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Oscar Fashion…Hit or Miss?

Thank you to our own Boston fashion expert, David Josef, for contributing to Oscar 2020 ‘Hit or Miss!’
From David’s email reads:
Let’s start with trends!  One shoulder gowns…. Kelly Ripa, Renée Zellweger, Selma Hayek, Charlize Theron.
Another trend.  PINK!!!! Everybody was in pink!   It was fresh and bright!   Nice to see a soft color on the red carpet.

Fashion Hits

Regina King exquisite in a duchess satin fitted ballgown, beautifully beaded with a fantastic bustle that turned into a train in the back.

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Charlize Theron in a spectacular one shoulder very clean-cut black gown with the longest train in the world.

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Renée Zellweger in a very clean one shoulder beaded slim gown. Very elegant

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Mindy Kaling in a little yellow silk one shoulder draped grass…… Was beautiful with her skin tone and the curves of her figure.

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Brie Larson… Exquisite in the beaded Cape Gown!

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Fashion Misses

Ok.  The messes!!!!!   Omg.  So many!
What the hell is Olivia Colman wearing?…… You have to see a picture because I cannot describe it. Thank God she has a fabulous personality.

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Another horror was Sandra Oh!   Ohhhh NOOOOOO.  Just too much and too many places… Flowers flowers everywhere.

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Billie Eilish showing up in a Chanel disaster!   An utter DISASTER

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NOW.   A DOUBLE PLAY FOR THE MOST RIDICULOUS DRESSES.   From SNL!   Kristin Wiig and Maya Rudolph.  Omg.  Maybe it was a comedy skit.   Maya was draped in a toga. While Kristin looks like she got caught in a car wash!  Ugh.

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About David Josef:

David Josef is a nationally known, multi award-winning women’s fashion designer based in the Boston area. He’s had a storied career, that began when he opened a small boutique in Lexington MA. at 19 years old. At the age of 23, the Bonwit Teller store in Boston picked up his collection, eventually placing it in their stores across the country.
New York representation followed, that introduced him to multiple department stores and boutiques nationwide including Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Saks Fifth Ave and hundreds of Specialty stores across America.
David’s collections have always captured America’s ladies attention because of his their signature feminine, timeless silhouettes.
Over David’s more than forty years in business, He has received many awards. Most recently, he was recipient of the ‘Improper Bostonian’ magazine’s ‘2018 ‘Bridal Designer of the Year.’
No doubt, because of his beautiful work designing Jennifer Belichick’s exquisite wedding gown.  Most recently winning the Boston Fashion Award’s 2019 DESIGNER OF THE YEAR!
In 2019, David received two ‘Lifetime Achievement Awards,’ from both New Hampshire and ‘Boston’s Fashion Week’ committees.
During his long career, He has dressed many celebrities including Cher, Diana Ross, Dionne Warwick, Debby Reynolds, Judith Light and many others.
David has been dressing his muse, country artist, Ayla Brown for more than 5 years and most recently, dressed legendary singer, Melissa Manchester for her Christmas Tour 2019!
Most recently, David’s career is guiding him to Broadway, where he’s dressing several Broadway babes, Including ‘BANDSTAND’ and ‘Mamma Mia’s’ Mary Callanan, Lisa Howard from ‘It Should Have Been You’ and ‘MargaritaVille’ and Tony award winning actress, currently starring in Broadway’s newest hit ‘The Prom’, Beth Leavel.
While these famous names grab headlines, most of his focus is set on his beautiful client base who come thru his door, looking for the perfect dress for  that Special occasion and leave feeling like they are ready for the ‘red carpet.’
David has always felt the need to give back and has generously used his celebrity creating his annual ‘Fashion To The Rescue’ now in it’s fifth year, that benefits animal rescues across Massachusetts and his ‘annual ‘Faith In Fashion’ event that benefits his dear friend Reverend Liz Walker’s Trauma Program at the Roxbury Presbyterian church.