2010 Venice Film Festival “Norwegian Wood” Premiere – Rinko Kikuchi In Chanel Couture

Rinko Kikuchi also walked the red carpet at the “Norwegian Wood” Premiere during the 2010 Venice Film Festival last night.

She’s no stranger to Chanel Couture, so it wasn’t a surprise to see her wear one of the boldest pieces from their Fall 2010 Couture collection.

The Japanese actress wore a bronze embroidered dress which has been heavily modified from the runway.

The lace sleeves are longer and the lace part of the skirt has been shortened.

Unfortunately these two things take a lot away from the look and I really wish Rinko had worn the original version.

If anyone could’ve pulled it off it was her.

I think this is the first time we’ve seen YSL Trib Two’s on the red carpet at a prestigious European Film Festival.

Sadly they get a thumbs down from me too.

Which do you prefer the runway dress or Rinko’s version?

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22 Responses to 2010 Venice Film Festival “Norwegian Wood” Premiere – Rinko Kikuchi In Chanel Couture

  1. Ayesha September 4, 2010 at 15:37 #

    yes yes yessss!!!
    i really wanted to see this collection on the red carpet,I’ve always been a huge fan of chanel.
    But alas that’s the only thing to be happy about because the look is a mess.And honestly black trib two’s….IT’S COUTURE,for heaven’s sake!!!

  2. Kiwi September 4, 2010 at 07:54 #

    I only like her hair.. that’s it.. I have grown to hate these shoes.. enough

  3. lou September 3, 2010 at 23:46 #

    Prefer the runway! Rinko’s version looks less couture and more ‘costume’ to me

  4. Marvel September 3, 2010 at 21:43 #

    IMO the dress looks horrid on both her and on the runway

  5. Jones19 September 3, 2010 at 21:30 #

    The runway version is way better. Those sleeves she ended up with are horrible…

  6. Jess September 3, 2010 at 19:49 #

    I prefer her version, its less fussy

  7. Jennesia September 3, 2010 at 17:32 #

    I like her version but why would she pair it with such basic heels and that hair!

  8. moja31 September 3, 2010 at 17:28 #

    i like her version of the dress just fine, but i could have done without the dreadful hair and over worn shoes.

  9. Suzanne September 3, 2010 at 15:07 #

    I prefer the dress without the lace underskirt, but the long-sleeves don’t work as well as the 3/4, which mimicked the hemline. The shoes are awful. I wish she’d worn the boots the model is wearing or something in gold or brown to compliment the dress.

  10. happydaiz September 3, 2010 at 13:40 #

    I actually quite like the modified version, but blerghhhhh what was she thinking with those shoes?!

  11. Kaz September 3, 2010 at 13:22 #

    My eyes! My eyes! Those shoes are hideous. They don’t go with the dress at all. From the ankles up Rinko looks pretty cute but I agree the runway version was far more dramatic and striking.

  12. Linda September 3, 2010 at 13:02 #

    Both versions are nice, but agree with FC, the original is more interesting.

  13. Lee Ann September 3, 2010 at 13:00 #

    That is one ugly dress especially from the hips down. Tribs don’t help it either.

  14. Lisa September 3, 2010 at 12:50 #

    The sleeves and the lace under-skirt were the best bits of the runway version. She should have kept them.

    • Fashion Critic September 3, 2010 at 13:08 #

      in total agreement

      • mol September 3, 2010 at 15:58 #


  15. june September 3, 2010 at 12:06 #

    i don’t mind her getting rid of the lace part at the bottom. that just seems so extraneous. however, i would have liked it more if she kept the sleeves as they were

    • dee September 3, 2010 at 13:32 #

      I agree June. I like that she got rid of the lace at the bottome but I think she should have kept the original sleeves.

    • Carolina September 3, 2010 at 23:47 #

      i agree with dee the skirt lace looked like too much but the sleeves should wave been left i dont like the solid sleeves she replaced them with

      • Carolina September 3, 2010 at 23:50 #

        oh are the sleeves not solid? idk

  16. Terry September 3, 2010 at 12:03 #

    This is a major disappointment!!! I’ve always thought Rinko is one of the best actresses on the red carpet (I’ve always loved her quirky style), but I don’t like this outfit at all. Moreover, the blonde hair makes her look sick 🙁

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