Lily Collins in Stella McCartney in London

Posted on August 19, 2013

Lily proves her fashion bona fides once and for all.


Lily Collins at the ITV Studios in London, England in a Stella McCartney dress.

Stella McCartney Resort 2014 Collection/Model: Zlata Mangafi

She’s wearing a ridiculous Stella McCartney dress and she looks gorgeous. If that’s not a fashionista, what is?

That is some damn face.


[Photo Credit: Getty,]

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  • Meg0GayGuys6



    Girl looks gorgeous but that dress is FUG!

    • Introspective

      literally coming on here to say the same. lily’s face is arrestingly beautiful. and it does the heavy lifting cause that dress is pure fuckery.

      what the fuck is going on with those hips??? stella stop playing with daddy’s money while ruining good fabric and find a real talent.

    • terpsichory

      I just wanted to tell you that I heard that scream in Brando’s voice, so thanks for that.

      Collins is unreal. I first thought this was a real photo shooting.

  • Emily Smith

    She won so many genetic lotteries.

    • Nikko Viquiera

      i think she won them all!bitch.

    • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

      Some girls have all the luck!

    • rkdgal

      And considering that her dad is Phil Collins, those were not odds stacked in her favor!

      • MsMajestyk

        You mean against all odds?

        • rkdgal

          [facepalm] guess I Missed Again on that one. But You Ought to Know…

          • Lanus

            Um. SUSSUDIO, BITCHES! (I’m not as good at this as the rest of you, so someone should just Take Me Home.)

        • Aurumgirl


      • marlie

        Really?! I had no idea! I think I might even love her more now.

    • kim bunchalastnames

      ya, you know? she’s the closest thing in 60 years to even a suggestion of audrey hepburness. if only the hollywood curse doesn’t derail her trajectory.

  • Whew, I’m relieved. I was afraid I was about to like two Stella dresses in a row. My world view was in the balance. But no question that Lily looks cute, even in that thing with the attached saddlebags.

    • StellaZafella

      Snow White In Satin Saddle Bags…that’s gotta be inspirational for something!

      • formerlyAnon

        There must be a Nights in White Satin play to be made, we just aren’t seeing it yet.

      • Little_Olive

        For RuPaul. Now I want to see it.

  • flamingoNW

    Yep, she looks very pretty

  • Emily Giovanni

    Her outfit could be amazing, but I am too distracted by her incredible hair and makeup to notice.

    • kimmeister

      They are amazing indeed! She looks so much better with a lighter lip, so that her eyes get all the focus.

  • gabbilevy

    She’s insanely gorgeous. Without those satin hip flounces, the Stella dress might have even been passable. Still, she’s werqing it.

  • SewingSiren

    The dress works as an interesting foil to her beauty.

    • Lilak

      That’s *exactly* the way to put it!

  • Qitkat

    This deep navy is a gorgeous color on her, with her fair skin and lovely brunette hair. And the leopard pumps are an awesome touch.

  • alyce1213

    Fuckin’ Stella can’t quit that curve thing, can she? The saddlebags are a travesty.
    It’s true, Lily Collins transcends this shittery with her presence and beauty.
    I get a very strong ’60s Audrey Hepburn vibe from her, especially in these shots.

    • Not applicable

      a little Marlo Thomas mixed in, no?

      • alyce1213

        Aaah. Yes, there is definitely a physical resemblance to Marlo (who I LURVE).
        But I think it’s more her sophisticated, worldly fashionista ways that sing Audrey Hepburn – to me, anyway. She seems to handle it all really well for such a young woman.

  • random_poster

    Her face/hair are so beautifully focus-pulling that it almost wouldn’t matter what ridiculousness falls below her neck. Lily wins!

  • Jessica Smith

    I feel like she’s an odd combo of Jenna-Louise Coleman and Nina Dobrev.

  • Good God man. She is painfully beautiful. That dress is not the silliest thing Stella has ever put out, but it ranks.

