Is Naomie Harris capable of pulling off this awful Marios Schwab gown?

These are photos from last night’s London premiere of Skyfall, the new James Bond movie. I was looking through the photos and first I thought, “Eh, maybe I’ll just cover Javier Bardem and Daniel Craig.” But then I took a closer look at the ladies of the premiere, and DEAR GOD. Let’s start with Naomie Harris. I like Naomie a great deal. I think she’s beautiful and she has that kind of intangible “ferocity” that translates very well in action films and dramas. I also think she’s drop-dead gorgeous. In fact, if these photos were just head shots, I think we’d all just be discussing how beautiful she is. But we have to discuss what she wore to the premiere. Because OMG. Naomie is wearing a gown (if you want to call it that) by Marios Schwab. Go ahead and look at the detailing. Look at the nude underlay and the sequined swimsuit, all of which has a sheer black overlay. Good God, this dress is AWFUL. It looks so, so cheap, so budget. It is beneath her to wear this horrible dress.

Berenice Marlohe is also in Skyfall, and she’s probably more of the archetypical “Bond Girl”. Berenice wore Vivienne Westwood Couture. I find it a big overblown for a premiere… it’s much more suited to one of the bigger awards shows. But I guess we have to admit that this is probably the bigger moment in her career, being a Bond Girl and walking the red carpet for the film’s premiere. So, I don’t hate it overall.

Dame Judi Dench is so beautiful!! I love her sack dress. I love her jewelry. I love her hair. I love her clutch. I LOVE HER.

Kelly Brook was at the premiere. Her dress is okay. Her rack is magnificent.

Naomi Campbell and her still-married fiancé were at the premiere. I really dislike Naomi’s suit. Dornin doesn’t look too pleased with it either.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Bluedog says:

    That swimsuit dress is the ugliest thing!

    Do you suppose Naomi takes off her wig to expose her balding head in front of that man?

    • Cuchulain says:

      AMEN on accounts. Although the women in the truly ugly dress is beautiful, even she cannot improve that dress.

    • Bread and Circuses says:

      OMG, there are two Naomi(e)s. I had my outrage flag raised until I realized your second paragraph referred to mean-Naomi, not swimsuit-Naomie.

    • Kim says:

      Both are going bald stop with the weaves,ladies

      • ZenB!tch says:

        All women in Hollywood are probably going bald. However, I only like to call out the ones I don’t like: Naomi C and of course The Cracken.

  2. Sandy says:

    It looks like a swimming costume with a sheer dress over it.

    • KellyinSeattle says:

      Or an ice-skater’s; hate when she spreads it…her legs look weird.
      Berenice needs to yank up her top.
      Naomi’s pants look like a teenager’s jeans.
      So there. 🙂

  3. Eve says:

    I thought Harris’s dress was Marchesa. That’s how bad it is.

    • Amelia says:

      Top quality snark, Eve.
      I happened to wander over to the Marchesa bridal site to see what kind of mess Lively may have worn and … Good Lord. I needed to wash my eyes out.
      It’s … *shudder* it’s a massacre.

    • TG says:

      I know me too. I was thinking are you sure this isn’t Marchesa. I still think Harvey gets a laugh everytime a starlet wears one of them. He knows that everyone else knows that the starlet is kissing his a**. I have never heard of Naomie Harris but she has a beautiful face. Campbell’s boyfriend is so hot. I bet they have a wild time.

  4. alons-y alonso says:

    Was my girl crush Rachel Weisz there to support Craig? Surely she would dressed nicely. She usually does

  5. marie says:

    Naomie is beautiful, her dress is not. Truly awful.

    And Dame Judi Dench could show up in a paper sack and still be wonderful.

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  7. QQ says:

    Jesus That shit is FUG! Who hates her…. And with that amazing face i would looooovveeedd to see her without all that plasticky looking Barbie Hair

  8. T.C. says:

    Naomie’s face is beautiful but that “dress” looks like those horrible get-ups seen on the runway at a fashion shows meant to shock. At least she will get the most attention out of all the female cast. They say there is no such thing as bad press, just press.

  9. Cathy says:

    OMG that dress is horrible. It’s about the worst I’ve seen. She’s to pretty to be wearing outfits like that. Someone needs to get her a better stylist.

  10. chloe says:

    I was not impressed with the dresses last night, Bernices would have been okay but it blended in with the red carpet being the same shade.

  11. lucy2 says:

    Naomi is lovely, but that dress is about the worst thing I’ve ever seen on a red carpet.

  12. Shitler says:

    Eh. I’ve seen worse.

  13. Vivian says:

    Checked the dailymail, Rachel was drop dead gorgeous in that lavender Chanel dress. Penelope wore a sparkling gold dress.–real-life-Bond-girl-Rachel-Weisz-comes-rescue.html

  14. Micki says:

    It looks like the designer tried to create a sophisticated negligee and failed

  15. L says:

    Also checked out the daily mail, and Judy Dench was wearing a 007 crystal ‘tat’ on the side of her neck. Which on anyone else would be lame, but on Judy it is AWESOME.

    • Amelia says:

      Oh, she did that last time as well for Quantum! There’s a lot of Oscar buzz surrounding her part in this ..

    • Belly says:

      Terrific link, tons of pics, ta for that. Had a giggle at Camilla’s awful dress, as well as the Ecclestone girl.
      Dame Judi is, as always, divine. Adore her!

  16. V4real says:

    Naomi Harris is beautiful but that dress. WTF

  17. emmie_a says:

    All the dresses are awful – and Naomi’s suit would’ve been ok if the lapel was black instead of bright white.

