Rihanna in Givenchy at the ‘Ocean’s Eight’ NYC premiere: gorgeous sack dress?

'Ocean's 8' World Premiere

I’m splitting up the fashion photos from last night’s New York premiere of Ocean’s Eight. This is fashion post #1, starring the one and only Rihanna. The ladies of Ocean’s Eight didn’t coordinate their looks, which is a good thing and a bad thing. It’s a good thing because they all have individual personalities and styles and of course they’ll want to wear wildly different things. It’s a bad thing because there were some big eye-sore clashes. But not with Rihanna! Rihanna looked amazing in this Givenchy dress. I tend to think that Rihanna prefers to wear looser dresses these days because she’s gained some weight (and it looks good on her), but I feel like she hasn’t learned that the extra fabric actually makes you look bigger too. Like, I think Rihanna looks gorgeous here, but she also looks like she’s hiding a second-trimester baby bump.

'Ocean's 8' World Premiere

'Ocean's 8' World Premiere

Cate Blanchett in Missoni. From the front view, I was like “OMG LA BLANCHETT IS BACK!” But then I saw the weird stripe down the leg and now I’m not 100% on this. I still think it’s an amazing pantsuit, but I just would have preferred it without the stripe.

Ocean's 8 World Premiere

'Ocean's 8' World Premiere

Sandra Bullock in Elie Saab Couture. I mean… I’ve never really considered Sandy to be a Fashion Girl. I don’t think she really cares. And that’s what this dress says to me – a sparkly beige nothingburger Elie Saab says “I’m only wearing this because I have to.” Even the hair style is nothing special. Bless her. She probably wishes she was in sweatpants.

'Ocean's 8' World Premiere

Sarah Paulson in neon Prada. Paulson was who I was talking about with the “clashes.” This YIELD-sign feathered mess looked horrible on the carpet, and it looked bad next to everyone else’s dresses. I think a lot of Paulson’s style normally, but this was a miss.

'Ocean's 8' World Premiere

Ocean's 8 World Premiere

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  1. Becks1 says:

    The only one I actively dislike is Sarah Paulson. I think a different color would have been a lot better, but I dislike the dress itself.

    Rihanna’s dress is amazing. I love when stars go “full fashion” for these kinds of events. No that’s not the kind of dress you wear to a wedding or a party or anything, but for this kind of event, where there is so much focus on what you are wearing – it’s perfect.

    I also love Cate and Sandra. The stripe is meh, but the rest looks great. Sandra’s is a little too Oscar-y in comparison to the others, but she still looks fantastic, so that’s fine.

  2. Scal says:

    Scrolling down I was going pretty, pretty, okay, JESUS MY EYES

    I love Sarah Paulson but that day glow dress was not was I was expecting scrolling. Not a good look for a premiere.

  3. French Girl says:

    Everyone looks so happy

  4. Betsy says:

    Oh my god, Rihanna’s dress is horrible. What the heck is happening with the shape? I love that fabric, but she has tubular extensions coming off every part of her!

    Cate – yeah that’s super pretty until the mystery stripe. It looks like it came from a pair of sport pants.

    Sandra – yeah, that’s a dress. With strange moulting on the shoulders.

    Sarah – I actually love that dress, but damn, that’s one you need to call your friends with because the other dresses are subdued and that is a clarion call to drive just 10 MPH where the highway workers are chewing up the highway shoulder.

  5. Catwoman says:

    First thing I thought of when I saw Rihanna’s dress was she looked like she was wearing Liberace’s intestines.

  6. Jegede says:

    Rihanna looks like she’s wearing an octupus that is looking for a way out.

    Cate Blanchett’s outfit is just like those climb walls you find in the gym!

    I’ll never understand the claim that these women pull off anything.

  7. bigk says:

    Do not put Rihanna in the microwave, she’ll catch fire.

    Love Cate’ s suit except for the stripe.

  8. Redgrl says:

    Love love Rihanna’s dress – stunning! And I know I’m in the minority but I like Sarah Paulson’s dress – it’s quirky and fun.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I agree with you on both points. Sarah’s dress is so fun! I love the interesting shape of Rhianna’s dress. It is art. Body con & sheer have become so boring. Women don’t always have to be dressed to sexually entice.

