Hollywood’s A-listers have donned their glad rags for cinema’s night of nights, the Academy Awards, and while many stars have hit a fashion high note some have clearly missed the mark.
Actor and comedian Kristen Wiig has arguably landed in the latter category with her head-turning red carpet look by luxury designer Valentino.
Plucked straight from the brand’s spring/summer 2020 haute couture runway show, Kristen’s tomato red frock featured a high neckline and mesh panelling that allowed a glimpse of skin underneath a cape-like panel at the back.
The Ghostbusters star completed her eye-catching ensemble with black shiny elbow-length gloves, understated gold heels and sleek blonde hair.
But the most dramatic - and divisive - part of the outfit was undoubtedly the oversized ruffles running down either side of the near-floor length skirt.
Fans, or critics, rather, took to Twitter to share their opinions on the Saturday Night Live regular’s Oscars 2020 wardrobe choice, with users comparing her to everything from lasagne, a ‘mutant lobster’ and a vagina.
Here are just a few of of the top tweets about Kristen’s controversial Valentino look:
“Kristen Wiig realized no one avant garde was going to the Oscars so she bit the bullet and dressed like a vagina #Oscar2020”.
“Maybe it’s my years studying gender theory at Uni, Kristin Wiig’s dress has real vagina vibes”.
“serving lasagna realness, extra sauce: kristen wiig”
“No matter what, you’re not having as bad a day as Kristen Wiig’s stylist. #oscars”
“Kristen Wiig is wearing a large piece of red ribbon candy and I kinda like it! #Oscars”
Kristen Wiig looks cute tonight. pic.twitter.com/fkHt6KKTBk— Stephanie @ Shocking Gasp 🌈 (@MsNerdyNurse) February 10, 2020
“Kristen Wiig looking a little like that rib Fred Flintstone always trying to get.”
Welp, just saw Kristen Wiig's dress and she looks like she's being devoured by a mutant lobster. pic.twitter.com/kN6EElJTzw— Crystal of House Hufflepuff (@CrystalAnne1229) February 10, 2020
“#kristenwiig Dressed like a used tampon. Holy crap.”
“Kristen Wiig and a sea pen. Who wore it better? #Oscars”
Others adored Kristen’s bold sartorial move, branding it ‘fun’ and a reprieve from the traditional red carpet ‘snoozefest’.
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