Blake Lively in Gucci at Ryan Reynolds’ Cannes premiere: overkill or awesome?


Here are some photos of Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds at the premiere of his big film, The Captive. This movie is getting pretty awful reviews, so it’s good that Blake showed up at Ryan’s premiere and made a spectacle out of herself. At least it changed the story. I actually didn’t realize something until Lainey pointed it out – Blake is really trying to make herself and Ryan into the new Brangelina. They even pose the same Brangelina-esque way on the Cannes red carpet.

As for the dress… Blake wore Gucci Première and Ryan was in Gucci too (they have his-and-hers Gucci contracts). Blake wore Gucci at the Met Gala too, and I kind of think she should have traded dresses between these two events. This full-on ball gown would have been much more at home at the Met Gala and the slinky caped number from the Met Gala would have been much better in Cannes. Also: Blake’s jewels are Lorraine Schwartz. She’s wearing over 180 carats, apparently. At first I thought she was wearing the necklace back-to-front, but I’m not so sure.

So, thoughts overall? I think Blake is try-hard for sure, and while this dress annoys me, I can’t really blame her for going all out. My biggest problem is that massive hair piece bun thing. It overwhelms the whole look.




Here are some photos of Ryan’s actual costar, Rosario Dawson, also in black-and-white. Her gown is Dolce & Gabbana. It’s okay. I don’t love it.



Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Penny says:

    Don’t love the dress, but it’s certainly not overkill for Cannes. I hate that recently some people have started showing up to gala premieres in the same sort of thing they’d wear to a showing at Sundance. It’s nice to have a few events left where you actually get to see some haute couture and expensive jewels.

    • Ennie says:

      I agree, Cannes is the place to go all out. I do not like her, but I admit her look is fabulous, but Cate Blacnhett in a tight blue gown at a different event was looking like a goddess.

    • M.A.F. says:

      Don’t people just wear jeans at Sundance? It’s an independent film festival during winter. I have yet to see gowns being worn and I would question the person who would.

    • I like it. She looks amazing. Which is good when that is basically your job.

  2. Annabelle says:

    Not a fan of the hair but that dress is really pretty.

  3. lauren says:

    I´m not a big fan of the ballgown and hairpiece bun either. I don´t have a problem with her going all out but I wish she chose another dress and styling.
    What I find funny about Blake is that she settled for Reynolds. He is sooo boring. I mean she played Leonardo DiCaprio once. I just hoped, for the sake of Gossip, that she was with someone more exciting

    • Tatjana says:

      Why does everyone thing she “settled”? They seem like a nice couple, they seem to be into eachother, and she doesn’t really strike me as the famewhore-y type.

      • Not famewhorey? O RLLY? Hah!

      • Liv says:

        Please, she’s the epitome of being famewhorey! ;-)

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        +1, Tatjana.
        Famewhoring is being everywhere all the time, Instagramming selfies 24/7, and calling the paps for a trip to Starbucks.

        In other words, Kim Kardashian.
        Ryan and Blake seem pretty effin’ low-key if you ask me.

      • T.C. says:

        From the pictures Blake seems to be into herself more than into her husband. She is working it up HARD for the photographers like it’s her movie premiere.

        Her husband and Dawson look subdue next to Blake’s famewhoring.

      • Sloane Wyatt says:

        I like Blake too, and she always seems to be having fun. Confidence is beautiful.

        This girl was never a Kardashian. Lively’s a climber. Big difference.

      • M.A.F. says:

        Whoa there. She called the paps when they were in Utah or whatever state they were in when they were staying at her sisters operated bed and bath. Lainey Gossip loves to reminds people of that.

      • Liv says:

        She calls the paps regularly and sells products with pap pictures. She was with Leonardo DiCaprio (I still think this was a PR stunt-relationship). She actively uses the media and paps which, in her defense, many others do too. I don’t think you can compare her to the Kardashians, she at least has (kind of) a career. But she definitely hustles hard and wants fame. In my opinion she behaves very famewhorey.

