Marion Cottilard (x2)

Posted on November 29, 2012

Miss Marion is back in fine form. So much so, that we couldn’t settle on just one look to feature.


Marion Cotillard attends the IFP’s 22nd Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York City in Christian Dior.

Christian Dior Fall 2012 Couture Collection/Model: Daiane Conterato (ELITE)

J’ADORE. We don’t even care that she’s sleeveless in New York on the cusp of December. Love that dusky blue color on her; love the enormous lapels and nipped waist (in the Dior mode, bien sur); and love the textural quality of the skirt, which provides some interest and takes it away from being too literally New Look. Add a gorgeous necklace and a fresh face, and she looks just about perfect here.

But wait! There’s more! If you act now, you can get a second Marion!


Marion Cotillard attends the ‘Rust And Bone’ in New York City in Azzedine Alaïa.

Don’t stare too long or you’ll have a seizure. We imagine this dress is not particularly easy to pull off, but she’s got the bod for it and she’s pretty good about keeping things simple when she wears a focus-pulling garment. A lesser ladystar would have paired this with some sort of silly, too-busy shoe or something. LOVE the detail at the neckline and sleeves. Love the cupcake liner skirt.


[Photo Credit: Getty, WireImage,]

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  • BrooklynBomber

    She rules.

  • afabulous50

    The second dress is awesome.  Yes, I said awesome…

    • lovelyivy

      Le mot juste- exactly the right term for that dress. I sooooo want something by that designer, but short an unknown relative dying and leaving me an estate it seems pretty unlikely.

  • charlotte

    I love that, not matter what she wears, she always looks so…fresh. And French of course.
    That said, the first dress is gorgeous, and the second one should be glad that it was chosen by her and not by someone who can’t pull it off but doesn’t know that.

    • Sara__B


      • Mary229

        I think the second dress really depended on her keeping the simple hair as well.  I’m not sure if I would like it as much with her hair down.  But with the chic updo…it’s so unexpectedly flawless.

  • Whoa. Optical illusion boobs on dress two. I feel like I’m looking at one of those “magic eye” posters from the 90s. That sounds like a bad thing, but it’s really not. I love the look.

  • 1) Sleeveless, but it’s a dress with coat detailing, which makes it much more seasonal; the luxuriousness of the fabric helps. I love the texture of that skirt – makes me want to wear one of my winter wool skirts tomorrow. 
    2) Well that’s just fuckin’ fabulous. Are there any detail images of the cupcake skirt to be found? It’s sucking me in like a Magic Eye image. 
    Love love love. Glad to see she’s bouncing back, WERQing, and basking in the snaps. 

  • StellaZafella


    When she gets it right…as she often does, I don’t think, “of course”…I think, “OF COURSE!”

  • Sobaika

    I need that second dress in my life. NEED IT.

  • random_poster

    I have the biggest girl crush on her.  Love both looks, although I think the skirt on the first dress should be a tad shorter.

  • The first dress is so deliciously, absolutely DIOR in ever respect, I can only bow down.  Even though the skirt has not been altered for her shorter frame, she manages that ballet length, perfectly. The second dress, I’m not as much in love with. I think I would have liked the skirt to be about an inch and a half longer.  Otherwise, I am loving it.

    • mjude

      hello my friend. its been awhile.  i so agree with you about the 1st dress, i am bowing down too.

      • Hey mjude!  It has indeed. The crush of working the reatil world during the Holdiay rush, plus having a costume commission to complete, has meant I have had less time than I’d like to hang about here.  lol

        One of the reasons I love classic styled DIor so much is that it is always hugely flattering.  The details, and workmanship are always meant to be in support of making a woman beautiful to herself and others, rather than simply as an experiment, or statement of technical zippiness.

        • mjude

          my time hanging out will be getting limited too as the new year approaches.  with some of the beautiful dior designs i feel like i could maybe wear them (at least in my fantasy world) 🙂

          • And this particular Dior dress could be quite flattering on a broad range of body types and ages. Something that cannot often be said of a lot of top design houses.

