Angelina Jolie wore Balmain & brought her kids to ‘The Eternals’ premiere

Angelina Jolie attends the "Externals" movie premiere with her kids

The Eternals had its big world premiere in LA last night, and Angelina Jolie stole the show, rolling up to the carpet with five of her six children. Pax is the only missing Jolie-Pitt kid, and my guess is that he just opted out because he doesn’t really like to be photographed. Or maybe he had school? So we got to see Knox and Vivienne (who are 13), Zahara (16), Shiloh (15) and Maddox (20). Can’t believe she has all those teenagers and she’s still standing!

Angelina wore this Balmain look in a sludge/mud brown. I wish it had been brighter, but I appreciate that Angelina and the kids sort of coordinated their looks. People are calling this Balmain a “dress” but I think it’s actually pants. Big, flowy pants. There’s some structure to the top part, and I think it’s basically a built-in bustier, and then there’s some half-sack fabric to make Angelina happy. Her jewelry is vintage Tiffany & Co. and Beladora. The Beladora piece is likely the chin-cuff. How does the chin-cuff make you feel?

As for the kids… I don’t know what designers they’re wearing except for Zahara. Zahara is wearing her mom’s old Elie Saab gown!! Angelina wore that Saab gown to the 2014 Oscars. It looks like Zahara and Angelina took it to a tailor and then made a few edits, but it looks lovely on Z. It feels like this is basically a confirmation that Zahara is the one pulling stuff out of her mom’s closet. I don’t think Shiloh and Vivienne can be bothered, they know their mom is pretty unstylish. Also: Shiloh in a dress! She’s such a tomboy, this is one of the few times we’ve seen her in a dress.

Angelina Jolie attends the "Externals" movie premiere with her kids

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  1. Sierra says:

    She looked like the freaking goddess her character is based on. Although I am not a fan of the chin cuff, I can already see a trend starting now.

    All of the children looked good and happy. Shiloh is probably like me as I was a tomboy until end of my teens. I only wore dresses or skirts to parties until then. Now I mostly wear dresses 🤷‍♀️

    • cleak says:

      You’re probably right about Shiloh and I kind of suspected she would kind of go this route; she just always seemed to want to be with her brothers. The rampant speculation about her gender identity frustrated me- let her figure herself out and be as open as she wants about that without the judgemental speculation. Sometimes people are just tomboys.
      On another note, wow these kids are all growing up gorgeous!

      • Darcy P says:

        This!! It has always pissed me off when rags talk about Shiloh and her “transition” Let her be who she wants to be and let her grow up and figure out without all you vipers out there assigning her gender and identity to her just because she prefers to wear boys clothes.

        Also on a side note- I read another piece where all the kids are wearing recycled/ upcycled clothes to the premier, so I believe Vivienne’s and Shiloh’s are all from Angelina’s closet as well including Zahara’s. which I think is just cool.

      • BABSORIG says:

        Angelina Jolie is so pretty, my goodness. And all her kids are as pretty as their mom, all of them boys and girls. Shiloh takes after her mom’s height, I’m not sure how tall Brad Pitt is but Shiloh and her twin siblings are really tall kids. Shiloh is younger than her elder sister (of course she is younger, LOL) but she seems to be her sister’s keeper to me. Anyway beautiful family and I’m sure Angelina Jolie raised all her kids to be compassionate and kind hearted people; good on her.

      • NewKay_ says:

        I love that both her and Brad just went with the flow where Shiloh was concerned and slowed her to just be herself. It’s great .

    • LaraK says:

      You are likely correct, and I’m just so glad Angie never addressed it, just let Shiloh do her thing. Kids need space to figure out their own stuff. I hate it when people just start speculating. When the kid is ready, they will tell you, like Dwyane Wade’s kid (I can’t remember what their current preferred pronoun / status is).
      Maybe Shiloh is a tomboy, maybe she’s figuring out gender, maybe she’s gay or bi or something, maybe it’s a comfort thing. Who knows? She’s young, she’ll figure it out.

    • Yup, Me says:

      I really like the chin cuff. It reminds me of the chin tattoos women of many Native tribes have.

      • Lady D says:

        I like it too. I wouldn’t have a problem wearing it.

      • Amy Too says:

        I like the idea of it and think it looks cool but I think it would look even better in gold to match the rest of her jewelry. Then it wouldn’t be giving people the whole “pen clip got stuck to her mouth” vibe that people are mentioning down thread. Or if the rest of her jewelry was silver. Or if the rest of the jewelry was mixed gold and silver so the chin cuff wasn’t the only silver thing. It would look more deliberate and less like an add on at the last minute that she was trying. I’d love to see other chin cuffs though with other outfits and on other people, I find it kind of cool.

