Kristen Stewart in Chanel at the HFAs: awkward or stunning?


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Kristen Stewart was on hand at last night’s Hollywood Film Awards to honor her costar and onscreen mom, Julianne Moore. Moore won the Hollywood Actress Award, presented by K-Stew. My takeaway? Everybody loves Julianne. Everybody wants good things for Julianne. If Julianne plays her Oscar campaign the right way, so could totally win this year. Now, I’m not so sure what Hollywood power players think of Kristen though. She was as awkward as always when presenting Julianne with her award (this video cuts out the very beginning where Kristen had to clear her throat on stage).

I will say this – Still Alice looks like a really good movie. I kind of wonder if they couldn’t get someone better than Alec Baldwin to play the husband, but whatever.

As for the fashion… neither woman brought it. Kristen wore this messed up, ill-fitting Chanel dress which was TOO LOW on her chest. I felt like we were one cough away from seeing her breasts, full on. It doesn’t even seem to be exceptionally well-tailored or anything, it’s like Kristen grabbed a half-finished dress from a Chanel rack.

Julianne wore Balenciaga… the dress is inoffensive but the terrible bridesmaid shoes kill the look! As a matter of fact, her whole look has a weird bridal feel.

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  1. Annie says:

    She seemed uncomfortable in it, pulling it up constantly. She ended up having a few nip slips through out the night, including onstage. Why not fit the dress better for her? I really don’t understand it. Some minor adjustments would’ve been enough. But designers act like they’re doing stars a big favour by dressing them, and that should be enough.

    • skippy says:

      I agree, Annie.

    • CTgirl says:

      Or if you are determined to fight gravity at least put on some nipple covers.

      • Annie says:

        Honestly, I don’t think she thought she’d need them. She’s not the kind of girl who wears stuff to flash on purpose either. Her style can be sexy but still classy. I guess she got this dress kind of late and realized too late that she might’ve needed some adjustments or pasties. I really hate it when this happens, like Anne Hathaway’s Oscar gown needed so many adjustments, you’d think designers would be more careful with how their stuff looks off the runway.
        I saw Kristen’s dress and it’s perfect for really tall girls. They just don’t flash at all.
        Someone shorter definitely will.

      • CTgirl says:

        It looks like she was wearing the dress low to keep the length manageable. And anyone who wears a dress that low who has the sense that God gave a goat knows that you had better wear nipple covers.

  2. PunkyMomma says:

    That Balenciaga is horrific! Look at the French seaming on the shoulders and upper arms. So much going on in that dress. And the shoes! Why didn’t Julianne just wear white tights and go for the complete nursing uniform?

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      She’s a beautiful woman with terrible taste on clothes. It’s too bad. People always try to frame it as she “takes risks” and all that, but imo, she just wears ugly clothes.

      • Bridget says:

        She needs to hook back up with Tom Ford. When he dressed her for all of the Single Man stuff that was some of her best looks, and his simple, sleek aesthetic is perfect for Ms. Moore.

      • LadidahBaby says:

        I agree, GNAT. I adore her, think she’s a brilliant actor, but omg her wardrobe is just awful. And this white nightmare may just be the very worst so far.

    • krtmom says:

      No one should EVER wear white shoes…or sunglasses!!!

  3. pretty says:

    she seems mature in this video. Do you remember her in the Oscars when she was presenting with that Harry Potter dude? She was a mess and so cringe-worthy. hahaha i felt bad for him

  4. Kcarp says:

    I’m not a fashion person at all but I think Kristen Stewart looks good. She looks her age and even if she is as sour as a lemon she wears it well

    • Sullivan says:

      Yep, Kristen does look good. Not the best dress she’s ever worn, but she’s working it. That hair!

    • bettyrose says:

      I thought it looked good until I watched the video. The whole package is just awkward, odd dress on tightly wound girl struggling to remember a few simple lines.

      • j.eyre says:

        Oh, does it not move well? I have to agree, I love it in these photos but if a dress doesn’t move well, then what’s the point, right?

    • deehunny says:

      Yeah I actually really love the dress if it covered a half an inch more on top. I kind of like there is a peak-a-boo element but you don’t want an actual nip slip… I didn’t see it in motion so I’ll take ya’lls word for the fact that it kept coming down

    • Josephine says:

      Her hair and make-up are perfect. The dress would have been fine had it fit correctly. I agree that she looks very age appropriate. Too many her age look too mature in their outfits.

