Dakota Johnson in black at Dior’s PFW show: budget or beautiful?


It might seem (from our coverage) like Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are the only celebrities attending Paris Fashion Week events this year. Not true! Although this year’s PFW seems sort of sparsely attended (which is why Kim & ‘Ye are getting so much press). But here’s Dakota Johnson! She’s a big star now. She’s the face of a $500 million franchise. Dakota was the major “get” for Dior’s front row. And this is how Raf Simons dressed his big “get”. Eh. The pants are good. Great, even. But everything else is a mess. That top looks so dated and I am beyond sick of Dakota’s budget bangs. Her hairstyle here is so backwoods-prom.

It seems like Dakota came to PFW just for the Dior show, which… I mean, that’s sort of bad news, in my opinion. It means Dakota might be up for a Dior contract and while Dior and Chanel are the biggest “gets” for beauty/fashion contracts, I kind of think Dakota would be a much better fit with another label/brand. Like… I could see her with Jason Wu or Balenciaga or something. Dakota does not say “Dior” to me. Then again, neither does Jennifer Lawrence and J-Law has a huge Dior contract (and J-Law didn’t come out for PFW??).



More photos from the Dior show… some people love Olivia Palermo’s style. I’m not one of them. She’s a pretty girl, but this look is a “no” for me.


Anna Wintour was there, of course.


Hailee Steinfeld is so adorable, but I actually thought she was Kendall Jenner in these photos. Hailee’s perfectly lovely as-is, but if I could change one thing… it would be that severe center part. Do a side-part, Hailee! And fluff up your hair!


Lots of people are hating on the fact that Kanye West posed with Lorde outside of the Dior show, but they do legitimately know each other. They’ve worked together and Lorde has said nice things about him publicly. He seems to genuinely like her too. Her hair and makeup look great here! I also think it’s funny that Kim Kardashian wasn’t “welcome” at the Dior show. At least some people have standards?



Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Stephanie says:

    Bangs Trauma, Exhibit A.

    Dakota’s black purse is cute, I like the Dior charms. Those are cute.

    I also like Dakota’s pumps and Lorde’s boots.

    • Cankles says:

      Yeah, I’m normally a bangs apologist to the max, but even I’m looking at that and thinking Bangs Trauma.

    • Christo says:

      Dakota has lacked any and all personality in her previous outings, but this is one, if not her best, looks I have ever seen her wear.

    • Lu says:

      That’s a Lady Dior bag–so pretty, such a lovely purse. The charm comes standard.

  2. Gabriella says:

    I love Olivia Palermo’s look! The only one on this list that I would wear.

  3. danielle says:

    Lorde looks good. Hailee, Wintour, and Olivia are rocking the 70s vibe. I don’t usually mind Dakota’s bangs, but her entire hairstyle here is a hot mess that does NOT work with the outfit.

  4. Jess says:

    I hate the bangs but actually like the outfit. She looks a lot like her mom, I’ve never noticed that!

    • JohnWayneLives says:

      She is just so not pretty, Not spectacular, breathtaking or unique in any way. She’s not ugly but she’s just so plain and so basic. I’m not trying to hate on her I just don’t get it not even one little tiny bit why she is considered attractive.. maybe its just me..

      • 30winks says:

        she’s cold oatmeal.

      • QQ says:

        No it isn’t just you her face gives me bland-to-strangely-bloated-to lack of sleep… but nowhere near spectacular and certainly super incongruous with her body? weird IDK

      • mernymerlyn says:

        I think she has beautiful skin and eyes. She’s slim but not unhealthy looking. I only saw her in pictures but when I saw her in the movie (yeah I saw it lol) she was lovely. There’s really no other way to describe her.
        She has a softness I really like about her and she has been really charming and funny in her interviews. And I like her little gap in her teeth, I think it gives her flavor in a sea of Chiclet teeth.

    • Kosmos says:

      I don’t find Dakota interesting or even attractive in any way. For some reason, I feel they’re just trying to promote her as an upcoming young new actress, but I’m not sure she’ll make waves. Even with her naturally lighter hair, I don’t find her attractive, but that doesn’t mean she can’t be a wonderful actress someday; however, she turned me off already with a spoiled brat kind of interview she had with her mother.

  5. maeliz says:

    I usually don’t mind bangs if they look right. Those don’t look great. I think Lorde looks good, but the guy next to her has to learn how to dress. Too big hoodie is NOT right for fashion week, Kanye!

  6. Shauna says:

    Did Kanye actually wear that to the show? It’s something I’d wear to paint the bedroom and be embarrassed because I’d have to run out for more supplies.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Right? Or something I might throw on when I had a cold just so I’d feel like I dressed.

