Penelope Cruz's Last Minute Wardrobe Snafu: Lost Luggage!

07/30/2009 at 06:32 PM ET

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Penelope Cruz may have looked red-hot when she arrived at the U.K. premiere of Broken Embraces today in a flame-colored suit that stole the show, but it turns out that she had to let fate play her fashion stylist for the event after her checked baggage went missing on a flight from Madrid to London. Fortunately, like any Hollywood fashionista, the actress was far from unprepared — and went with a stunning Bottega Veneta suit and wedges that she’d stashed in her carry-on. “I think someone took it. I think it was taken by someone with a fetish,” her director, and long-time mentor, Pedro Almodovar joked to reporters of the lost-luggage. Despite the set-back, however, the premiere was a huge success, and a high-spirited Penelope couldn’t help being captivated her surroundings at the grand Somerset House on the banks of the River Thames. “It is beautiful here — this is my first time here,” she said of the venue, which has been used to film James Bond scenes in the past. And while Somerset House might have been new to her, working with the Almodovar is old hat for the actress, whom she first met when she was 17. “I am working with one of my best friends but something changes when shooting starts and he becomes my director. I feel we are constantly moving,” she told reporters. “He is a genius.” Although she attended the premiere solo, her boyfriend, fellow Spanish actor Javier Bardem, was on her mind, and she revealed that the two took in an “incredible” show by U2 while in Paris earlier this month. “I have seen them many times,” she said, and added that she and Javier had even stayed with Bono at his home on the French Riviera for a few nights after the concert. Wonder if her luggage made it that night?–By Simon Perry

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Donna West on

who cares

Christy on

Thats cool she looks pretty…

Larry Fein on

Ooooh, Donna. Jealousy doesn’t suit you. Be a bit less of a b!tch.

Kate on

Not my favorite look for her.

lolamicrazy on

oh great!!!! shes friggin penelope cruz even when she looses her luggage she still looks like a goddess!!!!

lisa on

This reminds me of a “Golden Girl” outfit!

CH on

She looks great!

me on

The pant does not look like it fits. Maybe it is high fashion. Look at the seam, it’s crooked! Jacket and shoes look good, but yuck on the pant.

carla on

She looks beautiful! And I would kill for that suit…Oh my God!, sexy, sexy, sexy!!!!!

Christy on

I think its supposed to be like that…

Pamela on

Oh god…awful. She’s wearing way too much red for this to look good. If she wore a blank tank instead, or blank pants, even. I love Mrs Cruz and she almost always looks impeccable on the red carpet…but this? Not to mention the red carpet she’s standing on. Hope there isn’t a bull near her lol

Pamela on

That doesn’t look good AT ALL. Way too much red. If she was wearing a black tank, maybe it could work. I usually love Penelope…she dresses beautifully…but this? Awful…let’s hope a bull isn’t near her lol.

Pamela on


Maria on

Donna, obviously you care enough to click on the link and add a comment.

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Jane P. Journe on

Very Strange Combination between the cut of the Jacket (which I feel is beautifully done) and the pants, while I realize the higher rise upon the waist has made a comeback, Penelope’s Rockin Bod deserves so much more than this outfit delivers…Wearing Red on the Red Carpet a Big “No-No…” Even with all these things considered, Penelope Cruz IS Gorgeous no doubt about it!

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