Marion Cotillard Dior Double Shot

Posted on December 02, 2013

The celebrity style pickin’s are slim this week (and if we know anything, we know it’ll be that way from now until the New Year), but at least Miss Marion is stepping up to the plate for us.

Marion Cotillard attends the tribute to French actress Juliette Binoche during the 13th annual Marrakech International Film Festival in Marrakech, Morocco in Christian Dior.

Christian Dior Spring 2014 Collection

Love the dress, even the goofy-shaped skirt. It’s a tough silhouette to sell, but she’s making it work, for the most part. Not at all in favor of the shoes. We have no doubt it’s warm enough in Marrakech to wear naked shoes, but they don’t really do anything at all for the dress. A substantial dress deserves substantial shoes, we’re thinking. Also: her hair and makeup are pretty bad. If you got a chance to wear the latest Dior, wouldn’t you do a little something with your face and hair, darlings? We’re asking, because that side ponytail is tragique.

Marion Cotillard attends opening night of the 13th Marrakech International Film Festival in Marrakech, Morocco in Christian Dior.

Christian Dior Fall 2013 Couture Collection

We go back and forth on this one. It’s the skirt. It’s way too stiff-looking and bell-shaped. If it had some flow or lift to it, we’d probably love this unreservedly. Certainly, we like the print. And the bodice fits her beautifully. But like the previous look, it feels seriously under-styled. Would a pair of earrings kill her?





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  • conniemd

    And Jennifer Lawrence gets the Dior Yuk?

    • Mary229

      Maybe I’m just not someone that “gets” Dior because honestly I don’t get either of these. The first one is slightly better to me but I don’t particularly like either of them.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        You have company. I am frankly just not getting or liking the most recent Dior collections.

    • princessricky

      yeah but marion is wearing the katniss side braid to show her support of J law. fight the dior capitol! may the silk be ever in your color!

    • jen_vasm

      I am underwhelmed with Dior lately. We have generally determined that JLaw is not a great fit for the brand, but Marion Cotillard has been a great spokesmodel to date, however these two looks are kind of meh. The first one is scrollmiddown fug (because everyone loves to have a butt that looks both saggy & flat – not) and the second is too stiff, has uncomfortable sideboob-itus and just misses a mark somewhere. Marion just doesn’t look excited by these frocks.
      C’mon, Dior, get it together. You’re better than this.

      • conniemd

        Definitely the looks tend towards the “meh: side of the line, but that’s still better than the “horrible” that JLaw was consigned to wear.

    • Aurumgirl

      I think both of these dresses disfigure the female body in a way that’s not really witty or clever, and it’s certainly not flattering. Dior is quickly becoming the design house equivalent of Stella McCartney, for me. Poor Jennifer Lawrence, Marion Cotillard, and Natalie Portman. And god, that gown looks horrific on the model, above.

  • Fordzo

    Thank god she skipped the gloves with the second look.

    • leahpapa

      Otherwise it would have been full-on Cruella de Vil realness.

      • NYCGlamourpuss

        Haah! I do love the look, but that’s hilarious!

      • Shawn EH

        But you can’t go wrong with Cruella!

        • CelandineM

          I always love some good Cruella drag!

    • ballerinawithagun

      I love the gloves but I am a glove devotee!

      • Fordzo

        I don’t mind gloves, but the gloves in the same print as the dress just give me bad flashbacks of Kim Kardashian dressed as my granny’s couch.

        • Dark times.

          • Fordzo

            It is known, Annabelle Snow. Winter is coming, but better to have cold hands than to look ilke a Kardashian.

        • ballerinawithagun

          That was a mess wasn’t it? For some reason I love this one and not that….

  • Jeremiah Capacillo

    Still a better fit than Jennifer Lawrence in Dior.

  • Annarosa

    I think she served the model both times. I completely follow you about head style.

  • Both of these would have been interesting on Jennifer Lawrence, much more in her wheelhouse, as they say. The Dior people are half-assing their celebrity spokesperson styling.

    • Jessica Freeman

      My thoughts exactly. Is this the same Dior JLaw was hocking? Because this is actually pretty decent.

