Kim Kardashian in custom Proenza Schouler at the CFDAs: awful or amazing?

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The annual CFDAs were held last night – that stands for Council of Fashion Designers of America. Anna Wintour is actually a big part of making the CFDAs another major fashion event, like the Met Gala. All the designers come out and they bring some of their best and brightest fashion girls. To mixed results. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West decided to attend this year, which makes sense because Kanye has encouraged Kim to branch out more with her label-consciousness. For this event, Kim showed off her small baby bump in a custom-made Proenza Schouler. I don’t really like this, but it could have been a lot worse.

Incidentally, Kim chatted with E! on the red carpet about her pregnancy and she told the story of how she told Kanye she was knocked up: “I took a pregnancy test and then took a shower. I looked by the sink and I said, ‘Babe I’m pregnant!’”

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Julianna Margulies showed off her panties in this Michael Kors gown. I feel like she’s deflecting from all the stories about how she was a major bitch to Archie Panjabi.

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Diane Kruger in Prabal Gurung. Great look for her. Joshua Jackson was there too, but they didn’t walk the red carpet together.

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Amanda Seyfried in Rodarte. Cute. I actually expected more women to wear frothy little cocktail dresses like this.

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I like the idea of January Jones’ J. Mendel ensemble more than I like the execution. Like, if this had been a clean, tailored pair of cigarette pants and a well-cut bustier, it might have worked. But this just looks really sloppy and cheap.

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Katie Holmes in satin Ralph Lauren. It’s sort of a moss-green color, which is pretty on her, but I’m not really feeling this.

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I know Bedhead sort of likes Chrissy Teigen but she plucks my last nerve. This dress is by Solace London and I’m not a fan. It’s so poorly designed that it ripped at the event too.

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Photos courtesy of WENN and Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Jayna says:

    It’s looks like something tacky Kris Jenner would wear trying to be hip. Big fail. Those shoulder things make it look so ’80s.

    • Jules says:

      At least it’s too late for her to dress like a pregnant couch, like she did for the Met Gala.

    • Sunnyside says:

      I can’t even tell Kim and Mris apart at this point. Good thing Celebitcty labels things!

    • AL says:

      I bet stylists are messing her without her knowing ! And I can’t blame I would hate seeing one of my designs deformed by her deformed body…

  2. QQ says:

    Bwahahahahhahahaah OMG I scoffed then laughe and a Person next to me got startled That Is The Worst!!

    I usually HATE anything Diane Kruger or Katie Holmes wear: Im willing to Like these Outfits or even award them Best in Post Today and Today ONLY

    • Bridget says:

      You really think Katie Holmes is a best? It’s an event with all the fashion designers, and the best she could do is plain brown satin?

      • QQ says:

        Oh But See what she wears casually and to more Fun stuff also look at what Kim is wearing Bwahahahha I Lost it again – Julianna, January .. i mean at Least This FITS HER, and the proportions arent making her look like gumby or some such… this is a proportional win FOR HER definitely not even best in show Just In This Particular post

      • KAI says:

        It was actually a nice dark olive green in a picture that I saw.

    • Stef Leppard says:

      Diane looks PERFECT head to toe.
      I don’t see how KK’s dress could possibly be uglier or less flattering, per usual.

      • Suzanne says:

        Why did I look at her in that “thing” she is wearing and suddenly think “Dad’s tool box”? Nuts, bolts, washers…WTF is that? She has THE worst figure…and she thinks she looks FABULOUS! The whole friggen family suffers from body image dysphoria. Is that an ailment? If not…I declare it one now…and the first victim of it…is Kim. Kayne looks like a cardboard cut out of a man that is made of stone. The man is a hollow shell of someone that used to be. Used to be what…I don’t know.

      • Pandy says:

        Totally agree Suzanne. I think K&K believe that if it’s ugly and “out there”, it’ FASHION …. and those who laugh at it are peasants who don’t understand …..

        She looks ridiculous, per usual. Giant ass following a mile behind her. Gawd.
        I’m hoping for a pregnancy moratorium on this site.

        And who invites Katie Holmes to these things??? I love Ray Donovan but sorry to see her wooden face on it this season. We had cancelled HBO and were going to reinstate it specifically for Ray Donovan, but geez, not too sure about that anymore.

      • TeaAndSympathy says:

        Well, Pandy, put me at the top of the list of “peasants who don’t understand” this rivets, washers and metal eyelets monstrosity. Also count me in for being tired of constantly seeing her underwear. I don’t care about the shape or size of her body, but geez, wouldn’t you think she’d dress to enhance what she’s got? They have all these Kardashian-branded fashion clothes, yet never wear any of it – only the latest in very expensive designer garments, bags, sunglasses etc. Their stuff is only for the poor saps who idolise them. They certainly wouldn’t be caught dead in it. Is that really a “baby bump”? I can’t tell, and find it difficult to believe anything she says.