  5. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    KS’s skirt looks like a lampshade. There’s an interesting idea behind her outfit, but it doesn’t fit properly and was poorly executed.

    • mia girl says:

      The dress was stiff as a lampshade too. It did her no favors. It appeared heavy and with the barely above the breasts fitting, I think the weight is was caused her nip slips.

      I too like the general concept but not execution. To borrow a line from Clueless, the dress is a total Monet.

      Stewart’s hair and makeup looked great though.

    • Scarlet Vixen says:

      Kstew’s dress look like something made in an “unconventional challenge” on Project Runway. Like, the designer had 10min to run around a hardware store and then 8hrs to make a dress out of a painting tarp and thumb tacks.

  6. Tracy says:

    Julianne’s dress is an improvement, much better than her usual style. And Kristen looks beautiful and grown up, perfect hair and makeup. I love the dress, but it could pulled up just a tab bit more. As a Chanel spokesman, I sure it was tailored exactly as Carl L. wanted it.
    Being nervous and clearing her throat on stage it not a scandal or even interesting. I sure the Hollywood power players are fainting in shock or disgust. How about the Johnny Depp being drunk on stage? I Depp can get away with being drunk on stage, I think Kristen can clear her throat.

    • mia girl says:

      I’m not sure Depp is getting away with being drunk on stage. Everyone is talking about it and Kaiser actually tweeted about it while it was happening.

      Depp was pathetic.

    • Kaiser says:

      Bedhead will be covering Depp a bit later on.

    • Miss M says:

      Speaking of drunk on stage, what did you think about rob Pattison? He seemed odd …

      • Anname says:

        Seriously? You are comparing Depp’s slurred messy speech to Rob’s perfectly fine presentation? There was nothing odd about it, it just wasn’t very exciting, kind of like the whole entire event.

      • Miss M says:

        Did i compare or asked a question related to the topic? Take a chill pill.

      • yanina says:

        yes, R-Pattz was even worse than his ex at announcements. Anname – that’s my opinion and hopefully, I’m allowed to have it.

    • Div says:

      I love Karl, but his work often has an odd cut. Combine that with a dress that isn’t fitted, and it’s not good. At least the top is mesh so a nip slip isn’t that bad or noticeable. Agree that her intro was fine, she’s awkward but so much better than she was in the past.

  7. Jessica says:

    I usually think Kirsten Stewart looks terrible but I think she looks gorgeous here. I love her outfit and her makeup is stunning.

  8. wooley says:

    i love kristen’s outfit! it’s so unique

  9. Jess says:

    It’s hard to watch Kristen, I cringe with embarrassment for her. I’ve developed a major fear of public speaking the last few years and I feel like I probably look like her when I do it, ugh.

    The movie looks great, I cried just watching that clip, my grandmother got Alzheimer’s and it was so hard watching her decline. It was crazy how she could remember classmates and stories from high school 60 years prior but couldn’t remember who I was, such a terrible disease.

  10. JWQ says:

    She looks uncomfortable and sour (as usual), but I like the dress. Also the hair: she always looks like she hasn’ t washed it in ages, but I like it here!

  11. serena says:

    I like Kristen’s dress though. Julianne’s fine too, just I would have shortened the dress a little bit -not too much- .

  12. Intro Outro says:

    I am ANYTHING but a KStew fan, but I’ve been kinda sorta warming up to her as an actress lately. I still think her range is very limited, but I’ve read some really good reviews of her acting in Still Alice, Clouds of Sils Maria and Camp X-Ray. The fact that she managed to impress even Indiewire and Guardian critics really means something! :D So I will definitely give all 3 films a try.

    As for the dresses – neither KStew nor Moore look particularly good imo. Both outfits seem somewhat uncomfortable on them.

    • Dany says:

      I´ll definitely watch the Sils Maria movie. The trailer looks awesome and i love Juliette Binoche. I´m still surprised how good the critics are when it comes to Stewart lately. It seems that her “little movies” are worth a look. Somehow i have the feeling she isn´t that bad as an actress as people like to repeat and it´s more her bad reputation because of this Twilight stuff. Girl seems to feel too good and artsy to put real effort in big fantasy movies she just does for money.

  13. kri says:

    I see the potential behind KS’s dress-it could have been really interesting, but the house of Chanel has fallen further than the House of Usher. Queen Latifah is so beautiful, but that dress is off for her. I love her in jewel tones.

