Glenn Close provided one of the most joyous viral moments of the night, on a night when things tended to be a little dour and earnest. Sure, the moment when she got up to do Da Butt was almost certainly scripted, but she was so fun about it that it wound up being one of the best bits in a ceremony that desperately needed some levity. Given that she had to have been pretty sure that she was about to make history as the most nominated actress to never win an Oscar, it was honestly really great to see her so loose and happy.
Which is why it pains us to say that this was one of the worst looks of the night and possibly one of the worst things we’ve ever seen her wear:
The problem for us is not that she wore a dress over a pair of pants. Had she gone for a more traditional take on the salwar kameez, that could have been spectacular. But the folks at Armani focused on trying to make the tunic look as much like a conventional formal gown as possible and it just didn’t work. In fact, if this had been a gown, it probably would have looked fine. From the waist down, it sort of works, but that top half just doesn’t look like it belongs with that bottom half and we don’t think the darker satin pants and gloves coordinate as well as they should. Her hair looks gorgeous and we love the earrings, but they went a little heavy on the blush.
– Custom Armani Privé Vibrant Blue Long-sleeved Tunic Entirely Encrusted in Crystals Set in a Geometric Pattern with Contrasting Silver and Black Beading Paired with Midnight Blue Silk Cigarette Trousers and Evening Gloves
– Kwiat Diamonds 33.0 ct Pear Shape Diamond and Platinum Pendant Earrings with 11.0 carat Pear Shape Diamond Drops, and a Three Stone Burmese Sapphire and Diamond Ring c1915, in Platinum.
– Christian Louboutin ‘Iriza’ Black Suede D’orsay Kitten Heel
Styled by Chloe Hartstein | Hair By Mark Townsend | Makeup by Angela Levin
[Photo Credit: ABC, Courtesy of Armani Privé]