Angelina Jolie In Elie Saab Couture – Oscars 2014


Angelina Jolie is not one to disappoint on the red carpet and the 2014 Oscars (March 2) were no exception.

The ‘Maleficent’ actress embraced the metallic trend in a beaded gown from Elie Saab Fall 2013 Couture paired with shoes by Ferragamo.

Angie has been all about black Saint Laurent lately – notably her amazing tuxedo at the BAFTAs – so this elaborately embellished couture piece came as a bit of surprise albeit a pleasant one.

Unsurprisingly she looks gorgeous and glamorous and the illusion through the chest and sleeves is sexy yet subtle. And you can never go wrong with Brad Pitt as an accessory.

Sadly, she didn’t seem to put much thought into the hair and make-up, which could have taken the whole look to another level.

What do you think? Was the hair and make-up not enough? Or did it balance out the complex dress?

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  • Bailey

    I don’t understand all the fuss over this dress. Its ugly and I don’t find it flattering on her at all

  • Raul Brammin

    I truly FAIL to understand how many people find angelina beautiful

    Her face has no charm with all that weight loss she had many years ago

    the dress fits her like a hanger on her shoulders which gives a terrible looking appearance

    Although she is skinny, the outfit looks like its a plus size . The length simply devours her body frame

    I truly cannot see what others see in this woman. A big nay on looks and style

    sorry guys

  • d

    dont think it suits her…. maybe its the boring hair

  • gabis

    Really don’t see all the fuzz and for me there’s nothing BDOTY worthy about this look. It’s quite frumpy, matronly and the belt is miserably missed. Not even Hellen Mirren who is 20, perhaps 30 years older than Angelina looked that mantronly on a long-sleeved Elie Saab. Something is very wrong.
    The styling is her usual thing, not outstanding but great nonetheless.

  • Heather

    Really? Not enough hair styling and make-up? It’s articles like these that put an incredible amount of undue pressure on women. She looks fabulous! Period.

  • debs

    I actually thought the hair and make-up were flawless but the dress was meh. I agree with the comments about her needing more structure to her gowns.

  • pinksugar

    I think it’s gorgeous. Too much fussy hair & makeup would have pushed the ‘too much’ envelope for me. I think she looks glamorous and heavenly as always. Easily one the best dressed of the night.

  • justine

    I really do not understand what people want from Angelina on the red carpet. I’ll admit she wears a lot of black but it seems to me that whenever she switches it up like people want they still don’t like it. This dress was well-liked on the runway, but when Angie wears it suddenly they hate it. I dream of her wearing outfits like this.

    • Sophy

      It was well liked on the runway in RED and was stunning in that colour- i think she has a taste issue – who would choose this dress in this spanx colour when you could wear that glorious red!!!!

  • Sharon

    I have never been a fan of Angelina, but the kindness she showed toward an aging Sidney Poitier showed me a new side of her personality, and now I can appreciate her outer beauty. Her dress was one of too many look-alikes, but I like the beaded patterns on the upper portion of it.

  • mana

    Oh angie, no 🙁 This looks fades in the background, is nothing memorable, just because she’s beautiful and IS angelina jolie she looks decent.

  • Tamia

    Pros; It’s not black.
    Cons; This is something a member of TOWIE would (and I’m pretty sure HAS worn a rip-off version) wear. It doesn’t seem consistent with her personal style.

  • Jai

    I’m a bit disappointed. Angie, although she does tend to play it safe and boring quite often, really can pull it out for the big events. This, unfortunately, was not one of those times.

  • Robbie

    My personal second favourite after Cate, Angelina looks incredible. Glad it’s not black.

  • Joy

    I agree with some other comments that there is something about the fit that’s not working here. Angelina is so thin, but she looks wide for some reason. I caveat by saying I liked the look because it was sort of unexpected being a Elie Saab and the color choice, but I found this look to be very aging. I thought she looked far better in the last few occasions we’ve seen her. Yes, she was wearing all black the last few times we’ve seen her, but she looked completely elegant.

  • Marco

    Boring. Big night of disappointments.

