2012 amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS Red Carpet

Posted on May 25, 2012

Darlings, the stars came down from the sky for a very good cause. Let’s show our appreciation by critiquing their clothes!


Berenice Bejo in Giambattista Valli Couture

Absolutely gorgeous. We’re not crazy about the shoulders, but this more than makes up for that monstrosity she wore the other day.


Diane Kruger in Chanel

Girl, that’s not your dress. WAY too twee. Send that dress to a Fanning.

Josh: For God’s sake, buy a razor.


Janet Jackson in Emilio Pucci

Well, it’s divatastic, that’s for sure. It’s also just a bit too boobtastic, which surprises us, because we would have thought Miss Janet had her fill of flashing her boob to America.


Joely Richardson

That’s a striking color on her, but the shapelessness of the dress combined with the major leg reveal gives it all the feel of a bathrobe. Also, Joely honey, if you’re going to show that much leg, make sure they match your face better.


Julianna Margulies in L’Wren Scott

Shiny face and yoga hair, ruining a perfectly good gown. For shame, Julianna. You’re better than this.


Kelly Rutherford

We’re really not loving the color or shape of this dress. We’re intrigued by that shoe choice, because that’s not a color we would have thought to pair with this dress. And while we do NOT subscribe to the idea of matching one’s bag to one’s shoes, it does kinda seem like they’re fighting each other.


Kirsten Dunst in Louis Vuitton

Very, very pretty. It’s hard to make a blue gown look interesting, but this is one of the more interesting looks of the night.

The hair’s tragic, though.


Kylie Minogue in Emilio Pucci

Still a diva, but this isn’t quite as WERQ-worthy as her earlier effort. Not loving the shape of the neckline.


Michelle Rodriguez

Surprisingly polished. She normally looks like she’d rather be looking under a car’s hood than wearing a gown on a red carpet.


Milla Jovovich in Atelier Versace

You go on with your bad self, Space Girl.


Nina Dobrev in Elie Saab

 Angelina Jolie, this is how you do it.

Damn, girl. You just schooled Angelina Muthafuckin Jolie.


Paris Hilton in Basil Soda

We REALLY hate to say it, but she looks good here. Don’t love the hair, but this is sophisticated and chic, which is pretty amazing considering who we’re talking about.


Rose McGowan in Atelier Versace

 Enh. We love Miss Rose’s sense of drama, but this is a bit “Barbie, Opera Diva” to us.



[Photo Credit: Getty]

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  • HomeOfficeGirl

    Bejo FTW!  What a striking dress!! 

    Some bad posing in a lot of these shots..

    • TxMom2011

      Total Agreement… I dont know who Bejo is but that dress is gorgeous.  Agreed with the wacked out posing too…. looked like Paris was about to fall backwards.  And TLO… spot on about Michelle Rod… she is usually pretty ruff lookin.

      • pattyw

         Berenice Bejo starred in The Artist.

        •  After seeing that film every time I see her I say “d’awwww!”. She’s so lovable.

    • Elizabeth Norris

      All I could notice after a while was how some of the women seemed to be leaning back as far as possible. Weird.

  • I LOVE Milla’s dress! She could have my space babies any day!

    • NOW we know who can wear that collection. Lesser ladies have tried, but she is KILLING it. Bowing down.

  • jeneria

    Milla Jovovich is a goddess.  She can do no wrong in my world.

  • I’m concerned that Miss Kylie has been the victim of a bad Botox incident. That eye brow arch is just ridiculous. 

    Janet, that look is Nasty.

    • HomeOfficeGirl

      Miss Jackson, I believe. 
      But, yes.  Nasty.

    • shirab

      That’s the same eyebrow that was cocked at that odd angle in her WERQ post. It’s clearly stuck there rather than being raised on purpose by her as part of a fleeting expression. I think I might have advised her to wear long bangs or stay home until the brows lined up again.

