SHINY AND CHROME! The 2016 Academy Awards Fashion Review
That’s right, people, all my posts today will reference the true 2015 Best Picture and Best Director, and hopefully that’s the only passive-aggressiveness you’ll have to deal with! On to the fabulous clothes, though we truly miss what should have been a much more diverse night (this is a very, very white list).
Best Red Carpet Picture:
Naomi Watts in Armani Prive
Extremely Close Runner-Up, and a Perfect Best Actress Dress:
Brie Larson in Gucci
I’m not in love with the belt, but the dress overcomes.
Also Extremely Close Runner-Up, and Would Have Been Perfect Best Actress Dress:
Saoirse Ronan in Calvin Klein
Charlize Theron in Dior
Some crazy people didn’t love this dress, which is really just a vehicle to show off Charlize’s perfection. However, the side and back views are better than straight on. Perfect necklace.
Only You Can Get Away with This, Cate:
Cate Blanchett in Armani Privé
All the Lovely, Lovely Dresses:
TIna Fey in Atelier Versace
Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture
I prefer the top to the bottom, but overall, lovely wins out.
Daisy Ridley in Chanel Haute Couture
Margot Robbie in Tom Ford
Not personally a fan of gold, but Robbie carries it off beautifully.
Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton
The bottom is not my favorite, but she looked GORGEOUS in the color, fresh and springlike.
Sofía Vergara in Marchesa
Priyanka Chopra in Zuhair Murad
Mindy Kaling in Elizabeth Kennedy
Whoopi Goldberg in Danes of NY (based on Bette Davis’ All About Eve dress.)
Gorgeous Despite the Dress aka We Love You, But You Deserve Better:
Jennifer Garner in Atelier Versace
Love that she chose a strong look, but overall, it’s too severe. It feels like a superfancy mourning dress. Something’s not working with the top, either.
Julianne Moore in Chanel
The top of this dress isn’t doing any favors.
Reese Witherspoon in Oscar de la Renta
Speaking of tops…
We Admire Your Comfort Level, But Wish This Was Less Furniture Inspired:
Amy Poehler in Andrew Gn
Still, Amy is wearing the fuck out of this dress.
We Really Wanted to Love This, But…
Kerry Washington in Versace
Jennifer Jason Leigh in Marchesa
Hot, toilet-paper (H/T EvenStevens) mess!
Sophie Turner in Galvan
Turner would have looked so much better in more color. Speaking of…
Rooney Mara in Givenchy Haute Couture
There is something about this I find pretty, but it also reminds me of a granny bootie (shoe, not derriere!), and I’m not fond of the cutout. And with Mara’s fair complexion, she’s basically the perfect #OscarSoWhite symbol.
Rachel McAdams in August Getty Atelier
The wrinkles and the top just didn’t do McAdams or the dress justice.
What Is Happening aka Worst Dress:
Heidi Klum in Atelier Versace
Jacob Tremblay in Armani
With Falcon Cuffs and Vader Socks!
Common in Dolce & Gabbana
Looking Good, Gentlemen:
Chris Rock in Burberry
Henry Cavill in Dunhill Bespoke
Michael Fassbender in Tom Ford
Leonardo DiCaprio in Armani
Kevin Hart (who KILLED it with his onstage comments)
Chris Evans and Chadwick Boseman
Thinking Outside the Box:
Jared Leto in Gucci
Most Effortlessly Gorgeous and Glamorous Couple:
Tom Hardy in Gucci, with Charlotte Riley in Gauri & Nainika
Naomi Watts in Armani Prive and Liev Schreiber in WhoCares?
Eddie Redmayne in Alexander McQueen, with Hannah Bagshawe
Chrissy Teigan in Marchesa, with John Legend in Paul Smith
Olivia Wilde in Valentino Haute Couture, with Jason Sudekis
Matt Damon with Luciana Barroso
Kevin Hart and Eniko Parrish
Christian Bale with Sibi Blazic
Taylor Kinney and Lady Gaga in Brandon Maxwell
Leonardo DiCaprio in Giorgio Armani with BFF Kate
Stylistically Challenged, But We Love You Nonetheless:
Dave Grohl and Jordyn Blum
Bryan Cranston with Robin Dearden
Mark Ruffalo and Sunrise Coigney
Sylvester Stallone and Jennifer Flavin
Sarah Silverman and Michael Sheen