In October 2014, Lily Collins stole everyone’s hearts at the premiere of the 2014 romantic comedy-drama film Love, Rosie at the 9th Rome Film Festival. When “Love, Rosie” was released on October 6, 2014, Lily Collins was 25, and Sam Claflin was 28.
The then-25-year-old wore an insanely gorgeous violet ombre dress from the Elie Saab Spring 2014 Couture collection.
At the 9th annual Rome Film Festival, actress Lily Collins shone in a stunning strapless silk gown from Elie Saab’s Spring-Summer 2014 collection (Credit: KIKA / WENN)
The Storyline of “Love, Rosie”
Lily Collins and Sam Claflin star as the lead characters, Rosie Dunne and Alex Steward, respectively, in the romantic comedy-drama Love, Rosie.
The story follows Rosie and Alex’s lifelong friendship and romantic journey from their childhood in Ireland to their adult years.
Despite life’s ups and downs, the two continue to find their way back to each other. But will they finally end up together? The movie explores themes of love, friendship, and the power of destiny.
Love, Rosie stars Lily Collins as Rosie Dunne and Sam Claflin as Alex Steward and follows their lifelong friendship and romantic journey from childhood in Ireland to adulthood (Credit: Lionsgate)
Behind the Scenes: An Unplanned Moment
The scene where Rosie (Lily Collins) and Alex (Sam Claflin) are seen lying on Rosie’s bed with baby Katie wasn’t part of the initial plan.
The baby actress was taking a nap on set, and Collins and Claflin were on the bed waiting for her. The director, Christian Ditter, took advantage of the situation and improvised, incorporating the scene into the film.
Sam Claflin (L), Lily Collins, and Christian Ditter attend the premiere of ‘Love, Rosie’ during the 9th Rome Film Festival on October 19, 2014, in Rome, Italy (Credit: Morandi / Terenghi / IPA / Startraksphoto)
A Tidbit from the Casting Room
Both Sam Claflin and Lily Collins appeared in Snow White adaptations in 2012. Claflin was in “Snow White and the Huntsman,” while Collins was in “Mirror Mirror.”
The two actors auditioned for roles in each other’s films, with Collins trying out for Snow White in “Snow White and the Huntsman” and Claflin auditioning for the prince in “Mirror Mirror.”
Lily Collins paired the Elie Saab gown with a sleek black belt from the same fashion house (Credit: KIKA / WENN)
Fashion Highlight: Lily Collins’ Elie Saab Gown
At the Rome premiere of the movie based on the 2004 novel Where Rainbows End by Irish author Cecelia Ahern (available on Amazon), the elegant To the Bone actress worked her way on the red carpet and posed strategically for the photographers and the crowd of onlookers.
The film adaptation of “Love, Rosie” spans a period of 12 years, unlike the novel, which covers a span of 45 years.
In addition to the Elie Saab dress and black belt, Lily Collins completed her look with platform heels by Brian Atwood, earrings by Norman Silverman, rings by Vita Fede, and EF Collection (Credit: KIKA / WENN)
Styling Details of Lily Collins’ Look
The couture creation by the Lebanese designer features beautiful shades of purple, lavender, and lilac in a gradient style.
The ombre effect was maximized even more because of the flowy fabric that swept the red carpet with each of Lily’s steps.
Lily Collins completed her glamorous autumn look with a dark plum lip color and retro waves (Credit: KIKA / WENN)
Accessorizing the Look
To keep the focus on the stunning gown, Lily kept the styling to a minimum and chose very simple Vita Fede jewelry.
She also added a skinny belt to cinch and define her slim waist. The fashionable actress added glam with bold-colored lips and a classic-styled wavy bob.
Lily Collins has a back tattoo that reads “Love Will Always Win” located on the right side of her back, near her shoulder blade (Credit: KIKA / WENN)
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Young Fabulous & Broke Jaxon Ombre Maxi Dress, $189
Halston Heritage Flowy Ombre Gown, $495
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