Venice Film Festival: Elizabeth Banks in Elie Saab at the “Beasts of No Nation” Premiere

Posted on September 04, 2015

Elizabeth Banks attends the premiere of “Beasts of No Nation” during the 72nd Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande in Venice, Italy. 

 

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We think we’re going to let the body language and facial expression tell the tale here. First, compare this to yesterday’s stunning Princess Grace moment. In that getup, her posture’s ramrod straight and you can see her smile from space as she continuously turns to show herself off from every angle. Here, she’s tight-lipped, fidgety, and pulling inward; shoulders sloped, arms at her side, tiny steps. Is it because she doesn’t think she looks pretty? We don’t know her mind, darlings. And besides, it’s a pretty dress. Or a pretty fabric, at least. And somewhere between those two sentences lies the problem, we think. This dress looks great on paper. Looking at the look book pictures below, it’s clear that this dress looks especially great on 6-feet size twos taking giant strides in front of a wind machine. In other words, this is a dress with specific needs. We see it on Elizabeth here and we see a portrait of discomfort. It looks like one of those dresses where the wearer doesn’t realize until she puts it on and steps out in front of people just how much of herself is being exposed. Not that we think there’s anything shockingly revealing about this dress, especially after StripperFest 2015, aka the MTV VMAs. But she doesn’t look at all comfortable in this look. Maybe it’s because it looks shapeless and fussy on her and she knows it. That cape in particular strikes us as a pain in the ass to have to wear. Whatever the case, it’s a pretty dress that she’s clearly not feeling at the moment. A shame, because it’s such a striking look.

Style Credits:
Elie Saab Printed Gown from the Resort 2016 Collection
EF Collection Diamond Trio Ear Clips
Djula Rose Gold Diamond Ear Jackets
Borgioni Gold Diamond Rings
Giuseppe Zanotti Metallic Tube Clutch
Christian Louboutin ‘Benedetta’ Strappy Sandals

[Photo Credit: Getty Images, Elie Saab, Borgioni, Djula, EF Collection]

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