Jodie Turner Smith in Gucci at the Academy Museum gala: striking or fussy?

Here are some more photos from the second annual Academy Museum of Motion Picture gala. Jodie Turner-Smith was in an emerald green Gucci gown with a silver rose overlay and blue feathered hem and sleeves. I might hate this on someone else but I find it striking on her. Her makeup complements it perfectly and I love the velvet choker.

Julianna Margulies was in a black and green swirled striped Zuhair Murad with a sheer skirt. She looks uncomfortable in this and you can tell it’s not her favorite look.

Mia Goth was in a boring Armani v-neck gown, but there’s something very cool and goth (for lack of a better word) about this whole look. I didn’t like it at first and then I looked again and appreciate what she’s going for. She’s had non-existent eyebrows for some time. I hope she’s OK, she had a baby with Shia LaBeouf in April.

Regina Hall was in a white David Koma gown with a high leg slit and feathered bustline. She looks so happy that I like this gown. Whenever I see her I start hearing “a bitch is 50” in my head and I mean that as the highest compliment. I’m queuing up that song for my birthday next year.

Kerry Washington was in Prabal Gurung. She rarely gets it right and this was no exception, but I appreciate that she takes risks. This wouldn’t look good without the gloves either.

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  1. SAS says:

    Julianna and Kerry’s dresses both look weirdly vintage but not in a cool way. Imagine still being that stunning in disappointing gowns though. I adore them both.

    💯💯 for Mia Goth’s lip and nails- utterly gorgeous!

  2. Colleen says:

    Did anyone see the DeuxMoi blind about the couple that is secretly estranged despite having a campaign where they take pictures together? Everyone guessed Jodie and JJ and it made me sad.

    • Southern Fried says:

      Noooooooo I’ve enjoyed them being together

      • Isa says:

        They unfollowed each other on IG and then followed each other back and I wondered if it’s because people noticed.

    • ChillinginDC says:

      I hate that site/account so much. After the mess they said about Angelina Jolie and Amber Heard I don’t listen to a word they say. Ugh.

  3. Carmen says:

    Actually, I’ve seen Kerry Washington looking way worse. The dress isn’t bad and the gloves and the long earrings glam it up.

    • TeamMeg says:

      Kerry “rarely gets it right, and this is no exception”… haha 🤣 great line!

      • heidih says:

        Lol, Carmen, ok ‘insert Jennifer Lawrence thumbs up gif.’

        And as for you, TeamMeg, I’m not sure what you find so funny about this. You’re fave Meghan LOVES Kerry’s style (her girl crush, she said so on the red carpet of an Elle Women in Hollywood event).

        So much so that when she met Kerry at the dinner celebrating Kerry’s June 2013 Elle cover Meg decided to wear Kerry’s Lanvin dress to an event later that fall, I believe it was a ballet event.

        And you all talk about Kate’s obsession with Meg’s style. Let’s talk about Meg’s obsession with Kerry’s style.

      • Sophia’s side eye says:

        Heidi, girl, please go touch some grass.

      • Debbie says:

        @Sophia: I see you realize that you cannot argue with crazy. OTT: Also, I like your icon photo.

    • heidih says:

      Sophia, YOU go outside and touch some grass.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Huh, I thought Kerry looked great! And I’d’ve preferred the look without the gloves. Go figure. Also, seeing Mia, all I can think is finally! My (non-existent) eyebrows are in style! 😉

  4. Kay+Dozier says:

    Jodie’s dress is giving me strong Mrs. Roper vibes. Julianna looks great.

  5. Jessamine says:

    Fussy AND striking. It’s a Jean-Harlow-esque housecoat and I’m here for it. Jodie is effing STUNNING.

    • Josephine says:

      +1. She may be the only person in the world who can pull this off but she does.

      • BB says:

        She does pull it off and it’s amazing because I hate everything about it. The fabric, the feathers, the clashing colors… It’s all a no.

      • Christine says:

        I am right there with you, BB and Josephine. I haven’t worn make-up in…almost a decade, and I only wear things that are as comfortable as pjs. It’s all a “no”, for me, but on JTS, it works.

    • Sophia’s Side Eye says:

      I love this so much! The hair color, cut, the dress, her face! Omg, stunning indeed.

    • Elizabeth Phillips says:

      I’d like it better without the feathers, but it’s definitely eye-catching.

  6. MsIam says:

    I only like Julianna’s dress tbh. It’s sheer done right. Those gloves on Kerry are giving off Marvel villain vibes.

  7. ChillinginDC says:

    I love Jodie’s dress, she’s been giving glam looks for this season and should be on a best dressed list somewhere.

    I loved Regina’s look too.

    And that’s a no to Kerry and to Juliana. Both of them wear the same silhouette a lot and Juliana has been boring for a while now.

