Lily Collins in Elie Saab at the Vanity Fair Oscar party: bunch of bad trends put together?

Lily Collin’s Elie Saab at the Vanity Fair Oscar party reminded me of Kate Beckinsale’s dress at the same party. It’s not like they would run into each other and be embarrassed because their dresses are so similar, but consider that they’re both black sequin with see through skirts and granny panties underneath and that they both bring a bunch of trends into one dress which just don’t work together. In Lily’s case this gown has a deep v-neck, the aforementioned skirt, a giant buckle belt, a tie in the back and that ostrich feather hem. This isn’t terrible or anything, the starry sequins are kind of nice. I see what they’re trying to do and I don’t think it makes a cohesive dress. Also those extreme cat eyes have got to go. At least she wasn’t at the Oscars, right? I think Emma Roberts took her spot.

Elizabeth Banks was also in Elie Saab, in a gold dress with what looks like floral studded armor on the shoulders like she’s ready to go into fashion battle. From the top up, I really like this dress and if it was just that same gold color all the way down with a belt it would work. Instead there’s a nonsensical pastel and black floral pattern along the bottom and sides. It’s like Saab’s designs are trend + trend ≠ a whole gown and instead remains just two parts. Banks can pull off such fashion-forward gowns usually (she’s Effie Trinket in real life too) but this isn’t working for me, especially with those stacked heels.

I remember when Petra Nemcova was a thing, when I first started blogging, and I still like to cover her for that reason. She looks nothing like she used to and part of it is this weird blonde hair color, which doesn’t suit her and I can’t put my finger on what else it could be. Her makeup is off here I’ll just say that, plus this ill-fitting orange Elie Saab gown is a very bad color for anyone with any coloring.

Look at this side view. Allison Williams as a blonde, you see it right?

Freida Pinto was in this mermaid blue (I got that color ID from Fashion Court, they really help us out at awards time by IDing the designers) Elie Saab. I feel like I’ve seen this exact cut on another dress by another designer but it’s not bad. It could be worse, remember what she wore to the Spirit Awards? Do you think it burned Freida to see her ex, Dev Patel, get nominated for an Oscar this year? I think they’re still friendly-ish with each other but I don’t know. I’m just trying to stir sh-t because that’s my job.

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  1. Mar says:

    I like Lilly’s look. She is one of the few young girls that really has amazing style. Petra is still beautiful but her hair color makes her too monotone. Frieda looks stunning.

  2. paolanqar says:

    Are LIly’s eybrows upset with each other?

  3. Daisy says:

    Lily looks great.

    Did Dev dump Freida or the other way around?

  4. slowsnow says:

    Ok, but only for the sake of gossip. I remember Patel saying that people were shocked that he was with Frieda bc she is way hotter than him.

    With age he is becoming really really hot and her not so much, although very pretty.

    This year: Patel 1 – World 0.

    I feel so petty…

    • ell says:

      she’s still absolutely gorgeous, imo. and he was always good looking as well, just young. i never got the she’s so much hotter than him comments.

      • slowsnow says:

        I agree, she is beautiful. He just has that certain glow currently, you know.

        Yes to the not understanding though. I find these comments terrible because, and that’s what I meant, people have different phases of hotness. And also, it’s just petty to say such things, thus my confessing to feeling petty.

    • DianaB says:

      I’m petty too because when I saw her at the Spirit awards on saturday, I kept thinking, well look at that. that ex-boyfriend of yours that everyone thought you were too hot for is now nominated for an Oscar. How does that make you feel Freida? She is a beautiful woman but I feel that’s all there is to her. Next Oscar nomenee she isn’t.

      • bucketbot says:

        Congrats to Dev. He is really coming into his own hotness.
        Freida was over-hyped and -exposed at the time of Slumdog Millionaire. While, at least I felt, Dev wasn’t. And few years down the line, this. At some point she started becoming known only for her relationships/hook-ups, and then too it wasn’t like a lot of people were interested.

        This is kind of the problem I have with PC. I worry she is too popular while not having the weight to help her stay relevant when this current popular phase of her career in HW dies down. She needs good projects. She’s got Quantico, which will soon go off air and then The Baywatch movie ( I have a feeling her role is not that great in it. The hot villian. Just all hype, no substance), which I’m not at all excited for. Then, all she’s gonna be is a fashionista/seat filler at award shows like Chrissy Teigan, Kate Beckinsale, Freida, and all those people with regards to whom we wonder “why are they here?” I think she needs to chill for a while and strategise, focus on getting good projects in HW. Hurts cause I’m a fan.

      • tan says:

        @ bucketbbot: +100
        I do wish PC picks some good projects because she is a terrific actress really. have taken risks and done challenging roles from her mid 20s.

  5. JaneDoesWork says:

    I actually love Lily’s makeup. If the dress hadn’t been sheer and didn’t have that weird feathered hem I’d have loved this look. I think the back is particularly striking. The real winner of this post though, is Lily’s hair. It’s really gorgeous.

    Totally agree on the top half of Banks’ dress, but she DOES look spray tanned within an inch of her life which makes the pale lip worse.

    WTF happened to Petra Nemcova’s face?! Also, I like that dress and color on Freida Pinto, but something is off with both the midsection and her makeup. Has she been in anything recently? Good for Dev Patel, he seems like a genuinely good guy whose really talented. Glad he’s still working.

  6. QQ says:

    Idk that there is anything actually bad here, is event/tier/occassion appropriate for all the wearers, to be honest No one is a worst here they acquited themselves well

  7. Jo says:

    Lily’s winged liner is wonky, right?

  8. minx says:

    IMO the deep V neck doesn’t go with a really high slit. It should be one or the other,

  9. Frigga says:

    Lily looks divine. Can’t say I know who she is or why she’s famous, but she looks nice. Just wish it wasn’t sheer.

  10. Deedee says:

    Lily looks beautiful from the waste up. The bottom of that gown is ruined by the underwear. I’m so tired of the nude illusion dress. Also, too much skin showing if you are going for the nude illusion.

  11. lucy2 says:

    I kind of like all of these, except for the see through skirts.

  12. ell says:

    i think they stayed good friends, he mentions her casually on interviews about stuff she’s filming, and she has congratulated him on his nominations. maybe the relationship just run its course (weren’t they together for ages?), so they managed to stay friends. they both seem lovely people. her dress is appallingly bad though.

    idk who petra nemcova is, but she should try a different shade of blonde with her skin tone. go ashier.

  13. loveotterly says:

    Something is very off with Petra, she is unrecognizable! I’ve met her in person and she is lovely and stunning. I can’t put my finger on it either… what has she done?

    • kerfuffles says:

      I think it’s the hair color, the spray tan and also her weight. She used to have some curves and some meat on her bones and it made her face much fuller and rounder, which I thought looked lovely on her. She is much thinner than she used to be and I don’t think it looks good on her.

  14. grabbyhands says:

    The sheer/see-through skirts is a trend that needs to die quickly. it simply doesn’t look good on anyone.

  15. Bridget says:

    Freida Pinto hasn’t looked good for a while. She was luminous when she came on the scene, and now her skin has almost a gray cast. It’s not just the makeup, she looks like she partied hard and didn’t care for herself.

  16. Ange says:

    I don’t know why but Petra looks like blonde Ellie Kemper to me.

  17. bella says:

    I think they all look gorgeous! Petra is almost unrecognizable, and I can’t figure out what it is.

  18. Abby says:

    I really like all of these looks!