Amber Heard in vintage Dior at the Art of Elysium gala: elegant or awkward?

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard attended the Art of Elysium gala last night. This was Johnny’s first big event since he drunkenly courted a microphone at the HFAs. Johnny cleaned himself up for the event but still managed to wear several necklaces. He’s so exhausting with the sunglasses on the red carpet. Amber wore vintage Dior and looks gorgeous, but a drapey cowl neck gets me almost every time. She accessorized with funky earrings and her giant engagement ring. Her whole vibe would have been quite elegant if not for the awkwardness of Johnny. He’s not into these fashion-y events, but they’re proving that they’re in a good place now as a couple.

Johnny and Amber kissed for the cameras too. Okay, maybe it wasn’t for the cameras, but they knew we’d be watching.

Amber Heard

Laura Prepon swooshed onto the carpet in a custom red Christian Siriano dress. She looks stunning, but I could have done without the weird, Deadwood-esque dust ruffle that extended from waist to hem. Otherwise, the red dress, pale skin, and dark hair is a winning combo.

Laura Prepon

Angie Harmon worked it in … Zac Posen? I could be wrong. Angie’s worn Zac in the past. Angie never seems to age, but she overdid the spray tan for this event. Girls up, leg out. Get it.

Angie Harmon

Jena Malone overdressed for this event like she’s prone to do. I call this dress “couture Pilgrim.” Perhaps a funky, piece-y updo could have offset the severity of the dress?

Jena Malone

Amy Smart wore a weird, asymmetrical black dress that looks great on her figure. The fluttery black one-sleeve detail is a little too Elvira and a major distraction. Her hair is so weighed down with product that it appears greasy. Amy’s wearing Chelsea Paris Izzy pumps.

Amy Smart

Here’s a photo of Allison Tolman at the pre-BAFTA event. This dress pattern is a little too busy, but it’s sorta scroll-down fug too. If Alison cropped the look before the black panel and red peekaboo sandals appeared, she could have pulled it off.

Allison Tolman

Photos courtesy of Getty & WENN

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  1. Kiddo says:

    I would have liked Amber’s dress better if the colors were reversed, having patches of white fabric to reflect toward her face instead. I think the sizing is a bit off too, maybe? I actually think Jenna Malone’s dress is better than the others. The other styles are unfortunately complicated without flattering lines.

    • Someonestolemyname says:

      Yes… Couldn’t figure out what it was, size looks off and colours reversed would have been better. Too.

      • Denise says:

        I love Jena Malone’s look. I wish more red carpet dresses looked like this – fashion – rather than the usual sea of shiny. Angie Harmon’s body is unbelievable. I can’t with Christian Siriano, ever, but I don’t mind the black hair on Laura, it gives her a polish she never has otherwise. Amber’s is a bit too big. Amy’s is awful. I love Allison but I have a feeling she’s going to be one who just doesn’t know what to wear for a red carpet event.

    • qwerty says:

      Jena looks fine to me as well, I actually like her dress. How is she overdressed when there’s Johnny Depp’s +1 standing there in vintage Dior?

    • TrustMOnThis says:

      It needs to be hemmed! It is several inches too long for her. What is it with them not bothering to hem red carpet gowns to the proper length? You see it all the time, even at the Oscars! Other than that, she looks amazing.

    • FLORC says:

      Jenas dress is ok with me too.

      And agree the colors needed to be reversed on Heard’s dress.

      Harmon really is dressed like she’s ready to go on the prowl. Not surprising how their faith played so little a role in their divorce, but rather they wanted to indulge in some major sins.
      Had they not made it about keeping children away from sin capital of the states I wouldn’t shame.

    • Alexi says:

      That allisons dress look like one from anthropologie

  2. Someonestolemyname says:

    Amber is very pretty… Dress is nice, nothing spectacular.
    She and Johnny are together ,so much for breakup rumours. Good for them.

    Angie Harmon looks spectacular!

  3. MrsBPitt says:

    Johnny looks pissed! Kiss or no kiss, I never see chemistry when these two are together. I say this relationship will be over in 3….2….1….

    • iheartjacksparrow says:

      Agree. Look at his body language. Hands clasped in front and looking away from her. I remember at the Rum Diary photo calls he couldn’t take his eyes off of her and and big smiles. Here, he looks like he’s standing next to someone he dislikes.

