Did you know that Kerry Washington is in Cars 3? I had no idea. Not until just now. That said, I know nothing about Cars, the movie franchise. Cars 3 comes out next Friday. Kerry voices a character, Natalie Certain, that, I think?, is a racing analyst. She’s a car nerd, so she’s calls the races. It’s her first animated role. So she’s out there on promotion and last night she was at the CFDAs in Prabal and, well, it’s fine. It’s not offensive. But it’s a strapless column dress with a yellow band, not exactly the most special dress we’ve ever seen. The best part of it this look, for me, is her hair. Because I feel like someone else would have been tempted to throw it up into some kind of boring updo.

While Kerry went with yellow, Lupita Nyong’o chose gold Jason Wu. I can’t defend this dress. If you can, please let me know. Because I will always hear anything in support of Lupita. But I can’t support this. This dress is doing her wrong. This dress looks sloppy, poorly constructed, and I really don’t think it was a good option with the shoes by Paul Andrew. Since she and Paul arrived together, I’m going to assume that the shoes came first and the dress was chosen to highlight the footwear and if that’s the case it’s a bad choice. The dress is such a disappointment that the shoes almost don’t matter.