Well Played, Kristen Stewart


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I originally titled this, “Well Played, Kristen StewarD,” so perhaps my weekend didn’t take. That being said, I am taken with this (see what I did there??). Let us take a closer peek, shall we?

[Photos: Getty]

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  1. sara l
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    Love you ladies but I respectfully disagree. Looks like the only acceptable view of this ensemble is from the front – anyone standing to the side gets flashed with an unacceptable (to me) amount of boob and those in back have to witness the awful (again, to me) hair “style”. Oh, well.

    • Sandra
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      What Sara said.

      • megs283
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        Agreed. The sideview is tasteless to the point that it’s utterly distracting. (Though I agree that she looks very pretty.)

        • Sweetsinger
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          What Sara said 2.
          Not. Glam.
          Kstew is a beautiful woman dressing trashy.
          Red lace does not make it glam, it says BORDELLO.

        • meggiemoo
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          That’s a lot of sideboob.

  2. Karen
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    She looks like a real old-fashioned movie star in that 2nd photo. Kudos to her!

    The lipstick is fabulous, too.

  3. TaraMisu
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    Oh this is so pretty! Side boob not withstanding, she wears it well. And at least her boobs are real ;)
    The one thing I hate is a red dress on a red carpet…. to blendy.

  4. Amber
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    Yeah, her hair from the back doesn’t look so good. But otherwise, I think she looks great. A smile wouldn’t have killed her, but I agree with the well-played!

  5. Britt
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    I really WANT to love this, but I just can’t get over the side boob. Aside from that, the dress is beautiful, and what a fun color!

  6. La Fifie
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    Meh.

  7. em
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    The hair…what is that? A mod rat tail? Uch. NO.

  8. Fat Desdemona
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    I have a strong affection for Kristen Stewart after having seen her a long time ago in Speak. (Watch it if you haven’t seen it. She’s perfect in the role.)

    It’s nice to see her looking so dang gorgeous! I love the color, the dress, the lipstick. Very well done!

  9. A.J.
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    I think the lace back is gorgeous. The side boob is a bit too much for me.

    • steen
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      Agreed, and she’s only 21…right? Really ookey to see so much side boob on someone I consider to be barely an adult. Eww.

      • Jane
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        She’s 22, which makes her far into legal age territory, so I don’t see the problem.

  10. Glee
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    I think this is her best red carpet look – and great choices everywhere (‘cept the damn hair). She is suffering from the Chastain disease – never allowed to play with a full deck of cards.

  11. Cranky Old Batt
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    That is A LOT of BOOB (I am sure the idea is they are shouting at everyone to get them looking at them) but I give her major props for going with what nature gave her.

  12. qwertygirl
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    I know it removes an entire color family, but I personally hate red on the red carpet. They either blend in or clash badly. In this case, the latter, IMO.

    And brush your hair. Dear god someone finally bought Cameron Diaz a brush and taught her how to use it. Perhaps the same person could seek out ol’ KStew here and offer the same service.

  13. carrie
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    I saw a video of this, and I’m not sure I’ve ever seen anyone as miserable on the red carpet. In pics, you get a taste, but in motion, it was actually startling how pissed off she looked.

    Anyway, I like the dress, but I think the hair is awful.

    • anny
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      @carrie, I was also surprised by this as I haven’t seen her in motion much. Though I wouldn’t describe her expression “pissed off” as much as “sneering,” “bored,” “superior” and “bratty.”
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoDmB0i1ohU&feature=related

      Dress: too much chest. Also, lipstick’s too red and the hair is just unaccountable.

      • Claire L1
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        jeeze….she really does look bratty. Hmmph…it sure makes it hard to be nice about her.

        • Glee
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          I think she looks calm, occasionally bored, but not bratty (that’s, of course, totally subjective).

          On the red carpet in the video the side-boob is way less prominent – the angle in the GFY photo must be really extreme. And nobody has commented on the INSANE hair of her co-star??? WTF?

        • Claire L1
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          @Glee, I just couldn’t….I didn’t have the energy to address the boy top knot….it bothers me, frightens me….makes me think of all the skater boys I worked with in my 20′s who had top knots under their tie died beenies.

    • G
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      Maybe she looks so miserable because the double-sided tape is stuck painfully to her nipples and she’s trying not to scream? Look at that first picture: Where else could the tape be? Ouch.

  14. Melly
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    It’s nice but it doesn’t really fit her well in the front. Or maybe that’s just because of her annoying slouch. Along with her refusal to smile, she’s always somehow conveying that she doesn’t want to be where she is and can’t stand making movies and millions of $$.

  15. Sonya
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    I like this, I think the sideboob is okay here because she has relatively small ones and she has such beautiful, porcelain skin! If she was really well endowed, then it would just look trashy.

    • pantsonfire
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      I’m in this camp. When side boob is done right, I think it’s pretty great — sexy without being all smooshed up and spilling out, the way that cleavage is often displayed. But the stars really have to align to make it work and too often it veers into vulgarity (often because of too ample boobage or fake boobs). But I like everything here (the cut, the color, the lace, the makeup, and I’m even ok with the hair) and I think this is the perfect constellation of side boob.

