Liberty Ross in Balmain at the Cannes amfAR gala: trashy or magnificent?

More photos from last night’s Cannes Film Festival amfAR gala! I love that Liberty Ross came to this event. I love that not even a week has passed since Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart’s breakup was confirmed, and here is Liberty at a major fashion event, looking fabulous. Sort of. She’s wearing Balmain, and I’m sure we’ve seen versions of this look on other women. I dislike how exhibitionistic Liberty is with her body – remember her Oscar party look? Well, this isn’t AS revealing, although I bet Liberty flashed her beav to a lot of amfAR-goers.

Goldie Hawn in Halston Heritage. God, I love her. Goldie is 67! And she’s still a ray of sunshine.

Rosario Dawson in Vionnet. Does this dress have GIGANTIC shoulder-pads? OMG. It might have been interesting/attractive without the shoulder pads.

Irina Shayk in Elie Saab. There’s been a lot of hot pink at Cannes this year, right? It’s hot right now. I like this dress, even if it’s “boring” in only the way Elie Saab dresses can be boring. But I feel like Elie Saab gets a bad rep too often – this is a beautifully tailored, well-made gown that stands out, and it’s minimalism makes it striking and interesting.

Zhang Ziyi in Giambattista Valli Spring 2013 Couture. I would have hated this on Jessica Biel (she wears a lot of Valli), but I’m not hating it on Zhang. It’s a mullet dress though. Ugh.

Olivia Palermo in Roberto Cavalli. I’m surprised Olivia went “trashy” with an animal print and cut-outs. This seems out of character for her.

Audrey Tautou in Lanvin. I’m shocked she’s not wearing Chanel! This Lanvin is cute though. I guess she’s the kind of woman who can pull off a mini-dress when everyone else is wearing gowns. Also: I like her short hair!

Paris Hilton… I don’t know. Could be Cavalli or Marchesa. FEATHERS. Wonk eye! Her boyfriend looks about 16 years old too.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. DreamyK says:

    Yes, Liberty. We get it. Your biscuit store is open. Now please kindly close the curtains on your shop and make arrangements for private viewings only.

    • Gossip pro says:

      Hahahahahahahah that’s was funny but simply the truth

    • Annie says:

      Wow was that necessary?

      • ZigZagZoey says:

        Um, is any of this necessary?
        This is Celebitchy…Of course it’s necessary, and it was funny!

      • Tanguerita says:

        absolutely – because unlike your comment it was funny. It’s a gossip site, for Christsake.

    • Jenny says:

      I also wonder why, in a dress like that, you would choose to pose with your legs wide open for not one, but multiple pictures.

    • Lulu.T.O. says:

      Heehee! Not my favorite look on her for sure. And the eye makeup is way too harsh.

  2. grabbyhands says:

    I wouldn’t say trashy, just ummmm, awkward looking. But I would kill for her shoes.

    • Chicagogurl says:

      Seems like Rupert has a type. This totally looks like something Kristen would wear, only with chuck Taylor’s and bracelets.

  3. Abby says:

    I like Liberty’s skirt, but not the top. It looks like a robot costume. Goldie looks great–that dress would give a Big Bird vibe on anyone but her. Audrey is so skinny!! And Paris…. haha.

  4. Jess says:

    Liberty Ross is and always has been trashy as hell. I know she’s the wronged party and all, but did anyone really think a woman who married a guy like Rupert Sanders was going to be classy and dignified?

    Rosario looks ridiculous, Irina looks good (huge improvement), Audrey Tautou is perfect and Paris is becoming her mother.

    • Sarah says:

      Paris is absolutely becoming her mother! I know we all do eventually but isn’t she 20 years ahead of schedule? She looks like she had something done with her face – surgery? fillers? botox? Weird. She’s not even 30 years old yet. Why mess with your face like that? I don’t know why she doesn’t just make an appropriate business arrangement, I mean marriage, and go become a society matron. It’s your fate, honey, accept it.

  5. Rachel says:

    That jacket(?) looks like something a Star Trek extra would wear. I like the color. I just don’t like the weird plasticky puffiness.

    I like the bold yellow color of Goldie’s dress (love her), but I don’t like the Princess Leia slave girl type bodice.

    • ZigZagZoey says:

      Couldn’t agree more about the weird front of Goldie’s dress. She’s always had kind of a strange chest imo, and this accentuates it.

      Is it me, or does Liberty kinda look like she had been crying and fixed her makeup too quickly?

      • Willa says:

        I watched season 5 of Realhousewives of Atlanta reunion and Kenya I believe wore the same dress and color. It does have a weird top part which is how I recognized it.

    • misstressofsylar says:

      you’d be pleased to know Zoe S wore a red version of this to a Star Trek Into Darkness premiere and did it so much better!

  6. Renee says:

    I don’t like Liberty’s look at all. Hair is a mess. Bottom of dress looks like a diaper. Shoes are boring. Love Irina’s look. That Elie Saab dress is stunning. Why oh why is Paris around again. She’s like a fungus that keeps coming back.

  7. backwards says:

    I wish she would keep her legs together. The gap makes it look trashy and awkward.

  8. aims says:

    If Armageddon ever happens, two things will survive. Cockroaches and Paris Hilton. I don’t understand how this trick shows up at places that she has no business being in. Paris and Heidi Klum will show up at any event, without being asked.

    Goldie looks as lovely as ever. I really believe she glows from the inside out.

  9. janie says:

    Oh my word… is she kidding? I’m not sure what she is wearing? Good grief! I think Paris looks so pretty, she’s come a long way and finally grown up. She gives me hope for all the crazies coming up!

  10. ZigZagZoey says:

    Well, it sure looks like a trash bag made into a diaper with easy access to the biscuit.

  11. Pastyousayyouneverknew says:

    Liberty’s is hardly the worst look in the world but there is something very “off” about those clothes on her body. Rosario Dawson looks the best here for me – and lol, I didn’t even know Paris was still around.

  12. arock says:

    Holy feathers, Paris.
    SHe looks like a show girl from the Love Boat out for a night on the town. (shrimp cocktails and boones farm)
    so budget looking and trashy.

    • DEB says:

      Is it me or does she have a major Botox face now? As in she can’t open her mouth or even smile properly? At age 32? There are no words.

      • arock says:

        botox and some surgery? none of the hilton women seem to age well, its a combination of bad bone structure and hard living.
        Kyle- man hands
        Kim- meth face/ciggy lips/sun damage
        Kathy- looks like a human bandaid with too much make up

        niki has kept it together and carries herself well.

      • PinkG says:

        I noticed that too. I think Liberty has some work done as well.

    • Nina says:

      Ha yes. Or a big pink glittery duster that she can use for furniture…at least there’s one good thing that can come from that dress!

      I don’t get if she actually thinks she’s dressing well or if it’s part of her brand–tacky are us. She always wears way too much makeup, accessories, and not enough clothing.

  13. marie says:

    wow, NO to all of them, simply horrible.

    I love Goldie, but WTH Big Bird.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      There is so much bad here–it’s downright overwhelming.

      • BooBooLaRue says:

        Agreed. But I will be nice, I like Irina’s dress. That’s all. The rest of you are dismissed.

    • gogoGorilla says:

      +1 – I thought this would be the first common. I am kinda horror-struck by the lot of them. I seriously jumped backward when Goldie’s giant golden curtain came up.

  14. Jenna says:

    Did Zoe S. just where a version of this dress to a STiD premiere? I think the dreadful KBos wore a version as well to the Met Gala…

    • Jenna says:

      *wear. And to answer my own question. Zoe did wear a version at the Berlin premiere.

  15. Dedrie says:

    Everyone dressed in a dark closet, but Paris who was in her mom’s .. well lit wardrobe and full of knock off freebies..

