November 17, 2010 Runway To Red Carpet

Leighton Meester In Marchesa – Harry Winston Court Of Jewels Recreation Launch

Leighton Meester attended the Harry Winston Court Of Jewels Recreation Launch in New York City last night.

She boldly wore a Marchesa Spring 2011 sheer lace jumpsuit.

The jumpsuit has an extreme plunging neckline, an embellished waistband and an open back.

It leaves very little to the imagination, but Leighton it classy enough to pull it off.

I really admire this look.

I don’t like the necklace, but that was the purpose of the event.

As I said yesterday Leighton is keeping things really interesting on the red carpet, this is just another chapter of that book.

Nicholas Kirkwood heels, pinned up hair, ruby lips and her Ball bag complete her look.

Not everyone is going to like this, but I’ll take this look over another Spring 2011 floral dress in mid-November.

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82 Responses to Leighton Meester In Marchesa – Harry Winston Court Of Jewels Recreation Launch

  1. bb November 18, 2010 at 5:21 am #


    I think she’s practically the only one who can pull off this look. Rihanna maybe.

    Kudos to Lei Lei

  2. mochababe73 November 18, 2010 at 2:30 am #

    I hate this. I know that it’s a strong word, but I haven’t seen an outfit this ugly in a long time. Leighton is back to wearing clothes in her feeble attempt to be edgy. I do not expect her to dress like her character, Blair. As usual, she’s trying too hard. As much as I hate the jumpsuit, I would have preferred someone like Rihanna to wear it. Leighton doesn’t have “it” to carry the jumpsuit off. From the neck up, she looks as though Leighton looks as though she should be wearing a pencil skirt and blouse.

  3. Sharon November 18, 2010 at 2:11 am #

    Don’t like the hair, the makeup, the shoes or the costume. In fact the only thing I like is the necklace.

  4. Fiona November 17, 2010 at 11:30 pm #

    I don’t like this at all, on any level, not least it is too big for her, the legs are ruched at the bottom where her legs are way shorter than the models. I am not loving the Marchesa 2011 line so much, too much frou frou and try-hard, I can see why Leighton would be attracted though as she seems intent on attracting attention at all costs.

  5. asherlev1 November 17, 2010 at 10:56 pm #

    I think the hair is throwing me off. It’s screaming for a classic ballgown to complement it, but then we get this…bodysuit. I don’t know. I kind of feel like the fit might be off a bit..?

  6. karen November 17, 2010 at 10:37 pm #

    I think she looks horribe. From the hair to the shoes. Or maybe its just Leighton herself because i cannot remember her looking good in anything other than the fabulous white Bottega dress years ago. I have thought maybe its the bad dresses she chooses but no, she managed to ruin VB beige dress months ago. And that dress is a gorgeous dress that she could not pull off.

  7. elle November 17, 2010 at 9:07 pm #

    i am on team leighton and can’t believe all the drama that a simple outfit can lead to. some of the comments are too personal and i am not convince it is actually about the romper thingy. they just seem mean to me.

  8. Rene November 17, 2010 at 8:53 pm #

    I Love It, Leighton always surprise me she looks gorgeous, BDOTW!!!

  9. Giuseppi November 17, 2010 at 8:27 pm #

    I really don’t care for this look- I left jumpsuits (and rompers) behind in the early nineties, and this one especially… with the balooning legs and the everything-visible black lace; to me, this looks like a clown costume gone hoochy, although she does it better than the runway model. I can’t love it.

  10. devika November 17, 2010 at 7:52 pm #

    can someone talk about her lipcolor? what shade is that? there are like 3 things trying for our attention!
    the lips, the necklace and the ROMPER! 😛

  11. Coco November 17, 2010 at 7:29 pm #

    I normally love everything Marchesa does but I hated the jumpsuits they did this season on the runway and it looks even worse on the red carpet. This is on the verge of being vulgar. All the lace/see thru combined with the deep plunge is just WAY too much for me. Not only is it ugly to look at,it’s terribly unflattering. Then you get to her washed out makeup and messy hair.TRAGIC. I think this girl looks good maybe once a year and clearly she has already had that moment for me because the past few weeks have been utter fashion fail.