  • Sarah

    Not only is that dress stupid, but she had to roll up the sleeves of it. Lord, why bother? It’s just bizarre. But yes, she looks beautiful, despite the attempt to mask her torso in a deliberately weird dress.

  • crash1212

    I wouldn’t hate this Stella dress nearly as much as I do if it just didn’t have the hip-flounces. Lily does indeed look gorgeous. The girl is a savant.

  • Julie Chase

    That hair! I love it.

  • newleaf1

    This girl is modern Snow White. If Snow White dumped the dwarves, the prince and got her fashion on.

  • Stella Zawistowski

    Dammit, between Tennessee Williams and Stella McCartney, my name is poisoned forever.

    Love Lily’s face and hair, though.

    • StellaZafella

      Tru dat, hun – maybe…but the rest of us Stellas make up for it. ;>0

    • formerlyAnon

      Someone stone cold amazing and very dear to me was named Stella. There could be no better name, though the world can’t be expected to share my personal associations! ;-D

  • nannypoo

    That’s a strange little dress but she looks adorable in it. Great hair and makeup. She’s beautiful.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    Her hair is truly fabulous. I didn’t even notice the weirdness of the dress with that face and that hair. I’m getting a Jean Shrimpton vibe. She’s a lot shorter, obviously, but the face and hair…

  • kmk05

    OMG everything is working for her here,dress notwithstanding. Her makeup and hair are PHENOMENAL, and she has legs to die for. And her skin, omg HOW. I think the fact that the dress is black minimises some of its ridiculousness.

  • StellaZafella

    I mean this as a compliment but – does this shot of Lily put anyone, besides me, in mind of the Breck Girls of the 1970’s?
    Beauty, youth, freshness and gorgeous hair.

    • conniemd

      Yes. And I am old enough to remember them!

  • Karen Belgrad

    Who purposely designs a dress with saddlebags? More importantly… why?

  • uprightcitizen

    The dress looks like a Project Runway also-ran … if the challenge was to make a dress for a funeral.

    • Laylalola

      Stella consistently makes the most God-awful … things for women to wear.

  • d4divine

    Is she going to take flight?

  • MoHub

    Maybe Stella’s new stepmother will tell her what schmatta means.

  • LaSylphide

    She does look cute, despite the odds. i could, however, do without the fishbelly white legs. What ever happened to stockings?

    • Garcia Loca

      She’s a pale girl embracing her paleness. I prefer that to orange tans.

      • Nancer

        I agree with you! I think that pale legs look just fine – and more natural than fake tans and pantyhose. Although I am still fond of a nice pair of tights….

      • Imasewsure

        Yes let’s line up Lily and Xtina and see who we prefer…. even Michael Kors would back you on the pale vs. orange (except for himself of course)

    • Imasewsure

      Yuck stockings… young and pretty doesn’t need stockings… plus she’s English so she’s basically “tan” in the UK anyway…

  • MaggieMae

    Officially developing a girl crush!

  • Laylalola

    Honestly, TLo nailed it — her Face, my God, that’s all I could see. I bet people who don’t read fashion blogs won’t even notice the Stella McCartney she’s wearing.

  • Glam Dixie

    Could someone please explain to me how Stella McCartney keeps getting her clothes on starlets backs? Why would this beautiful girl deliberately put this ass hattery on her body? 95% of Stella’s designs are pure what the fuckery.

  • sagecreek

    What’s with the flying buttresses?

  • mjude


  • Danielle

    She has princess hair. Jealous.

  • Nancer

    Her makeup and hair are killing me because it’s so darn perfect!

  • marlie

    I have a serious girl-crush on Miss Collins here. She can do no wrong. She looks stunning in this dress, and she has a breathtakingly beautiful face.

  • marlie

    I’m also detecting a little bit of Victoria Beckham. Are we sure that they’re not long-lost sisters?

    • Kimberlini

      My thought too…a young Vicky, especially in the close up shot.

