The Oscars fail to address fashion on its biggest night. Why that's significant amid the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements.
Who were they wearing?
Red carpet wranglers left America in the dark at the Oscars Sunday night when it came to addressing the glamorous looks and inspiration behind them on fashion’s biggest night.
E! host Ryan Seacrest, who was accused of sexual misconduct last week (he denies the allegations), played it safe in wake of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. When interviewing the few celebs who stopped for him, he asked them softball questions and steered clear of their ensembles. Critics took notice.
“It was terrible. It was the worst-covered awards ceremony I have ever seen in 10 years of covering them,” Tom Fitzgerald, co-publisher of the TomandLorenzo.com lifestyle blog with Lorenzo Marquez, tells Moneyish. “At the end of the day, the people who are tuning into red carpet coverage are people who want to know about the fashion, and it’s not a dirty word to talk about fashion. It’s not wrong.”