Hilary Swank wears Ferragamo for Milan Fashion Week: stunning or budget?

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Here are some new photos of Hilary Swank in Milan on Sunday and Monday. She attended two events for Ferragamo, so I suspect she was paid to be there. It’s a nice life – getting paid to fly to Italy and wear pretty clothes. I’m assuming both of the dresses in these photos are Ferragamo, and I find myself enchanted by the champagne satin one. Ordinarily, “champagne satin” equals “bad fashion” but this dress really works, doesn’t it? The shiny black dress is rather pretty too. My only complaint? She should do something with her hair.

Hilary has been in the wind for the past two years or so. After the Chechen dictator’s birthday party in 2011, Swank really went undercover. One of the last times we talked about her was in 2012, when she and her agent boyfriend broke up (he was her jumpoff after she split with Chad Lowe). We can literally go YEARS without new photos of Hilary, which is really weird because… she’s a two-time Best Actress winner. Weird, right? This year is actually the ten-year anniversary of Million Dollar Baby, the second time she won Best Actress. Well… at least she’s gotten better at choosing her side projects/paying gigs. No more birthday parties for Chechen dictators. Just light fashion appearances.

PS… Apparently the tall dude is James Ferragamo, the artistic director of Ferragamo. Do you think he’s just acting as a friend/handler for Hilary or is there something else there? Hm.

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Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Tanguerita says:

    I still can’t believe she’s a two-time Oscar winner. Not to say she is talentless, but I’ve never found her to be a particularly interesting actress. She is very one-sided. And she’s been looking pretty rough of lately.

    • Zadie says:

      I thought she was amazing in the two roles she got the Oscar for. The only other film I saw her in was P.S. I Love You and I didn’t like her tere.

  2. blue marie says:

    I forgot about her. And I hated Million Dollar Baby, hated it..

  3. Rhea says:

    What I would like to know is why she’s not doing any more movie.

    • break says:

      Because she’s over 40 and Hollywood doesn’t have many opportunities for her beyond wife/girlfriend/mother. The very few roles that transcend that are only offered to the small handful of women who do well overseas. You wouldn’t believe how hard it is to raise money for movies starring women. It’s still hard with “a-listers” let alone women who could use a career boost.

      • Bridget says:

        Going further, Swank is an especially niche actress, and tends to fit best with hardscrabble characters – she doesnt really connect well otherwise. She has 2 Oscars, butshe isn’t exactly a chameleon.

    • Chicagogurl says:

      Maybe breaking up with her previous agent really hurt her career. He’s the one who found those oscar winning roles for her. He was good at his job.

  4. Lucy2 says:

    It’s odd how she really dropped off the radar. She’s still working, but not in anything of great note. I wonder if it’s her choice or she just doesn’t get cast in things.

  5. Eleonor says:

    I think she was shaded too much for the Chechen dictator thing.

    • Well, it didn’t help that before she went to the dictator’s birthday party, she said publicly (I can’t remember if she was directly shading celebs who sang at dictator’s parties or whatever) that she ‘did her research’, and always knew what she was getting herself into.

      So when she got ‘caught’, she tried to blame her PR team–who then fired her.

      If she hadn’t been sanctimonious about the whole thing, it probably would’ve blown over–like it did for Mariah, Beyonce, Seal…

  6. Belle Epoch says:

    Don’t care for the champagne dress at all!

  7. Cleveland Girl says:

    I liked her in Beverly Hills 90210. Lol. By the way, that black dress is hideous.

  8. eliza says:

    Love the light colored dress.

    What happened to her? Oh yeah, accepting roles like P.S I Love you and that movie about the religious plagues. She actually had some talent but chose poorly after her successes.

  9. Tig says:

    I think the champagne color looks good on her- however, not crazy about the asymmetrical hem.

    It’s always bugged me that she got Oscars for playing women who get brutalized, although for entirely different reasons.

  10. Kiddo says:

    Those are some truly bad outfits. Her hair looks a mess, too.

  11. j.eyre says:

    He’s kind of tasty and fulfills my height requirement (not to mention his proximity to endless amounts of shoes) – I hope there’s something more there. I kind of like that first dress.

  12. Patricia says:

    Both the dresses do not hit her at her natural hip, resulting in a shapeless figure overall. These dresses were made for a taller woman with a more pronounced hip curve.
    It’s crazy to me how bad some stars are styled. Did nobody take a good hard look at her before she walked out of the house?!

  13. Dani says:

    The only movie I ever liked her in (besides MDB) was PS I Love You and even then I thought it should have been Jennifer Garner.

  14. kibbles says:

    My mom always thought Hilary Swank is one of the least attractive A-listers in Hollywood. I have to agree with her. I actually think that she looks a lot better now than hen she first became an A-lister over a decade ago. I felt that there was a good chance she’d drop off the radar if she could not continue to get more decent nonconventional female roles. I was surprised that I kinda liked her in PS I Love You. She doesn’t really have the look that most directors would choose to play in a romantic comedy. She took a hit after the Chechen dictator party. I think because for some reason the public holds her to a higher standard or expected more from her than divas like JLo and Mariah Carey whom we know to be selfish, greedy, and stupid.

  15. Karolina says:

    I like her a lot as an actress…obviously I am the minority.

    • starrywonder says:

      I like her too. I also loved Boys Don’t Cry and sobbed at the ending of Million Dollar Baby (along with the entire movie theater I was at that was watching it). Hilary Swank can obviously act she just keeps choosing some crappy things to star in.

  16. Deedee says:

    Those dresses just hang on her, like she’s dressed up in someone else’s clothes. I’m sure there’s a great figure under there that would look wonderful with better tailoring.

    • LAK says:

      She has a phenomenon body going by her VF pics where they’ve given her very few clothes.

      She is simply badly dressed and styled in her every day (and red carpet) life!!