Marion Cotillard Double Shot

Posted on May 21, 2013

It’s no surprise that Miss Marion would absolutely nail the dress code for Cannes. Not that there’s a literal dress code; just that one shouldn’t default to normal film premiere/Oscars red carpet-style looks. You’re on the Riviera, darlings. And that should inspire something a little more continental and resort than the average red carpet getup.


Marion Cottilard attends the ‘Blood Ties’ Photocall during the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival in an Antonio Berardi dress paired with Jimmy Choo shoes.

Antonio Berardi Fall 2013 Collection/Model: Iris van Berne

Chic, simple, sexy and eye-catching. We’re not exactly in love with the placemat attached to the back of the dress but at least it’s a little interesting. It’s a fab daytime, beachside kind of look.


Marion Cottilard attends the premiere of ‘Blood Ties’ during the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival in a Christian Dior gown paired with Chopard jewelry and Christian Dior pumps.

Christian Dior Resort 2014 Collection/Model: Anna Martynova (NEXT)

This is just plain perfect. Well, the dress is, anyway. We think both the hair and the shoes are a little too stiff for the look. Something breezier with the hair and more open on the feet would have made this look perfect. But the dress itself is fun, beachy-chic and eye-catching.



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  • werika

    The first look is tres chic until she turns around. The second look is the female version of Joseph’s technicolor dream coat. I don’t think Dior works well at Cannes. Cannes is all about going big, and is rightly positioned on the calendar right after the Met Gala.

    • Ditto. I was going to say the same thing. She looks cute in the first dress. It’s a cute fit–except for the back.

      • H2olovngrl

        That back is a total clunker. Not good. Her legs are dynamite, though.

    • Totally agree. The first look is amazing until she turns around, then all is lost for me.

      • The back made me feel ill, like she’s got an unsightly skin condition or pus filled scales.

  • I love the Dior gown.

    • MK03

      It has echoes of the Mondrian dress. Which I love.

  • A.W.

    Those LEGS! Though I must admit, that first dress looks unflattering. Boxy.

    • drdarke

      I don’t agree, A.W. – she makes that minidress look sexy/flirty and fun to wear.

      The second more formal dress she looks nice in, though she look more Bollywood-Star Runway Ready than she should – and unlike Solange Knowles, the wind was not doing its bit making her dress look awesome….

  • msdamselfly

    I love her bee hive hair– so Audrey Hepburn

  • Jessi03

    Mais oui, Marion! Ca, c’est magnifique!

  • Amy909

    I think the second dress would be perfect for Jennifer Lawrence. Haven’t been really impressed with what Dior has been putting on her, and don’t really think the brand suits her, but this dress feels more youthful and fun. Of course, both dresses look great on Marion. She’s up there with Zoe Saldana and her PhD in dress wearing!

  • EdithP

    GORGEOUS in the second dress. The first dress is cute except for the solar panel on the back.

  • I am beginning to understand the idea of a resort collection. In my dream world I am consulting with several designers and their staff, ordering garments, then jetting to the Riviera. Alas! Laundry and a sick child needing antibiotics call me.

    • 3boysful

      Love your daydreams. Hope the sick kiddo recoups soon!

    • ringthing

      Ah, but that’s what makes this blog so great; it inspires wonderful daydreams to make the ordinariness of real life easier to manage. TLo is the modern equivalent of “Calgon, take me away!”

      Sorry about your little one, hope he/she feels better soon.

  • conniemd

    Wow that second dress is actually a gorgeous eye-catching mullet dress. Whoda thunk a mullet dress could look so good. I assume it’s the color blocking and the fact that it’s only a minor mullet.

    • gabbilevy

      The only thing that would have made this look better is if she brought Solange’s wind machine with her. Gorge.

  • Guest

    I have SUCH a girl crush on Marion.

  • Pennymac

    “Solar panel”, “Place mat” LOL! I was thinking non-skid tub mat. Both are very chic. (Can’t believe I said that about a mullet dress!)

  • chrissybee

    The back of that first dress reminds me of being tested for allergies with all those pinpricks. {shudder}

  • Guest

    I’m just gonna go cry now because my face is not Marion’s face.

    • Meg0GayGuys6

      Haha me too. I am this close to bringing that first picture to the hairdresser and say, “just do it” but I fear my face wouldn’t pull it off.

  • Lori

    The mullet dress is never going away, is it?

    • Christian Dior has been making the so called ‘Mullet dress” since he began. That was 1947. As long as they are designed well, which this one is, they look gorgeous, which this one does.

  • She is making a mullet hem and a beehive elegant. I can’t. What is this perfection, and how can I attain it?

  • Rand Ortega

    I don’t like the 2nd dress. Wah! I want to but it’s too Franken (stein not Al). Slightly elegant/ slightly sporty w/ the color stripes? Totally bugs. The styling is tres’ magnifique. Love the hair, the makeup, jewelry. Gorge.

