• Thu, Mar 21 2013

Red Carpet Rundown: People Looked Surprisingly Bad At The Mad Men Season 6 Premiere

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That moment you’ve all (maybe) been waiting for is nearly upon us. No, I don’t mean Game of Thrones, silly – I’m talking about season 6 of Mad Men. But before us normal people get a chance to see the show, there was a snazzy red carpet premiere over at the DGA Theater in Los Angeles because television people like to do those, too.

As one might have guessed, everybody looked sufficiently classed up in that people who are in Mad Men are expected to. However, it seems as though they may have caught the same “tastefully boring” disease that Ashley revealed of the Game of Thrones red carpet. Of course, the characters those actors play do a lot of killing and hanging out with dragons, while these folks’ characters just bang people and sit at desks all pretend-day, so I assume the former to be a bit more exciting in their IRL formalwear.

Nevertheless, I expected a little more than the following looks, which are all either (A) absurd, (B) ill-fitting or (C) terribly dull. For a show so often associated with excellent fashion and spot-on style, most of these people swung (albeit barely) and missed. Lo and behold, the season 6 Mad Men premiere.

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I am generally on the “Christina Hendricks is a perfect-looking human being and can do no wrong” boat, but I have to overcome my bias to express how much I can’t stand this outfit. The baggy fit with a low cut neckline is weird, the bright red shoes feel out of place and the several super long chains are killing me. Her face does look perfect though so, y’know…there’s always that.

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While this McQueen dress looks great on Elizabeth Moss, this whole look just screams boring. Actually, it politely states boring, which I think might be worse.

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Kudos for the great hair and makeup, though!

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For the record, Julia Ormond, wearing those weird sleeves that are made to look like tattoos but aren’t your skintone will always be strange. Always.

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Vincent Kartheiser is adorable (though I Trudy truly wish he’d get rid of the combover).

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A gold, black and silver patterned dress, sky-high beehive and tangerine mani/pedi? Seems like a little much, Teyonah Parris. It appears that the Game of Thrones people somehow managed to transfer the “busily ugly” disease — crazy shoes included.

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…And they have bright purple soles. SO SPRING, GUYS.

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This bizarre dress that Alison Brie chose confuses me, as I’m not sure why anybody would hem a garment that way nor do the sleeve similarly. But she is quirky or whatever, so I don’t know. Quirkiness is an excuse for most fashion stuff, right? Okay.

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Could somebody please explain to me how 13-year-old Kiernan Shipka managed to wear one of the only great looks yesterday evening?

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January Jones looked like disgruntled doll wearing a Belle a la Beauty & the Beast
costume from Leg Avenue.

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Just in case you didn’t notice, that left half is totally see-through. And if you scroll back up to the top of this post, you can see it be a wedding dress, too! Ris-que, Jan!

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I can only assume Jennifer Westfeldt went with the same stylist Alison Brie did, but expressed “pirate hot” as an objective.

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I genuinely want to like what Jessica Pare is wearing. There are significantly brighter colors than anybody else’s outfit, I love florals and I think the concept is really lovely, but something just isn’t matching up. Perhaps it’s the neon belt that clashes with the dress’ fluid pattern or or the weird mess shoes or how it all just feels like too much; in any case, it’s at least more exciting than the rest of the gang.

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Also, she’s wearing a rather excessive amount of light powder on her face which turns the smoky eye look into appearing more sullen than sexy.

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I don’t know who this guy is but I guess he looked “dapper,” whatever that means.

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Also, I need you all to know this photo exists because it is wonderful and redeemed Christina Hendricks for the evening despite her stupid outfit. January looks hella judgmental, though, so I don’t forgive her yet.

Photos: Getty Images

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  • http://thegloss.com/ Ashley Cardiff

    “like disgruntled doll wearing a Belle a la Beauty & the Beastcostume from Leg Avenue.”

    In which Sam makes a strong case for taking over all red carpet coverage from me.

    • http://thegloss.com/ Ashley Cardiff

      Also, I LOVE Jessica Pare’s dress. And I hate every single styling decision that was made to go along with it–the distracting shoes, the statement earrings, the severe hair and makeup and above all else that stupid belt.

    • zanbrody

      If a girl wore that dress to a party I would think it was so cute/cool, but it’s a bad red carpet dress. Too shiny and bright. And yes…really bad accessorizing.

      And the Leg Avenue costume made me laugh super hard too.

  • anna

    i’ve never seen janurary jones look worse! betty is my favorite but i’ve never seen her look good in present day. christina hendricks looks amazing, as always.
    i think this red carpet is proof we should bring back the 1960s? seriously, everyone on here looks better in the 1960s. let us time travel.

  • http://twitter.com/pcampo pcampo

    The question here is: is John Hamm wearing any underwear? I’m very angry those pants are not tight enough for me to objectify him.
    January Jones should’ve worn white iridescent sandals and she woul’ve look out of a 1996 movie premiere

    • http://thegloss.com/ Ashley Cardiff

      Oh my god exactly! Like every red carpet photo of Katherine Heigl in her Roswell days.

  • Paige

    I actually really love Teyonah Parris’ shoes! I thought they were the most fashion-forward article worn on this red carpet…

  • Jiraf

    OMG January Jones what are you wearing?! Yes I agree it looks like an extra cheap 20%offclearancecostumedepot sale. HOLY CRAP. But I like Jessica Pare I think she looks badass. I like the stupid belt and the stupid shoes. They stand out and compliment the flowery dress better than predictable, more demure accessorizing.

  • http://twitter.com/KathrynDyan Katy Hearne

    When I was a kid I was in all kinds of dance recitals and there was one form of dance called “lyrical” which I think really just meant “kinda weird”. Anyway, I’m pretty sure that January Jones was inspired by my 1994 lyrical costume whilst choosing that dress.
    Also, I really want to think Megan is pretty, but she keeps make it so hard for me.