Cannes Watch: Tilda Swinton in Haider Ackermann

Posted on May 17, 2012

Hmmm. We hate to say this about an instance of Tilda really bringing it, but … well, look for yourself:

Tilda Swinton attends opening ceremony and ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ premiere during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival in a dress designed by favorite designer Haider Ackermann.

Haider Ackermann Fall 2012 Collection/Model: Olga Sherer (NATHALIE)

Our first impulse, as it so often is with Ms. Tilda, was to gasp. Which we did. We love the unusual shape of this dress and we think Tilda’s just the lady to rock the shit out of it, as she does so often with Haider Ackermann designs. But we really don’t like the color of it, especially against her overwhelming paleness. And parts of the bodice look extremely poorly worked. What looks dazzlingly symmetrical and origami-like in the runway version looks overworked and sloppy on the red carpet version. And if there are two words we would have NEVER thought to use before now to describe Tilda Swinton, they’re “overworked,” and “sloppy.” It’s a gorgeous gown and it’s perfect for her, but something went a little awry in the fitting process.

 

[Photo Credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images, elle.com]

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