Below are my Best and Worst Dressed for the 2019 Oscars / Academy Awards, those at the top of each are best and worst, but they’re more categorically segmented.
- Michelle Yeoh In Elie Saab: it’s really a beautifully embellished dress with impeccable styling- except for the watch and bag. I would’ve put her in a towering heel and handed her a small bag because she seems petite.
- Lady Gaga in McQueen and a $30M 134yr old yellow diamond Tiffany necklace, who later changed into a racer back black gown for her killer performance. Her makeup featured a silver or white liner, muted face with a nude lip and defined brow. She added an orange-coral lip for the performance.
- Kiki Layne in Versace.
- Molly Sims in Zuhair Murad, which I liked much more than Jennifer Lopez’ Tom Ford mosaic mirror tile dress, because it’s more intricate and properly styled with the hair up.
- Nicholas Hoult: I feel like men need to step it up without looking tacky, kitschy, cheap and weird, and this suit is different but respectable, although I’d style it entirely differently, replacing the shoes, accessories, and shirt.
- Any Pohler in Alberta Ferretti: I feel like women in menswear always fare well on the red carpet. This tux with tails, ruffle shirt, broach and ring are simple and timeless.
- Emilia Clarke
- Giuliana Rancic In Kelly NG: the only issue I take with this beautiful dress paired with Jimmy Choo shoes is how short she looks…the fullness of the skirt may not have been the best choice but she looks gorgeous nonetheless.
- Maya Rudolph: Oh girl, a granny floral pink cape dress with chandelier earrings? I could overlook hair and makeup for her amazing personality but what happened here?
- Billy Porter: I think he’s so fabulous but this dress ain’t shit.
- Rachel Weisz: the top half of this is a no for me, the latex just takes distracts from the beautiful skirt.
- Sarah Paulson: the bodice is again the issue for me, as it’s not in aesthetic proportion to the skirt.
- Lisa Bonet in Fernando Jorge: I don’t get the purple turtleneck, the bulky bag, and the shoes- I probably wouldn’t mind it otherwise.
- Charlize Theron in Dior: I hate the powder blue on her complexion and hair color, the bracelets are way too much, and while the makeup is trying to draw us in to her face, the dress is just wearing her.
- Glenn Close in Wes Gordon: do we give older or iconic stars a pass? Ummm…no, it’s not like she can’t rock the same silhouette in a better dress. It just falls flat- its monochromatic and washes her out against her skin and hair color.
- Hannah Beachler looks like she got swallowed by a paper corsage.
- Gemma Chan in Valentino: that’s a big pink cheap looking tent- were it not for the collar and length one could take it for a day
- Spike Lee: wait, someone as renowned as Spike Lee renowned dresses this tacky?
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