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Angelina Jolie's Backwards Dress Explained

Angelina Jolie's Backwards Dress Explained

Angelina Jolie wore her cornflower blue Max Azria gown backward at Sunday’s SAG Awards in Los Angeles.

Her stylist Jen Rade tells Us Weekly that Angie decidedly wore the dress from back-to-front to make it “more blouson” (a dress with a fitted waistband over which material blouses).

The way Angie wore her dress — from the Spring 2009 collection — showed off her back tattoos more. She finished off her look with Tiffany & Co. jewels and Christian Louboutin shoes.

Who wore Max Azria best — ANGELINA JOLIE or THE RUNWAY?

15+ pictures inside of Angelina Jolie‘s backwards dress…

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  • val

    I am in no way a lesbian and I think Angie is hot, I think those who criticize her are just in a rut because Angie would not dare look at their pig a$$e$!
    To those who dislike Angie….or so you want to believe…
    Admission is the first road to recovery, come on admit that you secretly fantasize about her and then maybe you can begin to battle your Angie Addiction..

    Fans lets start a group for the trolls..AJA Anonymous (Angelina Jolie Anonymous)!

  • kath

    angie wore it better, less breast and more back. tatts aren’t that glam but they are all about her kids and she loves showing that off so i think it was cute

  • missy

    ^^ I’m with you val :-D

  • T.

    Angie is PREGGERS!

    look at all the things she has been wearing VERY loose around the tummy because theres a baby in there!!!

  • yuck

    The dress looks nice backwards. I do not like those tattoos though.

  • hannah duncan

    Angelina. No comparison!

  • irma

    Angie wear it with elegance & her tattoos made it more exciting to look at her back. I like the color too & hairstyle. What else I can say, PERFECT ANGIE.
    GOD BLESS THE JOILE_PITT’S

  • mm

    It looks better on the model.

    I heard that AJ got dropped from future Laura Croft movies.

  • irma

    dina # 1 shout at back to you. How are you doing? waving to senior,MF,Neleh,vicki,anoble,anustin,guli,Bailey,Alex,andromeda,gena,the real tita,Felinelilly,cliniqua,PT,bdj,Jill,Val,cinnamon,bermy girl,tondo girl,african girl,soopx & to all on board. I will be back tomorrow. Goodnight to you all ladies. Be good & have a peaceful night at JJ.
    Still loving the pictures of the family in Japan specially the twins’ pictures. Ok, goodnight again. God bless the Jolie-Pitt’s.

  • val

    I dont think she is pregnant I think she has pregnancy fat. Because she is so slim, hjer skin stretched a lot to accomodate the twin pregnancy. But I do think she will get pregnant in the near future so she did not do ay surgery to remove the fat.
    She is going to film Salt which is supposed to have lots of stunts…unless shewill use a double…..

  • zen2

    As a big fan of ANGELINA, of course she wore it better.

  • jg

    Angie of course!!! its a similar dress but its not the same Angies dress has a train in the back- if that was the same, the front of the original dress would be longer.

  • missy

    OT
    Angie will not be doing LC again.
    H E L L if is megan fox!!!

  • lucy

    http://extratv.warnerbros.com/2009/01/angelina_to_slumdog_freida_pin.php

    Angelina to ‘Slumdog’ Freida Pinto: ‘Keep It Real’

    “Slumdog Millionaire” stars Freida Pinto and Dev Patel are revealing everything to “Extra” – from Angelina Jolie’s advice, to Freida’s celeb crush and who Dev wants to work with next!

    The beautiful Freida Pinto enjoyed meeting Angelina Jolie at the Critics Choice Awards. Pinto says Jolie had some helpful tips, saying, “I didn’t say much. I was just like starring in awe for a bit… She was really wonderful to talk to and very supportive of newcomers… She’s just like, ‘Embrace it. Enjoy it and keep it real. Don’t get affected by all this. Enjoy every moment.’”

  • Jessica

    ANGELINA!! ANGELINA DEFINITELY wore it better! She is very pretty and the exposure of the back makes it 100 times more sexy than the plunging neckline. The dress color and hair suits Angie very well..she looks stunning. The runway model…not so much.

