Tilda Swinton in Schiaparelli at “The Grand Budapest Hotel” Premiere

Posted on February 07, 2014

All hail this fucking fabulous diva. But prepare yourselves for the scrolldown shock.



Tilda Swinton attends “The Grand Budapest Hotel” Premiere and opening ceremony during the 64th Berlinale International Film Festival at Berlinale Palast in Berlin in Schiaparelli. 

Schiaparelli Spring 2014 Couture Collection

This bitch crazy. God, we love her.

We don’t care if her feet look like they went through some sort of industrial accident. This is so fabulously out there that we can’t hate. We’re just happy that Tilda Swinton exists in a world where Ariana Grande does. Where would we be without the people who live for shaking things up?

So, yes. Bow down, kittens. Even to her crazy-ass feet and her Lollipop Guild hair.




[Photo Credit: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images, IMAXtree]

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  • Beto

    Flawless from neck to her calves. There. I said. Also her makeup is very appropiate and mixes well with her attire. Love her accesories.

  • Maleficent

    Nice pedi.

    • Tatiana Luján

      and manicure, I love short nails.

      • jspark

        But the toe! I’ve spotted her one imperfection! She is human 😀

        • MzzPants

          No, she is not of this planet. That toe must be some kind of distorted amphibious shit.

          • kimmeister

            They appear to be prehensile toes.

    • Jessica Freeman

      Really love that red. I’m a red nail polish freak and need to know about that color more than whatevercrazyshititisthatsheiswearing.

  • Diego!

    I love everything here!!! Even her crazy flip flops!

  • Tatiana Luján

    I love the hair.
    Scroll down… Holy crap, she’s a hobbit!

    • poggi

      one that hit the ent-draught at little too hard at the last moot

  • This gives a whole new meaning to Chicken Feet. 🙂

    She is glorious, as always. Especially loving the hair.

  • random_poster

    Totally off-topic, but I need to proclaim that I received my book yesterday and it is FABULOUS!! Thanks, TLo!!

    • Thank YOU, darling! Enjoy!

    • Glam Dixie

      I’m bitter. Mine STILL has not arrived. le sigh

      • demidaemon

        I’m always bitter, but I’m particularly bitter that I’m in the same boat as you.

    • camsteerie

      Me too. Ditto!

    • LittleMascara

      Me too. I was so excited I started reading it at work!

    • Rand Ortega

      Got it Tues on Kindle. Read it in a night. Probably the smartest style & culture books to come out in YEARS. Seriously, if celeb culture & their enablers (as TLo astutely calls them) doesn’t make this tome their bible, then they’re as stupid as the rest of the world thinks they are.

      • It really is wonderful isn’t it? I keep feeling that it is prescient, but then I realise that it’s actually just really well observed and expressed.

    • another_laura

      Mine’s on the iPad. Stayed up too late last night reading it. It’s so much fun!

  • That is a venus fly trap ring.


    • RIGHT?!?

    • TobiannReinhard

      My jaw dropped when I got to that close up pic! That ring is GLORIOUS!!!

      • Stefanie Argudo Mackenzie

        Ok, so I didn’t read down before I went off the rails…

      • Susan Carson

        Yes, I am having some serious want, with that fab ring!

    • SugarSnap108

      That ring is BEYOND. That ring makes me not care about the beasts consuming her feet.

      • Lucía Gavello

        Exactly, it’s like she put that on and said, “Heck, no one is going to look at my feet, I might as well wear the flip flops”.

    • another_laura

      I NEED that ring. NOW.

    • Alyssa

      I now know what to request for my birthday!

    • tereliz

      I know. WANT!!

    • I died when I saw the ring. And then I rose from the dead so that I could leave a comment about how much I love it.

  • Glam Dixie

    Hobbit feet! I really like everything else tho, but I’m sorry, no to the hobbit sandles.

    • MaggieMae

      Totally. I thought: hairy feet!

