Oscar-nominated designer slams Melissa McCarthy for her outrageous Academy Awards outfits
Melissa McCarthy and Brian Tyree Henry presented at the Academy Awards on Sunday. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images)
This designer isnt hoppy er, happy about Melissa McCarthys stuffed-rabbit-covered Oscars dress.
Arianne Phillips who has worked on films such as Walk the Line and the upcoming Once Upon a Time in Hollywood slammed a skit at the Academy Awards where McCarthy and Brian Tyree Henry wore exceptionally eccentric outfits onstage to present the award for Best Costume Design.
I like to think I have a sense of humour. And I love Melissa McCarthy and Brian Tyree Henry, Phillips posted to Facebook, according toBBC. But… I honestly thought this was tasteless and insulting to costume design.
Her Facebook page is currently private.
Henry and McCarthys over-the-top getups appeared to be parodying clothes worn in the 18th century period drama The Favourite.
McCarthy dress featured a lengthy train covered in stuffed bunnies.
The Oscars are an opportunity to honour our craft(s), Phillips continued. As costume designers we struggle with people in our own industry UNDERSTANDING our job.
She added, SHAME on The Academy for allowing this to be broadcast.
Phillips is a two-time Oscar nominee. She was first nominated for Best Costume Design for Walk the Line at the 2006 ceremony, and then for WE six years later.
This year, Ruth E. Carter won the award for her work on Black Panther. She is the first African-American winner of the award.