  8. MtlExPat says:

    These are all a no from me but that colour is stunning on Jodie.

  9. Unicorn with a Sweet Tooth says:

    That color is STUNNING on Jodie – and the dress is something Blanche Devereux would wear at home for cheesecake, so it’s a WIN from me.

    • Christine says:

      LOL! I’m with you. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Jodi look anything but stunning. This is SO Blanche Devereaux, you nailed it.

  10. K says:

    JTS looks amazing I just hate the color of the feather trim. Her makeup is flawless. Everyone else looks ok. Regina looks great. I watched Honk for Jesus and she and Sterling need awards YESTERDAY for their work in it.

  11. Kirsten says:

    Mia and Kerry’s dresses should be longer, but other than that I like all of these.

  12. Stacey says:

    The most beautiful lady in the world Kerry Washington!!! She looks so good

  13. Daffodil says:

    Are we hoping Mia Goth is fine because she doesn’t have visible eyebrows, or because she had a baby with Shia LeBeouf in April? If it’s the former, she just looks to have pale eyebrows that don’t show up in photographs unless you color them in first. (And, interestingly, it seems like she’s not super concerned about that—it’s tough to find a photo of her with visible eyebrows.)

  14. one of the marys says:

    Regina’s shoes are amazing and show off her great legs.
    That colour on Jodie is divine

  15. L4Frimaire says:

    Ugh, all the feathers on these dresses is very Norma Desmond and look old fashioned in a fussy old aunt way. Jodie Turner looks ok but so shiny. She needs blotting paper.

  16. SIde Eye says:

    I am all about Jodie’s whole vibe here. The feather muppet realness. The 70s glamour. The color. The blue hair. Usually I hate blue anything around the eyes (especially blue eye shadow) but the teal eyeliner is stunning. Not many people could pull this off. She does it effortlessly. Doesn’t hurt that she’s drop dead gorgeous.

  17. Rnot says:

    JTS is just shockingly beautiful. She’s one of those people who can make you literally gasp sometimes. At first I hated the contrasting color of the feathers but after looking at it again I see that the blue color references her hair so I’m more neutral but still think it’d be better without. Everything else is 10/10. That green looks fantastic on her and her makeup is perfection.

  18. AnneL says:

    Jodie can definitely pull that off. I don’t love the look but if she does, why not? It’s the red carpet. It’s the right place to do something dramatic. She wears it well. But I agree with whoever said her skin looks too shiny. You want a glow, not shine.

    I kind of appreciate Mia Goth’s look. As someone with light eyebrows (not THAT light, but light), I admire that she goes out there without darkening them and still looks quite lovely in a kind of eerie way. She’s young and very fair so she can still get away with it. I like the red lip. But yes, her having a baby with Shia does make me worry for her.

    Juliana does look really uncomfortable in that dress.

  19. lucy2 says:

    I would completely love Julianna’s dress if it didn’t have a sheer skirt. The rest of it is so interesting, and I love the color.
    I don’t care for Jodie’s gown, but she is so stunning.

  20. Bread and Circuses says:

    I have seen exactly one photo of Jodie Turner-Smith where she didn’t look very good. In every single other photo, she’s a glowing, flawless goddess.

    Overcoming her gorgeousness with mere clothing or styling is apparently near-impossible.

  21. TrixC says:

    Unpopular opinion, but I hardly ever like Jodie’s red carpet choices. I think she’s so beautiful but she often goes for these really fussy looks, she would look amazing in simpler dresses.

    • Debbie says:

      I can do you one better because I never like what Jodie wears. They usually look like over-embellished caftans. And Blanche Devereaux would not be caught dead in such monstrosities, even Mrs. Roper would pass on the one above.

    • Christine says:

      COME ON! Blanche Devereaux had patio furniture in her living room, she saved all of her money for her fabulous sense of style. She would SO wear this!!!!

      • Fabiola says:

        Blanche would probably wear it to bed as a night gown but not to go out in. She liked to show off her figure more. I think Dorothy would use it as a party dress.

  22. jferber says:

    Jodi Turner, Regina Hall and Kerry Washington are KILLING IT. Jodi’s blue hair just sends me over the moon. And I really love Regina Hall’s ensemble and style. Kerry always hits her stride. Outstanding, ladies!

  23. Houlihan says:

    Jodie’s gown is hard to pull off: that shiny green, the feathers, the cut, all of that would overwhelm and wash out 99.999% of people. But Jodie is WEARING that dress. Her skin is glowing! She’s confident and commanding and totally in control of the Ginger-Rogers–but-make-it-punk vibe. The contrast between her and Julianna is major.

    Though I swear, Julianna looks uncomfortable any time she wears anything that isn’t all black or white. There was a stretch there in the 00s when literally every dress she wore was either white or black, and almost always a black strapless gown.