Bella Hadid revealed her leg of doom in Vauthier at Cannes: sexy or basic?


I was going to do another big model-filled Cannes fashion post, but several things happened. One, only the models are even trying to be glam at this moment in Cannes, and even then, half of them are wearing some of the most boring dresses out there. And then the second thing that happened was that Bella Hadid walked the red carpet in this custom Alexandre Vauthier gown and now this is the only dress anyone wants to talk about.

What bugs me is that this was a custom-made piece, which means it was supposed to fit Bella perfectly. And yet there are hundreds of photos of Bella fussing with her gown on the red carpet, adjusting the cups and checking on her biscuit (and it didn’t even matter, she flashed her tiny, built-in thong to everyone on the steps). So while I do think this was a glamorous, sexy look, she sort of ruined it by letting everyone know that she wasn’t comfortable in it. Still, it’s a great color and Bella’s dead-eyed LEG OF DOOM has now overtaken Angelina Jolie’s O.G. Leg of Doom. Also, Bella got bangs and I sort of don’t hate them?




Here are a few more red carpet photos…Jourdan Dunn in Ralph & Russo. I’m surprised Blake Lively didn’t get her hands on this, because it’s SO princessy.


Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Alexandre Vauthier. Compared to Bella’s gown, this one doesn’t even rate. It’s the wrong shade, it’s too fluffy and it makes a beautiful woman like Rosie looks boring.


Irina Shayk in MiuMiu. This is totally basic in the front, but at least it has an interesting back.



Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Alix says:

    Can Bella rock any other look besides “sedated”?

    • Aussie girl says:

      Yes it’s more like face of doom.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Also, I’ve never seen a model more at a loss for what to do with her hands. It’s like she never had hands and at the last minute somebody stuck them on her and she’s all wtf do I do with these?

      • Hudson Girl says:

        I saw many pics of her smiling, she always smiles- people are just less interested in posting those.

      • Kitten says:

        I sort of feel bad picking on her because she’s just a teenager (who looks a LOT older) but the RC poses she does….someone please tell her to stop it. It does not look cool or fashion-y. It’s bad. Real bad.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Ew, I didn’t remember she’s just a teenager. I feel bad now. Sorry, Bella.

      • Bridget says:

        I think the weird hand stuff is intentional, as she’s doing it again and again. To me it looks like something she’s practiced.

    • Wren33 says:

      I’m amazed she kept that look while adjusting her top. That is commitment.

    • Stef Leppard says:

      Bella is beautiful for sure, but she just doesn’t have “it.”

    • TyrantDestroyed says:

      Is funny how this “model” is more a product of a good surgery and great makeup. I don’t find her physical appearance to be special and to prove that here she is shocking people with that sort of dress in order to remain relevant.

    • Cran says:

      Basic look. I think she should have shown confidence in wearing the gown. Maybe it’s her posture. She looks like she is slouching. That outfit is wearing her. The only thing I see is her discomfort and her glazed look makes me think she is trying to not think about the fact that her body is barely covered which in turn makes me think damn she’s nearly nekkid.

      Her bangs do look lovely though.

      • JenYfromTheBlok says:

        It’s almost “lady of the evening” basic, like a film noir or a cartoon. Upswept hair, black stilettos sandals, oh and low cut red dress with an huge slit up the side. Cliche with the red lipstick. Oh wait, add the diamond jewelry. Yawn.

    • Annetommy says:

      I don’t think Rosie looks boring at all. She looks like a woman who doesn’t have to clutch her dress in order to avoid showing her front bottom. Unlike Bella.

    • claire says:

      my nickname for it is sad bassett hound.

    • Karen says:

      She has a face like thunder

  2. Goats on the Roof says:

    I don’t care for the dress at all, and Bella is wearing far too much makeup IMO. This doesn’t come close to displacing Angie’s LoD, though!

    • Kaiser says:

      The Villainess Leg of Doom snorts at Bella’s sad leg of sedation.

      • Emma - The JP Lover says:

        LOL!! :) :) :) :)

      • Green Is Good says:

        HA HA HA HA!!! Kaiser: shovel dirt on me STAT.

        *collapse dead*

      • Amelia says:

        Can we please refer to Bella as the Leg of Sedation from now on? That is GOLD Kaiser :D
        It amazes me how out of it she always looks. Genuinely start to wonder if she’s permanently high or something.

    • Capepopsie says:

      Too much makeup and far too
      Little underwear.

