Eva Mendes in orange Prada at the NYC ‘TPBTB’ premiere: sexy or disastrous?

Eva Mendes

These are photos of the NYC premiere of The Place Beyond the Pines, and Eva Mendes could have made an impressive turn (this is her “big star” moment, right?) in some serious fashion. Instead, she chose this long-sleeved, orange Prada dress that follows the recent orange trend, but the look as a whole is kind of awful. It doesn’t make much sense as a red-carpet ensemble for a leading lady — there’s soo much fussiness with the sheer fabric, frou-frou bodice, and holy crap, the encrusted butterfuly nonsense going on at the waist. Those shoes are really ugly too.

Overall, this is an underwhelming dress although her hair and makeup look fine. There’s no real drama here, and Eva is fully capable of bringing the drama in more ways than one. I’m not anti-Eva like many of you. She seems pretty harmless as a Hollywood player even if I can’t stomach the fact that she uses a shock collar on her dog, and she has no fashion sense of which to speak.

Eva Mendes

Eva Mendes

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling wore a black velvet suit that gives me the heebie jeebies. I would never be able to date a dude who wore this suit and was serious about it, but I’m not a Gosling die hard devotee. He seems so overrated and kind of full of himself, and I don’t find him physically appealing either. Maybe that’s why Eva doesn’t bother me that much.

I’m including photos of Bradley Cooper (looking like a Muppet serial killer and trying to rock the Brad Pitt World War Z hairdo) as well as Ray Liotta’s amazing Botox forehead and the revolting Terry Richardson … being revolting as usual.

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling

Ray Liotta

Terry Richardson

Photos courtesy of WENN

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  1. marie says:

    wow, Cooper is looking “start your own cult” kind of crazy. damn, don’t drink Kool-Aid near him..

  2. QQ says:

    Those shoes?! The Butterflies?? Wtf

    • LooLoo says:

      Right? It’s like she’s a bridesmaid at her rich twice divorced frenemy’s wedding.

    • i'm french don't kill me says:

      +245 she looks great and with a vintage vibe

    • joan of snark says:

      Somebody tell that poor woman she’s not seventy!

    • phlyfiremama says:

      I agree. The outfit is..funky, but she pulls it off. She brings the focus to her FACE, not her boobs..not her butt.. and holy moly, she is beautiful. THe dress shape makes her look short & stumpy, but the color is flawless. That FACE makes you forget all the crappy details. Who cares about butterflies, or shoes?

    • Mink says:

      Se would have hit it out of the park if she would have removed the sleeves.

  3. kennedy says:

    But I actually think her downplaying her “fashion” (or lack thereof) was a smart move b/c she BARELY figures into this film. I won’t spoil it for anybody, but she does not have a big role whatsoever. In fact, it’s kind of jarring considering Michelle Williams had the role of a lifetime in Cianfrance’s other film (Blue Valentine) but the females BARELY figure into this film. But then again… Williams is an actress with unlimited talent and Mendes is well, good gossip. It’s best she doesn’t try to entertain us with her “acting.”

    • yolo112 says:

      I saw a small clip of the movie last night (?) on The Daily Show and holy christ…her acting “ability” was laughable. Plus, I can’t get over the fact that she’s(at least) 40 but plays a 20 something..??

    • ella says:

      The age thing makes sense once you see the movie. I actually think she was pretty good. And her part was not a minor one, so I don’t get the comment above…

    • kennedy says:

      The part was absolutely minor. She doesn’t have a significant role other than creating a son who fills the entire third act. The film could have worked without her.

  4. Original A says:

    It’s the shoes that are awful…the dress isn’t that terrible.

    • Belle says:

      Agree… actually I would like the dress more if it were sleeveless. At first glance, I thought it was, didn’t even notice the sheer sleeves. Get rid of the sleeves and I really like the dress. Shoes are ugly though.

      • SydneySpy says:

        Same here, Belle. I also thought the dress was sleeveless, and it would would much better so. Those shoes are just yuck.

  5. sasha says:

    I believe she wants to be known as a serious actress. Perhaps that’s the reason for this grandmotherly ensemble.

    • Sirsnarksalot says:

      I can practically smell the scented powder and Werther’s candy thru my computer screen. This woman’s fashion sense is horrifying.

  6. Lauren says:

    That was one creepy line-up of pictures! It just got progressively worse…

    • Tig says:

      I agree with you- I was like” What is going on?”- talk about a race to the bottom!

      Still think Eva is a gorgeous woman

  7. stellalovejoydiver says:

    I hate dress, I am indifferent about her shoes.

    I like the velvet suit, but yeah RyGos looks totally full of himself.

    Oh Bradley, you charming emu serial killer, you look great, like the suit, love the beard.

    Terry the Predator, what is he doing here? Is he friends with someone of the cast? I am assuming Eva, ugh. Please not Bradley.

    No pictures of Dane de Haan :( ?

  8. Rachel says:

    Holy 70s polyester hell!

  9. Amelia says:

    It looks like Bradley is beginning to morph in Zach Galifianakis with the beard!
    Really loving his suit, though. A nicely tailored three-piece suit is my kryptonite.
    Eva, for goodness sake, please get a stylist who doesn’t pick your clothes out of a pitch black wardrobe! That is one helluva fugly dress.
    Well, there’s one thing Eva and Jessica Chastain have in common; they both have issues with hitting the fashion mark.

  10. Kaiser says:

    Orange is not her color. I don’t know why designers keep trying to make shades of orange happen.

    • Brittney says:

      Exactly! Orange isn’t ANYONE’s color. Well, maybe a select few… but this trend has got to go.

    • Kasia says:

      Agreed. I hope this whole “orange trend” will disappear soon. Eva probably thinks it looks daring but actually it’s rather cheap.

    • Azurea says:

      Au contraire! A juicy, clear (not muddy or reddish) orange is gorgeous, & I look gorgeous in it :)

  11. sy says:

    Let’s see how long the relationship will blossom after the movie comes out. She dresses like a cheap version of Sofia Loren and his style is terrible.

  12. Hannah says:

    That poster looks awful!

  13. dana says:

    Ryan is impressed with himself. I want to slap that smug smirk off his face. Him and Eva are probably more alike than you might think. His nice, humble front is just an act.

  14. El Kiddo says:

    i got meself a serious headache going through the photos.

  15. paola says:

    she clearly has a gift. she can pick the most horrible shoes every single time. kudos to that

  16. Ranunculus says:

    At least she is keeping her mouth closed this time!

    I like the dress, but it does not look good on her. Some tall long legged woman would wear a dress like that beautifully, but Eva is too short and the length of the dress is all wrong on her. The belt is terrible, but I like the shoes (not necessary with the dress)

    Gosling lost all his appeal to me, he looks terribly stupid and phoney. I hope at least his acting is good in the movie.

    Coopey looks whacky, but in a good way.

    Where is BEN MENDELSOHN???

  17. andrea says:

    Is that a prom dress or a bridesmaid’s dress? With her butterfly brooch and his smushy velvet, maybe they ARE made for each other.

    • Bonnie says:

      First time poster here–I agree with you. Wedding or prom was the first thing I thought, too. It’s very mother-of-the-bride in a Southern wedding kind of way.

  18. TXCinderella says:

    The dress has a vintage flare, which I like and she looks good in orange, but the dress would have been much prettier if it were sleeveless. The sleeves make the dress matronly, almost like a mother of the bride dress, or something that would look good on Betty White.

  19. moon says:

    It’s not overwhelming enough to be disastrous, just a meh.

    I don’t know what is it about Eva, I don’t dislike her, but I don’t think highly of her either.

  20. Jenna says:

    It seems grandma-ish. I don’t know why. I think it’s the sleeves? Just an overall ‘NO’.

  21. Well says:

    So we’re just gonna ignore the obvious work she’s had done? She looks botoxed out of her mind.

  22. i'm french don't kill me says:

    Cooper looks different and i want to see him with his curly hair(for the next O Russell movie)
    i hate velvet suit

  23. NeoCleo says:

    She is a disaster from head to toe. The shoes are hideous, the dress hideous and a woman with her beautiful caramel colored skin should NEVER wear that shade of orange. EVER.

  24. Kelly says:

    Ryan Gosling’s try hard fashion never ceases to crack me up. He looks like Hugh Hefner. His “break” can’t come soon enough. EVERYTHING about him makes me roll my eyes.

