Natalie Portman in Dior Couture at “Thor: The Dark World” Paris Premiere

Posted on October 25, 2013

Okay, after slamming you all in the face with a double dose of Gaga first thing in the morning, we feel the need to make it up to our kittens by offering up some uncomplicated pretty. Because if there’s one phrase that sums up Natalie Portman, it’s “uncomplicated pretty.” Bless her heart.


Natalie Portman attends the premiere of “Thor: The Dark World” in Paris in a Christian Dior couture dress paired with Charlotte Olympia sandals a Richard Mille watch.

Christian Dior Spring 2013 Couture Collection/Model: Marine Deleeuw (ELITE)

The irony here, of course, is that this spring 2014 dress is the first really seasonally appropriate thing we’ve seen on the red carpet in fall 2013. Granted, she might be chilly in it, but that’s why God invented cute little cardigans and cropped jackets. The dress is very pretty and it suits her to a T. The shoes are nice enough, but the rest of the styling is on the dull (to nonexistent) side.

There. There’s your dull, uncomplicated pretty of the morning. Natalie Portman, ladies and gentlemen.





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  • thecitysleeps

    The dress is adorable even though I’m not a huge fan of the sheer over obvious nude underlay but I’m mostly in love with shoes.

    • penguin momma

      Thank heaven they added the underlay. The sheer over naked on the model was horrid. Now, the dress works.

      • homofascist

        I’m *pretty* sure Natalie would not be walking a red carpet with her nipples out…

      • thecitysleeps

        Well It’s obvious that she couldn’t just wear it like it’s on the model considering you can see all her naughty bits, but I still don’t like the underlay. It looks stupid.

  • mjude

    she looks adorable.

  • RussellH88

    The dress is very pretty, but from a distance the flowers kinda look like foil Halloween candy wrappers.

    She still looks great, though.

    • marlie

      Maybe that’s why the dress looks seasonally appropriate?

    • ThaliaKat

      I was thinking it looks like candy corn…

  • MilaXX

    I like it, just wish she had an earring or even a delicate gold necklace. Still I’ll take this over mylar balloon dresses any day of the week.

  • Clair Ellis

    She is adorable.

  • SewingSiren

    Spring is here! La-la-la. Skies are blue. La-la-la…..

  • It is all of those things, uncomplicated, pretty, seasonal, etc., but it’s also weirdly a bit of a step backwards for her. It’s a bit on the younger side of things and she’s been attempting to project a more fashiony, sophisticated vibe lately. More of a Sadie Sadie Married Lady than this dress and it’s styling are conveying.

  • marlie

    I like this a lot! The belt was a good addition to the dress, and I love the shoes in part because they’re not black or silly-putty in color. And I wish she’s played up her hair and/or makeup more, but there’s no denying that she’s gorgeous.

  • Kind of an odd dress to appear in front of an advertisement for “THOR & The Dark World”. Also, it looks like she’s put it on backwards (although I’m assuming the actual back bears a close resemblance to the front). Very nice, though. Salve for the eyes after Gags–whoops, I mean Gaga.

  • Jessica Freeman

    I quite like this look. I think there’s just a tad too much fabric to the skirt, but otherwise, standard pretty.

  • Diego!

    LOVE the dress on her! I agree with make up and hair. Her hair looks awful. WTF is going on there?

  • Wendy Todd

    I love her look, but wish she had styled her hair differently.

  • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    polite, abbreviated applause.

    It is a great dress for her, but it certainly would benefit from an accessory or two.

  • I love this dress that is understated, and I love it on her. She isn’t that easy to dress IMO.

  • Violina23

    LOVE this dress… I would wear it in a heartbeat! Love the clean makeup, and I don’t even mind the hair. Although I would probably put a simple drop-necklace if it were me.

    • conniemd

      I’ve decided that stylists have declared war on necklaces. When was the last necklace you saw on the runway when the actress had a strapless dress or other dress that exposed a lot of neck and chest? It’s really frustrated me as they are all wearing bracelets and very unassuming earings, but no necklaces.

  • SugarSnap108

    The dress is pretty, but except for the wise choice of adding a belt, there is no styling whatsoever. Her hair seems aggressively UNstyled.
    Of course, if I were Natalie Portman, I might think I could get by on face alone.

  • broke&fashionable

    A necklace. My kingdom for a necklace 🙂

    • formerlyAnon

      I think stylists have near-unanimously developed necklace anxiety, and in their fear of ruining things with the *wrong* necklace, have decided to skip them entirely. One hopes they’re getting effective therapy.

