Fugs and the Occasional Fab-Adjacent: Stella McCartney party


Not all of this is bad, it’s true. But what does it say about the situation that GINNIFER GOODWIN managed to be one of the best-dressed people there? No, it’s true. You’ll see.

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  1. Hannah
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    I think by Laverne and Shirley, you mean Lucy and Ethel. But a superior post nonetheless. Stelle McCartney must hate women to do these atrocities to their appearances. WHYYYYYYYYY

  2. Katharine
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    Kristen’s colour palette works for me. Or would, if it was rendered in garments that were proportionate, didn’t sag, and fit her properly. I could like Ginnifer’s ensemble if it didn’t look as though it was made of the most unbreathable sort of cheap, shiny polyester; as it is, it advertises the efficacy of her prescription-strength antiperspirant, but makes me feel nothing other than “she must be roasting in there.”

    • Halo
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      That’s kind of how I felt, too. I wanted to tweak Kristen and Ginnifer’s (and actually Zooey’s, too) outfits to make them actually good, while the rest of them, save GOOP, looked atrocious.

  3. CJ
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    I would like to nominate Stella McCartney for Fug Madness 2012 for not just personal fug but for being responsible for the fug of so many others. How many times have we seen variations of that odd china-pattern-scrolling-mesh monstrosity? Exponential Fuggery, folks.

    • Emmaleigh
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      Seconded!

    • Annie
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      What about a tourney for DESIGNERS ONLY?! Just so we can poke fun at all the Basil Soda fuggery Katy Perry keeps costuming herself in.

    • katkin74
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      Would that we had a tribunal similar to those trials for dictators. It would be for “Crimes Against Fashion” for all the people she’s fugged and optically assaulted.

  4. qwertygirl
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    Laverne & Shirley did the thing with Shirley’s glove during the opening sequence of the show–I believe that’s what Heather is referencing.

    Stella McCartney is the most horrible “designer” known to man. I am convinced that the only reason she managed to achieve any notariety at all is because of her family name. If her father hadn’t been Sir Paul, no one would wear these monstrosities.

    • Leelee
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      Agreed. I have never seen anything she’s made that I would pay more than £5 for, and out of that lot it’s really just the blazer. Most of it I wouldn’t accept even if it was being given away for free. At least other designers pull it out of the bag once in a while and create something great to remind the consumers why they put up with all the dross. Stella appears to have given up completely and is just trading on her name.

      /rant. I also do understand that no-one will actually ever offer me the opportunity to have designer clothes for free. BUT IF THEY DID…..

    • Heather
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      Yes! Thank you.

  5. melanie
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    It’s bad enough she actually designs these things, but why on earth does anyone actually wear them out in public where they will be photographed in them and tons of people will see them?

  6. Anj
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    Barring minor tweaks, I actually think most of them look good. However, Rumer is most definitely worst dress. She needs bra support and she is a repeat offender. And as much as I love Ginnifer Goodwin and her quirky style, her dress was fug.

  7. Bella
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    I cannot understand why anyone buys and wears SMcC clothing. She is like a little girl playing doll clothing cut-outs with fabric scraps. The clothes are ugly, don’t fit properly and ought to be scrapped. That woman needs a new profession.

  8. Billie
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    Why is she still designing????!! I would love to see a Project Runway – Anonymous version. Seasoned designers are given challenges and are voted off based on the clothes alone and nobody ever know who designed it. Me thinks Ms. Stella here will be that forgettable contestant that was voted off in the first round.

    • TereLiz
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      Top Chef did a Masters, why not PR? It would be hilarious to see Tim Gunn telling Isaac that his fabric choices are making him “concerned”.

  9. Talley
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    Kristen’s outfit looks like the poorly fitted outfit the new intern pulled out of the back of her closet for her first day at work after her mother told her, you CANNOT wear a micro-mini shredded demin skirt, a tank top with your bra showing and flip-flops to work at a law firm. (To be fair, I don’t work at a law firm and the interns at my office both dress very appropriately)

  10. filmcricket
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    Do women keep wearing that dress because they can’t get their hands on the Viktor & Rolf version that’s infinitely superior? The V&R dress looks as close to glam as mesh can possibly get, McCartney’s literally looks like a Home Ec. project involving old football jerseys and aprons. I really wish stylists would stop using it.

