Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace at the “Maleficent” Japan Premiere

Posted on June 23, 2014

And now, the begrudging compliments.


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Fine Angie. Yes. You look pretty spectacular, even though this is demonstrating the usual, somewhat dull (on anyone else, that is) Jolie aesthetic, which can be summed up thusly: black. But this particular poledance gives her (and her co-star) the rare opportunity to seriously indulge in their limited style choices while passing them off as character and genre-appropriate. In other words, Angie always dressed a little witchy, just like Elle always dressed a little princessy. They only really had to default to their go-to getups in order to sell this movie, but to her credit and Elle’s, they’ve both turned the dials up to eleven. Sure, it’s a simple black dress and pumps (with a weird boob horn, it has to be said), but she’s impeccably put together. She may not be taking risks, but she’s doing the best possible Angelina Jolie she can. Can’t fault that.




[Photo Credit: Getty Images]

    • GeoDiva

      Velvet in June? Unless you are south of equator, just say no.

    • Thomas

      I knew she was bigger up top now, but wow. Head looks magnificent.

      • smayper

        Yeah, that threw me a bit. Almost cartoonish.

      • FridaStaire

        There’s some serious infrastructure in that bodice. Maybe a whole harbour bridge.

    • RussellH88

      I wish it were more Drageficent.

    • Nikko Viquiera

      Now that’s an hour glass figure ! BAM! She looks anazing!

      • Fuchsiaforever

        Um, not really, more like a stick figure with boobs

    • LadyVimes

      I need a close up of those shoes. Something’s up with that heel.

      • kimmeister

        They provide interest, for sure.

      • Kent Roby

        She’s been having fun with the shoes; the ones with the drops of blood are still my favorites.

    • Sarah

      All she needs is a red dress and gloves and she’s the human embodiment of Jessica Rabbit (not a compliment).

    • MinAgain

      Oh, look. Angie’s wearing a black dress. Again.

    • Glam Dixie

      The velvet reads a little Holiday Party dress but there is no denying she looks stunning. Dammit.

    • crash1212

      This is a terrible dress. It gives her “boob shelf” and that is not in the least flattering.

      • anon

        Disagree – I think she looks hot!

      • evave2

        I’m with anon, she looks fantastic. She seems to get the best of Atelier Versace. Remember that white dress she wore to the Oscars a few years back that she just had big red lips. Yowsa! She must meet with Donatella on a deep spiritual level.

    • sweetestsith

      I don’t want to like this, but she looks smashing. I didn’t really “get” the hype when she was younger, know… Hot DAMN, she is an attractive lady.

      • Vtg Fashion Library

        She is totally my girl crush.

        • conniemd

          Mine too. She’s actually a female that this heterosexual female would not have turned down had she shown up at my doorstep. There’s something bad girl, intriguing and the feeling she’d give me a heck of a one night stand about Angie.

      • Kent Roby

        As if her incredible physical beauty wasn’t enough, it’s such a turn-on that she is on a personal crusade to make the world a better place. It’s hard to believe that this is the same crazy person who dated Billy Bob Thornton.

        • marlie

          Weren’t they married??

          • Kent Roby

            Probably, I sorta block all that out, along with her making out with her step-brother.

            • marlie

              UGH. EW. Thanks for reminding me of that (not).

            • marlie

              Actually… wasn’t that her BROTHER, not step-brother?? Too much ew. I’m going to go look at pictures of puppies now.

              ETA: So much incredulity when it comes to this one.

    • Julie Chase

      Those heels would kill me dead. Then my ghost would trip over them.

      • Tanagra

        I just love your comment. :)

        • J.W.

          Me, too.

    • @Biting Panda

      Wow. I can’t find a single way to express my reaction without it breaking the rules. The dress is so plain, I’m forced to take in the form wearing it. It’s all points and angles. This is too harsh, even for a great villain.

      • Julie

        The most insane angle is her collarbone aligning in a perfect straight line with her chest. Not a great look. :(

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    • Laylalola

      Yeah no that’s some serious boob tray the dress is serving. And

      • kimmeister

        I was thinking torpedos.

    • MilaXX

      Meh, It’s a’ight. She’s cleaned up and almost attempting a smile, but I dislike the profile the boob treatment is creating.