    • Jules says:

      I love the metallic bronze color, goddess vibes all around. They all look stunning. A lot of the overspeculation on Shiloh was really unnecessary, let kids be kids.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      I can’t imagine trying to speak with one of those things on. Do not like.

  2. bub244 says:

    She’s such a beautiful woman that she looks incredible, even in an average dress and an (in my opinion) ugly chin cuff. It’s incredible.

    • Esmom says:

      I also think it’s pants and I don’t hate it, she looks good. The chin cuff, though, oof. It looks like she bit the end off a pen and it got stuck.

    • North of Boston says:

      Not a fan of the chin cuff, at all.
      At first I thought it was some artifact on the photo.

      But I am a huge fan on AJ’s outfit having pockets! Yes to pockets on women’s red carpet looks, always!

      Everyone looks great!

  3. Beenie says:

    So…. who else here feels really old right now?

    Do you guys remember when Maddox had his cute little mohawk and when Z was a teeny tiny little thing? Yeah… they are wearing haute couture now and looking gorgeous and grown up AF.

    Pass me my reading glasses, my ovaltine and my crocs, I can’t take this.

  4. Becks1 says:

    Her kids look great and like they’re enjoying themselves, love that Zahara is in her mom’s old dress.

    Angelina’s hair and makeup look great. Don’t like the dress.

    • Merricat says:

      I think the chin cuff could have worked if her garments were bolder. With what she wore, it didn’t really make sense to me. It’s a piece that should amplify drama, not be the whole drama of the look.

      • Chaine says:

        I think you hit the nail on the head… the chin thingy is not supposed to be the total focus of but it is because the dress is very boring–voluminous but boring.

  5. Serena says:

    Zahara and Maddox looks so stylish, Knox looks very cool, Shiloh and Vivienne look cute..can’t believe they’ve grown so much! Angelina always looks good, so I’ve got nothing to say lol..the chin piece doesn’t bother me, I quite like it.

    • Myra says:

      The whole family looks amazing. Zahara is in make-up, Shiloh in a dress, Angelina with a chin piece?? They must have really stolen the show. They all look great.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      I can’t believe how Maddox looks like a full- grown adult. Time flies with kids.

  6. manda says:

    I think the chin cuff could have worked, but this looks way too plain. It looks like one of those key chain things you could add to a lanyard at 1980s-90s summer camp. Like it got stuck on her lip and she lost her lanyard

    • MF1 says:

      I agree. I even sort of like the dress. The color’s a bit drab but the draping and structure is interesting, and I love the way it looks when she tucks a hand in her trouser pocket.

      But, it’s still sort of plain and since she’s wearing no other accessories, the chin cuff stands out. If she had worn earrings or some kind of statement necklace, the chin cuff might blended in a bit more as part of the look.

  7. Jillian says:

    I’m very into the goofy chin cuff! Angelina looks lovely, the shape of that garment is wonderful (the color, well she looks good in anything). The kids look great too, Shiloh’s dress is very cool

    • Katherine says:

      Me too! Love the chin cuff! And she looks incredible. I did not even realize how upset it was making me to see her age. But she looks ageless here and I am so happy because this means I might not look old when I get to her age, which is not that far away… I think she just looked tired the last few years because she was going through some stuff. She looks great in all of her latest pics, yay

  8. Mireille says:

    Love. love, love Angie. Hate, hate, hate the dress, but she likes these brown and drab colors — so more power to her. AND OMG! How TALL IS SHILOH!!!! And ZAHARA STUNS in that Elie Saab dress. Again, mother and daughter twinning in fashion:). All the kids look great. Missing Pax, but I read somewhere (can’t confirm) it’s school that kept him away. Saw the premiere and watched how adorably Zahara and Shiloh were holding hands.

  9. Jezz says:

    I love the chin cuff! It looks so cool and modern but also like something Cleopatra would have worn!
    Soooooo fun to see the kids. Fantastic! Shilo and Viv’s noses are gorgeous! Thr Bobby pins in Viv’s hair are adorable! The clothes on all of them are so ridiculously perfect. Weird seeing Shilo in a dress! Looks so cute but so unexpected. And Knox’s kilt/trousers are cool. Pax looks really cool with the tux and earrings. And Zahara wearing her mom’s gown!! Whoa! Love it all. After all that, though, I have to say Angelina’s boobs are freaking me out here. They are SERIOUS.

  10. Amy Bee says:

    A beautiful family.

