With the Grammys and the Super Bowl sucking up all the oxygen of the past week, it feels like forever since we checked in on those frantic folks on the Oscars awards track. The poledance never stops, after all.
Not to be total bitches, but the DGAs are not generally the place where you, as an Oscar nominee, are going to break out your best looks.
And we feel these ladies have upheld that tradition nicely here. Serviceable and photogenic looks that probably helped their stylists maintain good relationships with several vendors and houses.
We’re just saying.
Greta Gerwig in Alexander Wang
To be fair, we really like this look. It’s got a bit of “Amazon Queen” realness going on, what with the leather bustier over the toga-like skirt paired with the sleek hair. It’s a strong look. If we have any quibbles, it might be with the jewelry. She could’ve used at least one seriously focus-pulling statement piece here. Some sort of neck piece would’ve bumped up the drama considerably.
Saoirse Ronan in Calvin Klein
This has a nice shape to it, but the color is only so-so on her and the finish of the fabric, combined with all the pleating and pin-tucking, tend to make the dress come off more than a bit overworked. And we hate that CK thing of late, where they have this deliberate bit of white hem poking out. It just looks like she caught the lining on her heel or something. Speaking of which, those shoes were a fun choice. We don’t normally love such focus-pullers, but this dress could’ve used a little focus taken off it.
We don’t hate this as much as we sound. If the fabric had a matte finish and the hem were fixed, we might have loved this.
Greta Gerwig: Alexander Wang Dress from the Resort 2018 Collection | Tiffany &
Saoirse Ronan: Calvin Klein Dress from the Spring 2018 Collection | Nikos Koulis Jewelry | Christian Louboutin Shoes
[Photo Credit: INSTARImages, Courtesy of Alexander Wang, vogue.com]