Jenna Coleman and Peter Capaldi at the “Doctor Who” New York Premiere

Posted on August 15, 2014

These two certainly stepped up their game for the New York crowd, didn’t they?


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She weren’t wearing no Dior in Sydney, that’s for sure.

We’d say she looks pretty much perfect, although she’s sliding right out of those shoes.  That dress is the cutest Dior we’ve seen on a red carpet in ages. We’re not fans of sheer hems like that, though. Personal taste thing. It’s fine, it’s just that our fashion OCD keeps wanting to rip it off. LOVE the ear clip. Hair and makeup are at Hollywood levels of polish. She gets an A+ all around.

He gets a pat on the head and a “Bless his heart.” This is fine from a style perspective. This kind of minimalism really works for him. Personally, we’d probably want to see a little more texture and attitude in his style, but we can see why a tall, thin 50+ man with a full head of silver hair might go for a look like this. And if nothing else, we’re fully supportive of the Doc Marten-style footwear he’s been sporting throughout the poledance. But if you really want to do this kind of Amish/David Byrne look, then you really need to have an impeccably fitted suit. And maybe consider a vest (excuse us, waistcoat) with a little texture to it.

It’s interesting how she seems a bit more comfortable with all this than he does at this point. He’s looking slightly overwhelmed. Of course he’s had a much longer and more illustrious career than hers, but she’s already been on the Doctor Who poledance before.  He’s holding onto her for dear life.





[Photo Credit: Kristin Callahan/ACE/, Darla Khazei/PacificCoastNews, Brad Barket/Getty Image, Christian Dior]

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  • KinoEye

    I almost couldn’t believe my eyes when I read that was Dior. I also want to rip off that pointless sheer thing at the bottom. And I want her eyebrows. The ear clip/cuff can come too.

    • Edie Rose

      You can have her eyebrows, as long as I can claim the dimples 🙂

    • demidaemon

      Same. It’s unnecessary.

      • evave2

        I started at latest to earliest. This is like the fourth lacy bottom thingie today. They all look awful.

        The print of the dress itself is very nice though.

        • demidaemon

          It is. It’s not a bad dress, but Dior (and Stella and PP) all seem to just go the extra length to add unnecessary crap when it isn’t needed.

  • jtabz

    My goodness, she’s just ridiculously gorgeous, isn’t she? Love the hair, love the ear cuff, even love the Dior-with-a-sheer-hem — and that latter phrase is one I never imagined myself typing.

  • Anna

    Well, Dior just had to go and Dior a perfectly pretty dress by adding a mosquito net trim. I love the dress though, perfect transition to fall dress (even though the stars have been wearing Holiday dresses the whole summer).

    Have I had too much/not enough espresso or is that a face I’m seeing in the print (unfortunately placed)?

    • Sophie

      I had to look at it again, are you talking about the repeating profile (once unfortunately placed on top, once on the bottom)? If so, I’d have preferred to remain ignorant. I like the rest of the dress, love the colours.

      • Anna

        Yes that’s one! I didn’t even notice the bottom one until you mentioned it. It is easy enough to ignore though, I love the colours too.

      • another_laura

        Both unfortunately placed, I’m afraid.

    • Abigail Chang

      I am so curious – why is the fashion industry having kittens over Dior right now? It is so clearly unwearable and unattractive, yet it appears that the stated chief good quality is wearability. Am I missing something?

      • Anna

        Preaching to the choir! I have no idea why celebrities continue to appear in Raf Simons’s (or Stella McCartney’s or Peter Pilotto’s) designs. I have not J’adored Dior for quite some time.

  • Dany

    She looks warm and gorgeous. The colors in the dress really complement and contrast with her own coloring.

    He looks Happy burt tired.

  • Are there panels of repeating patterned fabric right next to each other? Something’s making my eye twitch. But it’s cute once you get past that.

    • Patricia Groves Dobrowski

      Sweet fancy Moses, yes! They didn’t line up the pattern properly and it’s giving me the same twitch. Still better than most of the crap Dior’s been sending out.

  • Tanya Wade

    Everything about PC is perfect to these eyes. Some things do get better with age….Love her ear cuff.

  • Frank_821

    Shows you something about the impact of the show and the red carpet culture. Who would have thought 10 years back that a genre tv show would be doing a world wide pole dance and the lead actress (who is not a major star) would get to sport Dior

  • TinyDynamo

    Other than the ridiculous sheer hem, I love everything about this look. For both of them! They look polished and still very real & grounded. Bravo!

  • majorbedhead

    Oooh, that Dior is very pretty (minus the netting hem) and Capaldi looks great. I can’t wait to see him as The Doctor.

    As an aside, this morning, my 9 year old daughter came over to me, grabbed my arm and started jumping up and down, squealing, “MUM!!! DOCTOR WHO STARTS AGAIN THIS SATURDAY!! OH MY GOD, I’M SO EXCITED!!!” And then we both jumped up and down and did the Dance of Joy.

