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Faye Wildenstein! | Manolo's Shoe Blog

Faye Wildenstein!

Manolo says, this it answers the question: what if the Norma Desmond were still alive?

23 Responses to “Faye Wildenstein!”

  1. Broad May 25, 2006 at 12:37 am #

    That’s really Faye Dunaway!??? Kee-RIST.

  2. ronkins May 25, 2006 at 1:34 am #

    Kudos to her plasticsurgeon/cosmeticdentist/colorist/ophthalmologist/personalstylist/makeupartist/manicurist/permananteyelinertattooist and lastly, God, for giving her the perfect lighting on the day of this photograph.

  3. furlagirl May 25, 2006 at 2:08 am #

    Oh wise and beneficient the Manolo. We women ‘of a certain age’ as they say in France (but in French), humbly beseech you to post some pictures of women in our own prime of life who have managed to enter into these years, without the frightening effects above.

    I shall make a start, here.

  4. desertwind May 25, 2006 at 3:20 am #

    The teeth look familiar.

  5. Phyllis May 25, 2006 at 6:54 am #

    “Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up” – NOT

  6. LizaBet May 25, 2006 at 10:20 am #

    Oh. My. God.

  7. Norma Desmond May 25, 2006 at 11:58 am #


    While it is true that I have always taken steps to preserve a healthy and youthful appearance, with age has come some measure of wisdom. It is plain to me now that a mature woman has much to offer, and nothing to hide. I am as saddened as anyone to watch a once beautiful woman disfigure herself in a vain attempt to forestall the inevitable.

    Plus, she looks like she’s going to go home and bake up a couple of toddlers for a snack.

  8. dgm May 25, 2006 at 12:58 pm #

    why can’t these women just let it go? i don’t mean “let themselves go,” but let go of the notion that the only way for them to look beautiful is to try and look like they did 30 years ago. whatever happened to grace? (and i don’t mean grace kelly, because i know what happened to her.)

  9. Alice May 25, 2006 at 1:55 pm #

    Donatella is getting around since escaping from the rehab, I see.

  10. kim May 25, 2006 at 2:50 pm #

    Oy, we are exactly on the same page again.

  11. AskMom May 25, 2006 at 3:26 pm #

    Many sell their souls to the culture of beauty.

    As we see here, the bill comes due even before the afterlife begins.

  12. Annalucia May 25, 2006 at 3:33 pm #

    She looks like the cartoon Pocahontas of the Disney movie, only blonde. And just the other night the Annalucia was marvelling at her performance as Milady de Winter in the Musketeers movies. [Sigh].

    But perhaps we should be grateful that the sight is not worse than it is. For the true horror one must see Ann Miller (delightful dancer in many musicals of the Hollywood variety) interviewed on camera toward the end of her life. The hair still black but screaming “LOOK! I AM A TERRIBLE DYE JOB!” at the hapless onlooker. And she had plainly had so many face-lifts that the result was Badly Done Mummification. A y y y! It is to make the Michael Jackson look like the Michelle Yamaguchi in comparison.

  13. Camera Obscura May 25, 2006 at 3:52 pm #

    Ayy, normally I would agree w/ furlagirl, but did you see what the ladies at Go Fug Yourself caught La Rossellini wearing recently? She needs to have a serious talk with her stylist.

    They also have full-length pix of the travesty of a gown Faye was wearing when the above photo was taken.

  14. Anne May 25, 2006 at 4:33 pm #

    Yes, the GFY girls did catch Ms. Rossellini in a questionable tunic ensemble, but her face is still sweet and real. At least she is aging gracefully (at least physically if not always style-wise).

  15. Norma Desmond May 25, 2006 at 4:59 pm #

    1. The photo of La Bella Rossellini is taken at a bad angle in horrible light. There is really very little wrong with what she is wearing. It is a tad nondescript, but not truly horrific. And, as someone else has pointed out, I love her veritable face.

    2. In the Fug Girls piece on Miss Dunaway, who is that with her? It looks like a surfer boy who was interred sometime in the mid-70s and recently exhumed and hired by an escort service.

    3. In re: Miss Dunaway’s dress, the conundrum is, what is worse, to be the person who designed such a thing, or to be the person who wore it?

  16. Ryno May 25, 2006 at 5:22 pm #

    Are those the beginning of fangs I see? That would be totally cool. Better undead than “ageless”.

  17. MissV May 25, 2006 at 5:38 pm #

    It would be rather difficult to find a “woman of a certain age” in the public eye who hasn’t had work done. (And, just to keep things in perspective, the lovely Ms. Rosellini is more than a decade younger than crazy Ms. Dunaway….so comparing the two isn’t entirely fair.)

    I think the stars should look to the example of Catherine Deneuve or Sophia Loren, both of whom have had a bit of plastic surgery but still look lovely, mature, and (most importantly) human.

  18. furlagirl May 26, 2006 at 5:48 am #

    Oh, I wish I hadn’t seen that picture of Isabella in that yellow thing. I’m depressed, now.

  19. Esther May 26, 2006 at 3:37 pm #

    I’m sorry, but yeesh. That’s the first thing that came to mind.

  20. ushie May 27, 2006 at 2:54 pm #

    Sob. The pictures at the Fug site, they make the Ushie weep.

    Annalucia, did you see Ann Miller in that David Lynch film? She looked so NATURAL in a…David Lynch film…

  21. toad May 29, 2006 at 8:24 pm #

    Someone needs to write a book, “How Much is Enough, a guide to plastic surgery.”

  22. Hank June 1, 2006 at 6:23 am #

    Congrats to her! How many of us always look our best every moment we step out of the house, not to mention having photographers trying to make us look like we are on our way to the drug rehab clinic. Honestly, I think she looks divine and glowing with happiness.

  23. flashpoint77nyc August 27, 2008 at 4:25 pm #

    I’m sorry but this woman must of been on a spindle when the surgeon had his knife out.
    I really feel that some people have lost every sense of who they are to take such
    uncompromising extremes.
    I sincerely hope that she finds God, before another plastic surgeon finds her.