The red carpet trend Anna Wintour hates

As does British actor Vanessa Redgrave. Picture: Jonathan Ng

There’s at least one red carpet style Anna Wintour has labelled “AW-NOT-OK.”

In the first instalment of Vogue ’s new video series “Go Ask Anna,” the US magazine’s editor-in-chief sounds off on the sartorial sameness of today’s awards shows.

“We’re surrounded by so many celebrities that you feel are dictated to by their stylists and dictated to by what the press may think of them, and therefore end up in a strapless fishtail sequin dress that we’ve seen 5000 times,” Wintour, 69, said.

Wintour has helmed US Vogue for more than 20 years. Pictures: AFP Photo/Angela Weiss

Wintour has helmed US Vogue for more than 20 years. Pictures: AFP Photo/Angela WeissSource:AFP

She’s not a fan of this look, seen on Sofia Vergara. Picture: Barry King/FilmMagic

She’s not a fan of this look, seen on Sofia Vergara. Picture: Barry King/FilmMagicSource:Getty Images

It’s not the first time the Met Gala guru has expressed her hatred of the popular red carpet gown.

In 2015, Page Six reported that Wintour would be giving the Tony Awards a much-needed makeover, after deeming the previous year’s fashion disastrous.

“I was just recently at the Tony Awards … and, God, they need your help. Let me tell you, it was a disaster,” Wintour said during an interview with Suzy Menkes at Central Saint Martins in London. “How many mermaid fishtail strapless sequin (gowns) can we see?”

So who are the stylish celebrities who pass muster with the iconic editor? Vanessa Redgrave: “Whom you always see looking absolutely immaculate … it’s just always appropriate,” according to Wintour.

Lupita Nyong’o gets the Wintour tick of approval. Picture: Frazer Harrison/Getty/AFP

Lupita Nyong’o gets the Wintour tick of approval. Picture: Frazer Harrison/Getty/AFPSource:AFP

As does British actor Vanessa Redgrave. Picture: Jonathan Ng

As does British actor Vanessa Redgrave. Picture: Jonathan NgSource:News Corp Australia

“Or somebody like Lupita (Nyong’o), who’s taken such risks on the red carpet but always has looked like herself. She’s never not looked like Lupita, but is fearless in her choices.”

Wintour said: “I admire women who have a signature style and I admire those who take risks.”

Just as long as that signature style doesn’t include glittering mermaid gowns, apparently.

This article originally appeared on Page Six and was reproduced with permission

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