WERQ: Naomi Watts in Zac Posen

Posted on December 11, 2012

Gotta give it up for the lady; this is a goddamn MOVIE STAR look:


Naomi Watts attends the premiere of ‘The Impossible’ in Los Angeles in a Zac Posen gown accessorized with J/Hadley earrings and a Jennifer Meyer ring and bracelet.

Zac Posen Resort 2013 Collection/Model: Erin O’Connor

And we LOVELOVELOVE that it’s a print, since so many ladystars are deathly afraid of them. She’s rocking it. You WERQ that old Hollywood glamour, girl! Harlow/Crawford/Lombard/Garbo snaps!


[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans/PR Photos, style.com]

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  • Dear ScarJo: this is how you do retro properly. Please take notes.
    Dear Ms Watts: Carry on. Ladylike snaps. 

  • MilaXX

    definitely a WERQ

  • hughman

    All it’s missing is a giant ape hand holding her. 

    • It does seem a bit old-fashioned; not in a bad way.

  • I totally agree – and I’m glad you like a Posen dress…or, I should say, I’m glad Zac made a dress worthy of Werq status

    • LearnedFoot

      I adore this one – the color and print are amazing! And it is truly the first Posen dress that I’ve ever liked. This is totally a Werq in my mind.

      • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

        I usually don’t like ZP’s clothes — too overworked – but I love this.

  • This is so beautiful but it almost feels costume-like to me. I’d like to see more contemporary styling. The lookbook shot with Erin O’Connor works better for me.

    • Sobaika

      Perhaps a more modern take would fit a different star? Because this is Naomi’s thing, I can’t remember the last time she was on the red carpet without finger waves.

      • That’s a fair point and I can’t say she’s not gorgeous. I’m just going through a phase of frustration that there’s so little progression in womens’ evening/ occasion clothing. It’s like an aesthetic was decided upon somewhere between 1930 and 1950 and that’s that. This is why I’m much more excited by Anne Hathaway’s look even if it still has a few issues!

  • LOVE IT. WERQ indeed!

  • She’s all Veronica Lake and such.  Gorge.

  • f_yeah_marie

    She looks gorgeous, but I can’t unsee the two white flowers on her ass.

  • Janet B

    The fabric is gorgeous.

    Naomi looks good too.

  • CeeQ

    It’s uncanny how much her and Nicole Kidman look alike! 

    • Kristin McNamara

      …which is funny, cuz aren’t they like, BFFs?

      • CeeQ

        That’s what I heard too!

  • Zippypie

    WERQ it, Naomi!  Gorgeous!!

  • I love her.

    But Naomi, dear, please get your roots done? Thanks.

  • alyce1213

    Just breathtaking.  (I’d switch out Crawford for Rogers in the string of slashes; Joan slinked thru the ’30s but her ’40s shoulders were even more iconic. Ginger, however . . . wow, I can envision her in this dress.)

  • Judy_J

    Love it!  Flawless. The print is exquisite!

  • TheDivineMissAnn

    Beautiful.  Just beautiful.  Love the lizard bracelet too.

  • tallgirl1204

    I like that she had the side sewn up some.  Lovely. 

  • maggiemaybe

    Just perfect.

  • Loving it! *singsong voice*

  • kimmeister

    Love the print, but holy smokes those are some big . . . armpit vents.  The model seriously looks like she’s airing them out.

  • Hetha Innis

    Saw this somewhere online today and averted my eyes because I was anticipating seeing it here instead. This and that Alexander McQueen suit in the same day = amazing red carpet day at T-Lo Int’l!

  • Anathema_Device

    Absolutely in love with this on her. I love florals, but I am still surprised at how well the floral works here given all that seaming.

    • alyce1213

      Amazing job.

  • Lily-Rygh

    Holy crap — this is drop-dead gorgeous.  I’m swooning.

  • KuriousKat

    Love the dress. Not sold on the hair and accessories.

    • decormaven

      Echoing this. I’d like to see the hair pinned to one side with a bejeweled pin. While that bracelet is a stunner, my choice would have been something more neutral. This is a killa dress, and she is wearing it well.

  • TieDye64

    Drop dead gorgeous! THIS is how it’s done.

