October 9, 2013 Premiere, Runway To Red Carpet

Rita Wilson In Tom Ford – ‘Captain Phillips’ London Film Festival Premiere

Rita Wilson In Tom Ford - 'Captain Phillips' London Film Festival Premiere

Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson attended the European premiere of ‘Captain Phillips’ on the opening night of the 57th BFI London Film Festival held at Odeon Leicester Square this evening.

Both wearing black, Tom opted for a classic tux, while Rita’s look had a bit more Ka-Pow.

Taking the Helen Mirren ‘dress-as-young-as-you-feel’ approach, the actress wore black Tom Ford Fall 2013 long sleeve gown with a striking multi-coloured ‘Flash! Bang! Wallop!’ sequin motif on the hip.

A simple ponytail and a black-and-white clutch completed her look.

I know many of you don’t share my enthusiasm for Rita’s red carpet style; so how does this one fare for you?

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22 Responses to Rita Wilson In Tom Ford – ‘Captain Phillips’ London Film Festival Premiere

  1. pipsqueak October 10, 2013 at 4:05 pm #

    Oddly Rita looks really good in this dress. I like it a lot. I think the new Tom Ford found its right customer. I didn’t like any of the Tom Ford collections since his comeback. But as I think about it more, I realize that they’re just not for my taste. Tom Ford today is like a high-end, luxury version of Chico’s (a US store for mature women).

  2. KatieKate October 10, 2013 at 8:36 am #

    I kind of like the dress, but I definitely don’t think it works on her. It’s not her age though, a woman’s age has nothing to do with what she can/can’t wear IMO. It’s more her personality, or presence. Everyone will hate me for this, but I could totally see this on Anna Dello Russo. AND she would be covered up!

  3. Cass October 10, 2013 at 1:36 am #

    Thumbs up for me!

  4. Sharon October 10, 2013 at 1:26 am #

    Rita’s makeup and hair looks better than it has in years. I’m not crazy about the dress — a little too Batman for me — but she looks happy wearing it.

  5. Daisy October 9, 2013 at 10:33 pm #

    She looks great If she’s 56.
    There is nothing to brag about the dress, didn’t like his whole fall collection for lack of sophistication.

  6. Rebecca Z October 9, 2013 at 10:16 pm #

    It’s not my favorite look ever, but it is cute and I give her kudos for wearing it. I don’t wear a lot of things that bring attention to my hips and she and I are probably about the same age. She looks chic and comfortable and happy–what more can you ask?

    • Banx October 9, 2013 at 10:59 pm #

      You said it better than I did before and I’m all for trying new things, I just don’t think the Ka-Pow! element works.

  7. amy October 9, 2013 at 9:58 pm #

    this is a real question: is she pregnant? I don’t know if it’s the angle but she looks pregnant in the pic

    • Malinda Jane October 9, 2013 at 10:19 pm #

      She’s 56 years old…

      • amy October 10, 2013 at 11:41 am #

        I didn’t know. I thought she was in her late forties

  8. Malinda Jane October 9, 2013 at 9:52 pm #

    I think she looks lovely! You can tell she just has fun with what she wears, and I love that she’s not afraid to try something different.

    I for one will never forget her in that Prada dress at the 2010 Emmy’s. You’ve got to love a woman who’s not afraid to go there.

  9. Maria October 9, 2013 at 9:47 pm #

    I think she looks great. Why shouldn’t a woman of her age wear Tom Ford? I hope it’s as comfy as it looks.

  10. Banx October 9, 2013 at 9:42 pm #

    Love the hair and the clutch and Tom looks great in a classic tux. The dress, not so much, although tie-dye on the red carpet is daring…

  11. Rafael October 9, 2013 at 9:41 pm #

    Oooh Come on, if Cate Blanchet wear this everybody be like: “Oh long life to the Queen” “BDOTY”, this is a really nice dress, it’s black but fun with and plus. I really really like this!

    • Rafael October 9, 2013 at 9:42 pm #

      Bad writing. I did it while driving S:

    • GGG October 10, 2013 at 4:49 am #

      Totally agree – I think she looks great and took a risk.

  12. EmmaWoodhouse October 9, 2013 at 9:30 pm #

    I think it’s just a really ugly dress.

    • Christine October 10, 2013 at 3:36 am #

      Very fug.

    • dee October 10, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

      I agree.

  13. Dressaddict October 9, 2013 at 9:18 pm #

    That is weird.

    • Yeliz October 9, 2013 at 11:36 pm #


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