September 2 2014

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Red-Carpet Moments: Grand Slam Or Go Home?


A thin line between love and hate? Not so when it comes to memorable red-carpet dresses, where there’s often a Grand Canyon-sized chasm with us fashion wonks on one side and everyone else on the other. Check out our new feature on the polarizing gowns that we j’adore-d and everyone else abhorred. Which side are you on? Let us know below.

Photo: Clockwise from top left, Kevin Mazur/Wireimage, Mirek Towski/Film Magic, Jean Baptiste Lacroix/Wireimage, Steve Granitz/Wireimage



  1. davidanna says:

    Yea, yea, very nice, indeed… I’m always looking forward to your pre-Oscar stuff. It was about time someone brought out a list like this! Though, I think you’ve forgotten to mention some outings; for example, what about Uma Thurman’s folkloric Lacroix ensemble (2004)? Or Theron’s bow-alarm at the 2006 ceremony? Those ”critics” don’t have a clue anyway. Who made those stupid terms like ”style police”, ”fashion judge” etc?? They think they’re SUCH experts, but, in general, what they do is spitting on fashion-forward choices and praising almost every safe-as-it-gets plunge-neck gown. So we should let them call Marion Cotillard The Little Mermaid and laugh at RenĂ©e Zellweger’s Golden Globes outfit. It’s the only thing they can do.

  2. marvoi says:

    “Ooh, Lanvin!” indeed! i totally agree. and you featured the best dress for last.

  3. juicygirl133 says:

    The swan costume is not so great. It looks as if she is going to go ice skating at the age of 5.

  4. devman7 says:

    I think if the person is willing to try a new style and have the confidence to wear it. more power to them.

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