    • Elisa the I. says:

      I agree, Katie and Diane look best by far!

  3. Tifygodess24 says:

    Kims dress is horrible-as usual and I believe vogue named her as one of the 10 best dressed at the event. Seriously. I’m So tired of what people claim is fashion. I get that fashion is suppose to be foward and attention grabbing but taking some shear panels from the living room, feathers from the duster and then cutting in some shower curtain holes and adding some granny panties to make a dress is not exactly fashion forward. But the sad thing is this isn’t by far the worst thing she has ever worn. She needs to dress for her body and not a runway models.

    • AtlLady says:

      Am I the only person who is over the sheer dress style? It was cute for about a month – two years ago. Now, it seems there is a competition of who can look the tackiest. I am not interested in looking at granny panties or bikini underwear, but there they are. in all of their unflattering glory.

      • justme says:

        Thank you! I was just thinking the same thing. Stop with all the sheers – wear something opaque for heaven’s sake!

      • Pandy says:

        I’m with you – sheer dresses and bikini/granny panties are just an awful “trend” (although i have yet to see anyone wearing this look in the real world). Julianna Margulies looks like a fool.

      • lucy2 says:

        I’ve been over sheer dresses and granny panties since the moment it began. I think it’s going to be one of those trends everyone looks back on and wonders WTF everyone was thinking.

      • Blackcat says:

        Hated the sheer dress from The Get-Go. KK’s dress is HIDEOUS. I always think she couldn’t look any worse and then SURPRISE, she does.

  4. Awful. Actually, make that AWWW-FUL. Kim’s dress is so hideous it needs more syllables to emphasize how ugly it is.

    I kind of side-eyed the whole “only one full length mirror in the house” claim, but then I look back at all the crap Kim wears, Caitlyn was obviously telling the truth-no sane person looks in the mirror wearing that and still leaves the house.

    • Belle Epoch says:

      I feel like she’s being punk’d!

      Designer (cackling): heh heh heh And we’ll add FEATHERS, too! Bwah ha ha ha! She’ll have no idea this dress is made of parakeet toys!

      KK: I look AMAZING! Look at MEEEEEE!

  5. Scarlet Vixen says:

    Kim’s dress makes her look HUGE.

    • Diana B says:

      Read my mind!!!! she looks HUUUUUUGE

    • Tiffany27 says:

      It really, really does. So incredibly ill fitting.

    • bella says:

      i CRINGED when i saw her.
      what is she thinking?
      she looks like a whale in this gawd-awful outfit.
      horrible.

    • Ash says:

      Kim used to be pretty and average body size, then she started messing with everything. Implants, surgeries, and she looks terrible.

      • Petee says:

        Ash she was pretty.Anyone can just look up her old pictures and see she has really changed.Her butt was round and normal and and now it is round/square at the same time and just teetering on her legs.And her face was so naturally pretty.What was she thinking?

      • felixswan2 says:

        I totally agree, she looks awful in most photos. I’ve thought that for a while, then I caught an episode of keeping up with the Kardashians, and she looks even worse on camera. She looks so toxed and has such bad plastic surgery, it was uncomfortable to watch her on camera. I can’t believe anyone would think it looks good. We live in such a bizarre world where people do that to themselves!

    • mary simon says:

      Yes, Kim, that dress makes you look fat.

    • Beatrice says:

      Just to pile on–I totally agree. I also just hate, hate, hate the Granny panty look. Don’t care who wears it, it’s not a good look!

    • ptrevino85 says:

      Exactly, I don´t know if it´s because of the “pregnancy”, but she already look big, is this a preview of what´s coming to her?

      Katie looks nice, but I agree that is very simple for this type of event, although you have to consider that it seems that satin is very IN this season, from all the satin dresses that I´ve seen here this past few weeks I have to say that this is the best

    • lucy2 says:

      I have to agree, it is incredibly unflattering.
      I don’t know why she persists in photoshopping her body, when a million photos like this go out all the time. We can see what she really looks like, why try to distort it?

  6. Brin says:

    Looks like she lost the battle and the war. Gross.

  7. grabbyhands says:

    What a horrifically ugly dress.

    Kim, you’re short and you have a short torso-quit trying to wear dresses designed for women who are 6 feet tall. Not to mention, it looks like it was designed by a 6 year old.

