Angelina Jolie in black Saint Laurent at the Spirit Awards: sack-fabulous or sack-fug?


Yay! Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie attended last night’s Independent Spirit Awards and Brad won big! 12 Years a Slave ended up with the biggest awards (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay & Cinematography), and Lupita Nyong’o won Best Supporting Actress. And Brad was there with a new haircut and with his lady. You can see the full winners list here.

Angelina wore this Saint Laurent dress – we don’t have the typical glamour shots because Brad and Angelina didn’t walk the red carpet, unfortunately. They “snuck” into the tent, but I don’t really understand the purpose of NOT walking the carpet if every photo agency still managed to get shots of them going into the tent. As for the Saint Laurent dress… I do appreciate how Jolie is impervious to criticism about most things. We can bitch about her sack dresses and how she always wears black and how she still seems to be dressing like Maleficent, but at the end of the day… that’s her style. That’s what she loves. And as far as black, sacky, Maleficent dresses go, this one isn’t so bad. I could have done without the little sleeve-cape, but otherwise, she looks beautiful. I love her hair back like that. And I love the gold heels!

I have to admit… Brad is looking hot in these photos too. Bedhead and I were debating whether Brad’s hair looks Bieber’d of Robin Thicke’d. Now that she made the Thicke comparison, I can’t unsee it. Damn!

PS… Do you think Angie will be wearing Saint Laurent at the Oscars too? Hm…






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  1. Jade says:

    Still absolutely beautiful. So simple & classy!

  2. Aurie says:

    She grabbed Brad’s butt briefly during their walk lol and also tripped, which is interesting because during Oscar rehearsals she told a group of college students she practices in the heels she’s going to wear to try to avoid tripping.

    Anyway, I posted on the last thread that I would absolutely love it if she Jolie’d the leg when presenting tonight and apparently during Oscar rehearsals she joked to the college kids she would do it….I seriously pray she wasn’t joking and really will do it!!!

  3. Christin says:

    When I read the part about Brad having a new haircut, I couldn’t wait and scrolled to see the photos. And, yes, Thicke came to mind. The similarity (at least to me) is more apparent in the pre-event photos.

    As for her choice in dresses, I think that’s her style. Frankly, I’d probably choose black more than anything else simply because it’s a classic choice that won’t look as dated (depending on the dress style) when people look back at the photos years from now.

  4. Megan says:

    I’m kinda meh about it. It’s typical. Nothing terrible, nothing great. But I despise those shoes. They seem like they are straight out of the 80s

  5. Sullivan says:

    Pretty, but not stunning. I hope we see stunning tonight. I like her shoes.

  6. Dirtnap says:

    I wonder if “The Leg” will make an appearance tonight?

  7. kibbles says:

    I like the dress and I like the sleeve cape. Her arms are probably her worst asset. Whenever her arms are exposed, it is so obvious how bony she is. The sleeve cape and sack dress adds weight to her frame. She looks very nice and naturally beautiful here.

  8. Mary says:

    My fav part of the photos is the one with Jason Bateman. Love him!!

  9. Christin says:

    Random observation based on his being caught off guard in one of the photos — Jason Bateman looks good. He hasn’t aged much at all.

  10. lisa2 says:

    There are a lot of cute pictures of them inside the event. So I was very happy and surprised when they showed up. They have not done any RCs really this award season.. I mean walking the carpet and giving interviews. So that seems to be how they are handling it. I’m sure they have their reasons.

    I like her dress. Don’t consider it a Sack dress. She is not a presenter or nominee. I think what she is wearing is fine for the event. Especially when she is not doing a carpet or announcing anything. Her hair is very simple and pretty. She and Brad looked very happy and loved up. Now looking forward to the Oscars.

  11. Guesto says:

    Both Angie and Brad look great.

    I am so happy for Steve McQueen.

  12. Andrea1 says:

    Angie loves her sack dresses and the sacks love her too :) that said she looks beautiful and simple..

  13. Samantha25 says:

    Angelina looks really good. I don’t see any problem with the dress, especially since it’s just the Spirit Awards. It’s held in a tent during the day. Fashion isn’t going to be amazing.

  14. Tig says:

    Was it me, or did she give off a grumpy cat vibe last night? I watched the telecast, and while of course she wouldn’t be grinning from ear to ear for two hours, every time the camera cut to them, which was a pretty good bit, her facial expression pretty much stayed the same- when can we leave? And I say this as a AJ fan- it was so out of character.

    She looks great- the dress was so-so.

    • lisa2 says:

      I would imagine it is a bit trying to constantly see your face on the monitor indicating they are filming you. I saw at least 3 big screens around the room.

      and I have also seen lots of pictures of her laughing and smiling at the table; as well as laughing with the other people there. So I guess it depended on the moment

    • The Original G says:

      I’m not saying this in a trolling way, but I do think they looked tired at the BAFTAs and they look a tired here. They’ve both had a very hectic year and I suspect they’re just looking forward to the award season finish line.

