Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace at the “Maleficent” Los Angeles Premiere

Posted on May 29, 2014

Initial response: “Oh. A trash bag gown. How very unexpected.”

(Note: We said it in our bitchiest voices. Paint blistered and paper burst into flames all around us.)

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But she and Elle have been dressing pretty much in character for this film’s poledance, so a black dress was the only thing on the menu. Granted, Angie’s normal style menu is no more than “A black dress. A black gown. A black pants suit. A white pants suit.” We think dressing in character for promotional events is always a little dicey, but we suppose it’s to be expected when you’re playing iconic Disney characters. This is the couture version of a Disney World employee posing for pictures dressed as Snow White or Goofy.

And we’ll give the style team credit. They picked some really interesting jewelry in order to give the look some edge. Unfotunately, that ear spike doesn’t photograph all that well. And while we understand the need to show it off, we think the ponytail flattens the drama of the dress and styling. And one spikey cuff would’ve been enough – although we love the “I won’t be hugging anyone tonight” vibe they give off.



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    • charlotte

      This makes her look like a pregnant biker.

    • MilaXX

      I get the dressing in character bit, but I think that dress is 10 kinds of hiddy. I like the spikey jewelry, but that’s it.

      • lundibleu

        Yep, could totally dress in character without resorting to couture trash bags.

    • Capt. Renault

      “From the Silver Linings Playbook Collection”, he said, repeating his own joke.

    • Martha

      I don’t think this suits her shape well. I know she has larger breasts, but this makes them look pneumatic!

      • MM4321

        Agreed. Hoping for her sake that her “girls” settle in soon. They look painful.

      • smayper

        Brave New World! Huxley reference…

    • TheDivineMissAnn

      I really does look like a trash bag – the really thick ones that promise not to tear when you put a stick in ’em. The dress in uninspiring too.

      And while I envy toned upper arms, not at the expense of man veins on my lower arms and hands, A junkie’s dream vein, I suppose.

      • Ros

        Isn’t the etiquette here to comment on the clothes, not the body?

    • BLauD

      Not just a trash bag, but a tarp. Blech. It does her no favors.

    • decormaven

      I am in awe of those skyscraper heels! I’m good with the jewelry, although I’d like to have had a different view of the earrings.

    • Anna

      I love, LOVE the jewellery. Without them the look would just be another Angelina Jolie black dress presented to you by Glad Easy-Tie Garbage Bags.

      Be allergic to colour and wear black all the time, if you must, but I’d rather she recycle the black leather halter dress she wore to the Mr. and Mrs. Smith premiere. Would not have been out of place here and at least she looked hot in that one.

    • Jessica Freeman

      I think it would have been better without all the fabric hanging from the hip. The earrings are a little extreme in size, but they’re different and I like that.

      • Alicia

        I agree – I think there’s a lot of fabric (do we still call it fabric?) in the back so it really doesn’t need it in the front as well.

      • kimmeister

        In the last picture, it’s amazing that the earring isn’t puncturing her neck!

    • deelup

      This is maternity wear if your baby daddy is satan.

    • Kim Elmore

      LOVE the earring, FLOVE the big smile!!!

      • Christine Hart

        I noticed her smile too!

    • @Biting Panda

      Love the makeup, love the spikes, love the simple pony, LOVE the smile. Hate the dress with a burning passion.

      • Alyssa


      • Jane Donuts

        It is truly atrocious.

    • Danielle

      You can have the dress, but I am in love with those giant spike earrings.

    • James

      Aw, that smile, she’s so gorgeous! I love the make up and jewellery. The dress can go but yes, keep the rest.

    • Gorengirl

      At first glance, I thought she looked pregnant. Jewelry by Vlad the iMpaler & Dress by Hefty Bags.

    • EveEve

      I’m probably in the minority, but I think it’s the loveliest black Hefty bag couture dress I’ve ever seen. I wonder if her contracts forbid anyone from requiring her wear anything but black or white on the red carpet.

    • Kiltdntiltd

      Nope, not working for me at all. Its got an interesting shape, and I do like the way the draping is handled, but not the straight across bodice. It does indeed look like a plastic trash bag. Not on board.

