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7 Stand-Out Fashion Moments of the Oscars

Gaga Cooper Oscars

Huzzah! Last night, the Oscars red carpet was the most daring we have seen in years, with stars breaking free from safe bets and taking dramatic sartorial risks. Just for fun, Elizabeth Holmes shares seven of the most compelling fashion moments…

Tina Fey Oscars

Best Trio
As soon as the iconic trio of Maya Rudolph, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler took the stage of this year’s host-less Oscars, the entire world (or maybe just all of Twitter?) wondered aloud: why weren’t they the ones given the reins? Still, the three women’s dresses forecasted the range of what we were about to see: the expected, the surprises, the delights. Tina wore a classic Oscars look, a strapless blue Vera Wang gown with a hint of a train. Maya kicked it up a notch in a floral Giambattista Valli dress with a full cape, her blunt bob serving as the backdrop for those a-maz-ing statement earrings. And Amy was all Amy in a black Alberta Ferretti tuxedo — with tails! I especially loved her brooch (an accessory category that deserves a comeback IMO). Nothing about what they were wearing went together — I’m guessing there was zero coordination by their stylists ahead of time — and I love that. Do you, ladies.

Billy Porter Oscars

Best Big Moment
Before any of the nominees set a stiletto on the red carpet, Billy Porter went and stole the whole damn show! His gender-bending ensemble, by Christian Siriano, proved there’s no need to choose between a tux and a gown. The designer told E! News that he had just a week to create the strapless dress, worn over a tuxedo shirt, as well as the double-breasted jacket on top. Props to Billy, who served as a host on ABC’s Oscars coverage, for his work navigating the red carpet in that fuller-than-full skirt. “Call me Cinder-Fella,” he wrote on Instagram. DONE.

Lady Gaga at the Oscars 2019

Best Bling
OMG, yes, Lady Gaga won an Oscar. And OMFG, yes, she gave a hell of a performance with Bradley Cooper. (Are you still flushed? Because I’m still flushed.) Not to be overshadowed in all of this: that necklace! The actress wore a 128-carat Tiffany sparkler, one of the largest yellow diamonds in the world; this was only the third time it has ever been worn in public. Gaga changed gowns (both black and minimal) between the red carpet and her performance, but kept the rock, obvi. I found myself scanning for the inevitable necklace security team that you know had to be steps away from her at all times.

Angela Bassett and Helen Mirren

Best Pink Dress
Picking a favorite pink dress is like picking your favorite candy, so I’m going to cheat and celebrate two fabulous women. First up is Angela Bassett in a hot pink Reem Acra gown with an exaggerated single shoulder. And of course Dame Helen Mirren slayed in Schiaparelli, not surprising given a bold pink is the famed design house’s signature shade. I just about died when Helen — who is 73! Gah! – gave the ombré pleated skirt a twirl for the cameras.

8 Fashion Moments of the Oscars

Best Power Suit
Before the 2018 Academy Awards, I asked several top Hollywood stylists why more women didn’t wear trousers on the red carpet. Their answers varied, but all sensed a sea change and Sunday proved them right. Several women opted for pants, and my favorite, by far, was Awkwafina’s sparkly lilac DSquared ensemble. I had fallen in love with her amazing costumes in Crazy Rich Asians and had high hopes for her as a presenter last night. The extra-long flare trousers and the exaggerated pussy bow blouse made for a striking, stellar look.

8 Fashion Moments of the Oscars

Best Hair Accessory
This has been a big year for men’s red carpet fashion, with many male celebs breaking out of the bland black tux box. Sunday evening, Aquaman star Jason Momoa was an immediate standout in his dusty pink Fendi tuxedo. But it was the matching designer scrunchie — yes, a Fendi scrunchie — on his wrist that had the Internet ablaze. It was at once stylish and practical. Who among us doesn’t have a hair tie close at hand for ponytail emergencies?