      • I had a good friend who ended up with “Forrest Whitaker” eye (as she herself called it) after a Botox procedure gone wrong.  I guess it can go wrong the other direction, too…

        • Ogden1990

          Maybe both eyebrows were supposed to be UP, so it’s possible she started with “Forrest Whitaker” eye(s) and the correction didn’t take. 😉

    • leftcoastpickle

      I am hypnotized by the red arrow pointing directly at Ms. Minogue’s nether region. 

      • Terrie_S

         It’s very “Go here for the goodies.” Not a look I would every pick.

      • Monabel


  • dress_up_doll

    I actually got a bit of a chill at Nina Dobrev’s pic. She looks pretty amazing and stunning for someone from Degrassi.

    • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

      Yep, gorgeous!  She is wearing the shit out of that gown.  Take THAT, Jolie!

  • AwesomeMargie

    Nina looks AMAZING!  That color and those legs.  Oh my.  

  • lovelyivy

    Paris Hilton looks like shhe’s about to fall over.

    Obvious winners: Berenice, Michelle Rodriguez (WHO WOULD HAVE GUESSED?), Ms. Nina (so fierce she gets a Ms) and me the reader, for the lovely minute of imagining Paris Hilton falling on her ass. Yes, I still dislike her intensely.

    • Terrie_S


  • Mila for the win! I love that she wore this insane thing to an Aids benefit, where all the A list queens will gush over it. Space Girl indeed!

    • minnye

       I heart Milla! She always looks like she’s having so much fun.

      • And she seems to be able to keep the craziness of celebrity well in perspective. Dinner with her would probably be a riot.

  • Again with the bridal-ish dress for Ms. Kruger! As I noted on the whiteboard, is she trying to plant a message in her man’s mind? Will she do the Single Ladies dance on the red carpet next?

    • The look on his face says, “ha ha, not gonna happen”

    • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

      And WHAT.THE.HELL!  Pigtails?  Am I really seeing pigtails on the Kruger??

  • MoHub

    I think I wore Kruger’s dress at my 4th birthday party in 1955.

    • Spicytomato1

      And that hairstyle? Hopefully it’s just an illusion but it looks like she’s wearing pigtails. And that petulant look on her face is straight out of the four-year-old playbook.

  • judith traherne

    The clashing blues in K Dunst’s dress irk but I like the belt.

  • H3ff

    I must express my irrational love for Michelle Rodriguez. Looking great girl!

    • NinaBoo

      And as I like to say, “Better under the car hood than on it!”

      • AthenaJ

        Hmm I think that depends on WHY you’re on the hood… 😉

  • Linzenberg

    Mila looks F to the IERCE, and Nina . . . the phrase that immediately came to mind is “long, cool drink of water.”  I really hope she stood in front of the mirror and said to herself, “DAYUM, I look good tonight!”

  • Reminder to self:  Do NOT drink coffee, water or any other liquid when reading a TLO post… bursts of laughter causing screen dribble will occur, more often than not.

  • Anathema_Device

    That lean-back pose of Hilton’s will never not make me laugh. She looks so ridiculous doing that.

    Kruger needs to step away from the white floofy dresses. Overplayed.

    LOVE Bejo’s gown. Might be my favorite of these.

  • Jecca2244

    wow Nina never looks bad. gorgeous. Janet’s neck is too short for that dress. and can’t say if Kylie has had Botox, but I do think she draws her brows on…could be part of the ish?

  • SpcilK

    Cosmic Jojovich is Outerworldly! Janet is scaring me, what’s wrong with her boob? Bejo, brought it! I don’t like Kristen’s dress at all, I can’t see this looking good on anyone.

  • Please do not ever say anything nice about Paris Hilton.  One good dress does not make up for all the horror she’s subjected us to.  And her pose is ridic.

    Love Berenice.

    • mountainFashionista

       But doesn’t Basil Soda sound delicious?  I’d try one if I ever saw it on a menu…

      • Wendi126

        In my tired state I first read that as baking soda and saw she was in all white, and was…wtf..

    • cluecat

      I’m trying to figure out if that is a full length side panel of illusion netting, and if so, how that possibly could qualify as chic and sophisticated?