      • Decent and a more appropriate mix of sporty and girly, for JLaw. Marion is better suited for the artsy and complicated.

        • Jecca2244

          what confuses me with Jennifer Lawrence is that they aren’t custom making her pieces. use some of the prints and patterns from Dior and make it really Haute.

  • MaggieMae

    I can’t believe I’m about to say this, but the second look needs the matchy match gloves to balance the skirt.

  • Dan_In_NYC

    Once I saw the model photo (with the gloves), all I could think was Cruella Deville. Cannot unsee that when I go back to the non-model non-glove version.

  • I love the colors of the first one, and the construction is more than admirable, but I’m not fully on board about the odd skirt, which on the model looks fine, but on Marion shortens her a good deal. The second look is just to much of that pattern ina stiff, unrelieved way for me to like it. Its like a giant page of unreadable text slapped around her.

    • ecallaw1977

      Totally agree. The waist on the first dress sits too low on Marion–it makes her legs looks short. I do agree with TLo on the hair and makeup for both looks, but I like the minimal shoe for the first look. I think a more substantial shoe would have read clunky with this.

      • kimmeister

        The first dress was definitely designed for someone with a longer torso that Marion.

  • Re: the first dress – I actually love the shoes with it! They continue the skinny-stripe motif.

    Let’s not talk about the hair.

    • jif

      Concurred! Love the shoes with the dress and on their own (the unusual heel shape, in particular). The hair is a bit questionable, but I assume the idea was to keep it casual, what with the stripey, summery dress (not a great justification, I know).

  • crash1212

    I love her hair and makeup in the first look. Such a busy dress, which I’m not sold on, requires simplicity elsewhere. I unreservedly love the second look and think the stiff skirt gives it gravitas and proportion. Anything flowing would’ve messed with the proportions and would’ve just made it look like another spotted dress.

  • MannahattaMamma

    If I were wearing that second dress, every time I looked down, I’d be dizzy. And the first one? Beautiful fabric, gorgeous, but really what woman on the planet says YES! Let’s make a big huge pouf out of my hips and ass? And then wrap the pouf in horizontal stripes? puh-leez.

    • SouthernGirlRena

      It would hide the bubble butt and muffin top so you could scarf down the rest of the pumpkin pie.

  • brown-eyed girl

    Tragique, indeed.

  • Sarah

    Damn, that lady can rock Dior like no American ever can! Number one: She NEEDS lippy (and hair). I actually like the shoes. Number two: She needs jewelry, but I don’t mind the dress.

  • Jessica Freeman

    At first glance, they are both pretty lovely. But the first one is too crazy at the hips…as if any woman wants to look ‘hippy’ and the second one is just messy at the midsection as far as construction….

  • Nothing can save the first one from looking as though she got the skirt caught in the legs of her spanx.

  • BrooklynBomber

    What hath Dior wrought? I’d have thought it was impossible for her look anything less than perfect. (I j’adore her.)

  • ashtangajunkie

    Are the straps in the first look different sizes? Hard to tell, but it bugs. I love the dress other than that, oddly-shaped skirt and all.

    • They are – but it’s clearer on the model.

    • DuBey2

      Thank you for pointing that out. Another reason I have irrational hate for Dior lately. Will wonky straps be next year’s exposed zipper? aaggh

      • kimmeister

        Side boob seems to all the rage as well.

    • marlie

      I just noticed that. I like it a little less now, but I still think it’s an interesting dress.

    • alyce1213

      It seems to be a setup for the asymmetrical cut-out back, seen in the dress before it on the runway (pic. 2), in which case I forgive it.

  • gayle

    She looks beautiful in both dress. These photos just make me wonder if someone at Dior just likes Marion more than Jennifer Lawrence or if Marion is just a better fit for the label.

  • claudemtl777

    I think Galliano has been away from Dior long enough…

    • PastryGoddess


  • leahpapa

    I’m probably in the minority, but these both look like upholstery fabric to me. Marion Cotillard for Dior Chaisse, available for a limited time at Jennifer Convertibles.

