Red Carpet Watch: Comic-Con 2013

Get on the bus, nerds – it’s time for Comic-Con!

top and skirt by Proenza Schouler, jewelry by EF Collection, shoes by Nicholas Kirkwood

Photo: Paul A. Hebert/WireImage

I basically haven’t stopped watching the new Catching Fire trailer since it premiered at Comic-Con last week, so pardon my obvious bias, but Jennifer Lawrence continues to be my favorite starlet on the planet. Comic-Con used to be a “for nerds only” sort of thing, and now it’s overrun by celebrities doing promos, many of whom get way too dolled up for the events. J.Law obviously knows how to play it cool in her casual crop top and that awesome wrap skirt. She kept the hair, makeup, and jewelry simple and low-key, letting her outfit and shoes do all the work. In case you end up absurdly famous and at a Comic-Con panel, take a page out of Katniss’s look book.

dress by Alexander McQueen, jewelry by EF Collection, shoes by Christian Louboutin


Fucking fabulous little white dress, and that makeup is perfect on her. The flats are flawless – heels would have made this a little too dressy for the venue.

jumpsuit by Balmain, jewelry by Dana Rebecca, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty

I can’t imagine liking this denim-looking baggy jumpsuit on literally anyone else in the world, but Zoe of course manages to pull it off. The bodice and straps are undeniably beautiful, but the high waist and bagginess of the bottoms would be terribly unflattering on anybody else. But at least it’s interesting, and has that combination of fierce style and laid-back casualness that works perfectly for Comic-Con.

top and skirt by Bibhu Mohapatra, shoes by Robert Clergerie

Photo: Jonathan Leibson/WireImage

The skirt should start a few inches lower on Hailee’s waist, and end a few inches higher, but this is funky and youthful and just generally adorable. And the shoes are cute as can be. I’m supremely glad she’s playing Juliet in the new Romeo and Juliet remake, not to actually see the movie, but because she’ll certainly be on an excessive amount of red carpets in the coming months. And I can’t wait to see what Ms. Steinfeld (and her stylist) have to offer.

top and pants by Michael Kors

Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty

No, darling. That top and those pants are all wrong for you (though I’m totally on board with your shiny oxfords). Even with your nails painted all kinds of crazy colors, this outfit is still way too stuffy for Comic-Con. Hailee’s at her best when she has the most amount of fun possible with her wardrobe. I mean, what’s the point of being sixteen and famous and having designers throw free clothes at you if you’re not going to have a blast with it?

dress by Matthew Williamson, purse by Jimmy Choo, shoes by Rupert Sanderson


I think this dress is awesome on her, from the colors to the silhouette to the fit. But I don’t think those weird cut-out ankle booties are particularly flattering, and though I love the purse, I’m not sure it works well with the rest of the look. It seems to match her friend’s pants pretty perfectly, though, so that’s kind of adorable.

top and shorts by Sachin + Babi, shoes by Jimmy Choo


I don’t even know what I’m looking at. Is it one piece, or two? Are the flowers slowly taking over her entire body? Who the hell chose those shoes? There are just too many questions, dear readers.

top and shorts by Paper London, purse by Christian Louboutin, shoes by Brian Atwood

Photo: Albert L. Ortega/Getty

The proportions of this look don’t quite work for me – a slightly less square top and a little less volume in the shorts would have helped Lily out significantly. And the shoes are just dull. But the black-and-white, top-and-shorts combo was pretty on-trend and event-appropriate, so kudos for effort.

jumpsuit by Acne, shoes by Saint Laurent


I have loved Jena Malone since I saw her in Saved! (which apparently came out almost ten years ago, which means I’m A THOUSAND YEARS OLD). Anyway, the fact that she’s playing Johanna in the next Hunger Games movie has had me psyched for months. And though this jumpsuit has way too much going on, I love that she at least attempts looks that are interesting and surprising. I think if she nixed the piece around the neck, the matching purse, and the black platform pumps, this would have worked a lot better. But at least this bitch is aiming for originality on the red carpet – that’s more than I can say for most starlets.

dress by Christopher Kane


I like this dress a lot, but I think the matchy-matchy shoes are totally unnecessary and make this look a little stuffy for the event.

dress by Marc Jacobs, shoes by Christian Louboutin


I think the black-and-white polka dot, pop-art looking print was a good instinct for Comic-Con, but this is just a little too much for Comic-Con, especially with the sexy shoes. Save this for an L.A. movie premiere – it comes across as trying too hard here.

dress by Calvin Klein, purse by Bottega Veneta, shoes by Jimmy Choo

Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty

Same complaints as above. Vera, take yourself a little less seriously, and remember that an outfit that’s flawless at one event can just look out of place at another. Also, the length of this dress is not doing her any favors.

dress by Versace

Photo: Gilbert Flores/BroadImage

Cute, but I think I had an Old Navy version of this dress in like, 1996. It wasn’t a great look then, and it’s not a great look now. And the black pumps combined with the brightness of the dress make her look like an overly enthusiastic secretary.

dress by Oscar de la Renta, shoes by Brian Atwood


I think this color is just terrible on her, which is a shame, because it’s actually a cool little dress. But the green tones wash her out really badly, making her look like she needs more makeup when she really doesn’t.

dress by Roland Mouret, shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti

Photo: Albert L. Ortega/Getty

Cute, but expected.

dress by Vionnet, purse by Bottega Veneta, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Chelsea Lauren/WireImage

Unflattering and weird. How anyone paired an emerald green dress with muddy gray shoes and an olive green purse is beyond me.

dress by Derek Lam

Photo: Rex

Congratulations, Ginnifer! You’ve managed to find the least flattering little white dress of all time. Honey, I’ve seen white Hefty bags that make better dresses than this. Fire your stylist already.

dress by L’Wren Scott

Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty

Love you, Cobie, but SNOOZE.

top and skirt by Balenciaga, shoes by Robert Clergerie


It’s like she tried to dress like Jennifer Lawrence and failed miserable. These proportions are terrible – the top especially. There’s a fine line between casually laid-back and looking like you just don’t want to be there, and this definitely falls into the latter category.

dress by Wes Gordon, shoes by Rupert Sanderson

Photo: Albert L. Ortega/Getty

She’s fucking kidding me, pairing those red stripper shoes with a blue and pink dress, right? I mean, is Emily actually colorblind, or do her stylists just hate her with a fiery passion?

dress by Alberta Ferretti, jewelry by Amrapali, shoes by Saint Laurent

Photo: Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty

No. Swedish milkmaid braids, a glorified apron, and your grandma’s favorite shoes does NOT a Comic-Con look make.

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