Michelle Williams vs. Alicia Vikander: who had the worst LV at the Oscars?

89th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

Another awards show, another terrible showing from the house of Louis Vuitton. I wish LV would just give up on making clothes – they are terrible at it. Just make purses! Obviously, LV has to pay women to wear their ugly clothes and they’re currently paying two women for the (dis)honor: Michelle Williams and Alicia Vikander. It’s difficult to say whether Michelle and Alicia are just bad fits for Louis Vuitton or whether LV would look terrible on pretty much anyone.

Let’s start with Michelle. I have such an aversion to darker-color-on-top gowns. I always feel like it looks lopsided, and that the darker color should always go on the bottom. Or better yet, with this gown, the entire gown should have been made out of either fabric but not both. I say she should have gone for the black fabric. She would have looked like The Widow Ledger, but that’s the part she plays every day, so why not lean into it sartorially? Michelle also got a fresh haircut for the Oscars and she thinks she looks like Mia Farrow. I’m not feeling it at all. Michelle’s date Busy Phillips wore Elizabeth Kennedy.

Scarlett Johansson at The 89th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood

The 89th Annual Academy Awards Arrivals

The 89th Annual Academy Awards Arrivals

As for Alicia Vikander… I’m giving her more of a pass because she was pretty much required to return this year to present, and everything about her is screaming “this is not my night!” If she didn’t want to pull focus, then she achieved that goal. This Louis Vuitton dress is a dated mess. Alicia continues to be under-styled and underwhelming too – her lack of makeup and this messy gym hair isn’t working for the OSCARS.

The 89th Annual Academy Awards Arrivals

Scarlett Johansson at The 89th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood

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  1. lannisterforever says:

    I don’t think either dress is BAD per say, they are just not amazing.

    I like Michelle’s new haircut and Alicia is adorable as always.

  2. Laughy saphy says:

    I lol’ed at the “Widow Ledger!!!!” Busy Phillips looks the best out of these three.

  3. PGrant's Girl says:

    Did Michelle get some work done, or is the makeup/lighter hair color just throwing me off? Her face looks different.

  4. QQ says:

    I was Willing to give it to Widow Ledger whose fervent wish along with Nicole Kian’s is to become the color of wheat fields.. But Son, What Is Alicia Vikander doing?? the mourning Flamenco Emoji💃🏼?

  5. Charlotte says:

    Michelle Williams dress is a worst cheap version of the Emma Stone wore. If that’s the best Louis Vuitton can make, they should stick to the tacky monogrammed bags.

  6. slowsnow says:

    I love Michelle William’s face and hair colour here. The dress should have had a dramatic use of long necklaces. It’s lacking. And the skirt bit is a gigantic mess, an afterthought.

    Vikander is young and a sort of fresh, no fuss beauty so she feels genuine. I respect that she does not fancy herself as some dramatic beauty and goes with her own style.

    But, but, her major accessory… Fassbender?? Where is he??

  7. ell says:

    alicia’s dress is the ugliest, but i love the undestyling and little make up. for my taste some of the actresses look way too overdone, as if they’re coming out of a disney film, and princessy has never been my thing. i like a bit grungy and undone, or a bit different like dakota johnson or ruth negga’s dress (absolute best of the night <3).

    busy phillip's dress is georgeous btw, michelle should go with the same stylist as busy.

  8. OriginallyBlue says:

    Michelle always looks the same to me. Boring and lifeless. Alicia’s dress is bad and her hair even worse. There are pics of her from some pre-Oscar party and her hair was in a wavy bob and looked better. The bust looks way too tight.

  9. Lucy2 says:

    Michelle’s is just OK, not hideous but nothing exciting. Busy’s is interesting.
    I hated Alicia’s dress. It is so incredibly dated looking, every part of it is just ugh to me. She doesn’t look as bad in these photos, but she looks very orange on TV.