  • missy

    JJ we need a new thread.
    Brad PItt / Ben Button in Japan sounds good?

  • LaLa

    The dress was made 2 be REVERSABLE!!!!!…..

    so she actually wore the dress correctly!!!!!

  • LaLa

    The dress was made 2 be REVERSABLE!!!!!

    The dress was made 2 be REVERSABLE!!!!!

    The dress was made 2 be REVERSABLE!!!!!

    The dress was made 2 be REVERSABLE!!!!!

    The dress was made 2 be REVERSABLE!!!!!

  • faith

    SHE LOOKS GREAT IN THE DRESS..EVEN THOUGH SHE WORE IT HOW SHE WANTED TOO..IT LOOKS JUS AS NICE TO ME.

    http://www.NycCelebs.com
    http://www.IGotUggs.com

  • FUNNYSTUFF

    Oh this is too funny. Sounds like the time she made People rag mag put out the statement that it was the designers fault with a bad place of zipper the time she wore the ripped leather pants….excuse me…bwahahahahaha…and the gum on her shoe to the red carpet.

    She says she doesn’t care what people think of her NOR does she read gossip….uh huh, this just PROVES she does. People were talking about how dumb she was for wearing her dress backwards….now this ANNOUNCEMENT??? LOL she just gave herself away big time.

    Backwards or forwards, she was the biggest YAWN on the red carpet that night.LOLOL

  • http://jj.com LYNN

    Angie says she like to be comfortable in an outfit, so she loved the color and tried it both ways and felt it fitted and felt comfortable worn backward. She is a bit heavy up front for it to fit comfortable. I thought she gave the dress class. I have never known Angie to show her b***s on the red carpet. The dress looks good either way, but I thought Angie won this one without trying. We know there is no question about who the father is of those three bio babies. Brad is so guilty and he is loving every bit of it. GOOD LUCK TO THE JOLIE/PITTS[

  • debra77

    I love that the talk of the fashion industry (gossip wise) is how Angelina Jolie chose to wear her dress to the SAG awards. This is Priceless. I am just overjoyed that she did not have to wear the “stunner of the night”, and yet she gets all the attention.. Are people talking about the winners and what they wore.. NO just Angie. That is the point is it not. Angie and Brad have not won a single award thus far (But I hope the academy will fix that mistake for one of them), all the focus is on them..What will Angie wear? Will Brad cut the stach? I as a fan love it to no end. They don’t have to even try.. Hell they don’t even have to be in the Country. I’m sure all the celebs paying their publicist big money are wondering Why? This could be the reason for so many negative stories about the Brange. Think about it . They show all the other celebs that a publicist is not really needed. Talk about some scared people. They get PR without any help..

    Regarding the dress, I love that she does not feel the need to impress. She does not need to wow the world. And yet she still does. Take not new Hollywood.. Beauty and Class is a natural gift. It does not come to you because you put on a dress and get make up and hair done.. Angie has it without even trying.. Look as some videos of that show. Watch the people in the background. They could not take their eyes off Brad or Angie..

    Love it…

  • fashionista

    Angelina wore it best.

  • LL

    Angelina. The runway looks like it’s backwards lol.

    I guess she wasn’t wearing a bra?

  • http://Justjared Felinelilly

    I’m looking forward to pictures of the red carpet tomorrow. :)

  • http://jj.com LYNN

    Jill @6:30 pm 1/28/2009

    That comment that you made to IN FAMOUS is so funny. Thanks for making my evening. still laughing,

  • http://www.reserveresult.com/ Reserve result

    JJ -

    The video of Angelina Jolie @ Japan for ‘Button’ press conference @ http://www.reserveresult.com/.

    (RR)

  • vickifromtexas

    hello back to you bermy girl. i hope all is well with you. = )

  • cook

    …well, I dunno…but I do know this…if j-lo had worn this here, front or back, now, we got something…that damn hem either way, would’ve been raised to the back of j-lo’s knees…as it should be…hahahaha

  • jen

    Runway

  • ebmo

    For Neleh!!!

