Olivia Rodrigo wore Saint Laurent at the AMMP gala: too risque or just lovely?

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Opening Gala

Here are more photos from Saturday night’s opening gala for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in LA. The mood was very elite, and I get the feeling that this was probably the hottest ticket in town for the better part of two years. There was a good blend of starlets, young A-listers, established Hollywood figures and up-and-comers. Olivia Rodigo got an invite, and she decided to attend… and really show off her figure. Wow, she’s absolutely stunning. She wore this risque Saint Laurent dress. I probably would have said that it was too much on someone else, but this feels like Olivia’s moment to define herself as something other than “the young songstress with a vintage vibe.” She’s glamorous too!

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Opening Gala

Issa Rae in Alexandre Vauthier… she’s beautiful and she has a lovely figure, but was this the dress to show off her beauty and her figure? I think it makes her look a bit boxy – especially with those shoulder pads – and I would have loved to see her in a brighter color.

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Opening Gala

My Nemesis Laura Dern looked awful and I am loving every minute of it! Dern wore Roland Mouret, a designer who usually does a lot of structure. The neckline/off-the-shoulder part is very good, but then the dress is an absolute catastrophe from the chest down. She looks so lop-sided and inelegant!! Hahaha. Is there anything better than when someone you dislike tries to have a big fashion moment and they look like a sparkly dishrag?

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Opening Gala

Kate Hudson in Louis Vuitton. This is awful. Every bit of it, not even the skirt can be redeemed.

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures: Opening Gala

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red.

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  1. HandforthParish says:

    See I find it utterly tacky. I love black velvet and have no issue with a plunging neckline, but that is ridiculous- and it squashes her boobs in a weird unattractive way.

    I disagree about Issa Rae- I think the sequins and the neckline, combined with the shoulder pads work really well. She looks powerful and sexy.

    The others look terrible.

    • Jan90067 says:

      I like Issa’s as well, though I find the color a bit dark for her. She shines in brighter colors.

      Olivia…sigh…why not just show up half naked? One good sneeze and I think that double-sided tape holding it up will blow!

      As for the others.. just… n-o. Kate’s makeup/hair are nice, but casual…guess it goes with a sparkly football-padded-poncho the dog got a big bite out of.

      As for Laura…bless her heart…she does have nice shoulders. She looked good in BLL, why does she hide a great figure in a sequined sack? And a drop-waisted, lopsided one at that?

      Ugh…Guess I’m getting into the “GET OFF MY LAWN” age: I’m longing for the days when fashion was *really* beautifully designed gowns.

    • lucy2 says:

      I agree, Olivia’s dress tacky, and I full on hate it.
      I like Issa’s too – it may not be the MOST flattering, but it’s pretty, and she looks gorgeous as always. She is seriously stunning.
      Laura and Kate’s are bad.

  2. Kviby says:

    None. All the dresses are ugly. The women are pretty though

    • FHMom says:

      I agree. They are all awful. Surely, Olivia could have high lighted her boobs in a better dress. This looks like something Jennifer Lopez would wear,

  3. Linabear says:

    Just wondering what’s wrong with Laura Dern? I’ve always liked her for no particular reason.

  4. dina says:

    I absolutely love Hudson’s outfit!

  5. Plums says:

    That is the tackiest neckline on a formal gown I have ever seen. What a ridiculous dress. Plenty of other ways to showcase boobs.

    Issa Rae looks to be the only one featured here wearing an outfit that isn’t hideous, and even then the color isn’t right for her.

  6. Andrew’s Nemesis says:

    Far too tacky and risqué. With all the onslaughts on feminism, I wish we could reach a place in which females are more than a collection of body parts, judged by their sexual attributes.

  7. pollyv says:

    With Rodrigo I feel like it is such a blatant move on the part of her management to put her in a WOW dress that moves her from teenybopper status to a young sex symbol, like what was done to Britney Spears. Rodrigo is only 18, this dress could have waited for a few more years. The machine is alive and kicking.

  8. CROOKSANDNANNIES says:

    I guess I can understand why she would get implants if she’s trying to make it in Hollywood/music etc (that is, if we completely disregard Ariana Grande’s success) but why would you wear a dress that oh so clearly highlights that they are implants and not natural? She does have a ton of teen fans who look up to her because of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. I think plastic surgery is a bad call.

    • Queen Meghan's Hand says:

      Are they implants or is she just 19?

    • Veronika says:

      I don’t think they’re implants, I think the push up- squish up effect of the dress makes them look that way.

    • Norman Bates' Mother says:

      I also don’t think they are implants. They look natural to me. When Kaley Cuoco, Taylor Swift or anyone with obvious boob jobs show up in plunging necklines, the scars are visible and you can clearly see the division on where the implant starts. Nothing like this here.

      (And now I feel like a creep for looking too long at teenager’s boobs.)

  9. Twin falls says:

    Kate Hudson has great legs and Olivia Rodrigo has great boobs. I don’t hate either look, they both work for them.

  10. Size Does Matter says:

    I saw a dress with that neckline two (?) seasons ago on Project Runway. I didn’t like it then either.

