Lily Collins in Giambattista Valli Couture at the “Tolkien” London Premiere

Posted on April 30, 2019

Kittens, don’t let the punched-eye makeup fool you or distract you here. There is a scrolldown surprise just waiting for you. In fact, there are a series of scrolldown surprises, so we suggest you proceed slowly, so as not to be overwhelmed as they hit you all at once.




Yes! That ruched bodice does in fact end in a gigantic and totally incongruous metallic waist bow! And yes! It’s followed up with a kind of sad-ass-looking bubble skirt! And YES! Your eyes are NOT deceiving you, there’s another, longer shirt in the same print BUT SHEER! And with a mermaid hem and a train! All that out of an old pair of sheets!


Here’s the thing about Miss Lily and her style choices: She’s really pretty, she can look like Audrey Hepburn without much effort, and all of fashion is hers to play with because it’s made for her — and the combination of those three facts seems to force her or spur her to make unexpected choices in her style. She’s playing against her looks. That’s not the worst idea in the world. She’s young and there’s no reason for her to be stuck in classic styles if she doesn’t want to wear them. But like a lot of stars who look born to wear the styles from before they were born, she has a hard time expressing modernity without going too far or making weird choices. It’s the January Jones Effect.








Style Credits:
– Giambattista Valli Floral Strapless Gown with Train from the Fall 2013 Couture Collection
– Cartier Jewelry

Styled by Rob Zangardi + Mariel Haenn | Hair by Ken O’Rourke | Makeup by Polly Osmond

[Photo Credit: INSTARImages, – Video Credit: FoxSearchlight via]

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