    • B&A FN says:

      I think it’s you. Last night while Brad was signing autographs outside for fans, Angie walked behind him and pinched his butt. Also, after 12YAS won, Brad checked with her before going to do the press line. Angle told Brad, I’m OK BABY I’ll be all right here, they kissed and she waited until he returned. Also, on other sites there are lots of beautiful pictures of them gazing into each others eyes and holding onto each other.

    • Cecilia says:

      It kinda looks like she is mimicking Brad’s squinty-eyed, half-smile face, which makes her look a bit grumpy or something — and yes…they look a bit off or bewildered.

      • Maya says:

        Gotta say this Cecilia – I love you consistency.

        Everytime there is a Brad & Angelina thread – you look for the few negative comments and then write your agreement to those comments. Every single freaking time.

      • Sal says:

        Shes pathetic alright. Typical Anistonloon. Full of hate for anything that is good.

      • Cecilia says:

        OMG pru…I think you’re right. The sun was in her eyes.

      • JessMa says:

        I am amazed by the call out from MAYA and SAL. Yes Cecilia will always post good about Jen and bad about Angie, but S&M consistently post good about Angie and bad about Jen. If she is a Jenloonie, then S&M are most definitely Brangeloonies.

        I like Jen and Angie both, but I am not personally invested in either. Hell, I love Jennifer Lawrence but I am aware that I don’t really know her. I am perplexed by some fans dedicating so much time, effort, and emotion on a stranger. That being said, I think it is laughable that S&M call someone out for behavior they themselves display daily.

      • Sal says:

        Ever thought that we fight fire with fire and if certain people weren’t continuing to rag on Angelina, we wouldn’t be here? Of course not.

      • Maya says:

        @Jessma: maybe you should read my previous comments before commenting about me.

        Unlike Cecilia I have never commented on Jennifer’s looks or anything like that. I only comment on her pr games and if she is still with her current partner. In fact if Jennifer looks good then I have also written that.

        Cecilia constantly writes about Angelina’s weight and Brad’s looks, that they are only together for their brand and children. Her comments are way to offensive than what I have ever written.

        PS: you go on about how some of us are invested in JPs and Jennifer and that you are not invested in them or anyone else. Well if you not invested than why do you care what we write? In fact I dislike people like you who act sanctimonious and that they are so good and yet in the same sentence you show your hypocrisy. Maybe you should address that before attacking others.

    • Cupid says:

      It’s just you Jen. Just you. Also, one pic of someone not smiling doesn’t equate to grumpiness, all one need do is google or visit other sets that have more pics, and you’ll see plenty of smiles, laughter and loved up ness. Sorry to rub it in. By the way….
      How’s Justin? 55 days and counting… Bahaha.

  15. Maya says:

    Stunning woman who knows how to dress for each occasion.

    I cannot wait to see what she will wear tonight – hopefully something colourful with those silver heels.

    Brad looks so good and young.

    I personally think they are in a good place mentally – happy, in love, no worries about Angelina’s health, Angelina and Brad finished shooting their movies and can now take some rest.

  16. Suze says:

    A serious sack. It’s fortunate that she is so darn beautiful that she can pull this stuff off. I will say it looks like a comfortable dress to wear. Great shoes, though. Glad 12 yrs won big, and very excited for Lupita.

    I want to email a photo of Angie’s hair to Duchess Kate. Here – here is how you keep your hair out of your face, out of the news, and make a polished, professional showing.

  17. Sal says:

    I don’t always like her black gowns, but she looks totally hot and gorgeous in this one. Definitely fabulous!

  18. The Original G says:

    She’s impossible right? She just doesn’t have to try like mere mortals do.

    It’s like she fed the kids lunch, loaded the dishwasher, pulled a YSL out of the closet and combed her hair and went. I don’t think they love doing these things. It’s business.

    If that dress fit, she’d be sensational. I suspect she’s saving something for tonight. ( I hope.)

  19. Ennie says:

    How a halter dress is a sack? She was wearing a cape, but I would have loved to see her back tiger tattoo!
    I do not think she is going to go for a stunning look. I think she will go for beautiful understated because she is not a nominee this year. She is looks simple and beautiful.
    She and Brad were signing autographs at the end of the event for a while and when thy finally left, she stepped on the from of her dress , but she was hand in hand with Brad so nothing else happened. I love how heels look, but gosh how I hate them!

