Oscars 2019: On Sundays, We Wear Pink

Pink was all over the red carpet at the Oscars, and I am not complaining. Well…maybe a little bit.

Helen Mirren in Schiaparelli

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The inimitable Dame Helen Mirren almost always looks good, but she honestly might be my best dressed from Sunday! This sherbert colored confection from Schiaparelli is stunning and the jewels from Harry Winston complete the look perfectly.

Sarah Paulson in Brandon Maxwell

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When I saw this look come down the runway I knew someone was going to try it out on the red carpet, and Sarah Paulson was on my shortlist of takers. She’s making this work better than it has any right too, but I still can’t be fully on board with something so…parachute-y.

Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa in Fendi

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Putting the fact that Lisa looks like she got caught in a fisherman’s net aside, how absurdly attractive are these two? Usually I don’t cover menswear, but I just had to include Jason and his adorable matching scrunchie!

Emilia Clarke in custom Balmain

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A lot of people loved this, but it left me cold. The construction on the bodice feels less intentional and more haphazard. That said, it’s better than 99% of what Balmain throws down a runway these days.

Kacey Musgraves in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture

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Kacey really likes to tulle. Lots and lots of tulle. This is perhaps…too much tulle. I want to snip off the cloud of tulle around her neck and see what we are working with then. Also, tulle sounds meaningless when you type it this many times in a paragraph.

Angela Bassett in custom Reem Acra

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Angela likes fringe almost as much as Kacey likes tulle, so I was surprised to see her in something so sleek. She looks gorgeous, although the fit is somewhat off. Fun fact: on the same trip to Martha’s Vineyard when I met Spike Lee, I also saw Angela Bassett shopping in a boutique!

Gemma Chan in Valentino Haute Couture

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I should hate this, but I don’t. If I thought Sarah Paulson’s dress was a parachute, then this is more of a parachute/fitted sheet hybrid. But, despite it having more in common with a sack than a dress, I actually really like it. She looks elegant, the color is fantastic, and the “fitted sheet” pleating gives it some great texture. I don’t know…sue me!

KiKi Layne in Atelier Versace

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KiKi kicked off awards season by wearing a string of dresses in this similar pale pink color, including a Dior that I hated.  But this – I love this. Streamlined with a giant bow is very much an aesthetic I’m into right now. KiKi is up there with Helen for best dressed.

Marie Kondo in Jenny Packham

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*Insert cheesy joke about how this sparks joy*.

Linda Cardellini in Schiaparelli

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Shockingly, Kacey doesn’t win the tulle war. This is SO much. Way, way too much for someone of Linda’s size, and not to be snippy, but way too much look for someone who doesn’t have the sartorial panache to pull it off. It’s like she took her ultra-feminine, princess-y looks from earlier this season and turned it up to 11.

Awkwafina in Dsquared2

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This is fun, although I would love to see it without the pussy bow shirt underneath. It just obliterates her neck in a weird way.

Julia Roberts in custom Elie Saab

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I actively dislike Julia Roberts, but you can’t argue with how good she looks in this.

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