It’s common practice on the Oscars red carpet for interviewers to ask the women in attendance, ”Who are you wearing?” before they ask about their accomplishments. It’s an old tradition, and it’s one that needs to die hard because, let’s face it, nobody asks the men the same question.
You might say, “If they don’t want to be asked, then they shouldn’t dress up so fancy-like!” But just because someone dresses up for a formal event, doesn’t mean they’re dying to tell you about who designed their clothing. Instead, maybe they’d like to talk about their inspirations, their journey to this monumental achievement, or their philanthropic work.
We’re not saying to never ask about fashion. Some people love this part of the Oscars, and that’s cool. We’re just saying it doesn’t need to dominate every interview with a woman. Let’s hope this year at the Oscars that reporters ask women on the red carpet more than who they’re wearing.