Natalie Portman wore a recreation of Dior’s 1949 ‘Junon’ dress in Cannes

Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore went to Cannes to premiere their new Todd Haynes film, May December. It’s apparently good? I love Todd Haynes anyway, so I’ll see it. For the big premiere, Portman wore this spectacular and iconic gown from Christian Dior. As in, the original “Junon” gown was actually designed by Christian Dior. The real dress from 1949 is in Dior’s archives, so they made Portman a beautiful replica with very few edits. It’s gorgeous, and it’s perfect on her, honestly. She also wore a snazzy Dior mini at the photocall.

Jennifer Lawrence is also stuck with Dior, and I guess she still has a contract with them? In any case, she wore this red Dior which… is kind of boring and I wish she could get out of this Dior rut. Obviously, Dior is perfectly capable of doing amazing looks for some people, just not J-Law.

Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton, with her husband Michael Fassbender. She’s an LV ambassador and, much like J-Law’s Dior contract, I don’t think LV gives Alicia their best pieces. This is a snooze.

Gigi Hadid in Zac Posen. Some people love Posen’s designs, but I find them overwrought and overworked. This might have looked better in a different color?

Marion Cotillard in Chanel. LOL, this look went viral over the weekend because the people in charge of Chanel really put Marion out there in the South of France in Daisy Dukes and a cardi. Tragique!!

Photos courtesy of Cover Images, Avalon Red.

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  1. Lucy2 says:

    I like all of these except for whatever poor Marion got pit into.

  2. girl_ninja says:

    It’s a gorgeous re-creation and her red mini looked fabulous on her. What’s going on with Marion Cotillard? She looks kind of dirty and janky. Looks like she partied all night. A mess.

    I know that the celebrities who work Dior can’t control their business dealings but their continued work with that ugly mantoad Johnny Depp is abhorrent. I’m disgusted with them and their support of him.

  3. Oswin says:

    I love both of Natalie’s looks. That first dress is especially gorgeous; she looks like a lovely flower.

    • Molly says:

      It’s the perfect dress, in the perfect place, on the perfect person. I loved it.

    • Kirsten says:

      Agree with both of Natalie’s looks — she looked fantastic. I also liked Alicia Vikander’s dress and look; I suspect this is a dress where you can appreciate a lot more detail when it’s in motion.

    • Carmen says:

      I saw the original Junon dress at the Met Museum. It’s total perfection.

  4. Pinkosaurus says:

    Chanel made Marion Cotillard look like Emily in Paris’s more terrible looks. Why?!?

    • MipMip says:

      Marion is giving Emily in Paris went on a meth binge and woke up in Cannes. Did Chanel just say f*** it when Lagerfeld died?

      To be clear Lagerfeld was a horrible person but at least he could be credibly called a designer.

  5. otaku fairy says:

    I kind of think this is one of JLaw’s better Dior looks. They’re usually pretty boring, but this is cute. All these other outfits are either just ok or not good. Gigi’s dress would probably look good in a different color.

    • Lux says:

      I think the hair does her a disservice. JLaw may have been trying to recreate her breakthrough Calvin Klein red dress moment, but the simplicity of that dress versus this one with the chest pleats and shawl means the loose hair no longer works/looks messy.

    • GreenTurtle says:

      It’s such a beautiful, saturated red.

    • t says:

      Jlaw looks beautiful in it. I think it might have looked a little better w/o the straps though.

  6. MsIam says:

    That Dior dress is gorgeous! Very Audrey Hepburn or Grace Kelly movie star vibes. The other dresses are okay except for Gigi’s. And just “no” to that shorts outfit although I guess cardigans with shorts are now a “thing”.

  7. Haus of Cats says:

    Gigi looks great, but I’m so tired of beige! It looks like wet clay.

