The Fuglish Patient


…answering the age-old question, “what would it look like if you took Ebenezer Scrooge’s nightshirt and put it on over your favorite pair of serviceable black pants, then topped off the whole look with King Kong’s bathrobe.”  The answer, by the way, is:  NOTHING GOOD.

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  1. Softwear
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    This woman is luminous, with shiny hair and killer shoes. Yeah, the outfit isn’t great, but who’s noticing?

  2. Chasmosaur
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    Oh, it’s the Tribeca Film Festival. She’s probably just dressing to be comfy in the theater.

    • Jessica
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      The rest of us go to the movies ALL THE TIME without putting on a nightshirt, though. And that’s to the movies without a press line to voluntarily walk.

      • Chasmosaur
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        You obviously don’t live in the Upper Midwest. I have seen people in pajamas in our movie theaters here.

        Dressing up generally means putting on the jeans without holes and the sneakers that are clean. I had to start taking my business dress down several notches since my professional dress – combined with a light NYC accent – was causing potential clients thought I was a “Big City Shyster”. Sadly, that is a direct quote, and my de rigeur client outfit is a good blazer with clean jeans, a silk shell and riding boots. Even then, I get comments on how “dressed up” I am.

        But yeah – NYC and LA, probably less common. I look forward to visits at home to the East Coast because I can wear my nice clothes without people looking at me like I’m a Martian.

      • Guerra
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        I never want to move there!!!! :)

  3. Kristen from MA
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    Don’t forget the horse-hoof shoes. bleh!

  4. CJ
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    I always liked her in shorter hair, but wow, she still looks great and still like her self. The shirt looks like what J. Peterman used to sell as “What Marie Antoinette Wore to Bed.” By the end of my second pregnancy, it was almost in shreds I wore it so much. Gosh, this picture makes me miss that nightgown.

  5. katharina
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    what’s with the make-up! Good GOD!

  6. ok
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    I think she looks fine. Not fab, not fug– fine.

  7. AM
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    AW, this isn’t that bad. She’s French, so there’s that. It just looks sort of arty. Yeah, she is so pretty and does look like herself. I could see myself wearing this, in a way, except I don’t get jeans and other “casual” outfits with expensive high heels. If you’re going with a “look,” embrace it, in this case, maybe some loafers or a pair of clogs?

  8. vandalfan
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    Chamosaur is correct about they way fashion begins on both coasts and slowly, if at all, works its way to the center of our nation. I also wore suits to court every day when I started out, and I see ladies now in stretch pants and cardigans. It’s disrespectful to the institution, I tell ya!

    Now, whomsoever this poor gal is, her over-dyed, unkempt hair and frosted eyeshadow make her look like the undead, and the hair coat and twelve-sizes too big shirt do not help. The trousers and shoes might have had a chance with some other outfit.

  9. jerkygirl
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    Hahahaha I think that’s my favorite “age-old question,” ever. :D I also wonder as AM does why she bothered wearing good shoes with her Ebenezer jammies, but yeah, shiny pretty hair, at least.

  10. Caroleena Stantonova
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    (i would wear this) shhhh

  11. Ann
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    As a life long Binoche amante, I’ve always been distressed by lack of fashion sense.

  12. amys
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    I love her as an actress, but she looks like Johnny Depp in drag here. Ebenezer Scrooge’s nightshirt indeed!

  13. Sandra
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    Don’t blame us peasants out here in the wide-open spaces for this. Minus Kong’s robe and the heels, this is essentially what I wore to the movies with my teen-aged nephew a few years back. This happened in as rural a place you can find that also has a movie theater. So, farm-boy in the boonies looked at me and said,”You’re wearing A BAG!” And a French actress in NYC can’t see that? How is it that her people have a reputation for being chic?

    I washed and combed my hair before I left the house. I think I win.

    • Chasmosaur
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      Oh, not blaming the Midwest. I think most people want to be comfy in theaters. (Any or the LOTR movies? Jammies would have rocked. And I look at envy at the drive in at the little kids in their PJ’s.)

      Hell, I wouldn’t wear anything nice to my local movie theater because even though the management does try to do a good job, inevitably there is a Soda Incident. Or a Buttered Popcorn Incident. Or a Cheese Nachos Incident. Whether or not you are the person eating these objects, there is collateral damage if you’re downstream, per se.

      It’s just in the Midwest – without press lines – it just goes without criticism. I think she looks comfy. I don’t think Juliette Binoche has ever really given a s**t about the red carpet, to be honest, so this doesn’t surprise me.

  14. Elle
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    So there’s this outfit and the preceding one on Emily Blunt. Are we back to competition for the Fug Awards so soon? (Emily Blunt, fine actress and lovely lady. Hair, makeup, dress, accessories all wrong. I could just cry!)

  15. mary lou bethune
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    She is the French Meryl Streep and she can do whatever she wants…..
    talent, beauty, accomplishments allow a woman that… Emily Blunt is on the way to that state of being..
    Take note starlets and stop dressing like trollops.

  16. Lizzie
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    Non! Pas d’accord! Jules is rocking that ‘je ne sais quoi’!

  17. Lina
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    I kind of love the muppet fur coat but the shirt is totally wrong. It is nice to see her out, though.

  18. Pauline
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    To some extent, Juliette Binoche is our Helena Bonham-Carter. Clever, talented, charming (A Room with a View, remember how cute HBC was?), quirky, but with a disastrous taste in clothes. However, with Binoche being French she does the whole ‘out of the asylum’ thing with a certain grace whereas HBC’s British excentricity makes her look plain crazy.

  19. Orange Clouds
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    French or not French, I think she looks just horrible, King Kong robe indeed. I wouldn’t even walk in this outfit to the shops.

  20. Jen S 2.0
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    Indeed, the ensemble (sans the heels) is what I wear around the house when I have a bad cold. Add a pocketful of Puffs Plus with Lotion and a box of Sudafed, and I’d be all set.

    But on the other hand, her face and hair are AMAZING. She is ageless.

  21. Jo
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    Chortle-King Kong’s robe!

  22. me
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    King Kong’s bathrobe lol