Well WTF’d: Anne Hathaway


Today the role of Rooney Mara will be played by Anne Hathaway. HILARIOUSLY.

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  1. Gine
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    On the one hand, she is clearly having a ton of fun with this press tour, which I commend her for. It’s certainly refreshing, considering how many starlets act like showing up for stuff–which is part of their JOB–is hellish torture.

    But on the other hand…that is hideous.

  2. Gigi
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    Whoa, that’s a lot of makeup.

    Meh. Rooney Mara sold her black Swedish swan craziness because her mood matched her clothes (“FU”). Anne is on the brink of a giggle here. She needs to channel the bad ass if not a bit f’d up character she played in Rachel Getting Married for her to make the sale here.

  3. Chrissy Cunningham
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    Oh! i was hoping you would fug this when i saw it this morning. Hilariously ugly! the main part of the dress is fairly flattering, but the cape and the shoes are so awful, it’s wonderful!

  4. Rayna
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    Where can I get season tickets for the Lady Gaga soccer team?

  5. CakesOnAPlane
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    Every Les Mis lyric-inspired pun makes me love you ladies more. This is hideous, but she is giving amazing Face (although the Face it reminds me of is that of Morena Baccaran, but although she has made some questionable red carpet choices, she would neverrrr).

    • Sonali
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      I don’t really have feedback, as I currently have ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ stuck in my head. LOVING the random lyrics thrown in to each Les Mis post. Bravo.

  6. pantsonfire
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    OK. Let me preface this with the disclaimer that I like Anne Hathaway. I do. But I do not think she has the fashion stones to pull this (or a lot of the looks she’s been attempting lately) off. She just lacks whatever that magic is that would make this interesting and funny. Instead, it’s a joke. Fashion can be fun and humorous–indeed, I love it when it is. But that’s not the same thing as wearing and being a joke. I feel that Hathaway falls into the latter category, whereas women like Cate Blanchett and Swinton fall into the former. Hathaway has her own kind of magic, but it’s not in the category of fashion alchemy, turning whimsical, borderline fug fashion into works of art.

    You know who could have worn this and made it possibly ok (I say possibly because honestly…): Charlize Theron.

    • Kat
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      I agree completely. I think it’s because, part of the reason we love her is that she has that girl next door charm. And Girl Next Door can’t pull off this high-fashion, avant garde craziness. You can just look at it and tell it’s not her.

      • Aj
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        I think the girl next door is having a blast. It’s awfully nice to see someone have a little fun when some of these girls are so deadly serious about being edgy or being tasteful or just being looked at.

        • Lisa
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          Exactly- I applaud her for branching out. We may not like it but she does and boy it’s got us talking!

    • Joanie
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      I’m beginning to think someone’s taking herself and the pre-Oscar buzz too seriously. All the vamping is unnecessary on the red carpet. She’s an actress, not a fashion model. Why can’t she just show up, look lovely, and be a little more dignified?

  7. Sandra
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    I guess when you’re as far ahead on Life Points as she is, you can afford to squander some on things like this. I do hope that it is Intentionally Awful; that’s always so much more fun.

  8. Dazie
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    Fanciest.
    Backpacker.
    Ever.

  9. Bubba
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    I find her to be insufferably smug in every photo – compounded by the clothing choices.

    • CakesOnAPlane
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      Holy shit I just looked at other photos of her at this event and she out-Lea’d Lea Michele, so unrelenting was her mugging for the camera. Someone got a visit from the Smug Fairy.

  10. mary lou bethune
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    I think the dress might be High Fashion? The shoes are a joke surely….. Anne seems to have a sense of humor and she is making references to her other roles?? Sick Anne, dying Anne, Les MIz Anne, Princess Ann(maybe not),Get Smart Ann and of course Cat woman Ann. Anyhoo- she is beautiful and maybe going into the Nicole sphere of wearing the damn dress, ya’ll, with no explanations and looking beautiful doing it. Look at her eyes- she is almost there.

