Critics Choice Awards 2023: GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY Star Janelle Monáe in Vera Wang Couture

Posted on January 16, 2023

Miss Janelle threw caution to the wind and freed the nipple at the Critics Choice Awards. We’re just happy to see her shake up her style a little bit.


In a momentary fit of mania, we considered putting this one up to an “IN or OUT” vote, but we think we’d just be inviting the kind of moralistic finger-wagging we don’t want to encourage here. It’s a sleek, sexy gown with some interesting details that make it more than just a curtain for her nipples. We like the ruching and we don’t mind the raw edges of the halter neckline, but surrounding the cutouts, they tend to have an unfortunate effect from a few feet away. We’re honestly a little surprised that detail wasn’t reconsidered, although maybe the effect is deliberate, given everything else going on. We do like the shape and we think her head styling is gorgeous. It’s nice to see her get away from some of the cutesy stuff she prefers, but we think this design would look so much better without the cutouts.


Style Credits:
– Custom Vera Wang Black Crinkled Silk Chiffon Sleeveless High Neck Gown Detailed by Hand Draped Panels and Sheer Cut Out Accents
Messika High Jewelry ‘Illusionnistes’ Earrings and ‘Concorde’ Ring

Styled by Alexandra Mandelkorn | Hair by Nikki Nelms | Makeup by Keita Moore | Nails by Angie Aguirre


[Photo Credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Critics Choice Association, Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Critics Choice Association]

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