    • tegteg says:

      Yeah, this will be forgotten in a week… Angie’s Leg of Doom is still being referenced years later. Maybe if the girl had some charisma and didn’t look vacant/bored/sleepy/tranquilized all of the time.

  3. Jegede says:

    It’s raining in London.
    I feel very, very, very, cold looking at Bella Hadid pictures. Yikes

    Jourdan is always lovely. I like that she deviated from slinky & sexy.

  4. Rach says:

    Boring and dated

  5. TrixC says:

    The colour is pretty on Bella but the hip-high split makes it tacky to me. I disagree about Rosie, I think she looks amazing, much better than Bella.

    • manta says:

      Yes, and on videos, you can actually see she’s comfortable with what she wears, able to present it the photographers.In other words, doing the job.

    • Locke Lamora says:

      I think Rosie looks awful, worse than usual, but then again, I don’t find her pretty at all anyway.
      I know we pretty much say every model is overrated these days, but Rosie would be in my top 3 of most overrated models ever.

      • Hudson Girl says:

        I thought Rosie looked the worst I’ve ever seen her. Not her fault, though, the Models don’t choose their dress or get to choose how their makeup is done.

        For me, the model I think is overrated is Karlie Kloss. Her success as a model is the most baffling thing- she is so common looking to me.

      • Esmom says:

        LL, I completely agree with you about Rosie.

        HG, I disagree with you about Karlie, I think she’s great, the kind of model that is less conventionally beautiful and more interesting. Anyone remember Stella Tennant? I wouldn’t call her conventionally beautiful but she was huge in the modeling world. I feel like Karlie is in that same class.

      • Locke Lamora says:

        I love Karlie. She’s one of those people I “get” why they’re models.

    • Pandy says:

      Agree! When your dress resembles a maillot bathing suit and you are flashing thong and boob, you’ve crossed the tacky line. Rosie looks 1000 times better.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      I agree about the height of the slit. 10-12″ down would have been so much more graceful, not to mention less provoking of her obvious self- consciousness in it. Otherwise, it all works wonderfully.

      • SJO says:

        I feel like an old biddy saying this, bust seriously why did she even bother to wear clothes?

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

        @SJO, I hear you… I just think real glamour ( which leaves some mystery) is so much more appealing than just seeing how much skin you can get away with.
        Bleh, I’m old.

  6. mememe says:

    Those Hadid girls are so overrated…
    Why is she even here?

    • Janis says:

      For the same reason Kendall Jenner and PMK are there. To display their assets? Aren’t there a lot of private yachts around Cannes at this time of year? Why does Lindsey Lohan appear at Cannes every year? I suspect it’s not for the film festival….

    • Dani says:

      She’s being paid to be there to show of jewelry (diamonds), I think for the same old creepy dude that always has Kim come to Cannes for his compant. Afaz/fawaz something or the other?

  7. Astrid says:

    Why bother wearing clothes at all?

  8. guest says:

    People fall for the hype. Bella is a good looking girl yes, but she has the same dead eyed face .Everytime.
    I know I sound bitter, but it annoys me so much when people act like these nepomodels are anything more then overexposed. I’m no model , but gosh…
    I don’t like her hair,I feel like she has too much make up on.
    Also,she keeps doing that weird “i’m choking please help me” thing with her hands.

  9. ReineDidon says:

    Bella looks so much older than her years.
    Plus, there isn’t one single picture where she is posing with glamour. 90% of the pics she’s holding her dress to cover her dignity. Girl why ?

  10. Lex says:

    I like Bella and she has a great body. It’s a bit more curvy than I’m used to seeing on models, and for that, I am thankful. Jordan Dunn is just so gorgeous.

    • Sb says:

      I don’t feel like Bella has this amazing body. Shes a run of the mill thin gal w no tone. In these photos she looks down right skinny flabby. Sorry I just don’t see it.

      • Erinn says:

        Yeah I was actually surprised that her legs were so ‘normal’. She looks like just a regular thin, tall girl. Nothing wrong with that, of course, but I kind of expected to see super toned legs on someone who’s showing them off with such a high slit dress.

      • Esmom says:

        Yes, she is not the athletic type at all. My college roommate back in the 80s always used to call herself “skinny flabby,” lol.

  11. Jean Grey says:

    Bella’s plastic surgery makes her look so old. She is the definition of basic, but I kind of feel bad for her. You know she probably felt insecure and infeeioto Gigi that she had to completely change her face with the nose job and lip injections.

