Marion Cotillard in Christian Dior

Posted on November 06, 2012

Hey, remember all those times we said Marion Cotillard was born to wear Dior and she looks amazing in Dior and she should never wear anything but Dior?

Marion Cotillard attends the premiere of ‘Rust and Bone’ during the 2012 AFI Fest in a Christian Dior dress and shoes paired with Chopard jewelry.

Not so much!



[Photo Credit: Getty,]

    • greyhoundgirl

      Some sort of fetishy maid’s outfit?

    • Adriana Blair

      To be fair, I think she’s pulling it off the better than many other women could. But not even she could pull this mullet dress off.

      • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

        My thoughts exactly. I can’t think of anyone who could make that fugly thing work!

      • Judy_S

         They are lucky to have her.

      • gsk241

         True.  That catastrophe is Dior’s fault, not Marion’s.

        • charlotte

           But there is always the choice not to wear it.

      • Elizabeth

         Yup. This is the time to pull out the new catch phrase (first coined on this site by Charlotte) …

        “Whose Dress is it Anyway?” If Marion can’t pull it off, nobody can.

    • shopgirl716

      I really like the shoes.

    • NurseEllen

      I can’t tell—is the black layer a shorts/grannie panties thing, or is it a skirt?  Not that it makes much difference…’s weird either way.  She is trying hard, though, I’ll give her that.  The shoes are fun!

    • G

      Sometimes I think all the great dresses have already been designed.

    • Kiltdntiltd

      Well, guys, its really cause its just a damned stupid dress, innit?

      • StellaZafella

         Oh I dunno, Kiltd: It’s a passable bib/apron for a black tie optional lobster feast.

        • Kiltdntiltd

           Thank you for my first out loud guffaw of the day.

    • Veronica Russek

      Color washes her off and she needs earrings. The whole outfit is a little too austere for my taste… Maybe make the flech colored part some ther color.

    • Patrick Cleary

      It’s like she went to a party in a smart little black dress, and at the party, all the guests were tasked with making gowns out of pink bathrobes, but ran out of thread, so she thought it was just easier to wear her half-completed project home.

    • 3boysful

      This looks like a KStew outfit.

      • In_Stitches

         She even has a KStew hairstyle and forced smile.  Maybe it’s a belated Halloween costume?

      • formerlyAnon

        Yes. KStew would be wearing some of those awful bootie shoes.

    • Kathy_Marlow

      That’s no bueno…

    • schadenfreudelicious

      apparently even Dior has bad days….

    • Wednesday Addams

      Cut off the drapes at the length of the black skirt/shorts/whatever and make it a color and we’re in business.

    • ojosazules

      This would be not so much on anyone. A terrible dress. 

    • Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      It’s really Dior that is to blame here.  The pink part around her neck and chest looks like a bib.  Shorts with a ‘skirt’? This is no one’s dress. 

    • B_C_J

      The top portion of this dress is architectural and beautiful and the fit is terrific. The bottom portion is an abomination.  Had they simply closed the pale pink skirt it probably would have been magnificent.
      Good shoes, beautiful hair and makeup.

    • Nancer

      The top part worked, the bottom – yuck. If that black skirt was full-length, the proportions would be very nice. The colors are just ok, but not horrible. It’s the short skirt under the long, with the split – just fugly.

    • Mike Owens

      Ridiculous. But she’s spectacular.

    • Gabriella M

      Scrolldown fug. The top is nice. Too bad about the mullet skirt. 

    • MilaXX

      Let us pretend this doesn’t exist and never speak of it again.

    • Hannah MacMillan

      i love it!!!

    • l_c_ann

      If she’d stop clenching her fists in BOTH her pockets, the black underskirtshortswhatever wouldn’t be visible unless she walked.

      The comic in me wishes, however, she’d do the Angelina Jolie askew leg pose in this dress, just because two wrongs make a really super wrong.

    • clatie

      Remember when people used to design their own Oscar dresses?  This looks like one of those.

    • Carly Warnock

      I love it! She is most certainly pulling this off.

    • Michelle Wilson

      I think she looks cute, but she needs to put her shoulders down.

    • unbornfawn

      Not her, its the Dior that’s not working.

    • frannyprof

      You don’t like? I do!

    • Candigirl1968

      If it was an actual dress, rather than some bizarre pee-a-boo concoction, and it came to just above the knee, it might be cute.  

    • MoHub

      The watch is nice.

      • poggi

        Yes,I love that watch.

    • Judih1

      She’s making an ugly dress even uglier with her hands in her pocket

    • Mitchell Gilburne

      What is everyone talking about? I love this!

    • Nazzzy

      Nonsense! She looks great.

    • decormaven

      That’s a dress? It’s curtained panties, for crying out loud. 

    • Pants_are_a_must

      To be fair, that dress is horrible. I’m giving her a pass, especially because her hair and make up are done well, for once.

    • Call me Bee

      Well–it’s a really odd desgin, but I gotta say…perfectly tailored and styled.  Love the shoes and accessories with it, along with Mlle Cotillard’s makeup and hair.  She looks great, despite the wierd outfit! 

    • kmk05

      Ok, the dress is hideous. BUT! It’s not tight or wrinkly or trailing on the floor. It’s just… ugly. Her face, make up and accessories, however, are PERFECTION. I just want to stare and stare at her face.

    • crash1212

      Well, to be fair, that’s quite the odd dress and she’s rocking it as hard as anybody could.

