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Outrageous Oscars Dresses 

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The red carpet at the Oscars is arguably one of the biggest nights for both fashion and film. It’s a time for guests, especially the nominees, to show off their style, choosing gowns or suits that’ll command the room’s attention. Stars like Rachel McAdams and Jennifer Garner know a little something about this, having earned As for their past Oscars gowns.

On the other end of the spectrum, though, sometimes a star’s outfit can leave us scratching our heads. If you can’t recall any “OMG” dress moments off the top of your head, let us refresh your memory. Ahead, we’ve rounded up 47 questionable red carpet looks dating back to the late ’80s.

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This 72-Year-Old Model Owned The Runway At London 

Amidst the many models walking at London Fashion Week, one in particular stood out. Jan de Villeneuve, a 72-year-old model born in Ohio, ruled the runway during her walks for Simone Rocha and Osman.

“Life doesn’t end when you start getting a pension,” de Villeneuve told The Telegraph. “Older women love fashion too. I’ve always thought it would be nice if people of all ages, shapes and sizes were included because that’s more relevant to day-to-day life.”

Jan de Villeneuve walks the runway at the Simone Rocha Ready to Wear Fall Winter ‘17/’18.

De Villeneuve, who first began modeling in the ‘60s, told the outlet that she took some time off to raise her daughters before returning to the profession in 1988.

“I was quite conflicted as a young model about making money from how you look. I’d gone to university and had a good degree so thought, ‘Should I be doing this?’” she told The Telegraph. “I railed against it when I was younger but now I don’t think about it because now I look like an older lady. It was lovely this weekend to see there was interest in women of my age.”

Below are photos De Villeneuve posted ― the first includes two other mature models who walked in the Simone Rocha show.

She also posted pictures from her walk for Osman:

De Villeneuve also regularly shares pictures of her high fashion past on her social media account, which include spreads shot by Mario Testino, David Bailey and Norman Parkinson.

More Jan de Villeneuve on the runway, please!

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Moschino Fall/Winter 2017 

Jeremy Scott’s Moschino fall/winter 2017 show, a highlight on the Milan Fashion Week calendar, is starting over in Italy. Here, our editor on the scene Nikki Ogunnaike shares what’s happening on the runway—one where really anything is possible.

3:01 p.m. (9:01 p.m. Milan time): The show wraps. Jeremy Scott walks the entire cardboard runway in a top that reads “Couture is an Attitude.”

2:55 p.m. (8:55 p.m. Milan time): A dry cleaning bag becomes a gown:

2:51 p.m. (8:51 p.m. Milan time): Jasmine “Golden Barbie” walks in a dress that looks as if it was made from the pages of old fashion magazine editorials.

2:44 p.m. (8:44 p.m. Milan time): The show starts. Kendall Jenner, Gigi and then Bella Hadid open. A top is designed to look like it’s made from old paper bags with “recycle ❤️️” on the back.

Trench coats, knee high boots, and pumps crafted from what looks like old cardboard boxes appear on the runway. Skirt suits made from what looks like already-popped bubble wrap are also shown.

2:37 p.m. (8:37 p.m. Milan time): These are the Moschino show notes:

The runway is a taped-together cardboard box, in keeping with the up-cycling theme:

2:27 p.m. (8:27 p.m. Milan time): The show hasn’t started yet. The invitation is a folded-up piece of paper that resembles cheese. It arrived in a Moschino-branded mouse trap.

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The Best Oscars Dresses Ever 

Sports fanatics have the Super Bowl, but for fashion-lovers, it’s Oscars night we count down to. We build our brackets, rustle up some snacks, and sit back with our friends to weigh in on every stunning dress that comes down the red carpet. Every year we wait nervously for those looks, the ones that take our breath away.

The anticipation’s been building for months, and we can hardly wait for the big day to arrive. Who will be the standout star of 2017? Only time will tell. So, to tide us over, we’ve rounded up the 30 Oscars dresses we’ll never forget.

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Prada Fall 2017 Runway 

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If Miuccia Prada’s marabou-trimmed pajamas seemed to invite fantasy last season, Fall ’17 is all practicality. Well, practical on Prada’s terms. Miuccia reimagines the everyday wardrobe with quirky details that become coveted season after season. We haven’t wanted puka shells this badly since the sixth grade, but that’s Miuccia’s magic. Whimsical looks downright sophisticated, a meeting of the minds between the clothes you may have plucked from Grandma’s closet — corduroy suiting and sweet knitwear — and the streetwear shown off all over Fashion Week.

