Laverne Cox in Donna Karan at the 2014 Entertainment Weekly Pre-Emmy Party

Posted on August 25, 2014

Laverne-Cox-2014-Entertainment-Weekly-Pre-Emmy-Party-Donna-Karan-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Laverne-Cox-2014-Entertainment-Weekly-Pre-Emmy-Party-Donna-Karan-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (2)“Orange Is The New Black” Laverne Cox attends the 2014 Entertainment Weekly Pre-Emmy Party at Fig & Olive Melrose Place in West Hollywood, California in a Donna Karan dress accessorized with a J. Mendel clutch, Lynn Ban rings, Neil Lane hair diamonds, Mason Stanley earrings, a Swarovski bracelet, and Stuart Weitzman heels.








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  • StrandedFashionista

    That diamond hair clip is awesome. The clutch isn’t.

    • BackseatDriver

      All the white/silver tones in the whole ensemble… but then a gold-accented purse. Why?

    • evave2

      Isn’t it? First thing I noticed and the only thing that really stayed with me, but I would LOVE that hair clip.

  • Dany

    Ok, I actually love all of this. Perfect silhouette for her, and the makeup, while heavy, is actually serving to soften her up a bit. The hair looks great and I love the hair clip. Everything is great it’s a WE—oh, for fuck’s sake. Why those shoes Laverne???

    • MilaXX

      the summer of #shoefail continues

    • nancymae

      And that pedicure is not helpful

  • Sarah

    Very nice. Love the white and the jewelry. I’m pretending the feet/shoes are not in my field of vision.

    • TAGinMO

      Because my original comment was deleted, so I will restate my thesis by directly quoting a past TLo post about Melissa McCarthy:
      “She needs something substantial on her feet.”
      These shoes are the opposite of that. Hence, my objection.

  • J.W.

    I can’t look at the pedicure without thinking of toe fungus. I’m sorry. 🙁

    • Gatto Nero

      The dress is classic and elegant. The tricky mani-pedi (and too-small shoes) just derail the whole look for me.

    • Karen Belgrad

      The pedi looks like October toenails to me… you know the one where it’s half-grown off because you’re too lazy to remove your summer polish?

      • Sarah

        Ha! Totally.

      • MartyBellerMask

        HAHAHA!! That’s it exactly.

    • stellavision

      YES. And it really doesn’t help that her toes are hanging over the edge of the shoe.


    • DB Ruberto

      THANK YOU! I was just thinking “How is this not a WERQ or at least a Personal Best”???

      • TAGinMO

        Personal best? Sure.
        WERQ? From the ankles up, perhaps.

        • Paigealicious

          I’m giving those eyebrows a WERQ fo’ sho’.

      • prettyinmink

        I agree it’s a personal best but those shoes take it out of WERQ territory. If both Laverne and Lupita could get their shoe game right they would rule the red carpet.

        • understateddiva

          There have been plenty of WERQs without perfect shoes – more about a personal best/big impact moment! But a case could definitely be made that the shoes distract enough from the overall effect to take away the WERQ…

      • Not WERQ-worthy: The shoes. The visible foundation garments. That purse. The pedicure. Also, I don’t really love the hair clip and earrings. But the dress is a knock-out. If the whole look had been styled to better match the dress, I would join you in your campaign for a WERQ recount.

      • Clash D

        Because the hair. Demroots, y’all.

  • MilaXX

    She’s getting there. I like the dress and the jewelry. I might even be okay with the bag. The pedicure and the too small shoes ruin the look. Even f they fit I don’t think those are the right shoes for this look.

  • sojourneryouth

    Love the dress, but Imma need to pray on those shoes and that pedicure, because my soul isn’t right with them! I blame Satan.

    I wish she would go for a darker weave. I think she would look softer and more natural with darker hair instead of going for Beyonce all the time.

    • Alyssa

      That pedicure needs to die a quick, swift death!

  • marlie

    She looks so, so, so PRETTY here. I love her hair and the barrette, her makeup is soft and flattering, and this dress is outstanding on her. I think I like the “pretty and romantic” Laverne better than the “fierce and sexy” Laverne.

    But girlfriend, those are NOT your shoes (or your pedicure).

    • Kitten Mittons

      Love that dress on her! The barrette was a great choice, too.

  • sugarkane105

    Love that she tried more of an elegant, not so tight-and-short sexed-up look. The bag and jewelry are great, but the hair clip is a bit presh.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    The bag is all wrong, but the dress is amazing on her.

  • LibKat

    Loving this softer look on her. With a better purse, bracelet, shoes and pedicure and this would have been an epic WERQ.

