Because You Asked For It: The 2017 Oscar Fashion Rundown

I was not going to do an actual post on the Oscar fashions this year because… well, everyone else does. But if you follow IIHIH on social media, you would know that each year I post the Fab and the Fugly on our Pinterest boards and laud or mock them accordingly. This year I did not. And I heard from several fans and friends that they were disappointed. So, I will remedy that now.

2017 Oscar Fashion Rundown

Because I haven’t the time to write this as wittily or as in-depth as I do with most posts, please excuse the fact that this will consist mainly of some awesome photos and brief descriptions. Which, frankly, is all most people care about.

The Fab:

Taraji P. Henson
First off, when it comes to the best, Taraji P. Henson in a sultry deep blue velvet custom Alberta Ferretti gown was so sexy, she made me consider playing for the other team. Her tousled hair and diamond bib necklace didn’t hurt, either:

Viola Davis
Viola was pure perfection in her Armani Privé gown. A perfect fit, it showed off her beautifully toned shoulders and arms and the red color, a popular one last night, suited her beautifully.

More Fab. There were many well-dressed women at the event. The following are some of the most tasteful, sophisticated, well-fitted and just plain awesome.

Brie Larson In Oscar De La Renta
Karlie Kloss in Stella McCartney
Hailee Steinfeld in Ralph and Russo
Hailee Steinfeld in Ralph and Russo, back view
Emma Roberts in vintage Armani Privé
Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton
Darby Stanchfield in Georges Chakra
Cynthia Erivo in Paolo Sebastian
Jessica Biel in Kaufman Franco
Olivia Culpo in Marchesa
Emma Stone in Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci
Chrissy Teigen in Zuhair Murad Couture
Chrissy Teigen in Zuhair Murad Couture, back view
Kirsten Dunst In Dior
Nicole Kidman in Armani Privé
Octavia Spencer in Marchesa
Laura Dern in Rodarte
Auli’i Cravalho in Rubin Singer
Love or hate the fro, Halle Berry rocked a beautiful Versace gown.
Jennifer Aniston in Versace

Janelle Monae
I’ve been dinging Janelle Monae lately for overdoing it, but last night she pulled off the ornately embroidered Elie Saab gown with aplomb:

The Fugly:
Yes, what is considered ugly is subjective. But it’s my blog, so I get to choose. There wasn’t a lot of ‘ fugly’ last night. But without a doubt, the most divisive gown of the evening was the satin pale yellow Gucci worn by Dakota Johnson. Her flat hair and gigantic forehead did not help.

Dakota Johnson In Gucci

Scarlett Johansson’s Azzedine Alaia gown and her hair seemed a bad fit all the way around. Unflattering is a nice term.

Sheer, unflattering and the saggy side boob and tattoo are not doing her any favors.
The jewelry was also bad. Scarlett, what were you thinking?

Amy Adams gown wasn’t ugly, it just quite didn’t fit her and her two friends.

Amy Adams busting out of her Tom Ford gown

Speaking of breasts…

Salma Hayek’s dress looks like a nightgown, despite how it shows off her assets
Leslee Mann seemed to be auditioning for Beauty and The Beast in her yellow Zac Posen gown
Bianca Blanco showed too much leg and her sleeves blocked her view of the stage

The Most Overrated:
I had to create this category because I felt these dresses were neither the most fabulous or the most fugly, but instead were “meh”  – for lack of a more articulate term.

Charlize Theron in Dior
Michele Williams in Louis Vuitton was underwhelming
Ruth Negga In Valentino made a lot of best dressed lists. Why? I don’t know.
Naomie Harris In a weird, odd and confusing Calvin Klein By Appointment ensemble.
I want to like Priyanka Chopra’s gown but that stiff chest plate cut is just too odd

And lastly, a look at some of the jewels, makeup and hair:

Kirsten Dunst in GIANT diamond earrings and diamond choker
Ruth Negga in ruby tiara and ruby and diamond earrings
Charlize Theron and some major rocks.
Isabelle Huppert in diamond earrings and ring
Nicole Kidman wearing gorgeous tourmaline and diamond earrings
Karlie Kloss was a stunner in an amazing diamond choker and earrings
Hallee Berry rockin the ‘fro
A gorgeously glam looking Emma Stone
Priyanka Chopra and her diamond drops

That’s all folks.

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