Oscars 2017: Meryl Streep Takes a Victory Lap in Elie Saab Couture

Posted on February 27, 2017

 

Miss Mary Louise was feeling herself last night.

As well she should, seeing as how she’d already shattered a record for most Oscar noms walking in the door. She wasn’t likely to win the prize, but in this instance, it truly was an honor and achievement for her to just be nominated. And given that supreme level of confidence coupled with the unlikelihood of winning, her style reflected a breezy, dramatic comfort that befits her.

But it wasn’t great:

Everything above the waist is pretty great. The color looks spectacular on her and the neckline gives it a formal feel that it’ll need as you transition down to pants. We really love the idea of some sort of half-skirt over what they used to call “hostess pants” back in the day long ago. Where it falls apart for us is the construction and design of said skirt. There’s that weird, loincloth-y modest panel that cuts across her front. Take that away and this could’ve been close to perfect. But it’s clumsy and it makes it look too much like she’s wearing pants under a full gown – which she more or less is. Cut out the front, leave the sides and back of the skirt and this would probably look a lot better to our eyes.

We so wanted her to have a major fashion moment after that debacle with Karl Lagerfeld, but she’s not really a “major fashion moment” kind of lady. And given her history on the red carpet, this probably rates as one of her best Oscar looks ever.

 

 

Style Credits:
Elie Saab Midnight Blue Embroidered Off-The-Shoulder Jumpsuit with Overskirt and Belt from the Spring 2017 Couture Collection
Charlotte Olympia Clutch
Fred Leighton Jewelry
Jimmy Choo Sandals

[Photo Credit: Getty Images, IMAXTree]

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