Laura Dern in Calvin Klein at the Oscars: amazing or underwhelming?

I love to see what Laura Dern wears to events because she’s almost always spot on. She’s also not afraid to wear her reading glasses when she’s on stage reading, which I find cute. (Also see: Lupita Nyong’o) Laura presented Best Documentary along with Greta Gerwig, which went to Icarus, a sports doping movie. She was in a fabulous white v-neck Calvin Klein gown with one flutter sleeve. It fit her like a glove and she just looked regal. Her hair was curled but she didn’t have those messy perm-like waves which are trending lately, she had old school fat Hollywood waves. She had killer geometric drop earrings, a giant cocktail ring and a mirrored Calvin Klein clutch. Some may find this dress boring, I get that complaint often with my favorites as prefer classic looks, but I adore its simple clean lines.


Also in white we have Camila Alves. She was in a messy Vivienne Westwood gown that looks like a pale copy of Westwood, designed by her underlings for a bride they secretly hate. This has Westwood’s signature weird bustline and messed up hem with some tulle peeking out but none of Westwood’s charm. I think the fit is off plus her styling is bad.



Jane Fonda, in contrast, was working the hell out of a white sequin Balmain long sleeve full length gown with shoulder pads and a lightning-shaped cutout at the collar. This was amazing. On E! they reminded us that she rocked that pink gown with a crazy long ponytail last year at the Emmys, remember that? Jane presented Best Actor along with Helen Mirren, and as Kaiser mentioned in her recap they were really frosty toward each other on stage. Jane was also one of the few artists wearing a Time’s Up pin.


Also look at Jane’s clutch! I love it.



Photos credit: WENN

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  1. Maria F. says:

    Laura and Jane look really polished in their dresses (although Laura’s is a bit wrinkled).

    Camila is one of the worst of the night. Not sure what happened there.

    • Esmom says:

      Agree, I couldn’t believe how terrible Camila’s look was. I was watching a red carpet interview with Matthew and I could not get over how unflattering that gown and styling were on her. She also seemed a bit checked out so maybe she didn’t like it, either, lol.

  2. Penguin says:

    I didn’t even recognise Camilla. He make up looks off. She looks really tired. And the dress doesn’t suit her at all- I guess she’s not edgy enough for Westwood and white isn’t the colour for that dress. See Helena BC for Westwood some well in the past

    • SK says:

      Yes I agree – her make-up and hair weren’t great. She’s a mum of 3 with a husband who is often absent so I get that she might be tired. She’s definitely not edgy enough for Westwood and this is not a great Westwood either – the white doesn’t really work.

      Laura and Jane look fabulous from top to toe. Perfect dresses on two tall, statuesque women. Perfect accessories, perfect styling. Elegance personified.

      I’m really curious as to why Jane and Helen were frosty to each other??

  3. Other Renee says:

    Laura is so lovely. Laura and Jane for the win.

    • Esmom says:

      I thought Laura killed it when she came onstage to present. Really a perfect look from head to toe.

  4. Kelty says:

    Jane F–starved to perfection, as they say. She’s just sad at this point.

  5. Aang says:

    I wish it had two sleeves. Or even 0. Asymmetry isnt for me.

  6. Maum says:

    Laura looks amazing.

    Jane looks rather windswept.

  7. Yeahright says:

    Camilla looks OVER IT.
    AND pregnant.

  8. Pix says:

    Love Laura Dern and especially loved how she wore her glasses on stage while propping up a very nervous Greta Gerwig. She’s just so cool.

  9. Miranda says:

    Camila’s dress looks like she found a wedding dress on ebay and ordered it from China. It was beautiful in the picture, but when it’s delivered, it looks like that mess.

  10. Lucy2 says:

    Kamila’s dress is very ill fitting in the bust line.
    I like Laura‘s, I too like classic, and this is nice, not stunning.
    Jane looks amazing.

  11. HadleyB says:

    Jane really really looks better with bangs. Really.

    Some of us do. I look like a different person without some fringe, its scary. Like Jane.

    Fellow fringe lover for life.

  12. janeypt says:

    I hope I age as beautifully as Laura Dern. She looks amazing.

    • tracking says:

      Yes! So refreshing to see a woman her age not botoxed and filled to hell and back. Loved her look overall. Fonda also looks fabulous, but Camilla’s dress does not suit her at all. Bad choice.

    • sadie77az says:

      THIS. It’s so terrifying how much work Jane’s had done when she’s in these pics alongside the Laura pics.

  13. Jillian says:

    I like Camila’s necklace

  14. truth hurts says:

    Lara Dern looks 90 years old. In fact older than Jane Fonda. That’s all I got.

  15. L84Tea says:

    Laura Dern was the one presenter that I actually thought ‘she looks amazing’. She looked great.

  16. Bridget says:

    Icarus wasn’t just a sports doping doc. It shifts halfway through into uncovering the entire Russian state sponsored doping operation. The story is CRAZY.

  17. Carmen says:

    Jane Fonda killed it. The only thing I didn’t like about that dress was the padded shoulders. Otherwise it was perfection. And my God, her 80 year old body is bangin’. Her boobs look like they belong on a woman half her age. And she’s still got a waistline. There oughta be a law.

  18. Chaine says:

    Laura looks lovely. Such a simple, yet fresh and elegant look. Could stand to put on a few pounds, though. Jane looks … well preserved and pillow faced.

  19. jferber says:

    I love Laura Dern and Jane Fonda. I’ve been watching Laura’s series Enlightened and am really enjoying it immensely. I love that her mom Dianne Ladd plays her mom on the show– Ladd does an amazing acting job, too. Laura is very tall, 5’10 and a half inches, so she’s bound to look willowy. Too bad about Gary Oldman and Kobe Bryant winning. We have so much more work to do about not rewarding wife beaters and sexual offenders.

  20. ds says:

    I missed out on seeing anything that would suggest Mirren and Fonda hated each other. But at that point I was so over Oscars, so who knows. I actually didn’t really like any of the films to say “this one needs to get an Oscar” so it might just be a dry year I don’t know. I loved Project Florida and I wish it got more nomination. It was such a lovely film. I cried like a baby. Just like American Honey… I wish that one got something too. So, blah, I’m over the Oscars especially with Oldman getting one now. I remember how much I loved him as an actor but now all of this just makes me sick. They talk about Time’s up and then do this, Freaking give it to the Chalamet kid, who cares how old he is. Sorry if I missued the thread

  21. serena says:

    Love Jane Fonda and Laura Dern’s looks! You can never go wrong with clean elegant gown like those.. my only complaint would be about Fonda’s hair.. too severe.