Fug File: Best and Worst

Fug Nation’s Emmy Best and Worst

Hey, y’all, remember when we voted on who was the best-dressed and worst-dressed at the Emmys? If you don’t, that’s understandable, because it was two weeks ago and we totally forgot to post the results. Let’s revisit it now, because it was a high high, and SUCH a low low.

Let’s start low:

Lena Dunham

Oh, Lena. We really enjoy you, but that pajama shirt is your gravest enemy. It’s plotting things. DISPOSE OF IT.

Cleanse your retinas with the best-dressed person:

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Fug Nation’s Worst Dressed of the 2014 Emmys

So, yeah, not as much hideousness as usual… but still just enough, eh?

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Fug Nation’s Best Dressed of the 2014 Emmys

When we were compiling this — again, based on our Well Played picks, mixed with opinion in the comments section; it’s obviously somewhat subjective, but we try to be as fair as possible — I realized that on balance, it was not the MOST hideous Emmys in history. Who knew?

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Fug Nation’s Worst of the Met Gala: the Run-Off

While Best Dressed was a slam dunk, Worst Dressed — as voted by you on Thursday — was VERY CLOSE and obviously, we want to be scientific about this. In this corner, we’ve got Rumpled H. McMustard, Katie Holmes:

And her contender, LongProgram Wrinklesberg:

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[Photos: Getty]


Met Gala 2014: Fug Nation Picks Which Designer Won And Lost The Night

Just for fun, we decided to nominate a couple of designers to see which one you think “won” the Met Gala, and which one you think punted it away on first down, to use the parlance of the NFL, in honor of the draft tonight. We glanced at which designers showed up and nominated a few based on either volume of gowns in attendance, or the impactfulness, or both. It’s just on a lark; if you think we missed one that should’ve been nominated, please do talk it up in the comments.

Who Won The Met Gala:

Oscar de la Renta: Oscar chiefly took our breath away with the gowns on Karlie Kloss and Ivanka Trump, and although we were mixed on the front of Sarah Jessica Parker’s outfit, the back was adorable (and the signature, which we thought was crazy, was apparently there at her request). He also put an achingly accomplished red gown on Allison Williams, and a shiny and lovely silvery confection on Amy Adams (even if it was a little samey for us on her). A lot of people liked the pink gown he gave to Taylor Swift, even though the fit was slightly off; Claire Danes’ gown was the biggest threat of a clunker, although that might also have been a casualty of fit and styling.

Zac Posen: This is the night his every runway show has been waiting for, and he did not hold back, putting Liu Wen in a showstopping dress that underscores his mastery of constructionDita Von Teese’s fishtail hem was also amazing work, and he even gave Sarah Silverman — Queen of the Twee – a major, MAJOR moment that is astonishingly mature, and Maggie Q also got a hit of the heavy skirtKaren Elson’s was, for my money, the least successful of the lot, but Liu Wen’s might erase that and thus improve his average. (Oh, and he also dressed Neil Patrick Harris’s Hedwig co-star Lena Hall, whom we didn’t see until RIGHT NOW. It’s pink. Better than Elson’s. Karen should sue.)

Marchesa: Karolina Kurkova’s teal, hand-painted gown was the most exquisite punch to the gut, and Kylie Minogue also looked pretty. Joy Bryant didn’t not look pretty. The question really is whether the sheer strength of Kurkova’s incredible, enviable, delectable gown is enough and ESPECIALLY whether it can outweigh what Marchesa did to Katie Holmes.

Ralph & Russo: They only put one dress on the red carpet, but it was Arizona Muse’s, and boy, did we fall in love. So, much like getting pregnant I guess, all you need is one to score.

Prabal Gurung: He also only dressed one person, but it was Hailee Steinfeld. And faced with giving a young girl her moment to morph into a young lady, he handled it with extreme class and panache.

Michael Kors: The more I look at Zoe Saldana’s, the less I hate it; I do still feel like she is Miss Muffet trying to inhabit her tuffet, a bit, but the fabric is cool, and the theme was basically “Go Big Or Go Home,” so there’s that. The skirt also counterbalances the sleek bodice. Jessica Pare also wore a beautiful gown in a similar fabric, and Lily Aldridge was dazzling in silver. It’s all getting interesting up in Korsland, basically.

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and who botched the ball?


Met Gala 2014: Fug Nation’s Worst Dressed

There are A LOT OF CONTENDERS in here. Like, REAL contenders.

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Met Gala 2014: Fug Nation’s Best Dressed

Presented in no particular order, and based mostly on our own opinions — as the Head Crabapples in Charge here — but also factoring in your reactions where we can. In situations where you loved something we hated — like Maggie Gyllenhaal — we always try to evaluate whether we think that person’s dress could genuinely beat any of the others in a vote, and in this situation we decided Maggie was NOT likely to take it over some of this incredibly stiff competition. And with Brie Larson, whose suit was hilariously crazy in a way many of us adored even despite its hideousness, I left her out because I think there are too many deserving ball gowns that could and should win it instead, because they made the effort to be on-point (but the pants on Janelle Monae work for me because she found a way to give them ball-gown flair by adding that gorgeous cape, so she’s in).

Okay, caveats out of the way. It’s not super scientific, so please try not to be enraged if your favorite was left off. Onto the poll.

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