Paris Jackson in Versace at the VF Oscar party: rock ‘n roll or just tragic?

Vanity Fair’s 2018 Oscars After Party

Oftentimes, the Vanity Fair Oscar party has a much more exciting turnout than the actual Oscars. This is one of those years – I’m all for the Oscar honoring some of the legends, like Rita Moreno, but I also like to see some hot messes and bright young things on Oscar night too. Paris Jackson came out for the VF party wearing this bright Versace dress. She’s beautiful, and this look is a beautiful mess. I always ask who she reminds you of, because I can’t decide either. In these photos, she’s giving me “if Olivia Wilde and Courtney Love had a baby” vibes.

Vanity Fair’s 2018 Oscars After Party

Kate Beckinsale is 44 years old, peeps. God, she’s pretty. And yes, I know she’s had some “work” done over the years, but also: she’s just pretty, and rather ageless, with a crazy body. Kate wore a butterfly’d Reem Acra to the party. I mean… if I had her figure, I would wear this too.

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Zoe Kravitz in Saint Laurent – this is basically just a “bubble” minidress. I would find it try-hard on someone else, but it suits Zoe’s vibe really well. And I bet it was comfortable.

2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Tiffany Haddish changed her clothes again! She didn’t repeat the same white Alexander McQueen gown she wears everywhere! She wore this neon Brandon Maxwell gown to the VF party. She has the coloring to pull off this shade.

2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Allison Janney also changed into a Brandon Maxwell ensemble. This looks great!

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  1. Lucy2 says:

    With the exception of that monstrosity Paris is wearing, I really like all of these, especially Allison’s.

    • LetItGo. says:

      Wow. I’m old enough to have the following reference point- not that old rather I’ve just seen Valley of the Dolls 50× and in that header pic on the main page, Paris really looks like Sharon Tate’s twin. She needs to be in that new QT pic, as long as one is being made.

      • Nancy says:

        She is lovely, but I think the dress would be more appropriate on an older, edgier woman such as Rihanna. As for casting Paris as Sharon……oh no! This girl has endured enough tragedy without being cast as a murder victim.

    • MamaHoneyBadger says:

      It doesn’t look good because it clashes with her tattoos. You don’t know where to look.

      She chose to decorate her body with tats, which means she’s not able to wear just anything anymore.

      Sorry, hon, but that’s how life works.


      • INeedANap says:

        Her tattoos don’t really have a cohesive theme. I have a coworker with two full sleeves of watercolor tats that were planned out ahead of time, they looks beautiful and alien and amazing. Paris’s tats are haphazard so there’s no way to dress for them.

      • lucy2 says:

        I think that’s what often bothers me with a lot of tattoos, there’s no planning and just a lot of random stuff, and it’s too much for the eye.
        Definitely with this dress, it’s all just too much.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I don’t dislike all tattoos, but I really dislike Paris’s tattoos. The placement is odd and they don’t seem harmonious. But her body, not mine.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      Janney’s ensemble FTW, hands down.

    • KiddV says:

      I like Paris’s dress. She’s just barely (a smidgen, really) edgy enough to pull it off. She looks cute. (I suspect that’s not what she’s going for though. LOL)

      I love the other outfits, also.

    • yUPtime'sUP says:

      But seriously – how stunning is Paris? She is a genetic anomaly altogether. I wonder if we will ever truly know about her birth/genetics.

  2. Alix says:

    Zoe’s dress IS try-hard. Why people are still trying to make her happen, I don’t know.

    I hope Paris doesn’t regret all those tattoos anytime soon. That’s a LOT of ink for such a young woman.

    • jwoolman says:

      I think it might be a way to deal with any self-harming urges. Gives you a different relationship with your skin if you’ve been a cutter. Also can cover some scars, I imagine.

      • Alix says:

        Excellent point.