      • schadenfreudelicious

        They are rather Lara Kroftesque…

    • marlie

      The shoes are sort of killer, but I really hate the dress on her. Angie’s makeup is pretty though.

    • Trickytrisha

      Goof grief. She’s turning into a gothic Dolly Parton?

    • Imasewsure

      I’m not seeing anything here really to criticize and yet my fellow BKs are finding plenty!! Oh well, I’ll save my venting for the next poor dear who is on my IHL ’cause you know it’s a-comin’
      It just ain’t Angie since I think she looks great here (within her particular wheelhouse of course)

      • Thomas

        The thing is, I think her wheelhouse is much larger than what she limits herself too. She’s a striking woman. She needs to broaden her horizons and take some style risks.

    • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

      She’s looking more and more like a Barbie doll every day.

    • jenno1013

      Impressive tailoring, is all I gotta say.

    • Peeve

      Somehow the tats ruin this look for me. Sometimes they look sexy, but not this time. She looks likes she’s scribbled on herself with a Sharpie. Love the shoes, but this whole look is so expected, “of course” could have been used 10 years ago.

      • NurseEllen


    • FibonacciSequins

      Whoa. What cup size is she now?

    • Anastasia

      Boob-horn aside, I think her makeup looks great and the smile turns look up to a 15. Plus, anyone can pull a Jolie — but only Angie herself can make the crazy-shoe poledance look like a cake walk.

    • TinyDynamo

      She doesn’t look human. She looks like a doll, and I do not mean that as a compliment. And the dress, styling, etc is so typical it’s boring.

    • Bert Keeter

      Super good!

    • Man Dala

      Let the choir sing (angel voices follow).

    • Tina

      yo fellow commenters, I see a TON of body snarking. NOT COOL, and so not TLO. Back the fuck off and stick to critiquing the dress, not the body of the woman wearing it.

      • lsaspacey

        I agree with you! ME-OW everyone!

    • conniemd

      I think she looks magnificent as well as malificent. It is her wheelhouse amplified.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Loving the Versace little black velvet dress on Ms. Jolie!

    • Gabby in Florida

      She is pretty but she is to thin..

    • bassfemme

      I can’t see the dress outside of how skeletal she looks. Really. Her arms and legs are so emaciated and atrophied that I’m really fearful for her health.

    • Joycelyn Watterson-Woods

      Is she wearing her engagement ring? I think she looks really good, healthy, not frail looking in the least and her face is magnificent

      • FibonacciSequins

        It looks like an engagement ring. Does she have one? If so, that’s probably it.

        I agree with you, she looks healthy. I left a comment earlier about her cup size, only because her breasts look bigger in this dress than I’ve ever seen them. She has a 50s silhouette going on.

        • marlie

          Brad got her an engagement ring so large that it looks fake. It’s humongous; the main stone seems too disproportionately large for her hands.

      • makeityourself

        It is her engagement ring. It’s a large emerald-cut diamond with vertical baguettes set down the shoulders of the shank.

    • smayper

      Is anyone else having trouble with the tattoos in this look? To me, they mess with the elegance of the dress, her gorgeous skin, and the overall formality of the look — seem strange and like dirt on her arms.

      • annrr

        Yes! they look like the kind kids applied with a wet paper towel.

    • GorgeousThings

      I think the boob horn is perfect for the role. Definitely Maleficent-in-the-21st-and-a-half-Century.

      • Gatto Nero

        I thought so, too. A weird little callback to her costume and head piece in the film.

    • Alloy Jane

      Love the shoes. The dress is nothing special, even with a boob horn. We all know that with her figure and beauty, she can wear a whole lotta awesome clothes if she chose to, but she doesn’t. It makes me think of the Lego Movie when Lego Batman says, “I only work in black. And sometimes very dark gray.” Funny how Christina Hendricks also defaults to “witchy” if given a choice and she also has a slammin bod that could rock some fierce fashion if she could only hire a tailor. They should be friends.

      As for Angie’s tattoos, she has what tattoo artists snidely refer to as “stickers.” I think they’re terrible, but for me they don’t detract from her appearance.

