Portia De Rossi
updated 09/18/2000 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 09/18/2000 AT 01:00 AM EDT
Our judges wanted to sign up de Rossi for a remedial fashion class after viewing the way she mixed and matched at an L.A. movie premiere. "It looks like she's going to school in the '80s," says designer Elie Tahari disapprovingly. Dana Buchman adds, "The jacket doesn't go with the pants, and the shoes don't complement anything. It's a hodgepodge outfit."
De Rossi's decision to pair this Kali Isa slit–uh, slip–dress with pointy black Walter Steiger boots at last September's Emmy Awards gave Sisqó visions of the Wicked Witch of the West. " 'I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog too!' " he says jokingly. Dana Buchman agrees that the actress looks otherworldly–"The boots have no place on the planet," she says–while Elie Tahari notes, "The hemline looks like somebody stepped on it and she lost pieces of it."
The zebra stripes on this Roberto Cavalli dress may go every which way, but our judges' verdict on de Rossi's look at the March Screen Actors Guild Awards in L.A. is unanimous. "Woo! Yes! This is really ugly!" says Sisqó, while Dana Buchman adds, "This has got to be one of the worst looks I've seen in a long time. It's just awful on every front–the hair, the necklace, the outfit."
Polka dots. Python-print boots. A cascade of curls–and jewels. No wonder Ben Stein complains, "She has 10,000 times too much going on here," and Dana Buchman laments, "I like the blouse, the skirt and the boots. But the three together, I don't understand." The result? "She looks like a clown," says Elie Tahari.
Echoing Elie Tahari's complaint that this Rick Owens gown and Chanel jacket (which de Rossi wore to an Australian Day event in January) have "too many cuts and too many layers," Sisqó says it looks as if the actress "couldn't make up her mind before leaving the house, so she was like, 'I'm gonna put this dress on and this one–and this one too!'"
While Elie Tahari faults this Christina Perrin gown–which de Rossi donned for the January Golden Globe Awards in L.A.–for having "too much glitter" and Dana Buchman decrees that "the shawl doesn't go with the dress," Sisqó objects entirely. "She's really happy to have this on," he observes. "But I'm really upset."
For a movie premiere in L.A. last October, de Rossi chose an embroidered shirt and low-slung pants that Dana Buchman says send "too many mixed messages." She's not the only one who's confused. "I don't know," Sisqó says with a sigh. "I don't like it. That's all."