    • crash1212

      Nope. Doesn’t work for me at all. Too heavy. Too stiff. Too much.

    • Kent Roby

      She’s wearing a hideous gown, yet still looks pretty great. Mortals should not try this.

    • stephbellard

      The bride of Oscar the Grouch.

    • RescueMe23

      I know she is wisp thin, but this makes her look like a black balloon. And that hair!! Epic Fail.

    • Frank_821

      The dress is imperfect to say the least but it shows off her tattoos in a very flattering way

      love the wicked cool jewelry. I assume she does too, since she is sporting a pretty faboo smile

      • KinoEye

        “She-Wolf of the SS.” A million upvotes for that reference.

      • Lori

        Why is that guy still able to get on the red carpet? Why are people still referring to him as a “prankster” when he went way past pranks a while ago? Why is he not in jail?

    • lamamu

      This is surprisingly underwhelming. So much drama with the dress and all the spikes. But my initial response was a monosyllabic, “Eh.” It’s all in the execution, I guess.

    • GorgeousThings

      At this point, it’s “expected” verging on “of course”

    • Chuck Barthelme

      Okay, so as a heterosexual guy, I think she looks pretty hot here. The dress is kind of plastic baggy, but I think she’s working it. On anyone else this would be a complete failure. But I have to say, I’m a little skeeved by the gravity defyingness of her bust. It’s a little scary, honestly.

    • KinoEye

      I’m bored, but kudos to her makeup people. She always looks flawless on that front. Also, “Oh. A trash bag gown. How very unexpected.” was read in my mind by Miranda Priestly, and I loved it.

    • Jennifer McGuire

      Hair is a little underdone. Eyes are flawless. Most important, her smile in the second picture from the bottom is dazzling!

    • clatie

      Doesn’t the dress look like it was inflated?

    • par3182

      I hope those spiked cuffs were used on the guy who slapped Brad (and crawled under America Ferrera’s dress). Avenger Angie!

      • SugarSnap108

        Whuuuu? I clearly missed something.

        • Frank_821

          on the red carpet a guy actually jumped the ropes and punched him in the face. he was arrested and ID as the same guy who did the aforementioned stunt at the Cannes Film festival to Ms ferrera. He started out doing harmless pranks on celebs. What he did to Brad was pure criminal behaviour and very narcissistic

          • SugarSnap108

            Whoa. And I’d like to know why he wasn’t arrested for crawling under a woman’s dress. Hardly a cute prank.

            • Lori

              IIRC he was arrested in France. They obviously let him go. At this point I’m starting to seriously wonder why he’s given travel visas.

              Purpose of your visit?

              To physically assault a celebrity and get my pathetic name in the news.


            • SugarSnap108

              What happened to the good old days when people just streaked to get media attention? Like a normal narcissist.

            • Lori

              Too much free p0rn on the internet?

          • colleenjanel

            Also same guy who tried to kiss Will Smith on the lips.

            • MilaXX

              and IIRC the same guy who gave Madonna the hydrangeas. Which begs the question, Is this man the master of disguise or something? Why is his face not plastered on every do not admit RC list ?

            • Lori

              He assaulted Bradly Cooper too. And no, it doesn’t appear that he disguises himself, certainly not in any clever way. The most he seems to do is borrow/steal/fake a press credential. Apparently “security” sees the credential and doesn’t bother looking at the person who’s wearing it.

            • shirab

              Also, how much money does he have to spend on plane tickets to these far-flung locales? He’d be better off using his cash to pay a therapist. And a lawyer, it looks like.

          • colleenjanel

            Forgot … add crashing the Grammys and getting to the mic before Adele could accept her award to his list of misdeeds.

    • Courtenay P

      dat face doe

    • Wink

      I like the dramatic design of the dress. Would the same dress in a less “Hefty” fabric make it better?

      • GillianHolroyd

        Then it would be a prom dress.

        • Wink

          I just spewed coffee on my keyboard. Thanks! :)

    • majorbedhead

      Holy Giant Boobs, Batman.

      No. That dress is doing nothing for her figure except to make her look extremely busty. The only redeeming things are the cool spiky jewelry and her smile.

