Style File: Vanessa Hudgens in Alberta Ferretti and Chanel

Posted on January 11, 2018

One of the down sides of providing awards season red carpet coverage is that you wind up featuring the same 18 or so people over and over again for a couple of months. It’s not just that the awards-track actors and actresses receive white-hot press attention; they also receive all the best free fashion and accessories to be had, leaving most of the rest of celebrityhood to consider this period not particularly worth the effort. In other words, a dozen-and-a-half stars get increasingly stylish from Christmas to February, while the rest of them go the red carpet equivalent of normcore, making them not worth the coverage.

Anyway, we’re just happy to see Miss Vanessa is here, bringing her A game. Or maybe just bringing a game, which rating has yet to be determined.

 

Vanessa Hudgens at the 2018 Art of Elysium Heaven Gala in Beverly Hills in Alberta Ferretti.

Suddenly, yellow’s all over the red carpet again. Not sure why that is, but it gives us something to talk about, so we’ll take it. This gown has an overwhelmingly “Betty Ford welcomes you to the White House” feel to it, which we would have considered a bad thing at one time, but grande dame gowns and prairie dresses are all coming out of the same trend toward modesty in fashion, which is currently being celebrated as an option rather than a rule for women.

We might have considered this a bit mumsy at one time – and truth be told, it’s a very wearer-dependent look, so we may consider it so yet again – but fashion and cultural mores are shifting at the moment and we tend to find ourselves unable to be bitches about a flowy, pretty, relatively comfortable dress. The touches of gold give it more of a winter feel. Her hair and makeup seems to be an attempt to youthen the look up a bit, but to be honest, the effect is a bit harsh. You can’t go edgy in a First Lady gown. You should just lean into the look.

 

 

Vanessa Hudgens at the InStyle & Warner Bros. Golden Globe Awards Party in Los Angeles in vintage Chanel.

Gotta love a girl who snags a vintage Chanel for an industry party – especially when she got herself a really cute one that fits the dress theme of the night but still allows her to stand out a little.

 

 

Style Credits:
First Look: Alberta Ferretti Dress | H. Stern, John Hardy, and Neil Lane Jewelry | Emm Kuo Clutch| Casadei Shoes
Second Look: Vintage Chanel Dress

[Photo Credit: INSTARImages]
 

 

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