Olga Kurylenko in Roland Mouret

Posted on April 04, 2013

Olga Kurylenko attends the Dublin premiere of ‘Oblivion’ in a Roland Mouret gown paired with a Charlotte Olympia clutch.

Roland Mouret Codrington Pleated Stretch-crepe Gown

Roland Mouret Codrington Pleated Stretch-crepe Gown




[Photo Credit: Getty, net-a-porter.com]

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      ARGHHHHH! Exposed zipper on what might otherwise have been a great dress. And the zipper color doesn’t match perfectly. Either make it deliberately a different color, or have it dyed to match, if you must do this tired technique at all.

      • demidaemon

        Just what I was going to type, almost word for word.

    • Missy Covington

      Exposed zipper strip of utility white noooooo.

      Pardon the word salad. Sentences escape me.

      • barbarienne

        I think gibbering is the appropriate response to that thing down her back. You are spot on.

    • http://twitter.com/mktp michael tanner

      love the color

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=49702581 Susan Bullard Mayer

      Gorgeous…except for that blasted zipper!

    • http://twitter.com/janedonuts Jane Donuts

      Gets a bit too fancy for me in the back, but I love it from the front.

    • tereliz

      Great. Cutouts AND and exposed zipper. Well, it LOOKED like a pretty gown…

    • gabbilevy

      Classic, gorgeous, great color, great des–*needle scratch* WHY?! Roland Mouret, why!?!

    • warnerave

      she’s the fan bingbing of russia! :)

    • Jessi03

      Olga. Give me that dress. It’s my favorite color.

    • charlotte

      Scrolldown zippocalypse!

      • http://www.ellenciompi.com/ NurseEllen

        Brilliant coinage!

        I also have to ask, is there something cheesy about wearing green to an Irish event?

        • charlotte

          As someone who lived in Ireland, I don’t think it’s cheesy. The color green is part of the Irish pride, so I guess they appreciate it (and this dress isn’t bright shamrock green, which would have made it more cheesy in my opinion).

    • http://twitter.com/FlyoverFi FlyoverFi

      I didn’t think I could hate anything more than exposed zippers. Turns out randomly exposed bias tape added to exposed zippers tops the list.

    • Introspective

      such a turnaround fug if there ever was one. but olga can wear the hell out of some clothes cant she? she is rocking even the worst of duds on this mission impossible: oblivion poledance with tom.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000393765005 Garcia Loca

      I love the front view. Not going to comment on the back.

    • Julie Fountain

      This is like, turnaround fug. Similar to scrolldown fug. Beautiful in the front, trainwreck in the back. Can we send out a memo? Cutouts, exposed zippers, and platforms – all dead!

    • MilaXX

      Would love this if it wasn’t for the exposed zipper.

    • lexilexi

      This dress just looks cheap.

    • unbornfawn

      It is a lovely look ruined by a hem that is too long and an exposed zipper.

    • butterflysunita

      She looks fantastic, despite weird zipper. Beautiful color.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-Charlotte-Siewierkiewicz/503556621 Jessica Charlotte Siewierkiewi

      Why does everybody add (visible) zippers to things that don’t need zippers? Like this dress. Or many shirts, with a zipper on the back. What, is the width of our heads expanding? Did the industry make a surplus of zippers, and now they have to get rid of them?

      • barbarienne

        Even a surplus of zippers doesn’t mean they have to expose them! It’s like some science-fictional virus infected all designers’ staffs and they collectively forgot how to do a proper zipper.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-Charlotte-Siewierkiewicz/503556621 Jessica Charlotte Siewierkiewi

          Yes, a virus, or the borrowed crack the PR-judes sometimes use.

    • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

      I was in love with that dress until I saw the zipper (weeps).

      • conniemd

        This completely. Its color is elegant, the front is gorgeous and even the cutouts are okay. BUT THAT ZIPPER!!!

    • http://twitter.com/mannahattamamma MannahattaMamma

      who is she and why do we have to look at her?

    • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

      Man, way to fuck it all up right at the finish line.

    • ConnieBV

      For a dress that likely costs more than my mortgage you would THINK she could afford to dye that bias tape green. It’s a shame. She’ 95% WERQ

      • formerlyAnon


    • MikeW_Vegas

      I love the color here.. and I don’t even mind the cutouts, as they’re not OTT.. but I ABHOR that visible zipper. ESPECIALLY with the white bias tape.. WTF??

