Emma Stone in red Lanvin at the ‘Gangster Squad’ premiere: lovely or not good?

Last night was the huge LA premiere of Gangster Squad, which… I’m actually kind of worried about as a film. It has a huge, sprawling cast and it looks okay in general, but I’m worried that there’s not going to be much of a market for a shoot ‘em up gangster film set in the 1940s-1950s. If you want to see a great film about that era of gangsters and the LAPD, you really should just watch LA Confidential because OMG does that film stand the test of time.

Anyway, this post is just devoted to the few actresses who appear in this mostly-dude film. Emma Stone was the It Girl of the carpet in this red Lanvin cocktail dress and gigantic statement necklace. Even though I’m not crazy about the look, she (or her stylist) put the look together very well. The necklace works well with the simple dress without anything getting overpowered. Oh… it looks like the necklace is a Lanvin piece too. Interesting.

Should we talk about the blonde hair and the bangs? I miss her as a redhead so, so much. I will not accept that she’s a natural blonde because the ginger just suits her so much better. As for the bangs… ugh. I can’t.

Also at the premiere: Mireille Enos (the ginger from The Killing) in Emilio Pucci. The dress is meh, but she looks pretty. I like that she’s trying. I also love that she’s married to Cameron from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Jaime says:

    Gah. The blond is just atrocious on her. As is the heavy makeup. I just don’t see the appeal of Emma Stone in general. *shrugs*

    • Beatrix says:

      I know, she’s just a cute, unremarkable girl who got a very, very lucky break. I see more interesting, beautiful and probably more talented women all over NYC…she hasn’t done anything to really irk a, so I guess there’s that…

      • CG says:

        I saw her once in NYC and the two guys I was with were like, “Wow, in person she’s nothing special.” Like, she just looks like every other downtown hipster girl who you wouldn’t look twice at if she weren’t a big star, you know? And I don’t understand how she made the best-dressed list for last year because her red carpet style is so dodgy. She’s another person, in addition to Jessica Chastain, who should fire her stylist.

      • Liv says:

        But her personality is quite special…dark voice and pretty funny. Plus she’s not dumb. I like her.

    • carrie says:

      i saw her at Deauville fest almost 2 years ago for THE HELP: she was very pale,very skinny with huge high heels with very colorful outfits

  2. andrea says:

    Her makeup is kinda frightening to me for some reason, and the hair (is it the cut/bangs or the pale blond on her pale skin?) just make it worse. The dress is all right but taken all together, she looks kinda old. Not one of her better red carpet looks for me.

    • T.C. says:

      The blonde hair plus heavy makeup age her 15 years. It’s not a good look for her at all. I see why they told her to dye it red. The dress is fine though.
      Mireille Enos looks like a knockout in that white dress. Very sexy.

      • Becky1 says:

        Yeah-I agree. She’s a pretty girl but the hair and make-up aren’t good. Blonde and bangs don’t work on her and she’s overly made-up. It’s kind of a harsh look.

  3. marie says:

    I’m definitely going to see it this weekend.. As for Emma, it doesn’t even look like her, not a fan of the blonde hair and bangs.

    • Little Darling says:

      Totally doesn’t even look like her save the smirky closed mouth smile she does.

      Gorgeous, gorgeous eyes though!

  4. bea says:

    I think everything looks too big on ES – the dress, the necklace, the bangs that make her head look pointy, and her shoes! Red hair def suits her better that blonde.

    I like the white Pucci dress – she has the right bod for it and “Cameron” is still kinda cute.

  5. alons -y alonso says:

    It may just be the combo of heavy makeup and really horrible lighting, but she looks like a vampire.

  6. carrie says:

    the color of her dress is matching with Sean Penn ‘s face http://celebrities.ivillage.com/photo/05qI6e9eqtgLQ?q=Emma+Stone

  7. La Calabaza says:

    Mireille Enos is almost unrecognizable. Not her best look. Botox? Nose job?
    As for Emma, God, she’s so skinny! I miss her Zombieland days when she looked hot and ginger.

    • QQ says:

      I think we are just NOT used to seeing Mireille either smiling OR with significant makeup but i agree ive been staring for a few minutes trying to sse anything i recognize as her face

  8. lucy2 says:

    The dress is cute but not great.
    Don’t like the hair and makeup, I feel like if she went back to red, she wouldn’t have to wear as much makeup or it wouldn’t be as noticeable.

  9. Buckwild says:

    She looks cute but IMO she looked the best when she was a redhead with about 10 more pounds on her. She looked so lovely then..now she looks like every other actress

    • smartyparty says:

      Yes I agree, she needs the 10 pounds back AND THEN SOME. I will say, with all honesty, that I would rather remain 20 pounds overweight and actually be able to fill out my clothes, wear a great dress and add that curve to it, and actually create a PRESENCE when I am standing in a room, than be a twig like this. The clothes are wearing HER, she is shrinking away, she is like a tiny mouse. I am a fan of her work but not a fan of how skinny she is now.

      • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

        I agree. I mean, look at her collar bone! You can see it stretch up to her shoulders, which does not look healthy. I really like her, but the shrinking away thing thats happening with her lately is not cool.

      • Annie says:

        So she’s thin. Deal with it. She doesn’t have to gain a damn gram to please any of you. She can be whatever weight she wants to it’s her body.

      • Liv says:

        Yeah, but I won’t pay for a film seeing her being anorexic.

      • oliveo says:

        She is shrinking away– wouldn’t be surprised if that necklace is placed there to cover up the majority of her collarbone

      • Lucija says:

        I wouldn’t mind her weight if she was always so thin, but she started loosing weight when she became “popular”. It feels like she’s falling under Hollywood pressure.

      • taksi says:

        She has gotten a little thin. But just speaking from my own experience, I feel like a lot of women get skinnier in their early-twenties. They start realizing their not kids anymore and cut out the junk food and start going to the gym.

  10. ds says:

    She’s just getting a bit too skinny, but I always like her on the carpet. And I like bangs.

  11. Kaye says:

    I think she looks cute.

    • Amory says:

      I agree. She’s young and she looks age appropriate. Not loving the shoes but overall I think she’s adorable.

  12. Jenna says:

    I like the statement necklace, but I disagree about it going well with this dress, which is no where near ‘simple’. Between the belt, the embellishment, the fabric and the contrasting pattern it’s a bit too busy. It’s overpowering her a bit.

    • Prinny says:

      I agree. I think the brooch on the belt would have been enough of a statement. But I do adore her.

  13. Flora says:

    She needs to eat some food and go back to being a redhead. She’s turning into Kate Bosworth albeit with acting talent.

    • Jade says:

      What talent? She was cute in Easy A but she’s played the same character through out all of her movies now. Very miscast in Gangster Squad, she’s definitely no Kim Basinger a la LA Confidential. We’re not watching a a character, just Emma Stone acting with her stupidly annoying quirky faces.

  14. Bubbles says:

    Why is she so skinny? She used to look so much better when she had a little meat on her bones.

    • MSL says:

      I just watched the house bunny and I was so surprised at how much curvier she looked. I never realized she had lost a ton of weight because as she became more famous, she got skinnier and skinnier and I had only seen her bigger movies.

    • stellalovejoydiver says:

      I think she might be into cocaine. She also looks older than 24.

  15. cheerfulg says:

    Seriously guys, why all the bitchin’?–The 80′s are back and Emma is winning. Actually Ms Stone would look amazing in a brown paper sack dress while carrying a brown paper sack purse and wearing brown paper sack shoes…all recycled of course.

  16. T.Fanty says:

    Mirelle Enos looks like she’s carrying a cup of coffee.

  17. madpoe says:

    Miss seeing her as a red head myself.

  18. GoodCapon says:

    I’m just going to echo what others here have already said – she looks better as a redhead!

    Her dress also seems to be made of the same fabric as that carpet.

  19. RN says:

    Does Ann Jillian know that Emma stole her hair?

  20. Michele says:

    She looks very pretty even though I’m not a fan of the dress or that big, chunky necklace. I like her hair and makeup but I still prefer her as a redhead.

  21. serena says:

    I have to agree with you on the bangs matter this time, Kaiser. It’s really awful, bangs and colour. She looks so bad as a blonde compared to how beautiful she was as a reddhead. sigh..

  22. Prinny says:

    I think production is starting on ‘the amazing spiderman 2″ soon. That’s probably why she is blonde. Even though she’s a natural blonde, I agree with everyone, she makes a better redhead.

  23. Jayna says:

    She looks like a teenager trying to be a sophisticated woman in that dress and not working.

    She became famous for her unique look. What a big mistake trying to change her look very early in her career. I don’t know one person that thinks she looks better as a blonde. Although, I think this blonde and makeup is a little better than recent pics of her. She did tell Ellen she’s not a redhead naturally, but it really made her face pop to me.
    She’s been a blonde for quite a while now. I remember all of last year seeing her as a blonde.

  24. mia girl says:

    The Gangster Squad trailers make the film look like a high school production of an abridged version of LA Confidential or even Miller’s Crossing. (LA Confidential – one of my favorite movies ever. So good!)

    I like Emma Stone, but to me, her acting style and looks are contemporary… and so I have a hard time believing her in period roles like in The Help or in this film, as 30/40s street-smart sex kitten.

  25. Marisa says:

    Emma looks like a belated Christmas gift.
    I love the Killing and Mirielle Enos…she looks amazing! So does Cameron Frye :)

  26. bobbie says:

    I think she looks gorgeous. Love the dress! I like her hair too.

  27. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    Her hair really looks like a wig here.

  28. JM says:

    Just too much! Too blond, TOO skinny, trying too hard to be a fashionista.

  29. Ruyana says:

    I really enjoy Emma’s acting. I also think she’s what Lindsay Lohan *could* have been if Lindsay hadn’t gotten derailed with sex and drugs.

  30. MG says:

    Enos looks gorgeous!!

  31. Cait says:

    I don’t understand the hype around ES…I mean, she’s a cute girl, but I fail to see anything unique or especially talented about her.

