Sarah Paulson in Marc Jacobs at the VF Oscar party: bright or blah?

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It’s rare to see Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor on the red carpet together. The last time we saw them was at the Time 100 Awards in April last year. The two made up for lost time at the post-Oscar Vanity Fair party on Sunday night. Holland looked effortlessly chic in a black pantsuit by Christian Siriano. She paired her suit with black heels with a jewel embellishment on the vamp and a black clutch.Sarah wore a vibrant, canary yellow Marc Jacobs gown, boldly adding black opera length gloves to complete the look. The gloves and the black clutch she carries were a perfect complement to Holland’s all-black ensemble. I love their looks. The hue of the dress, paired with bright red lipstick made Sarah look absolutely radiant. I adore these two together, and the fact that they hung out with Joan Collins at the party made me love them even more (and I would have killed to be at that table).

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Vanity Fair’s 2018 Oscars After Party

Meanwhile, over at Elton John‘s AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party, Lea Michele must have been freezing. The 31-year-old actress wore a skin-baring dress from La Perla, probably better known for their lingerie. The navy bodice featured an extremely plunging neckline and the gold sequined skirt showed off lots of leg. All I can think of when I see this gown is Daphne Zuniga’s line from The Sure Thing, “She’s got lovely skin… and so much of it.” I am glad Lea kept the jewels at a minimum, accessorizing only with a gold bangle bracelet. As for her hair and makeup, she paired a smoky eye with a pink lip gloss and wisely opted for clip-on bangs instead of going for the permanent fringe. Lea has always struck me as a little too “look at me,” so this dress is really on brand for her, but I think it’s just a little too much. And, in case you were wondering, yes, Lea did experience a nip slip climbing into a car with her pal Nikki Reed.

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If I could ever find a workout to effectively tone my arms, I would totally wear Gabrielle Union’s gorgeous dusty rose hued Prada gown. I absolutely love that shade on her. I also like the silver sequin bandeau top, which becomes a bow in the back. It’s the perfect blend of elegance and bling. Gabrielle’s makeup was from a more natural palette and I covet whatever shade of lipstick she’s got on. She pulled her hair back into a sleek, side swept bun and accessorized with jewelry by Harry Kotlar, Hearts on Fire, DVANI, and Narcisa Pheres. Before the party, Gabrielle shared a photo with Regina Hall dolled up and ready to hit the town, captioning the shot, “Hollywood Prom with my hot date.” She’s not wrong. They look amazing.

Hollywood Prom with my hot date @morereginahall #oscars2018

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Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones - Arrivals

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Another standout look at the Vanity Fair party comes from Isla “not Amy Adams” Fisher. The 42-year-old mother of three stunned in a red tower gown by Alex Perry. This gown also featured a plunging neckline, but it stopped well above her navel and lent a dramatic look to the gown (Lea, take note). The actress wore her red hair in old Hollywood-inspired waves. Letting the neckline of her gown stand on its own, she accessorized with simple yet elegant diamond and jade drop earrings and a matching ring from Irene Neuwirth. She wore Stuart Weitzman shoes and carries a geometric-shaped satin clutch. Her husband, Sacha Baron Cohen, looked dapper in a Dolce & Gabbana tux. I don’t know what you think, but Sacha is looking pretty hot here. Maybe it’s the tux. This look is making me wish he got cast in that Freddie Mercury biopic.

2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party - Arrivals

Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones - Arrivals

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  1. monette says:

    God! I need a good arms workout, too!
    Lupita, Jen Garner, they all have fantasticly toned arms.

  2. KBB says:

    Lea Michele’s Instagram pictures were so cringeworthy. She kept taking pictures from below, with her arms pressing her boobs together. It was like she’d never seen her own cleavage before. I was so embarrassed for her. Take the pictures for fun, but don’t post them on the internet!

    • lannisterforever says:

      Yeah, that neckline is WAY too low. Looks like a swimsuit!

    • Runcmc says:

      The way she’s standing, kind of stiffly with her shoulders “braced” like that makes me think she’s deeply uncomfortable in that dress. So she went “too hard” trying to convince everyone how sexy she looked in it.

  3. Lakota says:

    Sacha and Isla make a stunning pair in this photo. I watch his films and wonder what she sees in him, but this photo is ‘couple goals’ as the kids would say!

  4. Lakota says:

    Lea Michele looks like a vintage circus strongman in that dress. 100lb dumbbell just out of shot

    • Lucy2 says:

      Omg you’re right! That dress is incredibly unflattering to her.

      Isla looks gorgeous, as does Gabrielle.

      I don’t love Sarah’s dress, but Holland looks stunning- ever since I was a kid, she’s always struck me is so elegant.

    • Neelyo says:

      You’re right and the hair isn’t helping.

      • Chaine says:

        The bangs are awful. They say “Hi, I play a 45-year-old mom from Wichita in a true crime movie on Lifetime.”

    • Lizzie says:

      HAHAHAHA. nailed it.

      someone needs to throw a bucket of water on that thirsty bitch

    • Jenn says:

      I never noticed how short her neck is before, but the plunging neckline really accentuates it. Eesh.

  5. Mia4s says:

    That second photo. I need a seat at their table. NEED it!! Or just close enough to listen in!

    Lea. Oh my. I know she’s apparently a terrible diva but I always feel slightly bad for her. So much TRY and always not quite.

  6. Froggy says:

    Love Sarah but not feeling those gloves w that dress.

    Sasha does look hot and Gabrielle looks beautiful.

    • Alix says:

      Yeah, Sarah’s dress is okay but the black gloves are a big NO.

      I love that Christian Siriano dressed so many women for the Oscars!

    • Morning Coffee says:

      Thank you. I think Sarah Paulsen looks horrible. I hate the dress. Far too fussy. Holland, however, is flawless.

  7. Lucy says:

    I’ve always found Sacha to be a very attractive man. Sometimes it’s hard to appreciate it because of all the on-character appearances he makes, but I feel like he’s pretty much at the same level as other actors known for their good looks.

  8. serena says:

    Love Gabrielle Union and Isla Fisher’s looks, but hell Sarah Paulson could have done so much better! That dress has too much going on, from the sparkles, to the too-bright yellow, to the high neck (nope). And then the gloves where too long, it would have been fine if the were just slightly above the elbows.

    • Victoria says:


      Ok can we stop with blonde ends black roots trend??? Can we just stop with people dyeing their hair a frightening blonde color like Elizabeth Banks to orange blonde? Sarah is a great actress but I hate her hair color and heavy brows. I hate it on anyone and the trend is ick.

  9. Pandy says:

    Sara’s dress is awful. Dame Joan looks better. I wasn’t thinking too much about Gabrielle’s dress until I saw the back – SO CUTE!!!! Isla’s dress is a knock out. That’s about as much V front as I want to see in a dress. Lea looks awful. No redemption in her outfit, hair or makeup.

  10. themummy says:

    I am so not enjoying this trend of dresses where the boobs are pulled kind of to the side and there is very little coverage of the chest at all and the cut is wide and very deep across the sternum. Like Lea’s. It looks like the dress is on backwards to me. I’ve seen a lot of these this year. It is such an ugly look.