  8. Nicolette says:

    I know time is flying but is it Halloween already?

  9. Coconut says:

    I don’t get the while visible bra/panty dress look, except as shock value. Which I don’t think holds much water. Come up with something more creative, folks!

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      So agree. I don’t see anything edgy, interesting, elegant, pretty, artsy, dramatic or whatever you’re going for. It just looks dumb.

    • Chrissy says:

      I’m so over the exposed panty look. It’s been done to death. I can see Kim wearing something like this because she’s an exhibitionist by nature but Julianne Margulies? Never thought these two would have anything in common. Enough already!

    • Snazzy says:

      I came here to say the same thing!
      It is not beautiful, nor classy nor anything. Just a stupid look lacking style and imagination

    • JenniferJustice says:

      Yes to this. The sheer peek-a-boo thing is pretty lame at this point.

    • tabasco says:

      The thing I don’t get about it is that I feel like surely there’s a way to do the sheer dress thing like Julianna’s and make it more attractive. Like, so it’s not just HERE ARE MY PANTIES. I mean, nude-colored or something that’s made of the same fabric as the dress? I just think that surely there are designers out there who have the skill to come up with a way to get the effect of the sheer dress – I think JM’s is actually very pretty w/o the super obvious panties – w/o the HELLO, UNDERPANTS look.

  10. Cc says:

    Wow Diane Kruger *O*

    • boredblond says:

      +1. Kruger gets the only A, in my opinion..but I do give K Holmes points for bringing her own wind machine.

  11. Crumpet says:

    I heard that granny panties are making a come back, but I didn’t expect to be able to SEE them so soon…

  12. Jayna says:

    Diane Kruger looks amazeballs.

  13. belle de jour says:

    I feel sorry for the poor dyed hedgehogs clinging to her shoulders all night.

  14. MVD says:

    Wow, she’s a Cardassian Kardashian!!

  15. Kitten says:

    Miserable dudes like Kanye are just so f*cking unattractive.

  16. Addison DeWitt says:

    Wow, Kim is smiling.

    • Sabrine says:

      I think they’re on Cloud Nine right now because of Kim’s pregnancy. They’ve been smiling ear to ear in most photos of them lately.

  17. MrsBPitt says:

    Don’t like any of them, but, Kim’s is atrocious! This is one of her worst, and she has worn a lot of bad sh!t….If Kanye is dressing her, as some say, and he can’t understand why he isn’t making it in fashion…this is why!! BAD, BAD, BAD TASTE IN CLOTHES! And, when is this see-through trend going to end? It’s God awful!!!!

  18. Lilacflowers says:

    Can this sheer bottom fashion trend end, please? I am tired of people showing their underpants and calling it “fashion”

  19. Lama Bean says:

    Yes! I thought I was the only person who is thoroughly annoyed with Chrissy Teigen.

    • bella says:

      she annoys me, too.
      but i love john legend and try to see beyond the annoyance and believe that they are adorable together.
      she just needs to tone things done a bit…stop saying EVERYTHING that comes to mind.
      a little mystery and conservatism go a long way…

    • lucy2 says:

      She annoys me sometimes too. I want to like her because sometimes she says funny or good things, but she’s just too everywhere and loud right now.

  20. Anare says:

    Is anyone else tired of see-through dresses showing off bras and granny panties? Is it just me? It’s getting so boring. All I can say good about Kim’s look is her hair is styled well for that ensemble. Otherwise the whole thing is a mess. When I got down to the matchy-match sandals I just laughed.

    • swack says:

      Totally over it!

    • Snazzy says:

      Yes, I said the same above! Totally over it!

    • Chris R says:

      Came here to say this. What is with this awful trend? When will it end??? We’ve seen this idiotic look before when Gaga started out, but at least it was something I hadn’t seen before when she did it. Now … I just don’t get why it’s a thing someone like the dour Ms. Julianna would ever cosign.

      See-thru dresses showing your undies is and always was cheap-looking and tacky. I have to stop ranting and go have a margarita or something …

  21. meme says:

    Horrifically awful but that’s what I expect from her. Just like I always expect Kanye to look sloppy and Diane Kruger to look elegant no matter what she wears (this dress is gorgeous on her).

    Margulis looks ridiculous with her panties showing and Amanda’s dress is just ugly.

  22. Dani says:

    I’m on my bitchy rage flow this morning but I cannot wait till Kim blows up again. Literally cannot wait.

    • Jayna says:

      I don’t think she will compared to last time. I think she’s going to diet the whole pregnancy she’s so narcissistic.

    • Chica says:

      How does that make you feel better, Dani?

      We women really are our worst enemies.

