Fug or Fab: Stella McCartney


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When I first saw this, yesterday, I suuuuuuuuuuper hated it. But it kind of grew on me — like a fungus — overnight. I blame the power of lamé (The Power of Lamé is going to be the name of my autobiography. I just decided).

What do you think?

[Photos: WENN]

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Comments (83):

  1. KMG
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    No. Just no. She looks like a Jiffy Pop bag.

    • Pinkstreaks
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      Yes, yes, yes! Exactly! Jessica, get a grip – just because it’s shiny does not mean it’s good.

      • Eliza Bennett
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        Amen, y’all. Carefrontation at my house. We’ll all wear tiaras and swig Dr. Pepper and diet coke.

        • Emma
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          I’m there. This is disturbing. If Jessica starts approving Stella McCartney jumpsuits, there’s no hope left for humankind.

        • glee
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          Stella McCartney needs to retire. And/or find her brand another designer.

    • anny
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      Got it in one: Jiffy-Pop sweatsuit.

      And those awful shoes.

  2. lilywise
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    Wow. That looks awful. At first glance I thought it was Drew Barrymore, who just gave birth and who is allowed whatever she wants for at least the next 6 months (Lilywise’s Postpartum Fashion Rules). But … it’s not Drew Barrymore. And I don’t think Stella is either gestating or recently delivered a child. So she should not dress like it. It fits so badly, and looks goofy with those shoes.
    On a positive note, her skin looks good.

  3. Liz985
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    KMG! I was just going to type the exact same thing! “No. Just No.” Glad I’m not alone :-) And totally yes to the Jiffy Pop bag. Perfect.

  4. qwertygirl
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    Pros: Shiny! Cons: Slouchy, sloppy, ill-fitting. I’m afraid the cons win. Shiny can cover a multitude of sins, but sloppy/slouchy is not one of these.

  5. giggleswick
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    Thirding the “No, just no,” reaction. I swear she’s smirking because she knows this is a travesty.

  6. Heather
    +1

    Fug Girls, I am CONCERNED. Because SM here is wearing a puffy, elastic-waisted lame jumpsuit that, as above commenters have correctly noted, resembles a Jiffy Pop bag. Unless this is a very creative Halloween costume, this is BAD.

  7. Sarah
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    STABBY

  8. Robin
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    Is she planning to be microwaved later and this is protective gear? She is a fashion designer, no? I don’t get it.

  9. Bella
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    This is horrible!

  10. witjunkie
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    But what about the stabby stabby low crotch? Oy.

  11. Sandra
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    This is a bedazzled gray sweatshirt and pants. Maybe NFL cheerleaders wear it at practice. Anyway, it’s awful and she looks like K. Stew styled her hair.

  12. Bad Fads
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    It’s a shirt and pants; I checked on net-a-porter. But it’s still AWFUL. Who would combine that much gold lamé???

    On my blog, I theorized that this was her attempt at a Michael Jackson Halloween costume gone horribly wrong. But she was named British Fashion Designer of the year and wore THAT to get her award. ARGH.

    • Sajorina
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      OH MY FUG!!!

    • LoriK
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      Get out.

      Sorry, that brought out my inner Princess Mia.

      The fact that she wore that monstrosity to receive a fashion designer of the year award (did Paul buy that for her outright or did the UK actually run out of fashion designers when I wasn’t looking?) means that she really is just messin’ with us, doesn’t it? Her entire career is just trolling, right?

      .

    • ChaChaHeels
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      So, wait, this is pants and a top? She made-elastic waist granny sweats in a lame fabric, then paired that with plastic platforms? You gotta be kidding me. This is an outfit Walmart could knock off to its exact specs and sell en masse for about $20, shoes too–but don’t pay full price, wait to get it at clearance. How is it that, in a country that produced Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, Hardy Amies, and some of the world’s best tailors on Saville Row, Stella McCartney wins a “design” award?

  13. Art Eclectic
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    From the Walmart 2012 designer collection: eat all you want this holiday season, we’ve got your elastic waist sack right here.

  14. BookieBookie
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    Ooof. I can’t even with that triple-track elastic waistband. This needs burning, stat.

