Abigail Spencer in Dolce&Gabbana at the 2014 HFPA Grants Banquet

Posted on August 15, 2014

Abigail-Spencer-Dolce-Gabbana-2014-HFPA-Grants-Banquet-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Abigail-Spencer-Dolce-Gabbana-2014-HFPA-Grants-Banquet-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (2)Abigail Spencer attends the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Grants Banquet at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California in a Dolce&Gabbana ensemble paired with Jimmy Choo ankle-strap pumps.







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  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    I can’t with the Col. Sanders bow.

  • In_Stitches

    Honey no…run home. Ditch the shoes, no, don’t worry about them, there’s no time. Run home. Burn those pants. They are nobodies friend and you will be doing the world a service by ridding it of them. Burn the top too. It’s not that bad, but it’s been tainted now.

  • NMMagpie

    The unflattering pants and hairdo would be bad enough but that bow makes this just FUG.

  • imperfectlaura

    Between the UGLY bow, bad tuck job, and pants that look like the uniform for the mayor of Frumpsville, this outfit is a certified train wreck.

  • MilaXX

    meh, I guess this is pretty good for a Col. Sanders shirt

    • katetastrophe

      Any black string-ish tie on a white shirt will always read Col. Sanders to me.

      • Freynika

        Me, too. I don’t know why every other color in the universe is off the table when it comes to this style.

  • Can we even call that a bow? It’s more like a half-assed clip-on tie.

  • Imasewsure

    She looks so happy but this is a sad sad look for the rest of us

  • @Biting Panda

    Insert all the fried chicken jokes here.

  • barbarienne

    Restaurant hostess at a tacky place where they serve enormous meals for very little money.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      Red Robin? 🙂

      • barbarienne

        I didn’t want to cast any more aspersions on them. Though maybe I should in retaliation for having “YUM!” chiming in my head all damn day.

    • demidaemon

      Chinese Buffet?

  • barbarienne

    Fortunately, I’m distracted by the ludicrous P’shopped thigh gap on the model version. OH COME ON NOW.

    • imperfectlaura

      Now, that you mentioned it. That’s all I see. It’s like they just used the eraser in Photoshop and called it good. Awful.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Miss, may I please have an order of Bottomless fries and a extra large Santino to go?

  • MoHub

    Waitress uniform.

  • formerlyAnon

    NO. I wore something similar to this outfit (with better fitted pants and cooler shoes) to a company Christmas party in the early 1980s.

    • demidaemon

      You wore it in the 80s. Everyone gets a pass for the 80s. But, today, no this woman cannot get a pass.

  • kim bunchalastnames

    pretty girl. unfortunate pants.

  • marlie

    I haven’t a clue who she is, but she’s a tiny woman in clothes that make her look hippy. I love her shoes, though.

    • FibonacciSequins

      I don’t like the cut of the pants on her figure at all. The rise is much lower on the model, so I think she’s just way too short for them to fit properly.

    • KinoEye

      Wasn’t she Sally’s teacher in one of the early seasons of Mad Men — the one Draper had an affair with? Outside of that, I don’t know her from anything else.

      • marlie

        I had to go to IMDB and check it out, but you’re right. I still don’t remember her though. 😛

      • mdcoon127

        Suits – she was Harvey’s serious girlfriend…

  • Where others see “waitress outfit” I see “college chorus outfit”. Seriously, we had to wear something very similar…..major flashback.

  • LilyVanessi

    Where is her cello? Isn’t she on her way to play with the symphony?

  • sundaynightaddict

    She’s so good – and so gorgeous – on Rectify. This does her no favors.

    • ShaoLinKitten

      Another Rectify fan! The three of us should start a club (or maybe a support group, depending on next week).

  • Constant Reader

    Fire whoever chose this outfit AND whoever told you the wrong time for the event so you and to run out with your hair half done. It’ll make you feel loads better. Trust.

  • spirit52

    Love the shoes. That is all.

  • AnguaVonUberwald

    Who is she? She looks like Geraldine Chaplin as a young thing.

  • Mod_girl

    I have irrational dislike for this actress b/c she played one of my all-time LEAST favorite of Don Draper’s women on Mad Men (completely unfair, I know). However, this outfit isn’t helping.

    • Aidan B

      I thought she looked familiar, just couldn’t place her! Who was she on MM?

      • ashtangajunkie

        She was the teacher, Suzanne (?), in season 3. She reminds me of Rose Byrne a bit.

        • Aidan B

          Wow, I don’t remember that storyline at all…may be time to revisit those earlier seasons. And yes, I thought it was Rose Byrne in the thumbnail!

        • decormaven

          Her hair looks darker. Too bad she chose such an unfortunate outfit here.

    • papillon

      Ugh, the teacher (and that affair) was so boring.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    I’d like it a lot better with the jacket. It minimized the hideous bow somehow.

  • Wait…someone got my auditors’ uniform from 1978. I thought it went to charity in about 1980.

  • boweryboy

    Pilgrim chic.

  • papillon

    I like the idea of the outfit much more than what I’m actually seeing. Something about the fit is just off. I really don’t like those shoes though.

    • kimmeister

      The dark spots on the shoes around toes made me do a double take. I wasn’t sure if I was seeing a dark pedicure, gangrene, or what.

  • bananafish

    STAND UP STRAIGHT. It won’t save the outfit but you’ll look more like an adult.

  • ryenerman

    So in the late 1980s I spent the summer working in a small town movie theater and we were required to wear black pants/skirt and a white blouse and a black tie. This outfit would have been perfect.

  • bassfemme

    That thing at the neckline isn’t a bow or a bolo. it guess it’s supposed to distract from a 1986-era blouse.

  • crash1212

    The jacket was the essential piece she needed to keep. Love the shoes.

  • LeelaST

    Amish starlet.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    The sparkly jacket does tone down the Colonel Sandersness of the outfit….

    • Clash D

      Damn. Can’t unsee. And now I want some fried chicken.

  • How do you choose that outfit and then at the last minute say, “You know what’s too much? The sparkle blazer.”

    • alyce1213

      If ever an outfit needed a sparkle blazer, this is it.

  • ktr33

    I love the shoes, but Jamie Gertz needs some blotting sheets.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    Even though she looks like a school marm in this, I LOVE HER on Rectify– the best show on TV that no one’s watching.

    • demidaemon

      Sounds like another Happy Endings. 🙁

  • She is the actress who I wish I looked like the most. Man, I’d get laid a lot if I looked like her. On another note. Blah about the outfit, but I really love those shoes.

  • She looks so much like my sister-in-law, I can’t say a word against her. Adsorbs. Such a nice smile.

  • frannyprof

    Those are some seriously unflattering pants.

  • quiltrx

    I’m afraid I can’t sign off on ANY of this. I wanted to like the shoes…but I just can’t. The rest is just so oddly ill-fitting and lumpy.

  • smallgirlsaretrouble

    At a glance I thought this was Rose Byrne. I like… the bracelet??

  • evave2

    Those are literally the most painful shoes I have seen here today. I can’t think of anything else. Other than the swollen pain of her feet at the end of the evening.

  • Elisabeth Ashley

    I like the concept but not the execution? I could see this working more on someone like Janelle Monae.

  • demidaemon

    These are not “tuck in your shirt” pants, my dear. Also, I have no idea who you are, other than that you failed at dressing yourself.

  • Tarquin

    Janelle Monae phoned. She wants her look back.

  • gingerella

    She looks like a beauty consultant for a dubious, expensive product.

  • The blouse screams “school marm.”

  • mdcoon127

    it looks like someone went to the back of the closet and said “1986 preppy” is in again!

  • KT



  • It’s not bad.