What Was Mary-Kate Thinking?

01/18/2007 at 02:00 PM ET

If you’re asking yourself what is that wrapped around Mary-Kate Olsen — a tablecloth? a blanket? a grunge-inspired toga? — you’re not the only one. Turns out that it’s actually a $1700 wool wrap dress from the Marc Jacobs fall collection. We have some serious doubts about the dress itself, but combined with the naughty-librarian platform loafers and a beaded evening bag, it’s a head-scratcher of a look. We won’t even talk about the scrunchie in her hair. All in all, we think that no mega-bucks designer dress should ever be confused for a hastily tossed-on blanket. Tell us: What do you think of Mary-Kate’s outfit?

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michelle on

that’s one ugly table cloth! wonder where she pulled that one from. i bet i can make myself look better with a table cloth from crate and barrel!!!

Susana Skaugset on

…Yikes It’s her roots that bother me~ If SHE likes how she looks..fine! She does not have to please us, and she can wear what SHE pleases…However…if you’re gonna be a blonde, do the upkeep, especially THAT big of a difference..

bgill on

marykate, plz i know that u can afford, to look better than this, we get, u dont want people to think u are a money brat, but come on, your a pretty girl, so stop looking like that!!!

Charla Dickenson on

I’m Sorry if my comments are long. I have to say that I actually feel very sorry for this young woman. We all remeber the headlines about her annorexia, well it can take from 4 to 7 years or even longer from what I have read to read to recover from this illness and still when you recover it is still always a part of you and your strugle as person. That being said I think she is undoutably still going through some substancial inner turmoil. I see a girl who seems unwell, unhappy and lost. Not because she isn’t grinning from ear to ear and I know I don’t know her but you can just see it in her. I personally do not like the outfit, it’s always strange to me to see something worth more than two months rent that looks like it cost 2 bucks. I also find it highly disrespectful given the state of the wrold to spend what many live on in a month and in some parts of the world a year on a wrap dress. She is 20 and a billionnaire and she has been in the destructive land of Hollywood since she was a child so I’m sure that hasn’t been easy. I also think she leads a fairly shallow life. I have never heard of any great charitable action on her part. When you give and try to make a diffenrece helping others and learn in the process to lead an unselfish life you find true happiness. The kind of joy that no outfit, designer or otherwise, could bring. There is so much need in the world and with her wealth she could spend the rest of her life creating her own charities, spreading her wealth and changing lives. She could, for example, create an entire organization for eating disorders and build a wellness centre. I couldn’t live with myself if I had that kind of wealth, in this world of endless need, and I hoarded it for myself. She could change the world in ways most of us could only dream of. I hope one day she and countless other celebrities learn that a life of mansions and thousand dollar designer outfits is a life that never knows true happiness. So I wish her the happiness that can only come from a generous life lived with the moral dignity! These young wealthy celebs could do so much with their fame and riches, it just kills me to see that immense potential squandered away.

Jackie O. on

what happen’s when you give little girls millions of dollars…? A tartan-tablecloth sarong…

And sweetie, your roots are showing.

Sigh. It’s an unfortunate fate.

Stacy on

Mary-Kate ALWAYS looks like a messy, sloppy, undone, filthy, unhappy scragg. Her hair is completely hideous in every single picture of her. It looks like she never washes or styles it. I, like many others here, do not get why she insists on trying to look as sloppy and messy as possible.

The truth is, MK always looks sad, tired, worn-out, used and abused. Maybe her messy, sloppy look on the outside is truly reflective of what is going on on the inside? I feel sorry for her.

KTJ on

All I have to say is WOW. That outfit is hideous. It reminds me of grunge 90s gone bad. She’s also too thin again. She’s way too skinny. She should get help again. That’s not healthy at all. She looks so fragile.

wtf on

that IS a dress… from marc jacob… bloody wicked… m. jacob is a sheer guiness… he picked the trashiest, crappiest materials on earth- the rejects from wal-mal & salvation army… put an exorbitant price tag to solidify haute couture… and laugh his way to the bank…

Robin on

I don’t know whose more quilty Marc Jacobs for designing that piece of crap or Mary Kate for actually buying it and thinking it looks good on her!…..News Alert Stars just because it has a designer name and costs some bucks doesn’t mean you should wear it, if it looks ridiculous like this blanket being sold for $1700.

Anne on

I don’t get why everyone’s being such assholes about this. MK has a great sense of style, and sure, this might not be her best look but still. Totally unique. And she most certainly does NOT need a stylist. Maybe it’s you guys who just have a too mainstream society style.

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