      • Kiltdntiltd

        Its the straight across top of the bodice, combined with the gathering under it that contributes to making her boobage look rather pneumatic. A differently cut bodice, or a far less shiny fabric would have ameliorated this problem.

        • Little_Olive

          Why Kiltd, his long has it been!

          And yes, pneumatic. So many thanks for that.

    • SugarSnap108

      I disagree. A trash bag would be lighter and more feminine than this dress.

      On the brighter side, her face is gorge and the spiky cuff is awesome. But the ear daggers freak me out.

      • Little_Olive

        But in a way, that face doesn’t go with the punk-ish look, no?

    • GillianHolroyd

      I think the high ponytail is a little jejune for thick black leather. The design of the dress is boringly simple but the leather… pleather? hahaha… is just too stiff and heavy.

      • snarkalicious

        “Jejune,” FTW.

        • shirab

          “You have the temerity to accuse me of acting out of jejeune-osity?”

    • NBG

      Whatever. i guess we should be happy she is not covered in that white powder like last time but nothing in these interest me at all. It’s Angelina doing her version of edgy, which looks the same as it did five years ago. Yawn,

    • FibonacciSequins

      Angie could play The Joker, judging from that close-up of her smiling.

      Is this the red carpet where someone hit Brad? Angie could have whipped her ear spike at the guy, or gone after him with her bracelets.

      • NBG

        She should have done Joker Cosplay for this RC. At least that would have been interesting.

    • TheDivineMissAnn

      Oh Dear, I see my comment has been deleted. (?)

      My apologies if I stepped over the line and offended you guys. It was not my intent.

    • Zuber

      I am relieved at least she looks healthy in these photos.

    • Crystal

      A black dress, I get…but THAT black dress?

    • MarissaLG

      The earrings are sickening, but the matchy bracelets taken this too over the top for me. Also, yeah, it’s a well-sculpted trash bag.

    • Gracie82

      I know this expected and is what she always wears, but I really love that dress and the jewlery.

    • snarkalicious

      Can someone explain that dress material to me? It really *does* look like a Hefty bag. What is it, exactly?

    • altermyego

      I believe Miss J (from America’s Next Top Model) wore it first. Sorry, I don’t have the link.

    • gitchygitchymama

      Is it me or does that vinyl dress bust line look inflatable? ………….Pump it up Angie! ……………..PUMP IT UP!

      • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

        Up, up and away, in my beautiful, my beautiful balloon…

      • Spicytomato1

        Not just you. To me it looks like my swimsuit sometimes when I enter a pool, when everything fills up and floats to the top. Her bustline looks like it needs deflating.

    • warontara

      I like the overall vibe and impact, but the fit of the dress and the ponytail aren’t my faves.

    • lexilexi

      She went SO overboard on the boobs.

      • Judy_J

        I was thinking the same thing… that third to the last photo, it almost looks like they put her head on a Barbie body.

      • ktr33

        and then contrast that with her scrawny arms. A real balance problem.

    • imspinningaround

      I’m sorry, that is the saddest goddamn step-n-repeat I’ve ever seen. Subway! HSN!

    • Sam Smith

      What is going on with the fit of that dress, the bust is all kinds of wonky.

    • Janet B

      The jewelry is doing all of the work.

    • lynnlee

      I think the look as a whole works well representing her character, and her smile makes it lovely.

    • MM4321

      Among all her other attributes, kudos to her for not fake tanning (or real tanning, for that matter).

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    • Twigg

      BKs, I am disappointed. This post has been up for an hour and there is not one single mention of Stella (PR season 5)???

    • bayusc

      For what it’s worth, I think she might be one of very few female celebrities who doesn’t seem to have a head full of hair extensions. Her pony-tail looks refreshingly human, as opposed to being that of a horse.

    • SewingSiren

      I think the stylist’s interpretation of red carpet Maleficent has been a little dull. This is dress is so heavy and plastic looking I almost can’t stand it. The jewelry is just okay. My favorite look so far was the less typical white evil day dress she wore I think in London.

    • Tricia

      It’s a testament to how much I love her that I kind of like that u-g-l-y dress. Maybe it’s because she looks so pleased with herself. That jewelry is amazing. Really like her makeup.

