Oscars 2017: Caitriona Balfe Learns a Major Red Carpet Lesson at the Vanity Fair Party

Posted on March 01, 2017

Oh, Miss Cait. It seems you’ve just learned the lesson so many ladystars must learn and re-learn over the course of their careers. Please allow us to sum it up, so that future starlets can perhaps cross-stitch it on a pillow or have it tattoo’d on their forearms in order to never forget.

Are you ready? Here is The Lesson:


Full-length satin gowns worn in public are a really dumb idea unless you possess the ability to fly.

Girl, that fabric is always going to let you down. Unless they slide you into the back of an ambulance on a gurney or transport you in a standing position in a horse trailer, you are going to show up for the party looking wrinkled, disheveled and perhaps a little drunk.


It doesn’t help that this is rendered in a fabric the color of dirty pillowcases. It also doesn’t help that the seaming is so prominent and heavy. Literally all you can see when you look at her are seams, wrinkles and bumps.  And it’s a real shame, because not only does her head styling look fabulous and on point, but the style of dress really suits her. She does very well with retro looks, but she really comes alive in 1940s styles. Had this been rendered in a slightly heavier fabric and a much richer color, she would have looked amazing.


Style Credits:
Alberta Ferretti Cream-Colored Silk Gown
Charlotte Olympia ‘Pandora’ Clutch
Coomi Trinity Ring in 18K White Gold with Emerald Center Stone and Diamonds
Doves by Doron Paloma diamond Ring
Hearts on Fire Daimond Earrings
JImmy Choo ‘Tizzi’ Sandals

[Photo Credit: Getty Images]

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