  11. LeonsMomma says:

    Ok, so I knew at one point I was going to dislike a few of the dresses.
    I like the YSL dress, but it would look better on someone with a smaller bust. (I say this as a 36DD and there are things I am like “nah, not wearinf that it’s all boobs.”
    Kates top is so overwhelming Laura Dern looks like she is wearing a sequined Hefty bag.

  12. wordnerd says:

    Kate Hudson looks like she’s on her way to a sorority/fraternity mixer in a top from Bebe.

    Can someone fill me in on why Laura Dern is Kaiser’s nemesis? Dying for the details 😆

  13. Otaku fairy says:

    If 18 is old enough for adult males in this country, including those in the entertainment industry, to run around with no shirts at all and pose topless, then it’s certainly old enough for women to wear cleavage baring gowns. Gay, straight, and bisexual men can show skin and bring sexuality into their art from time time without the takeaway (usually) being that their body parts are all they have to offer, so women should also be able to do the same. Sometimes folks will see a woman in a modest outfit, other times they’ll see her in a very revealing outfit. It’s fine.
    That being said, I don’t actually like this dress. It’s not the modesty piece, it’s just that the neckline looks a little weird. But she still looks good in it.

    • MF1 says:

      I agree. It’s her body. If she wants to show it off, why should I care?

      I do take issue with her style choice. This YSL design has been out for a few seasons. She should’ve gown for a look that hasn’t been done.

  14. Emily H says:

    While she is a very pretty young woman, Olivia’s dress is vulgar.

  15. Margot says:

    She is beautiful but this dress makes me feel uncomfortable for looking at her.

    Issa always glows.

  16. Stef says:

    Olivia has a classic style about her but this dress is makes her look cheap and tacky. Hard pass.

  17. GrnieWnie says:

    I don’t mind Olivia’s dress. Never have found a woman’s breasts offensive, even if I’m not really one to reveal my own. But man, she really does have a pair! Who knew? The cut out makes you want to pull it up about two inches though.

  18. Natters says:

    Lovely! And if you are going to wear a dress like this wear it in your youth when your boobs are nice and perky. She is rocking it and it got her the attention she and her team were angling for.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I think she looks great. The heavy material and the cut of the bottom of the dress are really classic and balance the exposure up top. I think she looks very sexy, but that’s not a bad thing. If this had been a mini skirt, then I think it wouldn’t have worked.

  19. JustMe says:

    I feel like I seen Olivia’s dress on a Kardashian?

  20. Mimi says:

    I think Olivia is incredibly beautiful, and the dress is too just wish it was a little higher at the chest

  21. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Crikey. Some dark shadow alien’s antennas are trying to cover bewbage.

  22. Mina_Esq says:

    Not gonna lie – I’d totally wear Kate Hudson’s outfit to a dinner date. As for Olivia, the mom in me wants to cover her up a bit, but she looks gorgeous.

  23. Bella says:

    I think Issa Rae looks gorgeous and I think this dress is too old for her. Maybe in another few years.

  24. psl says:

    I see nothing “lovely” about that dress. And she is 18 years old.

  25. Cassie says:

    So much pearl clutching over some boobs! I just hope this was 100 percent her choice and that she wasn’t pressured into a post-Disney sex image (context is everything!). I personally think the dress looks beautiful on her.

    • Normades says:

      I think she is purposely wearing it to go against her Disney years. If it’s her choice that’s fine but I can’t imagine being comfortable in a dress like that when I was 19.

  26. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    That is one of the most unappealing necklines EVER. Visually, it’s east- west boobs competing with the wearer’s own boobs. It’s even worse than a crumb catcher neckline. Yikes.

  27. Giiiirl says:

    Love a black dress but this one looked a bit tacky up top.

  28. Isabella says:

    Olivia is gorgeous but that black dress doesn’t really have a top, It’s like somebody glued black Airpods to the side of each breast–and called it a day. In fact, it’s hard to see anything but breasts. If that’s the goal, then mission accomplished.

    I like Olivia’s makeup, hair, the slit in the dress, the shoes and jewelry. She just needed more fabric on top, because that’s a good dress actually.

    I like Kate’s hair. That’s all I’ve got.

  29. Ann says:

    I don’t know, the structure and material of the dress are very nice but that is just TOO distracting. She wants people to look at her boobs, fine, fair enough. They are impressive. But instead of looking at them in an appreciative way I am just looking in fear that her nipple will pop out any moment. It’s too much.

  30. Diamond Rottweiler says:

    Maybe if she was selling it, exuding confidence and playfulness…but she’s not. Instead it just looks like a stunt dress. I feel bad for her.

  31. Nan says:

    Olivia is quite stunning but that dress looks like it belongs on a runway on an edgy model with no bust. Issa Rae for the win, not the best dress but she looks fabulous anyway!

  32. Otaku fairy says:

    Looks like Billie Eilish was right about people having issues with boobs after all. Not that anyone really needed a 19-year-old celebrity to point that out, of course. But LOL, that was quick!