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Posted on May 16, 2014
Blake Lively attends the premiere of “Mr Turner” during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France in a Chanel couture dress accessorized with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.
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boring. whatever. next.
Love the shot from the rear, if only because now I understand how these dresses are constructed to give actresses Barbie waists — corsets!
Yup, her waist is totally unreal. The corset explains that.
Haha, I was also like, “…is that some weird optical illusion…?” and then the picture from the rear – boom! Wonder if she can breathe 😛
I suppose that Uncle Karl was playing with the corseted styles of the mid/late 19th century in this collection. I wonder how comfortable these dresses are actually.
Ugh. She bugs. Feel free to show of smidgen of originality. And close your fucking mouth.
The cookie-cutter emulation of the model (sans sneakers) is what bugs me the most.
And the sneakers were the part I really liked 🙁
Plus, the length of the skirt seems to be totally based on sneakers–it just looks odd with heels.
My first thought exactly! I wonder how nobody caught that…
The porn-star open-mouthed pose makes me strangely angry.
I think she’s really gorgeous and she’s rocking the hell out of a pretty odd dress so respect. I guess I have a different perspective on what is beautiful considering I have a house full of tall leggy blondes. I don’t get boring from her, she doesn’t always dress herself well but she sure puts the effort in.
I’m with you. I’m always inclined to give her a pass because she does weird stuff to me.
Kinda agree. I don’t love this dress and think it’s too busy by half but she’s *stunning* and wearing the hell out of it. Feels like she’s coming back onto the radar screen after taking a break to get married and chill with her husband — which I can respect.
Part of me wishes she had copied the runway and shown up in sneakers.
Boobs Legsly would never show up in the sneakers. When you have the boob job, the veneers, the nose job, the extensions, and the spray fan to show off, you don’t wear the sneakers. Not on the red carpet, but in real life, yes.
This. Horrible extensions. They are most obviously fake of all the fake things about this person.
Prom 2014: An Enchanted Evening.
I was thinking Under the Sea,but yeah. Maybe just a skosh too much iridescence Karl.
“Under the Sea” was the other theme I had in mind. If she’d gone without the shawl, the dress potentially could’ve gotten a pass but the way she’s posing with it is all, “HOLLA!!! I’m Prom Queen!” and not so much Promenade de la Croisette on the French Riviera.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again — no matter what she wears she is like an egg without salt.
I love that expression!!! May I borrow it sometime, please?
Feel free, i didn’t make it up, i think it’s really popular in the Spanish-speaking Caribbean.
Como un huevo sin sal? I haven’t heard that one either. I’ll have to test it out with my Puerto Rican friends!
I learned it from a Puerto Rican, but already translated, so i don’t know if there’s a different Spanish colloquialism rather than a literal translation…S/he will probably know the phrase tho–
Whatever anyone says, I love her. She’s definitely gorgeous enough to pull this off, and it’s not like that would be easy to do.
I do not understand this dress at all. Is it some kind of costume?
I don’t understand it either. There’s way too much going on.
Glad it’s not just me. I’m usually a fan of ornate dresses, but this one has me stumped.
I really want to add concentric rings of orbiting planets and moons. But I didn’t get a lot of sleep last night and so I wouldn’t trust me right now.
Same here. It is just an odd garment.
I tihnk she’s gorgeous, so my judgment is biased, but I quite like this dress on her. Not a big fan of the earrings though.
Dpn’t like the styling of the dress but I think the iridescence is what puts this over in the tacky category for me. If this was plain white it would be better. It looks like she fell into some anti-freeze.
I love this and I don’t care.
WEIRD! NO! Blake, you do not NEED to pose like the runway model. Nor do you NEED to have that drippy scarf. Those are CHOICES Chanel made. You can make your own.
I could potentially love this if two conditions were met: 1. A LINING ON THE DAMN SKIRT (sorry, the sheer is making me shouty) and 2. It wasn’t such an “of course.” This, dear Blake, is why we keep begging you to change up your look. Because this dress is pretty but it’s boring us because it’s so expected and we are long past over the sheer trend.
The BKs know by now my love affair with dresses with pockets but even I can’t get behind those atrocities.
I think it’s because front patch pockets are generally casual, and that dress is too fripped-out for that detail.
