Oscars 2023 Red Carpet Showdown, Ladies Division: Danai Gurira vs Fan Binbing

Posted on March 17, 2023

Time for one of our fave Oscar traditions, darlings! Tom picks his favorite look of the Oscars and tells you why, Lorenzo does the same, and YOU get to pick the winner (or determine which of us made the more correct choice so we can lord it over the other one all weekend). We’ll be doing the men later (yes, it was worded that way deliberately), but for now, it’s time to pit two queens against each other – and for once, we’re not talking about us.


Tom’s Pick: Danai Gurira in Jason Wu

Tom’s defense: Because I knew exactly what Lorenzo was going to pick and I wanted to offer a counterpoint. This is elegant, culturally significant, classically chic and evokes one of the queens of old Hollywood style (Audrey, of course) without looking like cosplay. She is entirely herself in this look and there is no one else who could have pulled it off. 


Lorenzo’s Pick: Fan Bingbing in Tony Ward Couture

Lo’s defense: Because she is THE QUEEN OF THE RED CARPET, dammit. I don’t even think this is necessarily all that chic and I could probably pick a dress closer to my own tastes if I wanted to, but in terms of impact, in terms of turning heads, in terms of being UNFORGETTABLE (which is entirely what the Oscars red carpet is for), this look delivers, top to bottom. 

There you have it, kittens. The issues have been laid out for you, the candidates have made their respective cases, and now you get to do the responsible citizen thing and VOTE:



Style Credits:
Danai Gurira: Jason Wu Black Strapless Gown | Messika High Jewelry Beloved Feather Ear Cuff and Bracelet, Diamond Wave Ring, and The Toi & Moi Pear Shape Ring | Messika Enigma Choker [on her hair]
Styled by Thomas Carter Phillips | Hair by Larry Sims | Makeup by Tym Buacharern

Fan Bingbing: Tony Ward Silver Crusted Charleston Hand Embroidered Dress with a Jeweled Belt, Paired with a Taffeta Emerald Green Overskirt with Sumptuous Sleeves from the Spring 2023 Couture Collection | Tyler Ellis Clutch | Lorraine Schwartz Jewelry
Styled by Wish Gui and Christopher Bu | Hair and Makeup by 胡子桾


[Photo Credit: Kyusung Gong/©A.M.P.A.S., ©A.M.P.A.S, ABC]

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