      • conniemd

        Ha, I put the same thing in above. It’s been driving me crazy all fall the complete lack of necklaces on our lady stars.

  • Janet B

    (Is that a black watchband on her left wrist?)
    I wish she was wearing some jewelry. Pretty jewelry.

  • crash1212

    What a beautiful dress. She has the perfect haircut. I’ll take uncomplicated pretty this morning.

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    For the love of all things shiny, WHY do these stars not wear jewelry?

  • ashtangajunkie

    I’d like it better if she were wearing a giant koala bird mask.

    Kidding. She looks pretty. I like that she added a belt and like everyone else, wish she were wearing some jewelry.

  • kat89

    Love the Halloween colors in the dresses she’s been wearing lately. She looks really cute in this dress.

  • tallgirl1204

    That fabric. That fabric. To have just a little snip of it to see how the flowers are made…

    • formerlyAnon

      I want swathes of it. To drape around the piano, mixed in with the Christmas lights to set the scene for a marvelous party – the kind where you make fattening home cooked food for days ahead of time and invite everyone and your musician friends bring their instruments and even people who hate parties just have to succumb to having a good time, even if it’s for 20 minutes and then they have to leave.

  • TLJezebel

    This dress is an example of Sheer Done Right.

  • Not applicable

    yes- very pretty- but I’m so sick of this whole bit with the wrong look in the wrong season. This is borderline- but the sandals really tip it to springtime evening look.

  • Rand Ortega

    Finally! Netting done right.

  • filmcricket

    I really don’t like this at all, it just looks cheap and itchy to me. Hate the bodice, loathe the seam going down the front of it, and adding the belt didn’t do much other than break up that vertical line. Like the shoes, and her head, as per usual, is perfection.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    I think she looks great. Love that dress. I am a Natalie Portman fan, so I am pretty forgiving of her out of season dress. The colors seem fall appropriate to me.

  • HobbitGirl

    Girl don’t age. Unfair.

  • carnush

    Hate the dress, loathe the shoes. She’s gonna need to be more selective with the Dior.

  • mlle

    I wish she’d styled it, but it’s a very pretty dress. Cute shoes, too.

  • It’s very Halloweeny.

  • formerlyAnon

    I think the hair works way above averagely (yeah, not really standard english) here.
    Very pretty. It needs some kind of necklace (or a totally different neckline) to approach chic, though.

  • Halloween without it being too on the nose. Really beautiful.

  • WendyD

    My dearest Uncles,

    You’re starting to drive me nuts by constantly showing us Natalie at these Thor 2 premieres when we’d rather see our dearest Hiddleston even if he’s just wearing another black tux and a bit too much bronzer. Because I know he’s there!

    Loki and kisses,
    an only slightly BK

  • valerie747

    A little jewelry would be nice.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    This is lovely, but some earrings or a necklace would have been nice.

  • Imasewsure

    Even just an interesting ‘do would have helped this escape from dullsville. The dress and shoes are great. She bores

  • bertkeeter

    Top could have been more delicately cut…not so wide at shoulders, but like the tulle and flowers. Hair is way too pedsetrian!

  • kmk05

    That dress does not look like Dior. The effect of the flowers is pretty from afar, but that seam running along the front ruins the entire dress.Up close it looks crafty and not of a particularly good quality. The supposed Dior craftsmanship isn’t there. It’s also a bit twee.

    And yet she makes it work better than most with her perfect face. Some jewellery would have elevated the look entirely.

  • NBG

    This is cute and totally her wheelhouse. Her stylist may be boring but you cannot accuse him/her of being “off-brand.”

  • solidcurrency

    I love the dress and like the shoes, though not necessarily together.

  • Constant Reader

    I wish she’d done something interesting with hair and jewelry.

  • jilly_d

    Obsessed with those shoes. Is she going to age, or……?

  • E. D.

    Don’t like her hair.

  • Trickytrisha

    Ooh, purty! And she wore metallic shoes just for TLo!

  • Shawn EH

    Not dull, and thanks for going for the demure slip rather than onesie underneath too, Nat-Po!

  • msdamselfly

    Her hair looks really great

  • PeaceBang

    When do we get a movie with her playing Keira Knightley’s sister?

  • guest2visits

    I was ready to scroll to a much more chic and youthful shoe. Everything else though is perfection.

  • RoseJB

    Love it! With or without the underlay. Love it so much.