February 1, 2016

"Hands-down, the best look of the night. This is flawless from head to toe."

"That dress is so gorgeous we can’t stop looking at it. And isn’t that what you want people saying about your red carpet dress? Darlings, it is."

Perfection, at the SAG awards.

In men's fashion news, Cam Newton wore some amazing pants.

73 comments:

tim in vermont said...

I heard them described as "everybody go to hell" pants on TV.

Laslo Spatula said...

Alicia Vikander was flawless in the film "Ex Machina" and that didn't even involve any flashy clothing.

Because she was naked.

But you knew that was where I was going.

Still: pretty dress.

I am Laslo.

Michael McClain said...

Pretty girl. Butt ugly dress.

Titus said...

love that dress beautiful.

Cam's pants are fierce too-love them!

PB said...

A throwback of sorts. It demonstrayes you dont have to go to plunging necklines which divert attention away from the fashion.

It reminds me of the Partridge Family bus.

Quinn Satterwaite said...

"That dress is so gorgeous we can’t stop looking at it. And isn’t that what you want people saying about your red carpet dress? Darlings, it is."

This is the problem with having a bunch of gays dressing women- you want people looking at the *girl* not the dress, which apparently never occurs to them.

The dress has no reference to her body, other than the passing fact that she has brown hair. Other than that it might as well be a burka that could have been worn by almost any other woman at most any other time with exactly the same effect. The side split seems like a last minute after thought when someone got a look at the whole underwhelming result and took a pair of scissors to it hail mary to try to inject some SA. Its like slapping a rear spoiler on a Ford Taurus. Too little too late.

The pants are great though. I expect the NY Times to endorse them in a signed editorial later today.

JAORE said...

Tasteful, modest by red carpet standards. Would that more women would get the message.

David Begley said...

Robot.

Big Mike said...

Agree with Michael McClain. Not even Grace Kelly in her prime could make that dress "gorgeous."

Hagar said...

A quilt with powdered sugar on it?

tim in vermont said...

The problem is overselling it before one sees it. It is a pretty cool dress. The shoes didn't live up to it though.

Tank said...

I try to picture Mrs. Tank, who is still 5' tall and 105 pounds, putting on that dress, looking in the mirror, and leaving the house. It just doesn't work.

Those pants only work if you're 6' 4" and 250 pounds. Who's gonna say otherwise?

The Drill SGT said...

The pic of Alicia Vikander walking up stairs was excellent.

As for the dress. It was pretty, but as quinn said, had no connection to her beautiful figure. It needed some features that drew attention to her shape and hinted at more

Tarrou said...

That dress looks like something doctors would use to induce seizures.

As if we needed more evidence that "fashion" is a joke played on society by imbeciles and dolts.

Humperdink said...

Cam fleeing an animal rights protest.

rhhardin said...

I flipped through them to see what actresses I could identiry. The ones I recognized all look better in their film attire, except Julianne Moore looked okay.

Best dress was Hannah Bagshawe, taking a different technique of camouflage. It's a dress you can't see on the horizon, as opposed to a chameleon dress.

The actresses I can actually distinguish, who don't merge into one generic actress, are Julianne Moore, Julia Roberts, Anne Hathaway, Meg Ryan and Jennifer Aniston.

samanthasmom said...

Helen Mirren stole the red carpet.

Laslo Spatula said...

samanthasmom said...
Helen Mirren stole the red carpet.

So then the carpet DOESN'T match the drapes.

I am Laslo.

rhhardin said...

Oh and Sandra Bullock.

Original Mike said...

"Cam Newton wore some amazing pants."

I thought I knew what the word "amazing" meant. I guess I was wrong.

MayBee said...

Cam Newton is spectacular.

wildswan said...

A Linoleum dress for your red carpet moment. Nevertheless I liked it - whether because it was truly new or because it really looked good, I can't say.

F said...

How do you walk in those shoes? Who would want to?

Sam L. said...

I say both are ridiculous.

surfed said...

My main concern in life was dis-robing gorgeous creatures like that. Her job was to construct that look. My job was in the deconstruction. "Mac Meda" with apologies to the Pump House Gang.

MathMom said...

I thought the "sag" awards were won by Susan Sarandon. Gravity is winning.

buwaya puti said...

Camouflage pattern from WWI. You can see something like this on German helmets, etc.
Woman is pretty, but dress is silly.

CWJ said...

Tailor to Cam during the fitting. "Mr. Newton, break or straight?" "Neither. Ankle length please." Are "high water" pants a "thing" now?

jr565 said...