    • elle November 17, 2010 at 9:04 pm #

      why so serious? really now…fashion is not a matter of life and death and if one cannot try edgy outfits just because there is the risk of being trashed…come on…she has much class and confidence. you gotta admire at least that.:)

      • Coco November 17, 2010 at 9:31 pm #

        Umm i can be as serious as I like because I SERIOUSLY hate it. She looks like she was dressed by the 3 blind mice. And I hate when people think you should be admired for being a “risk taker”. Just because you wear something “risky” doesn’t mean you are nice to look at it. In fact it gets uglier everytime I look at it.

  12. justme November 17, 2010 at 6:58 pm #

    I usually hate EdgyLeighton but even I have to admit that she pulls this look off without looking trashy. My only problem was her make-up, it looked awful in close-ups. Other than that, I love it.

  13. Clancy from Dallas November 17, 2010 at 6:23 pm #

    I hate how everyone’s always complaining about how Leighton is always trying to be way to edgy just for choosing looks that other women wouldn’t be able to pull off.. especially when everyone is always praising Blakey Lively just for being able to dress herself without a stylist! I love this look and more importantly, I love that everytime I see Leighton she’s wearing a different piece of art! 🙂

    • JJovana3 November 17, 2010 at 7:21 pm #

      The reason why people (including me) complain about Edgy Leighton is because most of the time she cannot pull it off, and it looks very costumey on her. All her “edgy” outfits end up wearing her, such as this Marchesa number.

  14. Hannah November 17, 2010 at 4:10 pm #

    I actually screamed when I swa this. Leighton jsut confirms how much I adore her every time she steps out on the red carpet.
    I think, that although, yes thsi is aesthetically more winter appropriatethan a mini ress, it is much braver temperature wise, surely draping your body in essentially lace is colder than a mini.
    Stating the obvious but this is such a unique look. She doesn;t look slutty but very sexy in a subtleway.
    I would ahve changeot the runway shoes and a penant necklace ending mid-slit/neckline/plunge over the one she wore.
    Her hair isperfection, an although it i snot my favourtie, her makep is very gutsy and I like that.
    Her bag is to ie for!
    BDOTW easily for me.

  15. Lara November 17, 2010 at 4:01 pm #

    she such a hit and miss lately. stunning Elie Saab – hideous MJ – then cute Prabal – and now this mess

  16. dee November 17, 2010 at 3:42 pm #

    I don’t like it. It does nothing for her.

  17. Naomi November 17, 2010 at 3:41 pm #

    I would’ve loved it much more as a dress, bit this is a really interesting look I will remember for a while.
    I adore it from the waist up.

  18. mol November 17, 2010 at 3:18 pm #

    I like this look on the model but Leighton is much longer through the torso and this really changes the proportions. I don’t hate it on her, but I can’t give it unqualified love either……Still, she keeps looking at ‘fashion’ interesting and that’s a huge plus for me. I wouldn’t mind seeing this on BDOTW, if only to compare it to whatever else the week coughs up….

  19. Eulalia November 17, 2010 at 3:13 pm #

    I hardly ever comment, sorry FC ;), but this look is so controversial I had to express my opinion and I’m on the Team ‘LOVE IT’! I read some comments about the back shots, found them and see no problem. It’s daring in a good way imo. BDOTW !

    • Fashion Critic November 17, 2010 at 3:22 pm #

      Don’t worry, so long as you are enjoying my site that’s all that counts 🙂

    • Hermione Weasley November 17, 2010 at 4:34 pm #

      I agree! It’s not vulgar at all.

  20. Laura November 17, 2010 at 3:08 pm #

    From the front shot, I thought Leighton had just barely pulled off this look. But the back kills it for me. This needed to be lined.