  11. SaraR. says:

    Apparently, per Angelina’s red carpet interview, all the girls are wearing Angelina’s recycled dresses – Shiloh is wearing a dress that Angelina wore to graduation of beekeepers in France this summer, it’s just restyled. So everyone is wearing vintage, including Angelina.
    Pax is probably in college?

  12. minx says:

    Wow, what a beautiful family. I keep trying to see what Angelina saw in that dress…nope, it doesn’t work. It’s just so much fabric. But she’s gorgeous as always.

  13. Toniko says:

    It’s not a dress, those are pants with top.

  14. Abby says:

    I actually love Angelina’s dress/pants. I like that the top is structured. I never ever would wear this color, but I’d wear it in a different color. Not sure on the chin cuff–it looks like a bobby pin to me!

    I love to see her children. They are beautiful.

    • MF1 says:

      I feel the same way–it’s elegant in an interesting kind of way. I just hate this drab shade of brown. Imagine how gorgeous it’d like look in white or a rich blue!

  15. MarcelMarcel says:

    I absolutely adore the drapes and tailoring Angelina Jolie. The gold pairs so perfectly as well.
    Also I like how more and more celebrities are wearing pieces again or sourcing vintage outfits.

  16. Boogie says:

    I hate that outfit, whether it’s a dress or pants and a top. BUT I think it works on her and she’s carrying it. I honestly think it would be more of a mess in a bright color- would look like there’s even more excess fabric they didn’t know what to do with.

  17. Sofia says:

    It’s an ugly colour but proof Angelina could literally look good in a potato sack lol.

  18. Alexandria says:

    I don’t like the colour so much, draping could be better. It should be like in a stunning emerald green. But anyway I will always love Angie. It’s like she’s trying not to be a stand out here and wants to coordinate with her children.

    And that is a beautiful family.

  19. Jan says:

    5 teenagers and she is still standing, mohawk Maddox is 20 and the youngest are 13.
    Angie telling the reporter that when the children see her costume, they will tell her put on a robe, similar to her jumping on the trampoline, warming her not to hurt herself.

  20. Eenie Googles says:

    That dress is incredible. The colour, the fabric, the cut —all elegant.

    It would have been less cool in a bright colour.

  21. They all look fantastic, I love everything about this! It’s so wonderful to see Angelina and her gorgeous family happy and thriving!

  22. Mina_Esq says:

    I’m in minority here, but I LOVE that dress and its color. It needs some more gold jewelry, and I wish my girl Ange would gain just a bit of weight. I love that Z loves fashion and that Angelina has a stash of her awards show dresses someplace for Z to grab and alter. I’m excited to see what all the kids end up doing ten years from now.

  23. rawiya says:

    I love everything. I have such a soft spot for her and I just want the best for her and the kids. I love how alike she and Z are; I love how Z and Shi are always holding hands and still super close; Maddox makes me feel ancient (because I remember when…); and the twins! We’re just missing Pax, who’s being a good student probably. (Actually, what I really like is that Angie brings them to these events, but I never get the impression that they’ve been forced to come. Like, if V didn’t want to come, I get the feeling she’d be allowed to just chill at home and not be dragged out.)

  24. Linda says:

    Shiloh smiles and boom! There’s her Mom.

  25. canichangemyname says:

    They all look amazing! I love the style here!

  26. Jess says:

    They all look great and I love the chin cuff. I’m obsessed with some of the unusual jewelry trends right now – ear pieces that look vaguely alien, bizarre necklaces and cuffs. They all cost too much for me and I really have nowhere I could wear them anyway, but I like shaking up the concept of what is jewelry and where should it go.

  27. PIP says:

    Angelina looks gorgeous as usual

  28. Case says:

    Really beautiful. I LOVE when stars dress on-theme for whatever event they’re attending, and this really feels in line with The Eternals.

  29. SunRae says:

    1, Shiloh has Brad’s smile
    2. Zahara has her mom’s face (I love when adopted babies do that).
    3. Where’s Pax?
    4. Angelina is a goddess and I will continue to stan

  30. Barbie1 says:

    The kids are all so pretty oh my god! I don’t like the color of Angelina’s dress but she looks very good. Zahara looks the most glam.

  31. lucy2 says:

    I don’t like the outfit or the chin cuff, but I rarely like her fashion choices.
    The kids all look happy.

  32. Adorable says:

    I’m not crazy about Angies outfit(the shape & the color).And I just feel like her face is bare.No pop of color on the lips or eyes..Hopefully she wears some color at this evenings Elle Presentation.

  33. MarJo says:

    I wouldn’t wear a chin cuff, but Angelina looks good in horns, so why not?

