On paper, Miss Laura’s doing it all correctly. You snag that Oscar nom and you immediately line up some big names like Prada and Stella to see you through the next few high-profile red carpets. In reality, however, mistakes were made.
Laura Dern in Prada at the Producers Guild Awards
And here they all are. All the mistakes, in one perfectly mistaken choice. We won’t linger too long on this one, partially because it’s so obviously a nearly impossible dress, but mostly because she looks like she knows it and she looks kinda pissed about it. We don’t blame her. That thing looks like it weighs 50 pounds and left little dents on her ass all night. That aside, it’s just such an awkward and unflattering design. It looks pretty enough up top, but that hem situation is awful and the shapelessness does nothing for her. Moving on…
Laura Dern in Stella McCartney at the SAG Awards
… to greener pastures. This is nearly perfect for her. We’ve always said it: playing up her tall angularity in Joan Crawford-esque retro gown is exactly the way to go. We’re not in love with the curve of the neckline or how the chain midriff doesn’t line up as well as it could. We also think she could’ve gone for some showier, more glam jewelry. Even so, this is one of her best efforts this season and we hold out hope she shows up on Oscar night in full Crawford glam style.
First Look: Custom Prada Pearl-embellished Dress | Caspi Jewelry | Ruchi New York Jewelry
Second Look: Custom Stella McCartney Forest Green dress in Sustainably Sourced Viscose with Circular Gold Chain Under Bust Detailing | Tiffany & Co. Jewelry | Christian Louboutin ‘Actina’ Gold Leather Sling Back Pump
Styled by Cristina Ehrlich | Hair by Ryan Trygstad | Makeup by Simone Siegl | Nails by Deborah Lippmann
[Photo Credit: Hahn Lionel/ABACA/INSTARimages.com, Sara De Boer/startraksphoto.com, PRPhotos.com]
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