Glenn Close at the “Guardians of the Galaxy” LA Premiere

Posted on July 22, 2014

Did all the actors in this movie get together and say “Hey, let’s all show up at the premiere with killer faces, but weird, ugly or boring outfits, okay? Okay!”

Because the face looks fantastic, but everything else…



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No, Glenn. We’re here to tell you that you don’t have to go the Dorothy Zbornak route and you should slap anyone who suggests otherwise.

The pants and shoes are pretty nice, actually. It’s that horrible coat that has to be burned; partially because the lace sleeves offend our delicate eyes, but also because the fit and cut are not her best friends at the moment. How about a tailored white jacket with a lace cami underneath, dear? How about you lose the structured, rigid collars and relax things a little bit around that face, which deserves a better pedestal than that?

What we’re trying to say here is give a bonus to your makeup guy and have a stern talk with your stylist.




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  • RussellH88

    I’m getting a very distinct Fat, Bloated Elvis by way of Dorothy Zbornak vibe from this.

  • Erica Woods Tucker

    She looks like she raided Prince’s closet during the Purple Rain tour.

    • sienna elm

      and bleached it

    • MartyBellerMask

      Exactly! I was about to say, dye that purple and send it to Prince!!

      • Betsy

        It would be tea length on Prince.

    • Tuneful54

      Doves are crying.

      • portlandmermaid

        So is Steven Seagal.

    • quiltrx

      Bwahaha I never read comments before posting my own…and I see (with a bit of relief) that I am not the only one who saw this.

  • What a fabulous doctor’s uniform.

    • lilibetp

      As long as you don’t need to do things like CPR or wrestle with patients or comfort people who’ve just lost loved ones. It would work just fine for catching up on your patient charts…

  • @Biting Panda

    Glenn Close is The Guardian of Heaven’s Gates.

  • kmk05

    Mother of the bride. A cheap, Vegas-styled, mother of the bride. Who is also getting married.

    WHY ARE YOU SO SHINY, GLENN? WHAT WOULD CRUELLA SAY? (I feel very strongly about this.)

  • gayle

    She certainly likes to be covered up on the red carpet. Her face does look lovely and she seems very pleased so I am just going to say she is Glenn Close and she can do what she likes.

    • MM4321

      Amen – she can do what she likes for sure . . . I just wish what she liked was something WE liked! GC is way better than that outfit.

  • Freynika

    Sgt. Pepper’s mom is luminous on her wedding day!

    • MoHub

      Exactly where my beady little brain went! But I give her credit for owning her crow’s feet.

      • Constant Reader

        Me too!

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        I love seeing Glenn owning her face as it is-she looks pretty damn good! I would have loved to see her in a slightly more fitted jacket/coat here,too.

        • Rhonda Shore

          Agree with all the Uncles’ comments. Love the shoes and the pants are kinda cool, with the buttons lending it a bit of a maritime vibe. The lace sleeves and fit, on the other hand…

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            The fit of the pants and the detail on the lower leg are really great. The lace sleeves skew more matronly, and I think Glenn’s way cooler than that.

          • Rhonda Shore

            They do but the cut of the jacket is even worse than the sleeves…just not flattering.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            The jacket is a definite fashion mistake, no doubt about it.

  • ashtangajunkie

    She’s looking all kinds of fabulous, but that coat is criminal.

  • Anna

    It looks like they sent over the rejects from the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. cast to the Guardians of the Galaxy cast.

    And I think even Dorothy Zbornak would be offended by this, this is more like designer cult leader wear.

  • Kate Andrews

    I really like her in white, but the jacket is bad.

    • MoHub

      The cut of the jacket makes her hips look a mile wide.

  • hughman

    As my MeMaw would say, “She’s quite a HANDSOME woman.”

    • Wendi126


    • Paige

      I had a Memaw, too. (Are you from east TX?) If I say that now, in Washington, people look at me like I’m a little bit crazy.

      • hughman

        I am not but I am from the South (originally Virginia then Florida). We also called my great-grandmother “Big Mama”.

        • Paige

          My only living great-grandma was already “Granny” by the time I came along, but there were many Big Mamas in my life. And Big Ted, Little Ted, Big Gene, Little Gene, etc. I kind of miss it. (Not enough to go back, mind you.)

  • Carrie

    She came from outer space!

  • Sarah

    Those sleeves are the WORST. Damn my eyes.

  • TrixieConQueso

    Would like to make snarky Lab Coat joke, but am in fear for my pet bunny’s life. #SheWillNOTBeIgnored

  • SewingSiren

    Mega shoulder pad with transparent sleeve. EXTERMINATE. EXTERMINATE.EXTERMINATE.

