OMG…this year’s Academy Awards show was all shades of crazy! That Best Picture faux pas will live with us for the rest of time! But that’s not why we’re here. We’re here for the faaaaashion! Whilst a lot of our favorites let us down, there were a few high points…thankfully!
We’ll start with our best, shall we!
5. Nicole Kidman in Armani
At first, I wasn’t sure. Did I love it? Did I hate it? Was it just giving me a mehh moment? I really didn’t know. But it was just one of those looks that grew on you the more you looked at it…and by the end of the night, I was loving the nude, ever so delicately bedazzled look on her. Gorgeous!
4. Taraji Henson in Alberta Ferretti
After the fiasco that was her look at the Grammys, boy was I relieved to see the Queen reemerge in this gorgeous royal blue number! Classy, yet sexy…I loved the way the high slit and low neckline added that much sex appeal to the look. The statement neckpiece also added some more glitz to the look. Loved it!
3. Viola Davis in Armani Prive
Much as I love Viola, a lot of times, you can tell she doesn’t really give a rat’s ass what anyone thinks of her looks. She has arrived for many award shows looking like she pretty much styled herself…and not in the best way. But last night, home girl gave us fashion in that coral number! The neckline on that dress was just everythaaang! Part halter, part cold shoulder, part mini-cape…I’m so glad they kept the rest of the dress to a minimum, as that neckline did enough of the talking. And the pixie cut…and her makeup…pure perfection! Winning look for a winning lady!
2. Emma Stone in Givenchy
Old Hollywood never, I repeat, never gets old! Emma Stone couldn’t have worn a more appropriate dress as an accolade to the movie for which she won her Oscar, La La Land, than this gorgeous 20’s inspired flapper dress! Givenchy got the brief and NAILED it! Flawless! And her hair and makeup? The definition of divine! She looked absolutely beautiful! Her look…pure perfection!
1. Hailee Steinfeld in Ralph & Russo
I didn’t know who this lady was before last night, and it’s very unlike me to have a wedding gown inspired look on my list…let alone for it to be my number 1 look…but OMG! I just couldn’t take my eyes off this woman! She floated around like a goddess, and honestly, she took my breath away! Kind of like Alicia Vikander’s look at the 2016 SAG Awards. Breathtakingly awesome! My winner for the night, hands down!!!
And now…the not so nice part!
5. Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton
Alicia, how dare you?! How dare you give us this…this mess, after lifting the bar as high as you did last year?! Did you fire your style team? You must have…because aint no way the same team that worked last year’s magic could have put together this MESS! This old woman, frumpy, I-haven’t-slept-in-weeks does nothing for you babe. Absolutely nothing!
4. Jessica Biel in Kaufman Franco
She’s on a lot of Best Dressed lists, but I’m sorry…WTF is this?! Like really? WTF? I’m not sure what the rest of the fashion world is smoking, but this slashed sequined mess, with the Big Bird neck piece is not a good fashion statement to me. It’s a statement alright…but absolutely not a good one! No thanks!
3. Scarlet Johansson in Azzedine Alaia
I actually burst out laughing when I saw this. Ms Johansson and her style team were clearly having a laugh when they put together this granny number. And the worst part? The icing on a very awful, vile cake? That belt!!! OMG! Her stylist was most surely in sabotage mode! Add to that the gothic looking nail polish…I truly am lost for words. Thumbs down, Alicia!
2. Priyanka Chopra in Ralph & Russo and Naomie Harris in Calvin Klein
For the first time in Chickality history, we actually have a tie! I just couldn’t decide which of these was worse than the other.
For me, the worse offender is Priyanka, because of how well she did last awards season. Last year, every look was a hit, back to back! But I see some over confidence here…because that’s the only reason she would have thought wearing that kind of sharp edged, bustier dress would be a hit! Memo to Priyanka’s style team…it wasn’t. It wasn’t edgy. It wasn’t cool. It was just one hot mess! Too bad, babe!
As for Naomie, at first, I actually thought I liked the look. I was like, ‘Hmmm, this is interesting’. But unlike Nicole’s look, the more I looked at Naomie, the less I liked it…and I eventually found myself hating the schizophrenic dress. The little dress that could NOT! Is it a bra? Is it a cape? Is it a work skirt? Is it a wedding gown? It’s a crazy dress, that’s what it is! Crayzee!
1. Dakota Johnson in Gucci
Oh, Dakota! What are we going to do with you? LOL! No, we’re not going to forget that you had bondage sex in the 50 Shades movies, just because you’re dressed like a nun coming to…well, the Oscars. I fail to see the fashion in this 70’s-inspired flop of a dress! Where do I even start? The dated, high-neck ruffled neckline? The waist/groin bow that looks like a giant sat on, and squashed, it? The ridiculous long sleeves? The silly jellyfish brooch? Or the fabric? Good Lord, the fabric! Silk, satin, charmeuse…whatever! It was nothing but a rumpled, unflattering, color washing mess! A mess!!!
We have one more. Unfortunately, we have one more addition. Even though she wasn’t quite worst dressed, she is worthy of a mention here…and it pains my heart, to be honest!
Honorable Mention: Halle Berry
I felt like shedding a tear when I saw this. All I could do was compare this to Halle, circa 2002 Oscars, and I couldn’t help but wonder what went wrong? Halle, WTH is this? WTF happened to your hair? Nah, nah, nah! I refuse to chalk this down to age. You’re still beautiful. Please, the red carpet is not the place to experiment. None of this next year, please!
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