    • Wren says:

      I’m so over him and his “fashion”.

    • JohnWayneLives says:

      He looks like a five year old wearing his big brother’s hoodie. And what is with his slack jaw all the time? Its like dribble is about to fall out of the corner of his mouth aaaallllll the time

    • roxy750 says:

      OMG LOL! HAHAAHA! Thank you for not only thinking this but typing it out for all to see! I couldn’t have said it any better!!

    • ElasticBean says:

      Haha! I was thinking he dressed like me, aged 16., when I was into metal/punk…

  7. Lilacflowers says:

    Why is Dakota wearing pink duct tape on her wrist?

  8. Kasia says:

    I like Dakota’s look a lot!

  9. V4Real says:

    Both Lorde and Kanye look like a fashion disaster .
    Dakota looks fine. The best thing about her movie was the soundtrack.

  10. Tony says:

    Dakota a big star? HAHA best joke of the week

  11. Naddie says:

    Dakota’s look is awesome, I also loved Hailee’s, including the hair, she doesn’t need to fluff up anything. Hate Lorde, for real.

  12. Angela says:

    Also Watson (last year), Lorde, Steinfield were only at Dior show. They all will get a contract?Please

    • Sansa says:

      Dakota was at Hugo Boss show at NY fashion week. It means that she will get also an Hugo Boss contract? Famous people usually go to one show at the fashion week. That doesn’t mean that they will get a contract.

  13. Rachel says:

    I think Olivia looks great.

  14. GlimmerBunny says:

    KANYE’S HOODIE!?!?!? 😀

  15. Decorative Item says:

    There is something shockingly plain and dull about her. If something can be shockingly plain and dull that is.

    • anne says:

      I know! she’s beautiful but just blah. no spark. no oomph.

    • GingerCrunch says:

      Completely ordinary-looking. If you’re gonna keep the bangs, could they at least be dramatic? Something!

  16. dr mantis toboggan says:

    When I think of Dior the first thing that comes to mind is tramp stamps and bangs trauma. I don’t even know how to describe that outfit

  17. Elly says:

    Dakota looks great! I like the whole look.

    Kanye and Lorde… two emo kids. Just laughable

  18. Mzizkrizten says:

    Uh if Kanye is so high fashion why is he wearing a dirty oversized hoodie to a fashion show? He looks like he’s on his way to Walmart.

  19. Paige says:

    Dakota has amazing skin. I’m jealous. She wore a different outfit, which I preferred.

  20. Loulou says:

    Is Kanye copying Kim’s open-mouth-p0rn-star photo face?? Yikes

  21. Crumpet says:

    Why does Kanye stand there with his mouth gaping and arms akimbo? Seriously, he looks like a simpleton.


  22. Hullubaloooo says:

    Whose bangs aren’t you over? ;D

  23. Lori says:

    I like bangs. Of course I do have them too. I dont’ get all the hate.

  24. Lucy says:

    Lorde is my favorite of the bunch! It’s nice to see that she was invited, she sounded really excited on twitter, and I think she has a genuine interest and appreciation for fashion. I don’t get the hate either, Kanye and her have a professional relationship.

  25. Gill B says:

    I don’t mind Dakota’s bangs, but she could benefit from a much edgier hairstyle. While she has been getting excellent reviews for her acting and has some decent-sounding films on the way (including Luca Guadagnino’s next flick with Tilda Swinton), she doesn’t come across as being particularly interesting either in fashion or personality terms – and the bangs really don’t help. If she wants to project the star quality that J-Law, Emma Stone or Margot Robbie have, then she needs to start making some style statements – the competition for both the decent roles and the fashion-house contracts within her age group has got very tough.

    • Amelia says:

      You can’t building star quality because It’s a natural thing. Dakota has zero personality and she seems lifeless even in the pics. I doubt that she will have a long career. People don’t like her and even her SNL episode had poor ratings. Hemsworth’s episode last week had much more audience. People aren’t interesting in her IMO

      • **sighs** says:

        If her acting keeps improving she could end up being an indie girl or just someone that flies under the radar but works a lot. Not necessarily a bad thing.

      • Ronnie says:

        No but the actors and actresses that have an amazing career have something that make them special and unique. That are things that Dakota surely hasn’t. She cans make some indiebut she will never be a great actress. She hasn’t the “it” factor

      • Krystal says:

        I don’t think SNL ratings had anything to do with Dakota. The show is just bad and hasn’t been funny in years. Time to cancel it. I didn’t even laugh at the Hewsworth skits.

