KARACHI: This year’s Academy Awards witnessed some of the most beautiful ensembles with Jennifer Garner donning a stunning blue dress and Gina Rodriguez owning an embellished gold gown.
However, it also played host to some of the strangest sartorial failures with Salma Hayek’s purple faux pas and Viola Davis drowned in hot pink. Here are some celebs who didn’t get the fashion memo and quite simply, missed the mark at the 90th Academy Awards.
Salma’s custom embellished Gucci dress was the definition of a fashion disaster. The matronly shade, unfathomable neckpiece, confusing silhouette, layered ruffles and overload of sequins was all wrong. Surely a beauty like Salma doesn’t need all this bling?
The Beatriz at Dinner actor rounded off her look with an old-fashioned metallic clutch and dark lip (which, by the way, is a completely different shade of purple) and was a big no no. The only thing the star got remotely right was the hair and minimal jewellery but alas, it could not serve as her saving grace. There was just way too much going on here and she really needs to remember that sometimes, less is more.
Although I adore her as an actor, the How To Get Away With Murder star failed to impress this year with her daring dress. Donning a hot pink Michael Kors number, Viola’s outfit choice served as more of an eye sore than a style statement.
The loose fit failed to flatter the actor’s toned body and the clutch was way too matchy-matchy. To top it off, Viola decided to go for flashy silver jewellery. An already in-your-face outfit would have looked ‘better’ (for lack of a better word) with toned down accessories but for some reason, it seems like the star was really feeling those blingy hoops. Oh, and let’s just not speak of the hair and makeup.
Had Viola let her dress do all the talking and kept everything else to a minimum, I might have reconsidered labelling her as one of the worst.
Covering every inch of her body, Maya struck out in a high-necked red dress. The Bridesmaids actor decided to ‘stay classy’ and not flash the flesh but let’s be honest here, Maya’s baggy dress looked nothing less than an extension of the red carpet itself.
The slicked down hair and orange toned makeup only made matters worse, and I’m not really sure what those earrings are doing there. This unusual attire was definitely not fit for one of the biggest awards nights in Hollywood, especially when the actor was hosting. I doubt she’ll be able to live this Oscars gaffe down.
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