Jessica Chastain in buttercup Erdem at London screening: lovely or blah?


Here are some photos of Jessica Chastain and Al Pacino at the gala screening of their film Salomé, a film that’s about what you think it’s about. It’s a telling of the story of John the Baptist and Salomé. Chastain plays Salomé. Pacino directed the movie, adapted from the Oscar Wilde work of the same name. Pacino also plays King Herod HOO-AH!!

Anyway, Chastain wore this buttercup Erdem gown on the red carpet. I have weird feelings about redheads in yellow. I’m not sure what it is, although many of you have pointed out that I seem to have weird feelings about yellow on a red carpet in general. Basically… I don’t really care for it but it’s not flat-out bad. The worst part is break in the middle of the skirt, which makes the whole ensemble look like a repurposed quilt.

Other stuff about Chastain… she was on The View last week and she opened up about the love of her life… her rescue puppy, Chaplin. He’s got three legs and a career in the movies! You can read more about Chaplin here. Jessica has also been outspoken in several interviews about the celebrity hacking scandal. While on the carpet last night, she said:

“It’s such a violation. To me they’re not leaked photos, they’re stolen photos. Me appearing nude in a film is my choice and I find it so terrible that these actresses have been completely victimised. Anything sexual which does not have the woman saying ‘Yes’… is a big problem to me, so I hope that we find out who these people were and we can go after them as hard as we can.”

[From The Independent]

She’s absolutely right.



Photos courtesy of WENN.

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37 Responses to “Jessica Chastain in buttercup Erdem at London screening: lovely or blah?”

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  1. Birdix says:

    It looks like she watched Sound Of Music then went into the bathroom in the B&B she was staying in and made a dress from the bathroom curtains.

  2. Kiddo says:

    It a dress up muumuu.

  3. Jackson says:

    I really don’t mind the color but the fabric in this style gown makes it look heavy and clunky. Like a homemade dress from the 1970s. Her makeup looks beautiful though.

    • Vizia says:

      Now that you mention it, this looks exactly like a homemade bridesmaid dress I wore in the ’70s….

  4. LAK says:

    I’m going to be shallow and focus on the fashion…..

    That dress would have looked fabulous without the dust ruffle attached at the knee.

    • Josephine says:

      Totally agree about the dust ruffle. I would like it without the ruffle, and it’s a refreshing cut and color. But oh the sisters look really smashed together and uncomfortable, and I don’t think that looks nice at all.

    • Rae says:

      See I feel even the fabric is heinous, so ripping off the dust ruffle wouldn’t have saved it.

      However, because of her comments, I’m giving her a pass on the dress.

      • FLORC says:

        The fabric really is the worst. It just won’t fall correctly for the style.

        And ugh. She’s speaking common sense. And her words are parroting what many have already said. Personal choice to be on screen without clothes argument.

        But hey. I’m no fan. I don’t think she’s that good of an actress.

  5. Jaderu says:

    I love her but it just looks like someone squirted mustard on the red carpet.

  6. Meme says:

    Love her but that dress is awful.

  7. GoodNamesAllTaken says:


    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      It’s so bad….she has such a stunning face but this dress just ruins everything and it fits so oddly in the bust area. It does her girls no favors.

  8. lower-case deb says:

    you know how in movies sometimes they would roll out of bed and just wrap themselves sexily up in bedsheets.
    she looks like she just rolled out of bed and wrap herself up in a valance.

    Try out our new line of bed skirts. Dress your bed at night, wear it yourself in the morning.

  9. joy says:

    As a pale ginger myself, it’s a no for me. In general I feel like white people look awful in yellow.

    • FLORC says:

      I’m fair toned and love yellow! It has to be the right shade though. And JC has rocked yellow before. It’s walking a thin line though.

  10. Algernon says:

    I think her body looks good in that dress, and her hair and makeup are great. She looks beautiful. But, boho-chic is not her style. I don’t have a problem with the dress, I just think it’d take someone like Cate Blanchett, Kerry Washington, Lupita Nyong’o, or Tilda Swinton to really pull it off. The dress is just a little much for her.

    Jessica has a tendency to overdress herself on the red carpet, like she wants to be a fashion girl but she really doesn’t have the personality to pull it off. She looks best in simple, classic styles, or even a little preppy. The best she’s ever looked on a red carpet was that metallic gown she wore to the Oscars one year and it was a relatively simple dress. She reminds me of Jennifer Lawrence like that. The simpler the dress the better she looks.

  11. Luciana says:

    She’s been everywhere lately. She ‘s the Jude Law of 2014.

    I like her hair and make up but the dress is doing her no favor.

    • Amanda says:

      Lol, you’re right. There’s an article about her almost every day on JJ or DailyFail. I like her as an actress, I think she’s fantastic, she has great talent so it’s sad she must resort to so much publicity. She used to be so private, now she’s slowly becoming annoying…

      • Luciana says:

        It’s a PR move to make her more fleshes out to the masses. People love gossips and celebrity system before their actual talent. After all, they pay for movie tickets.

  12. Hissyfit says:

    That dress is a NO!

  13. Jen says:

    damn. she’s gorgeous! what dress?

  14. belladonna says:

    I think she looks amazing. The dress itself has no life of its own but she gives it one. Her boobage looks envious!

  15. icerose says:

    Having sat through Salome ,Wilde Salome and the I hr Q and A with Stephen Fry (4 hrs in all)my admiration for this lady has rapidly increased. Having previously been unimpressed by the only two film roles I have seen her in I was awestruck by her Salome. She was not only translucent but moved from innocent girl to sexually awakened women to provocative vamp and on to obsession and madness with a skill that left me mesmerised. What a brave performance not only because she gave it her all but also for the nudity which was so integral to the performance.
    He intelligence shone through in the Q and A and she held her ground not only with Fry but a very erudite film audience,
    I also loved her deference to Al Pacino when he tried so hard to get her to take a seat by Fry indicating that it was his baby and he deserved the focus. Wonderful women. To be honest she could have been wearing a sack and I would have stood up and applauded her.

  16. TheCountess says:

    I’m so grossed out by Al’s appearance, the dress is an afterthought. Does he ever shower or shave? *shudder*

  17. mazza says:

    I love Erdem but he must have been asleep when he designed this dress.

  18. maddelina says:

    She’s so lovely! I actually like the dress and yellow on a redhead looks great. This coming from a redhead.

  19. bella says:

    this is the BEST i’ve seen her look – ever.
    i love everything about the dress – color, fit, style…it’s lovely and elegant…and effortless.
    she looks very comfortable and she’s wearing the dress – not the other way around.
    and her hair – finally – someone knew how to style her hair!!!
    i know i’m in the minority here…but this is my favorite look on jessica so far.
    i hope it’s a sign of things to come…she’s an extraordinary beauty and she’s a fabulous talent.
    looking forward to her styling being spot on!

  20. Mischa Jane says:

    God, her skin is so beautiful!

  21. kri says:

    It looks like a popcorn ceiling. Burn it.

  22. Almond says:

    Honestly, she does not look good here. I like her in her classic shape dresses, not this lampshade. But she’s just experimenting. My, Al Pacino looks happy to be there.