Anne Hathaway down under in Christopher Kane: tacky or cute?


Since today is looking super-slow, I get the feeling that I’m going to be writing a lot of fashion posts, even about random photo calls. These are new photos of Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal in Australia… today? Yesterday? Tomorrow? I’m an idiot, granted, but the International Date Line still confuses me. I think this is “today”. Anne is in Christopher Kane… and I hate it. It looks like a budget ice dancer’s dress. Plus, it’s much too “sparkly” for daywear – especially given that Jake Gyllenhaal is only in a Canadian tuxedo. He looks like he’s trying to butch it up (although his denim looks neatly pressed and rather fussy), while Anne looks like she’s trying too hard to be all sparkly and Taylor Swifty.

As far the film goes, Love & Other Drugs isn’t quite a hit, but it’s not really sinking without a trace either. It’s made $22 million in two weeks – nowhere near Julia Roberts territory, but my guess is that it will become a word-of-mouth go-see chick flick. What’s the problem with these two? Granted, Anne has had some true hits and acclaim to her name, but Jake hasn’t really. He hasn’t been in a hit film – where the film rests on his performance – in years. And don’t say Prince of Persia. Please. That movie barely made back it’s production cost. So here’s the question: do audiences just not buy Jake as a leading man?



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  1. Alexis says:

    Tacky. It might have been okay if the dress was plain black and didn’t look like an electronic map of the universe.

  2. Erin says:

    While I do think she is very, very pretty, hate the dress, hate the orange tint in her hair.

  3. Lady Jane says:

    Tacky, embarrassing dress. I mean, nice legs but she looks tacky. They are on a day-time, sea-side shoot and she looks like she got dressed in 1970′s Disco Inferno. And even here, they have no chemistry. I never before noticed how ‘mushy’ she looks in her body. Absolutely NO muscle tone what so ever. Like if you were to touch her arm, soft flesh, then bone. Nice face though.

  4. mln76 says:

    She so should not be wearing that during the daytime, she looks like a 15 year old mall rat.

    But I did see Love and Other Drugs last night and was pleasantly surprised.

  5. brin says:

    Yuck….this girl can wear anything and she picks something that looks bargain basement. Come on Anne, you can do much better!

  6. Riley says:

    I think she looks kind of pretty and whimsical. She is still young enough where she can get away with it. Cameron Diaz, for instance, really isn’t at an age where she can pull of whimsy anymore.

    Jake, however, looks too starched and his denim looks too new. If you are going to go rugged, go rugged. Don’t go high dollar, brand new, perfectly distressed rugged. It isn’t sexy. He should have warn a grey suit and they would’ve looked really nice together.

    Back to Anne, I agree her dress is not appropriate for the day time.

  7. Shazza says:

    That dress is awful.

    I’m not sure what the problem with Jake is. I usually like him in films… once someone has dragged me, (usually kicking and screaming) to go see them. For some reason, his films always seem to look like they’re going to be complete and utter pants. But, I’ve yet to hate him in anything I’ve bothered to see him in. It’s a weird paradox that I’m refusing to break by seeing that Prince of Persia mess.

  8. heatheradair says:

    Tacky, tacky, tacky dress, FUG stripper shoes (and I usually love me some inappropriately high heels). And that hair is made for low lighting. Indoors, it looks pretty and caramel-ee. Outside: pumpkin. And, not to say all starlets have to take the Blake Lively approach to legs-n-cleavage, but there’s something about the short skirt and super-high neckline that makes this feel unbalanced. Like, if you’re gonna go “full-tacky,” make this gloriously hideous and do something one-shouldered or show a little collarbone. And flutter sleeves: just….ew.

    And Jake: a big Who Cares.

  9. Mingy says:

    hate the dress. great legs tho..

  10. bellaluna says:

    Remove the matching dog collar with the filmy sh!t attached, and it would look a LOT better. Since it’s not dark out, and it’s not cold – it’s summer in Australia – there’s no need to cover your shoulders. That extra crap is superfluous and distracting. It’d look much better without it.

  11. jackie says:

    WHAT are you all talking about!

