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In or Out: Eva Longoria

We Cannes do it, bitches!



Eva Longoria Parker attends the Bright Star Premiere held at the Palais Des Festivals during the 62nd International Cannes Film Festival in Atelier Versace.


Atelier Versace Spring 2009 Couture
Model: Georgina Stojiljkovic








Oh wow, honey. No. We love this dress; adore it, in fact. But Eva honey, you are a tiny little woman wrapped up in a whole lot of dress and you just cannot pull it off here. And what's going on with your tits there? Is it us or is it kind of weirdly fitted in the bust?

It's an A for effort for sure, and like we said, we adore this dress, but sometimes you gotta know your limits and this one's out of your league. OUT.

[Photos: Getty Images/Versace.com]



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74 comments:

Yup, too much dress for her.

Why is this placed so oddly?


That dress is wearing her.


Too much going on at the bottom. Funny, it looks great on that model, but oddly shaped on Eva. OUT.


The fit looks completely off on top. Plus, someone taller needs to wear this, on her, it overtakes her body. Love the dress--it is fabulous.


That dress works when the bodice is super fitted, and it looks loose on Eva. She looks like a kid dressing up in her mommy's clothes. OUT.


Agree. She's too short for this one. But I love the dress. No doubt she did too, and couldn't resist.


The dress is GORGEOUS, but she's too short for that type of silhouette.


The dress must have be a loaner fron Donatella.

TampaBay


It makes her look weirdly wide in the first pic, but I LOVE the dress! I'd like it shrunk to fit my Gene or Tyler Wentworth dolls, please.


Love the dress! But too much of it is left laying on the carpet. She needs a few more inches in height to do the dress justice. Can't you just imagine Angelina in this? sigh...

Jilly


It looks much better in long shots than in close ups, but still no. She's too tiny for that dress.

--GothamTomato


I don't see the fit problems. Is it that the decoration on the bust isn't symetrical?
Anyway, I think she wears it as well as it is possible to wear "live", because fundamentally this is a standing still and posing dress.
Paradoxically my favorite picture is of her hoisting the dress over so she can move.
IN.


On the model it all flows like it's one wave, but on Eva the top and the bottom look separated by a distinct line. She IS tiny, so why does this dress make me think of the "two pigs fighting under a blanket" line?

I think her bust is fine when she's standing up straight, but something went wonky when she bent over to show off her cleavage.


Sharon Stone was In but this is Out? I hate Eva but she certainly doesn't look terrible here. She's on the red carpet, not at the grocery store. The dress isn't my favorite color and isn't doing much for her, but she is still In. I just don't think it's that imaginitive or inspiring or anything.


another laura

I'm so glad you're giving her an out. I agree. Yet another case of a wee person wearing something built for an Amazon, and it would have taken too much away from the dress to alter it sufficiently for her.

Why not a too-tight, too-short, skimpy thing? Doesn't that suit her and Cannes? I'm disappointed in the bitches this year.


Carolie: "I think her bust is fine when she's standing up straight, but something went wonky when she bent over to show off her cleavage."

See and I think it looks weird when she's standing up. Look at the first pic, she's got a minor titscrepancy going on-- her right one looks 2 inches higher than the left.

Love the dress, but agree with everyone else. looked way better on the model


" Bailey said...

Sharon Stone was In but this is Out? "

Pretty sure the Sharon Stone post was meant as a joke.


bitchybitchybitchy

It is a gorgeous dress, but I agree that it's too much for a petite woman like Eva. That much dress really shows better on a taller woman.

Sadly, out.


This dress is so divine on the model!


I was so upset when I first saw Eva wearing this dress because I adore it. It is stunning and deserved to be shown on someone who could pull it off. Eva just isn't that person. She is beyond beautiful, but like you boys said...she is short. And she should know how to dress her size. Not to mention it doesn't even fit her properly. The skirt is supposed to hug her hips before going out into the train and there is something weird going on with the bodice... Ugh! Now I fear we won't get to see it on someone else :(.


What was she doing at Cannes, anyway?

DVD-release party for 'Over Her Dead Body'?


At first I disagreed.... the dress is so gorg and she looks pretty. But then I looked at the full length shot, and you're right. She's not tall enough. Good try for Eva.


That's a lotta look for a little lady.

OUT


I agree that the dress, although lovely, is way too much for Eva. However, I'll give her an IN because of the styling. I'm getting so sick of women coming to these events in lovely structured dresses and topping them off with "just got back from spin class" hair.

Will the "messy updo" please run its course? NOW!


Pex said:
It makes her look weirdly wide in the first pic, but I LOVE the dress! I'd like it shrunk to fit my Gene or Tyler Wentworth dolls, please.

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Wow, I LOVE the dress too, but alas, Eva is just too short to pull it off. Sorry, Eva, you are out!
BTW: I collect Gene and Tyler dolls, too, and I would LOVE this gown for them!!!


I sympathize, being a petite girl myself, but leave this fabulous frock for the taller ladies, Eva.