      • Sloane Wyatt says:

        I liked that Blake called the paps to give her sister’s B&B publicity! Plus, Blake looked beautiful in those shots! –

        Blake’s brand of girl next door preppy aspirational realness is refreshing. I like her All American Blonde style, it’s kind of a budget Kim Bassinger – Farrah Fawcett meets wannabe Martha Stewart throwback. (Yes, she’s had the Hollywood Nose & Boobs 2 for 1 Special, but the difference is that her vibe is not porny.)

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        So she used her celebrity to help her sister out?
        WHAT. A. BITCH.

        Burn her at the stake!!

        No my point was that calling the paps does not automatically equal “fameho”, if that was the case then every celeb is a fameho because they ALL do it.

        Honestly, I’m indifferent to this girl but the strange and rabid hate-on that people have for her spurs me to defend her. It’s effin’ weird yo.
        Then again, I don’t read Lainey so I guess I’m not drinking the Kool Aid.

      • lauren says:

        Blake has aspirations and she won´t get there being Ryan Reynolds wife. She needs a bigger name as a husband. The only interesting thing about Ryan Reynolds was Scarlett Johansson.
        Of course noone tops the Kardashians in the famewhore game but Blake hustles. Her sisters small town Bed and Breakfast where a Pap just happens to drive by, her Smartphone and Nespresso photoshoot..

      • MD says:

        Liv and M.A.F. are right. She called the paps when they were staying at her sister’s Bed and Breakfast. I read an article about it, but I can’t find the link. Very strange pictures. She “sells products”, but Ryan Reynolds sells some products too.
        So it’s cool when Blake calls the paps, but it’s not cool when the Kardashians call the paps?
        This picture is so staged:

      • Grant says:

        I love how people are saying that calling the paps doesn’t necessarily mean said caller is a fameho. If we were talking about LeAnn Rimes, we’d be fameho’ing her into the ground. That being said, Blake Lively = Fameho and, honestly, I’m quite shocked that she still gets such high profile designers/jewelers/etc. to dress her. What is she doing exactly?

      • lrm says:

        well, Clooney and Brad Pitt ‘sell’ products, too. And so does Angelina. And Scarjo. Nearly every celebrity has endorsements and many do them overseas so that their american image/brand isn’t tarnished by that fact or association. Goopy did endorsements for a couple of very budget, low brow companies a few years ago-but in europe. I’m just saying that I don’t think Blake’s endorsements are good criteria for determining famewho*e status. Most of the women celebrities of any stature have done makeup, perfume or clothing endorsements, for example. She’s ambitious and makes her drive known, vs. keeping it more low key and acting like she isn’t interested.

      • JenniferJustice says:

        Settled? She chased him, not the other way around. When they were filming Green Lantern, she hit on him, but he was unavailable (still married). The moment he was free/separated, she swooped right in. They seem happy and totally into eachother. I don’t get the hatred for this girl. She’s pretty, she’s built, she has great fashion sense and she’s down-to-Earth. She hasn’t played any amazing roles yet, but neither have half of Hollywood. She’s not an insufferable narcissist like Scarjo.

  4. bettyrose says:

    Why don’t Brangelina wannabes ever copy the substantive parts of the power couple: I.e. charity work, global causes, etc.? There’s more than red carpet cleavage to make a power couple.

    • cr says:

      The charity work, and in terms on HW only, actually producing/directing/acting, etc. It also helps to be more interesting in general, which for HW Blake and Ryan aren’t. Love them or loathe them, people pay attention to Brangelina. The reaction to Blake and Ryan is usually ‘who?’

      • bettyrose says:

        Yeah you’re right. Even less charity oriented types can do more creative work within HW to create buzz. Sexy red carpet pics only get you nnoticed for so long (like 7.5 seconds until you’re ushered off to make room for the next celeb).

    • Kaya says:

      I don’t think they’re copying Brangelina, tbh. That’s just conjecture.

      • Tatjana says:

        Yeah, nor every couple out there is copying Brangelina, who are beyond annoying on the RC. They’re a nice couple and all, but they haven’t posed three cm away from eachother in the last 5 years. Annoying.

