Ruth Wilson In McQ Alexander McQueen – The Olivier Awards 2012

Last night at the Royal Opera House in London, Ruth Wilson collected the Best Actress Award for her role in ‘Anna Christie’ at The Olivier Awards 2012, which recognises excellence in professional theatre.

My wish list for the McQ Alexander McQueen Fall 2012 collection had been a list of Hollywood stars, but it was a Brit (and rightly so) who snagged the first look.

Her layered tulle bustier dress with full skirt black floral velvet appliqués was teamed with an Alexander McQueen clutch, a black McQ cuff and black Alexander McQueen Mary Jane pumps from the Pre-Fall collection.

A side-swept hairstyle and pink lip colour completed her look.

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24 Responses to Ruth Wilson In McQ Alexander McQueen – The Olivier Awards 2012

  1. Kaz April 16, 2012 at 11:08 #

    J’adore! I am not familiar with Ruth, but she looks absolutely stunning. Love the hair and make up too.

    • Christine April 16, 2012 at 14:00 #

      She is an aamazing actress. Check out Luther!

      I love this dress on her. She looks great :) I could do without the boring shoes but that’s just a tiny flaw.

      • mm April 16, 2012 at 16:04 #

        I so agree. And her role in luther is amazing. Even though she scares me playing that character.

  2. Alina April 16, 2012 at 11:23 #

    Beautiful from the ankles up.

  3. Jimmy April 16, 2012 at 11:31 #

    For some reason I would rather see dakota fanning in this, it maybe due to the model but i think the dress isn’t done justice by the shoes and hair selected.

    • Juliana April 16, 2012 at 12:54 #

      I don’t get the hair reference. Just because the model is blond? Dakota would kill the buzz with her ever-so-boring loose, straigh hair.

      I do admit I don’t like the shoes, though.

  4. Lynxy April 16, 2012 at 11:40 #

    I love this! Both regal and contemporary. I think it’s the attitude that is really selling it to me.

    • EmmaWoodhouse April 16, 2012 at 20:22 #

      Great way of putting it! Love the dress. The model’s hair was really hard to get past but she looks great. Reminds me of Emma Stone’s SAG dress.

  5. Joy April 16, 2012 at 11:47 #

    Love the dress! It looks beautiful on her. However, I strongly dislike the shoes and hair. Too bad this gorgous dress wasn’t worn by someone who was going to do it justice.

  6. robbie April 16, 2012 at 11:57 #

    i love the retro old hollywood vibe but the shoes are a let down.

  7. A April 16, 2012 at 12:12 #

    Wow, stunning. BDotW contender in my opinion.

  8. Lee Ann April 16, 2012 at 12:32 #

    I prefer the original which is more dramatic. The shoes are also wrong but she does look nice.

    • Yeliz April 16, 2012 at 17:27 #


  9. Fashionista April 16, 2012 at 12:48 #

    Best dressed of the week… ^_^

  10. CTgirl April 16, 2012 at 12:54 #

    Everything works but the shoes.

  11. Louise Cornege April 16, 2012 at 13:45 #

    Stunning, just stunning. I adore this dress. And it looks like Jude Law has got himself another stylish girlfriend.

  12. CreoleLady April 16, 2012 at 13:59 #

    Deja vu. Reminds me of the black Alexander McQueen worn by Emma Stone during awards season. The silhouette is beautiful on both women.

  13. vicky April 16, 2012 at 14:10 #

    The drama is lost without some fierce accessory. Better shoes would have been prefered as well.

  14. bm April 16, 2012 at 14:44 #

    This kind of dress needs a ‘tough’ shoes. just because it’s black doesn’t mean we hate the shoes, right. Perfect shoes to compliment this dress.
    So, this is my BDOTW, imo.

  15. Riley April 16, 2012 at 15:29 #

    I love her in the dress but her cuff, clutch and shoes aren’t working for me, but the hair and makeup are fine.

    • Mol April 16, 2012 at 15:56 #

      I agree, and also, I wish the skirt was a little shorter, as it is on the model.

  16. Aline April 16, 2012 at 22:58 #

    The dress looks amazing on her, especially because of her great posture. Her hair also looks pretty good. But I wish she had kept the belt and wore a more dramatic lipstick.

    And I agree that it does resemble Emma’s dress a lot.

  17. Dhppy April 16, 2012 at 23:55 #

    Not only the dress is stunning, but the make-up as well. Frankly, I always found her slightly odd looking, here she’s simply gorgeous.

  18. gurlygurl April 17, 2012 at 02:35 #

    Breathtaking from the ankles up. I’m also quite in love with the sheer detail on the shoulders and arms on the runway.

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