Amber Heard in Valentino

Posted on January 16, 2013

Amber Heard attends The Art of Elysium 6th Annual ‘Heaven’ Gala Black Tie Charity Gala in Valentino.

Valentino Spring 2013 Collection/Model: Kasia Struss (WOMEN)



[Photo Credit:, Emiley Schweich/PR Photos]

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  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Valentino is designing for “Sister Wives” now?

    • That is 100% Polygamist Compound Drag.

      • frannyprof

        LOL!!! You said it better than I ever could have.

    • belfebe

      That’s exactly what I thought.

    • drdarke

      “Five AM – Time for Milking….”

  • eowyn_of_rohan

    Little Whorehouse on the Prairie.

  • SewingSiren

    I love this. Too much bronzer, but other than that it’s damn near perfect.

    • H2olovngrl


  • Hate this dress.  It’s from Valentino’s recent “dead flowers” collection (my name not his). The whole collection was a total miss, sadly.

    • ChiliP

      The print doesn’t bother me so much- in fact, if it didn’t have that weird bib on the front, this would be a striking dress. The satiny collar needs to go too.

      • ankali

         I completely agree. I actually love the dandelion print, but the bib and especially the mini-Peter Pan collar are not good. In other news, the hair and makeup are pretty, but look like they belong with another dress.

      • Lily-Rygh

         It’s the color of the satiny collar that is so weird, I think.  Why does it look dirty?  Like her spray-tanner missed?

        • teensmom99

          I feel like I should have realized that this was where Valentino was heading.

        • ballerinawithagun

          I rather like the dress but yes, the color of that collar…A black pointed collar would have been lovely. The dress seems appropriate for the event.

    • Nariya

      I’m with you on the dead flower vibe.  I thought of mold, actually, but similar “ick” reaction.  The combination of the drab print and the sister-wife cut is just no.  On top of that, her makeup looks like it goes with black leather or something with an aggressive edge. Bit of a mismatch.

      On the plus side, she’s pretty.

  • Claudia Fernandes

    Little house on the prairie gets fancy hairdoo

  • MoHub

    Back in the day, and before she defaulted entirely to pant, Katharine Hepburn would have rocked this big time.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    Maybe excessive bronzer&shimmer use is not the smartest thing when you get your Victorian on.

    • zenobar

      Looks like Half-Pint was running around without her sunbonnet again.

  • 3boysful

    I like the earrings.

  • tardisten

    Fancy dressing gown. I bet Dame Maggie Smith has this tossed carelessly over a slipper chair in her boudoir.

  • I hate that pink/beige collar. It just looks like she got her foundation all over it.

  • ralish

    I love the fabric, but the top looks too bib-like for me.

  • JasmineAM

    Obviously being with Johnny Depp has severely affected her style.

  • zenobar

    Is this…I’m not sure what this is, exactly.  It’s kind of interesting.  I could almost get behind it, if it weren’t for the hiddy yoke-and-peter-pan-collar combo.  Maybe even if they just lost the collar. 

    I don’t know.  I’m tired and confused and this isn’t helping.

  • Lucas Huntington

    Someone robbed their dead grandma’s grave for that dress.

  • If I were her I’d be kind of irritated that all of the dandelions stuck to my dress whilst I was out picking greens for the supper table.  Durned wind. Tarnation.

  • I think in this case changing the runway look was a mistake – inexplicably the sleeves are lined now, which makes the pink collar totally weird, where it was only partially weird in the runway look.  And, strangely, the sleeves are too tight on her. Not flattering at all. Also – the bib? NO.

    • MilaXX

       agreed, lining the sleeves makes the collar stand out in a bad way & the sleeves are too tight on her.

      • Qitkat

        And what a bizarre design choice. Why? serves no purpose.
        But at first glance, I liked this dress. A little bit out of the ordinary.

  • Judy_J

    Ma Ingalls is gettin’ all dolled up for a night on the town with Pa.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      And they’re gonna party like it’s 1899!!!

  • sweet_potato

    Did the invitations to this event require weird dresses?

  • decormaven

    Pageant makeup for a pioneer look. The what?

