Variety’s 2018 Power of Young Hollywood Party Red Carpet Rundown

Posted on August 29, 2018

Darlings, Young Hollywood came together as one to combine their powers somehow; like a coven of fairly well-dressed post-Millennials or something.

Anyway, congrats to all these powerful youths. The result of your newly declared power is that we get to judge you really harshly for your style choices. You’ll learn to live with the payoff eventually.



Amandla Stenberg in Chromat

We could honestly get behind some sort of bra/croptop pairing with that skirt, but the luggage straps are a horrifying way to tie them together.

Ariel Winter

ATTAGIRL. You finally found a sexy little frock (the style you most prefer)  that doesn’t look tacky as fuck (the mistake you so often make), Miss Ariel. Well done.


Corinne Foxx

We can begrudgingly accept pajamas on the red carpet (although we think they’re played out), but this is not a pretty print at all.

Joey King in Emporio Armani


We realize some may find the textile a bit too wallpapery or the shape a bit hard to take, but we think she looks fantastic in this.

Julianne Hough in Camilla and Marc

She looks like she runs a cosmetics empire on a ’90s nighttime soap opera. That’s not as complimentary as it wound up sounding.

Kiersey Clemons in Saint Laurent

We love the print, hate the shape.

Mackenzie Foy in Rodarte

It’s pretty and striking up top but gets decidedly less interesting as you go down. The sandals are a bit dull and expected – and if we’re being bitches: they require a fresh pedi.



Maddie Ziegler in Kate Spade New York and Drome

Perfectly fine for someone a decade (or four) older than her, but it’s weirdly mature and businesslike for a 15-year-old.

Madison Beer

We’re going with … guest judge on Project Runway, wearing the winning design from the “Make a Dress Out of a Pile of Pee-Stained Crap” challenge…?

Noah Cyrus

Billy Ray, you’ve got a lot to answer for, mister.

Sarah Hyland in Fendi

Love the shoes, sort-of love the skirt (but would love it more if the hem was un-wonk’d), absolutely hate the top.

Shawn Mendes

From a style perspective, he’s a little dull, a little safe, and a little too classic for his age, but we have to admit that he’s consistently well turned out. There seems to be a very deliberate push to avoid being a trend whore in the Bieber or Timberlake modes. He won’t have a gallery of red carpet embarrassments in his past.


Sydney Sweeney

Cute, if a bit over-designed, not to mention more than a bit “Barbie’s Closet.” But if you can’t dress like a fashion princess while being feted as a powerful member of Young Hollywood, then when can you, darlings?



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