Hailee Steinfeld in Valentino at the “Begin Again” Closing Night Gala Premiere

Posted on April 28, 2014

Hailee-Steinfeld-Valentino-Begin-Again-Tribeca-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Hailee-Steinfeld-Valentino-Begin-Again-Tribeca-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (2)Hailee Steinfeld attends the closing night gala premiere of “Begin Again” during the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City in a Valentino dress from the Fall 2014 collection paired with black shoes and a Jimmy Choo clutch.






[Photo Credit: Jennifer Graylock/INFphoto.com, Janet Mayer/PRPhotos.com, IMAXTree]

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  • RussellH88

    I love the version on the model, but something seems to have been lost in translation.

    • sugarkane105

      I think it’s the hair that’s ruining the look.

      • Pablo

        She certainly needs a haircut ASAP, but I think it’s the chage from the colors used on the runway

    • barbarienne

      The center isn’t mirror-image. The pattern right down the vertical axis is asymmetrical, and it bugs the hell out of me.

      It makes the dress look like a cheap knockoff that you would find for sale in any major city from a guy with a table set up on the sidewalk. He would be touting it as a “Valitino” design.

      • fursa_saida

        Which colors are where is different, too, and I think having the white in the middle makes a huge difference. I also think the fact that the collar is being obscured doesn’t help, but given that this version seems to have changed the collar to black, perhaps it’s the lesser of two evils.

  • imspinningaround

    I think this dress is just a bit too mature for her, because the only other styling idea I have here is a turtleneck under it (like Clara, Pete’s secretary with the long graceful neck). The bandeau is just a little too “look at me, I’m clever!” and I really dislike the shoes.

    • VicD

      And, damn, dial down the black eyeliner. Adding raccoon eyes does not instantly make one mature enough for the outfit. Having said that, I love this Valentino collection and am glad to see that someone is at least trying it.

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  • Cyprienne Zed

    I applaud the idea of this outfit.

  • YoungSally

    I think it’s not the exact same look. This looks like a leather coat – the runway look seems to be a different textile. It may just be a special for Hailee — but notice how the front panels are different — symmetry on the model — opposite on Hailee

    • There isn’t always an exact match to the runway look. The idea is (when we do not pair with the exact same look from the runway) to pair with the inspiration/collection where the red carpet look stemmed from. L

      • Latin Buddy

        Also, designers have to edit down their collections for shows. They may design and make 150 pieces but only 60 walk down the runway. So even though it may seem like a piece was custom made, they are probably just wearing something that didn’t walk.

        • Exactly! L

          • Rhonda Shore

            All of that said, the runway version hangs much better…Hailley still looks cute though.

      • YoungSally

        Point taken — and this edit didn’t work as well as one would hope.

    • cocohall

      The fit also seems to be off – I can’t tell if the folds of the dress are simply obscuring part of the pattern which is making it look asymmetrical or if it is really cut that way. Plus, on the runway look the petals/semi circles are both white, but Hailee’s look has them reversing the colors. Whatever. Goldie Hawn and Ruth Buzzi are wondering who busted the locks off their Laugh-In wardrobe trunks.

      • YoungSally

        Best reference ever…..looks like the whole Laugh-In set kinda exploded, huh?

        “Very Interesting…..”

  • kimmeister

    Those weirdly shaped shoes on top of a black background are really doing a weird “footless floating” illusion.

  • @Biting Panda

    Well done, young lady. It’s playful, she made the changes needed from runway to real world teen actress. I don’t even love what’s happening, but I love the thought and the effort made.

  • All I can see is a deflated hot air balloon she stitched into a dress.

  • Imasewsure

    Dots dots! I love it. Not perfect but really cute and different. Her makeup and hair look gorgeous

  • schadenfreudelicious

    I prefer the version on the model, not loving the odd pleat of fabric down the front of Hailee’s

    • Lilah

      Yes. I love the dress, but it looks heavy on her and the extra pleat is so not helping.

  • LUV it as a dress…coat great also. Not into the heavy strap on shoes.

  • mmgk

    Her mismatched eye makeup is driving me slightly insane.

    • caroline

      Yeah, hooded eyes are tough. It may be how she holds her eyebrows when she smiles, too, that show more of the lid on one side. Either way the makeup artist should’ve checked it out beforehand.

  • SophieCollier

    I like the outfit but not on her. Nothing against Hailee, but this just doens’t really sing like it could.

  • Bootsy

    I love this talented and beautiful actress. This dress? From the kids’ birthday tchotchke aisle at Party City. The texture of the… fabric?… is even worse than the Twister-mat print. And the bandeau is an uninspired distraction, although I can appreciate that she made the choice to keep the dress from looking too much like a creepy combo of childlike and racy. And, her eye makeup is weighty.
    It’s a shame, because she can and has worn couture so very strikingly in past editorial shoots. She has “it”– but this isn’t “it.”

  • sienna elm

    I love it, but I’m pretending it’s a raincoat.

    But can someone tell me what’s up with the uneven eyeshadow? or am I seeing it wrong??

