Emma Stone in green Valentino at the Venice Film Festival: beautiful or basic?


The Venice Film Festival kicked off yesterday. YAY! I love the Venice Film Festival. The photos are almost always great. The kick-off premiere event was for that bizarre (and allegedly awesome) film Birdman. Michael Keaton is the eponymous Birdman, and Ed Norton and Emma Stone figure into the story as well. Some early Oscar prognosticators believe that Keaton is a sure thing for all the awards. We’ll see. Anyway, let’s talk fashion! For the premiere, Emma Stone rocked this dark green (it reads as black in some photos, but it is in fact green) Valentino gown. LOVE IT. I really do. I like that Emma takes chances with her red carpet choices but it’s gotten to the point where she’s really hit-or-miss. I love that she chose a relatively simple, elegant, classic look. Apparently, she just got a haircut too. Bangs.


Here’s Emma in Proenza Schouler at the earlier photocall – I usually think Proenza Schouler is so overworked and try-hard (trying-hard to be “different”) but I kind of like this. Maybe I like it because it seems like the most edited look I’ve ever seen from the label.


Here’s Michael Keaton plus Ed Norton and his wife Shauna Robertson. Shauna gives me Vera Farmiga vibes.



Liya Kebede is everything in this Alberta Ferretti. If you’re going to go with a black gown at a film festival, it should be the coolest, most dramatic black gown. I love this.


I don’t actively dislike Sarah Gadon, I just don’t understand why she’s a thing. She has very little on-screen presence and I really don’t think she’s a very gifted actress at all. But she keeps getting roles in decent-to-good films. I don’t get it. Anyway, her Armani Prive gown was so blah. Maybe I would have loved it on Cate Blanchett, but on Gadon… it just seems basic.


Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Abbott says:

    And so begins Beetlejuice’s road to the Oscars…

    • mimif says:

      Lol Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice. Why is he standing like that? It’s making me uncomfortable.

  2. Kali says:

    LOVE both of Emma’s looks and Liya Kebede looks amazing (but also not really fair as she would look like a goddess in a sack).

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Both dresses are GORGEOUS. Emma looks great in that deep green. I’m not wild about her hair, but I don’t hate it either.

      • Kali says:

        @Kitten – I’m not a personal fan of her haircut at the moment either but I really love the contrast between her hair and the dress. I like that she’s got this gorgeous princess dress and then this quite funky choppy bob.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Yes totally agree. The juxtaposition works here. Emma looks amazing–better than anything I saw at the Emmys TBH.

      • jammypants says:

        I actually kind of like her hair

    • SpookySpooks says:

      Emma has to be the prettiest young American actress working right now. And one that actually has an awesome personality. She looks great in that dress and I love her hair.

      • Kali says:

        @Spookyspooks – I just went and saw “Magic In the Moonlight” tonight (I’m not a Woody Allen fan but a friend really wanted to see it). She is just stunning in that movie. The lighting guys did a stupendous job on her, she basically looks like an angel the whole entire time (and I swear that sentence sounded less creepy in my head – but seriously, 3 point lighting like a boss in the movie…).

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        She’s impossible not to like and she’s quite talented as well–so much screen presence. The only thing I can’t stand about her is her geeky-ass boyfriend, but she seems happy with him so eh.

      • SpookySpooks says:

        I like the geeky ass boyfriend too. As far as imaginative celebrity BFFs go, she’s my first pick 😀

      • Kali says:

        @ Spooks – I quite like Andrew Garfield too! If you haven’t already seen “Boy A”, it’s very worth seeing. Not an easy watch but he’s fantastic in it.

    • JH says:

      Yes! Basic? Not a chance. She looks incredible in each outfit. And I’m loving the red hair and bob. She’s so great.

    • Kali says:

      Is anyone else seeing Lupita’s Oscar dress in what Emma’s wearing? Just in a different colour, obvs 😄

      • Lucy says:

        Actually, I remember she called the dress she wore at one of the premieres of TASM 2 her “Lupita Dress” because of how soft and flowy it was! She was telling an interviewer “Gosh, I wish I was Lupita”.