      • V4Real says:

        Paris is gorgeous. Her eyes are amazing. That being said I agree with you about the self harm analysis. I work with kids who do that. But there is also a social worker at my job who self harm by getting tatted. She tries to put them in places on her body that can be concealed.

    • Bellagio DuPont says:

      Zoe’s dress for me is big bird in mourning.

      • Nancy says:

        Lol…..she’s giving her best trout pout, pissed off looking pose with that ridiculous dress. Oh these women try so hard. Bless their hearts….

    • NameChange says:

      I have no issues with tattoos – except when they look like someone took a pen and doodled all over you, like Paris’s.

  3. grabbyhands says:

    So awful. Featuring one of the other trends this season-sheer fabrics mixed in with a half finished looking design. I saw so much stuff that looked like they’d gotten half the gown down, ran out of fabric and just filled the rest in with sheer drape or panels. That color isn’t doing her any favors either.

    Alison looks great again. Tiffany Haddish looks great. Kate’s gown is a little boring, but good. Zoe Kravitz….no.

    • holly hobby says:

      My mother was a seamstress by trade and she’d call that type of design lazy and cheap (not the wearer but the manufacturer. They try to keep the cost low by inserting sheer fabric). She still bemoans the fact that they no longer hem the tulle in dresses. If you look at dresses that were made 40 years ago, the workmanship was great. Not so much now.

  4. Loopy says:

    Paris looks amazing with brunette hair..but she is young she will probably dye her hair a 100 times before she settles down. The tattoos on her and Halsey ? look a mess, and i am not against them before the tattoo police show up, it just looks like scrap paper. There is a more tasteful way to get a bunch of little tattoos n the right place e.g Rihanna

    • Morning Coffee says:

      I looked at Paris, and her tattoos look like a toddler colored on her arm with sharpies. I don’t think those will age well.

  5. Tig says:

    Paris is just so photogenic. That’s a lot going on for a glorified gladiator outfit.
    Loved all the other looks- and Kate B is ageless.

    • lannisterforever says:

      Yes, she’s incredibly beautiful but the outfit is a HOT MESS.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      Her face and eyes are so beautiful, but I find she photographs poorly. Her eyes seem to “push” and strain quite a bit. They read as anxious to me. I think she could get rid of that if she got some pointers from someone like Kate Moss or something.

  6. crazydaisy says:

    Poor Paris… so many tattoos…it just looks painful. I feel for this girl.

  7. Neelyo says:

    Janney’s reminds me of when Sharon Stone wore her husband’s shirt to the Oscars. It looks great.

    I love that bubble dress but I wish Kravitz had done different hair and makeup.

    Which came first for Paris Jackson, the dress or the chest tattoo? Has she decided on a career path yet?

    • crazydaisy says:

      What about modelling? With that face—so beautiful.

      • lucy2 says:

        She is strikingly beautiful.
        I kind of wish she’d shunned all the fame and celebrity stuff though, and found some wonderful, fulfilling path out of the spotlight. There’s a need for attention there that seems a bit worrisome.

      • holly hobby says:

        I don’t know how she can really model with all those tattoos on her. Like everyone said here it’s not even done with thought. Just random doodles everywhere.

        She can be maybe a face model? Make up?

      • magnoliarose says:

        She can’t model because of the tattoos. Not consistently and I am not sure how tall she is.

      • crazydaisy says:

        She could be the face for a perfume, or a makeup line—face work. I also wish she would do what @lucy2 suggests, and I guess she still can…I don’t know what kind of education she’s received so far…but there’s always opportunity out there. At least money is not a problem for her, except in the way that having too much can make one jaded, or a target for gold-diggers/hangers-on. Hoping for the best.

  8. Jayna says:

    Kate looks so pretty.

    Allison Janney hit it out of the park.

    Tiffany looks great in that color.

  9. Beth says:

    Paris looks ridiculously tragic.

  10. serena says:

    Paris Jackson looks gorgeous! I don’t mind that outfit on her, she can pull it off, though it’s not easy!

