Fugger: Viola Davis

Better Played: Viola Davis in St. John at the NAACP Image Awards


This reminds me of the Antonio Berardi that Julianna Margulies just wore to the SAGs.

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Her wrists seem under accessorized, but the gown is lovely on her — and so much less aggressive than the violet thing that engulfed her so throughly last week. It’s also rather astonishing to realize this vibrant, exquisite person is the same woman Annie Leibowitz made look so tired and bothered on that Vanity Fair cover. I like to think this entire look — a simple but elegant dress, and that flawless face — was a quiet rebuttal of that entire affair.

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SAG Awards Fug or Fab: Viola Davis in Zac Posen


This one might be a scrolldown for me in the vein that Sarah Paulson (coming up) also is: a FANTASTIC head over a big ol’ HMM of a dress.

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This is neither as bad as I keep fearing it is, nor as good as I want it to be. It’s the closest I’ve ever seen her come to being overshadowed by a garment — the problem, I think, being that the bodice looks clumsy. It’s folded such that it creates an illusion of each boob being shoved to the center. And the thing that often undoes Zac Posen is that this fabric has no room for error. It hides nothing, but nobody seems to remember that, so the wearers are stuck with the marks of a dozen tiny sins of handiwork: bunching, overdone darts, all of it. So it’s close, but still can’t get its fingers on the cigar.

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Fugs and Fabs of the Rest of the Producers Guild Awards


Come for Viola Davis, stay for Michael B. Jordan and some really bad wig work on Lady Gaga.

The surprise here was The Big Short winning Best Picture, which muddies what everyone thought was The Revenant‘s clear path to the Oscar, as the PGAs have predicted that winner eight out of the last ten years. (Does that mean the majority of Academy voters are producers?) I don’t think that will upset Leo’s apple cart; that award, sadly, seems written in stone. If Bryan Cranston somehow took home that statue because everyone was like, “GET THAT WALTER WHITE GUY ON THE WAY TO AN EGOT,” I would enjoy seeing the look on Leo’s face.

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Fugs and Fabs: The Cover Stars at Elle’s Women in TV Event


Well, only three of them attended, but they still get their own post. I assume Taraji P. Henson got trapped under the weight of Cookie Lyon’s furs, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus was swearing so elegantly at the cast of Veep that she plum forgot the time.

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Golden Globes Fugs and Fabs: Ladies In Blue


Allow me to be honest. Some of these might technically be lavender.

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Fugs and Fabs: Celebs at the Kennedy Center Honors Events


Sadly our sources didn’t have the full photo of this gown, which is why we as a nation turn to People magazine. It’s FABULOUS, and if I were her, I’d have been hard-pressed not to have spent ALL NIGHT taking a turn about the room in front of anyone with a lens.

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Mostly Fabs: WWD and Variety Stylemaker’s Party


ALL of these people look like they’re going to a party in June — other, perhaps, than Katie Holmes — but it’s a REAL CUTE party.

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