  15. Stefanie
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    Who the hell gave this woman a career in fashion?! She looks like one of those old timey popcorn bags you cook on the stove.

  16. Scully
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    Calm down everyone. She is working on the latest Russian Space Program uniforms the Evil Soviets will use against Freedomiest Supreme Leader Mittens. The lamé deflects rays deployed by magical underwear. It is known.

  17. Carol
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    Stick with STABBY and add BAGGY, BAGGY, BAGGY … I like her purse, though

  18. anno
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    Wretched

  19. ringthing
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    Oy, a 1990s shiny bunchy sweatsuit is as bad as a shiny saggy jumpsuit. Either way it = stabby.

  20. deee
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    Stockholm Syndrome. You need treatment.

    This is a fug madness entry. Not even close to Fug or Fab.

  21. AM
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    And more hate for the shoes. Especially with that outfit. I’m not sure what shoes one would wear with this, but . . .

    • amys
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      They remind me of high heeled Chuck Taylors. This whole entire look is burnable.

  22. TaraMisu
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    Stabby. Ewwww. Ick. No.

  23. Jules
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    Jumpsuit or separates, it makes no difference. Terrible.

  24. Nicole McIlroy Steeves
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    That’s the ski suit Jessica Wakefield wore in the Super Christmas Edition where Elizabeth was mad that Jessica stole her quiz-bowl thunder and then had an elaborate dream sequence where Jessica died, driving Mr. Wakefield to smoke because he couldn’t bear to look at Elizabeth.

  25. Helen
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    Another vote for Fug Madness entrant, here.

    I wouldn’t even expect to see this on Betty White in Hot in Cleveland. Elka’s bedazzled tracksuits are much more attractive than this mess! And they fit.

  26. Nancy
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    Sorry Miss Jessica, I wanted to wear a gold lame dress to my prom and even I can’t endorse this outfit.

  27. that girl
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    No no no no no. Elastic waistband no.

  28. Linda Brinkley Noble
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    Silver lame track suit? Only explanation is that she thinks the joke’s on us….or she’s drunk…

  29. Evalyn
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    So, how long did you stare at it, and what were you drinking?

  30. Evalyn
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    I know! This is a test, right?

  31. kissmyang
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    Dear Jessica,
    It is Friday and it has been one f-word-ing long week…go get yourself a cocktail dear.
    To reiterate everyone else’s thought here: NO. JUST. NO.
    XOXOang.

  32. Sideshow
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    Gold lame sweatpants. GOLD. LAME. SWEATPANTS. This is up to a vote why?

  33. Elbyem
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    This reminds me of the hazmat shiny suits the Robinson family women wore when they arrived on a potentially dangerous planet on Lost in Space. Except – theirs were better fitted. Danger, Will Robinson!

  34. pidget
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    One of Stella’s many, many crimes against the female form. Not even shimmer can save it. NO.

  35. Gretchen
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    In the second photo you can see the skin on her hip. It took me a bit of staring to work it out, but I think I know what she’s done.
    The top has slits up the sides, and then she’s tucked the front half in to make it look some sort of bizare granny cardigan from the back. I bet it looks horredous in person.

  36. gail
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    Janitor on the USS Enterprise.

  37. Kris
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    a WORLD of no.

  38. BrownEyedBetty
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    I can’t believe you even had to put this one to a vote.

  39. Sajorina
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    I love you, Jessica, and I love gold lamé, but NO! FUG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can’t wait for your autobiography after you live a long happy and dramatically fulfilling life!

  40. Tatiana
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    Hey Jessica, The Power of Lame (fancy accent over the e) is a great name for your autobiography! I’d buy it.

  41. Guerra
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    Hate that elastic waistband!!!!

  42. Nancy
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    Whatever it is it’s got a droopy crotch. She seems to be a fan of the droopy crotch and it’s inexplicable to me. Thumbs down.

  43. Susan
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    If there was nothing in the stores but the “ROMPERS” she designs I would just HAVE to learn to sew my own cloths. It sure is funny how you really don’t need to be good at whatever you DO as long as you have a rich parent or relative to make you famous.

