I always feel slightly uncomfortable about my personal Oscar excitement. Part of me squeaks ‘oooh the dresses! What will everyone wear?’ Then another side of my mindbox kicks in and quite rightly bellows, ‘these are women doing great work and being honoured in their field, you shouldn’t give a flying cluck about what they are wearing and the fact that you do is yet one more beacon along the shoreline of standardised female objectification’. As Ice Cube didn’t say, ‘yo gotta check yourself before you wreck all sense of perspective about these things. Sooooooo, I have veered away from doing a roughly planned and dare I say it rather predictable summary of beautiful dresses from this year’s awards and instead wanted to share this fabulous interview with Angelica Huston about her night at the 1975 Oscars: A Moment in Time
It is fascinating, knowing what we do know of the three-ring-stylist-circus that is Oscar outfit preparation that Angelica just went to, wait for it, a shop to buy her dress for the evening. She did her hair and make-up herself and basically just had a bloody good and time with Jack and Lauren Hutton. Going to prove once more, as if we needed anymore evidence of the fact, you simply can’t buy style.