Oscar After-Party Fashion: Lea Michele’s smug face & the Party Girls


Okay, so I was just going through our massive (some would say exhaustive) coverage of Oscar fashion, and I noticed that I left a few gaps – not enough photos of the party girls. The women who didn’t come to present an award, and weren’t even invited to the Oscars, but they still wanted to get dressed up and party. The headliner “Party Girl” was going to be Charlize, but then Lea Michele’s blue eye liner stopped me dead in my tracks. I mean… this chick just will not be ignored, right? The Roberto Cavalli dress says “IT’S ALL ABOUT ME!!!”


Next: Charlize in Versace. Simple. Classy. A little bit too much for someone who is ONLY coming out for the parties, but still, it’s fine.


Anna Paquin in Monique Lhuillier. I really dislike it, but it’s occasion-appropriate.


Naomi Watts in Zac Psen. HATE IT. Passionately. The white feathers on black, the sheer cutout, all of it is so unflattering. “That’s gross,” said La Blanchett.


Sofia Vergara in Zuhair Murad. This is completely pornographic on her insane body. I love her, but she should have gone with a milder dress.


Elizabeth Banks in vintage Versace. Perfect. Truly, this is what a girl should wear if she’s only doing the party circuit.


Kate Beckinsale, and I can’t find who designed this. Honestly, I really like this dress. I think it’s a beautiful gown, and I would have loved to see it on someone like Melissa Leo or Helen Mirren. It feels a bit too “old” for Kate, but my biggest problem is that she’s over-dressed for a party.


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  1. AENFLEX says:

    OMG that dress on Michele is so fucking FUG! Can’t wear a high neckline and sleeves when you have no neck and man-ish face. Vomit! Tranny! Eeew!

  2. Maritan says:

    Elizabeth Banks looks perfect. Kate Beckinsale always over-dresses. The rest look hideous.

  3. RHONYC says:

    charlize is a goddess who can do no wrong on the red carpet. 😉

  4. InVain says:

    Lea Michele needs to stop.
    I’ve never seen Glee nor do I ever plan to…because of her. Get off your horse woman.

    Kate – drop dead gorgeous in this dress…maybe too much for an after-party, but my goooooodneeeeees, YES.

  5. Cherry Rose says:

    Huh. Looks like Lea Michele was having a minor acne break-out under that make-up. The dress is too old for her.

    Sofia, loved it. Now I want a dress like that.

    Kate Beckinsale rocked it. I actually like her as an actress. Why the hell hasn’t she been in anything recently?

    Naomi…just no.

  6. Roma says:

    Kaiser – you missed the matching blue nail polish as well.

  7. Leek says:

    It’s so lame to match your eye makeup with your clothes. I also don’t watch Glee b/c of Lea Michele.

    Elizabeth Banks nailed it.

    Kate Beckinsale would wear a gown to her daughter’s recital.

  8. Rita says:

    Okay, I have a major question that has to be answered by someone, Pleeeeaaase!!

    It is a major faux pas for any celebrity to be seen wearing the same dress twice. Soooo, are all the Oscar occasion dresses rented or do they actually purchase these gowns and then put them in their closet for eternity?

  9. brin says:

    Lea Michele’s dress was awful….absolutely unflattering.
    Naomi’s dress was a fail, too.
    Elizabeth looked good and so did Kate B.

  10. Aire says:

    It was not exhaustive. Seriousy Kaiser, f-ck the haters like that stupid girl you had t ban. I love all your commentary 🙂

    And Rita, of course they can’t wear the same dress twice. What are they?? Commoners?! Haha, I don’t think the dresses are rented or even bought. Depending on how big the star is, the designer usually asks them to wear their designs. It’s the jewels and things that are usually rented since they are so expensive.

    And as far as the same dress thing, I think Jennifer Lawrence looked waaaayyy too similar to Scarlett Johansson’s Valentino gown during the 2006 Golden Globes. That was a fashion faux-paus to me.

