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Oscars Fugs and Fabs: Ladies in Black

Joan Collins, our patron saint, getting it done as usual. With bonus Jackie!

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Oscars Fugs and Fabs: Black-and-White

We’re at the point in Oscars coverage where all I can hear in my head is Billy Crystal singing, “Oscar OSCAR, who will WIIIIIN.” It’s quite an earworm.

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Oscars Fugs and Fabs: Greens, Blues, and Purples

Not enough of any of these — never enough! — but still a nice showing.

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Oscars Fug/Fab Face-Off: Amy Adams vs Sofia Vergara


Another pairing you wouldn’t think would be going head-to-head. It’s a very MTV’s Celebrity Deathmatch kind of day on GFY.

Whose Oscars dress wins?

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Oscars Fug/Fab Face-Off: Natalie Portman vs. Beyonce

Because I love an unexpected face-off, and you don’t usually think Beyonce and Natalie Portman will have much overlap in ANYTHING. I mean, even Benjamin Millepied (whom LaineyGossip always calls “Ballet K-Fed” and that’s always how I refer to him in my head) is basically the opposite of Jay Z.

Let’s start with Miss Portman and her Dior:

natalie portman vanity fair oscar party

This is somehow both super boring and EXTREMELY elegant. Natalie looks nine feet tall, and fully grown-up, but not in a stuffy way. The bunching sleeves are a little distracting to me, but the earrings are a fab choice, and where normally I might whine about her needing a darker lip, the smoky eye and gentler lip actually don’t bother me. Overall, she looks like the walking embodiment of whatever perfume your mother wore that you always associate with her — mine wore, and wears, Chanel No. 5 — and the feeling you get when you remember being a kid and inhaling that scent that you could only ever describe as Time To Hit The Town. I can’t explain it any better than that. I came into writing this post thinking I was more on the “dull” side but I think I just talked — and sense-memory’d — myself into liking it a lot.

Next up: Beyonce.

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Oscars Fugs and Fabs: Patterns

I always love it when we get to make one of these and it’s longer than three slides. Please, patterns, have a moment.

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