Hailee Steinfeld in Elie Saab at the VF Oscar Party: one of the worst?

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Elie Saab dresses so many women for red carpets, and I usually really like their looks. They’re princessy, feminine and lovely. At this year’s Oscars they dressed Michelle Yeoh, Jennifer Hudson and Julia Roberts. At the Vanity Fair Oscar party there were at least four more women in Elie Saab, to varying results. First let’s start with Hailee Steinfeld. This is a pink muppet ostrich floof of a dress with gold splotches but she looks like she’s having fun for it. Still look at her pointy lucite heels.

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Cobie Smulders fared better in her sparkly sea green Elie Saab and I like how formfitting it is, but the bottom is sheer-ish and you can see granny panties underneath.

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Newlywed Priyanka Chopra had on a black princess dress with a deep v-neck tuxedo top and big tulle skirt dotted with sequins. This is too many dresses at once and again the skirt is see through. That’s not necessary.

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Michelle Yeoh changed into a second Elie Saab last night, I loved the first dress she wore as a presenter. The dress she chose for the party was a bit tacky with gold leaf appliques and a tulle skirt. Also, why does that dress need a velvet collar? She deserves better but at least she didn’t wear this to the ceremony.

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Heidi Klum does not deserve better, she is the epitome of tacky, and her Elie Saab dress was worse than Hailee’s. It’s got ostrich poof sleeves, an ostrich skirt, the top has her bits strategically covered by silver and black embroidered crap and there’s a train with more of that junk on it. Heidi knows and she is embracing it.

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  1. Nova says:

    Most of the time see through skirts are tacky. Why would you wanna show your granny panties? It is not even sexy. Can you imagine a male actor coming to oscars with see thorugh pants? I wonder why that doesn’t happen…

  2. Erinn says:

    I’ve never been a fan of Cobie but she looks drop dead gorgeous here – styling and gown.

    I sort of like Hailee’s. I mean, it’s weird. But I kind of like that it’s weird, and so bright and fun. I think someone older wouldn’t be able to pull it off as easily – but for her age range it looks fine.

    I’m not sure what’s going on with Priyanka lately – I used to think she was incredibly pretty. There’s something that’s been ‘off’ about her for a while now. I don’t know if it’s the direction she’s been taking her makeup/hair, if she’s gotten some minor tweaks, or what. But there’s just something missing, I guess. It might be because she looks like she’s going to prom a lot lately? The hair mixed with the kinds of gowns she’s been choosing. I don’t know – something just seems different.

    Michelle still looks pretty good, though. I sort of like the general idea of the dress, but not the execution. Maybe if it didn’t have the sleeves and the collar it’d have worked better.

    Heidi is just the worst dress of this group, no question. She dresses so ridiculously most of the time. It seems to usually be a case of editing being needed. Take away a few elements and she’d have looked okay. Her boy toy fiance is a handsome guy, though. He’s about 8 months older than I am, though I find he looks a bit older than 29.

  3. Lucy2 says:

    Haile and Heidi’s are terrible, but I like the others. I generally like Elie Saab too.

  4. Dee says:

    Remember how the 80s were the WORST for fashion? Crazy shoulder pads, thick baggy fabrics, bright neon colours? Well it looks like our kids will be cowering in shame for decades over the ’20s — they are shaping up to be really hugely embarrassing. The clear plastic shoes, the peplums, the ruffles, the mullet dresses, and the granny panties. How do they not see how terrible they look?
    Our 90s are going to be the golden age like the 20s was for our parents. The last time anyone looked attractive.

  5. Chaine says:

    I think the dress actually works on Haillee. It’s a mini dress, so the floof is not overpowering, and she is young enough to get away with it.

    • Esmom says:

      My thoughts exactly. I really love it on her. I saw party photos and thought she looked so fresh and striking.

  6. tuille says:

    How can a train on a mini-dress make any kind of sense?

  7. otaku fairy... says:

    Hailee’s dress would look good with just the top part being the flowery explosion and the skirt being plain. Priyanka’s dress is simple, but pretty. I actually like Heidi’s dress too.

  8. Esmom says:

    Oh, Heidi. Never change.

    I really like Hailee’s and Michelle’s may have one or two too many elements but she looks lovely.

    I swear I saw that Jonas Brother wearing a white tux with a really odd, high necked blouse at the VF party. Did he wear two outfits at one event?

  9. Other Renee says:

    My first thought was that Hailee’s dress looks like a car wash buffer, one of those things that spin as you drive your car through the wash.

  10. Veronica S. says:

    Colbie is the best out of the bunch. Beautiful color that we don’t see often on her. I also don’t mind Michelle Yeoh’s outfit. A little ornate, but it works for her age because it reads slightly regal. Priyanka’s is fine. Not bad, not great, but it does fit her beautifully.

    I think Hailee’s dress acceptable as a mini dress. A little ridiculous and not to my preference, but fine for an after party. It certainly stands out, which may be the real intent at hand. Heidi’s is just awful, though.

  11. velourazure says:

    I always chuckle at Heidi. She was on a freekin fashion show judging fashion and she EVERY TIME comes out looking like a hot mess. Hilarious. :)

  12. Rice says:

    Holy floral barf, Batman!

  13. The Other Katherine says:

    Oh, HEIDI. I feel traumatized by this dress.

  14. CharliePenn says:

    Hailee’s dress is some Ms. Vanjie REALNESS

  15. Ange says:

    I feel like Priyanka’s would have looked nicer if the v was a bit less deep, it’d lengthen her body a bit. As it is there it makes her look stumpy which is a shame as it’s quite pretty.