December 5, 2010 Runway To Red Carpet

Marion Cotillard In Christian Dior – 2010 Marrakech Film Festival Opening Ceremony

At this point on a Sunday morning after completing my BDOTW post I’m just about to head off to the gym, but I was so disturbed by Marion Cotillard’s look at the 2010 Marrakech Film Festival Opening Ceremony that I have to address it now.

The French actress has gone from magnifique to tragique in the space of 12 months.

Her first red carpet appearance of 2010 when she glowed in Elie Saab Couture at the SAG Awards seems like a lifetime ago now.

I’ve tried to justify some of her recently looks as one-offs but her continual slide cannot go unnoticed anymore.

Marion wore a Christian Dior Spring 2011 printed halter maxi dress with a keyhole detail and feathered accents on the shoulders.

The dress is beautiful, so where did it go wrong?

I blame that poodle perm, the make up and her modified dress isn’t particularly flattering.

The drop-waist runway version is much more appealing.

Dita von Teese or Eva Green would’ve pulled off this look, but Marion totally fails.

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67 Responses to Marion Cotillard In Christian Dior – 2010 Marrakech Film Festival Opening Ceremony

  1. Lyly January 11, 2011 at 8:28 pm #

    This was confirmed today, Marion is pregnant, it would be for spring, which means she was pregnant with at least 3 or 4 months for this ceremony. It explains a lot of things

  2. Amber December 7, 2010 at 2:21 am #

    Glad I’m not the only one who thought she might be pregnant! And not because she looks fat, because she doesn’t, but because her chest is so much bigger!

  3. mochababe73 December 6, 2010 at 11:32 pm #

    This is bad. This is very, very bad.
    It’s so bad that I don’t even know where to start. I have no words.

  4. JJovana3 December 6, 2010 at 3:27 pm #

    My eyes!!!!!!!! My eyess!!! Anyone have cure for eye bleeds??? This is such tragedy! I adoooooooreee Marion, but even I cant love this monstrocity!! Marion, time to become an ambassador for a different brand! Time to move on!

    • Hannah December 6, 2010 at 6:04 pm #

      Completely. She and chanel would make sweet, sweet love together. About the eye bleeds, stop looking at hideous photos like this, avoid bright light, sharp objects and loud prints, and to avoid rubbign salt into the wound, do not decide to look back at marion circe 2007/8, it is just too painful.

  5. Ayesha December 6, 2010 at 2:24 pm #

    i guess i’m the only one but i don’t hate it.

  6. ika'r December 6, 2010 at 11:39 am #

    oh marion. just fired your stylist!

  7. D December 6, 2010 at 9:50 am #

    HAIR!!!!! and the dress doesnt suit her.

  8. cl December 6, 2010 at 9:10 am #

    I think everybody is overreacting a little bit. I’m not saying she looks good. Yes she looks atrocious here but saying that she deserves to be on the worst dressed list of the year?
    The only other look i recall that have been hideous was her dior bin liner. She IS lacking in appearances, but only a few posts ago did she win best dressed.
    Everyone has a bad (or shockingly horrible) day or two but that isn’t to reverse her years of red carpet perfection.

  9. Rachael December 6, 2010 at 7:20 am #

    This is the polar opposite of her sleek, streamlined L’Wren Scott look at the “Inception” LA premiere that I loved so much just a few months ago! I wouldn’t have believed this a difference this huge would have even been possible in such a short span of time.

  10. andy December 6, 2010 at 4:07 am #

    I’ve checked this site several times today and everytime I go and see this photograph on the homepage I cringe!!!! I beg for some better outfits to fill the homepage asap this is atrocious….

    • Fashion Critic December 6, 2010 at 9:00 am #

      lol….I’m on it

  11. karen December 6, 2010 at 3:26 am #

    She looks horrible. I’m just speechless.