  16. Elle says:

    It’s the same style of dress Zoe Saldana wore to one of the STiD events and it seemed to be a hit (maybe not on this site, though). I definitely didn’t see any comments referring to it as trashy. I’m on the fence. It’s interesting and eye-catching (especially the colors in the version Zoe wore), but I’m not sure if I actually like it.

    For reference:

    • Apples says:

      Hey, good link/research. 🙂
      For Zoe’s look, I wasn’t all that fond of the color combo. For Liberty’s look, I feel like it would be better if the skirt’s upper folds were flattened a bit (based on her body shape). But, I am shocked to say I love her top. It is futuristic and funky but, I love the fit. Liberty’s body is sick… those legs!

      • Elle says:


        I think the main thing I didn’t like about Zoe’s (and Liberty’s) dress is how the draping of the skirt causes that slit/opening right in between the legs. If it’d been off center, I probably would have liked it more on both of them.

        I will say the design seemed to be perfect for a Star Trek event. The shape/style of the bodice looks kind of like a uniform. I think that’s why I liked it more on Zoe; just felt more appropriate.

  17. Yup says:

    I love Zhang Ziyi’s look, and Audrey Tatou’s as well.

    Oh Paris. She’s always had a knack for making spendy clothes and accessories look dead cheap. Her magic continues here.

  18. ladybert62 says:

    All those dresses are horrible.

    • balehead2012 says:

      O, come on! Irina Shayk’s dress (whoever she is) is beautiful. And she has a great body.

    • VioletCrumble says:

      You’re telling me, Ladybert! Hasten, Jason, bring the basin! Too late. Bring a mop.

  19. Marty says:

    I actually really like Ellie Saab dresses. I think they are beautiful and very flattering on most people.

  20. megsie says:

    Maybe I’m just in a pissy pre-coffee mood this morning, but not one of these pieces is working for me. Love Oliva, Liberty, and especially Audrey but … yikes. It’s all bad.

  21. Jess says:

    Love Audrey’s hair and dress – just wish she had worn different shoes. And Goldie looks freakin’ awesome! Rosario is the hottest woman in Hollywood these days but I’m not crazy about that dress. Liberty’s top is great but yes, the skirt is a little too short. But she’s a model so she’s probably used to runway looks, which are usually a bit more extreme/dramatic.

  22. smee says:

    IDK, Liberty Ross looks bad there. Her hair isn’t good up and I find that dress super ugly. Thick material on the top with an unflattering neckline and weirdly draped cooch curtain skirt in a rubbery fabric. Weird.

    I almost liked the dress Goldie H is wearing except there’s something about the neckline that looks klunky.

    The pink gown is nice but the rest are ugly to me.

  23. MeganDraper says:

    What did Paris Hilton do to her face?

  24. Jane says:

    LR clearly had some work done in her face. Fillers, cheek implants. Madonna-lite

  25. NeoCleo says:

    Compared to the rest of the women pictured here, L. Ross is the epitome of bad taste and amateur styling. For someone with access to fat funds, she consistenty looks cheap and messy.

    This women is my “celebrity trigger” and the sight of her just trips my trash and burn switch to “on.”

  26. Lemony says:

    I hate Liberty’s dress & styling here. I think Kate Bosworth wore a magenta version of this to the Met Gala?
    WTF Goldie? I do love her smile, though.
    Audrey’s dress fits with her pixie vibe, needs different shoes though.
    Rosario & Irina should trade dresses-wouldn’t Rosario look amazing in the hot pink Elie Saab?

  27. NEENAZEE says:

    If all these dresses were hanging together on a rack and I could choose any one of them to wear on my fabulous evening out… I’d immediately get a stomach ache, then hives and probably have to cancel.

  28. kimmy says:

    olivia’s shoes are amazeballs!!!! *drool*

  29. novaraen says:

    Honestly the first thing I thought was that she was trying to look like Kristen Stewart. This is exactly the way she would dress…exactly! I agree though that standing like that with her legs spread isn’t the best with that skirt…seems she’s advertising.

