Abbie Cornish In Elie Saab – “W.E.” Toronto Film Festival Premiere

Last night Abbie Cornish was sitting front row at the Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2012 presentation during New York Fashion Week, tonight she’s attending the Toronto Film Festival Premiere of her latest movie, “W.E.”

She was radiant wearing an Elie Saab Spring 2009 gown.

I love that she went back into the archives to pick this ivory beaded gown with a tiered chiffon overlay detail.

This is one gown that should be worn on the red carpet.

Some of you may argue that she maybe a tad overdressed for Toronto, but if I was given this gown I would want to wear it on the first possible occasion.

Tumbling waves fell down her back as she accessorized with a silver clutch and silver jewels.

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  • Mia Spring

    amazingly beautiful~~ this will be one of my favo over the year

  • CB

    I think what always sells me on Abbie Cornish’s outfits is that she always has a big smile on her face, like she’s genuinely happy and thankful to be there. My smile would be that big if I ever went near an Elie Saab, let alone WORE one!

  • dunzoo

    it doesn’t suit her very well.. beautiful on Tanya tough

  • Yeah, I agree, maybe a little bit overdressed, but it’s gorgeous anyway. And it works because it’s kind of a simple gown, no too much going on.

  • Nat39

    Very pretty and feminine look, love the hairstyle. But personally, find her untoned chubby-looking arms, rather short neck, and outlined thick tummy and hips distracting. Would love to see this gown on Naomi Watts/Nicole Kidman who could take this look to a goddesslike level.

  • Sea

    my jaw dropped when i saw these pictures. i want the dress! her hair looks gorgeous too!

  • DivaMom

    This dress is lost on such a bright, daytime hour. I am living for it on that model though! Amazing!

  • robbie

    i thought this was kylie at first.

    abbie is looking beautiful in that dress.

  • Alina

    Stunning !

    BDOTW contender for me.

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  • Gina

    Does anyone know where I might be able to buy or view Elie Saab dresses online? I see from his website he has stores in Lebanon and France, I live in Australia! Any tips would be appreciated! Thanks!

  • Emi

    Stunning. I’m starting to think that Elie Saab is the new Valentino, his gown are amazing, so chic and feminine like Valentino’s.

  • unvacuous

    I really love this on her, I think this hairstyle is really becoming for her shape face. The more structured dresses she has been wearing really emphasize her athletic build but the flowingness of this one is very pretty and flattering.

  • Yaas

    She looks beautiful and not overdressed (TIFF is the most important and biggest film festival-250 movies in 11 days this year- in North America, usually film critics make their first list for Oscar nominations after this festival). The color is not easy to pull off, and the light and photographer angle could have been more helpful.

  • Lily

    I like the back of this gown much more than the front. The bib isn’t flattering. Her hair is amazing.

  • Emma

    I *love* this. She looks absolutely stunning. Dress, hair, clutch, earrings, makeup – everything is perfect.

  • justme

    The 2nd shot is so pretty. Her hair and make-up look amazing.
    The dress seems a little snug around the hips on Abbie but I still like it.

    • Fashion Critic

      I agree…Love the hair…will try to recreate

  • Maria

    i think hair and makeupwise it’s the best i have ever seen her.

  • Kaylie

    If this is overdressed, then I wish *everyone* would overdress at this festival! haha

  • Loved the gown on the runway as it appeared richer, and less ivory. Abby’s hair and makeup are gorgeous. G-d help me, for saying this but I think she looks a little too wide through the hips in this gown. Most importantly, she looks happy and radiant.

  • Gigi

    I don’t like her pantie line… that I believe I see there. Oh I hope not! I cringe.

  • TeaAtTwo

    She looks beautiful. I wish she had done something like this with her her hair when she wore the atelier Versace at Venice.

  • Linda

    Ah, she looks beautiful! I live an hour’s drive from Toronto and I’m very pleased she pulled out the stops for this occasion. This dress is gorgeous and unique and she looks happy and radiant.

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