Marion Cotillard in Christian Dior at the “Waltz With Monica” Premiere

Posted on December 05, 2013

In the interests of full disclosure, and because we’re sharing types, you should know that our asses, they are dragging this fine morning. But isn’t that always the way the week after Thanksgiving? You hit that following Thursday and you start going through tryptophan withdrawal or something.

And speaking of dragging…



Marion Cotillard attends the “Waltz With Monica” premiere during the 13th Marrakech International Film Festival in Marrakech, Morocco in Christian Dior.

Christian Dior Fall 2013 Couture Collection

We’re really trying to understand the thinking behind this design. Let’s take a resort collection dress and put some horror-show misshapen mockery of a dress on top of it!  And call it Haute Couture! The petite mains must’ve been silently weeping when they put this one together. Just awful. And she looks appropriately miserable in it.




[Photo Credit: Dominique Charriau/Getty Images, IMAXtree]

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  • oklund

    It’s a bag……… it’s a bee bag…..

  • HM3

    Marion Cotillard is a BEAUTIFUL woman. If she can’t pull something off, I feel that few others can. I don’t even think it’s working in the model pic. Bold, but a miss.

    • jen_vasm

      I love her serene ‘I am so much more than this goofy-Dr. Seuss-in-a-bad-way outfit’ attitude with just a whiff of tragique endurance.

    • Monzerrat Ontiveros

      her face!!! OMG!!! Love her makeup 🙂

      • anneland

        And the hair looks cute.

  • AvaLehra

    Chicago Bears Formal Prom.

    • Thank you for my first morning guffaw.

    • filmcricket

      Great minds. I thought, “Beetlejuice mated with a Mets uniform.”

    • Rebekah B

      Yup, I had the same thought.

    • GorgeousThings

      Thank God I finished my coffee before I read this or I’d be cleaning my monitor!

    • PinkySlinky


    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Bowing down.

    • NMMagpie

      More loud cubicle laughter.

    • LondonMarriott

      YES. And here I was, wondering what I would wear if they ever made it to the Superbowl.

  • Not a bit of it. Nix. Nein. Nyet. Uh Uh.

    • mshesterp

      I don’t even…who IS this designer? Raf Simons? I don’t understand what he’s doing to the brand. This has been a series of flops, and it’s tragic to have such beautiful women wearing such un-pretty things (J.Law included).

      • Sometimes I would love to have the clout and position to be able to pull some of the people aside,and say, “Could you do us all a favor and get your head out of your rear, and design something at actually flatters the human body?”

        • alyce1213

          Wait a minute — that’s MY fantasy!

          • There’s so many designers I wanna bitch slap, we can easily share.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            We’ll need to form a looooon queue, and do some serious handstretches to get ready for the epic bitchslapping that needs to be done.

      • Denise Alden

        I usually don’t give a damn, but yeah: Raf Simons has destroyed DIor.

        • Rhonda Shore

          There is absolutely no excuse for this affront to the eyes.

    • It does have a certain “flowing desert robes” vibe which I suppose is appropriate for an event in Morocco, but other than that it is pretty much a failure on all levels. And she does look less than enthusiastic.

      • I absolutely get that he wanted to play with volume and do something unexpected with the way the dress fell in the front, but the size of the curving shape, and its slightly awkward placement makes this fail. Its a shame really, cause I love the contrast between that brilliant awning striped under dress, and the rather grim over dress.

        • teensmom99

          Yes, I saw the desert flowing robe thing, too which made this *interesting* instead of awful.

        • conniemd

          I think the biggest problem is that the open front of the skirt is off kilter to the right. This may have led to that awkward fold in the front that destroys the natural flow of the over dress. It probably was an unnecessary design element, and they should have just left the dress to drape naturally. I really wanted to like the concept.

          • See, I don’t have an issue with its being off center, just the it is at the wrong place for being off center. Directly under the breast would’ve worked, I believe; or further over to the side.