  • marlie

    As long as I scroll up so that her feed aren’t on the screen, I’m in love. SWINTON looks so cool and elegant at the same time. That jacket is amazing, and so is the ring. I LOVE her hair, and the red lip (and nails) add the needed pops of color. (But I’ll never be ok with those shoes. Not even for Tilda.)

  • And OMG that Venus Fly trap ring!

    • Saturnine

      WANT the Venus Fly trap ring!

  • MilaXX

    Love the ring, but OMG the shoes. Only Tilda could wear those.

  • This is how a goddess taunts her worshippers when they have been asking her to hem her trousers. YOU WANT HEMS? I HAVE FEATHERED FLIPPERS.

    • formerlyAnon

      And, my trousers are still not quite properly hemmed for them . . .

  • Haley Buchanan

    That ring is FIERCE.

  • paginatrix

    The definition of cool: Doing/wearing stuff you want to do/wear, despite how goofy it might look on someone else.

  • marlie

    Also, can I say how awesome it is to see the name “Schiaparelli” on the red carpet?

    • editrixie

      RIGHT???!!! i was so excited when I saw that in the teaser on the front page. More, please.

  • Kayceed

    What is the white frippery? At first I though it was a crazy tulle-esque lining to the jacket (fabulous) but is it actually some tail-like piece attached to the shirt? So confused.

    • kimmeister

      I had the opposite sequence of reactions – at first I thought it was part of the shirt, then I decided it must be attached to the jacket.

  • SewingSiren

    She is the perfect Schiaparelli client. Love the ring and shoes.

  • Joanna

    I would cut someone for that ring.

    • carolynmo

      You could probably cut someone WITH that ring. It is fabulous.

  • ojosazules

    The hair is sort of shocking, too. Maybe it’s part of the bird thing. I love her ring so much. The shape of the heels on the shoes is very bad, but this is still better than the Knee Socks von Trapp shit Karl put on her feet.

    • Bridget Smith

      That hair is EXACTLY what mine would look like if I got that haircut, which is EXACTLY why I will never get that haircut. (Well, either that or an awkward frizzy halo, depending on whether I put the effort in.)

    • Jessica Freeman

      The hair seems to be so not Tilda and I can’t figure out why.

  • Danielle

    I’m still fangirling over the hair to even make it to the shoes. I DIE. LUV HUH

    • WendyD

      Her hair is DIVINE!!

  • filmcricket

    Aside from swapping out the netting for that (admittedly fabulous) ring, she’s basically copied the runway look, down to the hair. I kind of want more than that from SWINTON. However, I must appreciate that no one else on earth could pull this off, and she looks amazing from the ankles up.

    • amanda d

      EXACTLY what I just thought. Although I get the feeling that if they changed up the shoes, to anything less fug, it’s basically a black suit and white shirt.

    • AmeliaEve

      Yeah, the veil looked distressingly like five o’clock shadow. Good call on ditching it.

  • Sobaika


    Oh, Tilda looks amazing. Too bad she had to murder birds for her feet.


      • alyce1213

        Tom, you said GORGEOUS.

    • SewingSiren

      So jealous.

    • Danielle

      When the uncles call you pretty, that’s the highest form of praise you can receive. We bask in your glory!

    • SugarSnap108

      Ugh, I couldn’t get out of work and downtown in time. I am so, so jealous.

    • Rand Ortega

      Even though saying you’re gorgeous is like claiming water is wet, I still BOW DOWN.

    • Nikko Viquiera

      OMG! I work at the LC area and have been wanting to wait for them to show up around the area. But I would probably be super afraid to say hi.

  • LJCdoc

    Failed to prepare adequately for the scrolldown. Doh.

  • acevedob

    LOVE IT.

  • Vaniljekjeks

    When you said “scrolldown shock”, I mentally prepared myself for Uggs or giant old greenish rubber fishing boots. I’m pleasantly surprised now.