  11. Art Eclectic
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    Just ewwww. Who let her leave the hotel room looking like this?

  12. Rebecca
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    I’m a little over her trying to make us believe she’s really a badass. Yes, she is clearly wearing this as a joke, but she is also clearly not awesome enough to pull it off. I agree with Charlize Theron making it work.

  13. sassclass&ass
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    i hate anne hathaway. she is ALWAYS smug and i don’t find her the least bit enjoyable to look at no matter what she’s wearing

  14. cremebluee
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    I feel like she is deliberately placing her hands that way to make her waist look tinier. Which is unnecessary and super annoying.

    • S
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      I am actually too distracted by how she is posing to care about the dress, which I guess given the dress is something?

      I know I have seen women pose like that before but somehow she looks so unnatural and WEIRD. What even.

      • Heironyms.
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        Totally agree on the weirdness.

        Yes, starlets, we KNOW you work out and live on lettuce and diet Red Bull before these events, and we can SEE that your waists are tiny even withOUT you trying to make your fingers meet across your stomach, so STOP it–it looks silly!

    • Sarah B
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      I’m kind of under the impression that she is really enjoying the attention that she’s getting from being so thin. She has been posing like that A LOT since losing the weight for this movie.

    • Pamb
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      Yes, exactly. We’ve all read about her starvation diet to play Fantine, so we really don’t need her posing with her hands almost touching TO GET THE POINT THAT YOU’RE STILL REALLY SKINNY, ANNE.

    • Cutebutnerdy
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      At this point, using her role as an excuse for being deathly thin no longer applies. You don’t always have to promote the movie in character. I like the haircut, but The time has come for her to eat something. Syphilitic whore is not a good look for anyone…

  15. TaraMisu
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    That dress is hideous. The shoes are….. well words escape me. I do however like the goth make up look, she can pull it off.

  16. McLisa
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    Her smugness as of late makes me hate anything she’s wearing. Even the evening cape from earlier this week. On anyone else, yes. Her? No.

  17. PB
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    Why is she trying so hard? Someone close to her should remind her that she is actually pretty and that she doesn’t have to tart herself up like that. Maybe she is trying for “edgy,” but it really isn’t working.

  18. Stefanie
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    If she wasnt wearing a half giggle I would HATE this. But as it is, she seems to know it is f’ing ridiculous so I’m just going to assume this was a joke and move on.

  19. deee
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    Maybe she thought her shins might get cold?

  20. Meldisny
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    She’s not giggling. She’s thinking about her own awesomeness and how *we* won’t get it. We’re too daft to understand the intent behind her trash-bag poncho cum knee pads ensemble. Remember, she thought it was wise to strap a doily sweat-band to her noggin the day she wed. She’s clearly of the asshole class.

  21. Sylvia
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    I’m waiting for an Angelina leg with that pose. I’m disappointed it didn’t happen.

    As others have said, she doesn’t have the “it” to pull this off. I don’t dislike her on the whole, but I may be a bit annoyed with her after this tour de force.

    Also, am I missing something? Should I, in fact, invest in a cape? It looks like they’re sticking around and, much like an adult onesie, I kind of want one despite the crime against fashion it poses.

  22. zona_gale
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    Ugh….F her! I just can’t stand her.

  23. Kit
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    I actually kind of love this.

    I’m not a pro-Anne or Anti-Anne – I could take her or leave her – but I think this is really fun, totally out of her usual “uniform” and I think she is totally pulling it off.

    • Kit
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      Wow. Just read the comments – there is a LOT of Anne hate here!

      I’m really shocked. She just doesn’t inspire anything other than “pretty girl, okay actress” in me. And as someone who has neither axe to grind nor fandom to flame, I *do* think she’s pulling it off.

      *shrug*

      • Colleen
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        Um, I’m going to poke my head out of the foxhole too and say I really like it. The shoes look a little too vinyl, but I like the sculptured dress and if I had skinny stems like her then damn straight I’d wear some killer shinguards like that.