          • marlie

            Being off-center was clearly a theme in this collection, but the way it was done in almost every piece made me double check that it wasn’t a mistake, rather than intentional. Maybe that’s the reaction that he was going for, but I don’t look at it as fun or thought-provoking asymmetry, but as rather poor craftsmanship, to a certain extent.

  • Jessica Freeman

    I actually think this would have been quite nice without the blue overall situation.

    • There’s a cute little beach dress under that paint tarp.

      • Jessica Freeman

        My thoughts exaclty. It wouldn’t have been a red carpet gown, but certainly cute.

  • Alexis Boucher

    Her makeup looks fantastic. I will leave it at that.

    • jtabz

      Yes! Very fresh face and hair … juxtaposed with clown couture.

      She is such a natural beauty, but Dior is not doing her any favors lately. She needs to break up with her label!

  • Given the overall shitshow of this dress, it’s hard to focus on one bit of it, but the asymmetrical scoop neckline is just killing me.

    • conniemd

      I stared at the neckline for quite a while and I think the neckline being asymmetrical is an optical illusion from the fold of material just to the right of center and the asymmetrical mullet of the overdress. It is really poorly draped.

    • Mona_Visa

      Glad I’m not the only one who dislikes that neckline. It’s driving me nuts. *sigh* and she is such a gorgeous woman.

  • FancyPhilly

    I think Dior is trolling us.

  • Kathy

    The dress is all kinds of fugly, but her head looks good.

    • Kristin McNamara

      All kinds of fugly. Fugly seven ways to Sunday.

  • MoHub

    But in Nadsat, horrorshow means good. I’d have chosen a different adjective.

  • decormaven

    Looks like a sailboat. Must be the Voyage of the Damned.

  • SewingSiren

    For summer patio wear the striped underdress would be cute. The smock is just weird. The tuck at the neckline looks like a very poorly done alteration. But it’s on the original too. Puzzlement.

  • MoHub

    Someone at Dior has clearly run out of ideas.

    • decormaven

      The good ones, anyway.

  • carnush

    There’s actually a cute dress underneath that navy smock-thing. She better be getting paid a lot of money to wear this foolery.

    • Eric Stott

      If everything was short and sweet and that smock was edited down to a vest this would be a cute outfit- nice colors.

  • MilaXX

    at least her face looks nice.

  • CPK1

    so awful. This Dior collection is totally the Emperor’s new clothes

  • Jess White

    Is this the new Dior Etsy line?

    • Candigirl1968

      Based upon this and the rest of the resort collection, yes.

  • ewfwef

    It kind of reminds me of a hanbok.

  • When I clicked on this, oof escaped my mouth unbidden. Horror show. Fugly. Maybe fugly’s a little strong. Stupid.

  • Janet B

    It looks so dang heavy.

    If made out of a soft, lightweight silk or cotton the orange stripe would be a fun summer dress, but not RC worthy. I might even consider the over-smock if it looked less polyester.

    Wait, is the under-dress orange and black and the over-smock blue?

  • I love it. Love love love it. Love it so much. Love it’s face off. Love. I don’t know its got this whole sort of Yohji Yamamoto twist to it that just makes me a puddle of swoon. It’s like the anti-fashion grown up punk rock girl’s couture gown. Fucking. Love.

    • alyce1213

      What I love about Yohji Yamamoto is the thought and thoroughness that goes into his designs, his master skill in making complex constructions look effortless. I just don’t see that here.

      • DTLAFamilies

        Also, even if it had been executed well, it’s completely off-brand for Dior.

        • alyce1213

          Dior seems to be losing its brand lately with Raf Simons. Big Identify Crisis.

      • I don’t disagree with you but that’s just immediately the feeling I got. No one can truly compare to YY as far as skill goes, it’s a totally different art. But the feeling, to me, was similar.

  • DTLAFamilies

    Someone needs to put Raf Simons out of our misery.