8 Fashion Moments of the Oscars

Olivia Coleman

Best Bow
A major trend this season has been bows — so I had a hunch we would be seeing some Sunday night. There were no hair bows (le sigh!), but we had more than one dress bowment. I was most struck by the Prada gown worn by Olivia Colman, who won best actress for her leading role in The Favourite. The oversize bow was barely visible from the front, giving off a cape-like vibe. From the back, however, it was all you could see, with its tails melting into a train. The bow was Olivia’s idea, serving as a punctuation on her surprise win and endearing AF speech. It makes me even more excited to see her take on the starring role in the next season of The Crown. Long live the Queen!

Plus, an honorable mention from Caroline:

Oscars 2019 set

The Set
Let us take a moment to address the stage. While rumors have been swirling that the set resembled Marilyn Monroe’s wig, or was modeled after Trump’s hair (what?), when I look at the 2019 set, I see but one thing: a massive vagina, birthing awards. To me, the resemblance is unmistakable. In the end, the Oscars stage is like a Rorschach test, allowing us all a little glimpse into the depth of our psyches. So, what did you see?

What were your favorite moments of last night? Did you watch?

P.S. The 8 real winners of the Oscars last year.

(Maya Rudolph photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images. Billy Porter photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images. Lady Gaga photo by Jeff Kravitz/Film Magic via Getty Images. Angela Bassett photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP. Helen Mirren photo by Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images. Jason Momoa photo by Jeff Kravitz/Film Magic. Awkwafina photo by Christopher Polk/Rex/Shutterstock. Kacey Musgraves photo by Steve Granitz/Getty Images. Olivia Colman photo by Jordan Strauss/AP.)

  1. Anna says...

    My favorite dress was Hannah Beachler hands down. So daring, beautiful and eye-catching.

    I loved Yalitza Aparicio’s dress too. So tasteful and elegant. And she simply glowed. I have so loved watching her blossom following the success of Roma.

  2. S says...

    Gosh that’s a tough name to have right about now!

  3. Trish O says...

    I am in love with Olivia Colman’s dress. In true Prada fashion, it is the cool nerd girl look. The color was unexpected. The black sleeves, bow thing was beautiful. Just loved how cool it was. Just like the woman wearing it.

  4. Hannah says...

    Elizabeth Holmes does it again! My obsession with SMT is a real thing and currently affects my daily life. I am continually refreshing Instagram for her thoughts on all things royal (#teamboth) and bows. It made my day when I saw this article by her. Can I also be #teamboth for Gaga & Irina? Thank you, Cup of Jo, for supporting my Elizabeth Holmes addiction!

  5. Sarah says...

    Yes to all of these, but especially the vagina stage. Definitely my first thought, too!

  6. Nina says...

    I think Kiki Lane has the most amazing pink dress.

  7. Anna says...

    Long live the Queen? LONG LIVE ELIZABETH HOLMES! Seriously. I hope I don’t sound like a creeper, but your wonderfully readable/relateable writing has made following the royal family a joy (#teamboth, obvs) and you are such a clear writer, which is so, so rare on Instagram!! Thank you, Cup of Jo! Now I don’t have to just keep refreshing Instagram Stories for my @eholmes fix!

  8. Denise says...

    All I can say is my woman crush Helen Mirren and my man crush Jason Momoa were together, looking AMAZING in pink, and I died. And no one, ever again, gets to tease me for my scrunchie addiction!!

  9. b says...

    I also loved Amandla Stenberg’s dress. I read she’s just 20 (I thought she was younger), but it seems like she has her life so-well pulled together, and not just because of The Hate U Give.

  10. TNelly says...

    the hot pink wins.

  11. Alla says...

    Best dressed of the night- Jennifer Hudson! Absolutely stunning!

  12. Laura C. says...

    I’m happy for Lady Faga, I think she’s an awesome artist and singer.
    This said, please let me say, there’s no need to write ‘OMFG’. This is a very polite blog that I love. I know it might be just a way to express surprise, but please, don’t. Don’t write it.
    Thank you.