      • JenniferJustice says:

        Exactly, and there’s always the “spontaneous” kiss on her head or butt feel, and the looks of desire…give me a break. It’s all so contrived, it’s ridiculous.

    • OriginalCrystal says:

      How are they Brangelina wannabes ?
      And tbh people always see celebs as inauthentic when they do any charity work. People can’t wait to scream ‘PR’ when they donate or try and bring awareness to an issue. They pretty much can’t win.

      • OriginalCrystal says:


        Yeah, I saw these pics on another site. It was a sweet thing to do and Blake looks so fresh-faced and pretty. People always rag on celebs to do more but then sh-t on them for being fake when they do. There are many celebs I can’t stand but I’ll never hate on anyone (not even Sean Penn or Chris Brown) when they do charity. Whether it’s for selfish reasons or not, it’s important.

      • Sloane Wyatt says:

        Thank you for that warm smile this Sunday, Kitten! ITA, Crystal.

      • bettyrose says:

        I honestly don’t know why they’re considered ‘brangelina’ wannabes. I was just responding to the article, but it is nice to know that they are giving back.

      • JenniferJustice says:

        yeah, and if we’re going to talk about charity work and PR, Angelina was the one who took up third-world country charity work at the advice of her PR team when her reputation was floundering from drug use and messing around with married, or otherwise, taken men. It was all for publicity…in the beginning. I’m sure it affected her sincerely and she honestly does want to help now, but don’t think it was her idea or her initiation. It was not.

    • Grant says:

      I feel like “Brangelina wannabes” is an offense people arbitrary lob at any couple that poses together on the red carpet. I don’t see how these two are comparable to Brad and Angelina in anyway beyond the fact that they’re, you know, posing together on the red carpet. POSERS (quite literally).

  5. Colu says:

    I wish Angelina Jolie was wearing Blake’s dress. How breathtaking that would be!

    • badrockandroll says:

      Would you settle for Julia Roberts – when she won the Oscar, she wore her hair like this, and also a big b & w dress. It didn’t look like this one but still, that’s what I thought of when I saw these pics.

      • LadySlippers says:

        So did I! Glad I wasn’t the only one. Lol

      • I HATED Julia’s Oscar gown–when she won. I don’t care how vintage it was–it was just ugly to me, and her hair too. I couldn’t believe she got on any best dressed lists for that navy gown…

    • Vera says:

      That was my first thought as well.

    • JenniferJustice says:

      I can’t even consider it a dress when it had a business shirt for the bodice. It was like somebody sewed one of my oxfords onto a skirt. Yuck!

  6. Jacqueline says:

    Poor Blake’s desperation is palpable. She is so obviously geeked just to have her picture taken, be out of the house and have a style “moment.” She would overdress like this to go to the supermarket, if Ryan would let her. Poor thing, I wonder if her marriage is everything she thought it would be…

    • bettyrose says:

      Marriage rarely ever saves a faltering career… but didn’t we all think she was going to pull a goop routine and write blogs on color blocking to out her inner domestic goddess? (Note: I stopped myself from typing “Martha Stewart, who is actually a well educated astute business woman, not a housewife with a blog).

    • kri says:

      I get that she is there for her L’Oreal contract. That is simply being professional. But they both bore me to hell and back. Yes, she is pretty. Yes, he is pretty. They both have a little talent, him more than her. But that’s it. Meh.

      • starrywonder says:

        Yeah pretty much my take. They are so bland they swing back to being offensive to me lol. I just don’t pay them any mind. RR has not had a hit in a minute and Blake…yeah she is not going to be winning an Oscar anytime soon. She’s very pretty and definitely can do old Hollywood but her trying to be the next Goop will probably work out for her.

  7. Jegede says:

    How are they trying to turn themselves into Brangelina?

    By Blake showing up to support her husband at his premiere?

    Or by doing her contractual work with L’Oreal all the while in Cannes?

