This is such a spectacular dress that it actually made us forget for a minute what she wore to the ceremony (which was not exactly forgettable).
In fact, it’s almost too fabulous a dress for an after-party. No offense to all those designers who supplied dresses for the after-parties, of course. Not to mention the attendees. Oh, and the people who threw the parties.
Geez, we’re sorry. We’ve managed to offend everyone in just a few sentences. Even for us, that’s a record.
We’ll start over.
Our point is that people who attend the ceremony, if they change for the parties at all, tend to not seek equally as dramatic looks for their followup. Ladies who change after the awards show – especially nominees – tend to go from corseted gowns to column gowns; from plunging necklines to more demure ones. Even from gowns to cocktail dresses.
In other words, ladystars tend to lower the style difficulty setting as they move through a major awards night. Miss Naomie’s not having that, apparently.
We only have one quibble and it’s with the necklace. It seems to us that a lot of the looks that night had some slightly obnoxious or mismatched jewelry. It felt like the jewelers and stylists really pushed specific pieces, regardless of whether they worked with the look. This isn’t the worst version of it, but we think this is just slightly over the top for the style of the dress.
Still, it’s a really great look overall. That’s a fabulous skirt.
We’d characterize this move as a highly aggressive bit of Oscar-campaigning red carpetry. She’s not fooling around, it seems.
Armani Privé Strapless Dress from the Spring 2016 Couture Collection
Tiffany & Co. Jewelry
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