      I agree Jayna, I don’t think she’ll blow up as much either. I don’t put it past her to diet, but that’s not a bad thing to do while pregnant if you’re eating healthier things and eating as much as you should. If every woman had the resources and desire to do it, I’m pretty sure they would.

      • Sally J. Freedman says:

        Oh come on, really? I know I can’t wait for her to blow up again. Lots and lots of people are excited for it. She contributes absolutely nothing to society, at least she can provide us with endless laughs 😂😂😂

      • Dani says:

        I never said it makes me feel better. It does, however, tickle my pickle a bit just because of the vapid, selfish person that she is. Pregnancy to her isn’t about the beautiful life she’s creating or the miracle she was lucky enough to be able to experience, now twice. Raise your first child before you rush to have another one. Did we all forget how they just ship North across the world for their own pleasure? How their toddler had to be up way past bedtime, surrounded by strangers and cameras, so they could sit front row at a fashion show? It’s about garnering attention and more fame for her and her family. She wants sympathy (wasn’t she just ‘struggling’ to conceive a few months ago?), and she wants all the attention. She can’t even be happy for someone who was such an important figure in her life, she had to steal the attention away from Caitlyn. I don’t respect, nor feel any sort of sympathy for people like Kim. Her entire gimmick is her looks. So therefore, I would be more than delighted to see her blow up again and have to give up ‘everything she worked so hard for’ for a few months. I don’t wish her any sort of harm or ill will. Just a bit of good old fashion karma.

      • Mare says:

        its not so much about her blowing up, pregnancy will do that. It’s about her wearing clothes 3 sizes too small and trying to fit her bloated feet in shoes that are also too small. Hopefully she’ll dress better this time.

      • KellyBee says:

        Chica dieting and eating healthy are two different things. eating healthy is about eating smart. Now dieting it’s about losing weight, so I hope you don’t mean that you thunk women should lose weight while pregnant.

      • Chica says:

        So it’s funny to laugh at fat people? Or just her when she’s fat? And then fat because she’s growing another human being? That’s funny and entertaining?

        So body shaming someone, another woman, who is growing another person is cool and entertaining.

        The clothes she wears/will wear,will be scrutinized one way or the other. Fair bc it’s something she can help, and usually fails at.

        However, her actual body experiencing an awkward physical change due to pregnancy, I suppose really says a lot more about you all than her. She isn’t contributing much to society you say. I’m wondering how finding glee and comedy over a woman getting fat from pregnancy brings more good to the world…

      • Chica says:

        @Kelly Hi Kelly, No, I was not advocating for dieting in the losing weight sense. To diet, doesn’t not exclusively mean to lose weight. Though, I know most ppl associate the term with losing weight bc that’s how our society uses it the majority of the time. Dieting and eating healthy are not two different things actually. Eating healthy is a form of diet, in fact.

        Here are two definitions of a variety that defines diets:

        “1.food and drink considered in terms of its qualities, composition, and its effects on health:
        Milk is a wholesome article of diet.
        2. a particular selection of food, especially as designed or prescribed to improve a person’s physical condition or to prevent or treat a disease:
        a diet low in sugar.”

  23. Carolina says:

    Katies face looks different. Kim’s dress makes her look really big and stumpy, Amanda’s dress looks like a 4 year olds art project and January Jones just looks tacky as does Julianna Margulies.

  24. swack says:

    You would think with just announcing the pregnancy she would not have on something that shows her underwear. But guess we need to see how good she looks right now. Once again the outfit is awful but will say at least she doesn’t look like she is stuffed into it.

  25. Tracy says:

    Kim K just has no taste. Zero. None. She cannot seem to get a handle on how to dress her extreme body. Everything she wears is predictably awful. Sorry, but it’s true.

  26. Jag says:

    In that first picture, she looks smug and he looks like a petulant child!

    That is one of the worst outfits she has ever worn. Yuck!

    Edited to add:

    Unless she takes extremely short showers, she left the pregnancy test out too long for the result. I’m sure that she has since confirmed it with a blood test, but it just shows how she expects everything to revolve around her because she can’t even do a pregnancy test by the rules.

    Except for one, I detest every single outfit shown. Can the “see through dress and large panties” fad be over now please?

    • Chica says:

      You do know there are digital pregnancy tests that don’t adhere to the same environmental constraints traditional home test do, right? Furthermore, Not all at home pregnancy tests get ruined from being left out too long. That’s why a lot of women can save them and present them to there husbands and family members later.

  27. JudyK says:

    Are you kidding me…absurd.