  • Heather Chandler

    That this dress is the finale look of the Fall 2013 Dior Haute Couture collection speaks volumes to how far this brand has gone off the rails.

    Does anyone else have a craving for circus peanuts?

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    OMG, Marion Cottilard finally found the final resting place of Jimmy Hoffa! It’s somewhere in that hideous, circus tent dress!

  • Aidan B

    Awful, just awful. I have been so disappointed in this entire collection. WTF, Dior? Marion looked amazing in your stuff just a couple of collections ago!

    • GorgeousThings

      Yes, and one designer back.

      • boweryboy

        This. Exactly.

      • Aidan B

        True, true. I didn’t actually know until recently that there was a new designer at Dior, but now it makes SO MUCH sense.

  • Judy_S

    She needs to come to Gainesville, Florida, where she can get little orange Gators painted on those blue fingernails.

  • I am the very definition of dragging ass this morning, myself. I spent too much time flitting around online yesterday, now I’m massively behind, the two cups of coffee have yet to kick in me into gear, and all I really want to do is climb into Marion’s pup tent and take a morning nap.

  • Anna_Cecilia

    Her stylist was on acid when they read the memo, “Marion needs a dress for the Marrakech International Film Festival.” They saw this and thought it would be hilarious if she went looking like she was on a date with The Hamburglar.

    Now why would anyone do that to poor, gorgeous Marion, I have no idea. But I hope they paid dearly for this injustice.

  • Erica_Vuitton

    You know J Law is on her knees thanking the fashion gods she didn’t have to wear this. This look is a perfect example of why I think stars have little to no input on what they wear on the RC. Perhaps its even more strict when you’re under contract but really… if you had ANY say would you wear this??

    • Blair Sylvester

      I think there is a lot of that, but I also think that with the right stylist and if you are passionate enough you can show up most places looking pretty great. I mean Taylor Swift is never really forced into crazy clothes

  • Robin

    That’s the dress equivalent of sweat pants.

  • vickilu

    Note to self: Avoid Dior posts. If ever there was an argument to make in support of letting a brand die.. It’s time.

  • Nikko Viquiera


  • valerie747

    A great dress for “Black Friday” shoplifting !!!!

  • Jessica Goldstein

    This is no-one’s dress.

  • This dress is the answer to the question “What would happen if you tried to make a bathing suit into baggy, layered couture?”

    Needless to say, it is a question that never should have been asked.

  • Rebekah B

    Bear down, Chicago Bears!

  • Rebecca Harvey

    layered beach coverups?

  • SugarSnap108

    Diorrible! And what is up with Marion lately? Is she under contractual obligation, too?

  • LipstickForPigs

    This “dress” makes me angry. WTF Dior?

  • ashtangajunkie

    I can’t imagine having Marion Cotillard contractually obligated to wear my designs and choosing this for her.

  • crash1212

    It pains me to say it, but I think Dior has lost it. Perhaps a loooooong vacation to think it over – skip the next several ‘seasons’ of collections and come back renewed with designs that don’t hate women. Just a thought.

  • MsC

    Not even Forehead Tittays could distract you from seeing just how awful this dress is.

  • GorgeousThings

    Raf Simons should be fired. There, I said it. His designs flatter no one. It takes mad skillz to make Marion Cotillard, Jennifer Lawrence and a host of models look ugly and depressed. And not good mad skillz.

    • boweryboy

      Couldn’t agree with you more. If they don’t want to bring back Galliano then at least find a Galliano caliber designer to replace Raf.

      • alyce1213

        You know, I Googled back to review what Galliano had said, hoping maybe it wasn’t so bad and maybe I could forgive him. When I got to “I love Hitler” I just shook my head. Sad situation, a great talent.

        • marlie

          Yeah, I can’t imagine that Dior would want the backlash from hiring Galliano back. And he really was/is talented.

