Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton at the ‘Venom’ premiere: tragic or just meh?

The World Premiere of “VENOM”

Here are some photos from last night’s LA premiere of Venom, the stand-alone villain origin story of Venom (derp), who is best known as one of Spider-Man’s nemeses. Tom Hardy plays Venom and the original character who becomes Venom. People were hating on me for honestly believing that the trailers look sort of okay, but truly, I think the trailers make it look somewhat watchable. Now that we’re nearing the release date, it does feel like there’s not a lot of buzz about the film though. We’ll see when the reviews come out – I think they’re probably being embargoed until the very last minute, which is never a good sign.

As for the premiere… I find myself in a difficult and strange world. I honestly think that Jenny Slate looked amazing here – she wore a sparkly Altuzarra dress and she flat-ironed her naturally curly hair. I like her curly hair, and I would never tell a curly girl to straighten her hair, but that being said… Jenny looks so grown-up and sleek with straight hair.

The World Premiere of “VENOM”

I’m also feeling weird about Michelle Williams, in that this is the BEST her pixie cut has ever looked? How can that be? Am I merely getting drunk on the fact that she did side-swept bangs and it changes her whole hair vibe? Is it the fact that she’s finally getting that platinum white-blonde shade right? Or is that I just want to focus on Michelle from the neck up because I absolutely loathe this terrible Louis Vuitton dress? My God, you guys. There is nothing redeeming about this dress. Also: I’m getting a strong vibe from Michelle. I’m not Bump Watching her, but she’s recently married, she’s happier than she’s been in a decade, and it would not surprise me if she makes an announcement in a few months.

The World Premiere of “VENOM”

The World Premiere of “VENOM”

As for Tom Hardy… he didn’t bring his wife Charlotte Riley. He brought Kelly Marcel, his screenwriter friend and his occasion red-carpet date. I do think they’re just friends, for what it’s worth.

The World Premiere of “VENOM”

Bonus Riz Ahmed, looking like a snack in an aubergine suit.

The World Premiere of “VENOM”

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. BlueSky says:

    Riz ALWAYS looks like a snack!!!!!

  2. Beth says:

    Eh. I don’t like it. It looks like jigsaw puzzle shapes going down the skirt part of Michelles dress. Her hair looks cute

  3. Lightpurple says:

    Michelle has let her hair darken into more of a honey blonde and it suits her much better than that platinum ever did. That dress is just a mess.

    Jenny Slate looks fantastic. Thought of her Saturday night while watching SNL. She was fired for accidentally dropping a F-bomb in her first SNL appearance and there was Kanye singing a song for which the lyrics were just obscenities strung one after another. Maybe Jenny would have kept her job if she dressed as a bottle of Perrier.

    • lucy2 says:

      I don’t think she was fired for the F bomb. That was the first episode of the season/her first episode, and she was on for the rest of the year.
      I agree she looks great here, and I think you’re right about the color of Michelle’s hair. She’s looks beautiful, but that dress is like sequined vertebrae. No thanks.

  4. Astrid says:

    MW’s dress is horrible

  5. minx says:

    Oh, Michelle’s dress is ridiculous.

    • Chrissy says:

      To me it looks like a giant zipper is down the front but then they added a little lacy peplum. Huh? Burn it! Re: The pixie totally suits her, the colour looks more natural and highlights her gorgeous bone structure.

  6. Nikki says:

    I really dislike the dress, and I don’t think the pixie cut is the absolute greatest.

    • Esmom says:

      I can be a sucker for a pixie but I think it’s time for her to change it up. I get that she wouldn’t want to go through the uniquely painful and humiliating experience that is growing out a pixie cut. I’d love to see her with a bob similar to Jenny’s, which does look amazing on her.

      • Jan90067 says:

        I had a pixie for a few years. I started growing mine out last November, and now it’s a nice below the ear bob, *almost* one length. It *is* painful to grow out. The first few mos. weren’t *too* bad, but OMG that in-between stage after that, for about 4 mos. almost had me giving up and cutting it off again. Glad I didn’t, but now, I’m bitching about blowdrying it lol. Can’t win 😊

  7. Jenns says:

    I like it. Looks like bones going down the front. I do hate the ruffles on the side.

  8. OriginalLala says:

    with straight hair Jenny Slate looks rather generic, her curls are such a part of her visual identity. She can do what we wants but I am pro-curls :)

    • jessamine says:

      I didn’t even recognize her at first.

    • KLO says:

      Yep. It`s a nice hairdo, the sleek one, but her curls are a natural treasure and it would be such an awful waste to flatten them.

      Jenny`s curls are IT.