    • Jess. says...

      Very much this. Thanks.

    • Sasha L says...

      Is that F causing anyone to feel unsafe? Or ostracized? Or is it historically used against oppressed groups? Is it used discriminately against only one race, or gender, or ethnicity? Is it a part of a history of genocide or oppression? Are there small children reading this blog? Does Dame Helen Mirren use it pretty frequently?

      Others are just as offended by the G in that exclamation I think. Perhaps we can take what works for us and leave the rest, barring something causing actual harm. I didn’t even notice until you pointed it out.

    • Karen says...

      I don’t think I’ll ever stop feeling shocked and surprised when readers of a blog step in to try to exert control via language policing, content policing, etc. I really just do not understand. The way you talk and write isn’t the way everyone talks and writes. This isn’t your space to control. You always have the choice to look away from a word you don’t like, or choose to see it and disapprove but let it go, or even choose to go looking for other, more-polite places on the internet that will more closely adhere to your preferences or values.

    • Laura C. says...

      Hi Karen, thanks for your comment. I am the first one to curse when needed, I assure you that I do. But I don’t like blasphemy, maybe it’s a cultural thing. Don’t think of it as stupid bigotry or me trying to control this. You say that this is not my space, but I think that CoJ belongs to its editors as well as its readers. Yes, I can go and read something elsewhere, but I love this blog a lot. Objectively, that F referring to God, is not pleasant to read or hear. I insist, it’s not a matter of bigotry, it’s something that it’s not nice to read, especially here in this beautiful place.
      Again, I am the first imperfect person to curse and say F*CK when needed, but I don’t use blasphemy.
      Thanks again Karen, without any kind of disrespect, I wish you a nice day. :)

    • Linda says...

      OMFG only has the meaning you give it. When you see those letters you can make them stand for anything. Oh My Flipping Goodness, Over My Farting Goose, On My Filthy Garbage, etc.

    • SB says...

      Linda, your exclamations made me LOL. I’m always trying to come up with funny and non-sweaty “curses,” you’ve done a great job with these ideas!

    • Laura C. says...

      @Linda: Over My Farting Goose LOL 😂 Thank you Linda!!

  13. Sarah says...

    The Fashion Critical albums on the Oscars and after parties are THE BEST EVER.

  14. Nigerian Girl says...

    The red carpet was terribly underwhelming. I was so disappointed. I’m glad, though, that Regina King is finally getting the recognition she deserves. About time. I’ve been watching her since I was a child.

  15. Emily says...

    Constance Wu looked just like Belle from Beauty and the Beast. I demand a remake!

  16. Shira says...

    I definitely saw a vagina!! I was thinking that throughout the whole show!

    Julia Roberts’ pink dress won the night for me.

  17. Tyler says...

    LINDA. EFFING. CARDELLINI.

    • Melody Ramos says...

      YES. Her pink dress was AMAZING!

    • Caitlin Wallace says...

      YES! I second this heartily.

  18. Best dresses Charlize Theron and Julia Roberts, worst dresses too many to name. I’m a little worried about where fashion is headed this year!!! k

  19. b says...

    I loved Constance Wu’s dress and Melissa McCarthy’s pantsuit/cape combo. Awkwafina could fashion grocery bags into an outfit and look amazing. Also, Michelle Yeoh is always a stunner.

  20. Kat O says...

    I don’t watch the Oscars, but I have to weigh in: yes, clearly, vagina.

  21. Janel says...

    I could have sworn I heard Lisa Bonet (sp) say her and Jason’s clothes were Karl Lagerfeld, from his mostrecent or last release? No bother, just curious now. :)

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      Yes! Lagerfeld designed it for Fendi. So both are right!

  22. Sarah says...

    I enjoyed Gemma Chan’s pink dress but Sarah Paulson’s was amazing! Structural but soft. Unique. And pockets! All hail to pockets.

  23. bisbee says...

    No…I didn’t get anything going on between Gaga and Bradley Cooper…I saw acting and some genuine affection. I agree with those who are over setting two women against each other fighting over a man…what is wrong with us?

    • Amanda says...

      agreed

  24. Jan says...

    The sparkley hanging backdrop, protoplasmic!!!

  25. shannon says...

    Julia Roberts rocked her HOT PINK dress. It was a super lovely color for her and brightened up her whole face and coloring!

  26. SRM says...

    Must give some love to Allison Janney’s gown. Gorgeous Pamela Dennis that straddled tuxedo and gown. It provided the perfect silhouette for her statuesque frame. Stunning!

  27. Julie Stroshein says...

    …as long as you don’t wear a meat dress…

    • Heather says...

      This made me laugh outloud!

  28. Jana says...

    The moment between Bradley and Gaga was super intense! However, every clip played after the performance stops with their heads together and eyes closed. However, I saw at the end Bradley opening his eyes and looking directly at his girl sitting in the front row. My husband and I let out audible “whoa!” when we saw it. I don’t know about Gaga but Bradley was clear as to who he loves. I keep hoping a news clip will show it again!

  29. Meghan says...

    It’s great to see Elizabeth’s contributions to COJ! Question to her: What’s it like being named Elizabeth Holmes with all the buzz right now? LOL. #Theranos #BadBlood

    • Stacy says...

      I keep wondering the same! And in the Bay Area, too.

    • Rachel says...

      I did a double-take and thought the same thing!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      omg she is so, so gorgeous. such a style icon!

  30. ali says...

    I did NOT see a vagina. Apparently a lot of people said it looked like
    Trump’s hair…….didn’t see that either. I just thought it looked like
    frosting on a cupcake. I also thought the Gaga/Cooper number
    was acting and the singing itself rather weak. They performed
    it on the Vegas stage (youtube) and it was way more powerful. I
    felt like she was holding back to not outshine him because he sounded
    weak. I can’t help but think people want this to be more than it is
    between them.

    • PP says...

      I agree. This is an ACTING award show. And they’re good at it!

  31. Carrie says...

    Bradley/Lady Gaga are over the top. The PDA, the love-struck gazes. It’s honestly awkward and I wouldn’t be having it if I were Bradley’s gf. I mean is all that really necessary to promote a film? Probably not

    • CJ says...

      Agree. It’s his wife and they have a daughter together. As a wife and mother this speculation and entertainment from the fact that he and LG might be an item would be so deeply hurtful. I hope it’s just acting.

  32. Mimi says...

    Total vagina stage! We woman have the strongest muscle (the uterus) in the human body. I love that fact. 💪 women in general are amazing – it’s time for some true R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

  33. Bonnie says...

    I guess I’m in the minority for thinking Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga are actors, performing at the event recognizing the pinnacle of this year’s performances. Intimacy between actors is present in nearly every movie, and I don’t feel for partners in that situation.

    • Ann-Marie says...

      I think it’s because in a movie it’s one thing, but at an awards show where they’re representing themselves and not their roles, it felt weird. I feel like they didn’t need to “act” this hard; they could’ve sung the song without acting like they were completely in love.

    • Hannah says...

      I’m sure it’s a bit of “acting” but I truly just think Bradley and Gaga are connected on some spritual level. They understand eachother and it’s conveyed through physical touch and eye contact. Personally, it’s a beautiful thing to witness in such a harsh world. And I think Bradley’s GF is totally fine. She understands the hype and is happy to go along with it.

  34. Patty says...

    And what about Charlize Theron and Constance Wu? I loved both gowns.

  35. Alisha says...

    Man, Ally and Jackson really did me in last night–that mic grab he did before joining her on the piano bench!
    E. Holmes–you are one busy lady and I’m loving all of it!

  36. Haylie S. says...

    Can we TALK about Selma Blair’s stunning *lewk*? 1,000,000 points for her disability representation, but make it FASHION ensemble. I especially love how the vertical black lines on her dress echoed and drew attention to her cane. Swoon.

  37. Ramona says...

    My favorite was Jennifer Lopez’s dress, but I think it was more of a Grammy awards dress.

  38. My favorite moments included the opening performance from Queen, Melissa McCarthy and Brian Tyree presenting, the set designer for Black Panther winning…I read somewhere that just 4 years ago she was homeless, and about to go back home when she got the call from Beyoncé for Lemonade! Finally, I lived seeing Regina King win. So deserved!

  39. Megan says...

    omg the vagina stage! #carolineforpresident hahah

  40. Ann-Marie says...

    Olivia Colman winning the best female actress award made me so happy. I fell in love with her role in Broadchurch, she’s so likable. I loved her speech!

    And agree with the Gaga and Bradley song performance being… intense. To the point of cringing for Bradley’s partner, watching.

    • debbie says...

      I think we will be seeing a Gaga-Cooper romance in the near future. LOL!!!

  41. Jean says...

    Why in this day and age are women still so enslaved to fashion? Why did many of the women last night wear dresses so big that they couldn’t safely walk up the stairs? Or easily the bathroom? Or even comfortably sit in their seat in the auditorium? My vote goes to Melissa McCarthy who looked amazing!

  42. sosusam says...

    Haha! The friend I watched with saw the set as a wig, while I was definitely Team Vagina. We had no idea others around the country/globe were thinking the same things.

    But I agree about Awkwafina’s ill-fitting suit. She’s SO great, but that suit wasn’t quite working.

  43. Em says...

    That’s exactly how my vulva would look if it were fancied-up for the Oscars.

  44. Kerry says...

    I agree, that stage set was extremely feminine and anatomically correct.

  45. Anna says...

    The best pink dress was Gemma Chan!! It was beautiful and elegant and had pockets for cookies!!!!

    • came here to say that – her dress was a dream and i may have squealed when i saw that it has pockets!

    • eb says...

      Yes!! Fave of the night and even better when I read about the pocket cookies!

    • Rae says...

      My favorite too!

    • Tami says...

      That dress was gorgeous (and practical) in every way….she’s so stunning and would look fabulous wearing a paper bag.

    • Sophie says...

      Yes!! Gemma has been killing it on all the red carpets. So classy and beautiful.

  46. M says...

    I vote Gemma Chan on best pink dress!

  47. Candice says...

    I think that Cooper and Gaga’s roles is the first time (that I can remember) where the leading lady was written as a toe-for-toe powerhouse to Cooper’s role. Lady Gaga absolutely nailed what she was there to do. Their chemistry is electrifying, but I’m not convinced it’s the “in-love” kind.

  48. Kerry says...

    Oh my goodness I’m SO GLAD I wasn’t the only one who thought the set looked like a vagina! It was all I could see!

  49. Martha says...

    Didn’t get the vagina til you mentioned it… but it can’t be unseen. Also, I loved Gemma Chan’s pink dress!

  50. laura says...

    the set reminded of the building for the petersen automotive museum in los angeles

  51. Angela Thompson says...

    A massive vagina birthing awards….love it.

  52. Tara says...

    As a doula, all I saw was a vagina. I wish that vagina was anatomically correct and we could teach america A LOT. Missed opportunity!

    • Alex says...

      Haha love this!

  53. Tania says...

    I am here to argue with your pink dress picks! Not, they are lovely, but you overlooked the best pink dress: Kiki Layne! That pink sheath was perfection — both girly and traditional on one hand and interesting and a little bit strange with the weird neckline and voluminous fabric at the shoulder. Kiki for the win!

    • Ashley H. says...

      That is stunning!

    • Kelly says...

      I have no idea who Kiki Layne is, but that dress is darling on her! and LOVE her braid…as a mom to 2 girls with kinky curly hair who wear braids most of the time, seeing red carpet braids is GOLD.

    • Also her braid/hair is so classy with that amazing dress.