        • boweryboy

          I know. Sad situation indeed. Galliano really fucked up, and he’s so freaking talented. A true artist.

          Did you see his Charlie Rose interview? He really is trying to make amends. I’ve seen drugs and alcohol destroy some really creative and talented friends of mine. I commend Oscar de la Renta for giving him a chance, but his missteps have overshadowed his talents.

      • marlie

        I had to go back and google some of Galliano’s previous collections for Dior. Those were some truly gorgeous, elegant and sumptuous pieces. There’s GOT to be someone else out there with an eye for fashion like that.

        • boweryboy

          Have you checked out the 2007 Spring/Summer haute couture collection? Those orgami dresses still blow my mind, especially the white crane grande finale gown. It’s breathtaking.

  • Not applicable

    Is she being bombed for insects?

    • twigg

      Walt and Jesse are under there right now setting up their meth lab.

      • Not applicable

        lol- even better!

  • Clueless_Jock

    The dress is too conceptual. Interesting that she chose to wear it.

  • MaggieMae

    What happened to Dior?

  • boweryboy

    Holy Christ(ian) Dior! This is a slap in the face to true haute couture. It’s a t-shirt dress on top of a t-shirt dress. You can’t tell me that more than two hours was spent on creating this.

  • tereliz

    I like what I can see of the dress through the X-Ray smock they’ve got on her…

  • Shawn EH

    Halloween was weeks ago, wasn’t it? WTH?

  • The hell is going on over at the Christian Dior designing department?!!!

  • boweryboy

    Raf Simons I hate you.
    This dress made me so mad I had to post twice.

  • MannahattaMamma

    Is Dior being run by a small group of angry toddlers? I don’t know how else to explain this series of missteps, on Miss C, and on JLaw. Qu’est-ce le fuck?

  • Mary Lauer

    At least on the runway with some movement, you can get a glimpse of the why behind the “overdress” thingie. But standing still for pics? Just NO.

  • BrooklynBomber

    We’re really trying to understand the thinking behind this design

    Well, now, there’s your mistake. 🙁

  • sojourneryouth

    Gallagher exploring his feminine side.

  • marlie

    I… just… can’t. If only the dress were JUST the orange and blue striped layer.

    But hey, her makeup looks really pretty.

  • jw_ny

    I really want to know under what circumstances it was that she was forced to wear it. There’s got to be a good story there…

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    In my fantasty Monsieur Dior has risen from his grave and is smacking the shit out of Raf Simons.

  • Bexxx

    Very few times have I seen a dress and had the immediate thought of “Oy vey”

  • Trickytrisha

    Maternity gown for a wasp? Can’t be a bumblebee, stripes are too orange. Isn’t there some kind of oversight committee in France to protect their precious fashion identity? Simons needs to be taken to the principal’s office, at the very least.

  • SayWhaaatNow

    Bumblebee muumuu.

  • ojosazules

    The enchanting Marion Cotillard as Sporty Mother Goose. I hope they fire him really bad.

  • kimmeister

    I’ve found Waldo!

  • If this were made of jersey and she was shopping in Soho on a Saturday afternoon, I’d find it adorable.

    • boweryboy

      Except it would need to shorter. The thought of her dress dragging across dirty sidewalks flecked with spit, gum, cigarette butts, dog poo and the like grosses me out.

  • tired_mommy

    It’s a couture sports practice jersey–she’s on the blue team…

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    What is that??? Two tank dresses layered?

    • boweryboy


  • Nika E

    I actually said “Oh Lord have mercy Jesus” out loud when the first pic popped up. Its hideous. The ppl at Dior have gone bat shit crazy.

  • RoseJB

    I want to see the resort dress underneath.

  • 3boysful

    I want this for afternoon drinks on the deck next time I’m at the beach.

  • Belvane

    The hostage situation at House of Dior is clearly worsening. This dress is a frantic coded rescue message. There can be no other explanation.

