Nina Dobrev In Elie Saab – amfAR’s Cinema Against Aids Gala 2012

Just as I was about to cry myself to sleep at the lack of Elie Saab on the amfAR’s Cinema Against Aids Gala red carpet this evening, then up pops Nina Dobrev.

The young actress, who continues to earn her stripes on the red carpet, wore a vibrant electric-blue dress from the Elie Saab Spring 2012 collection.

Her off-shoulder fully sequin gown with a sexy side split was teamed with Bulgari jewels, silver Jimmy Choo ‘Lance’ sandals and a high bun.

With the bold colour, head-to-toe sequin’s and complementary accessories, Nina is really spoiling me with this look.

She more than held her own on this red carpet.

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58 Responses to Nina Dobrev In Elie Saab – amfAR’s Cinema Against Aids Gala 2012

  1. Anne g May 24, 2012 at 22:34 #


  2. Christine May 24, 2012 at 22:38 #

    Marvelous dress. BDOTD!

  3. Matt R May 24, 2012 at 22:39 #

    Ever since her Donna Karan moment at the Emmys, Nina has been on fire. She looks beautiful here and I agree w/ you FC that everything works perfectly. She is one of my favorites on the night, along w/ Diane and Doutzen

    • Emma May 24, 2012 at 23:53 #

      +1 Love it

  4. Marybeth May 24, 2012 at 22:40 #

    Double WOW!
    This is wonderful.

  5. dee May 24, 2012 at 22:42 #

    She looks amazing, i have no criticism! Definitely one of my favourites

  6. Rebecca Z May 24, 2012 at 22:42 #

    Absolutely gorgeous. No complaints.

    • Andrea May 25, 2012 at 08:52 #

      Yes I agree with Rebecca Z, she defenitely goes under the category AGNC!

  7. JGH May 24, 2012 at 22:44 #

    Probably the best of the event.

  8. Nat39 May 24, 2012 at 22:45 #

    Big fan of electric blue, beautiful gown but the fit seems a bit off – a bit wide for her in the shoulder area and seems to be slipping off her shoulders, prefer it a bit higher on the model. Wish she´d kept the runway´s delicate belt to define her waist better. Not loving the ballerina-esque bun, seems a bit too plain, would´ve preferred an elegant lower bun.

    • justme May 24, 2012 at 23:13 #

      I agree with everything.
      A better tailoring would have made a huge difference for me.

      • Ramsay May 25, 2012 at 00:17 #

        Also agree on all of thr above – the dress looks way better on Karlie

      • Ramsay May 25, 2012 at 00:20 #

        Also agree on all of the above – the dress looks way better on Karlie and her fierce attitude

    • Teleholic May 25, 2012 at 07:43 #

      I don’t think it’s a tailoring issue. I got the impression she wore it that way on purpose, lower than the model, to soften the look. I think it worked, magnificently. This is how you make a gown your own. So proud of her for finding her mojo.

    • meimei May 25, 2012 at 12:10 #

      +1 i thought i was the only one who felt this way

    • Nat May 25, 2012 at 15:50 #

      + 1
      She looks great (it’s an Elie Saab gown after all!) but I prefer the gown on Karlie, too, with the higher neck/shoulder line and with the belt.

    • Icee May 25, 2012 at 16:10 #

      Totally agree. Karlie looks much better in this gown and I really hate that she made it so off-shoulder…

  9. Zineb May 24, 2012 at 22:46 #

    I was betting on Donna Karen when I found out that she is coming to Cannes. Uh Uh it’s Elie Saab, not that I’m complaining 😀 Glad I was wrong !
    Stunning !

  10. noo May 24, 2012 at 22:48 #

    gorgeous! this is the first day of cannes 2012 that i’m struggling to pick my BDOTD

  11. ahot May 24, 2012 at 22:48 #

    Stunning! One of my fav Elie Saab ever as it´s not a signature design, so very refreshing!

  12. Max May 24, 2012 at 22:52 #

    AMAZING!!! Absolutely love this head to toe, the colour is stunning against her skintone too…sigh…

  13. Lizzie May 24, 2012 at 22:55 #

    IM IN LOVE WITH THIS LOOK. She looks flawless

  14. Zerina May 24, 2012 at 22:56 #

    BEAUTIFUL! This is the reason why he is my favorite designer! :) <3

  15. JG May 24, 2012 at 23:00 #

    Not taking anything away from Nina, but, as usual, I am completely fixated on Karlie Kloss!!!

  16. Ericah May 24, 2012 at 23:02 #

    That blue is so perfect for the French riviera!! This is flawless

  17. Hannah May 24, 2012 at 23:05 #

    Even though I still think that she looks too old for her age when she does gowns, it’s so completely effortless & relaxed. She actually outdoes Karlei for me, by a long way.

  18. Riley May 24, 2012 at 23:08 #

    Thank god to her new stylist *gets on knees and prays her thanks*

    There has been so much perfection at this event.