    • Nadine says...

      Yes, I’d say Kiki & then Gemma (in large part now because of the cookie pocket.) Of course, Dame Helen is in a class by herself!

  54. I was definitely loving J Lo’s metallic silver moment, she has been particularly out of this world with her red carpet looks recently! Though, definitely a random Oscar presenter?

  55. Anneka says...

    Totally got Georgia Okeefe vagina vibes from the set!

  56. Lauren E. says...

    Okay, I am 100% here for the fashion of all varieties and I love love love seeing women in suits. But Awkwafina’s suit is suuuuper ill fitting. Right? If it’s meant to be oversized, the fabric is all wrong and if it’s meant to be fitted then it needed some serious tailoring. I love her to the moon and back but IMHO this outfit did her no favors.

    • Emma says...

      YES! It looks like it’s pulling too tightly across her torso. Elizabeth is such a stickler for fit on SMT so I’m surprised she let this one slide. Also, the best trouser moment was Melissa McCarthy, obvi. (Sorry Elizabeth! You’re still my girl!)

    • Katy says...

      100% Agree. I thought Ms. Holmes would be all over this… like when I saw her on TV I thought – SMT would have a field day, such a cool idea but so not much in the execution as she actually walks down the carpet, with the bagging etc. I thought I would get told what was visually bothering me about it. :)

  57. Lauren says...

    I found “Shallow” uncomfortable, but not because of chemistry: it felt more like “LADY GAGA IS: ‘VULNERABLE'” (clutches waist, “overcome,” flutters eyelashes, “charmed” ) than a genuine moment to me. She’s a fantastic vocal talent, but as inhabiting characters goes…well, remember Jo Calderone? Oof.

  58. cynd says...

    The set reminded me of the whale that swallows Pinocchio.. go figure

    • Trish O says...

      Me, too That is what I thought.

  59. Daria says...

    Oh you have to see Helen Mirren’s before and after pictures on her Instagram. She is so honest, funny and sweet.

  60. Erin says...

    Welp, Gaga just broke off her engagement last week. Since we’re all tossing our hats in the ring, I’m going with unrequited love. Poor Gaga, pining away for Bradley while beautiful Irina smirks in her seat. (I heard she didn’t stand when Gaga won her Oscar?!)

  61. K says...

    The pink dress on Helen Mirren was amazing. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen pink worn better

  62. Anna says...

    It was a great year for fashion! But the thing I can’t stop thinking about is Emma Stone’s reaction when Olivia Colman one. What a way to encourage and empower women. I cried when I saw that and hope I am raising my daughter to be the kind of woman who cheers on her people.

  63. Ashley F. says...

    Mark Ronson’s wife wore a black bow. I liked the vintage vibe.

  64. Babs says...

    Vulva, honey

  65. Sam says...

    Best lady-trouser moment goes to Melissa McCarthy IMO. Gorgeous classic black and white ensemble. And THAT CAPE!

  66. Colleen says...

    I think Christian Siriano is the creative genius of our time. His sartorial honoring the expression of the human spirit knows no bounds.

    Unrelatedly, mentioning the ages of the actors feels irrelevant. We can look flat or fantastic as any age, the announcement of the more experienced actors ages seems diminishing. Why not include everyone’s ages? Or even better, none? Fab is fab at any point in life.

    • Rachel says...

      I love the many many times that Christian has designed for actresses that were turned down by other designers (apparently because of weight). The first that comes to mind is Leslie Jones. All women have felt this if we walk into a store that doesn’t carry our size, and it blows my mind that this still happens to famous women. Go Christian!

    • Rae says...

      I’m with you Colleen. Young people often have their age mentioned in a “just…” phrasing, and elders (or not so elders) phrased as “can you believe.” I vote lets drop mentioning age – it really doesn’t add much to most discussions.

    • Michelle says...

      Can we get a profile on him? Week of outfits? I have loved him since Project Runway.

