Surprisingly, Dior face Natalie Portman wasn’t among the first batch of select few celebrities to wear Raf Simons’s debut couture collection in public. But her time finally came last night, and it didn’t disappoint: Not only did she get to wear one of the collection’s most celebrated pieces — a textured, crystal-studded, white strapless gown with a dramatic full skirt — but she wore it with her new blonde hairdo that everyone’s fussing about. One qualm, though: The dress was originally made to fall to the mid-shin (tea-length, as they say), but on Natalie, it reaches all the way down to the floor. Obviously she’s a petite lady (only 5’3”, says IMDb), but seeing as couture gowns are custom-made and all, couldn’t they have hemmed it for her?
Natalie’s Dior couture dress. Photo: AP, Imaxtree