  • The prairie dress combined with the Sister Wives hair is tipping this look way too far into Wealthy Polygamist Wife territory. Like she’s the First Wife and got to attend the event with her patriarch husband, while the lesser wives had to stay home and take care of the kids.

  • Annabelle Archer

    It took me a minute, because there are parts that I like, but as a whole it’s just not working.  Busy print, aggressively busy bust area, needless satin and too much bronzer overpower a floaty, romantic idea of a dress. 

  • Fyolette

    I actually love the dress itself, but it a) doesn’t go with her current coloring (too much tan; also if a brunette is attempting it, the shade of brown should be deeper, or even black) and b) clashes with the rest of the styling. They tried to bump it up into chic with evening jewelry, heavy make up and superhigh hair, but that’s just not the way this dress works. 
    I would suggest a messier, soft JBFish up do(just make sure it’s still looking brushed and shiny); lay off the bronzer; matte charcoal eyeshadow to softly accentuate the eyes (it looks a bit too severe right now) and fresh pink/peachy lip to lighten up the look, and probably ditch the white belt for a skinny one in turquoise or light blue. Then again, that would make it definitely not a gala look, but what will you do?
    Oh, and that hairdo is aging her like nobody’s business.

  • I would be on board if it didn’t have the twee Peter Pan color. I really like the print but the front piece and neckline make it dowdy.

  • mjude

    i kinda like it

  • I kind of like the late Victorian feel of this, but the hair is a little literal and the makeup too harsh. I realize it won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but I think it’s rather pretty on her.

  • Just .. no. Did they really swap out the sheer fabric that VERY slightly improved the runway look for something shiny and cheap looking? Yuck!

  • I hate how Valentino’s dresses look on starlets.. 

  • minnye

    Not crazy about the bib, but I love the print and and sleeves. Overall I think the dress is quite graceful. I do object to the Gibson Girl hair, which takes it to ‘costume’… and the Aguilera makeup, which takes it to, well, bleccch.

  • I think that the dress just doesn’t work with her coloring, at least not in these pictures. The dress is a bit overwrought, but I can still sign off on it. And it fits her beautifully, but the color isn’t right.

  • MilaXX

    I get that they wanted an edgier face to contrast the potential for twee-ness in the dress, but this is overdone and generally awful. She looked like an over baked cookie.

  • leave_Blake_alone


  • Scarlet39

    I love the fabric, but I don’t like the  bib (I hope that’s the right term) design

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    Wow, my Mom was really fashion forward in 1973…she wore a dress very like this to a neighbor’s wedding!

  • OK, so T.Lo declared a moratorium on comparing floral fabrics to curtains or sofas, BUT I would absolutely love this as curtains and scatter cushions (in another life when I didn’t have a cat who climbed curtains).

    • BrooklynBomber

      I see this more as bathroom wallpaper. And I don’t mean that as a bad thing!

    • MilaXX

      OMG the kitten is losing her baby teeth and chewing EVERYTHING!! I’m ready to buy her a dog bone. I caught he gnawing on a chair leg the other day.

      •  Urchin was past teething when we got her, so fortunately we never had that. Just climbing things for attention and a constant stream of conversation.

        • MilaXX

           Aloysious never did, but Stormie  besides being very, very busy is just gnawing like crazy.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    it’s so…schoolmarmish…..

  • nighty negligee

  • Puck Thornton

    Love the skirt, the top is too much Little House On The Prairie. Also too much bronzer. Like the poofy hair, though.

  • Hiss! Bitter kittens. This is quite retro lovely. 

  • Sara LaBatt

    Love this fabric but I don’t feel this was the best way to use it.  Too fussy, too much detail, and that collar and bib I don’t like.  Can we just take the fabric and make a new dress?  Something more simple?  Also, she is a beautiful woman, wowza.

  • I find the dress a little matronly, but her make-up is what really throws this look off.  If you’re going to wear couture Gunne Sax, then you should have light, natural make-up.

  • Stubenville

    Designer sister wife. BZZZZZT! Thanks for playing. Out.

  • gabbilevy

    I sort of love this.

  • Sara__B

    The runway gown is fine — light and pretty, if a bit busy. Ms. Heard’s version is a dingy color,  and her styling and tan overpower the dress. Not a great look.

