Red carpet ready

By Lauren Paolini

Copy Editor

The 92nd annual Academy Awards took place this past Sunday, but more importantly, celebs walked the Red Carpet before the show. It’s no secret our favorite actors shined in this year’s top movies, but I am here to assure you they saved some stardust for the pre-show carpet. 

Well, most of them did. 

I’ll give you the bad news first. One of our favorite female comedy duos, Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph didn’t exactly serve the looks we were hoping for. Wiig wore a bright red Valentino gown with outrageous side ruffles and long black gloves. Although the color is flattering for the “SNL” alum, I can’t help but agree with the Twitterverse on the dress giving major lasagna vibes. 

No shade to lasagna – I’d just rather eat it than wear it. 

Wiig’s partner in crime, Rudolph, also missed the mark in terms of Oscar attire. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll always support a sequin-covered queen, but the orange hue of her Valentino gown ruined the look for me. The dress could have worked in a black or even navy blue, but the orange is off putting and leads to the illusion of too much fabric.  

I love you both, but after that “Bridesmaids” catastrophe of a wedding gown, you should have learned to choose a better dress. 

Another unfortunate fashion decision was made Sunday by Sigourney Weaver. The actress wore a long-sleeved Dior gown with a braided belt. The hunter green is a striking color on Weaver, but this dress looks like grandma’s favorite curtains and has far too much ruching. 

Sigourney, you’re 70 and you look amazing. My advice to you is to have Stanley Yelnats throw that dress in a hole, and find an outfit which highlights your timeless beauty.  

Aside from the mentioned celebs, the majority of the Oscar attendees cleaned up quite nicely.  

Brad Pitt elevated the classic black tux with a velvet Brioni jacket tailored to perfection. His black bowtie perfected the classic-yet-modern look. 

Brie Larson looked absolutely heroic in her blush Celine by Hedi Slimane gown. 

This, my friends, is how you rock a sequin. 

Larson’s accessories, hair, and makeup perfectly complemented the V-neck gown. 

And yes, the dress did have a cape. Captain Marvel, anyone?  

I am ashamed to say that I have yet to see the movie adaptation of my favorite book, “Little Women.” However, I am grateful to have seen Florence Pugh’s Oscar-night ensemble. 

The up-and-coming actress stunned in a green Louis Vuitton dress. The fitted top and tiered skirt of the dress were matched with strappy heels of the same color, creating a monochrome. 

Pugh’s hair was pulled back into a braided topknot and her makeup was kept neutral, allowing for the dress to take center stage. 

Last, but certainly not least, is Natalie Portman.  

If you haven’t heard, the Academy are not the most inclusive bunch. Portman used Sunday to make a statement on the lack of female directors nominated this year. The actress wore a custom black and gold Dior gown with the names of female directors who didn’t get nominated embroidered on her cape. 

I’m not part of the Academy (I know, shocking) but my award for best dressed goes to Natalie Portman. 

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