    • GigiNYC
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      Do you mean the blue mesh-inset dress Jennifer Lawrence wore a few months ago? Also, is mesh A THING now?

  11. GigiNYC
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    The black bow on Zooey’s dress is depressing me. It’s so droopy and frumpy and funereal. That horrible mesh cut-out dress needs to die. In a town where nobody wears the same thing twice, I’m surprised all these starlets are sporting the same dress. Does Stella McCartney have blackmail info on all of them?

  12. Stefanie
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    Everyone but Goop looks pissed to be there.

  13. Art Eclectic
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    I want to report that the end of the world is nigh – seen in Beverly Hills yesterday: sequined ugg boots.

    Sequined. Uggs.

    • Kit
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      those have been around for awhile, in fact they were in the discount shoe stores last winter. I’m guessing the Beverly Hills wear-er is from out of town and thought they were “fancy enough” for BH. Otherwise you probably wouldn’t have seen them. lol

  14. Sandra
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    That is the perfect name for her studio: Stella McCartney’s Fug Factory. These things are all badly designed and badly produced. Even the fabrics are kind of awful. And while Ms. Paltrow does look the least bad, she seems to have dunked her hair into whatever people with her dietary habits use to do the job that caramel sauce does for the rest of us.

  15. Susan
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    Really, you picked Gwyneth over Kristen? Really?

    Anytime Miranda Kerr doesn’t look good should throw up red flags to us all.

    Ginnifer Goodwin a best dressed? Nope.

    • Heather
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      Compared to this crowd, I think so.

    • Jennifer E.
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      Yes, Susan, exactly! If we are frightened by Miranda Kerr’s dress, fearing her ladybits might make an appearance, something is desperately wrong!

  16. Kit
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    I think it’s clear that Stella likes her pants this way because she never does them any other way.

    Also, the woman as a designer needs to be stopped. SO. MUCH FUG.

    (Also? Ginnfer Goodwin’s outfit? NOT. CUTE.)

  17. Joy Martin
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    I hate to be the nitpicky one, but this wasn’t actually a Stella McCartney party. It was a premier of a Paul McCartney music video, for “My Valentine.” Everyone wore Stella, I guess, because of association.

    • Heather
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      Yeah, I counted it as a Stella event because it was co-hosted by her and she outfitted everyone.

    • na
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      That piece of information just makes this fuggery extra douchey and drives homes the point that Stella gets people to wear her shit because of her dad/fame, not because they’re good pieces.

  18. Val
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    Is it just me or is Gwennie looking kinda orange?? I’m hoping it’s somehow the lights and not a future audition for jersey shore.

  19. mshesterp
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    I think they’re all basically terrible, except maybe Gwynnie. Stella must be stopped. Seriously! She is so terrible. The clothes fit terribly, the patterns are terrible, the colors–what more can you say? She assaults my eyes. Celebs, please stop doing this–it just makes me all rage-y.

    Disagree about Ginnifer–don’t like the style or color palette. Ugh, so much Stella clothing dislike.

  20. mary lou bethune
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    So many lovely women looking rather cheap– What is Gwen thinking? Zooey? Why does that cute Ginnifer do that to her hair? Her ears are not her best feature; her face is. Gwen looks flat and she is usually so pretty. The last dress looks like a 3rd grader ran it up. What is wrong with people?Is the the magic of the McCartney name? I am willing to give dear Paul and his dear family a huge pass ….. but come on!

  21. Kris
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    All of these are hid.e.ous. I actually feel bad for Zoey. Like, OMG girl, you’re about to lose your dress!!! And Gwen, my LORD, Gwen!! Rumer just…I don’t know, I rarely ever think she looks good in anything, but that dress, heaven help us, is atrocious.

  22. lisas
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    Ugh, Stella McCartney. At least it’s not bloody Marchesa?