  21. JJovana3 November 17, 2010 at 2:49 pm #

    This is hideous! Over done and over-styled. She doesnt seem do know how to dress herself.

    She looks like she’s playing dress up in her mom’s closet.No wonder Tom Ford wont let “starlets” wear his stuff. Good for him. They tend to RUIN IT.

  22. Lisa November 17, 2010 at 2:39 pm #

    I love this. NO-ONE could pull this off with the class that Leighton does.

  23. frenchgirl November 17, 2010 at 2:35 pm #

    I actually love it. I love the back, it’s just so sexy and Leighton pulls it off. The only thing that’s meh is the bottom of thd jumpsuit but overall she looks amazing. At least way more beautiful than the model!

  24. Shruti November 17, 2010 at 2:34 pm #

    Really makes you think about the kind of things that pass for fashion these days. This is a ridiculous outfit any way you slice it. I saw the back on another website and it just made it worse. The hair, the make-up, the outfit are all terrible. You don’t have to look and dress like this to take a fashion risk. There’s enough creativity out there these days to avoid such disasters and still look unique.

    • ale November 17, 2010 at 6:34 pm #

      you are taking this way too serious. she just loves having fun and trying exciting new things. if marchesa is not a fashionable enough name for you…..

      • moja31 November 18, 2010 at 12:16 am #

        equating a designer or star with “fashion” no matter what they slap their name on, is kind of the problem Shruti seemed to be getting at.

        • Shruti November 18, 2010 at 7:31 am #

          Thanks, Moja31.

          Ale – The fact that Marchesa designed it and that Leighton decided to wear it doesn’t automatically make this outfit fashionable. Not sure what you mean by taking it too seriously but you’ve obviously not understood a word of what I wrote.

  25. Samm November 17, 2010 at 2:14 pm #

    She’s brave, never know what look she’ll do on the red carpet. I like that, true fashion fan not afraid of the risk or getting hated on for the choices.

  26. ale November 17, 2010 at 2:03 pm #

    You guys are so entertaining. Love/hate/love/hate and so on. I can’t help myself. ..i just LOVE IT. I think she really has the poise and the class to make it work.

  27. Zarina November 17, 2010 at 1:57 pm #

    GORGEOUS!! adore it

  28. Hisadora November 17, 2010 at 1:53 pm #

    I like it so much. And she really gives us a lot of different styles on the red carpet, very interesting.

  29. Emma November 17, 2010 at 1:53 pm #

    A very brave look, she always keeps you on your toes. I think she pulls it off and she looks pretty. But it would have been even prettier as a dress. Love the shoes!

  30. Hermione Weasley November 17, 2010 at 1:50 pm #

    I literally gasped when I saw this on Leighton! This is one of my favorite Spring 2011 designs of Marchesa, and I’m so happy one of my favorite girls decided to wear it *_____________* I totally love it! It’s so sexy and chic and the same time. Gorgeous!

  31. moja31 November 17, 2010 at 1:34 pm #

    barely there lace in november, is hardly any better than spring florals at this time of year. sorry, but she just looks like she’s trying too hard, and that hair is a mess; once again she’s hardly looking like someone who represents a hair care brand.

  32. Alice[*] November 17, 2010 at 1:31 pm #

    Awful.The hair and the make-up are also very very bad.

  33. antoneLLina November 17, 2010 at 1:29 pm #

    loooooooove it. i know that is not perfect (proportions, the back, etc), but i just love it. there’s something in this outfit that overlook all the imperfections. maybe is leighton nature 🙂

  34. Mimy November 17, 2010 at 1:13 pm #

    love it! i think she look better than the model! BDOTW for me.

  35. vers November 17, 2010 at 1:11 pm #

    it is brave and it fits her
    but makeup is hideous and it ruins the whole look

  36. Victor November 17, 2010 at 1:06 pm #

    I loooooooooove it!!

  37. fozaaa November 17, 2010 at 12:46 pm #

    total mess. no purpose no attitude. I can’t even hate it so ugly it is.