    On the other hand, Zoe Kravits looks like a mess in that short puff dress.

  11. Seraphina says:

    I love these looks. All of them. The best is Allison’s look. PJackson looks like a hotness but she is beautiful, young and likes pushing boundaries and there you go with what she wore. I hope she soon finds a positive person in her life because I could see her spinning out of control with a not so happy ending.

    Love Zoe’s outfit because I could a steak and cheese and then wear that out without any insecurity whatsoever!

  12. Mia4s says:

    Allison looks great AND comfortable. The Holy Grail of Vanity Fair Party outfits.

    That’s a rare but total miss from Zoe. Haaaate it. In general I love her style, don’t think much of her acting though.

    I feel for Paris. I know she has an agent and they’re trying to “make her happen” but TimesUp movement or not, this is not an industry that is healthy for vulnerable women. I can’t help but feel this may not end well.

  13. Nev says:

    Paris is stunning. Happening.

  14. LittlefishMom says:

    Kate looks stunning!!!!

  15. LittleWing says:

    If I looked like Paris I’d be traipsing around in that getup all time, walking the dog, doing laundry…

  16. Lucy says:

    Call me crazy but I absolutely love Zoe’s whole look. Love it.

    • Sophia's Side eye says:

      I adore it. Zoe’s so beautiful, not just anyone could pull that dress off.

      • Ksenia says:

        I agree: Zoe really is stunning. Not *quite* as gorgeous as her mother, Lisa Bonet, was, but then Lisa was one of the most beautiful women I’ve ever seen, anywhere. I think Zoe can just pull most things off…maybe not this so much, but she still looks amazing…I don’t think Paris is all that pretty, though she has very striking eyes…Other than that, she just looks a little bland/forgettable to me, like many attractive teenaged girls who flock at malls. I feel sorry for her, she seems a little sad and strained, and rather desperate for attention/affirmation.

  17. Snowflake says:

    They all look pretty. I think Paris looks gorgeous and I love her dress. Do you think she is genetically Michael’s daughter? She does not look at all like him. Oh and her nose looks different than I remember. Nose job?

    • Anastasia says:

      She’s most definitely not his biological daughter, but is is adopted daughter for sure.

      • Jenn says:

        I disagree. Before she went blonde, she was visibly biracial (People Magazine has an article up today; they dug up an older quote in which she says she identifies as Black). As a little girl she strongly resembled her mother as a younger woman, so no questions there. Paris’s nose and jawline are looking a little different, but I think the jawline could just be weight loss.

        I just don’t think there’s a conspiracy here, though. Her parents are Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe.

  18. JustJen says:

    Kate Beckinsale is always gorgeous. That dress on Paris..oh my. What is up with the shoulders? It’s like the designer was debating on adding shoulder pads and settled on a pile of sequins. Like, Liberace army general.

    • Miss Melissa says:

      Her age keeps getting younger.

      And her birth year keeps changing.

      • Josie says:

        Kate is a stunning woman but she hasn’t had just “some work” done, she’s had all her teeth replaced – go look at some pics of her from the 90’s

  19. Izzy says:

    I don’t understand. Is Paris going for the Tinkerbell look?

    • brutalethyl says:

      Exactly. My first thought was she looks like she’s wearing one of Michael’s old costumes.

  20. JA says:

    Why is Paris there?? She’s famous for one reason and milking that for every drop. Her success is solely based on being Michael’s daughter and I guess that is enough for her

  21. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I dunno, Paris looks pretty b*tchin’.

  22. Kate says:

    Paris’ dress looks very pretty in motion, in pictures, well… not so good.

