Chloë Moretz in Valentino at the 2014 Young Hollywood Awards

Posted on July 29, 2014

Sometimes, no matter how hard we try, we just can’t hate a dress we’re supposed to hate.

Chloe-Moretz-Valentino-2014-Young-Holywood-Awards-Tom-LOrenzo-Site-TLO (1)Chloë Grace Moretz at the 2014 Young Hollywood Awards n Los Angeles, California in a Valentino floral macramé dress paired with Christian Louboutin sandals.

Chloe-Moretz-Valentino-2014-Young-Holywood-Awards-Tom-LOrenzo-Site-TLO (2)Valentino Shanghai 2013 Collection

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We’ve been railing against the overuse of lace and applique for a good while now, but dammit, this dress is cute and chic. We love all the shades of red, which give it a sort of depth and richness it wouldn’t have had if it was all one color. And those reds really suit her own coloring, although strangely, the red of her lips seems like it’s a bit much. Not in love with the Paltrow-esque hair either. In fact all of her styling choices here tend to take a pretty and youthful dress and make it seem as serious as she can make it. Lighten up, honey. You’re a teenager in Valentino winning a mostly pointless award. Have some fun.




[Photo Credit: Getty Images, Valentino]

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  • MarissaLG

    You know how in the movie Dodgeball there’s that tough Russian lady who the other one falls in love with? Yeah, not so much a fan of this makeup on Chloe. Cute dress though.

    • smithjacob241

      This is serving up sassy Marsha Brady and I’m liking it.

    • ‘Becca’lise Deveaux

      Fran Stalinofskivitchdavitovichsky!

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  • snevhead

    The hair is tragic and her lipstick looks wonky, but damn if that dress doesn’t disabuse me of all MY previous notions about lace too!
    And how much better the shoes are on her than they were on Sarah Paulson yesterday….

    • Carly Clement

      I agree about the shoes!! That was one of my first thoughts seeing these photos (first was how cute the dress is and second was how can I can get my hands on it!)

    • Kitten Mittons

      Definitely agree. She’s pulling off those shoes, and I hated them yesterday on Sarah. What a cute dress. I’d kill for a sleek ponytail, though. Anything else but her current hairstyle.

      • Janet B

        A sleek ponytail would have been perfect.

    • Gatto Nero

      Her feet are younger and not yet maimed by tortuous shoes. Give her a couple decades.

  • Jeremy Thomas Porta

    She looks like some kind of vampire creature. Or like a hooker elf. I don’t know.

    • stellavision

      I’m going with vampire, because it looks like she has blood all over her lips.

  • deelup

    This is serving up sassy Marsha Brady and I’m liking it.

  • Anplica Fiore

    The only issue I have with this dress is the obvious bra line under the lace. Something more subtle would have been better here. Maybe a full lining?

  • joancarol

    Is she wearing a training bra?

  • Anna

    Can’t get past the hair and makeup, which are making her look like Brad Pitt in Interview With the Vampire.

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  • teensmom99

    This dress makes a case for paying thousands of dollars for a dress: the intricate work makes it so much better than it would sound on paper. Just as the uncles say, lace and appliqué sound horrible but the richness and detail of the conception and execution make this sing. And I’ve always hated Paltrow-esque hair so I won’t defend it now but this dress is so great that even with not great choices, it may be a personal best for Chloe.
    And since my screen name points to the fact that I am the mother of a teen, I just want to say that I wish you all luck in telling a teen that her style choices are too mature.

    • Kent Roby

      Plus, I would imagine that her thought here (or that of her stylists) is to go for a less-youthful “serious actress” look to give more gravity to the award.

      • teensmom99

        Good point, Kent–I guess as a serious actress (versus someone who started out Disney), it’s hard to figure out how to navigate the move from teen to adult.

    • Janet B

      Parents of teens are the most clueless people around. Ask me how I know 😉

      • cocohall

        Parenting teens make me feel like I am on some diabolical awareness walk – but there are no colorful t-shirts, no wristbands, no swag bags, no rest stops stocked with M&Ms and water bottles. There is just this vague sense of “I’ve been walking for a LONG time. How much further IS IT?” Which is why I start my mornings here at TLo International.

        • Janet B


        • Grumpy Girl

          I do have mornings where I am surprised I am smart enough to find the bookmark to open the site, based on the feedback received during carpool . . .

          • cocohall

            I am laughing with you Grumpy Girl. It is so true. Yet when there is a purchase to be made, somehow my wallet is supposed to be all-forgiving of previous abuse. I have resorted to threatening the arrival of Repo Mom. I figure if I paid for the phone, the shoes, the dress, the whatever, it belongs to ME. I let YOU use it at my discretion. Privileges can and will be revoked. So far that is netting me the attitude adjustment necessary to continue until they either leave home/free themselves from demonic possession. I have friends with older kids who say this phase ends and you get back the child you thought you were raising. The kind, appreciative person. Fingers crossed.

          • formerlyAnon

            My baby doll from oppositional hell (the one who was 37 in her own mind since about age 8) morphed somewhere between 17 and 20 into a truly darling child who APPRECIATES her mother and SEEKS OUT MY OPINION (sometimes) and who kindly condescends to view my (still heinous) foibles as mildly amusing.

            This took several years of sticking with her through a lot of crap, holding the parental line while trying to give her the benefit of the doubt, consistency with rewards & logical consequences, her observation of how arbitrary or disengaged friends’ parents could be, and the opportunity for her to get out of the house and go to college several states away (where she works to pay her own expenses over tuition and very basic housing, and manages to get good grades.) Also, I think, a fuck ton of dumb luck.

