Jennifer Hudson In Francesco Scognamiglio – VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul

Jennifer Hudson showcased a shorter ‘do on the red carpet for VH1’s Divas Celebrate Soul event at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City last night.

She donned a head-to-toe Francesco Scognamiglio Fall 2011 look.

I’m pretty confident my opinion won’t be shared, but I kinda like this.

It’s a huge departure from what we are used to seeing on JHud.

The event is about divas and this look has diva written all over it – from the sexy shimmering knit dress to the gold-embellished over-the-knee boots.

Somewhere JLo is fuming that she didn’t get her hands on this look first.

Does this look work for you?

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46 Responses to Jennifer Hudson In Francesco Scognamiglio – VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul

  1. bianca December 26, 2011 at 13:24 #

    all your comments didn’t change my mind, i actually love’s something new and very daring for her.and it’s event appropriate.kudos for that!

  2. ahot December 20, 2011 at 20:19 #

    i am with you on this FC! Girl is having fun & i like it: really event appropriate, & so over the top! especially those hoops.

  3. Parvati December 20, 2011 at 17:51 #

    This doesn’t work for me at all. I think I would dislike it even if she hadn’t worn these boots (which are my main problem here).

  4. roxana December 20, 2011 at 06:28 #

    amazing boots!

  5. springk December 20, 2011 at 04:27 #

    No, no, no … and no.

  6. Molly December 19, 2011 at 22:11 #

    Oh my god, this just about confirms all my doubts about her ‘style transformation.’ I literally can’t even say one good thing about it! Such a pity coz her body is BANGIN!!

    • gurlygurl December 19, 2011 at 23:15 #

      Agreed… I like the hair but that’s where it ends. You’d think it would be easier to dress with that body but obviously not. Unfortunately I see her getting it wrong so much more than getting it right… what a shame.

  7. EmmaWoodhouse December 19, 2011 at 18:04 #

    To me this is the worst possible way to channel the late 1960s!

    • Linda December 19, 2011 at 19:05 #

      Yes, you’re right, but she also looks like one of the futurisitc Jetsons.

  8. bas December 19, 2011 at 17:30 #

    I agree it screams JLo, but the difference is that JL would have opted for a different hairstyle, and would have given the look some diva attitude, that is why it think it doesn’t work for JHudson.

  9. Rebecca Z December 19, 2011 at 17:17 #

    I liked it until I finished reading all these comments and now I see the error of my first impression. Could it be that she just sold it to me so I liked it in spite of how bad it is?

    • Fashion Critic December 19, 2011 at 17:23 #

      Go with your gut instinct 😉

      • Rebecca Z December 19, 2011 at 17:27 #

        Thanks, FC–I hope you have a very Merry Christmas, BTW!

        • Fashion Critic December 19, 2011 at 18:05 #

          You too Rebecca xx

  10. Innaker December 19, 2011 at 16:59 #

    OMG!!! saw this and immediately thought of JLO!

  11. DivaDebbi (Beauty and Fashion Blog) December 19, 2011 at 16:39 #

    Love the look…on the runway.

    New hair is lovely.

    • mol December 19, 2011 at 17:08 #

      So right : )

  12. CTgirl December 19, 2011 at 15:58 #

    Yikes. Just yikes.

  13. Elaine2 December 19, 2011 at 15:50 #

    I can’t stand the way she always poses with her hands on her hips. To me that is the worst part of the look. That said though, the boots and choker aren’t workin’ for me with this dress. It looks kinda trashy…….

    • Jones19 December 19, 2011 at 18:16 #

      I cannot stand that pose either. I wish J.Lo was wearing this look, she’s the only woman who could work this.

  14. Pati December 19, 2011 at 15:38 #

    I actually hate the whole look. The only person to be able to pull these boots off would be Anja Rubik IMO as she has the longest and the thinnest legs ever… The dress has a romantic feel to it with the laser cut ruffles and so I wish she just picked strappy embellished sandals to complement the dress. The rest is a complete overkill – too much ruffles, too much bling bling, too much shimmer and I hate the chocker… On the positive note – I love the hair and make up…

  15. Zee December 19, 2011 at 15:30 #

    Disliked the boots. Other than that, the look is fine by me.

