Tilda Swinton in Chanel

Posted on May 16, 2012

Darlings, let us all start the day with a moment of praise and serenity. The congregants will please rise.

Tilda Swinton attends the Chanel Resort 2013 Collection Fashion Show in Versailles, France.

Chanel Fall 2012 Collection/Model: Bianca Balti (IMG)

Let us pray.


[Photo Credit: Pixplanete/PR Photos, elle.com]

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    • sagecreek

      I gasped with admiration when I saw this picture. Of course, I was having breakfast with my engineer husband at the time…I showed it to him, but you know, I just don’t think he got it :)

    • ChaquitaPhilly


    • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

      HEMS. But aside from that, LOVE.

      • vanjar

         AMEN! Just a couple of centimetres shorter, so one can see a hint of shoes as well.

      • TheDivineMissAnn

         THIS!  Those hems (and sleeves) are making my eyes twitch.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZFKRECRF5BOBWB4RXAJGI4D6KA mmc

        Agreed.  Hem those pants a bit and lose the stilt walker look.  

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GQIN74TNNQROY5JFPOWWBGJWEM andy

         They’ve dragged through the dust! Sigh.

    • http://twitter.com/Kathy_Marlow Kathy Marlow

      She looks like she should be wearing a sword and getting ready to get medieval on someone…and I mean that in the best way possible.  My only complaint is I can’t see her shoes..which I’m sure are both fabulous and epic. That coat is divine.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      (preparing ritual sacrifice of virgin in honor of her awesomeness)   All Hail the Goddess, Tilda.

    • http://twitter.com/suryasnair suryasnair


    • bluefish

      Fantastic — I’m not a huge fan of trousers that totally hide the shoe but she’s so regal and the outfit is divine.  Love all three pieces.  She looks about 8 feet tall and it totally works.

      • guestela

         Yes! Agree with you on all points.

      • Rrroza

        Agree! (And her ensemble is better than model’s)  All hail The Tilda!

      • RutGot

        I usually don’t like hems this long but I agree, her legs alone look 6.5 feet long.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KNIUPIBTIJWG4CJTAPD45NDVF4 Laura Greene

      This outfit was made for her. Nobody else. Just Tilda.

      • PeggyOC

         And that is her genius.  That when she wears things, they always look like they were made for her.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/4KLZGI7NMQE2LQDYYSMPFXANW4 Uche

         The fact that she looks genuinely comfortable and happy in it helps alot.

      • Greg Yoder

        I think it would also look fine on David Bowie.  Or David Bowie thirty years ago.

        • formerlyAnon

           All her best ensembles would. That is one of the secrets of her look. Or maybe of his.

    • http://twitter.com/RenanPacson Renan Pacson


    • http://twitter.com/predecessors Rina

      Tilda should commission an oil paint portrait of herself wearing that coat with Versailles as the background.

    • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

      That coat is FABULOUS!!  Bow down!

    • FashionShowAtLunch

      My initial thought, which I unwittingly spoke aloud: OH, FUCKING AWESOME. 

    • YolandaHawkins

      Let the church say, “Amen!”  She looks awesome!  Wish we could see the shoes.

    • HomeOfficeGirl

      Sorry, I don’t get it.  If this wasn’t Tilda everyone would be slamming this – sloppily tucked shirt, ridiculously long pants, unflattering pant front (makes it look like she has a little belly) ridiculously long cuffs…

      • BuffaloBarbara

         Yeah, I’m with you there.  And I don’t really get the Tilda thing, either.

        • alyce1213

          I’m a Tilda fan big-time, but I acknowledge that her look is polarizing — you either love it or not, and I get that.  I don’t get Fassbender, for example, and he seems so sexy and popular with other posters.
          A chacun son gout.

          • BuffaloBarbara

            Yeah, Fassbender’s another one.  I mean, he’s got a toned body and all, but he doesn’t seem like anything all that special to me.  Nothing in the face, from my perspective. (I guess for me, I feel like I’m missing a piece of the puzzle as to Tilda’s popularity, like she’s done some amazing thing that I just don’t know about, which is causing me to miss something that everyone else is seeing.)

      • http://twitter.com/DarthJaeda Jaeda Laurez

        That’s because everyone else can’t pull it off. But this is SWINTON we are talking about. She makes the craziest mess look swagged out. 

