Fug File: BAFTAs

BAFTAs Fugs and Fabs: The Others


We have got to talk to these BAFTA people about not scheduling them against the Grammys EVERY YEAR. There’s plenty of room elsewhere, dudes.

Edited to add: A commenter pointed out that Nanette Lepore had some feedback on Dakota’s Dior dress. Well played, Nanette. I feel like this stuff happens a LOT (Monique Lhuillier’s collections always seem to evoke other people, to me), and I can’t decide if I think designers need to accept it as part of creative life — like an accidental mind meld, or how everything in life is influenced by what’s come before it – or if they should all rage against the machine. I see an argument for both, honestly.

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BAFTAs Weekend Fugs and Fabs: Julianne Moore


Well, regardless of what my feelings are, at least it’s not this, one of my all-time most hated Julianne Moore red carpet experiences. Sometimes when you’re not sure if you’re wholly on board with something for tiny, boring reasons, you have to remind yourself What Might Have Been.

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BAFTAs Amusingly Played: Carrie Fisher and Domhnall Gleeson


I have no idea what’s happening here, and I never want it to end.

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BAFTAs Fug or Fab: Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton


More than anything, I want to talk about the Vikander/Fassbender Kiss Cam Scandale of last night (we didn’t see it here; it seems it was cut for broadcast everywhere). Wait, more than ANYTHING, I want to hear about DiCaprio making out with Maggie Smith. And then we can talk about Vikanderbender. And then — only then! — can we discuss her dress:

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Yes, it’s leather, embellished with some kind of progressively stabby tinsel — as if this were a Chia Pet, but instead of a pet, it’s a dress, and instead of chia, it grows tinsel. I don’t hate it, and I definitely want to touch it. Which is either good news, or bad, depending on how you feel about me as a person, I suppose.

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BAFTAs Well Played, Saoirse Ronan in Burberry


This is BY FAR the most interesting thing Saoirse Ronan has worn on the awards circuit so far — and with very positive results:

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Maybe she feels more at home — and more adventurous — now that she’s nearer to her native soil. Maybe Cate Blanchett called her and told her everyone was wearing patterns to this thing (who disobeys Cate? No one). Maybe she just decided, “you know what? I’m not going to win any of these, so let’s start veering a little out of the safe zone.”  Maybe this came to her in a dream. Maybe she chose this by a sophisticated dateboard process. Does it even matter? Keep doing…whatever it was that led to this.

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BAFTAs Well Played, Cate Blanchett in Alexander McQueen


Dear Cate Blanchett,

Why are you so perfect a person? And how can I sign up to learn your ways? Is there a Learning Annex class, or…????

Much love,

Jessica

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Fugs and Fabs: The Rest of The BAFTAs


Yes. I did give you two photos of David Beckham today. I want you to be happy, that’s all.

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