2018 Oscars After-Parties, Part 1

What, you thought we were done?

Best Dressed: JANELLE MONAE
suit by Christian Siriano

Photo: John Shearer/Getty

We, as a nation, do not deserve Janelle Monae. We have done nothing worthy of her unbeatable pantsuits, her flawless accessorizing, the sheer joy and motherfucking ART she brings to the red carpet. God bless this magical creature.

Runner-Up: GAL GADOT
gown by Armani Privé, jewelry by Tiffany & Co.

Photo: Taylor Hill/Getty

It’s hard to get excited about anything else after Janelle set the bar so absurdly high, but Gal looked fantastic at both the Oscars proper and the after-parties. And that’s a lot more rare than you might expect.

Honorable Mention: JOAN SMALLS
gown by Roberto Cavalli, jewelry by John Hardy

Photo: John Shearer/Getty

It’s not hard to look amazing when you’re a model, but this dress deserves some extra praise. It’s funky yet formal, interesting yet not busy, glam yet cool. A tough line to walk, but she walks it like it’s a goddamn runway.

MARY J. BLIGE
gown by Vera Wang, purse by Jimmy Choo

Photo: George Pimentel/Getty

Obsessed with this dress on her, especially the embellishments below the knee. Hate the grandmother-of-the-bride purse, though.

ZENDAYA COLEMAN
gown by Michael Kors

Photo: Dia Dipasupil/Getty

These days, Zendaya’s one of my favorite fashionistas. And this classic-with-a-twist is pretty strong evidence in her favor. Love the way those sparkly dots continue in the skirt, and the curvy hemline where the tulle meets the rest of the dress? Perfection.

EMILY BLUNT
gown by Alexander McQueen, jewelry by Chopard

Photo: Dia Dipasupil/Getty

Great color, gorgeous fit, awesome earrings, but weak on the hair and makeup. Also, it definitely took me until this moment to realize there are random-ass birds on that dress.

MARGOT ROBBIE
gown by Chanel

Photo: Jon Kopaloff/Getty

The sheer dress over a minidress is a tired trend, but the straps and the general delicate beauty of this make it hard for me to care. Also, that purse is divine, and I want it immediately. I don’t care if I don’t have a mega-event to wear it to. I’ll take it to the fucking bagel store.

ANGELA BASSETT
suit by Teresa Helbig, jewelry by Jared Lehr, purse by Kilian, shoes by Le Silla

Photo: PA/InStar

A multicolor woven suit? Someone’s been reading my dream journal!

DANAI GURIRA
gown by Gabriela Hearst, jewelry by Messika

Photo: Dia Dipasupil/Getty

Minimalism done right. The styling is absolutely perfect.

LESLIE BIBB and SAM ROCKWELL

Photo: John Shearer/Getty

Sam Rockwell looks like a trashy nightclub owner, but he won an Oscar, so he gets to  look ridiculous. Leslie is divine, though I always find it absurd when red carpet stars refuse to use their sleeves. Maybe it’s my bad posture, 5’0″ frame, and general clumsiness, but how do they all manage to keep those jackets from falling off?

OLIVIA WILDE
gown by Roberto Cavalli, jewelry by Forevermark

Photo: John Shearer/Getty

It’s not the first cut-out sparkly strappy gown I’ve seen this year, and it’s not the fiftieth, either. But Olivia makes this look dangerously good.

SALMA HAYEK
gown by Gucci

Photo: Jean-Baptiste Lacroix/Getty

This has all the intrigue of her look from the Oscars proper, with somewhat less hideousness. I still don’t think this totally works, but I get what she was going for.

ABBIE CORNISH
gown by Christian Siriano

Photo: Dia Dipasupil/Getty

A gorgeous gown, but I would’ve given it to Helen Mirren. Even Meryl, if she felt like really stepping out of her box.

HAIM
ensembles by Stella McCartney

Photo: Dia Dipasupil/Getty

I have a soft spot for Jewish sisters wearing coordinating outfits. It takes me back to early 90s photos of my sister and I wearing matching Hannukah sweaters. Yup, that’s exactly the same as three celebrities in Stella McCartney at the Vanity Fair Oscars party.

ZOË KRAVITZ
dress by Saint Laurent, jewelry by Lorraine Schwartz, shoes by Sophia Webster

Photo: Dia Dipasupil/Getty

I appreciate the sense of humor behind this, but no.

JOE MANGANIELLO and SOFIA VERGARA
gown by Ralph & Russo, earrings by Lorraine Schwartz

Photo: Dia Dipasupil/Getty

She always looks the same. The cape is nice, I guess.

KATY PERRY
gown by Atelier Versace

Photo: Chelsea Lauren/Variety/Shutterstock

Ugh, who cares.

SARAH PAULSON and HOLLAND TAYLOR
Sarah’s gown by Marc Jacobs
Holland’s suit by Christian Siriano

Photo: J. Merritt/Getty

Holland looks incredible, but Sarah’s terrible styling is ruining everything. Hair, makeup, gloves, purse – they’re all wrong.

HAILEE STEINFELD
gown by Giambattista Valli, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: J. Merritt/Getty

It’s always a little uncomfortable when someone who wasn’t at the Oscars tries way too hard at the after-party. And this stupid fucking train is definitely trying too hard.

AMANDA SEYFRIED
gown by Oscar de la Renta, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Dia Dipasupil/Getty

Great necklace, killer shoes, boring dress.

ANGELA SARAFYAN
gown by Celia Kritharioti

Photo: Rodin Eckenroth/Getty

Absolutely not. As if the bow wasn’t tacky enough – the matching accessories? How dare you.

HEIDI KLUM
gown by Ralph & Russo

Photo: George Pimentel/Getty

This is stupid.

HEIDI KLUM
gown by Georges Hobeika, jewelry by Lorraine Schwartz, shoes by Rene Caovilla

Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty

This is somehow even more stupid.

Worst Dressed: MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ

Photo: Jean-Baptiste Lacroix/Getty

We found the emo girl at the saloon! (Seriously, this trend needs to die already.)


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One response to 2018 Oscars After-Parties, Part 1

  1. Kati

    Okay but Sofia Vergara 9/10 times wears a mermaid cut gown and this time she didn’t so for once I’m proud of her! Still meh, but not mermaid meh. And Salma doesn’t look like an utter, inexcusable hot mess so I’m a little proud of her too.

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