Elizabeth Olsen in Zuhair Murad at the Spirit Awards: 80s fug or glam?

When I watch the Spirit Awards I’m struck by how many good, independent films I’ve barely heard of, especially in the First Feature category. Ingrid Goes West won for that, and it stars Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen in a story about a social media stalker (Plaza) who moves to LA in pursuit of an Instagram influencer (Olsen). You can see the trailer here. It looks funny and I want to rent it with my bestie.

Elizabeth Olsen presented the John Cassavetes Award, for a film which was made under a $500k budget, along with Robert Pattinson. She started cracking up and she had a cute geeky laugh. Olsen wore a crimson Zuhair Murad with very 80s details, like puff sleeves, polka dot mesh and lots of lace. This could easily be fug but I find it fun. I love retro fashion when it’s a nod to the era but doesn’t go too far. I wish the skirt wasn’t sheer though.



Aubrey Plaza went the opposite direction in Miu Miu, in a very staid black dress with velvet sleeves and a peter pan collar. This is underwhelming but her styling is so pretty. Director Matt Spicer heaped praise on her when he accepted the award. I think she was going for “humble” with this look but it does have a nice open back.



Alison Brie was in this ridiculous Ralph & Russo Couture gown with too many layers of white ruffles accented by black and silver embroidered stripes. Her face kind of says that she’s making the best of a difficult situation. Alison presented Best Supporting Female along with last year’s winner, Molly Shannon. They were really cute together on stage.



I wanted to include Sarah Silverman, who was killing it in a green velvet Hottie and Lord suit. I would have liked to have seen more pantsuits last night. I have a green velvet jacket very similar to this and I’m going to make sure to wear it before it gets too warm. How I wish I had matching pants.



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  1. Esmom says:

    I think everyone here looks great. I don’t mind Brie’s ruffles. Olsen’s dress does has an 80s vibe but that sheer skirt is not 80s and so…ugh.

  2. HelloSunshine says:

    Last I saw, Ingrid Goes West is on Hulu, if you have that CB!

    Alison.. nooooo, I love you, you deserve better than that dress lol

    • Celebitchy says:

      Ooh I do have Hulu and I subscribe for the version with no commercials. Thank you!!

    • kimbers says:

      you didn’t hear about Ingrid goes west?

      I saw that one forever ago on another non hulu/netflix app. It was so funny!!!! I Never really like any if Olson’s movies, but she played the best character to scoff at!!! Plaza produced that movie! so happy for her!!

  3. AngieB says:

    Olsen’s dress is awful. It’s too tight and sheer and lacy all at once.

  4. Alix says:

    No judgment, just an observation: Olsen looks as those she’s been enhanced, maybe> Her girls seem rather gravity-defying.

    I often wonder whether her sisters ever spot her a million or two. Or maybe she just gets free clothes for the rest of her life?

    • Caitlin Bruce says:

      Her boobs have been like that since she started acting, she had a sex scene in one of her first roles. Isn’t that one of the reasons Tom Hiddleston likes her? If all the rumours are true he’s a massive boob guy.

    • Naddie says:

      I don’t know, I think big breasts look like this when they’re properly supported, no? Anyway, she has an amazing body.

  5. Ankhel says:

    I now want to see a movie about an eccentric, consumptive courtesan and her wily french maid. A handsome man gets trapped (or WAS he?) by bad weather at the courtesan’s isolated manor, and things get creepy and heated.

    Why? IDK, it just came to me.

    • Liberty says:

      “I have smoked eem with see candlestick, ma’am, he weel not wake until we’ve dressed eem een zee Loki suit!”

  6. minx says:

    Any dress that makes Alison Brie look thicker…..smh.
    I’ll give Olsen credit for not seeming to care that the bottom of her dress is MIA.

  7. Chaine says:

    The top of Oleson’s dress is perfection, too bad about the sheer skirt. Audrey’s dress reminds me of Olive Oyl, would have been much much much better without the little white collar.

  8. Mia4s says:

    Did I read it right that Olsen’s new series is going to be on Facebook?! I mean, I’m all about the streaming (Netflix, Amazon) but now Facebook?! Geez.

  9. Jayna says:

    Sarah Silverman did kill it. She looks amazing in it.

    • Mrs. Smith says:

      @ Jayna–Yay for Sarah! She looks great. Usually she misses. Her makeup/hair and green suit look fantastic!

  10. Darla says:

    I think they all look amazing here. Love Olsen with this hair color.

  11. Nicegirl says:

    Sarah Silverman ftw, omg I am loving this suit!

  12. Steph says:

    Where is the Plaza love?? She is sexy af.

  13. Gaby says:

    Is that Sarah Silverman’s nipple?

  14. Sue says:

    Elizabeth looks 1000 times better with the darker hair color. Most women look better with lighter hair, but she’s an exception.

  15. Lo says:

    Areola alert!

  16. Hazel says:

    I like Aubrey’s pilgrim look.

  17. jammypants says:

    Elizabeth is so pretty when she’s a brunette. Blonde washes her out.

  18. Abby says:

    I like Elizabeth’s dress, but I feel like she can barely go wrong when she’s related to two of the most painfully fugliest fashionistas ever.

  19. Cleo says:

    Love the Miu Miu.

  20. Lexter says:

    Ingrid Goes West was a good film! Really funny. Love Aubrey and Elizabeth plays idiot “inspiring” LA insta-ho so well!!

  21. Naddie says:

    When I saw Elizabeth with this darker hair I had to come here to leave my compliment, she looks stunning with this hair color. Her outfit is beautiful, but I can’t decide if it’s more sexy or funny, since the down part seems missing.

  22. lucy2 says:

    Aubrey looks cute. I’d like Elizabeth’s if the skirt wasn’t sheer, that just looks terrible.
    I general loathe ruffles, but…Alison Brie’s is kind of cute too.
    Sarah looks great. She’s had a few killer red carpet outfits in the past few years.

  23. Falula says:

    Ingrid Goes West is WONDERFUL.

  24. Audi says:

    Love Silverman’s jumpsuit. But think I see her nipple in that last pic? #seinfeld

  25. bella says:

    I love all the outfits, except for Alison’s ruffles! Worst dress.