THE ONLY FEMALE director to win an Oscar, Kathryn Bigelow took away the gold in 2010 for “The Hurt Locker.” Her 2012 film “Zero Dark Thirty” won several Oscar nods and a Golden Globe win for Best Actress Jessica Chastain. Now, Bigelow is back with “Detroit,” another controversial film, this time about the summer 1967 riots and civil unrest that tore apart that city. Little Birds Janet, Nancy and Kathy think the 5-foot-11-inch. 65-year-old Bigelow looks pretty terrific. Of course, though, we have our opinions.
JANET: Here’s Kathryn Bigelow at the 2010 Academy Awards, when she won the Best Director Oscar for “The Hurt Locker.” I have to say that a tuxedo is more her style. Gray doesn’t translate as celebratory to me.
NANCY: Yeah, she usually wears separates. But the gray is nice on her. (And Style Bistro pointed out her diamond tennis bracelet, more obvious in person, no doubt.)
KATHY: I love the simplicity of this gown (always wonder how those red carpet women can move, sit or even go to the bathroom without all their scantily covered parts falling out of those barely-there gowns) and how it looks like it actually might be comfortable. But I have to say I don’t think gray is anyone’s friend (maybe it’s supposed to be silver). The black lace helps, but still. And I’m not a fan of satin. See how it wrinkles just below her tummy?
NANCY: I like this break from her usual monochromatic look. Also, she wore those python peek-toe sling backs to at least three big events—so they must be comfortable.
KATHY: I wish my arms looked like that. Then I’d wear this brown blouse too. She’s so good with the no-frills look. Like one of those women who walk through their closet and things just magically fall onto their bodies. It look as though she doesn’t even try. It just all comes together on its own. I think I hate her a little bit.
JANET: Like this departure from usual style, too. Shorter skirt shows off her good legs. Halter-esque top flatters her arms.
JANET: That satin jacket really looks clumsy. I think she looks great in tuxedo dressing, but not this time.
NANCY: I think this outfit proves that even if you’re almost 6 feet tall, carpet-grazing trousers and what look like flat shoes can make you looked nailed to the floor.
KATHY: Um, no. Just no. I know what she’s going for. It’s something I would opt for too. What could be more simple and appropriate than a black jacket and pants paired with a white top? But there’s that satin problem again, and this duo just looks like it doesn’t fit her very well. Maybe she was in a hurry and just grabbed something from her closet and thought “Oh, what the heck.”
NANCY: Monochromatic is just great! Liquid gold, or I guess champagne.
KATHY: I’d love to have this combo in my closet (and I’d love to have her figure to go with it). It’s so pretty and dressy, yet she looks so at ease in it. It’s not gimmicky. Just wonderfully classy and sophisticated.
JANET: Love this tailored and polished monochromatic look. She nails it for the occasion.
KATHY: I’m totally sold on crossbody bags and really like this little number. She looks comfortable and chic with the bag’s tiny touch of bling.
NANCY: I agree. Crossbody bags have changed my life. This one looks like a Stella McCartney number, though I can’t be sure. Overall, this outfit can be had at virtually every price point; doesn’t take much to dress it up or down. A real winner.
JANET: Straight out of central casting for how to look like an Oscar award-winning female director at the preview of her new movie. Black suit taken down a notch from formal with white T-shirt. Aviators — a little Hollywood. Minimal jewelry and cross-body bag. Hands in pocket —an accomplished, confident working woman.
KATHY: Okay, I take back what I said about gray. This jacket is fabulous. Or, is it ivory? Whatever it is, she looks terrific in it.
JANET: Hard to say exactly what color that jacket is or what material. Not a lot of distractions in this outfit. Simple and direct.
NANCY: The seaming makes the jacket quite special, I think. I wish we had a bunch of pictures of this outfit so we could see how the pieces come together. And so we could see what that little loop at the bottom of the jacket is: It’s driving me crazy. This outfit, like the champagne sweater-set outfit, shows that when you’re going simple, quality and tiny details really have to be up to snuff. Nice.