The clear winner at last night’s Oscars was 16-year-old Auli’i Cravalho, and I’m not saying that just because my friend Sam Saboura styled her. I’m saying that because he did a spectacular job, and she looked stunning in everything she wore.
Other dresses and wearers worthy of praise:
Taraji P. Henson
Dresses that missed the mark:
I’m happy to report that there were lots of pretty terrific dresses at the 2016 Golden Globe Awards…so many that I’m not even bothering to mention the misses. Following is my take on the winning ensembles:
Dame Helen Mirren
Alas, last night’s awards show was probably the worst-written thing I’ve ever seen. Andy Samberg was positively goofy, and he seemed to elicit more groans than laughs…in my household, anyway.
The fashions didn’t exactly dazzle me either. While there are a few that made it to my good list, I lost count on the bads. These are the ones I liked:
Lady Gaga [There’s more after her. WordPress is into massive spacing today.]
Jamie Lee Curtis
Alan Cumming: Because…Alan Cumming!
The ones that missed missed by a mile:
Heidi Klum: aka Big Bird
Joanna Newsom: Every woman should wear a dinner plate on her chest.
Naomi Watts: This dress requires some serious hoiking up.
Naomi Grossman: I can see your belly button, but I’m guessing that’s what you had in mind.
Nazanin Boniadi: Illusion netting at its worst
Padma Lakshmi: Ghastly color and at least one size too small
It’s all so subjective. I loved dresses that others panned…I chuckled at gowns that others thought were glorious. So here it is…one more person’s (pretty much) irrelevant opinions.
Naomi Watts – That black band makes it look like she’s wearing a gown over a tube top.
Solange Knowles – Too. Much. Fabric.
Chrissy Teigen – Not enough fabric.
Felicity Jones – Overwhelming, but not in a good way.
Jennifer Lopez – If boob tape didn’t exist, she’d never have anything to wear.
Lorelei Linklater – I know she’s just a kid, but this is trying way too hard to be a grown-up…the wrong kind of grown-up.
In many instances, the theme of last night’s Golden Globes should have been “Eat a Sandwich.” There were several terrifyingly thin bodies on the red carpet, highlighted by this one:
There’s no dress on the planet that could possibly have made her look attractive.
Other misses included:
On a positive note, there were a few dresses that I loved: