Style Superstar: Danai Gurira Survives The Oscars Like A Pro

Needless to say, it’s all about Oscar night in the Style Superstar competition this week. The biggest of the big-deal awards ceremonies brought out every celebrity in existence, whether they were walking the official pre-ceremony red carpet or getting glammed-up for a swanky viewing party. But rather than pulling from the pool of obvious Oscar-nominated contenders—not least because Jennifer Lawrence’s voluminous ballgown, Jessica Chastain’s flawless bombshell look, and Anne Hathaway’s unfortunately-placed pintucks have already been discussed to death—we decided to look for our Style Superstar elsewhere… and we didn’t have to look any further than the Elton John AIDS Foundation party, where Danai Gurira was absolutely killing it.

Who knew Michonne was such a secret glamour cat? Danai, who plays a katana-wielding survivalist on “The Walking Dead” (and who’s rarely seen on-screen in anything but the same blood-smeared, zombie-juice-splattered combat boots, vest and jeans) pulled out all the stops on Oscar night, in a dazzling ultra-pink gown with artful cutouts, sumptuous draping, and wide straps that perfectly showcase her incredibly toned arms and shoulders. With sparkly deco earrings and a down-to-the-scalp haircut, the actress was a statuesque stunner —and she’s most definitely a Style Superstar.

And back at the main event, another practiced zombie hunter was making a style statement: Naomie Harris (who was hacking the infected to death with a machete long before she became the Bond franchise’s new Miss Moneypenny) showed off her long, long legs in a slinky dress with a risky slit…which, unfortunately, turned outright terrifying every time she moved. Plus, the beige-y hue isn’t her best; we much prefer the icy chiffon goddess gown she put on for the after-party.

What do you think of this week’s fashion picks?