It’s been awhile since the darling dueling Dior representatives had to share the same red carpet. Here, they had to pose together, so they got very different outfits, neither of which service the theme and neither of which makes me delirious with joy nor engulfed in hate-flames on the side of my face. In fact, I think Dior totally, disappointingly, punted. Let’s discuss.
Rounds one and two went to Cotillard — in fact, round two was decisive, as you named her your best-dressed of the SAGs. Let’s see how Dior’s ladies fared in what might be their final round (will Marion even go to the Oscars?) as they went head-to-head at the BAFTAs. At least somebody thought to put them in different colors this time.
For the second show in a row, we have Duelling Dior Divas. Someone on Twitter pointed out that this is also the second show in a row where Marion got the better gown. I guess it’s good that Jennifer Lawrence — who did at least get a BETTER dress this time– can console herself with all her statuettes. Or take out her fury on them.
Parenthetically, there is something so weird and off-putting about seeing these gorgeous and intricate gowns plonked in front of an ad for SkinnyGirl Cocktails. First of all, most proper awards shows do not have corporate sponsors on their step-and-repeat. Like, can you imagine THE 83RD ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS SPONSORED BY NAIR? Second, say what you will about SkinnyGirl (it’s hilarious; it made Bethenny Frankel very rich; it’s not as terrible tasting as you might think; it is insane to pay $15 for a drink you can make yourself at home; name-checking skinniness as an aspirational concept with regards to booze is somewhat bizarre, etc etc etc), it does not really feel like a high-end, status-y brand. Which, like, neither are Doritos and I love them. But I am worried that the Critics’ Choice is running out of money, is what I am saying.
Right. Marion. When I first saw this — six hundred years ago before I fell into that SkinnyGirl hole — I kind of wasn’t feeling it. But now I think I might love it. The back is part of what sold me: