The Oscar red carpet is the one you never want to botch too badly. A particularly bad misstep on that red carpet doesn’t just get slagged on the morning after; instead, snarky bloggers will trot those photos out every year in a million bad-taste retrospectives. Let’s see who made the shortlist this year for next year’s pre-Oscar bad fashion roundups!
Unfortunately for people who like to make fun of red carpet fashion, this year’s attendees didn’t give us a whole lot to go on—even Helena Bonham Carter toned it down. I think they’re onto us. Still, a few managed to raise questions about their taste levels.
Like Jennifer Lawrence, who manages to look boring even though she looks like a Baywatch lifeguard from the waist up.
And Mrs. Hugh Jackman. Oy, honey. That’s what I say every time I see Hugh Jackman’s wife, Deborra-Lee Furness on the red carpet. I just want to give her a hug and say, “Hey, I know you’re only famous because your husband is famous, and no one will go out of their way to dress you for these things, but do you maybe want some help picking things out? No, dear, not that one.” This thing looks like she borrowed it from the Phyllis Diller collection. So sad.
Melissa Leo’s dress, which looked like my grandma’s table runner wrapped around a disco ball, made me drop an F bomb of my own: WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU WEARING? Also, please shut up and get off the stage. My butt is falling asleep.”
Everybody hated Cate Blanchett’s Givenchy dress, and I have to admit I sort of loved it just for being something that I haven’t seen eleventy thousand times before at the Oscars. That said, the top of it looks a little like she is standing behind a very ornate chair, doesn’t it?
The rest of Hollywood either looked fantastic last night or bored my socks off, but perhaps I was as out of it as James Franco seemed to be. Did I miss any notable WTFs?