Kirsten Dunst in Louis Vuitton

Posted on January 15, 2013

Okay, Kittens. Load up on your Ovaltine and Tang this morning, because, like yesterday, we’ve got a whole buttload of gowns and dresses to get through. In a way, awards season makes us a little sad, because the boys get shunted off to the side and you can pretty much forget about “On the Street” posts for a while.

Oh, what are we saying? GOWNS, darlings! GOWNS and BITCHERY! Isn’t that what life is all about?

Hit it, Kiki.

Kirsten Dunst attends The Art of Elysium’s 6th Annual HEAVEN Gala in Louis Vuitton.

Louis Vuitton Spring 2013 Collection/Models: Marcele Dal Cortivo (OUI)/Pauline Hoarau (ELITE)

We admit, we’re a bit surprised that so many ladystars apparently were dying to wear the mod-inspired checkerboard pieces from this collection. We would have figured, since most of them can’t be bothered with things like color and print, that they’d all avoid these dresses like the plague. But the designs must’ve stirred something in them, because they appear to be quite popular.

We have to say, Kirsten’s really killing it in this dress. She looks gorgeous. We even like the soft hair and extremely simple clutch. She’s letting the whole look rest on that dress, and that’s as it should be. Nicely done.


[Photo Credit: Getty,]

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  • Reneesance

    This is the best miss Kiki has looked in a LONG TIME.  Go get it girl!

    • Agreed.  This dress is reinforcing my identity as someone who loves columnar clothing.  Sh*t is chic.  

    • A. W.

      This Kiki is marvelous!

    • Mary_Shelley

      Luv.  It.

  • nannypoo

    I love this. She looks beautiful.

  • AnnaleighBelle

    I love it, although I’m concerned for her boobs.  The back, the neckline, all my favorites.

    • jtabz

      Indeed, that is one tortured bustline … You can really tell in the third picture from the bottom. The vibe of the dress suits her to a T, but that could not have been comfortable.

    • This was my first thought, the fit in the bust is giving her square boobs, but the style and overall look is quite striking on her.

    • mom2ab

      This is not a dress for anyone with boobs.  Its essentially a checkered tablecloth and must lay flat to be attractive.  That said- Kirsten sneaks under the wire with some serious “restraining garments” and looks stunning.

    • kimmeister

      I never realized that this collection had open backs until now!

  • That’s an awesome dress, though I’m not fond of the exposed back on this one. Let the pattern do all the talking with something as bold as that print, but yeah, she looks amazing.

  • Jangle57

    She looks great in it and I do like the dress, but honestly, if I look at to too long, my eyes start seeing spots….

    • Agreed, it gives me vertigo.

  • Deac82

    Altering this dress must be one hell of a task and involves lots of cursing.  I commend her for going so fitted with the look, unlike Kerry Washington’s more loose approach.  

  • thecitysleeps

    I agree.  A lot of boobage too, but it works in this case.  I love the choice of shoes, in this case.  Mod chic.

  • Sobaika

    Very nice. So much better than Kerry’s attempt with this collection.

  • Patricia Gillett

    This is cute on her. Not sure many other ladystars could pull this off without looking clownish. 

  • carolie_king

    And if she passes out, which to me she always looks like she’s about to do, someone can use her for a checkerboard.

  • She looks great, but it’s smushing her boobs and making them look weird…Heidi would disapprove.

    • nannypoo

       Heidi would say “Let ’em run free like mine, let ’em feel the wind in their little faces, and, while you’re at it, slit it up the front and stick your leg out so everyone can see your lady parts”.

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

     It’s a beautiful dress and she carries it well, but I can’t help thinking it ages her ten years. She looks forty to me in these pics.

  • nicole seligman

    love this on her! she chose the right color for sure and a much better fit than that disaster miss washington wore the other day. chic from every angle, miss kiki!

  • Spicytomato1

    Ovaltine and Tang, lol.

    I like brown and I like checks but this collection is a bit too much for me, especially the belly-baring, two-piece number on the model, whoa. 

    I wasn’t keen on Kiki’s look either until I saw the back. Beautiful. 

    And now I’m craving a square of chocolate. LV, you’re not helping my post-holiday eating habits!

