Anne Hathaway in whimsical Valentino at the NYC Ballet Gala: lovely or awful?

Here are some new photos of Anne Hathaway at last night’s New York City Fall Ballet Gala. Annie wore Valentino. Thoughts on the dress? Thoughts on the hair? Thoughts on how she looks overall? I have to admit, I kind of like how she looks overall – she’s more than the sum of her parts. If I’m just looking at her hair (which is slowly growing out since she chopped it all off for Les Mis), I think she looks awkward. But put it with some decent makeup, an unusual dress and a great attitude… she pulls it off. The dress feels slightly dated, but there’s enough whimsy to it, and I think Anne’s hair makes it seem more modern, honestly.

Annie is BFFs with Valentino, you know. He loves her and she loves him. So it makes sense that Valentio Garavani declared that HE made her wedding gown:

Anne Hathaway will be a beautiful Valentino bride! Designer Valentino Garavani told E! News Thursday at the New York City Ballet’s fall gala that he “did the dress” for Hathaway’s upcoming wedding to Adam Shulman.

The 29-year-old actress became engaged to actor Shulman in November 2011 after dating for nearly three years.

“She’s a very good friend of mine,” Garavani told E! News. “She’s like my daughter.”

The bride-to-be also attended the fall gal Thursday and looked stunning on the red carpet in a sheer floral dress. The Les Miserables actress herself, however, has stayed very quiet about her upcoming nuptials.

In July, the Dark Knight star told The Associated Press, “I haven’t done the wedding dress thing yet. That’s somewhere in the future.”

[From Us Weekly]

So does she already have the dress or what? Is her wedding coming up sooner than we expected, or is Valentino just being… Valentino? Is just declaring that he has already designed the gown as a way to force Anne to not go with any other designer?

I’m also including some more photos from the Fall Ballet Gala – some pics of Valentino, because, HAND TO GOD, he looks like an Oompa Loompa. Also, Sarah Jessica Parker, another one of Valentino’s girls, also wearing Valentino, obviously. I like her dress despite SJP’s styling of it. And I’m sorry, but that cape/coat thing is fug with the dress.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Vee says:

    Love Anne and her face, not a fan of the dress. SJP’s dress is gorgeous, not the cape.

  2. SmokeyBlues says:

    Awful cape. Awful!
    Anne looks beautiful but a bit like a pinhead. She needed something to balance that huge dress and billowing sleeves with her dainty little head. I think both dresses are amazing though!

  3. Kaye says:

    I like Anne’s style. She always looks like an individual and she stands out from the pack of cookie-cutter blondes.

  4. Ann says:

    She’s rocking the short hair! Adorable and chic!

    • KellyinSeattle says:

      Anne looks great; I just got my hair cut like hers! But the dress reminds me of a spiderweb or something. SJP – like her dress and she looks better than she usually does.

  5. little-red says:

    She is quite beautiful in this dress. The dress itself is beautiful. Her hair looks better grown out a bit and the makeup is very nice.

  6. Dinah says:

    She would look undeniably spectacular had the dress been sleeveless. Gamine chic.
    The poofy sleeves & high neck together just don’t work- overwrought 60’s style.

  7. cmc says:

    She looks lovely. I actually really like her short hair when it’s styled this way. Very pretty.

  8. MsCatra says:

    Hate the dress. LOVE her hair. It’s growing out quite nicely.

    • Coconut says:

      Agreed. Both ladies look great from the neck up. The dresses look like Las Vegas matrons.

      • Sassy says:

        Yes, Anne’s dress looks like the type of thing an older woman who didn’t want to expose her arms or neck would pick for a formal event. SJP – don’t know what to say – she isn’t looking good. Valentino is a hoot. Anyone see the movie documentary. What a queen! I wonder if Anne met him through her former Italian boyfriend?

  9. Sabrine says:

    The dress on Anne is different and beautiful. I like the long sleeves. Her hair is growing out and it’s very flattering on her.

    That thing SJP is wearing on her dress is not a good look.

  10. Lila says:

    Her hair looks amazing. Its amazing the difference an inch or two can make. Only like the dress from the waist up, though.

  11. Saffer_Mel says:

    I’m not even an Anne fan but she looks BEAUTIFUL! That face….

  12. Green_Eyes says:

    Much better than the SJP look.

  13. Samigirl says:

    I think Anne is just lovely. Love her hair, dress, make up. She looks like a pixie or wood nymph, and it’s very pretty.

  14. Nessa says:

    I love her hair like that, too. She can totally rock it!! (I most definitely could not.) Her dress is awful, though.

