Emily Blunt in McQueen at the ‘Girl/Train’ UK premiere: stunning or overworked?


Here are some photos from the London premiere of The Girl on the Train, a film I’m actually looking forward to seeing. Emily Blunt is the star of the film, and she was absolutely the star of the premiere in this exquisite Alexander McQueen Resort 2017 collection gown. Look at the birds! Look at the bead work. And look at Emily’s light hair! This whole look is so striking.

It’s been said that Alexander McQueen’s creative director, Sarah Burton, has not done much with McQueen’s design legacy. Burton has always seemed like a placeholder until the label manages to get someone with a similar vision to McQueen, although I think we should stop saying that because Burton’s had the job since 2010. In the past six years, Burton has turned McQueen’s avant-garde vision into something tepid, something marketable, something establishment. But it’s good to see that something of McQueen’s vision remains at the label – this totally looks like something McQueen would have made for one of his favorite women.



I’m also including a photo of Blunt’s costar Haley Bennett, who plays Megan in the film. The part is interesting, and if Haley is any good, it could be a major breakout role for her. Haley is wearing Valentino! And of course, Luke Evans is around. Luke plays Megan’s husband.



Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. merlot says:

    She looks amazing. Like Blanchett/Kidman level in their heyday

  2. Donna Martin says:

    This dress is exquisite! She looks like spring personified

  3. Onerous says:

    She looks really stunning. Head to toe gorgeous. The dress is amazing, styling is fantastic. Her hair color is really flattering to her skin tone. I’m in love with this whole look.

    I’m also pretty excited to see this movie. While I was reading the book, it really felt more like reading a movie script, so I’m guessing it’s going to play pretty well.

  4. lower-case deb says:

    oh Haley looked like a ren-fayre maiden. so cute!

    the embroidery and cut on Emily’s dress made her look like a painted column.

    last night i watched Devil Wears Prada, the tv station was having a DWP 10th anniversary rerun every few weeks or so. for some reason. maybe they paid a lot for the rights and wanted to milk it for all its worth. Emily was great there.

  5. ladysussex says:

    McQueen was almost as much “architect” as he was fashion designer. He really was a genius who left very big shoes to fill.

    • Dara says:

      Genius and visionary are two of the most overused words in the fashion industry – but McQueen was very deserving of both those terms. There will never be another like him.

    • Cousin Erika says:

      Yes. And I love how the dress has his signature bird motif.

  6. detritus says:

    I don’t like the tummy panel, but that dress is a piece of art. Her hair is beautiful and she looks great.

    The second dress? No no no. Belongs at a ren faire.

  7. Scarlet Vixen says:

    Emily Blunt looks gorgeous. I can’t stop looking at the detail of that dress!

    The other actress’ dress I just don’t get. The white puffs at the shoulders? She looks like she’s going ready to go play a tavern wench at a renaissance festival.

  8. Bex says:

    Not sure I love her as a blonde, but that dress is exquisite.

  9. AG-UK says:

    Curious to see how the film is, I am disappointed they moved it to the US maybe I don’t take many trains in NYC or wherever they have placed it but never could I see someone in the house from the train unlike here in the UK some trains run right behind someone’s garden. I will see it though. On the other hand she does look lovely and so does the hot hot Luke Evans…

    • Esmom says:

      Yes, it’s very disappointing they moved the setting because to me the book felt very British, which is one of the things I liked about it.

      Emily looks stunning, I love her hair. While I like to imagine short cap sleeves on her dress, it’s gorgeous.

      • MrsBPitt says:

        I agree….I cannot for the life of me understand why they would change the locale of the book. Did they think people wouldn’t go see it, if it wasn’t set in America? So dumb!

    • bluhare says:

      I agree totally. I couldn’t figure out the casting either until I realized they’d moved it here.

    • Brittney B. says:

      AG-UK, the Long Island Rail Road (like the trains in Chicago) do run right through neighborhoods at times. Lots and lots of people live right on the tracks; I could stare into thousands of backyards and condos during the ride into Manhattan. But I still agree that the book had a distinctly British setting, and it’s annoying that they didn’t trust Americans to watch it unless it was based in a US city.

    • Jusayin says:

      I am so upset they moved it tonhe U.S. Being that it was in England made me like the book more. And she wouldn’t have had to change her accent! Sheesh.

