Viola Davis sets a very high bar for herself, and it’s tough to clear it EVERY time; not every gown she wears can be the best one ever, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t still very good. Take this Zac Posen: It’s a HAIR tight and lumpy in the bust, and the waist might hit her a tiny bit low. But the color is refreshing and lively, and she gives this such polish with her hair, makeup, and accessories, that she ends up with a round of applause anyway. It may be hard to beat your own records every time when you are Viola Davis, but it is also damn near impossible to whiff. I’d ALMOST like to see her try — almost — because I’d still probably end up happy with it.

Over the weekend, she picked out an Alice + Olivia skirt:

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And it’s ALSO a welcome sight. That line is generally wall-to-wall brightness and shine and pattern, in a way where I’m surprised we don’t see more of it. Viola Davis is a STELLAR get for them, and she looks so good in this that I’d be hard-pressed to imagine others won’t line up to have what she’s having. Wink, wink.

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