    • caroline

      No, it’s definitely wonky. Probably a combination of a bad makeup job and the difficulty of hooded eyes. I’d like to see her with a resting face to see how much of it is being uneven and how much is it looking different when she smiles. With that dark of a color, it’s easy to get them uneven.

  • I know heavy brows are really in right now, but I think hers need some taming, especially in the middle.

  • She needed that white at the center to warm up her skin and pop with her dark hair and eyes, and the line of the dress isn’t playing nicely with the line of her shoulders. Other than that, it’s a great look for her. The shoes are perfect for the dress and look good on her feet/ankles, and the bandeau was a fashion-forward solution for modesty. I have a niece her age who would consider this a “be me” moment.

  • Jessica Freeman

    I would love this if it were fabric and not leather.

  • boweryboy

    She should have stuck with the runway version which is chic and modern; her version is frumpy circus clown. Seriously. Throw a curly wig and a red nose on her and I would swear I was under the Big Top.

  • unbornfawn

    I think the dress is fun and she is at the right point in her life to wear it.

  • alyce1213

    I think this is adorable on her, it’s fun, colorful, age-appropriate and still sophisticated, eye-turning. She has beautiful hair. Love it!

  • marlie

    I don’t love this, but it’s still a cute look. The dress is fun and youthful, though that itty bitty bit of belly skin is unnecessary, and contributes exactly nothing to the look. I want to like her shoes, but I don’t like what they’re doing to her ankles. Her makeup is pretty, and for once I’m not lamenting the light-colored lip because a) it’s not the same shade as her face, b) her eyes are the focal point of her makeup, and c) there’s already a ton of color elsewhere in the look. I would have preferred to see her hair up or swept back, but it’s fine.

  • Danielle

    I really really like the shoe pairing. Like, really.

  • MilaXX

    Cute! I wish she had more white in hers like the model, but minor quibbles.

  • BLauD

    The runway version seems lighter, while Hailee seems so weighed down. It could just be a visual white vs black thing of the two different garments in their respective places, but still. The dress is just hanging on her shoulders. Reminds me of the lead aprons in xray rooms.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    I like that on her very much. Pop fun.

  • kim bunchalastnames

    so ’60s. that’s a GOOD thing. twiggy would have KILLED in this.

  • conniemd

    Model’s is much better. The sleeves on Hailee ended up to puffed out, and the white is better than the pink. But she still looks cute and appropriate.

  • TulipWorthy

    It is to mature of a look for her.

  • Me Again

    I like the version on the model with the white in the middle better.

    • CanIbeFrank

      me too. definitely.

  • ashtangajunkie

    I love this. My only quibble is that I wish her hair were pulled back.

    • somebody blonde

      The only problem I’d have with pulled-back hair is that it could be aging on her in combination with the coat and shoes.

  • Julie Parr

    I think she looks adorable, shoes and all.

  • amanda siegelson

    i love this outfit unreasonably… it’s simply fantastic to my eyes.

  • somebody blonde

    FLOVE. You werq that mod print girl!

  • crash1212

    LOVE the shoes. Love. The dress is OK, but I prefer the model version…it needs that white down the middle to break up all the color and print.

    • willworktomorrow

      My feelings exactly! I’d wear those shoes in a heartbeat.

  • Judih1

    I like the color on the runway version better, but I like Hailee’s shoes. But overall I just don’t think this works for her

  • Constant Reader

    I wish her makeup artist hadn’t set his or her gun on “I Dream of Jeannie,” but otherwise I think Hailee looks adorable.

  • Lex

    I can’t move past the hideous makeup job to even notice the clothes. Whoever did her eye makeup should be fired. WOW, is that some poor workmanship– how unflattering. I also think the lip color is way too pale– a strong lip would go great with that dress.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    I like this. It’s a cute young mod look on a cute young woman.

  • Lily

    I actually really like the cut and color of the dress on her, although the leather fabric gives the illusion that she’s a bit bottom heavy. The angled cut-in of those shoes, however, draws my eyes right down to her feet, so I don’t see her at all.

  • demidaemon

    The palette change completely ruined this dress. The fabric, in real life, also come off a bit cheaper than it does in the runway pic. Like leather versus pleather.

  • tallgirl1204

    I like the idea, but it doesn’t fit her properly– too much volume in the skirt.

  • quiltrx

    I do like the colorway on the model better, but this is fun and cute–you go for it girl!

  • ankali

    This is the cutest. Not loving the hair, but that dress is great, and perfect for her.

  • a_liking

    whaaat. i love everything about this.

  • MartyBellerMask

    Love the shoes! And that is a really confusing event name. I had to re-read it (and the caption) several times to figure out exactly what was happening.

  • Cassidy Olsen

    This is funky and fun and I’m digging her eye makeup and nail color. Missed you, Hailee.

  • Ma. Gabriella Dutari

    Beautiful dress and shoes, but I think the shoes are too severe for that dress. And the hair is a complete meh

  • Nice_Shirt

    If I had a left nut, I would gladly give it for this coat.