Red Carpet Review: Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2020

Red Carpet Review: Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2020

When did Honey Birdette go Hollywood?

By Dinushka Gunasekara | 12th February 2020

Oh what, did you think they’d only wear one outfit on the night of nights? Once the speeches have been hurried along and the awards have been held by anyone in the vicinity, stylists, makeup artists and hairdressers work faster than the crew in a pit stop to get their clients to the Vanity Fair Oscar Party. G, C and D (me) took a look at the looks gracing Hollywood’s most exclusive party and we have opinions.

ADRIANA LIMA | Ralph & Russo

 

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G: Vegas wedding meets high fashion. I don’t even know where to go from here.

C: OMG, I love her. It’s Honey Birdette but regal.

D: Love her leg but that stocking would be Ladder City.

BILLY PORTER | Christian Siriano

 

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G: Billy! Purple rain, purple rain!

C: High fashion or Willy Wonka?

D: This is so fun! That hat looks like a glamorous UFO!

CANDICE SWANEPOEL | Zuhair Murad

 

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G: Taylor Swift vibe with the shorts and I’m not a fan of Taylor Swift. Cool colour to see, though.

C: Sexy but cute. She’s messing with my childhood vision of a fairy-tale princess because she’s that hot.

D: I don’t remember this Cinderella remake.

CHARLIZE THERON | Dior Couture

 

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G: I love a good tass but first thought was curtain trimmings in an old, British manor.

C: Not into it, it’s like a candelabra.

D: I want to see her swish.

CYNTHIA ERIVO | Versace

 

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G: She pulls it off but not in love with it.

C: It’s pop-ie, not my vibe but it suits her.

D: Bold colour combo that I would usually be mad at but on her I’m impartial.

DONATELLA VERSACE | Versace

 

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G: Classic Donatella. Feeling like this is an ode to the death of the Great Barrier Reef with all that seaweed, but you do you, boo.

C: Tinkerbell meets red carpet.

D: Aesthetic algae.

ELIZABETH BANKS | Badgley Mischka

 

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G: Simple and classic. Needs a shiny ring. Dig the sustainability.

C: I like from the hips up and then it loses me.

D: As a chronic outfit repeater, I DIG.

ELLA BALINSKA | Schiaparelli

 

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G: Super sexy. Very James Bond. Midnight vibes meets after dinner mint, ya feel?

C: Ooo, I like that. She looks like she should be shimmying out of a steamy alley.

D: Starry, starry night, but if I received spaghetti as thin as those straps, I’d riot.

EMILY RATAJKOWSKI | Inamorata

 

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G: Formal, rich girl mermaid rocks up to a college toga party.

C: Oh no. Put some more clothes on, darl.

D: Next level towelling.

FLORENCE PUGH | Louis Vuitton

 

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G: I like, bit diff.

C: Gold, drippy paint meets Quidditch but it’s a vibe.

D: She looks like the wing of a golden eagle. Super fly.

FREIDA PINTO | Galia Lahav

 

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G: Love a bit of velvet, lass has biceps or is that the dress?

C: Her hair and makeup are on point. Colour suits her to a T!

D: I want this in a blanket.

HAILEY BIEBER | Versace

 

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G: She can do no wrong in my eyes. MVP.

C: Honey Birdette makes a comeback. 11/10.

D: From the words of her man: 3, 2, 1, swag. I dig.

HALIMA ADEN | By Fang

 

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G: Boujee fanned serviette but I’m here for it.

C: It would be good without that big circle thing behind her, right?

D: She looks like an elegant cupcake wrapper.

HUNTER SCHAFER | Givenchy Haute Couture

 

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G: Paint splatter.

C: It’s like a homemade Hawaiian skirt.

D: The pom pom fell apart. Save the pom pom.

JESSICA ALBA | Versace

 

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G: I just want to wear it. It looks fun.

C: Oooo I love her. That’s my favourite. Absolute goals.

D: Someone took the roaring 20s a bit too seriously.

JOAN SMALLS | Schiaparelli

 

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G: Flashback to my year 12 musical, The Tempest.