  • mrspotts66

    i don’t see holes in her ear lobes for pierced ears.
    so if she’s not pierced, i don’t blame her for poo-pooing clip-ons.
    those mfers hurt.

    and i like the first dress. and the shoes.

    the simple lines and colors on the shoes play up the dress pattern.

    • True – but non-pierced ear cuffs seem to be having a moment along with the hand jewellery, and one of those would make the side ponytails look intentional.

    • Tatiana Luján

      Clip-on earrings really hurt, it’s time for jewelery designers to invent a better system for wearing earrings when you have unpierced ears.

  • pookiesmom

    Love love love both of these looks.

  • Stella Zawistowski

    I would love the first dress if it weren’t for the asymmetrical cut of the straps. There’s asymmetrical that’s done well, but this just looks like a mistake and it’s making me twitch.

  • MW

    I can’t really get behind the first dress, the idea is fun but it looks like she’s wearing a tank top and a weird-length skirt and she shoved her phone in her bra.

    The second however is absolutely perfect for her (though I think it’s just a beautiful gown, Jennifer would work it amazingly too). Needed a little pop of colour in the jewelery and/or make up though.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    I’m not loving that first look – she looks like a stiff piece of ribbon candy. But I LOVE that second look!

    • Lori

      I actually don’t mind that she looks like ribbon candy nearly as much as I mind that she looks like she’s wearing saddle bags or something.

      • NYCGlamourpuss

        Yeah, it’s just so stiff!

  • Introspective

    i love these both, albeit with reservations that have much to do with Dior’s sudden tragic turn to wonkiness in fit.

    in the end, both looks work more than they don’t work, given her severe lack of makeup, hair and jewelry. & the latter becomes a testament to how gorge marion really is, given that she still gives me pretty despite the absence of styling.

  • boweryboy

    Raf Simons is doing a disservice to glamorous women around the world.

    He’s up there with Stella McCartney on my “Are you fucking kidding me?” designer hate list.

    • parfumpoise

      I love Raf, but I prefer his designs for Jil Sander. He has been underwhelming at Dior so far,

      • boweryboy

        His work for Jil Sander was well suited to his design aesthetic. I recall that weirdly wonderful orange sack dress Drew Barrymore wore a few years ago. I thought it was fabulous.
        Unfortunately, he’s a minimalist designer helming the reigns of a fashion house known for it’s feminine extravagance, opulent design, and outrageous use of fabric. His aesthetic doesn’t mesh well with the Dior brand. It’s like oil and water.

        • Evan

          Hmm… Sounds strangely familiar to what I wrote on the last Dior post. Cite me next time! K thanks!

          JK 😛

          • boweryboy


          • Evan

            I was just being silly! That’s why I put “JK :P” at the bottom. But maybe you don’t know that jk stands for “just kidding.” Sorry you didn’t get the joke 🙁

          • boweryboy

            I see. I didn’t notice the JK, and sometimes humor is hard to gauge on the interwebs.

            No worries. All is good.

  • DuBey2

    Interesting how she made her ponytail curl around her neck to mimic the look of the 1/2 necklace fringie thing on the Runway model. Were both to emphasize the different strap widths?
    I love Marion, but even she can’t save this season’s Dior, IMHO.

  • Tatiana Luján

    first pair of Dior dresses I’ve liked in a while.
    She needs jewelery in both looks and better hair and makeup in the first look.
    I like the naked shoes she wore with the first dress.

  • flamingoNW

    LOVE them both. The first one looks better on her than the model.

  • Shawn EH

    Evening dress needs the dalmation gloves, but summer dress is very pretty.

  • MilaXX

    First look I don’t mind. I am over the naked sandal. I also think if she’s somewhere hot and humid the hair would have been okay, but the makeup needs to be stepped up a notch. I think a jewel or bauble in the hair could have stepped that up a notch as well.

    Second look, same lackluster hair/makeup. The dress looks like it was made in a 3D printer.

