Women of Hollywood, you did more than alright for yourselves on this one, managing to center an important conversation about women’s issues as well as (on a much shallower level), collectively stepping out in some of the most chic looks of your careers. Well done all around.
But we’re ready to wrap this one up so we can move on to the other parties, so let’s go. Snap, snap. Let’s do this. Kittens, get your judging pants on pronto. One more push of judgment and it’ll all be over.
And with that highly questionable image planted, we’re off.
Allison Williams in Armani Privé
She was one of the earliest arrivals, and it set of off a flurry of “I didn’t know there would be color accents tonight” chatter on social media. Turns out, there really weren’t, making her dress stand out all the more. We have to admit, it’s a pretty great dress, but that bodice looks too much like an orange slice to us. It’s just a slightly odd set of choices for beading and color blocking.
America Ferrera and Natalie Portman (in Dior)
They both look great, in very different ways. But let’s face it, the real story of the night was Natalie’s razor-sharp, savage callout when announcing the “all-male nominees” for best director. It was so dryly offered and seemed so angrily off-the-cuff that it inadvertently made for one of the very best statements on the status of women in Hollywood on a night when plenty of women had talking points on the matter at the ready. Sometimes, you just need a really annoyed woman to cut through all the bullshit and point out what’s right under everyone’s nose. Huge respect.
Christina Hendricks in Christian Siriano
There were several iterations of the Auntie Mame style half-skirt-over-hostess-pants look, but Christian Siriano came up with the very best of the night. And also, we think, one of the best things Miss Christina’s worn in several years.
Debra Messing in Christian Siriano
Unfortunately, there was also this version of the style. The top half is okay, but the shape of the bottom half is just a little off.
Emma Stone (in Louis Vuitton) and Billie Jean King
Emma’s dress is so simple it’s practically generic. That’s not as much of a criticism as you might think. First, it is pretty on her (although we don’t love the hem). Second, if you know you’re walking the red carpet with Billie Jean King, it’s probably just smart to keep your fashion somewhat low-key. BJK has a famously simple and understated style. Emma might have come off looking silly in something too trendy or over-the-top.
Geena Davis in Monique Lhuillier
Kudos to her for working the look, but we think the design of the bodice and sleeves is a little overworked.
Kate Hudson in Valentino Couture
Similarly, we really hate the shape of that neckline. It’s so bluntly unflattering.
Laurie Metcalf in Sachin & Babi
We’re not sure we love the texture. And we’re damn sure we don’t love the shoes. But this came off very chic and tailored on camera. We thought it was a surprisingly strong first try for an awards-track red carpet.
Lily James in Valentino Couture
It’s a simple look, but it’s hard to argue with the results. She looks beautiful.
We interviewed her about eight years ago. To call her “sharp as a tack” is the understatement of the century.
Sadie Sink in Miu Miu
Sally Hawkins in Dior Couture
She’s doing a horrible job of modeling it, but we like the dress for being just a little goofily off.
Samira Wiley in Romona Keveza
Sorry to say, we did not like this look at all. Not the hair, the makeup, or that weird and distracting yoke.
Sarah Jessica Parker in Dolce&Gabbana
It starts off really well, but that skirt length is so wrong. The style and proportions call for floor length hem.
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