Gal Gadot in Givenchy at the VF Oscar Party: she should have worn this to the ceremony

Yaron Varsano and Gal Gadot (r) attend the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for th...
We’re wrapping up our Oscar coverage this morning with some more fashion from the parties. That’s why covering the Oscars is tough. You stay up past 11 and just as you’re done with the event photos a bunch of photos start coming in from the parties. I realize it’s ridiculous to complain about this cush job talking about celebrities though. Every year a few women show up to the Vanity Fair Oscar party in better dresses than they wore to the event. Gal Gadot was one of them. Remember the fussy ass Givenchy that Gal Gadot wore at the Oscars? There was too much happening. Here it is again:


Now here’s the full length view of the Givenchy she wore to the VF party. This is the dress she should have had on all night! Look at her working this deep v-neck sequin tuxedo gown. It has shoulder pads too, which is perfectly awesome for the star of Wonder Woman: 1984. That movie is going to rock I can’t wait. It’s out June 4th.

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Sandra Oh’s Vanity Fair dress was only slightly better than the fug Elie Saab she wore to the Oscars. Here’s a link to a photo of that. Instead of being an unholy combination of sequins and ruffles, it’s sequins and feathers. Six to one. This is Cong Tri.

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Elizabeth Banks re-wore the same gorgeous red Badgley Mischka that she wore to the VF Oscar party in 2004. We know because she posted about it, that’s below. I know it’s superficial as hell, but I always get excited when clothes I’ve had for decades still fit me. This is the perfect dress to keep and now I’m wondering how she stores her clothing. It’s surely not in tupperware tubs like I do it.

Elizabeth Banks arrives at the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for...

Elizabeth Banks arrives at the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for...

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Then (2004) and Now (2020) #recycle #radvocacy

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Rebel Wilson was also in Badgley Mischka. Like her Oscars gown this is a glamorous look, but she picked the right gowns for the ceremony and party. Her hair is falling nicer at the party though. Sidenote: if you’re avoiding JoJo Rabbit because Nazis, it was much better than I expected. Rebel had a small part but she was quite funny in it. Sam Rockwell was also excellent. He didn’t get enough buzz for that role.

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  1. Lucy2 says:

    Gal looks awesome! Elizabeth too. I like all of these except for Sandra’s, which again was a pretty dress ruined by fluff.

  2. Originaltessa says:

    Gal looks awesome in this. So much better than the ceremony gown.

  3. Flamingo says:

    Elizabeth Banks looks amazing in that dress. If I could fit in a dress from 15+ years ago, I’d be rocking it too.

  4. Erinn says:

    Gal looks hella sexy. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a tux dress hybrid like that, but it is really really pretty. I like it much better than the other look, though I didn’t hate the first one.

    EB looks great too – there seemed to be a decent amount of red dresses this year.

    That photo of Rebel just beaming with her eyes closed is such a cute photo, too. She looks fantastic in that dress – I find it’s hit and miss when you have a larger bust and get a gown like that- but this was definitely a hit.

  5. smcollins says:

    I’m getting the impression that recycling gowns is going to be the next big thing. Jane Fonda rewore a gown to the Oscars and claimed she is not buying anymore clothes. The latest wave, if you will, in environmentalism is reducing textiles waste. It may not be a new concept but it seems to be becoming more mainstream?

    • Jamie says:

      Good! I’ve always thought it’s such a waste to wear those beautiful (and expensive) gowns once

      • Snowslow says:

        Same. So strange. I like it when people have a personal style and repeat clothes.
        Also ha! at Fonda not buying any more clothes. She must have 100 000x more clothes than anyone writing comment here. She can certainly do it.

        I went on a clothes spree for work and only one item I bought was 50% ethical cotton. So depressing.

  6. Josephine says:

    Rebel’s pink dress is awesome. It’s a great pink (pink can go so wrong), it fits well. Fun party dress.

  7. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    These women look amazing. As for gown storage, I’m going to admit something, but you must know it was all Mother lol. Way back when I did the big wedding, we discovered there is such a thing as wardrobe storage with monthly fees and everything just like storage for your extra boxes and that fugly lamp the hubs won’t let you sell. But this storage goes beyond climate controlled. I thought it was ludicrous to pay monthly storage fees for clothing, but I only had one several thousand dollar dress, not dozens and dozens so perhaps this is what the celebs do lol.

  8. Lisa says:

    Gal looks great. I wish she had switched gowns as well. I love that Elizabeth B. rewore that gown for the afterparties it is perfect to rewear with different accessories and hair. Rebel also looks great the hair is better here and less stiff.

  9. Lucy says:

    I love all of these. All of them, even Sandra’s (I know). As for Jojo Rabbit, please give it a shot if you can. Without spoiling too much, it makes Nazis look like a bunch of f*cking bratty dumbasses, without minimizing their violence and hatred. And Sam Rockwell truly is one of the movie’s most pleasant surprises.

    • Jerusha says:

      “… it makes Nazis look like a bunch of f*cking bratty dumbasses, without minimizing their violence and hatred.”
      Kinda like today’s MAGATs.

      Is there ever a time when Sam Rockwell is NOT excellent?

  10. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Gal DEFINITELY should have worn that dress to the Oscars ceremony instead.

  11. Jessica says:

    Oh, Sandra Noooooo. No no Sandra Ih!

  12. Becks1 says:

    Gal Gadot looks incredible (and I weirdly enough did not hate her Oscar dress.) But this is SO MUCH BETTER.

  13. Lucy says:

    Just a quick, very small note: I think Gal’s after party look is actually by YSL.

  14. Jamie says:

    “Sam Rockwell was also excellent. He didn’t get enough buzz for that role.”

    I think this comment could be said about most of Rockwell’s roles. He’s consistently good in everything he does. It’s sorta shameful he won an Oscar for a role that really didn’t showcase his talents to the max.

  15. MellyMel says:

    Gal looks amazing and def should have worn this to the Oscars!

  16. Elenor says:

    i dont understand why ppl lose their minds when celebs wear items more than once. if i spend $100 on a pair of shoes you bet your ass im gonna wear them more than once. i know the bigger stars get to wear their dresses for free, but some of them DO actually buy them. and why not wear them again?

  17. Sass says:

    I love Gal’s look here and totally agree! Everyone else knocked it out of the park on here too. Lovely set.

  18. esa says:

    I *love* Gal’s VF outfit. What a travesty her red carpet look was.

    Elizabeth Banks has consistently been my best-dressed at most awards shows she turns up at. Gorgeous colour for her.

    I think Rebel knocked it out the park for both her red carpet and party look! I usually think it makes more sense to change for the parties if you have a train etc, as otherwise sometimes, it seems a bit random. But a cute dress is still a cute dress, and sometimes you just want an excuse!

    Sandra Oh made some very strange choices imo this time for carpet and party. So much going on with both dresses, it’s hard to know where to start.

  19. K says:

    Gal usually looks amazing in any sleek, minimalist dress. She’s so naturally elegant and statuesque that a bunch of fluff covering her up just doesn’t pay off. She would also look fantastic in Elizabeth’s red dress. Love the recycling trend.