If yesterday’s post about Michelle Williams’s award season wardrobe was about An Awards Season Where She Was Consistently Nominated But We All Knew She Wasn’t Winning, then this Michelle’s is about The Awards Season Where She Started Winning and Kept Winning and Then We All Knew She Was Likely to Win The Big One. She told People:

“I’ve learned that fans crave that red carpet moment,” she says. “I think that’s part and parcel of what we do, is we created this magical movie or world for them, so this is an extension of that. And to be shown these amazing — almost like art — all these amazing designers to start off with, and then all the haute couture.”

She’s also learned what doesn’t work: “At the end of the day, I know who I am. You can’t let the dress wear you and you can’t be walking around going, ‘I’m so uncomfortable. I can’t breathe.’ And you are expected to sit there for three hours and you’re like, ‘I’m going to die. And I can’t go to the bathroom.'”

Sensible AND glamorous, the magic twofer. Her stylist, Jordan Johnson Chung (who also styles Sandra Oh!), nailed this run-up to the Oscars. Let’s revisit the ride!

PS: If you want to revisit her entire 2022, we did a retrospective of that, too.

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