Fug File: Fug or Fab

Oscars Fugs or Fabs: Lady Gaga in Versace


Doesn’t this photo make it look like she’s in the middle of beaming herself to this party? If ANYONE is going to figure out how to teleport herself onto a red carpet, it’s this woman.

What do you make of the whole thing?

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Oscars Fug or Fab: Angelina Jolie in Elie Saab


A delightful Fug National e-mailed to point out that Elie Saab also did this dress in red, and Angelina would’ve looked a lot more memorable and dramatic — and potentially as if she’d just feasted on the blood of an innocent — if she’d picked that one.

Do you like it?

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Oscars Fug or Fab: Cate Blanchett in Armani Prive


Cate Blanchett wears things that make me die inside, and things that make me swoon, and things that make me confused for feeling one way when I should probably feel the other. But one thing Cate almost never does is put on things that feel like I’ve seen their cousins a hundred times on other people, and that’s why this disappointed me. Well, that and the sparkly fishing lures. Although if you were EVER going to get me to fish, that would be the way.

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Oscars Fug or Fab: Lupita Nyong’o in Prada (plus, the rest of her weekend)


First of all, how exciting it was that she won? Her speech was so, so lovely, and everyone’s delight for her was infectious — Benedict Cumberbatch actually cried. Seeing Bendywick Cumberbunches crying makes ME cry. Her date, her brother, was charming and delightful. She’s just wonderful. That being said, I have gone back and forth and back again on this. I’m coming down, I think, on the side of this being quite lovely but not everything I wanted it to be. The color is great, and it moves beautifully — so beautifully that I can’t stop pulling photos of it — but the cut of the bodice needs a necklace, and it’s a little too similar in shape to this, I think, and also I am not a fan of the headband. It skews it a little too twee, for me. I’m sure a lot of you will disagree, but for my money, this is just a solid B and not the smashing A+ I wanted it to be.

But, honestly, who cares about me? What do you think?

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Oscars Fug or Fab: Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior


Jessica liked this (or at least more than I did); I did not. A RIFT IN THE HOUSE OF FUG. (Not really. She’s just less hollow inside than I am.) It’s neither the worst nor the best of Jennifer’s awards Diors this season, and in fact might be an exact banal average between the two. Michelle Williams wore a similar but more ornate Louis Vuitton a few years ago, which I had mixed feelings about as well, actually. But I like that one better; if you’re going to do a peplum, DO it. In other words, only dice your red peplum on a cutting board.

Where do you fall (no pun intended)(just kidding, it totally was):

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Fug or Fab: Amy Adams


I am REALLY BAD at identifying designers based on the clothes, but I took one look at that bodice and the draping and said, “Hello, Vivienne Westwood,” and I was right.

For an American Hustle party, I think it’s funny that she picked a dress that’s doing to her boobs the exact OPPOSITE of what all her costumes did (hoisting and fluffing versus flowing free). That part isn’t a bad look for her, and the color is certainly eye-grabbing in the vein of what she’s done this year after switching stylists.  But my beef is the stuff below the waist:

and not in a sexy way

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