    • http://twitter.com/lisledanielle Danielle Lisle

      -THIS- close.

    • http://www.facebook.com/darva.sutra Darva Sutra

      Good God that zipper ruins the dress. That “design detail” is bad enough on it’s own, but, I mean, WTF are the white margin or selvage things on it? Why would this obvious mistake ever be allowed out in public? For $3,600 (click on Net-a-Porter link) this is ridick. I do, however, love the gown’s cut and simplicity from the front.

    • Sunraya

      The. Zipper doesn’t bother me as much as the lips!!! Oh, so much color, too much!!!

    • ralish

      I… I don’t understand. This dress costs quite a bit of money, I assume. So why didn’t they have the right fabric for the zipper? This can’t be that difficult to accomplish. And, if it is, why not just use a regular ol’ hidden zipper? I’m more pissed off at this than I should be, especially since she didn’t even have to pay for this gown. But, it still feels like a rip off!

    • rh33

      I loved until I saw that damn zipper. STOP!!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/candice.booth.79 Candice Booth

      Stunning and I actually like the exposed zipper.

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      She looks COMPLETELY different here. I love this shade of green – and it looks gorgeous on her. The lipstick shade is a little off to me… too orange-y? I don’t love the slicked-back hair on its own, but it works for the dress. The back of the dress is too fussy, though. I wish the designer had kept the back a little simpler, and that includes hiding that stupid zipper.

    • cowper

      I’m worried about her well-being after seeing that first photo–her arms look really thin. In others, they look ok, but now she looks a bit…gaunt….to me.

    • PastryGoddess

      Tom Who? She is pole dancing on this press tour like nobody’s business.

      Good job girl

    • In_Stitches

      The color and the shape of that dress are great, but that’s about it. The clown lips and the ‘just getting out of the pool’ hair don’t quite work.

    • hillmad

      She is adorable!

    • AuntHo

      I love Miss Olga, I love the green on her, I love Roland Mouret and I don’t even mind exposed zippers. So why do I hate all of this? The feelings, they are so complicated.

    • BrooklynBomber

      Hate the back of the dress, love the front. She’s dogging Fan Bing Bing for fabulousness. Actually, no: nobody can touch the Bing, but Olga’s way up there for adorableness.

    • H2olovngrl

      Oh great. Are coral lips a ‘thing’ now?

      • editrixie


    • MarissaLG

      The tape on the zipper really looks bad. I think in theory, an exposed zipper can be fine and give a more traditional gown some edge. I don’t think it was necessarily needed in this case. I HATE her slicked-back hair though. It just looks greasy.

    • Jacqueline Wessel

      Great dress except for the zipper and it’s too long. She looks good.

    • http://kingderella.tumblr.com/ kingderella

      gorgeous neckline, nice colour. i like the cutouts in the back, and even the exposed zipper.

      but whats that white shit there? also, dont love the hair, and the red lips are maybe not the best choice to go with this particular green.

    • nannypoo

      She looks better without the annoying little accessory she’s been pictured with lately. I like this a lot, but that lipstick is bad.

    • formerlyAnon

      Man, every time she turned down chocolate is justified by the way she looks in that dress!

      I feel like everyone else about that zipper & double that for the white reinforcing it. Nonetheless, evil, apparently never, never, never-ending exposed zipper fad notwithstanding, Mouret does this so. much. better. than those who are -ahem- inspired -ahem- by him.

    • Janet B

      So sad it’s funny.

    • MoHub

      If only she hadn’t turned around!

    • http://www.facebook.com/bert.keeter Bert Keeter

      Take out the Project Runway exposed zipper detail and it’s a TEN!

    • Anniebet

      Design does not compute. Who the heck would think sewing a zipper onto a strip of white fabric would be a good idea? Was someone supposed to cut off the white crap before it was worn? I just can’t..

    • LaSylphide

      Will somebody PLEASE explain the zipper thing? I read someplace that when zippers were first invented, people wore them exposed because they were expensive, and having a zipper in your clothes was an indication of wealth. Does that still apply? Do we need to be told these people have more money than most of us? Without the zipper, would we have mistaken the wearer of this dress as a field hand? Just curious.

    • librarygrrl64

      A beautiful gown in a stunning color ruined by an effing exposed zipper.