Lily Collins in Giambattista Valli at the UK ‘Tolkien’ premiere: cute or terrible?

UK premiere of Tolkien

As we discussed yesterday, briefly, Nicholas Hoult is in a bio-pic of JRR Tolkein’s life, or really Tolkien’s college life. This was pre-World War I, and Tolkien was a young married man and he went to Oxford and dreamed of Lord of the Rings. The Tolkien estate is not pleased about any of it, and they want you to know they do not approve of this bio-pic. But still, pretty pictures.

These are photos from last night’s London premiere. Hoult looked delicious in his Burberry suit (mmm) and Lily Collins was… there too. Lily plays his wife. She decided to go with this dumb Giambattista Valli gown. Let me say something nice to start… while I rarely enjoy Lily’s fashion choices, I do enjoy the fact that she takes sartorial risks and rarely goes for a boring column gown with a messy bun, you know? But this is a lot of look – the pale floral fabric looks like a repurposed sheet, and the peplum isn’t helping AT ALL. The fact that the peplum is actually made to look extra puffy and crooked is a terrible design idea. The gold belt belongs on a different gown. Lily’s styling doesn’t match the dress at all either – crimped hair (sleek on top) with f–king hot pink eye makeup? WHY IS THIS A TREND?

One other piece of Hoult news – it was just announced that he has signed on for Those Who Wish Me Dead, which will also star Angelina Jolie and possibly… Tyler Perry? LMAO. It’s based on a serious novel (of the same name) about “a 14-year-old boy who witnesses a brutal murder, is issued a false identity and hidden in a wilderness skills program for troubled teens while the killers are slaughtering anyone who gets in their way in a methodical quest to reach him.” No one knows who Hoult will play. But I’m excited that he will be working with La Jolie.

UK premiere of Tolkien

UK premiere of Tolkien

UK premiere of Tolkien

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Carobell says:

    That’s a lot of look. Remove the peplum and line the skirt and I’d really like it as a pretty floral gown. She’s a very pretty girl but the look is kind of eating her!

  2. Elkie says:

    I love both their looks. I might watch the movie when it comes on TV in three years’ time if it’s raining outside and I’m too lazy to fetch the remote control from the other end of the sofa.

  3. Simon the Bird says:

    Couldn’t disagree more. I Love it. It’s fresh, quirky, not too much, and she pulls it off.

    • bella says:

      Me too! This is gorgeous and looks very high fashion! Like the old days when Bill Blass, YSL, Carolina Herrera et al were actually designing! Love it!

    • Bella Bella says:

      I actually like this dress too. To me she looks like a calla lily or a budding flower of some kind. A tulip the way the leaves curl/unfurl.

  4. Lightpurple says:

    That pink eyeshadow needs to stop unless looking like you have conjunctivitis is the desired goal. I like the print of her dress, it’s pretty but that peplum thing is just weird. Either do the long dress without the peplum, but not sheer, or make the peplum into a full skirt, just below the knee and lose the long part.

  5. Melody says:

    This pink make up again… “WHY IS THIS A TREND?” ? Well, I have no idea, because the only thing that comes to my mind EVERYTIME is “myxomatosis bunny !!!!”

  6. Adrien says:

    I like her style. I have not seen her in an uninteresting outfit. Even her hair and makeup are always done right.

  7. DaggerIsle says:

    It’s a bit depressing to think that the film has been thoroughly slated by Tolkien’s estate.
    Must be gutting for the actors- what a waste of time to produce a biopic rejected by the family of the people portrayed.

    Surely that shouldn’t be allowed to happen? I mean the film has no credibility and Tolkien’s fans won’t go see it. What audience is there left?

  8. Jane says:

    The dress is wearing her instead of the opposite. Also, that first picture just makes me think that she is cringing at the fact she’s wearing it. I agree certainly agree about the hot pink eye makeup!

  9. JanetFerber says:

    All I’ve got is she’s way too thin and he’s way too handsome, swoon worthy, in fact.

  10. Lucia says:

    You ever get that sensation that there was a mother who was married to someone famous, got divorced from that famous someone and pushed their daughter into fame?

    Because whether that is true or not that is what I see when I look at Lily Collins. She looks like someone who got pushed and trained pretty hard into being famous.

  11. InVain says:

    I’m here to defend her makeup artist and not this particular look. I too hate the pink shadow trend. It makes people look sickly, particularly if they’re fair like Lily. But her makeup artist, Fiona Stiles, is sensational! I absolutely adore her style and technique…not to mention her former makeup line.

  12. Karen2 says:

    Loved Loved the dress. Grown up fashion for a young pretty actress.

  13. Charfromdarock says:

    I like it! It’s cute and fun!

    Those pink eyes though aren’t a good look on anyone.

  14. Kendra says:

    Somewhat a missed opportunity for her not to pick slightly elvish inspired dress.