It’s a really dumb design detail for this dress, since it really only works for cocktail style dresses.
I don’t get why she is wearing those giant rings if she’s trying to showcase those pockets.
her boobs are too big for this silhouette
I agree, the dress is a little costume-y, but she is wearing the heck out of it! It looks great on her.
She sure captures a lot of irrational hate from people (I think she made HuffPo’s list of celebrities that people hate for no specific reason), but I can give her a pass on her personality or her work. Pretty blond woman, just trying to get out there and make a living. But that dress is hiddy. It manages to be sheer in some really unfortunate places (no one should be trying to figure out if they’re seeing your bidness or not), look like it’s molting, resemble a craft project or PR unconventional materials challenge, have a ridiculous hem length, and be too complicated. If the bustline was asymmetrical and gave her titscrepancy, I’d think Stella McCartney was involved in this oddity.
Captain Kirk will be right with you, just wait in your quarters.
This is for when Katie Price wants to feel fancy, not Blake Lively, Chanel muse. This is terrible.
Scary Barbie waist….and about as bland as Barbie, too.
Little Mermaid Gets Legs realness.
I was leaning towards “Frozen” myself, but this is very Disney Princess.
“Be Me” or “Do Me”? I say “Do Me,” especially with her posing and facial expression in most of those shots.
I think she’s gorgeous but her red carpet posing is nauseating
Coveting those earrings.
Barbie Mermaid. Cannot unsee.
Dress would be pretty without the weird band/belt on the waist, the corset lace-up in the back, and if it was longer. I’ll give credit to Blake for workin’ it even though her face is strange.
who is this girl?
When I was 5 my Barbie had this dress. With the spangles and the coordinating wrap and everything. I wonder if Blake had the same Barbie.
1983 Crystal Barbie.
I had that Barbie! That crazy crinkly fabric and bizarre necklace. Oh, childhood…
If Blake had that Barbie, it was a hand-me-down, because she wasn’t even born yet.
Was this the kissing Barbie (she had a button on her back that allowed her to “pucker'”)? I remember something like that.
Not really feeling the shawl, and what is it with Chanel that makes the waist so tiny? Keira Knightley had the same problem for my taste.
I will take anytime the illusion of a tiny waist. Not seeing the problem here 😉
It’s just a matter of proportions for me I guess, I just don’t find it flattering.
I think that one was even stranger since the dress itself was sort of boxy. I’m kind of digging this one in spite of it’s Barbiesque proportions (mine are closer to Ken unfortunately)
I think she looks beautiful here; that being said, she’s objectively a very pretty woman – it doesn’t take much to enhance that. I think the dress is a great color for her, but I just can’t with Uncle Karl’s newfound excitement for plushy fluffy textiles chopped in half by corseted midsections. I can see how it could read whimsical and cartoony, but it looks kind of ghoulish to me.
dress reminds me of a pretty ornament you put on a christmas tree
It’s the 1890s at Chanel this season.
Somebody smack me because I kind of like this? Sure it is the essence of foofaraw, with paillettes and sequins, and wispy fringy stuff and pockets and a medieval lace-up bodice and a belt!? but it flatters her figure in a beautiful way. Even with the somewhat silly posing, she looks as pretty as I’ve ever seen her.
I won’t because I agree
All joking aside, her figure looks ridiculously curvy, and her hair and face are pretty radiant. Anything I don’t like about this look, I lay squarely at the feet of Chanel. Blake looks quite lovely.
Yes. Astonishingly she is pulling it off.
This is a very interesting dress and I’d love to see it on someone more worthy.
I have a passionate desire to own those runway sneakers. I did read that Lagerfeld insisted that they only be purchased with the full runway looks. I’ll pretend that’s why I can’t afford them…
I too would love to have a pair of those, but I’m sure even if they were available separate from the outfit, they’d be unaffordable for me. Maybe someone will knock them off at a reasonable price.
One can dream. I saw that some separate options were going to be available for the RTW collections, but I haven’t been able to find them. I am now scrolling through my saved search for “glitter sneakers/bling sneakers/metallic sneakers” on Ebay though. I keeps my eye out. I tend to wear really plain clothes, so when I want to get my swag on, I like to have some Fantastic Sneakers.