    • Imasewsure

      I’m glad our dear uncles warned us too… I let out an audible when I scrolled down but it was a lot more muted than it might have been without warning (not loving the fringy Krocs but as you say, Uggs would have been even worse)

    • SugarSnap108

      I am never mentally prepared for Uggs.

  • ovarB

    I think if you are going to pull off bird feet, this is the outfit to do it with. At least she isn’t sporting horrid toe cliffhangers with her toes clutching for dear life on the edge of an ill fitted high heel shoe.

  • lalahartma

    Venus flytrap ring?

  • I desperately want that venus flytrap ring. SO FABULOUS.

  • Noah

    I mean, hey, if anyone were going to stand on a pair of birds and fly, it’d be SWINTON.

  • traceyishere

    Flawless…those shoes will start a trend.

    • traceyishere

      Expect them at H&M next week.

  • Rand Ortega

    THIS is what all of our Alien Overlords will be wearing. A whole ‘nother level.

  • Carolyne

    I love every part of it, except for those hobbit/Flinstone shoes!

  • colleenjanel

    Sorry, can’t do it. But I’ve never gotten the Tilda love.

  • Jessica Freeman

    Laughing at those shoes. And the hair. Everything in between is amazing.

  • Stefanie Argudo Mackenzie

    I WANT THAT RING!! A Venus Fly Trap RING! Oh, swoon….

  • AvaLehra

    I would wear those crazy chanclas in a heartbeat. Gah! I love her!

  • alyce1213

    I love it all — loopy hair, hip ruffles, bird sandals. She looks completely at ease, which is why.
    I’m glad she opted out of the net mask, but she probably could’ve made that work too.

  • poorellensmith

    Head to ankles PERFECT — I love the playfulness of her hair, in particular. I can’t really sign off on those shoes, no matter how big her balls are for wearing them, but that does not, in any way, diminish my love for this amazing bitch.

  • Imasewsure

    I can’t with the shoes but the rest is absolute perfection… actually beyond perfection starting with her awesome hair!!

  • rkdgal

    She’s such a fabulous example of how you can play the red carpet game on your own terms and OWN THAT SHIT. (Zosia Mamet, please take copious notes.) But you have to play the game.

  • xmixiex

    i refuse to bow to her scary, creepy friggen feet. I don’t like feet to begin with, let alone when they look like the Phanatic’s, if he got in a tragic accident with a camp fire. No. No no no.

  • ModernDowager

    I LOVE the crazy hair

  • shaziz

    FABULOUS!!!! Fashion forward fierceness is SERVED bitches!

  • judybrowni

    Feathers on feet?
    I guess she ain’t ticklish, like us humans.

  • MoHub

    Hobbit feet? Only The Swinton could get away with those without making me groan.

  • Betsy

    Spot on. She is a nut… in a good way! I don’t think there is a more interesting face in entertainment today, except maybe Cumberbatch. (See avatar). The shoes are over the top but the rest of the outfit is like Marlene Dietrich on acid. Fabulous!

  • Garcia Loca

    SWINTON!!! all the way.

  • tallgirl1204

    Shoes that do not damage one’s skeletal system, and that are frivolous to boot. What’s not to like?

  • kipper

    At long last the answer to the question ” what do hobbits wear to formal occasions ? “

  • Heather

    They are… feathered versions of the weird, neoprene-ish, one-size-fits-no-one flip flops they give you at the nail salon when you forget to bring your own?

  • Judy_S

    I feel the model was trying to be Tilda and failing. Only Tilda.

  • sagecreek

    Okay, now she’s just messing with us 🙂

  • RussellH88

    She’s Tilda so she can do what she wants. She can look like she stuck her feet up a pair of crow’s asses and walked out the door because she’s SWINTON.

    • marlie

      That’s the best description of those shoes so far.

    • Gatto Nero

      Tell it.

  • miscorrections

    What in the everloving fuck. She a Ravenclaw fan?

  • Youbeguilemenot

    I had my bow mode on, oh I did. Until the *gasp* scroll down. I just, I just CAN’T get behind the atrocity that is gnawing on her feet.