        • Joemama
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          Yeah, I didn’t think it was sooooo terrible either. I sort of like the dress. The shoes, well, they are being touted in this months INSTYLE as “the next big thing”, which leads me to believe that we should not believe all that fashion magazines tell us…The footwear is ugly. This outfit doesn’t annoy me as much as the fishnetty-see-thru-back-trusses dress from a couple weeks ago.

        • themis
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          I dig the shoes as well. The dress is a bit of a yawn without it – bless her for wearing something worth looking at. So she’s not a edgy young Jolie blood-smeared freakyfreak. That’s just fine by me. Blood-smeared edgy starlets are becoming tiresome.

  24. Donna4Eva
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    I wonder when she will figure out that she is neither badass nor particularly mysterious. I don’t like her or dislike her, but she comes across as an over-eager, tries-too-hard drama-geek. She is like jazz hands personified. Which could be charming if she would just own it and not try so hard to force the Serious Drama.

  25. jean
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    Love her shiny hair. Love it. And I like the shoes, but agree with pantsonfire …on Charlize Theron or more awesomely, Grace Jones.

  26. Carol
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    The push into Rooney Mara territory has not been successful … Mara has successfully defended her territory and Hathaway is left knock, knock, knockin’ on Gaga’s door.

  27. Blair's Head Band
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    WHY NO PEDICURE!?!?!? If you’re going to wear those shoes (which, I weirdly think are FABULOUS, just not with this parachute dress OR on Annie Hath), PEDICURE YOUR TOES.

  28. Zee
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    I’m sorry – but those boots/shoes/braces whatever they are scream of someone trying to make polio-chic a fashion style.

  29. mirthful
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    I don’t like her, generally speaking. But this takes it to a whole new level. The way she’s standing also makes her look like someone popped off her head and put it back on her body facing backwards. She has a creepy Nightmare Before Christmas/Coraline look to her in this “dress.” The “shoes” reinforce that image. And I 100% agree about the pedicure. Come on.

  30. witjunkie
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    That thing on your leg didn’t work for Mr. Bates, either.

  31. Helen
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    I’m not sure this is even a breath away from hell, though she is a pretty little thing.

  32. Trace
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    Did she wear this for a bet?

  33. spinja
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    Woah.
    Why all this disdain for Anne Hathaway? Sadly, it’s there in the original post and throughout these comments.
    Or maybe I am reading things wrong? Maybe it’s all supposed to be funny?
    Because the accusation of “posing like that to make her waist look smaller”…is just too hilarious.
    It all just feels like beat up on the most popular girl of the moment like we did as unknowing insecure grade school girls.
    She’s a smart, talented, attractive woman having a great year. Isn’t that something to be celebrated more than denigrated?

    • Heironyms.
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      Well, I actually do like Anne Hathaway. But I’m very tired of that pose…on everyone. She’s certainly not the only one who does it.

      And why would you position your hands like that if not to make your waist look smaller? I mean, try doing it–it’s not comfortable! It feels and looks unnatural and makes your posture look bad. Hands on hips I’m fine with. But “finger girdles” not so much.

      Maybe people are remarking on it more here simply because, of all the people who pull that pose, Anne Hathaway is the one who least needs to try to look slimmer.

    • Nancy
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      She is the one who is vamping, and twisting, and mugging for the cameras. The pictures I saw of her look ridiculous! And ihave always liked Hathaway! She seemed like a nice, smart young lady. So why the absurd posing?

      And I hate that lipstick- am I,the only one who thinks she looks like the Joker?

    • Rigor_Mortis
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      Not everyone is an Anne Hathaway fan. I don’t find her “smart”. “talented” nor “attractive”, for that matter, and like the majority of people here I don’t think she’s smug and not pulling off this outfit.

