Kate Beckinsale in Zuhair Murad at the Vanity Fair Oscar party: ridiculous?

We’re wrapping up the Oscars coverage and fashion last night and are moving on to the Vanity Fair Oscar party. There were so many people there we’ll have a few more fashion posts tomorrow, along with the gossip which (hopefully) comes in later in the day and overnight. In no way will we remember to get everyone though, as this party was so well attended.

First off we have Kate Beckinsale in Zuhair Murad. You know why I’m making her the headliner. This is ridiculous. I had to do some googling to figure out what this reminded me of, particularly the giant tulle pom poms on the shoulders, and the answer is a frilled lizard.

The bottom is see through with granny panties underneath and that trend needed to die like three years ago. I get the idea of this dress: typical sequin gown with see through bottom and opaque sweetheart neck top, add some puffy sleeves and voila! Only the result is total fuggery.

Tracee Ellis Ross also did Zuhair Murad. Do you remember Ginnifer Goodwin’s terrible tiered red Zuhair Murad at the ceremony? This is the busier sequin version of that. WITH BELL SLEEVES AND A TOO DEEP V-NECK. Sorry for yelling I’m tired. Do you think Chrissy Teigen considered this dress? I would guess it wasn’t formfitting enough for her.

Tessa Thompson got the best Zuhair Murad which is not saying much at all. I like the collar and top of this dress and I think it works well, but her stylist should not have matched her makeup to the color. She also needs heavier eyemakeup, it’s very light and purple.

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  1. paolanqar says:

    Can please anybody explain to me what is Kate Beckinsale’s deal?
    She is everywhere trying to rule the red carpets with these strong fashion choices but hasn’t been in a film in ages. What does she do nowadays??

    • Lucy2 says:

      She had a critical success with love and friendship this past year, and at the time many people thought she would get a nomination for it.

    • Kitten says:

      Apparently, her new hobby is her face.

      • tracking says:

        Seriously, lady needs to cool it with the ‘tox.

      • LAK says:

        Oddly i think she’s less stepford since she ditched her hubby. She maybe toxed, but she’s not as filler-d as she used to be, and looks more herself than during the marriage.

        Ditto her clotuing is less samey and more experimental with her clothing again unlike the same VB fishtail va va boom dress she wore for ten years when married.

        Ditto hairstyle. She had the same hairstyle and colour for ten years of the marriage.

        The changes she has made aren’t glaringly obvious, but they are there.

        The first thing she changed up was her hair and colour.

      • Kri says:

        Lololol kitten.a nice kitty poke.

    • KLO says:

      I watched her in that entertaining Underworld B-movie series this year. Havent seen her in much else recently. She is still getting work though. But here face is getting worked on too much, I agree @Kitten

    • paolanqar says:

      The last thing I saw her in is ‘Serendipity’! Lol

    • Bread and Circuses says:

      She stars in the Underworld movies, which are batshit insane and thoroughly enjoyable fluff. I think she’s doing alright in terms of box office, even if Hollywood keeps forgetting her.

  2. slowsnow says:

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. I finally like something.

    Kate Beckinsale seems to be very proud of her body, as she should, it’s fab. She enjoys showing it off in boring gowns usually. This is actually funky and cool, granny panties and all although it seems she can’t breathe.

    I love the other two, they’re also different. I don’t mind the display of butts, side-boobs and sternums, as long as the person seems confortable and happy – and looks good. They check all the boxes for me here.

  3. HadleyB says:

    I like all these dresses! The red one is fab.

  4. Lucy2 says:

    Kate’s is totally ridiculous, but it’s also kind of her, if that makes sense. She seems to love crazy fashion, and while this is still weird, she makes it work better than most would have. Enough with the see-through skirts though!

    I don’t mind Tracee’s, way better than Ginnifer’s, and Tessa’s isok.

  5. Aiobhan Targaryen says:

    Black Ladies for the win. Tessa and Tracee look freaking amazing. If you are going to wear a Zuhair red dress, Tracee’s is the one you choose because it is going full throttle. This dress is not even remotely the same as Ginnifer’s. You cannot, nor should you not, play it safe in a red dress. Tracee’s skin is amazing.

    Purple is my favorite color so I am biased about Tessa’s dress. She is young, it fits well, and is not really showing all of her bits.

    Kate is being Kate. She has worn better dresses than this, but that dress is not offensive at all.

    • slowsnow says:

      Tracee Ellis Ross looks incredible: very simple make-up, amazing skin, beautiful gown, the braided hair looks stunning with the dress. I keep going back to her picture…
      I want to be her and be with her! LOL

    • Kri says:

      This!! I love Tracee’so dress.give me the beadwork!