      I grew up in Queens, NY and we had elevated trains and you can see right into houses and apartment buildings when going by. Especially when you were stuck because of an incident on the tracks or whatever. I’ve seen into some backyards too but not as much as into apartments.

  10. Lora says:

    I love her dress! Luke is soooo hot

  11. SM says:

    Very nice dress and her whole look is just perfection. Though from just a glimpse I though that will be dolce & gabbana dress as the pattern looks similar to theirs but from the close up it is obvious that is very different

  12. Emylee says:

    Emily’ face is soon to be unrecognisable. She has had so much work done

    • Ji-yun says:

      I was wondering when somebody would point that out. She’s starting to look a little Olivia Munn-ish (post Japanese potatoes) in the face. Veneers? Reshaping? I don’t know, but it is noticeable.

      The dress is gorgeous, tho.

    • Agapanthus says:

      Really! Oh do tell what she may have had done… I would have never suspected her as she is so young…although the veneers are really obvious but she has had those for ages.

    • Bridget says:

      She *just* had a baby and is carrying extra weight. How about we wait on the pronouncements about her face?

      • Ji-Yun says:

        Her face has been changing for the last five-six years tbh. And it’s not just aging. Her face is markedly different now in a cosmetic procedure way rather than a getting older way. I think she’s had veneers, botox and something done to her jawline, chin and lip area. It’s made her face distinctly more oval and long. Small ops over a few years, subtle individually but enough to notice overall. No snark here. It’s just something I’ve noticed for a while now.

        Anyway, if you see it, say it. It’s a gossip site.

      • BadAssCompass says:

        she’s either seeing Angie’s sculptors or she’s quite transformative by nature, it’s hard to pinpoint changes due to loss of ‘babyfat’ over the years, just a bit of makeup and haircut make her look very different. I like her love for fashion and work so far, but just seems kind of boring all the time.

  13. tracking says:

    Head to toe amazing!

  14. moon says:

    This dress is gorgeous, and love the blond on her.

  15. Lucy2 says:

    I like the dress, she looks gorgeous. I am really looking forward to the movie, the trailer for it is really good. I thought the book was good as well, but not as great as some made it out to be.

  16. VC says:

    Love her!

  17. Ninks says:

    The dress is gorgeous and Emily looks stunning in it.

    I can’t believe this film is out already, it seems like a really quick turnaround. Anyway, I never got the hype for the book, the twist was really predictable and the film looks the same, but I hope it does well all the same #womeninfilm and all that.

  18. Pat says:

    those who’ve read the book and liked it already are interested in watching the film and of course know how the story goes, but those who didn’t, like hubby, have lost any interest in it after watching the trailer, which pretty much gives away much of the story and comes out like a cheap bestseller

  19. Rocio says:

    Stunning without doubt. I dare to say it’s one of her best looks.

  20. Lucy says:

    Amazing look, from head to toe. The best part is her face, though. I once saw some pictures of her getting her roots done (kinda creepy, I know) and she looked beautiful even with all that paper on her head.

  21. Cee says:

    I LOVE both dresses! They look amazing.

  22. Betti says:

    Love the dress and her style – Emily usually looks good on the red carpet but this is one of her best. Good to see that there is at least some people out there who CAN wear McQueen.

    Wanna bet Katie Bucket turns up in a similar dress during the Canadian tour? She does love McQueen.

  23. princessbuttercup says:

    I am 100% HERE for both of these dresses, especially Emily’s.

  24. JFresh says:

    I think overworked is a good word. Also overacted, overhyped. Overbeaded? Lol. Not a fan of hers and this movie looks absurd IMO.

  25. cc says:

    I love both dresses. They look absolutely stunning in them.

  26. Kilo Tango says:


  27. emilybyrd says:

    I think I’m the only one who doesn’t like this dress. It is so busy, loudly-colored, and overworked that you don’t even see Emily anymore. Also, I think it’s rather derivative of some of the embellished dresses that Valentino has sent down the runway over the years–and the sort of work that the two designers there have done–and to me, not as authentically McQueen.

  28. Ali Bee says:

    This looks like a muted version of her Tiger Lilly costume in “Pan”