St. Vincent & Salma Hayek were the best ‘worst dressed’ of the Oscars

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Maybe I’m getting soft in my old age, but I’ve gotten to the point where I genuinely appreciate it when someone wears something really strange or really, obviously hideous to the Oscars. These red carpets have become too homogenized, and they are an industry unto themselves. So it’s fun to see someone not take it so seriously. St. Vincent – aka Annie Clark – was one of the Best Song performers. She walked the carpet in this Saint Laurent ensemble which… I mean, it’s terrible and stupid and off-the-wall, and that’s why I love it! She’s not there to win Best Dressed. Why not wear this dumb ensemble?

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Salma Hayek was also one of the worst-dressed. I can’t decide if she chose this Gucci because she thought it was pretty, or if she chose it because she really didn’t give a f–k. I suspect it was a little bit of column A, a little bit of column B. This gown is terrible, it’s unflattering, it looked like a a senile grandmother decided to wear her granddaughter’s quinceanera dress with a sh-t ton of costume jewelry. And I sort of hate-respect the fact that Salma wore it.

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  1. Naptime says:

    Salma just has awful taste, consistently. I don’t expect better.

    • Tanguerita says:

      Ditto. It’s almost ridiculous at this point – this woman has direct access to the best of the best designer creations and a stellar figure – and that’s what she choses to wear?

      • Lahdidahbaby says:

        YES, Tanguerita! Just popped in to say that, almost verbatim. I mean, she’s got it all but yet she showed up looking like her own grandma. Truly hideous.

    • HH says:

      Her taste seemed to dwindle as soon as she got with her husband, which is ironic since his company owns a lot of great fashion brands. Hayek’s early time on the scene involved some beautiful classic looks.

    • minx says:

      Salma looks almost pained/unhappy in these pictures. I wonder if she was registering that people were rolling their eyes at her dress.

    • midigo says:

      Worst ambassador ever for a high-end label. I can’t even recall one other celebrity with her ability to consistently choose the worst possible look at any given occasion.

  2. Nicole says:

    Salma rarely wears something I like so not surprised.
    The other woman (who I don’t know at all) didn’t wear pants? So? Confused? I feel like that kind of weird look is better appreciated at the Grammys.

  3. Char says:

    At least they tried something different, so props for that.

  4. Betsy says:

    St. Vincent: I expected better from you, young lady. Shorts on the Oscar red carpet? Tsk tsk.
    Salma: if she picked it because she didn’t give a flip, ha ha, well done. Although that lavender color is amazing.

    • SK says:

      Annie isn’t wearing shorts, its a mini-dress with a point in the middle and at the sides. I actually love it! It’s completely out there and whacky but she looks beautiful and she pulls it off.

      Salma’s dress is right up there with Emily Blunt’s dress as worst of the night. It might even beat out Emily’s. Beyond hideous. D&G used to do good dresses once upon a time… what happened?? Everything they’ve done recently is awful.

      • Peeking in says:

        Rihanna wore a dress similar to St.vincent’s for her 30th birthdays. I guess that cut at the hem is the new trend.

    • TwoPac says:

      But the “shorts” was so high fashion and lovely. Really I must be a surrealist at heart, because this is my favorite look of the night. IT’s so refreshing to see the “next” vs the skater barbie thing we’ve been subjected to for eons.

  5. Miranda says:

    Salma’s shoulder necklace thing would look so beautiful if it was paired with a simple, solid-color strapless dress. It’s WAY too much with all the flounces and sequins.

    • Dhavynia says:

      I think both her and Ashley Judd ddecided to wear putple shades and Ashley looked amazing in that color. Selma’s dress is not bad from the waist up IMO

    • lannisterforever says:

      Yeah, the neck piece is exquisite. Too bad the dress underneath it looks like unicorn vomit.

      • minx says:

        The dress is awful, cheap looking and gaudy. Too young. My daughter wouldn’t have worn that to her prom.

    • Saras says:

      Funny they are so rich the first thing i thought of was who lent her antique royal diamond shrug to Salma! Those look real (like something you see on victorian queens).

      • lokigal says:

        i was thinking the same thing. it looked like those diamond cape/cloak clasps royalty would wear in portraits to hold their ermine together. if she had worn it with a solid coloured dress cape/cloak outfit that thingy would have looked marvelous.

        i think salma needs hermold hollywood stylist back instead of runway fashion stylist

  6. grabbyhands says:

    So is the rest of St Vincent’s ensemble draped over her shoulder? Also her stance is odd.

    Salma’s gown would have worked better if the fabric and cut had been less fussy. I don’t mind the jewel draping on the arm, but around the neck it is too much. If this had been a bold, darker color and not so flouncy, I think it really could have worked.

    • Ankhel says:

      That thing on St. Vincent’s shoulder is an emergency sack.

      When her liquid courage runs out, and she no longer wants to be at the Oscars in only a corset, she can put it over her head and slink back outside.

    • Esmom says:

      grabbyhands, I was reminded of those easy-off warmup pants that basketball players wear — it’s like she ripped off her skirt and is carrying it in case she gets cold.

      Ankhel, lol.

  7. hey-ya says:

    …Whoopi was arguably worse but maybe she does well by even bothering to turn up..