  10. Esmom says:

    I actually don’t hate either LV dress, I think their styling is worse. Williams looks like she took a hairstyling page from Ginnifer Goodwin, bleh. And I don’t like how her hair color and skirt are so matchy.

    I think with more polished hair and more dramatic makeup Vikander would have been really great.

  11. Bros says:

    Both of them look terrible. Williams’ only redemptive feature is her tiny cute frame and that dress swallows her whole. Also i think I wore that dress to my sophomore prom. Basic!!

    Vikander is under utilized too. She can really pull off avant guard stuff and this is something monica belluci should have worn. It’s three decades too old for her.

  12. prince says:

    alicia wtf? if u didn’t want to pull focus, u could have just worn a plain column dress or a straight spaghetti strap dress without a train. what the hell is that black mess u have on.

  13. Jayna says:

    Michelle’s hair was awful and bleached so white. Her hair had been looking flattering. She shoukd have left it way way, instead of this cut.

    The dress is okay. Maybe on a different person it would have worked better. Something is missing though, to make it better than just okay.

  14. Ramona says:

    So did Alicia show with Fassbender or did they finally drop the pretense?

  15. paolanqar says:

    Michelle always looks the same to me.. I can’t recall any gorgeous red carpet moments of her. Just the one where she wore that mustard dress with Heath Ledger and it wasn’t that gorgeous.. but at least she wore colour?
    Alicia Vikander at least tries different things and I thought she looked cute last night. A bit too lacy for my liking but with her tiny bone structure it works.

  16. Monsi says:

    I don’t like Michelle, I’m sorry but imo she’s exhausting and overrated… It seems to me that she always plays the same key as an actress, which is very similar as her public persona

    Alicia is so pretty that she looks good in that dress, but she looks a bit too orange… And the world doesn’t need more orange people

    • aang says:

      I agree, Michelle Williams, with the I’m so wounded, and vulnerable, and tiny, is very tiring. At least she normally dresses for her body type. This did her no favours. I think I am the only one that liked Alicia’s dress. But yes, too orange.

  17. EliSunday says:

    Busy Philips looks uncomfortable. Bad posture?

    Either Alicia’s makeup is patchy or her self-tanner/bronzer has gone on in patches (before anybody come at me with “But that’s her natural skintone!” – I’m Swedish and familiar of her from way before she got Hollywood famous and, no, that is not her natural skintone). She’s got a great figure for some really interesting clothes, so it’s disappointing that she or her stylists usually get it wrong.

    • ichsi says:

      I’m at a point where I’m pretty much a broken record: Alicia is a tiny, skinny, not too short woman with a gorgeous face, HOW HARD CAN IT BE TO DRESS HER? She has the perfect non-existent curves for all those crazy designer clothes that would never fit any of us mere female mortals. Yet they dress her in a black doily that does NOTHING for her proportions and put a random necklace on her neck. Add the excess tanning spray and the careless hair and I’m fuming.

  18. JulP says:

    Alicia’s dress is horrible! It throws off her proportions and makes her torso look way too long. I also hate Michelle’s look. I like her haircut but I hate the color, it washes her out.

  19. serena says:

    They’re not even awful, just really bad. The top and bottom of Michelle’s dress look like two separate things and fugly, honestly. Doesn’t help their whole styling.

  20. Gene123 says:

    Alicia looks like an old timey west barmaid in mourning….

  21. velourazure says:

    Hate Busy’s dress. That hourglass optical illusion or whatever it is called is so tacky.

  22. Mar says:

    Awful awful awful. Alicia please stop wearing LV. It’s not cute anymore.

  23. Cerys says:

    If I ever have enough money to buy a designer evening dress, I think I will bypass Louis Vuitton. None of the dresses seemed remotely attractive.

  24. JaneDoesWork says:

    I actually really liked Michelle Williams’ dress! The one thing that I hated about it, was the giant bow behind the neck. It made it look very 80′s.