  23. gatorbait says:

    Normally I would really hate Paris Jackson’s dress but for some reason I’m incredibly envious and want to pull off that style. If only I wasn’t 35 raising a teen. I felt the same about Miley’s looks. For some reason the half satin glamour gown/ half sequined shark eating the other side really seemed like something different and interesting. What better place to rock it than Elton John’s party? lol

  24. Zee says:

    Paris looks like a young Courtney Cox to me, especially with her dark hair. She also pings echos for me of the British soap actress Linda Henry even though they look quite dissimilar now, but as a younger, more Hollywood version – something about her mouth/nose/eyes I think. I get the Courtney Love thing, too. So, Courtney x Courtney + Linda = Paris.

  25. Jayna says:

    Paris’ eyes are such a stunning shade of blue. She really stood out with the brown hair and those eyes. I don’t get why she insists on blonde. She becomes just another celebrity daughter with blonde hair and doesn’t stand out from the pack, and I can never figure how most of these kids are famous on their own without accomplishing anything.

  26. HonkyTonk says:

    Paris has the chakra symbols doing down her front. I wanted that kind of tattoo at different points in my life – only on my back (I have some scars I would like to cover). I suppose I felt I needed to take that sort of thing more seriously than I ever did though. Still – it looks like good work and I’m a bit envious.

  27. tw says:

    I love Zoe’s hair here – a bit grown out. I think she’s stunning but this dress is kind of a mess. I wonder how she was able to hold a drink or sit. Or pee, Yikes.

  28. The Catlady says:

    Paris is giving off serious Daenerys Targaryen vibes and looks fantastic. She would fit right in on GOT. It’s a bold look and she pulls it off in spades.

  29. Pandy says:

    PJ dress makes me think of zucchini noodles. Big bowl of zucchini noodles. Like AJ and love TH. ZK looks like a muppet making sexy face.

  30. Paris try hard–now why was she there?

  31. Twinkle says:

    Why does Paris always look unbathed?

  32. Layla Love says:

    Paris looks like heroin

  33. Abby says:

    All of these women look so gorgeous. I really dislike Paris’ dress but man she is stunning. The tattoos have me scratching my head.

    Everyone else looks all around great.

  34. Jess says:

    Zoe looks stunning and Tiffany’s dress is beautiful. I like Allison’s dress but it’s too conservative for the VF party. And Paris is a hot mess but goodness, she is striking. Oh, and Kate’s pretty but she always looks the same and I hate that insipid open mouth stare she does.

  35. SJhere says:

    Paris is a lovely young woman. That dress is not. Not a good color on her either. Every time I see Paris Jackson I am overcome with a feeling to Mother her. I’m 56, and if I could giver her advice it would be to get a very good education in whatever she enjoys.
    That entire Jackson family is drama, drama, bad ideas and fighting, IMO. She and her siblings would be best living a private life, IMO.

  36. raincoaster says:

    Lara Flynn Boyle, that’s who she reminds me of. She’s gorgeous, but the arm tats are a mistake (Never ink yourself with clashing tats, or at least space them out a bit). The dress is crazy, but it suits her. Whoever did her tan should win an Oscar.

  37. Godwina says:


    I don’t remember Paris J being so beautiful, ever. Wow. And yes, she does have a Sharon Tate vibe–I’ve always lost my breath at her beauty.

    Kate B’s dress is the bomb. Zoe K looks so like her gorgeous father and she’s rocking everything.

  38. kodakay says:

    I think Paris looks fine. She’s young and can pull it off. I even like her messed up hair. I actually like all the looks.

  39. Ms says:

    Horrible dress, but Paris is unbelievably gorgeous.

  40. Jenn says:

    Obviously Paris likes her tattoos! She picked a dress that would show them off!

    I do think she got inked way too fast—not for any aesthetic reason, just because she doesn’t have any arm-canvas left.

    I like the chakras and the voodoo veves (the red tattoos) a lot.

  41. Jessie says:

    Paris might be the most gorgeous person even. I love that’s she’s a bit edgy too, but I think she treads right on the line where she’s eclipsing her natural beauty with things like makeup techniques designed for less beautiful people.