        • HomeOfficeGirl

          She’s not pulling this off. 

          • Alisa Rivera

            I agree and normally I love Tilda. Other than the coat, this isn’t working.

          • rawrgrowlrawr

             In your opinion. All the people praising it believe she is indeed pulling it off.

      • http://www.thechipsterdiaries.blogspot.com/ Jess

        But overall she looks so striking, I think TLo would give anyone props if they looked like this.

        • mountainFashionista

           While I agree that she looks striking and that she owns the look, isn’t her hair the epitome of yoga hair? or “wash your hair” hair? or “get rid of 3/4 of the product in your hair” hair?

          And wouldn’t TLo say to any man who looked like this that his collar was making them weep/their eyes twitch?

          Stars look confident wearing ridiculous things all the time (see JLo, for example).  I wonder what alchemy lets some of them get away with it…

      • sweetestsith

         I see all of your points, but when I look at the pictures I still just see a lady working the hell out of her outfit. ::shrug:: Different strokes for different folks. :)

        • HomeOfficeGirl


      • http://profiles.google.com/grandiva1968 e jerry powell

         May the great hand of TILDA smite you where you stand.

    • Annie Leung

       Sigh, all is right with the world. Bless this post!

    • LuisaNL

      she really is made of awesome.

    • http://twitter.com/ILikeShiny Cindi Williams

      Our Karl, who art at Chanel, hallowed be thy Tilda.

    • Reneesance

      So much awesome so unfairly bestowed all on one Swinton.  Love her!

    • Kayceed

      (Crossing self) TLo forgive me for what I am about to say. The shirt and slacks ensemble is not worthy of the coat, nor of Miss Tilda.

    • Cathy S

      I so wish I were tall enough to wear that coat. All Hail the Swinton!

      • Celandine1

        I am not sure Tilda is tall enough to wear that coat. It looks like she has stilts on under those pants. Or maybe some 8 inch platforms.

        • Cathy S

           I suspect, as a cyborg, her legs can be lengthened at will. :-)

    • mjude

      bowing the fuck down. 

    • MilaXX


    • http://profiles.google.com/amanda.leigh.albert Amanda Albert

      Let us pray… for a hem.

    • Lilithcat

      Love the coat.  But she needs to tuck in her shirt and hem the trousers.

    • slightlybitterkitten

      Aside:  I want the shoes on the model. Though, I doubt I’m cool enough to pull them off.  But, a kitten can dream….

    • eclare

      Wow…how long do a pair of pants have to be in order for them to be too long for Tilda?  Amazing.

      Still, on the whole she look fantastic.

    • ChristySchiff

      I only wish she’d worn feet.  (But then The Swinton floats above the ground, without having to come down to Earth, right?)

      • formerlyAnon

         Hmm, maybe the floating thing is the secret of that unnaturally long-legged look. I was thinking enormous platforms. Floating would be far easier.

    • MoHub

      I’m figuratively on my knees before the SWINTON!

    • Char Crop

      GOD! Just Perfect!

    • astoriafan

      That last pic, she looks like she has a hook for a hand. I know it’s her sunglasses but I’m still pretending it’s a hook as it kinda fits with the rest of the look. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/smpflueger Sean McArdle Pflueger

      Whew, took my breath away. Tilda keep doing it.

    • sweet_potato

      Oh. My. God. So fierce!

    • Anathema_Device

      She just looks so at ease in this, whereas anyone else would look silly or like the clothes were wearing her. She looks like she is 7 feet tall.

    • AthenaJ

      Who do I need to kill/sleep with to get my hands on that coat?

      • http://profiles.google.com/grandiva1968 e jerry powell

         Karl Lagerfeld?


    • guestela

      LOVE the coat. She looks about 10 feet tall.

    • BeeBeauNYC

      FIERCE! I love her, although I don’t love the floor length hem – she looks footless!

    • howdoilook

      Swinton + Chanel + Versailles = my holy trinity.

    • http://twitter.com/MisterFiq Rafiq Mohamad

      She is serving some full on major Orlando realness! Can I get an AMEN to that!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cortney-Dean/100002491593625 Cortney Dean

      F*CKING FANTASTIC. She is divine.

