Maya Rudolph in Valentino at the Oscars: surprisingly good for her?

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I’m sorry for that shady title, but Maya Rudolph has had some truly terrible red carpet gowns. She has! Last night was different as she rocked this amazing Valentino copper metallic draped gown. She said she was wearing earrings that Beyonce once wore and she was so excited about that. JustJared has the photo of Beyonce wearing them first.

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Maya and Kristen Wiig introduced Production Design and Costume Design and did a little bit where they argued and then sang a medley of songs. It was… not good, but I blame the writers for that, not them. Billie Eilish’s reaction to that summed up how a lot of people felt about it. You can watch their presentation here.

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Kristen was in a crimson red Valentino with giant side ruffles and a red train. The front was like a dickie and the sides were nude-colored, but you couldn’t tell on camera and I thought we might see sideboob. This was way too much dress and she looked like a cartoon character, especially with those gloves!

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Also in Valentino was presenter Caitriona Balfe. Not everyone liked this gown, but I thought she pulled it off. She can do high fashion and I like the elements of this gown. It’s just a black mermaid gown with a pink sheer overlay and somehow it worked.

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This looks good from the side.
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  1. Betsy says:

    I don’t like Maya’s or Kristen’s at all, but Caitriona’s is stunning.

    • I liked Maya’s gown on her. I also thought Balfa really pulled off the couture look here. I watched Maya and Kristin presentations on YouTube and thought they were very funny.

  2. Becks1 says:

    I liked Maya Rudolphs dress for that exact reason – its a lot better than her normal red carpet monstrosities. Objectively I dont love it, but for her, its pretty good.

  3. Ravensdaughter says:

    Is it too much makeup, or is Catriona looking older?
    Her dress was a success…

  4. Enormous Coat says:

    I love Maya Rudolph but her fashion choices often miss for me. I don’t love the sparkly toga look at all. But again, I love her so I really don’t care if her gown choices are always a head scratcher for me.

  5. Esmom says:

    Strangely I like Kristen’s look, maybe because she seems to be owning it so well. Her haircut looks really good. Now I have pixie envy, lol.

    Maya’s seems to have way too much fabric, not much design. A bit more fitted and she would have been a knockout.

    I really like the pink top part of Caitriona’s but I’m not sure about the flare of the skirt. She’s lovely, though.

  6. Kimmy says:

    I thought Kristen’s hair and make up were gorgeous while presenting! I think I could get into the dress without the gloves.

    • tealily says:

      Yes! Makeup especially. She looked stunning. I even liked the dress, although it was SO high drama I thought it might be a joke when she came out. I think she rocked it though.

  7. Casey says:

    all horrible. Maya looks like she’s wearing a sequined love child of a muumuu and a tent, Kristen’s is just ugly – adds too much width and the nude panels should actually be nude, and Caitriona looks like she’s wearing two different dresses, neither of which fit well

  8. Badgerette86 says:

    I love the color of mayas dress but the silhouette is giving me Statue of Liberty vibes.

    • paranormalgirl says:

      Yeah, I would have liked it just a tiny bit cinched in at the waist. Just to give it a little bit of shape.

  9. DocIndignation says:

    Kristen Wiig’s dress looks like a lasagna noodle.

  10. Polyanna says:

    Maya looks wonderful! I love her style here. I love flowy gowns that have a regal feeling.

  11. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    The character in the red dress should’ve worn full shoes, maybe vintage boots with a pointed toe for glove balance.

    I really love the sheer pink overlay. It’s a beautiful softening contrast.

  12. ChillyWilly says:

    WOW, Caitriona’s gown is divine. That’s a very timeless look while still feeling modern.
    Kristin looks like a dominatrix dressed as a box of Russell Stover’s Valentine’s candy and I am here for it! It suits her quirky personality.

  13. naomipaige99 says:

    I think it’s a nice color, but it looks like a sheet was thrown on her body. It gives her no shape whatsoever.

  14. Justwastingtime says:

    Maya looks like a shiny pumpkin.. and the neckline was so high it was like it was strangling her. Love her no matter what she wears.

  15. Really says:

    Totally disagree- didn’t like Maya’s dress, did like Kristen’s dress, and their bit cracked me up.

  16. Spicecake38 says:

    Love Maya’s green/emerald earrings with the coppery orange gown,it’s a personal favorite color combo of mine.
    Kristin’s dress was too busy,but..Just wandering if the bottom would have worked as a skirt,then tuck in a simple,elegant white blouse??Her hair and make were beautiful.

  17. Sass says:

    Ok so

    Maya: love most of this, the color was off for me and I didn’t like her hair but the sparkle and the silhouette were lovely.

    Kristin: I saw her dress and literally felt afraid. It looks like a lobster or some awful monster creature bug and it just creeps me tf out. Also kind of reminded me very slightly of Joey King’s optical illusion dress but more like she was trying to copy the basic idea and it didn’t work for her.

    Catriona: one of the best looks I’ve seen on her. She is gorgeous and her styling is always awful. I still don’t care for it – it’s a bit too much fabric up top and her hair the way it is makes her look like she has a pin head, and her make up looks chalky. But this is much better than 99% of what I see her wear. Usually she’s totally unrecognizable and this time I was able to recognize her but barely.

  18. David says:

    Maya looks like a perfectly coiffed Bea Arthur fire opal and I love it. I like Kristen Wiig’s look especially her hair. Catriona is always perfectly nice looking but for me she just gives 90s bored model.

  19. sassafras says:

    I love Maya and Kristin period (and Catriona) and I loved their looks. Yes, they weren’t princessy foo foo but you know what? That’s not who they are! They picked looks that would get them attention and hopefully would feel great in and that’s exactly what I would do if I was them. That’s what Janelle and Billy did too. Just take up your red carpet space and O W N I T.

  20. BellaBella says:

    Maya and Kristin were hilarious!! I love them, they can do no wrong. And the audience was laughing. Billie maybe didn’t get the joke.

    As to the dresses, Maya looked great and I LOVED Caitriona’s dress though I have no idea who she is.

  21. JRenee says:

    I must be in the minority, I cracked up at Maya and Kristin’s presentation.
    For Maya, she went all out, she’s a beautiful woman. Not so much Kristen’s dress..

  22. Rachael says:

    I love Maya Rudolph, especially as the Judge in The Good Place. But she has terrible taste in clothes. This dress is good by her standards.

    Kristin Whig’s dress is awful and should be burned.

    Their little spot was funny. Billie Eilish was smiling and then screwed up her face at seeing herself on the screen

  23. SilentStar says:

    I don’t like metallic copper, and I don’t like totally draped dresses, but I do really love Maya’s dress! It looks cool the way red carpet gets reflected in it.

    Kristen’s dress is “interesting”, but I’m not a fan. She looks like a cuttlefish.

    Catriona’s is unique and lovely! She looks great. I see is the year for blush pink with black.

  24. Bella says:

    I replied on the post with Regina King who looked amazing, but these two–Maya and Kirstin I absolutely loathe those dresses, but I love them! They are the worst dressed. I don’t like the hair or makeup on either one of them.