  6. Neelyo says:

    Kate’s face looks freshly jacked. Those eyes are new.

  7. mollie says:

    What has Kate done to her face? She didn’t need a thing done to her face. ugh.

    • KLO says:

      Yepp…agree. Her body is still crazy thought. Cant take that away from her.

    • slowsnow says:

      She’s been doing a lot to her face for a long time. Correct me if I’m wrong, but she didn’t look like this at all before going to the US I think – at least that’s what I read and seen in pictures. She was a sort of “fresh” beauty.
      She embraced the American tradition of changing your face to become an actor (it’s been going on for ages since Rita Hayworth and others).
      When I hear her talk it always surprises me that she sounds so British.
      It’s a choice.

  8. callmeishmael says:

    Two mature spiny sea urchins died so La Beckinsale could make an entrance.

    RIP, tragic echinoids.

    Totally unrelated to her frockery, I get a bad vibe off Kate Beckinsale, like she may be a mean and extremely high maintenance person. There’s just something off about her.

  9. Jessica Lafreniere says:

    I think this dress is just to distract from whatever KB has injected into her lips. 2 wrongs don’t make a right

  10. als says:

    I hate this nude lipstick trend. It makes gorgeous women look sick.

  11. QQ says:

    LOL at Kate and her not making anything other than Underworld movies yet showing up overdressed at the Opening of a box of cereal ass Dress!!

    Tessa is so beautiful to me… not even dress dependent her face just isnt fair!

    Tracy looks good to me but all kinda of overdressed for a working party of an awards show that doesnt havr your categories in, No?

    • slowsnow says:

      Yes Tessa is crazy beautiful.

      Maybe the ladies want to remind producers and casting directors that they’d be up for a long-feature film?? Actor hustling as they should. Hope they succeed if that’s the case.

      • QQ says:

        right i too consider it a working weekned but I figure the tv people would at least not come thru honking the Horn all Loud if you would? Minor quibble to be honest cause she does look nice to me

      • slowsnow says:

        Yes @QQ you may be right bc there’s always talk about The Fronteer between the two media. But they look so gorgeous!

    • Abbess Tansy says:

      All three looks are overdone to me, like the dresses are wearing them not the other way around. Like the richness of the colors.

  12. tracking says:

    Guess I’m in the minority, but I thought Tessa looked lovely

  13. Millenial says:

    Oh, I have a soft spot for Kate Beckinsale (love Underworld, couldn’t make it through Love and Friendship but I’m just over Jane Austen movies at this point). I think it’s fun and funky. I appreciate her out there still hustling.

  14. Frigga says:

    These are all gorgeous. I love this designer.

  15. Amy Tennant says:

    My least favorite designer. But I love that we all can have different opinions and tastes, and it’s ok! At least everyone doesn’t look the same and boring.

  16. what's inside says:

    Of all of the choices she could make, she had to pick that one. Why?

  17. elle says:

    Without the headline, I would never have known that was KB. Looks like somebody took Nicole Kidman’s face off the mold in the walk-in freezer and plopped it on her head.

  18. Bread and Circuses says:

    The shoulder pompoms are a bit iffy, for me, but overall I love this dress. The delicate bead pattern looks like frost on a window, and she’s certainly gorgeous enough to pull off the sheer-dress-over-frumpy-underwear look.

    And to be honest, even the shoulder poms *sort of* work with the rest of it. I can’t hate this; it’s too pretty.

  19. HappyMom says:

    I hate Tessa’s eye makeup. She is a gorgeous girl-but that makeup is not good.

  20. poppy says:

    all these dresses are beautiful. except the see-thru bottoms of the 2.

    too much for an after party, kate. honey, waaaaay too much. you try waaaay too hard.

    the other 2 dresses look amazing on amazing ladies but still a little much for a party considering what an actual oscar winner wore (slip with a blazer) to the same party.
    but tessa and tracee look beautiful head to toe.

  21. Pandy says:

    TRacee’s dress is amazing. I love it and she looks pretty chuffed as well. Purple dress is nice but make up is awful.

  22. jana says:

    Kate Beckinsdale has definitely gone to the dark side…of plastic surgery, So sad, she used to be stunning.

  23. Tig says:

    I can’t believe the folks on here posting that KB hasn’t “done anything”. I sincerely hope these aren’t the same ones that bemoan the lack of meaty roles for women. If yes, you need to watch “Love and Friendship” now. A period piece, for sure, but Kate is in nearly every scene, and she is so good. I am still shocked she didn’t get a GG nomination for that role.
    The dresses- don’t like any of them. Gorgeous women, but ill served by these gowns.