Dakota Johnson in beige Saint Laurent at the ‘HTBS’ premiere: fug or fab?


I’ve been enjoying the ads for How To Be Single – it looks like a fun, silly movie and I’ve actually chuckled at some of Rebel Wilson’s lines. I like that the movie seems to be more about female friendship and getting your life back after a relationship rather than “I need a dude to complete me.” Dakota Johnson is the lead of the film, because that’s where we are now – Dakota is the new It Girl, the young woman who is seen as “able to open a movie.” We’ll see if she can open anything other than a Fifty Shades movie.

Anyway, Dakota chose an odd dress for her big NYC premiere. It’s not that this is a bad dress, really. It’s just an odd choice for her specifically, or a woman with her coloring. She’s pale with dark hair, and she would look better in just about any other color, right? Why beige? And why did Saint Laurent do this dress in beige? Also: Dakota’s dates for her big premiere were her parents. I’m old and I remember when they were together, so I kind of love that Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith have the kind of relationship where they can reunite on a red carpet for their daughter. One last thing… my favorite part about Dakota’s look is that she doesn’t have bangs. She looks SO different/better.




Leslie Mann wore Marchesa, if you couldn’t tell already from the craptastic design, feathers, lace and general tackiness.


I actually think Rebel Wilson looks the best out of all these ladies. The pop of red is fantastic and the dress is very flattering. Bonus photo of an unrecognizable Alison Brie, who is also in the movie.



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  1. Sarah01 says:

    I want her dress, I want it!
    I really like her, hope she does well!
    This dress beats any dress Ive seen on the red carpet.

    • Rachel says:

      I like the dress. I just think for promoting a movie about being young and fun, it would have been better to pick a young, fun dress. Like Rebel did.

    • CLINIQUA says:

      I love that dress. Dakota’s very likable and funny and grounded. Serene. I hope she has the kind of career Kristen Stewart would kill for. Lol

      Oh a superficial aside, I hope she starts showing her forehead or whole face more…people should not be ashamed of their five heads or 6 heads, a broad forehead is a universal beauty trait across the globe. No need to cover with bangs. Plus it looks like she’s grown into hers or has learned how to shade/contour.

      Don looks great, as does Melanie. I think she’s finally gotten a surgeon who knows what he’s doing and has set about correcting the mistakes of the past. She had the sweetest face. See something Wild or Working Girl.

      • Jenny says:

        I agree with you Cliniqua, about Melanies face. So sad she ruined it with plastic surgery, she’s so beautiful in Working Girl. But she does look better here so you’re probably right about her finding a better surgeon.

    • Elisa the I. says:

      I like it because it’s not skin-tight or sheer or showing every bodypart. 🙂 She looks comfy in it. The color it not good, tough.
      Also, she does look much better without the bangs. I find her very pretty and she is really growing on me. She is like a breath of fresh air compared to all the other starlets….

  2. Allie says:

    I don’t know, I like the dress. I like that it doesn’t show off much but still looks cute and I’m sure it was comfortable. I’d probably wear this type of dress more often than not if I was an actress because wearing tight clothing a lot is exhausting.

  3. Georgia says:

    The dress is just fine. I agree it would be way better on a different color.

  4. Lisa says:

    I think she looks beautiful and elegant. She really looks like Grandma Tippi in these pictures. I love that her parents get along and showed up to support her. Don still looks great and Melanie, well, she doesn’t. So tragic.

    On a side note, what was Leslie Mann thinking? BURN THAT DRESS!!!

    • Jenns says:

      I actually think Melanie looks really good here. Yes, she is tweaked into oblivion, but the hair and make-up are much softer than how she usually wears it.

    • mia girl says:

      It’s hard to believe that face belongs to Melanie Griffith… it makes me sad.

