Kate Beckinsale In Armani Privé – ‘Total Recall’ LA Premiere

Kate Beckinsale went for a totally different look on the red carpet yesterday evening for the ‘Total Recall’ LA premiere.

Known for her love of frothy girlie glam, she opted for an Armani Privé Spring 2012 reptilian gown.

I love this dramatic look for Kate.

The strapless gown with a sculptural detail at the front and back looked like a python had snaked itself around her perfect figure, with the green hue popping against the dark background making her stand out on a packed red carpet.

I would’ve loved Kate to have opted for a slicked-back do instead of this braided updo with loose tendrils. Kohl-rimmed eyes would’ve also played up the dark mysterious nature of her gown.

Under her gorgeous gown she wore Brian Atwood black satin ‘Hamper’ pumps plus she added Lorraine Schwartz black diamond-drop earrings and a white-and-black diamond band ring completed her look.

I have a feeling this might be a marmite gown.

Do you love it or hate it?

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38 Responses to Kate Beckinsale In Armani Privé – ‘Total Recall’ LA Premiere

  1. Jess2 August 4, 2012 at 09:40 #

    I absolutely adore this look from Kate, the style really suits her and is perfect for the event!! She looks gorgeous!

  2. Lou August 4, 2012 at 00:54 #

    Love it!!! And love it on Kate!!!

  3. Sandy August 3, 2012 at 22:15 #

    I don’t like it at all. It looks like she has a Burmese Python or an Anaconda wrapped around her.

  4. TeaAtTwo August 3, 2012 at 17:38 #

    Happy to see a dress from this stunning collection on the red carpet.

  5. NotAGirl August 3, 2012 at 01:09 #

    She’s essentially wearing a printed version of the white gown she wore to the amfAR Gala a few years back!

  6. Jones19 August 2, 2012 at 22:38 #

    Perfect gown for this premiere. Jessica Biel went too girly, this is an action movie so this gown fits perfectly. The hair is a little too romantic for this gown but I like the smokey eye.

    • Rebecca Z August 3, 2012 at 17:27 #


  7. Sara August 2, 2012 at 20:31 #

    I love it! It’s dramatic and very flattering and gorgeous on her.

  8. the(un?)social butterfly August 2, 2012 at 20:24 #

    Totally agree with you on EVERYTHING FC. Particularly regarding the constructive critique to the styling. She should have really played up the viper vibe of the dress (pun intended). Loved the dress, though, and the choice of shoes seems adequate.

  9. Tati M August 2, 2012 at 18:03 #


  10. ohwell August 2, 2012 at 17:26 #

    way too much botox…

  11. Angela August 2, 2012 at 17:25 #

    I actually love the gown. However, like FC stated, I would’ve loved some more dramatic eyes and perhaps a genie ponytail.

  12. SilentVisitor August 2, 2012 at 15:34 #

    I prefer the dress on the model. I think the dress is better on someone who has a skin tone as vanilla as the model.

  13. Moxie August 2, 2012 at 15:17 #

    Very dramatic certainly. Not sure if I love or loathe it, to tell you the truth.

  14. Hannah August 2, 2012 at 14:46 #

    I like this as a look, but it gave me instant deja vu from her 2010 Cannes amfAR gown. She does ook gorgeous though.

  15. Yeliz August 2, 2012 at 14:41 #

    Love it! And I also love her hair, but I agree on the eye make up.

  16. Paulo August 2, 2012 at 13:37 #

    I love that she stepped out of her comfort zone.

  17. Isa August 2, 2012 at 13:34 #

    LOVEEE IT!!! looks like she has been swallowed by ANACONDA but I really really love it!! She never surprises on the red carpet so it’s so good to see her like that

  18. dee August 2, 2012 at 13:32 #

    She looks great in the gown but I agree the hairstyle is too romantic for the dress.

  19. Christine August 2, 2012 at 13:08 #

    Since she is playing the villian in the movie, this looks is perfect. She looks great! This collection was not my favorite but she is making it work.

  20. Kathy August 2, 2012 at 12:37 #

    As much as I WANT to love this look, I can’t. I hate the snakeskin bodice peeking out, and the rest of the gown is so, so tacky looking. It looks like an ugly rubber wrap, I’m sorry. Like the skin of a man-made animal, if that makes sense.

  21. Nora August 2, 2012 at 12:34 #

    I’ve been waiting and waiting to see more of this collection on the red carpet so thank you Kate! I love it.

  22. Ayesha August 2, 2012 at 11:35 #

    it’s gorgeous,absoloutely perfect on her body.

  23. Mandy August 2, 2012 at 10:49 #

    r u kidding me ! Absolutely love !

  24. millymolly August 2, 2012 at 10:23 #

    I think the dress is amazing but would’ve liked to see it on someone less ‘vanilla’. Her hair in this puffy prom queen style just kills it for me.

    • Bree August 3, 2012 at 01:24 #

      Haha. I’m actually glad vanilla Kate decided to wear something so beautiful and different.

  25. Kim August 2, 2012 at 09:24 #

    GORGEOUS! Jessica Biel looks very pretty, but her choice of dress seems kind of incongruous to the kind of movie that Total Recall is…
    This on the other hand is a great match, dark and sexy and slick. Kate Beckinsale can do no wrong. Love her smile too!

    • Christine August 2, 2012 at 13:07 #


  26. Zissou August 2, 2012 at 09:22 #

    The shoulder detail feels too pageant-y for my taste.

  27. Fiona August 2, 2012 at 09:01 #

    Love the dress, very mysterious and seductive, I’m sure it is amazing in person. Don’t like the hair – too romantic for this dress, the blonde tendrils are distracting.

    • Rash August 2, 2012 at 09:28 #

      I just adore how the dress takes up her amazing figure and wraps itself around her..
      Its very very mysterious and seductive .. perfectly said Fiona !

      And +1 on all the points added by FC , change in hair and make up would have made the look PERFECT !

    • Leti August 2, 2012 at 15:14 #

      ITA with you and FC. I love the dress. It’s great to see Kate mix things up a bit. I just wish she’d better matched the hair with the dress.

  28. let August 2, 2012 at 08:56 #

    better than Jessica Biel

  29. bm August 2, 2012 at 08:56 #

    BDOTW, no doubt.

  30. mia August 2, 2012 at 08:55 #


  31. Alfie August 2, 2012 at 08:27 #

    I would have preferred someone taller in this gown but at the same time not that many mainstream celebs have been attached to this collection so because of that I’ll overlook it. She has the body for any type of garnets that’s for sure. I wish the hair was a bit different from her normal appearance to do it justice, either totally sleeked up or pin straight. She still looks absolutely beautiful, how can she not she’s Kate Beckinsale!

  32. Beta August 2, 2012 at 08:22 #

    J’adore this look!
    agree on the make up and hair with you FC+im glad we cant see the pumps
    she looks fantastic 🙂

    • Alina August 2, 2012 at 11:02 #


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