Marion Cotillard In Christian Dior Couture – 2012 Met Gala

It’s been some time since we’ve seen Marion Cotillard on the red carpet, so I was delighted to see her return last night in New York City for the 2012 Met Gala.

The French beauty did not disappoint in a beautiful Christian Dior Spring 2012 Couture gown.

Slightly modified from the runway version, the shimmering black strapless bodice of Marion’s dress extends just past her hipbones before cascading into a sheer violet skirt.

I love the elegance and moodiness of the glittering black top paired with a sheer purple skirt, especially against Marion’s beautifully dark colouring.

A Dior clutch and heels and Chopard jewelry accessorize the look.

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27 Responses to Marion Cotillard In Christian Dior Couture – 2012 Met Gala

  1. Riley May 8, 2012 at 19:08 #

    I love the look but I wish for some more sparkle, like from a silver crystal Leiber clutch or visible diamond stud earrings.

  2. Malinda Jane May 8, 2012 at 19:18 #

    This is an undeniably gorgeous gown but her hair just kills it for me. Are those bangs? I can’t really tell.
    It’s not elegant or pretty enough for such a shimmery look.

  3. Laura May 8, 2012 at 19:20 #

    I just LOVE it !

  4. Yeliz May 8, 2012 at 19:25 #

    I am SO glad that she modified it. I love the way how the black top passes over to the sheer skirt. Simply beautiful.

  5. Ramsay May 8, 2012 at 19:31 #

    Bad hair day for Marion but the dress is really nice – in a way the effect of all these wonderful dresses is being diluted by their numerousness last night – many would’ve had much more impact on another red carpet – in those weeks of dry spell – still seeing so many couture dresses in one place, one night is special

  6. pipsqueak May 8, 2012 at 19:34 #

    So great to see Marion back on the red carpet! She’s as beautiful as always. While the overall color of this look was rather dark, Marion still made it feminine and sophisticated.

  7. jo May 8, 2012 at 19:42 #

    Love that dress, it’s so much better than the runway version. Shame about the hair though. Still it’s one of my favourites from the night.

  8. Karl May 8, 2012 at 19:45 #

    I reaally think that she is the best dressed, the style, the hair , everything works’. She is the more chic and “actress” of this evening.

  9. Raquel May 8, 2012 at 19:58 #

    I LOVE it. It is so out of the comfort zone and she looks striking.

  10. Raquel May 8, 2012 at 19:58 #

    SOrry, out of her comfrot zone.

  11. leeann May 8, 2012 at 20:10 #

    j’adore Dior

    I think her hair is because of a role

  12. Zineb May 8, 2012 at 20:10 #

    French elegance

  13. shap_half May 8, 2012 at 20:35 #

    Had she worn the original incarnation of this dress, I would have bowed down. As such, I’m bored. I feel like she really didn’t live up to the grandeur of the event.

  14. Christine May 8, 2012 at 20:36 #

    She is such a beauty. This dress is stunning on her1

  15. EmilyBowen May 8, 2012 at 20:44 #

    I think I may have preferred to see the dress presented with the shoulder piece, just for that little extra something, but the modification to the skirt here is just gorgeous. I can’t help it, Dior gets me every time. Great coverage by the way FC, a glass of something sparkly has surely been deserved!

  16. Tracy L May 8, 2012 at 21:40 #

    I think she looks gorgeous! Love the hair and makeup. I’m not a fan of the sheer skirt trend, but everything else here is so lovely.

  17. roxy May 8, 2012 at 21:50 #

    I’m not usually a fan of sheer skirts but it really works hears. I love the dress but the hair isn’t working for me

  18. Shaina May 8, 2012 at 23:00 #

    The modifications are perfection. She looks amazing, the dress is amazing on her. This is one of my favorites!

  19. RoRo May 8, 2012 at 23:22 #

    pretty, pretty! i am glad she wore the modified version. it is gorgeous! you don’t walk around with your derriere falling out of a bodysuit like SOME people who don’t know better. the catwalk look is gorgeous but for the catwalk (the same as stage make-up…its not for the street.) Marion is sophistication at its best!

  20. Dhppy May 9, 2012 at 04:28 #

    Ne regrette rien, girl. This is wonderful. Again, the photos aren’t quite capturing the magic, though.

  21. Alina May 9, 2012 at 12:34 #

    She looks elegant, but those bangs are not right for her.

  22. EmmaWoodhouse May 9, 2012 at 16:25 #

    If the skirt had been lined, I would have loved this look. Oh, and if she had her lovely Old Hollywood hair back!

  23. Lola May 9, 2012 at 19:15 #

    The Runway version is so much better. Don’t like the red carpet look. Love her though.

  24. Parvati May 9, 2012 at 20:15 #

    I love the dress – and I probably would have loved it even more if she had worn the runway version – but I hate the hair.

    • Parvati May 9, 2012 at 20:16 #

      *except for the bodysuit part. I’m glad she modified this.

  25. Andreea May 9, 2012 at 21:33 #

    I simply adore this dress and Marion looks stunning in it.The only problem,from my point of view,is that is like something is missing..maybe some exquisite large earrings to complete the look?What do you think?

  26. Jess2 May 10, 2012 at 05:44 #

    I LOVE this embellished version!! She looks amazing!

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