Ruth Wilson in Christian Dior at “The Lone Ranger” Premiere

Posted on July 22, 2013

Ruth Wilson attends the premiere of “The Lone Ranger” in London in Christian Dior couture.

Christian Dior Fall 2013 Couture Collection



[Photo Credit: Famous/ACE/, IMAXtree]

    • Lucía Gavello

      It’s a frankendress if I ever saw one, but she’s making the most of it. I don’t know if it’s a weird print but the shoes look dirty.

      • PostsYouCanDanceTo

        I think the shoes are dirty. And I think she got bronzer or foundation or something on them when she put them on.

        Many dresses that look weird in real life can look striking or even chic on a model on a runway; but this one just looks weird, period. To me, that’s a red flag that this is a dress that, perhaps, should not be worn by anyone.

        That being said, I would absolutely LOVE that bodice if it worked with, not against, her shape. I’m not one for color in my clothing, but I am kinda (and by ‘kinda’ I mean ‘totally’) obsessed with blue/green combos.

    • Kiltdntiltd

      Not her dress. Also, the gray coloration and shapes make her look wildly surreal in front of that backdrop; as though her body was emerging from the rocks.

    • majorbedhead

      No. Just no. And your shoes are dirty, missy.

    • annabelle archer

      Clear case of Honey, this is not your look.

    • moppet

      That first pose was so bad. But in the subsequent shots, she was working it a bit more. That is a PhD.-level bit of couture, though. She’s not pulling it off, but not many could. The dress is making her look incredibly rectangular, and the shoes look chip.

      • Rhonda Shore

        She looks really peeved, even angry, in that first shot. It’s too bad the shoes are smudged, they’re a cool color.

    • Little_Olive

      Yes, painting with pastels sideways on sandpaper is always a fun way to kill summer boredom.

      Doesn’t mean the result is pretty.

    • MilaXX

      Ooh girl, I wanna give you props for trying, but the shoes let you down. I don’t mind the color, but is that foundation smudged on your heels? Also the shoes are too big, so you get points for trying but sadly you din’t stick the landing.

      • kimmeister

        Could also be self tanner or leg makeup?

        • R. L.

          Whatever it is it’s bad. Celebrities have a stylist and people they pay to help them dress who should never send them out wearing shoes like that.

      • Melanie

        I bet it’s self-tanner, from crossing her legs.

    • MilaXX

      One more thing. When you are trying to work a PhD level dress, try not to have a horse’s ass in your shot. This is not a 80’s music video.

      • decormaven

        It’s the gift that just keeps on giving. The people running this PR ship drive clown cars, I tell ya.

        • Little_Olive

          The people running this PR ship drive clown cars, I tell ya.

          Laughing out loud.

      • Adriana_Paula

        Best thing I’ve read all day.

      • demidaemon

        This amused me enough to double-check the photos.

      • Rhonda Shore

        I wish I could vote your comment up 20 times, a true lmao.

    • eowyn_of_rohan

      Nope. Send it to Cate Blanchett.

      • Adriana_Paula


      • elemspbee

        f’realz. Mere mortal should not get close to this garment.

    • Griffinqueen

      Looks like she wrapped herself in her blankie.

    • Plink

      I love her looks generally, but this is an OUT for me.

    • decormaven

      Is this the Special Schadenfreude Screening of this flick? I’m dying here. The coloration of the dress against the backdrop makes it appear as though she is metamorphosing from the rocks. And then there’s the flub with the marked-up shoes, probably at the hands of the same clueless person who left the water bottle on the backdrop in Johnny Depp’s shot.

      • Airkisses

        The waterbottle is still here. Look at the last pic!

        • decormaven


        • Rhonda Shore

          The comments throughout this posting are beyond hilarious! The horse’s ass and the water bottle gave me a good chortle.

    • Gaby

      This would have been a cute look if Raf Simons had just made up his mind as to what he wanted the dress to be.

      • conniemd

        Yeah, either rip off the front panel and make it a short dress or wrap it all the way around to make it mid-thigh. I do like the material, but it’s a bit heavy. It would make an awesome Chanel coat, don’t you think?

        • Just Me

          Yes, that would be better…make it a coat.