  • Introspective

    Dress 1 is cute. But dress 2 brings the right amount of drama and french chicness to have this BK giving snaps of respect!! Hair is stiff yes, but she is totally selling the look… and im all for it.

  • Kari Jay

    Am I the only one who thinks she is having a major Winona Ryder moment on the first look?

  • NoGovernmentName

    Just watched Rust and Bone last night. She looks very unlike herself in that movie. They really downplayed her beauty (though not Matthias Shoenaerts’… yow). Anyway, I recommend it if you haven’t seen it. I like both these looks. She definitely knows how to dress.

    • Winter_White

      Yow indeed…Marion, Matthias…whales. And she dances in a wheelchair to “Love Shack.”

      • NoGovernmentName

        The Bon Iver songs were beautifully deployed too. The movie kept surprising me, too.

        Did you notice how Marion’s character was consistently de-glammed? In the first scene where she meets Ali, she is all bloody and wrecked looking. After the accident, she looks washed out, depressed, and even dirty. Once she gets back on her feet (pardon the pun), she is dressed kind of weird, in small prints and strange outfits. A lot more of Matthias is displayed (including a rather gratuitous full frontal). It was an interesting movie. I’m going to watch Bullhead, Matthias Schoenaerts’ other movie, which is on Netflix On Demand now. Hoping for more shirtless scenes.

        • Winter_White

          In Bullhead he plays a ‘roided-out, busted-faced, dead-eyed oaf — and still manages to exude a sort Neanderthal attractiveness! 🙂 I always love watching Marion.

          • NoGovernmentName

            There’s a reason why they call him the Bulgin’ Belgian… I can dig me some Neatherthal attractiveness. Gonna watch it this weekend. Agreed about Marion. She is amazing.

          • NoGovernmentName

            Watched Bullhead last night… you didn’t warn me about how painful it would be! What an excruciating movie. But Schoenaerts is definitely a major talent. Wow.

          • Winter_White

            I liked Rust and Bone much better, but was disappointed that MS’s character wasn’t all that much more evolved than his character in Bullhead! Let’s hope he plays an elegant, brilliant aristocrat soon — just to make sure those two thuggish characters aren’t…y’know…HIM. 😉 (Just checked IMDb to see his upcoming films: the list looks promising.)

          • NoGovernmentName

            Have you seen Left Bank or Loft? Both on my Netflix queue now. He is going to be in the English language remake of Loft it seems. He plays a gangster in Blood Ties, which seems like his bailiwick these days. I do hope he branches out, or he’ll be known as that guy with the body who plays thugs with tortured hearts. I mean, I’m a sucker for that, but it would get old after a while.

          • Winter_White

            No, haven’t seen any of his other films. But I’m really looking forward to seeing him in next year’s Animal Rescue, with Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace.

          • NoGovernmentName

            That looks awesome. Will watch. My husband is wondering why I am suddenly so into Belgian cinema… 😉

  • Anniebet

    Both are squee-worthy. First one is a tad short, though.

    On the second look, I’m adoring the shoes. Also, I’m trying to figure out if that’s an actual bracelet or a length of lace around her wrist. If it’s jewelry, kudos Chopard. Either way, it doesn’t really go with the outfit.

    • scrappy1

      Agree re: the bracelet. Lovely, but an odd choice.

      • decormaven

        Love that bracelet, but the floral motif against the strong fabric graphic is a little unbalanced to me.

  • MilaXX

    First look isn’t working for me. I prefer the model’s version with the flap and I hate her shoes. I like the second look a whole lot better, but I’m not crazy about the Bride of Frankenstein hair or the ankle straps.

  • Cz

    I’ve added the second look to my repertoire for when I am pretending to be fabulous in my head.

  • Mary229

    I think she looks fabulous in both outfits.

  • SugarSnap108

    OK, I think she’s gorgeous and is incapable of looking bad. But I really don’t like either of these dresses. The back panel on the first is just awkwardm and I like the skirt the model is wearing better. The second dress is….I tried, but I can’t abide by a mullet hem. And her shoes with both looks are fug. On the bright side, her face is perfection.

  • kimiakay

    Marion always has that je ne sais quoi about her. I love both looks. The place-mat in the back of the first was unexpected, but the color of the dress and the boat neck and draping of the other panels just flow. I don’t know many who could wear the beehive hair with the second look, but it looks lovely with the dress. Her makeup is flawless. On her the mullet hem just works. Again, the lines of the dress with the color blocking help it to flow. Just beautiful.

  • sado

    This site and two clowns at the helm gets more pathetic by the minute………you are officially the wall mart of fashion sites………

    • Anniebet

      Ignoring the ignorant is the way to go. (whoops, I failed)

    • carpediva

      It’s ‘Walmart’, dear. I find when I attempt to be cutting it’s best not to overlook little details like that.

      • MoHub

        Eck-zackly! If one is going to be smartass, one first has to demonstrate that one is smart.

    • Oooh, stamp your angry little feet! We’ll try to remember you the next time we’re front row at Fashion Week, darling! Or when the eight millionth visitor hits our site this month!

      It just KILLS you, doesn’t it?

