Gillian Anderson in Vintage Balmain Couture at the 2014 BAFTA Awards

Posted on February 18, 2014

“Vintage Balmain Couture” sounds so good on paper. Shame about the reality:


Gillian Anderson attends the 2014 BAFTA Awards in London in a vintage Balmain couture dress accessorized with Adler jewelry.

Maybe we’re wrong on this, but this looks like poorly curated vintage couture to us. That dress just doesn’t look expensive or even like it’s in good shape.  The bodice is probably supposed to look that wrinkled and puckered, but is the skirt? Is that piece poking up near her armpit part of the design? Or that wonky bit where the light blue meets the dark blue on her right side? Is the dress supposed to give the illusion that she has 4 breasts? Is the light blue band supposed to be the widest part of the bodice?

The body language tells the tale here. She’s trying every maneuver she can to cover up as much of this dress as possible without resorting to curling up in a ball and asking everyone to stop looking at her.

Great jewelry, though.




[Photo Credit: Famous/ACE/, Landmark/]

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