Florence Welch In Givenchy Couture – 2011 Grammy Awards

Doesn’t Translate Award
After Carine Roitfeld wore a look from the Givenchy Couture Spring 2011 collection, I’ve been wondering if this collection can actually translate well on the red carpet.

Florence Welch gave me an answer tonight at the 2011 Grammy Awards, and the answer is no.

Florence looked much better during her performance wearing Elie Saab.

This Givenchy Spring 2011 Couture nude stretch tulle dress with embroidered and sequins washes her out and looked just as bad on TV.

She paired her look with the gold embroidered leather runway heels.

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25 Responses to Florence Welch In Givenchy Couture – 2011 Grammy Awards

  1. Ghost May 18, 2012 at 22:09 #

    Actually, I love this dress on her. I mean, who else could pull it off?

  2. Penny Davidson July 14, 2011 at 11:36 #

    Actually, I really like it – something different for Florence and I think it works!

  3. smolls February 14, 2011 at 23:53 #

    I don’t hate it, in fact I kind of like it on her. Maybe she was just having fun since she had 2 additional looks to follow.

  4. KateS February 14, 2011 at 23:21 #

    Every swan dress on the RC seems like a pale nod to Bjork’s more amazing efforts – this is not good, but it’s not hilariously, jaw-droppingly bad, either. I think this might be a collection to save for the magazines.

  5. mochababe73 February 14, 2011 at 20:32 #

    Like I’ve said time and time again, some dresses are just for the runway and not real life. This swan dress is ugly and too editorial for the red carpet.

  6. Hannah February 14, 2011 at 19:59 #

    Should ahve worked, just didn’t. Iit looked ebtter on TV imo, but still not great. I wish she had tried one of the beautiful more subtle pink embellished dresses from the collection, they would look gorgeous on her (and Cate Blanchett and Nicole Kidman, inevitably 🙂 )

  7. Maxie February 14, 2011 at 19:37 #

    I really like it. Especially compared to the usual Grammys parade of sequinned minis and animal print. BDOW for me!

  8. Marisa February 14, 2011 at 16:33 #

    That hair = ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

  9. Alina February 14, 2011 at 16:05 #

    With better hairstyle and better pose it might have worked.

  10. Jones19 February 14, 2011 at 11:43 #

    Don’t kill me but I like it.

    • Linda February 14, 2011 at 15:12 #

      Me too.

      • Cat February 14, 2011 at 20:01 #

        Same here!

  11. Marvel February 14, 2011 at 10:43 #

    Im going to be frank, I dont like the dress at all and it doesnt get much better on her. Much prefer her in Saab

  12. robbie February 14, 2011 at 10:40 #

    zzzz…. oh sorry i almost fell asleep with how boring this look was.

  13. Chiara February 14, 2011 at 09:37 #

    I think it’s mostly due to the hair… And the attitude… I think those dresses require someone who looks very “pure” in a way…

  14. Vera February 14, 2011 at 07:26 #

    At least she purchased this dress herself.

    What a disaster. Wearing a couture dress with dirty hair?

    I’m crying.

    • Vera February 14, 2011 at 07:28 #

      And, what’s wrong with her back? Did she hurt it? Does she feel pain?

      Why is she standing like it is hard for her to stand?

  15. mikeijames February 14, 2011 at 07:05 #

    there’s something that tells me with a bit of altering, this look may have actually went from zero to hero. the sleeves, the mid-section, and even possibly modifying the length would’ve done her a few favors here. also, i think she should’ve amped up her beauty look for such a showcase gown.

    this look may have worked for a private party — as it did on carine — but it needs some extra omph for the red carpet.

  16. JX February 14, 2011 at 05:47 #

    i wish Florence wore the one Carine wore instead.

    Givenchy put out the most amazing haute couture collection this season, but i agree it doesn’t translate well on the red carpet. the dresses are best appreciated on more intimate occasions.

  17. Shaina February 14, 2011 at 04:27 #

    At least she tried.

    • Fashion Critic February 14, 2011 at 04:37 #


  18. Ethne Blist February 14, 2011 at 04:15 #

    I hate to say this, it pains me so, but Florence Welch was one of the worst dressed. You are right FC, that collection is a stretch to pull off, and our girl Flo can’t even do it.

    • josiguy February 14, 2011 at 15:29 #

      Let s face it real people can’t wear designer clothes as seen on a runway.those clothes are not designed to be worn for more than the time it takes a model to do a lap.

  19. Marlyn February 14, 2011 at 04:10 #

    I didn’t like this either. I was praying she would wear Elie Saab on the red carpet so glad she wore him during her performance

  20. Laura February 14, 2011 at 04:09 #

    I was instantly turned off to that dress because Kelly Osbourne predicted it. Putting my bias against anything Kelly Osbourne aside, I still don’t like this look. I think looks from this collection would look best editorially.

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