      By the way, homegirl is just a hollyweird actress. She’s not out there curing cancer, so you can cut the patronizing “unknowing insecure grade school girls” (which is basically a more polite way of the age old “y’all a bunch of jellus h8trs!”).

      • Aphy
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        Thank you, Rigor-Morris, well put. I get so tired of that whole ‘you’re just jealous’ thing.

        To me, she does look smug and like she is trying to hard. I hate the dress and the boots(?).

      • spinja
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        Well, you read a lot more into it than what I actually said.

        Yeah, she’s an actress. Smart, talented and attractive too.

        Guess you just have to deal with it.

        • Jessica
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          Chill out. (That’s directed at everyone; liking or disliking Anne Hathaway is a personal choice that everyone must make for themselves, and about which no one needs to be too defensive. If someone here doesn’t disagree with you, it’s all good.)

    • Franke
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      Am I reading your post wrong? Because I can’t tell if it’s a joke or not. Way to respond to comment that (shockingly) don’t agree with yours.

  34. Billie
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    You know, those boots? shoes? shoots? are pretty damned bitchin’. I just don’t really like them with that dress. I don’t think I really like that dress at all. All that being said, I kinda love her crazy.

  35. Bella
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    Ridiculous. That is all.

  36. carrie
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    I haven’t scrolled through 50 comments to see if someone else mentioned this, but I saw pap shots of this outfit (no pun intended) earlier where you can totally see…all her lady business.

  37. house mouse
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    I could have tolerated the shoes OR the weird…cape…thing (?), but together it is just too much trying. I do like her face, though.

  38. Anti M
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    She’s beautiful, but her makeup is terrible. Steve Tyler’s lips don’t even look good on Steve…they don’t belong on her delicately featured face.

  39. Martha
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    The shoes remind me of something you’d wear if you’d recently had shinbone surgery in order to become taller.

  40. Nat
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    Poor Fantine, I didn’t realize that not only they cut her hair and pulled out her teeth, but they also broke her legs, apparently!

    As for Anne Hathaway, one must recognize that she’s been playing this whole Les Mis thing really well. From the decision to cut her hair (and keep it short throughout the press stuff/awards season) to all the talk about the weight loss and even these “controversial” outfits she’s been wearing, everything is perfect to make the press talk about her and her role. I don’t know Who her PR people are, but they’re genius.

  41. Corriner
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    I really hate those leg braces. And that is coming from someone who has not strong feelings for Anne neither good nor bad…. but she is REALLY Angelina Jolie-ing it up in some other photos, like, ‘Look, here’s my leg, it’s got this hilariously weird shin-guard shoe thingy on it! I am going to pose like a freaking maniac to show of just how totally stupid this is!”

    No thanks.

  42. Corriner
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    no strong feelings**

  43. Joanne
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    I love Ann – and I think that everyone is mean about her cos she’s rocking EVERYTHING ….you’re just jealous.

    • Jessica
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      Dude, if I never see the words “just jealous” again, it will be too soon. We are, as human beings, allowed to dislike things without it being jealously.

      • Sandala
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        I think people are suffering from election withdrawal and looking for things to be outraged over. Just a funny dress people.

      • Aj
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        True — but it would be nice if people limited themselves to liking or disliking, loving or loathing the clothes or shoes or make-up instead making judgements about the attitudes (smugness) or motivations (looking as skinny as possible) of the wearer.

      • Esme
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        That’s the same way I feel about the term “haters”!

  44. GB
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    Please fug her GLAMOUR cove. I just saw it today and…yikes!

  45. Vandalfan
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    I did not know Anne inspired such dislike! I find her charming, but her makeup here seems too heavy. The wacky cape and dress would have been sufficient.

    The footwear- Boots? Shoes? Thingies. – number one, are too small for her feet and, two, might work with a slick little mini and plain top, but underneath and concealed by a full length dress?

