Live From New York: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly Betty PremiereEverybody looked so happy at the preview party for Ugly Betty's third season last night, where the cast - America Ferrera, Ana Ortiz, Vanessa Williams - and various guest stars like LiLo and Mr. Jay gathered at NYC's Highbar to celebrate the new season. Yeah, everyone looked kind of ridiculous, but they also all kind of looked awesome. And the show's so campy that the parade of jumpsuits and cougar costumes kind of just made sense. The good - the bad - the Jay Manuel - after the jump.



The Good: Live From New York: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly Betty PremiereOn the one hand, America's dress reminds one slightly of upholstery chintz. On the other, this retro silhouette is nice on her figure. Live From New York: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly Betty PremiereClothing on lower half: check. Hair inching towards reddish: check. This is all very good progress. And the dress is actually cute! Live From New York: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly Betty PremiereLoving how Vanessa Williams is just embracing some kind of unabashed Orange County Trophy Wife-turned-cougar aesthetic. Live From New York: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly Betty PremiereJudith Light, of course, has been rocking this look for years. Extra points for the bold stance. Live From New York: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly Betty PremiereThe strapless jersey jumpsuit has maybe five more seconds to go before it's consigned to that chaotic "sale" room in Forever21, but Ana Ortiz looks so comfy and jolly I just can't begrudge anyone the trend.
The Bad: Live From New York: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly Betty PremiereEven had the royal we not made our displeasure for this absurdly grotesque trend in shodding widely known, Becki Newton's electric number and studded clutch would have earned our disapprobation.
The Ugly: Live From New York: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly Betty PremiereOn the one hand, Mr. Jay Manuel always looks like this. On the other, he always looks awful. Even if according to The Tudors, fitted leather doublets were essentially required in the 16th century at all times that people weren't naked.

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