December 14, 2011 Premiere

‘The Iron Lady’ New York Premiere

Despite ‘The Iron Lady’ being about an iconic British figure, Lady Margaret Thatcher, the movie had its first premiere in New York last night.

The red carpet was a very sombre affair.

Meryl Streep: The lead actress wore a Fall 2011 look by British designer Stella McCartney. Her navy pleated plisse blouse was teamed with a black ankle-length skirt. This is the second time the actress has worn a McCartney look to promote this movie.

Olivia Wilde: Leopard-print pumps injected some life into her black Dolce & Gabbana dress; yet, as always, something is missing, which makes me only like and not love this look.

Anne Hathaway: Here we have yet another LBD. It’s simple, chic, but nothing to write home about.

Leelee Sobieski: The actress wore an Alaia navy dress which was considerably more interesting than the other looks on the red carpet. Her high-neck zipper dress has micro scalloped edges and a fluted skirt. A gorgeous statement clutch would’ve perfected this look for me.

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24 Responses to ‘The Iron Lady’ New York Premiere

  1. Jess2 December 15, 2011 at 6:07 am #

    This can’t be a coincidence can it?? Leelee is definitely the best of a sad bunch. Honestly though all the younger ladies are wearing high neck dresses and aside from the sleeves Anne and Olivia are basically wearing the same dress. I want to like Meryl’s look but I think the sleeves are destroying the look by making it frumpy.

  2. Valeria December 15, 2011 at 1:53 am #

    I actually LOVE Meryl’s look and her radiant face! It all works together beautifully, even with tights and dark colors. I like Alaia dress, but not the styling, Olivia Wylde looks like a bad copy of herself. She is overrated to begin with but here it’s just tragic

  3. mandy December 15, 2011 at 1:09 am #

    OMG its like people attending a funeral. Lily however, looks really cute.

  4. CTgirl December 14, 2011 at 10:55 pm #

    Meryl really needs a stylist. She looks like a she just left the mall for a dinner out with the hubby. So frumpy.

  5. Carmen December 14, 2011 at 10:35 pm #

    Was there a black/navy dress code for the film stars?

  6. TeaAtTwo December 14, 2011 at 9:33 pm #

    I keeping swaying between like and dislike over Leelee boots with the dress.

  7. Jess December 14, 2011 at 8:03 pm #

    how perplexing…they have all the money/access needed for fun fashion, and yet look like this.

  8. dee December 14, 2011 at 5:16 pm #

    Not excited about any of these looks.

  9. Hannah December 14, 2011 at 4:21 pm #

    Ok, so evidently my hopes and dreams for some great Meryl Moments like the balenciaga and Chris March awards seasons ones were a little unfounded, but her look is just sad. She’s so beautiful but my oh my is her look drab.
    Also, why Leelee chooses gorgeous (expensive) dresses, like the katrantzou, and pairs them with sad footwear is beyond me.

  10. EmmaWoodhouse December 14, 2011 at 4:12 pm #

    Meryl…just ugh. Such an unflattering look for someone so talented and lovely. Olivia’s look is fine, but I wish she had pumped it up with some more cool accessories–those heels can’t do all the work! Anne Hathaway…nice, but boring and I don’t like her hair lik that…+1 DivaDebbi! Lele was the best to me because she actually looks like she has a style statement to make.

  11. Linda December 14, 2011 at 4:03 pm #

    Super boring red carpet. I love Leelee’s outfit, but nt for a premiere. Coco really must have stuck out on this dud carpet!

  12. DivaDebbi (Beauty and Fashion Blog) December 14, 2011 at 3:46 pm #

    Meryl needs a new stylist. Always unflattering. Olivia looks like she’s on her way to a wake. Anne looks like she make zero effort and I am never fond of her hair slicked back severely. I like Lele’s dress but not the casual leather boots with it for the RC.
    All in all, sad and somber.

    • Nat39 December 14, 2011 at 6:37 pm #

      Agreed. Such an unflattering look for Meryl, frumpy drab, it only accentuates her age. Olivia`s careless hair is once again a let down, just like Anne`s overly severe hairstyle. And while I like Leelee`s adorable dress, the knee-high boots do not work – a nice pair of high-heeled ankle-boots would`ve worked better.

  13. noo December 14, 2011 at 3:37 pm #

    you know something is wrong when meryl streep is the most colorful person on the red carpet!

    • oksana December 14, 2011 at 11:25 pm #

      HA HA, right.

  14. robbie December 14, 2011 at 3:26 pm #

    by god what a boring red carpet. if meryl had ditched the tights, the bag and the scarf or whatever she is carrying it would have been alright.

  15. Mick December 14, 2011 at 2:51 pm #

    Was “austerity” the theme of this red carpet? Very much tatcherian! However, I like the Alaia dress and Olivia’s outfit

  16. sergioA December 14, 2011 at 2:49 pm #

    is this a funeral?

    • Tania December 14, 2011 at 9:25 pm #


    • oksana December 14, 2011 at 11:24 pm #

      good one.

  17. Dorian Gray December 14, 2011 at 2:37 pm #

    Maybe the boriest red carpet ever.

  18. Molly December 14, 2011 at 2:15 pm #

    Meryl Streep looks absolutely radiant from the neck up. She is a beautiful woman, and her makeup here is just perfect. I refuse to believe that person who I thought “hey, she looks kind of like Olivia Wilde” actually IS Olivia Wilde. What happened here?! She has the most bizarre hair styling, very helmet-like. I hope there is some backstory of misadventure and hijinks on the way to the event. Otherwise, no excuse. I love Leelee’s look, but unfortunately it probably got lost in the sea of black outfits.

  19. MReid December 14, 2011 at 2:10 pm #

    “The red carpet was a very sombre affair”..Oy FC, indeed.

    I do like Leelee’s boots but she doesn’t look like she’s headed to a premiere. And I am going to need Olivia to pull her hair back every once in a while. That’s all, I can’t find anything else to say.

  20. Alina December 14, 2011 at 2:05 pm #


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