Cannes Watch: Kirsten Dunst in Christian Dior

Posted on May 25, 2012

Oh, Miss Ki. You are so on a fashion high lately. You better pay that stylist a nice fat bonus.

Kirsten Dunst attends the premiere of “On The Road” at Cannes in a Christian Dior gown paired with Louis Vuitton bag and jewelry.

Christian Dior Pre-Fall 2012 Collection

Louis Vuitton ‘Trésor Mira’ Minaudière

You also need to fire your hairstylist, but let’s not dwell on the negatives right now. Your dress is gorgeous and your clutch is bound to induce envy in other ladies. Well done, girl.

Strange. We’d say this color on any other blonde would tip her into Barbie territory and yet it looks perfectly sophisticated on Kirsten. Of course Barbie would never allow her hair to look so flat and lifeless, so maybe that’s the difference.


[Photo Credit: Getty,]

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  • Scott Isaacs

    What? No comment about the studly love child of Cary Elwes and Ryan Gosling?

  • Scott Isaacs

    What? No comment about the studly love child of Cary Elwes and Ryan Gosling?

  • FlamingJune1967

    Her hem is too long.  I just don’t get that.  Looks like it would have been simple enough to hem.

    • Call me Bee

      Yes–that hem.  Keeps her from being a WERQ.  Otherwise–our Miss K looks fantastic. 

    • DaringMiss

      Thank you for saying it!  

      I see so many dresses where the front of the gown is not *at the floor* but dragging the floor.  That isn’t attractive or safe!

  • J MN

    Kirsten looks polished and lovely.  As for her hair, it looks the best I’ve seen yet at the Aids Fund Raiser it looked like hell again.  Her makeup looks great.  Love the bag.    (how in the world is that model able to walk in those stilletos across a sandy dirt lot?)

    • mountainFashionista

       I wondered the exact same thing!  The model walking photo is more compelling to me than any of the others — sorry Kiki!

      • tallgirl1204

        But one also has to wonder if the dress was too long and so the model lifted it partly to hide the fact…

  • TheOriginalLulu

    It’s just an okay dress, but the color is fantastic on her.

  • The dress needs a good steaming, I think her hair looks nice enough, careless hair goes well with her ‘too smart to be shamelessly vain’ look. Is it just my Melancholia  brain washing, or does she always look like she is about to collapse in a heap of exhausted tears? 

  • Qitkat

    Stunning color on her.
    And the purse is to die for.
    It’s a killa look.

    • Ogden1990

      You’re one syllable away from a perfect fashion haiku.

      • Stunning color, K
        And the purse is to die for.
        It’s a killa look.

  • SpcilK

    Glamorous! Everyting is working except the hem should be a bit shorter and the hair should be styled accordingly.

  • bluefish

    What IS going on with the hems?  Lovely dress, dragging on the ground.   Take a couple of inches off that hair and we’re on.

  • MzzPants

    LOVE the dress.  Hate the hair.  Time for a new color.

  • I love the dress. I think the black belt and dark-but-still-sparkly clutch keep it from straying into Barbie territory.

  • introspective

    that clutch is amazing. the dress color is fab. hate satin for the potential wrinkles, but she seems to have gotten that (mostly) under control. agreed about the hair– could be way better, but overall she presents a pretty picture. definitely an upgrade from the disasters she used to sport some years back in her hipster days.


  • EEKstl

    Hem issues aside, she looks fabulous.  The simplicity of the design and the belt keep this from going into Barbie territory IMO.  And that clutch is something I would Victoria Grayson-level scheme to get my mitts on.

    • belive or not, if this dress is for Barbie, the doll won’t sell  to collectors at all, unless its a playline doll for little girls &  priced under $14.99.  

  • angryparsnip

    I agree about the hem but I think she looks lovely. I like the hair looks soft and I think goes with the dress.
    off note, and a rant…
    I despise male designer who thinks if we see those god awful painful shoes long enough that we will think they are OK. As I scrolled down on the models photo I thought what a lovely model, dress, hair and ever thing till I saw the shoes. From then on all I can see are the huge shoes and nothing else.
    I think all shoe designers need to walk in shoes like that every day for a year and lets see what they say.
    end of rant

    cheers,  parsnip

    • holdmewhileimnaked

      as a professional platform wearer, i have to note that the thing thats really disturbing about those–& so many of the others–is the width of the heel. it’s not a mean feat–in fact, it’s not much of a feat at all, to wear a shoe that high if yr wearing a wedge. even a thicker heel would cut the pain & the possibility of falling down by a considerable majority percentage.

      but those thin heels worry even me. i havent bought any cos i dont see them being wearable as anything but movie shoes: the ones you wear only to a movie, only to a movie where you get dropped off in front of the theater & picked up there after so the only walking you have to do is to yr seat inside. of course, you didnt wear them to walk to the car nor will you wear them to walk from the car to yr house. cos, of course, you cant.

      i’ve said this before & i still believe it: the starlets & everyone else who is wearing them so easily, so often mustve had the cosmetic procedure that deadens the nerves in yr feet. i think thats what it does, it came out about a decade ago & i thought about, but didnt, have it done [when i couldve afforded it, unlike now]. thats the only way i can imagine people wearing shoes like this for more than a few minutes at a time.

