Natalie Portman in Christian Dior – Double Shot

Posted on November 07, 2013

Miss Natalie’s doing the Thor poledance, complete with contractually obligated Dior. We make no secret of our opinion that, despite the clothes she gets to wear, she rarely exhibits any real style. She just puts on Dior and walks out the door. But we’ll give her credit for mixing it up on these two outfits.


Natalie Portman makes an appearance on the “Late Show With David Letterman” in New York City in Christian Dior.

Pretty much exactly what you’d expect from her. We appreciate that it’s a little different in the back, and that without the unusually shaped skirt or the open back, this would be Amish-level plain, but the shape is kind of odd, especially from the side. It does nothing for her figure at all except to make her ass look 3 times larger. Yay?

Interestingly, she also went for unusual shapes on the next outfit, although the similarities end there:


Natalie Portman attends the screening of “Thor: The Dark World” at the Crosby Hotel in New York City in a Christian Dior ensemble paired with a Charlotte Olympia clutch.


Credit for picking a look with real pizazz (a word we really need to use more often, along with “jazzy”), but those pants manage the rare trick of making Natalie Portman look stumpy and the top had us running off to Google “natalie portman pregnant.”

It’s … not a very fresh or modern look. We do like that top, though. It just needs real styling expertise to make it work.




[Photo Credit: Kristin Callahan/ACE/, Philip Vaughan/ACE/]

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  • RussellH88

    I really like the first look. It’s simple and elegant, but that second look just makes her look a lot bigger than she is.

    • Rhonda Shore

      i do too, but i have a thing for black and white…it’s so elegant and i really liked the back of the skirt, it gave it “swing.”

  • Clueless_Jock

    Natalie Portman should represent Miu Miu, not Dior.

  • YoungSally

    The second one reminds me of when I was about 15 and decided that it was cool to wear a long tiered skirt as a sundress so I just pulled it up under my armpits.

    • NoveltyRocker

      Yeah, that really does look like a skirt worn as a top. Nice colors though, wish it was more fitted throughout the waist. I don’t really understand why they’d use a heavier, non-moving fabric in a silhouette that’s supposed to be billowy.

  • I really like the first look, odd hem and all. The second one falls flat for me.

    • Shug

      Liked the pleating on the back of the high-low on the first look.

    • One of the few instances where that kind of hem works, at least for me. But her beige lipstick is truly hideous, and I would have gone with some earrings that had a really saturated color, maybe emerald or turquoise or a deep yellow topaz. I love the chignon, too–so polished and chic–and how nice to NOT see raggy ombre extensions for once.

      • Yeah the underplayed lip color is not working . You’re so right about earrings too. A dress that simple could’ve stood must more “important” earrings.

      • Shug

        Yes on having more colorful earrings and yes x infinity on a classic french roll.

  • Shug

    I wish I were obligated to wear Dior everywhere. [sadface in my clearance banana republic that i can barely afford]

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I too wish I were obligated to wear Dior everywhere…if I could fit in Dior.Sigh.

      • Shug


  • First one looks great on her, front and back, but not side. Second one, oh, problematic. I wish it was a better fit on top. It is tight where it needn’t be (I know she doesn’t really have pudgy armpits) and big where it shouldn’t be. And I would like to say, one of my cat Jasper’s MANY nicknames is Jazzy P.

  • Emily Smith

    That top makes me think of overly decorated Christmas trees. I don’t know why but I can’t see anything else now.

    • MK03

      I was going to say wrapping paper.

      • Emily Smith

        Oh that works too.

    • NOLA_gal

      Grandma’s tree skirt.

  • MoHub

    The only thing worse than a mullet hem is a short skirt with a mullet hem.

  • First one, she is a ringer for older Audrey Hepburn, “Wait After Dark” era.

    • Qitkat

      I guess you’re seeing something I’m not, as I watched Wait Until Dark just last weekend, and I think that Audrey had a much more delicate, pixie, gamine face than Natalie does. But they are both lovely.

    • ms_kat

      I entirely agree. She’s looking like an aging Audrey, like working with Unicef era. Maybe it’s the hair.

  • I have no feelings on the first look. Let’s just call it uninspiring. That second look has much potential, but the fit is so wonky it’s unflattering in the extreme. I refuse to play the Is She or Isn’t She game, that also now seems to be a contractual obligation for any actress who has a pole dance.

