Oscars 2018 Red Carpet Report: Frances McDormand’s Magic Carpet Ride

Posted on March 05, 2018

Look, she’s great, her speech was great, the way she stood up for diversity was great, the savvy blurting out of “INCLUSION RIDER,” at the end of her speech, knowing several dozen articles would be published within the hour, explaining how this tool could change the course of the entertainment industry if just a a dozen or two power players insisted on it is great, and her performance in the problematic 3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was great.

But that dress is a rug.

With… ghostly, semi-abstract bees on it…?

And yet, if you heard Miss Frances manic, nervous giggle as the endorphins clearly kicked in…





A bee-skirt rug dress seems to make perfect sense, all things considered.

What we’re saying is, it’s not Academy Awards style; not really. And it’s fairly goofy and definitely un-photogenic, with a muddy print in a hard-to-work color scheme. But it feels like something she picked out for herself, possibly because it’s comfortable, possibly because it provides her coverage, possibly because the goofiness and off-kilter qualities were what appealed to her most of all. She had herself a capital-M Moment, with the accompanying emotional rush. Knowing this Moment was coming, and knowing what it feels like to go through that Moment, this is what she chose for herself. It’s fully her. It’s not to our tastes at all, but we honestly can’t criticize it as her choice.


Style Credits:
Valentino Embroidered Gown from the Resort 2018 Collection

[Photo Credit: INSTARImages – Video Credit: ABC News via YouTube.com]

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