      • Senaber says:

        Where is lupita? I miss her!

  3. PunkyMomma says:

    Who knew that Michael Keaton and Bruce Willis had been separated at birth?

  4. cr says:

    I like the color of Emma’s dress, not overwhelmed by the dress itself.
    I also like the color of Shauna Robertson’s dress.
    Liya Kebede looks like a duster.

    No epic fails on this RC, but nothing really popped either.

  5. bns says:

    Here for Edward Norton.

    • Jen2 says:

      Same here. First time I have ever even seen his wife.

      • Sullivan says:

        I didn’t know he had a wife. If Courtney Love and Salma Hayek are any indication of Norton’s taste in women, his wife must be interesting. Is she an actress?

      • stellalovejoydiver says:

        nope, his wife is a producer, mostly for Judd Apatow movies.
        Lainey had a juicy blind item about him, he is apparently not faithful.

      • hutter says:

        She’s a producer. They have a child together as well.

  6. hutter says:

    The hair’s a bit Taylor Swift, which is not good but I like the simplicity and elegance of the dress. And Emma’s just so darn pretty!

  7. Lucy2 says:

    Glad Emma is back to the darker jair, it suits her. I love the dress but it is a little too low-cut and open in the front.

  8. MrsBPitt says:

    I have always loved Michael Keaton! Don’t even know why, but I do!

    Emma looks gorgeous! What I would give to have her beautiful skin….the only thing, she could have rocked a few small pieces of jewelry.

    Ed Norton is such an awesome actor, and his wife DOES look like Vera Famigla!

    The black gown is striking! I love it! The Armani…BORING!

    • Ag says:

      i second the love for the green dress, edward norton, and the black dress. 🙂

      as an amusing aside, edward norton goes by “edward” because his dad, an environmentalist, goes by “ed.” i found this out while listening to a talk by ed norton on his work in china, and someone asked him about his son (which was a bit odd for the setting, but i wonder if some people came there expecting to hear the actor talk about his involvement in environmental causes, and got his dad instead). either way, both eds/edwards do good things for the environment. 🙂

    • Bob Loblaw says:

      I fell for Michael Keaton on the Night Shift when I was 15, been a fan ever since.

  9. elo says:

    I hate her haircut, but I’m really glad she is back to red. The dress is a little meh for me but I love the Proenza look.

  10. Karen says:

    A statement necklace would have taken that look from pretty but standard, to freaking a-maz-ing. But I’ve been waiting for non-cocktail statement jewelry to come back for a while now.

    We all know its all borrowed – its not like they’re paying for it. Give me some diamonds! A necklace, a bracelet, something!

    • SpookySpooks says:

      I actually think a big necklance would ruin it. It looks simple and elegant like this.

  11. Nev says:

    yes Liya yes!!!!

  12. Nope says:

    I just can’t look at Emma anymore without feeling disappointed with her, I can’t believe she is doing another Woody Allen movie!

    • Miss Bennett says:

      She’s doing another film with him because she signed on before Woody’s daughter spoke out and gave those interviews. From what I’ve read, she didn’t know about the seriousness of the allegations prior to agreeing to make the films. Neither did Colin Firth. And let’s not forget the fact that, whatever you think of Woody Allen, he was never charged or convicted of any crime. Of course, this doesn’t mean he’s actually innocent, but in the U.S.A., this means he’s legally innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
      Emma is not responsible in any way, shape or form for Woody’s sins.

  13. shannon says:

    I’m hitting Michael Keaton. Love Emma’s look but would love it more if she would gain some weight. Sue me.

    I’m a firm believer in Lainey’s blind items. I like Edward Norton too, but I have no problem believing that he is a douche that cheats profusely on his wife.