It looks like a collection of patches fashioned together into a dress. Not sure that is the best dress of the night. And if it is, yikes.

Chuck said...

Good lord, what a disappointment. I was actually looking forward to a great dress. That thing is awful. You can't see that poor woman's shape at all. It looks like a carpet in a display at the local furniture mart. The pattern is an awful, distracting jumble and the sequined material looks terrible. Trying way too hard.

We just had an Althouse blog discussion of Grace Kelly. Now this is what a dress should look like:

https://agnautacouture.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/grace-kelly-life-cover.jpg

jr565 said...

It looks like carpet swatches mixed with chain mail.

Chuck said...

I just found another fabulous picture of the dress from the SAG awards:

http://regmedia.co.uk/2011/06/02/dazzle_tarian.jpg

CWJ said...

Actually, I loved the dress when I saw the first photo. But then I saw the second photo. The bottom third is horror show. The fourth photo confirmed it. The dress, not the legs. That front panel looks stiff as a board.

jr565 said...

As for cam, he spent 500 dollars for those pants. Maybe Bernie sanders is right about income inequality in this country. If you are going to spend that much on pants maybe there are rules that need to applied that regulate what the pants look like. You could do zebra stripes, for example. But not zebra stripes AND gold bows.
wuld queer eye for the straight guy approve those pants?

Humperdink said...

"Cam Newton is spectacular."

Cam is Frenchy Fuqua without the goldfish.

n.n said...

The dress is interesting. The girl is gorgeous. The girl makes the dress.

MathMom said...

I clicked the link in rhhardin's comment - and I thought most of the dresses looked actually frumpy. Many of them made the wearers look wide, matronly, and unattractive. Meh.

blogstupidgirl said...

I kind of like the glittery dress fabric, and the dress looks OK from the waist up. From the waist down, though, it's just two rectangles sewn together in a not particularly flattering cut. The slit is awful. It looks designed to show that there's something with human legs between those two rectangles. The shoes are too elaborate (and high-heeled) and look as though they're competing with the dress for attention. And being black instead of picking up one of the lighter colors in the dress, they create a dark dead zone behind that slit.

Why do movie stars think they have the taste to dress themselves? With a few exceptions, they look just awful when they pick out their own outfits. Back in the bad old studio days, skilled stylists dressed the stars, and the stars usually looked good.

sydney said...

What n.n. said. It's the girl that is gorgeous, not the dress. Any dress would look good on her.

Humperdink said...

The Amish have a name for that dress - a rag rug. A collection of leftover material assembled into something useful.

chuck said...

Girl in a can. The dress isn't awful, but looks stiff and maybe a bit big.

PB said...

Similarity? http://www.cmongethappy.com/faq.html

Ignorance is Bliss said...

The dress is fantastic, assuming Alicia Vikander is badly deformed or misshapen, as the dress successfully hides this fact.

On the other hand, if her figure is normal ( or better ) then it is a horrid dress, as it successfully hides that fact.

rich hahn said...

And I thought you were going to go for Drudge's juxtaposition of Susan Sarandon and SAG.

tim in vermont said...

Ha, it's like the old joke about the tailor.

Only Bulaski the tailor could have created a pretty dress for a frump like you!

HoodlumDoodlum said...

It's an OK dress, glamorous but a little busy (color-block-wise). It's pretty flattering in terms of fit, but she's a very attractive woman so that shouldn't be too hard.

It's a nice dress and doesn't in any way detract from her attractiveness--in that sense at least it's much better than a lot of what you see on red carpets!

mccullough said...

I hope Newton is getting paid to wear those pants. Maybe he's just messing with the Broncos who have to be laughing at those pants.

And the saddle shoes are 2d grade girl footwear

HoodlumDoodlum said...

It used to upset me to see that flood pants were considered high fashion (this seems to have started about 4-5 years or so ago) but I've given up on caring--for some reason fashion designers have decided that you should see dudes' ankles but I don't see that happening much at all on the street. Cam's the exception that proves the rule, to me--what a stupid look.

tim in vermont said...

It is pretty funny coming from the team that pointed a baseball bat at Odell Beckham, called him a ballerina, a bitch, and bragged about exposing his "female blood" after a game with the Giants. Maybe Cam is in some kind of denial?

jacksonjay said...

Cam Newton is Black. Cam Newton is a quarterback. We ain't never had a Black quarterback like Cam Newton.

