CFDA Awards Fug or Fab: Hailee Steinfeld


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First of all, I cannot see the step-and-repeat of this event without hearing it being read to me a la the Swarovski Crystals commercials on SNL. I’m sure the Swarovski people are thrilled that a big fat percentage of people now pronounce their brand as “Saaaaaahbooossssssssseeee crsssyals” and then pretend to fall over. I wish the SNL Swarovski Girls were sponsoring this event, although that would have lead to a lot more bandage dresses, and butt-related injuries for Vanessa Bayer, and probably both of those are best avoided. ANYWAY. Hailee:

There are a LOT of aspects of this that are potentially problematic: that awkward length, the cropped top, the fact that it might be covered in….Faberge eggs? On the other hand, it’s kind of groovy in a Extra At Sally Draper’s Prom kind of way.

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Comments (23):

  1. AJ
    +15

    I actually saw via Twitter stalking that Swarovski sent the girls some champagne flutes in honor of the sketch. Classy!

  2. k
    +5

    I liked it in thumbnail when I thought there was a sash/belt at the waist instead of skin. I disapprove of the crop top trend, though, so no matter how cute this looks on HER, I have to fug this.

  3. EmilyAP
    +1

    The length makes me look at her feet too much. Feet are ugly. Therefore, I hate looking at this.

    • Cristina
      +1

      I’d rather look at ankles and feet than knees any day. I’m so glad to see mid-calf and longer skirts these days.

  4. Sandra
    +7

    This is an UnFug It Up. Hack a swath off the hem of that sucker and use it to splice the top and skirt together and we might be in business. Though I do still hate that it has its hands in its pocketses, Precious.

  5. Kristen
    +3

    If the skirt was just a little sleeker, I think I’d love it. I think she looks cute, and its an interesting look. I just think the skirt isn’t as flattering as it could be.

  6. qwertygirl
    +2

    The print looks like Angry Birds to me. Culturally relelvant (although Angry Birds feel like SO five minutes ago these days), but as a print on a “dressy dress” they are somewhat questionable, IMO.

    • Ailatan
      +1

      I thought it looked like a vintage style Christmas table settings. We used to have something like that in Un-Christmassy colours.

  7. Vandalfan
    +3

    The casual fabric looks better not encrusted with crystals, and this could be a cute if the skirt was a mini and she was at some day event. I don’t think I can buy into a crop top anywhere but on the beach or outdoors.

    •  HelenBackAgain
      +3

      Agreed, with a short (and better fitted) skirt, this could be cute for daytime.

      As it is, I had to fail it, and only partly because it’s so inappropriate for the event. I also just think everything about the cut of that skirt is hideous, in entirety.

  8. Annie S.
    +6

    Do I hate this outfit? Yes. Do I hate this outfit on Miss Steinfeld? No. I think this is a case of the right girl for the outfit, even if that outfit is cracked out – think SWINTON for the teen set, if you will. She’s got the right vibe for something like this; it’s very ’60s free-spirited and nonchalant, and the styling really helps.

  9. Kate
    +3

    I think this would be vastly improved with an updo/different hairstyle.

  10.  Courtney
    +4

    I think it is age appropriate. She looks very sweet here, even with her modest little band of exposed midriff. Giving her a fab.

  11. SharonCville
    +4

    I agree with everyone about shortening the length a bit and I question the crop top (although she seems to be pulling it off), but I must add that One should never match One’s lipstick to One’s outfit. That orange lipstick is not flattering on her– with her coloring she would look SO much better with a wine or berry color (not Hot Topic Dried Blood dark, but something in the red/pink range).

  12.  karacocoa
    +1

    I think she looks lovely. I wouldn’t like this on someone older though

  13. Tiffany
    +1

    That skirt is awful. I hate the shape. I think the length wouldn’t be so bad if it had a better shape. It looks like the texture of a curtain. It hangs like a block. It appears as if there are dark shorts under the top portion. I bet you could put the skirt on the ground and it would stand all on its own.

  14. Sajorina
    0

    “Saaaaaahbooossssssssseeee crsssyals” Ahahahahahahahaha!!!! I laughed so hard that my mom came to see if I was alright! WIN!

  15. fritanga
    +1

    The print looks like tomatoes to me, and while this is a summery motif, it also looks like something Elle Fanning should wear, only with more stiff organza and really weird uncomfortable-looking shoes.