At 39, Heidi Klum is already an empire. Still considered a supermodel but already deep in the next phase of her career as a presenter, producer, and designer; Klum also has cosmetics contracts in Europe, her own fragrance(s), and recently launched an adorable line of children's clothes. Heidi Klum is also the patron of several charities and an artist. As the host and a judge on Project Runway we often see her hold her own against Michael Kors and Nina Garcia. Heidi manages to be witty and funny on camera, making us forget that English is her second language.
All of the above means that Heidi Klum is an impressive and successful celebrity who has gone far beyond the typical Victoria's Secret career path. Why, then, has she been opting in recent months for these tacky red carpet looks above? The last photo is from the Emmys while the other ones are from the lase week: Heidi attended the 2012 American Music Awards wearing a sheer lace Alexandre Vauthier’s Fall 2012 Couture dress that did her no favors (top) and the various Versace gowns for the 2012 MTV European Music Awards. I have no idea how someone who sees Tim Gunn (as well as Michael and Nina) on a regular basis would think these are the right dresses for her. Some people blame her divorce and throw in words like "desperation" (I can't begin to tell you how much I hate this idea). I dearly hope that a beautiful and successful mother of four who has the world at her feet can rise above this style abyss and get her groove back.
Photos: Zimbio and The Superficial.