  18. kibbles says:

    Rachel Weisz and Penelope Cruz look better than both Bond girls. I don’t get why everyone thinks they are so gorgeous. They are attractive, have nice figures, but their faces aren’t stunning. There isn’t anything particularly special about them.

  19. StephanieMarie2685 says:

    I actually don’t totally hate the dress on her..Maybe because she’s so pretty it just looks magical on her..

    I hate the pic of her yanking the sides out to show the sheer inlay as that looks terrible..

  20. Amanda says:

    Naomie is very pretty, but even she can’t pull off this look.

  21. Diane says:

    Dame Judy looks the best of all of them put together.

  22. dee says:

    Nobody is capable of pulling off that godawful outfit.

  23. abby says:

    Naomi Campbell’s chest seems caved in and without that weave she is a completely different looking person…still a beautiful woman but high maintenance for sure.

    If anyone can pull off that fug dress it’s Naomie Harris with that slammin body!

  24. Melissa says:

    What is going on on Naomi Campbell’s chest?

  25. Skipper says:

    That’s the kind of crap I’d love to wear if I had the body and the occasion.

  26. Mia 4S says:

    It’s Dame Judi’s world, the rest of us are just living in it. 😉

  27. Viv says:

    I can totally imagine Naomi Campbell’s boyfriend telling her to sit in the corner for a time out when she has a tantrum. He looks SERIOUS.

  28. Aubra says:

    Maybe if the piece underneath were black also, but it’s still an awful looking dress, her strong face/jaw doesn’t help and she basically looks like a contestant on “RuPaul’s Drag Race.

  29. Jill says:

    I think she pulls it off nicely. If they put another sheer black layer underneath instead of white it would have looked a little better, and maybe change the blue color to a pale pink or pearl.

  30. j.eyre says:

    Naomie is stunning beauty. There is no part of that dress I like – I cannot conceive of a fix. Who puts a seem running down the center of a sheer net overdress? Who puts a sheer net over dress on anybody – unless they are mad at them?

    That Vivenne Westwood is going to be my fashion fantasy fodder for a while – gah! I love the drama of it and that woman wears the hell out of it.

    Kelly Brook looks great in that dress, even if it is only an OK dress.

    Dame Judi – always…

    Rachel (from Daily Mail) – I like the color. The neckline would be fine without the beaded cross panels. I am not a fan of the cut-outs, especially with so much detail. The back cuts an OK silhouette.

    Naomi Campbell – I stopped reading after “still-married fiance”

  31. Aubra says:

    When did Naomi and him get engaged? I know she’s been with him for a few years, but I NEVER heard of her getting engaged to him. Matter of fact she even posed for a pic with his estranged wife! LOL

  32. janie says:

    Naomie’s dress looks like my old competitive gymnastics leotard.

    And I like that girl’s red dress, but her makeup is just awful.

  33. Bread and Circuses says:

    Naomie Harris is so pretty I could stare at her for an hour. I won’t comment on that dress.

    But Berenice Marlohe’s dress! That makes her figure look incredible! I have to assume there’s industrial-strength undergarments at work, but she looks so hour-glassy and perfect.

  34. ks says:

    Isn’t that the same Vivienne Westwood that was SJP’s wedding dress in the Sex and the City movie? Different color of course

  35. bej says:

    Wow! Four beautiful women, Naomie, Berenice, Kelly & of course the Dame herself, Judy. Some amazing bodies, stunning faces, and in Judy’s case just pure gorgeous class all the way. The frocks, (again Dame Judy aside, as she’s in a class of her own & could wear anything)-nah, not so much. That sheer monstrosity is beyond ugly, the rest I’m ambivilent about. except for Berenice’s dress, which is such a perfect colour for her skin tone. As for Naomi Campbell, I can’t even tell if she looks decent as I’m always blinded by the nasty that radiates from her soul. Just ugly, no matter what she’s wearing, how she’s styled, or even what her face looks like.

  36. Time Out Travels D says:

    I wish there was a close-up of the earrings. They look so interesting!

  37. ichsi says:

    Uhm… I don’t ‘hate’ Naomie H.’s dress. I can see where they tried to go and I guess it would have worked pretty well if it wasn’t for the horrible nude underlay and the fact that she seems to be uncomfortable in it. But i love the earrings, dear God they’re beautiful!
    Berenice’s dress is over the top, but it fits her body amazingly well and Judy Dench is awesome, full stop.

    • lower-case deb says:

      that nude underlay made me think that it’s actually not an underlay. it just looks like either the sequiners ran out of blue sequins right before the deadline, or that they have just lost interest in it and decided enough is enough.

  38. Janet says:

    As incredible as Naomie-with-the-e’s body is, even she can’t make that mess look good.

  39. Suzie says:

    Naomis’s dress shouts: Look at me guys! I wanna get laid! It’s a cross between a circus piece for a trapeze artist and a sheer negligee adapted. It’s suits her if that’s the way she feels. Hard to believe though that it’s a designer label.

  40. Suzie says:

    The dress she wears afterwards is very flattering on her.

  41. lower-case deb says:

    oh dame judi how i love you.
    she, like cate blanchett and tilda swinton, can wear anything, even bad things and make them look better than they would be otherwise (on different people). how they stand, carry themselves, and that face.
    “say one bad thing about my hobosuit and i shall slap you in the face with my trout-beladen purse.”

  42. MsJAPrufrock says:

    I don’t find these two new Bond girls that beautiful, but maybe they are more compelling on film.

  43. karen says:

    Yes the dress is way horrible. But it was Naomie who featured on all the front pages the next day. Which was probably the whole point of it. Just to show who was the successful actress on this movie.

  44. alta says:

    Get over yourselves. Naomi ia gorgeous whether she is bald or dressed in a paper bag.