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Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 12/ 4/2009

Meg Ryan + Moth Cloth = Fail!

By Liz Kelly

Meg Ryan on Monday at New York premiere of 'Serious Moonlight.' (AP)

Okay, Meg Ryan. Enough already.

First it was the ill-advised plastic surgery, then the insulting remake of "The Women" and now you come at us wearing some kind of body-covering sheath that might could double as an entymology final exam (Sample test question: The moth quietly resting on Meg's right breast is: a. Attacus atlas, b. Bombyx mori, or c. One element, among many, of a hideous dress). The irony? Real moths wouldn't dare eat that rag.

What's worse, you wore it to the premiere of your new movie (opening this weekend) "Serious Moonlight," which is summarized thusly by "A high-powered attorney duct tapes her adulterous husband to the toilet ... right before their home is invaded by burglars."

Someone needs to duct tape you to a stylist. Stat.

By Liz Kelly  | December 4, 2009; 11:45 AM ET
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Yikes! I need some vodka after viewing this photo. What was Meg thinking?

Posted by: jezebel3 | December 4, 2009 11:54 AM | Report abuse

"Serious Moonlight" was written by Adrienne Shelley. She was directing "Waitress" in 2006 when she was killed in her apartment by a construction worker who tried to make her death look like a suicide.

Fortunately for her, Ms. Shelley wasn't caught dead in that outfit.

Posted by: byoolin1 | December 4, 2009 11:59 AM | Report abuse

Yes and the boots make the look even more ugly.

Posted by: hodie | December 4, 2009 12:05 PM | Report abuse

"A high-powered attorney duct tapes her adulterous husband to the toilet ... right before their home is invaded by burglars."

This is what would happened if Tiger Woods had been married to Nancy Grace.

Posted by: mdreader01 | December 4, 2009 12:06 PM | Report abuse

Oh, we're talking about the dress.

Ever notice that Meg always wears something that covers her arms?

It's not a good look for her, but it leave me to wonder if there's a different purpose here altogether....

Just sayin'...

Posted by: mdreader01 | December 4, 2009 12:08 PM | Report abuse

And if you like that photo, wait 'til you see what the other Project Runway contestants did with that "Dress Meg Ryan as Miss Frizzle from the Magic School Bus for the Field Trip to the Insectorium" challenge.

Seriously, though, this photo just makes me want to stick a lotta pins in Meg, label each one, and place her behind glass in a room smelling of formaldehyde. (Theoretically speaking, of course.)

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | December 4, 2009 12:08 PM | Report abuse

Real moths wouldn't dare eat that rag.

Unless it's made of wool.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | December 4, 2009 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Grasping for a silver lining here ... I love that she cut her hair short again. I think that is her best hairstyle.

Posted by: Californian11 | December 4, 2009 12:32 PM | Report abuse

Calling Stacey London! Can we replace this pic with one of JLo's bruised posterior?

Posted by: reddragon1 | December 4, 2009 12:43 PM | Report abuse

I like it. It just seems like a nice dress, though I do agree different footwear would be more becoming.
One must be wary of attaching themselves to stylists - as I keep saying, I'll never get over Pamela Anderson's sheet "dress". Meg's looks positively radiant and gorgeous comared to that.

Posted by: agog1 | December 4, 2009 12:50 PM | Report abuse

She is just following in mom's footsteps and showing she cares about animals.

Posted by: epjd | December 4, 2009 1:11 PM | Report abuse

I thought perhap she was going for an Asian-inspired look, but if that's the case, she needs at least an Asian-inspired clutch purse to round out the look. And some better shoes. Agree that the hair is a good style on her.

Posted by: northgs | December 4, 2009 1:13 PM | Report abuse

Ohhhhhhh, so close and yet so far...I like the idea of the dress, it just feels like the execution is off.

Like her hair and the necklace, though. And she has a pretty smile.

Posted by: Bawlmer51 | December 4, 2009 1:20 PM | Report abuse

northgs, I thought Asian-inspired would have been more minimalist. As am I, except when it comes to JLo's posterior.

Posted by: reddragon1 | December 4, 2009 1:20 PM | Report abuse

How many of you ladies will have what Meg is having?

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | December 4, 2009 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Sorry to be a geek here, Liz, but it's entomology.

Posted by: buggal | December 4, 2009 4:38 PM | Report abuse

I second the comment on her return to shorter hair--much better.

But that dress is the very pictorial definition of a dress that is wearing you. She's a walking dress with a little blond head.

I like the idea of the moths and I like the fabric. But there's too much dress there and the shape is too columnar. If she prefers long sleeves, then the neck needed to be lower and the hem higher. And there needed to be some kind of volume in that skirt--more flowy.

And that would have been cute with some sleek boots. I can't tell what's going on with her footwear here, but they look like rubber galoshes. She should have gone strappy.

Posted by: auntiemare | December 6, 2009 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Ento-nerd here. That's actually a scarab beetle on her boob, and a bunch of dragonflies and damselflies hovering over the rest of her dress. Still hideous, though.

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