Jessica Chastain in Jason Wu

Posted on October 25, 2012

Jessica Chastain attends the Harry Winston dinner in her honor in NYC in a Jason Wu paired with Harry Winston jewelry and Christian Louboutin shoes.

Jason Wu Spring 2013 Collection/Model: Julia Nobis




[Photo Credit: Getty,]

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  • erinbinek

    Love her, don’t care what she wears.  That being said, I think this is really cute.

    • kschwarting

      I’m with you.  She’s talented and beautiful and I am dying to see her in “The Heiress” on Broadway. 

  • nannypoo

    If there’s ever a dinner in my honor I will bring a comb.

  • Sobaika

    Whichever Bitter Kitten coined the term ‘titscrepancy’ must be having a field day right now.

  • Imasewsure

    Beautiful from the neck up (except as nannypoo says, needs a comb)… dull and boardline ugly from the neck down! That non-color is awful on her although maybe the black border helps…

  • Cute dress, thank god she had the skirt lined. The shoes are meh. What’s up with that hair?

    •  Let’s blame the weather, shall we? Let’s hope it looked better when she left the house and fell flat.

      • Really now, she’s the effing guest of honor. They couldn’t wait one, while she re-zhuzzed her coiffure?

        •  There had to have been a high maintenance lady or a fabulous gay around with something on hand to help?  Yes?

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I’m so thankful that she had the skirt lined.  My crusade against sheer continues….Thank you, Jessica, for unwittingly enrolling in it.  Now, dear, next time just graciously excuse your pretty little self and pop into the powder room for a quick hairdo repair.

    • 3boysful

       My comment was also going to be about the lining.  Huzzah!

      Perhaps she should call K-Stew and inquire about product ?  (The minions are on a hair fetish lately!)

  • B_C_J

    The dress is doing her no favors. It is making her look thick and I am sure she is not. The pale dress and the nude makeup is making her looked washed out.  The hair looks limp.  This is not a good look especially when you are the guest of honor.

    • DylanCurtis


    • curiouserandcuriousest

      Part of the thickness for me is an effect of the black straps, that make it look like she’s toting a little black backpack. The way backpack straps cut across like that is rarely flattering, je trouve. Also, it just fits badly around the bust.

      Gah, the hair!

  • MilaXX

    Love the dress, but I wish she had a warmer lip.

    • Mary229

      This has been my complaint about pretty much every entry on here lately though.  We keep hearing that a berry lip is making a huge comeback but I don’t see it.  So many women are stil showing up with the nude lip.

      • MilaXX

        For me it’s te lack of middle ground. I love a dark lip, but not every look needs one. She would have been fine with a peach lip. The outfit was too colorless to go with a nude face & they should have dyed or filled in the brows just a tiny bit.

  • Pretty but the bust fit is a little wonky. 

  • Pale girls look better (usually) in more color and SOME makeup, sigh. I do like the cut of the dress on her, and the shoes would be cute if they weren’t so platform-y. And maybe something around the heel? I keep imagining the SLAP-SLAP noise in my head as she walks.

    • Ceur

       Jason Wu disagrees – look at the model. But some lip colour would have been nice.

      • mshesterp

         And I disagree with mr. wu–i think this washes both Jessica and the model out.  The style is cute, but the white is not (for her).  Color, Jessica!

    • Mary229

      I tend to agree with you but I have noticed that this seems to be a trend right now.  You see alot of very fair skinned women doing the nude make-up and sheer colors.  It’s not my favorite look but it does seem to be a trend.

  • alyce1213

    What a weird, unflattering, and ill-fitting neckline and bodice.  Just awful.
    This is not a good look for her.  And her hair’s a mess.

  • Trisha26

    It doesn’t fit her in the bodice and it’s just strange in general, very puckery even on the model. And it looks vaguely S&M-y.

  • No. The hair is a disaster. I really don’t like the dress on her – the waist feels too high and I don’t think the black and white is doing her favors in this. 

  • Camille Mayeux

    Darken your eyebrows woman! and slap on some lipstick

    • kimmeister

      Yes, the eyebrows are my #1 beef.  Her eyes are so deeply set that she really needs to balance them with a stronger brow.

    • B_C_J

       You are absolutely right!!!

  • kayleymaybe

    I have similar coloring to her, and man does it drive me crazy when she wears these pale things.  Pale redheads are made to wear beautiful colors, not drab dresses that blend in with our skin!!

    • mshesterp

       no white or blush or nude near the face of us whiter-than-white (befreckled) folks!  It’s just so…blah.

  • Oooh! Pretty! For her, this is a huge improvement. 

    • NC_Meg

       Totally agree! Compared to what she normally wears on the RC, she looks amazing.

  • victoria rodeno

    Just saw “The Heiress” with her in NYC. She is awesome!!!!! Dress is nice too

  • This feels bland and ill fitted.

  • I like the shoes.

  • IMNAngryLiberal

    THIS, THIS is what she wears to a dinner in her honor .. aaackkk I say (sounding like my mother when she saw I was wearing jeans to my wedding reception).

