Hailee Steinfeld in Chloë Sevigny for Opening Ceremony – Tod’s & Elle’s December Issue Dinner

Hailee Steinfeld was also in attendance at Tuesday night’s Elle dinner in LA.

The young actress wore a black lazar-cut Chloë Sevigny for Opening Ceremony dress from the Resort 2012 collection.

The pairing of original cool-girl style star, Chloë Sevigny, and Hailee, who is leading the new-wave of stylish young actresses, is a match made in it-girl heaven.

The intricate designs in the leather garment have a great girly-meets-punk feel, while still maintaining some maturity.

However, with such a stand-out dress, we are overloaded with even more ‘notice-me’ styling.

We are fine with the printed jacket and peep-toe booties, but those bright-red tights absolutely ruin what could have been a great moment.

If she needed tights for coverage under the short skirt, black would have worked just fine, or at the very least, a maroon-red to match the jacket.

A severe fishtail braid and natural makeup complete the look.

Edgy or overcooked?

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33 Responses to Hailee Steinfeld in Chloë Sevigny for Opening Ceremony – Tod’s & Elle’s December Issue Dinner

  1. smolls November 19, 2011 at 9:43 pm #

    I think she’s a young girl having fun with fashion…what’s wrong with that?! Maybe there’s a lot going on but she’s not a grown woman…she’s basically still a child. I like it & think it’s quite age appropriate…maybe a little heavy on the make-up as someone else suggested but overall a fun look.

  2. Jess November 19, 2011 at 4:01 pm #

    I’d rather she took away the jacket than the tights, I like the red contrast visible through the cut-outs.

  3. Sabrina November 19, 2011 at 3:49 pm #

    Very overcooked. What is up with her stylists? They are two females who don’t know what they are doing.

  4. Ingrid November 18, 2011 at 7:13 pm #

    hot mess, so much potential here but not working together

  5. Jess2 November 18, 2011 at 10:16 am #

    Overcooked indeed, I am not liking this much at all. The red tights don’t work here and with the peep toe akle boot with the red sticking out is no good. Keep the boots and dress and maybe even the jacket and ditch the tights

  6. pritha November 18, 2011 at 9:32 am #

    just too much going on. Confusion! Confusion!

  7. gurlygurl November 17, 2011 at 10:50 pm #

    Overcooked… it looks like she’s trying too hard and the outfit looks like it’s been overthought as well and it still doesn’t work. Some things are meant to be kept simple and this dress is one of them. She should have opted for a plain blazer and if she insisted on those colored stockings closed toe boots… preferably army boots would have been my call to keep it young and rocky.

  8. Emi November 17, 2011 at 10:48 pm #

    Very overcooked.

  9. Anna November 17, 2011 at 9:46 pm #


  10. andrea November 17, 2011 at 6:35 pm #

    Total overkill. The pattern on the jacket clashes with the perforated pattern on the dress, and don’t even get me started on those bright red tights or those leg-truncating peeptoe boots. Thumbs down.

  11. maria November 17, 2011 at 6:29 pm #

    while i agree that she is trying to hard i love the braid. She has wonderful hair and actually works with it. If i had hair like that i would ponytail, braid, twist and turn it from dust till dawn.

  12. Gaber November 17, 2011 at 6:13 pm #

    I like how she tried to make the most out of an bad situation.
    Or dress in this case.

  13. Nat November 17, 2011 at 5:37 pm #

    I remember the first times I saw this girl, during last year’s awards season, and “falling in love” with her, because she was so cute, fresh and adorable. And she always looked so (as a girl her age should), even if she was wearing important designers dresses.
    Remember the orange/pink/black Prada dress?
    They should fire whoever is making her try so hard/looking so much older right now, and go back to that kind of style.

  14. Ylenia Castellano November 17, 2011 at 5:31 pm #

    Overcooked on anyone but a teenager.

    So often young people dress older than their age and don´t enjoy the many fashion risks they can take and get away with… I could believe she went sylist-less on this occassion and I like that.

    What keeps being a recurring problem for me is her make up. Hailee is beautiful in a freshly unconventional way. This pretend ‘barely there’ heavy make up, kills me. I rather it quite literally wasn´t there or that they made a point of her wearing it.

    • Ylenia Castellano November 17, 2011 at 5:37 pm #

      Also I have just seen more pictures from the night. Without the jacket, the black and red combo looks amazing.

  15. Nat39 November 17, 2011 at 5:30 pm #

    Overcooked for sure but most importantly very wrong look for her. Someone edgier with a quirky personality could`ve totally pulled it off even the “overcooked” way it is.

  16. Melrose November 17, 2011 at 5:22 pm #

    Way overcooked.

    At this point, it’s basically a stylist dressing up a child, and sending the child to an event for photos.

  17. Hannah November 17, 2011 at 5:10 pm #

    This is an awful look. I adore her, but recently I have hated her stylist. Ether she changed from awards season, or the stylist isn’t as good as she was in awards season, ro hailee is having mor esay in what she wears (don’t let it be so!). She looks so much better in cleaner, more youthful clothes, less dark colours, and with much simpler styling. Also, she is so beautiful and has such a glwo that makeup just spoils her face for me.

  18. dee November 17, 2011 at 5:10 pm #

    Overcooked. This is bad.

  19. Emmeline November 17, 2011 at 4:46 pm #


    This is a disaster. She’s trying to pull off way too many things at once.

  20. Rebecca Z November 17, 2011 at 4:45 pm #

    I think the dress is too old for her, personally, but if she was going to wear it tights were a good idea–just the wrong color as FC pointed out.

  21. La Zitella Acida November 17, 2011 at 4:40 pm #

    Toooooooo much!
    Poor darling, she’s only 14 years old. Where’s her mummy?

    • Rebecca Z November 17, 2011 at 5:28 pm #


  22. Fee November 17, 2011 at 4:36 pm #

    I actually think with the tights (ok maybe a better colour) and without the jacket this would be a fun, teenage look. I like seeing the colour through the skirt.

    Mainly I’m just glad the length is letting Hailee keep her decency as that model definitely isn’t with those cut-outs all the way to there!

  23. AK November 17, 2011 at 4:30 pm #

    anyone knows the name of the model?

  24. robbie November 17, 2011 at 4:24 pm #


  25. DivaDebbi (Beauty and Fashion Blog) November 17, 2011 at 4:16 pm #

    Overcooked! Love the dress. Hate the rest.

    The makeup looks strong not natural to me, FC.

    • Barbs November 19, 2011 at 3:57 pm #

      I agree. For me the makeup is also overcooked like everything ins this look.

  26. Liz November 17, 2011 at 4:13 pm #

    Overcooked. She’s starting to try too hard now. I liked her better when she kept it more natural. She definitely shouldn’t have worn the red tights.

    • Parvati November 17, 2011 at 9:58 pm #

      I agree.

  27. AW November 17, 2011 at 4:12 pm #

    Overcooked. This girl is too young to look like an awful stylist vomited all over her.

    Bring back the fresh, easy Hailee. I don’t like this manufactured, contrived styling.

  28. Jones19 November 17, 2011 at 4:11 pm #

    Way overcooked. She looks twice her age.

  29. eimearoconnor November 17, 2011 at 4:04 pm #

    She looks like a grungy elf.

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