  • jmorino08


  • marilyn

    That is a fantastic dress.  The print is designed to change, so it makes the dress look interesting.  No noticeable seams slicing up the print.  The colors are not typical for this type of event, and she looks great.

  • leave_Blake_alone

    I love that she’s wearing a print, but I don’t think this deserves a WERQ. Maybe just a “werk.” Agree that ScarJo should rock something like this.

  • plinkiedoodle


  • Two words: GOR. GEOUS.

  • filmcricket

    Don’t really care for the arm vents, especially since it’s also backless, and those accessories feel pretty limp in the face of that stunning print. But major props for the print and shape of the gown, not to mention the colours. 

  • joything

    Yeah howdy!  The model looks like a model, while the actress looks like a WOMAN. And the dress is a woman’s dress, not a runway-only dress. How often does that happen?

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    Gor Jus.

  • greyhoundgirl

    Yes, this is how you do retro–and this is how you can do sexy, as opposed to sleazy.

  • angela rose

    Folks, she had to keep up with her co-star, the totally turned out Ewan.  By the way, still recovering from that photo of him.

  • Lovely.  Did anyone else think Kim Basinger circa LA Confidential?

  • berkeleygirl

    A personal best… I’ve long feared that Watts suffers from Streep Syndrome – a beautiful woman with a lovely body, hidden in a non-descript gown.  The color, in particular, is gang-busters on her.  

    Speaking of Meryl, I recently saw Hope Springs.  (She’s okay; Tommy Lee Jones, incredible.)  In one scene, she walks into a bedroom in a Grecian goddess-style nightgown, and looks stunning.  All I could think was:  Why can’t you look like THAT on the red carpet, Meryl???

  • Love the hair and adore the dress – especially the print – but am I the only one who thinks she needs to fire her make-up person? It’s distractingly bad.

  • quiltrx

    I’m SUCH the retro glamour fan, and this is just KILLIN’ IT.  Amazing gown, and the perfect hair to go with it.  Kudos on the subtle accessorizing, too.

    I do miss her arm candy, though. 🙂

  • l_c_ann

    Carol Lombard would suggest a bit more peroxide, but would kill for that dress.

  • sweet_potato

    effing fabulous

  • librarygrrl64

    Definitely like a 1930s silver screen goddess. Beautiful.

  • She looks like the lovechild of Madonna and Nicole Kidman. J’adore the dress.

  • Indovina

    It definitely harkens back to the days of Old Hollywood when men were in the closet and women were addicted to prescription medication.

    I can’t really fault it, though. It’s a costume, but it’s her costume.

    And I have to agree wholeheartedly about wearing a print on the red carpet.

  • RzYoung

    She really suits this era. Love the lizard jewellery

  • One of the greatest looks I’ve seen on TLo in ages. 

  • I love this 30s style – looks terrible on me but I do appreciate it when others wear it well.


    What a gorgeous dress and she looks perfect in it!  On a side note: she was on Ellen pledancing yesterday and had on a very chic little blouse. I like her rather understated style most of the time but it is great to see her break out the glamour big guns from time to time. (The real highlight of the interview though was the flashing a pic of her hunky husband on a bicycle with the kids.  He is one of my secret man crushes)

  • afabulous50


  • bluefish

    Who knew that Posen was capable of making such an exquisite gown?  She looks fantastic!

  • Perfection.

  • MoHub

    A lovely take on old-school Hollywood glamor.

  • mmc2315

    I LOVE the print, and in general, I don’t like florals very much.  What’s so great about it is the larger flowers here and here, then bunches of smaller flowers there and there, balancing and flowing.

  • kategs

    I love the wink of gecko bracelet as though it were climbing in the flowers. 

  • amaranth16


  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Excellent!  Hair, makeup and jewelry really set off the dress nicely.

  • SNAPS.

  • bellafigura1

    Beautiful but I don’t like that you can see the underside of the print at the sleeve — with all that effort, couldn’t they line that sleeve with the finished side of the fabric too?  

  • EEKstl

    Superb!  LOVE the earrings with it too.

  • luciaphile

    Wow. I love this. 

  • neofashionista

    THis is gorgeous

  • stacey avelar

    Sorry I think it is bingo time in Florida!