Jennifer Connelly in Giambattista Valli Couture at the “Noah” Madrid Premiere

Posted on March 18, 2014

Jennifer-Connelly-Giambattista-Valli-Couture-Noah-Madrid-Premiere-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Jennifer Connelly at the premiere of “Noah” in Madrid, Spain in a Gimabattista Valli couture embroidered silk dress.

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Jennifer-Connelly-Giambattista-Valli-Couture-Noah-Madrid-Premiere-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (3)Giambattista Valli Sprig 2014 Couture Collection

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  • moppet


    Not loving the dress, though. Too textural, or something, and it takes away her waistline.

    • RussellH88

      She doesn’t age. You could probably tell me this was Rooney Mara and I’d believe it.

      • maxxman

        Yikes. All I could think was too old to be wearing something so short.

    • Alyssa_T_Robot

      you stole my comment lol! but seriously she is so striking.

  • RussellH88

    i think she looks awesome.

    She’s definitely turning my world, the precious thing.

    I can’t stop myself. I need help.

    • emilyaGoGo

      An addiction to Labyrinth can only be considered a healthy thing – move the stars for no one!

      ETA: I really do love the dress, but not the shoes with the dress. Is it possible that they’ve made her almost too leggy? Crazy.

      • RussellH88

        If she keeps pole dancing for Noah, then I need to keep some Labyrinth themed posts at the ready.

        • ankali

          You could just resort to posting pictures of David Bowie in his tight pants.

  • Glam Dixie

    I think I could’ve liked this if she had a more defined waist and added an inch or two to the hem. As is, it’s a bit shapeless on her and too short. Also, a pair of smallish earrings would have been nice.

    • Lizzyisi

      That was my thought as I scrolled down: huh, gorgeous. . . oops, too short.

      • Liz

        Exactly the same response.

        • Rhonda Shore

          yep, but this is all about her face…she’d be great on a “Dynasty”-type show.

    • kmk05

      It SHOULD work but it doesn’t, which is sad because her face is phenomenal (and she can definitely carry a strong brow, only maybe a tad less next time). The shoes are also visibly too big.

      ETA: Her posing is also atrocious.

      • Kent Roby

        The first pose where she is ark-ing, I mean, arcing, her back looks okay; the others looks like really glam mug shots.

        • kmk05

          If she had one hand on her waist it would have made the fit better for all the pictures. Oh well.

      • KinoEye

        The posing’s not great, but at least she’s not crossing her legs like she’s about to wet herself. There are many alternatives to that stark posing, however, and she should avail herself of them.

  • BayTampaBay

    Hate those shoes. They do not go with the dress.

    • kimmeister

      Yeah, those are Jennifer Aniston’s shoes to be paired with a sparkly beach towel dress.

  • Cobie Smulders should study J’Con. I don’t know if I like this, per se, but I keep looking at her.

  • Anna

    Love it from the ankles up, cannot abide the Jennifer Aniston nude strappy sandals. Don’t mind the bronze pump on the runway version, something metallic would’ve definitely worked here. By far, my favourite look of hers during this Noah poledance.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    From the shoulders up she is devine…the dress is too short and shapeless, also from some angles those appliqués look like they are crafted from dryer lint..

  • Paula Pertile

    Too short and wrong shoes. Pretty though.

  • sienna elm

    That head belongs with a different dress. The dress is underwhelming.

  • MilaXX

    Pretty. I like the makeup and dress. Not crazy about the shoe.

  • alyce1213

    Not many people can pull off this kind of couture. She’s statuesque and stunning, and she can. Only it’s about 5-6″ inches too short. (I envy her slim, toned thighs, but it’s too much.) I think the minimal strappy shoes are right with this dress.

    • Sarah

      I agree but I don’t really like the shoes.

      • alyce1213

        I don’t normally like the super skinny straps that a lot of the lady stars wear, I just thought than these sort of go ‘invisible’ with a strong dress like this, which is okay, sort of. Ambivalent much?
        But I take it back. Looking again, I like the model’s shoes better. They enhance the neckline and don’t pull focus.

  • Liz

    Perfect from the waist up, even better than yesterday.

  • She’s got legs.

  • stubbornthoughts

    Don’t care for the shoes, but she looks gorgeous.

  • decormaven

    The shoes are the off-note here. Needed something closer to the runway look to balance out that jeweled neckline (which is fab!).

  • ms_kat

    If it had the same detailing at the waist as a belt as it does at the neckline it would be better.

  • LeelaST

    This should be a gown on her. On the model it looks flirty.

  • Here’s my solution: cut off the bottom of the sleeves, so this is a short-sleeved number. Splice that fabric into the dress as a waistband; line as necessary. Reattach. Voila! It’s a good 4″ longer, and the poor woman might be able to sit down during the screening of her film without exposing her ladyparts to the world (or at least that audience).

  • SouthernGirlRena

    She is beautiful and I love the dress but I don’t think I love them together. I like it better on the model so maybe it looks better on a paler blond? Love the lip color. Shoes are a big nothing.

  • A.E. Boredom Queen

    I think the styling pulls this back from being a great look. The dress itself is adorable, but the boring slicked back hair, nude shoes and complete lack of jewelry take it into blah territory. That’s a shame, because I do really like the dress.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    She looks great. That dress is AWESOME.