  • crash1212

    Took me a bit of time and several looks back…but I really like this. I love the textile (I hear Tim Gunn in my brain every time I use/hear that word) and I like the styling choices. Dandelions…guess botanicals are having a moment, and it’s fine by me.

  • Alexandra Simons


  • ecallaw1977

    I really like it.  I would have loved to read TLo’s thoughts on this one.

  • I love the last picture, since I cannot see the awful bib.

  • It takes a really beautiful woman to wear that ugly of a dress.
    But to follow after others, I think it would be much prettier without the lobster bib and Peter Pan collar. I’m not a big fan of the print either. Sigh, so much wrong and yet so much right. 

  • Jillaine13

    I like the gown a lot but agree her makeup is too tan/heavy looking.  

  • snarkykitten

    good lord that is hideous

  • warnerave

    is she attending the AMish awards night?

  • l_c_ann

    First thought (unfair, but…) Anthony Ryan hair.


  • kimmeister

    I agree with all that the makeup and dress don’t go together.  But man, her face is stunning.

  • Kristy Evans

    Looks like someone wants to be Florence Welch.

  • Ruth Preston

    Makeup by Nagel. Dress by Ingalls Wilder.

  • littlemac8

    What’s that old timey expression about wearing your “best bib and tucker?”  Well here it is and it’s a NO in the 21st century!!

  • Imasewsure

    Interesting dress…. horrible makeup… hate the hair and earrings too but I do actually like that dress…. hmmmm dunno

  • Janet B

    Pretty fabric.

  • nannypoo

    Pioneer Girl at the Prom. 

  • ojosazules

    The bodice on this gown sucks. The embellishment looks pretty one moment, but the next seems like a fungus. Amber is gorgeous.

  • amenaneri

    I adore the blown  dandelion print, but the bib front does make it a little Mormon.  I really like it other than that, and her hair and makeup are gorgeous. 

  • frannyprof

    Did the invite describe the dress code as “frumpy formalwear?”

  • Very pretty schoolmarm.

  • Eww

  • butterflysunita

    From the neck up, she looks beautiful.  From the neck down…I’m sorry, but that is a nightgown.  

  • guest2visits

    This dress is waiting to go horribly wrong on the next body that tries to put it on. 
    ONLY because it is Amber Heard does it actually look good.

  • AuntieAnonny


  • Trisha26

    The runway look is breezy & effortless and very pretty. Amber looks dressed for the role of a maiden aunt in a period drama. Pretty face.

  • Zippypie

    That is unfortunate.

  • quiltrx

    That’s not her dress.  Or hair.  Or face.

  • jw_ny

    I like it from behind, and the print is interesting.  The front with that bib, is awful.  

  • It’s pretty (though very “sister wife”), but I almost wish she was wearing the runway version, with the sleeves a little more sheer.

  • barbarienne

    What the fuck is up with these stunning women and their polygamist cult dresses? Why is this happening? WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE WORLD?!?!

    It’s like a “Harrison Bergeron” scenario. “You are too beautiful. You must wear an ugly sack.”

  • i guess that it deserves the ‘sister wives’ joke…but DAMN, I LOVE IT!!!

  • kathrineb

    There is a lot going on with this dress and not in a good way.

  • Beautiful face ruined by Farmwife dress.

  • bluefish

    Less sister wives than Mildred Pierce at home waiting for lover boys to show up.  A lovely dress — out of time.  The model is wearing it better and it doesn’t seem to call for a deep tan.

  • Jessi03

    Is Gunne Sax trendy again?

  • B_C_J

    I love the print and the bib and peter pan collar, while not exactly my aesthetic, would have worked if perhaps the dress were backless. As it stands the dress looks very schoolmarmish.

  • peachy

    beautiful girl, with a dress that was ruined because it wasn’t hemmed well. the runway version is PERFECTLY hemmed and really makes the dress.

  • Monabel

    Waste of an interesting fabric.

  • look at the color of her hands compared to her face


  • BIg mistake w/ the schoolmarm hair.  She should’ve gone w/ a more modern ‘do.

  • librarygrrl64

    A pretty fabric ruined by a prairie-style design.