2013 Oscar Dress Mess
February 25, 2013 § 9 Comments
Usually, the day after an award show I like to write about the pretty dresses.
Last night there were many, which everyone is writing about today.
i.e. Naomi and Jessica. Bow down now to the dress Gods!
I, on the other hand, have chosen to write about the messes of dresses; the design mistakes that walked the red carpet last night.
Melissa McCarthy in David Meister. I take no issue with the girl. I’m frustrated that first, the designer chose not to give her a proper foundation. Second, the drape the fabric was not done in a way to flatter her body. Draping is a very difficult technique. When done properly it can be so flattering. When done wrong it can look like a sack.
Anne Hathaway in Prada. I actually don’t think this is a bad dress (pretty color, column), but of course we have to talk about Les Nippleables.” I am fairly certain this dress was made from a cut pattern. Darts at the bust can often turn pointy if you aren’t careful, or they can be very intentional. I’m not sure Muiccia didn’t know that Annie’s nipples looked this way. She’s one smart cookie that Miuccia Prada. The back of the dress was stunning, but no one even mentioned this, as they’ve been stuck on stupid (what is it about boobs that make people so dumb?). Anyway, Anne has come out and apologized, saying that the Prada choice was a quick second choice. I’d be a little perturbed if I was Ms. P.
Nicole Kidman in L’Wren Scott. I will love Nicole always and forever since she fought off Billy Zane in all her sweet curly-haired sweetness in 1989s Dead Calm. I just loathe this dress and for as much as I can intellectualize my feelings about fashion, I can’t put my finger on this one.
Kristen Stewart in Naeem Khan. I didn’t watch the awards, but word has it that not only was the dress off, but so was the girl wearing it. The dress had potential, but the fit through the waist and bust is wrong. The cups are not molded to her bust at all, which makes them stand apart from her chest. I dislike that in a dress. I want to pull the thing up and nip in at the waist. Not a tough fix with help from a good seamstress.
Did I miss any? Who did you love? Who needed help?
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