Amber Heard in Valentino at the UK ‘Aquaman’ premiere: algae realness?

World Premiere of 'Aquaman' - Arrivals

The Aquaman trailer came on before Widows, and every time I see it – I think this was the third time? – I’m blown away by how awful it looks. Like, the trailer even makes it look like a disaster, and they probably used “the best” parts for the trailer. Anyway, this Aquaman train is still on the tracks (barely) and so last night, the cast came out for the big London premiere. I didn’t spy any photos of Nicole Kidman at the premiere, so she must have skipped it. Which is funny, because why did she even sign on to this mess? So instead of seeing Kidman roll out some hideous lace disaster, we got Amber Heard trying very hard to theme-dress and be on-point.

Amber’s ensemble here is Valentino. I’m assuming (?) that she had the headpiece/swimmer’s cap made special, because she wanted to look like a mermaid warrior or something. I mean, it is keeping with the Aquaman theme, in that she looks like she’s covered in algae and she forgot to take off her swim cap before she came on the red carpet. Even if she had skipped the swim cap, am I alone in not really thinking the Valentino gown is all that? The fabric is too heavy, and it looks like she had a Gone With the Wind-style dress made out of an old tapestry.

World Premiere of 'Aquaman' - Arrivals

Aquaman UK film premiere arrivals

Bonus photos of Jason Momoa, who chose to briefly theme dress by… carrying a trident on the red carpet. Otherwise, he just looked normal (hot-normal) in a leather jacket and some slacks from the ’90s.

World Premiere of 'Aquaman' - Arrivals

The World Premiere of 'Aquaman' held at the Cineworld Leicester Square

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Lucy says:

    I don’t love Amber’s look, but I do love her stylist, Karla Welch. I can appreciate the risk-taking of doing something unusual.

  2. Lightpurple says:

    They don’t even look like they’re at the same event. And there are little green people all over her dress.

  3. Lara says:

    That bit on the cap that just hits her eyebrow is annoying me beyond anything that is reasonable! Also Jason put on a suit, it’s your premiere

  4. Cidy says:

    What is even happening with this movie lmao.

  5. Erinn says:

    I kind of love the look. It could definitely be improved a bit, but I really like that they were trying something so out there. I think it looks really neat – and I love the color. I don’t even hate the cap.

  6. grabbyhands says:

    Sorry, but this looks like she got out of the pool and found that her clothes had been stolen so she MacGuyver’d the curtains into an emergency gown.

    In her defense, even if she wasn’t wearing a swim cap, that gown still would have been horrible.

    Did Jason Momoa know he was at the premiere for his own movie?

    • Darla says:

      I have to agree, and I consider Momoa the hottest man alive. But what is that outfit?

    • Ninks says:

      The disparity between how men and women are expected to dress is summed up perfectly in these pictures. Imagine if Amber had shown up in jeans and jacket.

      • Darla says:

        I agree. And you see right here most people are critiquing Amber’s outfit. Why? She put the work in, and tried something.

      • Aoife says:

        So true. And while Amber did put in effort and it’s very bold, it is also hideous.

  7. Really says:

    Actually the dress and the cap go together, it was from Valentino last show. I think it is bold unapologetic and having fun with fashion, also super ok with the theme.
    I will watch the movie, looks like fun

    • xo says:

      Her facial expressions don’t really convey a sense of having fun, though. . . Falls flat, for me.

      She looks like the shell-shocked victim of a shipwreck, tangled up in seaweed. Sorry, Amber.

    • Starkiller says:

      How something is styled on the runway is not necessarily to be translated to real life. Outside of an editorial or maybe the Met Ball, something like this looks attention-hungry and absurd.

    • SK says:

      I love that she did this! It’s a bit crazy, a bit fun, very bold, and why the hell not? Fashion can be fun!

      BTW Kidman wasn’t there because she is attending the Arias in Australia (music awards) I think Keith is performing / hosting? Nicole took her niece as her date.

  8. Umm. Her makeup looks great.

  9. BaeBae says:

    I’m not mad at it… Also helps that she’s wearing my favorite color. Kudos to Amber for trying something different!

  10. Eliza says:

    She doesn’t have the IT to pull this off. Not a winner for me.

  11. IMO says:

    I liked how she tries different things and has fun with it in the process. She is a beautiful lady and I like the way she handles herself.
    And her personal style is full of accessories and hipster.
    The public is saying good things about this movie, I will watch for sure and super curious about the visual of Atlantis.

  12. Anne says:

    The movie looks silly but it’s actually getting great reactions 🙂

  13. OriginalLala says:

    Jason Momoa…*drool*

  14. Jane says:

    I quite like the outfit, but Amber didn’t pull it off at all. She’s beautiful, but completely lacking the kind of presence you need for this kind of look. It’s 100% wearing her, and she looked really awkward.

    Not sure why Momoa decided the red carpet premiere for his biggest role yet was the right time to bring out the Brando ‘Wild Ones’ costume, but ok.

    • lucy2 says:

      I agree – this looks like something Lady gaga would wear with attitude, and while I still wouldn’t like it, she’d come closer to making it work.

      JM looks awkward and underdressed.
      I have zero interest in this movie.

  15. shirurusu says:

    Christ what an ugly dress! I actually love the cap, she could have worn the cap with a little red dress or something I think it would have been splendid, now it looks matchy matchy and grandma’s curtains (or even carpet). On another note I do not want to see this movie, I’m fearing it will be awful…

  16. Krakken says:

    Jason Momoa is really fighting the hot with that chain wallet.

    • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

      Yup. But his nails aren’t black so that’s a plus lol. I think Frontier is back; I can get my Momoa fix watching that.

  17. Evil Owl says:

    What are those angry looking red marks across her torso? If that’s a tattoo, then it’s in an unfortunate colour. Rash tattoo is not a winning look.

  18. Chaine says:

    It looks like maternity-wear.

  19. Nancy says:

    Look at me, I even look beautiful in my green bathing cap. I’m Amber, have you heard of me. That guy weirds me out, it’s the eyebrows, looks like Dishonest John. Out of here.

    • Darla says:

      LOL who is dishonest John?

      • Nancy says:

        Haha. He was this sinister dude with this evil laugh. From the cartoon called Beanie and Cecil. My uncle bought my son a dvd of the cartoon when he was little. I’m coming Beanie Boy!

      • Darla says:

        LOL you’re so funny Nancy

      • Nancy says:

        😜 ah shucks. Every time I see your name, I think of a girl I knew in primary school. Her name was Darla and I never knew any other Darla’s before. Such a pretty name. I have an unusual name, but as those who read my babbling comments know, I use Nancy on here, as that was my nana’s name. Nancy with the laughing eyes….she told me she got the name from a Frank Sinatra song, guess his wife’s name was Nancy and they named their daughter the same. Blah, blah, so much more than you wanted to know….Ha!

  20. KBeth says:

    Amber’s look is terrible.
    Jason is sexy but always looks a hot mess.

  21. Alexandria says:

    Uh ok I give Amber an A for effort. If she wanted to theme dress, she would have looked on theme without the cap.

    I think only Rihanna can pull that off.

  22. Desolee says:

    I like it all, great styling.
    Jason momoa is not all that to me though

    • Evil Owl says:

      @desolee I know what you mean. He’s a good looking man but there’s something not sexy about him. Like he’s holding in a giant fart. Also, he’s SO big, I feel like he might decimate my tiny vagina. Maybe he’s too much man for my liking. But what do I know? I like them slightly effeminate and terribly non threatening.

      • Nancy says:

        Lol. That made me laugh! Just about everything you wrote made me laugh! I have never found this guy remotely attractive and just don’t get the appeal. He is THICK. Like I said above, those eyebrows. Grosses me out. I’m going to start looking for your posts! In Jason’s defense, most of the crowd around here hates Norman Reedus and I think he’s hot af! So there

  23. Adrien says:

    I love James Wan and Jason Momoa so I am excited to see this. Wan has a reputation of creating big things out of a silly idea so let’s see his take on the world’s corniest superhero.

    • NudayNuScreenNaym says:

      Aquaman has so much soul, but always felt him dark skinned like my ocean baby brother. The men in my family are all giant PR dudes w strong features, so I applaud casting save for amber. She just doesn’t have a woman’s voice so she ruins for me. Maybe I’ll watch, but doubtful.

  24. Case says:

    I love that Amber committed to the theme in such a big way! It’s a cool risk to take, and the right place to take it. The dress is stunning. I don’t love the swim cap, but I see what she was going for and admire it.

  25. Cindy says:

    I actually think she looks pretty good from the neck up, but the dress is unfortunate.

  26. blinkers says:

    I like she’s taking chances, and the bathing cap headpiece really frames her face. I just think the lines of the dress should look like they flow more. It must be bc the fabric has too much structure? If the side cut outs were bigger and more flowy like silk or satin the effect would be more ‘mermaid’

  27. ValiantlyVarnished says:

    The dress is actually pretty and on theme. If they had left off the head gear it would have made a workd of difference. The only person who could pull this look off is Gaga.

  28. ChillyWilly says:

    I love it! Amber really has beautiful bone structure.
    Jason Mamoa is sooo damn hot! RAwr!

  29. Nopseky says:

    MMm… I have brussel sprouts for dinner. This outfit just reminded me. Amber still riding the pretty white woman privelege though.

  30. minx says:

    I would have liked the cap if it were a bit higher on her forehead. The dress is pretty but too full.

  31. Steff says:

    The middle looks weird. I feel like Rihanna is the only person that can pull off this look.

  32. Lala11_7 says:

    I RARELY say this about fashion….but…THIS is what I have to say regarding BOTH of their attire…..

    WUT IN DAHEYLL?!?!?!?!?!?!

  33. Beach Dreams says:

    The idea is interesting but Amber is not the right person to wear it. You need a striking face to carry that look off and while Amber is certainly pretty, she is not striking in my opinion. She could’ve at least gone with bolder makeup to make it pop more.

  34. BBeauty says:

    YIKES. Both her and Momoa look ridiculous. Actually, without the cap I really like her dress btt the cap makes it looks like a mess. I can unsee the algae LOL. This film looks like a total fail. I will be skipping it for sure. She is a beautiful woman but her acting is atrocious. It is like watching a wooden doll speaking. Her acting is the reason she has not had that much success. I don’t expect her to make too many more major films after this. Oh well.

  35. Sam says:

    Esther Williams starring in “The Dance of the Recalled Romaine Lettuce.”

  36. Kibble says:

    Amber is like Armie Hammer and a lot of other supposedly good looking people: she WOULD be spectacularly gorgeous if she had presence, warmth, personality, etc. Instead all I see when I see her pics is her dead eyes…

  37. KatC says:

    After looking at the pictures from the runway, l vote that she is wearing it wrong. The bodice portion should be longer and the waistband should not be so high or so crescent shaped. I can’t believe how unflattering it looks on her.

  38. Vizia says:

    This would be perfect on SWINTON!!!!!!