        • Gaby

          Yes. I think Simons has an excellent eye for textures, patterns, colors and textiles in general, but he loses me when he makes these overly-complicated/conceptualized napkin dresses that just aren’t pretty and generally look sort of half-assed (WHAT is that chalky LINE on the bottom of the floopy fold-up panel?). This would be a drop-dead coat, and would even be a lovely dress if it didn’t have that THING hanging off the front.
          I mean, I know Dior made those folded-up cape dresses but this is NOT the way to reimagine it for the 21st century, because she looks like she ran out of a fitting with her dressmaker and decided that tucking the excess material into her armpit was the best solution. /grump
          What boggles my mind is someone would walk into a Dior showroom and pick this dress, when Simons makes plenty of perfectly lovely, less experimentally risky dresses; I mean, I’m all for more conceptual pieces on the red carpet, but go big or go home; this is just ugly pseudo-minimalism. Is Raf intentionally trying to get Dior put on Worst Dressed lists? Is he sending out these dresses to sabotage actresses? I DON’T UNDERSTAND.
          Nobody wore the weird-as-hell topiary dresses (or other ridiculous things) that Galliano made (putting his deplorable personality tics aside for a moment), or Gaultier’s more crazy things, and I find that really disappointing because at least that would have been more interesting.

    • schadenfreudelicious

      I’ve missed Alice on Luther!

      • MilaXX

        I hear she’s back this season.

        • schadenfreudelicious

          Just for the final episode, and alas its only a 4 episode season,…not enough Idris!

    • teensmom99

      Whenever a dress looks like a homemade Barbie outfit, it turns out to be one of this season’s Diors.

    • jmorino08

      At least JLaw won’t get stuck with this cracked out mess of a dress!

    • nannypoo

      She has such an unusual and intense face, and I think she looks beautiful here. If some parts were cut off the dress and if her shoes were clean this could be an attractive outfit, but as it appears here it is pretty strange.

    • crash1212

      I love everything about this look but the shoes – don’t like the color or the smudge. Big old miss there. Also, you know the guy who’s job it was to put together the step and repeat? He’s fired. And he can take the horse’s ass with him.

    • TSkot

      Ugliest dress of the year nominee.

    • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

      It’s such a poignant, sad story. Little Ruthie’s Nana was knitting her a quilt but passed away before it was finished. Now it’s all Ruthie has to remember her with. RIP Nana.

      • demidaemon

        So wrong, but oh so funny.

    • random_poster

      *Opens posts, sees dress, and audibly utters “WTF?”*

    • silaria

      *sneaks in* *shifty eyes* I… I actually really like the dress and think she’s working it. The shoes were a great choice (I’m not about to hold a smudge against her, gods know my shoes last all of five minutes after I put them on) and her hair and makeup look great.

      *sneaks out*

      • Just Me

        Everybody is entitled to their opinion…no need to sneak in or sneak out. We Bitter Kittens stand up and proudly state what we like…even if it is a dress that makes her look like she is wrapped in a horse blanket that had been well used, left out in the rain, marked with chalk and then sewed on to the side of a curtain panel. But, I agree…she is working it to the best of her ability.

    • Adriana_Paula

      My favorite Jane Eyre! Bless your heart for attempting this.

    • Synnamin

      It looks like she’s wearing the dress equivalent of an early 1980s doctor’s office waiting room, complete with faux granite countertops.

    • LaSylphide

      My first thought: Is the back end of the horse a comment on the designer?

      Moving on … I don’t ‘like’ the dress, but it took guts to design something that weird, and it takes even more guts to wear it in publici. It’s definitely a La Swinton outfit, but Ruth is doing pretty well, considering. And I LOVE those shoes (well, the color, anyway). Unfortunately, I really don’t like her makeup. She has such an off-beat beauty, I hate to see her made to look ordinary.

    • kimmeister

      Everything from the neck up looks so . . . sharp. As in, angular. I can’t believe how much I hate that dress. I also hate it when pumps are cut so wide that the pinky toes are almost falling out.

    •!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      I’m not sure those shoes could be any worse.

    • GQueen

      Did she wrap a doormat around herself and call it a day?