  • carolynmo

    Sometimes I can’t believe this is the same woman who is in “I Am Love” ( a very stylish film!). She is so glorious, I can’t even.

  • shopgirl716

    Emma Thompson would appreciate those shoes. Wonder if she’ll wear them to the Oscars?

  • holdstillnow

    She’s tall, she’s Scottish, she’s pretty. She can do whatever she likes.

    • Daktari100

      And thin.

  • stubbornthoughts

    You werk those feathery sandals, you beautiful majestic ostrich of woman!

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Bowing.Down. Lord, but Tilda is giving this LIFE. The sandals? Weeeellll….whatever. It’s Tilda, and I can overlook the feet.

  • Little_Olive

    Aaah, the age-old question -do we give it a pass because it’s Tilda vs. why should Tilda get a pass just because it’s her?

    Can’t decide.

  • formerlyAnon

    Love the lip, nail & toenail polish, ring. Like the hair in context of the look (yes, I do) and the suit. I CANNOT with the shoes. They are silly and it’s FEBRUARY and she’s in BERLIN. And the pants were hemmed for higher heels, so they look that much more wrong.

    Sorry, I have to jump ship on that one point.

  • LadyCelia

    I kind of love the hair, but the feet make her look like a Cochin chicken.

  • lesmaha

    Nothing, nothing, nothing could have ever prepared me for that scrolldown. :-0

  • Anna

    Your love for me will remain unchallenged even though my flip flops mated with crows. In that knowledge, despair and die, bitches!!!

  • Nimith

    Only Tilda could pull off Hobbit Chic. Love it.

  • luluransom

    LOVE it all. The fabulous Bowie hair, that freaking perfect suit, yes, even the wookie feet.

  • decormaven

    All the likes for the ring. She could be wearing ditch digger boots for that ring.

  • mjude

    bowing the fuck down. lollipop guild hair….YES!

  • Synnamin

    Venus flytrap ring. OMG.

  • Columbinia

    Yeti wants his flip flops back.

    Let’s pause and reflect that La Diva Swinton was the boarding school classmate of the late Princess of Wales.

  • yethica

    I feel like she resembles Bowie more and more as time goes on. I mean this as a compliment.

  • suzq

    I don’t mind the whacked out hair, shoes and accessories when the rest of the look is so well-fitted. She knows how to mix things up.

  • Cathy S

    I love all of it except the shoes. I can’t get behind those. I love her hair.

  • fursa_saida

    I somehow didn’t even really REGISTER the ring until people were talking about it in the comments. Incredible. INCREDIBLE.

  • Lilithcat

    Y’know, I thought the scroll-down shock was going to be that she’d had her trousers hemmed for once.

    • Gatto Nero

      The pants are even floppier on the model!

  • boweryboy

    I was waiting patiently for you guys to get to this look because shoes.

    It’s funny, all the other ladystars on the red carpet were wearing gowns – one of which was attention whoring at its best (I’m looking at you Toni Garrn), and still Swinton was the most fierce and fabulous of the bunch, even with those shoes.

  • Violentcello

    I LOVE her hair. It makes up for the weird flip-flops.

  • Nika E

    She is everything.

  • Gatto Nero

    She is in her own orbit where normal rules for mortals don’t apply.

  • editrixie

    I adore that venus flytrap ring. I want that ring. I could swoop up beside her, steal it off her finger, and she wouldn’t be able to run after me in the Monsters Inc. flip flops.

  • kaybee

    I CAN’T deal with the crazy shredded flip flops. Honestly, it looks like they’re molting…

    Side note, so happy it’s the weekend and I can read TLO’s book! It’s been waiting patiently on my side table since Tuesday 🙂

  • MzzPants

    The feet…not really a surprise. The curls made me say, ‘dah fuuuuck?’

  • Rebecca

    Where is that ring from? Also, don’t you sometimes wish you could wake up one morning and be Tilda Swinton for a day? Who else can get away with those crazy feather flops? I can’t think of a single person who could pull those off besides her…

  • Shawn EH

    The only way to save this look (thank goddess she ditched the veil!) was the perfect pedi/mani in preparation: well played, Tilda!