  23. Heather
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    Compared to everyone else there, I thought Ginnifer was one of the best. Remember, I was speaking comparatively.

  24. Eliza Bennett
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    I add my voice to the anti Ginnifer dress outcry. Ginnifer is lovely and I love her old pixie hair cut, but that dress? Girl. No.

  25. fritanga
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    Annnnd…Zooey’s inappropriately heavy black tights are back! She barely covers her boobs, but feels she must swathe her legs in opaque darkness? I think she’s overshot “quirky” into “mental” territory.

  26. Ines
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    whole wide world of fug.

    and whats with the face from stefani? it looks different.

  27. Dazie
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    They’re all icky, except GOOP. But seriously- a plain blazer, skinny jeans, white shirt. NOT HARD TO DO.

    Rumer Willis should just stop. Oh honey stop. STOP TRYING TO MAKE FETCH er… RUMER HAPPEN.

  28. TheReset
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    She designed all of these? She is doing herself (and her line) NO favors.

  29. Liz985
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    No, nope, nyet to all — still don’t get McCartney (and her “designs’) and the power she has over celebrities. I mean, seriously, I see more flattering, wearable outfits at Target.

  30. Kate Nelson
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    That meshy dress needs to be recalled, like an automobile with a defect.

  31. Shiitake
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    Stella McCartney couldn’t design a dish towel.

    • Eliza Bennett
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      I distinctly remember loving a lot of Stella from a few years back. (an $1,100 blazer in particular still haunts my wardrobe fantasies) This collection is the first sign I’ve seen that the designs have moved from “meh” (clunky jumpsuits, baggy dresses) to full on Fug factory. She has at least before shown she can design. Maybe it’s just a phase. Fingers crossed!

  32. Jaime Sena
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    How has it that no one has called out Kristen Stewart’s weird invocation of Winona Ryder a la “Heathers”?!

  33. Sarah M.
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    Is it just me or has Zooey lost a lot of weight?

  34. Sajorina
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    How can someone be called a DESIGNER and be successful at it, yet not contribute anything new, innovative, flattering or beautifully made to the World of Fashion? It’s PREPOSTEROUS! At least Gwyneth & Gwen bring their awesome to everything they wear, so I think they look good! Stella should be ashamed, really!

  35. Sylvia
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    Why is that dress still happening? IT DOES NOT LOOK GOOD ON ANYONE!!! Stella McCartney should be stoned for crimes against fashion. It hurts my bones to see anything she makes that isn’t a blazer.

  36. Hel
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    I also like Ginnifer Goodwin’s dress (except for the visible lining). Burn everything else!

  37. Liane
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    To quote TLo’s site re: Zooey D’s droopy dress….”Nipples are sources of fun and nutrition; not hooks upon which you hang a dress”

  38. yeahandalso
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    OMFG I saw the Gwen Steffani on elsewhere and it was just straight on, I had no idea that illusion netting went all the way down the legs…that is horrifying.

    On the other hand this is the best hair/make-up Stella has ever had

  39. ok
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    Word on the street was the Phoebe Phillo was the real design force when Stella was at Chloe– the clothes back then were great.

    As for this shit show– everyone looks terrible.

    What is up with Paltrow’s hair? Hideous.

    Also, Rumer–my god. Whatever it is that you are doing, you need to do the opposite.

  40. katkin74
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    No Ginnifer’s dress isn’t good, I just can’t sign off on it. I think GOOP looks best. I saw Gwen Stefani’s ensemble from the front – the netting wasn’t visible – and I thought it was very cute but THEN! This pic just made me sigh. Personally, I cannot understand how Stella McCartney ever became a designer in the first place (other than the obvious) because to me everything she does is boring, oh but wait – then there’s this odd / weird / not flattering / ill fitting (insert other desultory adjective here) thing she’s added to a clean line or classic cut to make it look “new” and “fresh” when to me, it just looks like a wanna be design student with little imagination and no appreciation for the female form. That blazer is the only thing I’ve ever seen from her that I could say, “that looks – nice”. It’s a BLAZER! I realize I’m totally ranting right now but I just can’t seem to stop. She (Marvin the Martian voice) makes me very angry.