    I don’t get it

    Oh and Tom Brady always has his hand on Gisele’s ass (cute) on red caprets

    • MD says:

      I don’t think they are trying to be Brangelina, but it’s very Gisele & Tom. Even Lainey talked about it: “If I want to see a tall white guy with his hand all over the ass of his tall white wife, I’d go with Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen.”
      I bet Blake saw some red carpet pictures… Blake said she wants to be like Gisele on the red carpet. Do you think that “hand all over the ass” was coincidence? I don’t think so.

    • The fan says:

      This is the 2nd time they have been on the RC together. If they did not look so good, this conversation would NOT be happening. Haters are gonna Hate no matter what. If you really want to express your dislike for Blake & Ryan you should be on the Laniey Gossip site she hates the both of them. I would love to know what Ryan did to her. She seems to have a personal vendetta against him & anybody connected to him.

  8. LadySlippers says:

    I actually love love love the ball gown and totally agree — this whole ensemble would have been a *grand slam* at the Met.

    Here, it just seems a tad to OTT. Sorry Blake.

    (Confession: The gown is simply esquisite! It’s fashion p0rn at it’s best. *fans face*)

    • j.eyre says:

      I agree, the gown is gorgeous and I think it fits her beautifully. I like the look overall but then I am a drama queen myself. I think the huge bun compliments the drama of the gown without competing with it.

      This look would have been perfect at the Met Gala but my confession is that if I went to Cannes, I would probably go OTT too.

      • LadySlippers says:

        •Miss Eyre•

        There’s a B&W pic of this gown that’s breathtaking. It’s been awhile since I’ve been so enamoured of a gown that I’m actively drooling. A lot of current fashion trends leaves me wanting to cover my eyes….

        I can forgive this slight OTT, I’d probably do it too. Lol

      • j.eyre says:

        The silhouette would be lovely in b&w.

      • M.A.F. says:

        I’m still on the fence about the bun. From certain angles it looks good but then from others it just looks too big.

  9. Suze says:

    I like the dress actually and love the jewels. I also like her hair from the front, but the hair bun piece is just overkill and a bit too old for her look.

    This lady doesn’t want attention, does she ; )?

    • LadySlippers says:

      I couldn’t figure what was OTT but you’re right– it’s the hair. Dayum, so close! Lol

      • Belle says:

        I think the hair is only slightly OTT, and the rest of the look is *stunning* so the slightly OTT hair gets a pass from me. ;)

        The dress is gorgeous… LOVE.

  10. AnneSB says:

    She is really starting to annoy me with her facial expressions- and this is coming from someone who pretty much tolerates JLaw

  11. zyfoo says:

    wow!!!! she looks amazing in that dress!!!!! again – WOWWWWWW

    • Nicolette says:

      Agree. I absolutely love it, it’s gorgeous!!!! The jewels aren’t too shabby either, but the hair bun…….no.

  12. HHazel says:

    I like the dress but the hair is awful :( I swear everytime I see them I fall asleep.

  13. lisa2 says:

    I absolutely love Blake’s dress. She looks gorgeous. I don’t like the bun. too big; it is so perfect at the back but messy underneath. She didn’t really need the necklace. It doesn’t do anything for the dress. Ryan looks meh to me. I think he should have worn a black tie; the white tie looks unfinished. It took me a few seconds to even see it at first.

    I don’t have an opinion about their marriage. He just seems very blah and they are not a fascinating couple together. Cannes is that place where a couple waking that particular RC can make a Powerful statement. All that press and those stairs. They are a statuesque couple, but them standing together on that carpet is not as impressive as it should be.

    • original kay says:

      White tie is the most formal evening dress code. Black tie is only semi formal, so I suppose they were going for the entire “ballroom” look.

      I love white tie :)

      • LadySlippers says:

        White tie also means a waistcoat & tails and he’s not in either. That’s what doesn’t work for me — he looks like he doesn’t know what ‘white tie’ means (and judging by how few men got it at the Met it seems pretty commonplace).

