Jennifer Connelly in Vuitton at ‘American Pastoral’ premiere: awful or cute?


I haven’t been covering much from the promotional tour for American Pastoral, which is Ewan McGregor’s feature-film directorial debut. Ewan also stars in the film, as does Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning. They’ve been out and about all week, and these photos are from the big Beverly Hills premiere last night. The fashion was… not on point?

Jennifer Connelly wore Louis Vuitton, which is no surprise because she’s a long-time LV brand ambassador/whatever. But again, what the hell is happening over at Louis Vuitton? Their Paris Fashion Week show was not great, they’re constantly throwing milkmaid dresses onto Alicia Vikander, and now this… polka-dotted and checked, shiny-with-cutouts dress? There’s too much going on. But I’m sure some people will defend it just to spite me! That’s fine, I love you all even if you claim that the ugliest coats ever are gorgeous. Ugh, no one will ever convince me that Kate’s coat is any way cute, just like no one will ever convince me that this LV dress is anything but a design failure.


Bonus Paul Bettany, who seems to be committed to transforming into Robert Evans.


Dakota wore David Koma. I don’t like this either, but it feels seasonal. Like, she’s wearing a glam shade of “pumpkin.”


Lovely Ewan. Does the man ever age?


Bonus: Uzo Aduba looking fabulous. She looks like she was styled by Oprah, which is like the highest compliment ever.


Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. doofus says:


    sorry, who else was there?…

  2. OTHER RENEE says:

    I couldn’t really see Jennifer’s dress. Every time I tried, my eyes couldn’t seem to focus and I got a bit dizzy. 😳

    • Alix says:

      It’s REALLY bad. Uzo looks fab.

    • Lahdidahbaby says:

      Yes, I was afraid if I let my gaze linger on that dress it would trigger a migraine.

      Talk about the clothes wearing the woman.

    • Janetdr says:

      I have no objection at all to dots with checks-but that cut?! Dresses are supposed to be flattering.
      Uzo looks great!
      Ewan looks as good as his voice (swoon)
      Dakota is adorable but orange blush doesn’t make that color work on her.

  3. Arlene says:

    LOVE that colour on Uzo.

  4. JEM says:

    That first picture is soooo awkward. Eek.

  5. Zuzus Girl says:

    I love her but she always looks so severe.

  6. AreYouKittenMe? says:

    Yay Uzo!

    Jennifer Connelly is gorgeous and ageless but that whole look is tragic af.
    I actually like Dakota’s dress even though I have an aversion to cut-outs. She looks young and cute.

  7. Malificent says:

    Jennifer’s dress loops like Cruella de Vil went to the Daytona 500.

  8. hey-ya says:

    …Uzo was wearing a frock the others were rocking high fashion …hard…well jennifer anyway..Dakota’s is almost a frock too…

  9. GingerCrunch says:

    Pumpkin dress even has pumpkin eyes!

  10. Micki says:

    That’s one amazingly ugly Vuitton dress. Unflattering patchwork made of odds and ends.

  11. tw says:

    I would love this dress if the neckline was slightly lower. Regardless, she looks absolutely beautiful.

  12. Icejoey says:

    In the first photo it looks like Ewan McGregor has a really long, disjointed right arm!

  13. tracking says:

    Such a beautiful woman, but her taste in avant-garde fashion does nothing for me. That color on Uzo is just beautiful. She is rocking her look, and seems so happy (in contrast to the dour Bettany-Connelly pair)

  14. lucy2 says:

    I just don’t care for LV’s clothes. Isn’t that what Alicia VIkander is stuck in all the time too?
    Jennifer is so beautiful, but even she can’t make that mess work.

  15. Bridget says:

    I actually like her dress.

    And Connolly isn’t necessarily a huge LV person so much as she’s close with Ghesquiere – she’s worked with him for years. He did the infamous beige Oscar dress for her

  16. Bread and Circuses says:

    Yeah, I really dislike the dress, but man-oh-man, Jennifer Connolly is still one of the most gorgeous women.

    And yes! Uzo Aduba looks fantastic. I don’t know a thing at all about who she is… 🙂 …but her hair and makeup in particular look great, and the dress is also very well-chosen and a wonderful colour.

    • lucy2 says:

      She’s on Orange is the New Black – extremely talented actress.
      I follow her on FB, and she often posts photos herself of getting ready for events, and always credits her hair, makeup, and wardrobe team. She seems to be a truly lovely woman.

  17. Marybeth says:

    Jennifer is so gorgeous and such a great actress too.

  18. Danielle says:

    I think Jennifer is rocking that dress, I like the look. Uzo looks gorgeous too. Dakota looks uncomfortable.

  19. nikko says:

    I love that dress on Jennifer, she looks great!!!!

  20. Nikki says:

    I LOVE Jennifer, but that is one of the most hideous dresses I’ve ever seen.

  21. Moo says:

    Uzo’s smile is so infectious, she is joy personified in that photo! Love it.

  22. bucketbot says:

    The LV dress has no shape, I think that’s my primary problem with it. She seems to have a long torso and no visible hips. LV should have tailored it to her proportions. Taken the dress hems higher. It looks like a dress on a hangar. And feet, where are Jennifer’s feet? Terrible look.

    Uzo’s dress is good except for the band of fabric around the top of her arms. They should have either made it longer or removed it entirely. It looks constricting.

    I only really like Dakota’s dress. I don’t like cutouts per se but it’s been a while since I’ve seen people sport it so its ok. But her hair has always been a problem. Something like Gwenyth Paltrow – ruin a good look with bad hair.

  23. Tania says:

    I like both Uzo and Jennifer’s looks. I think Jennifer elevates whatever she wears. And someone please tell me what JC is doing because she is 45 and is completely ageless.

  24. moha says:

    Seeing the Beverly Hills photos (Ewan and Jennifer hand in hand), and the Zurich photos: Jennifer and Ewan had an affair, that’s for sure!
    Poor Kai, Poor Agnes, poor Paul! :(!

  25. atomic rat says:

    The pantsuit – horrid. I would only expect to see a “fashion statement” like that climbing fourth or fifth out of a clown car. Poor Jennifer… no wonder she looks like a puppy with a hurt foot.

    It hurts me too, Jennifer… it hurts me too.