  11. dread pirate cuervo says:

    Do they have the air crankin’ at these after parties? These heavy, long-sleeved dresses have to get hot. & stinky. Kate did it right. Lea Michele fails b/c I can’t stand her. Love Elizabeth Banks’ outfit but I don’t care for her much either. Which is weird b/c I usually give a lifetime pass to anyone who’s been in a Kevin Smith movie.

  12. Sisi says:

    Someone got banned? Didnt notice that at all.

    The Oscar coverage has been great and much appreciated. Thanks.

  13. buell says:

    Naomi Watts looks like she has toilet paper stuck to her behind.

    Anna “Sookie” Paquin always looks like she is in pain.

  14. Jen D says:

    I love Kate’s dress! It looks amazing on her. And my aunt used to wear a “fancy sweater” that looked a lot like Lea Michelle’s dress. She would wear it to casual weddings and New Year’s Eve parties. It was pretty versatile!

  15. Ron says:

    Hate Naomi Watts dress. ewww hate. Lea Michele is such a meh person anyway, even the dress can’t help. Oh Sofia! This looks like something from the sale rack in Santee Alley in the garment district. Bad bad bad! Everyone else, good job.

  16. Rita says:

    @air #10

    Thanks for your reply and as for Jennifer Lawrence wearing Scarjo’s dress….we must track her down and stone her(lol).

  17. danielle says:

    Lea’s dress is horrible.

  18. Marianne says:

    I normally like how Lea dresses, but that is one fugly dress. Plus I like when her hair is more loose.

  19. Kate Beckensale looks good.

  20. abbizmal says:

    Thanks for the commentaries, Kaiser, I loved it, spent all day popping by Celebitchy to see if more was there. It’s been a great day. I agree with much of what you said. Elizabeth Banks is the best in this group and, yes, someone needed to help Ms. Leo out with her dress. That one was something. Not sure what.

  21. Cheyenne says:

    Banks and Beckinsale look great. The rest look godawful.

  22. cprincess says:

    I love Charlize ever since I saw her smoking from an apple bong!- plus she was amazing in Monster….
    That dress on Sofia Vergara and her amazing body is a bit much but look at her and then look at Vadge and her gristly roided body who is wearing sort of the same type of dress- I know who Id rather look at!

  23. Emily says:

    Sofia… Wow. She looks amazingly hot! I hate Lea’s dress, and my general reaction to her is always a deep urge to smack her in her smug horseface, but I love the blue eyeliner. I also really like Elizabeth’s dress, it’s really cute.

  24. Catherine says:

    These damn Glee people are like dog s**t…they are everywhere!

  25. curmudgeon says:

    Some of these broads not only look like they were going to the Oscars, they are dressed as if they were nominated! Good lord Hollywood ego.
    “Gee I think I will over dress for a party thats not about me for a ceremony that I wasn’t invited to.” Maybe there’s a memo we don’t know about.

  26. esblondie says:

    OHMYGOD please make Lea Michele go away. Plus, that dress is goddamn ugly. She looks like a cast member of Dynasty.

  27. Hakura says:

    Does anyone else think that picture of Elizabeth Banks makes her look like a ’20-years-younger’ version of Chelsea Handler? (Before the cigarette addiction, alcoholism, & ‘shake-n-bake’ tan) o.O Or is it just me?

    I agree about Lea. The dress is unflattering, & I can’t stand when someone matches everything. It needs to go, not match. The ONLY thing I can give her is that the blue eyeliner makes her brown eyes a really pretty color, but just putting bright color on the lower lash line does *not* work.

  28. Johnthing says:

    Sofia looks trashy and Lea M. is just plain ugly.

  29. mia girl says:

    Lea Michelle’s dress is total drag queen material.

    I like Anna Pacquin’s dress.

    I really like Elizabeth Banks’ dress but think it would be better suited on someone a little, i dont know, “fresher”? The more I think about it, this is the dress Emma Stone SHOULD have worn.

  30. Raven Sparrow says:

    Kaiser, speaking of Helen Mirren, I’m surprised you haven’t talked about her look on the carpet. I thought she was stunning!I hope I look that good at her age.