    • Mike says:

      God, I think she is prettier than Gigi. Gigi looks like a frog to me.

    • CornyBlue says:

      But Bella is going to look like this for ages and not age. Like girls who looks 24 25 while they are 19 20 hardly age till the are well above 35

      • Myrna says:

        You think?
        I’ve found that girls who stunning at an early age and look “older” peak very quickly and lose their looks in their 20s.
        While others who aren’t anything special in their teens and 20s become beauties in their 30s & 40s.
        This has been my experience, at least.

      • qwerty says:

        Agree with corny. It’s due to her features, not actual signs of aging like wrinkles or sun damage. She’ll look the same in 10, 15 years if she doesn’t tan, smoke or eat sh*tty food. Kate Winslet looked waay beyond hernyears in Titanic and sheooks good now. Not older for sure.

      • CornyBlue says:

        @Myrna There is a Bollyood actress called Anushka Sharman and when she was 19 and had just started her career she looked a youthful 27 28. But now she is nearer to 30 and still looks the same

      • teacakes says:

        @CornyBlue – I’d have agreed with you about Anushka Sharma if it wasn’t for the fact that she had some drastic and ridiculously obvious lip fillers a couple of years ago, and has not let up since. She really didn’t know to leave a good face alone.

  12. Sisi says:

    her uncomfortableness was tangible when in 3/4 of the pics she’s adjusting the risque parts of the gown, and some of the pics on getty were gross, like the closeups of just the hips/slit/butt. I hate this look. Felt like exploitation. She looked miserable.

    Natasha Poly looked very nice imo.

  13. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Vulgar is never beautiful to me. It’s unnecessary. It screams for attention. It’s not elegant or cool or aspirational.

    • zinjojo says:

      I agree, vulgar is an apt description. I think the color and fabric are lovely, but I hate this dress. She’s obviously uncomfortable and it’s all about attention, which I guess is the point.

    • meme says:

      + a billion

      they just want attention and to be fawned over and have their picture all over the internet because, you know, FEMINISM. Gag me.

  14. Jen says:

    We all know why Bella Hadid only does dead eyes right? It’s because she loses her model looks once she does anything else, like smile.

    Pretty in pictures but not a true model in any sense.

  15. Locke Lamora says:

    I think Bella looks stunning from the neck up. I love the bangs. I love the makeup. I love her “I hate everything” expression. Although I have seen picture of her smiling and she has a lovely smile.
    But the dress is a no no. I don’t understand the new trend of slits going so high we can see people’s hip bones. Are hip bones supposed to be sexy?

    I like Irina’s dress.

    • AnnieRUOk says:

      I agree. Bella is a stunner, and I find her visually more interesting than her sister. I wish she got into acting so she didn’t have to get a nose job, and she probably wouldn’t have to play up the sexy much.
      I love the dress but I think it would be better suited for a highly sexual, older woman on a very hot date

      • teacakes says:

        I hate to have to say this but if Bella had gone into acting and wanted lead roles, the first thing her agent would have told her to do is get a nose job.

  16. lower-case deb says:

    Irina Shayk dress is like first day of school at a convent high school and then discovering a secret passage to a disco party at the back.

    Bella’s gown looks like there’s not enough fabric to spare and not enough time to sew other than hemming.

  17. mytake says:

    Errrgrhgrhrggrh. The perpetual pout! I wanna become a “Girl with no name” and magic that mug right off of her! Face flip!

    I get resting bitch face. Nobody is asking anybody to go smile crazy. But her commitment to the pout is irrationally frustrating, to me. She reminds me of 14 year old me — always frowning; always grumpy. Notoriously stone-faced QEII smile more than this one!

    I mean, what is it!? Is she one of those people who looks terrible when they smile, but gorgeous when they frown? Cause that’s how it works for some folks….and if it is, I feel like she needs to make a public announcement on the subject. (No, of course I don’t really think that; BUT, if she did I know I’d like her better. Because yeah, no, I can’t feel her face when it’s stuck on trendy zombie grump.)

  18. Wren33 says:

    I like Rosie’s dress. At least I think it is a more interesting take on the see-through layer that has been going around.

  19. Trixie says:

    Bella kind of looks like Jennifer Lawrence here. Dead eyes and everything. I think JLaw has dead eyes in a lot of photos, too.

    • Size Does Matter says:

      I think she looks like Debra Winger. Love the hair. Can’t with the dead eyes.

