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Tony Awards Unfug or Fab: Rose Byrne in Delpozo


This almost looks like it could be the back of the dress.

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Or maybe I just WISH it were the back of the dress, because I find zippers down the front of a snug-fitting gown are never the most flattering choice — and worse, tend to turn into roller-coasters. after about fifteen minutes of sitting, standing, scooting out limos, walking, and shifting. Hers isn’t too crazy, but the night was still young at this point. I don’t know. I’d rather keep the bodice and reimagine the skirt, because for my money, she is working hard but the dress is hardly working.

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Tony Awards Fug or Fab Carpet: Ashley Greene in Jason Wu


I feel like even Ashley Greene has got to be like, “no, I don’t know why I got invited to the Tonys either!”

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She attended the event with Jason Wu, who designed this dress, and I would imagine that they were both there at the Behest of Wintour (or, at least, that he was, and she’s his new muse or something), and again I must say: Why is this happening, even? This is not the CDFAs. This is the Tonys. And I have no sentimental attachment to the Tonys at all — they are the one awards show I rarely even watch, although I enjoy The Theatre very much indeed, and I always like the live performances when I see them — but I don’t know that drafting Anna to turn the red carpet into Just Another Vogue Production is going to get America Super Jazzed About The Tonys.  And I don’t know I personally am Super Jazzed about this dress on her AT ALL.

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Tony Awards Fug or Fab: Amanda Seyfried in Oscar de la Renta


This feels vaguely related to the Rodarte that she wore to the CFDA Awards last week:

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She’s just really into cocktail-length quasi-metallic frocks that would also make amazing wrapping paper right now, okay? CAN SHE LIVE? The truth is, though, that I kind of enjoyed that dress and I ALSO kind of enjoy this one. I would note, in fact, that I like it better on her than I did when I saw it on the runway. But it also feels like the sort of dress you enjoy when you just briefly zip past it on the way to the open bar and NOT when you sit down and really start to think about it too hard. So take off to the bar, Amanda, and move fast.

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Tony Awards Fug or Fab: Helen Mirren in Badgley Mischka


This is exactly what I plan to wear to my fifth wedding. (I need to get on Weddings 1-4, but…whatever. Details.)

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Tony Awards Fug or Fab: Sutton Foster in Naeem Khan


Sutton Foster posted this to Instagram and I was SUPER enthusiastic about it at the time. Mostly, I still am.

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But the longer I look at it, the more the color palette starts to look like a strip of paint chips from Home Depot that nobody ever actually wants to use, no matter how many times they use it in a brochure to try and convince you that it’s perfect for your teen child’s bedroom. And although I have no problem with loose hair, in this particular case, it’s clashing with the elegance of the dress. I’d have gone with a slicked low bun, or even a softer and more romantic one. Because most of her is attending The Tony Awards Presented By Anna Wintour, but her head is at the Independent Spirits.

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Fug or Fine: Liya Kebede in Rodarte


I’m sure that as Rodartes go, this one will turn out to be not-so-bad.

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Then again, as my dad would have said, “Nothing is so bad as something that is not-so-bad.” I couldn’t find a shot of the back, so I can’t reassure myself that it won’t go full Rear Window like Natalie Portman’s unexpectedly did. And remember when, the other day, I suggested that Amanda Seyfried’s Rodarte looked more like expensive gift wrap? I think Liya’s is made of designer ribbon. The Mulleavys really SHOULD diversify into crafting.

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