    PS: If you did, and I missed it somewhere, sorry 🙂

  31. Dhavy says:

    Not only do I have to see the blue cookie monster from head to toe but the close up of her face??yikes!

    Sofia is the modern version of Charo except more pornographic

  32. louise says:

    I don’t understand how you could be overdressed for an Oscar party. Most people attending went to the Oscars so it’s not as if Lea and Kate stuck out. Elizabeth looks cute. It’s amazing that just 2 inches and a looser material can make somebody cute as opposed slutty(Cameron Diaz).

  33. CB Rawks says:

    Sofia Vergara looks like a rent-girl from a Wild West whorehouse.

  34. Maritza says:

    Lea Michele’s,Naomi Watts and Sofia Vergara’s dress are ugly. I like the dresses of Elizabeth Banks and Kate Beckensale they look gorgeous! Even if its the after party people like to wear shiny dress, why not it still is Oscars.

  35. Mage says:

    Lea M. is so effing ugly. I luv it when ppl say she is gorgeous, it must be because she is on a popular show, or she pays them to say that.

  36. original kate says:

    lea michele’s face looks like it is made of legos; i’m not sure why but it does.

  37. Becky says:

    RE: Lea Michelle “She looks like a cast member of Dynasty.”

    LOL! Too true-the hideous dress and blue eyeliner are 80’s trashtastic. I can’t believe that her stylist or publicist allowed her to work that look. It’s laughably bad.

    As for Sofia V., wtf! Come on-we all know that you have a rocking body-there’s no need to dress like a porn star. Tacky!

    Oh-and I agree with Hakura that Elizabeth Banks looks like a younger, softer version of Chelsea Handler in the photo.

  38. Isabel says:

    Sofia is absolutely gorgeous, though I will agree with the pornographic element of this dress. Still…!

    Elizabeth Banks = perfection.

  39. njnick says:

    @ Hakura, I totally agree. When I first saw the photo, I thought to myself, “wow Chelsea Handler looks good her”.

    And Kate Beckinsale looks amazing. She really is a Goddess (to paraphrase Charlie Sheeen).

  40. StrawberryGirl says:

    I’m glad Lea finally wore a dress to match her awful personality.

    And Charlize is to me one of the most stunning women in Hollywood.

  41. lucy2 says:

    Lea – what in ice dancer hell is that?
    Oh Sofia, your first major misstep, and it’s a doozy. Naomi’s is equally awful.
    Love Kate B’s, I know she’s annoying but she is a gorgeous woman, and I seriously love Banks’ dress.
    I think Charlize is possibly the most beautiful woman in Hollywood. And her gown is fine, I like it.

  42. Brittany says:

    Regarding Sophia.. THIS is what Kim Kardashian wishes she looked like in a dress.

  43. maggiegrace says:

    Naomi can’t dress for shit and needs to stand up to her stylist.

  44. Trillion says:

    Most entertaining of the night has to go to (S)Paz de la Huerta. As TLO says, her lipstick makes her look like she ate frosting out of a can with her hands tied behind her back.

  45. Camille says:

    @Dhavy: “Sofia is the modern version of Charo except more pornographic”

    This! Which is one of the reasons why I am not a fan. She is a pretty woman though I’ll give her that. Fug dress though. In fact I think pretty much all of those dresses are fug. 🙁

  46. Alarmjaguar says:

    I am really hating this peak-a-boo trailing lace over the legs look that’s going on these days (see Sophia and Madonna in that previous post). Frankly, it looks like they are rolling in in their underwear with some sort of sort of hideous rash on their legs. Hate.

  47. jane16 says:

    Not a good look for Lea. I like her better with bangs and her retro ’70s dresses. Charlize & E Banks looked great. Agree with the others that la Beckinsale always overdresses.

  48. jane16 says:

    Agree with all of kaisers assessments.

  49. Stella says:

    Theron looks good in almost anything. Banks looks awesome, Kate looks amazing, albeit overdressed.