  12. misschatty December 6, 2010 at 3:00 am #

    oh yeesh. DEFINITELY WDOTY. I have not seen a look worse than this. Everything is wrong. Gross hair, make-up, dress and overall “feel that she is exuding”. Blech.

    I miss the Marion from 2009.

  13. lily December 6, 2010 at 1:08 am #

    This is the first time I saw the celebs looks way worse than the runway model.. Usually the runway model looks super skinny and weird looking compared woth the celebs, but somehow thus time.. the runway model looks like celeb more than the celeb itself.. I always loved marion.. I hope she’ll back to her fashion sense like before.. ^^

  14. moja31 December 6, 2010 at 12:46 am #

    Someone please bring back the old Marion, the one we all knew and loved. and god please smite whoever is responsible for doing this to her, because lord knows it can’t be called “styling.”

  15. fashion-mommy December 6, 2010 at 12:15 am #

    this is a little bit like a showgirl in vegas…haven’t liked her last few looks, and the hair…

  16. michelle December 5, 2010 at 11:47 pm #

    what in the poddle hot mess-edness? I need answers marion, and they better be good.

  17. molly December 5, 2010 at 11:15 pm #

    I love dress, but the hair makes it look like its from he 80s. If she had worn her hair down like she did at the 2008 Oscars, this would be perfection. Hair can save an outfit or make it worse….the girl needs a new stylist.

  18. Denise December 5, 2010 at 11:10 pm #

    Wow she looks pregnant here. This is not a good look at all!

  19. Liv December 5, 2010 at 10:58 pm #

    I’ve chosen to overlook this…um…dress.

    The most important thing here is that shes wearing a ring on her ring finger:) Im assuming this means she and Guillaume are engaged!

    And does anyone else think she might also be pregs?

  20. Marvel December 5, 2010 at 10:43 pm #

    I couldnt think she could have looked worse from her Dior look a couple of months ago with the Pamela Anderson breasts. Guess I was wrong

  21. Laura December 5, 2010 at 10:39 pm #

    When I saw this look, I thought “Rihanna wannabe.” With the hair and the out there dress, that’s what Marion reminded me of. But unlike Rihanna, Marion doesn’t have what it takes to pull this off. A really bad look.

  22. Alexandra December 5, 2010 at 9:20 pm #

    i just don’t get it… what the heck is with that hair? what on earth made her think it will look good? i just can’t figure it out!

  23. dee December 5, 2010 at 8:57 pm #

    This is bad but I hope she returns to looking fabulous.

  24. Lee Ann December 5, 2010 at 8:33 pm #

    Please don’t blame Dior. She has put on a lot of weight and I think is trying to distract us through weirder and weirder hair and make up. This is a beautiful dress when worn correctly.

    • KateS December 6, 2010 at 5:25 am #

      Definitely she’s put on some weight, but there’s nothing wrong with her body now, except that she doesn’t seem to know how to dress it. I’m not sure it was ever a beautiful dress, but certainly the way she’s wearing it isn’t helping.

  25. Carolina December 5, 2010 at 6:35 pm #

    She looks ridiculous….

  26. viv December 5, 2010 at 6:00 pm #

    oh please tell me this isn’t real…

    • Fashion Critic December 5, 2010 at 6:23 pm #

      sorry…live and in colour

  27. mikeijames December 5, 2010 at 5:33 pm #

    i don’t even know where to begin. i completely agree with you. this look is a TOTAL FAIL. while i tend to like it when celebrities and their stylists get creative enough to venture away from direct runway looks, this dress would’ve looked just fine had she styled it in the same way.