  • MilaXX

    I was just going to comment  on the amount of lady stars wearing this and the black/white version. I like Kiki’s look, but I wish she was wearing a different shoe.

    • Whever

      Can you imagine this with a deep teal almond-toe pump? The contrast would look great. As it is, it looks a little uniform-y. I’m not sure WHERE this would be a uniform, but still.

  • She looks absolutely stunning!

  • IAmJ

    Ballsy! I think she looks great, albeit a little too squished in the bust. Also, the makeup seems a bit too low-key for this look.

  • OrigamiRose

    A hard look to pull off head to toe, but she does it.  Bravo.

  • M_E_S

    Wow, this fits her so much better than the model!  I love the neckline, and I really think she’s pulling it off (plus brown!  a brown gown!  I love it!).

  • I’m a fan of the dress and the look, but too much and too long.  Would be better as a cocktail length dress.  

    • filmcricket

      That’s my feeling too. That print is not meant for a gown.

    • amywinns

       Or as a Mod mini (not microskirt). Would make it POW. This much of that print (on her on or on model) goes on too long.

      (Though as it is, I applaud her perfectly tailored hem… if she’s going to go to the floor, trailing the pavement would be a shame.)

  • Jillaine13

    One of my favorite dresses this year.  I love the crispness and it fits her perfectly.  Look at that hem.  

    • mhleta

      Look at the boobs. Not so much.

  • decormaven

    For me, I think the hair should be more styled & smooth to be in concert with the clean geometry of the dress. Great ring- kudos to the smart stylist who put together this look.

    • kimmeister

      The ring is my favorite part of this look!

  • lilibetp

    You don’t think the top is a little tight?

  • joancarol

    But, I hate her friggin’ roots!!

  • Kayceed

    Great dress, but it is compressing her bosom. I’m guessing some darts would help, but given the fabric and that the dress is likely borrowed, not going to happen. Too bad.

    • l_c_ann

      It does have side darts, but it wasn’t made for her, so the darts aren’t enough to prevent squashing.

  • jw_ny

    I like.  Her keeping everything else simple helps to keep the overall look from being clownish…so, good on her.  I kind of dislike the pointy brown shoes, especially how they peek out from the bottom, but I’ve got no suggestions on another option…

  • captrenault


  • I love this! I originally loved the collection, but I didn’t think it would translate well to the red carpet, but I was wrong about that. This is gorgeous.

  • ‘Gowns and Bitchery’ is the name of my ‘Hole’ cover band.

    • Chickadeep

       TLo had better trademark “GOWNS and BITCHERY” ASAP, because that is a boutique chain waiting to happen!

  • Stubenville

    Kinda liked it until the back. Sorry, no.

    And now I’m craving Chex Mix.

    I hope T and Lo are well rested, because it isn’t nice to suggest that stylists should be set on fire (even if those shoes were heinous.)

  • Pants_are_a_must


    I don’t think the colors of this dress flatter her at all. She looks super pink and also uncomfortable.

    • kimmeister

      Maybe she calls this her “Neapolitan ice cream look.”

  • H3ff

    I do like the dress but think Kirsten’s complexion is slightly too ruddy for the colours. They would be difficult for ANYONE to pull off, though.

  • velomango

    I’m surprised that the matchy shoes didn’t get a peep! I was expecting to read that she should have gone with a muted bronze or something along those lines. Overall, I like the look and I bet it’s a fun dress to wear.

  • Is everyone looking at the same picture I am?

    • DeborahJozayt

      I think it looks really bad on her, particularly the color against her skin tone. The matchy, pointy shoes are really distracting also. You’re not alone!

    • understateddiva

       hate it.

  • The pose with her hands in front of her ladyparts doesn’t do the dress any favors, and I hate her make-up.  What did she smear on her cheeks…peanut butter?

  • Love it despite its shapelessness and it looking so much more stiff on Kiki than it does on the model.

  • HobbitGirl

    It’s an interesting dress, but it is totally smashing her boobs in an unflattering way. You can see where the fabric is straining. Not a nice (or comfortable) look.

  • In_Stitches

    The construction of that fabric makes the whole thing a bit stiff; she looks like she was covered loosely in wrapping paper.  I wish it was chopped at the knee to let the look breathe a bit. 