  • filmcricket

    Although I might pick something other than the placemat on the back of the first dress, I’ve always thought the backs of dresses should be as – or more – interesting than the front, since on the front you have face and boobs to break up the look. There’s less differentiation on the back, so there should be some visual interest there. And, placemat aside, that dress is darling and she is rocking it.

    The 2nd one I’m not as fond of, but I adore the beehive & the jewels.

  • That first dress, it looks like she’s got Lady Cassandra from Doctor Who on her back.

  • PeaceBang

    I’m disappointed in both looks. The first one feels skimpy and not flattering from the front while the back is just “oh, a placemat.” And the shoes are atrocious. The second dress is great but the hair and make-up just too harsh. I worship you, Marion. Come back to me.

  • I think the second look is a WERQ! Maybe I’ll give into your opinion of the shoes but she is rockin’ the shit out of it.

  • Call me Bee

    Love that evening dress with those shoes and that hair. Sorry, dear Uncles. She looks perfect here.

  • Maybe a three hour dinner and board meeting are leaving me exhausted and cranky, but I’m full of meh. My complaints are similar to other BKs, as are my praises.
    I’ll have to look in the morning with fresh eyes and coffee.

    • Fresh eyes and coffee later…
      I am still mildly offended by the shoes in the first look. The place mat has grown on me.
      I am still madly in love with the hair and face in the second look, but now feeling as if it doesn’t go with the almost sporty feel of the dress.

  • Just love that girl!

  • GTrain

    Love the first look so much. I had no idea she had such nice, long legs!

  • quiltrx

    That is one magical mullet dress! Love it. Just needed some wind or some fast walking around to get it moving.

  • I love both dresses on her, but in both cases, I wish she’d gone a different route with the shoes. I like her hair in the second set in theory, but it’s a bit too stiff. But still… she’s just gorge.

  • JauntyJohn

    Sorry, but the macrame solar panel on the first dress just… can’t. So pretty otherwise.
    The second gown… sure. Yes.

  • The second look is the formal Hotdog On A Stick uniform.

  • carpediva

    Because she so seldom wears earrings it’s a nice and impactful change.

  • Christian Dior has been making the so called ‘Mullet dress” since he began. That was 1947. As long as they are designed well, which this one is, they look gorgeous, which this one does. I believe that that second look is WERQ worthy. Maybe the hair can come down a few inches, but still WERQ worthy in my book! Plus Mrs. Marion is one of the FIERCEST creatures on this Earth!

  • procrastinatrice

    She is perfect in every imaginable way. And that second look is a WERQ, The beehive adds some much needed drama to a lovely, but low-key look.

  • sleepycat

    in the first one she sort of looks like Megan Draper.

  • SewingSiren

    Both looks are perfectly suited day and evening events at European seaside resort awards festivals.

  • BeeBeauNYC

    I love that Dior dress and she is fabulous in it, but I will admit the first thing I thought when I saw the dress was “Partridge Family”.

    • Patricia Gillett

      Come on get HAPPY!

  • Sara Brams-Miller

    I kinda love the “placemat” on the back. I think it would have been better in a v or diamond shape, but still beautiful! The second dress is AWESOME! Very Mondrian!

  • carnush

    She’s stunning. Her makeup is perfect on both occasions – that’s how you wear your makeup for day and evening.

  • Susan

    Her gorgeous looks, her style, her talent, her skill with languages, what can I say? It is just like looking in the mirror! the one at the carnival, sadly. Love her!

  • Dior wins the PR Make-a-pretty-dress-with-this-bag-of-fabric-remnants challenge hands down!

  • tereliz

    I was not sold on that Dior dress when it came down the runway—I think my initial reaction was “beach cover-up”—but on Marion I love it! Even with that hair (though her hair with the Berardi is perfect!). Great pumps.

  • I hate the first dress. And I think that it is too short, even though she can wear it, it just looks odd. The proportions looked better on the model; in fact, perhaps the issue is that there should have been an underskirt that was omitted when Marion wore this. But even adding that back wouldn’t make up for the clunky placemat on the back of the dress.

    The second dress is beautiful, though I would personally prefer one less color swatch.

  • deathandthestrawberry

    That first dress is a turnaround fug for me. Love, love, loved it until saw the placemat on the back.

    Still, she is gorgeous. Always.

  • The B-52s called. They want their hair back

  • Patricia Gillett

    Whatever the hell is wrong with the hem on the first dress killed it for me, even before the placemat.

    I LOVE the second, even tough I typically hate mullet hems. It’s so sleek.

    Let’s not speak of the hair, though.

  • lilyvonschtupp

    *hums La Vie en Rose in head*

  • Absolutely flawless, as usual.

  • Lilithcat

    In both cases, the shoe choices are dubious at best.

  • JP

    I want that cuff bracelet in look #2!

  • What, no snippy remark about the nude-coloured pumps T Lo?

  • guest2visits

    I love everything about the second look – perfection! The first seems too short and boxy, I liked the model’s version best.