2018 CFDA Fashion Awards, Part 2

Welcome back to the Fashion Awards, darlings!

CYNTHIA ERIVO
dress by Lela Rose

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

This is what Cher Horowitz would wear to her driving test in 2018, and therefore, I am extremely here for it.

BUSY PHILIPPS
suit by Christian Siriano, jewelry by Tiffany & Co.

Photo: Matt Baron/Shutterstock

Am I ready for bellbottoms to be trendy on the red carpet again? No. Does the aqua metallic kind of make her look like each of her legs are a mermaid tail? A little bit. Do I somehow, against all odds, still kind of adore this suit because it’s playful as hell, and this is Busy’s most polished red carpet lewk in ages? Surprisingly, yes!

KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN
suit by Christian Siriano

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

I try to blog about this family as little as possible, and even I have to admit that Kourtney kinda killed it at this event. The print and cut of this suit are low-key, yet high-impact. I don’t know if I’ve liked anything Kourtney’s worn since… well, ever, I guess. So kudos, girl. Keep it up.

SARA SAMPAIO
gown by J. Mendel

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

Stunning, but I wish she’d worn it to Cannes.

KATHERINE LANGFORD
suit by Prabal Gurung

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

She’s a haircut away from me truly loving this.

LUPITA NYONG’O
dress by Atelier Versace, jewelry by Lorraine Schwartz, shoes by Alexandre Birman

Photo: Matt Baron/Shutterstock

I could have handled this dress on its own, but I truly loathe that collar. Though it should be noted that my least favorite Lupita look of all time still made it to the top five in this post. Because Lupita’s worst day is still better than almost everybody else’s best day.

LILY ALDRIDGE
dress by Brock Collection

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

She could use a touch less highlighter on her cheekbones, and maybe a more interesting dress.

ISSA RAE
jumpsuit by Kerby Jean-Raymond for Pyer Moss

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

I wish the belt were a little lower. Or maybe she should have lost the sheer layer over the pants, and just kept the half-cape thing. There’s good ideas here – the quote on her belt is badass, the color and shimmer are stunning, plus the aforementioned half-cape thing – but I’m not sure they really come together.

JOAN SMALLS
top and skirt by Brandon Maxwell

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

I rarely say this, but this would actually be way better without all those diamonds.

CATE BLANCHETT
dress by Monse, jewelry by Repossi, shoes by Jimmy Choo

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

It’s hard for me to put Cate Blanchett anywhere far from the top of a post, but… what am I even looking at? A coat-apron hybrid? Over a skirt? With Tin Man sleeves? Even Cate can’t make this overdesigned dress work.

DIANE LANE
suit and purse by Gabriela Hearst

Photo: Matt Baron/Shutterstock

I like the suit, and the accessories, but the combo doesn’t really back enough of a punch for me.

MADELINE BREWER
dress by Tanya Taylor

Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage

I watch Handmaid’s Tale, so I can’t even look at Madeline without getting a sense of existential dread, and being vaguely surprised that she has two eyes.

BROOKE SHIELDS

Photo: Matt Baron/Shutterstock

Great glasses and a classic tux, but that weird diamond skeleton on her chest makes me uncomfortable, and the sad slouchy purse is even worse.

ROSIE HUNTINGTON-WHITELEY
jacket and pants by Altuzarra

Photo: Dimitiros Kambouris/Getty

I get that everybody is trying to reinvent the jacket, but someone please explain to me what weather a person is supposed to wear this in. Also, I hate those pants.

ASHLEY GRAHAM
gown by Vera Wang, shoes by Stuart Weitzman

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

It’s more interesting than the simple silhouettes and stretchy fabrics she usually wears, but I can’t get excited about anything except that lipstick.

KENDALL JENNER
dress by Alexandre Vauthier, jewelry by Ippolita, shoes by Jimmy Choo

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

Blech. No thank you.

JASMINE SANDERS
dress by Vera Wang

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

Literally nothing about this is working for me.

JULIANA MARGULIES
dress by Narciso Rodriguez

Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage

This is elegant and lovely and I’m pretty sure Juliana, and every actress who competes for roles with Juliana, has worn this no less than 80 times over the past decade.

OLIVIA CULPO
gown by Rebecca Minkoff

Photo: Matt Baron/Shutterstock

Hey, I get sweaty in the summer too, but you don’t see me wandering around a red carpet in a literal tent. Usually.

EMILY RATAJKOWSKI
gown by Brock Collection

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

Here’s your semi-regular installment of “terrible saloon trends ruining the red carpet.”

CIARA
dress by Monse

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

This feels like the sad first draft of Cynthia Erivo’s dress.

IRINA SHAYK
gown by Diane von Furstenberg

Photo: Matt Baron/Shutterstock

Very “RuPaul on the runway circa season 4,” which is only sometimes a compliment, and is definitely not one in this case.

ROSARIO DAWSON
jewelry by Forevermark

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

There’s drapery, and then there’s droopery.

AMANDLA STENBERG
suit by Rosie Assoulin

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

I’m sorry, Amandla, but I only had space in my heart to like one vaguely obnoxious bellbottomed suit in an unusual color at this event, and Busy Philipps took that spot. Also, is this… suede? In JUNE? Why do these people do this to themselves?

MARTHA HUNT
dress by Thom Browne, earrings by Atelier Swarovski

Photo: Matt Baron/Shutterstock

Reminds me of the scene in Garden State where Zach Braff’s aunt or something makes him a shirt made out of leftover wallpaper.

ANNA WINTOUR

Photo: People.com

This is actually shocking to me. The patchwork quilted dress? The cross necklace that looks like it’s made of skittles? Anna, darling, it might be time for you to retire.


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