This is the “Yeah, I saw Michelle Williams in Fosse/Verdon, guys” dress, aka the dress of someone who really didn’t think she had a shot.
It’s a dress that reeks of grim determination, a dress that says “Let’s just get through this, okay?” Are we being unfair here? It sure doesn’t say “victory lap.” It definitely doesn’t say “I’ll be wearing this as I pose jubilantly with my trophy later.”
We do feel bad she keeps getting nominated for things but never seems to come close to winning them. But we also think every nominee has the chance to win by losing; to sell an image of pure confidence and delight to be at the top of your game. Look at what Gwendoline Christie did with her moment. Make every nomination a celebration. You don’t have to dress pretty or dress sexy or dress demurely. You just have to dress like you’re owning the shit out of this moment, not waiting for it to be over.
– Fendi Long-sleeve Dress from the Fall 2019 Couture Collection
– Norman Silverman 40 Carat Diamond Hoops, Eternity Bands and Fashion Rings
– Jimmy Choo Shoes
Styled by Petra Flannery | Hair by John D | Makeup by Stephen Sollitto
[Photo Credit: FOX, Sara De Boer/startraksphoto.com, fendi.com]