Oprah in Azzedine Alaïa at the 2014 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

Posted on January 17, 2014

Miss Oprah says, “I don’t need any damn Oscar nomination. Check my shit out.”



Oprah attends the 2014 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California in an Azzedine Alaïa green knit dress accessorized with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

And we have to agree. Your shit’s looking fine, Miss Oprah.

That dress looks spectacular on her and we’re living for the color, which looks better on her than it did on Cate Blanchett. It doesn’t really need a belt, but we suspect Oprah would insist on one for herself. Which is fine, but we really don’t like the one she picked. She looks way too “cinched.” There’s no way that’s comfortable for any stretch of time.

Still, the lady is SERVING, and it’s a great show of confidence on her part. The quintessential “Everyone wants to be me” look.

And let’s face it: everyone does want to be Oprah, at least for a little while.






[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans/PRPhotos.com, KM/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES]

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  • Glam Dixie

    I was just thinking that this is like the fancy version of Cate’s dress. Her foundation garments are spectacular, she looks amazing.

    • dalgirl

      Totally agree with you about her foundation garments-it was the first thing I thought about! She looks awesome.

    • ryenerman

      Yes her foundation garments and impeccable tailoring make her outfits.

    • Vtg Fashion Library

      She obviously listened to the shows she did about how to pick the right bra, cause that is one well supported rack.

  • @Biting Panda


  • imspinningaround

    “I look fan TAAAAAA STIIIIIIIC!”

    • Chickadeep

      TOTALLY heard this in Oprah’s voice. Spot on. 🙂

  • MilaXX

    Perfect! I loved the entire look.

  • PlethoraofBooks

    It just comes across as too tight to me – anyone else feel that way? But woman is serving attitude in spades!

    • marlie

      The dress is certainly form-fitting, but I think it would seem a little less tight if the belt itself wasn’t so tight.

      • Rhonda Shore

        i don’t think the belt is actually that tight, it looks more cosmetic than anything. I’ve head that Alaia’s clothing have built-in foundation garments that don’t feel uncomfortable.

        • marlie

          It may not technically be too tight, but I just don’t like the way the belt makes the dress bulge in the back. Maybe even if the belt was on one hole looser.

          • Rhonda Shore

            you’re correct, i wasn’t focusing on the rear view shots.

          • I don’t think that narrow little belt would cause that bulge. I’d have expected Ms. Oprah to have worn a longline foundation garment, but it appears that bulge is the area between the top of her Spanx and the bottom of her bra.

    • barbarienne

      It’s stretchy and ribbed–to me it looks fairly easy to move in (and I HATE HATE HATE wearing constricting clothing).

      Glam Dixie (upthread) noted the spectacular foundation garments she’s wearing. She looks smooth under the dress, not stuffed-sausage-lumpy which can make a tight dress look bad.

      • HM3

        Yes! But I don’t know if “stretchy and ribbed” reads well on the red carpet. Not a fan of this one.

  • Charlotte

    I’m trying to find a classy way to say her breasts looks spectacular.

    • MaggieMae

      We can discuss her excellent choice in high quality well-fitted foundation garments!

      • decormaven

        Le Mystere bra. The best.

        • Didn’t she do a show on bra shopping and how every woman you see is basically wearing the wrong bra?

          • decormaven

            Good memory! That’s where I learned about this brand. I could do a commercial for them- they’re that good.

    • Danielle

      Titillating challenge!

      • MoHub

        I see what you did there.

    • Theresa

      I want to sleep on her pillowy bosom while running my fingers through her hair. She wouldn’t mind that would she?

      • Glam Dixie

        I didn’t want to do this, but y’all have finally pushed me too far! Oprah, I can see your dirty pillows!
        heehee, sorry, I couldn’t help it.

    • That IS the classy way. I was wondering how one would ask Oprah if one could motorboat?

      • demidaemon

        I’m sure Giuliana could find a “classy” way to do so.

    • Cee Layton

      The décolletage reveals an asset that has nothing to do with Ms. Oprah’s fiscal prowess.

    • KateShouldBeWorking

      She and Salma should talk to Christina about the proper wrangling of one’s assets.

    • Charlotte Sanders

      I know, it makes me want to motorboat her!!! (Ducks)

  • mmebam

    I like the idea of a belt, but in metallics rather than the black. She could adjust the jewelry accordingly.

