Pairs Division: Ricci and Pattinson

Posted on February 20, 2012

This is one of the odder pairings on the RC we’ve seen in a while. Sure, they’ve got a movie together, but even so, it’s weirding us out. They’re not allowed to become a couple because we’ll wind up always talking about what a weird couple they make whenever we have to Pairs Division them.

Robert Pattinson and Christina Ricci attend the premiere of “Bel Ami” in Berlin. Christina Ricci wore a Jenny Packham paired with a Calvin Klein clutch and Casadei shoes. Jewelry by Pomellato and Samira 13.

HE: Needs to learn how to lock his face down when there are cameras on him. We don’t think we’ve ever seen so many unfortunate facial expressions on one person at one event. We’re not loving the buzz cut, especially with the fungal facial hair. Makes him look like a moody peach. The clothes are fabulous, though; we must admit. The pants need hemming, but that’s the only complaint. Gorgeous coat. Score: 8/10. An extra 2 inches on the hair and 2 less inches on the pants, and this look would be perfect.

SHE: Is wearing a sleeveless gown while he stands there in a shirt, jacket, and overcoat. We realize she’s obligated to show off the dress she got for free, but we don’t understand why the ladystars can’t wrangle a fabulous coat or two from designers. Then they can do the dramatic “drop the coat to the floor” move when the camera flashes start up. It’s not your coat; what do you care if it gets dirty? The point is, you’ll have fabulous pictures. But the dress looks amazing on her, no doubt about that. Hair and makeup look pretty great. And while we don’t love the platform shoes with a gown as slinky as this, she’s so tiny that we can’t really blame her for wanting the height. She looks like a movie star, and that’s always Goal One for the red carpet (even for people who aren’t movie stars). Score: 9/10. Some sort of fabulous coat, shrug or cape would have made this dramatic and more importantly, wouldn’t reinforce silly gender ideas that a man dresses for practicality while a woman dresses to show off. You’re BOTH there to show off, but that doesn’t mean you have to get a cold.

Combined Score: 8.5/10. That seems about right.


[Photo by Away!/PR Photos, Andreas Rentz, Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images]

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  • Shoelover1512

    She is oozing feminine sensuality and looks stunning in the process. I love it. He’s fine I guess lol

  • StelledelMare

    They both look great. A vast improvement for him. Although I can’t help but think that the Twilight fangirls are weeping into his face on their pillows at the loss of his hair.

  • mountainFashionista

    That glimpse of shoe shows how tiny she really is.  (Or is RPatz really, really tall?)

    But she looks incredible — I LOVE the dress!  A dramatic coat would’ve made this outfit even more to die for.

    •  She is really that wee. I think only KChen is shorter than her among red carpet regulars who aren’t tweens.

    •  If I remember correctly, she’s just barely over 5 feet. Maybe 5’1″. I think RPatz is a foot taller than her.

    • She’s brave to go out at cold Berlin without a coat.

      Love her look and dress!

  • Sobaika Mirza

    FABULOUS. I don’t think I’ve seen her look better on the red carpet.

  • Vaniljekjeks

    He looks really dopey, and she looks stunning. 

  • “Makes him look like a moody peach.”  I had to cover my laughter with a forced cough so my coworkers wouldn’t suspect I’m not working.

    • I read it initially as mouldy peach. Which also works!

  • nancymae

    I’m sorry but this looks like another case of the lovely lady doing all the work. He looks like he’s the studio rep tasked with getting her into the theater unharmed.

    • Judih1

      I agree, he should have upped his look. And why she looks fabulous, she also looks freezing and hungry (cause she is super skinny)

  • She looks gorgeous, but you can see how cold she is in the first two photos.  Her neck is mightily strained in both.  Bulging neck tendons or comfy wrap?  Which makes more sense as an accessory on a cold, winter night, Christina?

    • sleah_in_norcal

      and which makes for more attractive photos?

    • I feel cold just looking at her and I am in the Southern Hemisphere.

    • Would it kill the designers to come up with winter evening wear for women? Whatever happened to sleeves?

  • schadenfreudelicious

    that’s not a platform gentlemen, smacks of a nude hoof to me…dress is lovely tho 🙂

  • Mariah J

    If I were a starlet I would always wear coats in the cold, red carpet expectations be damned.

    • amywinns

      I loathe the cold. It makes me hostile. Yet I know I could certainly be paid enough (cash and perqs) to compensate me for being chilly for 20 minutes every so often. And smile the whole time.

  • Anathema_Device

    She looks amazing. Not digging the platforms either, but otherwise the dress, hair, and makeup are all fab.