    • another_laura

      I see you’re getting warmed up for Peter Capaldi! 🙂

  • Kitten Mittons

    If the jacket were shorter and had actual sleeves, I’d be loving the whole thing. Those pants are pretty fab.

  • JLou

    Maybe it’s just me . . . but I think the bright-and-shiny white is washing her out. Some color, especially a nice jewel-tone, in the jacket (shortened as suggested by so many of the Bitter Kittens) or in a cami underneath an open white jacket would brighten her immensely.

  • teensmom99

    Yes, the pants are great.

  • Constant Reader

    She’s beautiful and she’s GLENN CLOSE facryinoutloud — she deserves better than this Mother of the Groom At A Military Wedding getup.

  • sarcasmfont

    As I was looking at this scrolling down, I thought the same thing – pants, shoes, and hair/make-up look great, but oy, that jacket thing!

  • Noah

    Well, now I’m starting to think about a Golden Girls movie with Glenn Close as Dorothy.

    And Jessica Lange as Blanche. Obviously.

  • Guest

    So she borrowed Ellen Degeneres’ wedding suit for the premiere?

    • kimmeister

      Took the words right out of my mouth. Except Ellen’s would have fit impeccably.

      • MissusBee

        Ellen would not wear lace sleeves. She loves us too much.

  • mjude

    dammit, & she looks so pleased.

  • AnguaVonUberwald

    I…kind of like it? I mean, I wish the sleeves were different, but I think she looks pretty sharp. Those pants are killer.

  • evave2

    I agree, I love the pants and shoes, it’s the jacket that is just wrong. But I can’t see a top that would work. But I love the pants.

  • giddypony

    I think the coat looks very “Space Alien General”.

  • Total Time warp “The 69 year old Ellen Degeneres get’s hitched for 8th time to actress, PUT A NAME HERE, who is 46 years her junior “.

  • Kbear

    Gotta love a jacket that highlights your crotch.

  • marlie

    I hate the jacket, but I could get on board with the pants and shoes. Glenn’s hair and makeup look great, But that jacket…

  • Imasewsure

    “Give a bonus to your makeup guy and have a stern talk with your stylist.” EXACTLY

  • Wink

    This is what Suze Orman would wear to her commitment ceremony.

  • KateShouldBeWorking

    She and Robin Wright need to play relatives mom-daughter.

  • lilibetp

    Yeah, that jacket didn’t deserve to be made, let alone worn in public.

  • formerlyAnon

    The problem is the cut of the coat and very possibly the stiff, shiny fabric.

  • Gatto Nero

    My thoughts exactly. The pants and shoes would look great pared with a simple top and tailored jacket.
    She’s so lovely, and she went all matronly fug here.

  • EveEve

    Glenn Close and Diane Keaton top the list of women for whom a white lace / structured jacket combo should never be an option. Diane Keaton’s white coat and lace boots combo at the 2004 Golden Globes was worse. At least Glenn’s pants are nice, unlike Diane’s full-blast white tulle skirt.

    • Connie Ray Titty

      Somewhere, Diane Keaton is looking at Glenn Close’s outfit and thinking, “That would look so good with matching gloves!”

  • alyce1213

    I do agree, the shoes and pants are great – I love the button detail on the trouser leg. The jacket might have worked several inches shorter without lace sleeves.

  • Danielle

    I’m HERE for whatever is going on with her face. Gal looks incredible from the neck up.

  • I bought a nightgown like this at Burlington Coat Factory in 1996.

  • It’s so nice that grandma found a fifth person to marry. Bless both of their hearts.

  • Patrick Cleary

    She looks like President of the Entire Fucking Universe in this awesome suit.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      The EVIL President.

  • MilaXX

    Sergent Pepper

  • DuBey2

    So glad TLo said :” The pants and shoes are pretty nice, actually.” Because. I. love. those. pants w/those pumps. Please Glenn, try again soon but with a new top half. And keep your great makeup/hair.

  • maretha2

    Her head and feet look sooo good. Love the hairstyle. Makeup looks great. Fun shoes. And from neck to ankles it’s a disaster. I love the idea of Glenn Close killing it in more fitted white trousers with a smoking jacket and sexy cami or blouse.

  • KT

    Good god! Once again, pure ass. Maybe the invitations to this premiere were laced with PCP.

  • KateShouldBeWorking

    A million years ago my dad met her when they were sitting back-to-back at adjacent restaurant tables. The story itself is uninteresting but he described her as engaging, curious, and intelligent: in short, an excellent conversationist.

  • Leslie Streeter

    It’s a lovely outfit, grandma, but the bride’s gonna be PISSED that you wore white, too.

  • MarissaLG

    This is a beautiful outfit for a woman to wear when she weds her 6th and final husband.