  • AudreysMom

    Rose? Sophia Vergara called. She wants her pose back. 

  • schadenfreudelicious

    Janet’s dress appear to be made for a person who’s torso is a foot longer…the proportions are truly odd, dont get me started about her choice of footwear….

  • Pants_are_a_must

    So many gorgeous ladies here, but ugh, did you have to include Paris Hilton?

  • gsk241

    Jovovich FTW! 

  • PastryGoddess

    Does Jimmy Choo have the goods on all the stylists in Hollywood?   Man those shoes are out and about

  • par3182

    Kylie’s neckline/necklace combo makes her look like she’s been shopping online at boobsforqueens.com (that’s boobsforqueens.com).

  • MoHub

    Regarding Janet Jackson: Where is Justin Timberlake when you need him?

  • Yikes. Janet qualifies for “Girl, That’s Not Your Dress. Or your shoes. Or boobs. Or hair.”

  • J MN

    Oh lord, does Paris’s dress have a sheer strip down the side?  Or, hopefully it’s a different color of fabric.  If it’s sheer it’s tacky.  On another celebrity – I don’t care for Janet Jackson’s look AT ALL.  It’s fugly as hell with the choking neck strap, the too low cut, the slit up the front, the train and her hand in her pocket.  The saggy breast is sad and fit isn’t great on the side going around the back.  And the shoes?  No. 

  • Diane’s dress is gorgeous! I find it to be kind of a fun kicky milkmaid outfit. I love the shoes with it as well. 

  • understateddiva

    stylists, must we see EVERY dress from that Atelier Versace Spring 2012 collection from space hell on EVERY red carpet?  Is it on clearance or something?

  • sashaychante

    Janet has such a beautiful face, unfortunately, her dress looks too big.   Michelle Rodriguez looks beautiful.  I’ve never seen her look so classy and feminine.  Milla…NO ONE else could wear that dress…she’s fabulously space aged. 

    What is up with the crappy hair styles?  If these women are paying to have their hair done (which I truly hope they are not), they really need to rethink the investment of that cash.

  • Did Kelly Rutherford just keep pulling higher and higher heels out of her closet in an attempt to compensate for neglecting to hem her gown? 

  • bluefish

    Nina, Mila, and Joely FTW.  Don’t care for the Kirsten dress at all — Bonjour Tristesse. 

  • Beautiful gowns, but Josh Jackson is the only thing I really want.

  • MzzPants

    Milla Jovovich!!  Space Diva!!  Wins all the mother-lovin’ points!!- Janet’s boobs are looking tired. – I think Paris looks like shit. 
    I swear Kylie Minogue’s eyebrow has been permanently raised.

  • Qitkat

    Love Berenice Bejo’s dress. Perfect use of a print on a gown.

  • newtonGOTbeaned

    But Rose’s boobs look amazing. Damn, I had no idea she was packing those. And Milla Jovovich’s boobs and her dress’s boobs are in different places. Weird. 

  • uprightcitizen

    I don’t think Diane Kruger looks twee … I think it looks like another wedding dress (tea-length, or going-away dress, it’s still very bridal in details and color). Two in as many days is a pretty strong message to someone. Too funny about Janet Jackson. Guess she wants us to see a different side of them? Literally? Kelly Rutherford looks like a Hare Krishna at the airport … albeit a glamorous one … and Kirsten Dunst’s dress looks like it’s made of bed linens.

  • uprightcitizen

     With Kruger, it doesn’t help that the logo behind her makes it look like she’s wearing a veil.

  • amanda crow

    I am certifiably clueless about hair and makeup, so can someone please tell me what’s so wrong with Kiki’s hair here? Is it too casual? Because other than that I think it looks fab. Shiny and tamed, unlike some of the other flyaway princesses here…

  • guest2visits

    Berenice: perfect, Diane: very pretty frock, but ruined because she’s almost in tears, – I can’t stop looking. Janet: Very tacky,
    Joely: so pretty, but awkward pose. Julianna: washed out, even in a black dress – didn’t think that was possible. Kelly: unflattering
    shade of orange-y peach. Kirsten: thought her hair looked polished for a change, dress is coming across as very bland. Kylie: don’t
    think this dress and necklace do good things for her. Michelle: perfect. Milla: pretty dramatic, but looks like one of those dresses
    that we’ll be watching as it slides down to her waist. Nina: perfect. Paris: no, I can not. Rose: flattering color, and much prettier
    than the last purple gown.