  • sagecreek

    I gave up on Oprah some years back, but Ms Oprah is looking fine here. WERQ!

  • shirab

    Fabulous deployment of undergarmentry (is that a word?) combined with great posture. Lena, Julia R., Melissa, Drew–actually, all red-carpet ladies, you’d do well to take note.

    • sagecreek

      Yes! Posture can do a world of good, and that old saying is true…standing up straight takes off five pounds.

  • kim bunchalastnames

    o hell yeah. i’d be oprah anytime, anywhere.

  • MoHub

    And that’s how you do cleavage. No side or underboob, just the show of depth on top.

    • NBG

      Preach! You should do cleavage seminars.

      • MoHub

        I thank you, and my D-cups thank you.

    • Evan

      Thank you. Underboob is the trashiest.

  • Mismarker

    80% of women are wearing the wrong bra size. Oprah is not one of them. You go, “girls”.

  • Sarah

    I adore Oprah’s hair of the last few years. It is GORGEOUS. She looks good, too. And are you kidding? I want to be Oprah ALL THE TIME. Or at least when shopping.

    • demidaemon

      Especially when shopping!

    • Unless it means getting thrown out of Swiss boutiques because employees are ignorant! >:(

    • I love this particular hairstyle for her. Can’t tell if it’s home-grown or store-bought (what does being a billionaire get you? top-of-the-line wigs and weaves), but it’s really flattering to her.

  • Heather

    Hmmmm… is her makeup a little drag-y?

    • @Biting Panda

      I think she is her own level of real life drag.

  • NBG

    Foundation garments are a woman’s best friends. Show them how it’s done, O! Lovely color and I like the jewelry.

  • Kelly

    No bows if you’re over 12! Otherwise, lookin’ good. Yeah, that’s a lot of hair, but. . .she’s Oprah. She’s epic. She can have big, fun hair if she wants to.

  • Garcia Loca

    I like this dress, too. Although I’d say that, with boobtacular neckline, hourglass silhouette, and the youthful wig, the look is straddling the line between BE ME and DO ME, rather than being a quintessential BE ME dress.

    • sojourneryouth

      Yup, but I ain’t mad. Everything here is more on point than it’s ever been in my recent memory. I am straight as Montana’s north border, but even I’m feeling a little special tingle, and an urge to motorboat.

  • I don’t care what anyone says about her. I will always adore her. I thought she was amazing in The Butler. I miss seeing her on my teevee. 🙁

    And her girls are spectacular. Plus I saw photos of her and Lupita which was like a double shot of awesome. 🙂

    • sojourneryouth

      Hear, hear. She’s the richest black woman on the planet due to her own hard work, she has done a lot of good in the world, and she’s a dog lover. I will never never hate.

  • barbarienne

    She looks awesome, from the hair to the hem. I wonder what the shoes look like? We see a bit of black peeptoe, I think.

    Also: gold jewelry and forest green always look so good together.

    • Glam Dixie

      This reminds me of how I always put my gorgeous palomino gelding in a hunter green halter and all of his blankets were hunter green as well, for that exact reason. May he RIP.

  • Denise Alden

    Oh-oh: I really didn’t like this color on her at all, and I don’t like the dropped waist/line thing, either. That being said, she looks spectacular, and I love the bow belt. Belts really had a moment last night, didn’t they?

    • Targettaste

      Finally someone agrees with me on the color. Maybe it’s my monitor, but it just looks muddy to me, and not flattering.

  • Very flattering. I dislike the “bow”, but otherwise, the look’s flawless.

  • marlie

    Everything here is perfect EXCEPT for the belt. It looks like it’s a size too small. Otherwise, LOVE this.

  • MannahattaMamma

    I want to be Oprah and I’ll say it here: the idea of *anyone* “doing” Oprah is a bit like imagining, I don’t know, god having sex. Kind of makes my head explode

  • alyce1213

    Fabulous – dress, hair, jewels and makeup are stunning. She must have her undergarments custom made, she has a lovely hourglass and just the right amount of cleavage — and that shape dress can be problematic for non-skinnies.
    I like the belt itself — it’s fun and girly, but she’s short-waisted and it seems to hit in a place that points that out.

    What beautiful posture and confidence. It sure would be fun to be Oprah for a little while.

  • Evan

    Damn. Lady is serving it.

