Margot Robbie in Chanel brought Big Sorceress Energy to the Oscars

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I like Margot Robbie, I think she’s a very talented actress and I admire what she’s trying to do as a producer. But after briefly being fashion’s new It Girl several years ago, Margot and her stylist have not known what to do since. I guess contractually she was obligated to wear Chanel, but none of the new looks appealed to her (same!) so she ended up pulling this one out of Chanel’s archives. And it still kind of sucks. Maybe she’ll dress better when her Chanel contract is over? Until then, she’ll have the best dressed elbows of anyone. And honestly, I am enjoying her Big Sorceress Energy.

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Billie Eilish in Chanel – she’s been wearing so much Gucci lately, I thought for sure she’d turn up in something slime green and boxy with a Gucci label. But no, she wore this and… it’s meh. I appreciate that she put in some effort, I guess. Billie came on in the end to perform “Yesterday” in the In Memoriam section, and there were several cutaways to her throughout the show, where she looked like she didn’t really understand what was happening.

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Penélope Cruz in Chanel. This was not a great dress and it moved poorly, and she looked very uncomfortable in it. She was just there as a presenter though.

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Margaret Qualley in Chanel. I was only paying attention to this from the waist up and I thought the weird “bib” sort of worked. But combined with the feathered bottom, maybe not? Chanel does minimalism and it looks like this. Hm.

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And finally, Lucy Boynton wore Chanel as well. This one is the most blah Chanel look, in my opinion.

Lucy Boynton at arrivals for The 92nd Ac...

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  1. Leriel says:

    Well it’s not a really bad Margot’s look, but I am still waiting for her Chanel contract to expire, because she’s too good for them.

  2. Escondista says:

    Hair and makeup a dud for me. Margot is a stunner and I wouldn’t have noticed her at a Walgreens like this.

    • ChillyWilly says:

      Dang, where is your Walgreens because there ain’t no Margot Robbies shopping at mine! I’m not a huge fan of this dress but I’m pretty sure this woman stands out no matter where she is or what she’s wearing. She’s gorgeous.

  3. josephine says:

    Geena Davis was also in all-black and looked incredible. She was so, so much better than any of these younger women wearing the same color. Can’t wait to see Geena’s pics!!

  4. Space person says:

    Why is all Chanel terrible now? Coco would be twirling in her grave.

    • SKF says:

      I agree. Karl was amazing in many ways; but he took the label into twee doily territory and there it remains. It’s been awful for years. And as “genius” as Karl was, Coco was actually a fashion genius. She invented whole new looks and silhouettes that still matter today. She popularised clean, sleek ball gowns (not these frou-frou messes her house is known for now) when fussy and big was all the rage. She made striped boat necks and wide-legged pants a thing. She made the first mega fashion label perfume. She was one of the pioneers who freed women from corsets and when Dior started to bring wasp waists back in (beautifully, I will say), she was horrified and came back and invented the tweed ladies skirt suit to free women again. She was always about comfort, clean lines and minimalism. I don’t think she would approve of any of these dresses.

      • L84Tea says:

        This comment alone makes me want to go find an biography on Coco. You’ve absolutely intrigued me.

      • Absolutely agree. Karl ruined Chanel. His Chanel-inspired looks always seem to fussy. That said, I like Penelope from the waist up, but think a different, less stiff fabric would have been better for the skirt. I don’t get Billie. I can understand wanting to stay true to herself, but is part of that truth looking this bad? Ugh.

      • Paula says:

        Coco Chanel also locked her seamstresses into the sewing room when they asked for fairer wages. She was a fashion genius but a horrible human

      • SKF says:

        Oh, I never said she was a good person! She was a genius but she was also completely ruthless.

        She came from nothing, Was an illegitimate orphan who had a brutal childhood, used a number of people to climb to the top. The nickname Coco comes from the word ‘Cocette’ meaning ‘loose woman’ as she was basically a professional mistress/lover in order to support herself and get her business going. she did love one of her lovers, who was killed; but she was very good at taking what she needed.

        She herself had been a seamstress and a milliner and she found success. On her way to success though she occasionally had to prostitute herself to survive.

        In WWII she shut her shop because she claimed she didn’t want to dress the Nazis but she also became the mistress of a Nazi during WWII to best survive the war (the consumate survivor) but also very likely utilised those connections in her attempt to “Aryanize” her business and remove her Jewish investors in her perfumes who she had a bad contract with. She was extremely hardened and anti-Semitic at this age.

        They outwitted her and some years later took full control of the business from her (their descendants are some of the richest people in France based off their ownership of Chanel).

        She very narrowly escaped having her head shaved and being run through the streets naked at the end of the war (like the other mistresses and suspected mistresses) due to Churchill’s intervention and had to hide out for years in Switzerland living off her share of the profits of Chanel No. 5.

        She only came out of retirement as a reaction to Dior’s New Look.

