Community member Hannah Levintova says we shouldn’t be quick to judge the fashion of this year’s Oscar attendees. After all, imperfection is the theme of many of the year’s top movies.
Sounds fine to me. But I reserve the right to judge (negatively) any actor or actress who drapes an animal around her body (see Bjork 2001).
Hannah’s article is excerpted here. Click here to read it in its entirety on NPR.
This year, though, that emphasis on appearance seems particularly surreal — because the artists on the red carpet may be directly contradicting the messages of the very films that brought them to the ceremony. They may find themselves, in short, avidly striving for superhuman beauty — for perfection — at an event that, this year, will honor several movies that specifically celebrate imperfection.