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Emily Mortimer In Valentino – ‘Hugo’ LA Premiere

Emily Mortimer opted for a soft, ethereal look on the red carpet at the ‘Hugo’ LA premiere on Monday night.

The British actress wore a heavenly blush Valentino Spring 2012 gown with lemon and black embroidered details.

Whilst the gown is beautiful, there is something missing.

It bugged me for a while, but I think she needed to add a belt to define her waist, or a contrasting-coloured clutch to breathe some life into the look.

The nude pumps don’t help prevent it from feeling a tad one note.

Smoky eyes and wavy locks completed the look.

Gorgeous or washed out?

Credit: Style.com & Getty

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27 Responses to Emily Mortimer In Valentino – ‘Hugo’ LA Premiere

  1. Hannah November 23, 2011 at 12:45 #

    I really am not a fan of the dress. As with pretty much all valentino clothes it is frumpy and old looking. The shoes are also pretty dire, but the hair and makeup is good.

    • Elaine2 November 23, 2011 at 13:10 #


    • dee November 23, 2011 at 13:15 #


    • Jones19 November 23, 2011 at 13:38 #

      Frumpy is right. The flowing sleeves and high neckline make her look like an old lady. She really needed a belt to cinch in her waist.

      • Rahel November 23, 2011 at 17:22 #

        There is a reason why they made the dress see through at the bottom.

        • gurlygurl November 24, 2011 at 01:11 #

          Agreed… the dress loses it’s appeal without the sheerness. Her alabaster skin also makes the sleeves look like they’re not sheer so the dress is not working in this instance. Her hair and make up is lovely though.

        • oksana November 24, 2011 at 13:40 #

          +1 when you say that it made sense, she should have worn sheer version. plus hair and shoes are no no for me.

    • AW November 23, 2011 at 16:13 #


      This look just screams I DON’T WANT TO HAVE SEX EVER AGAIN!


      • Hermoine November 23, 2011 at 18:47 #

        it ages her about 20 years

      • oksana November 24, 2011 at 13:36 #

        ha ha, amazing comment

  2. hauteness November 23, 2011 at 12:45 #

    Totally agree, FC. That beautiful gown just looks lifeless on her. I think a belt and strappy sandal would’ve made all the difference!

  3. Mahima November 23, 2011 at 12:46 #

    I agree something is missing. I think its a pair of earrings, had she pulled her hair back.

  4. dunzoo November 23, 2011 at 13:07 #

    amazing dress but it looks kind of boring on Emily. maybe a romantic chignon with nice earings + statement clutch + strappy sandals would have worked better

  5. La Zitella Acida November 23, 2011 at 13:18 #

    This pic confirms what I thought when I saw the show.
    The collection is quite good but too monastic. Dresses are too high-necked and har would be much better in a messy up-do.

  6. Vicky November 23, 2011 at 13:32 #

    Frumpy looking, It’s the sleeves and shoes that bring it down for me.

  7. Parvati November 23, 2011 at 13:57 #

    It feels a bit washed out. I think a belt could have improved it.

  8. Mia November 23, 2011 at 14:01 #

    Hair and make-up are nice, but not with this dress. In fact, the dress is totally wrong for her.

    I thing Diane Kruger would have pulled it off with the braid, similar to the runway model’s hair.

  9. maria November 23, 2011 at 15:45 #

    i seem the only one who likes this look. It’s a beautiful dress and i think she does it justice.

  10. Emi November 23, 2011 at 16:06 #

    Washed out, definitely.

  11. Giada November 23, 2011 at 16:38 #

    I’m Dutch and even I know this is a Nancy Reagan dress!

  12. LemonPi November 23, 2011 at 18:33 #

    I think she looks lovely and am thrilled to see her on here but I agree, this outfit definitely needs a belt.

  13. Marybeth November 23, 2011 at 19:54 #

    Mother of the bride.

  14. Liz November 24, 2011 at 01:31 #

    The dress is so bad. It does nothing for her.

  15. Nadine November 24, 2011 at 02:51 #

    Dreamy vs. snoozefest, I think & one of those times the runway look should’ve been copied more closely.

  16. Sharon November 24, 2011 at 03:32 #

    Something’s really wrong here. The dress is pretty, the girl is pretty, and yet when I look at the picture I see June Carter Cash (Johnny’s wife) — never a fashion icon.

    • Katharine November 25, 2011 at 00:54 #

      June Carter Cash would have worn it better – the darker hair would at least give some contrast. The dress is washing Emily out in photographs – probably looked much better in person, although agree that the new Valentino designers are perpetrating some frumpy dresses.

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