and I’m a proud sister wife still, but I’ve yet to forgive her fully.

      • Qitkat

        If you reversed the colors in the print and muted it down 80 degrees, that was my maid of honor dress in a similar style as this. I feels ya pain.

    • kimmeister

      Yellow also works for that.

      • alyce1213

        I always try for pale grey or navy.

    • Sarah

      It does look good with her eyes? Maybe? I don’t know why I’m defending it. It’s hiddy, really.

  • @Biting Panda

    I love reversible throw pillows. Not enough to fashion them into an ill fitting frock, but still, they do keep my living room cozy.

  • sienna elm

    Frump-a-delic!! Especially in that 3/4 shot.

    The shoes are kind of fun…

  • lynnlee

    That is an awful dress in which nobody would look good.

  • FibonacciSequins

    So frumpy and confusing. The color is great on her, and her hair and makeup are working.

  • Erica

    The front looks like one of the few most unfortunate dresses I made in high school when my mom made a short attempt to help me learn how to sew. She then acknowledged that most people look better in outfits made by other people.

  • spirit52

    Ill-fitting and full. However, I love the back!

  • MissusBee

    Behold! The 360 degree scroll-round fug. A new era in surprise wtfery is born.

    Also, she looks identical to Joanne Frogatt. How is that possible?

    • kimmeister

      Or maybe just 180 degrees. 🙂 But I totally agree that everything in the back is an unpleasant surprise. ESPECIALLY those stupid shoes.

  • mixedupfiles

    This reminds me of a blue swimsuit my sister sewed for me when I was like 5. She somehow made it 2 sizes too small, so she just split the side seams and inserted a couple inches of patterned fabric. It turned out pretty cute, after all that, but this dress just makes me think someone ran out of fabric.

  • Thomas

    Business in the front, party in the back.

  • bogill

    even the runway model looks like she’s headed upstairs to do the floors in this awful thing

  • Anapestic

    I suppose that color works with her complexion, but it’s such a sad color. Like what they’d paint on the interior walls of an asylum. To drum up business.

    • conniemd

      Believe it or not a slightly lighter version of that paint is used on the walls of state mental hospitals. I called it toothpaste green, the institutional color of choice.

      • kerryev

        Same green favored by a lot of government agencies for a couple decades. We called it “B.I.A. green” and there was also “B.I.A. brown.”

      • Anapestic

        I believe!

  • RussellH88

    She should let Celestia make her fashion choices.

  • suzq

    All the expensive fabric is tacked on to the back of the dress because the designer couldn’t afford to make an entire outfit out of it and hit the price point. Yet, neither you nor I could afford that price point anyway. What a waste of good fabric. The dress is too long to be a sheath from the front and still be attractive.

  • Mrs. C

    I am no fan of her, or that dress, but she seems to be aging at the same speed as Gillian Anderson. Why????

  • Constant Reader

    That dress has a split personality.

  • Kent Roby

    Considering her own admission of having a second personality (Celestia) after she was found wandering around looking for a spaceship, wearing 2 separate dresses joined together might not be the best look for her.

    • Anna

      Perhaps the dress is Anne in the front, Celestia in the back.

    • DuBey2

      What?? Was it like a “Walter White” episode or something?

      • Kent Roby

        It was all over the tabloids sometime after breaking up with Ellen; she was found by police wandering around in a dazed state, said she was looking for a spaceship to pick her up, she later said (in a book?) that she has a second personality.

        • DuBey2

          Thank you! Now I remember. Even if she doesn’t. Sounds like a Walter White (Breaking Bad) moment for sure.

  • SewingSiren

    One or the other , make up your mind.

  • Anna

    Fabric looks like it was purchased at an estate sale in 1972. But it is seasonally-appropriate, I’ll give her that.

  • Mothra

    That doesn’t even look good on the model.

  • Fanny_Trollope

    It’s like a reverse apron. A thing needed by no one.

  • conniemd

    Anne Heche is on my irrational dislike list since the remake of “Psycho.” I swear that when she was killed in the shower I was so relieved I didn’t have to listen to her “poor little me” whiny voice or see her insipid face for the rest of the move.

    • KinoEye

      Instead, we got Vince Vaughn… eating everything for an hour and a half. CONSTANTLY eating. But it was so, so worth it to see him as Mother in the end. Price of admission right there.

  • decormaven

    Hon, you can look over your shoulder all day long, but it won’t make the fabric tail go away. Or those shoes. Off topic: I find it interesting that NBC has taken on these two actresses for upcoming projects. Have either worked with NBC before?

    • Imasewsure

      Wait! Katherine Heigl announced that Katherine Heigl is not difficult to work with!

      • decormaven

        “Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead!”

  • evave2

    Should not have been lengthened.

