Penelope Cruz in Versace at UK ‘Zoolander 2′ premiere: stunning or cheap?


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For the past week, various members of the Zoolander 2 cast have been making their way through Europe, doing smaller premieres and photocalls. But last night was the big London premiere, and everyone came out for it. Everyone but Benedict Cumberbatch, and I was really hoping he would come! I guess he’s working on Doctor Strange and he couldn’t get away. Sad. Anyway, there was a surprising lack of big fashion moments from the premiere, but I’ve tried to select some of the best or most interesting looks. Let’s start with Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson, or Derek and Hansel. Owen has seemed to be having the most fun out of everyone.

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Here’s Penelope Cruz in Atelier Versace. Considering the latest Versace collection is really messy and poorly designed, I kind of think Penelope picked the best look available to her. It’s simple and kind of game-show-hostess-y.

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Kristin Wiig wore vintage Yves Saint Laurent (and Prada shoes). All I have to say is… this? Really? You’re going to carefully select a vintage look for a big fashion-friendly event and you choose this ill-fitting cocktail dress with an ugly stomach bow? I like Wiig a lot, but whenever I see her on the red carpet, I feel like she’s taking style cues from Jennifer Aniston and Wiig is much, much better than that.

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Jourdan Dunn in Ralph & Russo. This was one of my favorite looks. On another woman, it would have been a hot mess, but this looks cute on her.

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I can’t find the ID on Lara Stone’s dress. It’s cute, but a lot of women did metallics on this carpet and Lara didn’t stand out at all.

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Natalie Dormer in Blumarine. She certainly got her girls out for the cameras, didn’t she? If the V wasn’t so wide and everything wasn’t falling out, I would have really liked this dress.

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Justin Theroux. *sad clown noise* It’s a little bit funny that Jennifer Aniston hasn’t come out to support her husband’s film at all, right?

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  1. savu says:

    The way that gold dress hangs on Penelope… ahhhh! If I had that body, I’d wear that dress. Hands down. #goddess

    • raincoaster says:

      Seriously! She looks like a Bond Girl, in the best way. But then, I’ve always loved those liquid metallics, ever since the 80′s. They’re not respectable, I guess, but they are fabulous.

  2. GlimmerBunny says:

    I like Penelope’s dress the most, but no one looks downright terrible.

  3. LOT says:

    It looks like a vintage Gianni Versace.

  4. Luciana says:

    I’m in love with Natalie’s Blumarine. Small/Medium chested women pull those necklines off. Penelope has been looking great lately and her Versace is really flattering.

    • ell says:

      but the neckline is too wide in this dress, it looks odd. also, i feel like natalie is always wearing a slight variation of the same dress.

    • Locke Lamora says:

      No one can pull of a neckline that deep.
      Jourdan’s dress is cute, her hair is cute but her makep is bad. I wish the extreme contour trend would go away.

      • Goats on the Roof says:

        I absolutely loathe the contour trend. A little bit of bronzer and highlight to give the face some dimension, no problem. This trend of painting down multiple colors to totally change the appearance of the face is just too much. It never looks natural.

      • Kitten says:

        I’ve never actually been able to make it to the end of a contouring tutorial on youtube. By the time she gets to the THIRD layer of makeup, I’m done.

        I just don’t understand who the hell has that much time to f*ck with your face like that. Oh, and I agree that it NEVER looks good or natural. It looks like Halloween makeup, like some weird mask.

      • Locke Lamora says:

        For people who like wearing makeup – great, wear it if it makes you feel good. But how do people tolerate so much makeup on their skin? My face feels weird when I have one layer of fundation on. I think the only product I couldn’t live without is mascara.

      • Valois says:

        There are more wearable versions of contouring. Not all of them look bad, some of them are quite pretty. However, some girls with darker sin (like Hudaybeauty) contour too much because they’re using to light highlighting/concealer shades.

        Contouring your body too make yourself look superskinny with huge boobs is ridiculous though.

  5. Nev says:

    Penelope looks so disco. Love it.

  6. India says:

    Penelope’s dress is the bomb. Love.

  7. Maya says:

    Penelope looks stunning and it’s sad that such a talented woman like her is now reduced to act in movies like this – just because her and her husband dared to speak against Jews and Assad.