  28. Citresse says:

    Kim Kardashian always looks big and I’m pretty sure her outfit is picking up a WIFI signal.

    • JenniferJustice says:

      Ha! I was thinking she’s some kind of satellite communication for the Transformers next invasion.

  29. JudyK says:

    Katie Holmes looks stunning.

  30. pleaseno says:

    Even Kayne looks horrified by that dress in the top pic.

  31. Dante says:

    Can we just stop showing off our drawers? wearing panties is a good thing, but we don’t need to show them off. This is just as low class as having the top of your thong peeking out.

  32. DEB says:

    Awful :) I love all the dresses except Kim’s, actually.

  33. potatopie says:

    I just saw her cover picture of Glamour (it was on Reality Tea) – and honest to gosh, it looks like she has gray hair on the temples and it is NOT an attractive look at all. I realize it is just how the picture was taken and probably something to do with the lighting but, still, gives a glimpse into what she would like like further down the road as she ages. Of course, we all know that hair color and excessive plastic surgeries will keep that nasty “old age” at bay for as long as she can pay for it. She is someone who wants to be eternally young. Sorry chickie – not going to happen. Gravity will start pulling eventually and all the plastic surgery, in the world, will not stop it. Just make you look more the clown than you already are.

    • TeaAndSympathy says:

      Potatopie, your post reminded me of the last part of the Bad Religion song, “Chronophobia”:
      “Cryogenic methods are intractable
      And collagen polymers aren’t so terrible,
      But they still can’t prevent the inevitable farewell.”

      Yes, it’s great to look good as long as possible, but I don’t believe this plasticised, frozen look is at all attractive, and it seems the more they do, the more the need to do to stay looking young and beautiful, thereby making themselves look even worse. What are they not seeing that is blatantly clear to us? She – and her sisters – started with these enhancements while so young, too, so it’ll probably just get worse. It’s rather sad, really.

  34. nikzilla says:

    Considering this is a fashion event, everyone looked like they picked the worst outfit in their closet but then again, when is high fashion not pretty much hideous. Katie Holmes’ dress is o-kay.

  35. Deana says:

    My mother called Kim. She wants her underwear back.

    • bella says:

      come on deana…
      your mom’s undies have to certainly be more tasteful than anything on kartrashian!!!

    • JenniferJustice says:

      And please do NOT let your mother wear them after Kim has! Egad!!!

  36. EM says:

    Proenza only makes nice satchels. Their clothes are horrid and unflattering for women with real curves.

  37. alicegrey12 says:

    I do not like the dress.

  38. LAK says:

    I love Diana Kruger’s look.

  39. FingerBinger says:

    Katie Holmes looks different. I almost didn’t recognize her.

    • KellyBee says:

      Me either I was like that women looks like Katie holmes before I read that it was her. I can tell she get work done for you something? I completely agree with the post below at her eyes dead in that photo.

  40. chaunceyandstuyvesant says:

    Jack and Lazaro are sweet guys, but they must be really going down the tubes if they’re willing to dress someone like Kim.

  41. smcollins says:

    I’m gonna go with awful. Really, really awful.
    Diane looks beautiful, as always.

  42. tx_ava says:

    Katie Holmes looks beautiful but she has that dead look in her eyes again that she used to have with Tom

  43. tabasco says:

    In the top pic, Kanye looks like he’d rather be sticking red hot steel pokers into his eyeballs.

  44. Annie says:

    Call me crazy but I think Kim’s body looks great.

  45. Tough Cookie says:

    I think Kim was punk’d by the designers…they dreamed up the most hideous ensemble (“and let’s even add FEATHERS on the SHOULDERS…..no WAY would she even wear this!!!”) and then she DOES.
    Everyone else looks great by comparison.

  46. Citresse says:

    Concerning the majority of Kim’s outfits, it appears as though she gets into black clothing, douses herself in crazy glue, then she jumps into a dumpster full of clearance items from a folded arts and crafts store.

  47. Ari says:

    Katie looks amazing!

  48. Twinkle says:

    Awful. She looks like she’s built like a sh8thouse. I wish Pharrell had let the dress burn.

    • Sarah says:

      Being built like a brick sh8t house is not a bad thing. Look up the expression.

      A sh8t house, or outdoor toilet (outhouse), was traditionally made of wood or other materials. Building one out of brick is considered to be better and more lush. Referring to a woman as one means she’s sexy and curvaceous.

  49. Marina says:

    To me Kim looks like a giant octopus with the weird suckers arranged in a linear pattern. You think she would stay away from outfits that can be compared to large sea creatures especially given how hurt she was when her black and outfit was compared to a whale during her first pregnancy.