  • Pennymac

    With shorter sleeves, longer skirt, and nipped in waist, this would be amazing! As it is, Meh.

  • deelup

    One of the few times the garment has seemed to fit the wearer as it did the model, and yet it looks off on both! Too short. Waist is weird. But gosh, from the waist up she is perfection.

  • The Counselor

    I’m too biased by the minty green/ruby red color combination, which is a favorite of mine.

  • KinoEye

    Pretty, though I wish it was a bit longer.

    One thing I like about her is how she smiles — she rarely shows a lot of teeth. But she never looks uninterested, unanimated or ungrateful. Kind of a Mona Lisa smile. Much smizing. As a person who doesn’t bare their teeth for every photo (feels too fake), I respect and admire someone who can pull off the closed-mouth smile so well.

  • skipiddydoda

    These are HER colors.

  • jw_ny

    So striking… love the leaf pattern and minty color, and that pretty collar…her gorgeous face! I’m in awe of this look.
    I want to dislike the length of the hem, but her legs look so fantastic that I just can’t do anything but admire.
    If only her toes weren’t dangling off her shoes…;(

  • marlie

    I love this dress, though the execution isn’t perfect. LOVE the color and texture, but maybe a belt is called for. LOVE the neckline/collar. Her makeup and hair look great, but the shoes make me weep.

  • Jacob Bowen

    I think the idea that the shoe lets the dress do the talking (cause it does more than enough) is GREAT, but not these shoes. Her brows are PERFECTION though, as is the rest of her makeup.

  • KayEmWhy

    Love the dress, but somehow this look seems unfinished. Can’t quite put my finger on why because I loved the runway look. Maybe it’s the hair.

  • Tanya Wade

    The dress does everything for her eyes; now they are a seafoam green, too! However, Le Shoe is hurting the overall look.

  • B_C_J

    Beautiful color & I love the jeweled neckline. I just wish the dress was a tad better fitted to her body & a tad longer

  • I dunno. My inner prude is coming out. That dress is a bit too short for her. I hate the nude/naked shoes. If what she was going for was the illusion of mile long legs, then she nailed it.

    Overall, meh.

  • KT

    This is jarring to look at. She’s clearly extremely skinny – my first thought upon seeing her legs was, “dear god – have my sandwich! Please, you need it more than I do.” But the fit of the dress is making her look thick-waisted, and the heavy embellishments aren’t helping. The proportions also look off to me. Basically, her top half looks short and boxy, and her legs look freakishly long and skinny. Strange.

    Her face looks absolutely GORGEOUS, however, and I do like that shade of green on her. A better fit (and possibly a different silhouette) would have made a world of difference.

  • SugarSnap108

    I think I hate everything she’s wearing, but her face is so gorgeous, I’m completely distracted.

  • Trickytrisha

    This dress makes me itchy. For me, it’s not doing her not one single favor other than lending it’s color. She has no waist in it, it’s too fricking short, the cotton ball-ish leaves create too much bulk. That neck thingy is very pretty in a gaudy sort of way, but doesn’t seem to go with the dress at all. But, she is so lovely in spite of the hair not being her best. The shoes look like they came out of a grab bag.

  • appliquer

    Too short and needs a belt.

  • enchanted216

    I love the dress but not the length. She is gorgeous! She looks beautiful. This would have been prettier as a gown or just two inches above the knee, I think.

  • Gatto Nero

    Dress way too short; feet too bare.

  • crash1212

    Proportions are way off on this dress. Too short. Guess that’s the way it was supposed to be since it’s too short on the model as well. Needs a belt and better, more substantial shoes. Head is great…as usual.

  • quiltrx

    A few inches longer and a little less ‘body’ in the fabric, and this would be great.
    Of course she is SERVING UP FACE like nobody’s business. LUV HUH.

  • In_Stitches

    I love it. Colors are great on her and it’s the perfect amount of fit and flow for a hem that short.

  • lalahartma

    Whoa! Too short!

  • SewingSiren

    Beautiful dress. I just love the bead and embroidery work on it. At first I thought it looked to short. But the length is growing on me (ha).

  • MartyBellerMask

    I love this so hard. The shoes even work for me, this time. Or okay, they would if they fit.

  • amaranth16

    Love the colors – that minty ice blue with the garnet is really doing it for me.

  • Amy D

    I really love this dress but I think it could be a skosh longer (maybe to mid-thigh instead of upper thigh). Also, HATE the shoes. If your pinky toe has migrated off the side of the shoe, those are not your shoes. Something with color, a rich ruby like the “necklace” collar, would have been nicer and provided some cohesion.

    • EEKstl

      I just said “skosh” too and I SWEAR I wasn’t even looking at your post – GMTA! 🙂

  • OffToSeeHim

    The model looks like a fairy. That’s kind of cool. I love the dress, I wish it was on a less boring actress.

  • EEKstl

    I love this, truly. As in, love it so much I wish it were in my closet. Gawd knows she’s got the gams for it, but I can’t help but think it would look even better just a skosh longer.

  • PeaceBang

    I actually want this to be floor length.

  • Sara Brams-Miller

    I love the dress…