  • lilazander

    Jackson is looks like a tasteless bimbo. I don’t understand how she doesn’t get that her desperate displays of boobage undemine her public image; pathetic.

  • BazoDee

    Dang Nina -that girl makes relatively few missteps for someone of her up-and-coming-ness.  She is one to watch. 

  • mom2ab

    Kylie’s look is the definition of cockeyed- the dress looks like it was sewn by the same drunk that injected her face- everything is just a little off.  Not good.

  • mom2ab

    Kylie’s look is the definition of cockeyed- the dress looks like it was sewn by the same drunk that injected her face- everything is just a little off.  Not good.

  • The dress Paris Hilton is wearing is so beautiful. It’s kinda perfect for her. 

  • Tatiana Luján

    I loved Joely Richardson’s look and Bejo’s, too.

  • Rand Ortega

    Love me some Miss Jackson, but that dress makes her look like a ’70’s porn star. Not in a good way.
    Nina Dobrev is quickly becoming THE go to starlet for RC brilliance. Haven’t seen her make a wrong choice yet.
    Milla J. again puts the *SIGH* in Sci Fi. She sure knows what the fanboys/girls crave.
    J. Magulies looks like she ran there.
    Michelle Rodriguez looks the best I’ve ever seen her. Ever.
    Kylie– Fab as usual.
    Kiki murders a gorgeous gown by diverting all the attention to her awful, awful hair.
    Kelly R. & Jolie R. look like they’re attending the reception for their daughter’s wedding.

  • MilaXX

    Berenice Bejo – Pretty dress, but is she carrying one of those fake novel purses? I don’t like that with the dress.
    Diane Kruger – Yeah not her dress. Let’s not give it to a Fanning because they already refuse to wear color. How about one of the other youngsters like Keirnan, Hallie or Ariel?
    Janet Jackson – Yeah Janet we get that you got paid to pretend you lost weight with Nutrasystem, but this dress is really not doing you any favor. Too much boobs and I’m really not feeling the shoes or the hair. It’s all too harsh looking like an outtake from the Scream video.
    Joely Richardson – The dress looks a little too big for her, but how about her as Revenge mommy? She’d be the right age, no?
    Julianna Margulies – She phoned this in and could have done better.
    Kelly Rutherford – “Meh”
    Kirsten Dunst – Very pretty. Blue is definitely Kiki’s color. I even like the hair.
    Kylie Minogue – I don’t like this dress at all. The neckline is weird and I’m tired of peek a boo sheer panel dresses.
    Michelle Rodriguez – Unusually soft and pretty for Michelle.
    Milla Jovovich – Serving Leeloo realness.
    Nina Dobrev – A much more lady like manner of flashing the leg. You werq it Nina!
    Paris Hilton – Why does Paris always look like she’s posing with her vagina?
    Rose McGowan – Looks a little cheap. It’s all too much, too much pink, to fluffy and the face is painted a little heavy.

    • Sara LaBatt

      “Posing with her vagina” – ha!  So on the nose!

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    leelu gets a multipass, fuck yeah!

  • Milla wins the evening, as far as I’m concerned. Metallic hip wings? That woman can do no wrong. When’s she going to kick some zombie ass in another movie?

  • Kristin McNamara

    nobody’s gonna mention that you can see the ENTIRETY of julianna margulies’s spanx? like… from the top of them down to where they stop? am i the only one that sees that??!?

    • LocMama

      I totally did not see that.  I thought it was just part of the dress lining!  Wow…why didn’t she wear black Spanx?

  • Wow Nina has been KILLING it on the RC lately.

