Nikki Reed in cutout Solace London at the Art of Elysium gala: wrong season?

The Art of Elysium Presents Vivienne Westwood & Andreas Kronthaler's 2016 HEAVEN Gala
These are photos from the Art of Elysium gala last night in LA, which honored fashion designer Vivienne Westwood and Andreas Kronthaler, her husband of 23 years and her former fashion student. (Google image search the guy, you won’t be disappointed.). The charity enables artists, actors and designers to hold artistic workshops for hospitalized children. Their annual pre Globes event usually gets a good turnout.

First off Nikki Reed didn’t seem to bother much with her Solace London dress, which is incredibly flattering but looks like a summer dress from when cutouts were all the rage. It’s like she pulled this from the back of her closet and said “why not?” I like that she matched her lipstick to the red orange color of the dress, this is the perfect styling for this look, just not the right season.

The Art Of Elysium's Ninth Annual Heaven Gala in LA

I love to see Nikki out with her new husband, Ian Somerhalder. They always look like they’re attached at the hip, like if one of them went to the bathroom the other one would either follow them in or hover outside the door waiting.

The Art of Elysium 2016 HEAVEN Gala

Kat Graham is wearing an Indonesian designer called Mety Choa, and there’s something definitely Westwood-like in the elaborate draping of this canary-colored dress. That’s surely why Kat (and/or her stylist) chose this gown. It looks a little over the top, but that’s in keeping with Westwood’s style.

The Art of Elysium Presents Vivienne Westwood & Andreas Kronthaler's 2016 HEAVEN Gala

The Art of Elysium Presents Vivienne Westwood & Andreas Kronthaler's 2016 HEAVEN Gala

Bella Thorne wanted to make an impression in this eggplant and black lace and leather Marchesa, but it looks like cheap lingerie. Her styling is atrocious with those dark lips. She looks like she’s starring in a 90s horror flick.

The Art of Elysium 2016 HEAVEN Gala

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard at The Art Of Elysium's Ninth Annual Heaven Gala in LA

I don’t have a designer ID on Zendaya’s white suit with a flutter top, jacket and cigarette pants but the entire effect is very rock and roll and in homage to Westwood. It looks like Westwood to me, particularly along the top of the bodice. I love her blunt cut messy hair with the bangs. Zendaya always brings it on the red carpet.

The Art of Elysium Presents Vivienne Westwood & Andreas Kronthaler's 2016 HEAVEN Gala

The Art of Elysium Presents Vivienne Westwood & Andreas Kronthaler's 2016 HEAVEN Gala

Jaime King looks try-hard in this navy dress with slight cutouts along the waist and high leg slit. It’s not the gown, which is perfectly acceptable for this type of event, it’s the way she’s posing, particularly with her husband, Kyle Newman. This looks like a prom picture. Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder look positively staid compared to these two.

The Art of Elysium Presents Vivienne Westwood & Andreas Kronthaler's 2016 HEAVEN Gala

The Art of Elysium 2016 HEAVEN Gala

Here’s Juliette Lewis in Vivienne Westwood. Yes she looks like Olivia de Havilland descending a grand staircase but she owns this look. Lewis is crazy and she is wearing this enormous tulle and sequin dress with all the drama and madness it requires. I’m trying to think of another celebrity who could pull this off and the only one who comes to mind is Cate Blanchett, although this isn’t her style.

The Art of Elysium 2016 HEAVEN Gala

The Art of Elysium 2016 HEAVEN Gala

The Art of Elysium 2016 HEAVEN Gala

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  1. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Zendaya always looks adorable.

    Juliette Lewis looks insane. Not in a good way.

    • Locke Lamora says:

      Zendaya looks great. I love her hair, although I think she would look better if she’d ease up on the severe contour, it looks very instagram-y. And her clothes would look better in black. But that’s just me, I think everything looks better in black.

    • Loulou says:

      I am consistently impressed by Zendaya! Always happy to see what she wears.

      And I have a soft spot for Juliette Lewis…

    • paleokifaru says:

      Zendaya is always amazingly poised in her clothing. She really owns the look she’s wearing.

    • Elizabeth says:

      Yeah, I’ve never gotten the charm of Juliette Lewis.

