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

  1. Ioana June 8, 2012 at 11:34 #

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

    • Emma June 8, 2012 at 17:18 #

      +1 Love this look!

  2. olivia June 8, 2012 at 11:42 #

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

  3. Sara June 8, 2012 at 11:49 #

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

  4. EPR June 8, 2012 at 11:51 #

    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 June 8, 2012 at 11:59 #

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

  5. Guen June 8, 2012 at 12:24 #

    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 June 8, 2012 at 13:42 #

      I agree.

  6. Dave June 8, 2012 at 12:47 #

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

    • dee June 8, 2012 at 13:43 #

      I agree. Hair and makeup are aging.

    • Mol June 8, 2012 at 16:44 #

      Agree completely – too bad…

    • reemito June 9, 2012 at 01:49 #

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

  7. Odette June 8, 2012 at 14:02 #

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

  8. bm June 8, 2012 at 14:20 #

    Her hair and make-up is a big No .

  9. Christine June 8, 2012 at 14:47 #

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

  10. Emmeline June 8, 2012 at 14:48 #

    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 June 8, 2012 at 15:03 #

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

  11. aries June 8, 2012 at 14:49 #

    she is trying to hard. not sexy at all.

    • aries June 8, 2012 at 14:50 #

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

  12. rebecca June 8, 2012 at 15:51 #

    She looks old

  13. Rebecca Z June 8, 2012 at 15:55 #

    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.

  14. Shaina June 8, 2012 at 16:32 #

    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.

  15. Jen June 8, 2012 at 16:44 #

    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?!

  16. Jones19 June 8, 2012 at 16:58 #

    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.

  17. Anj June 8, 2012 at 17:03 #

    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.

  18. Francois B June 8, 2012 at 17:23 #

    Naturally sexy, she looks great!

  19. Nat June 8, 2012 at 18:20 #

    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!

  20. Leti June 8, 2012 at 18:35 #

    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!

  21. Yeliz June 8, 2012 at 19:33 #

    I don’t like this.

  22. EmmaWoodhouse June 8, 2012 at 19:45 #

    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.

  23. adele June 8, 2012 at 20:28 #

    her hair are catastrophic, and absolutely ruin the rest

  24. Dhppy June 9, 2012 at 00:48 #

    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.

    • Ayatlaw June 13, 2012 at 00:14 #

      +100

  25. Parvati June 9, 2012 at 02:24 #

    Sexy! The dress is just right for her!

  26. gabis June 9, 2012 at 22:38 #

    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.

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