    • GTrain


    • Fordzo

      How does she do it?  I have similar hair, and if I just combed it back and then left the house with no makeup on, I’d look like Donald Trumps less-attractive sister.  But she is perfection.  HOW DOES SHE DO IT?!?!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/3Q2OCXOUXXH4IOUU4SNLACTQKQ sarabellumed

      Oh Swinton, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Now give me all your clothes.

      • Fordzo

        And your cheekbones.  Amen.

    • Le_Sigh

      I want to be just like her when I grow up.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patrick-Cleary/1201575213 Patrick Cleary

      For fashion queens who focus on footwear as much as you do, SWINTON blinds you to the fact that her pants don’t allow any shoe fabulousness. A bit of tailoring, and this would be the perfect outfit of all time. As it stands, it’s merely exemplary. 

    • http://asskickingadviser.com/ Ass Kicking Adviser

      Thank you Jebus for giving us our Tilda.

    • quiltrx

      I will be glad when the tree-trunk pants trend is over…but Tilda’s just going with it, and quite fiercely.

    • Lina_bee

      J’adore. I loathe wearing dresses — pants, a comfy shirt, and an awesome coat are where it’s at.

    • siriuslover

      She looks amazing and I love that coat! However, what is she doing with her hand? Is that a thumb pocket? Is she modeling Napoleon here? Move the hand oh great one!

      • Snailstsichr

        Tilda playing Napoleon?? You’re just teasing to see who will swoon, right?

    • aimee_parrott

      I love her.

    • http://profiles.google.com/denise.alden Denise Alden

      Jesus, you two make me laugh!  Congregants indeed!

    • alyce1213

      Tilda at Versailles.  Let them eat cake.

    • marilyn

      Gorgeous coat.

    • miagain

      Glad she didn’t go with the Sharpie eyebrows…

    • SpcilK

      Bitch is Bad!!!!

    • Judy_S

      Wow. Now I want to see her wearing the entire resort collection. No wigs, please.

    • http://twitter.com/grooxcore Marie Ee

      Tilda Swinton is my spirit animal.

    • Jellybish

      I have fallen into a fit of religious ecstasy. 

    • kittenwithaquip

      I want to take her behind Versailles and get her pregnant with my love child.

    • EEKstl

      And let me just say: Amen.

    • http://twitter.com/wonderdivaEtsy wonderdivaEtsy

      If a fairy godmother told me I could be Cathy Cambridge or Tilda, I would unhesitatingly tell her “TILDA!”

    • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

      Love the coat, not too crazy about the pants. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=626227212 Jaime Lawton Bochet

      Bow before THE SWINTON.

    • Tamara Hogan


    • http://twitter.com/unflinchingly Lindsey Romain

      I would worship at the alter of Tilda Swinton. Let’s make it happen.

    • TheOriginalLulu

      She’s probably one of the few people on earth who can pull this sort of thing off without looking goofy.
      But still, would it have killed her to have those pants hemmed??

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=517890557 Willis Cramer Kliefoth

      Look at that smug smile. She knows she is the only women in the world that could make that outfit not only passable, but STUNNING. 

    • Judih1

      Great look – but not for Springtime in Paris. Why do stars always wear clothes off season? Is it because they get the clothes for free they must wear them a season ahead of time help promote sales?

      I swear she looks like David Bowie

    • mom2ab

      Hem your pants darling.

    • Super_Red

      she looks amazing, and I WANT THOSE PANTS. The sooner that happens, the happier I’ll be. Can we all get right on that? :) 

    • TieDye64


    • Emily Scott

      Wow. Just, wow.

      Oh, that coat!!!

    • calimon

      um, no, she looks like a stilt-walker. that’s not necessarily a compliment.

    • holdmewhileimnaked

      but it’s the pants that make the outfit. pray, who made them?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=561903133 Sage Andersen

      may the tilda be with you. 
      and also with you.

    • Stubenville

      Yikes – the bottoms of those pants must have been filthy after ten feet of walking on those crushed limestone paths at Versailles.

      She looks good, but I’m not loving those sunglasses.

    • Stubenville

      Look at the model and remember how Michael Kors trashed the same the eyebrows on Olivier Green’s model in the pet store challenge. Hack.