  • Joanne Abrams

    I like the first look also. She certainly looks more mature through the face.

  • hughman

    1. Limelight
    2. Studio 54

  • Adrianna Grężak

    The first look is very interesting from the back, but it’s almost two dresses in one – I really don’t like it from the front. Side shot – she reminded me of some sort of peacock or turkey

    Second look: Why is she wearing a lampshade?

  • Danielle


  • Jessica Freeman

    They both look like a woman trying to hide a pregnancy. The tube top is such and odd shape from the side…

    • Heather

      Yup. My thoughts exactly. Plus, her shoes are too big.

    • Judih1

      yes I thought she was pregnant too

  • Glam Dixie

    I think the second look may be FMO but it’s definitely NFNP (not for Natalie Portman)

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    The colors on that awful top – it looks like Vera Bradley threw up.

  • decormaven

    First look – the earrings are a nice touch. Second look – the lucite clutch is a welcome pop of color. The outfits, not so much.

  • Tatiana Luján

    The shape of those Dior garments is awful.

  • GorgeousThings

    Well, she can’t act, so why are we surprised that she can’t style herself?

  • Carleenml


  • MilaXX

    I actually like both looks. The first is pretty classic and I don’t mind the odd shape when it’s obvious it’s the dress. The second look is more modern than she usually goes for and it has color. I didn’t think she was pregnant though. After seeing so many tiny gals in dresses too big, I’m happy to see a petite gal in clothes that fit along with shoes that are the correct size.

  • Jaeda Laurez

    I actually really like the first outfit, but the second? It looks like crumpled wrapping paper, which is to say- awful.

  • stellamaris73

    The top’s a bit sequined-bath towel, which means it’s a more natural fit for Aniston (though it’s a color, which means she’d never touch it).

    I just can’t get over how much more Audrey-like she is looking at she ages. I appreciate the fact that she appears to be showing some signs of fine lines – character! expression! – instead of waxy Botoxed perfection.

    • Sunraya

      We can get a glimpse of what she will look like as she ages in the 4th picture down. She will be lovely.

  • KateMaryC

    The top reminds me of the time I wanted a sequined skirt for Christmas parties but didn’t want to punk down two hundo at J Crew, so stopped in at H&M and grabbed one off the rack for much less, only to get home and realize that my “skirt” was a tube top.

  • Lilithcat

    the top had us running off to Google “natalie portman pregnant.”

    My thought exactly.

    The first look is lovely, though I’d prefer it without the mullet hem.

    • Not applicable

      in the first dress I thought- huh, why is it so bulky on her… she is usually very tailored and has a very thin waist…

      then seeing the top with the pants… I don’t like being those baby creeps, but there you go- she & Kerry Washington can throw a non-baby baby shower together cuz this is #2…

  • Terri Terri

    I really like the first look. In the second look, her top looks like a lampshade to me. A really pretty lampshade.

  • charlotte

    I would gladly put on Dior and walk out the door. Are there any other rhymes we can come up with?
    “What is Chanel, doesn’t ring a bell?”

  • ejsesqueer

    she’s looking a little keira knightly in the second outfit….

    • charlotte

      I think it’s also the hair. And the face.

    • J. Preposterice

      there’s a reason keira was her double in Star Wars.

    • Imasewsure

      Except Keira has more style (or at least a more interesting stylist)

  • Someone needs to take her hair straighteners away. That second hair is not flattering.

    • mlle

      Her hair in the second look reminds me of middle school. I think flat irons had just started to be available on the mass market because EVERYONE at my school was going around with pin straight hair.

  • crash1212

    I am not loving Dior these days. I think both looks are awful and it has absolutely nothing to do with Natalie Portman.

  • Kent Roby

    I’d like to see a stronger lip with the first look, but the simplicity of the black/white suit her in such a classic way, like a modern Audrey (wasn’t that a PR challenge?). The 2nd look? NO. It’s never a good idea to look pregnant (when you’re not) AND like you’re gonna, um, “party” with the Lohens.

