IN or OUT: Noomi Rapace in Valentino

Posted on June 01, 2012

It’s still so weird to see her in something soft and conventional.


Noomi Rapace attends UK premiere of “Prometheus” in a Valentino dress paired with Harry Winston jewelry.

Valentino Fall 2012 Collection/Model: Hedvig Palm (NEXT)

After punching through the screen as the original Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and pulling off the unlikely trick of going from a Swedish movie star to an international movie star (not many manage that one), she needed to do one thing with her public-appearance outfits going forward and she’s doing it quite well here: she needed to remind the world that she’s not Lizbeth Salander.

If she’d asked our advice on the matter, we would’ve said “Sweetie, we don’t care what you like to wear, what you have to wear are pretty, chic, conventional outfits that make you look pretty and desirable in a totally heteronormative, middle-of-the-road kind of way. You have to go from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo to The Girl with the Hundred-Thousand-Dollar Dress, mkay? It’s the name of the game.” Then we’d run, because we’d be afraid she could kick our asses.

But she’s doing all right here. It’s a beautiful dress; simple and not likely to pose any difficulties for the wearer. A gal’s gonna look pretty good in this dress from almost any angle so long as it fits her correctly. The makeup’s pretty, although she could’ve used a stronger lip, but the hair’s just a bit too high for her face, we’re thinking. The jewelry’s nice, especially the earrings.

Kittens make the final call.


Vote Now!


IN! Chic, simple & pretty!


OUT! Kinda boring.



Angelina Jolie’s funeral dress was roundly panned by the PUFs, who voted the outfit OUT.


[Photo Credit: Getty,]

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