Dispatch from L.A., where team WWD traveled for all the parties leading up to the Oscars.
Thursday, Feb. 21
Roll up to a not-so-shabby residence in Beverly Hills for the Red Carpet Green Dress Event. The vibe is interestingly unclear — a touch awkward, a bit confused, maybe somewhat static — and I’m not sure if Michelle Rodriguez helped much in clarifying this vibe. But to the event’s defense, we arrived really on time. In any case, Lakeith Stanfield arrives and loosens things up with a very welcomed playful personality in tow.
Friday, Feb. 22
Wedge into my spot on the carpet for Women in Film and am so relieved to see two photographers I know (it’s a very good thing to know and befriend surrounding photographers, on the carpet especially, to ease the edge of a normally aggressive environment). But in Los Angeles, this proves not much of a concern. Everyone is super pleasant and supportive — and this is the feeling all around. Glenn Close and Yalitza Aparicio, both in all-white looks, embrace and emit a serendipitous glow. Inside, I spot the stunning (and much taller than me) Angela Sarafyan. Tiptoeing to take her photo at a more normalized angle,