This may be too much of an artsy-fartsy solution for you, but I would think your awesome creative self (because of course all BKs fit under that categorization) would be able to take a relatively plain pair and “Etsy” them up to your heart’s desire.
I am most certainly artsy-fartsy, have no fear. I am also extremely crafty, in both the literal and the Michael’s sense. I have been so busy with school that I sort of forgot that about myself. I may just do that – thanks for reminding me I can!
There’s a Mardi Gras parade krewe here called Muses, and they’re famous for throwing shoes to parade goers. They hand decorate shoes to throw, and they actually have a place they call the “glitter den” where all the shoes are prepped and sprayed with glitter before they are decorated.
That sounds like the parade for you.
I’ve never caught a shoe, but I’ve had some of mine decorated to throw.
I just got a pair of micro-snake print metallic silver Doc Marten sneaker-style boots. They are like disco balls for my feet and I am fully in love. They also had a gold metallic option, if that’s more your style 😉
Sounds about right.
Chanel Conference Room:
KL: Ok, let’s run down the checklist for this dress. Do we have lace?
KL: Is it see-through?
KL: Mini skirt underneath?
KL: Did you sew 1,000,000 sequins onto it?
KL: How about the corset?
KL: Good. And the odd faux midriff over it?
KL: What about the totally unnecessary iridescent belt?
KL: And the pockets?
Plebe: …..um, no sir, we didn’t know you wanted pockets on top of….everything else.
KL: Take my tiny gloves off so I can slap you properly.
Sounds accurate. And you have effectively listed every reason why I hate this dress.
Chanel is lucky she looks gorgeous, which makes me not despise the weird dress.
These dresses confuse my poor brain.
Oh man. Her hair looks amazing. BUT THAT WAIST IS FREAKING ME OUT.
Line the skirt and it would be 100 times better. Also, ditch the shawl thingy. I know many people don’t like them, but I kind of like these Chanel corset dresses. I’d like one, if only to pretend to have a waist that size!
She looks like a 50-something cougar on one of those Bravo shows. I don’t think that’s what she was going for.
Stripper bride Barbie
Close your mouth dear. The only photo I like is the one with the natural looking smile. Damn she’s got great hair though… but the dress is silly.
Seriously working the JBF hair.
I don’t like those waist emphasizing dresses anyway, but I think if you’re going to go with that look, the rest of the garment should be more demure. Combining that with a low neckline and lots of glittery fluff is just too much.
I must be having a My Little Pony moment because I am smitten with the opalescent vulgarity of this look. Unlike many other BKs, I feel benevolent towards Blake, but I’d much prefer the dress interpreted with a sense of fun and humor. The hemline demands it, I think. For that reason alone, her shoes are a big no for me.
I don’t love her for sure but I do agree that this was a really interesting outfit – or could have been… loving the “Little Pony” in this (although I was thinking more of a disco ball)….
OPALESCENT VULGARITY = BAND NAME!
I like some aspects of this dress. But she’s SO annoying, yes, NEXT!
If I had those high-powered rings on my fingers, you better believe they would not be tucked into those pockets.
This is exactly what I was thinking – get your hands out of your pockets! If people are lending you thousands of dollars worth of jewelry, do your job and show it off!
It’s Dance Club Barbie, circa 1987! Fabulous! Are there some sparkly jelly shoes and a glitter-filled water baton to complete the look?
OMG, sparkly jelly shoes. Those go WAAAAY back.
I LOVED my water baton with the streamers at the end- it was everything!
Considering the cost of that dress… it’s a fail. How many times can Karl chop up the female torso with lines, texture, do dads, etc? The lace up back closure…with a belt riding on the hip w button at end? TEDIOUS and sooo over worked! And the shoes and stole… OY…sooo very appropriate for TEMPLE!
I’m surprised that dress is Chanel, because when I saw it, I was thinking “Lace, sequins, AND paillettes….weird below-bust thing….weird stiff waist line….pockets….drape thingy….and corset fixture in the back?!! Someone needs to Coco Chanel that dress.” (as in remove one item before sending that dress out to be worn. Too busy, too much going on.)
They pulled a Marchesa on it.