  28. Emma December 5, 2010 at 5:07 pm #

    OMG, she’s a mess! That hair!! She used to be one of my favorites on the red carpet. Now she’s down there with Taylor Momsen

  29. Hannah December 5, 2010 at 5:01 pm #

    I will nto go through all the reasosn why this is wrong, that would be way too long, but i will state the obvious inadequacies. firstly, the dress was hideous anyway, and only a few select, skinny tall(sorry) people could pull this off, think zoe saldana. Also, th emodification do not work, the feathers need room to breathe. Also, the perm is actually making me scared. The makeup is beyond X-factor level of atrocity, and the boobs are so far beyond the realms of reality, let alone sanity, it is scary. She used to be a chic, rare creature, who was delicate and immaculate all in one, whilst wearing daring, beautiful clothes. what the hell happened?
    drugs are not even an explination for me. In short, i am regretting eating anything prior to seeing this photo, in fear of regurgitating it.
    Advice, get rid of the implants and the dior contract. I am in fear, because there seems to be a diro contract curse, and god forbid this happens to natalie portman.

    • mm December 5, 2010 at 11:49 pm #

      a dior curse, who else fell victim?

    • Martin December 6, 2010 at 2:22 am #

      Absolutely agree with everything you’ve said. I think she made a pretty bad dress look even worse.

      Funny you should mention Natalie Portman as well – I thought she looked pretty bad in the shapeless black Dior she wore to the Black Swan premiere last week. I’m not sure why these Dior representatives aren’t choosing to wear Dior’s magnificent enchanted garden A/W couture collection instead of this stuff.

  30. Lyly December 5, 2010 at 4:59 pm #

    I agree, it’s a mess. But Marion began a musical career six month ago with an alternative french rock band. Maybe she’s trying to erase her image a bit smoother for sticking to her new occupation …

  31. Vidhya December 5, 2010 at 4:55 pm #

    maybe im the only one.. but i think she looks quite good.. maybe the feathers were a little too much but otherwise, it doesnt seem soooo bad,,

    • Rose December 6, 2010 at 12:15 pm #

      I’m actually with you. I’m not a big fan of the make up. But I like the dress. With the feathers. And I don’t hate the hair. I have hair which is that curly naturally (and I’m Caucasian) and while my hair is longer now, I have had it that short and I thought I looked pretty good. But apparently not… Hideous.

  32. Ethne Blist December 5, 2010 at 4:30 pm #

    My eyes are bleeding. I first thought she was Helena Boham Carter. THAT is scary.

  33. Shruti December 5, 2010 at 3:54 pm #

    The dress would’ve looked better on her without the feathers. Add a sleek updo and lighter makeup and she would be beautiful.

  34. mm December 5, 2010 at 3:48 pm #

    Only Barbra Streisand could pull of this hair and that was in The Way We Were in the early 1970s.

    • LUCY GOOSY December 6, 2010 at 7:22 am #

      You took the words right out of my mouth!!

  35. lh December 5, 2010 at 3:05 pm #

    In my opinion, she looks pregnant but there is no accounting for the hair.

    • Gaber December 6, 2010 at 9:58 am #

      I love you.
      That’s such a perfect comment.

  36. justme December 5, 2010 at 2:56 pm #

    Oh mon Dieu… I think she’s pregnant. That’s why she modified the dress. But she should’ve picked another one, period.

  37. Linda December 5, 2010 at 2:43 pm #

    She needs to get away from Dior!

  38. Badaboum December 5, 2010 at 2:39 pm #

    Who did this to her?! What happenned?! Maybe she is experimenting? Maybe she didn’t have a mirror in her room? Maybe she lost a bet? Maybe the pictures are not doing her justice?
    I don’t want to believe that this is Marion Cotillard… I’m sorry I can’t….

    FC: Sunday morning….at the gym? You make me hate myself now: I’ll have a pack of HobNobs to try to feel better ;D

    • Fashion Critic December 5, 2010 at 3:09 pm #

      Lol…I drag myself there. I hate the gym

      • Mario December 5, 2010 at 5:27 pm #

        Everyone needs the gym but come on, Sunday morning! I don’t even wanna hear about working out on Sunday 😉

        • Fashion Critic December 5, 2010 at 5:34 pm #

          lol…some weeks its the only free time I have.