  8. death by bacon says:

    I was gonna say a good shoe could have saved Marion’s outfit. Because? Those white boots are not it. However a great skirt could have salvaged the whole outfit.Maybe her outfit got lost in transit🤦‍♀️. On another note. Can we get some jewelry ids? And also an id on those silver sandals of that passerby in GiGis photo.

    I like the rest of the looks.

  9. TwinFalls says:

    That collar. Just no.

  10. CheChe says:

    Fashion seems to be tired lately and reworked to the point of missing new ideas or beauty. The blandness is a repetitive theme.

  11. SarahCS says:

    This is bringing back memories of the big Dior expo they did a few years back that I was lucky enough to see in Paris and when it came to London (I thought Paris was better, they changed the staging/flow and I think some of what was on show). I was absolutely blown away.

  12. Thinking says:

    Natalie Portman never looks entirely comfortable in mini-skirts. She doesn’t look bad, but she always has a slightly awkward look.

    Maybe they all look awkward though. I wonder if they actually like their clothes.

  13. death by bacon says:

    I was gonna say a good shoe could have saved Marion’s outfit. Because? Those white boots are not it. However a great skirt could have salvaged the whole outfit.Maybe her outfit got lost in transit🤦‍♀️On another note. Can we get some jewelry ids? And also an id on those silver sandals of that passerby in GiGis photo?

    I do like the rest of the looks.

  14. Lightpurple says:

    Dior saves its best for Natalie and Charlize

  15. M says:

    Everytime I see Gigi I have to look up her age. She’s only 28 and looks at least 2 decades older with this hair and styling.

  16. Gizmo’sMa says:

    The Junon (and Venus) dress is one of Dior most famous dresses for a reason. It is absolutely stunning. There have been inspired by duplicates that couldn’t recreate this magic. I love this dress.

    JLaw hasn’t looked this good in Dior in awhile. I like this dress.

    Gigi dress would be nice in a different color.

    SMDH at Marion’s outfit. It’s awful.

  17. CherHorowitz says:

    Auntie Kris it’s me, Todd Haynes!

  18. Loretta says:

    Jlaw is stunning

  19. pyritedigger says:

    I would not have recognized Jennifer Lawrence without the ID. She looks like a completely different person in my opinion.

  20. Lux says:

    Natalie looks just like Winona Ryder in the header pic! I had to do a double-take (insert Black Swan scenes of twins/doubles/identity crisis).

    The recreation is lovely and very Hepburn indeed. Not the first time she’s channeled Audrey (her wearing the original Breakfast at Tiffany’s Hubert de Givenchy dress on a magazine cover comes to mind).

  21. Lurker 25 says:

    The fabric used for jlaw’s red dress is what the chubbly clothes should have looked like – rich, sumptuous, elegant. Photographs beautifully, giving depth to the color and telegraphs tactile qualities. You can feel how silky smooth and lovely it would be to wear it just by looking at it.

    Why why WHY did the chubbly clothes look like 80 cents/yard polyester??!!! It will bother me to the end of my days 🙁

  22. Rnot says:

    When I look at Marion’s outfit the first word that comes to mind is: revenge. Either this is revenge or this will inspire it.

    • Betsy says:

      Marion’s anti vax, isn’t she? Maybe someone at Chanel lost someone to an easily preventable communicable disease and decided to seek small revenge starting with putting her in a granny bondage twinset, sad jorts and roller skates with the wheels pried off.

  23. Suze says:

    Natalie looks amazing, and fun to see Charles Melton on the red carpet. He was great in Poker Face, I’m glad he’s getting more and bigger roles.

    I actually really like JLaw’s look. It isn’t ground breaking, but she looks great. Alicia’s dress matches her skin tone, it would look better in a different color. And I wish Gigi’s dress were a bolder color, maybe a blue?

  24. Normades says:

    Charles Melton (second pic) is in this. It’s a smaller role, but prestige. Reggie might become the break away male star of Riverdale.

  25. Laurie says:

    The exposition is now a permanent exhibit at the Dior flagship on Avenue Montaigne.