Julianne Moore in red Tom Ford at the BAFTAs: stunning or worrying?


This is what worried me. This is what was keeping me up at night (not really) about Julianne Moore’s style leading up to the Oscars. Thus far, she’s been hitting it out of the park. She’s been wearing good-to-great looks at every major event. And it’s been no coincidence that in all of those events, Julianne hadn’t worn anything by Tom Ford. Don’t get me wrong, I love Tom Ford’s designs and I think he’s a genius. And he’s friends with Julianne in real life, and she often calls him her “favorite designer.” But he almost always makes her look bad. I don’t know what it is. Anyway, she wore this red Tom Ford to the BAFTAs last night. It’s a sophisticated look, and by that I mean she sort of looks like a dominatrix. I don’t hate it, but now I’m so worried that she’s going to wear Tom Ford at the Oscars and it’s going to be SO BAD. PS… Julianne won last night but that’s not shocking.


Dianna Agron in red Lanvin. This is a pretty dress, in a pretty color, on a pretty girl. Is it groundbreaking? Not really. But if she wants to become a bigger Fashion Girl, I’m okay with that.


Patricia Arquette in Pamella Roland. Patricia won the BAFTA for Best Supporting. Something nice: this is an absolutely gorgeous color in general and on her specifically. Not so nice: Patricia cannot pick out clothes to flatter her figure at all.


Lea Seydoux and Monica Belucci, the two new “Bond Girls” attended the BAFTAs together. Everyone loves Lea’s mustard-yellow cut-out Prada gown but I wasn’t crazy about it. I think the cut-outs were too much, but from the neck up, she was FLAWLESS. Like, she was a young Deneuve. Monica’s black gown was Azzedine Alaia. Too much black on the carpet!


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  1. Emma says:

    I haven’t seen a gown featuring cut outs that I like yet. They have all made the wearer look unflattering at best and tubby at worst, which is saying something considering how emacuated these lovely ladies are.

  2. qwerty says:

    Monica looks like Morticia Addams… but it kinda suits her. Black-haired women in all black usually look awesome to me.

    Julianne look great here.

    • Charlotte says:

      She’s really channeling Morticia, including the pose. And that’s a compliment, because Morticia is always perfection. As is Monica.

    • GoOnGirl! says:

      Did Monica do something to her face? She looks different or maybe I can’t see.

      • Diana B says:

        I think the eyebrows look tight. It gives her this perpetually surprised look.

      • Curious Cole says:

        Her face does seem sadly tight, but I was thinking she looks different from weight loss? She doesn’t appear to be as awesomely curvy as usual. Makes me sad.

  3. Jessica says:

    Ford’s dresses look best on tall women with great posture, but it’s also about the attitude. If you wear a TF dress you really have to wear it, and Julianne, despite her choices suggesting she’s highly interested in fashion, wears couture like it’s sweats. Which is kind of cool but it means nothing ever looks quite right.

    Compare to Tilda Swinton, who’s similarly fashion forward while being pretty chill about the whole thing. She wears glorified pyjamas half the time but she looks amazing because she fully commits.

  4. Adrien says:

    Love, love Leah Sedoyoux dress. Julianne Moore is stunning. And at least the shoes fit this time.

  5. lisa2 says:

    Julienne award wear has been disappointing. Same with Rosamund. I haven’t see a dress yet that has been memorable to the point that everyone is talking about it. NOT one.

    I like Lea’s dress. Something is off about the fit; but I like the styling of it all.
    That’s it.. all these people bore me so much

    • Chrissy says:

      I love Julianne but this dress makes her look like she’s wearing a dog collar. Ugh!!! And also, red is not her best colour. I clashes with her hair big time. Hoping she wears emerald green on the big night.

  6. Snazzy says:

    I kind of like Patricia Arquette’s gown … would have looked better if it was a size bigger, but the colour and cut are gorgeous.
    And I know Monica Belucci in all black is kinda boring, but I think she is just so beautiful that it doesn’t matter :)

  7. FLORC says:

    That red and cut really ages Julianne in a bad way. It’s awful, but I never really thought she had more hits than misses.
    Is Patricia pregnant? Do women show off the stomachs like that when they’re not pregnant?
    Don’t like the cut of Diannas.

    And too much black on the carpet? I thought there was too much red.
    Love the prada gown minus cut outs.

