Quite a few women came out for the Women In Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party last night, but from what I can tell most of the nominees went to the Tom Ford show instead, with the exception of Rosamund Pike. (Technically it was probably possible for them to attend both events, since I spotted Emily Ratajkowski in the same dress at both.) Update: Rosamund is wearing Giambattista Valli. This is an lovely gown with some great details. I love how the flowers kind of bleed into the skirt from the side of the bodice. I’m interested to see what she’ll wear to the Oscars. One complaint: the ruffles on the top need to go. Also this look could use more eye makeup.
Also in need of bolder makeup (that’s just a peeve of mine as I’m a makeup person, no offense to those of you who don’t need it, you lucky bitches) we have Michelle Monaghan in Roksanda. Red Carpet Fashion Awards has a photo of this dress as styled for the runway and it originally had a gold belt. It needs the belt to break up the switch in the pattern from the top to the bottom. There’s no excuse for that switch at the hemline though. The bold lines in this contemporary dress need to seamlessly flow into one another, not change abruptly.
Carmen Ejogo was in a pale v-neck floor length gown with a high leg slit and black side panels. From the front this dress is very Angelina Jolie and sack-like. From the side it’s a little more interesting. In photos, from far away, this looks monotone but there are actually tiny black squares all over the gown. This is how you do red carpet makeup. You may tone down the eyes a bit but you pair them with a bold lip.
Elle Fanning was washed out in a multi-pastel Valentino gown featuring layers of ruffled chiffon. She looks like a wood sprite at an Easter ball. Look at her pointy yellow shoes!
Also in the gallery we have photos of Laura Dern (cool pantsuit, bad shoes), Jennifer Hudson (hot but boring), Meryl Streep (comfy), Kate Walsh (beyond fug) and Lake Bell (great little dress).
photo credit: WENN.com and FameFlynet