Oscars Fug Carpet, and Less Fug Other Things: Florence Welch

Florence Welch — of, AND THE MACHINE — really ran hot or cold last night at the Oscars. LET’S LOOK CLOSER.

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Comments (28):

  1. jerkygirl

    All I could think when I saw the first one was “Chloe Sevigny, someone is SWF-ing you.” NO.

  2. Siouxi

    Wow. This is bad. Really bad. And not even in a HBC fabulously cracktacular sort of way, it’s just sad and wrong and good lord, girl, GET A STYLIST! If you can’t dress yourself – and the evidence proves you can’t – find someone who can. Please.

  3. The Other Molly

    She’s obviously going for the “I’m so drugged up, I don’t give a F%@* how I look” attire.
    I bet she has posters of Courtney Love all over her house.

  4. Rayna

    That yellowed wedding cake thing – gaaah!

    OTOH, LOVED the burnt orange satin number – classic flowy cut, Old Hollywood style, etc. Very flattering.

    Last one, *eye roll*. I have actually SEEN bathroom wall paper that looks like that.

  5. bex

    the red carpet dress made her look like the woman in the yellow wallpaper as i imagined her circa mrs. aufses’ AP english class.

  6. babyface

    love the VC Andrews reference…but i’m also not bothered by her look at all. rock stars are rock stars and you expect them to wear something funky. In fact, i wish all stars wore something funky (ugly)…make these award shows so much more interesting…and give you more subjects for your clever writing.

  7. granny

    They said that frumpy yellow thing was a Valentino. This doesn’t do Valentino any good at all!

  8. shenanigans

    Have you *seen* this woman’s legs? I call it a Fug for covering those stems up! (see her first outfit during SNL 2010 performance)

  9. TaraMisu

    Eh. Meh. There is some sort of 70′s reference floating in my head but I can’t seem to get it out.

    I am going to go off track and whine about those ads at the top of this page…. they keep scrolling my pages down when I’m trying to read, clicking “close” doesn’t work. I understand the need for ads but those are over the top annoying.

  10. Ash

    I kinda love all three. I couldn’t pull them off, but the rock girl can.

  11. witjunkie

    If she can allow herself to look glam and pretty onstage, why bring out the fug for the red carpet? I don’t get it. She is SO PRETTY.

    @shenanigans, her other longer black dress on SNL was stunning too. I don’t get it.

  12. Jessica

    If the ads are scrolling on you, hit “close” at the top of the banner at the top and it will never do it again.

  13. Lina

    I expect her to wear something weird, but I don’t get why she looks so sullen. Being the band at this kind of carnival is sort of like being a creature in a special occasion zoo, but that’s not exactly a surprise. If you imagine her laughing and lively and enjoying herself in all three dresses, it makes them so much better. (Not stellar, but better.) Maybe it was just an all around bad day?

  14. TaraMisu

    Jessica – I did hit close, it’s not clickable/doesn’t work. I’ll deal with it, just wanted to whine.

  15. Ines

    i loved the second one (the stage-singing-dress). this color is splendid on her!

    (why does she not smile? it would change a lot)

  16. Cat

    The red carpet dress is terrible, as in Little House on the Prairie Formal terrible. Ew. The second copper/bronze dress is gorgeous and the last one… meh. Plus she looks like she’s falling asleep.

  17. Dionne

    That first dress reminds me of what Rachel wore on Glee last week during her party.

  18. Bob Stanley

    She gets a pass from me for now:
    1. She’s a newbie to this sort of thing.
    2. She stuck to her look and didn’t gross out her fans, even with the beautiful dark orange dress.
    3. She’s very talented, a terrific live performer, and a real artist.

    *thumbs up*

  19. laura

    her red carpet valentino was very much in keeping with her quirky and very british style, however she could have kept it quirky whilst opting for something more glamourous as she did during her performance. That Roksanda dress is devine!

  20. anonymoose

    florence welch: lovely voice. her music is 1000 times more interesting than Lady Gaghag. her red carpet dress? pure fug. yet, true to her style. she’s a musician, not a model. so be it.

  21. Jenna

    She’s Florence Welch. She’s like Swinton… she can just wear whatever she wants and it’ll be great because you know its her. This dress suited her, and I actually liked the top, if not the bottom.

  22. vandalfan

    I’m more of putting her in the anti-SWINTON club. Everything she choses seems to be horrible. And would a smile kill her? Well, I suppose if I was in that yellow abomination, I’d have a hard time smiling, too.

  23. Ken

    Another Hunchback of Notre Dame. I had hoped Miley Cyrus was enough.

  24. melissa

    Do the other Sister-wives know she took their best dress and wore it the Oscars?

  25. Rednax

    C’mon guys. This is Florence Welch.
    If Natalie Portman or Reese Witherspoon or Nicole Kidman tried to pull this off it would be a total fug.
    But it’s not them. It’s Florence Welch. You need to accept these outfits in context, and this outfit has Flo written all over it. It’s quirky and unashamedly different, and somehow still remains chic.

  26. Sajorina

    I love how she does her own thing and I loved the dress she wore during her performance… I wish I owned it!

  27. rigmarole

    I actually really agree with Rednax, particularly regarding the first dress. It’s not a dress for ninety-nine percent of the population (understatement) but it suits her very well.

  28. gryt

    I thought the yellow one was perfect on her! She’s an artist, she’s not gonna wear some regular GOWN.