  • kschwarting

    She looks amazing (x2), which is no surprise.  She often looks amazing even when her outfits fail her.  I am nitpicking here, but I’d love to see a simple stud earring with the second dress. 

    • charlotte

      Does she even have pierced ears? I don’t think I’ve ever seen her with earrings, which speaks for her individuality. She could have used clip-ons though.

  • Frank_821

    very chic

    my only quibble is I wish the first dress came to the same length on her as the model

  • theblondette

    Ugh, I find the second dress too distracting. The first look is fabulous. What a great silhouette.

  • miagain

    oh dear me in heaven…. I love those dresses!!

  • eowyn_of_rohan

    She looks so fab in that Alaia.  I know she reps Dior and often looks great in it, but it’s always so great to see her in a fun little frock like the second one.  She knows how to wear something whimsical without looking too cute.

  • cindy_lightballoon

    GAH! she is so f’ing beautiful, that FACE.

    • charlotte

       Your name made me giggle. Long live Arrested Development!

  • alyce1213

    I love, love, love the first. The second dress I like, but on a 12-21 year old.  She consistently dresses too jeune.  I know she’s youthful looking, girly, and has a great figure, but she looks much better, more correct in sophisticated, less flouncy wear.

    Edited to add: If Malia Obama wore the second dress, I would faint. From perfection.

  • Re look 1, I don’t like these weird length dresses.  

  • SewingSiren

    C’est magnifique!

  • msdamselfly

    Love the second look

  • Billie_Dawn

    They’re both fabulous, but dress 2 looks like it’s moving around on my screen. Like there’s some kind of optical illusion that makes it look like the pattern is scrolling. Still, fabulous!

  • NDC_IPCentral

    She was interviewed at some length, and very well, yesterday on NPR – “All Things Considered” – where she discussed her latest film role and her relative facility in English.  She was a fine interview, and she looks more than fine here in these outfits.  I agree, though, that rather than the tea length for the Dior that dress should have been hemmed to the length shown on the runway version.

  • mmc2315

    The second dress is so cute on her.

  • I love both – but “woah, seizure” was my first thought with the second one. I bet it strobes like a bitch on camera.

  • H3ff

    Is girl using a new foundation or something because her makeup has been looking KILLER lately. Just gorgeously radiant.

  • Nicholas

    The second one looks like the upholstery from a college couch.

    Must be great to have what I assume is your own Batcave of Dior clothes to choose from, though.

  • Patricia Gillett

    Two home runs. The necklace on the first dress is stunning! Want! 

  • formerlyAnon

    I prefer the first dress, but they’re both good on her. She, or her stylist, knows what they’re doing.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    The first dress is slightly too long at the hem. I like the length on the model better.

    The second dress is divine on her.

  • ankali

    I don’t like either of these. Too many elements that aren’t to my taste: the color of the first one, which looks dull and churchy to me; the tea length, which I loathe with the heat of a thousand fiery suns; and on the second one, the dropped waist (two thousand fiery suns).

    Looking at her last few appearances on the RC and about town, I’ve come to the devastating realization that I don’t like the Dior Fall 2012 collection. Get it together, favorite house!

    • mellorcr

      I agree cvompletely, and would add that the second dress makes her look like she has a giant torso grafted onto munchkin legs.  The camera angle may be reponsible for part of that, but I still hate that dress.

    • DTLAFamilies

      I’m so glad I’m not alone. The first dress looks like it was sewn together out of an 80s business suit and old ballgown and the second doesn’t fit her very well. She is beautiful but these are not great looks.

  • decormaven

    That first dress is perfection, and it’s fitted to her perfectly. What shade of polish is she wearing in that shot? Almost has a green cast to it. The second dress is not to my taste, but she’s wearing it well. Snaps of respect!