      And speaking of faces, I am also sad about whatever Allison Brie did to her face. Is it the nose, or the eyes? I tried to watch a new movie she stars in with Jason Sudekis and I had to turn it off. It’s not that she looks bad, she just doesn’t look like her and it was freaking me out. Seems like she tweaked something on her face to look more “perfect” but instead she’s lost that spark that made her so appealing in Community.

      • michkabibbles says:

        I think with Allison Brie that different makeup can make her looks change dramatically. I always thought she looked so different in Community than she did on Mad Men, and she always looks unrecognizable to me when she’s on the red carpet.

    • Chem says:

      I don´t understand why marchesa is ¨tacky¨ it looks really good to me.

  5. minx says:

    Oh, I still love Don Johnson!

  6. Lizzie McGuire says:

    Leslie Mann’s dress is fug as hell, but it’s Marchesa so I’m not surprised. Dakota’s is pretty but I wish it was a different color because that one washes her out. Rebel’s is actually the best of all 3, it suits her & she looks so cute & comfortable wearing it.

  7. PHAKSI says:

    Dont like it on her. It blends into her skin tone too much, making her a wall of beige. Maybe it would look better on someone with darker skin tone

  8. madi says:

    I love Leslie’s dress the most. I don’t care about the brand as long as I like the dress. Leslie looks the best of them imo, so fun.

  9. Specialp says:

    I think she looks simple, relaxed and pretty.

  10. Loo says:

    I like Rebel’s look the most but Dakota doesn’t look bad. Mann’s look is men.

  11. LAK says:

    She’s really blossomed since the early 50shades press tour.

    She used to look as awkward as Kirsten Stewart and mumble….now look at her. Standing tall even in a fugly dress.

  12. Breakfast Margaritas says:

    Don Johnson is the best looking, best preserved person in these pics. The dress color is bland on Dakota. But that’s appropriate for a bland actress.

  13. velourazure says:

    Melanie looks like she was in a fire, poor girl.

  14. kri says:

    I hate that putty color. Rebel’s dress looks best, I think. Lovely shade of red on her.

  15. ell says:

    it’s not just an odd colour for dakota, it’s a bad colour full stop. or maybe it photographs badly, idk. picture this dress in pink or blue or any other colour really, and it would be quite pretty. the cat vomit shade doesn’t flatter anyone.

  16. Ohrealkynow says:

    She’s really grown on me and I actually like her now. I don’t hate the dress either.

  17. CornyBlue says:

    From the time have heard about Melainie Griffith’s divorce settlement I look at her very differently. Dakota looks good though.. if she decides to go to Coachella this year she can like cut this dress to her upper thighs and voila! Coachella dress.

  18. Fan says:

    Don Johnson still looks good. Dakota got her beauty from her dad.

  19. QQ says:

    Nope Nope nope nope Ya’ll keep trying to tell me this mom faced girl with bad hair is some sort of fashion plate and i DO NOT WANT, Not only it ages her more than her bad hair usually does, but it looks like a night concert coachella Vanessa Hudgens cast off

    Leslie Mann Dressed like one of her daughters’ peers attending said daughter’s Bat Mitzvah and i still don’t get why a woman her age would constantly dress so twee and flouncy and fussy

    Win for Rebel and I can’t even deal with her since the MTV award

    • SJO says:

      What the hell does “mom faced” mean? Sorry but I get a little tired of “mom” as an insult. Age? Too busy to spruce up? Would love some clarification.

      • QQ says:

        It’s NOT an Insult, for her youth and age and occasion and access she nearly constantly looks harried, in need of a nap or three as well as better makeup, with the kind of hair a lady that is too busy and in need of picking up kids and groceries would do for herself, shoot Jennifer Garner, actual mom usually looks more rested than homegirl here so to then turn around a sell me this girl with both zero style and the tired looks of a jet lagged traveler, as some sort of fashion plate, happening young thang is ridiculous at best

      • SJO says:

        Ok. I guess. Just one of those things that grates a little when you see it. I am more annoyed by the continued nepotism in Hollywood. Is there anyone nowadays who isn’t the the spawn of some celeb? Anyone? Bueler?

