Tony Awards Fug Carpet: Laura Bell Bundy

Jessica recently took Noted Kook Laura Bell Bundy here to task for dressing like she’s still playing Elle Woods on Broadway.

To that I’d like to add, “dressing like a Miss USA also-ran who is ten minutes from being disqualified for a past that’s not trashy enough.”

[Photo: Getty]

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Comments (23):

  1. Kara

    Is she serious with this? This is a Barbie costume.

  2. Anj

    I was thinking it’s more like Daryl Hannah in Splash.

  3. Jen

    New Yorkers – you know when you walk in the 30s, near 8th Ave., and there are all those wholesale “fashion” stores with batshit crazy dresses in the window? And you say to your friend, “Who on EARTH buys these dresses?” and you try to imagine the incredible, crazy life some people must lead, those interesting people who come into New York and hit up the Fashion District and point at the rhinestone one-shoulder cheap satin fuchsia dress in the window and say, “That. THAT is what I want to wear to my godson’s christening.”

    I know nothing about Noted Kook Laura Bell Bundy, but apparently she is one of those people!

    • Sara

      yes! i heart you for this comment.

    • Kara

      Oh my God, this is brilliant. I’ve roamed through that area many times, coming to or from Penn Station, and I have wondered exactly this.

    • S

      I’m a former NYer and this brought back delightful memories.

  4. Eliza Bennett

    what the eff happened to that girl’s nose? She was awesome in “Legally Blonde: Sweet Lord they made a musical and it’s as embarrassingly addictive as the movie” but I don’t remember her nose looking like that. I know, I know, stick to the dress…but dude. Also, that dress is more Mrs. USA than Miss America. The Mrs. pageants are far more horrifying.

  5. qwertygirl

    I don’t hate this as much as I hated her Legally Blond on Ice outfit or whatever it was. I’d say this was a step up. Not very high, but up. Then again, I guess when you’re in Legally Blond on Ice, you’ve got nowhere to go but up.

  6. Emmaleigh

    I gasped audibly at the horror of this dress. What was she thinking?

  7. Evalyn

    So, what’s wrong with this dress? It fits her, its an amazing color, it has sparkles, and there are no lady bits hanging out. I say, win, all the way. If she’s a Noted Kook, then I wonder, where’s the cape, the hoof-shoes, the naked bits and the dyed to match helpless pet?

  8. Jen S 2.0

    I kind of love this. A lot. It’s a little pageant-y, but it’s a gorgeous color and it’s iridescent and sparkly, both of which make me happy.

    But then, I love sparkly iridescent things so much that my friends give me NOTHING but sparkly things for birthdays and holidays. I own — for starters — sparkle-handled scissors, more sparkly purses and clutches than should be legal, and a sparkly lighter when I don’t even smoke. I’m wearing a sparkly butterfly toe ring RIGHT NOW, even though I badly need a pedicure and thus no one should be looking at my toes.

    So perhaps my judgment about sparkly iridescent things can’t be trusted.

  9. pinkcheese

    Maybe if the material didn’t look quite so…flamable? I love purple and sparkles, much like those who have spoken before me, but it also definitely looks like kind of down-market fabric for an awards show dress.

    And maybe close the plunge by 3/4″-ish?

  10. Shiitake

    Is there some reason she’s been everywhere in bad dresses?

  11. vandalfan

    Utter Barbie.

  12. Alex

    1. It’s delicious and beautiful and fits her absolutely perfectly.
    2. She looks happy and comfortable.
    3. It’s visually striking and empirically aesthetically pleasing.

    So what if it isn’t “fashionable” or on-trend?

    What more could you want from an outfit than points 1-3?

  13. Sajorina

    I like it! It is a beautiful dress and it fits her perfectly, so I’ll FAB her! But, lately she looks more & more like one of Hugh Hefner’s girlfriends… She needs a change pronto!

  14. Guerra

    She looks like a cheap barbie

  15. Lily1214

    Sometimes something is so-o-o bad that you kind of like it.

  16. Mary Urech Stallings

    I didn’t realize plastic surgeons still did that model of nose.

  17. Mary Urech Stallings

    I didn’t realize plastic surgeons still did that model of nose. Wasn’t it retired after Michelle Lee and Joan van Ark??

  18. oohsparkley

    Gah! I love this dress. Who wants to be sophisticated anyway? What’s wrong with Barbie? or Mrs. America? It’s pretty if not fashionable. It’s the bangs and nose I can’t endorse.