Scarlett Johansson in Atelier Versace in Venice: the best she’s looked in years?

This is one of the few times where I’ve flat-out loved Scarlett Johansson on a red carpet. Right? ScarJo is a pretty woman, of course, but I’ve never been crazy about her style. She either goes with unsuitable twee/bohemian stuff, or she goes too conservative. These are photos from last night’s Venice Film Festival premiere of Scarlett’s new film, Under the Skin.

Scarlett wore a black Atelier Versace gown with a big, beautiful, statement necklace from Bulgari. The gown would have been okay on another star, but on Scarlett, it is amazing. The fit is incredible, it accentuates all of her best assets and it makes her look five inches taller too. I can even appreciate how she chose such a Deco-looking necklace for this romantic, beautiful gown – while the necklace and gown don’t go together on paper, they work together on Scarlett. I even like that her hair is sort of loose and messy – this is the best she’s looked in a LONG time.

I’m also including some additional pics of Scarlett at the Under the Skin photocall. She wore a striped tank from “Sonia Rykiel’s Resort 2014 collection with high-waisted Roland Mouret pants and black satin Roger Vivier open-toe heels.” She looks sort of like a hipster sailor, but it works.

Also – she didn’t walk the carpet with her boyfriend, Romain. But she did sit next to him at the premiere. He’s cute when he’s all cleaned up and in a tuxedo.

As for this film, Under the Skin, I’m at a loss to describe it. Scarlett plays an alien. There’s a rave, I guess. Alien Scarlett wears a cheap-looking wiglet. Here’s the teaser trailer:

Photos courtesy of WENN and Joe Alvarez/WENN.

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  1. Anna says:

    I am not a ScarJo fan, but she looks fantastic here. I’d just get rid of the face shine.

  2. Allons-y Alonso says:

    This is one of the few times I will praise ScarJo. She looks absolutely lovely in that dress.

  3. Elodie says:

    On the photocall pics she is glowing but on the red carpet premiere, as much as the dress was stunning, I don’t know she lacked some je ne sais quoi…like no sparkle!

  4. Liz says:

    Under the skin is getting rave reviews in the UK with Scarlett getting particular good press, I think the film looks fantastic.

  5. j.eyre says:

    Oh, I think she looks majestic.

  6. Tessa says:

    She looks sweaty to me. Hot as hell and crazy beautiful, but a bit flushed and shiny.

  7. taxi says:

    Get that dress in every color, Scarlett.

  8. LadyMTL says:

    I love the dress but with one exception: those little cap sleeve thingies on her arms. Rip them off and she’d be absolutely perfect.

  9. TherapyCranes says:

    I really dislike the top of the dress. It makes her breasts look like they’re sitting weird. I don’t like it.

    • BW says:

      The dress is too small for her. The breast area needs to be at least a cup size bigger. And her hair looks like she just ran over from the gym.

    • Trashaddict says:

      Respectfully disagree. That dress totally defines une belle poitrine. Which doesn’t translate literally well, but I certainly wish I had that balcony!

  10. mkyarwood says:

    She suddenly looks 30! Soft and feminine, but strong lines. Looks good.

  11. Tig says:

    She is stunning! This is how you emphasis cleavage in a tasteful way.

    The comments re the shine- I guess they don’t live in a hot/humid climate- there’s not enough powder in the world to combat it if you’re outside for any period of time, and prob was additional lighting as well, which means more heat.

    • Tessa says:

      You can comment that someone is shiny, and understand that humans sweat at the same time. It doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.

  12. Lauren says:

    Best she has looked in forever. Can we discuss the massive square cut diamond on her left hand…

  13. truthful says:


  14. pao la says:

    She looks so much like Amber Heard in that hipster sailor ensemble. I love it.

  15. bns says:

    Very sexy.

  16. Samigirl says:

    She is flawless.

  17. Frida_K says:

    She looks great here. I think that getting a little older suits her. She’s growing into her looks.

  18. magpie says:

    ScarJo has really gotten her groove (and career) back since divorcing Ryan R. Blake take note.

    • mercy says:

      She’s a grown woman who’s been in the business since she was a child and had one of the best breaks early in her career that any young actress could have hoped for. If she went after film roles or wore clothes that didn’t suit her, that was her choice. Indeed, that started before she met her now ex-husband. She started trying to turn it around by signing with a high powered agent and doing more independent films and supporting roles while she was still with her ex.

  19. Nicole says:

    She looks so much like Amber Heard here (or the other way around).

  20. Bianca says:

    She looks great, and also a bit like she’s twins with Amber Heard.

  21. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I think she looks beautiful, but I don’t like her necklace with that dress. It confuses me.

  22. TG says:

    I agree she looks fantastic in a dress that would otherwise just be a boring red carpet dress for most anyone else.

  23. Susei says:

    she looks great. The dress is fantastic

  24. Anna says:

    Give. Me. That. Necklace.

  25. Nessa says:

    Ahh-maahhh-ziiiiiiing. That is all.

  26. Mandy says:

    That dress does look amazing on her. I like the “hipster sailor” look the best, though. I really, really want that outfit.

  27. mercy says:

    I liked some of the “twee bohemian” looks better, tbh. At least they were interesting, and she looked good in them as long as the fit was right. These looks are are on the bland side, and I don’t like the orange tan.

  28. Lauren says:

    Yeah, I hate to say it (because um I don’t like her) but she looks great. LOVE the Sonia Rykiel.

    I take some comfort in the fact that rear views show the dress gave her back-cleavage. Hehe.

  29. rudy says:

    gorgeous. and she can act too.

  30. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    Apparently she is engaged- see the ring on her finger.

  31. lisa2 says:

    I like the dress. It looks great and she looks great in it. I just hate that necklace with it.

  32. Norman says:

    Scarlett looks great.

  33. yuko says:

    I had to read the script for this back when I worked at a talent agency and they were still trying to attach a lead actress. It… was not a good script. One of those wandering things that at best would be a “director’s piece” because it just wasn’t engaging on the page level.

  34. lady_luck says:

    UPDATE: she’s engaged!!! That art-deco ring is her engagement ring. I didn’t even know she had a fella. lol

    But yes – this is the best she’s looked in a while. She appears to have lost a fair bit of weight and just looks slightly classier. Not sure what she’s been doing with herself, but she definitely looks better and less vacant.