    • http://twitter.com/LOfficielEbony TheVeryLivingEND

      She is everything.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1241487378 Lauren Lynch Fox

        Yes, don’t ever change.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Heather-McIlrath/673340132 Heather McIlrath

      and then tilda exclaimed, “Jesus is a biscuit! Let him sop you up!”

      and i died from an overload of amazing-ness

    • Caaro3

      I believe I can see where the original hem was.  Optical illusion?

    • guest2visits

      What a back drop; everything is perfectly chill except the hem length, and thats only because I’d like to see what shoes
      she’s wearing.

    • IAmJ

      The third Tilda picture looks like it was shot with a phone camera.

    • CatherineRhodes

      Wasn’t there someone at the Chanel show who could have hemmed the pants and cuffs?

    • formerlyAnon

      Oh. Dear. Lord. Reverent silence falls, indeed.

      How does someone standing there in their clothing – in broad streaming sunlight, no less! – manage to look like a fashion illustration of a manga character? She looks more like a model than the model.

      I assume some serious platform shoes were involved, since even La Swinton doesn’t have proportions like that, does she?

      Envy doesn’t begin to cover it.  I have bought several coats and many dress shirts & slacks cut like these in my life. Because this, exactly this, is how I’ve always wanted to look on all but the most formal of occasions.  [I don’t really have to say, do I, that as a short woman with hips, even at my thinnest, wearing my highest heels, I didn’t look anything like this?]

    • Aurumgirl

      Note that the coat is fantastic on her (the whole outfit, really) and yet completely ugly on the model.  

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/7FSMWHNSAOZFIOIVDBIPSXCP5U wm

      The pants are by Haider Ackermann.  That’s what brilliant about her outfit–she’s wearing Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel and the young designer who Karl says is worthy of replacing him!  

    • http://twitter.com/jaythenerdkid Aaminah Khan

      I wish the pants were shorter, but I love this otherwise.

    • Vodeeodoe

      Godd**m she looks fierce!  I am also in awe of the Channel runway look as well.

    • http://twitter.com/aidanboleyn Aidan B

      Holy shit, this is all kinds of fabulous.

    • RzYoung

      Do those trousers have a built in polter-wang?

    • LittleKarnak

      Saw this last night and was hoping to see it again this morning….Thank You, TLO!! Praise worthy indeed!

    • joe_tey83


    • http://profile.yahoo.com/OPEVUFEA6OUVJV3WO7ZV7MMUEU v

      Fabulous. I could totally wear those pants. If I could afford them.

    • bellafigura1

      I genuflect, as usual.  No one can touch her.  Seriously.

    • Jennifer Coleman

      Oh, to be Tilda.

    • http://theargiehome.blogspot.com/ Gus Casals

      CONVERTED to the church of Saint Tilda

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CQPXLNCBM5CZSHZZXJDHPVFS7E Buffy


    • CrazyFeminist

      That coat is soooooooooooooooo beautiful I want to cry.

    • CrazyFeminist

      That coat is soooooooooooooooo beautiful I want to cry.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Bow down-La Swinton is WERQing it!

    • http://twitter.com/annaria Ria V

      I would sacrifice my first born son for that coat. LOVE

    • http://twitter.com/annaria Ria V

      I would sacrifice my first born son for that coat. LOVE

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sierra-Delta/100003182924700 Sierra Delta

      Really, Tilda.  Must you keep filching things from my closet?

    • http://www.fatladysings.us/ TFLS

      Best.  Look.  Ever.


    • It Hurt’s To Be In Love


    • http://profiles.google.com/misslauraschultz Laura Schultz


      She looks absolutely perfect, and perfectly Swinton. Yay!! 

      Want the coat. 

    • golspie

      Do you think she owns all these clothes? Or are they just lent to her?

    • boomchicabowwow

      There needs to be a “behind the magic” special where she shows us mere mortals how to elongate our legs by the full foot she is clearly acomplishing here.  Or maybe she really is some wonderful alien/human hybrid with a 48 inch inseam…..

    • http://twitter.com/cornekopia Shawn EH

      Award for avoiding looking like a Romulan!!She’s almost feminine, unlike the model!

    • lilazander

      TILDA CAN do it, ALL! I LOVE the outfit and Ms. Swinton in it…even more!