    This dress is beautiful! When Carey Mulligan
    wore it at the Toronto Flim Festivel, the longer version with the red Prada pumps, she looked equally as stunning!

    I love the Galaxy dress, especially the shoulders, it is very original!

  12. Carrie says:

    Carey Mulligan rocked that dress at TIFF. It looks much better long- the print is so striking you need more fabric to get the full effect. But it is summer in Australia, and hot, so I understand why she went for the short version.

  13. Lisa Turtle says:

    @ Carrie

    Totally agree. Carey Mulligan wore this exact pattern in a different style dress, and Carey wore it better.

  14. Lisa Turtle says:

    I know I have made similar comments before, but Anne’s shoes are hurting me. I mean truly, they look like weapons capable of inflicting a deadly blow.

    I yearn for the day that Hollywood and the fashion industry begin to display more reasonable footwear as “high” fashion. Models, actresses, and the like are setting trends of 6 inch + heels. But just try walking down the boardwalk in those heels Anne is wearing. Unreasonable – the vast majority of us would fall, or give up. No wonder she is leaning on Jake, practically flashing her vadge, the poor girl is teetering around on the brink of a crash.

  15. bellaluna says:

    @ Lisa Turtle – THANK YOU! I think the shoes many of these women wear are just ridiculous. And I cannot stand the ones with the 1 inch platforms that have high heels. I understand platforms can add height, but it’s gotten beyond ridiculous. (Of course, I’m like 5’9″ or 5’10″, so I don’t wear them. But they’re still ugly, IMO.)

  16. SamiHami says:

    Yeah, those shoes are completely tragic. The dress is just ugly, but the shoes look ridiculous.

  17. Natalie says:

    she looks like she belongs in a late 90′s movie about some high school prom crap…ugly

  18. Beth says:

    Jake was really good in The Good Girl, and Brokeback Mountain and Jarhead. NONE of which were romantic comedies. Maybe that’s what it is, maybe he just shouldn’t do romantic comedies. I never saw Prince of Persia, maybe it sucked, I don’t know. I can’t wait to rent Love and Other Drugs, though.

  19. Ron says:

    I’ll give this an interesting. I can’t tell from the photographs if it’s a print or sequins whatever. But it’s completely inappropriate for whatever even she’s at. Jake looks like he’s going to a bbq or the mall and she’s in a cocktail dress. How about some clothes that people acutally wear during the day?

  20. dread pirate cuervo says:

    I would like it better at night & without the collar. Looks like something I would have worn clubbing many moons ago.

  21. DoMaJoReMc says:

    TACKY! I personally don’t like her style.

  22. terryo says:

    Anne Hathaway is a totally delicious woman. She would look good in sack cloth. Love and other Drugs will become a secret classic among red blooded males as is In The Cut (Meg Ryan full frontal and getting her butt licked).

  23. Rita says:

    Canadian tuxedo!! Ouuuuch! but lol love it.

    She’s soooo pretty but none of the fash is working today. Those shoes on a boardwalk? Pleazzzz! Looks like Jaylor is missing his showmance better half.

    PS-If Jake had some of her sparklers on his zipper, now that would pump the tuxedo.

  24. PrettyLights says:

    Cute dress but would be a lot better if she were going out at NIGHT – during the daytime this is just too much. And the shoes? Ugh. This reminds me of that picture of Kate Gosselin taking her kids out and wearing heels. I think shoes should be appropriate to the situation – chasing kids, tennis shoes. Photo op on the boardwalk, cute flats or even wedges. Red carpet or going out? Sky high stillettos.

  25. mln76 says:

    I’ve always heard that the platforms (originally worn by drag queens) help to make the heels easier to wear. But hey better her than me.

  26. LittleDeadGirl says:

    He isn’t a leading man and he isn’t good for romantic comedies. I’m sorry he just doesn’t have the chops to pull it off. He was good in Brokeback Mountain but he didn’t carry that movie … Heath Ledger did who did have the chops to be a leading man. I think he would be great in supporting roles in more serious works. I think that’s where his strength is and I think he’d be great but Hollywood trying to push him as a hot leading man all the women want to fuck? Erm, no.