  34. Ameerah says:

    That dress/pants is STUNNING. I love it. It’s flowy and architectural at the same time. And I love that they recycled Angelina’s Oscar dress for Zahara.

  35. FluglyBear says:

    They are all beautiful. I give extra credit to Zee for wearing her Moms Oscar dress and looking better then Angelina in it. She pulls it off with her beautiful dark skin where Angie faded into that color.

  36. AmelieOriginal says:

    The color of Angelina’s dress is great on her but the styling of the dress/jumpsuit or whatever it is is pretty tragic, it just looks like a half finished outfit from Project Runway.

    All the kids look great with Maddox and Zahara (her mom’s dress looks great on her!) looking especially sharp. If you’ve been paying attention to recent pics of Shiloh, she’s been experimenting more with traditionally “girly” looking fashion for awhile, she surprised the media earlier this year with a pap stroll of her wearing girly looking shorts and her hair in a little bun.She’s at that age where peer pressure is a huge thing and seeing what other girls around her are wearing probably makes her want to fit in, or maybe she got tired of the tomboy thing and wanted to branch out and see what else is out there. She really looks like her father here.

  37. debs says:

    This is gonna be a whole day of explaining that Shiloh never actually changed her name to “John”, she was just a toddler who liked Peter Pan, isn’t it?

    • alycea says:

      I am already seeing it on twitter. even though Brad and Angelina have repeated used she pronouns and used her name

    • Mireille says:

      I remember the interview, but I can’t remember if it was Oprah or Ellen. Brad was on a show and he was telling a story on how the kids (or maybe it was just Shiloh) who was really into Peter Pan. Because she was such a huge fan, she wanted everyone to call her John, which is one of the characters in Peter Pan (one of Wendy’s brothers).

      For some reason, the trolls out there ran with it and created a false narrative about Shiloh that still reverberates today. Only difference now is that Shiloh is old enough to read what people are saying about her. And that’s just wrong. It’s one thing to tell lies about Angelina, it’s another to create them about her children.

      That being said let Shiloh be whoever Shiloh wants to be — as long as she’s happy and loved by her family and friends.

  38. Sarah B says:

    I love the sister bond with Shiloh and Zahara. What a gift.

  39. Bettyrose says:

    Her kids are so beautiful and poised. They’re really a credit to her. All youth has the potential to be beautiful, especially of course when money is no object, but her children are just lovely. They just seem like happy, nice kids.

  40. Jules says:

    And what about Knox?? looks like he is wearing a tailored jacket, can’t see the details. Adorable.

  41. DaphneOG says:

    When I see loose fitting strapless all my eyes see are shoulders. It detracts from the rest of the look. Same with wedding dresses. Maybe it’s just me!

  42. Watson says:

    Angelina has never been the most fashionable but let’s face it…she could wear a burlap sack and she’d still look gorgeous.

  43. Eve says:

    LOVE the chin cuff.

    Eternals can’t come soon enough. Gimme, gimme, gimme!!!

  44. Pix says:

    The nails are throwing me off. I love everything about her look except those Malificent nails. Her children look beautiful!

  45. Kay says:

    I like Angelina Jolie’s dress, but not the colour it is too dull for her. I’ve always liked her hair longer and loose she looks lovely. I also don’t like Angie’s clothes cut up and her daughters wearing them. Those clothes are made for Angelina and her body shape and for an adult – they don’t look right on children it makes them look middle age. Angie is better off keeping her clothes for her daughter when they are older or sell them off to charity, cutting them doesn’t seem right and decreases their value.

    • lanne says:

      You’re sounding curmudgeonly. I think it’s wonderful that the dresses are being altered and reworn. Angie isn’t exactly needing to sell the dresses for money. She can do what she wants with her own stuff, just like you can. Clothes are made to be worn. They can be altered for other people, reworked, and changed.

      • Kay says:

        They are designer dresses – that would be worth something because Angelina Jolie wore them, an investment and she could sell them for charity. Princess Diana designer clothes were sold to charity when she died. There is nothing wrong with that. Some of Angelina Jolie’s clothes are iconic she should keep them.

      • lanne says:

        Weird hill to die on. People can do what they want with their own stuff.

    • Kebbie says:

      By their value, I assume you mean financial value. But what of their emotional and nostalgic value? Maybe her daughters loved those dresses and wanted to wear them. Maybe it was special for them and Angelina. They’re her dresses, she can do with them as she pleases.

  46. locamg says:

    Zahara’s dress. Stunning. She is definitely the best dressed among the crew.