  16. paige
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    I don’t mind the plunging neckline, although I wish the cut were more narrow so that the entire side of her breast wouldn’t be visible in profile. Then again, she’s small chested enough to keep this from looking completely vulgar, and I think the rest of the dress looks divine on her.

    However, WHAT is with the hair? I can’t get behind that, at all.

  17. neiges
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    “…surely we are all five minutes away from waking up with one (lace dress) in our closet”… No sir, not me.

  18. jjdaddyo
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    Isn’t this the same dress that Taylor Swift wore to the BMAs last week, only backwards?

  19. L
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    I think she looks lovely. There are plenty of pictures of her looking very happy to be there (just not here). I do agree that in this pic the side boob is more revealing than I’ve ever seen her do but at least they’re real and they’re under wraps. I think her skin looks beautiful with the red. I like it.

  20. Bella
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    Too much bare chest, there, Miss Misery. Oh, and some really ratty hair.

  21. Kristen
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    My God, that hair. Its horrible.

  22. alison
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    I don’t mind the sideboob or the hair, but I wish the dress was a slightly different color – more of a crimson perhaps? I feel like it looks cheap on her. Matching the lipstick so perfectly to the gown was also a mistake.

    • mshesterp
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      I agree–to me the color is garish in a bordello-tacky way. I don’t mind the matching lipstick (well, maybe I do), but I just don’t feel like she’s working it the way she could, and I think the color might have something to do with it. The color combined with the lace back just seems additionally tacky.

  23. Linney
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    Girl needs a good night’s sleep and a cup of coffee.

  24. Stefanie
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    It is a lot of side boob, but Im game. Very pretty.

  25. BrownEyedBetty
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    Her hair is a hot mess and she looks so indifferent (here and in almost every picture I see of her, including motion pictures) that none of it looks good to me. A lot of the success of beauty and fashion comes from the right attitude (& she ain’t got it, unfortunately…)

  26. Henny
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    Yep girl, great boobs and I don’t mind at all that you show them off! I personally think the whole look is nicely put together and there is no reason to trash her at all!

  27. Stephanie
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    She looks stunning! Love everything about the dress and her. As for her not smiling..I saw plenty of pics w/her smiling. Sarah Gadon didn’t crack a smile at ALL on the red carpet..why is it OK for her and not Kristen? You can’t stand there w/a constant smile on your face. Also her dress wasn’t showing that much all the time…it is that one pic & because of the way she was standing.

  28. AM
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    I like the color and think she looks very pretty, but WAY too much chestage! And people talk about her not smiling, but I think part of the problem is she’s very young, just wants to act, and is in all these outfits that she doesn’t feel comfortable in. She seems more comfortable when she’s more covered and casual, so that’s what a good stylist would find for her. I mean, even if a dress is pretty and looks good, doesn’t mean you feel good in it.

    • Gauthier
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      THANK YOU. I’m so tired of people trying to bash her for supposedly never smiling, it’s almost becoming a meme… She does smile once in a while and for me that’s enough. I think she’s worthy of her fame, that she’ll have enough chances to prove her acting chops in the future, and that it’s her right to not always have a cheesy grin plastered across her face because somehow the ‘occasion demands it’. I actually like her more for it, and I love her aloofness because honestly she feels more real to me than 90% of actresses out there. She’s just such a natural dork!

      All that aside though, she is a GORGEOUS girl. She has the Goldilocks of boobage for this dress, not too little and not too much. In the first picture she’s giving off a strong sense of Katharine Hepburn (maybe the severity?), which makes her look classic Hollywood. I WILL say though, that seeing the back of the hair disappointed me, and I have to agree with another poster that for some reason, like Chastain, she’s never allowed a full deck of cards. Her styling, when it’s a success, is always a couple of details short of a homerun. I hope to see that change, she deserves so much better.

    • carrie
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      I think it’s pretty obvious she WANTS to be a fashion personality though. She’s signed with Balenciaga. She was at Paris fashion week. She goes to a lot of shows and the Met Gala. I don’t think the “she just wants to act” excuse really applies anymore. She’s been trying to present an edgy fashionista, PR-friendly attitude the past year. Just…not very well.

  29. Jon-Paul
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    @Jessica — original poster: I clearly agree with you regarding the voluptuousness of Kris — indeed an area about her that receives very little attention! However, she has “a lot of boob” yet, I agree with what was said about the make-up and handlers re: their very persistent use of double-sided tape so as to ensure that no wardrobe malfunctions could happen.

    Speaking of wardrobe: The dress Kris is wearing is absolutely lovely — it took me blowing up the photo to actually see the fine lace work at sides and midback. The cut is stellar when one notices how deep the side lace plunges and the V-neck is very titillating and sessy!

    paul

  30. Tracey
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    I am indifferent from Kristen – no love or hate — but count me as one that is okay with the plunge from the front but the side – it’s too much, smaller breasts or not. I don’t like the lace, and I’m not against lace at all but on this particular gown, it looks cheap.