    • B_C_J

      It’s a lot of dress & the gathered fabric in the bust is adding unnecessary volume in that area . However she looks beautiful as ever & the choice of jewelry makes it very interesting.

    • Belvane

      I love double cuff bracelets, and these totally make the look work.

    • Jaeda Laurez

      I love her in leather; I think the dress really suits her. I LOVE the earrings (want, so badly) and I like the cuffs. Sure, it’s in her wheelhouse, but when you can serve face like that, it’s not a bad wheelhouse to have.

    • Jennifer Bober

      Can I laugh that my hair is styled exactly like this today?

    • lbl

      The dress would be really nice in another fabric. I love the shape and fit.

      And the ear spike, while ugly looking from the front, is pretty killer in the side view photo.

    • BobStPaul

      Wow, is that a horrible outfit. The dress is ugly and makes her look pregnant and the jewelry is just as bad, not to mention trite and cliched. If that dress could work for anyone, it would be her but even she can’t begin to pull it off.

    • Margaret

      I really really wish the “under” dress (straight skirt & bodice) was in a different deep black matte fabric with the draping bodice and skirt in the leather. Maybe that would have eliminated the wrinkling in the skirt that is giving me a sad and set off the dramatic shape which I love for her as it is not a sack.

    • ashtangajunkie

      In theory, this is her dress. In reality, this is no one’s dress.

      • Little_Olive

        Never better put.

    • CT14

      I think she looks very nice in her Hefty bag dress.

    • Melissa Rose Mulchahey

      looks like pleather. Or a trash bag dress made on Project Runway “make a dress from things you find in your kitchen” challenge.

    • Cee Layton

      Shame she wasn’t closer to Brad when “he-who-should-be-in-jail” came a callin’. Angie could have pierced him through and through. Then she could have stabbed him with her cuffs.

    • mcbishop

      At first I was relieved when I realized her earring wasn’t some grotesque new gauging thing; then realized it looks like a spike all the way through, and was again mildly traumatized. Violent imagery as fashion. Not into it.

    • Vegas Girl

      That dress does terrible things to her body. But man, when she smiles the whole world around her just lights up!

    • what not

      The spike-dress combo reminds me of times when I’ve accidentally punctured my trash bag while taking it out.

    • Violentcello

      This really drove home the “pulling a Jolie” concept for me because even with the weird dress, huge earrings and DIY hair, she still looks fantastic.

    • Jacqueline Wessel

      This could be a nice dress if it were made out of different “fabric”. She looks happy though, and I love the jewelry.

    • ktr33

      All I can see is how her scrawny veiny arms seem so out of proportion with how big that dress makes her chest look. Oh, and the scrunched up leather garbage bag that IS the dress.

    • DominoEstella

      not digging what this dress is doing to her boobs.. I hate this. Just awful and trashy..

    • MK03

      That dress is giving her clown boobs.

      • Valdri8

        It looks like the batgirl chest plate

    • fursa_saida

      I need all the jewelry. I don’t even care about anything else happening here. I neeeeeeed it.

    • Stella Schinnour

      She has a beautiful face; but I think she is way too skinny.

    • Shawn EH

      WERQ! Said the Morticia/Elvira/Vampira fan.

    • EEKstl

      Compare this to the leather gown she wore to the “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” premiere and shake your head sadly.

    • pamplemousse

      Agreed that they don’t match the dress, but I do love her hair and makeup here.

    • marlie

      I really like this on her. It suits her and her character. My only quibble is that the bust of the dress seems to be a little too big.

    • Valdri8

      VISIBLE BOBBI PINS? My mother is sending thunderbolts down from heaven

    • Gatto Nero

      My first thought was “Hefty bag,” too. But I suppose the fabric (and the horned jewelry) reference her headpiece in the film.
      The hair is disappointing.

    • courtney hooper

      She’s really serving up trash bag realness.

    • LisaS

      Okay, so isn’t wearing a fake spike through one’s ear the equivalent of showing off a fake tattoo? I mean, I live in Portland where there are people running around with real spikes through their ears. Just sayin …

    • LadyVimes

      Ooohhh Domme Angie came out to play.

