Mostly Well Played: Lupita Nyong’o (et al) at The Queen of Katwe Premiere


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This is Elie Saab. And it’s pretty magnificent. Is it magnificent on HER? Very, very nearly. Practically.

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Fug or Fab: Emily Blunt in Alexander McQueen at the premiere of The Girl on the Train


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I’m very excited to report that Emily Blunt has kicked off The Girl on the Train premieres with a BANG. Whether you like this or not — I do! — you cannot argue that it’s boring.

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See The Trailers: Versailles


Versailles is a big-budget costume drama that we’re just about to get here in the United States (it premieres on Ovation on October 1st), which many of you who hail from other countries may have already seen. It’s apparently the most expensive European costume drama ever, and I can tell you that it’s full of sexy rich people getting mad at each other, and additionally getting super naked — which are two of my favorite things when it comes to programming about Problems in Olden Times. When people aren’t getting their kit off, it’s also chockful of people in honestly amazing costumes. We’re going to be bringing you a great interview with award-winning costume designer Madeline Fontaine next week, but I thought I might whet your appetite with the show’s trailer, first:

I mean. That’s obviously right up our street. I also feel like we need to discuss whether or not the long-haired wigs of this time period are sexy or not.

This next video seems like it is going to be the same as the one above, but I assume you, it is not. It just opens with the same shot.  It’s about costumes!

It’s interesting to hear male actors talk about costuming, right? I feel like it’s almost always women — but on this show, the men are just as extravagantly dressed as the women are, which is a fun and welcome change:

SO MANY WAISTCOASTS, so many wigs, so many man-heels. I love it. Make sure you come back later next week for our piece with Madeline Fontaine, who is a genius, and a fascinating woman.

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ICYMI: Fug Nation’s Emmys Coverage


We had a TON of Emmys coverage here at GFY and it’s possible you don’t spend your workday here, 24-7, just refreshing and refreshing. (Although, obviously, that’s what we would recommend.) Just in case you missed anything, here’s a guide to our complete Emmys coverage. Catch up!

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Emmy Awards Fugs and Fabs: The Rest of Everyone


In which we close out Emmys coverage with our traditional Grab Bag O’ Everyone Else.

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Emmy Awards Well Played: Viola Davis in Marchesa


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This dress isn’t a world-stopper or a fire-started, but let’s be honest, here — they don’t all need to be. What it is, is fantastic on her:

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(With bonus points to Julius for the matching bow tie.) She looks gorgeous, comfortable, and elegant. I often say that Viola Davis is a great example of an actress who I never really worry about when it comes to the red carpet. No matter what, she is not going to show up wearing something totally terrible, and that is relaxing. I trust her implicitly, because she always looks like a beautiful adult professional and if that sounds like damning with faint praise, it isn’t. Beautiful adult professionals are in far too short a supply in the world, and I deeply appreciate them (this is the same reason I find cute men in reading glasses, like, changing your light bulbs without being asked incredibly sexy). She looks great in this, and also like a person who knew she probably wasn’t going to win, so there was no need to turn everything up to a 10 when she could show up and slay at about a 7. Conserve your energy. It’s what beautiful adult professionals do.

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Emmys Fugs and Fabs: Women in Metallics


Compared to previous awards shows, we didn’t get nearly as many metallics as we have in the past — Claire Danes was definitely the most memorable, mostly thanks to her aggressive dance with the bronzer but Laverne Cox came in a close second. But that doesn’t mean the red carpet was TOTALLY devoid of shine. Thank god.

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