Before we get to the rest of it, two things need to be addressed here. The first is that Miley’s done an impressive job of figuring herself out and rehabbing her public image; especially during these lockdown months, when she launched her own Instagram chat show and has shown herself to be a thoughtful, self-aware sort of celebrity who has way more going on than people give her credit for. We like Miley, is what we’re saying. The second item to be addressed is the hair, which she will absolutely look back on with regret one day. Yes, it’s awful. But we figure if you’re Billy Ray Cyrus’ kid, you’ve got to sport a mullet at least once in your life.
Okay, so we don’t want to be total downers here, but it’s really hard to watch this and not be struck by the utter weirdness of her standing in the middle of an empty stadium in a sequined gown, lip-syncing to no one like her life depended on it. We’re not criticizing the production or the thinking behind it (we remain grateful for any entertainer who’s trying to do their best in the current sitch), but we can’t help thinking we’re all going to look back at this time of audience-free performances and teleconferenced awards ceremonies and cringe in remembrance of how odd it all was. But enough of all that. Let’s get frivolous.
It’s a good gown for stagework and it fits her current image – a sort of half-assed, body-based glamour – perfectly. Longtime readers know we’re not fans of side cutouts, but it’s hard to deny that this one’s working for her. Great color too. Does it go with the mullet? No, of course not. That’s the point of mullets. NOTHING goes with them.
Alexandre Vauthier Teal Bead and Crystal-embellished Gown Featuring an Asymmetric Sleeve, Cut-out Detail and a High Slit from the Spring 2020 Couture Collection
[Photo Credit: Vijat Mohindra/Global Citizen, alexandrevauthier.com]