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.
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.
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.
Kudos for the great hair and makeup, though!
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.
Vincent Kartheiser is adorable (though I
Trudy truly wish he’d get rid of the combover).
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.
…And they have bright purple soles. SO SPRING, GUYS.
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.
Could somebody please explain to me how 13-year-old Kiernan Shipka managed to wear one of the only great looks yesterday evening?
January Jones looked like disgruntled doll wearing a Belle a la Beauty & the Beast
costume from Leg Avenue.
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!
I can only assume Jennifer Westfeldt went with the same stylist Alison Brie did, but expressed “pirate hot” as an objective.
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.
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.
I don’t know who this guy is but I guess he looked “dapper,” whatever that means.
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.
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