Colin Farrell and Ruth Wilson at the “Saving Mr. Banks” Premiere

Posted on October 21, 2013

Colin Farrell and Ruth Wilson attend the “Saving Mr. Banks” World Premiere during the 2013 BFI London Film Festival. Ruth is wearing a Christian Dior couture dress paired with Christian Dior pumps.

Christian Dior Fall 2013 Couture Collection/Model: Lisa Verberght (WOMEN)






[Photo Credit: Landmark, Pixplanete/,]

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  • Jaeda Laurez

    “Hey guys- what if I made a dress out of ribbon candy?”
    Well, now we know. And I’m good.
    He looks like he showered, so there’s that.

    • NinaBoo

      “Ribbon candy”

      Nailed it.

    • Lucía Gavello

      I don’t hate the dress but it would take a PHD wearer to pull it off, and I’m talking Iman level. He always looks like an aging 90’s boyband member to me.

      • Snailstsichr

        Bless her heart – this dress is just about a grade above her pay grade in clothes wearing. Close, but not enough fierce diva.

    • alyce1213

      “what if I made a dress out of ribbon candy?”
      Is that a bad thing?

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      Which soap and water would be a first for him. Bleeeccch. He makes James Franco look like a germaphobe.

    • Brian G. Cox

      My first thought was a Rothko canvas.

      • Sarah

        A very SHINY Rothko. One that also makes its wearer look like a huge rectangle, not unlike a Rothko canvas.

  • SouthernGirlRena

    I am pretty sure I could make that dress out of duct tape and her shoes made me giggle. He looks alternately terrified, angry and confused. So it was a win for me but not so much from their point of view.

    • Calista14

      When I first looked at the dress I automatically thought duct tape else!

      • 3boysful

        I did, too, and cringed when I saw it was Dior.

        • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

          I know, right? DIOR?!!! THIS IS DIOR?!!!

      • Rhonda Shore

        I thought oil cloth!

  • Jennifer

    He looks like someone just woke him from a very deep sleep screaming “Smile, you’re on the red carpet!”

  • MilaXX

    Wow I like. I almost wish this was a pairs division.
    Him – I am pleasantly surprised at how clean and well put together he looks. I’m even gonna ignore the double hoops. 7.75/10
    Her – I absolutely LOVE the unusual dress/shoes & bracelet. Love the hair and the neural but not dead makeup. For being so daring I’mm give it a 8/10

  • crash1212

    Some thoughts: I wonder how long it takes to learn to walk in those shoes? I kind of like them. I don’t understand the fabric of her dress…is it plastic? I love that gigantic cuff. He looks pretty snappy, although I could do without the double pierced hoops and the slickered back hair.

  • Imasewsure

    You gotta wear the crazy necklace (and be a model with classic bitch face) to make that dress work. Not working here. Also Colin Farrell just shouldn’t do red carpet events. He looks shell shocked (and a bit like Guy Fieri)

    • MikeW_Vegas

      It’s never a good sign when you’re being compared to Guy Fieri.

    • 3boysful

      You’re so right–that dress needs the punctuation of the necklace. And it needs a weightier/stronger but less tacky shoe.

      CF’s little hoops just scream “douche” to me. But I like his coat, and pant hems are good.

  • Kelly

    “I’m just a gigolo, and everywhere I go / People know the part I’m playin’. . .” David Lee did it better.

    As for Ruth, the dress is way too shiny, and the shape is unflattering; it flattens her chest and rounds her stomach. Plus, it looks like a kid’s bad watercolor. And is that a stain on the fabric?

  • Aidan B

    I love Ruth for her work on Luther, so it’s hard for me to say anything really mean about her. That said, I do actually like this (and she looks like she does, too), although I wonder how the hell she walks in those shoes.

    • anyalama

      Cantilever heel shoes make my legs hurt, just to look at. Aside from that, I actually like the look, too.

    • nowlo

      I would have loved this look if the dress weren’t so plasticky-looking. The colors and edgy accessories seem right for her.

    • Judy_S

      I love her in Luther, too. Just watched Small Island, mostly to see her. So my eyes are dazzled and to me she looks just the right combination of edgy and yummy.
      I find him really uninteresting.

    • DTLAFamilies

      She’s wonderful and completely different as Jane Eyre opposite Toby Stephens. Worth checking out if you only know her as a femme fatale.

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        Hell Yeah! I think it was her first gig out of drama school too – she’s astounding.

        And as for Toby Stephens? *faints*

      • Aidan B

        I’ve been meaning to watch that! It keeps popping up on my Netflix homepage.

      • Adriana_Paula

        I think she is my favorite Jane Eyre ever. Mia who?

