Fugger: Michelle Williams

Well Played, and On the Nose: Michelle Williams


She knows it’s over, right? She’s not going to win the Oscar? Because someone else already did? And that the movie’s in the can, so if she’s feeling all Method, the time to let go is NOW?

Because this — although lovely — feels a little on the nose when you’re doing PR (STILL MY GOD HOW IS SHE STILL PROMOTING THIS THING?) for a movie about Marilyn. Kinda like if Ralph Fiennes would show up for a Harry Potter DVD release party without a nose. Although. You know. Prettier.

Also prettier:

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Oscars Fug or Fab Carpet, Plus Independent Spirit WTF Carpet: Michelle Williams PLUS Well Played Busy Philipps (phew)


I do love that Michelle Williams and Busy Philipps are best friends. It makes sense to me that Michelle is taking Busy with her to all these events. If you’re not seriously dating someone, why not bring your best friend to the Oscars with you? You know you’ll be able to roll your eyes at her during appropo moments and if you start crying in the car on the way home, she’ll just pat you on the arm and turn up the Kelly Clarkson and never speak of it again. It’s also a relief to see that Busy has bounced back from that crackpot hippie dress she wore to the SAGs and looks fantastic. But what of Michelle?

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Well Played, Michelle Williams


It’s black and white again, sure, but I’m with her.

I am maybe bothered a HAIR by the white-ringed arms, but only a hair. The general simplicity with the gentle folds at the skirt looks very cute on her, and she seems happy and even a bit more relaxed than normal — as if Viola Davis winning all the run-up awards has taken the pressure off, and she can chill out and enjoy it and not have to worry about wiping sweaty palms on a scratchy linen dinner napkin. One might argue that’s because here, she glued a softer napkin substitute to her waist, but that one is not me: I think it’s pretty on her, and I’m just relieved every time I see her looking genuinely happy, because the slideshow we did for Vulture reminded me how rare that’s been since Heath Ledger died. Sniffle.  Turns out I’m a softie on Oscar weekend.

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Oscars 2012 Red Carpet Prognostication: Best Actress


That’s right, the Oscars are SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY. (Yes, it’s like the Monster Truck Rally of awards shows.) Let’s take a look at what the Best Actress nominees have worn out and about this year and try and guess who will wear what on Sunday — and who will look best and worst. SPECULATION! It’s what’s for lunch.

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Well Played, Michelle Williams


Well, THIS is a new look for her:

I like it. It’s girly as hell, but it gives me hope that, if she’s popping up at a French film premiere in a giant pink ballgown, Oscar Sunday might not be as mumsy as we all have feared.

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BAFTAs Well Played: Michelle Williams


This is custom H&M, which is a cute idea, and in fact, this whole look is quite cute:

This is right in her fashion wheelhouse, in terms of the color palette — she never met a black-and-white she didn’t like, other than perhaps the cookie — but THANK YOU H&M for wrenching the crew neck and the sleeves out of her clutches. Please let this change take, at least for a little while.

And now, let’s look at her bag:

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