    And for crying out loud, she hardly ever smiles so don’t defend her! Some people look better with the petulant look, she doesn’t. She looks lovely when she smiles, she looks like a cranky spoiled bored girl when she doesn’t.

  31. Diana
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    So much pretty! Just so, so pretty. Massive skin and dress envy.

    She looks a great deal like Lara Pulver (Irene Adler in BBC ”Sherlock”) in these shots. I think it’s the sort of pointy faces, dark hair, and that red lipstick.

  32. Mahastee
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    Meh. Maybe if the red was more plummy?

  33. Shiitake
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    Too much attention on the boob. Too little attention on the hair.

  34. bebeep
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    why can’t K-Stew go out and have decent hairdo? her hair is always messy, and it NOT pretty…

  35. Wordphreak
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    Surely the most awkward woman in Hollywood. She could use lessons on how to stand. And while the dress looks pretty from the front, you can see her boob trying to make its escape from the side. And her hair is a rat. Kristin, pull it together.

  36. Jen M
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    She is a four-year old child away from being a Time magazine cover in that first shot and you gave her a well-played??

  37. SaraK
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    There is a world of difference between this and Kate Middleton. And maybe a universe separating this from Katharine Hepburn. If this were about judging KStew herself (which thankfully is not what Fugging is all about), then I could maybe see some connections along those lines. But Fug is about the dress, the styling, the hairdo…all the ephemeral stuff that can be changed from event to event and which don’t define the person, but only what she looks like at the moment. And what she looks like here is pure Fug.

  38. Lily
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    Gorgeous!

  39. Lilibet
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    Wow.

  40. Sajorina
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    LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!! I love the dress, the hair, the makeup, the jewelry, the attitute & the beautiful skin! She’s GORGEOUS and I’m glad she’s not afraid to show it! ABSOUTE WIN! FAB!!!

  41. roser
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    Her hair looks awful, the sideboob is way tooo much, and I’m so over her petulant frown.

    • mary lou bethune
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      I know; why can’t she relax and smile like everyone else who is overpaid in that silly biz….

    • Bambi Anne Dear
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      I totally agree with all three of your points. Especially the last one.

  42. Ms.A
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    Yeah..not that excited about this. I would be on board if not for the sideboob and the awful hair. And that lipstick is just wrong on her.

  43. Susan
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    This is perfection. There are a million pictures out there of Kristen in this dress and from my point of view, she looked perfect. What a dress, what a fit, what a color, perfect. And her hair was perfect too. I love everything about it and think this was the best at Cannes, bar none.

  44. Helen
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    I don’t think it’s even okay from a direct front view. This is downright slutty. Frederick’s of Hollywood Fug.

    The color is all wrong for her, too, including the disastrous matching lipstick. She has a nice complexion, but in this orangey red, it looks positively muddy.

  45. Kris
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    Too much side boob. Nude lipstick would have been better -too matchy on the lip color.

  46. maryse
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    i think she looks glamorous. and i love a red lip. and yeah that’s a lot of side-boob but damn, you could stick a pencil under that boob and the pencil would not stick there. i think she looks great.

  47. jean
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    A smile really helps her. Maybe she had a migraine? She looks like she’s in pain.

  48. gryt
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    So sick of her constant misery face. Also, the color of the dress = the color of the carpet.

  49. Cassie L
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    K. Stew has some future-Helena Bonham Carter vibes going. I approve!

  50. mary lou bethune
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    I still do not get the fracas about her; she is cute enough, not very talented, lucky— oh that must be it….
    Sighing and pouting and fierce looks do not count as acting…

  51. Bonnie
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    Agree with those bothered by her blank and/or peevish expression. Would it kill her to smile when people are taking her picture, or at least look alert? Of course she is pretty, but her blankness is and unattractive trait.

  52. Rebecca
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    I guess we’re ignoring the hair?

  53. rhonda
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    nice dress…now can we do something with that awful face?

  54. Franziska
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    I think she looks fabulous. Her breasts are pert enough to pull off that dress. And since none of us have been there we cannot know if the dress showed any boob from another view. I also like her hair because it’s it’s a bit wild and goes wonderfully well with this red dress. She’s young, she’s pretty, she’s hot… go and wear what you want and smile when you want!!!

  55. Caz
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    Isn’t she paid to be a starlette ? Look happy, babe, it’s part of the job. As an actress you should be able to pull it off, non?
    I’d like to see her more professional, seriously, if supermarket casheers have to grin, then she bloody well should too.

    The dress is more stricking than anything I’ve seen her wear so far, that’s nice. I like a stricking dress.
    But you can’t have hair like you’re fresh from a Kooples photoshoot and wear it.

  56. Debbi
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    Yes, a lot of boob, poor fitting dress. But at least they’re real and K, enjoy them while they’re still perky! Signed, mother of 3 (including twins).

  57. Elspeth Too
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    Terribly bored with all the ‘why can’t she smile?’ comments. Give me a serious face any day over yet another vapid, dentally-enhanced Hollywood grin.

    The gown is a bold choice and she’s working it.

  58. mepe
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    Agree she looks really pretty…and that red lipstick suits her but she also looks like she just stepped out of a Robert Palmer video.