2017 Academy Awards Fashion Critique
Another year and another interesting red carpet turn out. The awards have all been given out but lets see who the real winners were!
Jessica Biel shone in custom Kaufman Franco. The gilded gown highlighted Jessica’s killer body and showcased her beautiful face. The jewelled neckpiece gave enough drama that there was no need for statement jewelry. The clutch worked. The slicked back hair and light make up showcased how stunning Jessica is. She looked statuesque.
Emma Stone was radiant in this gold Givenchy dress. It fit her beautifully and showed off her frame. The patterns work nicely together towards the tassled flapper-dress-eque bottom. Her hair and makeup are old Hollywood glamour. The only jewelry she wore were earrings and rings and in dress like this, it didn’t need anything else. Perfection.
Bombshell Alert. Taraji P. Henson looked incredible in this blue velvet Alberta Feretti gown. It fit her perfectly. The color was a nice change from the other black dresses we saw. Her smouldering makeup and tangled locks hit all the right notes. Even that necklace was perfect for that neckline.
Leslie Mann turned heads in this mustard taffeta Zac Posen gown. This dress won’t please everyone but it was a bold choice and I loved it. Usually this would be a difficult colour on a blond, but it works on Leslie. The bodice accentuated her figure and the skirt was whimsical and full. Her hair and makeup are the best I’ve ever seen on her. You can see how pretty she feels in this dress.
Scarlett Johansson fizzled in this pink Azzedine Alia gown. The dress itself was alright but not Oscar worthy. The dress was soft and delicate and should not have been paired with clunky and heavy accessories. Why was there a belt? Her hair and makeup look flawless but from the shoulders down it was disappointing.
Kirsten Dunst failed to score any points in this Dior Gown. While the dress had vintage qualities, it swallowed Kirsten’s lean frame. The hair, makeup and jewelry did not match the style of the dress. Time for a new stylist.
Michelle Williams didn’t sparkle this year. Her Louis Vuitton dress was pretty enough, but it didn’t fit her as it should on the skirt. Her makeup and blond hair wash out all her colouring. Yawn.
Ruth Negga wore this complicated Valentino dress on the red carpet. To start, the colour photographed terribly against the red carpet. The actress, only 35 years old, looked matronly with the sheer and lace details. The lace mock-neck and poofy sleeve need to return to grandma’s closet. Her hair, makeup and jewelry looked beautiful.
Dakota Johnson looked foolish in this gold Gucci dress. It was too 'Dynasty' for the star of 50 Shades of Grey. She needed to loose the jewelry considering all that is going on with the dress. And that sad limp bow? It looks like an apron. The back half of the dress is already badly wrinkled. It’s just bad.
I applaud fashion risks but not when they go too astray. Janelle Monae looked perfect from the waist up in this Elie Saab gown. Makeup and hair on-point. The belt looked misplaced and the shape of the dress looked too much like a costume from the Victor & Albert Museum. The patterns fought against each other and it resulted in a mess. I wished this had worked...but it didn't.
Brie Larson failed in this Oscar De La Renta dress. The plunging neckline was too severe for her petite frame. The ruffles took over the entire bottom of the dress. The sandals and hair suggest she just returned from the beach. Not a cohesive look whatsoever.