Oscars 2020: Kristen Wiig in Valentino Couture

Posted on February 10, 2020

In truth, we have always admired Kristen Wiig’s unusal preferences for high fashion. We have rarely loved the individual choices, but we’ve always been impressed by her ability to meld her comic persona with super high fashion and not come off like she’s making fun of it – or even really having any sort of laugh at all. She really loves this sort of stuff:


It clearly appeals to her offbeat sense of things while at the same time, giving her that haute couture sort of bearing that allows her to effortlessly glide through an event like the Oscars, fully a star, a comic, and a fashionista all at the same time. Is this goofy as hell? GOD, yes. But it’s clear from the way she carries herself that she freaking LOVES the way this is making her feel and there’s something engaging about that. Evidence suggests that 99.999% of celebrities would stay well the hell away from any sort of fashion like this and she seems to be that tiny percentage who run gleefully toward it. It’s crazy, and if you’re being open and kind about it, you might call it “editorial,” but it’s the kind of fashion only really well-paid models can pull off. And here she is, more or less pulling it off.

Those sheer side panels are the only part that we’d call awful. The rest is weird, but that’s kind of the point.


Style Credits:
Valentino Red Ruffle Sleeveless Dress from the Spring 2020 Couture Collection
Nikos Koulis Fringe Earrings
Christian Louboutin Shoes

Styled by Wayman + Micah | Hair by Pamela Neal | Makeup by Liz Lash


[Photo Credit: ABC/RICK ROWELL, INSTARImages, AdMedia/Media Punch/INSTARimages, valentino.com, Courtesy of Nikos Koulis]


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