Amanda Seyfried in McQueen & Chopard in Venice: stunning or unflattering?

74th Venice Film Festival -'First Reformed' - Premiere

Is it a sign of “good fashion” that I have to sit here for ten minutes, debating with myself whether or not I like something? I don’t like this dress… but I respect it. So does that make it good fashion, in that it’s provocative and thought-provoking? Eh. These are photos of Amanda Seyfried at the Venice Film Festival premiere of First Reformed. Amanda stars in the film with my Forever Bang Ethan Hawke. Amanda wore an Alexander McQueen pre-spring 2018, aka something fresh off the runway. She managed to get it lined, which is always nice.

So why the mixed feelings? Like, this doesn’t even look like McQueen to me, but very little of Sarah Burton’s work ever looks like authentic McQueen to me. I dislike the lingerie-style of the skirt, and yet… the bodice is intriguing and flattering. I can’t help but think that Amanda looks really beautiful in spite of a weird dress. She also just gave birth about five months ago. Also: I am a sucker for a girl who can pull of big statement jewelry. Amanda wore Chopard earrings with “20.16-carats of amethysts, 22.17-carats of topazes and 3.74-carats of blue sapphires set in 18k white gold.” Wow.

74th Venice Film Festival -'First Reformed' - Premiere

74th Venice Film Festival -'First Reformed' - Premiere

Here’s Amanda’s photocall look earlier in the day (Thursday). This minidress is Valentino Resort.

74th Venice Film Festival -'First Reformed' - Photocall

And here’s Sally Hawkins at the Venice premiere of The Shape of Water. Her dress is Vivienne Westwood and this is possibly the worst Westwood I’ve ever seen in my life. YIKES.

74th Venice Film Festival - 'The Shape of Water' - Premiere

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Electric Tuba says:

    She looks great. The Westwood is early 90s prom vomit.

  2. Patricia says:

    Oh, Sally. So much talent, so little taste. It’s a crime.

  3. Lindy says:

    Amanda looks absolutely gorgeous and pulls off the dress. I love her hair in the minidress pic.

  4. Don't kill me I am French says:

    The mini dress !! Her legs! Her hair !!

  5. lightpurple says:

    Love the minidress and she styled that perfectly. I want to like the McQueen. The top of it is lovely. The bottom of it is lovely. It is just the middle part that looks like 1950s shapewear that is off-putting.

  6. trollontheloose says:

    I love it. It’s just the tummy area that bugs me. It’s like a high waist culotte but then they cut it right at the hips given the whole outfit some weird proportions. But yeah I love it still.

  7. kb says:

    i absolutely love this dress on her.

  8. CharlieBouquet says:

    Uh, not a fashionista, but is good fashion toes curling over shoes and earlobes stretched to jaw?

  9. MellyMel says:

    I don’t know who does her makeup, but they keep giving her a dark lip and I love it! I prefer darker reds/burgundy & browns and she wears them so well.

  10. PunkyMomma says:

    It doesn’t look like McQueen to me, either. No one will replace McQueen in my book.

    Look how Gaga’s fashion image collapsed after he died.

  11. Nancy says:

    Love it, love her. Not only that, she can tell me if it’s going to rain, she must still have ESPN!!

  12. UmYeah says:

    Her poor ears, those earings lool painful

  13. Bex says:

    I’m not a huge fan of the dress but I could stare at her face for hours.

  14. slowsnow says:

    Imo it’s easier to be an average beauty when blonde (that’s why everyone dyes their hair blonde which drives me insane) but harder to stand out as an edgy, interesting beauty. Not very hard near impossible, but harder, I find.
    But Seyfried, OMG she’s stunning! Absolute crush for me. I’d do insane things to this woman and I am happily married with 4 kids. Dunst, Basinger (if she is a real blonde), Claire Danes, Wasikowska, they are exceptions. But man, Seyfried is sooooo outerwordly beautiful. And I’m usually not at all touched by screen beauties.

  15. FishBeard says:

    She’s absolutely gorgeous, but I’ve seen this dress several times over on a few actresses. She really works it though.

  16. Rice says:

    I dunno. The idea of the McQueen dress seems interesting and ambitious, but I can’t decide if there’s too much going on or if it’s many dresses in one.

  17. yiza says:

    this woman is flawless. I adore her. The dress is fug tho. But she makes it look good.

  18. tealily says:

    Are they pants? Or is the skirt bunching around her legs weird? Otherwise I like it. I think the colors and her styling are great. But that skirt(?) situation is unflattering.

  19. SM says:

    I love Amanda’s face. All natural and beautiful. And her earings. But that dress is a big NO

  20. Polly says:

    The dress is an ugly mashup of 90s prom and lingerie. But Amanda is gorgeous and manages to look good in spite of that. She looks amazing in the playsuit, those legs!

  21. Nibbi says:

    she is hair & skin goals for me. totes aspirational. naturally pale & blonde here too, tho i have darker hair & struggle to avoid freckles, which i don’t like on me. seeing a chick this stunning makes me want to play up the pallor & work it the way she does, instead of wishing i were tanner or brighter or whatever else and fighting my natural features.

  22. Nibbi says:

    also i rather like sally hawkins’ dress, especially the pretty green inner linking that shows. i feel like it’s just a bad shot.

  23. Bug says:

    The first dress is awful, but her face, the make up and the jewelry are absolutely stunning. The second dress is…ok.
    I think I’ve never seen her look more beautiful, confident and serene than here.