I was pretty pissed that Jennifer* omitted this look from her all time best Oscar dress poll. I was thinking of doing a rival gallery but then I just started looking at this photo of Charlize (in Vera Wang at the 2000 Academy Awards) and thinking, my god, that color. With her skin.

I think this is a great example of the right woman wearing the right dress because I could easily imagine it being really boring and safe on, oh, any of the usual starlet suspects. I also just dislike the idea of a tangerine gown with double brooches.

But she looks statuesque. She’s radiant. It’s like staring at the sun.

*Jennifer “Hollywood Bullshit” Wright

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