    • Just Me

      What in the hot hell is this?!! *throws down tablet and walks away in a huff muttering* This is DIOR? DIOR! Goddammit, now I want to cry! This shit would get burned in effigy on Project Runway and someone is trying to call this House of Dior? *sniff…sniff…big, wet salty tears* I just CAN’T.

    • PastryGoddess

      It can’t be a mistake that she’s posing next to a horses behind

    • hughman

      I imagine the typhoid in the dress has infected her shoes first.

    • Qitkat

      It’s so very weird but I like it. But ouch! those dirty, ill-fitting shoes. Yuck. Great color though. And her hair almost works.

    • d4divine

      She should have been working full front poses in that dress…the shape looks weird from side angles and she could’ve hidden the dirt on her shoes. Did she not look in the mirror…take photos from every angle before committing to the dress. Actress and stylist #FAIL What’s up with the too big shoes on the red carpet? I’ve seen several photos recently where the wearer’s shoes have been at least a full size larger. How do they walk?

    • Anniebet

      Wow, Dior managed to combine a carpet, drapes and a door mat all in one dress. I’m not familiar with her, but suspect she might want a new hairdresser and shoe picker-outer.

    • marshmallowjane

      I’ll describe what these photos remind me of: When there is a couple in bed in a movie or TV show, and the woman (usually) gets out of bed dragging the sheet with her because she’s at HIS house and she doesn’t have a robe. This dress looks like a piece of sheet or blanket or drape got caught in a dress. This could be part of Bob Mackie’s Carol Burnett drapery gown collection It’s a silly looking garment.

    • demidaemon

      I don’t know who this girl is, but that is one fucked-up looking dress. If ever there were a middle finger in the shape of clothing, this would be it.

      • Robin Yé Chen

        She did BBC’s Jane Eyre in 2006. I believe she’s done some more work afterward, but I haven’t followed her career since then.

        I saw that you followed me on Disqus. I love that you have an anime avatar. That’s Sephiroth, right?

        • demidaemon

          Thanks! It’s actually an icon of the “Wizard” character from a new game coming out in August, “Dragon’s Crown.” The art style is….quite unique, to say the least.

          • Robin Yé Chen

            It definitely is! I’m intrigued; I’ll definitely be on the watch for that. Are you involved in the gaming industry?

            • demidaemon

              I wish! No, I’m just an avid gamer who keeps up on games I am interested in.

            • Robin Yé Chen

              I also enjoy video games, but I’m afraid I’m just a casual gamer, not exactly an enthusiast. It’s very nice to find someone else who likes games and fashion.

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    • bertkeeter

      TRAIN WRECK! Dior or not…this is a hugely contrived unflattering mess!

      • Just Me

        It pains me that this is Dior…pains me badly. I mean like “fanning my face so my mascara won’t run” pain. This is just ugly and makes her look ugly, which not what Dior is supposed to be about. it would be ugly if Cate wore it or if Tilda slipped her divine self into it. It is just wrong…so.much.pain.

        • bertkeeter

          Thank you… Sometimes I think I’m not getting “it”!

          • Just Me

            You’re welcome. Sometimes I don’t get “it” either. But my basic criteria is what is the house supposed to be about…and Dior has always struck me as respectful of a woman’s shape and ultimately flattering to that shape, even during some of the crazier Galliano years. This particular Dior creation fails on both counts, in my opinion.

            • bertkeeter

              And lets not even mention the toes crammed into those dirty and scufffed heels! OOPS, I just did!

    • Pennymac

      Its bad enough that we, as faithful fashion BKs, have to see the glum pusses of the folks continuing to pole dance for this Stinker. But now we have to actually look at a dress of this heinous sort? And Hurt-my-eyes-yellow shoes that are schmutzy-dirty? I literally went back to the folks at the Red 2 premiere, just to have an eye wash……

    • SophieCollier

      What’s with the evil queen eyebrows? They are pure Disney Villainess.

    • Louise Bryan

      What a strange … dress?

    • Tess Danesi

      This look comforts me when I think how I’ll never be able to afford couture.

