Oscars 2020: Cynthia Erivo in Atelier Versace

Posted on February 10, 2020

We said two things in our predictions of how the actress nominees were going to go, one of which was very wrong, the other of which kind of vindicates the first one for being wrong. Miss Cynthia? Please step into the judging circle in order to illustrate our point. We said we’d be shocked if she didn’t show up for the Oscars in a bold color or wild print; possibly both.


Here is why we’ve decided not to be shocked. First, this dress, while colorless and without pattern, is not remotely lacking in boldness or even a little of the weirdness she tends to like in her fashion. It’s as eye-popping as most of the rest of her style choices, proving that she doesn’t need to fall back on color or print to make you look at her. Second, one of things we noted during our prediction-making is that a lot of actresses and stylists feel that the point of the Oscars to show up in something a bit surprising and unexpected. Doing what everyone assumes you’re going to do isn’t always the best approach.



Style Credits:
Atelier Versace White Gown Featuring a Graphic Cut, Asymmetric Bustier Entirely Pleated by Hand and a Swarovski-crystal Hand-embroidered Skirt
Piaget Jewelry
Stuart Weitzman‘Nudist Hollywood’ Platforms in White Satin

Styled by Jason Bolden | Hair by Coree Moreno | Makeup by Terrell Mullin


[Photo Credit: ABC/RICK ROWELL, Hahn Lionel/ABACA USA/INSTARimages.com]


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