      • Anne tommy says:

        We’ve had lots of practice at looking at that recently…

      • Becks says:

        Jack Sparrow, the body language was the first thing I noticed about the pics. They look very stiff and awkward and it seems like they are pulling away from each other (instead of leaning in towards each other). And he looks really pissed off!!!
        Me thinks there is trouble in paradise.

    • mimif says:

      When did Johnny get a hand tat? Too lazy to google.

    • They look very awkward together–always have since I’ve seen them on the red carpet, except for the early days….I remember their red carpets for Rum Diaries, how he would wrap his arm around her waist, look into her face and smile….now he looks like he doesn’t want to be there.

      And is she dressing him, because I swear he didn’t wear this many accessories until he got with her. Maybe ONE necklace would’ve been fine, but like five of them? Too much. He and Brad are competing for Aging Hipster Cool Dad–and Johnny is winning by a mile, lol.

      • FLORC says:

        He looks so crabby. The honeymoon is over before it even began. I suspect Amber is doing all she can to make it work, but Johnny is a manchild that loses interest.
        Or maybe he’s just hung over?

        From the years dating to the years married my husband and I barely notice we do it anymore. At gatherings we often get compliments from those who don’t know us that we gaze at eachother and appear very much in love. Or have a “look of love”.
        I might be bias, but lust is a flash in the pan. They seemed immediately hot and heavy. No slow burn of love. Their gazes were lusty, not lovey. And now it appears they’re cooling.

      • @FLORC
        Yes, exactly yes! with “lust is a flash in the pan”,…attraction doesn’t just come from someone being physically attractive. And yeah–they’ve seen awkward, to me at least, for the past year or so…..they used to have great chemistry, and that chemistry was the only good thing in that boring-ass movie, Rum Diaries.

    • bns says:

      +1 They both look miserable.

      • Shambles says:

        I feel like the expressions on their faces in that header photo say it all– the true dynamics of this relationship. The man she “loves” looks like he would rather be getting a root canal than standing on that particular red carpet next to her, and yet she’s too busy vamping it up for the photographers with that “sexy” open mouth pose to notice how miserable he looks. To me, that speaks the truth. She’s in this for the status, the star power, not Johnny himself. The snark is strong with this one today, I know. But I will always love him a little so forgive me if my senses are clouded 😉

    • launicaangelina says:

      Brrrrrr… That’s some arctic body language there! He looks pissed and she looks like she trying to be a good sport at the event.

      • bettyrose says:

        Yeah well it’s not uncommon for generation gaps to come between fathers and daughters. Or daddy figures and their starlet protoges.

  4. MJ says:

    Amber does look gorgeous, but Johnny’s shoes look dirty, and his pants are all bunchy around his ankles. He just looks sloppy. Laura looks like a saloon girl, just no.

  5. Gabby says:

    Jena Malone overdressed for this event? I don’t get what you mean. Everyone else is in gowns and she actually looks the least gown-y of them all.

    • ichsi says:

      Same here. I actually like her outfit best.

    • FLORC says:

      I don’t see how she’s overdressed either. That shiny drapey revealing gowns are the norm and stylish, quirky, out of the box dresses are over dressed? Since when?

      If she came in a giant Olivia Wilde or Piper Perabo princess tulle gown I think overdressed would fit. Not here though.

    • chaser says:

      Yeah I agree. I think someones Malone hatred has completely skewed the reality, which is that she looks fabulous and is perfectly dressed for the event.

    • mazzie says:

      Agreed. I have to side-eye Bedhead’s comment.

  6. Curious Cole says:

    Johnny looks wasted and awkward, Amber should have gone stag.
    I like Laura’s dress, but that hair color is far too severe on her.
    I’d swear Angie Harmon’s dress is Vivienne Westwood, not Posen.

    • Someonestolemyname says:

      Angie looks stunning, wow single life suits her.

      • FLORC says:

        If the rumors are to be believed she’s been acting single for some time. She’s had time to readjust to it is my point.

        Curious Cole
        Laura’s dress with hair is too much. Maybe if the hair was up and the color wasn’t so bright. Like a bit more burgundy? That would be stunning. Xenu gave her bad color advice.

