Natalie Portman steps out in Dior for a charity event in LA: cute or poorly styled?


Here are some increasingly rare photos of Natalie Portman out with her husband Benjamin Millepied at the gala for the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The event was called “Noche De Ninos” or Night of the Children. It feels like it’s been a really, really long time since we’ve even talked about Portman, much less seen her on a red carpet. She made the promotional rounds last year for Thor: The Dark Loki, and we talked a lot about that clusterwhoops that happened for Jane Got A Gun (which got pushed back for a February release), but she’s been very quiet this year.

Natalie wore Dior for this charity event. The gown sucks, right? Why is Dior using such cheap-looking satin? Part of the problem is how Natalie styled the gown and how she’s (not) working the gown. Her hair is too beachy and undone for a formal event and she looks super-uncomfortable. Benjamin looks… well, I’ve never been into him, but he looks nice, I guess.

There are some rumors that Benjamin and Natalie are trying for another baby. Aleph, their only child, is now three years old. Sources claim that Natalie and Benjamin have figured out their work-life balance and they think now is the time to add to their family. Plus, they’re living for the most part in Paris now, I guess.

I’m including more event photos below, of Maria Menounos, Teri Hatcher (why is she everywhere this weekend?) and Jamie Lee Curtis (she looks fantastic).




Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Honeybea says:

    Terri Hatcher’s face! Aaaaaahh

    • Annie says:

      Uh huh. Wincing.

    • Jules says:

      I had the same reaction!

    • doofus says:

      yeah, seriously. and when you compare her to Jamie Lee who looks FAB, it’s especially sad. (ETA: I just checked because I had to…JLC has 6 years on her, too…)

      and at first glance, I thought it was Oscar Pistorius in the header before I looked at the woman standing beside him. YIKES.

    • Etheldreda says:

      I know! Ouch!

      She’s heading into Priscilla Presley territory, fast, and she’s only in her late 40s.

      Why do beautiful women do this to themselves?

  2. Tanguerita says:

    Jamie Lee for the win! Natalie’s dress sucks big time, it looks like something bought at the department store sale. But she could never dress herself.

    • Rocketmerry says:

      Jamie Lee Curtis is awesome. Looks fantastic here.

      • Snazzy says:


      • Betty says:

        I love Jamie Lee’s jumpsuit. It really flatters her body. She looks fit but isn’t thin in a skeletal way. Very healthy-looking. The fact that she doesn’t color her hair is also a bold move in this industry where youth is everything. Considering that I’m allergic to black hair dye, I might have to go a similar route once I reach her age.

  3. celine says:

    Natalie looks 40.

    • Serenity says:

      Must be the effect of the 3 year old. My sister has a 2 year old son and he runs her ragged. She ends up looking 105 years old when he’s been difficult.

      • Etheldreda says:

        I was going to say the same thing. Natalie barely seemed to age for years – she always had that adolescent look about her, even when she was nearly 3O. Now she seems to have aged a decade in just a few years.

      • GByeGirl says:

        I think that it’s her too-thin nose job and sudden penchant for aging soap star gowns that ages her.

  4. Dolce crema says:

    I like it, looks nice with her colouring

    • Sabrine says:

      I like Natalie’s dress. The draping is very pretty. I think that’s just a bad photo of her as I’ve seen better of her recently. She always looks like she wants to bolt, get home and into her jeans. Jamie Lee Curtis looks fabulous. Terri Hatcher looks worse than usual here. Her face, the color of the dress, the bad hair.

  5. Lilyvanilli says:

    Can any fashion girl identify Jamie Lee’s catsuit. I love it .

  6. Jane says:

    Natalie’s son looks more and more like Darren Aronofsky.

    • StormsMama says:

      Hahahahaha seriously? Was that a rumor?
      I’m intrigued.

      Also: I like Natalie’s dress and look here- she looks effortlessly (if beachy) softer here. She has a soft prettiness here.

      • PHD Gossip says:

        It was gossip accepted as conventional wisdom. Google photos of a young Darren and Alep. Look at photos of Darren’s other kid.

    • I Choose Me says:

      I know how tempting it is to go along with this narrative but if you see pics of Natalie’s dad who has red hair, you’ll see that the kid’s light colouring comes from her dad’s side of the family.

      • M.A.F. says:

        That is hair color. Anyone can get that recessive gene and trace it back to a grandparent or what not. I think they are talking about how his face looks more and more like Aronofsky’s.

      • StormsMama says:

        Interesting indeed…

        Did Rachel W have Aronofsky’s kid too?

  7. Kate2 says:

    The dress doesn’t bother me, if she didn’t look so uncomfortable it would probably look better.

    • whatsmyname? says:

      I agree, it’s her being uncomfortable that is the problem not the dress itself.

    • Eleonor says:

      I like the dress, very classic, but Nathalie’s attitude is totally wrong.
      Sharon Stone would totally kill it.

  8. lucy2 says:

    Jamie looks great, and I kind of like Maria’s dress.

  9. thinkaboutit says:

    She looks bad but the dress itself is lovely. Jamie Lee looks amazing for any age. Terri makes me sad. Maria’s dress is so bad. Remind me of Aunt Flo.

  10. LAK says:

    The dress looks too big for her and pinned badly to make it fit. The styling was clearly an afterthought.

  11. FrenchLily says:

    Jamie Lee looks fabulous ! Love her !

  12. kri says:

    JLC looks fab. Too much cheap fabric on Natalie’s Dior. Loving the color of Teri Hatcher’s dress, but her face…I feel like that chick from “Frozen” (aka Nicole Kidman) needs to have a “step away from the ‘tox” talk.

  13. JEM says:

    JLC looks fabulous – she’s the poster woman for aging gracefully. Maybe it’s all the Activia?

  14. A Fan says:

    Natalie Portman = poorly styled.

    [*But, what’s new?*]

  15. Debutante says:

    Natalies dress is way too long on her. And she looks very awkward and uncomfortable. She doesn’t look happy here.

  16. Jules says:

    Neckline is a little high but her face is always cute.

  17. Butterfly J says:

    The look on Natalie’s face (and her body language) reminds me of me right now… pregnant and barfy. I would bet $10 that she’s in her late first trimester and just trying to keep it together for a few hours.