Margot Robbie in custom Chanel at the Oscars: fancy or unflattering?

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Going by my own fashion notes, Margot Robbie was the only celebrity woman wearing Chanel at the Oscars. Usually, Karl Lagerfeld spreads it out a little bit – he’ll dress one super-high-profile woman in Chanel and then maybe one or two other (more minor) celebrities will get to wear the “lesser” Chanel looks. But I think Margot was the only one last night, and she got a completely customized Chanel gown to go with her brand-new Chanel brand ambassadorship. Make that $$$, Margot. All of which to say… I didn’t really care for this? It’s not bad, mind you. I’m sure the construction was incredible up-close. But it looked too-tight and she didn’t seem comfortable. And this is basically a wedding gown with some budget garland attached to the bust (her boobs look like they have a rope line).

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Margot’s friend and costar Allison Janney won the Oscar and Margot looked genuinely thrilled for her. Allison wore this simple but elegant Reem Acra look – I like that this doesn’t feel fussy or frilly. Janney is a tall, statuesque woman who wears clothes well, so I’m glad she didn’t go frou-frou on her big night.

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To be honest, Helen Mirren’s entire look was one of my favorites of the night. I love her Reem Acra gown, I love all the sapphires, I love the color of the gown, I love her hair, and she just looks completely f–king amazing.

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  1. Neelyo says:

    I love Mirren’s gown, that color!

    I got used to Robbie’s but it’s disappointing.

  2. lower-case deb says:

    Helen Mirren’s necklace looked like it’s ready to go all “TaaaDaaa… Tiara! Kween!!” on everyone at a moment’s notice.

  3. grabbyhands says:

    Margot’s dress wasn’t horrible, but the color washed her out and she looked like she glued Christmas garland across the neckline and arms.

    Alison Janney’s gown was in my top five of the evening. Great color, great cut.

    I don’t love Helen’s but it looks great on her.

  4. Des says:

    All I want is to look even a quarter as good as Helen Mirren when I am her age.

    All three ladies look lovely to me.

  5. minx says:

    Take the Christmas tree decorations off of it, and it would be pretty. She’s standing oddly.
    The other ladies look fabulous.

  6. Deedee says:

    Helen looks fab. And she looked great showing off the jet ski as well.

  7. Morning Coffee says:

    I thought Margo looked pretty, but why do these women stand hunched over with their shoulders pushed forward? It looks so awkward and uncomfortable. Helen Mirren was my favorite look of the night, hands down. Janny looked lovely and I was so happy for her win.

  8. EMc says:

    Even my husband thought Mirren looked fantastic.

    I don’t understand that weird garland fabric.. Didn’t someone else recently wear a dress like this and the whole top was that material? Nicole Kidman is coming to mind… It reminds me of those furry scarves women make and sell that are all the rage where I live in rural Virginia..

  9. Mia4s says:

    Helen Mirren on a jet ski>>>>>>>>>

    Margot’s dress was fine but just that. I don’t know but if I was 27 and nominated for my first Oscar and fully aware I wouldn’t win, I think I would have gone with a bolder fashion statement. Have some fun and make some headlines that way. This was…fine.

    • lucy2 says:

      I think so too. That dress is pretty (although very bridal) but also pretty safe. She’s worn some really interesting stuff in the past, this doesn’t seem like her style.
      On the other hand, maybe knowing you won’t win, you don’t want to take away attention? I don’t know.

      Helen and Allison’s were 2 of my favorites.

  10. hey-ya says:

    …its still a lot nicer than that ghastly animal print frock she wore the other day….anyway well done to Margot & her team who must have realised some months back that Frances would win everything..

  11. EnnuiAreTheChampions says:

    My first thought upon seeing Margo last night was that she had a smiley face across her boobs.

  12. Beth says:

    The way she’s standing makes it look like it’s falling off. When tank top or bra straps slip off my shoulders, it drives me crazy, so I couldn’t wear a dress that has drooping straps, even if they’re supposed to hang off like that

  13. xdanix says:

    I don’t love Margot’s dress- in fact, I haven’t loved a lot of her dresses this awards season, which has been disappointing for me as I love Margot HERSELF so much. It’s ok, but kind of meh, and I agree- the chest area doesn’t look hugely flattering. Mind you, much as I hoped she might pull off the upset- I thought she was fantastic in I, Tonya, and much preferred the film to Three Billboards- I never really saw anyone other than Frances winning it. This dress might be custom, but it sort of feels to me like Margot felt similarly to me- it doesn’t look (to me, anyway!) like a dress you wear thinking you’ll win the Oscar in it, you know?

    Ah well. With any luck and justice, Margot may have many other chances in years to come, to attend and possibly win and wear beautiful dresses. Actually, luck may not even come into it hugely- she proved this year she can make it happen for herself, and long may she continue!