  14. poppy says:

    pretty sure those are the tops of KS’s areolas in the second picture.
    so ill fitted.

    JM- bless her heart that dress is fug.

    • Jag says:

      You are correct. I actually went back and looked prior to reading your post because I saw other articles shouting that she had a full-on nip slip while presenting and it was so horrible because it was in front of her ex in the audience. Makes me laugh the way some people say things. But yes, the picture just before the one showing the back of the dress definitely is a double slip.

  15. maddelina says:

    Kristen was the most beautiful of the night imo. Absolutely stunning!

  16. Artimis says:

    Meh on KS dress’s but her hair and make up are GORGEOUS.

  17. lina says:

    Ok, I had the misfortune of seeing Still Alice at TIFF and it’s not very good. Still Alice isn’t a bad movie, but more of a weak movie. If it weren’t for Julianne Moore’s incredible perfomance this film wouldn’t hit anyone’s radar. I’m sorry, but that’s the truth. It looks like a basic, low-budget Lifetime Movie. The film feels very rushed and incomplete. As though they shot the film really quickly and released it with very little post-production work. I haven’t seen it since then, so maybe the studio has been working on it. Alec Baldwin and Kristen Stewart have the most scenes with Julianne Moore’s Alice, but Julianne shines on her own. I’m indifferent to Kristen as an actress. She has a schtick and she sticks with it. If it works for her then fine. I guess it is what it is. In this movie, however, she looks strangely greasy and dirty. Her hands can’t seem to break-up with her hair and she keeps making this face. I’ve been told this is her ‘I smell shit’ face, because she looks constipated. She’s not bad, but more limited in her range as an actress. Perhaps she should keep to low-key roles, like this film, where she’s not the star, but a small supporting part of the story. Anyway, if you’re looking to feel depressed and hopeless then Still Alice is the movie for you.

  18. Jag says:

    It’s a modern version of my 80′s netting shirt! I love that part of Kristin’s outfit, but not the rest.

  19. qwerty says:

    What;s up withe the weird elbow tattoo?

  20. Janet says:

    Hate, the dress, love the shoes. And the haircut looks good on her.

  21. Mar says:

    That outfit almost worked- she is really gorgeous

  22. whatsmyname? says:

    In the runway version of Kristens dress the top part covered waaaay more, how the hell did this happen. The rest of the dress looks stiff, but I love her hair here.

    Julianne is basically just wearing the white version of the outfit she wore to the Mockingjay premiere. Maybe another colour would have made it more exciting.

  23. lucy2 says:

    I would like Kristen’s better if it weren’t halfway down her torso.
    Julianne continues to look good but have terrible fashion choices.

  24. TOPgirl says:

    I think I can see her nipples through the mesh. Ugly dress but she looks great tho..still pretty and young. I hope she will grow her hair back.

  25. LaurieH says:

    The Chanel dress Kristen is wearing is nice, but did not fit her (as evidenced by the repeated nip slips). It should have been tailored to fit her chest or – at the very least – a little double-sided tape to keep it up. Either way, I don’t care for Kristen Stewart – her fashion, her “look” and most definitely her attitude. As to Julianne Moore – a beautiful woman – but she always dresses so terribly. The dress is an awkward cut and the shoes are all wrong for a dress that length. White dress, white shoes, white bag – it’s too older-bride looking. The dress needs to be about 6 inches shorter – just below the knee – and she needed strappy metallic shoes (with NO ankle strap) and metallic clutch….gold, silver, pewter, rose gold, bronze…anything. She’s so lovely; I just don’t understand why she insists on dressing so matronly.

  26. aquarius64 says:

    Stewart’s dress was ill-fitting, which is why there are headlines now about her nipple-gate at the podium. Her stylist should have done a better job with the double stick tape – or pick a better fitting dress.

  27. Carrie says:

    Julianne’s dress looks like a sack.

  28. skippy says:

    I think they both looked lovely.

  29. lisa2 says:

    I really love that dress. It just fit that great.

    Kristen is a very striking girl. She has amazing eyes. The makeup is great and I love her hair. if the dress fit better without that slipping and a different lip shade; she has a small mouth needs something because it is disappearing..

    If that was corrected she would be a 10.

  30. Courtney says:

    Hated both dresses.

  31. eliza says:

    Kristen’s hair and makeup is the best it’s been!

  32. Jenn says:

    Looking at Kristen’s dress, I do agree it’s a wee bit low on the bust, but I still think she looks good in the outfit.