      • Shawn EH

        Ditto, except not skinny enough, good job, Lily!

  • DominoEstella

    I love this dress on her. She’s always beautiful.

  • stubbornthoughts

    HOLY FACK. This is how I want my face looking on my wedding day, and that’s in less than 3 months, so thank you for supplying me with an amazing visual TLO (and Lily, and her makeup Buddha).

  • Ann VerWiebe

    That fourth pic looks like a Covergirl ad – and she’s not even trying!

  • decormaven

    Bringing it! That is full-on fashion diva to make Stella’s design work.

  • ashtangajunkie

    That is some gorgeous hair. And the face is spectacular.

  • prettybigkitty

    She looks gorgeous, but it’s still an ugly dress.

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    She is absolutely flawless from the neck up.

  • ItsDicey

    Hair and makeup are perfection. Loathing the clunky shoes…and that dress! Ugh.

  • bellafigura1

    Are those built in clutch bags? Giant pockets? I don’t hate the dress, but I do find it confusing. Beautiful girl!

  • demidaemon

    You know, as usual, Stella goes one step too far. She had a perfectly fine dress and decided, “hey let’s add some ridiculous satin wing dings right at the hip. Just what every woman wants.” Shame on you Stella. Lily’s face is making it work, but her or her stylist should have taken some scissors to those things. Then this would be a WERQ, rather than an edit this, edit that, perfect tupe of outfit.

  • MilaXX

    She looks great. I love her hair color.

  • Lilyana_F

    Love her face. That is all.

  • WittyCism

    True Fashionista to make me want (however split second short) a ridiculous dress with built in moneybags!!

    Who is Stella making this for? Scrooge McDuck?


  • anotherkate

    She is just so damn pretty. And poised as hell, from the look of her. Next time I get my eyebrows did I’m asking for a Lily Collins.

  • DamH

    She is working Stella McCartney like no other lady stars. Love her hair.

  • Beth513

    Her head looks amazing and she is working the shit out of that dress, she actually makes it look good.

  • KayEmWhy

    I LOVE IT! I wish I could see the back of the dress. She’s got that Bridget Bardo thing going on in the second photo. Little Pixie. (I can’t remember the french word – begins with a g)

  • Anniebet

    Impeccable, and in a McCartney dress? This girl is the real deal. Such a joy to have this young woman to give us all these pretty pictures.

  • conniemd

    I read Lily Collins in Stella McCartney and thought “no girl, what are you doing?” The dress is ridiculous with those satiny hip wings, but she still looks radiant.

  • *gasp*

    She looks like a young Sophia Loren!

  • Peeve

    She is so lovely…

  • Tatiana Luján

    her hair and makeup look perfect!

  • Reality TV Casting

    PURE audrey from the neck up

  • SophieCollier

    I was thinking it’s a Stella McCartney dress that doesn’t suck! It’s kinda cute, actually. She look amazing!

  • And some damn hairstyle. She looks like Megan’s younger sister on Mad Men.

  • Sweetvegan

    What’s with all the Stella hate? I don’t like most of her designs, but this one is adorable! I’d be really curious to see it move. The satin bows look heavy, like they weigh down the hem of the top.

  • steeg of their own

    Her hair and makeup gays deserve a performance bonus. The little black dress look is very Breakfast at Tiffany’s on her, which is a phrase I never thought I’d write about something designed by Stella McCartney. WERQ it, Lily!

  • Aurumgirl

    Well, truthfully, she looks gorgeous from the neck up and from the mid-thigh down. The rest is just as ridiculous as it would be on anyone else.

  • TLJezebel

    That hair! Those legs! That face! WTF with that dress?

  • Samuel Joesph Donovan


    Love her right now.

  • A Shiny O’Connor

    If you can work the McWankey gimmick show, you’ve got chops, girl.

  • Cassidy Olsen

    Oh, to have eyebrows that are always on point. She looks gorgeous!