    • Call me Bee

      Well–ya gotta admit it fits perfectly–I can imagine this fabric (whatever it is…laminated silk?) looks hard to drape–and the folds and pleats are perfectly done. So there’s that. But yeah–expected.

    • Truthiness2U

      Isn’t this the dress that got Franco booted on PR 1E1 during the unconventional challenge in the hardware store?

      Because yeah, no. It’s trash bag realness does nothing for me. Or Angie for that matter. I get it’s a reference to her horns in the film/wings in the film, and that they’ve decided to red carpet in character, but this just one misses the mark for me.

      Love the jewelry, though. The earrings and especially the bracelets.

    • Glammie

      Tell me, she’s not having fun with the jewelry.

      Someday someone’s going to pin Angie down and force her into a print. The space-time continuum will collapse.

    • Kate4queen

      I like it. :)

    • frannyprof

      The dress makes her look busty, and not in a good way, but, overall, I really like this.

      • GinnyThePainter

        I do think she went up a couple of bra sizes after the ahem! reconstructive surgery.

    • largishbearishAtlish

      coin flip, leather or hefty bag? yech…

      speaking of which, when does PR come back on? Time for another ‘unconventional material’ challenge…

    • bluefish

      The fabric looks like what we used to call cire — acento agudo on the e — back in the 60s. She makes it work only because she looks so beautiful at the edges of the dress. The bust area is way harsh and extreme. Is the same venue that saw the red carpet prankster jerk hit Brad in the face?

    • ShaoLinKitten

      SHE is gorgeous. THE DRESS is fugly. It looks like vinyl and gives her torpedo tits and a trash can liner ass. Angie can and should look better than this.

    • VicD

      She should have used that jewelry to smack the S**T out of that guy that came after Brad. Those bracelets could make a nice dent.

    • Man Dala

      Her face is flawless. Love the spikey jewellery. Hate the dominatrix-apron dress (although her boobs look great in it).

    • Akemi

      It looks like maybe the dress used to be inflated, but her frankly dangerous-looking jewelry popped it.

    • macwell

      Alrhough black is her go to color, I still love her in it. Its also a good thing, because when she diverges from it, you really get a chance to see how versatile she can look. Also, how beautiful.

    • Skippymom1

      What’s the expression? “She could wear a paper bag and still look stunning”? or some such? Regardless, there is no getting away from the fact the woman is gorgeous. And she is owning that Glad Trash Bag and spiked jewelry.

    • DesertDweller79

      Yeah. I like the spiky jewelry. Looks fun. But, the dress is a big no.

    • understateddiva

      So, I have a variant upon Werq that I shout at the screen when I see someone looking good. It’s Biiiiiitch, and it basically means the same thing, but with a little bitter jealousy as well. It’s snaps of respect w/ a dollop of ire. I said that when I saw her makeup. Bitch is serving some serious face.

    • Bert Keeter

      Surprisingly AWFUL!

    • t bell

      A trash bag gown says it all, I will be restyling my GLAD bags and selling them for a mere thousand bucks a pop at my local trades day/flea market this weekend. You’ll save a fortune, come on by.

    • quiltrx

      LOVE the spiky jewelry! I would like to see this dress rendered in a more ‘regular’ fabric–the draping is nice.

    • Abdullah

      Currect me if am wrong but does her bust look “artificially” bigger than the usual?! I know she had the surgery.

    • Terry

      Her jewelry is part of a line Stella McCartney in association with the movie. I saw an ad about it in Elle magazine yesterday.

    • Boop

      She can make a structured, stylized Glad garbage bag look glamorous. And that’s what the dress is – a Glad bag made into a dress. She’s gorgeous no matter what – and that earring is FIERCE.

    • siriuslover

      I hate that ear spike thing. Takes away from the whole look.

      ETA: her sons and Shiloh were dressed very nicely. I didn’t see a great picture of Zahara (she was standing behind her siblings), though.

    • LC3203

      I don’t want to body shame anyone, but she is scary thin. I worry for her health.

    • lalahartma

      Her breasts seem out of proportion with her body and head.