There were a lot of white dresses, or white-silver dresses, on the Oscar carpet last night. My favourite was Michelle Williams, who’s now gone back to her pixie cut, after keeping her hair chin length-ish for a while now. It’s perfect with this sheer caped Chanel, the silk tulle falling like a veil around her shoulders.
She is so striking when her hair is like this and the red lip only accentuates both the hairstyle and the dress. It’s an excellent choice – and there may be a case made here that Michelle is much better suited to represent Chanel than Margot Robbie.
While we’re here, though, and since I’ve just mentioned Margot – she wasn’t in white, but she also wasn’t in Chanel. Which is why this black sequinned dress is SO GOOD on her. It’s Armani Privé, much to the relief of her fans because even they hate the Chanel partnership. Does this mean it’s over?
But let’s go back to white or silver-white because there was so much of it: Ariana DeBose in custom Versace:
Zoe Saldana in Fendi:
Emily Blunt in Valentino:
And Mindy Kaling in not one but two Vera Wang dresses – one white and one black and, I mean, sure, if Vera Wang is going to provide options, why not do both? Plus one more, for a total of three looks for the night, because at Vanity Fair she changed into a slinky metallic number which wasn’t my favourite but you can tell she is totally feeling herself.
You know who also wore white… thirsty white? Olivia Wilde. This is Gabriella Hearst, a dress with deliberately only one sleeve so that it looks like she’s in the middle of disrobing with the black leather bra underneath. I don’t hate the design, but I don’t love the choice, for her specifically, to wear it. Because it’s a little too obvious given all that’s happened recently?