    He looks much better in profile than in that straight-on shot. You are so right about his facial expressions. He looks high as shit in that picture. Not saying he is, but he looks really surprised that people are taking his picture, to which I say, “Really?”. I know it is fashionable to hate him and think he’s icky, but he cracks me up. I have enjoyed the interviews I’ve read with him. I also think he can look really sexy and handsome, though not here, unfortunately.

    • Isadora Paiva

      Agreed, he~s actually a really funny guy. Though his facial expressions do need some work.

    •  I think he’s got a good sense of humor and occasionally looks pretty good, but this buzz cut with sparse facial hair is not doing him any favors IMO.

      She almost has to wear the platforms for that dress to not be comically long on her. I don’t normally approve either, but she does look great in that dress, so I suppose it’s a small price to pay 😉

  • Toto Maya

    If I scroll down on the picture so that I can no longer see his head, just his body, his outfit looks amazing. She looks great either way.

    Ever since that interview Reese Winterspoon gave about how Pattinson had a cold during their sex scene and was dripping snot all over her, I can’t look at his face without wanting to hurl.

  • kbrynafrogboots

    I’m no fan of his, but i have to say the fellow is looking not-shabby here, clotheswise. Suit, shirt, tie – all good, no all-black weirdness, no matchy-matchy cutesy crap. And the overcoat is just killer. I die for men in a nice overcoat. Why she doesn’t have a faux-fur stole or SOMEthing is beyond me. diamond-encrusted parka? I don’t know – but if he’s chilly in multiple layers, she must be freezing. She’d look even more fab if I didn’t feel sympathy shivers looking at her bare arms.

    • butterflysunita

      It’s in the 30’s in Berlin right now.  She looks stunning, but come on.  

  • Megan Patterson

    I feel like she needs some sort of fur deal to drop to the floor in divatastic fashion. 

  • sleah_in_norcal

    rp just looks scuzzy here, and i can’t get excited about his colorless clothes.  sorry.

  • Lilithcat

    but we don’t understand why the ladystars can’t wrangle a fabulous coat or two from designers.

    I so agree.  I long for the days of true Hollywood glamour, when a star wouldn’t be seen dead on the red carpet without a fur wrap.

    Love the dress, hate the shoes.

    He needs a shave.

  • Lauren Maier

    She is freaking stunning and, despite the facial fungus, he actually looks like he had a bath in the last 24 hours!  I am surprisingly happy about these two (mostly surprised about him, she’s perfect).  

  • serenitynow02

    I think this is the best I’ve ever seen her look. Kudos. His hair is making me think inmate from the mental asylum. I can’t get past that to look at the clothes.

  • I love the phrase “moody peach.”  Brilliant.

  • Jasmine Moten

    I hate her horse hoof shoes 

  • Pants_are_a_must

    I’m starting to see why people said his looks peaked at Cedric Diggory.

    It feels unfair to judge her for not getting a coat but dammit, girl deserves some care. This is so old-fashioned RC sexism to have her dress like it’s June.

  • Ennovi_R

    His face..LOL
    She looks great.

  • NCDFan

    She’s fabulous. I can see the need for the platform shoes too. It’s pretty hard to do the arm-in-arm or arms-around-the-waist poses if your heights are vastly different.

  • Kayceed

    Pamela Ewing, you look fabulous!

  • Kara Keenan

    The dress looks amazing! Can I say I hate the bangs however? They just don’t do anything for me. 

    • amywinns

      She benefits mightily from them. Seek out a pic with all her hair pulled back. It’s very Kewpie.

    • MoHub

      The bangs were the best part of the look. Totally disguised her overley wide a overly high forhead. Elizabeth Moss should pull a page from that book.

  • She looks FABULOUS. He… ugh. I fail to see the appeal with this guy, at ALL….

  • j_anson

    That man is just Not Attractive. I will never understand. But yeah, they got the clothes right, good on them.

  • PinkLemon

    she needs a white fur bollero……or something.

  • Judy_J

    Pattinson just gives me the creeps.  They did dress him well, though.  Christina looks fabulous.  I love everything about her look, even the platform shoes.  I do wish she’d gotten some sort of wrap to go with it….a white mink would have really made the Hollywood Star statement. 

  • Cathy S

    She looks gorgeous. The moldy peach line is hilarious, but I think he looks really good too. I concur on the scoring.

  • TSkot

    Love his buzz cutt and scruff.  Finally looks like a decent looking guy.

  • GorgeousThings

    “Makes him look like a moody peach.”

    Hahahahahahahahaha! Snort!
    Best line of the day, and that’s saying something!

    I love her dress. In fact, I love her. He just creeps me out.