  • Judy_J

    That dress is beautifully made…look how perfectly the squares are lined up!  She looks great, for all the reasons you pointed out.  Love it.

  • theblondette

    Nooooo, how can anyone love this when that’s happened to her BOOBS? omg omg D: I clutch my bosom in sympathy.

  • I want to like it….but I keep seeing ‘holiday wrapping paper’. out. And wanted to hang a beaded curtain in my bedroom door.

  • Not for the timid. LOVE it.

  • kmk05

    …Ooooh, am I the only one not really liking it? The shape is gorgeous but that colour is really unflattering. It’s really drab, especially paired with her blond hair. At least don’t bring all your hair forward, Kiki. This would have worked better on a darker brunette, I think.

    • schadenfreudelicious

      i am with you, i dont think it works with her coloring at all, and speaking of which, girl really needs to attend to those roots…

  • mhleta

    This is kind of a thrilling dress. Are each one of those squares individually stitched together??? Really?? I love the bronze and the neckline, but the shape looses it’s fabulosity on Kirsten as the eye travels downward. It wants something defining the waist a bit, doesn’t it? Her bust is looking very smooshed and distorted also. Hair and makeup, beautiful. 

    • l_c_ann

      The close up strongly implies that the pattern is woven in, not sewn together.  Look at the sleeve detail next to the handbag highlight.   Where the seam there is sewn, it’s a perfect match, but you can see how heavy the fabric is (or we wouldn’t be able to see the threads in the individual stitches).  And how that sewn seam differs from the ‘weave’ where the squares came together because they were made that way. 

  • SewingSiren

    I wouldn’t think the color or the woven pattern of the dress would put the stars off as much as the silhouette being away from the body and the firmness of the fabric, both of which have not been popular for a long time. And unless everyone is wearing it you will look a little tree trunky. I think she looks great however and bravo for the new (ish).

  • shelley514

    I’m kind of liking this one.  I’m a feind for costumey looks though.

  • Annabelle Archer

    Fun! Love the fit, love the length, love the hair and makeup.
    Am a wee bit concerned that when I first glanced the thumbnail, I saw Kim Catrall, but hopefully that’s my problem, not Kiki’s.

  • GorgeousThings

    Did she change in the ladies’ room at the gala? There’s not a wrinkle to be seen on that gown, and that fabric wrinkles. I know – I’ve seen it.

    My only problem with the looks in this collection are that they will be immediately dated, and we’ll be sick to death of them by mid February. But that’s later. For now, she is killing it!

  • alyce1213

    I like the shapes of this new LV look, but I’m not really on board with the profusion of checkerboard.  All the clothing looks like woven handbags.

  • ccm800


  • Chickadeep

    Feeling like the cheese that stands alone, but I *hate* this dress! Seriously, nothing I like about it – distractingly busy pattern, bad, boob-squishing fit, super matchy bag & shoes, wrong colors for Kiki (whom I like)…this just offends my eyes on every level.

    Except for the ring; I like that.

  • B_C_J

    I am not a fan of this dress. It’s too much checkerboard print. She looks like one of the flags they wave at the end of a car race albeit those are black and white and she is in brown. If it was cocktail length perhaps it would work better. The fabric appears to be very stiff and is working against her figure. 

  • bertkeeter

    Awesome….but if this didn’t fit soooo well it would look like a table cloth from an Italian restaurant wrapped around her.

  • Cathy S

    I really like this.

  • Tatiana Luján

    The dres fits weirdly in the bust area and I hate the shoes, but the dress is gorgeous and I love the back.

    • l_c_ann

      I’m just happy to see the back view and thus how they added shape to a rather solid looking column of fabric.  Conventional pleats on the back of the skirt (FWIW) and the sharp bust dart.

  • Anathema_Device

    I like this the more I look at it. It is bold but it isn’t overpowering her. I think she should look a  little less casual in the hair and makeup dept., though. 

  • Laylalola

    Too long, fabric looks weirdly cheap.

  • Ruth Preston

    Loved these when I saw them in Vogue; love this one on Miss Kiki. From what we can see of the shoes, she killed it there, too. Brava, Torrence.

  • I like the dress. But, I think it should end at the knees. The long length is too overwhelming.

  • kayleymaybe


  • elemspbee

    She’s killing it in this dress. But the face? What’s happening to her face? 