          • cocohall

            This is good news from the parenting front. I will hang in there and also pray for “a fuck ton of dumb luck” To be specific. :0)

          • formerlyAnon

            Yeah. I do think the dumb luck is crucial. (One of the shocks to her system is that now that I consider my kids basically raised, I swear – though less around them than with my friends. Apparently she didn’t think I knew those words. Heh. Wait till she finds out about the fan fiction.)

        • smayper

          BEST COMMENT EVER. “Diabolical Awareness Walk” is just a perfect descriptor.

    • demidaemon

      Agree on the personal best for Chloe. She usually picks terrible dresses and then screws up the styling. At least here she picked a good dress.

  • TrixieConQueso

    (As said in Robin Williams’s voice – regarding her attitude in the pics…) “You do FASHION, You Do Fashion, then you do ACTING, and Acting!

  • NMMagpie

    The dress is great; the ducklips have got to go.

  • imspinningaround

    STRONG brow game. Jealous.

  • MilaXX

    I watched a bit of this last night. She actually looked really cute in this. It didn’t read mature at all.

  • alyce1213

    The dress is nice. The head and feet, not really.

  • Are these shoes the new Nudist?

    I certainly hope not, as they seem to be torture devices, not shoes. :(((

  • This awards show was a MESS last night. I wasn’t aware Kelly Osbourne was still part of “Young Hollywood”.

    • ireneY

      Or Rita Ora. She looked long in the teeth compared to the rest of the nominees in her category — Shipka for one.

    • FrigidDiva

      Isn’t “Young Hollywood” redundant anyway?

    • Jackie4g

      Is she still in her twenties? I imagine 30 is the cut off. Not that I know, I would just think so. What, particularly, was a mess?

  • Janet B

    This dress is an example of why designers keep pushing lace dresses. They know it can make a beautiful dress, most just don’t know how to do it.

  • Judy_S

    She looks exactly like a teenager winning a mostly pointless award. In a red dress, with a little too much lipstick on.

  • Jennifer Schiller

    The hair and makeup are just a no. Like really no. She’s such a pretty person and that makeup is doing nothing for her. I do think the dress is fun for the event though, and styled better would really work for her.

    You just know Kiernan Shipka would WERQ this though, no question.

  • Gatto Nero

    The dress is killer on her. This transcends the typical lace-and-sheer nonsense we’ve been seeing everywhere.
    She’s wearing the same bunion-inducing sandals that Sarah Paulson wore in yesterday’s post. An edgier, younger shoe would have elevated the whole look further.

  • boweryboy

    Macrame and dress are two words that should never appear next to one another. She does look cute.

  • Sophie

    Not in love with the sleeves, but yes, I like the different shades of red in the lace. I also like the fact that the lace is big and shows recognisable shapes, instead of the very fine lace you usually get. Hate the hair, though.

    • kimmeister

      Yeah, the unlined sleeves look weird next to the lined dress.

  • MartyBellerMask

    Cute dress on her, but the head needed a rethink.

  • Freynika

    I hate those shoes. I’ve seen them at least twice in the past 24 hours and that stupid bow rides my last nerve.

  • Jackie4g

    This is one time I’d have supported a nude lip. The dress shape reminds me of the Swinging 60s Mod stuff. Overall, I like it!!

  • marlie

    I think she looks adorable! I like this dress way more than I thought I would at first.

  • GillianHolroyd

    I’d like to see this dress worked in different colorways.

  • Qitkat

    I dunno guys, the reds are pretty together, but the buttoned-up neck-choking collar and tightly cuffed sleeves seem wrong. It also feels like a dress that started life out as a tunic. I’d like to see the tunic.

  • LJCdoc

    It’s ok, Uncles. I’ll hate it on your behalf.

    • formerlyAnon

      Pretty much my reaction.

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  • Glam Dixie

    She needs a v neck to elongate her neck, she needs to stay away from high necklines. They are not her friend.

    • kimmeister

      I agree, although this one is not as bad as some that she’s had (plus, although her hair is down, it’s behind her back, so that helps).

  • ThaliaMenninger

    Love the dress. The colors are beautiful. Haaaate the hair and the shoes and the fact that once again, she has dressed poorly for her lack of neck.

  • MaggieMae

    Killah dress.

  • elirt

    Stop with the duck face!!

  • mdcoon127

    I hate it all – dress makeup and shoes. Should be a fall outfit

  • Shawn EH

    Still playing a vampire I see.

  • smayper

    When I saw the swim cap on the model I snorted inappropriately at my desk.

  • Sarrinsor

    Cute, but the coloring is more fall than end of July.

  • evave2

    The dress is cute but I think her make-up is too garish. Is it to stand out on stage (like her stylist knew the lights would pale her out and did this? because THIS is too much)?

  • demidaemon

    To be fair, this is probably the best she’s looked in a while. Hate the shoes, though.

  • Cecilia Lin

    Looks like she’s ready to join the Olsen’s family by the look of that second picture.

  • Kelly

    OMG, she’s wearing the same hideous shoes-with-bows that disfigured Sarah Paulson’s feet yesterday. True, they work a little better here, both in terms of the rest of the outfit and being more age-appropriate, but. . .bows. Ugh.

  • formerlyAnon

    That’s o.k. I will hate it for you . That dress is Marcia Brady trying to be sophisticated for an awards ceremony.

  • PinkyK

    Adorable! It’s goth-lite. I wish I could wear it!

  • Milos Mom

    lol…. She is making those cheekbones POP. Poor thing looks like she is about to pass out in the 3rd picture. Werq.

  • RutGot

    Love the dress. It’s cute and interesting and it looks great on her. I love her face in that last picture, she looks so young and thrilled.