    • pantsonfire
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      I’ve been thinking on this and while I still maintain that this look is simply out of Anne’s league (see my comment above), I think I might agree that the strappy boot braces could work as deployed with a slick mini (maybe referencing Vivian’s infamous outfit in Pretty Woman). For some reason, I’m also thinking I’d like the bootshoes if the straps and stuff were functional. I don’t know…like if they held daggers and such. I could get behind that.

      • Tamburlaine
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        Yes, absolutely. With that dress it’s just overkill. I like the dress from the front, but the back is just too heavy. She rocks the short hair, though.

  46. Lisa
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    I like it. I’m sorry but I do. It’s cheeky and weird- and a sense of humor is so sadly lacking in the fashion world. Yeah, I could be wrong and she is smug and superior but I choose to think the best of people until I know differently.

    And she got what she wanted- people are talking about her, watching her, noticing her. So congrats, Anne. All eyes were on you.

  47. Candy
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    The worst part of this, for me, is that the dress and the shoes are two different shades of black. If they matched I might like this more. I do lover her hair, however.

  48. Katharine
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    This is so over the top that it’s funny. In the last photograph, she looks like the villainess of a melodrama, plotting machinations (against red carpet proprieties?) Bring them home to the Oscars!

  49. Ladyblahblah
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    Cut off the parachute and about a foot or more of dress length, get rid of the shinguards (strappy straps to thigh level work for me, but shinguards are for goalies and only goalies) and I think I would like this.

  50. Verlaine
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    I feel like there are two ways I would have liked this better- either if it was in bright red or some actual color, or if she had a Helena Bonham-Carter-esque batty hat and handbag with it. And was announcing that she planned on being the new Vampirella.

  51. Dani
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    I find it ironic and hilarious that she full-on flashed all her business to the world while looking so self-satisfied about this haute couture nightmare. (I know, I’m mean.) A nip slip is bad enough, but a crotch shot is just mortifying.

  52. rb
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    Wow, actually worse than the worst dress of all time: Gwyneth circa 2002 Oscars

    http://www.stylebistro.com/Alexander+McQueen+Photo+Retrospective/articles/KTwnGQn53nA/Gwyneth+Paltrow+Alexander+McQueen

    *clap clap clap*, Mrs. Schulman.

  53. The Fugger
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    This is diabolical and heinous and we possibly got a flash of her lady business (NSFW). In fact, it may merit a 1 seed in Fug Madness on its own (although, to be fair, I still think that Adrienne Bailon’s infamous self-designed outfit was the most fugly coochie-flash of the year).

    However, Heather, I think we should agree to disagree: I love it precisely because it’s so balls-to-the-wall fugly and impractical and OH MY GOD WHAT ARE THOSE SHOES. This is the platonic ideal of Well Fugged. If only fuggery were always this…aggressive.

    (Also, this is so not Rooney Mara. Do you think Lisbeth Salander would ever be caught dead in this? Do you think Lisbeth freaking Salander would flash her cooch to a freaking pap? Hell, I think even Kalle Blomkvist had a bit of difficulty hitting that, and he was more Kirk than Captain Kirk!)

  54. Claire1
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    Ok… I am, admittedly, a little Goth girl at heart.
    I adore these pieces ( just not together)… with notes…

    I wish the dress weren’t so wrinkled in the back, perhaps a tad shorter. Personally, I want to see it cut to the knee.

    The brace leg boots make me giddy happy in the same way The Matrix does….

    And the overdone hair and make up just make me want to work nights in some scary but interesting little shop somewhere…so I can totally do that.

    Sometimes the drama is soooo worth the fug.

  55. Claire1
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    …oh…and if I had given up every sandwich ever ( which she did, for the role) to get my waist down to that size…you bet your butt I’d be wrapping my fingers around it too….
    and then looking for the next role where I get to be a chocolate eating curvy girl again.

  56. Katy
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    I think she’s putting her hands like that because the back of her dress is so big and billowy and black that she risks just looking like a giant black-clad puffball; the hands are to show you where she ends and the back of the dress starts. The hands are a bit too aggressively belt-like, though. Perhaps the solution is not to wear a black dress with a huge puffy black cape-thing.