    • CornyBlue says:

      She paid to get JLaw’s nose it seems. But JLaw also paid for her current nose but atleast it was an original design.

  20. OriginallyBlue says:

    I never understand these custom dresses that 1. look like any other dress you could find anywhere 2. are not fitted properly 3. don’t look like they are complete.
    A lot of these dresses are not even that interesting. I mean at this point most of the women are wearing just enough fabric to hide their bits.

  21. paolanqar says:

    My gawd. Could she look any deader?
    It always looks like she is wearing a wig to me because the hair always looks so weird with her complexion but now all I can see is that she looks dead.

  22. Kris says:

    Does her face even move?

    And why is she wearing an ill-fitting neglige?

  23. Merritt says:

    I’m so tired of the not so supermodels like Bella Hadid, Gigi Hadid, and Kendall Jenner. They will never be Cindy, Naomi, Helena, or Linda.

    • meme says:

      Not EVER. They are where they are because of social media and mom and dad. Boring models.

    • hogtowngooner says:


      At least those models learned how to wear and walk through years of working in the modelling business. These dead-eyed basics just know how to get followers and publicity. Bella’s not ugly at all but she’s forgettable-looking with zero charisma. The women you mentioned looked very different from each other and popped out the photos.

  24. Insomniac says:

    Leg of Zzzzz, more like.

  25. CornyBlue says:

    I think Joudan Dunn is legit one of the most beautiful people on the planet.
    Bella Hadid looks gorgeous.

  26. Mike says:

    Rosie and Jourdan are gorgeous but at the same time I feel like they’re both so overdone. Models have looked like them before and will look like them in the future. No one will remember them in 10 years.

    Bella just looks like an attractive, thin version of Jennifer Lawrence.

    Irina though. Now damn, that is a face you don’t see more than once.

    • Starkiller says:

      Isn’t Irina of significantly Tatar ancestry? I’m about to make a sweeping generalisation (a complimentary one!) but I’ve never seen a Tatar woman who wasn’t breathtaking.

  27. Starkiller says:

    Bells should have gotten some boob tape.

    Someone needs to give Jourdan all of the fashion campaigns. She’s wearing a ridiculously frou frou dress and somehow making it look interesting and badass. That takes some talent.

    I don’t NOT like Rosie’s dress, but it reminds me too much of Nicole Kidman’s Balenciaga Oscars gown (that Giambattista Valli already ripped off once with Emma Stone’s gown a few years later). It’s too derivative.

  28. Bridget says:

    The models have been so forgettable this year in Cannes.

  29. wolfpup says:

    At my age, I’ve seen so much skin that I usually don’t even glance at photos. But this model is so beautiful, that I bookmarked the pages, because I wanted to show somebody. My son was over last night, and so I chose him. We sat and gazed at the beauty of this women. We were both feeling awe and wonder at the elegance of the human female – stunningly beautiful art. We weren’t interesting in looking at the other models, and their finery, after appreciating her.

  30. neocleo says:

    It might be easier at this point for them to just deck themselves in gems and walk the red carpet naked.

    • imqrious2 says:

      Didn’t Beyonce try and do that at the Met Gala one year? Some netting dress with sparkles all over?

  31. meme says:

    One Note Bella’s dress is trashy and tacky. Just go naked already. I may not like her but Angelina always looks classy on the red carpet even with the LoD LOL. Irina is gorgeous but her dress is boring. The rest are meh.

  32. Eden75 says:

    That Ralph & Russo dress is gorgeous and POCKETS! As someone who does get to wear a true gown a few times a year, I covet pockets. If I could afford it, that dress would be in my closet already.

  33. kri says:

    I have never seen someone so young and beautiful looks so old and unlovely. What is wrong with Bella. She looks like something out of AI or Minority Report. I am baffled by how…..unreal she looks.

  34. umila says:

    I thought it was brunette Jennifer Lawrence for a minute….and I love Rosie’s dress!

  35. Patty says:

    I’m not impressed by Bella’s dress. I like her hair though, I wonder what it looks like from the back.

  36. Caz says:

    Bella (looks bored out of her mind) v Jourdan (rocking it with charisma). No competition.

    This new trend of dull/dead eyes is really strange and unattractive.

  37. Karla says:

    I think Bella is pretty but there is no POP with her. There is nothing really exciting about her. She’s just like a pretty flower in a line alongsidw many other flowers.

  38. Karina says:

    Bella looks miserable in her dress.

    I like her hair styling. The bangs suit her face