        • DTLAFamilies

          Totally agree! The Mia/Fassbinder Jane Eyre was so boring. Ruth Wilson was wonderful, breaking your heart one minute and getting you rooting for her the next. And I love me some Toby Stephens even though his interpretation of Rochester was kind of off.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            As much as I like Fassbender and Mia, their Jane Eyre was meh. I much preferred Ruth Wilson and Toby Stephens-great chemistry!

    • littlemac8

      Thank You! I couldn’t place her. She was fabulous on Luther! Quite delicious, she is!

  • He looks pretty damn good. I’ve missed him. He’s a favorite bad boy of mine.
    She should be applauded for all the effort. And excused for the dress issues of wonky fit.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Colin has cleaned up nicely;I grant you, I have had a soft spot for him ever since I saw him in “In Bruges”.

      • TrixieConQueso

        Colin. LeSigh. Have him scrubbed and brought to my tent.

  • hughman

    Who doesn’t love a dress you can Windex and Wear?

    • demidaemon

      Exactly my thoughts. Sadly.

  • Lori

    I give her full props for trying this, but I don’t think it’s quite working for her. It’s tough to pull off a dress that looks like you clean it by wiping it down with a damp sponge.

    As usual he looks like he has no idea why he’s on the red carpet. I can understand that since seems like it would be a really weird experience, but at this point he either needs to learn to act like a guy who feels reasonably comfortable on the RC or figure out a way to get out of doing them, because it’s getting sort of ridiculous. Also, I don’t think the earrings are working for him any more (if they ever really did). And ditto to whoever said he’s looking a little Guy Fieri, which I assume was not the goal.

    • 1964edithgrove

      Those earrings take an air of confidence. Appearing in them while scared just makes you look like a boob. Which surely he can’t be.

      • formerlyAnon

        Nailed it.

  • Miss WKS

    wtf Christian Dior. That outfit triggered a migraine…..

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Do you think that Monsieur Dior is rolliing elegantly in his grave?

      • manina

        I am sure he is.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          And those of us who love him are quietly weeping into our tissues and sipping a glass of fine wine in his memory

  • jw_ny

    He looks like he doesn’t stink for a change, so kudos for that, and I won’t criticize the funeral outfit…however (!), geesh…she’s standing there bare shouldered and he has on an overcoat!? #$&*@!

    She tho…I almost like the dress…fabric that can be sponged of tho…um, no. The shoes …what an awful heel. And that cuff…idk…on one hand that dress needs something bold to compliment it, otoh, gawd that’s one big bold cuff, and it really doesn’t compliment the look.

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  • Diego!

    HE: NO! That jacket is too big and those earrings must go, NOW!
    SHE: NO! Honey you look as if you want to be pregnant and are inflating your belly on purpose. That is so NOT your dress, nor make up, nor hair… And don’t make me mention those hideous shoes…

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    I like the dress the more I look at it but that doesn’t make it any less a Frankendress. The Bracelet is the best part of the whole look. The shoes? Hee.

  • lesmaha

    are those shoes she’s wearing actually comfortable?
    Or is that the wrong question to ask?

  • claudemtl777

    He is a vampire king, no doubt…but of all the Male Celebrities, I am quite sure he is THE BEST FUCKING SEX EVER!!! And yeah, that coat/jacket is too big… and her? I saw the bracelet first, nuff said…

    • Heather

      Agreed. It would be dirty, but good.

  • He does nothing for me. That dress is amazing.

    • marlie

      Ditto, and ditto.

  • GillianHolroyd

    Yeaaahhh, no. One does not sport mermaid hair with Dior Couture.

  • alyce1213

    I imagine that dress is so much more beautiful in person and suffers from the harsh light and flashes. I think it’s magnificent, just exquisite fabric. I love the bracelet, too. I see that Christian Dior shoes has officially ripped off United Nude.
    He looks startled, but he’s clean, well-shaven and gorgeous.

  • Debbie

    Just when I thought women’s shoes couldn’t get any uglier…

  • ‘Becca’lise Deveaux

    NO to absolutely all of it.

  • Tweety

    Her shoes look broken.

  • Trickytrisha

    He looks really great. His pants aren’t too long and love the coat.

    She, on the other hand, is hilarious. She doesn’t have the presence to pull off something like this dress, and the shoes make me giggle like a little kid. The dress does look somewhat better on the model, but she looks like she eats babies for snacks.

    This is a score for the male side and a -10 for the females.

  • Julie

    iridescent duct tape dress.

  • Feathers McGraw

    She looks like the southernmost very shiny lady of the continental USA.

  • JauntyJohn

    I think Mr. Farrell looks like a better version of his usual style, and that I think makes it work.

    Ms. Wilson, once she realizes that the dress is wearing her much more than she is wearing the dress, can use the portable teleportation device on her wrist to ‘port out and switch it up.

    • stellamaris73

      I was just thinking she could beam herself up with that thing.

      At least Colin looks clean.

