Fug File: WTF

What the Fug: Mandy Moore in Prabal Gurung at the Emmys

Can we just pretend that this is all that happened to Mandy Moore at the Emmys?

Mandy Moore

Because this is so sunny and wonderful. It is a happy place. And then you see the rest of the dress — specifically what it did on TV — and your heart sinks.

Well, we at GFY are in the business of sinking hearts, I suppose. So get ready.

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What the Fug: Anna Chlumsky in Christian Siriano at the Emmys

Anna Chlumsky just had a baby two months ago.

Anna Chlumsky

And yes, it was a girl. She has the gift bag to prove it.

Oh, CHRISTIAN. He’s been on such a roll lately, though, that he was due a stumble. At least when it happened, it was with someone so thoroughly charming and talented that her smile alone makes you want to forgive the warty duvet. Even Cinderella’s mice would have side-eyed that.

The 68th Emmy Awards, Arrivals in LA

But from behind she looks like a Jane Austen heroine. Perhaps she just should’ve avoided turning around all night.

[Photo: Fame/Flynet]


What the Fug: Kate Hudson in Alexander McQueen at TIFF

Alexander McQueen has been all over the map for me lately. Sometimes it’s like they’re marching into Marchesa territory, and this to me is shades of… well, LOTS of things.

Kate Hudson

I feel like this is exactly what Ursula the Sea Witch would have worn if she’d stolen Ariel’s body in 2016, making sure to bedeck it with the badges of all her previous kills. Poor dumb Prince Eric wouldn’t know what to do with himself. He’d probably faint.

Okay, I think it’s the jet lag at work here, and I apologize for bringing them up, but all this talk of Ursula — and our earlier discussion of Which Bronte Child Is Rob –caused me to space out and imagine a Kardashian analogue of The Little Mermaid. Clearly Robert is the dad whose daughters’ names all begin with the same letter, Kim is the one who washes up on a rock and dreams of dating her way up the ladder (remember back in the day when she tried to date Nick Lachey and he was like, “Eh, no thanks”?), Kris is the Sea Witch to whom they all sell their souls, and Kanye is probably the know-it-all seagull who tells Kim a bunch of made-up stuff and makes it sound like expert knowledge. See, it works. Unlike this dress. And THAT’S how we bring it full circle, ladies and gentlemen.

[Photo: Getty]


What the Fug: Rachel Weisz in Alexander McQueen

Rachel has a spotty history with a) vaguely filmy dresses at TIFF, and b) McQueen gowns. Even that chipper Middletonian grin doesn’t have me completely convinced here, although I WOULD love to see QEII’s face if Kate wore this to an event. “ONE DOESN’T WEAR ONE’S NIGHTIE ON THE TOWN,” she might sniff. “AND ONE FAVORS REAL SLEEVES.”

[Photos: Getty]


What the Fug: Hailee Steinfeld in Versace

It’s not GREAT, but I can’t muster up much animosity for the dress thing itself.

Hailee Steinfeld

This is mostly because I am too distracted by the terrible shoes. She’s wearing trouser socks with platform sandals. That’s a Miss Hannigan move, to me. That’s the last refuge of a woman who’s been reduced to recycled lingerie and bathtub gin that she stirs with a broken chair leg; the garb of a misunderstood hero who has nowhere else to turn because her day job sucks and she has no cash and her brother is named after a farm animal. Hailee, my child, you have to EARN your Hannigan. And in all honestly, as awesome as Miss Hannigan is, you probably don’t want to — not really.

[Photo: Getty]


Fugs and Fabs: Celebrities at New York Fashion Week, Part 2

And Taylor has re-emerged. It’s the first time we’ve seen her at an event after the Kimye scandal and the implosion of Hiddleswift, and what a well-chosen one it was: At the Tommy Hilfiger show, she would have been able to control whether or not she spoke to any media (and if so, which ones), and likely entered and exited flanked by security. Every photo would be about her playing the role of smiling, happy, supportive bestie to Gigi Hadid, who walked in the show and debuted a capsule collection with Tommy. Tay even sang along to that Calvin Harris song she supposedly co-wrote in secret, so she comes off like a great sport, and generates chipper headlines without having to say a word to any reporters. I’m not saying these aren’t necessarily sincere things she’s doing — Taylor may well have wanted to be there for her friend, and might be super proud of that song. It can be all of those things and more, but it can ALSO simultaneously be really useful and helpful and convenient to her PR needs. That’s why you pay your team the big bucks.

After the jump, we embedded a couple Instas and tweets from our past few days at New York Fashion Week, in case you’re curious.

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