Jessica Chastain in Prabal Gurung at the CFDAs: too precious or lovely?

Jessica Chastain
Why is it that Jessica Chastain’s boobs so often look weird, no matter what designer she’s wearing? Here are just a few examples. Like Zoe Saldana, Jessica wore Prabal Gurung to the CFDA Fashion Awards, Kaiser explained this event much better than I can. You know I love Jessica Chastain, I think I mention it every time I cover her. She may have been fudging her age (or not disclosing it) earlier this year, but that’s been corrected on her IMDB page and removed from her wiki page. Jessica didn’t exactly lie about her age, she just preferred not to have it out there. So I can’t begrudge her that, especially when she seems like such a decent person. She acts so grateful and genuinely happy to be on the red carpet. This is a woman who could look smug and arrogant like any number of her peers, but she just doesn’t. She radiates happiness and light. I could go on, and I’m trying to compensate for the fact that I really dislike that dress.

Jessica Chastain

The dress is just very young, precious and a little goofy with that sheer capelet at the shoulders and the bouncy skirt. It’s got the kind of bustline that should have been left in the 40s where it belongs. What’s going on with the band around the waist? Those gold shoes (also Prabal Gurung) with the glitter platform and the ankle straps just look awkward. Maybe a teenager would have looked cute in this dress, with much different shoes. I love her styling and makeup though. She’s a stunning woman.

Jessica Chastain

Speaking of awkward, here’s Busy Phillips in a Martin Margiela black jumpsuit. Like Jessica, I really enjoy seeing Busy. She has a great attitude and there’s a lot of humor in her style. I can’t trash this, even though it looks like there’s hair hanging off her boobs. She doesn’t care at all, does she?

Busy Phillips

Busy Phillips

Mandy Moore wore an ivory floor length Lela Rose gown. These dresses with the studded cap sleeves are inexplicably popular lately, but this isn’t bad. It’s a very elegant dress on Mandy. I really like her sleek hair and fuchsia lips and cheeks. Overall it’s a sophisticated and pretty look. In some of these photos, she’s showing a little leg, but she’s not doing a full Jolie. She could tilt her face down a little.

Mandy Moore

Mandy Moore

Mandy Moore

Poor Gretchen Mol was just schlumpy looking (is that the correct use of the Yiddish word?) in a Sophie Theallet light blue (or mint?) skirt with asymmetric ruffles and an off white, off the shoulder top. Look at how high waisted her skirt is. Her horribly mismatched black gladiator shoes are “Manolo Blahnik for Sophie Theallet.” This makes me wonder: do these women just subject themselves to stylists and designers? Given the event, and how bad some of them looked, I would assume so. I think the shoes by the same designer are really throwing them off overall.

Gretchen Mol

Gretchen Mol

Dakota Fanning was in a kimono-look Proenza Schouler dress paired with shoes also by Schouler. Maybe some strappy shoes would have avoided the clunky look of the heavy dress paired with very heavy shoes. I’m not saying it affects the way her figure looks at all, she still looks very girlish under all those layers. It just looks like she’s playing dress up. She’s shown here with Proenza Schouler designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez.

Dakota Fanning

Dakota Fanning

Dakota Fanning

Thanks to Just Jared, Red Carpet Fashion Awards and The Fashion Patrol for designer IDs and color information! Photos from and FameFlynet, Inc.

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  1. Eve says:

    she’s showing a little leg, but she’s not doing a full Jolie.


    Also, Mandy Moore lost weight, didn’t she? She looks like Connie Nielsen (circa Gladiator) here.

    • kibbles says:

      I haven’t seen Mandy Moore in the longest time. Her music career is pretty much over and I haven’t seen her in any films. What is she doing these days? Anyway, she does not look good in these photos. She looked much better with more meat on her bones. This look ages her a lot.

  2. Zelda says:

    Anyone else think Mol looks really haggard and aged?

    Fanning’s outfit would be perfect in September. Just not june.

    • Eve says:

      Anyone else think Mol looks really haggard and aged?

      If there’s any truth to the rumors that circulated on the internet not long ago, I’m guessing that’s the “Westein effect”. How do you think anyone would look after riding that? Haggard and aged for sure.


    • carrie says:

      Mol is 40 years old and 2 kids
      maybe she doesn’t know Kidman’s doctor

  3. Blue says:

    There was way too much fug going on at that event. I only like Mandy’s dress (in a different colour) But i don’t like her hair pulled back.

  4. Rachel says:

    I LOVE Jessica Chastain. I just watched The Help again this past weekend, and I’m always amazed at her acting. That dress is horrid though. She and Dakota should have swapped. Although, honestly, that dress is probably even too little girly for Dakota.

    WTH happened to Mandy Moore??? When I read Mandy Moore, I was like “where?” She barely looks like herself. She usually looks so young and fresh. Now she looks cold and pulled.

  5. Jackie says:

    mandy moore got a nose job??

  6. lucy2 says:

    Don’t care for any of the dresses, I’ve yet to see Jessica wear something that really works for her.

    • Anne says:

      She really hasn’t found her style yet. I do think it must be difficult; you have all these choices and it’s easy to make mistakes.

  7. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Mandy Moore looks so different….
    Chastain’s dress is absolutely dreadful.

  8. kay says:

    The only one I know of the bunch is Dakota. who are these people?!

    is that Mandy Moore, who used to be a singer as a teenager (or actress? something?) looks nothing like I remember.

    Dakota looks adorable. such a beautiful girl.

  9. Trish says:

    Jessica is so pretty..and she does radiate light and happiness…I agree….the dress isn’t good, nor are the shoes,but her face makes up for it..!

  10. Mikki says:

    Jessica looks like tinkerbell – just missing a magic wand. I don’t care for the rest of them either – those shoes Gretchen’s wearing are great, but not with that dress! Who looks in the mirror and thinks these getups look good?

  11. Aiobhan says:

    I do not have a problem with Jessica’s dress- especially in comparison to some of the fug dresses that she has worn before. It is a little precious but it fits well and it fits her nature: light and pretty. The caplet is dumb though.

    Busy’s outfit is kind of boring but it fits her well.

    Mandy and Gretchen look out of place.

    I want to like Dakota’s outfit but she is too short to make this work for her. The print overwhelms her and the shoes are just God awful. I do like the look just not on her.

  12. Reece says:

    JC looks weirdly bridal.
    I would not have known that was Mandy Moore if not stated.
    DF’s dress I like the shoes need to go. Or just not be together.
    Busy is def the best here.

  13. Kim says:

    These women are all trying to hard and failing miserably. Love Busy but that outfit is awful on her.

  14. Emma says:

    Dakota’s face looks dirty but maybe it’s the photo editing (like with K-stews “dirty” fingers)?

  15. HK9 says:

    I love Jessica Chastain, but her outfits??? Lawd~they’re horrible. sigh

  16. DreamyK says:

    I would have never thought that was Mandy Moore. What did she do/have done? Weird.

  17. Peach Dancer says:

    Too bad Jessica Chastain is not in Iron Man 3. I would have loved to see her trading wits with RDJ. She is very talented and would have been a great addition to the cast. Not so sure about Rebecca Hall honestly.