Dianna Agron in Valentino at “The Family” Paris Premiere

Posted on October 17, 2013

This is really striking and all…

Dianna Agron attends the premiere of “The Family” in Roissy-en-France, Paris in a Valentino scoop-neck dress from the Fall 2013 collection paired with Louis Vuitton shoes.

Valentino Fall 2013 Collection/Model: Maud Welzen (ELITE)

 

But it’s like a debutante dress for Wednesday Addams. Beautiful, but heavy and – oh, look; there’s that word again – funereal. We’d like it a lot more if the waist was a bit more defined and there was quite a bit less in the way of sleeves.

But she does have a lovely decolletage – and that’s not something we (or anyone) get to say all that often. A dress that highlights her neck and shoulders like that is a great idea. It appears to be the part of her body she’s comfortable showing.

But for the love of Coco, COLOR, PLEASE.

 

 

 

 

 

[Photo Credit: PacificCoastNews.com, style.com]

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  • ConnieBV

    Points for veering from the hippie look. Wish the hair wasn’t braided, but I love it overall. Grown-up.

  • anabel22

    What? I don’t get this.
    Is this dress actually designed by Ryan Murphy masked as Valentino and she fell for it?

  • RussellH88

    The way she’s styled makes her look more like a demure Miley Cyrus.

  • norseofcourse

    sexy nun

    • jen

      Totally! I wish she would’ve gone for the headband like the model to complete the look ;)

  • zuzu

    That would look stunning with a better fit and in a deep burgundy.

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

    The dress is so boring, that I am forced to notice, and be irritated by, the makeup situation at her hairline.

    • Leah Elzinga

      her makeup is making me NUTS. It’s brutal. Shiny and rough at the same time? Her eyebrows, liner, and lips are all applied so well but her skin looks… abused? Would that be the word? Like she had some sort of really bad reaction to a facial right before appearing and that was the best they could do to mask it.

      • rajf

        I think you’re right about a reaction of some sort. I’m allergic to benzoyl peroxide, and found that out with one application (many, many years ago). Tiny blisters at every single pore, and that’s exactly what her skin looks like.

    • Sadie-Ann

      It’s like she’s wearing a weird mask.

    • marlie

      I can’t stop looking at it. It’s AWFUL.

  • MrsAtaxxia

    “Debutante dress for Wednesday Addams” oooooh my 16 year old self who held the divine Miss Addams as her one and only spirit guide is salivating over this dress.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    The dress is a bit heavy. However, I think she looks lovely.

  • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

    I like the dress – why don’t more women do Slutty Puritan for Halloween? – but I think it needs softer hair.

    • Sarah

      That’s funny. I was going to comment on the whole witchcraft thing on the AHS post because I’ve just written a paper on some Cotton Mather-era stuff for a Lit class and I happen to have recently boned up on Puritanism and Witch Trials, but I didn’t because I don’t watch that show. However, I saw this dress and was like Dang, Puritans are clearly where it is AT. Considering it is October, now I’m looking at Dianna and thinking hell yeah, get down with your sexy Pilgrim self, girl.

      • demidaemon

        If that’s the case, maybe she should have saved this dress for late November, just to be timely and shit.

        • Sarah

          And maybe lose that super-tan, just to be historically accurate and shit :)

    • 3boysful

      In the same vein, It reminds me of what a de-throned queen would wear to her execution.

      And what is with the orange spray tan? Few people in Paris are that color this time of year.

  • hughman

    “I couldn’t toast a piece of a bread with the heat this dress gives off.”

  • MilaXX

    I almost like this. Yes it’s black and yes she’s mostly covered up, but I think the outfit has more edge and personality than a lot of her looks. My only quibble is the dress just feel too big for her. I can’t tell if it needs to be fitted to her better or if she just needs to go down a size.

    • Carleenml

      I think, like most of Hollywood, she’s just too teeny tiny to pull it off. Those sleeves are bagging off of her.

  • vitaminC

    Rip off the extra sleeve mass and dab the grease off her face for a solid IN.

  • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

    Everything on her head ages her and enhances the funereal vibe of the dress.

  • TLJezebel

    I’m gonna take the opposite of the Coco adage and beg her to put something ON
    before the leaves the house. A more substantial pair of earrings perhaps?

  • Sunraya

    I love that she isn’t showing too much, and it looks lovely and sexy. You don’t have to show everything but the nips, ladies!!! She really does have lovely shoulders and décolletage!!

  • gabbilevy

    Hair and shoes, terrible. Dress lovely. It’s an improvement?

  • bertkeeter

    TOTAL WERQ if only sleeves were shortened! VALENTINO is the best….Love her hair, makeup, jewelry n shoes.

  • alyce1213

    I actually like this dress. A lot!

  • lalahartma

    Sexy nun

  • rissa42210

    This girl needs to LIGHTEN UP!

  • GorgeousThings

    I just had a flash of this dress in Valentino Red in my mind’s eye. Now THAT would be fabulous!

  • Diego!

    At least, in her defense, we can say she moved forward a century from her “Laura Ingalls” days to a new version of an Audrey Hepburn’s dress

  • gayle

    I am okay with the dress and her make up is lovely but I don’t get the hair…

  • GillianHolroyd

    oh I loooooove this dress! May be too mature for her. Send it to Cotillard?

