Darlings, before we wrap up coverage of the Vanity Fair after-party, let’s cast our minds back to the days before the Oscars ceremony; specifically the night before, when hopes were high and your favorite awards track stars just want to kick back in some casual high fashion. In other words, it’s the Independent Spirit Awards, kittens! Let’s judge!
Aubrey Plaza in Alexander McQueen
We’re surprised by how much we like this. She can pull off that flare with ease and even the goofy jacket feels right for her.
Beanie Feldstein in Markarian
She’s got to move past this preference for juvenile dresses.
Elisabeth Moss in Co
It’s more or less the classic Annie Hall crossed with a little bit of Charlie Chaplin. We get the references but we don’t love the look.
Greta Gerwig in Prada
The winner of this year’s Miss Fabric Store pageant, held at the annual Fabric Retailers convention.
Idina Menzel in Michael Kors Collection
Cute dress, but we’d have rec’d accessories with a bit more pop.
Jennifer Lopez in Valentino
The Independent Spirit Awards are generally considered more casual than most of the other major industry awards shows, but Miss Jennifer was having none of that nonsense. We’re not in love with the color of that skirt, but the overall look is really strong.
Kaitlyn Dever in Valentino
Another super-bold, high-fashion Valentino look. It’s pretty and dramatic but it comes off a bit matronly on her, although a big part of that comes down to the hairstyle, which isn’t helping.
Laura Dern in Valentino
LOVE this. Valentino was clearly in charge of this night.
Mindy Kaling in Carolina Herrera
Y’know? We’re not inclined to like that textile at all, but it really works for her.
Naomi Watts in Chanel
Yikes, no. The dress looks like a too-casual poolside deal and the boots — what even ARE those things?
Olivia Wilde in Fendi Couture
Well, you can forget what we said about this night being more casual than other awards ceremonies. Clearly, some folks disagree. She’s well suited to this style but we loathe the old-bra color.
Renée Zellweger in Christian Dior
Lady showed up looking every inch the future trophy-bearer. Kinda love this for her. She does better when she skips the gowns.
Scarlett Johansson in Balmain
Well that’s just silly.
Zazie Beetz in Rodarte
It’s kind of fun, but the combination of the heart motif and the sleeve makes it look way more like costume – or drag – than fashion.
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