    • AnnaleighBelle

      I mentally took off that apron part and the shoe ick in the last pic and I kinda love it. I’m not even a chartreuse fan and I like those shoes.

    • Anathema_Device

      I had a series of reactions:
      In that first pic, she looks like an angry chicken about to give a worm what-for.
      Then I thought, oh, that was just a bad pose.
      Then I thought, No, she really can’t carry off that dress.
      Then I thought, Ugly, dirty shoes!

      I need a drink.

    • roverrun

      I enjoy playing a game I call “How will it all end?” meaning that as I slowly scroll down a photo I try to guess how the rest of the garment will look. I lost that game with this dress.

    • artgirl9

      When I see dresses like this with attached wings/folds/sheets, I think the designers have run out of ideas.

    • maggiemaybe

      She is doing as much with that dress as can be done… cuz it’s an odd one. She’s adorable though. I still have a big girl crush on her from Jane Eyre…

    • prettybigkitty

      Yeah. . . .no.

    • Jaeda Laurez

      Her eyebrows are out of control, but they’re awesome too. I love the lime shoe and the pink lip. Everything else in between gotta go.
      ETA: One should never touch one’s face and then touch light colored pumps.

    • msdamselfly

      She looks cool

    • Tatiana Luján

      She’s adorable and super talented. I love her hair and makeup.

    • LipstickForPigs

      You know a dress is bad when that hair and that lip aren’t commented on. The dress says SWINTON

    • Cynica

      Why is she wearing a car floor mat?

    • SylviaFowler

      It looks like a door mat?

    • quiltrx

      When I saw the thumbnail and really couldn’t tell what was going on, I thought it was an odd dress with an interesting bodice. But YIKES…looks like student work, and by student I mean elementary school. WTF, Dior????
      And her legs are lovely…seriously, I don’t say that often, but from the side they’re like perfect Barbie legs. Too bad her shoes are covered with…tanner filth?

    • ankali

      I love her, and I think she’s actually rocking the dress and shoes. The lipstick does absolutely nothing for her, though, and I do not dig the hair.

    • judybrowni

      I call Frankendress/bath towel!

    • thecitysleeps

      Quite an interesting dress. I love the bodice and I like the idea of tucking in the train as an actual design element. Let’s face it, trains can become annoying. I like the shoes in theory but it looks like they’re dirty or something. Do not dig the make up and hair.

    • Matthew Woodward

      “I know! I’ll take this duvet AND…”

    • Stella Zawistowski

      Who thought this was a good idea?

    • mhleta

      Aye yi yi, is that tanner staining her shoes? It looks like she got tangled in the curtains at some diner in Passaic and came out wearing this. Disaster.

    • Deborah Lipp

      It’s a Lone Ranger theme dress! She’s wearing a horse blanket! Hi-ho Silver, AWAY!

    • Susan Collier

      We did a similar print job to that dress bodice when we were testing out exterior paints for our house.
      Love the horses’ ass! Thanks, Milaxx!

    • julnyes

      These pictures made me grimace which angers me since I strive to have at most 10 facial expressions a day (keeps the skin smooth dahlings)

    • marlie

      FUGLY dress, the shoes seem to have some sort of stain on them, and she looks angry and miserable.

    • MissAmynae

      Glorious. Only for her, though. The shoes are what make it work, imo.

    • sleah_in_norcal

      i would love the shoes (that’s my color!) except they’re stained with body makeup (?) and they’re giving her hideous toe cleavage. is the color on the bodice painted or woven? woven would be interesting. i dunno about the recent looks from dior, seems they’re just odd for the sake of odd. lovely horse’s ass, though.

    • Ass Kicking Adviser

      Next to ‘trying too hard’ in the dictionary. She could have had me sans the pumps and ridiculous hair.

    • Caterina Maria

      Dior has taken to raiding doctors’ offices for their carpeting, I see.

    • Diego!

      Frankendress and frankenface!!! She looks scary!

    • guest2visits

      Whats more horrible; the dress…the shoes…the ass-end of a horse in your shot..? Can’t believe Dior made this.

    • Kent Roby

      Has anyone told Tonto that we found his missing blanket?

    • librarygrrl64

      Love her, hate the outfit.