As everyone has been saying for a solid month, it’s Brie Larson’s year. It’s not that she’s banked up years of goodwill (most people didn’t know her before this year), it’s just that her performance in Room was just THAT compelling. And unlike the other “sure thing” this year (Leo DiCaprio), Brie has carried this whole Oscar season with such a light touch. It helps that she’s actually been overseas working on Kong: Skull Island for months, so she hasn’t been on every red carpet, and when we do see her, it feels special. It’s nice.
Brie attended last night’s Spirit Awards and she wore this pretty-but-not-amazing Chanel two-piece dress. I’m sure Chanel apologists will say the craftsmanship is amazing and it’s better to feel special in an okay dress than feel safe in a boring dress. But… I just think she could do better. Also: I hope this means she’s not going to wear Chanel to the Oscars?! Anyway, Brie won Best Actress, because of course she did – you can see the full list of Spirit winners here. PS… her toes are going rogue in some too-tight shoes as well.
Emilia Clarke in Michael Kors… this was one of my least favorite looks. Personally, I think this would be worlds better without the Peter Pan collar.
Jennifer Jason Leigh in Rodarte. I rarely like Rodarte’s stuff, I always think it looks so overworked. This just looks dated as hell though, like she walked out of 1992 and thought, “Let’s go to the Spirit Awards!”
Freida Pinto in Bibhu Mohapatra Resort 2016. What a terrible thing to do to such a beautiful woman. Look at how tight this is on her bust! How can she even breathe? Besides the terrible fit, this is just a really ugly and boring look.
Dree Hemingway in Chloe. This is sort of like, “well, it’s the Spirit Awards and we’re in a tent in Santa Monica, why not just own that?” Like, this dress is Peak Hippie.
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