    It’s hard for me to comment on her makeup because it’s designed to make her already large and striking features look extra-large and extra-striking, and to make her skin look extra pale, which to me is just not appealing. But then I’m not one of those people who find her to be stunningly beautiful, so how you like the makeup may just depend on how you feel about Anne Hathaway’s bone structure.

    Basically, my issue with this is that it’s such a sudden departure from Anne Hathaway’s usual look that it feels, as other people have said, like a costume. It reminds me of the Sarah Vowell essay where she takes a class in how to be Goth but can’t quite get the facial expression down.

  57. Kerina Pharr
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    Hey fuggirls: is Rachel Zoe still styling Anne Hathaway? Because if so, she needs to stop sniffing glue. Like, now. It’s all hitting the shitter.

  58. Faye
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    Anne Hathaway . . . I don’t know, I feel like I *should* like her because she seems fairly intelligent and talented, and has built a nice career for herself without many of of the scandals and attendent woes that other starlets have indulged in. And that does make me happy. But something about her just rubs me the wrong way — admittedly, my personal bias.

    That being said, she has worn things in the past that I’ve thought made her look great — loved many of her Oscar-hosting gowns and long hair (sorry, I know this is an unpopular opinion, but I think the short hair is a bad look for her). This dress, though, is not one of them. It just seems to be trying so hard.

    • Celeste
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      I tend to agree about the hair (and I love short hair and usually prefer it). I think in Anne’s case, the short hair makes her head look too small–she’s all features.

  59. English Girl
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    God, she’s so beautiful. It almost, (note almost), makes me forget she has a bin-bag attached to her shoulders…

  60. Sajorina
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    I love how WHACKTACULAR this is! It’s obviously Haute Couture, very editorial, and FANTASTIC! Two thumbs up, Anne! This is FABULOUS in a “Yeah, I wore THIS! So what?” way! BRAVO! It made me smile! And, I think her hair, makeup and jewelry are BEAUTIFUL & FLAWLESS! ♥

  61. Mo
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    I wish girl had worn panties. The rest of it? Well, she’s certainly taking some risks and having fun (which is what fashion is about). She’s a beautiful girl though and I’m sad to see that much make up on her.

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  63. Jo
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    As I don’t know the actress, I’ll focus on her appearance. Harsh make-up, hideous footwear but kudos for trying!

  64. Mary Ann
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    I must respectfully disagree fuggers. This entire outfit is almost entirely awesome. The boots are a distraction but I love the bold drama of this entire outfit. No the entire ensemble seem doesn’t fit personality but so what. Regarless, she’s owning that outfit and looks very confident.

  65. TonyG
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    The back is way unnecessary, and the shoes are just hilarious (and unnecessary) but the dress without the back and the shoes, is not so bad.

    In other words, for me, this was a scroll down (and a scroll around) fug.

  66. Gillian
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    I honestly had no idea people felt this strongly about Anne Hathaway. Seriously, everywhere on the Internet seems to have exploded with “I hate her!” “I love her!” “She’s insufferable!” “She’s flawless!” recently, the whole thing has just blown up. It’s baffling.

    (The dress here is a glorified garbage bag–whatever you think of Anne, nobody on Earth has the figure to pull this off–and the lipstick is not doing her any favours. I kind of like the shoes, though, in a weird cracked-out way.)

  67. Mary
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    I like the actress Anne Hathaway and in every movie I’ve seen her in, she’s fascinated me. This particular outfit I regard as a risk, if not a tongue in cheek joke. However. When she chose to not wear undies, then exited her car carelessly, then SCOLDED the public for noticing the pubic instead of averting our eyes, I sighed a sigh for days gone by when I thought she had a lick of sense.

  68. Esme
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    When does the Anne Hathaway backlash begin? I’d like to be at the forefront, please.

  69. Lily1214
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    Unflattering Goth. No, no!