    Kristen might take clue from Jennifer but unlike Jennifer who doesn’t pull it of, Kristin does and looks good.

    Justin – well Jennifer is not shooting and has time since she was fired from the Comedienne and yet she couldn’t support her husband. She would rather go to dinner with her publicist. In fact I have rarely seen Jennifer support her partner in anything – they are always supporting her but not the other way around. Wonder why?

    I love Ben & Owen but Will is the best of them acting wise. Justin is not a good scriptwriter (he ruined Rock of ages and Iron man 2) but I will watch this for Will and Penelope.

    • Wilma says:

      She spoke out against the bombing of Gaza by Israel, not against jews.
      It’s an important distinction.

      • Maya says:

        Ahh okay – got it.

        But I remember a rumour that they were now on the blacklist and most studios won’t hire them again because Jewish people in Hollywood took personal offence.

      • Locke Lamora says:

        I don’t understand why more celebrities aren’t doing the same.

      • Josefina says:

        @Wilma
        Yup.

        @Maya
        And that’s most likely true.

        @Locke Lamora
        Because they want to keep their jobs.

        I remember the day they said that and the backlash they got from so many people online. I was fuming. People were drawing parallels to fucking Hitler just because they dared show some compassion for Palestine people.

      • Kitten says:

        I’m wondering if they realized the full scope of controversy that surrounds the Israel-Palestinian conflict? I only ask because I learned a long time ago to keep my opinion on the matter to myself. I work for a Jewish-owned agency and have several Jewish friends and I know how sensitive the topic is.

        EDIT: I’m not blaming them for speaking out or anything, I’m genuinely asking.

      • Wilma says:

        I’m just refusing to think of jewish people as automatic supporters of every single action of Israel. I understand the symbolic importance of the existence of Israel to jewish people, but you should be able to speak out against actions of the Israeli government without being accused of anti-semitism. I always loved the segments Jon Stewart did on criticism on Israel without being called anti-semitism as something that’s only possible in Israel itself. I have a pretty nuanced opinion on the whole conflict (I don’t think it helps to pick a side), but violations of human rights should always be called out, regardless of who’s the one doing the violating.

    • lucy2 says:

      Penelope has several other movies in the works. There was a post here a little while ago where she said she was a big fan of the original and wanted to be in the sequel.

  8. ell says:

    penelope has an amazing figure, that dress is horrible though.

    • Calcifer says:

      I love Kristin Wiig’s dress, but it is really not for her. She has to much of a sporty, Californian look for this style and the shoes make it worse. Penelope Cruz, on the other hand, would have looked perfect in this black cocktail dress, with a simple closed-toe, black pump and an elegant up-do.

    • Calcifer says:

      I love Kristin Wiig’s dress, but it is really not for her. She has too much of a sporty, Californian look for this style and the shoes make it worse. Penelope Cruz, on the other hand, would have looked perfect in this black cocktail dress, with a simple closed-toe, black pump and an elegant up-do.

    • chaine says:

      I think the dress could look good but maybe it is not the right fit for her? Somehow it makes her arms seem abnormally long.

  9. Mellie says:

    OMG…enough knocking Jennifer Aniston. I’ve never seen her in a dress with any kind of stomach bow or crazy design. She wears simple black dresses or jeans 90% of the time. Get over it already.

  10. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I would love Natalie’s dress if the v neck wasn’t quite so wide. It throws off the proportion to me. But she looks beautiful.

  11. paolanqar says:

    She looks like a goddess. Seriously.

    On another note though.. i can’t think of a more overrated model than Lara Stone. She looks so not model-like.

  12. Locke Lamora says:

    You know how someone said how they just do not understand how someone thinks Rooney Mara is stunning? I feel the same about Penelope. She has beautiful eyes, but I don’t find her pretty at all.
    Plus, she has one of the most undeserved Oscars in history.

    • Luciana says:

      IMO she’s not a great actress but she brings some diversity to the table.

      • Locke Lamora says:

        Diversity how? In the roles she plays? Or because of her accent? She’s a white European woman. That’s hardly diverse.

      • Josefina says:

        @Locke Lamora
        THANK YOU. Everytime I see Penelope classified as a latina I want to break stuff.

