2018 End of the Year Style Awards: Most Disappointing

Most Disappointing is always a tough award for me to award. I try to see the best in stars style, which is why I have over 1,500 looks in my best dressed file this year, but when it came down to it I had a few ideas of who I wanted to give the award to. Typically I give this award to a star whose style has underwhelmed me to the point of ending up on Worst Dressed lists. I was looking at stars who disappointed me this year including Taylor Schilling and Elisabeth Moss, but my mind kept coming back to Maria Grazia Chuiri’s Christian Dior. While I was initially excited about the fact that for the first time in history that Dior was going to be designed by a woman, but since she took the reigns at the house I have just been disappointed over and over again. I will say that of the six collections that she did show I was only really taken with the Spring 2018 Couture collection. She tends to send the same looks down the runway over and over again, just in different motifs. What I think sealed this fate of being Most Disappointing was the construction of the Fall 2018 Couture collection. Never have I seen the House of Dior send a single puckered look down a runway, or a red carpet for that matter, let alone 11 in a collection of 71. One of those puckered gowns unfortunately landed on the red carpet on the back of Dior spokeswoman Natalie Portman. I get very bored with seeing the same styles always on a red carpet from Dior, but when the runway shows are all the same it isn’t surprising. We saw off the shoulder stone grey beaded sheer gowns as one of the most worn styles of the year having been donned by stars like Priyanka Chopra for the wedding reception of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry and Chinese superstar Angelababy, among many others. I have heard rumors since the Spring 2019 RTW collection presentation during Paris Fashion Week back in October that Maria Grazia is about ready to leave her role as creative director and I am ready. I want something different from Dior again. I am ready for the days of major creativity and boundary pushing again. Not slogan t-shirts, embellished bra straps, and reinventions of the “New Look” a-line style over and over again.

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