    • Dee Kay says:

      Generic is the word I was looking for. I had absolutely no clue who that was, I thought maybe Riz Ahmed had brought a civilian as a date. Without her curls, Slate doesn’t stand out visually.

  9. Remy Red says:

    Tom Hardy really knows how to wear clothes.

  10. Paty Kerry says:

    Shoot me now, but I actually love Michelle’s dress!

    • Josephine says:

      I bet it’s one of those dresses that looks much better in person, and better in motion. The fabric certainly looks better close-up. I’m on the fence about it, but it fits beautifully and I’d like to see it when Michelle doesn’t look quite so rigid.

    • Pandy says:

      Yeah, I like it too! Side-eyeing Tom Hardy and the “friend” on the carpet … sniffing for gossip now.

      • Lia says:

        That is Kelly Marcel, she wrote the screenplay for Venom so it makes sense that she is there. They have been friends for many years – I don’t think there is anything more to see here.

  11. C says:

    Not a fan of Jenny Slate, but she did a good thing changing her stylist. Ilaria Urbinatti was doing no favors to her.

  12. Lala11_7 says:

    I think MW’s dress is visually interesting and the cut and fit and styling is perfect! So I think she looks GLORIOUS! She’s wearing the dress…the dress isn’t wearing here…and she OWNS IT!

  13. Darla says:

    I’m in love with Jenny Slate’s dress.

  14. Isabel Wei says:

    Tom already said his favorite parts about the movie ended on the cutting room floor…aaaand Sony chose to make this PG 13, not R. Not a good sign when the star is already distancing himself

    • SK says:

      I saw the premiere last night and the movie was pretty good. Very fun. A bit choppy at times with some odd choices but Venom the character was a blast. I can see that it would be a much better film if it was R though – maybe an R version will come out later?

  15. I'm With The Band says:

    Prettiest fossil I’ve ever seen.

  16. Veronica S. says:

    I don’t hate it, but it is somewhat overworked. Cutting off some of the lace would’ve streamlined it. Mostly, I feel like she looks out of place with the rest of the cast. Maybe something knee-length in a darker color to fit the film?

    • Case says:

      I’m a huge fan of celebs dressing to fit the theme of the film. It feels so wrong to me when they don’t even try to match the aesthetic.

  17. HK9 says:

    While I don’t like Michelle’s dress, from the neck up she’s so beautiful.

  18. Snowslow says:

    Hmmm. I prefer Jenny – who I find really cute – with her curls. her dress looks like a breezy summer outfit you’d wear to a pool party. Not a premiere dress.

  19. Nancy says:

    I like Michelle’s dress. But she clearly doesn’t know how to pose. She is just standing there looking straight ahead, arms at side. She needs some movement. I do not like pixies, but I’m sure this is her signature and won’t be changing any time soon. Looks like she snapped some pics of Mia Farrow in the Rosemary’s Baby era and said that’s it, that’s my look. *Mia wants it back please*

  20. Penguin says:

    I’m only here for riz. That man is stupid gorgeous

  21. Melania says:

    I don’t like Michelle’s dress but I love her. She’s a great actress.

  22. Emilia says:

    I just read an article on buzzfeed detailing a coordinated effort by Gaga stans to try and bring this movie down because it opens against A Star is Born. I have no dog in this fight because I don’t plan to see either movie but now I hope Venom wins the box office because I can’t stand those obnoxious Gaga fans.

  23. BANANIE says:

    I feel like the length of Jenny’s dress does her no favors/is stumpifying. But I adore the pattern.

    Can we as a society get over the whole curly hair = childish/unprofessional/overly casual/unkempt stereotype?? You don’t have to have pin straight hair to look like a glamorous grown up.

  24. Case says:

    I don’t like Michelle’s dress, and I REALLY don’t like that she felt the need to take part in what will probably be a hot mess of a movie. Venom, really? Such an odd choice.

  25. Electric Tuba says:

    Every single one of those outfits are complete misfires

  26. Shelley says:

    I know nothing about this Riz dude, but, “Sure, I’ll try a bite. Looks delicious!”
    Also, I’ve had a major girl crush on MW ever since she got her pixie cut. And here she looks even more fabulous and infatuating than I remembered.

  27. Crassino Royale says:

    Oh great. Is that….a doily?
    No, a table-runner.

    — Conversation with Grannie.

  28. raincoaster says:

    Tom Hardy actually looking happy and low-key??? What planet is this?

  29. Silent Star says:

    I agree I love Jenny’s natural curls, but this straight look is just so sophisticated and polished. And I hate to admit it — I have curly hair too and although I love my curls now, I used to cut them off pixie style so that I could style them to look more polished too.

    I read years ago that some psychology tests showed that women in the corporate world are taken more seriously if they have straight hair. Not sure if that’s true, but sadly it seems that way.