  67. lesley says...

    tbh, i watched it on and off last night since parts were boring but i was very happy about bao and free solo wins!

  68. Sarah says...

    Totally agree with Caroline. Vagina Set. 100% vagina.

  69. Sasha L says...

    As a birth doula, I can only say BRAVO massive Oscar vagina. Well done. 👏

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      hahaha yes!

  70. Joanna says...

    Lady gagas speech amazed me. I freakin love her!!! And i really don’t “follow ” celebrities much.
    First time i watched the Oscars in years. I liked the no host thing too.

  71. Denise says...

    I didn’t watch the Oscars, but based on this post alone: Billy Porter, Helen Mirren, and Amy Poehler for the fashion win! Fun fancy clothes.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      yes!!!! so much fun.

    • Heather says...

      Agree and would add: Spike Lee and Jason Momoa. So fun to see men wearing stand-out fabrics, accessories, and colors!

  72. Nicole says...

    Lady Gaga and Bradley’s performance was steaming hot and intimate! They definitely have chemistry but that doesn’t mean they need to be in love. Sometimes, people just click. Also, this is likely the last time they’ll visit these characters and perform this song so I am sure this was an emotional performance for them. T

    • june2 says...

      I’m with you, I felt so good watching them enjoy the moment. It did not feel romantic to me in the least, just like two people LOVING what they are able to create together. So satisfying!

  73. Sonia says...

    I’m surprised to see so many comments like this this morning- I didn’t think there was anything beyond genuine (non-romantic) affection. They’re clearly big fans of each other and are great actors.

  74. Anna Gregory says...

    Gaga and Bradley’s chemistry is so intense, it is almost awkward. I felt like I was watching something I shouldn’t be watching.

  75. Hayley says...

    a massive vagina giving birth! you crack me up and i totally see it. My first thought was the beautifully curving stairs of the Longchamp NYC store. Google it, it’s beautiful!

  76. Kim says...

    I was uncomfy watching Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s performance. They are so obviously in love and I couldn’t stop thinking how Bradley’s partner there in the front row felt!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      i felt the same!! but then again, they are actors?

    • Rhonda says...

      I felt absolutely the same! I was sitting on my couch when they were looking at each other as the song ended yelling, “Don’t kiss her! Don’t kiss her!! Your mother and girlfriend are in the front row! Don’t kiss her!!” I’m desperately hoping they are “in character”.

    • Des says...

      I can say this with some authority, as I am an actor, and I have met Bradley–they are not in love. They are acting. I promise. In fact, to me, it felt like *really* forced chemistry. Gaga is excellent–EXCELLENT–and dropping into and expressing vulnerability and so is Bradley. It is their job. (and Gaga does this same thing in other performances, it just isn’t usually a duet of a song in a story with such high stakes.)

    • M says...

      I came here to ask this comment crowd (who I love and respect) about the same thing. I agree they are actors, but it seems The Whole World is seeing that chemistry (and after all is said, he didn’t get an Oscar) so is it acting? I guess I’m just not cool with all of Twitter shipping them.

      My point really is I wanted to sit by his wife (and mother of his baby) and squeeze her hand gently and say: I see you.

    • K says...

      It was steamy for sure. But I also think of all the Gaga performances of past and she always owns characters. They knew people wanted to feel something and they gave it!

    • Joy says...

      So funny! A lot of people are our watch party said the same thing, but I just figured, it’s a performance! Why *wouldn’t* they sing it in character?

    • l says...

      i’ve always thought that all we really know about Lady Gaga is the character she chooses to be. i don’t mean that in a negative way; i think she’s a wonderful artist. we just know lady gaga and not her ‘stefani’ self.

    • Alex says...

      Nah, that was acting, and a bit over-done melodrama if you ask me. Hand on the stomach, longing gaze…. it’s show business folks. I also thought Gaga held back in her singing, maybe so Bradley wouldn’t look bad? Am I a cold-hearted no feeling jerk cuz I MUCH preferred the Grammy performance?