    • annrr

      That dress is giving her Barbie boobs. And it is summer, Nay to the velvet. How about some black chiffon, to mix it up bit.

    • stubbornthoughts

      Her super skinny legs are freaking me out, especially compared to the size of her boobage.

    • quiltrx

      Maybe it’s my migraine that is keeping me from comprehending the bodice…weird.
      And gurl, those shoes are downright boring compared to the others you’ve been in lately!

    • SierraDelta

      I have *no* idea why this thought suddenly popped into my head, but here goes: Angie and Cathy Cambridge have a similar fashion aesthetic. They both do restrained makeup, with emphasis on the eyes and natural or lightly tinted lips. Their hair is generally simply styled. They stick to classic shapes, seldom wear prints, and sport very little jewelry — with the mega-exception of their engagement rings. Their shoes come in basic colors with rather high heels. In addition, everyone feels free to critique their outfits and to suggest alternate dietary regimes. They both have multiple sumptuous residences at their disposal, and they also appear to be happily domestic.

      Who knew they were sistas?

      • KinoEye

        Angie and Cathy: Separated at Birth. Sounds like a killer idea for a Lifetime movie.

    • Little_Olive

      No. I think you guys give her too much passes, and although I should like that it’s not a long, drape-y thing, and she is well put together, this bugs me. She looks like a cartoon.

      Also: girl, return 50% of those boobs. Please.

    • Bozhi

      I do not like this. No fashion at all, just nothing.

    • nannypoo

      I think she looks awful. And what’s the deal with these giant boobs she’s been sporting? I can hardly wait until this movie is over. I’m getting a little sick of both of them.

    • housefulofboys

      That dress is tailored perfectly – think of all the ill-fitting clothes we see on men and women here, makes me really appreciate this. She looks relaxed and her smile is totally brilliant. I fail to understand how anyone can look comfortable in heels that high!. I think she looks mag…um, maleficent!

    • Alicia

      I get so sick of overly tricky dresses that I find the simplicity of this refreshing, even if it is a bit predictable for her. Really needs some big-arse emeralds around her wrist though, and for the love of god some bolder lipstick.

      • marlie

        Yes on the lipstick.

    • Oekmama

      It’s her new prosthetics. Anyone who has gone thru double mastectomy gets a pass, in my book. So, boob, horn? Ok then.

      • Tom and Lorenzo

        The boob horn referred to the bustline on her dress.

        • AzSportsGirl

          Exactly. That odd *appendage* of fabric that appears to rise from her boobs… thus boob horn. If anyone thinks T & L would ever resort to actual body snark, they haven’t been reading much. Using body parts as descriptors is however very cool and appropriate.

    • GillianHolroyd

      I had a plastic bag hung on a doorknob that somehow transferred its ink to the white paint of the door. That’s what her tats look like but overall: stunning.

    • NBG

      Eh, shoes are too heavy and the top is wonky. Angelina in a black dress. Wake me when something different happens.

    • boweryboy

      At least she’s not niptacular.

    • Tami from Seattle

      The first picture makes me think of the 1959 Barbie.

    • ashtangajunkie

      Her overwhelming gorgeousness makes it difficult for me to ever really critique her clothes.

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    • KT

      Thank you for mentioning the weird boob horn, it definitely had to be said. Is that the dress, or her implants? They look so unnatural and bizarrely disproportionate with the rest of her body…

      But yes, she still looks pretty good. Boring, but good I guess.

      • marlie

        The “horn” refers to the reverse-sweetheart neckline detail on the dress, not her actual boobs.

      • xmixiex

        i agree with Marlie that they mean the point in the middle of the bust, but I think her actual boobs are still settling. when someone has any kind of breast recon they are SUPER perky and tight for some time while gravity does its thing.

    • Fräulein K.

      Love the shape on her – it emphasizes not just the boobs but waist and hips too, I like that. Would have been fun with a more interesting pair of shoes, though, why not those custom-made Louboutins in a colour?

    • Lila

      Absolutely boring. Impeccably put together? Easy to do when you are terribly unimaginative. Black on black on black yawwwwwnn

    • Columbinia

      The only word that comes to mind is cantilevered.

    • Avonell

      Exactly what I was thinking…. I feel like I have seen her in this before.