    • Linda November 17, 2010 at 12:53 pm #

      That’s how I feel…nothing so strong as hate, but just Oh. That’s one ugly look.

  38. ania November 17, 2010 at 12:44 pm #

    love it!

  39. Ben November 17, 2010 at 12:43 pm #

    Very, very daring, but i LOVE it! BDOTW!

  40. Pablo November 17, 2010 at 12:37 pm #

    I just love how Leighton divides the crowd! 🙂
    As with her Marc Jacobs look, I adore her here! I’ll always prefer a brave outfit rather than any given Sergio Rossi shoed dress! 😉

    • Fashion Critic November 17, 2010 at 12:49 pm #

      LOL…so true…It so funny how one comment say LOVE It…the next HATE it 🙂

      Each to their own.

    • artemis November 17, 2010 at 1:03 pm #


  41. Alicat November 17, 2010 at 12:31 pm #

    I really dislike jumpsuits at the best of times, but this is verging on clownsuit. Yes it is black lace with a plunging neckline, but sexy it aint…

    • Vibes November 17, 2010 at 3:38 pm #

      It’s quite QUITE horrifying.

  42. nicky November 17, 2010 at 12:31 pm #

    not a pretty look at all. the proportions are all wrong and quite frankly, this is not flatterng. well done for taking the risk and not looking trashy but her hair and makeup was awffffullll. she looks washed out…

    • Rebecca November 17, 2010 at 12:41 pm #

      I agree. The proportions are a disaster.

    • nina November 17, 2010 at 4:49 pm #

      I agree completely!

  43. manja November 17, 2010 at 12:22 pm #

    awful,that’s all i can say.what posesed her to wear this thing is beyond me?!

    • Pristine November 17, 2010 at 12:28 pm #

      Looks like it’s a case of “love or hate” for this dress. I fall on the latter side–it looks like a long and see-through version of diapers!

  44. Lee Ann November 17, 2010 at 12:21 pm #

    As I scrolled down I thought that she looked stunning. Unfortunately I then got past herwaist to ther hips. Yikes I jumped 2 feet back from the screen in horror. Yuck! Sorry this is not brave to me. It is misguided and fashion victimey

  45. fashion-mommy November 17, 2010 at 12:21 pm #

    I just hate it…its cheap and tacky looking – like an explosion at Ann Summers!

  46. Joy November 17, 2010 at 12:19 pm #

    This is one of those looks either you are going to love or hate! I love it! It takes a lot to pull this pantsuit off. Very daring and deserving of BDOW pick.

    • Fashion Critic November 17, 2010 at 12:30 pm #

      For sure. It’s a marmite look.

      We’ve had a lot of those lately.

  47. mm November 17, 2010 at 12:11 pm #

    This is a brave look, very 1950s showgirl inspired. I love it.

  48. Karen November 17, 2010 at 12:04 pm #

    I have been waiting for you to post this. She looks stunning but… have you seen the back shots??

    • Fashion Critic November 17, 2010 at 12:08 pm #

      yes I saw the back :s


      • Karen November 17, 2010 at 12:14 pm #

        I think from the front it is stunning but the back shot, unfortunately, ruined it for me. It took the look from classy to oh no..

        • Jasmine November 17, 2010 at 1:15 pm #

          agree with Karen… also, the shoulder stickers are a downer.

        • Elaine November 17, 2010 at 1:31 pm #

          Agreed – was beginning to love the look until I seen the back of it….

        • Samm November 17, 2010 at 2:13 pm #

          There’s a nude layer, it’s no see thru in the back.

    • KateS November 17, 2010 at 11:18 pm #

      *shudders*. Lined or not, the rear view is bad! A misguided garment that Leighton was misguided to wear.

  49. inside la senza November 17, 2010 at 12:02 pm #

    Full credit to her – it’s a brave move.
    Vicky x

    • Marvel November 17, 2010 at 4:21 pm #

      Thats what I thought. Not a fan but props to her wearing it in public

  50. ude November 17, 2010 at 11:55 am #


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