Darlings, in case you’re just catching up, we’ve returned to our yearly tradition of spending the days pre-Oscars trying to assess and predict what the actress nominees are going to wear. You can catch up on this year’s other entries here. And now, onward to the most predictable nominee of them all – from a style perspective, at least. In fact, we’re gonna shut up for a second and let you scroll through and see for yourself. We’ll save our thoughts till the end.
Renée Zellweger in A.W.A.K.E. Mode at the Hollywood Film Awards
Renée Zellweger in Jason Wu at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Gala
Renée Zellweger in Giorgio Armani at the Golden Globes
Renée Zellweger in Atelier Caito for Hervé Pierre at the National Board of Review Awards
Renée Zellweger in Tom Ford at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Renée Zellweger in Dior at the Critics’ Choice Awards
Renée Zellweger in Maison Margiela at the SAG Awards
Renée Zellweger in Prada at the BAFTA Awards
Annnd we’re back, looking really judgmental.
As we’ve noted many a time this awards season, she likes what she likes and she’s not going to be talked out of it, but good lord, seeing it all lined up like this, the rigid consistency – ponytail, clean face, tilted head, hands-on-hips, tuxedo elements, column skirt, stiletto pumps – really jumps out. We think it’s safe to say, reading the red carpet tea leaves, Miss Renee settles on a look, puts her game face on, hits the red carpet with a small sigh to herself, pose-pose-turn-pose, waves politely, and calls it a night. SHE IS NOT INTO IT. It’s work. And we honestly do respect that. We’ve said this before about people like Michelle Pfeiffer but it applies to Renee a bit as well: ladystars who came into fame prior to blogging, online media, and social media — and spent some time away from the spotlight while those three platforms came into prominence – are often bemused, annoyed or outright befuddled by the mania and frenzy that is the modern red carpet. She’s spent a lot of time away from this kind of recognition and we absolutely agree with her if she’s annoyed by the idea that she’s supposed to be a fashion model while receiving the highest professional acclaim she’s enjoyed in decades.
HAVING SAID THAT, if she absolutely insists on a clean face, no earrings and a fairly restrained ensemble, WE ARE BEGGING YOU RENEE, please get your hair did in a manner OTHER than a sloppy ponytail. PLEASE.
Styled by Petra Flannery
[Photo Credit: INSTARImages]