Damn! Where was Moonstruck-era Cher when I needed her on Oscar night? For that matter, where was Rihanna? Bad Gal RiRi’s puffy, pink Giambattista Valli gown made a huge impression at the Grammys earlier this month, but it would have been the obvious winner of my coveted Best Dressed/Wear What You Want combo award on the far more conservative Oscar red carpet.
The combo award normally goes to someone who is dressed beautifully and interestingly. Actually, the beauty part is optional. Causing controversy counts more than looking pretty. I didn’t feel that there was anyone who had quite that perfect, jaw-dropping IDGAF mix, so I’m presenting my Best Dressed and Wear What You Want awards separately, for the first time ever.
As far as style goes, it’s difficult for anyone to compete with Lupita Nyong’o, who always looks impeccable. She’d be my Best Dressed candidate regardless, but, because I’m a jewelry designer, the 6,000 pearls covering her custom-made Calvin Klein dress make her my best, best, best dressed.
A couple of people have already correctly guessed my Wear What You Want winner. Yep, it’s Lady Gaga. I loved the fit of her custom Azzedine Alaïa, especially that structured detail around the arms. But bright red gloves (and matching hair decoration) are what make the outfit truly award-winning.
Of course, the second I saw the gloves, I knew without looking at Twitter that everyone was going to start with the dishwashing-gloves jokes. I just thought …
… because dishwashing gloves have been THE hawt lewk since I got this pair of yellow leather gloves in 2007. I still wear them!
You’re welcome for the inspiration, Mother Monster. Now would you just wear that set of Gaga rings I made and sent you a few years ago? They have adjustable bands so you can wear them over your awesome dishwashing gloves!
Stay tuned for another post on jewelry and what the guys were wearing.