    • Imasewsure

      Yes and our beloved Marion would have known what to add to complete the look as well…. snaps!

  • tmchale

    Funeral with low-cut shoulders.

  • Slanted & Enchanted

    This annoys me. People like to rail against Allison Williams for dressing old and boring, but I think everything she puts on is 100x more striking than whatever Dianna Agron wears. I’ll take Williams’ black gown from yesterday (which was STUNNING in my opinion) over this dowdy dress any day.

  • Monabel

    Spanish Infanta.

  • kalisa

    OMG you can totally see her makeup line all the way around her face. They couldn’t blend it into her hairline? Yikes.

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

    I like it, although I agree that it’s a little heavy looking.

    I wonder if I liked it better with some nice stockings.

    Maybe that would make the dress almost look like a coat-dress?

  • NoveltyRocker

    How many designers see one of their pieces styled for safety and think, “that’s not what I was saying with that at all.” Gotta be a bummer to see things so flatly interpreted.

  • crash1212

    I adore this dress. I love it. LOVE! What I’m not loving is everything going on north of her neck. What the hell is up with that make-up job? Did she have a headband on when they applied it and the just didn’t blend or what? Also, I think this would’ve benefited with some softer hair. Did I say that I LOVE this dress?

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      you are so right about the makeup around the hairline. can’t un-see that.

  • nannypoo

    She doesn’t seem to like it either. And she should never wear her hair like that again.

  • calimon

    I see Princess Nun.

    • lobsterlen

      I can see princess pilgrim but nun works too.

  • Tracy_Flick

    I unreservedly love it. LOVE. The neckline and hair/makeup are polished and beautiful. I actually think the slightly wider shape takes it to a more interesting – almost historical – place than a standard nipped-waist-wide-tea-length-skirt 50s silhouette.

  • Belvane

    This is an opera diva’s recital dress. Pack it up and send it to Cecilia Bartoli, with a nice big necklace.

  • JauntyJohn

    Picture the dress in scarlet, or cobalt, or vermillion (SAT color words for rich, royal shades, rather than flatter, common shades). THAT would have been killer. Still and all, I don’t dislike it in black. And beloved Uncles are more than right (as is often the case) that neckline is perfection.

    I try to shy away from too many comments on a celeb’s physicality, but for a beautiful young woman, when you look at the scope of her RC shots, she seems curiously uncomfortable in her own skin.

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      soooo with you on the color.

  • Stella Zawistowski

    I expect her to break out into “The hills are alive…” any minute.

  • Dreamwr8tr

    Gorgeous. It looks like she stole a nun’s dress and altered it on a trusty sewing machine.

  • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

    valentino is almost as good on her as the carolina herrera was. but you all know how i’m feeling about black. it’s like a dirge is playing on the streets of hollywood.

  • FStyles

    Her makeup and hair are hilariously awful. In general, her fashion sense is as boring and uninteresting as her personality.

  • Victoria Anzalone

    I love those rings!

  • formerlyAnon

    It looks a bit oversized on the model as well, so I am guessing that is just the intended look. I like it fine but they ought to have been able to make me love it, I favor its clean lines and lack of frou-frou. Color, fix the makeup/hairline situation – then figure out the skin tone. Some sort of noticeable jewelry?

  • wontons

    Deeply off-putting.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    I like this dress quite a bit, but her hands are being swallowed up by those sleeves which is making the dress look like it’s overpowering her. She does have a lovely decolletage, if I were her I’d show that off more often.

  • Trickytrisha

    Mostly love the dress. Not crazy about it on her. The big quibble about the dress is, as other people have said, the sleeves.Those look like coat sleeves, not dress sleeves. The neckline is lovely, though, and looks great on Diana. She could have used better makeup, but I’d give her a B for the overall look since I’m not as adverse to black clothing as our dear Uncles.

    • demidaemon

      I’m not averse to black clothing, either, but it has been a bit over-deployed lately.

  • kittentoes

    Too much dress, not enough hair.

  • laylagalise

    This is so Susan Sarandon.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/TheOctocornNetwork International Model

    How do you solve a problem like Diana?

  • tarqueeny

    It’s strange, she doesn’t look like herself at all lately. I face is unrecognisable.

  • quiltrx

    This needs a blingy necklace–maybe one with colored stones mixed in?

  • marlie

    Is she filming a cameo for AHS: Coven? She looks very pretty, but this look is so… dour. And is it just me, or did her makeup people do a bad job of blending her foundation in some places?

  • bellafigura1

    The dress is absolutely gorgeous but looks very hard to wear off the runway. I’m actually not sure where the heck it could be worn, it’s so formal and structured and, like, big. A big dress. The neckline is just lovely, and she’s styled it perfectly by keeping it accessory-free.

  • PaperPusher2

    It’s like Nun Wear, 2033, because the church finally unclenched regarding the dress code.

  • Danielle West

    She stole this dress from Helen Mirren.

  • Aurumgirl

    Imagine how much less like a nun she’d look if this were only in navy blue.

  • http://cheekypinky.wordpress.com cheekypinky

    That dress needs to be in my closet.

    NEEEEEEDS.

  • elemspbee

    beautiful. would love to see this on Queen Helen M.

  • ms_kat

    If Hester Prynne were invited to the Emmys, this is something she might wear.

    • demidaemon

      Yes, but she would have included a scarlet A for some color!

  • papillon

    All I see is nun.