A+ for effort, A+ for coiffure, B for choosing a genuinely interesting and pretty gown, and C for choosing a dress that's out of proportion for your frame.

~A Third Laura


Love and hate it. Totally agree that the bust part doesn't fit her well...


It looks like she chose to not even have it hemmed properly. Look at the way it grazes the floor on the model vs. how it's all mashed and dragging along the ground on Eva.

Someone is in denial about not being statuesque.

How fabulous would this be on Cate Blanchet?


You all are raving about the dress, but I'm actually iffy on it.

That marbleized print looks like a mass of water waves. The overall look is dangerously close to Poseidon in drag.

Plus, what's with that fixed bar holding up the bouquet of large ruffles? From the back, it looks like there is some sort of actual wooden structure holding the ruffles up and out. Jeez.

Not a fan of this look. Give it to Hedda Lettuce.


Oh, yes, didn't we see those editorial pictures a while back? It's gorgeous. But you said it, Boys: too much for Little Eva. However, I don't see a problem with the fit on the bust. I think it's just that when she's leaning forward she's more pressed up against the bodice.


MouseAnony on 5/27/09 at 10:26 AM said: You all are raving about the dress, but I'm actually iffy on it.

Not a fan of this look. Give it to Hedda Lettuce.

Is there anything our girl Hedda lettuce cannot wear? LOL! LOL!

TampaBay


I'm surprised the designer was even willing to lend it, considering the way the fabric was dragging along and being trod upon.

The hem barely skimmed the ground, on the model.


I love the dress on the model. But it looks like it's eating Eva from the feet up. Out-o-rama.


Anonymous said...

" Bailey said...

Sharon Stone was In but this is Out? "

Pretty sure the Sharon Stone post was meant as a joke
.

Pretty sure it wasn't actually, since they explained their reasons for saying she was In and it wasn't sarcastic, but ok.


I agree. Too much dress. But a stunning dress, all the same.


the first lulu

I truly love this gown, it is so ethereal on Georgina, and perfectly proportioned for a tall woman. Even though I don't think it is her style, wouldn't the Swinton look stunning in this? Eva, however, is much too short as everyone else has said, and I also think a problem is not just her height, but she lacks the longer swan-like neck which many couture dresses almost require.


"Bailey said...

Pretty sure it wasn't actually, since they explained their reasons for saying she was In and it wasn't sarcastic, but ok."

It was a joke.


TLo
5/27/09 10:58 AM "Bailey said...

Pretty sure it wasn't actually, since they explained their reasons for saying she was In and it wasn't sarcastic, but ok."

It was a joke.



I got the joke. Some folks are just way too sensitive.

*rolls eyes like Reco*


"What was she doing at Cannes, anyway?
DVD-release party for 'Over Her Dead Body'?"

Seriously! I'm so sick of her. But glad this dress makes her look like the little troll she is.


Having not grown an inch since I was 13, I can say that when you grow up without literally growing UP, you learn what you can and cannot wear. I'm 2 inches taller than Eva and even if I were 8 inches taller than her I would know that I'd still be too short for that dress. She should have learned that lesson the first time she threw on a pair of crop pants and a tunic.


Is it me or do these dresses never "look" the same as they do on the runway or from a editoral? This dress has such life and lift in the photo. Granted having the right body wear that dress does something for the dress, but its the dress itself that just doesn't look "awake" on the carpet.


Too much dress. OUT: on the model and/or Eva.


Oh, c'mon! That first photo doesn't remind you of one hellaciously angry octopus?


In addition to being too much dress for an 80-lb woman, it also looks a bit too 'bridal' to me.


TLo said...
"Bailey said...

Pretty sure it wasn't actually, since they explained their reasons for saying she was In and it wasn't sarcastic, but ok."

It was a joke.

Ha, the sad thing is, I knew it was a joke and I still liked it. Clearly my fashion sense is wonky. As in, it's been smoking something strong.


ovarB said...
Is it me or do these dresses never "look" the same as they do on the runway or from a editoral? This dress has such life and lift in the photo. Granted having the right body wear that dress does something for the dress, but its the dress itself that just doesn't look "awake" on the carpet.

You're right about that. That program Make Me a Supermodel has definitely increased my appreciation for how "staging" and superior photography can make something look better than it is. Getty images from the runway always make garments vibrate with life, for example.

I just came across an old Bloomingdales catalog picturing a lucious red satin trench coat that didn't look that glam in the flesh, yet that catalog had propelled me right into the store to look at it. Now, because of that show, I appreciate the work that goes into beautiful images that create magic and dreams.

The real McCoy on the body? Definitely less ethereal, so the wearer does, in fact, have to pay attention to fit, length, etc. How many of these dragging-on-the-ground dresses do we have to see before the petite wearers "get it", anyway?


I'm just so used to seeing her in the ugliest, tackiest dresses she can find, that I'm stunned she actually chose something so beautiful.

