Kerry Washington in Zuhair Murad at the VF Oscar Party: goddess or too busy?

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Kerry Washington wore this two-piece Egyptian goddess themed Zuhair Murad to the Vanity Fair Oscar Party. My gawd I love this. In repose, she looks like a regal statue and while moving, it looked like a technicolor dreamcoat. This is where a stylist earns their money because if someone had shown me this dress and asked if a woman as petite as Kerry should wear it, I would have said 100% no. But she carries this off like a boss. I honestly can’t figure out how this didn’t overpower her. Her makeup and simple teardrop earrings complement the dress beautifully. If I have to complain about something it would be her hair. It’s a little flat for the overall look but that’s just me trying to find something to quibble about.

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Tracee Ellis Ross also attended the VF party dressed in a Zuhair Murad goddess gown. Tracee’s was gold with an embossed feather pattern and cape, plunging neckline and front slit. I adore the drama of this piece and Tracee can carry off drama better than anyone. Generally I don’t care for slit and plunging V, but because the slit isn’t too high and there’s so much going on with the dress, taking out some fabric works in the dress’s favor. Look at how much fun she’s having with it.

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And Kate Beckinsale came to the party as well, which will shock absolutely no one. Her poor glam team must be exhausted putting her together for every event she shows up to. Which may explain why they phoned it in with this Zuhair Murad sequined gown and hair-behind-the-ear hairstyle. The dress isn’t bad, it just looks like three different people worked on the top, middle and bottom. Her hair and smoky eye threw me off, though. She looks like a cross between Elizabeth Hurly and Millie Bobby Brown in this photo. What’s worse is Kate looked bored in her own look and she always has fun with her fashion.

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  1. Astrid says:

    Love Kerry Washington’s dress

    • bros says:

      me too. I love this season’s Zuhair Murad-the whole collection is a riff on egyptian motifs and it’s gorgeous. Im waiting for Cate Blanchette to wear something in the collection.

    • Ravensdaughter says:

      Love, love, love it! Yes, Egyptian motifs are gorgeous and fun at the same time!

    • Stacy Dresden says:

      I am obsessed!

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      I do, too, but I kinda wish the images on the skirt hadn’t been colored. Draws too much attention from the dramatic necklace- like embellishment of the top.

    • schmootc says:

      Yup! It’s gorgeous. She’s worn some stinkers in the last year or so, but this one is fabulous.

    • CityGirl says:

      I think this is my favorite look of the night! It’s beautiful and she is perfection in it!

      • charo says:

        If her hair were pulled back, a little more sleek, I think it’d balance the busy pattern, which is gorgeous.

  2. Lightpurple says:

    I need to borrow Kerry’s fabulous dress when I go to see King Tut this summer!

  3. Roo says:

    KW looks AMAZING in the third picture. In the first 2, it’s busy. I still kind of love it though?

  4. Gaby says:

    Kerry looks gorgeous! I love this look

  5. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Helloooooooo Egypt. I need that skirt. I mean she carries of the whole ensemble, but I want the skirt. I’m in love. So in love. Everyone else looks great, even Kate. That skirt. I’ll be thinking about that Egyptian piece all day lol.

  6. SJR says:

    OK. This is what I expect from stylists on Oscar night.
    Kerry W dress is gorgeous!
    Tracee and Kate also very lovely but, Kerry should have gotten more press in best dressed.
    The colors and patterns of that design are wonderful. She looks wonderful.

  7. Snazzy says:

    TER looks like a magnificent golden Phoenix in that dress.

  8. Janiet says:

    Wow. Kerry looks amazing. LOVE the dress.

  9. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Kerry’s look is perfection and so it Tracee’s. I love how much Tracee loves fashion. She always seems to enjoy what she is wearing and that is ultimately what fashion is all about.

    And Kate looks like Kate. I’m bored with her looks as much as she is lol.

    • Green Desert says:

      I share your thoughts on all three! This may be one of my favorite things ever on Kerry. Tracee always looks great and fashion-forward, and if I could have someone else’s wardrobe it would be Bo’s on Black-ish. :)

      Kate is so funny on social media, so pageant-y and boring on the red carpet.

  10. Andrew’s Nemesis says:

    KW is outstandingly beautiful. (Maybe the outfit would’ve been even better with an updo, but who really cares?)

  11. Sass says:

    They all look great! I didn’t like the first shot of Kerry but wow with the subsequent pics. Gorgeous x3!

  12. lucy2 says:

    Wow, those dresses are ART. I didn’t get Tracee’s until the second photo, and it was like WOW. Kerry’s is astounding, and she looked gorgeous.

    I like Kate’s dress a lot, it’s really pretty, but I think they should have done something different with her hair.

  13. ChillyWilly says:

    Oooh! I love all three of these!

  14. livealot says:

    close your mouth kerry!