    • katkin74
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      And apparently, I’m not the only one. I just read the comments on this post. I feel kind of relieved. I thought I was the only one on the Stop Stella! Stop! Train.

  41. neiges
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    The ‘thing” Stefani is wearing, looks so so so so so so so so so cheap!

  42. Victoria
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    I love Miranda Kerr’s outfit .. for lounging around the house, watching “Game of Thrones,” and eating popcorn.

  43. Tricia
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    Seriously have these people never heard of NO SEW FABRIC TAPE?!?!? You can buy a role at any drugstore for $4.99. And then people can see your FEET. It’s insane that no one ever does it. Stella’s pants would drive me insane. I only hope that one day she will trip and fall straight on her face and then she’ll learn a valuable lesson!

  44. Fiona K
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    Bloody Fugging Hell!!! Stop it Stella, just stop it. ARRGGH

  45. jenny
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    Dear Stella, Please stop “designing” now. Love, Fug Nation

  46. lisa
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    seriously, why does kristen stewert always look so angry? a smile really wouldn’t kill her. Uh…are we still pretending Gwen Stefani is a celebrity? What does she do except appear on US weekly a lot

  47. gail
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    There’s nothing wrong with Stella’s pants. The problem is that that rug ate up her feet and now she has to stand there forever. I love that she chose to wear clothes that don’t even look designed and let all the starlets step out in the outlandishly ugly stuff.

  48. guerra
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    wow – these are all bad!

    rumour… you are not doing yourself any favous, what is with that hair!
    zooey seriously! that does not fit! at all!

  49. Lilibet
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    1. The swirly dress? Amateur gimmickry.

    2. Gwyneth is getting very close to the age when wearing “young” clothes i.e. those hideous spray-on grey jeans, only makes you look old(er) in a very suburban way.

    3. Very curious that Stella should wear all black while every other woman is struggling to make her clothes look good. Kirsten’s outta here as soon as.

    4. The big black bow dress? A little girl’s idea of a sophisticated party dress. Back to the amateur gimmickry.

    That’s all for now.

  50. ChaChaHeels
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    I don’t even remember anything “of note” in the old Stella McC, so if Phoebe Philo was responsible for that there wasn’t that much happening there anyway. If blazers are your strong suit, goodness knows any tailor can whip one of those up for you in 3 days for a fraction of a Stella price. The world has certainly been sold a bill of goods where Stella’s design is concerned.

    Still, I’m not obligated to wear her clothing, and I don’t understand why anyone would willingly agree to. That Gwen dress looks like an outfit you pull out of a package at an adult toy store; and Stella is so incapable fashion-wise that she can’t even present herself well in a crew neck sweater and basic black pants.

  51. Jennifer E.
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    Poor Zooey. She is wearing Stella’s version of the HIDEOUS Oscar gown Anne Hathaway wore a few years ago, when she was new on the scene. It looked atrocious on Anne, and it looks atrocious on Zooey. Bows should not cover boobs. Boobs are better than bows. Easy math.

    When Miranda Kerr is wearing something so fugly that you are AFRAID her ladybits might make an appearance? Something is hideously, desperately wrong. Because anything this woman wears should make us HOPE for a flash. She won the genetic lottery! But she lost the Stella lottery.

  52. Deli
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    OMG this whole thing is such a disaster. and I’m worried that people are thinking that the “footless” look is an actual trend. SIIGIGGGGHHHHHHHHHH

  53. Moi
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    Nothing is more fun than hating on Stella McCrapney. Nothing. And come on, even Goopey’s blazer doesn’t look like it’s tailored right. There are a bazillion designers who make ‘em better.

  54. crystal
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    Seriously. I don’t understand. I mean, yes, nepotism. But putting something that ugly on your body is a long way to go just to suck up to somebody.

  55. caroline
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    ? what song was she talking about? this has bugged me for hours and led to days of sleepless nights