  • Imasewsure

    Love it except for the squished boobs…. hope the mod look stays for awhile….

  • mommyca

    Was she airlifted to the event? Not a wrinkle in sight!!! Brava!!!! 

  • E. D.

    Looks great.

  • peachy

    i can’t stand her, but this dress is fabulous. and she looks fabulous IN it. and it looks fabulous ON her. and yes, this dress is quite enough to stand on it’s own — no wild hair, no featheryfurry clutch, no ostentatious jewels, no brown matchy satin platform pumps, no ridic over the top makeup. just kiki and the dress. rock it, gurl.

  • Love it.

  • Aly Light

    As a blond with similar coloring to Kiki, I have to say– we can’t wear that shade of brown. 

  • warnerave

    love it..would probably love it more if it’s above the knee..

  • meebs

    i hate this dress

  • guest2visits

    Love this dress on her – though because the dress already has alot of interest from the print; I would like to close the gap in the back,
    leaving a low neck.  I think it would be more sophisticated and less awkward looking.

  • Qitkat

    While these checkerboards certainly aren’t for everyone, I applaud Kiki here for going for it. Looks great from the back too.
    Besides, the brown matches her hair roots ;-p

  • Dagney

    Check mate.

  • cleep1000

    I like everything but the hair. Those roots are just too dark. (Unless she was trying to match the colors in the dress.)

  • EEKstl

    This is flirting with WERQ territory for me – she is rocking this dress and the accessories are perfect.  Love the slight bump-it hair with this.

  • kaycem

    i like it, but the dress seems to be doing something exceptionally odd to her breasts.  other than that, this is getting many snaps from me.

  • She looks like a checkerboard cake in some sweets-themed version of Alice in Wonderland, and I mean that as a compliment!

  • Zippypie

    I think I would love this as a cocktail dress at the knee.  The full length isn’t doing it for me but as a mod cocktail dress, I would love it.  The back details are very flattering.  But seriously, she couldn’t get her roots done beforehand?  Tacky, Kiki.

  • librarygrrl64

    That dress is doing unkind things to her boobs.

    • raininmai

       Yes, it pains me to look at it.

  • Kate Lorenz

    I cannot believe the tailoring on this thing; all of the boxes lining up perfectly, on all of the seams, and even where the sleeve sits adjacent to the chest.  Sickening.  Stunning! 

    Someone show the kids on Project Runway this dress; no more excuses about how hard it is to line up the fabric.  🙂

    • Iroqhard

      Holy crap I did not notice that till you mentioned it. You are correct. Color me impressed.

  • This is fantastic. So striking. Kiki looks great.

  • Trisha26

    The dress is too tight & is giving her uniboob. I also don’t like hair pulled over both shoulders for front-facing shots – cheating and silly!

  • melanie0866

    Except that her breasts are squashed completely out of shape!  Cool dress, I would love it if it fit her.

  • She looks good, and I like the dress overall, but it looks so heavy.

  • I don’t like it. Not at all. It’s squishing her boobs so much that they are completely distorted and the color makes her skin look too pink and pasty. 

  • Iroqhard

    It’s like she’s going to a formal event at Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. But I mean that in the best way possible. Who WOULDN’T want to go to such a fete? 

  • Looks like I”m the only one who hates this =/ The dress looks stiff and uncomfortable and I don’t like the matchy shoes. A red or navy blue shoe with the hair pulled back would have worked better. 

  • Too stiff. She looks like she’s rolled up in a very expensive winter quilt.

    • JosephLamour

      Yeah, that thing is all about breaking up the pattern while you move. If she’s standing still its besides the point.

  • quiltrx

    Great dress and REALLY flattering on her.  And her hair looks good!  (she does seem oddly incapable of un-pursing her lips here, doesn’t she?)

  • I have to say that I like this backless-but-not-completely-backless look that I’ve seen a few times lately.  It lets those women who are a bit more “well endowed” still wear a bra but have that sexy backless look, too.  Brava, LV, on this one! Looking forward to that particular trend to work it’s way down to the RTW market.

  • bluefish

    Love it.  Fantastic dress.  She looks fabulous.

  • Love it!  She looks great

  • libraangel

    No-I-can’t-agree-with-you-on-this-one> Hurts my eyes.