  • http://jj.com LYNN

    I hope Obama will just do what he knows to be right for the country and forget about the Republican helping out. They only know how to drain the country dry. They will not help this President look good at all. They just cant wait to get back in there to finish off the country. Bush and chaney need to pay back China. Is that why everything bought in American says made in China? I bet my dad would turn over in his grave if he knew alnost everything bought in America came from china.

  • ebmo

    oldie for neleh! :lol:

  • lisa

    I love Angie but I have to say I really hate that dress – very drab looking.

    Hope she is saving it for the Oscars and wears something really glamorous!

  • Danielle

    Kay @ 01/28/2009 at 3:34 pm

    Marley and Me may have done better at the box office Kay, but it has dropped drastically in the stats and is #17 and Button is still running high at #6. There is only about $20 million now separating the two films. So I’d say BB has a great chance of pulling out in front if this trend keeps up.

  • um

    There’s no glam in Hollywood anymore. You barely see some women wearing jewelry. it’s blah. Even if you are just itching to break out the superglam all the other people will be downers so why bother? went to a Christening last weekend and all the women there looked way better than most of these Hollywood stars. Angelina picked a simple yet elegand gown because she knew people would be talking about her no matter what so why up the volume and take away from the winners by wearing a super duper ultra glam outfit dripping with jewels? Save that for the Cannes Film Festival where people would appreciate it.

  • Rob

    If she wore that dress up side down she would still be beautiful.

  • OMG

    Jon Voight is on William Shatner’s new interview show and he said he’s actually twice divorced.

    He’s trying not to talk about his provate life LOL!!!!

  • Alexanderina

    Thanks Jared for the new thread. I love that dress and of course Angie wore it best and I like the way she wore it

  • Alexanderina

    I like the backward way better

  • anon

    Angelina Jolie: ‘I Never Think Of Competing With Men In This Business’

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. —

    When it comes to the roles Angelina Jolie considers playing, the actress told Access Hollywood she’s not concerned whether the part was intended for a man or a woman – just that it’s a “great project.”

    Angelina talked to Access’ Nancy O’Dell Sunday at the Screen Actors Guild Awards about what it was like to replace Tom Cruise in an upcoming espionage thriller previously titled “Edwin A. Salt.”

    “I haven’t started filming yet,” Angelina said of her new project.

    “But, eventually you’re gonna start?” Nancy asked.

    “It will be (happening), yes,” the actress said of the revamped thriller.

    As for the fact that she’s taking over for Tom Cruise, the 33-year-old said it’s not something that she ever worried about.

    “I never think of competing with men in this business. I just like to do projects that I think are great projects,” Angelina told Access. “But, I like the idea that a serious spy thriller about a person who’s in the CIA, and deals with a lot of heavy things. It doesn’t have to always be a man… I think that’s a good thing.”

    And after she’s done with the CIA movie, Angelina told Access that she is considering taking up to two years off from acting.

    “I haven’t worked for about 14 months or something like that, so I’ll work a few months and then it’s Mister’s turn,” she said of her partner Brad Pitt. “We always take turns working so one of us can be with the kids at home.”

    As for the possibility that both she and Brad will take an extended absence from the spotlight – that is still up in the air.

    “We both want to,” Angelina told Nancy. “I have nothing lined up after ‘Salt,’ so, it may be… it may be another year, it might be two, I really don’t know.”

    Copyright 2008 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved.
    This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed

  • Alexanderina

    WTG SERENA. ANOTHER AWESOME MATCH

  • QQQQ

    Serena WON! WOW! U can NEVER count her out!

  • Alexanderina

    4Q, so freaking true. Oh man what a match, just great

  • lyvvey

    Angelina of course. It made her look so demure and alluring. And it’s a standout because it’s different from the dresses of other celebrities.