Coco Chanel would HATE this dress.
I’m fluffy and frosty AND I have pockets!!!
I wish we could see the dress because it’s kind of interesting… Her obsession with the pockets is annoying and I’m not loving that useless chiffon wrap/throw/hip scarf?… Not really sure what it’s supposedly bringing here…
I don’t think bathroom window glass is an appropriate material for a skirt… but if JLo’s outfit the other day was Mermaid Barbie, this is surely Emma Frost Barbie?
Would’ve sworn this was Marchesa at first. Very fussy. Her camera vamping bugs to no end.
Usually I find her looks boring. This one is just plain ugly.
As much as I liked her previous outfit I hate this one.
Is there a term for the waistline that this dress has? Where there is a very tight portion, and then a portion designed to look like a separate piece right above it that is considerably larger? (That was the clunkiest description, I’m sorry!) It seems like I’ve seen it on a few lately–I remember Keira Knightley wearing one a month-ish ago, and I think I’ve seen another one since then. Just curious if that particular design travesty has a name.
I’ve heard it referred to as an illusion waist. Designed to make the wearer appear to have a freakishly small middle. I literally GASPED when I saw it on Keira Knightley. Truly a fug travesty.
That makes sense. I mean, it definitely achieves its purpose in the sense that it does give these women who are already super skinny a freakish middle (the illusion is effective)–but I can’t say I find “freakish” a desirable look!
Rihanna would have been up to this dress.
The Judy Jetson waistline is not doing her any favors. I will give her the hair and makeup, tho. She actually looks gorgeous from the neck up.
I take it dresses that make you look like a lampshade are in this season? First KStew, now this. Lord God, this is FUGLY.
She looks way better than the model.
I don’t like that weird waist detail . I t makes her look deformed.
She really shouldn’t be wearing rings if she is trying to show off those pockets. Unless they’re trying to make fingertip pockets a thing, I guess.
It’s an odd dress. Requires an unique wearer.
I don’t understand the dress and I won’t respond to it.
I’m back to “OMIGOD I HATE HER SO MUCH” with this one. That FACE. Those EXPRESSIONS. UGH. I just want to slap her. Oh – and her dress is ugly.
I love the dress, but I’m wondering if she ever takes her hands out of her pockets…She looks a little stiff with the sash and chronic pocket stuffing. Also, really pointy pumps? I prefer those silly Chanel trainers!
Blake looks much better in this than the model.
I’ll give her that, but in this case it’s not much :/
I don’t understand this dress. It’s made so that it poofs out above the cinched waist, then gets tight around the rib cage? Just odd. But I still like some of the elements in it, and think that it could have been really outstanding with some adjustments.That belt looks like a hoop around her hips, get rid of it. Change the fit of the dress above the cinching, and then…. line the skirt, take away the pockets and the wrap…. ok, maybe I’m getting out of the tweaking process and should just go with “Get rid of that dress!”
The illusion waist is scaring me a little.
Wow, she looks so much better fresh-faced. And ten years younger.
Oh god, is the 90s ‘sports shoes with high-end dress’ trend back now? (look at the model)
she looks like Barbie. NOT a compliment
The scarf/shawl/wrap thing is so unnecessary, that it makes me a bit irrationally angry to see her dragging it along. Brings it right to prom night.
Cheesey tap dance recital costume for a nine year old?
Look. I don’t care for her and recognize that she makes bad styling choices a lot. BUT, aside from the fact that I wish the skirt were lined, I admit that she looks absolutely amazing. TOO DIE FOR DRESS.
This is her second “Elsa” moment in as many days. First it was the braid. Now it’s the dress. Brush your hair, woman. Because everyone’s seen Elsa in “Frozen”. Blake Lively, you are no “Elsa”.
Just because your dress has pockets, it doesn’t mean that you have to pose with your hands in said pockets.
Also, the dress is ugly.
The design is way overworked but I like the color. The feathery bits are an interesting texture and I’d like to see if someone could make them into something better.
This is what Ariel would wear if she’d been asked to Prom.
Looks . . . crunchy.
Why would a designer construct what appears to be a giant roll of fat under her boobs?
To make her waist appear freakishly small. Mission accomplished.