    Though, one thing I hope she does work on is her posture/ posing- I don’t know if she actually WAS cold, but her posing in a lot of the red carpet photos last night made it LOOK like she was freezing, which is, I’m guessing, possibly not the look you want to be telegraphing while dressed in hugely expensive dresses on the Oscar red carpet…

  14. Cher says:

    Alison and Helen got it right.

  15. Tw says:

    I wish Margot would have gone full movie star a la Angelina.

  16. kimbers says:

    lol Margot looks incredibly “relaxed” I love it!!

    whatever gets u through it lol

  17. Becks says:

    I liked Margot’s gown objectively, but agree that she looks uncomfortable in it.

    Allison Janney and Helen Mirren both looked incredible. They know what works for them – style, color, etc.

  18. Felicia says:

    Is it just me, or were there a whole lot of white dresses at the Oscars? Was it designer backlash from the all black-dress Globes?

  19. manta says:

    I love Janney’s dress and styling.
    On another note, I’ve noticed on some pictures of the night that Bradley Whitford was there to support Get Out (and looking fine too). I hope there was a CJ-Josh reunion at some point in the evening !

  20. marianne says:

    Margot’s look isnt bad, but it seems more like a presenter dress to me. I LOVED Allison janney’s dress though (especially since I have found pretty much most of her dresses this season to be fug),

  21. Eden75 says:

    Alison looks amazing. I love that gown!

    Helen always looks spectacular. I still want to be her when I grow up.

  22. Nancy says:

    I think Margot looked amazing. What is it about the Australian women, they are all tall and gorgeous!!

  23. Lightpurple says:

    Helen Mirren looks stunning. For me, the fashion last night belonged to the older women. Mirren, Streep, Moreno, Fonda and the stunning Godess that is 94 year old Eva Marie Saint.

  24. hogtowngooner says:

    Wasn’t a huge fan of Margot’s dress, particularly when compared against other attendees who went for bold and bright colours and cuts.

    But she looked like she knew she wasn’t going to win and just enjoyed herself, which is also awesome!

  25. Carmen says:

    Dame Helen and Janney were the two best dressed of the night, IMO. Jane Fonda was a close third.

  26. Pandy says:

    Wow Helen for the win! What a color!! I like AJ spirit award dress from the night before much better. I didn’t think.this particularly suited her. Margot looks hunched in thst dress somehow. It’s dull. Waiting to see post on Saoirse. She dressed like she knew she wouldn’t win.

  27. Sequinedheart says:

    I thought Margot’s dress was simple and elegant. It could have been much worse, there was a dreadful floral nightgown at the ‘Goodbye Christopher Robbin’ London Premiere and a few other questionable choices by her stylist in the past, so I think this was a wise and beautiful choice for the Oscars.
    She does off-duty style so well, so maybe she should dump her stylist and dress herself?

  28. Saucy says:

    The DM did a (albeit awful) side by side of Margot Robbie’s Hollywood transformation. The writer was a clearly a bitchy (and not in a celebitchy kind of way) nutjob but the pics of Margot speak for themselves at just how much Hollywood demands physical perfection from women. This was an absolutely stunning woman who was in no way remotely overweight when she started and she has lost 20lbs or approximately 9/10kg. We don’t notice it until its painted stark and honestly it’s all very well going for #metoo/times up but it struck me just how unhealthy that seemingly innocent ‘request’ that a lead actress in Hollywood adhere to a strict parameter of weight is just accepted as the norm rather than a form of insidious abuse of women and their bodies.

  29. Audi says:

    Helen for the win. Allison close behind and, though I love Margot, I HATED this Chanel.

    • SM says:

      Agreed, Helen had one of the best looks last night. And I finally figured out what bugs me about Margot’s look. She is so beautiful to me, but something is always off. I thought that it’s due to the fact that she hardly can choose a dress that would empasize on her beauty, but it is also because of her pose, it seems like she can’t stand up straight. And she always looks like she is a bit surprised to be there

  30. Ozogirl says:

    Janney’s dress is a miss for me because of the color. It’s a shame because I’ve loved everything else she has worn this season!

  31. sadie77az says:

    Ohmygosh I’m breathless over all these dresses! I love Margot’s dress- it’s so evocative of modern Chanel without being over the top. Allison Janney was the best looking woman on that carpet, hands down. She was STUNNING. I couldn’t look away when she was onscreen. And Helen Mirren is my goddess of aging gracefully. Her dress covers a lot, but it works perfectly. Her body is to die for, and her hair is goals for any age. She puts Jane Fonda to shame.

  32. serena says:

    Very underwhelming look for the Oscars, Margot. Too bad.
    Allison Janney and Helen Mirren though… Stunning!!

  33. The_Mad_Zak says:

    Margot’s dress. Unflattering. Flattens her chest, straightens out her curves. It’s a very nice dress, it just looks like it was made to fit someone else.