  • Le_Sigh

    Lovesit all

  • another_laura

    Brava!  I deeply love the navy color on her….

  • Chic and chic and fun. She’s awesome.

  • Judy_J

    LOVE the first look.  It fits beautifully, and that color is gorgeous.  Not so fond of the second one….it’s a bit too busy for me.

  • greymain

    THIS is how to do it! Formidable !

  • l_c_ann

    F’love both of them.  On the first, I’d love to see how the top was cut.  It does fit her beautifully, but there are some really interesting darts there.

  • Don’t care for the OTT diamond necklace with what is basically a picnic dress – although I love the dress on her.  The second dress seems a wee bit tight.  And I’d love to see her hair down.

    To those that much is given, much is expected.  She’s so made of awesome that she could really hit these out of the park, but they are ground-rule doubles instead.

    • procrastinatrice

      Agree! I think the second dress would work better if she wore her hair down. And yes, as good as these are, she is capable of better.

  • neofashionista

    Gorgeous in the first and adorable in the second she is doing pretty good for herself

  • love love love both of these, with slightly more love for the latter.  i think the former should have been just a little shorter for her, so the hem would hit just below the knee, above the swell of the calf.  small dickering, though.  and if i can’t dicker here, where can i dicker?

  • kimmeister

    Either the cut of the second dress is acting like underwire, or she has very perky boobs!

  • bookish

    Ah, thanks guys! My job is stressing me out today and two great Marion looks were exactly what I needed.

  • oohsparkley!

    I’m going to diet and exercise so I can wear that second dress. (In my dreams.)

    • Candigirl1968

      If I give up food from now until Easter, I’m not convinced I could pull it off (although I’d love to).

  • shawnhunter

    I think I would call that first look a WERQ if it were just a tad bit shorter. I wish the bottom of the dress hit her at the perfect place like it does on the model.

  • What a breath of fresh air.  She looks utterly amazing in both ensembles.  Brava!

  • yybb

    If I can get the second dress (and manage to afford it) I will loose extra 20+ pounds I’m current having.

  • Valdri8

    I think that the second dress should have 3/4 length sleeves.

  • shanteIstay

    Am I the only one who feel the second dress makes her torso look oddly longer than normal.
    It’s a gorgeous dress but she has kind of a wiener dog feel to it, idk

  • Trisha26

    The first dress is too long on her (unless it’s the photography angle) and I hate that second dress – way too busy. 

  • MilaXX

    2. Homeruns

  • pookiesmom

    Gosh, she’s so beautiful. 

  • mila_8

    Wow. That would be a hot mess of a Goodyear tire and treads on me…she looks amazing.

  • guest2visits

     Looks incredibly beautiful in both.  Love that it’s (the Dior) deep blue instead of black.

  • My queen.

  • Thanks for this post TLO. I am so sick of bloggers saying they are tired of seeing Marion Cotillard in Dior. Even on a bad day for both the actress and the house, it’s better than 75% of A-list RC efforts.

  • ok, is it a trick of the eye with that second dress, or is she standing weird? b/c it looks like she has scoliosis. 

  • Oh my word, she is stunning.

    I do wish she had deployed simple silver hoop earrings for the last dress, but still, perfection.

  • Ah, so she DOES know how to do her hair and makeup! Or pay someone to do it! Well done, Frenchie-French. <3

  • ccm800

    THAT is some HIGH FALOOTING clothes wearing right there Perfect. 

  • EEKstl

    J’adore x deux.

  • love the second look. meh on the first. 

  • bitterk

    Very tasteful.  She knows less is more.

  • Adriana210

    For a 37 years old, she looks naturally fabulous and amazing. A humble and a brilliant talented actor as well. She looks comfortably sweet and pretty on both cloths. 

  • The second dress is just too figure skater for a woman of her cultural stature. Too small, too brain frying a pattern, not worthy of her or the occasion.