In any case, she's beautiful and has the bod, but it's true...it's too much dress for her. I'm a shorty too, so I feel her...but I'm sure that there must have been better options for her.


Tim Gunn's mantra is "silhouette, proportion, and fit."

Eva really needs to pay more attention to the "proportion" part.

When buying something from a collection that was shown on the runway, don't the clients even look at the Getty images to see how the garment is intended to look and then try to visualize if the garment will look that way on their own bodies?

Evidently not.

And who are the stylists who allow these travesties to happen? Just because the dress is drop dead gorgeous doesn't mean that it will work on all body types!


she lacks the longer swan-like neck...I was struck by the neck issue too. It contributes to the short thick look, and the pale lips don't help either. Her head sort of disappears into her shoulders.


Agree with everything you said.

What a shame, now we won't see another celeb in this masterpiece who can actually pull it off :(


In a million years this frock could not make it on EL.

"What was she thinking?"

I see it and think Mae West or Jayne Mansfield, funny as that may seem. OUT


We'll give her a pass on this one because

a. Crazy, attention-getting dresses are de rigeur at Cannes
b. We kinda like the bodice, and
c. She's Sharon Stone, bitches.

IN
.

Uh, how obviously hilarious. Yes, you clearly meant she was Out.


How utterly unsurprising that you would attempt to argue a joke, Bailey.


I also think she looks like she's playing dress up. And don't you think that even if you're short and you wear it like ya mean it, it could work? I could picture Victoria Beckham rocking this dress and I don't think she's all that tall.


I agree that in the first picture, the design on the bust makes her look wonky-boobed, but in her defense, we don't see what the bust looks on the model because of the side posed. It could just be the design on that part of the dress.


You know, I think the problem is not Longoria's height or lack thereof, but her width (or the dress's fit of her width): she looks thick-waisted here. I wanted to put a belt on her or re-fit the dress. -victoria


She's lovely.
The dress is smashing....just not on her either because she is a small woman OR for some reason she decided not to have it properly fitted/altered for her.
Like others have commented, it looks strange dragging on the carpet.


Dress: IN
Eva: Always OUT.


Not for her. It would look great on someone much taller.


I don't like this dress at all. It's conceptually interesting but too much fabric and pleats around her body. It looks like she's wearing a 3D origami greeting card.


too many cats

Question, TLo, or others.

We keep seeing (thanks to TLo) runway introductions that are then put on shorter women. Often there are no alterations.
The runway creations are dragging hem down the red carpet.

Does this mean that the dress gets dirty and no longer saleable? Was it ever salable or just planned to be a loaner for starlets?

Do any of these starlets and slightly over the hill starlets ever pay for the dresses they wear?


Too much going on at the bottom and zip on top.
No necklace? No earrings?
It's so bottom heavy it throws everything off.
If she had at least put the scarf around her neck it would have helped.
It really needs some balance.


Out.

Waaaaaaaaaaaaay too much going on. Waaaaaaaaaaaaay too weird on her.


Going against the grain, its nothing but IN for me. Yes its a whole lotta dress on a petit woman, however, she has the personality to pull it off. So extra and I like it.


I am a tiny girl too and I ADORE this dress (along with the rest of that collection) but even I have to admit that it just isn't working, plus the fit seems a bit off in the bust and waist. OUT :(


Big clamshell dress on a little clam. Love the color ... love the dress ... love Eva

Not Out Not In


I'm gonna tilt toward IN for this one just because she is putting forth a great effort and the dress is close to being fab on her.

I think that these dresses are loaners for the most part, and thus are not hemmed or altered greatly. It's not that hard to clean a dress, but hard to undo major alterations.

It seems that it might be mashing down her boobs, which doesn't seem to be going on with the model.

Still, I gotta give her credit for looking red carpet-worthy, unlike many of the sloppy-looking stars out there who can't even run a comb through their hair.


I like the dress but for some reason it doesn't work on her. It's not that she looks bad - she just doesn't look fabulous in this dress.


Anonymous
5/27/09 9:09 AM That dress is wearing her.
hell, that dress is gobbling her up.

OUT!


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I adore Eva. I do agree with you about this dress. I unfortunately am about the same height as Eva so I can't do these dresses either. Oh how I wish I was 5 inches taller.


In a cartoon world, one that obviously exists, proof being this In or Out challenge, the designer would justifiably have the caveat to say and enforce "you may not wear my dress. No! I will have the law on you if you deem me so unworthy and misappropriate my perfection on yourself in public" or words to that effect.

One look at what was intended and what this result was not 5" kittens, more like 12" short. I guess she thought good old Tony there would hoist her up for the rim shot all the way down the runway to get the right length. Poor Versace.


This is late, I know... but I wish celebs would stop wearing dresses that puddle on the ground. Either designers need to provide a shorter version, or they need to take the dress up.

This is one dress that definitely doesn't work "puddled" on the ground because it doesn't puddle.

And the torso looks weird because it's designed for someone taller.





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