Oscars Style File: Heidi Klum, Queen of the Oscars Parties

Posted on February 12, 2020

One of our favorite Oscar night traditions is the parade of peripheral stars who show up to the viewing parties and/or after-parties dressed to grab as much of the spotlight as they can. For some of these folks, tacky is the way to go and, bless her heart, Miss Heidi is the absolute queen of knowing that particular score


Heidi Klum in Jean Paul Gaultier Couture at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party

We realize that we’re saying this about a strapless leopard print gown with fringe, a train and a giant silver belt, but Heidi was never all that adept at working haute couture. Not that we’re suggesting this look needs some sort of sophisticated fashionista, or that it could magically be turned into an elegant and restrained sort of look. It is what it is and we can see why she chose it for herself, but we think the model in the runway shot below is doing a much better job of working it. To be blunt, Heidi’s got more boob than this frock was designed to handle. Which, as it turns out, was something of a theme for her that night…


Heidi Klum in Georges Hobeika Couture at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Fun T Lo fact: Because of our humble beginnings as Project Runway fanbloggers, we’ve been chronicling Heidi’s red carpet looks longer than every other celebrity. And we can remember as long as 13 years ago opining that her tight/short/shiny sex kitten preferences were going to have diminishing returns over time and yet here she is, still working that look, all these years later. The dress is tacky as hell, but she looks pretty spectacular. If it went to the floor it would be vastly improved. It goes without saying that it would look better if the bust fit her the way it was meant to, but let’s face it. Girlfriend wants her cups to overfloweth.




Style Credits:
First Look: Jean Paul Gaultier Animal Print Belted Dress from the Spring 2020 Couture Collection | Lorraine Schwartz Jewelry | Tyler Ellis Clutch | Aquazzura Shoes
Second Look: Georges Hobeika Embellished Gown with Cutout Detailing from the Spring 2020 Couture Collection | Lorraine Schwartz Jewelry | Jimmy Choo Shoes

Styled by Rob Zangardi + Mariel Haenn, | Hair by Lorenzo Martin | Makeup by Lyndsay zavitz | Nails by Tom Bachik


[Photo Credit: Niviere David/ABACA USA/INSTARimages.com, Ian West/PA Images/INSTARimages.com, RobinLori/INSTARimages.com, Faye Sadou/Media Punch/INSTARimages.com, jeanpaulgaultier.com, georgeshobeika.com]


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