  16. robbie December 19, 2011 at 15:19 #

    she looks like she should be “turning tricks” on the street corner.

  17. CreoleLady December 19, 2011 at 15:08 #

    My head snapped so hard that I almost broke my neck Stop the presses. Oh yeah, definitely a JLo diva look. Love her hair. Love the boots. This is such a change that I’m just trying to adjust. Good for her, though, for channelling her inner diva. Totally event appropriate.

  18. Gaber December 19, 2011 at 15:05 #

    I am guessing the theme was “Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman BEFORE the style make-over”?

    • Fashion Critic December 19, 2011 at 15:12 #

      lol 😀

  19. june December 19, 2011 at 15:03 #

    i really love this look! it’s very diva and 70s and she’s committed to it fully with her accessories. my only problem is that i think the boots are really awful. if she were wearing other boots, perhaps?

  20. TeaAtTwo December 19, 2011 at 14:53 #

    Take the neck cuff and earrings away and this would have looked alot better.

  21. lee December 19, 2011 at 14:48 #

    1. change earrings
    2. take off bracelets
    3. change shoes

    ok, now i like it!

    • mm December 19, 2011 at 15:14 #

      I would like this more minus the choker. Love the shorter hairstyle

  22. Colleen December 19, 2011 at 14:46 #

    Yep, it does just scream Jlo (I love the boots myself!) I don’t know how I feel about it, even after looking at it numerous times. She looks great, and this is a departure from what she usually wears, but I’m not sure I’m feeling it on her.

  23. Anna December 19, 2011 at 14:38 #

    I really like the dress. But the boots are too heavy.
    I would probably pair with 60s-inspired shoes – platform, chunky heel. Or the sandals from the first runway picture.

    p.s. the hair is gorgeous.

  24. Vicky December 19, 2011 at 14:28 #

    I agree with you that this is truly a divalicous outfit!

    That aside, my opinion is that the ruffles around the neckline and the boots are competing with each other.
    Had the neckline been more “clean” and the choker a bit more sparkly I would have like it more.

    Just thankful she didn’t wear the dress that was presented with the boots… Hideous!

  25. gabis December 19, 2011 at 14:27 #

    Not even close. She’s looking somewhere between a fancy table and a xmas tree lol…
    I do love the first dress on the runway and don’t know why they changed the v-neck knit detail in JHud’s dress… it made it out of proportion and really weird.. plus, considering the choker and these boots, it’s impressive she still felt she needed to add accessories. and yellow ones, to top it of…

  26. Jess December 19, 2011 at 14:25 #

    too much going on, especially hate the choker neckline competing with the ruffles and earrings. and the dress looks pretty cheap too, but I love her new hair-do!

  27. andrea December 19, 2011 at 14:24 #

    No, no and no. There is so much wrong here. Is that a doily around her neck? And armadillos on her feet? She gets credit for choosing a beautiful color to wear and I like her bracelets but the rest is unfortunately tragic.

    • Suz December 19, 2011 at 14:52 #

      Ha! Armadillos. I could not put my finger on what those boots reminded me of, but yes, armadillos! That’s it!

    • pam December 19, 2011 at 21:46 #

      Just thought I would add another “no”

  28. dee December 19, 2011 at 14:20 #

    I really like her hair. I like the length. It is better then the super long hair she’e been wearing. I would like this more it she wore different boots. I think they are a little too much.

  29. JacobGH December 19, 2011 at 14:19 #


  30. firien December 19, 2011 at 14:18 #

    I think I see where this was going, but those boots are doing horrible things to her legs. They were simply not created fot her figure, and her feet look so confusingly small… I can’t see where they begin.

  31. Weber from Brazil December 19, 2011 at 14:18 #

    well I honestly hate it too
    idk why,,, but it looks just wrong for her =/

  32. AW December 19, 2011 at 14:16 #

    Given the venue, I really like it.

    Yes it SCREAMS JLo but it’s so different for Jennifer Hudson. The hair is really cute on her too

    The boots are soooo fab

  33. Alina December 19, 2011 at 14:11 #

    Simply hate it.

  34. M. December 19, 2011 at 14:05 #

    What’s going on today? I usually share your opinions but I really dislike this look and Helen Mirren’s. This is not my FC!

    • Linda December 19, 2011 at 15:50 #

      Ha ha!

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