Fug File: Well Played

Well Played: Dudes at the Independent Spirit Awards

We know what y’all want.

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Oscars Fug or Fab: Sienna Miller in Oscar de la Renta

We were unmoved by this when we saw it on Sunday, but now that some time has passed, I think I’m coming down on the side of liking it. But I am open to discussion on the subject. I do still have notes.

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Oscars Well Played, Meryl Streep in Lanvin

You guys. Meryl nailed it:


Right? I feel like she knew she wasn’t going to win, and so she just decided to dress like just maybe she would consider a starring role on Downton as the new managing editor at Edith’s newspapermagazine, who sweeps in occasionally and teaches everyone HOW TO BE AWESOME.

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Oscars Well Played: Laura Dern in Alberta Ferretti

This is like a foxy, formal suit of armor. Laura Dern’s partnership with Ilaria Urbinati has worked out well for all involved. Including us.

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Oscars Well Played: Reese Witherspoon in Tom Ford

It just must be so bizarre to get all trussed up and do every single red carpet interview, even knowing — and knowing we know that you know, and that you know we know you know — that you are not going to win. It could be a total relief, but isn’t it kind of the elephant in the room?

You wouldn’t know it by Reese’s face:

reese witherspoon oscars 2015

She was in a great mood, so maybe the suspense being over does wonders for your Oscars prep. And I really love this on her; she’s picked white or silver for all the big events (except the BAFTAs, when she wore purple), and this is the sleekest of them all on her. Someone on Twitter said it felt like a photonegative of her 2011 look, which I liked at the time, but which hasn’t aged very well for me. I’d take this one over that in a heartbeat, and unlike Julianne, she totally closed out this sucker on a high note.

With one quibble:

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Oscars Well Played: Cate Blanchett in John Galliano for Maison Margiela


*As I wrote this, I literally thought, “Jessica. DO NOT FORGET TO GO BACK IN AND WRITE YOUR INTRO.” Here we are, ladies and gentleman. I shall fire myself presently. Anyway. I liked this!

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