    I love SJP’s dress. The cape is horrendous, but she looks great without it.

  15. Micki says:

    I like her dress and she has the right colours to complement the style.Short hair suits her.
    I like SJP dress too and the cape but separately.

  16. mia girl says:

    I love Anne’ whole look.

    But, I admit that I am looking at her through rose colored glasses today…I watched the new behind the scenes clip from Les Miserables this morning and am so impressed with the whole cast. So really, Anne could be wearing a Valentino shopping bag as a dress and my goodwill would have me praise her!

    I am sooooooooo excited to see this film! Gah!

  17. Janet says:

    Like both dresses. Hate the cape thing. Love Hathaway’s haircut. Too bad SJP is so fugly.

  18. Blue says:

    That cape is not the look for the dress and I could have done without the necklace. But I prefer it over Anne’s dress.

  19. Erinn says:

    Not a fan of either dress, though SJP is better. Anne looks like she rolled around on a forest floor. I do like how her hairs growing out, it’s a lot cuter now than it was when she first cut it.

  20. Mia 4S says:

    I get the feeling Anne is going to be the supporting actress favorite at the Oscars if Les Miserables is good. She’s having a really strong and popular year. Plus she pulled off Catwoman and shut up the press who were skeptical, that’s no small feat.

    Dress is too old for her, but it suits the venue.

    • lily says:

      I’d rather see Amy Adams win this year with The Master. In my opinion she’s much more talented than AH.

    • lily says:

      I’d rather see Amy Adams wins this year with The Master. In my opinion she’s much more talented than AH.

  21. Apples says:

    Her makeup is stunning and her growing out hair adorable. (She cut it for a movie role).
    Dress= yikes, though the soft brown is beautiful with her skin coloring.

    I pretty much disliked the whole runway for this Valentino season. There’s a shop on Newbury St. in Boston and my friend and I were surprised at how much better the RTW clothes were than the runway stuff. The staff was also kind of sweet rather than try-hard snobby. About on par with Barney’s prices, though.

  22. spinner says:

    Anne looks exquisite. Really loving her hair. SJP needs to stand up straight. She is starting to look very matronly.

  23. ladybert62 says:

    LOVE her hair – hate the dress. And SJP is beyond horrible.

  24. Rav says:

    SJP dress and cape on the runway looked divine. The model was taller and the dress didn’t drag around the feet. The cape on the model came to her knees and the outfit as a whole looked beautiful. Obviously different lighting and make up has an effect.

  25. Marta says:

    Anne H is looking as beatiful waif, dress by Valentino is making her VERY aristocrats and english looking which I love on her. sarah JP is looking as old and ugly dwarf.

  26. DanaG says:

    Like SJP’s dress but that is all. Hate the hair, jacket and chunky jewelry. Just because she did a show where she was supposed to have great taste in clothes doesn’t mean she actually does. I often find her style way off point and she has no idea what real style is all about. Just being SJP doesn’t make something a hit. Love Anne’s hair and the dress is nice a little old I think for her.

  27. says:

    I think Anne’s hair is looking really nice and her makeup is perfect. The dress looks like something the Forest Fairy would wear, and that’s not a compliment.

  28. lori says:

    With the short hair Anne is very Liza Manielli for me.

  29. Ranunculus says:

    Both dresses are gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. SJP can pull it off, Anne not so much. For a dress like Anne’s you need to be beyond stunning. I find AH a bit .. I don’t know pretentious, mediocre, just have never been a fan. She is a bit like the female Jake Gyllenhaal to me.

  30. vanessa says:

    Anne looks stunning here. Love her hair and makeup!

  31. TG says:

    I love both Anne’s and SJP’s dresses. I am finally loving Anne’s pixie cut. I thought she looked horrible for the longest time but now it is looking fab. I wish I could wear clothes like that.

  32. serena says:

    Ew the cape seems like an old cloth to me.
    Also I love Anne’s hair and make-up but the dress is seriously fug. Valentino should treat better his ‘daughters’.

  33. lem says:

    I absolutely LOVE her hair like that. That makes me really really really want to go and cut mine off again. Le sigh.

  34. Mara says:

    SJP dress is really stunning but Anne s dress is not that nice .

  35. ramona says:

    I don’t like Anne or her terrible dress, but the hair is at the PERFECT length.

  36. carrie says:

    my grand mum might dream on her dress like curtain

  37. rumbleseat says:

    The dress is different and pretty, and it works nicely for the ballet. She looks like she should be the heroine in an English lit novel.

