Emmys Fug Carpet: Heidi Klum

When I was like fifteen years old, I bought a pumice stone at The Body Shop — don’t ask me what I thought I was going to do with it. I think I thought it was for my face. I may have used it once on my elbows. Mostly, it sat in the back of my linen closet and turned gray.

And now Heidi Klum is wearing it.

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Comments (36):

  1. Lina

    Okay, when I look at the skirt and see a coral reef, I really like it. But when I look at the skirt and see can-can dancer, I completely hate it. *so conflicted*

  2. Carolina Girl

    She looks like one of those ladies from the ballroom dancing competitions. Too bad you didn’t include the picture of her Seal. It was truly heinous.

  3. Lindy

    I actually don’t mind this dress. She’s selling it for sure.

  4. CH

    I’m so excited for y’all to get to Christina Hendricks. She really hit it out of the park last night.

    But yes, Heidi’s outfit was bad, though I’m coveting her arms…

  5. nyouge

    …WHY is it?

  6. sophie

    i wonder how she sat down, the skirt looks really stiff.

  7. Autumn Van Weir

    I LOVE this dress! I would SO wear this on my own red carpet that I will create for my own fame.


  8. TaraMisu

    I don’t understand…. she is a highly paid model, you’d think SOMEONE would tell her not to wear this stuff.
    @Sophie I wondered the same thing. Did it knock her in the chin when she sat?

  9. Mongerel

    That dress makes me hungry for menudo.

  10. Sushique

    I blame the trip to the seafood festival last weekend. I can’t stop seeing her on a half shell.

  11. Crystal

    That was a really pretty mauve shade on TV– why does it look gray in pics?

  12. filmcricket

    Oh my God, thank you for my first big laugh of the day. This was a scrolldown chuckle for me, I read the description and then looked at the dress and LOL’ed. Also, WTF, Klum? I’d give my right kidney to look like you and you go out in this?

  13. Willow

    I hated at first, I thought she looked like an upturned volcano or as though she was giving birth to a poodle but after sleeping on it, I kind of love it, a lot.

  14. RosieB

    I wish it were a color. That might make it worth it. Because she is selling the shape…but no one can sell that kind of grey.

  15. Bex

    In a brighter color she would be Carmen Miranda. Just stick a basket of fruit on her head and voila!

  16. Francesca

    I live in a beach town and this reminds me of the dirty, frothy foam that sort of back-washes on low tide. It’s not even a color! It’s not gray, it’s not white… it’s just blah.

  17. Alix

    A good dress in a bad color.

  18. JK

    The dress kind of looks like an upside down giant morel mushroom. Which really isn’t something the designer was striving for, I would think. Who wants to look like a giant fungi?

  19. Kim

    I like it! But I agree with Alix – could be a better color

  20. Marty1211

    Someone somewhere called it the brain dress, which is a perfect description. The shoes are nice.

  21. witjunkie

    Ew, Mongerel! It was bad enough before you made me think of tripa.

  22. witjunkie

    Although…I don’t really hate this in theory. I don’t like how it looks like the cancan innards is just a skirt put on over a dress. It’s a pity, because it’s very dramatic looking, but at a Project Runway level…like it was only 2 hours to the L’Oreal makeup room and he’d spent all his time on the foofoo the night before so he quickly worked up a tube dress and slapped it on over it and sent her down.

  23. kristyn

    I love 3/4 of it. It’s that last bottom frill that makes me go….why? She looks beautiful though. Totally conflicted on this one.


  24. vandalfan

    Terrible shoes, terrible color, the bodice gives her armpits boobs, and the skirt reminds me of Anatomy and Physiology class when we dissected sheep’s brains. So, no.

  25. The Other Molly

    Dirty, frothy foam that back washes on the shore.
    Francesca nailed it.

  26. Megan

    She looks like a seashell, and not in a good way.

  27. Megan

    p.s. and her hair looks greasy and like she didn’t have time to do it properly. I love her but damn she let me down with this one.

  28. Robertina

    I-LOVE-IT!!! I love it! you r nuts its great!
    … her shoes, on the other hand…

  29. MK

    Sorry, but I love it. It’s art in a dress. It’s a fantasy confection. The subtle different tones and textures of the dress are beautifully done and so is the unique . . . ruffle? whatever it’s called. The color is hard for a lot of women to wear and so is the ruffle. But that’s why we have Heidi Klum. She rocks it. Awesome outfit down to the shoes.

  30. Sarah

    Last night when I saw this dress, I compared it to a fungus. But, pumice stone is definitely good as well.

  31. Cheryl

    Thank you for acknowledging this dress’ hideousness! It makes Heidi look like she needs a bikini wax…

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  33. Simone

    I spat my drink on my monitor when I read this. Thank you for describing it so well. I knew it looked like something but I had no idea what!

  34. Matilda

    It also reminds me of those toiletpaper roll covers that you can find in the back of the car of old ladies. You know the one with the doll sticking out on the top.

  35. Edith

    Maybe it’s a loofah she can use to scrub off all that horrible bronzer?

  36. Sharon

    Where’s her stylist? I understand she is wearing a creation from one of the gusy form Project Runway, and props to her for that but, I think this is what happens when you let a model/celeb pick her outfit instead of telling her what her outfit is – Heidi can look amazing, but she seems to be getting it wrong more & more often these days. Nothing about this dress flatters her ;(