  • BazoDee

    That first pic of RPatz is the best one -you can’t quite see his face, he has a genuine smile and he looks rather fine from the neck down. The rest of the pics are cringe worthy. I get that he’s thrilled to be free of Edward and Edward’s hair but surely we can find a middle ground. Although as unkempt as his hair has gotten maybe this was his only option. 

    She looks flawless. 

  • MzzPants

    She looks like a million damn dollars.  He looks like a convict.

  • julnyes

    This is the best he has looked in a long while, but it does read as a photo of a gorgeous celebrity and her well turned out bodyguard. She is elevating him.

  • I don’t like his shirt color. She looks FAB!

  • twocee

    She looks stunning.

    “Moody peach” made my afternoon.  Thank you!

  • I always wonder how starlets walk the RC outside of a theater and not be shivering or get goose bumps.  It amazes me that they look so put together and relaxed while standing out in the cold.  CR looks gorgeous here.  Even though she’s a tiny thing, I hate platforms with a floor-length dress.  Looks like she’s standing on blocks. 
    He…eh.  Looks like a guy.  The least he could do is offer her his coat…

  • He loses points because of the hem on those pants and the too long sleeves on his overcoat, Aside from the moldy face look he’s sporting, which does him no favors whatever.  Christina?  Awesome. Drop dead stunning.  But I would have loved, As the fab twosome suggested, a great coat.  Some voluminous, shot silk wonder of a cocoon, that she could shrug out of with ease to reveal that perfect dress underneath.

    • formerlyAnon

      Lovely description of that coat. I want it, sight unseen.

      •  Its something living in my often feverish little designer brain.

  • Jecca2244

    I don’t really “get” him in the way I might get Chris Pine, Ryan G or hubba bubba Chris Evans. She’s been looking better and better over the years. Fit on her is everything. PS were there ANY photos in which his face didn’t look awful??

  • She is divine.

  • He looks better than he usually does, to my way of thinking, which isn’t saying much.  She looks fantastic…and she won’t get a cold virus from being cold.  Just sayin’….

  • The dress fits her like a glove.  Love love love.  And I don’t care what he wears, he’s always yummy.  

  • Annie Leung

    The first thing I thought of when I read “drop the coat to the floor” was “Grandma it’s me! Anastasia!”

    I will now sit here and wait patiently until a starlet does that. She still looks amazing though! Really not loving Pattinson’s haircut. 

  • His clothes are fine, but he looks awful with that (lack of) hair. She looks incredible, I love her. What is this movie they are in together? I had no idea.

  • MissMariRose

    He looks like an escaped mental patient. 

  • jtabz

    She looks hot as hell.

  • miwome

    Girl can pose. She looks like an expensive glass of champagne. I was worried you guys were going to ding her for the platforms, but I’m glad to see you feel the same as I do about them.

  • She looks great but I just don’t get him. I find him rather skeevy and creepy no matter what hairstyle he is sporting. But it’s a nice suit.

  • umeboshi

    MOODY PEACH! i just spit out my tea. those are the worst RC pics i have ever seen of a male star… or any star. They look like facebook photos. Honestly, dude, learn to give face.

  • granddelusion

    Some eyebrow grooming might help him out. Looks like critters have taken up habitation on his face. She looks fabulous.

  • Zippypie

    That’s Christina Ricci?  That’s CHRISTINA RICCI?  Really?  Holy shit, I would have never known if you hadn’t said so.  What the hell did she do to her face?  Bod looks great with dress, but would the real Christina Ricci please stand up?

    He’s always a meh.  Now he’s just a Moody Meh Peach.

    • kimberlini

      Yes, what happened to Christina’s heart/round shaped face??  I had to google her to make sure there wasn’t a different Christina Ricci out there.

    • tired_mommy

      I haven’t recognized her in the last 2 TLo posts at all. Not sure if she’s just drastically slimmer in the face or what? Perhaps it’s the new tanner Christina?

  • She looks like sex on a stick.

    He looks like he showered for once. I kind of dig the hair.

    Golf claps to both.

  • MilaXX

    Scores seem fair. No quibbles here. One question for RPat fans; Doe she have some skin condition that prevents him from doing a proper close shave? He almost looks clean here and a close shave would have gone a long way towards making him look completely sanitary.

  • Lulu Lafurge

    Every time I see Christina Ricci she gets a wee bit more generic. Do love her in this gown, though.

  • nannypoo

    She looks beautiful. I love the bangs. He’s icky. If he were bigger he would look like her bodyguard. At least in the first picture he looks happy.

  • janetjb

    She looks gorgeous!

    He needs a shave.

  • She looks gorgeous, he gives me the creeps.

  • judybrowni

    She’s gorgeous, but I’d like her bangs just a skotch shorter.