      & i’ve been wearing enormous platforms consistently for about as long as most of the starlet types, the young ones, have been alive, since my father [who was crazy] bought me my first pair, slightly lower, when i was nine years old. so it’s an educated guess, at the very least.

      • minnye

        “movie shoes” – I had a pair of sweet laceup knee high platform boots, purchased at the now defunct NaNa for $5 on clearance that were size narrow and excruciating but pure sex on heels. I wore them only to sit-down events. These new shoes scare me not so much for foot pain as the potential of stepping on a pebble or a crack and having your ankle go out sideways. {shudder}

      • mountainFashionista

         May I respectfully ask what your profession is?  I’m dying to know…

      • mmc

        I love platforms, but I can only wear a flat platform without pain, and not a heeled, foot-at-an-angle platform.

    • mmc

      I agree with your rant.  And proving that cultural norms continue to seep into my brain—like or not—often what I find attractive in a dress shoe = a pain shoe. 

  • In_Stitches

    From the smize to the hair, anyone else seeing a young Gwyneth? 


    • Somnorsisterhood

      I am! I also thought that Gwyneth would be another blond who could wear that shade of pink.

    • kimmeister

      I actually saw Gwyneth more in *gasp* Paris Hilton in the previous post.

  • tallgirl1204

    I dunno.  I totally thought “high school chorus uniform, circa 1972-3.”  Something my mother could have made from a simple pattern, in a color that was TOTALLY in that year.  (Our chorus uniforms in 1972 were white blouses and velvet mini-skirts exactly this hot pink color.  The next year, 1973, they were lime green sleeveless maxi-dresses very close to this pattern.)

    • ballerinawithagun

      You are so right! I love this fuchsia fabric but what a boring design!

      •  Amen: I can’t wait for Christian Dior to replace their director (Bill Gayten). His designs just bore me, and one should never call Christian Dior ‘boring’.

  • amf0001

    I was thinking about kirsten and diane and their flat hair and thought maybe the water in cannes is too hard or too soft and that’s what is playing hell with their hair.  They are spending so much money time and attention on their looks,  it’s just weird that their hair continuously lets them down.

  • BazoDee

    This may be one of the best I’ve seen from her. 

  • mom2ab

    You lost me on this one- I like the color but otherwise she looks like the  3rd bridesmaid on the left.

  • mom2ab

    You lost me on this one- I like the color but otherwise she looks like the  3rd bridesmaid on the left.

  • guest2visits

    I think she looks perfectly beautiful in this; I feel relieved and I don’t know why. I’ve been waiting for her to hit a home run;
    maybe this could be it. I think her hair is fine styled this way, or even as an up-do.  Still, she looks a bit tremulous; maybe she
    considers this as too mature or serious for her taste. Wish the hem wasn’t so long, curious about the shoes.

  • does she have teeth?

    love the dress!

  • SusiePamudji

    The color looks so good on her. She looks polished an chic head to toe. Gorgeous!

  • anyway….who’s the guy to her left???

    • mmc

      Uh-huh, my thought EXACTLY.

  • MilaXX

    I’m actually like her hair. Maybe because it doesn’t look fired and in desperate need of conditioner, but the slight wave is working for me. I like the outfit as well, but I wish she had added a bangle to the mix. Also the skirt needs a quick sweep with the steamer. Despite all that I do like how she looks.

  • Susan Crawford

    I would have lifted the hemline a few inches, but otherwise this is perfect. The color is made for KiKi’s porcelain complexion. The bag is to DIE for (or KILL for – either way, I must have it), and the earrings are maximally glam. I’d love to see a different hairstyle, though, but that is but a teeny quibble.

  • Judy_S

    Better a bridesmaid that a First Communicant. I like it.

  • turtleemily

    I think the model deserves special props for being able to stand in those shoes.

  • Lilyana_F

    She hasn’t look that good it a while, so YOU GO, GIRL! Perfect color
    on her, perfect dress.

  • VioletFem

    TLo seems overly picky with hairstyles lately. I honestly don’t see what they do not like about the hairstyle K. Dunst is sporting. It’s toned down, but it is not “yoga hair”. An up-do might have also worked but I don’t know that it would look better, just different. 

  • 3rdsister

    Beautiful color!  I think I would have preferred some sort of necklace — like the one on the model — otherwise it feels a little “unfinished” to me.

  • kimmeister

    Love the color on her, but do not love the clutch.  It’s just a bit much for me, bedazzle-wise.

  • It Hurt’s To Be In Love


  • quiltrx

    I like the dress..has an Audrey-ish sophistication to it.

    I actually *almost* like her hair.  Or at least the idea of it.  It looks like the stylist ran out of time before doing exactly what he/she intended.

  • TieDye64

    Great color on her. Other than the half-assed sad hair she looks good.

  • LambeeBaby

    I think the dress on the hanger…er…I mean model had a wider belt and the bold necklace worked better, but she is wearing it fairly well

  • TomBord

    forget her…….who are the bookends?

  • fursa_saida

    I…don’t have a problem with her hair? Big, voluminous hair would look odd on her–it’s just not her style.

  • I’m loving the look from head to toe. It’s a WERQ for me.

  • nancylee61

    Hate her hair and make-up,but the dress is lovely.

  • I disagree.  I think this is a total snooze fest.  I prefer my Kiki ala Met Gala.  Strange, vintage and Garbo-esque.