  20. bella says:

    sorry to disagree with most who are obviously huge AJ fans.
    I see nothing timeless or stunning in this choice of a black dress or the 100s of others before this.
    she is stunning…breathtaking….
    I will never understand why she chooses to dress like morticia from the Adams family.
    a beauty and true MOVIE STAR of her magnitude should be styled to WOW…
    she misses it every time.
    that said…I can’t stand her…truth be told…

    • Becks says:

      Bella, I agree. She does dress like Morticia Adams! It’s so boring to see her in the same sack dress over and over. She may be beautiful, but she has the worst taste in clothing.

      • Emma - the JP Lover says:

        @Becks, who wrote: “Bella, I agree. She does dress like Morticia Adams! It’s so boring to see her in the same sack dress over and over.”

        LOL!! What are you talking? Morticia rocked the SHITE in her black dress! :)

    • The Original G says:

      I don’t think she wants to be known as a clothes horse. That’s not her style and probably also inconsistent with her interest in humanitarian causes

      • lisa2 says:

        I don’t get that at all. All the anger because she likes to wear black or that she is not striving to be a fashion icon or that she is not wearing the kind of cloths people thinks she should.

        I don’t like everything she wears; and would love to see her in more color. But really I sure don’t get angry because of it. She wears what she likes. And whether people like it or not is yeah opinions. But nothing she has ever worn has been terrible. She is not on anyone worst dress list. You may find the black boring but there is very few times she looks horrible or bad. She has never ever claimed to be a fashion follower. She is never at fashions show or talking about fashion in her interviews. When she wants to impress on the RC she does. I will bet if you think about her cloths on the RC most of them are more memorable and talked about than the people who do a daily fashion show walking down the street.

        She is who she is and she wears what she likes. Doesn’t matter what the trend or talk. I may not like what she wears but I like that about her.

        The underlying anger about her fashion choices are more strange to me.

      • Cupid says:

        It’s really not about that. It’s about Brad leaving Tootsie 10 yrs ago. It always is. Believe me, if it weren’t the black dress it would be something else…like her incredibly tiny earlobes or something. Lolol. Bottomline, if you google her red carpets, you can see Angelina wearing every color under the sun on the red fact, she wears color just as much, if not more than black…but don’t tell the haters that, it’s their latest go to attack, they have nothing else. Lolol

    • Kim1 says:

      Team Morticia Adams
      As a fan of AJ I know she almost never wears color so I expect her to wear Black and therefore never disappointed.I expect her to wear Black to Oscars.I know her style.

      • DiamondGirl says:

        That’s not correct at all – she has worn a LOT that wasn’t black. The cream gown with the red at the top, the green one when she posed with Catherine Zeta-Jones, the silver- gray with the curled flower thing are just a few examples.

        And please people, she knows her fashion VERY well – it’s all high-end designer, not generic black even when she wears black.

      • Cupid says:

        A quick google search shows Angelina wearing color more than she wears black on red carpets. I know this is your go to slam, lame and weak though it is, but it’s really not accurate. Just off the top of my head…I recall canary yellow, chocolate satin, peach chiffon, emerald green sequins, teal blue, red, red&white, multicolored, silver, and grey…that’s just some of my fav red carpets of hers..,there’s plenty more.

    • queenfreddiemercury says:

      I have to agree with most of what you’re saying. I am neutral on AJ but she doesn’t look good or even great here. Her outfit is blah.

      • I think she looks good–but here’s the thing: She’s one of the producer’s plus one, for a film that is winning a ton of awards. She’s not there for HER film, but Brad’s. Would it really be appropriate of her to show up wearing a tight gold, sequined dress??? A bright red dress? When she’s there as the ‘date’ i.e. seen and not heard, so to speak? I don’t think so. I think the dress is pretty and basic–it looks really comfortable, she jazzed it up with some nice gold heels–that’s all she needs.

  21. Maritza says:

    I’d rather see her in bright colors, just tired of seeing her always in black. This dress is so matronly, the only thing I like are her shoes.

  22. LaurieH says:

    I think Angelina Jolie has an exquisitely beautiful face. Her body is skinny and, at times, looks rather scrawny, but her face is absolutely gorgeous. I like that she wears simple, understated clothing in muted colors. When you have a face like that, you don’t need to wear fussy clothes.

  23. Jaderu says:

    I think Angie looks terrific. I like the dress, but I always prefer the more mature/modest dresses anyway.

    Ha ha! The look on Jason Bateman’s face is so funny. “Where did I park my car?”

  24. lenje says:

    Love the shoes! It feels like forever since the last time I saw mary janes on the red carpets.

  25. Sugar1 says:

    She dresses to her own convictions. She is so beautiful but her beauty inside I believe is one reason why she doesn’t buy into the hollywood hype of being a constant fashion plate trend setter. Angelina Jolie has seen parts of the world I will never see she has seen humans hurt at a level I will never hurt at. I trust she will bring it at the Oscars tonight she knows when to play the game.

