"The Devil Wears Prada" nominee Meryl Streep did wear Prada to the Oscars. But not quite the way some style sneers expected. Most found Meryl’s Oscar get-up – a black Prada coat cinched by a green scarf over a black satin skirt with an enormous ornate coral and silver necklace  –  a slap in the face to the fashion forces she so aptly mocked in the film.

Meryl doesn’t give a hoot about haute couture. No, no. That’s not a question. But that’s what I like about her. I applaud her Global Hippie Chic ensemble. Okay, it’s a little crunchy granola, might have looked better with Birkenstocks and may not make the Oscar fashion history books. But at least she was comfortable and – unlike Cameron Diaz or other fashion frivolous femmes I could name  –  she didn’t have to change clothes to attend Graydon Carter’s Vanity Fair after party.

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Photo Credit: Here’s Earth Mother Meryl with her lovely daughter. I’d rather see Meryl in something she’s comfortable in than a silly sheer, frothy frock that doesn’t suit her personality. She don’t need no stinkin’ stylists!
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Cover Credit: Meryl and Mary J. Blige kick back at the VF Bash. And who looks more comfortable? I rest my case.

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Posted by:Elizabeth Snead