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 ūüôā

  • ChaquitaPhilly


  • 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.

    • mmc

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

    • ¬†They’ve dragged through the dust! Sigh.

  • 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.

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

  • *swoon*

  • 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.

  • 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.

    • ¬†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.

  • amen!

  • 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.)

    • 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.

    • 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. ūüôā

      • HomeOfficeGirl


    • ¬†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.

  • 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. ūüôā

  • mjude

    bowing the fuck down. 

  • MilaXX


  • 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.¬†

  • 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?

  • 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.

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

  • 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?!?!

  • 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.

  • 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.¬†

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • Love the coat, not too crazy about the pants.¬†

  • Bow before THE SWINTON.

  • Tamara Hogan


  • 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??

  • 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? ūüôā¬†

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • She is everything.

  • 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.  

  • 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! ¬†

  • 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.

  • 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


  • 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.

  • CONVERTED to the church of Saint Tilda

  • perfection!

  • 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!

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

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

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

  • Best.¬† Look.¬† Ever.


  • It Hurt’s To Be In Love


  • LOL.

    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…..

  • 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!