  26. Naddie says:

    Beautiful outfit, just a little bit “ceremonial”, but I like it. Now, she’s really fond of the color black, isn’t she?

  27. Skyblue says:

    She’s flat out gorgeous and I love her grumpy cat face!

  28. A says:

    There’s nothing wrong with having a style but I think it’s best to limit it to one or two components… If Angie just liked black OR loose clothes OR long dresses OR skirts without any volume… It would be cool. But surely you have to mix it up a little?? She used to wear more colors I feel, and that was good enough.

    The menswear is cute and a good step towards mixing it up, though!

  29. andypandy says:

    Actually the dress is just OK personally i Find People are Sooooh in Awe of Jolie that they OOh and Aah at everything she wears even when it isn’t really warranted …She is a gorgeous woman though

  30. Jen34 says:

    They both look good. I wish I hadn’t read the Robin Thicke comment, though, because it haunts me a bit.

  31. TheCountess says:

    I think she, personally, looks good, but that garment looks like a bathrobe from the costume department of “American Horror Story.”

  32. phlyfiremama says:

    (*Crosses fingers, preys ferverantly to non-existent deities) Oh please let her wear a jewel tone non sack dress. Oh please let her wear a jewel tone non sack dress. PLEASE.

  33. She looks very beautiful–and I LOVE the heels. They add a sort of ‘oomph’ to the dress, classes it up a tiny bit. Because, to be honest, that dress looks sorta like something I’d be comfortable sleeping in. It actually reminds me of that black dress that she won when she debuted her twins, at this same award. The cap sleeves, I guess…

    *praying for COLOR at the Oscars*

  34. Jordan says:

    I just read somewhere that when they were walking in, there were huge rain puddles. Angie got her heel caught in her dress and almost fell in a puddle face down. Brad caught her and saved her from falling. AWWW!! I love that kind of shit, lol.

    • lisa2 says:

      No that happened when they were leaving. And there was no HUGE puddle that she almost feel face down in. She stumbled and caught herself. Brad didn’t catch her as he was holding her hand the entire time. She caught herself and did a kind of skip and stopped in front of a care. Still holding his hand. She gathered the hem of her dress and continued walking to the car. He put his arm around her waist as they walked to their car.

      I think it was sweet that he kept holding her hand.

  35. yolie says:

    She wore black again.. How daring and original.

  36. queenfreddiemercury says:

    Sometimes she wears black and looks great (like when she wears green earrings or leather) but other times it just looks like a sea of black and boring. This outfit is just blah.

  37. taxi says:

    She looks great. She’s comfortable, no midriff – navel – butt crack display. She’s got 6 kids & a busy creative life. Maybe clothes are not the most important thing to her? Staying with 1 basic & dominant wardrobe color sure simplifies packing, makeup & accessory needs. She picks what she likes & wears the hell out of it. I don’t understand all the hoopla about what color AJ will or won’t wear. If you want complicated clothing in all colors, requiring a lipstick wardrobe of 100 shades before we ever get to eye make up, hair color tweaks, etc, go follow Kidman or Helena B-C.

    Does she do her job? Do it well? Have hobbies involving more than changing her hairstyle weekly? Does a monochromatic wardrobe negatively affect her work? Ask why some of these other more colorful women have nothing better to do than change clothes 6 times a day & pose outside restaurants & clubs or flash biscuits because they have still not learned how to get out of their cars.

    • Esmom says:

      All true. But still I don’t think it’s wrong for people to have an opinion that they’d like to see her in something more glam or edgy or colorful or whatever. Come on, critiquing her fashion choices doesn’t automatically make one a hater!

  38. CC says:

    The dress is nothing special, however I love that she can wear it because she wants to. It’s so rare to see powerful actresses that aren’t pin-up dolls for designers that aren’t over 60. Angie is still damn sexy and wears whatever she feels like it. I love it.

  39. Megan says:

    Terrible!!!! I thought the Independent Spirit Awards was suppose to be fun this is way to serious and frankly doesn’t do anything for her.

    Don’t get how she nailed it at the BAFTA’s to then do this, not good.

  40. Maureen says:

    Awful. I don’t understand her fashion choices, I really don’t.

  41. Lucy2 says:

    I say sack fabulous because it at least has some shape. It’s a bit boring but okay for her position at that event.

  42. Kathryn says:

    Sack fug.
    There is just soo much material, she is kind of swamped in it. But i do like that it has sleeves as it covers up her very thin arms and makes her appear less gaunt.
    Her face looks pretty.

  43. Evi says:

    I saw someone wearing a T shirt a few days ago and it said:
    ‘There is not St Laurent without Yves.’
    I think that sums it up well. YSL has gone down the tubes. I’m guessing Angelina got this dress for free and she can return it when she’s done with it [judging by the extra length and hem, something I'd imagine she'd fix if she intended on keeping it].