Zooey Deschanel wears Naeem Khan, says you don’t have to be skinny

Zooey Deschanel in Naeem Khan black and white prom dress


So pretty. So girlie. So floral. So Zooey.

Zooey Deschanel wore this black and white Naeem Khan floral print prom dress to last night’s TCA Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, where she answered questions from the audience on the meaning of her name (she must get tired of that one, huh?), and looked cute in her usual Zooey style. People tend to describe Zooey’s look as “vintage”, which is a kinda meaningless term (especially when applied to decidedly NON-vintage, pre-Fall 2013 designer dress) given that “vintage” could refer to any style of clothing, from any decade in the history of fashion, but in this case, she’s gone for a 60s-influenced look, especially when combined with the hair and makeup.

Zooet recently spoke to Glamour magazine on the always fun issue of women and weight, and whether or not you need to be skinny to be successful in Hollywood. Her verdict?

[yo_quote author="Zooey Deschanel"]“Actresses have definitely gotten thinner over the course of my lifetime. Women I admired growing up – Debra Winger, Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep – were all beautiful and thin, but not too thin. There are a lot of actresses who are unhealthy – skinny – much, much too skinny… I’m a very small person, and if I lost 15 pounds, I’d look like them; it’s scary. “For young girls, what does that say? You need to look this way to be successful? That’s not true. You do not need to look or be anorexic to be successful in Hollywood. The range of what’s acceptable is larger than what people believe.”[/yo_quote]

So there you have it.

[yo_hero text="You do not need to look or be anorexic to be successful in Hollywood. The range of what's acceptable is larger than what people believe - Zooey Deschanel"]



1 Comment

  • January 10, 2013


    Says the still-very-slim, knockout-gorgeous and wildly successful Hollywood actress … :/