  30. duchessofhazard says:

    Eh, NGL, if I had Liberty Ross’s body, I’d wear the same thing too. I like the fact that she’s not afraid to get it wrong. I love the top but the skirt’s a bit weird.

  31. Another Ann says:

    Looking fabulous? What???

    Honestly, the top of Liberty’s dress looks like she’s an extra from Tron. And the bottom looks like she realized she forgot to bring a skirt, so she wrapped a hefty trash bag around her waist a couple of times.

    She’s got a great body, but unfortunately she’s lacking in taste.

  32. Melissa says:

    Liberty’s makeup is awful – the dark liner at the edges and the nude lipstick do nothing for her. It makes her nostrils look like two giant caves.

    Rosario’s dress is a no-go b/c of the shoulder pads and the huge thick belt. Too bad, b/c she’s gorgeous! I like Irina’s look, hate mullet dress on anyone (Zhang Ziyi), and like Audrey Tatou’s look except for the shoes. They’re way too clunky for the outfit and for her frame.

  33. hot shoes says:

    shoes looking more hot when they are in gorgeous ladies feet’s 🙂

  34. Jayna says:

    Libert’y’s dress and makeup and hair a miss.

    That hot pink gown to die for. I want it.

  35. bridget says:

    It took me a moment to figure out why LR looks so off. Its a combination of things:
    She’s wearing a dress that several other women have worn before her, to high profile events, which means that she didn’t have access to newer piecea. Plus, it does not fit her – it’s baggy and off center, and clearly a size too big. She’s basically just thrown on a dress, and considering that AmFar is a huge event, if she had access to anything better you bet she would have worn it. Further, look at her hair and makeup: she clearly did it herself (and for a former model she did a terrible job). I’m guessing that the whole thing with Jimmy Iovine isn’t going well and that she’s networking in Cannes.

    • Another Ann says:

      I think she and Iovine are done. She was papped recently in a car with another dude, who was all over her.

      • megsie says:

        The other “dude” is her friend Simon. He’s the fashion editor with Elle US and he’s gay.

  36. gg says:

    Audrey Tatou as always for the win.
    I love the long pink Elie Saab though.

  37. Kosmos says:

    I really like Liberty, especially think highly of her for the way she so gracefully handled the scandal situation. She’s used to showing her body during her lingerie fashion shoots, which are very sexy but tastefully photographed. However, although her legs are nice, the open leg stance seems off to me and inappropriate for this event.

  38. lucy2 says:

    I don’t like any of these looks.
    Paris looks about 65 years old.

  39. onegirlup says:

    LOVE Liberty! HATE the dress! GAH!
    giddy up

  40. Nina says:

    Audrey tatou is gorgeous and carries off her dress very well. Love her look.

  41. Jennifer12 says:

    Liberty has always loved showing her body. Not my favorite, but she tends to go right up to the line but not cross it.

  42. The Original Mia says:

    Zoe wore the same dress (different colors) to a premiere of Star Trek Into Darkness. I loved her in it. Same for Liberty.

  43. Denise says:

    For a model she sure doesn’t know how to pose. (Still have to refer back to her modelling days every so often to convince myself she was actually a model.)

  44. VioletCrumble says:

    Meh, don’t care for any of them, although I haven’t any clue who some of them are. That kid with Hilton looks like he wants to call out, “Hur-yah! I just shagged the slutty teacher!”

  45. isjeh says:

    liberty ross looks georgeous as always and at peace.

  46. xxx says:

    Kate Bosworth wore a variation on this dress to the Met Gala.

    I think Goldie looks ridiculous. Her dress is unflattering and I just want her to go back to her 60s pixie do and update her hair!

    Audrey doesn’t actually wear that much Chanel. In fact she mightily pissed off Karl because she made some comment that she only wears it sometimes. He got very snarky about it!