I was trying to figure out if it was her, but no, the dress itself makes Chanel look cheap. And like she’s going to leave pailettes behind her as she walks down the carpet.
A saran wrap mermaid with a weird hem.
I am always shocked by her age, she is 26, yet she always manages to look older.
I attribute that to all the weight she lost after the first “Travelling Pants” movie.
her beauty is actually making me ignore the awfulness of the dress. all I can look at is her awesome hair.
The “try-hard” posing is infuriating to me but then again, it’s Friday and I need a drink. The dress is…fine?
She’s drop dead gorgeous. Next.
she’s beautiful..can’t hate!
Very pretty. Did Keira Knightly wear this dress recently? Or one with similar eye trickery at the waist? Pockets — yeah!
She is just gorgeous, but I hate those open mouth pictures. Don’t these silly women realize it makes them look vacuous, not sexy. Unless, of course, they want to look vacuous.
I particularly loathe the tongue-behind-the-teeth smile as seen insome of the above pics.
Oh, and someone needs to fire Karl. Chanel are consistently some of the ugliest clothes every season.
This dress is one of the most refreshing things I’ve seen in a while and I love it dress. She is wearing it very well.
Looks great but … close your mouth.
This is a fricking dumb dress. I don’t get the pockets or the bodice treatment. And, for all its weirdness, it just ends up looking lame on her. DUMB.
It was obviously in the contract to pose exactly like the model; she also should have done the athletic shoes. Way too much going on and over-designed. Can’t believe that’s her real body – living Barbie.
She does absolutely nothing for me either way but I’m obsessed with this dress! She gets props for wearing it so confidently.
Oh, Blake Lively. She’s very pretty, and she almost always puts the effort in. However, the dress has a sort of ethereal/quirky quality to it when it’s on the model, and once she puts it on, she becomes a Vegas stripper who got all dolled up for a big night on the town.
nearly every time I lay eyes on her I. I audibly “Uck!” she SO turns me off. I cannot see past that perception to appreciate her in any way.
she ain’t as hot as she thinks she is…
she looks stunning. I mean I don’t why all the hate…its Cannes and its supposed to be all about the glamourous and the film industry…
Sequinned muffin-top warmer! Good idea!
Hate the dress, but damn she has great hair.
I swear, these Chanel pieces just get weirder and weirder. I’m starting to worry about Uncle Karl.
Whatever, she’s working it. Even if I fear she can’t breathe. Corsets! I’m amazed I hadn’t figured that out earlier with these weird dresses. Ugh, corsets. Really, Karl?
If any ensemble ever screamed out for an Elsa braid, this is it.
I blame her for choosing Chanel, because lately that’s an unwise choice. I hated this collection, and this just dress is about everything I hate about it…in one. And I don’t think it’s the best for her body type.
But like the hair, her make-up is softer/prettier and thankfully she wasn’t re-fake tanned. Because she looks so much better without the fake-tan turned up to 11. Because that not only ages her, and isn’t as flattering with her hair colour, but also takes her into Housewife territory, and she’s too pretty for that.
She is so relentlessly boring and personality-free that anything she wears is equally uninteresting. Like this dress.
From the front, the top of that dress looks like a mis-formed mushroom cloud. Nothing says fashion like “nuclear winter.”
This does strange things to her figure. She looks cartoonish.
i’m reminded of “through the looking glass” when the characters are also chess pieces, but i can’t remember if that’s in the disney version or what.
chanel these days is almost as odd as dior. are they competing to see who can make the most random strange look? at least she looks better in it than the runway model.
She looks more cartoonish to me than Keira Knightley did .maybe because she is busty so the hyper cinched in waist is even more evident
Gaudy, but I like it. The pockets, the corset, the belt, the raw edges. She’s pretty. Just skip the rings and the earrings.
Movie star, she’s gorgeous
What a shame! This dress was made to be worn by someone ANYone else. It had potential to be something more than just … boring!
Perfectly Barbie! And considering I was just playing Barbies with my little nieces, this is a very good thing!
Frothy, gorgeous color, long blond hair… she’s hit the sweet spot on the red carpet.
Would like to have seen a less bland shoe though. Love the earrings.
This is an ugly-ass dress. WTF, Karl?
Keira Knightley did it better.