  8. OriginalLala says:

    oh god for some reason I really like Salma’s dress, but thats probably because I would totally wear a quinceanera dress with a sh-t ton of costume jewelry and cosplay a Victorian ghost

    • Indiana Joanna says:

      I don’t find most of the gowns that great. But Salma is so gorgeous and funny I don’t care what she wears. And that moment when she played to the actor wearing a monster mask sitting next to her was great.

    • Fleur says:

      Oh my gosh ,me too! I know the dress is weird, but I’m here for it. I thought she looked beautiful. But I’m a fan of Salma in general, and I like the outfits she chooses that most people here think are weird.

    • Snazzy says:

      Hahah ME TOO. I’m so glad I’m not alone ;)

    • Rebecka says:

      I love Salma’s dress, like a grownup princess dress.

  9. Carol Hill says:

    The first thing I thought of was Queen Cersei Lannister in GoT. In the last season she kept wearing more “armor” often jeweled on her shoulders. By the last episode when she is the “Queen” her armor becomes real and her shoulders are armed. Maybe Salma needed to arm for the difficult tasks to come at the Oscars?

  10. cara93 says:

    Zoe kravitz wore that same black “dress” recently and also looked dumb. When not even Zoe can pull off a look you know it’s bad.

  11. HK9 says:

    Salma looks that a chandelier who decided to go to a party. There’s waayyyy to much going on there.

  12. lower-case deb says:

    Salma’s dress honestly looked like one of those princess-doll thingies you put over the bog roll back in the 80s early 90s, complete with the plastic crystal things adorning it.

  13. EMc says:

    Every pic of St Vincent names me think she’s doing wall sits…

  14. Anare says:

    I kind of like Salma’s dress minus the rhinestone draping.

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  16. LeeB75 says:

    When I look at Selma’s dress, I think of the costumes of the female ‘villains’ in Wild Wild West…The one woman’s name was Munitia and she had a jacket with the same kind of jewellery…

  17. Beatrice says:

    If my husband was the billionaire owner of brands like Gucci, McQueen, Bottega, etc I would be the best dressed everywhere. Someone at Gucci must hate Salma to give her this horrible creation for an important red carpet event. She’s a beautiful woman with an enviable figure and still cannot pull off this dreadful look. Something seems off with her styling as well–it looks sort of Goth and unflattering with that frou frou frock.

  18. smee says:

    St. V looks like the crotch on her leotard is sagging.

    How does Selma H look so great one time and so horrible the next? Does she use different stylists? Does she make the bad picks on her own? Why?!

  19. Svea says:

    I am obviously not a fashion maven, but I liked the neckpiece and the color. When I saw it, my thought is she is going for a peasant/Frida look cuz of Harvey.

  20. Svea says:

    I am obviously not a fashion maven, but I liked the neckpiece and the color. When I saw it, my thought is she is going for a peasant/Frida look cuz of Harvey. She is so thin now, her waistline is amazing.

    • teacakes says:

      Same, DAMN @that hourglass figure of Salma’s. Not many flowy/floaty dresses show off a figure that well.

      Also I love the colour and sequins, she looks like a cross between peasant, mermaid and Victorian ghost and I’m really into it.

  21. Carmen says:

    Salma looks like she got hit by a Swarovski bomb.

  22. The Original G says:

    Salma Hayek – Riverboat hostess.

  23. Bridget says:

    I don’t get St Vincent. Why is her ‘thing’ not wearing pants?

  24. Leni says:

    I think Salma looks lovely. I have a bit of an Arabic/Pakistani background and I love the colours and glitter. It looks like a party dress.

    • elle says:

      I like it, too. Not a look many could carry off, but she looks gorgeous. Same for St. Vincent’s look.

  25. Boxy Lady says:

    I had only seen St Vincent’s outfit when she was performing and I thought she looked cool. It was an outfit she was clearly comfortable playing in and that is probably all that mattered to her.

  26. Marla says:

    Salma looks like she got caught in the chandelier… she is stunning with a gorgeous figure… may be hard to dress petite and busty… she is still gorgeous…. perhaps a few less layers???

  27. Ozogirl says:

    I can’t think of too many dresses that were super amazing last night, but those two are definitely the worst. Selma…you are so gorgeous with a banging body and that’s what you choose??

  28. april says:

    I actually like St. Vincent’s ensemble, from head to toe.

  29. teacakes says:

    Eh I LOVE both of these. I actually love a lot of the frilly Alessandro Michele dresses Salma’s been wearing for Gucci, and this particular one really stands out from the sea of ‘good taste’ dresses on the Oscar red carpet (see also: Lupita). Plus the peasant-y look of it puts me in mind of Frida.

  30. sadie77az says:

    I LOVED Annie’s look. She almost always looks amazing. She’s way too beautiful and sophisticated for any of her past girlfriends (K-Stew anyone?). I loved that she agreed to play backup to Sufjan Stevens for “Mystery of Love”. That song totally should have won. Where am I going with this? Dress=Awesome.

  31. DAWN says:

    Side-eyed Salma’s entire part in the speech, coming from someone who tried to silence a Black woman about her experience. Phony.

    Not to mention how all of a sudden MeToo has been hijacked by white feminist elitist lol.

    We see the f*ckery.