    Yeah, you got rid of the high forehead, but you don’t want the hair eating too much of that tiny face.

    Him? I don’t get the hair, either.

  • R. L.

    He is not a good-looking guy and the shaved head with beard stubble put him in skinhead territory.  She looks great, even with the overly-long bangs. 

  • Am I mistaken, or are those heat lamps set up all along the walkway?  Maybe Ms. Ricci didn’t need a coat, after all…

  • tallgirl1204

    I have been a defender of Ms. Ricci’s beautiful wide forehead and strange appeal– but I have to say, the bangs so totally work for her.  She looks spectacular.  

  • BrooklynBomber

    Va va va voom, Cristina!

  • pokokpuding

    They are definitely a weird pair on paper, but I can’t help thinking that he seems far warmer to her in public than to either K Stew or Reese W. Would be interesting to check out their chemistry in the movie.

  • quiltrx

    Moody Peach=gigglesnort!!!

    She is KILLA in that dress!  I definitely vote a richly-colored cape that she could fling to the floor (Phantom of the Opera style LOL) when the bulbs start snapping.  I LOVE capes.

  • At least with the hair buzzcut we can’t bitch about how he never bothers to wash it.  That’s a definite improvement!

  • eight_of_nine

    This is a gorgeous look for her, I can’t remember ever seeing her look so glamorous.

  • But if he ditched his ugly little scruff, how will I recognize him? For a bit there just from that opening pic, I thought I was looking at Justin Timberlake.

  • Lilyana_F

    It’s not only the expressions, he’s a conglomerate of unfortunate… I’ll never get the hype

  • jw_ny

    Christina really looks amazing.  He, eh…

  • Ricci looks so hot, she has this great exotic quality, i love her. Pattinson has a face like a kitty!

  • Scott Isaacs

    Late on the draw here, but better late than never.

    She looks STUNNING. Makeup, hair, dress, clutch, full stop. (I’m fine with the horse hooves.) I’d rate her a full 10. And that’s without adding in a white ermine wrap (which apparently she needed in chilly Berlin).

    I think the less said about him, the better. Other than that I REALLY would love his overcoat.

  • bluefish

    I have to laugh because I kind of like seeing him make faces, any faces, having spent part of yesterday morning watching him suffer through the hilarity that is Breaking Dawn.  He’s got such potential and I’m hoping that he gets some decent roles in future.  It’s so funny to see RP and Kristen Stewart pouting, posing, staring off into space while trying to convince us that they are in the grip of hot repressed vampire love.  He looks great without all the absurd hair — and she looks fab in a classic star dress.

  • JDreesen

    Now!  For a limited time only!  I have changed my avatar to a Robert Pattinson Moody Peach!
    (TLo, i emailed you the pic)

    Who says my work day isn’t productive??

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    I am just so happy that she has decided to wear her hair in such a way that it covers her gigantic forehead.  Now we can see her pretty eyes and smile without the reflection of the Giant White Forehead.

  • kimmeister

    Whoa, I would not have recognized him without the caption.

  • formerlyAnon

    I’ll give him 8/10. She gets 9.5/10 from me – she is PERFECT in that dress, and, as you so astutely stated looks like a movie star. I will keep back .5 for the uninspired shoes, but I refuse to deduct for the lack of a hypothetical outer garment. 8.75/10, held back, for me, mostly by his hair.

    (They look like an odd couple to me because they look related. Not because they look alike, but because they look as if they have ease between them without chemistry, the way siblings or close cousins do.)

  • TheOriginalLulu

    Wow, I completely disagree about the buzz cut. I think it decreased his sleaze factor by about 95%. He actually looks *gasp* handsome here.
    She looks gorgeous.

  • Candigirl1968

    The platforms are too much.  Can’t they tack the hem?  A half point deduction.

  • ri_dic

    Hi eyebrows rival Daniel Radcliffe’s. I don’t like waxed eyebrows on men, but…
    She looks great.

    • ri_dic

      HIS eyebrows. (I hate typos.)

  • butter nut

    she looks fierce as shit!

  • He looks like Joran van der Sloot.  Not a good thing.

    • ri_dic


  • Qitkat

    I’m sure there are many who would disagree, but I think Kenley’s Mila’s little furry jacket would do the trick nicely here to take the chill off Christina.

  • tsid2012

    She looks gorgeous!!  While i am not 100% sure the buzz cut is the perfect look for him it is a VAST improvement over the greasy, tangled mess he was sorking for way too long.  Maybe as it grows out his stylist can hit the right mark.  Nice coat though…

  • I can’t believe how tall and think Christina Ricci manages to look.  Now I know who those 7 inch heels are made for (not for me, that’s for sure!)  Who’s that escaped mental patient escorting her?