  • YoungSally

    How is all this Dior F&*(*)6y coming out of a guy who did such a nice job at the helm of Jil Sander??

    • marlie

      If this collection was a Jill Sander collection, and not Dior, I don’t think there would be as much of the intense dislike for it. It still retains a bit of the JS penchant for sleek and edgy and sometimes asymmetrical and pseudo-futuristic.

      But that’s never fit the Dior personality, and trying to shoehorn a distinctly NON-Dior aesthetic into the Dior line does a disservice to the brand, AND to Simmons’ talent as a designer. From this point on (or at least for a long time), his talent and success at Jill Sander is going to be vastly overshadowed by the trainwreck that is his time at DIOR.

  • Pennymac

    As stated in a previous post, Invasion of the body snatchers has clearly happened at the House of Dior. This is rancid.

  • lobsterlen

    Is this Dior’s Haute Couture Women’s Prison Collection?

  • fashion4ever

    send this off to tony the tiger

  • bertkeeter

    The ONLY good this about thiis piece of S_ _ T is that it has pockets! I can hear Heidi on Project Runway,
    looking at Raf Simons and uttering her famous line” I’m sorry, this means your out”!

  • bertkeeter

    I’m not done yet… If it wasn’t for DIOR’s advertising $$$ you can bet the major fashion editors would have ripped Raf and this BS apart…instead of writing the pointless bla bla bla that they come up with every season! Lets see Anna Wintour wear some of this drag!

  • msdamselfly

    I LOVE THIS! The colors, stripes and length remind me so much of the 70’s. I am sure that I had a sleeveless striped long dress back then. You so rock, Ms Cotillard!

  • greenwich_matron

    Voilá, Mme. Waldo!

  • CommentsByKatie

    I really adore this for some reason? Although it would be 100x better with a different color combination. Almost any other combination. It’s definitely unusual, but the fabrics are really beautiful and I like the drape of the…flappy thing. For me, she’s making this work.

  • Dior has utterly lost the plot.

  • when i saw the thumbnail, i thought she was coming out of the gym.

  • Qitkat

    It’s a French sailor on leave for Halloween.

  • LaSylphide

    Wicked Witch of the West.

  • CarrieBaby

    Who’s the head designer at Dior now?! It’s almost like they want to lose all their credibility to design haute couture

  • I actually kind of love this dress?

  • appliquer

    But I love her hair and makeup!

  • I don’t understand why such a dress would even exist, let alone be worn by the beautiful Marion Cotillard. Marion, who’d you piss off?

  • Mona_Visa

    Did the patternbook for Gymboree get sent to Dior by mistake? Because this is a design an 8-month old could totally rock.

  • Kristina Sadowski

    Chicago Bears ballgown.

  • E. D.

    Would be interesting at an SU basketball game.

  • judybrowni

    That’s Dior? That’s our Marion?

  • SophieCollier

    Didn’t she used to be really stylish? I’ve disliked quite a few of her recent looks. Bad breakup? Feeling old? What gives?

  • ThaliaMenninger

    It’s like a character from Peanuts was told to throw on her smock before starting fingerpaints.

  • Pterodactyl111

    I like the idea of the colors and layering the stripes, but it’s a shapeless bag of horrible.

  • judybrowni

    Mom, look what I made of a tarp from Home Depot!

  • Zuber

    I like her face…

  • antonialee

    She is gorgeous and this is just fug!

  • quiltrx

    SERIOUSLY, Dior…WTF???
    Obviously they didn’t send her the wind machine that was supposed to come with it…or the cabana boy. Because that’s the only way this works.

  • jif

    For Swinton Only? Girl, That’s Tilda’s Dress? Something like that.

  • GeoDiva

    What horrendous crime has Marion done that requires her to be tortured by Dior?

  • What is going on with Dior!? It’s just fugs now. They should just hired Galliano back. Yes I know he said racist things…but I think it’s time.