Once a year tinsel town dons its finest garb and traipses down the red carpet for the star-studded Academy Awards. Women face running the gauntlet of reporters with the perennial question “what are you wearing?”
This year Oscar nominee Reese Witherspoon took issue with the question with the campaign #AskHerMore inspiring change in an industry notorious for its gener stereotyping.
RWitherspoon</a> on <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/AskHerMore?src=hash">#AskHerMore</a> at <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Oscars?src=hash">#Oscars</a>: "We’re more than just our dresses" <a href="http://t.co/RBmJaiHb4j">http://t.co/RBmJaiHb4j</a> <a href="http://t.co/jcyAg4Y1TL">pic.twitter.com/jcyAg4Y1TL</a></p>— Variety (Variety) February 23, 2015
And yet social media was still filled with comments on women’s dresses.
Julianne Moore (Chanel)
Julianne Moore's custom-made
CHANEL</a> dress was made up of 80,000 sequins <a href="http://t.co/e0oOu20Pew">http://t.co/e0oOu20Pew</a> <a href="http://t.co/8Th4fsqHe4">pic.twitter.com/8Th4fsqHe4</a></p>— Marie Claire (marieclaireuk) February 23, 2015
Scarlett Johansson (Versace)
Rosamund Pike (Givenchy)
Rosamund Pike! wow, nice
Jamie Chung (Yanina Couture)
Keira Kinghtley (Valentino)
Marion Cotillard (Dior)
Lady Gaga (Alaia)
The gloves that inspired a million memes.ELLE India (@ELLEINDIA) February 23, 2015
Lady Gaga… Wow, what can you say. From wearing a dress from hell with awful red gloves, to slaying tribute to 'The Sound Of Music'!— Susan Longmore (@Susan_Rodeo) February 23, 2015
lady gaga is only wearing that because her meat dress went bad— Bill Maher (@billmaher) February 23, 2015
WELP, Twitter has NO CHILL with #Oscar memes 😂
ladygaga</a> <a href="http://t.co/CNTCZKen0S">pic.twitter.com/CNTCZKen0S</a></p>— Z100 New York (Z100NewYork) febrero 23, 2015
Finally, the host of the show
Neil Partick Harris
The Oscars were hosted by actor Neil Patrick Harris – who was best known for playing Barnie Stinson on “How I Met Your Mother.”
Now he will be remembered for being part of that long line of illustrious celebrities who have stripped down to their underwear on stage.
Neil Patrick Harris proved all actors need to wear to the Oscars is clean underwear.
ActuallyNPH</a></p>— Rudy Chavez (ChasalRudy) February 23, 2015
We'd just like to remind
ActuallyNPH</a> that he isn't the first award show host to appear in his underwear <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Oscars2015?src=hash">#Oscars2015</a> <a href="http://t.co/YMaA5ua0Am">pic.twitter.com/YMaA5ua0Am</a></p>— The Daily Show Couch (TDSCouch) February 23, 2015