    Maybe Cannes isn’t going to be mild after all.

    • Anne g May 24, 2012 at 23:18 #


      ”gets on knees and prays her thank”.lol

  19. Yeliz May 24, 2012 at 23:13 #

    BDOTD, enough said really.

    • admmgz May 24, 2012 at 23:51 #


  20. Hisadora May 24, 2012 at 23:38 #

    First that this is my absolute favorite dress com Elie’s Spring 2012 collection, second that she looks beyond amazing!!!!! I’m dying over this one…

  21. EmmaWoodhouse May 25, 2012 at 00:00 #

    I’m rather disappointed…first, that one of my absolute FAVORITE dresses from this collection had a thigh-high slit–tacky–and second, by Nina’s presentation of the neckline. On the model, it sat much better on the shoulders.
    However, I do love her styling and the mesmerizing blue color. That is a win :)

  22. moja31 May 25, 2012 at 00:15 #

    she looks great, but it feels slightly too mature for her. she’s young, wish she’d have more fun.

  23. What Is The New Black May 25, 2012 at 00:26 #

    Wow, this is definitely one of her best looks ever!

  24. Amy May 25, 2012 at 00:48 #

    gorgeous color but the top of the dress seems a bit large for hair.

  25. d May 25, 2012 at 01:40 #


  26. BB May 25, 2012 at 03:18 #

    An absolutely DAZZLING gown! She looks Fantabulous!

  27. bee7 May 25, 2012 at 04:19 #

    nina looks nice enough but karlie OWNS it

  28. Jill May 25, 2012 at 06:11 #

    oh. my. god. what happened since the last time I visited this website? I open it, and here they are – first, rose in her pink perfection, and now Nina? stunning, mesmerizing, classy don’t even begin to describe this look.

  29. Emi May 25, 2012 at 06:16 #

    I’m a sucker for sequined long sleeved dresses and I love this color, so this is one of my favorite look of the night. But, sorry, she’s on the most red carpets, now… why? I mean, what happened to her career?

    • Emi May 25, 2012 at 06:17 #

      I meant “most important red carpets”.

    • Jones19 May 25, 2012 at 10:50 #

      She’s on a very successful TV show, The Vampire Diaries is the highest rated show week after week on the CW :)

  30. Fiona-Brasil May 25, 2012 at 06:40 #

    Nina is young, fresh, beautiful and know how to accessorize (her stylist does)….

  31. Sasha May 25, 2012 at 07:02 #


  32. A. May 25, 2012 at 08:01 #

    beautiful gown

  33. Moody Crab May 25, 2012 at 09:14 #

    This is such a palate cleanser after all the uninspiring looking at the amfars gala, well, apart from Diane Kruger who never fails to look gorgeous. I mean, it’s the Amfar Gala aka the Met of the Cannes and I expected to be blown away.

    Nina more than did justice to this gown. I actually muttered ‘wow’ when I saw it. This girl is on fire at the moment and I PRAY she continues.

  34. Stella May 25, 2012 at 10:00 #

    She’s amazing, very classy and sexy; BDOTW

  35. Jones19 May 25, 2012 at 10:52 #

    Nina looks stunning in every sense of the word. The styling is perfection, love the lance sandals.

  36. Elle May 25, 2012 at 10:57 #


  37. bas May 25, 2012 at 12:40 #

    Flawless. I love the look.

  38. Martina May 25, 2012 at 12:51 #

    OMG, she looks stunning!! I’m in love with that amazing dress and she wears it great! I actually love the fact that it’s lower on her shoulders than it is on the models because it looks much softer and prettier. I love the way that electric blue complements her skintone, just beautiful! And her accessories are great and I love her hair! BDOTW for sure 😉

  39. dee May 25, 2012 at 13:13 #

    She looks beautiful.

  40. Alina May 25, 2012 at 13:14 #

    I like it!

  41. Jess2 May 25, 2012 at 14:24 #

    I am overjoyed that Nina didn’t go with a pump and chose the sandals!! AMAZING dress and she looks fabulous!!!

  42. Shaina May 25, 2012 at 14:50 #

    Beautiful! This is pure perfection, I love the vibrant color, the split, the “off the shoulder” aspect, this is Nina at her best.

  43. lu May 25, 2012 at 15:50 #

    i love this look! gorgeous color, and perfect styling. And this is how you work a split in a classy way!

  44. Princess Chi Chi May 26, 2012 at 08:58 #

    Although I do love Nina i feel like the shoulder is too low and the slit doesn’t appeal to me at all.I really dislike her hairstyle choice aswell, something looser & lower. lovely dress bad fit & hair. (doesn’t help that karlie is next to her looking STUNNING!)

  45. Bailey October 7, 2014 at 01:50 #

    I don’t like this look at all…the all-over sequins is not a look I love

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