Through all of it, there’s a story of womanhood, a common thread that fixes the present to the past. For anyone who underestimates fashion’s ability to do that, it’s right here. In fact, the message was posted to the walls of the set: “Fashion is about the everyday and the everyday is the political stage of our freedom. We have decided to look at the role women have had in the shaping of modern society.” And, indeed, Prada pays homage to feminism. There’s strength in the clothes: boots that ground the vintage-feeling coats and fringed dresses, a lineup of wearable, durable outerwear, and more literal nods, too — portraits of women sewn into the fabric. The symbolism isn’t lost on us; Miuccia just artfully packages her delivery.

If this is an ode to women, we consider seasonless, functional fashion a part of that. Honoring her lifestyle is presenting her with options that reflect her reality: coats and boots to bundle up in, finished in shearling and leather. We have to believe that including both riding boots and jeweled sandals is a wink at climate change, if not to the fact that women want year-round wardrobes. Because for every fantasy-inducing furry slide the fashion girl is after, Prada’s customer is a brainy, busy woman; and smart and stylish aren’t mutually exclusive here.

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Bare Is The Biggest Beauty Trend At Fashion Week 2017

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 09: Kendall Jenner walks the runway at La Perla fashion show Fall/Winter 2017-2018 Ready To Wear Show at SIR Stage 37 on February 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Peter White/WireImage)

Kendall Jenner closed the La Perla show in a sheer “skin and beads” dress. (Photo by Peter White/WireImage)

Bare is the new beautiful, as seen at this year’s fall/winter New York and London Fashion Weeks. From bare faces to bare chests, the most prominent trends included minimal makeup and sheer tops that showcased the natural body.

Kendall Jenner (outspoken about embracing her nude chest) kicked off the trend at the La Perla show in a glittering gown resemblant of Marilyn Monroe’s (then-scandalous) “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” dress. Numerous designers followed suit, flaunting the #freethenipple movement down the runway—including Naeem Khan, Jenny Packham, and AdamSelman, among others. Other designers such as Katie Gallagher have long created a name for themselves for their uncensored aesthetic.


Raf Simons makes a bold move with barely-there tops for his freshman season at Calvin Klein. (Left and right photos by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images; center photo by Pietro D’aprano/Getty Images)

For his debut as Calvin Klein creative director, Raf simons boldly showcased clear plastic tops for both men and women—bearing chests in equal measure. Prabal Gurung not only featured a few barely-there looks, but his finale sent models braless down the runway in feminist slogan t-shirts.


Prabal Gurung made more than one feminist statement on his runway–both freeing the nip and parading statement t-shirts. (left and right photos by Randy Brooke/WireImage, center photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

What the fashion industry has inherently done is desexualize female chests—displaying them not as objects of desire, but symbols of raw beauty. At least during Fashion Week, bearing all is no longer radical—it’s natural.

"No makeup makeup" seen on a model in the Jason Wu show (left photo by Peter White/WireImage); a model in the Altuzarra show (center photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images), and supermodel Ashley Graham in the Michael Kors show (right photo by Peter White/WireImage)

“No makeup makeup” seen on a model in the Jason Wu show (left photo by Peter White/WireImage); a model in the Altuzarra show (center photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images), and supermodel Ashley Graham in the Michael Kors show (right photo by Peter White/WireImage)

Another way beauty has been redefined is with makeup—or lack thereof. During a Pirelli panel at NYFW, photographers Peter Lindbergh and Steve McCurry, author Fran Lebowitz, and actress Jessica Chastain discussed the evolving definition of beauty.

Lindbergh, who has shot three Pirelli calendars including the 2017 calendar, explained how his idea of portraying female beauty is “not around perfect bodies, but on sensitivity and emotion, stripping down to the very soul of the sitters, who thus become more nude than naked.”

“What I’m drawn to in beauty is, honestly, the bare,” Chastain said. Lindbergh added, “Beauty is the courage to showing your real self. There’s beauty in truth.”

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Red Carpet Dresses @ New York Fashion Week 


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At Fashion Week, strange things can happen — like spotting breakout child star Millie Bobby Brown(of Stranger Things — get it?) hanging out with none other than Anna Wintor at the Calvin Klein show. And, while we may only dream of wearing such gowns, these front-row fixtures get to actually wear them. While they’re busy hanging out backstage with Alexander Wang, we’ve been busy finding the perfect dresses for some of our favorite fashionistas. Living vicariously? Us too.

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