  47. Chaine says:

    I guess I’m in the minority here but I rarely care for Angelina’s fashion and this is no exception. Her chosen color palette is really washed out or drab shades IMO and her chosen garment fit is “shapeless sack” which makes her look quite matronly. She’s been dressing like a 55-to-65-year-old since she was in her 30′s and now her children are borrowing her clothes so that they can prematurely age themselves, too!

    • Kebbie says:

      I don’t think you’re in the minority, people just know what to expect with her style. Old lady sack dress is just her jam. I judge her style with that in mind, knowing she’s not going to come out like Cate Blanchett on the red carpet.

    • Amando says:

      Yeah i don’t understand why people are raving over this look. It’s quite forgettable besides the chin cuff.

    • Truthiness says:

      Her style wouldn’t be my choice but the combination of having 6 children + working + philanthropy would have me in an early grave so no criticism from my corner. I hope there are sequels for cash flow purposes.

  48. Seraphina says:

    Loved the look she carried off effortlessly and they all looked great.

  49. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I absolutely LOVE Jolie’s outfit. Love it. But I can’t stand the chin strap lol. Maybe it’s called a cuff, but it looks like part of a pen was chewed off, and because she’s actually wearing it, makes me feel like something else wasn’t working for her so she wanted to direct our attention. There a bazillion other places she could’ve metaled up.

  50. Kebbie says:

    I don’t think she quite pulled off the chin cuff, but I love that she went for it. Not crazy about the top, but I like the outfit more knowing it’s not a dress. She certainly knows what she likes.

  51. Marigold says:

    I adore this family and the kids are adorable. But the style? Just the worst

  52. zinjazin says:

    Love the chincuff. I want one never seen it before!
    Happy to se Shiloh in a dress!
    What a cutie.

  53. Gaboo says:

    They all look really nice! Hate the chin cuff, though. Just looks goofy.

  54. J says:

    I’m clearly in the minority here, but I really hate that dress on Zahara. It seems matronly on her, and she’s so teeny that it’s overpowering on her.

    I don’t have any big feelings about Angie’s outfit except it looks comfortable – yay! But ick on the chin cuff – I would find that so uncomfortable!

    • HeatherC says:

      I like the color on Zahara. It was mentioned that the dress had a bit of alteration so Zahara could wear it, but I think they could have gone a bit further with alterations in the waist area, that’s what’s dragging this whole look down. It just hangs weird on her, her body is very different from her mom’s and clothes will hang different.

    • Kebbie says:

      I don’t know that we should really be critiquing the clothes on the teenage girls like we would grown adults. They’re kids wearing their mom’s old dresses on a special night out on the red carpet. It’s a fun family affair. Let’s save the judgment for the adults. Angelina seemed to walk into a fabric store, spin around in some brown fabric and call it a day, there’s plenty enough to say about her lol

  55. Fabiola says:

    I think the dress looks too big and long on Zahara. She may even trip on it. She should’ve opted for something shorter like Shiloh or had it altered.

  56. Jan says:

    Angelina is happy her girls are happy, Zahara is 16, she was toddling in her mother’s high heels from a toddler, she is smart enough to know how to walk in a long dress.
    Stop projecting your wishes on to someone’s children.
    Designer dress or not if her girls want to wear them big deal.

  57. Mei says:

    I think the colour of the dress is great. I’d say the colour is bronze, so with the chin cuff (love it) feels like Grecian vibes almost? Imagine her as Athena, how incredible would that be? Maybe an excess of material on the top/bustier thing is the only thing I might say, and seems better in motion than still.

    Love that the kids are wearing recycled looks of hers. I just hope that they’re there because they want to be.

  58. april says:

    I think the dress is breathtaking the way it hangs and flows. It is the most beautiful dress I’ve ever seen. Amal Clooney would wear it well too.

  59. Forgotuser12 says:

    Hmm AJ looks great but man this dress/pant/corset whatever is is so underwhelming. Her kids wearing her clothes is a cute concept but it looks like a toddler playing dress up since they have different styles. Hopefully her other outfits will be better.

  60. John Osborne says:

    I can’t wait to see one of the kids rocking the “Leg of Doom” one day.
    I think the chin cuff is stupid, but it would definitely deter me from eating.
    Love AJ’s dress/pants. It would be fun worn with combat boots or docs.

  61. mosi says:

    from those pictures it’s clear than Knox has IT. He has charisma already to be a model or an actor, and looks like the only one of the kids enjoying posing and red carpet.

  62. AC says:

    I love it all. I am so glad that this overshadowed Brad Pit releasing his new champagne on the same day as the red carpet! I feel like it was intentional on his part!

  63. Bread and Circuses says:

    I love the chin cuff, and that’s not something I would have predicted! It totally works with the swoopy dressack and the absence of jewellery on her throat.