  • marlie

    I like the first dress. It’s a perfect interpretation of Natalie’s simple, no-nonsense aesthetic. Though I’m tired of saying that she needs color… yeah. As for the second look, her pants need to be either a skosh shorter, OR a skosh longer. And the top is all sorts of unflattering. It looks like she wrapped a bedazzled bathmat around herself.

  • VictoriaDiNardo

    The first outfit is lovely on her but it just seemed kind of odd on Letterman – like she stopped to chat before heading to some serious-issue fundraising gala. I think it was really the hair and the earrings that made it look so sophisticated, which is great, but a bit out of place.

    ETA – maybe she was on her way somewhere else!

  • madscntst

    She’s channeling Audrey Hepburn in that black Dior dress. I imagine her getting up every morning and asking herself, “Which Dior should I wear today?”

  • MK03

    Is it sad or awesome that I can immediately recognize Shubert Alley in photos?

    • MK03

      Never mind, that’s not Shubert Alley. So I can’t recognize it after all. 😛

  • jonesybj_notreally

    H&M on #2, spec.tac.u.lar. that’s how to do stick straight hair.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    No. And no.

  • Wish I could just put on Dior and walk out the door!

  • tereliz

    Sequined boob peplum.

  • SugarSnap108

    I like the first one despite the mullet, but it’s really unflattering in profile (due to mullet). Second one … It’s nice that she’s trying something different? That’s all I’ve got.

  • My first thought for both, “Is she maybe pregnant?”

  • Imasewsure

    Points for lady pants anyway

  • I say she’s either pregnant or wants to cultivate that rumor.

  • Jecca2244

    question: Do you think it is written into their contract that they have to wear Dior (or whatever brand they are repping) to a certain number of events? Or is it less specific?

    • demidaemon

      I’m going to say “as many events as there are outfits to be loaned out for.”

  • E. D.

    That top looks too small and about to fall off at the same time.

  • frannyprof

    “She Just Puts on Dior and Walks out the Door:” An Autobiography by N. Portman. Coming to a Crown book outlet near you.

  • conniemd

    The first is a good look for sitting down at a talk show. The tiered back of the skirt looks like she can sit with ease and show some thigh without having to tug on the skirt to keep it from riding too high.

  • bertkeeter

    BOTH looks are tragic! Simons needs to GO!

  • traceyishere

    First look is Audrey Hepburn-ish.

  • Trickytrisha

    I like the first dress, at least from the rear. The front is yawn worthy. The top in the second outfit looks more like a skirt that was hiked up over her boobs. Not nuts about the stick straight hair either.

  • Esz

    *grumble grumble* pfffft Dior

  • rondele

    Meh on both counts. In the first I don’t think the colors are right for her, she looks washed out and pale; although it could be the flash on the cameras. The second one has colors, but I hate the way she is smooshed on the top, and stumpy on the bottom. It just doesn’t seem to fit her.

  • nicewilliams

    Is this 1997?! I’m not sure if my finger is pointing at Natalie or Dior, but CMON!

  • tixilyttik

    The top is cool, but somehow with the pants it makes her look stout.

  • fursa_saida

    The simple fact is that these clothes all belong to Marion Cotillard.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    The first dress is simple, but lovely. That second look is a huge “HELL to the no!” She looks like…. I dunno. But it’s shapeless and not good!

  • Deedles

    Marion Cotillard saw these photos and said, ‹‹Fille, s’il vous plaît! Les mortels ne peuvent pas porter ces vêtements.››

  • amf0001

    I’m going to be mean here, but she looks like a well preserved woman in her 40’s in these clothes. There is definitely something aging about them (the back of the black and white dress was more youthful, but from the front, many an elegant 60 yo New York woman looks like that… )

  • Irish Rodriguez Reyes

    She’s turning into this generation’s Jackie O. (which I find both good and bad.)

  • guest2visits

    I love the dress on her, very pretty. The top in the next pic is going to make anyone pregnant.
    Nice material but wrong in it’s use. Looks like she rolled in Christmas wrap.

  • I love the first look.Totally chic. But I really love the second look. Also chic but more casual. Here’s the thing about how it flatters/does not flatter her: when you are a gal with the curves of a 16 year old boy, you enjoy wearing weird shapes, bustles and wide-hipped pants. It’s fun! We’re never going to look like Salma Hayak so we have to do something to mix it up.