      • mimif says:

        Oh no, Xenu got her too? *sad face*

      • Lol, Someonestolemyname and FLORC,
        I was, rather successfully, I might add, resisting the urge to make a snarky comment about how conservatively, single and gorgeous Angie Harmon looked…

  7. athena says:

    And for one 100th time the rumours about them are false.No wedding,no break up.Photos from inside the event prove that they are very much together and happy.Anyway good for them.And more power to them for dealing with all the tabloid lies and hateful comments by remaining silent.Amber looked absolutely gorgeous.Johnny was looking great too but I’d prefer him not to wear so many jewlry. But Johnny will be Johnny I guess.

  8. Stef Leppard says:

    Amber looks like a boozy, coming-undone trophy wife stumbling through the set of Dallas.

  9. Aysla says:

    Love Jena Malone’s dress, she doesn’t look overdressed at all…. would have preferred she did something else with her hair and make-up though, the raccoon eyes are over kill.

  10. zut alors! says:

    So scarves have been banished from Johnny’s wardrobe? No wonder he looks so glum.

  11. DesertPoppy says:

    I actually like Allison Tolman dress but it reads as a summer dress to me, maybe it’s the pattern. The dress doesn’t seem event appropriate.

  12. bns says:

    Jena Malone tries too hard.

  13. Lucy2 says:

    Amber’s dress is pretty but kind of plain. I find her rather dull, so that might be influencing it!
    I love Allison, but that is not a dress I really like.
    Amy’s hair is odd and the top of her dress looks uncomfortable.
    Angie looks amazing. I generally hate that strap off the shoulder design, but the rest of the dress is so great it makes up for it.

    • StormsMama says:

      I love Amy Smart but I think this whole look is a massive no. She looks like she’s been up all night. And the dress…just no.

      That’s all I’ve got.

  14. Lama Bean says:

    Maybe I am stuck in the era of That 70s Show but Laura Prepon does not even look like herself anymore.

    • Kiddo says:

      I agree. She was gorgeous on that show with her red hair.

    • mimif says:

      Hot Donna! Wow, I had to scroll back up because she didn’t even register. Isn’t she naturally a blonde? That black hair isn’t doing her any favors.

    • FLORC says:

      Don’t forget she’s had some work done.

      Yes she is. Dark hair on a light skin tone appears harsh.

  15. QQ says:

    Formal Grampa Shaman Ken (why are all his suits so Ill Fitting??) and His Walmart Johannsen look as good as it can be expected in this situation actually- without taking it too far and saying “good”

    Laura Prepon and the Never ending terminal case of Bitchface of Jena Malone Look alright but both are suffering a serious case of BAD HAIR COLOR FOR YOUR COMPLEXION OMG PLEASE STOP IT!!

    L.A Is for sinners except Me Harmon Looks Uh Mazing in her’d think she’d be up for some sinning

  16. SilkyP says:

    Amber looks beautiful even if the fit of the dress leaves something to be desired. She has the most perfect skin and her jewelry is exquisite. That being said, when I look at them together, all I can think is ‘Pyrrhic victory’. She got all the attention and adoration she ever wanted by getting with Depp. But he seems to be battling his inner demons and I think he must be very difficult to deal with. I hope it’s all worth it for her. All the youth and beauty in the world cannot save a man who wants to destroy himself.

    • Shambles says:

      “All the youth and beauty in the world cannot save a man who wants to destroy himself.”
      This is beautiful and deep and sad and completely true. Got a little emotional reading it. Very well said.

  17. Insomniac says:

    I think Allison Tolman’s outfit is very cute on her, but doesn’t look quite dressy enough for the event. Love her anyway. (Makes mental note to crack open the Fargo DVD set she got for her birthday.)

  18. serena says:

    I do wonder a lot when I see Johnny at those kind of events with Amber.. he always looks like he doesn’t want to be there, like he’s over it. Or maybe he was just high.
    Anyway, necklaces and all, I like his style for this event. At least he isn’t wearing hats and scarves, right??

  19. smcollins says:

    Well, don’t they look like the happy couple. Brrrrrrr….I can feel the icyness from here (kissing photo not withstanding).

  20. secret says:

    I’m loving this, the couple massacring the lying media, stepping on the head of the tabloids.The people magazine’re all lost, do not know or what you write after that totally invented matter.