  25. Sage says:

    I prefer Michelle’s look but there is nothing wrong with either dress. It’s just both ladies lack a certain spark. They’re basic, especially Vikander.

  26. Moon says:

    Michelle’s dress looks cheap, as in it doesn’t look difficult to design to make and therefore not worth however many thousands it must be. And alicia’s hair is horrendous.

  27. Abbess Tansy says:

    Bad dresses on pretty women. LV is at least consistent on that front.

  28. Dee says:

    My first reaction to Michelle was hhhhhhmmmmm…….ok……..and then a realization that she was one of the few who can carry that dress off. I decided I liked it.

    But I am over the gamine Mia Farrow shtick she’s had for years. Time to grow up and some hair too.

  29. YepIsaidit says:

    Williams looks like she lost a lot of weight and her face look weird now

  30. JudyK says:

    Looks like I’m standing alone, but love Alicia’s entire look, especially the dress.

    Also love Michelle’s hair. The dress not so much.

  31. Neelyo says:

    Williams’ dress is the ultimate ‘I Know I’m Going Home Empty Handed Tonight’ dress. She didn’t even try.

  32. Eden75 says:

    Michelle’s would have looked much better if the black went further down (maybe past the waist?) and was cut to be form fitting past her waist. She’s not the tallest actress around and this makes her look really short and frumpy.

  33. Anastasia says:

    The waist on Michelle’s dress is SO incredibly frumpy and dumpy!

  34. Twinkle says:

    Why does Michelle look so sad? Is it because she cut her own hair or because the designer used upholstery remnants for the dress?

  35. kibbles says:

    I miss the young version of Michelle Williams when she played a badass on Dawson’s Creek and had those chubby cheeks and long natural hair. Since she became a serious actress she lost a ton of weight along with her hair and the spark she had when she first became famous. She’s taking herself too seriously and she should stop trying to look like Mia Farrow and be herself. This look is awful on her.

  36. poppy says:

    both dresses are incredibly horrid so they both win!

  37. kismate says:

    When is Michelle gonna grow her hair again?
    I have always hated that hairstyle on her. She looks beautiful with longer hair.

  38. Andrea says:

    Alicia’s hair looks HORRIBLE! It looks like it was a last minute “whatever”. It is the OSCARS. I pray no one actually got paid to fix her hair like that.

  39. Dollypaws says:

    That haircut on Michelle is savage and Alicia looks drabber than a wet Wednesday. Sick of seeing Michelle and Busy doing their conjoined twins act as well.

  40. bella says:

    I am one of two who thought that Alicia’s dress looked beautiful l on her. I like that she looks fresh faced on not heavily made up! This is coming from someone who loves makeup and I wear it every day! I just love her style.
    I usually like Michelle’s style as well. One year she wore a beautiful breezy daisy dress! I don’t like commenting on people’s face, but her hair is so white it almost looks grey. I think it ages her horribly and looks around 60! She needs to put a little more color into her hair. Or maybe stop bleaching her hair completely! The continuous bleaching can’t be good for her hair!

  41. Juliet- says:

    I actually quite like LV in general. I think Nicolas Ghesquiere is a fantastic designer but I am not entirely convinced by his choice of muses or how he dresses them.

    Michelle looks great overall imo. The black and white works beautifully with her skin tone and hair color. The cleavage could’ve looked vulgar on someone else but it actually made an interesting contrast with her gamine vibe. The make up could’ve used more color but it suits the look the way it is. That being said, I do agree the whole Mia Farrow thing is a bit heavy handed but she’s so harmless for most part. I don’t understand the hate.

    Now Alicia looked horrible. Her fake tan looks ridiculous. I don’t know what is the problem with her natural color but it’s really something she and her stylist should rethink. Every time I see her I just want to scrub this thing off her skin. The dress looks so cheap and out of place with most things I’ve seen Ghesquiere design. I don’t even know where the hell this thing came from.