How can that ugly thing be a perfect award show dress if it don't show a bunch of tits?

William said...

Ex Machina was a terrific movie. I'm not sure if it was scifi or theology. Was Alicia Vikander a robot, a creation of God, or a God created by man. Your head could explode thinking about that movie........Anyway, in some scenes in the movie she appears as a partially metallic robot and in other scenes as a beautiful naked woman. If they can use CGI to make her appear partially metallic, couldn't those same CGI effects be used to make her perfectly beautiful. She's a good looking woman but she looked more beautiful in Ex Machina.

Mrs Whatsit said...

I think that dress is awful. It's so busy that you can barely see that there's a woman inside it. The point of a dress is to enhance a woman, not to drown her out.

buwaya said...

Comparing Alicia Vikander, the actress, vs Grace Kelly - which is grossly unfair of course -
She is pretty enough, but there is that lack of spirit, of vivacity, of a brain behind the eyes.
That may be unfair too, but she presents as rather bland, and though the photographers aren't doing her any favors she isn't helping them out here either.

Tank said...

I don't watch these shows, but after each one my local paper will have 5 or 10 color pictures of women in these outfits. It's remarkable to me how bad so many of these mostly well above average looking women can be made to look. Even 9s and 10s can be made to look bad, between the dress, the makeup, the hair, the shoes.

Most of the time, most of these (young) women would look better in a tight pair of jeans and a tight women's t-shirt, with their hair long and down.

Freeman Hunt said...

Not the dress I expected to see when I clicked through.

Sigivald said...

It's like a Mondrian, but not as Mondrian.

It'd be better if it was full-on Mondrian.

Guildofcannonballs said...

http://www.gifbay.com/gif/flawless_victory-65136/

Mac McConnell said...

Alicia Amanda Vikander is a beautiful young woman, her beauty tansends that God awful piece of shit dress.

Cam on the other hand has gone full gay wop.

lgv said...

I knew when I saw that dress, opinions would be quite polarized. I decided I liked it, although I prefer fashion a little more understated than this.

Cam pants are quite interesting, too, just not really a great look.

MaxedOutMama said...

I don't like that dress. It is ugly.

The lines are good and the colors are good, but the colors as patches are not, because they disrupt the lines of the dress. That dress has a design which is in a cage-fight with itself. It offends me on several levels.

She is very beautiful, but she would be even more beautiful in another dress - in many other dresses. There is little point in wearing clothes which are both non-functional and deliberately, expensively, artfully ugly when you are beautiful.

Artistically, that damned dress is just WRONG. It's off! It's bad!

I detest the pants also. A man that good-looking should have better-looking pants.

Neither of those two people have any trouble drawing other person's admiring gazes. Their clothes should either be utilitarian, so they can be happy and comfortable in them, or utilitarian and attractive (where possible) so we can enjoy looking at them or just beautiful so we can enjoy looking at them. There are enough non-attractive people in the world (I am one) that those who are attractive should be permitted by clothes designers to serve their natural function as world-improving movable scenery.

That is all. I have spoken.

J. Farmer said...

Who cares about fashion. Don't you know the real story of the SAG Awards is D-I-V-E-R-S-I-T-Y!!

J. Farmer said...

ps. Why in America is "diversity" just a codeword for "more black people?"

Ignorance is Bliss said...

MaxedOutMama said...

She is very beautiful, but she would be even more beautiful in another dress - in many other dresses.

Or no dress. ( Just want to make sure she considers all her options... )

Anthony said...

I quite liked the shoes. Dress, meh.

walter said...

"Scrappy"

Your Husband said...

The dress isn't THAT bad but in all honesty, she makes the dress look good.

coupe said...

She is "werqing" it they said in the title.

I don't know what that means, but it sounds obscene.

She's got one of those figures that doesn't really need any clothes, so anything looks good on her.

Titus said...

You would need a body like Cam Newton to wear those pants. Otherwise, you would look like a clown.

tits.

Hammond X. Gritzkofe said...

Cam Newton wore some amazing pants.

Do those come in shorts?

CatherineM said...

I said the same thing in your SAG Awards post on Sarandon. I said Vikanders dress was the winner.

Obviously Tom & Loremzo are copying me...

Jonathan Graehl said...

gay fashion review - nothing about how the dress makes *her* look, really. extreme heels!

Jupiter said...

That dress is so ugly, she'd look better wearing nothing at all.

James said...

Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas:
http://data1.whicdn.com/images/52882973/original.jpg