        She died a bitter, angry old woman. Albeit, one with a massive legacy and incredible creative output that lasted into her old age.

        She is a fascinating biography subject. To be honest, I don’t recall the detail about her locking seamstresses inside. It was likely done to her too at some stage and she was a total hardass so it would not surprise me.

        In regards to what she gave to fashion though, she was absolutely a genius. She gave women cardigans and loose jackets, clean lines and pants, removed corsets from our lives, Gave women men’s separates and knit jerseys, invented the little black dress, gave us boxy jackets over slim skirts and so much more.

  5. grabbyhands says:

    I think I’ve aged out of getting Billie Eilish.

    I mean, I GET why she does this oversized, baggy clothes thing but at the same time when I saw her on the red carpet and it was a big eye roll. And the tongue – keep your dam tongue in your mouth. It looks stupid when Miley Cyrus does it and it looks stupid when she does it. PS You’re not at the MTV Movie Awards. I don’t expect her to show up in a floor length couture gown, but there are better ways to get her message across thank looking like you’re playing dress up in a giant goth’s closet.

    • Erinn says:

      Given the amount of criticism this child has had thrown her way, and the body related comments – she could wear a sack, and I’d support it.

      • Snowslow says:

        What criticism? I’m unaware if that.

      • AmyB says:

        Billie Eilish has said in interviews that she feels very uncomfortable with her body – I guess she is very big breasted, and has been made to feel very uncomfortable and has been criticized a lot (perhaps more when she was younger). So that is her choice in wearing the more baggy clothing. Therefore, people can’t and won’t comment on her body size. I have to say, I respect her for that. It lets her just focus on her music.

      • Snowslow says:

        Oh yes, I have heard something along those lines. It really comes down to what hurts and what doesn’t right? Some girls were probably told the same and don’t care, rock big boobs and a whole lot of cleavage. Others are truly and deeply uncomfortable with the attention. Whatever makes you feel comfortable go for it. If this is it, then super, but if she is hiding, I’m just gonna say f**k patriarchy.

  6. Gabby says:

    That dress on Penelope Cruz is terrible, ugh! A bow AND a rose in the center of her chest, with what appears to be fake pearls at the waist. And that high-low hem, I thought that went out five years ago.
    Margot looks interesting.

  7. dlc says:

    I really liked Penelope ‘s dress. I thought the pearl belt was memorable.

    • Blair Warner says:

      I liked it, too, but it’s true she didn’t look comfortable in it – her walk onstage was really awkward and heavy- footed somehow.

  8. Eva says:

    It would be so strange to get a FREAKING CHANEL contract and then realize the clothes you get are… this. Kinda frumpy, ill-fitting and so boring. I don’t understand what Chanel is doing. They’re throwing away their legacy.

  9. Jen says:

    Am I crazy? Margot Robbie looks so different from when she was first cast in Wolf of Wall Street. She was made to look kinda sexy/ sleazy but was one of the most beautiful women I’d ever seen. She looks like a different person altogether now, at least to me. And IMO her roots and eyebrows are way too ashy and her blonde is maybe too golden or something? And the cut isn’t anything great either. None of it looks right on her skin tone. Saying that, she’s still gorgeous, but I wish she’d get a new stylist and hairdresser and colorist.

  10. Sass says:

    I like Margaret’s look here more than at Spirit. Still not great but much better.

    Also I am so so tired of Billie turning up in these absurdist outfits. I get it, she’s young, she’s got a particular image, she’s everywhere so of course she’s at the Oscars but I just can’t with her anymore style wise.

    • Yup, Me says:

      Why is Margaret’s nail polish torn off, though?

      She always looks so uncomfortable and I really want someone to tell her “You don’t have to do this if you don’t want to. You can go home. You can try other things.”

      She always looks like she fell asleep somewhere comfortable and woke up just as they pushed her onto the carpet.

  11. Grant says:

    I think this is the best Margot has looked all award’s season, and that’s not saying much. I would have liked this much more without the weird gold tassel thing on the bodice; maybe replace it with something smaller like a jewel? I don’t know, it just looks awkward. I kind of like her sorceress sleeves though!

  12. Case says:

    Oi. None of these were very good. I feel like Margo Robbie has no…defined style? She just kinda wears whatever, it seems.

    For Billie…IDK. I admire that she wears what she wants, but she never looks GOOD. This outfit is so ugly. It always looks like she’s wearing sweats or pajamas. I understand she doesn’t want to wear revealing outfits and that’s cool, but she can’t find anything that is a little more flattering? She is such a beautiful young woman.

  13. L4frimaire says:

    Who took over Chanel from Karl Lagerfeld because all those dresses look like little girl prom dresses. Not exactly the vibe Coco or Karl liked to project. All those random camellias and pearls, like Chanel parody. Best Chanel look was Billy Eilish, a bit subversive, not funeral black, and nice way to use the signature tweed. Side note, just don’t find Margot Robbie very interesting as an actress.