      • Jem says:

        Hewsworth like a presenter had more audience than Dakota. It shows that public is more attracted to him

      • Zigggy says:

        I actually thought Dakota’s SNL was 10 times better than Chris’. His got old fast- all jokes about how hot and gorgeous he was- yeah, we get it. His was the weakest of the last 5 or so I’ve seen.

    • Chrissy says:

      It all comes down to charisma and she has none! Even nepotism can’t buy charisma.

      • Helo says:

        @Chrissy: Agreed. Agreed. Agreed.

        Johnson may have connections in the biz, but it still doesn’t change the fact that she doesn’t have the “it” factor.

  26. kri says:

    Dakota Johnson looks like a member of The Happy Hands Club from “Napoleon Dynamite”. All of those girls had Dakota Johnson hair, and it was inglorious.

  27. Jeanne says:

    Her new film goes directly on VOD this Friday and has 17 on rotten tomatoes. LOL

  28. Sarahl says:

    I love dakota’s outfit. I’m trying to find the Bardot shoulders dress for an upcoming wedding. I’ve tried several from asos but they haven’t worked.

  29. roxy750 says:

    I think Dakota is so pretty! She looks beautiful here! Kanye looks like a little kid–what on earth, he’s wearing an oversized sweatshirt!! Lorde looks stunning and actually everyone looks great, even — I hate to say this—the wicked wintour. Love what she is wearing.

  30. Helo says:

    I find Dakota Johnson so painfully dull…zero charisma as an actress and she is just as dull during her interviews.

  31. 30winks says:

    Kanye’s body is out of proportion. He’s short waisted with long arms, anything he can find with a long enough sleeve just swims on his torso. I would love to see him in a well tailored suit.

    • Chrissy says:

      And he has the worst posture! Jeez man, why are you dressing like a tween? Maybe he’d be taken more seriously if actually dressed and carried himself like an adult!

  32. ilovesunnydaze says:

    Who is trying to make this girl happen? It’s not working.

  33. Cala says:

    I like the top. •ducks head•

  34. MrsBPitt says:

    Kanye complains and complains and complains, that no one in the fashion industry takes him seriously, and then he wears THAT to fashion week! He looks like his is running to Target or Walmart!!!

    Dakota needs a new hair stylist ASAP!!!!!!!!

  35. Jag says:

    Love Dakaota’s outfit! She looks fantastic! (Minus the bangs, of course.)

    Kanye looks incredibly stupid. Just how many sizes too large is that hoodie? It doesn’t make him look stylish; it makes him look like a little boy who raided his father’s closet. And the look on his face just makes me judge even more.

  36. taxi says:

    Dakota, please style your hair so that you don’t look as if you have a pointy, bullet shaped head. Also, your black top & pants should match – this top is a both a different fabric & shade than the pants, especially noticeable in the rear view pic. Not chic, Dakota. Hope you learn some style from Grandma Tippi as your mom isn’t much help.

  37. Katie says:


  38. serena says:

    And why is Kanye dressing as a hobo?

  39. enike says:

    Dakota looks beautiful!

    This outfit is very flattering

  40. Velvet Elvis says:

    How in the hell does Kanye even get in the door to these events wearing sloppy hoodies and torn t-shirts? Funny how because he’s rich and famous they willingly let him in to prestigious shows and overlook the fact that he’s dressed like a vagrant who just scored freebies at the Salvation Army. The emperors new clothes. smh

  41. h1234j says:

    She looks really good…except for the hair. I don’t who’s her hairdresser, but she should gets a new hairdresser

  42. tarheel says:

    It’s so odd to me to hear people call Dakota ugly or plain. If she wasn’t almost young enough to be my daughter, I’d call her cute and charismatic and I wouldn’t mind her eating crackers in my bed.. I mean that. I’ve liked her acting in Ben & Kate and Five-Year engagement, and in her non-tandem interviews, I find her engaging and dryly funny.

  43. Jen43 says:

    Dakota s lovely, but her hair is not.

    And could somebody ban Kanye. My middle schooler dresses like that and it drives me insane.

  44. Amy says:

    I actually think Dakota is very pretty. Everything about her seems natural and she seems like an approachable person. I love her outfit too. Chic, elegant, and just the right amount of edgy. And I’m not sure why people keep complaining she is forgettable– we’ve been bombarded with her face thanks to 50 Shades of Grey. I haven’t seen the movie but I’d easily recognize her, her face has been everywhere lately! And I don’t mind the bangs. I am getting a Charlotte Gainsbourg vibe because of the bangs.

  45. Miran says:

    For someone who is so influential in fashion, Anna Wintour dresses like a bag lady a lot.

  46. kmav says:

    Dakota’s bangs make her head look like an egg.

    Can’t help but feel if they were just a tad longer and thicker they would be 10x more flattering?