Fugger: Dakota Johnson

BAFTAs Fugs and Fabs: The Others


We have got to talk to these BAFTA people about not scheduling them against the Grammys EVERY YEAR. There’s plenty of room elsewhere, dudes.

Edited to add: A commenter pointed out that Nanette Lepore had some feedback on Dakota’s Dior dress. Well played, Nanette. I feel like this stuff happens a LOT (Monique Lhuillier’s collections always seem to evoke other people, to me), and I can’t decide if I think designers need to accept it as part of creative life — like an accidental mind meld, or how everything in life is influenced by what’s come before it – or if they should all rage against the machine. I see an argument for both, honestly.

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Fug or Fab: Dakota Johnson in Marc Jacobs


You know how GFY generally feels about all things gold and shiny, so I hope it’s not a sign of a loose screw that I haven’t immediately signed off on this:

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Is it the cut — all that seaming slicing and dicing things by her hips? Is it the rosette-style detailing around the arms? Is that overwhelming things, or taking it to a precious place when something sleeker would have sufficed? Is it the gold platform sandal poking out the bottom? I don’t know, but somehow– even with lovely makeup — this doesn’t come across like quite the assertive gold-drizzled dream that I want it to be.

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Fug or Fine: Dakota Johnson in Saint Laurent


This How To Be Single movie looks excruciating, which means I will totally be watching it on a plane in six months. But Dakota’s head and makeup here are perfection:

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The dress… it’s not my personal bag of tea. I have a hard time getting excited about being covered in a bunch of starfish, looking like a beach that’s been hit with a rogue wave chock full of marine life. In less elegant terms, I don’t want things on me. But I have to give it to Dakota that the cut is pretty on her, and without actually knowing much about her, this entire aesthetic — a little bit boho, a little bit vintage – still feels organic. I believe that she would want this dress, rather than being handed it and told to suck it p and change before she missed her limo. Call it a case of the context making the clothes seem more becoming than, to my sensibilities, they ordinarily might be.

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What the Fug: Dakota Johnson in Gucci


We forgot to post this when it first happened on The Tonight Show, but it’s too bananas to let slide any further. Behold, what happens when you beg an actress over and over again to embrace color:

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It’s like a mixture of a cartoon present, this Reem Acra show, and a store that sells the sort of dolls whose eyes follow you no matter where you are. Her nose has been well and truly thumbed at us all.

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Fubs and Fabs: Celebrity Coat Edition


Because it rained today and I am in the mood for some BRR.

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People’s Choice Awards Fug or Fab: Dakota Johnson (And Friends)


Dakota didn’t walk the red carpet — several of the bigwigs didn’t, actually, like Sandra Bullock — and I have to say, I find that frustrating. It’s the People’s Choice Awards. It may not feel like a real award ceremony, but I BELIEVE all the winners have been pre-notified? Regardless, if you are nominated by fans for an award VOTED on by fans, and you have won it, then walk the freaking red carpet as a thank-you to the people that put you there. It’s not a lot to ask. Maybe her ensuing wardrobe malfunction was the universe giving her a karmic rap on the knuckles.

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Not As Bad As It Should Be: Dakota Johnson in Gucci


This event always amuses me. Because so many of the women wear Gucci, one of the sponsors, and I have to wonder if they just look at their Gucci Options and think, “well…this is quite a melange. Let’s try something new.”

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For my part, I cannot wait to see Dakota Johnson starring in Oklahoma! Her costume test for the role of Laurey — seen here, I assume? It’s obviously the only explanation — is going better than I would have anticipated. And “SEE DAKOTA IN OKLAHOMA!” has a wonderful, state-filled balance that appeals. She can sing, right? Sure. Let’s make this happen. Amy Schumer will make a sublime Ado Annie.

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