      • lisa2 says:


        thanks for explaining it better than I did; regarding Ryan’s white tie.. that is what I saw.. his tux doesn’t work with the white tie.. thus it looks incomplete to me.

      • LadySlippers says:


        I had to go back to the pics, after reading what you wrote, as I missed that he was wearing a tie at all.

        Yeah, this isn’t what ‘white tie’ means so it looks like a fail. IF he’d actually been in white tie, I’m fairly certain I’d be in post-orgasmic bliss right now! 😉

  14. Black orchid says:

    The dress would have looked fine ,if only she could have shut her mouth ,and stood there sensibly

  15. JennySerenity says:

    I *adore* Blake’s dress. Amazing, old school glamour. I like it almost as much as SJP’s Met gown. One teeny complaint- over accessorizing. I think a bare neck would have been more elegant.

    I’m a Rosario fangirl, but wtf is that, a summer garden party dress?

  16. als says:

    I don’t think it matters much if she is a try hard, she looks flawless and her body is amazing, so she is an efficient try hard.
    Her husband on the other hand – how did he become an actor? He lacks any sort of charisma and he is always grumpy.

  17. eliza says:

    She looks lovely.

  18. Talie says:

    This look makes Blake look 10 years older than what she is. So hard to believe she was playing a teenager just 2 short years ago.

  19. OTHER RENEE says:

    Love the dress and jewels. Too much hair. The only poor accessory is Ryan Reynolds.

  20. Cats meow says:

    Wow, how obvious she is trying to be J Law.
    She looks desperate and SO happy to get some attention. She married Ryan for fame but ended up a foolish, desperate housewife – maniacally grinning for photographers.

  21. LeahMommy says:

    For someone who was supposedly content being a house wife baking cookies and planting flowers, Blake seems deliriously happy on the carpet and in front of photogs.

    P.S.: They could NEVER be like the Brange. EVER. Maybe if she had stay with Leo, she would register a little bit more interesting.

    • Hhahhaaa…Leo probably wouldn’t even let her pose with him, even if they attended the same premiere. Didn’t he only bring Gisele to the Oscars (when he was nominated for ‘The Aviator’) right before they broke up? And it was their first RC together?

      • M.A.F. says:

        Yes. He also brought his mother from what I remember. I’m not a Gisele fan but she did look gorgeous that night.

  22. bettyrose says:

    I wouldn’t like that dress on anyone for any occasion, but Blake deserves some props for learning to flash boob or leg, not both at once.

  23. lenje says:

    Ha, I guess I’m the only here who likes Blake’s gown AND her hairstyling – I find the bun refreshing, maybe because I’m just tired with messy, look-like-just-wake-up styling.

    I also like Rosario’s dress!

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Nope, you’re not alone. I love the hair with the dress-very sculptural.

    • JenniferJustice says:

      I agree. I think she’s gorgeous and I like her style. I like the hair. It’s different for her and quite elegant IMO. Alot of people seem to take issue with her and I don’t know why. Lainey (Lainey Gossip) totally rails on Blake every chance she gets.

  24. MandyD. says:

    Why is this woman famous? I can’t remember one movie I saw her in. It amazes me how you really don’t have to do much to be famous these days.

    • Ellecommelejour says:

      Seriously, this is the exact same question I’ve asked myself!
      Except that tv show and being married to Scarjo ex-husband, she doesn’t do anything at all… Sorry she actually scored that big contract with Loreal for a reason wich I still don’t understand.
      Ps: wath’s up with her posing like a 9 months pregnant women?!

  25. Luise says:


  26. W says:

    She’s a lot hotter than Jolie, though.

  27. Heather says:

    Her look here reminds me of Julia Roberts’ 2001 Oscar look.

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

    She’s glorious ! She’s whoaaa! Even Ryan looks whoaaa!

  29. Kiki says:

    What is going on with the hair? From behind, it looks like… a vase.
    It also reminds me of a big bun that Marion Cotillard had on at Cannes a few years ago (maybe last year?). The dress is stunnnig on its own, but I don’t care much for it on Blake Lively. I don’t get why people are so cray about her.

