Katherine Heigl In Monique Lhuillier – 40th AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Shirley MacLaine

The words ‘Katherine Heigl’ and ‘sexy’ aren’t always used in the same sentence, but that is the first thing that came to mind when I saw the actress on the red carpet at the 40th AFI Life Achievement Awards Honoring Shirley MacLaine in LA yesterday evening.

Katherine wore a Monique Lhuillier Fall 2010 gown.

Her asymmetrically draped gown with gunmetal embroidery had a daring thigh-high split, which she wasn’t afraid to make full use of.

Camilla Skovgaard gunmetal strappy sandals, a cocktail ring and a black Judith Leiber clutch accessorized her look.

I’m not sure about the fuchsia pink lips, but they are rather refreshing than just nude, which we see a lot on the red carpet.

Sexy or trying too hard to be sexy?

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  • gabis

    I love it from the neck down. The dress is fantastic and I absolutely love her strappy sandals. Too bad her hair and makeup are so awful, otherwise this would be a BDOTW contender for me. I also don’t like how she seems to be pulling an Angelina Jolie. As a joke, it’s funny, but no one should copy the ridiculous overuse of the split Angelina did.

  • Parvati

    Sexy! The dress is just right for her!

  • Dhppy

    I don’t like a thing: I don’t care for the dress, I don’t like the hair, and I don’t like that she’s reminding me of an older Melanie Griffith.

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  • adele

    her hair are catastrophic, and absolutely ruin the rest

  • EmmaWoodhouse

    The whole thing feels awkward to me, like a child dressing up in their mother’s clothes. It’s just…no. And the hair and makeup are also no.

  • Yeliz

    I don’t like this.

  • Leti

    Love the shoes and the dress, but I HATE the hair. I think my grandmother used to wear her hair like that. No woman under 70 should wear their hair that way!

  • Nat

    I’m sorry to say this, ‘coz I used to love Izzie and hence to have a soft spot for Katherine when she first burst into the scene (Emmy and everything), but I only like this look from the neck down.
    I mean, why does she constantly do that to her (pretty) face? The hair, the makeup…everything ages her so much! She’s 33!

  • Naturally sexy, she looks great!

  • Anj

    The dress is nice and I especially like the shoes but she always looks 10 years older than she is. Unless she’s lying about her age, wikipedia says she’s 33.
    It could just be her makeup and the hair is totally brittle and has a grandma style to it. Girl needs to get some bangs and stop with the hairspray or use a conditioning treatment.

  • Jones19

    The hair bothers me a little but I love the rest of the look. She nearly always looks sexy to me no matter what she wears.

  • Jen

    Trying too hard to pull off a Jolie. The dress is fine, but the hair is horrendous, the shoes are clunky, and the lipstick is garish. She is so naturally beautiful — how does she keep messing that up?!

  • Shaina

    I agree with Rebecca above, she does look kind of old here. It’s definitely the hair and makeup (minus the pink lips). Other than that I agree that she looks great here! The pink lip is a nice touch.

  • Rebecca Z

    I think she is beautiful by definition and the dress looks great on her. She often makes very odd fashion choices, so I think this dress is a step in the right direction. Agree the hair is aging–same as on Naomi Watts. Occasionally this style works, but not here.

  • rebecca

    She looks old

  • aries

    she is trying to hard. not sexy at all.

    • aries

      i meant she is trying TOO hard. i think the hair messed up the whole look.

  • Emmeline

    I find her style abysmal 95% of the time (her candid style is THE worst), so even if this isn’t perfect, it’s a nice change.

    • Fashion Critic

      her candid style is THE worst – DITTO…I can’t agree enough

  • Christine

    Well, its nothing wrong with trying something new. She looks nice. I wouldn’t say sexy but to each their own.

  • bm

    Her hair and make-up is a big No .

  • Odette

    I think this look is sexy. I don’t think she is trying too hard. She is working it and loving it.

  • Dave

    Her makeup and the hair style is just horrible, very matronly. I thought she was Jane Fonda for a second

    • dee

      I agree. Hair and makeup are aging.

    • Mol

      Agree completely – too bad…

    • reemito

      hair and makeup always fails her. and she looks like trying too hard.

  • Guen

    I’m serious: she have to change make-up artist…she MUST do it! She looks so much older from the neck to up and it’s sad because she’s very beautiful

    • Alina

      I agree.

  • EPR

    Seriously, hate to break it to you but Katherine Heigl and sexy are ALWAYS used in the same sentence. The woman is gorgeous – although the hair and makeup are off in this look.

    • Fashion Critic

      Each to their own. Beauty or in this case sexiness is in the eye of the beholder.

  • Sara

    I really dislike her hair, it looks so thin and unhealthy. In my opinion that styling fits an 80-year old better.

  • olivia

    I like the dress, but not so sure about the hair, and I don’t like the shoes either

  • Ioana

    I absolutely love this look on Katherine!
    for me, it’s sexy, modern yet elegant, feminine. I lolololove it. 🙂

    • Emma

      +1 Love this look!

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