      • Holmes says:

        I think maybe by “diversity” she means “not an overly-bleached size 00, and still appears to have most of her original body parts”, which sadly enough is what passes for diversity in most Hollywood movies. Pathetic, but it’s true. I didn’t interpret it as a comment on her ethnicity.

    • Esmom says:

      I’m with you on Penelope. She’s been high on my irrational dislike list for a while for a number of reasons.

    • Adrien says:

      Penelope’s philtrum is short and can be a bit distracting in some angles but she’s a gorgeous woman. She reminds me of Sophia Loren. IMHO, she’s a good actress. She was great in all the films she’s done with Pedro Aldomovar. I know a lot of people say Viola Davis was robbed but Penelope deserved her award. It’s not an easy role. And it’s not also easy to be taken seriously as an actress when you are typecast as a sex symbol.

      • Locke Lamora says:

        I also do not find Loren beautiful in the slightest.
        Penelope is great in Spanish movies, similar to Marion Cottilard who si better in her native language. But in Vicky Christina Barcelona she was basically yelling in Spanish. Anyone could have done that.

      • lucy2 says:

        VCB was the first role I ever like Penelope in, I thought she was good in it. But was she up against Viola in Doubt that year? Hell to the no then, it should have gone to Viola.

  13. Neelyo says:

    The way that Kristin Wiig is positioned, it looks like the background is providing an instant critique of her dress.

  14. lucy2 says:

    Penelope looks amazing. I would really like Natalie’s if the neckline were narrower. This plunging plus widespread trend is very annoying, it never looks good or comfortable.

  15. Allie says:

    Jordan Dunn is stunning. I can’t even take how gorgeous she is.

  16. Josephine says:

    Is Justin in the movie, or just one of the writers again? If just a writer, I don’t really get the red carpet appearance, and I certainly get why Jennifer isn’t there with him.

    • Pepper says:

      He has a little cameo like in the first one, but he’s primarily just the writer. If Aniston came out she’d take a lot of the attention off the stars of the film, which isn’t really appropriate when Theroux isn’t one of them.

  17. Crumpet says:

    Jourdan Dunn wins the night.

  18. Who ARE these people? says:

    Serious question: where should a tie clip go? Justin’s clip seems a little high, unless this is some new fashion statement for men.

  19. Sarah01 says:

    Jourdan looks the best, it fits her so well. The rest look boring.

  20. Classy and Sassy says:

    She pulls it off with aplomb. Just beautiful.

  21. Birdix says:

    Are all those people really short or is Will Ferrell really tall?

  22. beep says:

    Jordan Dunn looks just like a barbie doll in that pic.

  23. Frosty says:

    Strapless bodices that look to be just barely hanging onto the wearer’s nips always make me feel vaguely anxious. Looking at you, Wiig.

    Even properly suited up, Justin still manages to look like a douche canoe.

  24. Adrien says:

    Jourdan’s dress looks like a bubble wrap. I wanna pop it.

  25. CornyBlue says:

    Jourdan Dunn is legit one of the prettiest people in the world and I am so glad she has done well for herself
    Penelope Cruz looks absolutely ravishing.

  26. Cynthia says:

    Jourdan is stunning!I’m always looking at her face in amazement even if the dress is meh. I love the retro disco look on Penelope.

  27. StormsMama says:

    Owen looks happy and healthy 🤗

    Penelope looks amazing!
    Kristen Wiig looks fun (that dress feels like a vintage Betsey Johnson to me) and breezy. I consider that a win, especially with this kind of movie.
    Lara Stones dress looks too small up top and too short at the bottom. Just no.

  28. GingerCrunch says:

    The only thing I care about in this post is *SAD CLOWN NOISE* re Justin Theroux! Still LMAO! Thanks, I needed that.

  29. Lucy says:

    Penelope looks fantastic from head to toe! Love the gown and the hair.

  30. Maggie says:

    She looks beautiful to me.

  31. Citresse says:

    The women look really overdressed compared to the men. The way the women are dressed you would expect to see the men in tuxedos.

  32. MB says:

    Jourdan is one of the skinniest women I have seen in a long time.
    I like Penelope’s dress, actually. Kristen looks ok but it’s really not the nicest dress, is it?

  33. sauvage says:

    I really like Kristin Wiig’s dress… *ducks*