Fashion Faceoff: Oprah vs. Miss Universe!

05/30/2007 at 05:00 PM ET

Miguel Perez / Retna; Christopher Farina/corbis

With all of Oprah Winfrey‘s wealth and connections, you might think she would be exempt from Fashion Faceoffs — but not so apparently! The media mogul picked a hot-off-the-runway Gucci gown to wear to the Vanity Fair Oscar Party back in February, which just reappeared this weekend on the newly crowned Miss Universe, Riyo Mori of Japan. Don’t let the sash distract you — we want to know who really rocks the dress! Tell us: Who wears their Gucci gown better: Miss Universe or Oprah?

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FabSkinnyRedhead on

I agree 100% with shelly!! It’s amazing how it’s ok to insult skinny girls but everyone must tip-toe around overweight people and call them “curvy.”

Miss Universe looks GORGEOUS in this dress. Oprah is way to old and overweight to get away with it.

Nathalie on

WOW, it makes so much sense to complain about the insults thrown at Miss Universe and then in turn throw insults at Oprah… Wait a second it makes NO SENSE and is extremely hypocritical. GEEZ, no wonder women get a rep for being SO catty. BEING HEALTHY and taking care of yourself is all that matters. Different fashions suit different body types, we are all entitled to our opinions but NO ONE is entitled to insult another human being, it’s unacceptable and reflects poorly on the person making the rude comments.

I have always been very slim and I work out and enjoy food, yet I eat well, my doctor says I am in great health. Only a GOOD doctor can determine if a person is in good health or not. People love to assume that I am anorexic BUT I do not go around assuming that bigger girls are lazy over-eaters. Come on ladies let’s have a little more respect for one another and keep our opinions in a respectful positive tone. I think both women are lovely and unique!
As for Oprah being too old, aging happens to ALL OF US and I’m sure when we are 53 years old we’re still going to want enjoy life and wear nice fun clothes. Life doesn’t end at fifty and what is the point of being alive if you can’t indulge in a little color.

This is not a black and white world, although some seem to think it is.

who cares on

they both look great, but in different ways.
First off, Oprah isn’t overweight. If you have ever seen a truely overweight person you would see. She fills out the dress amazingly and looks much younger.
Riyo is very pretty, and the dress shows that, but somehow it doesn’t look right. Maybe the colors

...uh... on

um…..who cares?

John on

I definetly support Oprah, not only because the dress suits her better, but miss japan shouldnt have been crowned miss universe. Great disappointed especially when competing against women as miss usa, and the stunning miss venezuela ly jonaitis.

Sofia on

Ms. Universe looks like a stick! Personaly, I’m not a huge fan of the dress in general, but Oprah looks WAY better.

CJ on

I think they both look nice in the dress inspite of the differences of their figures. Whether anyone agrees that Miss Japan should win really doesn’t matter does it? I think her response to the question was succinct and right to the point, which suggests that she can think quickly on her feet and she listens. Most beauty pageant contestants give general answers that makes you wonder if they heard the question correctly. I think having an Asian woman as the Miss Universe of 2007 added dignity to the organization.

Juls on

the dress def. looks way better on Miss Universe… what I can’t still digest is who the hell adviced her on wearing a Gucci gown that came out early this year!!!??? in fashion world… that dress is already out of style!… what an embarrassment!!!!

Saloni on

I vote for Oprah!! she carries the dress with much more poise and grace compared to the miss universe. I think Oprah look very elegant in the dress.

erica on

I’d say Miss Universe! i sooo agree with Mary. it’s asian genetics and these pageants aren’t all about beauty! it’s about what one believes too! oh and all the judges voted for her!

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