Halle Berry in white Pamela Roland: simple & sophisticated, or just boring?

47602, NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Wednesday November 17, 2010. Halle Berry arrives at the premiere of her film Frank & Alice in New York City looking stunning in a white formfitting dress. Photograph:  JGM, PacificCoastNews.com

Last night, Halle Berry attended a special screening of her new film, Frankie & Alice. The white/cream strapless dress is Pamela Roland – I don’t know who did the wrap. For me, the wrap saves the look. The wrap reminds me of the gorgeous white dress she won to 2002 SAGs when she won for Monster’s Ball. Without the wrap, the dress is really boring. Yes, Halle is stunning and totally insane with her beauty – I mean, her skin… I just want to lick it. Too much? Admit it, you want to lick it too. I will give Halle credit – she figured out what kind of silhouettes and necklines and colors look great on her many years ago, and she’s stuck to it over time. And it works for her – she always looks beautiful. But this is her first film premiere/screening in a while, and I guess I was just hoping for a show-stopper, not just another tube dress. About the film though – Halle is already getting Oscar buzz:

Since Halle Berry won an Oscar in 2002 for “Monster’s Ball” everyone has been wondering if it was a fluke – “Catwoman,” “Gothika” and every other movie she’s made since have only supplied her accusers with lots of supporting evidence. But on December 4, Halle’s finally working in her own defense with “Frankie & Alice,” a true story about an African American exotic dancer with multiple personality disorder — one of which is a white supremacist.

So yea, that’s got Oscar written all over it. The film, which came out of nowhere to be a late entry in this year’s awards race, had a sneak preview screening last night, which is where Black Voices caught up with Halle to find out why this project piqued her interest.

“The minute I heard about this woman’s story, I was intrigued by it, and I was determined to get it to the screen. Once I get my mindset on something, I’m pretty relentless. It’s hard for me to get unstuck once I’m stuck,” she says.

And Halle came to set prepared to embark on this journey. “I read lots of books, and saw lots of tape. I talked to many doctors in the field. I did my homework.”

[From The New York Post]

A stripper with multiple personalities? Oh, Halle. I’m not buying the Oscar buzz on this one, but I still love you.

One last thing – Halle’s lover Olivier Martinez did not come to the screening, but she met up with him later for dinner. So… they’re still on. And it is hot as hell.

47605, NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Wednesday November 17, 2010. Halle Berry arrives at the film screening for Frankie & Alice  wearing a skintight strapless dress and a silky scarf. Photograph: PacificCoastNews.com

47605, NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Wednesday November 17, 2010. Halle Berry arrives at the film screening for Frankie & Alice  wearing a skintight strapless dress and a silky scarf. Photograph: PacificCoastNews.com

47602, NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Wednesday November 17, 2010. Halle Berry arrives at the premiere of her film Frank & Alice in New York City looking stunning in a white formfitting dress. Photograph:  JGM, PacificCoastNews.com

47605, NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Wednesday November 17, 2010. Halle Berry arrives at the film screening for Frankie & Alice  wearing a skintight strapless dress and a silky scarf. Photograph: PacificCoastNews.com

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  1. sapphire says:

    Fabulous!

  2. Michael says:

    she looks awesome!

  3. devilgirl says:

    Nice.

  4. Judy says:

    True class! Nothing boring about that.

  5. Diane says:

    She always looks fab.

  6. islandwalker says:

    She’s a beauty, dress is lovely…. Posture is horrible. Stand up straight. Why can’t anyone stand up straight anymore?

  7. kelBear says:

    I like it but is it suppose to look like that around her bust?

  8. Scarlet Vixen says:

    In the last few pics it really struck me how much she looks like Lena Horne. I know Halle already played Dorothy Dandridge in a biopic, but I wonder if she’d play Lena Horne in one, too? :-)

    And I’m sure some Brangelina crazy will yell at me for this comparison, but Halle Berry’s style kinda reminds me of Jennifer Aniston–they have both found a simple and classic style that flatters them best and have pretty much stuck with that for over a decade. Berry changes up her hair sometimes, but always goes back to the short, tousled look that suits her best.