  30. pru says:

    Her body is so amazing and I think she looks fantastic in this dress. It really is beautiful.

  31. Lux says:

    Absolutely zero sexual chemistry. They flop like a dead fish.

  32. zan says:

    she looks like Jenna Marbles!!!

  33. Tig says:

    She can wear clothes- I will give her that. And totally agree- if you’re at Cannes, go big!

    But Rosario- saw her in Trance- and gee, no wonder Danny B was grinning like a fool during their romance- she is so gorgeous and with a killer bod- shame she doesn’t dress to flatter it.

  34. Val says:

    Does every red carpet look involve Lorraine Schwarz? It just feels like the jewellery is always by her.

  35. Lili says:

    I don’t like the dress. There’s nothing wrong with the cut of it but the mix of black and white looks weird to me, like some sort of office babe-wannabe thing, but they didn’t want it to be too sexy so they gave the dress a classic cut… also, it doesn’t exactly show her boob job from it’s best angles.

  36. Jen34 says:

    What I like about Blake is that she is ordinary looking, but she works it with gusto. I feel the same way about Ryan. They seem like a real life ‘most attractive couple’ , as opposed to Brangelina, who are movie star gorgeous. Blake’s gown and hair are lovely, and Rosario looks beautiful.

  37. Shazbot says:

    She had her boobs redone, right? They seem more in your face to me.

  38. hethre says:

    Ok, I have an honest question here–please excuse my naïveté. Isn’t everyone walking a red carpet looking for attention? Either to promote their (or their SO’s) work, to fulfill a contract, etc.? Aren’t the famewhores the people that show up to events for no apparent reason?

  39. littlestar says:

    I like Blake and all, but why is NO ONE DISCUSSING HER NEW BEWB JOB?! Girlfriend obviously went up a size or a few, look at those suckers!!!

  40. Godwina says:

    The dress, the hair–it all works for me. Stunning.

  41. LAK says:

    That outfit is too old for her.

  42. Lisa says:

    She looks amazing, tbh.

  43. snowflake says:

    that dress is so beautiful! and yes her boobs do look bigger.

  44. Sunshine says:

    She looks a lot like Gwyneth Paltrow lately, especially here! Something’s happened to her face. It’s different. As for her redone bewbs…yup. But WHY???

  45. Kosmos says:

    Blake consistently looks very stunning in just about everything, so she must have excellent taste in clothing, and also great designers to choose from. Her frame also works well with just about any gown or ensemble. Lucky Ryan, is this his “trophy wife,” because she makes them look like a very handsome couple? Scarlett, on the other hand….I just didn’t ever care for her more rounded shape, or her personality either. Ohhhh, just realized that Blake may have breast implants now, Noooooo! Why ??? If so, I’m disappointed in her.

  46. Ficeyes says:

    The dress is more appropriate for the Oscars, Golden Globes, Bafta’s but not Cannes. Her stab at trying to have a statuesque, whimsical appearance at a far less glamorous event does come off as a bit try hard, one has to admit.

  47. The Original Mia says:

    She looks so happy to be the center of attention I thought she was high. Goodness, dial it down.

    I think the dress is lovely. I hate her hair. Too big. The jewels are wow. Her face isn’t going to age well. She definitely looks older than her years.

    Ryan still reminds me of a ferret.

  48. Rascalito says:

    The back of her hair looks like a big spider’s butt. Other than that, I think they both look great. It’s a fun and fancy occasion, so why not go all out for it?! :)

  49. magpie says:

    Ryan’s career is circling the drain, he desperately needs a hit, and this doesn’t look like it. At least Blake has her looks and contracts. I don’t see this couple lasting at all.

  50. Helvetica says:

    Blake and Ryan really are so boring. I hate her hair and her dress here.

    Rosario’s dress is lovely. Not a fan of that shaved head though.

    • The fan says:

      Just what does a boring couple do?? Are these the people who travel the globe, makes millions and end up on sites and tv w/every body talking, On the other hand What does an exciting couple do? could some one explain??