  • decormaven

    Not loving the hair in either look; in the first one, the stylist tried to mimic the effect of the neck embellishment shown on the runway look. And the hair in the second look does nothing to elevate it. Jewelry is called for in both – what is up with the no jewelry trend?

  • Danielle

    I’m amazed the first dress is Dior.

  • sagecreek

    That second dress would be cute in a day length, I think, but I cannot love the full skirt.

  • DuBey2

    I’d love to see the back of the bk/wht gown. Also the sides, which I’m guessing would not work with someone as voluptuous as JLaw – looks like its cut for the woman with model-sized breasts.

  • Julaine Haraden Morley

    Cruella de Vil realness indeed – in the head/bodice close-up, the dress appears to be made of fur. Hence the stiffness to which TLo referred.

    • Jumpingjacks

      nah it isn’t, just a blurry print. Otherwise you’d also see the fur at the edges of the dress, which are perfectly clean lines. (and you’d have to have more panels in the skirt or a gigantic animal to skin ;))

  • snarkykitten

    Is this her version of “fuck it, I just want to stuff myself with turkey?”

  • SewingSiren

    The striped peg skirt cocktail dress is stunning. Very few people could get away wearing it, but those that can should.
    I also love the gown without reservation. Boardy fabric doesn’t bother me if the design is right, which this one is, in my opinion.

  • Violentcello

    I love the shoes on the first dress. The skinny little straps are the perfect continuation of the dress.

  • msdamselfly

    OMG I so disagree. I LOVE the styling in outfit number 1. She looks so youthful and fresh! I love her hair and the shoes are perfect for the dress- nice and summery for warm Marrekesh.

  • Kelly

    She always looks good, and the dress choices suit her. But I don’t understand the design of the first one. Why would a designer think that anyone — even women as super-thin as the clients are likely to be — would want to wear a dress that added poofy inches to the thighs and hips? And I wish she had worn the funky gloves for the second dress.

    I like the shoes for the first dress. As someone said below, the straps are a fun continuation of the dress pattern.

  • marlie

    I like the first look, but I think her makeup could have been a little more polished, since her hair was so casual. But I love everything about the second look. It’s GORGE, including her hair and makeup.

    And this begs the question… If Dior had these two dresses in their arsenal, why in the holy hell did they put Jennifer Lawrence in one abomination of a dress after the other over the past month? I think JLaw could have pulled either of these looks off amazingly well (perhaps the second a little better than the first).

  • Imasewsure

    I like the fit of the first one on the model better since it’s more extreme… I kind of love the second look though, even the simplicity of the (lack of) accessories. So happy to see Ms Marion again too. Hope she has a big pole dance on the horizon

  • Nika E

    I like the fabric and colors and everything of the first dress more than I do the actual dress. To me the second dress is totally boring and makes me yawn. I’m not sure I completely get Diors’ vision their dresses are just fugly sometimes.

  • KinoEye

    What a classic, French beauty. Love that first dress (waist/hip travesty aside), and strangely, the underdone hair/makeup doesn’t really bug me. I love her with a fresh face. Also, I think she favors the side ponytail, for reasons best known to herself. It isn’t unforgivable though. That second dress… that’s just a lot of dress. Would have been nice to see some statement jewelry with it.

  • Belvane

    Is it just me, or has House of Dior been taken over by Project Runway auflings? I haven’t seen anything recently that didn’t look half-baked or clumsy or unflattering. If ultra-chic Marion Cotillard can’t make your dress look good, it’s not a good dress.

  • She makes simple girly fashion womanly. (If that makes sense for two pattern heavy dresses…)

  • styrch

    I think the second dress needs a different neckline

  • PastryGoddess

    Can someone please find the thieves who have stolen ALL of the jewelry in the whole entire world. If Miss Marion can’t get a pair of earrings there’s no hope for the rest of us.

  • Violina23

    If the second dress was brown, it’d be a matzah dress

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  • EEKstl

    LOVE the first dress, the shoes are un disastre.

  • Lilyana_F

    I adore the second dress!