    • cr says:

      I’m attempting to translate this into something understandable, and failing. Though I think it’s : See, they’re still together, everything else is lies!
      ETA: I’d note that using the phrase ‘massacring the lying media’ a few days after journalists were indeed massacred in Paris for doing their job, it’s a little much.

  21. Marty says:

    I think Angie’s dress is Vivienne Westwood. That’s the type of bodice style that are normally in her designs.

  22. To says:

    DM has more pics, Johnny looks miserable and Amber looks as if she is desperately trying to present a happy united front. Very awkward photos. She looks a bit tired and gaunt and he looks like he’s been dragged there against his will.
    Jenna Malones dress looks good.

  23. Jesse says:

    Depp is starting to look like marylin Manson.

  24. PS says:

    just noticed a shoot, johnny with his hand in the legs of Amber, hmmm lol

  25. Bread and Circuses says:

    Angie Harmon’s photo is confusing . From the neck up, she looks amazing. From the neck down, she *also* looks amazing. But somehow, the two halves don’t seem to fit together. I don’t like her in that dress.

    I think the problem is something about the photo is making her head look too big for her body.

    Maybe the shininess of the bodice creates a too-thin illusion? Maybe the angle of the shot is too steep? I dunno.

  26. Veronica says:

    I am…okay with most of these choices. Amber’s Dior isn’t terrible, just bland. Malone may dress odd, but at least she has personality behind it.

    Also, Amber’s face is totally the face of a woman who is So Over It and is slowly realizing it.

  27. Nicole says:

    Jena Malone has such a cool look. I always like her fashion choices.

  28. siri says:

    I can’t warm up to Amber Heard, and don’t find her beautiful, not even interesting. She always has this slightly vulgar facial expression, trying hard to act the vamp. And Johnny… on his way to self-destruction, I guess. I think they are both disillusioned by now. If Amber’s dress was black, with a little white something, it might have worked better. The color of Angie’s dress I like, but her posture is a bit strange here. Allison Tolman’s dress is pretty, fresh, and seems to suit her type, just I would leave out that black panel, and choose different shoes.

  29. Anotherdirtymartini says:

    Depp looks pissy. Didn’t realize Harmon had the half grapefruit implants! Or is this since she’s newly single?

  30. Scarlet Vixen says:

    Well, well, well Angie Harmon…that’s a whole lotta cleavage for a GCB…

  31. mmmm says:

    The best part of anytime Johnny and Amber do something it’s to read all those delusions from people who have been telling for the past 3 years that they “look miserable” and “they are on the verge of the split” but still here they are…still together
    According to E! Online not only Johnny dresses up for her (and he didn’t take alcohol at all according to eyewitnesses) but he was also dancing with her in the VIP area. Johnny now even dance for her, that’s how much “he doesn’t care about her”…
    Haters gonna hate

    • Ashley says:

      they’re still together and they still look miserable after 3 years and there is no video or a pic of him dancing so…

  32. Emily C. says:

    Amber’s doing something that women so often get stuck doing: putting on a front while her man acts like a spoiled baby in public. She needs to dump him. No amount of fame and fortune is worth putting up with Marilyn Manson’s rape-apologizing bff.

    • Sara says:

      And how exactly is he acting like a spoiled baby? Because he’s not smiling in some photos to irritating paparazzi? And when did he excuse or apologize for anything that Manson has done? She is in love with him and is not putting up with anything she doesn’t like as you want to believe. Don’t talk as if actually did something or embarrass her at the event.

      He helped her with her award when she was honored like the gentleman that he is, I guess that makes him a spoiled baby!

    • ShanKat says:

      Cosign. This bitch.

      This was a compulsory event for Johnny Depp. That puss! Spoiled, sullen mess. His styling is atrocious.

      Amber looks miserable. Her makeup barely sticks to her face, and it looks like she forgot to take off her black tank as she was putting on her gown in the car on the way over.

  33. Calcifer says:

    When you watch Heard in motion, while posing for the photographers with Depp, it’s actually amazing… It looks like she is getting stoned /high /ultra hot, just by getting photographed Makes you feel like she would be willing to sell her soul to get that attention…

  34. BizzyB says:

    Johnny is a weirdo. Gorgeous, but a weirdo.

  35. Daisy jones says:

    Looks like Amber stole her mother’s dress.