  2. LAK says:

    Zendaya is definitely wearing Vivien Westwood. That top is/was from several 90s era collections when Vivien went all renaissance on us in her designs. It’s a corset top that is essentially the upper part of a renaissance court dress corset without sleeves.

    • t.fanty says:

      Those corset tops were amazing. I saved up from my first job out of uni, and bought one. It was baby blue and I naturally wore it with a black choker (and probably cork platform sandals and brown lipstick). I thought I was the Coolest Thing Ever.

      • LAK says:

        The mental picture you are painting is amazing. You must have looked fabulous!! 🙂

        I still have mine (green) though I can’t fit in it, wore it with a tight mini skirt and a frock coat.

        A choker was derigeuer!!! 🙂

        With those big buffalo trainer platforms later made famous by the spice girls.

        The V&A used to have one of her renaissance dresses in a stand alone case in their fashion section, but it made way for a dress from McQueen’s final collection before both being retired (dress and case)

  3. Cali says:

    I think Jaime is just always that happy and exuberant. Not try hard at all.

    Juliette Lewis is so cool and yet Scientolocrazy at the same time.

    Kat looks great in yellow.

    Torn on Nikki’s dress. Her choice of arm candy was stellar though. 😉

  4. lilacflowers says:

    Juliette looks like she is auditioning for a gothic/punk/horror remake of Gone with the Wind.

  5. Giddy says:

    Zendaya for the win, by a mile! Juliette Lewis is giving me Wicked Witch from Wizard of Oz dress-up vibes.

  6. Sumodo1 says:


    • Lucy says:

      She has admitted to wearing different wigs regularly, to switch up her looks. She alternates between them and her real hair.

  7. Marianne says:

    I like dark lips, but I agree its a bit much with the dress. I like Zendaya’s suit, but her hair’s too messy looking for me.

    That dress is atrocious on Juliette. It probably could look elegant on the right person/right styling. But it just looks like Juliette rolled out of bed and put on a historical costume or something.

  8. Lucy says:

    Zendaya and Juliette FTW!!! Kat looks lovely too.

  9. CornyBlue says:

    These people with such great bodies and so much money and their teams of stylists are so disappointing. I had seen better dressed people in my school formals.

  10. lucy2 says:

    Zendaya looks great, as usual. She always looks completely confident in whatever she’s wearing, which makes a huge difference.
    I actually like Cat’s, except how it seems to be exposing her underwear or something.

  11. Lo says:

    Kat Graham looks amazing, my fave look except for the makeup

  12. Lady D says:

    Juliette looks like she is being swallowed by a out-of-control spider web.

  13. Vivi says:

    I’m a little biased because I love Juliette Lewis in everything all the time, but seriously, who else could pull this look off the way she does? She is absolutely hands down amazing!

  14. Becks says:

    Can we talk about Westwood’s husband ?!?
    Omg, he’s so good looking! I had no idea.

  15. Easypeasy123 says:

    Juliet’s dress is very Helena Bonham Carter to me. I think I could also see Tilda Swinton in it

  16. Sarah says:

    For maybe the first time ever I think Bella Thorne looks good!
    I am young and love black lipstick though, so possibly biased? My mum doesn’t like the black lips so it’s probably an age thing.
    The look doesn’t mesh well with her hair… a different style would have helped.

  17. Tig says:

    I think Nikki R looks great! Have no prob with the cutouts( thank God no mesh!!) and the color looks great on her.

    Any event other than to honor VW, Juliette’s dress would look like a costume party. Still wonder how you move/sit in all that fabric!

  18. ISO says:

    Everyone looks interesting and beautiful except Juliette Lewis. It’s definitely a case of a dress wearing a person, in personality and stature. It would have helped if her hair was up instead of floppy blah. I’m wondering if Helena Bonham carter was in attendance?

  19. MB says:

    I love Nikki’s dress, I think she looks amazing.
    Zendaya looks awesome and everyone else just looks meh.

  20. embertine says:

    What I’m taking away from this is that there are some really aggressively overdone nose-jobs out there.

  21. princessbuttercup says:


    Nikki’s styling so frequently looks harsh.

  22. What's inside says:

    Nikki’s dress looks great, but the lipstick has nearly blinded me. Where are my cucumber slices? Juliette has no fashion sense whatsoever and this is another perfect example of it. Is she auditioning for movie part? Honey, Gone With The Wind is not being remade.