  27. Nicky says:

    Anne’s grown on me a but I’m not a fan of the dress, maybe she needs to take less advice from her stylist, if she has one?
    Jake’s agents have been relentlessly selling him as a big budget, leading man for a while but he seems more suited to the smaller independent features. Over the last 12 months we’ve seen more competition from the likes of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hardy, James Franco and Ryan Gosling, all of whom are out performing him. Maybe that’s a reason why this Swifty fuckery has come about? Says a lot about an actor’s status in Hollywood when they have to faux-mance someone more successful to keep the public interested in them.

  28. HakuraChii says:

    This is what I call a ‘dead fish’ outfit.

    I have a monstrous addiction to sparkly things… and every time I’d gravitate toward it in a store, my mother started saying ‘dead fish!’. Apparently some fishing methods use something shiny on a lure to catch a fish’s attention. >.<

    I don’t think this dress is gag-worthy or anything. It isn’t cut in a very flattering way for her body, I don’t think, and the ‘collar’ thing really does need to go.

  29. Maritza says:

    Anne Hathaway usually dresses fabulous, this is not one of them. The galaxy dress is fugly, great legs though. Jake looks fine.

  30. Lisa Turtle says:

    @ Nicky

    Anne is styled by Rachel Zoe. I think Rachel does good work for some of her other clients, but I think she just doesn’t have the right eye for Anne. Rachel seems to think the only color a pale girl with dark eyes and dark hair can wear is navy or off-white.

    Rachel Zoe is also a heinous perpetuator of the gigantic shoe trend. I believe her quote is that you can never go too high.

    Now that I think of it, Rachel Zoe is very hit or miss with her clients. Some of her best work as a stylist is with Jennifer Garner (in her red carpet appearances), but I think this can be attributed to Garner’s earthyness, her practicality really tones down Zoe’s natural flair for the ornate. Some of Zoe’s worst work has been with Kate Hudson, who has been looking awful lately. I think working with a stylist is only one-half the battle, women need to know what works for them and hold their own.

  31. REALIST says:

    The fabric looks like it is supposed to represent a galaxy-like Space Age, Dude.
    Well, at least Hathaway isn’t wearing WHITE!

  32. chris says:

    I hate sparkly wear in the daytime.

  33. heathen says:

    Obviously the dress is terrible & inappropriate for the occassion. Budget ice skater is right.

    But you really made me pause about Jake. I think I’ve only seen 2 movies with him — Jarhead & Brokeback Mountain — were they not hits? I thought they were. They were pretty good movies so maybe I just *thought* they were hits — I don’t follow box office too much. Your question is making me think maybe he CAN’T really carry a movie.

    OT — I always felt kind of bad for Jake when Brokeback Mountain came out because everyone was going on & on about Heath (who was really good in it) & he even got an Oscar nomination & everyone kind of forgot about Jake in it. I thought Jake did a good job too (maybe not as good as Heath did but Heath’s character was more complex) & didn’t understand at the time why all the praise for Heath & none for Jake.

  34. Emily says:

    I’m more concerned with what Jake’s wearing. It was hot yesterday, and really humid, and he’s wearing a denim shirt?? And jeans?

  35. Carrie says:

    @ Lisa Turtle- you are spot on about Rachel Zoe. Having watched every episode of her show (yeah, yeah, I’m pathetic :) she tries to push her clients into some questionable territory. I remember that she wanted Jennifer G. to wear this crazy thing to the Golden Globes/or Oscars (one of the big red carpets) and Jennifer G. chose a black Valentino. Rachel was all upset, and Jennifer wound up being one of the best dressed of the night.
    The stylist is great for the connections and the ability to get the clothes, but the client has to take the lead and be willing to say NO when something is heinous.

  36. Bitter fruit says:

    She looks great. He looks like he’s about to go work on the car.

  37. sauvage says:

    The dress is too short. Period.

  38. Henriette says:

    Tacky. Don’t like her. Don’t like her style.

  39. coucou says:

    Damn, i didn’t think anyone could make Jake better looking than he already is, but MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. Thanks Anne.

  40. Vera says:

    Tacky as a day dress, I’m thinking it would have looked loads better at night. The entire look just seems like this should have happened at night.