    The rest are just meh. Lea needs to take her try and apply it to something else. She annoys the hell out of me.

  50. Henriette says:

    Lea needs to disappear. For ever. Annoying, ugly and with bad taste – 3 strikes, she’s out!

  51. dim says:

    Sofia Vergara’s body is absolutely insane. That dress isn’t the best… but damn. I’m thoroughly jealous!

  52. Hakura says:

    I don’t think Lea *herself* is unattractive, but the girl can *not* pick out flattering outfits (especially not for her body shape), or choose accessories/makeup properly. But if what we hear about her having a ‘diva’ personality is true, then I’d definitely consider *that* aspect of her ‘ugly’.

    @Becky & njnick – Oh good, I’m glad I wasn’t the only one to notice!

    I looked up a few more pics of EB, & she resembles Chelsea in quite a few of them. Granted an infinitely more attractive less cracked-out Chelsea.

  53. Adrien says:

    Anna Paquin’s dress was designed by a Filipino so I guess it was inspired by a parol: https://www.mutyangparol.com/images/parol4.gif

    or by a pastillas (milk candy) wrapper:

  54. Zelda says:

    Lea Michelle is too barrel chested for high neck+sleeves, and for all-over sequins.
    Verry drag queen-y.

  55. alynn says:

    I hate her smug face on the red carpet. Just smile naturally when the photographer take your picture!

  56. Bailey says:

    Lea looks like body wash gel I used this morning.
    Charlize is gorgeous!
    Kate over dressed, makes her years older.

  57. GeekChic says:

    It irritates the hell out of me when I read a thread and just about every other is person is calling some poor woman (or even little girl — see Noah Cyrus) ugly. Look, it’s fine to trash someone’s clothes or even their personality, as this is Celebitchy, after all. But really, do we as women have to attack each other’s looks? Every single time there is a Lea Michelle, Leann Rimes, SJP, Julia Roberts, etc. post, some women are invariably going to call them ugly. Why do we do that? Why tear each other down in the one area that we can’t help? You tear people apart for having plastic surgery to obtain “perfection,” but then you tear them apart just as much for not having enough plastic surgery and being “ugly.” It’s one of the huge reasons why so many women have low self-esteem. We start tearing each other down in childhood and never grow out of it. It’s sad.

  58. Mikeyangel says:

    GeekChic, Lea Michelle is effin ugly. It is what it is. I am sure some people think I am ugly. If everyone lives by everyone els’e standards they will never be happy. You really don’t need to scold all of us. If you don’t want to read this kind of stuff visit a different site.

  59. jenna says:

    I think Kate’s dress was designed by Katharine Kidd.

  60. Aja says:

    Dianna was at the party with Lea, where is the picture of them together? I know the post is featuring these actresses alone but it’s a little misleading in my opinion. I hope the pic of Lea and Dianna together is featured at some point.

  61. Hakura says:

    @GeekChic -(59) – “It irritates the hell out of me when I read a thread and just about every other is person is calling some poor woman (or even little girl — see Noah Cyrus) ugly.”

    I agree with you. That was why I felt the need to comment again (54) to clarify that I did *not* think Lea was unattractive *herself*… but did mention her lack of fashion sense, & her possible diva personality traits. The word ‘ugly’ just doesn’t sit right with me…

    But I’m not a hypocrite, & can admit I’ve criticized people for their natural ‘appearence’ before, on this site. Although I *do* think it’s a little different when someone has surgically altered their appearence (which was something they could help). But still, I see your point.

    @MikeyAngel – I didn’t take it as scolding, just something to consider… I personally think what makes Lea unattractive to so many people is her attitude, which you can even *see* in her expressions. I think her face would come across completely different without the ‘bitchface’.

  62. notsoanonymous says:

    Lea Michele looks like an anorexic blueberry.

  63. LT says:

    HATE Elizabeth Banks. It absolutely kills me everytime I watch 30Rock…UHG and she had Jack’s baby! Worst.