  • anon

    Oscars talent roundup: Lead actress

    Angelina Jolie, ‘Changling’
    “I want my son back!” As often as Jolie’s Christine Collins makes her plea for her kidnapped child, each time she rings heartbreakingly true — and in doing so, leaves room to project her character’s deepening, Kafkaesque nightmare. When Collins is cruelly tossed into a psychiatric ward, Jolie excels in both the visceral crisis and the intellectual calculations toward freedom. In the film’s extended epilogue, which brings Collins a mixed bag of a catharsis, Jolie effectively underplays the final moments.

    http://www.variety.com/index.asp?layout=awardcentral&jump=contenders&id=actress&articleid=VR1117999160&cs=1

  • http://justjared dina #1

    Debra 77
    I love that the talk of the fashion industry (gossip wise) is how Angelina Jolie chose to wear her dress to the SAG awards. This is Priceless. I am just overjoyed that she did not have to wear the “stunner of the night”, and yet she gets all the attention.. Are people talking about the winners and what they wore.. NO just Angie. That is the point is it not. Angie and Brad have not won a single award thus far (But I hope the academy will fix that mistake for one of them), all the focus is on them..What will Angie wear? Will Brad cut the stach? I as a fan love it to no end. They don’t have to even try.. Hell they don’t even have to be in the Country. I’m sure all the celebs paying their publicist big money are wondering Why? This could be the reason for so many negative stories about the Brange. Think about it . They show all the other celebs that a publicist is not really needed. Talk about some scared people. They get PR without any help..

    Regarding the dress, I love that she does not feel the need to impress. She does not need to wow the world. And yet she still does. Take not new Hollywood.. Beauty and Class is a natural gift. It does not come to you because you put on a dress and get make up and hair done.. Angie has it without even trying.. Look as some videos of that show. Watch the people in the background. They could not take their eyes off Brad or Angie..


    Debra 77, great comments. ITAWY. Peace

  • anon

    Oscars talent roundup: Lead actor

    Brad Pitt, ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’
    As age and youth course through his body on separate trajectories, Pitt brings cautious gravity to the middle-aged Button as he visits a frenetic Daisy (Cate Blanchett) backstage at a Broadway show. But her sexualized spiritedness still feels out of synch to his old-fashioned, suit-and-tie romanticism, and suddenly a hopeful lover becomes something akin to a misunderstood guardian. “I’m happy for you,” he says regretfully, paternalistically, as she runs off with a new man.

    http://www.variety.com/index.asp?layout=awardcentral&jump=contenders&id=actress&articleid=VR1117999165

  • QQQQ

    Alexanderina @ 01/28/2009 at 11:30 pm
    -
    It was a GREAT match! Serena had me very nervous. I really thought Dementiava would pull thru especially after she had her down 3-0 in the second set. I was thinking definitely a third set. Serena is truly a champian!

  • first and last post

    Re: 50 African Girl @ 01/28/2009 at 4:25 pm
    Gee AG, I never have to post because I always agree with you and you state “our” position so clearly LOL. AJ would have been falling out of that dress.
    She’s a Mom and a UN representative now with a different projected image. Both BP and AJ have said because of their children they are being more careful in the movies they choose so probably a permanent photo of inappropriate dress-wear splashed across public medias and subsequently archived in a tabloid could conceivably be a major concern. Maddox is of an age where he is able to read and he will notice those things. Boys at that age are embarrassed easily and he is very shy.
    All of the “fans” looking for a more overtly sexy AJ may be disappointed in the future…provocative dressing is for women who are seeking attention and confirmation. She has sex appeal in her voice, her face, her walk…clothes don’t matter when you have it where it counts. I think she has found comfort in herself with a more sophisticated, dignified less garish look not that she was ever garish IMO.
    As she is always stating very clearly she’s a Mom …that changes one’s outlook at least it does for a mature woman satisfied with her man and home-life. There is no reason for a woman to try to elicit sexy comments based on peacock dressing unless she is insecure, needs constant confirmation she is still attractive and/or looking to attract a mate. She’s done with that…time for the next stage in the cycle of life’s journey…can’t be wearing mid-thigh skirts with nipples showing throughout life…so cheesy and baiting…can you imagine a public figure doing that especially approaching 40? Can’t imagine who would stoop that low to get attention…go figure.
    For those looking for the same AJ from the past pre-BP…give it up and start looking at her life from her point of view. Watch an inspiring metamorphoses into a more grand and elegant style for a mother of six, UN ambassador and loving friend and supportive companion…it all fits together beautifully. She is clearly in control.

    To dina #1 from a previous thread,
    you are not the only one who liked the look, she looked regal.
    Hello to the menage lurking.

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