    • formerlyAnon

      Raisin’ ’em right, you are!

  • Mothra

    Now that is a very pretty dress and she looks great in it. I even love the sheer hem. And to be honest, she’s my least favorite companion and he’s already my least favorite doctor, although I said the same thing about Matt Smith and now look at me.

    • alyce1213

      How can he be your least favorite when we haven’t seen it yet? I hope he changes your mind because I have high hopes for this doctor.

      • Mothra

        Exactly. I always end up warming to the newest doctor. But i never really warmed up to her.

  • A Dior I don’t hate! What the what?!

  • R.A.

    PC: “Hi, Jenna. You’re like, really pretty.”

    JC: “Hi, Peter. Thanks.”

    PC: “So you agree? You think you’re really pretty?”

    End scene.

  • conlakappa

    Peter Capaldi will always be Vera, the fragile transvestite on Prime Suspect [and David Thewlis the slimy pimp]. I don’t know that Vera would approve of the blandness of this outfit. We get it: you’re a serious acteur; showing style might mean you went Hollywood or something.

    Her dress, hair, and makeup look nice. Those shoes, meh, they are doing right by her outfit.

    • Capt. Renault

      I can only ever see the Capaldi from Local Hero, running around that small Scottish town with Schoenstein from Animal House.

      • Imasewsure

        That is a great little movie! I need to watch it again (and see if I can recognize the Dr. this time)

        • alyce1213

          I just watched it the other night, I’ve seen it at least a dozen times over the years. Lovely little movie, one of my very favorites. He’s perfection as Oldsen, the awkward Scot — a big part, started his career strong.

      • alyce1213

        His running in that movie was hysterical, arms all and legs all over the place.

    • TheBoo Stress

      I only see Malcolm from The Thick of It. Gonna have to go back and see that Prime Suspect. I saw it so long ago I remember what you reference but had no clue that was him!

      • conlakappa

        You will also get to see Ciaran Hinds, in perhaps the last role in which he was pretty. There are some British actors whose first role I see of them can set my opinion of them for life. See also Firth, Colin, in Apartment Zero and Sheen, Michael, in Gallowglass. Thewlis might have redeemed himself in The Big Lebowski, because the character was so oddball.

        • formerlyAnon

          Oh, Hinds was still pretty enough for me in Persuasion (1995). Into the 2000’s, actually, from the right angle. But yeah, he’s got that Irish head that just seems to get bigger and bigger with more exaggerated features and a vague but increasing hint of coarse dissolution as a man ages. (See also: all the men on my father’s side of the family.)

        • Ali2044

          Ciaran Hinds is Julius Caesar always and forever. Actually pretty much everyone from Rome is solidified as their characters for me to the point it just weird me out seeing them in other roles and English acting circles being as small as they are mean they are in EVERYTHING

      • another_laura

        Capaldi was also amazing in season 2 of The Hour.

        • TheBoo Stress

          So true! Forgot about that cuz I was so bitter it didn’t get renewed lol

      • SRQkitten

        Much as I’ve been a fan since Local Hero, absolutely loved his Malcolm Tucker from The Thick of It. Totally owned that character for better or worse.

        And boystars, this is how shoes ought to look on a red carpet. Have them shined, please. You have people who can make that happen for you and it just looks so much better.

        • TheBoo Stress

          OMG his hair in “Lair of the White Worm”. You hear that voice then you realize. Now watching this with PC and Hugh Grant (I’ll leave y’all to age thing. Wow. PC can still get it all though lol)

    • demidaemon

      I can’t believe this is the same man that played Vera. If he puts the same intensity into this role (but not what he has ignored in his outfit). Dr. Who will be out of this world.

  • Chuck Barthelme

    His suit jacket might fit better if he hadn’t buttoned both buttons. Ugh. Otherwise, it seems like a good look for him.

  • Crystal

    Her hair color is gorgeous.

  • Judy_S

    That dress arouses a different OCD in me–the stuttering roses at the seams really bug me, like mismatched wallpaper.

    But they look lovely anyway, both of them.

  • ashtangajunkie

    I like that Dior! Holy shit!

    • CelandineM

      These days I feel that liking a Dior is akin to liking a Stella and wonder if it’s a sign of the apocalypse.

      • demidaemon

        It is. The fashion apocalypse.

  • asherlev1

    Capaldi is ADORABLE. I love that he looks slightly overwhelmed.

  • frannyprof

    Congratulations, Ms. Coleman! You found the *one* Dior dress that actually looks good!

  • Violentcello

    Oh my god, I can’t wait. Oh my god, I can’t wait. Oh my god, I can’t wait.

    Anyone watching the premiere in a theater, or is everyone tuning in on Saturday?

    • majorbedhead

      I’m watching on Saturday and then will try to go to the theater for the premier. Because I’m a big geek.

