Claire Danes In Preen – ‘Girls’ New York Premiere

Many of you have Claire Danes’ red carpet style down as safe and dare I say boring, but she spiced things up on the red carpet last night at the HBO premiere for ‘Girls’ in New York City last night.

The actress is the first to wear a look from the Preen Fall 2012 collection.

Her long-sleeve dress has a lot going on for the usually reserved star.

The patchwork dress, with a black and gold square-print, black velvet and green asymmetrical panels plus pleating at the waist with a self-tie belt, was teamed with black peep-toes and a black clutch.

I think she carries the look off well. It’s good to see her daring to wear such a bold look.

Claire’s hair and makeup were kept simple and neutral.

Do you like this look on Claire?

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30 Responses to Claire Danes In Preen – ‘Girls’ New York Premiere

  1. Joy Taylor April 8, 2012 at 16:47 #

    I usually love Claire’s looks. Unfortunately this is no good for me. Too big/long and just too all around distracting.

  2. Shruti April 6, 2012 at 14:27 #

    The dress isn’t too great to begin with and it’s completely wrong for her shape. Maybe a better fit and a couple of inches off the hem would have helped but I still wouldn’t pick this for her.

  3. Felicia April 6, 2012 at 13:09 #

    That dress is hideous!!! Why on earth is she wearing it? Or better yet, why was it even designed???

  4. manja April 6, 2012 at 09:44 #

    I just don’t know,don’t hate it but don’t love either….nice she tried something diff,but maybe this dress was not the best choice for her….still elegant as always

  5. Dhppy April 6, 2012 at 05:34 #

    I find the dress hideous and what it’s doing to her body is a crime!

    • Jess2 April 6, 2012 at 09:10 #

      +1, so bad!

  6. What Is The New Black April 5, 2012 at 19:00 #

    Gorgeous! I love the green!

  7. Jill April 5, 2012 at 18:39 #

    this looks terrible. it’s too much fabric. it doesn’t fit well. the colors don’t look good on Claire. it’s too long. it’s too gloomy. the lines seem distorted. peep-toe shoes don’t go with such a heavy, autumn dress (though I assume the fabric itself is light). I honestly can’t see what good is about this look.

  8. Christine April 5, 2012 at 18:37 #

    It could have worked maybe with better shoes but I am not liking it. It’s not coming to ‘life’ on Claire.

  9. Olive April 5, 2012 at 18:31 #

    I don’t like it at all

  10. cartouche April 5, 2012 at 16:39 #

    what a fug dress.. i prefer claire’s simpler moments

    • Alina April 6, 2012 at 06:28 #


  11. hauteness April 5, 2012 at 16:06 #

    I absolutely love the dress, however with Claire’s body proportions, this dress should have been shortened to just above her knee to balance out her long torso.

  12. Wong Hiao Hiao April 5, 2012 at 15:58 #

    Nice try but no cigar.

  13. Pati April 5, 2012 at 15:28 #

    I would´ve liked it more, had the gold square-print started higher um, maybe even above the waist. Claire has relatively long upper body compared to her legs, and this dress only makes the proportions worse.

  14. Like, ROAR! April 5, 2012 at 15:27 #

    That’s an ugly dress.

  15. Rebecca Z April 5, 2012 at 15:10 #

    I don’t much like the dress itself, and I don’t think it is very flattering on her. She is so long-waisted she really needs to be careful with clothes that emphasize it even more. She just appears to be sagging toward the floor–maybe the dress is too big.

  16. Riley April 5, 2012 at 14:52 #

    For me, this would be a bold look if she wore daring accessories. To me, she is just wearing a printed dress. But she looks amazing and poised. Great pick by her stylist and good follow through by Claire. BDOTW?

  17. Nia April 5, 2012 at 14:50 #

    I don’t like it. It makes her look strange and mis-shapen and to me the patchwork is a bit ugly.

  18. Molly April 5, 2012 at 14:41 #

    I just can’t stand these fall looks at the beginning of April. Too heavy!! I admire the branching out effort here, but this is not Claire’s best look. Fits her well, but i prefer her in looks with less going on – chic and straightforward.

  19. Aline April 5, 2012 at 14:32 #

    Yikes. This gotta be one of the ugliest dresses I’ve ever seen. Not to mention it ages her so much. *sigh*

    • EmmaWoodhouse April 6, 2012 at 21:48 #

      Yes, I think this dress is super-ugly! Not the right choice for her…or anyone.

    • Jones19 April 6, 2012 at 21:55 #

      Ditto. Ugly dress.

  20. Carolyn April 5, 2012 at 14:07 #

    She looks like the dress is wearing her…not her wearing a fabulous dress. I don’t like this look on her, she doesn’t seem bold enough to pull it off!

    • Christine April 5, 2012 at 18:38 #


  21. bm April 5, 2012 at 13:43 #

    Don’t like it at all. So many details in the dress, we barely can’t see Claire’s body in it.

  22. Lara April 5, 2012 at 13:25 #

    I love it. And she made the right choice by keeping the accessories black to make the dress stand on its own. I think she has such a gorgeous figure…

  23. Malinda Jane April 5, 2012 at 13:14 #

    I don’t care for this at all. It makes her look really wide in the thighs and her legs really short.

  24. gabis April 5, 2012 at 13:10 #

    I don’t like the patchwork and the sleeves are way too big. On the other hand, I like the way she kept the styling as simple as possible. Overall I think she’s working it.

  25. d April 5, 2012 at 13:08 #

    i really would like to like her new bold look, but i dont on this one 🙁

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