Zoe Saldana In Balmain – 2012 Independent Spirit Awards

There is no better red carpet to rock a floral Balmain dress than at the Independent Spirit Awards, and there is no better person to rock that dress than Zoe Saldana.

The actress kindly demonstrated just how it’s done at this year’s ceremony, held in Santa Monica, California this evening.

Zoe opted for this sweet, colourful print Balmain Spring 2012 mini dress which features structured shoulders, a metallic gold print and a jagged edged open back for an unexpected touch.

Nude Brian Atwood peep-toes elongate Zoe’s legs and perfectly complement the dress, but at this point nude pumps are starting to go the same way as the black pumps…unimaginative and uninspiring.

Nonetheless Zoe, as always, is perfection here and I’m glad she didn’t opt for the belt.

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25 Responses to Zoe Saldana In Balmain – 2012 Independent Spirit Awards

  1. Marques Casanova February 28, 2012 at 10:46 am #

    Thank you for your post post.Truly looking forward to find out more. Really Cool.

  2. Hisadora February 27, 2012 at 12:01 am #

    Seriously, I have no words for this look… She looks perfection!

  3. doc February 26, 2012 at 8:09 pm #

    Looks like a shirt to me. I think the belt would have helped it look more like an actual dress. Plus Zoe has no curves. She needs the belt as a waist defining accessory. The back of the dress looks like she got attacked by a tiger on the way to the carpet. Terrible. And the print of the dress looks like a comforter I had during my freshman year of college.

  4. Tina February 26, 2012 at 7:24 pm #

    I don’t mind the shoes because she looks great in them. Dress is great but I agree that it is a tad too short.

  5. EmmaWoodhouse February 26, 2012 at 6:36 pm #

    WAY too short. It is a lovely print, her shoes work here, and her hair looks lovely, but it is practically a shirt. I don’t like the back either.

  6. Joy Taylor February 26, 2012 at 4:59 pm #

    Sorry too short for me. Add an inch or 2 and it would be lovely. The raw edge and ultra mini is just way too much going on with the back cutout, zippered sleeves, and heavy material. Zoe has legs for days but this dress for me is just not great.

  7. jimmy February 26, 2012 at 4:18 pm #

    It is cute but way to short for my taste. Just a couple of inches would have made this so much better to me and if the strings hanging off the back hem are intentional… well that is just sad.

  8. pipsqueak February 26, 2012 at 2:43 pm #

    Perfection! Nobody is better to rock a Balmain dress than Zoe. It’s so great to see Balmain on an American red carpet, wore by an intelligent woman rather than a shallow singer or reality TV star.

  9. Carmen February 26, 2012 at 12:48 pm #

    Too short for my taste.

  10. kiwi February 26, 2012 at 6:37 am #

    Love everything except the shoes

  11. Alina February 26, 2012 at 6:12 am #

    Beautiful! Yes, it’s short, but it isn’t tacky.

  12. Jessica February 26, 2012 at 5:59 am #

    My first thought was way too short! It would have been fine a little bit longer and she still would have been able to rock those legs!

  13. Omi February 26, 2012 at 5:13 am #

    I always wonder, with the dresses short like this, how did those celebrities sit? Just curious.

  14. andrea February 26, 2012 at 5:02 am #

    She looks gorgeous as always, but what is going on with the hem at the back it looks like she took scissors to it

  15. bm February 26, 2012 at 5:01 am #

    I love her, but this is not her best day on red carpet.
    FC, will she come on oscar tonight? If she coming, i hope she will find better dress and better shoes.

    • Nat39 February 26, 2012 at 11:04 pm #

      Ditto. Very underwhelming look from Zoe.

  16. Mol February 26, 2012 at 5:00 am #

    Beautiful and legs forever, I am so jealous, but I agree, the shoe choice seems uninspired

  17. Jess2 February 26, 2012 at 4:43 am #

    I looove the dress because it gives the unfinished look with the jaggered open back, the fraying at the hem and the uneven sleeves and it works so well!! A fantastic dress and Zoe looks unbelievable but it is a bit too short.

  18. Rosie February 26, 2012 at 1:48 am #

    This was one of my favourites from Balmain’s Spring 2012 collection and I’m glad someone as worthy as Zoe has worn it…I can’t take my eyes off it, I’m in love!

  19. asherlev1 February 26, 2012 at 1:14 am #



    • CreoleLady February 26, 2012 at 8:30 am #

      Lol. She does look sweet, love the jagged edge.

  20. dee February 26, 2012 at 1:01 am #

    I don’t like this dress it is too short. The shoes are not working either.

  21. vicky February 26, 2012 at 12:53 am #

    Wow, that’s a short “dress”! How does she sit, can she sit in it?!
    Just a few inches longer and I might have loved it, but this is just too short for my liking.

    • priyanka February 26, 2012 at 4:10 am #

      i was thinking the exact same thing! she looks beautiful, but the length is so distracting. 2-3 inches more and this would have been perfection.

  22. ramsay February 26, 2012 at 12:42 am #

    I love it – Real perfection – Fun and sexy and new -She’s great and I’m also glad she didn’t wear the belt

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