Read Sasha Weiss’s Oscar-fashion report card: http://nyr.kr/1luFgN9
“The actresses in the spotlight in a given year are going for more than just beauty. The savviest ones opt for a ‘timeless look’ (it’s one of those clichés that has the virtue of being good fashion wisdom). A dress should function as well in 2014 as it might have in 1914. That way, you elude the capricious whims of fashion, and when one looks back at the pictures, it’s hard to know quite what year it was.”
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