  • DaringMiss

    I want to send flowers to Michelle Rodriguez…and I want to borrow that dress!

  • Sophie Collier

    Paris has been bringing it to the RC the past few days.  Finally ready to be a grown up, I think.

  • turtleemily

    I feel like Diane should start singing The Lonely Goatherd in that dress.

  • Lilyana_F

    – Berenice Bejo – gorgeous dress, really, the eye-candy beside u helps a lot in my book
    – Diane, cute dress, just not your dress, sorry
    _ Janet – ok, boobs, anything else interesting we have to see here?
    _ Joely – biased, i admit, i love her… such a fierce face, can’t hate on whatever she wears..
    – Julianna – always bringing the zzzzz’s
    _ Kelly – well.. at least everything is fighting with each other haha
    – Kirsten – Don’t usually like her, but she’s working it today
    _ Kylie – My queen… 😀 anyway, cannot hate on her, really. she’s prety much flawless to me always, so… yeah 🙂
    _ Michelle – completely agree, she is really surprising, really pretty
    _ Milla – awww, she always tries, and she almost always pulls it off, u must admit, not my favourite of hers, sorry
    – Nina – BABE, THAT IS HOW IT’S DONE, I mean, how fierce can u get…BULGARIAN genes all the way, I see. WERQ!
    _ Paris – oh, hayyy, Paris, I still like your efford, gorgeous dress
    _ Rose – Well, I can see she’s trying, and I always put the effort to like her… this time I have to serve it to you, girl, that’s not your dress or style..

    • Lilyana_F

       Oh man, just wanna say one more time – WERQ, NINA! Sorry, guys, she’s just so fierce to me 🙂

  • Would’ve liked Rose’s dresses more without the straps. Lovely color, though.

  • petalfrog

    Nina Dobrev looks great, but her feet look HUGE. I’m not sure if it’s the angle of her legs or the shoes, but her feet look larger than her head. It’s an odd look… opposite of a bobble head. I think Paris looks good these days as she’s put on some weight as she’s aged. She’s still slender of course, but she looks a bit more filled out and womanly. It’s a sexier look for her rather than sleazy.

  • Nonnah

    Milla Jovovich = “Won’t you fly home Bill Spacely?”

  • quiltrx

    Wow, all but Berenice in the top half of the pics were the Lack of Effort Awards.  LOVE her dress, and I’m not a red person.

    Milla and M Rod FTW.

    And Diane, honey?  You look suspiciously like my 1995 wedding cake.

  • frankystein123

    The only lady who brought her game is Nina Dobrev. The rest? For shame.

  • TieDye64

    Space Girl is killing me, ha. Nina, you (and your big ass looking feet) are killing it.

  • DCSheehan

    There’s a lot to like here.  Paris H’s dress is stunning.  I love Rose’s gown, Barbie-esque and all it’s so pretty.  And Milla J’s dress is space-tastic!

    The big question, of course, is who is that hunk of heaven on Michelle R’s arm?  

  • charlotte

    Kirsten Dunst= newly discovered third Fanning sister? Mme Bejo pour la victoire!

  • golspie

    Milla Jovovich wins.

  • aristida_girl

    I love me some Milla..Space Fab!

  • Lorettina

    I was almost with you on Paris looking classy, before I noticed the transparent strips running all the way up either side of the dress.

  • i’m sorry, paris hilton, chic and sophisticated?? THAT’S A SHEER PANEL RUNNING DOWN HER HIP!!!

  • One fug dress after another.  Are Hollywood stars passive-aggressively rebelling against the tyranny of the gays, and using the amfAR event to make their stand?

    Also, while boobtastic dresses almost never work for me, they should definitely not reveal in an unambiguous way the contours of one’s store-bought boobs.

  • Beth G

    Don’t like Kirsten’s dress.  Actually makes her look much heavier.

  • nancylee61

    I hate Kirsten’s dress!! I think it is horrible!! I do agree that Paris Hilton (gasp!!) looks great.

  • MsKitty

    Good to see Paris Hilton is still among us considering the Kardashians tag-teamed her into oblivion.