Lea Michele in Pamella Roland at Elton John’s Oscar party: sheer genius or not?

The 2016 Elton John AIDS foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party in LA

Glee alum Lea Michele arrived at Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Oscar Viewing Party in West Hollywood last night in a gown by designer Pamella Roland. The newly single actress’ gown featured a sequin covered emerald blue bandeau top with black sash around her waist. Her skirt was sheer floor length tulle with navy paneling underneath. Lea kept her bling to a minimum, accessorizing with elegant drop earrings and a sapphire and diamond ring. Lea wore her hair in a low ponytail and pared a smoky eye with a nude lip. The actress, who took to the stage during the party with former Glee co-star (and eternal hottie) Cheyenne Jackson, sure didn’t appear to be down in the dumps about her recent breakup. I’m glad Lea can put on a brave face, but the dress isn’t doing it for me. I made a sequined tube top for a disco party in college and that is the feeling I’m getting from this gown. It is giving me a decidedly “Studio 54, circa 1979” vibe. And I am not a fan of the sheer skirt (although it certainly seemed to be the trend this year.) I do like her hair and makeup.

The 2016 Elton John AIDS foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party in LA

Mena Suvari arrived at the party in a pale dress with starburst accents and a sheer mid-midriff (if that’s a “thing”) .I guess the dress is alright. It’s nothing spectacular. I don’t like that peek-a-boo sheer panel in front. It’s up too high and it doesn’t really serve any purpose. I like the color, but am not crazy about those starbursts either. I’m also not entirely on board with her hair. It looks a bit messy for the gown but, to her credit, her makeup looks great.

The 2016 Elton John AIDS foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party in LA

Model Hailey Baldwin, who was recently romantically linked to Justin Bieber, looked glamorous in a red satin gown with a cutout at the waist and a split to showcase her long legs and strappy black stilettos. Hailey’s date for the evening was Formula One racer Lewis Hamilton, who looked quite handsome in a charcoal suit and black shirt. I love red dresses and Hailey has the body to pull this look off effortlessly. Her ruby and diamond jewelry are the perfect complement to the stunning gown and her hair and makeup are on point. And, I have to admit, she and Lewis do make a good looking couple. Sorry, Bieber.

The 2016 Elton John AIDS foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party in LA

The 2016 Elton John AIDS foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party in LA

Andie MacDowell stepped out in a daring electric blue gown with a deep plunge in the front and a thigh-high slit, topped off with a beaded embellishment on her shoulder. Andie is definitely epitomizing the old saying, “If you’ve got it, flaunt it.” She accessorized the gown with diamond drop earrings, a diamond bangle and a cute white clutch. It’s hard to believe that Andie is 57 with those curves and her flawless makeup application. I adore the color of her dress. I like that she dared to bare some skin, but I do wish the gown had more of a defined waist. And let’s talk about the hair. Was she trying to look like the singer from Karmin? I think with everything going on here, a simple updo would have sufficed. All in all though, this is a winning look.

The 2016 Elton John AIDS foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party in LA

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  1. Mimz says:

    Is Andy McD only 6 years younger than my mom, and looking like she’s 6 years older than me? (im 30) . WOW. That’s all.
    I like Lea’s dress, it’s different and interesting.
    I don’t like Hailey’s dress execution. Looks sloppy.

    • Katie says:

      I’m kinda liking Leas dress also.

    • JenniferJustice says:

      Leah’s dress is okay, but Norman Bate’s mom wants her wig back!!

      Andy look great for her age, but what’s with the pompadour?

  2. Beckysuz says:

    Hmm…I think that Andie MacDowell’s dress would look a lot better without the boob slit honestly. I think that dress violates the old show boob or leg but not both rule. Not that you can’t do both, but I think it can be hard to pull off. She’s a gorgeous lady with a banging body, but side( bottom?) boob kind of cheapens the look for me. The color of the dress is lovely though

  3. lucy2 says:

    I didn’t mind Lea’s dress until the other photo showed how sheer it was. No, I do not want to see your underwear. And I don’t like her hair.
    That Hailey girl is a model? OK…
    I actually really dislike Andie’s look. Her hair looks really weird, and the cut out on the bodice is awkward. She herself looks good, but the styling, no.

    • Esmom says:

      I know, I had the same reaction to Lea’s, kinda liking at first. I actually don’t mind her hair.

      Andie’s look would be ok if not for that horrible hairstyle, imo.

  4. ReineDidon says:

    You know you’re at the wrong party when Hailey Baldwin shows up.

  5. TwistBarbie says:

    I’m seeing a lot of designs that boxify people in the waist, and I don’t like it. Also, Lea’s hair is too Yenta for me.

  6. zinjojo says:

    I’m going to rant about the parted in the middle, tightly slicked back hair. It doesn’t look good on about 85% of the people who do this look, and Lea Michelle is no exception, nor is Hailey Baldwin. In the top pic, Lea’s hair looks like an old Italian grandma’s.

    So few people can do a middle part and either slicked back or flat ironed hair, and look good, but it’s the look of the moment, and one that we’ll look back on in a few years as an unflattering trend. And I don’t know what to call Andie MacDowell’s hair, other than all kinds of fug.

    • Esmom says:

      I really don’t mind it on Lea here because it gives her a bit more sophistication than she typically exudes.

  7. MacScore says:

    I half-expected some sort of electronic message to start scrolling across the sheer panel on Mena’s dress. What is it with all these stooopid cut-outs, slits and panels? Useless and unnecessary – although the red dress looks great despite the cut-out. Andie: great colour, but the diagonal boob-slit is trying too hard. Fire your hairstylist.

  8. lisa2 says:

    I really love Lea’s dress. It looks like and Oscar dress.. but I don’t like the sheer part of it..

  9. JudyK says:

    Can’t stand Lea Michele, but her dress is lovely.

    • Carol says:

      Ditto. I thought for once she looked great. And I didn’t much mind the sheerness at the bottom. Andie MacDowell looks like she has a doughnut on her head.

  10. Psu Doh Nihm says:

    I do NOT like Andies hair. It’s sort of mullety to me.

  11. maggie says:

    Andie has too much Botox in her forehead giving her the Frankenstein look. Hate severe hair styles like that. Too bad because she’s pretty.

    • SJO says:

      No!! Its because she goes to her local Rite Aid and uses L’Oreal Revitalift like all us peasants! Right?

  12. Jeanette says:

    Her hair…hate it. It reminds me of an 1800’s homestead lady that should be kneading bread. It even has a sweatly damp look to it. I fully expect to see flour on the front of the dress.

  13. elle says:

    Love the color of Andie’s dress… everything else is horrible. She looks strained and try-hardy.

  14. cd3 says:

    WOW, is Lewis Hamilton ever a massive upgrade over the JB.