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The Academy Awards red carpet is one of trend’s most vital catwalks of the 12 months, as Hollywood’s women and men exhibit the appears that would make or break their sartorial reputations.
And whereas pulling off a traditional Oscars look can come to outline a star’s trend legacy, the similar goes for a disastrous red carpet exhibiting, which may hang-out them eternally.
While really nightmarish trend decisions have been fortunately few and much between on the 91st annual awards’ red carpet, loads of celebs’ Oscars appears did not fairly land this 12 months.
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In the immortal phrases of “A Christmas Story,” Cardellini’s costume is a pink nightmare. Looking alternately like a feather duster and Elmo in a nightie, it’s going to be tough to high the “Green Book” actress’ Schiaparelli robe in terms of the night time’s wildest appears.
Linda Cardellini (Picture11: Dan MacMedan-USA TODAY NETWORK)
Waffles. Microwave pizza. Stone’s Louis Vuitton robe could have given us starvation pangs as she made her method down the red carpet, however invoking close-ups of cafeteria meals in all probability wasn’t what the “Favourite” actress was intending along with her crispy-looking costume.
The “Favourite” actress’ Givenchy gown would have been a great fit at, say, the 2018 Catholicism-themed Met Gala. But at the Oscars, her slightly-deranged red nun habit, paired with a prim and proper headband, was a too-daring choice for the night.
Rachel Weisz (Photo11: Richard Shotwell, Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
The color works. The necklace works. The beautiful, billowing skirt works. But the wildly unfortunate top of Paulson’s Brandon Maxwell gown totally sinks this look along with some truly confusing waist cutouts.
We really tried to love the “Crazy Rich Asians” actress’ Prince homage with her pale purple suit and matching floppy tie. But her Dsquared2 look was badly in need of better tailoring.
The “Crazy Rich Asians” cast has owned every other red carpet this season. That’s why it’s such a shame that Chan chose this Valentino look, which while certainly an ambitious and daring choice, made her look more like a floofy comforter than a high-fashion queen.
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“Tacky” is a strong word, especially at the Oscars, when the gowns on display are often meticulously crafted by teams of experts. But the Georges Chakra creation that Good modeled on the red carpet, unfortunately, veered into bad-prom dress territory.
Meagan Good (Photo11: Dan MacMedan, Dan MacMedan-USA TODAY NETWORK)
For someone who does every major red carpet each awards season, the E! News host should be an expert at choosing gowns. She should have known to steer clear of this Kelly Ng look, with its flimsy lace bodice and a regrettable halter neck.
The country music star’s mantra may be to “Follow Your Arrow,” but perhaps she should’ve followed hers in a different direction, away from this dress. Alongside Gemma Chan and Linda Cardellini, Musgraves’ Giambattista Valli gown may be the best of the three looks, but still lands her in the pink-loofah category.
There’s something unfortunately Rennaisance Fair-esque about the ruched bodice and poofy sleeves of the Canadian filmmaker’s dress from MAR by Maria Karimi.
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