Just as I feel Jennifer Lawrence suffers mightily at the hands of Dior, so do I feel that Elizabeth Banks is at her very best when in the warm embrace of Elie Saab:

This is just great: Dramatic, romantic, flattering, and perfect for the occasion. As ever, she is at her best at these events — a little Effie Trinket suits her down to the ground. (A Little Effie Trinket is surely what they called her headpiece.)

Here’s a close-up of the bodice:

The illusion of sheerness without actually being sheer is some advanced science. Glorious, advanced science.

[Photos: Getty]