  44. Donna
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    No no no. I refuse to believe that a jumpsuit with a droopy crotch looks good on anyone. Example number one is Stella here.

  45. Chrissy
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    I’ve seen worse, but it IS basically sparkle pajamas.

  46. amys
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    Certainly we’ve seen worse, but my god, this besparkled mess is unflattering, poorly designed and just plain f’ugly.

  47. Annie E
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    I LIKE IT. But only on Stella McCartney.

    • kickassmomnyc
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      I agree, if you mean that only she deserves to wear something this hideously ugly.

    • ChaChaHeels
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      Me too. Does my soul good to see her hoisted on her own petard.

  48. Emma
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    It’s obviously left over from Halloween. She’s missing a space helmet made from tin foil.

  49. Esme
    0

    Hideous and ridiculous. The Emperor and his new clothes lives on.

  50. old lady
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    A 7 year old dressing her first Barbie has more fashion sense than Stella. Her garments always look like she doesn’t know how to adjust a pattern. Perhaps she should focus on maternity wear. This would go from delivery room to oven in 3 minutes.

  51. Katharine
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    That’s a lamé track suit, isn’t it? Who does she think she is, some kind of 90s rap figure? Where’s her backwards ball cap?

    Soooo awful, seriously. It’s not even a good idea gone wrong somewhere, it is flat out a tacky, nasty, very bad idea turned into a butt-ugly outfit.

  52. MK
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    I’m going to just come out and say it and then hide under my couch: I kind of like this. I can’t explain it. Jumpsuits are generally hideous. But this one is fun. I wouldn’t wear it, but it looks cool on Stella. Tomorrow I will go to the doctor and get my head examined.

  53. Andrea
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    I have pajamas that look just like this. They are shiny and exceptionally comfortable, and NOT to be employed outside the house.

  54. Erin
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    No. Just… no.

  55. Ann
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    It’s the sort of thing your Barbie doll had that you wish you had…as an 8 year old.

  56. Maisie
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    Let’s be frank. If her name was Stella Barnswallow (which admittedly would be a cool name in any regard), this woman would no more be a famous fashion designer or be designing for the famous than your average six-year-old playing dress up. Her so-called designs are about 97 percent hideous, with the remaining 3 percent being merely all right.

    • Joemama
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      I AGREE! I have often pondered, “HOW did she become an award-winning fashion designer anyhow?” Answer: the last name. That’s how. It’s certainly not on the merits of her work. Yuck.

  57. Franziska
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    You’d think as a female fasion designer she’s design clothes that flatter a woman’s body shape, no? I mean, why make yourself (or your customers) deliberately look awful?

    • sorcha7420
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      Totally agree that her clothes are terrible. I have never, ever thought that Stella McCartney’s clothes were flattering on her or anyone else. I think that she really has no conception of what suits a woman’s shape. Crewneck tops and tracksuit bottoms? That is a look for toddler boys, not grown women. The heels make it look even more ridiculous.

  58. KK
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    You girls have been giving some very questionable items a pass lately.

  59. Ivy
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    I hate that smirk on her face, she is probably tipsy, but she knows she can wear whatever she wants, when she wants, how she wants. She was born rich and now she can make any outfit she can dream up and wear it, even if it is ugly. Most of her outfits are terrible anyway, almost a slap in the face to fashion.

  60. Ladyblahblah
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    This is the kind of outfit that pisses me off in the plus size section of the Nordstrom Christmas catalog. Everything in the normal section is beautiful and somewhat tasteful but they assume the bigger girls should show up to their holiday parties in sequined sweatsuits. I’d like to think this is some sort of awesome punishment doled out to an entitled skinny girl.

  61. English Girl
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    It is vile, shapeless and cheap looking. To me, if anything demonstrates just how over-rated she is as a fashion designer, this is it. Must try harder next time Stella! I mean, come on, would you go out in this?

  62. lisalisa
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    typical outfit from stella. Its laughable. the only people who would like this are people with the last name of mccartney or if you go to the macca chat room they would love it.