    • Gatto Nero

      The model is taller.

      • evave2

        Now that surprises me. I thought that because the designer wants people to see their dress on a celebrity that some minimal changes were made to accommodate that person. If they just gave out the dress that had been originally made for a six foot model to a 5’3″ woman all the proportions would be off and would defeat the purpose. That is a strange business decision. Thanks for noting that because I did not see it myself (I thought the celebrity wearing the dress had some input).

        • Gatto Nero

          It would make sense, wouldn’t it, that dresses would be altered to fit the celebrities wearing them. And in some cases they are. But we see so many cases on this site where dresses (and shoes, for that matter) are ill-fitting and intended for a much taller person or someone of different proportions. Stylists are partly to blame, but you’d think that the celebs would object, and that the designers themselves would want their pieces to be shown to best advantage.

  • alyce1213

    Caped shoes? Or would we call that a heel peplum?

    • formerlyAnon

      I think we can safely call it unattractive and leave it at that.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    I do like that color on her, but that dress is doing nothing for her figure. Is she wearing a bra????, because she needs one for sure.

  • Gatto Nero

    This is so shapeless that even the last-ditch design effort in the back can’t redeem it. The length is awkward, too.

  • what not

    How odd: I think both she and the model need to go down a size. How often does that happen?

  • Imasewsure

    That hair style works on Lucy Liu and no one else over 40

  • jeneria

    That dress looked like terry cloth at first. It was very confusing.

  • Richard

    The print on the back is so beautiful! Why is it just on the back? It makes her look like she’s shitting sunflowers! I’m kind of angry. What a waste of a great print. That green makes me think of hospitals for some reason? It’s kind of nice, but kind of depressing. Actually, the whole fit on this thing is depressing. Those shoes are awful.

  • ALL…HIDEOUS! Is “FIT” out or something? That flap in front… I thought she was pregnant….

  • KT

    What? No!!

  • littlevase

    She looks amazing for 45. I actually love the dress but it needs to be tighter. Something I don’t say very often.

  • Tanya Wade

    Sometimes there’s only one thing to say: Damn, them’s some fugly shoes, girl.

  • AndieJay

    This is one jawdroppingly ugly dress. It looks like she threw on a hospital-green bedgown over her real dress, which is now peeking out in back.

  • cocohall

    When your name is synonymous with “bat-shit crazy,” you might want to give confusing little numbers like this a pass. The jokes just write themselves.

    • demidaemon

      Really, did no one on her team think of these connotations? Or do they all exist in her head as well? (Sorry, I just couldn’t help myself.

  • marlie

    The print in the back of the dress is very pretty, but why have such an eye-catching print and waste it on the back where no one can see it? From the front, this dress is pretty shapeless and boring.

  • demidaemon

    She’s back! And wearing a modified 50s housedress, with added dumpiness.

  • HoHum. Nothing works here.

  • Dreamwr8tr

    I’m just going to have to live in classic shifts forever, aren’t I? Anne Heche is neither short nor fat and this dress manages to make her look stout and short from a three quarter angle! It’s the perfect dress if for some reason she walked out of a car backward to give tours backwards while walking the red carpet. I dread seeing this trend trickle down to department stores.

  • MandyM

    It’s a reverse apron. Out! Oh, we weren’t voting this time, were we?

  • quiltrx

    My brain: “But this doesn’t look like a Bibhu M…OH. Ugh, never mind. Where has Anne been?”

  • crash1212

    That’s not anybody’s dress. And those shoes are fug and her feet don’t look pretty in them. This is not fun and she should go home and try again. Her head’s pretty though.

  • formerlyAnon

    I think the pleated back panel is a great idea, the execution and, indeed, the rest of the dress is a concerted effort to ensure no one will try that again. (ETA: what is the point of being a mere slip of a thing if one is to wear clunky, over-sized looking garments? One might as well have said “yes” to the All the carbs.)

  • livesarah

    Saw Anne Heche: That’s a horrible dress.

    Saw on model: Horrible dress status confirmed. There’s a good idea in there somewhere, but that dress turned into a whole lot of NO.

  • CatLady

    Would have been much prettier if the skirt was made completely from that sunflower print fabric and the top matched the blue-green bits in the print.

  • JynxTheCat

    She looks better now than ever.

  • Judih1

    Still crazy after all these years. Fried hair, heinous shoes, frankendress.

  • joything

    She has her apron on backwards.

  • Innuendo

    The back of that dress is a lot more interesting than the front.

  • Laura Livingston

    Flowered, pleated butt cape is no one’s friend.

  • Sam Smith

    Her face is amazingly youthful without looking Botoxed to death. Not sure what her trick is, but damn. The rest is horrendous.

    • jonnyf8

      Pact with devil.