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Academy Awards Fashion Hazards From The Eyes of a Risk Manager

Conover Insurance - Feb 25, 2019 3:29:32 PM

OscarDressesWe spent this past Sunday watching the 91st Annual Academy Awards show, and something caught our collective eyes. It was during the warm-up show on the red carpet, as Maria Menounos was about to interview actor Bradley Cooper. Cooper interjected, and said “I did it again! I stepped on your dress!”

That got us thinking about how dangerous it is to wear fashion at the Oscars show. We’re all about risk management at Conover. And there was danger everywhere Sunday night in Hollywood. Here’s a look at Oscar fashion through the eyes of a risk manager:

  • Let’s start with Glenn Close, who was up for best actress for The Wife. She wore a gold Carolina Herrera dress with 4 million beads … and a cape. Close said the outfit weighed 42 pounds. That’s right. Forty-two pounds. That’s why her dress should win the “Most Likely to Cause an Actress to Collapse” award. Picture of Glenn Close Dress
  • Actress Jennifer Lopez showed up on the red carpet, with A-Rod in tow, to be a presenter. She was wearing a Tom Ford dress that had so many sequins we could see our own reflections. It was bright. It’s was dazzling. It was also dangerous. It should get the “Most Likely to Cause Temporary Blindness” award. Picture of Jennifer Lopez Dress
  • Singer Kacey Musgraves turned out in a pink Giambattista Valli gown that some on Twitter called a loofah. There were too many hazards here to list. It looked itchy. It looked scratchy. She might have needed security to keep people away from her at the after-parties – not just for her, but to protect everyone else. This dress gets the “Most Likely to Cause Eye Damage to Others if They Were to Run Into Her” award. Picture of Kacey Musgraves Dress
  • Comedian/actress Maya Rudolph took the stage in a Valli outfit too. It was pink – matching the night’s theme for so many actors, actresses and designers – and flowery and …. looked like she needed the fire department near her all evening. We hope that won’t happen, but her dress earns the “Most Likely to Catch Fire and Melt if Near an Open Flame” award. Picture of Maya Rudolph Dress
  • Then there was Regina King. She won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in “If Beale Street Could Talk.” She looked glamorous in a sleek, white, Oscar de la Renta gown. But it was really long, and as King ascended the steps to receive her award on the stage, she caught the long train of her dress, about ready to fall down, causing her embarrassment and, worse, possible injury. Thankfully, actor Chris Evans, sitting near King, jumped to her rescue and helped her up the steps. Still, we give King’s dress the “Most Likely to be a Tripping Hazard to Herself and Others” award. Picture of Regina King Dress

These are the things we think about at Conover. While others are out enjoying themselves on a night like the Oscars, perhaps wearing something that’s both eye-catching and dangerous at the same time, we’re thinking about how we can protect our customers. We can’t help it. It’s what we do. And we’d like to protect you too!

No copyright infringement is intended. Glen Close Dress (Photo: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP), Jennifer Lopez Dress (Photo: AP), Kacey Musgraves Dress (Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage), Maya Rudolph Dress (Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage), Regina King Dress (Photo: Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times)

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