  9. Lala says:

    It takes a BOLD woman to wear that dress and be comfortable in it…so it’s PERFECT for Sarah! And I LOVE Rhi-Rhi’s dress…the color…the length…the architectural aspects of it…PERFECTION!

  10. SKF says:

    I weirdly love Sarah’s dress! The colour and style are kind of hideous but it works somehow? Her hair and make up are perfect for the dress and I love that it is balls-to-the-wall, full-out, crazy fashion darling. It’s daring and nuts and I think she looks great!

  11. EMc says:

    I actually quite like Sarah’s dress!

  12. Shannon says:

    Why do they all look like they’d rather be at the dentist’s office getting a root canal?

    I can live with Cate’s stripe – I’m thinking maybe it’s a shoutout for pride month? But no on Sarah’s dress – my eyes just can’t take that lol

  13. Isabel says:

    The stripe on Cate’s trousers is rainbow-adjacent…maybe it’s for pride month?

  14. Baebae says:

    “I tend to think that Rihanna prefers to wear looser dresses these days because she’s gained some weight“

    I disagree. If you follow her closely you’ll see that she still wears fitted clothing and posts pics of herself while wearing tight clothing to her ig page as well. I don’t think she cares about dresses that “add weight” bc she literally looks good in everything.

  15. TheOtherMaria says:

    Rih is flawless, the dress is not.

    Kate looks A+

  16. Canadi-Anne says:

    You guys. Your comments are on FIRE today. Keep ‘em coming.

  17. Lucy says:

    I need! This movie! Like yesterday!!!!!!!!

  18. Anare says:

    Rihanna looks incredible as always. That dress is awesome I love it. Only she could wear that dress and not have it wear her! Her styling is perfection.

  19. Really says:

    Cate Blanchett knows how to wear clothes! BOSS. 100% on board.

  20. Kiki says:

    I would say to unpopular opinion, that Sarah Paulson’s dress is the best of all, as a matter of fact, Rihanna should be wearing what Sarah Paulson’s s wearing.

  21. NeoCleo says:

    I don’t like Rihanna’s dress and I DO like Sarah Paulson’s. Yes it is eye-searing but it is well cut, well made and flatters her shape.

  22. KatieBo says:

    Yeeaahh no. Rihanna doesn’t get a pass for being Rihanna. This dress is horrible. It looks like one of those foil Christmas decorations.

  23. Lynnie says:

    I think Rihanna’s dress would’ve looked better with an updo. Still it doesn’t look that great overall she’s been having some real fashion and makeup misses lately.

    I really like Sarah’s dress (being a fan of brights) and all, but there’s no visual interest on her face to match that. Weird

  24. Nibbi says:

    Rihanna’s dress is downright weird, but she (almost annoyingly) still looks amazing & pulls it off. I can’t even work black/grey lipstick (ie .5% of her look) and she can do anything.

    Totally agree about the clashing. I mean holy damn. The neon Prada next to the beige Elie Saab **my eyes, it almost hurts my stomach . And the little feathery foofs atop Sandra’s shoulders just make her seem uncomfortable or something. In theory it’s the “easiest” dress to wear among them but it seems it’s wearing her.

    Even agree about the stripe on the otherwise-cool-looking pantsuit. Shoot, good calls. It’s rare I agree with all of the fashion assessments here ;)

  25. tracking says:

    What was Sandy B thinking? Awful dress, poor fit with the vibe of the movie, and she looks downright uncomfortable in it. I’m starting to wonder if this cast gets along at all. They should be having a blast, and they look glum as all get-out.

  26. Yes Doubtful says:

    I dig Sarah’s dress (the bag is too matchy matchy though). It’s different and she’s awesome.

    Rihanna…it looks like she’s wearing Ursala from The Little Mermaid.

  27. Marianne says:

    I dont like the feathers on Sandra’s dress. But overall its pretty. For a movie that takes place at the MET Gala you’d think they would go more “fashion-y” but whatever. I actually really like Sarah’s dress. Its different. And Rihanna is one of the few people that could pull off a dress like that.

  28. Lilith says:

    God they all look miserable, especially Sandra. What happened ladies?

  29. Anna says:

    Absolutely LOVE Rihanna’s dress, love Sarah Paulson and Cate Blanchett’s pantsuit with the stripe!