C: She’s trying to be Ariel but it’s really gone Ursula.

D: *insert Under The Sea lyrics here*

KATHARINE MCPHEE | Christian Siriano

 

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G: President’s wifey vibes.

C: Meet the queen at 6 but the bar at 6:05.

D: There’s a thin line between elegant and sultry and this dress is powerwalking it. I adore.

KERRY WASHINGTON | Zuhair Marad

 

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G: Love! Get it girl. Cleopatra reborn again.

C: She’s like an Egyptian goddess. High fashion Tutankhamen.

D: I want to take a magnifying glass to this dress and study it all day.

KIM KARDASHIAN | Alexander McQueen

 

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G: If this isn’t yelling at us to clean up the oceans, I don’t know what it is.

C: You know how you can get those cans and you spray it everywhere? (Editor’s Note: silly string).

D: Is it just me, or does this look like bedraggled toilet paper?

KYLIE JENNER | Ralph & Russo

 

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G: Actually love, could I wear this to Dominos?

C: I just love it and I’m obsessed with it and I’m obsessed with her.

D: Golden ratio-inspired?

LENA WAITHE | Richfresh

 

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G: Star Wars meets new world French flag.

C: Spring/Summer Scientist Collection 2020

D: The future calls, it wants its pyjamas back (but I dig).

MARIA SHARAPOVA | Maison Valentino

 

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G: She came in like a tennis ball.

C: Sorry, can’t look at the outfit because I’m too busy figuring out if she’s wearing underwear or not.

D: I want this in a highlighter.

MINDY KALING | Reem Acra

 

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G: Looks nice, nothing spesh.

C: It’s cute but a little bit year 5 medieval dress up vibe.

D: Didn’t Cadbury copyright this colour?

OLIVIA MUNN | Versace

 

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G: Red carpet at 8, red room at 9.

C: Honey Birdette meets Game of Thrones. I love it.

D: This is what I’m going to be wearing if I get drafted to World War III.

REESE WITHERSPOON | Dolce & Gabbana

 

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G: Not into it, feeling Martha Stewart.

C: Very preppy. I feel like this is what your mum dresses you in for a Christening when you’re 8.

D: Too arts and crafts for me.

SCARLETT JOHANSSON | Oscar de la Renta

 

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G: Is she a statue?

C: The queen of the high school toga party.

D: Silk sheets + tube top = fashion, apparently.

SHAY MITCHELL | Honayda

 

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G: Oooo I love that! Can’t believe she just popped a bebe. Needs to be a bit more fitted.

C: Perfect hair and makeup – look at those cheekbones! Risque mamma.

D: I swear I bought the opaque version of this dress on Pretty Little Thing like 3 years ago.

SOFIA VERGARA | Dolce & Gabbana

 

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G: Can we move on from the sweetheart neckline?

C: If you know it works for you, wear it a million times over. I would wear this. Controversial but one of my favourites.

D: Sofia, wear another style please! The rhinestone factory is depleted.

TESSA MAE THOMPSON | Versace

 

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G: Roman Empire conquered a gelateria, ya feel?

C: Honey Birdette strikes again! This is out of control. Would’ve preferred it in a dark burgundy.

D: What’s in the box?

TRACEE ELLIS ROSS | Zuhair Murad

 

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G: She looks like a hawk but the best hawk there ever was.

C: Woooow. Very Hunger Games.

D: Fawkes is on the red carpet and she is stunning.

WINNIE HARLOW | Vivienne Westwood

 

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G: There’s a lot going on. Since when did papier-mâché become haute couture? Now I feel like cake.

C: I don’t know… it looks like a weird fish thing.

D: I respect Vivienne Westwood for supporting sustainability because I guess they’re only using leftover fabric now.

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Notorious for turning a random encounter into a three-hour conversation and running across streets to pat a dog, Dinu is a curious girl who loves a good story. Her extensive knowledge of Donald Glover is yet to come to good use and she would do basically anything for a hash brown. Catch her bombarding her friends with articles she thinks they should read or spending way too much time creating the perfect playlist.