  25. nina says:

    I think she looks good !

    • kaligula says:

      I agree. Girl is so gorgeous it’s impossible for her to look bad, first of all. Also, I love the look, belt flourish, shoes and all. Bright, fun, feminine and a bit unexpected.

  26. nuzzybear says:

    I’d like the dress better sleeveless with a thinner and less fussy belt. The belt should be a different color, too.

    Did they (Eva & Ryan) pose together at all – or are these only selected photos?

  27. Dawn says:

    Well I think she is prettier than most but not as much as others. I think she is an okay actress too. I think the dress is just fine on her. It may be 70′s looking and yes that is a 70′s color of orange no doubt about it but she doesn’t look like a hooker on the stroll like others! And at least she is NOT getting media because she has a reality show and a bad fashion line that she herself would never wear. And she isn’t married to one guy and pregnant by another so she has that going for as well. And I believe she just had her 38th birthday so I think she is embracing her age and not trying look a 20 something chick.

    • balehead2012 says:

      Agree! I don’t see what’s so wrong with that dress. She is decent, elegant, not popping out of it, not too short, not too tight etc., she looks good. She is not “dramatic” and a “fashion icon”, so what? Must every actress be that? Honestly, I don’t really get it. What’s so terrible about it?

  28. JN says:

    I vote “I don’t give a crap”. There is WAYYY too much of this chick on this website right now.

  29. Annette says:

    She has the sort of complexion that could pull off orange, but this shade is off.

  30. tia says:

    Im suspecting she’s not that photogenic
    in general.

  31. Ginger says:

    I love her hair and makeup and the color itself looks good on her. BUT that dress is rather matronly and I would imagine it was a literal pain with those butterflies on the waist band. It makes me wonder how many times she scraped her arm on them. And the shoes? Really? WAY too matchy-matchy. I personally think she’s a beautiful woman with a killer figure…surely she could have had better choices? Fire the stylist!

  32. boredbrit says:

    I like the outfit on her although admittedly the pictures on here do it no justice, she looked better in the pictures on the Daily Mail.

  33. danielle says:

    She’s beautiful, but she’s trying to be a fashion girl, I think, and failing miserably. She’s got some weird retro thing going on that doesn’t work at all. I don’t remember that her taste in the past was this bad, really until she dated Gosling, but maybe that’s just because she didn’t get papped prior to gosling.

  34. Yuck says:

    Does she ever NOT look like total tranny? I like women to look, you know, feminine. Not a fan of the men with wig look.

  35. Izzy says:

    The dress just screams “Mother of the Bride.”

  36. Launicaangelina says:

    That dress ages her! Yucky color and design.

  37. Kate says:

    Gosling’s suit makes him look like he has no shoulders and a big waist/hip area. So unflattering.

  38. Annie says:

    So I guess just as Ryan’s mom used Eva’s clothes for the Gangster Squad premiere, Eva raided Ryan’s mother’s closet for this one?

  39. Claire says:

    Oh not even a peak of Mike Patton, the musical genius behind the soundtrack, who was, I believe, present. I would step on all these persons to say hello to him.

  40. normality says:

    I think she looks awesome, if not for the crazy brooches she paired at the waist. The color is pretty on her. Also, I think this movie is going to fare pretty well. The trailer looks really interesting, and the Gos always turns in a terrific performance, time after time. Even if audiences don’t like this, I’m thinking critics probably will? And I’m sorry. I don’t mean to be a bitch, but are we going to refer to any male now who has his hair longer as trying to “copy” brad pitt? really? I guess that’s like trying to say that any woman before or after Jolie who wore/wears a slit in her dress is copying her style. ridiculous. that said, BCoop doesn’t look so bad with long hair. But it’s definitely not my fave look on him.

  41. MsAubra says:

    Why can’t she put together a good look? She must have made all the top stylists in Hollywood mad and they refuse to work with her? She’ll wind uo making New Balance sneakers look like a pair of Old Unstables

  42. DarkSpark says:

    I had to go look up the movie, was wondering why Steve Carrell was featured on the movie poster. Oh, it’s not him…it’s Bradley Cooper?! wtf

  43. Grace says:

    Eva is giving me a Valley of the Dolls vibe here. There’s something about her that makes me think if Ryan tries to leave her she’s going to have a Fatal Attraction moment.

