January 13, 2013 Runway To Red Carpet

Rachel Bilson In Valentino – 2013 Art of Elysium ‘Heaven’ Gala

Rachel Bilson in Valentino - Art Of Elysium heaven gala

It’s been a while since we last saw Rachel Bilson on the red carpet, but she made a welcome return at the 2013 Art of Elysium ‘Heaven’ Gala held at 2nd Street Tunnel in California last night.

Adored more for her street style than her red carpet style, she delights in this Valentino Resort 2013 gown.

The vibrant pink animal print long-sleeve gown was statement enough, so the actress didn’t add any trinkets, just a glossy pink lip colour.

What I love most about this look, aside from the colour and print, is that it’s so unexpected.

I would wear this in a heartbeat, but I would’ve assumed Rachel to have opted for the floral cutesy dresses showcased in this collection.


You can buy Rachel’s Valentino gown from

Credit: & Getty

Amy Adams In Elie Saab Couture - 38th Annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

Amy Adams In Elie Saab Couture – 38th Annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

Elle Macpherson In Badgley Mischka - 2013 G'Day USA Black Tie Gala

Elle Macpherson In Badgley Mischka – 2013 G’Day USA Black Tie Gala

19 Responses to Rachel Bilson In Valentino – 2013 Art of Elysium ‘Heaven’ Gala

  1. Lou January 17, 2013 at 1:42 pm #


  2. Jess2 January 14, 2013 at 10:15 am #

    I didn’t love this dress so much on the model but I do love it on Rachel, she makes this dress amazing! Love this and her simple styling is great.

  3. EmmaWoodhouse January 14, 2013 at 12:42 am #

    I’m a hater on leopard print, but this is just so…cute on Rachel. I’m glad that she kept it simple, the look is young and fresh and different.

  4. Lyvm January 13, 2013 at 11:28 pm #

    Gorgeous dress but not on her stature. Still, she would’ve been able to pull it off better with an updo. Her hair let down just makes this look frumpier in a maid-sy kind of way.

  5. justme January 13, 2013 at 10:08 pm #

    The sleeves appear too big and the waist is a little loose. I think Rachel could have gone down a size.
    I also wish her hair was in an updo. As it is, it feels to relaxed.

    It’s not a bad look but a few changes could have make it great.

    • justme January 13, 2013 at 10:08 pm #


  6. Dani January 13, 2013 at 10:00 pm #

    Oo, I like it! In a Globes week, this will be nowhere near the top of the pile, but it is still a good fashion moment!

  7. Christine January 13, 2013 at 9:33 pm #

    The dress overpowers her.

  8. Pati January 13, 2013 at 9:11 pm #

    LOVE IT! I so want this dress in my closet! She looks über cute!

  9. Kathy January 13, 2013 at 9:07 pm #

    Wow, this is a pleasant surprise (for Rachel AND for Valentino)! The hot pink leopard print is not something I would’ve expected from Valentino, which is known for their romantic, traditionally feminine looks. Nor is it something I would’ve pictured on Rachel, who is usually very demure as well. But it works somehow! The only complaint I have is about her hair. It feels like she didn’t take the time to do anything with it, though I’m sure that’s not the case. A chignon would have been nice.

  10. Noemi (WBiS) January 13, 2013 at 8:04 pm #

    I love this dress, pink and leopard print, two things I love in clothes. She looks so cute as always.

  11. Dhppy January 13, 2013 at 8:00 pm #

    I don’t like the print, but the model sells the dress well. I think this is a little too large for Bilson. She’s a little lost in it. This would look a lot better if it were a smaller size and knee length. I also like the lining as it is on the model with the crew neck that goes out to the shoulder. It looks more Valentino.

  12. Lisa January 13, 2013 at 7:23 pm #

    I think she looks great, but it won’t make my BDOTW list.

  13. Grace Patricia January 13, 2013 at 6:48 pm #

    I like the dress, but I think it doesn’t suit her height.

  14. tara January 13, 2013 at 6:23 pm #

    It’s a great dress and she’s very cute but I think a bit too petite to pull this off. On someone taller this dress would look fabulous.

    It drowns her a bit.

  15. Alina January 13, 2013 at 6:22 pm #

    Love it!

  16. Nat39 January 13, 2013 at 6:08 pm #

    Vibrant, unusual, glad she kept things simple and simply let her hair down, it feels so natural and relaxed. Lovely.

    • Yeliz January 13, 2013 at 6:47 pm #

      +1, I’m also glad that her styling is simple.

    • Nat39 January 13, 2013 at 8:59 pm #

      …and I actually think that petite Rachel managed to pull off this long gown without being overwhelmed or lost in it, she carried it off effortlessly imo.

Leave a Reply

Latest on Red Carpet fashion Awards

WP2Social Auto Publish Powered By :
powered by chloédigital