  • littlemac8

    WHAT is Colin wearing. A suit with a topcoat or some kind of morning jacket?? What gives. And that poor girl, Ruth, she can’t carry off her candy ass dress!!!

  • demidaemon

    This is the skeevisest set of pics I have ever seen. He looks like a pimp and she looks like the girl he hires out. And she even has an easy clean vinyl dress!

  • River

    Why is she wearing a dress made of duct tape?

  • shirab

    With that mullet-y bit at his neck and his confused expression, I’m getting a late-80s Andre Agassi vibe.

  • marlie

    I kind of love this dress, but I hate the shoes. She’s rocking the dress though. He looks great, as well, BUT either he’s sweating his balls off under that coat, or she’s freezing her ass off without one.

  • Darva Sutra

    Dress, that is NOT your girl!

  • Nancer

    Love love love the dress!

  • Meredith

    I’m so happy we all like this dress.

    • Meredith

      Oh but the shoes…whoa. Like Dali.

  • Groovy colourful dress & cuff bracelet. Love it. Such refreshing change from widows weeds, yes?

  • Sarah Caponigro

    Duct tape dress.

  • SewingSiren

    This is fun fashion.

  • Trisha26

    I was having a problem with the dress…and then SHOES! Yikes! (Colin could wear anything, even this 30s gangster/banker attire, and I’d still love him.) But the SHOES you guys, the SHOES!

  • quiltrx

    Colin looks like he finally got that much-needed Full Silkwood. I’ve never found him hot, but he has a certain twinkle in that first close-up. I think it’s because he’s serving up Anthony LaPaglia realness.
    And she…wtf, did she beam in from 1987 or so? That fabric reminds me of something specific, but I’ll be darned if I can think of what.
    Those shoes look both DREADFUL and DANGEROUS.

    • sandradee

      The fabric reminds you of a Rothko painting.

  • RussellH88

    She’s wearing fruit roll ups.

  • He looks like a gangster and she looks like his next victim, wrapped up in the carpet she’s going to be buried in.

  • Terri Terri

    Ridiculous City!
    Population: 2

  • bertkeeter

    Shoe heel is just plain NOT sexy! For DIOR …dress not bad!

  • H2olovngrl

    Wow, those are some ugly shoes.

  • sandradee

    She really looks like she’s been wrapped in a Rothko painting, and covered it with cling wrap.

    • Poor Rothko is turning in his grave at such a thought.

  • The bouncer at Sotheby’s on Bond St dresses like that.

  • Nicole Little

    I like the dress until the too large red block.

  • She looks kick-ass in that wrapping paper. Bracelet is fantastic.

  • Nicoclaws

    He looks douche-y.
    She looks rideau de douche-y.

  • MannahattaMamma

    they are proof that just because you CAN do something does not mean that you SHOULD do something.

  • Tatiana Luján

    Ruth Wilson is extremely talented and I wish her all kinds of success, and a new stylist.

  • Heather

    Are these two a thing?

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    You!!! Both of you! Go the fuck home and try again! And don’t come back till you get it right – now shoo!

  • NOLA_gal

    A dress made of oversized curling ribbon stapled together at the edges? Who wouldn’t love that? *cough*

  • Talk about a “scroll down fug”…..that dress gets worse and worse as it descends. And the shoes are making me hear the “stabbing” music from “Psycho”.

  • Ooh, shiny! What was she thinking, dressing as a giant plastic tube? Colin Farrell looks stunned, like he had no idea he was supposed to be there and with her in that, that thing.

  • Kristobel

    She looks like she stole a Mondrian painting and wrapped it around herself. Like she was wandering an art museum and her people called and were like “You have to be on the red carpet NOW!” and she panicked and ripped the first thing off the wall and ran. You are not Scarlett O’hara, girl.

  • formerlyAnon

    Oh Mr. Farrell. I adore your top coat. It leads me to believe many positive things about the suit underneath. (But please, add an ear cuff or choose less generic little earrings, please?) A-.

    Ms. Wilson, I hate the heels on your shoes. Your dress is somehow Not Quite. Still, a solid B. Not sure if that’s down to it, or to the ensemble. Maybe a necklace?

  • if I had to pick one thing to bitch about (although there are many): her shoes are fugly.

  • rissa42210

    That’s wearing her.

  • Presumptuous Insect

    Alice! Mwah!

  • Danielle

    I’m not sure how I feel about her shoes. Part of me is wild about them, and part of me wants to burn them.

  • webslice33

    love her in luther! an doh, i really dislike earrings on dudes

  • Pterodactyl111

    I think I would like the dress if it wasn’t so shiny. Like if it was just matte.

  • GinaGeo

    Colin! Hockey hair is a no-no unless you’re a high school boy in 1992 in the upper midwest. Even then it’s not good.

  • julnyes

    He is just going to keep wearing those earrings, isn’t he?