  44. scarlett says:

    She is such a beautiful woman but she does have very strange tastes when it comes to fashion. I think the color of the dress looks great on her but the dress is too matronly. She has a great figure, she should dress it more flattering.

  45. skuddles says:

    Oh dear… those shoes. And the butterflies. Sometimes I get the feeling Eva is kind of bonkers. But at least she wasn’t wearing the hideous Joan Crawford turban for a change.

  46. lisa2 says:

    I think she is very beautiful. Great skin.

    I’m not a Ryan fangirl. Never have been. So it doesn’t bother me that they are a couple.

    Not sure about their chemistry, but then some couple are hotter just doing noting beside each other. I was trying to find pictures of just the two of them but nothing.

    I saw on another site that some people say she is getting rave reviews for this performance. I don’t think I’m interested in seeing it. Will wait for the dvd rental.

    Why is that pevy guy the only one that seems happy to be there.

  47. Cinderella says:

    She looks good from the boobs up.

  48. Stef says:

    She is beautiful but she’s starting to dress way older than she is… I think this look would be nicer and appropriate on a 50/60 year old… I feel like a lot of the long dresses and skirts and overwhelming fabrics just aren’t attractive. She looks super matronly. MILFy, almost.

  49. lucy2 says:

    Yikes all around. Especially Cooper, good Lord!
    I kind of like the color and flowy skirt of Eva’s, but hate the belt and upper half.

  50. mia says:

    Eva is so beautiful and a great actress and Ryan is pretty wonnderful too. Black velvet or orange dreamsicle, they are great together!!

  51. anonymous fan says:

    Are her and Ryan really together or are they having problems?They don’t look happy on the red carpet at all.What is Eva’s problem,how can you be dating Ryan Gosling and look miserable and uncomfortable around him all the time? I wonder if they secretly broke up and don’t want to announce it until the movie comes out and they’ve finished promoting it.

  52. Lemony says:

    I can’t believe I’m saying this, but Cooper looks the best! His suit is awesome & fits him just right.

  53. Lexie says:

    eva’s dress and recent style don’t make sense. looks like someone’s grandma (from the neck down) most of the time.

    gosling has lost his appeal.

    i find bradley cute, but in these pics he looks beyond creepy

  54. als says:

    She looks subdued.
    Especially in the pics with Gosling and Cooper – that is not the affect that your boyfriend should have on you – that rumour about Gosling pushing Eva to have a better career – it fits.
    She looks as if she’s trying to be a nice, proper girl because her father is watching her – it’s just a nasty vibe.

  55. ems says:

    man, prada just isn’t what she used to be. it looks like something janie bryant rejected for mad men.

  56. Grant says:

    Bite your tongue, I love those shoes.

  57. Amelia says:

    I am a fan. Love her dresses.

  58. OriginallyBlue says:

    Bradley Cooper looks super creepy and greasy.

  59. Sugar says:

    take off the sleves use the material to make a turban, clasped with a butterfly & she would be looking fierce. Also, anyone got an ID on uncle Terrys jacket? Must. Have.
    (Sunday sarcasm)
    Back to Eva! She looks pretty but I agree with an early poster- Betty White all the way. I think she wore a creamy pink version at a
    dance off on Golden Girls.

  60. jes_sayin says:

    Are we actually supposed to believe these two are a couple??? Um, o-kay.

    (and I agree, her dress is a miss. She needs something stronger- less delicate looking).

  61. cheerfulg says:

    I’m usually pretty hard on Ms Mendes but I gotta give her this one. She took some big risks fashionwise and I think she hit the mark. Of course with that teeny waist she would be the only one on this planet to carry this off. Bravo Eva and I look forward to your next fashion adventure.

  62. Carolyn says:

    Agree. I don’t get Ryan’s appeal either. Believing one’s own hype is not an attractive quality.

  63. Juicy Lucy says:

    Evas’ dress was atrocious. Makes her look like a spinster bridesmade. Ryan’s suit was Meh and I can’t understand why some people think he should have been the sexiest man. Loved Bradley’s suit but someone really needs to tell him that greasy hair is a turnoff.