  • formerlyAnon

    Put a lovely woman in a well-made and fitted dress in a very nice fabric – yes, you can then overcome the horror of a bubble-skirted mini with a below-the-calf-length extension to the skirt. But really, why?

    2nd one is a grand dame cut made up in a semi-trendy (semi-formerly-trendy) office wear print.

    ETA: Query: Dior, why?

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Cotilard is selling both looks to me much better than the runway model. I agree that the skirt on the second dress is too stiff-a softer fabric that draped and moved as she walks would have been lovely.

  • LJCdoc

    Love both dresses, although the shape on the first gives me pause. I want the second.

  • SouthernGirlRena

    Why does the the annoyed guy in the last pic of look one look so familiar?

    I love the fabric of dress one and the top is beautiful. I cannot get on board with the middle part.

    Dress two is a better shape and still interesting fabric but the middle band is too large so it makes her look like she is being squeezed up like a giant tube of toothpaste. I agree the skit looks too stiff. Shorting the middle part and chop it off to cocktail and I think I would love it.

  • J. Preposterice

    what is with the goofy stripe (non)alignment in that first dress?

  • Qitkat

    I read all the comments and still couldn’t decide how I felt, but I suppose it says something that both looks make me want to wrinkle my nose. Although I love the striped fabric in and of itself.

    • formerlyAnon

      I too have strong positive feelings about the striped fabric.

  • alyce1213

    J’adore the first dress, even with the poofy-hip skirt. She looks like a piece of good candy. I like the idea of the long dress, but I don’t like the construction and it isn’t doing anything for her.

  • LaSylphide

    There’s a world of difference between Jennifer Lawrence wearing Dior, and Marion Cotillard wearing Dior.

  • I’m usually much more fond of her hair and makeup. As for the dresses, well, Dior has been such a disappointment this season.

  • Gatto Nero

    I think the side ponytail is meant to complement the playful aspect of the candy-stripe dress. I don’t much like naked shoes in general — I just don’t want to see that much of anyone’s foot.
    The graphic gown looks cooler with the long gloves (see the model); they toughen the look somehow and make all that structure work.

  • Fatima Siddique

    The second dress would look better on JLaw.

  • I wish she’d worn the gloves.

  • Sam Smith

    Love, with a capital L, the first dress. She looks fantastic, like a beautiful Christmas present without looking too holiday. I like the simple shoe, to me the dress is strong, a strong shoe would be too much. Second dress, from the top looks like a winner, but agree skirt too heavy.

  • Janet B

    First dress is fun(ny), the second dress has a nice bodice. Both need better styling.

    Love the fabrics.
    (I find myself thinking that a lot lately.)

  • Dagney

    Hmmm..okay I like both. But yeah, some earrings with that second dress.

  • E. D.

    Don’t like the skirt on the first dress at all. The second would be a WERQ with a big cocktail ring or earrings.

  • Trickytrisha

    Well, now we know who’s getting the Dior dresses that Jennifer Lawrence should be wearing. Wish Marion had made more effort to spiff herself up, ’cause these two dresses deserve the effort.

  • Colin

    Earings yes definitely; I can’t stop looking at the ear on the right, in the second look. Something in the way the hair is styled, presents the ear to look like its some cancer growing off the side of her head.

  • fursa_saida

    Not even for Marion can I sign off on that first dress.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    Maybe I’m feeling uncritical today, but she looks great to me in both.

  • amaranth16

    Love the second look. Hate the neckline of the first – ugh, what is this sports bra aesthetic that all the designers are going for this year? – and I’m back and forth on that weird skirt, but the fabric is so gorgeous that I’m willing to forgive.

  • quiltrx

    Like I said…she’s getting all the Dior goodies, and J Law is getting the castoffs!

  • Jacob Bowen

    OH MY GOSH can a girl get some decent makeup in the first outfit??? Is she wearing ANY? I’m not saying women HAVE to wear makeup, but red carpet=not the real world. The second dress SWALLOWS her right up.

  • Katesymae

    I dunno, guys. I love the skirt on the second look – stiffness and all – but think the top looks kind of home-sewn. The fit is just super boxy.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    Dior Hates Women.