If Michelle Williams’s award season was the one Where She Was Consistently Nominated But We All Knew She Wasn’t Winning, and Michelle Yeoh’s was The Awards Season Where She Started Winning and Kept Winning and Then We All Knew She Was Likely to Win The Big One, and Angela Bassett’s was one Where She Was the Front-Runner For a Long Time And Then Somehow Lost Momentum After The SAGS But It Was Still Pretty Up In the Air Until The Oscars, and Ana de Armas’s was the one Where She Just Had a Great Time Because She Knew She Snuck In There But No One Was REALLY Mad at Her The Way They Were at Andrea Riseborough, then Hong Chau’s was the one where everyone I know mentioned that they REALLY wanted her to have been nominated for The Menu rather than The Whale. (If you spent some time wondering what else you know her from, she was amazing in Watchmen.)
This awards season, she was styled by the team of Zadrian + Sarah, who gave a fascinating interview to Fashionista about the process. I thought this part was very notable:
From the beginning, Chau let her new styling team know that she wanted to do things differently. “We were sitting around the table like, ‘Let’s do timeless, old-school Hollywood glamour,'” Smith remembers. “And she very calmly said: ‘No, let’s not do that. Why would I want to emulate an era that didn’t recognize or see me as valid?'”
They also style Ariana DeBose, Lake Bell, Winnie Harlow, and Jane Krakowski (including Jane’s amazing Halloween costume last year).
Let’s see how it looks as a whole.