Unless you live under a rock or are completely disconnected from popular forms of social media to which masses of people have access, you know that the 2023 Oscar Award Show was yesterday. Now, I’m not a fashion expert–and I won’t ever claim to be–but I am judgmental, a trait that I proudly own. I wasn’t wow-ed by any of the outfits for the actual award show. I think having the champagne carpet threw a real wrench in the plans of the stylists. I much preferred the Vanity Fair After Party, featuring its’ iconic blue carpet! I picked some of my favorite looks from the after-party and found book covers that have the same vibes as the fits! Let’s get into it!
I love when
people celebrities do big avant-garde and campy looks because I feel like if you have wealth–and you aren’t using it to improve the world, tea–you might as well be fashionable. The Oscar’s looks were stuffy, but the Vanity Fair After-Party gave celebrities the opportunity to let loose while still being done up. I’m specifically judgmental of the book covers I house on my bookshelves, so you know that these are going to be good! Some of these will have an explanation and others won’t, you’ll just have to read on to see!
This Weightless World by Adam Soto
A Magic Steeped in Poison by Judy I. Lin
Quinta has really been showing up with her red carpet-looks. This pairing was one of the harder ones to find a match for. I wasn’t sure if we should focus on the flowers–if I had, I would’ve gone with Felix Ever After–or the color. Ultimately, I went with the color because I felt that the flowers were just a contributing factor, and the artistry of Lin’s novel complements this look so well.
Sabrina Dhowre Elbra & Idris Elba
A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown
After The Sun by Jonas Eika
All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages,edited by Saundra Mitchell
Ana de Armas
Follow Me To Ground by Sue Rainsford
I’m not sure who Ana’s stylist is, but they need to be kissed on both cheeks and patted on the back for this look. This dress is making me think of stained glass windows of castles and whimsical windchimes that my grandma would put on her back porch. I know, two very different vibes–but I’m from the South, so it’s kind of the same. Y’all aren’t coming to me for fashion reviews…clearly.
Ariadne by Jennifer Saint
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters
Atomic Habits by James Clear
I’m honestly surprised that Riley isn’t wearing something more 70’s inspired because of the release of Daisy Jones & the Six. Granted, she doesn’t have to. There’s no requirement for that, but it just wasn’t what I expected. That being said, miss girl looks amazing and anyone who says otherwise can fight me in the CVS parking lot. <3
Lavender House by Lev Ac Rosen
Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuinston
I am obsessed with Miss Flo and everything she does. I love her partnership with Valentino and I think that she can do no wrong. Is this my favorite look of hers? I plead the fifth, but I do enjoy the duvet cover memes that I’m seeing about both her looks of the night!
The Book That Wouldn’t Burn by Mark Lawrence
The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo
Sophie Turner & Joe Jonas
The Vibrant Years by Sonali Dev
Ke Huy Quan
The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake
Everyone take a moment and congratulate Ke on his Oscar win! The second he got that award he wasn’t giving it up and his book cover needed to reflect that. The accents of gold in The Atlas Six represent his award well. The 2023 Oscars have set a new precedent for awards shows–Everything Everywhere All At Once cleaned up, as it should!
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Megan Thee Stallion
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
Oh my god, Megan??? Are we joking? The second I saw this photo I thought of Ninth House and Six of Crows, but I ultimately went with this book because it just works. It just works. There was so much black fabric on the carpet, but there wasn’t anything to the outfits. Megan’s dress has dimension, there are details on the fabric that give it something more than other outfits.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Welcome to the Jungle by Lauren Billups
I loved both of Cardi’s dresses for the Oscars. Her dress for the award show was a blue dress that was sculpted and intricate which really caught my eye. Her first outfit reminded me of a monochrome version of The Vanishing Half book cover. *chef’s kiss*
Well, there you have it! Remember, everyone is entitled to their own opinions. However, if you disagree with my opinions, you’re just wrong! (Please, for the love of god, read the sarcasm).
Want more book covers that remind us of celebrities? Click here for Harry Styles & Taylor Swift!