Who Said Sequins Were Classy?
February 27, 2012 2 Comments
So, I love the Academy Awards.
I particularly love the fashion that it inspires and all the crazy couture that gets worn. I love watching the red carpet, seeing the incredible designs ripped straight from the runway.
That said, there were some really bad decisions, which will keep me in blog posts for the foreseeable future.
Before I rip anyone to shreds (not that they will care, since they probably don’t read my blog), I’d like to comment briefly on who was amazing.
Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen was breathtaking, Penelope Cruz was old Hollywood FLAWLESS, Emma Stone was soooo chic (but I agree with Jezebel, the dress looks SO much like Nicole Kidman’s Balenciaga from ’07), and Meryl Streep is and will forever be a goddess. I also couldn’t get over Gwyneth Paltrow’s dress and cape, which were fucking perfect. The list of people I loved is much, much longer than the list of people who annoyed me with their sartorial decisions, and so I’m going to stop trying to name them all.
That being said, I now have some thoughts about the ridiculous number of ugly sequined dresses that found their way onto the red carpet.
I don’t know what it is about sequins that make some people think “ooooh, it’s FANCY,” but they might be wrong. I mean, yes, there is a way to wear sequins and look like a boss; Colin Firth wore a Tom Ford sequined tuxedo to the Met Costume Gala. I provide photographic proof of this because there is no such thing as too much Colin Firth.
Obviously, I don’t have a problem with sequins inherently, but adding them to an unflattering silhouette or inappropriate dress does not make it suddenly a-okay. I’m looking at you, Melissa Leo and Rose Byrne.
I seriously don’t get it. Sequins do not improve a dress, particularly not those dresses. I actually don’t know which dress annoys me more, but they’re both ugly. Minus 1000, both of you. Anna Faris is also guilty, having worn a dress that is 100% black sequins. Boring and sequined. I am disappoint, ladies.
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