  14. Kiddo says:

    The trailer for that film looks hilarious. I think Michael Keaton is an underrated actor. Emma looks gorgeous, Liya Kebede’s dress is fabulous, and Ed Norton, the end.

    • Size Does Matter says:

      Where has Michael Keaton been and why did he disappear? The last movie of his I remember seeing was My Life with Nicole Kidman, probably 20 years ago. I like him, too.

      Was he Batcursed?

      • Kiddo says:

        I don’t know. I’ve seen him, but my cable package only covers movies up until about the year 2000, so he’s still culturally relevant in my viewing experience.

  15. Luciana says:

    Emma Stone is by far one the most stylish IT girls at the moment. I love both looks and I want her haircut!!!

    She always manages to look beautiful and elegant. Never trashy or too revealing (Hello, Jennifer Aniston!).

  16. eliza says:

    I always have liked Keaton and wondered what happened to his career. Nice that he is now getting Oscar buzz.

    I like Emma. I think she is gorgeous.

    • starrywonder says:

      He has been pretty funny in some stuff. I loved him in “The Other Guys” and I remember him being great in RoboCop.

      • Kali says:

        He was also in “Need for Speed” (please don’t judge too harshly, I have a massive crush on Aaron Paul so I sorta had to see it…)

      • Bob Loblaw says:

        I loved “The Other Guys,” Keaton was hilarious with his dead pan TLC references.

    • lylaooo says:

      MK makes me happy !!

  17. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Ed Norton is a really smart dude. See, he gets it. Just disappear for a little while and everyone forgets about what a huge shitstain you are.

    Great actor, though.

    • Kiddo says:

      Wait. What happened?

    • Kali says:

      @TheOriginalKitten – I’m assuming you’re talking about the Marvel stuff, eh?

      @Kiddo – he has a reputation for being difficult and was called out by Marvel specifically for being an @$$h0le when they were casting for Avengers. And now Ruffalo is Hulk.

  18. Tig says:

    I think MK’s Batman was very underrated- he was great! Totally agree he’s hilarious, but OMG that movie where he plays the recovering addict- that was gutting. Love all the clothes- such a nice change from the Emmy gowns.

  19. pretty says:

    wow she got lip injections. just got curious so googled emma stone 2007 and she had thinner lips. look at her now. wow

  20. starrywonder says:

    I want that black ball gown!

  21. Mar says:

    Green is Emma’s color- that’s for sure!

  22. serena says:

    I love so much Emma as a redhead! She looks amazing! By the way I love her Proenza’s outfit, but not so much the green Valentino.. it’s not fitting her well AT ALL and something seems to be missing (maybe a necklace or some bracelets?).

  23. Mrs. Darcy says:

    Michael Keaton has hit silver fox optimum hotness- wow. Who knew. Love the colour on Emma, am over this gaping, where do I put my eyes level of frontal exposure in dresses though. I don’t think it actually does anything for anyone,.

  24. Twinkle says:

    Emma has one of the best stylist who keeps her young, simple and elegant. Simple is the hardest thing to pull off. It takes real confidence to do simple. That’s why a lot of celebs feel the need to wear something all blinged out like a Xmas tree, eg, Kim Kardashian. (No self confidence)

  25. Pri says:

    Emma Stone looks gorgeous in green but girl need some colour/ sun. I don’t know who Liya Kebede is but she’s bringing amazing drama to the dress.

    And I noticed a reference to Vera Farmiga. I know her style is nothing to talk of and basic but I absolutely adore her!!
    Go Vera!

  26. kri says:

    Liya is perfection, as is Emma.Michael Keaton is a hometown boy for me, and he has never looked better. I’m so excited to see this film!!! He’s a quality actor. Go Michael!!

  27. emma says:

    she looks good, I wish her hair was styled a little differently though.

  28. emma says:

    she looks good, I wish her hair was styled a little differently though.

  29. stacat1 says:

    EMMA looks INCREDIBLE..loving her haircut.

  30. xoxokaligrl says:

    Sorry her look is godawful just like her acting.