  • Sam Smith

    I want to be Oprah’s wrist, damn that woman has some fine jewelry. Is it wrong for me to assume she owns most of what she wears?

    • xmixiex

      I think that’s probably true.

    • ailujailuj

      as long as the shop ladies allow her to buy it…

      • Imasewsure

        We should never let that story die…. it was UG-LY and I’m so glad she made a stink about it!!

        • ailujailuj

          heh – bad enough lady was kinda horrible to her… but the most unbelievable part of the story is that she didn’t recognize her… OPRAH… can’t write that kinda fiction.

  • crash1212

    What a great look. I even like the belt. This is a WERQ to my eye.

  • acevedob

    I didn’t like the dress but everything is looks great. And Oprah does NOT need an Oscar 😉

  • xmixiex

    she looks fabulous facing front, but from the side you see that the belt is much too tight. I hate that feeling myself, I can’t imagine that she’s totally comfortable… especially once she sits down.

  • luludexter

    She looks gorgeous and I so love her hair here!

  • Tatiana Luján

    Why do Americans love Oprah so much? (it’s not a trick question, I don’t live there and I don’t know much about her)
    Her hair is magnificent.

    • Imasewsure

      She’s an entertainment mogul with a big personality that people really appreciate. She’s been in the business (in many businesses) for so many years she is an actual institution but most importantly she has built her empire without really pissing too many people off which also works in her favor… Her show was fresh and different when she first started in tv and she totally had/has the pulse of the American viewing public – particularly the “stay at home moms” and other daytime tv watchers who probably appreciated the more normal, less sensational subject matter of most of her shows .. and I think she also represents a good American story of rags to riches (and more riches and more riches) which we also love.
      The ultimate People Want to Be Me American woman for sure!

      • filmcricket

        Yes, the rags-to-riches part is the thing that I think makes her appeal across the board. Her show always made me want to stab myself in the eye, but she’s brought herself to this point from pretty wretched beginnings, and you gotta applaud that.

      • Tatiana Luján


    • Glam Dixie

      I admire her from a business standpoint, but I never liked her show or her interviewing style. If I never saw another picture of her I doubt I would miss her. But I can’t deny she looks great here.

      • Tatiana Luján

        That’s refreshing.

  • Aidan B

    I can’t remember her looking better! Fantastic look!

  • ailujailuj

    Excellent. Give the staff a raise. That is the weave of the century.

  • Lilithcat

    I do not now, nor have I ever had, any interest in being Oprah. She annoys me.

  • altalinda

    This makes me think of the scene in Gone with the Wind where Scarlett is being cinched into her corset. Can Oprah breath?

  • Janet B

    I definitely want to be her, for a long, long weekend.

  • Trickytrisha

    In love with the dress, but it could use a bit less boobage. Ms. O. is looking spectacular.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      I actually kind of like the boobage. It’s not in a “LOOK AT MY CHEST” way, but kind of, “Yeah? I’ve got breasts. Love ’em or leave ’em, baby, I don’t care which.”

      • alyce1213

        To me, this is very friendly, not intimidating, boobage.

        • BuffaloBarbara

          “Friendly boobage” needs to be a thing.

  • SewingSiren

    Oprah is reverse aging. She looked older back in the 1980’s. Weird.

    • demidaemon

      80s fashion ages everyone somehow (and, yes, I am using that word in the present tense because the styles just won’t die).

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  • mjude

    she looks great ever so confident.

  • jilly_d

    Seeing Oprah hoist those spectacular bazongas up into the sweet spot makes me so mad at all these little B-cup stars who can’t seem to get their boobs in line. Ladies of the Red Carpet: you have been schooled. Well done, Oprah; your gals have never looked better.

    • Glam Dixie

      I get the impression that a lot of the ladies think that if they are small up top, they don’t have to worry about it. They are wrong.

      • jilly_d

        so…..so very wrong.

  • I’d be so much happier with this if it just went straight to the knee, rather than having that pleated valance.

  • MK03

    “Oh no, you don’t understand, this is an Alaia! It’s, like, a totally important designer.”

    Hey, someone had to say it.

  • MzzPants

    The belt doesn’t appear to be cutting into her, at least from my perspective. Wish she’d gone for a more classic buckle, though.

  • Chickadeep

    OMG I want that dress sooooooooooooooo much.