      • Violentcello

        I’ll probably do both, too. I’d like to be able to wait and enjoy everything for the first time at the theater, but I’d hate to skip the show on Saturday and end up not going on Monday (which, being that it’s a work night and requires going out in public, is entirely possible/likely).

    • MilaXX

      Im probably going to the theater as well.

    • another_laura

      DVR for me, with a viewing Sunday morning over coffee….

    • FibonacciSequins

      Definitely Saturday.

  • StrandedFashionista

    I know I’m in the minority on this website about liking Dior, but I’d love it if Jenna would become a Dior girl.

  • Glam Dixie

    Wait, why is the girl different? I thought there was a new Dr. every so often but they replace both of them?

    • MilaXX

      No companions often stay with the Doctor through re-generations. They all get switched out as actors decide to move on and such, but a new Doctor doesn’t automatically mean a new companion.

    • FibonacciSequins

      Jenna isn’t different. She was the previous (Matt Smith) Doctor Who’s companion for part of his last season. The companions do change now and then, as the storyline changes or the actor leaves the show.

      Maybe you’re thinking of Karen Gillan, the tall redhead? She played the previous companion.

      • Glam Dixie

        Yes, she is the one I remember being in all of the Dr. Who posts.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    I love that her dress is slightly Whoish as well as chic. Good work, Jenna. As for Peter… Well, he’s cute as a button, so he can do this if he wants to. And I love the Doc Martens.

  • Mr. J.

    Gosh, she’s pretty….he looks cadaverous….This may be a Benedict Cumberbatch situation–you either swoon or….you don’t.

  • MartyBellerMask

    I hope they have better chemistry on screen.

    • alyce1213

      Really? I like what I see here.

  • twocee

    Maybe it’s because I’m on a re-watch, but ear clips/cuffs automatically think the person is trying to be a Bajoran. Future mashup?

    I like the dress though. I have absolutely no frame of reference for Capaldi, but I’m really looking forward to what a change in doctor might do for the Doctor/Clara relationship.

    • MilaXX

      Not all cuffs, but her’s certainly does.

  • MilaXX

    I think she looks cute as a button, although her ear cuff is looking a little Bajoran. I think this is a good as it gets for him and I’m actually okay with it. I’m so excited for the return of Doctor Who, I may bust out the Olivia Pope Scandal wine glasses.

  • formerlyAnon

    I breathlessly await the day a stylist gets past his aversion to a more closely-fitted jacket. I don’t think I’ve ever seen him in one out of costume.

    ETA: Oh yeah, and she looks quite good, here. And is wearing a summer-appropriate shoe, no less!

  • another_laura

    Definitely looks like they got some sleep on the loooooong plane trip from Australia.

  • papillon

    It is astonishing how doll-like her face is.

  • kim bunchalastnames

    i still see him as the adorably gawky mermaid lover from “local hero.”

  • FibonacciSequins

    Peter needs to spend money on well-fitted suits in better fabrics. He also needs to wear a little color near his face. Jenna looks fabulous. I also would tear off that sad little sheer panel.

    • formerlyAnon

      I don’t think he likes a well fitted suit. The suit jacket he wore to accept an Academy Award in 1995 (as writer/director for the live action short “Franz Kafka’s Its a Wonderful Life,” released in the UK in 1993) had enough room in it to share it with a friend.

      • FibonacciSequins

        It doesn’t have to be closely fitted, but I’d like to see him in something that lays properly. Also, better quality fabric. Less shine and more texture. This fabric is showing every pucker and bag.

      • alyce1213

        I remember that, and squealing with joy because I’m a fan of him as an actor. I’ve never seen it, though, much to my dismay. I will try to search for it.

  • BadWolf 2

    I love them both I dont care what they wear but they must be very tired by now

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    I love that the dress makes me think of traveling through space and time.

  • spirit52

    Although I’m not a fan of the print…I like the dress.

  • Columbinia

    Something besides a tee-shirt and rumply jacket. Kudos. He is holding on to her awfully tight.

  • gefeylich

    God, I love Coleman – such a HUGE improvement over the usually hideously dressed and very annoying Karen Gillan. I’ve been Capaldi’s slave since “Local Hero,” so I’m strangely unmoved by the prospect of him as 12. I know he’ll be terrific – it’s a given. And I like what he’s wearing, Amish-ish or not.

    She looks fetching, although everyone is right about that sheer hem strip. Rip it off!

    • Corsetmaker

      Make the most of her then, she’s leaving at Christmas. Announced just the other day.

  • ktr33

    She’s wearing the dress better than the model. Attagirl

  • lorepottter

    She looks like an older Lily Collins

  • Qitkat

    She seems to have poise to spare on the red carpet. Beautiful dress, impeccable posture, and a delightful presence with Peter. Watched The Fires of Pompeii this evening. It’s amusing to see him as the last surviving character there and think of him being the next Doctor. Timely-Wimey!