  20. Jayna says:

    Edit. duplicate

  21. Sarah B says:

    I want Rebel’s dress. I’d wear the heck outta that.

    And Alison Brie is giving me Claire Forlani. Anyone else see that?

  22. Jayna says:

    She looks pretty. I love her darker hair against her pale complexion.

    Let’s just hope she doesn’t go all Jennifer Lawrence and Rachel McAdams and become the typical bleached blondes after they become famous.

    • Lisa says:

      Dakota is a natural blonde.

    • ell says:

      why do people on cb hate blondes so much? for many, it’s just easier to go blonde once they start to go gray. rachel mcadams is in her late 30s.

      • Holmes says:

        How on earth did you extract “people on CB hate blondes so much” from that statement? She merely stated a fact–a lot of actress’ blondeness increases exponentially with their level of fame. Imho, most of them look better brunette. (I actually think Dakota looks better blonde, weirdly enough.)

      • ell says:

        i didn’t take it from that statement alone obviously, but from several comments on cb over a long time.

        “She merely stated a fact–a lot of actress’ blondeness increases exponentially with their level of fame.”

        that’s hardly a fact, more like your opinion. jlaw was always blonde, for instance.

      • Kitten says:

        “for many, it’s just easier to go blonde once they start to go gray.”

        This is why I’m embracing and enjoying being a brunette. The greys are slowly starting to creep in and who knows how long I’ll be able to have it dark like this?

      • Polly says:

        Yep, I’ve notice the same thing on cb, lots of comments about blondes all looking bland, interchangeable etc. Why does it bug people if an actress gets blonder with her level of fame? Personally I think that’s a ridiculous “observation” but even if it were true, why does it bug you?

  23. ReineDidon says:

    Dakota’s dress is stunning, but not for her. She is already so meh, she needs something more colorful and fun.
    I can’t stand Leslie Mann who is actress just because nepotism, but I love here dress !

  24. Scal says:

    Dakota’s hair and makeup looks stunning, but that dress looks like ‘nude’ pantyhose from the 80’s. All I can see is Leggs coming out of a egg.

    ANY other color would have been perfection as the cut and draping are great. But yea, pantyhose.

  25. Kym says:

    Eh. I Wish I could hop on board with liking this dress. The color, cut and those awful embellishments…no.
    In fact, they all look like they are attending an ugly dress party that they don’t want to be at.

  26. karen2 says:

    …yup don j looks absolutely wonderful…have to admire dakota for parlaying one role that so many others turned down into a really good career…goodness me…she took a risk & it really paid off….

  27. lucy2 says:

    I don’t hate Dakota’s, but would prefer a different color.
    Alison looks like she’s wearing a satin bath towel.

    • Jenny says:

      I have a girl crush on Dakota right now, I have to admit. Didn’t read the fifty shades books but saw the movie on netflix recently and she was the only redeeming quality to that film. I like the dress but agree with you, Lucy2, I’d prefer it in a different, vibrant color against her pale skin and dark hair.

  28. JenniferJustice says:

    Dakota strikes me as not caring much about fashion or bling and I admire her for it. I want her to be successful. She seems sweet, charming, and sincere. I don’t get any mean vibes from her. That’s rare in Hollywood.

    • Jenny says:

      Me too, I like her a lot from watching interviews. She seems to have a great sense of humor too.

  29. Mylene-Montreal says:

    I think that no matter what she wears is always nice .. all clothes are good on her

  30. Mudflaps says:

    I kind of like Dakota’s entire look including the color of her dress.

  31. Argirl says:

    I think she looks beautiful. I love her more drastic makeup with the nude dress. Her hair is gorgeous and ethereal. Love the dress, too. It’s atypical for a leading lady to go for classy and comfortable.

  32. Cas says:

    Don’t like the dress but actually think she is really very pretty, dads face with moms eyes