  • cocohall

    This feels like something Camilla (Prince Chuckie’s wife) would wear. That, to clarify, is not a compliment. Glennie, sweetie, you are so much better than this. But in the sense that the dress code for this movie’s Red Carpet would seem to be WTFUCKERY, then Miss Close is right in the mix.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      When I read “Prince Chuckie” my brain immediately went to Chucky as in the killer doll from “Child’s Play” and became very confused.

      I sometimes wonder what is wrong with me.

      • snarkykitten

        I thought Chuckie from Rugrats so…

        yes I’m a youngin’.

    • demidaemon

      Yeah. Camilla does not equal good.

  • Janet B

    Beautiful from the neck up. Keep those pants and ditch the rest.

  • MilaXX

    How does the woman who looks so chic on Damages look like HAM on the RC?

    • Not applicable

      the show comes with a stylist? personal shopper? free stuff?? It is surprising, I agree- you’d think some would rub off..

  • Not applicable

    despite the tragic outfit, I’m so glad to see her face ‘thawing out.’ That last season of Damages she was looking pretty frozen, so I’m happy to see a return to aging- if even just a bit.

  • Tuneful54

    I actually thought she looked very pretty from the bust up, and then I scrolled down… ay ay ay. But, it’s wonderful to see someone her age who is happy, beautiful, and not trying to hide as someone decades younger nor paint her outfit on.

  • Nopinkertons

    I guess I’m in the minority: I hate the pants. But I have a strange knee-jerk hatred of nonfunctional buttons. Either have a zipper and no buttons, or buttons (and buttonholes or loops) and no zipper. Just sewing on buttons as decoration looks very middle school home ec to me.

  • PinkyK

    She looks like she is playing middle America’s idea of a lesbian bride in a Lifetime movie. I do like her hair like that though….

  • suzq

    When did Glenn Close turn into Cloris Leachman? Not that Leachman wasn’t incredibly fabulous, it’s just that I’m not ready for Glenn to go there. Maybe that means that I must face my own aging process and I’m just not ready.

    I like the idea of menswear on her. She’s always looked smart in a suit. So lose the lace sleeves and white satin. Go black– at least for the jacket. Keep it nipped to the top of the hip. You’ll look sassy again.

  • Trickytrisha

    I dunno, I adore this woman but would prefer she not look like some Far Eastern potentate on a mid-day stroll around his kingdom.

  • Agree with TLo

  • LambeeBaby

    Steven Seagal called and he wants his dinner suit back.

  • quiltrx

    Prince called…

  • SuzyQuzey

    Glenn Close DNGAF. She will boil your bunny wihtout a second thought.

  • a_liking

    I actually love this, ahaha. I love femme military-lite looks.

  • This is a Suze Orman Mother of the Bride outfit if I’ve ever seen one.

  • Ali2044

    Her face though, damn….she is just radiant. From the neck up.

  • decormaven

    Is she the missing Gibb brother in the screen treatment of Sgt. Pepper’s?

  • David L Gibson

    It’s Bollywood meets Hollywood!

  • LibKat

    Is she shopping in the butch section of Bridals By Lori?

  • msdamselfly

    Yes, her face and smile are lovely

  • Therese Bohn

    And know you know why the St. Pepper Bridal chain never got off the ground.

  • AndieJay

    Blinded by the white! Shiny! Shiny! Aaaaah!

  • Hetha Innis

    Yeah that jacket is so stiff looking, she looks like she could be heading to a battlefield in it. Not cool.

  • JaymeKay

    Liberace’s Bridal suit.

  • yllas

    Maybe…maybe she’s a bit irked that the only movie she’s been in that got a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes is Guardians of the Galaxy, which also features a gun-toting raccoon. And she decided, the hell, if I have to go plug that thing, I’m just reaching in the closet and grabbing the first outfit I see.

  • dmkava

    Dorothy Zbornak was a goddess. Bow down and never mention her name in a negative way again or ye gay card shall be revoked.

    • I second that! And I’m a lady with an Elaine Stritch icon (she almost got the part of Dorothy Zbornak).

  • Terri Terri

    Mother of the bride on an episode of Star Trek.

  • Izzy_Gremlin

    Why, oh why, didn’t her stylist just let that badder-than-thou clutch dictate the rest of the outfit. Seriously.

    As for the coat, nothing adds 15 pounds quite like white satin. Nothing adds 15 years quite like panel lace. And nothing says “I totally phoned it in on this garment” like a military-style collar that can’t hold its shape. Oh, she deserved better…

  • I love the pants and shoes. The jacket isn’t bad at all, but it would look great on a bride at a Lesbian wedding. A bit femme butch, which is not a bad look if you own it – it’s just not Glenn.