  • from-chitown

    She looks beautiful and it was a pleasant surprise she was not wearing black. But I think the fit was off in the chest area – it made her look big. Which cannot be possible.

  • EmmaWoodhouse

    I actually really love it. One of her best looks in a long time–elegant and beautiful. I like her styling too. One of the best of the night.

    • Denise

      Totally agree. I love it too.

  • Giada

    This dress is not flattering for her shape. She has an apple shaped body, a very skinny body, but an apple shape nontheless. Her body shape requires more structure in the mid section of the dress or a better undergarment.

  • kane

    Not black, but still meh. Having said that hair and make up look gorgeous!

  • isik5

    Big boobs and Elie Saab aren’t working I guess. She looks fat (I don’t know how it’s even possible!!)

    • Marco


    • gabis

      So true.

  • Sanya

    I think she looks amazing. She is so beautiful, and it is great to see her in some other color rather than black.

  • kevinappears

    I think I remember someone has wore this before, not first run!

    • fatima

      It looks so much like the Jenny Packham gown she wore in Berlin years ago. It’s very meh. Not impressed.

  • Jess2

    I was hoping for more but she does look so beautiful!

  • Alex V

    This looked so fine on TV

  • Prudence

    Oh angie, if you were not so beautiful I would totally hate this look. Everything below the neck is just MEH.

  • Cássia

    Amazing and unpredictable choice! Love it H2T!

  • A bit aging, she looks beautiful as always but I’m not impressed.

  • Alicat

    All of these metallic, blush and nude gowns are starting to morph into one another. That said, she looks beautiful in an understated way.

  • Mari

    Vary pretty from the back. You can see her back in a V-plunging neckline.

  • cherrysoftness

    I don’t understand the comment on the make-up. It’s more dramatic than usual and the close-ups are mesmerizing, her eyes look exquisitely painted and shaded.

    • Mari

      Her makeup looked exquisite, as does her dress. Understated, as she has been this year that she is not nominated

      • Alina

        I agree.

  • ForestyBali

    For me, it’s frumpy. i even prefer the black one.

  • Teri

    Boring, dated and Cliche!

  • towanda

    i’m quite disappointed. this year has more misses than hits

  • Elizabeth

    I don’t like this at all. Matronly and not flattering to her figure. Her waist looks wide.

  • towanda

    fit is off

    • Anj

      Agreed. This woman is very very thin yet somehow this dress makes her look 3 sizes larger. The color is nice but this dress is totally wearing her instead of the other way around.

  • Sophy

    This looks dull as dishwater on her and she looks strangely shapeless – a big NO!

  • yusofzainal

    She looks pretty but this dress remind me of her previous green atelier versace dress for golden globe 2011.

  • Sophy

    This looks dull as dishwater on her and makes her look strangely shapeless- not good at all!

    • Iva


      • Sleepless in Chicago

        Agreed. Shapeless and matronly – ouch!

  • adrian

    Alex, please don’t apologize. Sure it’s not black, but it’s incredible de ja boring.

    • Alex

      Thanks x

  • Jane

    I’ll start with the positive: SHE’S NOT WEARING BLACK!

    However, I feel like the dress is boring, does nothing to accentuate her figure, looks matronly, and overall very drab. Just like Jennifer Lawrence, people will eat it up.

    • dee


  • Alex

    I don’t like it. Sorry.

  • Yeliz

    Thank God it’s not another black gown from Saint Laurent. Even though I think the hairstyle is aging her a bit, she still looks stunning.

  • brat

    Catherine, her makeup is an almost carbon-copy of the runway model, I like it, it’s dramatic like her. The hair could be better.

  • marcel

    She was the last EVER person who I thought it could possibly wear Ellie Saab.
    It is a NO for me as well. Big night of disappointments 🙁

    • Mari

      It is not the first time she wears his dresses.

  • Zerina

    It’s not black and it’s Elie Saab, enough for me to be extremely happy, btw. I think her makeup looks great.

  • Christine

    I am in tears crying. She looks amazing. I even say BDOTY worthy. She is not wearing black. I am crying tears of joy!!!!!! Yesssss!

    • Susan N.


      • Ally

        She’s looking wonderful…

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