Everyone knows the afterparty is way cooler than the actual party, which is why the Vanity Fair Oscars party is always the place to be. Not only do the winners and losers get to mingle, all of the people who weren’t invited to the ceremony get to dress up too!
When a world-famous clothing designer has to go to court for allegedly using anti-Semitic slurs against a complete and total stranger, you expect there to be a crush of media in attendance. What you don’t expect is a near-impenetrable sea of Nikon lenses, voice recorders, boom microphones and people all trying to get a piece of that designer.
In today’s StyleDish, our new sister site The Mary Sue wastes no time letting the world know it’s not gonna put up with any of Cosmopolitan‘s hijinks, we take a look at Emmanuelle Alt‘s body of work and run through the fashion industry’s most insightful tweets about the Oscar red carpet.
Michelle Williams may not have won the Best Actress Oscar she was nominated for, but she did look quite lovely on red carpet.
While everyone has been talking about the dress (and, tangentially, the jewels) that Kate Middleton will wear when she walks down the aisle, we haven’t heard much about her shoes. We’re guessing that might be because they’ll be hidden underneath a waterfall of white silk or cream tulle or cloudy lace or something of that stripe. But that doesn’t make them any less important, so Regina Popp Smith, fashion editor at Footwear News, reached out to shoe designers to see what they’d make for the queen-to-be.
An unnamed woman has come forward to report that Dior designer John Galliano made anti-Semitic remarks toward her last October at Paris’ La Perle, the same cafe in which he was accused of hurling similar slurs at a couple just last week.
Can Oprah Winfrey do no wrong? Our answer is no (this is Oprah we’re talking about), but we’re curious to know what you think about the gown she wore to present the Oscar for Best Documentary Film.
If there are two people that we’re totally sick of, it’s probably Terry Richardson and Lindsay Lohan. We wish Terry would stop being such a ubiquitously boring creep, and that Lindsey would get her life together and return to her Mean Girls-era glory. In the mean time, we’d rather they both just shy away from the spotlight. This is clearly not something either of them like to do.
Admittedly, the bevy of expensive gowns at this year’s Oscars wasn’t the most exciting we’ve ever seen, but that didn’t stop a few looks from standing out. And among the ones that did, there were some pretty clear cut trends. Take a look at the colors and ideas that dominated the night and let us know if you see any trends you’ll be taking off the red carpet.
It’s the song that sparked a thousand ‘Express Yourself’ comparisons and caused Elton John to declare it the “gayest song” he’s ever heard. But the one thing everyone’s really been waiting for is finally here: the official video for Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’ is out and it’s insane. Also: strangely commercial.
Anne Hathaway may have co-hosted Sunday night’s 83rd Annual Academy Awards, but her eight (count ‘em!) outfit changes most definitely stole the show.
There are a few questions that been following me around ever since ever since we decided to do The Mary Sue, even before we knew it would be called The Mary Sue, and they come up again almost every time someone that I’m talking to comes up against the idea of a geek site specifically for women.
“Why a geek site specifically for women?”
Well, less than two days after witnesses came to John Galliano‘s defense, The Sun has published a video clip of the designer telling a table of fellow patrons at Parisian cafe La Perle, “I love Hitler” and “People like you would be dead. Your mothers, your forefathers, would all be f*cking gassed.” He also called them ugly.
Among a sea of fairly standard red carpet getups, a few ensembles stood out as being pretty awful. Whether they were downright dumb or just painfully boring, the looks that we have deemed the Oscars‘ worst stand in stark contrast to the ones we loved.
If you read our liveblog, you know we weren’t exactly blown away by the sartorial showing on Sunday night’s red carpet. The Oscars aren’t exactly known for being an outré affair, but we were hoping for a little more pizazz and pow from tonight’s honorees. That said, there were some standouts, like Cate Blanchett in Givenchy Couture and nominee Jennifer Lawrence‘s modern and minimalist red dress. And while we tried to stick to five, 14-year-old Hailee Steinfeld and 52-year-old Annette Bening tied for having the hands down most stunningly age appropriate ensembles.
If there is one absolute when it comes to red carpet fashion, it’s that Helena Bonham Carter never looks boring. Though we almost dismissed her Oscars getup as tame, she pulled up her dress a bit and we realized we were totally wrong.
Gwyneth Paltrow definitely has her haters, but remember Shakespeare in Love? Or Emma? Vintage Gwynnie ruled! As such, we’re glad her Oscars outfit felt like a bit of throwback.
We’re totally split on Jennifer Hudson‘s tangerine-red (at least, that’s what we’re calling it) Versace gown. It almost works, you know? But it doesn’t?
It’s the Oscar dress everyone was waiting for. On Sunday, Natalie Portman stepped out onto the 82nd Annual Academy Awards red carpet in a rich aubergine, off-the-shoulder gown by design darlings Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte.
Let’s be honest: Scarlett Johansson is pretty incapable of looking straight up bad, but we were pretty torn on her look at Sunday night’s 82nd Annual Academy Awards. Johansson walked the red carpet in a purple lace and column cut frock by Dolce & Gabbana, which she paired with a messy ‘do, burnt orange eyeshadow, and a huge statement ring by Anna Hu.