Fugs and Fabs: The A&E Upfronts

Chloe Sevigny being on TV has been the best thing ever, because there are so many varied events for that genre that she otherwise wouldn’t bother with, and THAT always means a trove of interesting things. Yes, one of the women who helped inspire this site, on account of the head-scratching adulation funneled toward it from fashion circles and how it used to chap me like wind on lips, is now someone I basically love. Stockholm Syndrome, you are my everything.

[Photos: Getty]

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Comments (34):

  1. jellybean

    aha! i know what The Sev’s “extra” is… hand towels. those gross cloth ones on the continuous feed.

  2. Squirrel!

    What? Katherine Chancellor died?! RIP.

  3. Amalia

    Kara Thrace would beat anyone up who would even breathe a suggestion that she wear a dress like that. Rightfully so.
    Cassidy = cutest little caterer in all of Hollywood.
    Ashanti’s dress seems to have either open or mesh sides, so it’s right in her wheelhouse.
    I’ve never said this before in seriousness, but the Sev looks great here, and I’m so not a fan.

    • CakesOnAPlane

      “what the FRACK is that pink lacy thing?? Get in the brig!”

  4. Crispy Phoenix

    …in which Chloe demonstrates her Restaurant Tablecloth as Pinafore invention…

  5.  Sallie T

    According to wikipedia, Susan Lucci is 66 years old!!!!!!
    Whether it’s genetics, plastic surgery or a pact with Lord of Darkness, I want
    some of that action.

    • kickassmomnyc

      A little of each. She’s got great bones, she takes care of herself, and she’s had some work done. Often plastic surgery goes awry but sometimes it’s great (Lucci, Fonda). She sure got lucky with her surgeon. I wonder if she had it done here or in Europe.

      • Kat

        I think Jane Fonda has had some of the most tasteful plastic surgery ever. I’m sure it’s her good genes too, but damn. She really blows me away by how she can look young and yet still look her age. It’s a paradox!

  6. Elle

    Chloe Sevigny generally looks so bad that I am willing to give this a pass just because it is better if not actually good. Susan Lucci ‘s outfit is pretty and well fitted but her face and neck have been pulled so tight that it actually distracting from how well she looks otherwise.

    • kickassmomnyc

      I think La Lucci has had great plastic surgery, but she insists on being ultra bone thin, which tends to make her look drawn. If she took on a few pounds, her face would actually look fuller and even younger.

    • Kristin

      Her neck scares me. It looks like something might snap at any moment and result in a gruesome photo op.

  7. Rose

    I disagree re: Katheryn Winnick’s shoes. Maybe not the best choice, but she could have done a LOT worse and her dress is pretty enough to distract from them.

  8. Karen G

    I don’t know, I think Vera’s shoes are appropriate with this particular dress. Her hair, however, not so much. I prefer her darker hair.

    • pidget

      Yes! I HATE the washed-out blonde, when her rich, dark hair makes her gorgeous eyes stand out so much more.

  9. kickassmomnyc

    Chloe looks like she should be behind a counter selling baked goods. “Some powdered sugar on that?”

  10. Ruth

    Looks like Stacy decided to stick with the “punk” unwashed hair from the Met Gala. Apparently the contract doesn’t cover head suits.

    • Lola

      A shame, too, because her dress is the cutest one in this pack. Everyone else looks fairly terrible.

  11.  ErinB

    Cassidy Freeman looks very Elizabeth Banks-ian here.

    Starbuck, WTH? Katee Sackhoff is SO cute, I could go shopping at a Dillard’s or Macy’s and find a dress that would look better on her than this. And BOOM, a new fun game/reality show is born!

  12. Christina

    “I feel like Kara Thrace would gag if she knew about this. I know the actresses and the characters they play are not the same, obviously, but I will always imagine Katee as kind of a bad-ass and this is really killing the mood.”


    Sorry, Katee. I know that’s terribly unfair to you as an actress and I feel bad about it, but… still true. :(

  13. Helen

    The Sev’s dress looks to me like a student’s project about halfway through a class in napkin-folding.

    I like it! It’s funky, funny, and cute. I just think she needs earrings or a necklace.

  14. PB

    Compared to the cracked out stuff the Sev usually wears, this is positively normal and pretty. Grading on the Sev-only curve, this is an A effort.

  15. hillary l.

    Katee Sackhoff has always called herself a “girly girl” and been plenty upfront about it. That said, I think the waist of the dress hits her in a funny place. But hey! At least she’s wearing a bracelet.

  16. julyol1972

    I’ve been ruined from watching so much RuPaul’s Drag Race, because every time I read the word “gag” nowadays, I expect something spectacular (in a good way). Not a good look Kara!

  17. strah

    I think the extra on the front of Chloe’s dress is for a roll of paper towels.

    I don’t know who Kathryn Winnick is, but I LOVE her dress. I love the color, print and cut. With a different belt and shoe she would look fantastic.

  18.  Carolina Girl

    Overall, that is the best Ashanti has looked in a long, long time. Given that the rest of her looks so good, I am not even going to ask WTF is going on with the sheer panels on the side of her dress.

  19. Alicia

    That’s a lot of people looking unlike themselves.

    Katee Sackhoff’s lace would be acceptable in a less “I’m making a veil for a hen party” colour.

  20. Carnac

    How can Amick’s formal shorts be just “blah”? Has “sheer madness” lowered the bar so far?

  21. Tiffany

    I love the color of Stacy’s dress. Beautiful!

  22. Sajorina

    Vera Farmiga is AWESOME! My girl crush on her since “Bates Motel” premiered has only risen! She looks AMAZING! FAB, Norma!

  23. Emma

    What happened to Madchen Amick? I saw her on both The Gilmore Girls and ER this week and I thought “that woman is so gorgeous!” Now she’s barely recognisable. Why has she died her lovely hair black? And why is she wearing tiny shorts? I’m confused and distraught.