    • jw_ny

      Perfect from the crotch up.  Oh no, below.  

      I’d be on board with this if the under-skirt and over-skirt were within 6″ of each other, in either direction.

    • Jeremiah Capacillo

      Biggest scrolldown fug for quite a while. It’s a shame cause the bodice is sorta pretty.

    • Pamela

      Not a fan of the two-length dress but I gotta say she’s bringin’ it as hard as she can.

    • quiltrx

      This reminds me of Grace Kelly’s swimsuit coverup in ‘To Catch a Thief’.  Which she was, you know, wearing as a swimsuit coverup.  Not as an RC dress.

      Rare misstep from Dior, for sure.  But I LOVE that watch!!!!

      • sanja_ramic

        Yeah I kept wondering if I’d like this in a different context, like maybe at a fabulous pool party with some killer sunglasses and a dramatic hat, and now I realise it’s because it reminds me of that Grace Kelly outfit. 100% agreed on the watch.

    • Laurie Bergman

      That is a romper with cabana curtains! Yeesh.

    • formerlyAnon

      Fairly un-wearable dress. IMO. She’s doing as well as anyone could & better than most. Someone with different hair/jewelry might have done more than she is to give the bodice a boost, but nothing is gonna save that skirt-thing. Nothing. I can see some of the younger celebs trying it with some of those damn booties, maybe even with crazy tights, and failing really hard.

      Nice shoes.

    • bertkeeter

      I’d swear it was from Poject Runway! Sometimes the problem with designers at houses like DIOR, Lanvin, YSL is that the huge power and History of the “HOUSE” allows for such BS to be shoved off as true talent and creativity when in actualllity it’s just very mediocre! 

    • Cathy S

      I disagree. SHE still looks fabulous. It’s the dress that sucks.

    • EEKstl

      If only the skirt had been “normal,” this would have totally worked for me.  And she’s actually wearing sufficient makeup this time!  

    • procrastinatrice

      I think she looks pretty damn amazing…it is not the best dress, but she makes it look fab.

    • A B

      If the short black skirt/shorts/whatever they are was a long black skirt it might not be half bad.  That watch is a pretty nice distraction as it is though.

    • Amy

      I actually…LIKE IT! *hide head under table*

      Please don’t hate me..I don’t agree with all mullet ensembles!

      • Garcia Loca

         I rather like it too! I suspect it’s because Marion makes it look chic, in a non-sexual way.

    • msdamselfly

      I think it looks great

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Even Dior can strike out, it seems.

    • StephanieLovesTLo

      I think she is werqing this as well as anyone could. I like it.

    • TSkot

      How beautiful it would be if that was a black panel in front that went to the floor.

    • Qitkat

      I love the beautiful watch on the lovely Marion. 
      The delicate shoes would snap a mere mortal’s ankle, especially when they don’t fit. 
      The only thing I can say about the Dior is that it rhymes with pinafore.

    • VicksieDo

      I love that look!!

    • veronkimo

      TLo, we keep disagreeing today! She looks so fierce! The top portion is so bada**! The bottom isn’t bad. It’s just so different, that I love it! Her hair and makeup is flawless!

    •!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      Well really, I think it’s more that Dior should never make a mullet hem dress.

    • Kim Brightman

      Reminds me of a hot pants outfit I wore in the 70s.

    • LeifBallard

      I really like the look IF the black skirt was the same length as the nude skirt.

    • gg80302

      I don’t think it’s that bad…am I crazy?

    • marilyn

      That is because this is a bad Dior.  

    • rawrgrowlrawr

      My boyfriend has a huge, ridiculously annoying crush on her, so this makes the insecure bitch in me quite pleased. 

    • thecitysleeps

      Well she’s trying.  That skirt/skirt is just bad.  Boo, because I like the neck part.  I want the shoes.

    • PrunellaV

      I think this is a Swintonesque WERQ, actually.

    • granddelusion

      Maybe not EVERY Dior.

    • AuntieAnonny

      I like it, but then again, I have an I Love Lucy bias.

    • foodycatAlicia

      I think your premise stands – Marion Cotillard should wear Dior BUT not all Dior should be worn by Marion Cotillard.

    • BrightsideSusan

      Dior let her down.

    • Renate Yerkes

      no way! she looks gorgeous!

    • marlie

      Never thought I’d say it, but DIOR FAIL. 

    • Nikki

      Why does she look like miley? 

      eeewww why did I even say that? I’m so sorry…


      Yknow what….sometimes fashion is so weird that what looks off to the lay-eye is now chic to the haute eye. I took this for one of those weird haute chic things when I looked at it. Her hair looks right, the cutouts and the drape to the fabric look right. The only thing throwing things off is the shoes. Pageant does not go with haute chic. But she looks great to me. ankles up. 


      But you know what though, I am election drunk. meaning I just got drunk watching the election results at a bar. So my judgement be damned. lol.

    • tom markiewicz

      i think she looks bold, chic and smokin’ as hell!

    • Sweetvegan

      She looks uncomfortable, like she’s shivering.

    • PeaceBang

      KILLING ME with the scrolldown fug! 

    • Chiara Popalopa

      I think it would have worked perfectly with a more defined waist

    • Delving Eye

      I bounced here directly from Kristen Stewart in that frightful yellow butt-pleated horror, so Marion is looking pretty damn good. For one, compare the shaved legs of the two ladies. Cotillard’s are smooth as silk. KStew’s [, 3rd pic down] — not so much.