Most of the Oscar defining moments I can think of that are not Oscar wins are fashion related. Nicole Kidman became a revelation in the green Dior. Michelle Williams made an announcement in the yellow Vera Wang. 

Last night at the Vanity Fair party, Mindy Kaling made an announcement. She looks absolutely spectacular, but even though it’s a hot dress and great hair and makeup, it doesn’t feel like it’s about fashion. In fact, Vanity Fair released a picture from their portrait studio and said “Mindy Kaling radiates confidence”. Obviously she agrees, since she retweeted it.


Mindy projects pure confidence in this portrait by @markseliger #vfoscarparty

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This is something special. She is already so accomplished and so cool and so different from anything else we have on offer right now. These pictures at Vanity Fair don’t change any of that – they just prove what a powerful medium images can be, showing us so much more than just what kind of a dress someone is wearing.