  • Elisabeth Ashley

    Yes! The dress is amazing on her, I’m glad her style is starting to branch out from super short/shiny/tight all the time. The shoes are unfortunate and the weave is struggling a lil bit but the dress hugs her perfectly.

  • FibonacciSequins

    I like the bag but it doesn’t work with the rest of the dress. She needs to size up those sandals.

    That peek of black hair makes me think a darker shade would flatter her complexion and bring out her beautiful eyes.

  • The reverse French tip is FAIL when it just looks like your pedi has grown out. Let’s just pretend things never happened below the ankles.

    • I don’t even like a regular French tip, but I sure don’t like it in reverse. I don’t even get it.

      • I loathe French tips on toenails. They don’t make sense – why would you want to make your toenails look longer?

  • Glam Dixie

    Hair looks better, dress is doing great things for her and it appears to actually be the correct size which is not usually the case with her. I don’t like the green bag or the jewelry very much and the feet/shoes situation is just bad. I’m trying to unsee them.

  • Imasewsure

    Not in love with the hair but it’s a definite improvement. Total look is really pretty though.. Attagirl!!

  • KendraMR

    I love that silhouette on her, but the diamond hair clip, shoes, and pedi gotta go.

  • stellamaris73

    I hope she has a deal going with Donna Karan, because her aesthetic really suits her statuesque figure. More goddess gowns, please.

  • Qitkat

    Simply gorgeous! Love the color of bag she chose.

  • Shelby

    I love it (although I think the shoes might be a smidge small…). I think she looks gorgeous.

  • looks like tastee freeze! yummm. but i hate that style of mani-pedi.

  • prettyinmink

    I think this should be classified as a personal best. The dress and makeup are perfection and the jewelry is edgy although I feel the hair clip doesn’t really blend with the rest. As often happens with our goddess Lupita, I will have to pretend the shoes don’t exist.

  • frannyprof

    Very pretty!

  • Chattygal

    Gorge, until I got to the toes.

  • rubigirl

    Eleganza from the tip of her head to her ankles. I will stop at the ankles.

  • teensmom99

    White dress on LC! Yes!

  • tpalgal

    Miss Laverne looks absolutely gorgeous and the fit of that dress is wonderful; however, does it bug no one besides me that she appears to be wearing a short slip or shapewear underneath? There’s such a noticeable line! If the material were the same color all the way down, it would look luxe as hell!

    Like every other single commenter, I lament that janky pedicure. And I am so, so tired of the Stuart Weitzman Nudist sandal. . .why did it become the “it” shoe this summer? It looks horridly uncomfortable and is a twisted ankle just waiting to happen. And just because you can make it in 100 colors/fabrics/leathers/crystals, Mr. Weistzman, doesn’t mean you should.

  • nancymae

    Is it weird that I wish she had gotten in touch with Viola Davis’ bronzing assistant?

  • PinkyK

    She looks great! Well…..except for the toes hanging over her shoes…

  • SugarSnap108

    Love the dress on her. I’m just gonna ignore that pedicure/shoe situation and look at her smile instead.

  • Her makeup looks gorgeous here, I love it. Something about the whole look is making me think of early Whitney Houston (may she rest in peace.)

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Love,love this dress on Laverne, and the jewelry.

  • nannypoo

    That dress is gorgeous on her, but that is the ugliest damn pedicure I have ever seen.

  • musi_

    well done !!

  • Ahhh mazing. She’s got it down here. Love it.

  • Mr. J.

    Wonderful confidence, white looks great on her.

  • LJCdoc

    Love, love that dress. Not the shoes, but I cut her a lot of slack on shoes. I’m a cis woman with big feet & it’s hard to find cute shoes that both fit and are not heinous. I am aging she has a limited number of brands that work. The pedi does not help, though.

  • Man Dala

    I like this look. I really disliked what she wore, and her hair, at the MTV VMAs.

  • quiltrx

    Please do NOT let the “I smashed every single one of my toes a couple months ago” pedi catch on!
    And why did Laverne get sucked into that shoe vortex? She’s too cool for that.
    And this dress is gay-gasp worthy. Fits great and very classy.
    (is it too much to ask to give the wig back to Beyoncé?)

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  • demidaemon

    I don’t know if it is the slight crazy eyes or her make-up, but something is not right with her face suit. The dress is fabulous, though.

  • Sophie

    I like it. Love the colour of the clutch, if not the gold bits (which look out of place). Everything looks great – until you see the feet.

  • KT

    Oh my god – was that pedicure intentional or not? Either way — EWWWW!!!