October 26, 2010 Premiere, Runway To Red Carpet

Janet Jackson In Haider Ackermann – “For Colored Girls” New York Premiere

Posted by Catherine Kallon

I’m sure I am not the only one who had bookmarked this Haider Ackermann Spring 2011 look for Tilda Swinton.

Instead Janet Jackson wore it last night for the New York Premiere of “For Colored Girls”.

It took me a while to find good picture of Janet, because she looked really bad in all of them, so I had to concede it wasn’t the pictures but Janet herself that was making this look so bad.

The pants are too long, the leather belt sits too high and doesn’t look good over the jacket and why oh why is she wearing a chiffon train with this look?

For an effortless look she totally over complicated it.

I’m heartbroken.

Credit: & Fame Pictures

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23 Responses to Janet Jackson In Haider Ackermann – “For Colored Girls” New York Premiere

  1. mimi February 28, 2011 at 3:38 am #

    if that gaga can walk around wearing meat and looking a total disaster and people think that is fashion then janet can damn well wear long pants

  2. Susan Richards January 17, 2011 at 8:17 pm #

    I have to disagreee with a few of the comments aon here. Janet’s version is much better than the runway model version. The outfit is more refined and chic on Janet. The runway model looks sloppy, the shirt is puffy on the runway model, Janet’s look is more tailored. I think colors look beautiful on her. Janet makes the outfit look more sophisticated and elegant. The model look is clearly more “grudge chic”. Two completely different styles. I like the belt placed higher because it completes the waistline on Janet on the model, it appears as if she’s too skinny for the outfit. I guess the critic who wrote this like super skinny model clothing, well wake-up! Geeesh!

  3. mochababe73 October 28, 2010 at 3:47 am #

    Isn’t Janet like 5 foot 2?
    This looks so good on the runway.
    When you have palazzo pants like this, you must wear them tailored and just high enough so that your shoes peek out. Having the pants puddled on the floor makes you look shorter. And, she didn’t need the train. The outfit already has enough going on.

  4. Alicat October 27, 2010 at 1:30 pm #

    I like the top and jacket, but from the waist down it gets progressively worse. The chiffon train is superfluous and I do not understand its function. Is she trying to use it as a sort of camouflage to make her bottom half look slimmer? Who knows?

  5. Emi October 27, 2010 at 10:19 am #

    She looks beautiful, and, most of all, happy, which is the best thing but let’s admit it…she doesn’t have sense of style.

  6. mikeijames October 27, 2010 at 8:09 am #

    i love haider and i love janet. and i TRIPLE love her for loving haider. but this didn’t work. i’d love to see her in the look that opened the spring/summer 2011 collection……

  7. Marvel October 27, 2010 at 12:12 am #

    Gobsmacked at how bad she looked, and this is Janet Jackson so Im even more surprised

  8. Sharon October 27, 2010 at 12:04 am #

    Such a beautiful face and so good from the waist up. Too bad she didn’t have a full-length mirror.

  9. Badaboum October 26, 2010 at 7:46 pm #

    I saw the picture and thought:
    Wow! Great! Oh….ok….well. No.
    I love Janet but I am going to try to forget she wore that outfit and decided to have pictures taken wearing this.

  10. LUCY GOOSY October 26, 2010 at 7:25 pm #

    WHAT A MESS!! OK how would I have fixed this tragedy! The top half looks good but the bottom half is a disaster. I would select the red floor length skirt LOOK 31 of 33 from the Haider Ackermann Spring 2011 (via model Debora Muller) and make it petite proportion to Janet Jackson 5 4” frame. The color does match the red color blocking on her top. Then I would change her hair styles to something softer but still hard….the hairstyles from Prada Spring 2010 collection are a start…..the look on Jordan Dunn (LOOK 22 of 41) would look good with the soft movement of the skirt.

  11. anne October 26, 2010 at 6:41 pm #

    I believe this looks are only made for tall people. I’m sure she could’ve found something better to flatter her figure….anything would have been better.

  12. Moxie October 26, 2010 at 6:15 pm #

    Another contender for Worst Dressed of the Year.

  13. fashion-mommy October 26, 2010 at 5:04 pm #

    Lets be honest – its the crotch your can’t move your eyes from – this is such a bad look, but on the plus side – her hair and make up look flawless.

    • Lara October 26, 2010 at 7:56 pm #

      Totally agree. Hair and make up are among the best I’ve seen on her.

  14. Dorian Gray October 26, 2010 at 4:33 pm #

    There’s just one thing I appreciate here: her wonderful smile.

  15. Avi October 26, 2010 at 4:29 pm #

    I think it’s best we just pretend this didn’t happen. Where are the Men in Black when I need them?

    • Rebecca October 26, 2010 at 4:39 pm #

      Great comment! I do love the top, even on her–she looks fine from the armpit up.

  16. dee October 26, 2010 at 4:24 pm #

    The top is part is fine but the bottom that messes up everything. The pants are too long and baggy. The train is unnecessary and does nothing for the look.

  17. Vidhya October 26, 2010 at 4:16 pm #

    where did the train come from??? is it part of any of the runway looks????

  18. Ethne Blist October 26, 2010 at 4:13 pm #

    With pants, always have them tailored so we can see a bit of the shoes!

  19. GustavoMex October 26, 2010 at 4:10 pm #

    everything is a mess!!! she doesn´t have an stylist?? …a mirror??… a friend??…scissor for to cut that pants and that train??

    • Fashion Critic October 26, 2010 at 4:33 pm #

      I say no to all of the above LOL 😀

  20. gossip_bangkok October 26, 2010 at 4:03 pm #

    a big no.. sad.. I really liked the runway look 🙁

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