Kristen Wiig dubbed a 'hot piece of lasagne' for Oscars dress

Francesca Specter
Yahoo Style UK deputy editor

Kristen Wiig wore a red ruffled Valentino gown to last night’s 2020 Oscars ceremony.

The 46-year-old actor and comedian’s look has inadvertently caused much hilarity on Twitter.

She may have been wearing an haute couture creation from a world-leading fashion house, but it seems this didn’t stop users on the social platform from comparing Wigg’s look to everything from lasagne to cartoon crustaceans.

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Kristen Wiig pictured at last night's Oscars. [Photo: Getty]
A full length shot of Kristen Wiig's polarising Valentino dress. [Photo: Getty]

And if there’s anything that could make us crave the cheesy pasta dish earlier in the day, it’s this graphic look, with its dramatic ruffles mimicking the curled edges of lasagne pasta sheets, and its bright-red colour resembling tomato sauce. Yum.

But that’s not the only comic comparison people have drawn.

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Our vote is on Sebastian, the crab from ‘The Little Mermaid’ – and there’s a fair few in this camp, too.

Then there are those comparing Wiig’s aesthetic to that of a cartoon devil – presumably something to do with the red and black colour scheme.

Other original comparisons include a “cell model” from a biology textbook, various types of fish, a car wash and a cake slicer.

Wiig also paired the look with long, elbow-length black opera gloves, taking the black tie dress code to the next level (unlike the likes of Timothée Chalamet who wore a Prada tracksuit). On her feet, she wore

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While her larger-than-life gown and gloves combination did most of the talking, Wiig also sported a slicked-back, cropped platinum hair style – which fit in well with fellow A-listers Olivia Colman and Jane Fonda, who also debuted shorter, lighter looks (platinum-blonde and grey respectively) for the awards ceremony.