  38. susie cue says:

    what died on SJP’s head??

    I also LOVE Anne’s short hair. She’s working it!

  39. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Her face looks beautiful. That dress would normally make me vom but somehow she’s working it.

  40. Eleonor says:

    My first thought on H. dress: don’t like it, but looking carefully the pictures… I Love it, it’s a see through dress, it’s regal, I Like it.

  41. Rachface says:

    Ooof. Anne’s dress either needs to be A) sleeveless, or B) crop the sleeves to elbow length, take them in to be snug, and hem the dress to just past the black patterning

  42. Fashion Spy says:

    For some reason Anne Hathaway has always irked me – I feel bad cos she is comes across as a lovely person, professional and pretty … but I just don’t “get her”

    However, she is rocking this look! Her hair is looking fabulous and that dress looks amazeballs on her! I just read that it took 900 hours to make …

    SJP needs to lose the cape and lighten up on that eyeliner … otherwise that dress is awesome too.

  43. miriam says:

    The dress is disgusting!

    But her makeup and hair look wonderful. She really wasn’t pulling off the supershort cut before but it is styled very well here. And she doesn’t look gaunt for once.

  44. Nina says:

    Both dresses are exquisite and truly unique. I like that neither of the girls are conventionally gorgeous, at least in Hollywood terms. Valentino is a master… he’s just lost sight of what works on him.

  45. Anna00 says:

    I love SJP’s dress.

  46. Tom says:

    I can’t stand her.

  47. Stacia says:

    BOTH DRESSES ARE FLOWERY AND FUG! Slap those things on curtain rods and hang’em up.

  48. MST says:

    I know I’m in the minority, but I think that Anne Hathaway is homely and goofy-looking. And SJP still looks like a Transvestite Donkey Witch.

  49. Marianne says:

    Im not a big fan of Anne’s dress, but I love her hair. It looks really cute like that.

  50. pinchofsalt says:

    Anne has amazing features. She looks so good with her hair like that. Grrr… And the dress is stunning.

  51. Lex says:

    I thought Sarah Parker used to have eyes…? (P.S. I can’t bring myself to use peoples’ middle names)

  52. Gaby says:

    Anne looks like a freakin’ goddess! SJP…not so much

  53. lisa2 says:

    Ok.. I love Anne’s hair. I have a similar cut. just on a black girl. lol
    I don’t think the dress is doing anything for her and she is not really doing much for it. I actually love the whimsy of the dress, but something about it and her together is a mixed match.

    I love SJP’s dress.. hate the necklace and her hair and makeup. Not sure I like the belt either but it’s not that horrible. She needs to stop with the eyeliner around the entire eye. She has tiny tiny eyes and that black liner makes her look like she doesn’t have any eye balls or whites. ewww.

  54. Adrien says:

    I love Anne’s and SJP’s dresses. Love Anne’s hair. SJP is starting to look like Bette Midler.

  55. lbeees says:

    LOVE Anne’s hair and makeup, really despise the dress.

    SJP’s dress, however, I find quite pretty. Not the dreadful cape though, that is horrible.

  56. M says:

    I love her hair at this length. Its too bad it wasnt this length during TDKR press tour because its perfect.

  57. GoodCapon says:

    Anne: Love the hair, fug dress

    SJP: I would love to have that dress! Fug makeup though

  58. Hakura says:

    Anne – The neckline for the dress is all wrong, & stops in such a way that it looks made for an old woman. Did anyone else notice how long her neck looks in these pictures? She looks likea giraffe.

    Still don’t care for her short hair, but it’s getting better as it grows. The only thing I’m ever jealous of her is that beautiful/unique eye color.

  59. Mari says:

    Now that Anne’s hair has grown a little, I love how the haircut looks like now.

  60. Ella says:

    Why is Tan Mom at the NYC Ballet Gala?

  61. Luke says:

    Agreed – I don’t love the dress, but AH is pulling it off with attitude. The shorter hair still makes me think she could pull off Judy Garland if that biopic ever happens. They’d just to reverse the tricks they used to make Meryl seem tall in Julie and Julia.

    I watched that documentary about Valentino, and he’s kind of gross, very snipey relationship, and “fixes” things with presents.

  62. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    I love it from the neck up. Annes face and hair look lovely. Not a fan of dress.

  63. mln89 says:

    i like anne’s hair a little more grown out. the dress is atrocious though, and she still looks really skinny. i love sarah jessica’s dress without that HORRIFYING coat on top.