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Elizabeth Banks In Jason Wu – ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ World Premiere

Elizabeth Banks In Jason Wu - 2013 London Hunger Games Premiere

Elizabeth Banks brought a veritable ray of sunshine to the UK premiere of ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,’ hosted this evening at Odeon Leicester Square in London.

The actress completely commanded the red carpet in her bold and beautiful, custom-made Jason Wu strapless confection, a yellow extravaganza of a glam ball gown that still served up sexy appeal with its peekaboo side cutouts.

But it was really the dress’s bright, zesty citron shade—a delicious lemon curd of a hue—that stole the show, so much so that too much added sparkle would have been an unnecessary distraction.

So, Elizabeth maintained a more minimal jewelry approach, wearing just an on-trend Gaydamak hand cuff and a Jacob & Co. ring, also accessorizing with a Nancy Gonzalez clutch and Brian Atwood heels. She polished off the look with a sleek, side-parted updo and a coral-red lip.

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Jennifer Lawrence In Christian Dior Couture - 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' World Premiere

Jennifer Lawrence In Christian Dior Couture – ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ World Premiere

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32 Responses to Elizabeth Banks In Jason Wu – ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ World Premiere

  1. Bailey November 13, 2014 at 00:11 #

    Her hair and makeup isn’t my favourite and the dress is ok. She definitely knows how to pull off the bright yellow shade but I wish the skirt was a little slimmer.

  2. the ogre November 12, 2013 at 15:19 #

    I still can’t get over her yellow Bill Blass moment. That was perfect. It’s not that she doesn’t look great here, she does but there’s something off about the look because of the uncomfortable-looking fit of the bodice. Otherwise, hair and make up are perfection. Find this better than Jena’s look because that’s the only one I’ve seen oof this premiere.

  3. Pablo November 12, 2013 at 09:08 #

    Thank God for Elizabeth Banks!

    Grand premiere big skirt, striking colour and lipstick perfection!

    This is how it’s done, ladies! 😉

  4. Alina November 12, 2013 at 04:15 #

    Stunning! I love this – the vibrant colour, the minimal accessories, the perfectly chosen lipstick.

    After her photocall look and this one, all I can say is: let the “colour feast” begin!

  5. jeremyrain November 12, 2013 at 02:50 #

    Sorry, not feeling it. Looks like a mall’s prom dress.

  6. Beth Rodrigues November 12, 2013 at 01:46 #

    I agree the cutoffs are superfluous..but BDOTW so far!!

  7. Nadine November 12, 2013 at 01:36 #

    Wow…so bright & pretty. Love that she seems to enjoy fashion.

  8. kane November 11, 2013 at 23:45 #

    She looks good, but I’m not wowed.

    • amy November 12, 2013 at 11:28 #


  9. ramsay November 11, 2013 at 22:49 #

    She’s better dressed than Jennifer Lawrence but still I am not amazed
    Plus it seems she is doing a Fan Bing Bing but going waaaay overboard for a movie premiere…

  10. Paulo November 11, 2013 at 22:40 #

    Between her two vibrant yellow moment, I prefer the Bill Blass she wore to the Hunger Games London Premiere over this.

    • CreoleLady November 12, 2013 at 00:35 #

      I prefer the Blass too. This is a custom gown, not understanding why the fit in the bodice is less than perfect. The unnecessary cut outs don’t help. This Wu is certainly eye-catching and I do like it.

  11. AnderBoBo November 11, 2013 at 22:27 #

    She managed to look younger and fresher than J.Law, easily the best dressed of the night.

  12. Paulyne November 11, 2013 at 21:53 #

    I Love it ! She was the best dressed at this premiere !

    Is this the dress she wore ?

  13. Mandy November 11, 2013 at 21:26 #

    I do like this however, there is something off putting about the rigid structure of the gown. I really hope she continues with her fiery colour palette like her last hunger games tour.

  14. Yeliz November 11, 2013 at 21:24 #

    She wore a yellow gown last year at the London premiere of the first movie and was my best dressed of the year. Now she is wearing another yellow gown. Although I am not totally wowed, I still think that she looks stunning. I love me some grand gowns. Definitely the best dressed at this event.

    • admmgz November 12, 2013 at 01:02 #


  15. dee November 11, 2013 at 21:08 #

    Not crazy about this gown on her. The color isn’t quite right, the cutouts and way the bust fits are not working.

    • Cascia November 12, 2013 at 14:01 #


    • Cascia November 12, 2013 at 14:01 #


  16. Noemi November 11, 2013 at 20:56 #

    BDOTW worthy for sure!

  17. Dorothy November 11, 2013 at 20:45 #

    Not feeling the fit or the cutouts, but other than that I like it.

    • Lyo November 11, 2013 at 22:01 #

      +1 here.
      The cutouts are unnecessary, they make the bodice look weird. Other than that, she nailed it.

      • Christine November 11, 2013 at 22:23 #


  18. Nat39 November 11, 2013 at 20:45 #

    Not sure if I like this hue on her at all, or the stiff angular skirt. I do like her presentation, however, with the sleek updo and contrasting coral red lippie.

  19. Elle November 11, 2013 at 20:33 #

    She upstaged everyone at this premier. JLaw take note.

  20. Ana November 11, 2013 at 20:28 #

    My favorite at this premiere! I’m really excited to see what she’s going to wear next.

  21. Nat November 11, 2013 at 20:27 #

    I hate the fitting on her bc it makes her breast looks weird. Not loving the color.

  22. Malinda Jane November 11, 2013 at 20:23 #

    I love it! So simple but really makes an impact. I love the orange lipstick with this look, too. She nailed it.

    • Foteini P. November 12, 2013 at 22:09 #


  23. Methedrine November 11, 2013 at 20:22 #

    She looks great!

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