    • DCSheehan

      You wore jeans to your wedding reception? I’m kind of impressed. And surprised. But mostly impressed.

      • IMNAngryLiberal

        It was a mixed marriage — all of my friends were hippy liberal social worker/musician/poet/artist types and my husband’s friends were narcs (he was in military intelligence at the time).  I dressed to make MY people comfortable and he dressed to make HIS people comfortable.  My mother was happier sitting with HIS people 🙂

  • MissFern

    makeup is your friend, jessica!  as is toe nail polish!

  • l_c_ann

    Boobs don’t fit where the boobs should be?               Check
    Short waist look with belt two inches below boobs?  Check
    Waist line detail looks like cheap garter belt?           Check

    Flotus turned down opportunity to wear this?            Check, check, check. Wu is disconsolate.

  • decormaven

    Hey, Jessica Chastain’s publicist! Next time you go to the trouble of getting someone/thing to host a dinner in honor of your client, how about springing for an A-list hair/MUA? While the stylist failed on getting the bodice properly fitted, at least the dress/jewelry/shoe selections work together. What a fail for the publicity team; again, Jessica’s left hanging out to dry.

  • TSkot

    Girl, that’s not your dress.

  • Mary229

    The skirt appears sheer on the model but doesn’t appear sheer on her?  Am I seeing things?  She’s a lovely woman and I find her lovely in pretty much everything she wears.   Damn, I wish I was a ginger.  I just love the gingers.

  • I wished it fit better from the waist up, it would have been a bit better. Are her toes hanging off the front of those shoes? Either way they should be burned since they don’t have a back and probably make the same noise as a freaking flip flop. 

  • 3boysful

    Really, fellow BKs, for all the nits we could pick with this, it is one of her better looks.  The final product being more than the sum of its parts, y’know?

  • Elleachaudaucul

    There’s something sporty or casual about her look here. If I were the Harry Winston people I would be a bit disappointed that she didn’t wear something with more impact or glamour (or colour).

    • Patricia Gillett

      Thinking the same thing. They want the jewelry against something that makes it pop. Not. This. 

  • LLuL

    From the thumbnail I thought she had some type of suspenders with a tank situation going on. I was hoping she had on formal shorts. On a side note- Why is she not photogenic? She’s a seriously beautiful women. It’s obvious when she’s on screen, but she hardly ever looks that way in pictures.

  • The jewelry is nice.

  • It’s pretty enough, though the white washes her out a bit, and the fit could be better in the bust. All that aside, I like it. It’s a cute little dress, I like her hair and makeup (though, a bolder lip is called for), like the bracelet, and the shoes are fine. 

  • ChelseaNH

    I’ts not bad, but it hasn’t grown up to be the dress it needs to be.

  • Given that the straps are doing that weird wonky thing on both Jessica and the model, I think it is a design flaw. I think it’s an improvement on a lot of her other looks, but a more defined lip would be good.

  • My favorite part of this look is that black lace edging. It is gorgeous,

  • crash1212

    Hair and make-up are fabulous. Not sure about the dress though, but can’t really put my finger on what’s off for me. I like the concept…maybe it’s too white and all that white is washing her out? Don’t know. Not crazy about the shoes. Maybe it’s the total lack of color…other than her hair? That’s it…needed a pop of color – lip and toes. Glad I could work through that.

  • Tennis Dress.  the sheer skirt in the runway version was interesting (though I hate visible granny panties always), with the same fabric as the bodice this goes right to cutesy tennis dress for me.  Too casual

  • lucasuk82

    The hem detail is really interesting.  She’s really gotten a handle on what makeup will suit her in red carpet lighting.

  • RedRaven617

    Had the black trim been put on the scoop of the neckline, it would look less ghostly. 

  • PastryGoddess

    Apparently she and Uma Thurman share the same cobbler

  • guest2visits

    Shoes are cute – but the dress is not. The dress makes her look extra wide and washed out. Kind of cheap looking design.

  • quiltrx

    That’s a cute dress (hate the visible underpants bit with the model).  Maybe it’s just how she’s standing, but the straps don’t look the same…like a PR dress that someone got in a hurry to finish.

    And that bracelet is incredible…but shit, if there was a Harry Winston event for ME?  I would be like “bitches, bring out all the BIG necklaces you got, and let me pick!”

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  • LeeFrew527

    She is beautiful, but expecting a cute dress to carry all the weight for her look is ridiculous. Comb  your hair! and put on some makeup, please.

  • EEKstl

    She looks lovely, but WHY is Harry Winston having a dinner in her honor?  I don’t understand.

  • littlemac8

    I can’t stand that dress; it’s as unflattering on the model as it is on Jessica.  Please ask for a “do over.”

  • littlemac8

    The dress is sooo blah I’m not even interested in the diamond jewelry…something is definitely wrong here!

  • Bwin51

    No, Jason, just no.

  • enchanted216

    Very pretty……….for summer!  And she desperately needs lipstick.