    • Josephine says:

      I think Patricia just doesn’t care. She’s never been pin-thin and I applaud her for not thinking she has to hide a perfectly normal body, especially at her age.

    • atrain says:

      I don’t love the cut of Dianna’s either, but if I remember correctly, didn’t Kim K wear the same dress awhile ago in a different color? It looks and fits Dianna’s frame so much better than Kim’s.

  8. Someonestolemyname says:

    Monica Belucci is beyond cool.
    Love Love Love her.

    Julianne is so beautiful. I hope she dazzles at the Oscars.
    Same with Rosamund who has been off the mark on her dresses all award season, something was not right with each one. She needs a new stylist. She’s stunning though, no matter what she wears.

    Love Patricia Arquette, just love this woman.

  9. Dani2 says:

    Lea Seydoux’s look is hands down my favourite look of the night. It’s just a stunning look, it looked great in motion, it photographed well. A+

    Julianne’s isn’t bad at all, she’s gorgeous, but this is one of her weaker looks this award season imo.

    I thought Patricia Arquette was pregnant when I came into this post, and I’m surprised to hear that she’s not, what a horrible fitting dress.

  10. danielle says:

    Monica b. Is SO gorgeous!

  11. Tig says:

    I liked the color and fabric of Patricia’s gown, but agree, the fit was off. I am so happy she is winning, tho! Julianne’s-have to disagree, she usually looks great in TF, but this to me did her no favors- strap at the neck, strap at the ankles-Ick. The “pose off” bet Monica and Lea is sort of comical- the color is very pretty on Lea.

  12. Lucy2 says:

    I would like Julianne’s better without the collar.
    Dianna’s is very pretty. Patricia’s is great but too tight in the hips.
    Lea’s wouldbe stunning if not for the cut outs.

  13. boredblond says:

    She’s not pictured here, but I think Reese Witherspoon is the only one who’s looked great on every red carpet this year..purple at baftas, very glam. Julianne is such a classy lady, but never seems to capture that in her choices..cut to waist dog collar just not very flattering on her.

    • caitlin says:

      Given the choice between looking top-notch fashion-wise and bringing home the prize 3x in a row (Globes, SAGs, BAFTAs), I bet Julianne is quite happy being in the latter category. Reese might look great, but …

  14. scout says:

    They all look okay except the Goose neck pose they make isn’t flattering.

    • Brittney B says:

      …yeah, what IS that?! Both Bond women and Julianne are doing it, and it ages them so much. It’s so severe. I’ve never seen so many women pull this same exact weird face… were the photographers too low to the ground or something?

  15. Guesto says:

    I don’t think the pics do justice to Julianne’s dress. She looked absolutely spectacular in motion and the colour was glorious on her.

  16. Brittney B says:

    Monica reminds me of Angelina’s famous Oscar dress (from her Girl, Interrupted win). It’s not as shiny or tight, but the styling and the gorgeous face… I just wish the dust ruffles were gone. It would’ve been a stunning look if it was a straight shot.

  17. Dee Kay says:

    Love both Julianne Moore and Monica Bellucci — two of my fave actresses, not just now but in all cinema history — and I think they both look not-great here. That’s okay, the good thing about being a beautiful, famous woman is that you get many many chances!!!! Hoping Moore wears something stunning to Oscars Night b/c that will be her night, she will finally win her long-deserved award. Bellucci will take all the focus when the Bond movie premieres, hope she really brings it that night, too.

  18. Grant says:

    Um, when exactly has Julianne hit it out of the park this awards season? All of her looks have been resoundingly MEH.

  19. daughter of jean says:

    I’m really disliking Julianne Moore’s hair. It’s too dark and I actually preferred it long. She always appears to be grimacing instead of smiling. it’s kinda creepy. I agree with others as far as the dress goes. She’s not owning it.

  20. anne_000 says:

    Julianne’s dress looks like an amateur designed it. The fabrics don’t match and the top part looks really bad. It and her makeup age her face a lot.

    Monica and Lea looks like Morticia and Marilyn (from the Munsters) got together.

  21. Anare says:

    Julianne Moore’s dress is ugly. Something about it is very off putting. I don’t like the color on her either. I am not a Tom Ford fan. I always get the impression from him that he really doesn’t like women. I know that sounds weird. I can’t put my finger on it. Just every time I see his work there is something off that seems purposeful, to be slightly degrading.