  32. Tig says:

    I love ES too- but she is so much cuter as a redhead- she has never looked better than she did in “Easy A”- however she does look good in red, even tho the necklace looks heavy enough to pull her over!

  33. Miss M says:

    I like Emma Stone and I think she looks great in any hair color, but blonde. The blonde washes her out.

  34. StaCat1 says:

    I think Emma Stone is gorgeous- though I think this look is overdone. Too much makeup and a bit overstyled.
    Mirielle Enos is gorgeous too. Both of them look worlds better more natural. I get it–it’s the red-carpet…but all the makeup and styling is drowning their beauty, in my opinion. Mierlle is one of my fave actresses out there right now. Solid actor and a true beauty. Carmeron Frye shot way above the rim when he married her ;)

    • StaCat1 says:

      Also Emma Stone is getting kind of skinny in my opinion. She doesn’t have the same look as when she was in EASY A. It makes me sad when amazingly gorgoues girls get skinny when they become successful in this business.

  35. Claudia says:

    I don’t normally get the bangs-hate; I think it looks flattering on a lot of people Kaiser and others think it looks hideous on… but UGH. Clip it back! CLIP IT BACK!!!

    It looks terrible. And the hair color in combination with her pale skin and even paler makeup (contrasted with blah lip and eyeshadow coloring) just make her look waxy and ghostly… like the faces of those creepy porcelain dolls you expect to see in the background of every horror movie. I miss her red hair. It gave a little warmth to her face.

  36. EmmyEmz says:

    I had to chime in here. I absolutelyy love Emma Stone. I think she is a lovely actress. I do believe she is getting roles Lilo would have got if she did not mess up her life. Emma does look better with darker hair. She is way too pale for blond hair. But she is a good actress. N yes she should put on a lil weight but to each their own. If she is happy n not terrorizing the public like Lilo then let her do her.

  37. mercy says:

    I’ve enjoyed Emma as quirky characters in small films like Paper Man, but I don’t buy her as a glamourous movie star yet. As others have said, she looks a bit like a little girl playing dress up and the clothes are wearing her. I get that she’s a natural blonde, but there has to be a more flattering shade for her beyond pale skin. And heavy bangs and makeup on that tiny face are a big mistake.

    Mirielle Enos is gorgeous, even in a simple nothing special dress. She looks classy and womanly. I like her style.

  38. INeedANap says:

    I really like Emma Stone as an actress, but I don’t think this role in Gangster Squad is right for her. She looks very young and thin, and not at all like a femme fatale. I think the role calls for a slightly older, taller, and curvier woman. Think Nicole Kidman when she did Practical Magic.

  39. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    Cast someone else in something!!!

    It’s a testament to how overexposed a person can be when I’ve never seen any of her films and yet I’m beyond sick of her. She’s cute and seems less obnoxious than some of her contemporaries and I admit that it’s more the system that operates this way and the inescapable fawning fanboy salivating that swallows up so much of the internet whenever the new one shows up than the actual person, but still, here we are.

    Why does Hollywood have to do this, ‘here’s the new one who has to be in/on everything junk? Why doesn’t Gosling take his own a nap for a while,, while we’re at it?

  40. Jennifer12 says:

    Awful; she looks like a Homecoming Queen. It’s too busy- a necklace like that needs to stand on its own with nothing else. The material, belt and necklace are too fussy and too much and the pumps are too matchy.

  41. Kat says:

    I like Emma’s dress, but as for her accessories, she/her stylist should have chosen *either* the brooch at her waist OR the necklace, not both. Both overwhelm her and pull focus away from the rest of her look.

  42. amber says:

    I generally would never wear two big match-y accessories, but also, I have never starred in anything, much less been to a premiere… as near as I can see, she’s a pretty girl wearing a dress that actually fits her, and she isn’t flashing her underwear or bra straps, shlumping around in Ugg boots, or wearing her sweatpants to inappropriate events; so I say, she can get away with expressing herself with this ensemble.

  43. dread pirate cuervo says:

    She looks good, but too old. I wonder if LiLo has a voodoo doll of her. I watched The Help the other night, which is the first thing I’ve seen her in. & all I could think is “this is what the Cracken was supposed to be when she grew up.” They have a very similar look.

  44. A says:

    I love Emma…I find her clever, pretty, and hilarious. Plus, she seems to be herself more than any of the other Hollywood stars her age. She’s not making a huge effort to seem relatable, or pretending she doesn’t care what people say about her, etc….

    That said, she must be 30 pounds lighter than when she filmed Easy A. Also, I know a few people who saw Gangster Squad at some early screenings and said she was laughably bad at playing the seductress :( I think she’s a great comedian and can play a superhero girlfriend well, but besides that I have my doubts about her range…Just thought she was outshone by everyone in The Help, and that was a comedic drama. Granted, her co-stars were Viola Davis and Jessica Chastain, so they would overpower pretty much anybody. It’s a tough business if an actress can’t do more than the rom-coms or girlfriend roles, and I wonder if Emma will be around in or as famous at 35. She may just be the next Rachel McAdams.