  • Jessica Goldstein

    Three thoughts: 1. I love this color and hope it becomes a trend in the stores. 2. The shape is fabulous on Oprah and if I were here I’d cinch, cinch, too. 3. She is sporting my fantasy/dream hair in these pics.

  • Elana Bryan

    She looks spectacular!

  • Gorgeous!

  • Shawn EH

    The belt isn’t very stylish; but the dress and the new green with black accessories thing are great.

  • Amazing. She is looking spectacular. Fit, fit, fit. She knows how to have things made to fit her shape perfectly. And she must have the best bra on earth.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Loving Ms. Winfrey in this, especially her hair. You just tell the Academy to fold those nominations five ways and put them where the moon does not shine.

  • Joanna

    She totally didn’t need the belt – I know she probably wanted it, but she would have looked SPECTACULAR without it, too.

  • HM3

    Lots of thumbs-ups and pointing…does she take her PR moves from Joe Biden?

  • formerlyAnon

    She looks fabulous. Her foundation garments are doing their job exactly as one would want. In theory I hate any non-functional bows, even in black leather, so I’d say the belt must be fairly good because I don’t hate it.

  • Fred Vaughn

    This look complements her figure, that’s for sure.

  • HM3

    The lines and/or fabric of the dress make it look like a jersey sweater turned into a dress. It looks dated, or cheap, or both (maybe it’s the photography?). Maybe it’s the bow belt. I dunno, this is not Oprah’s best moment.

  • SarahBeth

    She looks incredible. And damn, her boobs are looking fine.

  • GeoDiva

    The bow belt is distracting, otherwise this is great!

  • webslice33

    i bet she broke lots of vases in her room when she didnt hear her name announced…pretty sure she was devastated..but homegirl looks good here…

  • AMartel

    Has had a spanx-skin transplant.
    Looks great.

  • SugarSnap108

    I partly disagree on the belt thing. The dress definitely can use one — just not this oddly cheap-looking one with a bow. Otherwise, love the color on her, and her rack is glorious.

  • Tanya Wade

    Oprah, giving us ladies with the big guns hope for many years now. Bless.

  • majorbedhead

    Man, she looks gooooooood. If only I could afford the foundation garments she uses….

  • quiltrx

    I consider a belt with a dropped-waist dress a big-ol no-no, but she’s Oprah, you know?
    I bet this is another of those dresses that looks shitty on a hanger but great on the right gal.

  • elzatelzabelz

    I want to be her, and not just for the billions. Well, somewhat for the money…the dress is great too.

  • Jacob Bowen

    Girl is serving tits FOR DAYZZZZZZZZ!!!!! Her posture is also enviable.

    This post makes me severely miss watching Oprah with my mother on sick days home from school…are her shows available on DVD?

  • Suse

    Oprah looks fabulous!

  • Kathy Monkman

    Wow, she is stunning here.

  • sunflower

    Fabulous dress! If anything, I would have gone with a thicker belt. I don’t necessarily agree that this color looks much better on Oprah than Cate. I think it looks equally good on both women. I think forest green is a very flattering color on women of many skin tones!

    • Gatto Nero

      I think the deep bluish green was gorgeous against Cate’s skin!

  • Lilyana_F

    Yes, ma’am!

  • Diego!

    Now this is a WERQ! She looks AMAZING! WERQ WERQ WERQ Miss O.! 😀

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    You go, O! I’m the same shape as Oprah, and a good knit dress is every curvy girl’s friend.

  • Two snaps in a circle for Ms O!

  • shelley514

    We see your tiny waist Lady O. Looking fabulous!

  • LaSylphide

    Wow! I think that about says it all.

  • I love her as much as the next girl, but that is some industrial strength Spanx 🙂 cute dress.

  • allcapsERINN

    Nice rack, Oprah!

    I have a weird longing to grab her boobs now – something I NEVER thought I’d say about Oprah. I feel faintly disturbed. I think I need a drink.

  • 3boysful

    Someone with more disposable income than they know with what to do, please send me the bracelets, stat!

  • Gatto Nero

    Lose the bow on the belt, and I’m in.
    Great color and silhouette for her. The fabric treatment (ribbing and pleating) adds texture and works wonders. And she’s wearing the right underwear.
    Well done, Oprah’s team.

  • EEKstl

    She looks fabulous and confident. And I even like the belt, but I’m a sucker for a bow.