  9. bite me says:

    now that a body and a pop out a kid

  10. leuce7 says:

    That woman is insanely beautiful. And she knows what works. Win-win!

  11. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    I think it looks better without the wrap, I get serious old woman vibes with the wrap. I love the dress it looks beautiful and its even more beautiful on Halle.

    “Frankie & Alice,” a true story about an African American exotic dancer with multiple personality disorder — one of which is a white supremacist.
    ——
    WTF?!!?!?!? That is the craziest sh*t I have ever read in my life. I can’t believe this is a true story. I have to see this movie.

  12. danielle says:

    Beautiful with the wrap.

  13. Ron says:

    Beautiful and elegant. Nice to see shoes that aren’t platforms for a change.

  14. David says:

    She could wear a trash can and still look great!

  15. Cheyenne says:

    Boring? Since when are elegance and good taste boring?

  16. Isabel says:

    How is boring even an option? She’s gorgeous. Absolutely stunning.

  17. She is simply stunning.

  18. skibunny says:

    @Scarlet Vixen: I agree, she and JA know what works for them. Both have great bodies to work with as well!!!

  19. Anna says:

    I love the dress, but the shoes, despite being Louboutins, look cheap. I’m also not a fan of anything crocodile print. And also: she should really get a makeup artist to not make her face lighter than the rest of her body. That’s why you’re supposed to match your foundation to your skin tone.

  20. LolaBella says:

    Halle is gorgeous and I love the elegant simplicity of her dress.

    @Anna: ITA about the makeup; it’s especially distracting under her eyes.

  21. Rose says:

    I must be the only person alive then who thinks she is nothing special. Something her mouth/nose is just wrong. Like she SHOULD be stunning, but she just looks ‘off’ to me.

  22. Stubbylove says:

    That beeotch can pull off a-nee-thang.

  23. ziggy says:

    she’d best quit tweaking her face- something looks a tad askew… dress is nothing special. she does look good in it.

  24. ziggy says:

    her oscar for ‘monster’s ball’ was indicative of what a joke the oscars are.

  25. Anti-icon says:

    Gorgeous.

  26. dj says:

    Julia Roberts please take note! This is the way mature women dress. Well done.

  27. Raven Sparrow says:

    @Rose, nope , I’m with you. I don’t think she’s that gorgeous either. I mean she’s far from ugly but she’s not stunning or beautiful to me. I love her dress though and prefer it with the wrap, I love the shoes but not with the dress.

  28. lala in nYc says:

    love the wrap too. really makes the dress for me

  29. benny says:

    She looks great. She’s always been one of the most beautiful, and best dressed, actresses in Hollywood.

  30. Bella Mosley says:

    Stunning as always.

  31. Samigirl says:

    I HATE the shoes. Blasphemy, I know. And that foundation is TERRIBLE. They make TONS of darker foundation. She should look into it.

  32. Chris says:

    Pretty good, but I’m a bit meh about the hair.

  33. heathen says:

    I love the wrap but think the dress is great too. It may just be the “body” in the dress and not the dress itself, but I think she looks fabulous.

  34. Scorpiana says:

    I think Ms. Berry looks fabulous as usual; though the argument could be made that she’s experiencing “foundation issues” a bit. LOL Nevertheless, the entire ensemble speaks of understated elegance. You can’t do much better than that, at any age. As for her Oscar for Monster’s Ball, I saw the movie and think the award was well deserved. I found her performance to be moving AND authentic. She rocks!

  35. Jacq says:

    That waist! That skin! That bitch!!

  36. Newbie says:

    for me, the wrap ruins the look. she’s got such a great body. there’s no need to wrap a scarf around that figure-huggin’ dress!

  37. Incognita says:

    Simply gorgeous!

  38. Trippin says:

    Her eyes looks kinda dead, she never looks happy with herself and she’s beautiful.