Somebody call up the Sex and the City crew because SJP is serving all kinds of Carrie in this outrageously gigantic fuchsia ballgown. The actress and businesswoman attended the New York City Ballet Fall Fashion Gala this week in what must have been every last inch of fuchsia fabric left in Manhattan.
Really we shouldn’t be surprised—SJP wears what she likes and you can’t tell her otherwise (plus, she’s pulled this exact stunt before). But she wasn’t the only one whose sartorial choices had us scratching our heads this week. Amy Poehler’s vintage Emmys look would have done well to stay in the past, Jenny McCarthy pulled an Ariel and the zombies really got to Danai Gurira.
Check out all that and more in this edition of Worst Looks of the Week.
Sarah Jessica Parker wore every stitch of fuchsia fabric in NYC
Mary Elizabeth EllisMary Elizabeth Ellis looks like she’s wearing a frilly imitation of Beyoncé’s outfit from her viral Chicken Dance. Maybe she’s in character as “Waitress” from It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. Hopefully.Getty Images
Laverne CoxWe typically love Laverne’s penchant for ballgowns, but what is going on here? If she were a Muppet, we’d urge her to visit a doctor, because that tulle monstrosity on her shoulder (not to mention the one hanging from her waist) looks like the kind of growth you simply can’t ignore any longer. Getty Images
Jennifer LawrenceLeather is a perfect way to add a bit of punk to your look – and you know JLaw can do punk – but this pleated skirt and accessory overload throws off the melody of the outfit. Getty Images
Danai GuriraIs it just us, or do you really want to see Danai do a high kick in this outfit? She looks like a walk-on for a ballroom dancing contest. That or the zombies got to this silver dress and tore it to shreds. Getty Images
Sarah Jessica ParkerIf there’s any Sex in the City happening tonight for SJP, it’s not before a whole lot of unwrapping. Because this gown has some serious layers and we’re not sure which are coming from where. She looks like a wilted flower that, if lightly shaken, would lose all its petals. Getty Images
Maisie WilliamsIt’s like a game of pin the tail on the donkey went sideways and a literal horse's tail got stuck to the side of Maisie Williams’ Emmy gown. Then she ran out of the party wearing somebody else’s shoes. Getty Images
Barbara PalvinWe’ve all accidentally hung a shirt or coat on a hanger in a way that leaves a little tent of material on each shoulder, but this is extreme and apparently intentional. Also, how can pants be so tight and so loose at the same time? Getty Images
Leighton MeesterThis outfit isn’t doing anything for Leighton. The pattern is a distraction and the fit is less than flattering. A colourful belt might help bring it up to her usual standards. Getty Images
Nat WolffThe only useful advice we can give the Paper Towns actor is to just wear a plain black turtleneck top. The pattern, whatever it is, ruins an otherwise perfectly smart look. Getty Images
Alex BorsteinEven with an Emmy in her hands, Alex Borstein looks startlingly like a strict and malicious school principal. The long-sleeve, floor-length purple gown looks like it was pulled from the Dolores Umbridge Resort Collection. Getty Images
Gwen StefaniGwen Stefani breezed into the Gala for the Global Ocean event wearing a pastel blue gown with a floor-sweeping train that made her look like an anthropomorphized origami swan. It fits her well, but the folded fabric jutting up into her face has to be annoying. Somebody clip those feathers. Getty Images
Nicole ScherzingerElegant? For sure. Flattering? Not as much as it should be. The white gown has an excess of fabric in the wrong places, including around the waist and at the floor. A larger slit might let a little more light in and allow Nicole’s full potential to shine through. Getty Images
Amy PoehlerThe 48-year-old SNL legend is a diverse dresser with the ability to go full glam in heels and a gown, or make a statement in a pantsuit. This attempt borrows too heavily from the 1980s, though, and borders on gaudy with its gold-foil colouring, black tie and super-roomy legs. Getty Images
Naomi ScottNaomi has not one, but two bows on – one in black and one in white. But rather than adding whimsy and completing the ensemble, they look like frills. Nothing royal about this, Princess Jasmine. Getty Images
Kerry WashingtonWe’re used to Kerry slaying it on the carpet – and she definitely gets points for ‘tude – but we’re seeing less “Olivia Pope” and more “jazzy dinner theatre waiter” with this ensemble. We appreciate the popped collar though. Getty Images
Jenny McCarthyWut the wut? This sky blue strapless gown looks like Jenny’s stylist just grabbed whatever discount fabric was lying around at the store, wrapped her up and then belted it. Twice. The frayed bottoms only heighten that slapped-together effect. Getty Images
Robin ThickeRobin has a classic style that can support a double-breasted coat. That being said, this particular jacket, with its metallic shine and black lapels matching the shirt beneath it, looks like something he would’ve worn back in 2013. Let’s un-blur the fashion lines a bit, shall we? Getty Images