  • Wow! That is some outfit and she looks amazing. I am trying to figure out which Muppets she gutted for footwear, though.

  • Kelly

    The shoes made me laugh aloud with delight — just what this look needed (though flipflops in Berlin? In February? Plus, offhand, I can’t think of anyone but Swinton could even come close to making them work.) The rest, though …. I can’t take the goofy hair. And what are those odd jacket ruffles? It’s like she forgot to take off her apron after her late server shift in the cocktail lounge.

  • Ali B

    Her hair IS A DREAM.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    Tell me more about this ring. It looks like a bejeweled Venus flytrap.

    • Dagney

      I….MUST have that ring.

      • ShaoLinKitten

        Any idea who made it? What it’s made of? I must know!

  • jw_ny

    TBQH, I was more shocked by what was on her head than what was on her feet. Never saw her with such a styled do before (is it her natural hair?) Love that she has fun and steps out of the box with all this fashion stuff!

  • SierraDelta

    I want whatever’s on her feet. And then I want someone to carry me around so that my fabulous feet never come into contact with the ground.

  • Tanya Wade

    At least she got a decent pedi. As if the Queen wouldn’t. This is Frodo Foot Couture on a grand scale.

  • bellafigura1

    Her hair is just wonderful. Just wonderful.

  • A Shiny O’Connor

    It’s like the Greatest Hits of Tilda Swinton in one look. When is she adopting me/taking me as a lover.

  • e jerry powell

    BE HER.

  • little_miss_strange

    I can’t help but love a chick that dresses like a dandy. She fabulous. She should have a cane though. And possibly a big ass coat covered in feathers.

  • paintedfish

    HA! i love her cray-cray

  • save_the_hobbit

    That venus flytrap-esque ring is AMAZING. Anyone know who makes that? But I literally gasped in terror when I scrolled down to her shoes.

    • SewingSiren

      The venus flytrap ring is also by Schiaparelli.

  • LeelaST

    Cray Goddess! Love her!

  • Trickytrisha

    My reaction was pure glee mixed with horror. I adore this woman.

  • Tee

    Thank you for the scroll down caution. I would have fallen to the floor if I had seen her Cambodian peasant footware at the bottom of her pants without warning.

  • quiltrx

    I am super-jelly of her Lollipop Guild hair!
    I kind of choked when I got to the shoes, but the rest of the fabulousness gave me a Fashion Heimlich, and I survived.

  • EEKstl

    LMAO at “Lollipop Guild Hair.” All Hail Tilda. The shoes are batshit crazy. And I mean that in a good way.

  • d4divine

    She is so flawless, those chicken hawk shoes don’t matter.

  • allcapsERINN

    Love the outfit. Love the ring. Love the toenail polish!

  • cocohall

    Fancy Footwear for Hobbits. But otherwise quite a fetching look.

  • Malve Lyborg

    I’m a little late for this party, but it’s because… I’ve been to this premiere! 🙂 (Not exactly in the Berlinale Palast itself as I’m not that important, but in the Friedrichstadt Palast, where they broadcasted the event for some thousand people. And Bill Murray and Wes Anderson were there on the stage, it was awsome).

    By the way: during the opening event Tilda was asked by the host: “Aren’t you… Tilda..?!” And she answered “No, I’m David Bowie”. 🙂

    • demidaemon

      That’s awesome all around.

  • Michelle Gennari

    Great hair!!!

  • ChaquitaPhilly

    WooHoo!! LOVE IT!
    Wish I could wear it, but I really do love and appreciate it from afar…

  • Aidan B

    I laughed out loud when I got to the feet. God bless this woman.

  • demidaemon

    I can deal with the hair. Those shoes are an abomination. I feel for the birds that were plucked for those monstrosities.

  • Levedi

    Venus flytrap ring! So awesome!