          You know I’m blogging 24/7 😉

        • Mario December 5, 2010 at 6:11 pm #

          I’d suggest getting a laptop to the gym! 😀

          • Fashion Critic December 5, 2010 at 6:24 pm #

            It’s my only Internet free zone. I need to keep it that way 😉

  39. Alex December 5, 2010 at 2:29 pm #

    Why Marion why?! You’re one of the most gracious actress and I would never predict that you’ll be in the top on list of the worst dressed of the year but that’s exactly where this look should be.
    Who on earth did her hair and make-up?!
    Plus I’m starting to feel that she and Dior are not a match made in heaven anymore. Her last disaster outfit was also Dior and it’s getting worse.

  40. Kaylie December 5, 2010 at 2:22 pm #

    Her make-up looks even worse in close-ups.

  41. sara December 5, 2010 at 2:15 pm #

    the main problem for me was her hair, it really scared me when i saw it!

  42. robbie December 5, 2010 at 2:10 pm #


  43. Martin December 5, 2010 at 1:42 pm #

    I thought this dress looked horribly cheap on the runway, with its garish print and the lame feather-work, when it was shown in October. For a gown that will probably retail for somewhere around US$8000-9000 when it hits the stores, it looks remarkably tacky to me.

    Unfortunately, Marion has lowered it even further in my estimation. It doesn’t appear to fit her properly around the waist and is too long. The hair only makes it more unfortunate. Poor Marion, she really has been on a downward sllide this year.

    • KateS December 6, 2010 at 5:22 am #

      I agree, while I love a print, this is a hideous-tacky dress. When I saw it on the runway I wondered if removal of the feathers could possibly make it work on the RC, but looking at Marion now, I think it’s beyond redemption.

  44. Dinesh December 5, 2010 at 1:27 pm #

    I love Marion Cotillard but you are so right that she is going downhill in the fashion department. This look is absolutely horrendous. Mostly thanks to the makeup and tasteless hair.

    At the rate we are getting some terrible red carpet looks, i am surprised you haven’t started a worst dressed poll each week.

  45. Mario December 5, 2010 at 1:19 pm #

    *starts crying and runs off to the bathroom*
    Oh.My.God. Why?!
    That was one of my favorite dresses from the show. While everybody else hated the clothes I said I love it and I am sure it’ll be perfect on the red carpet.
    And then Marion ruins my dreams. Honestly, if she continues like this I don’t even wanna see her on the red carpet again. Ever. She looks worse than a pornstar.

    • klara December 5, 2010 at 3:56 pm #

      heh its complitely my opinion, “worse than a pornstar”, you are right!!!!!!!!!!!
      but its so sad 🙁 i do really love her so much, especially on the red carpet, and now when i read her name im always frightened she would be wearing something….hm like that 🙁
      the dress IS beautiful, but on her?!? what did she do with it ?!?!?!??!

  46. elena December 5, 2010 at 1:17 pm #

    She looks strange… She has put on so much weight… Many people here in France say that she might be pregnant!!

    • pipsqueak December 6, 2010 at 2:12 am #

      I noticed the weight gain, too. I thought she might be packing up the pounds for a film role. Either way, she looked terrible.

      • msd December 6, 2010 at 10:35 am #

        Can we pleeeaasse not focus on weight? Skinny women can be badly dressed, plump women can be beautifully dressed. The real issue is the outfit and the styling. (Besides, her weight looks perfectly healthy to me.)

        Sorry FC, I disagree about the dress. I think that print looks, well, cheap. The clown makeup, slightly stoned expression and hair are just making everything worse but the dress was a bad place to start.

  47. Lara December 5, 2010 at 1:12 pm #

    terrible, terrible
    but saw her photos from today, she looks much better

  48. Hisadora December 5, 2010 at 12:57 pm #

    I don’t know what’s happening to her. I just know that I’m not liking the results so far. I want that fabulous Marion back!!

  49. cecelove December 5, 2010 at 12:38 pm #

    i used to have so much respect for her…

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