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Fashion police! Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski pick Oscars' hits and misses

March 3, 2014 at 10:05 AM ET

Video: Olympic skating duo Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski join TODAY’s Al Roker and Kathie Lee Gifford to chat about Oscar fashion, noting Camila Alves, Cate Blanchett, and Lupita Nyong'o looked incredible, while giving Emma Watson a thumbs-down.

Beware, celebs! Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski have turned their critical fashion eyes from Olympic figure skating to the Oscars red carpet. 

And on TODAY Monday, they told it like it is.

"The ladies really brought it,'' Lipinski said. 

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"Lupita was incredible in that baby blue Prada,'' Weir said. "It was very balletic. The fullness was very dramatic. And the pressure was so high because she is the fashion 'it' girl of the moment. She did very well." 

Nominee for Best Supporting Actress in "12 Years a Slave"  Lupita Nyong'o arrives on the red carpet for the 86th Academy Awards on March 2nd, 2014 in ...
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Best Supporting Actress winner Lupita Nyong'o dazzled in baby blue.

"The color was so amazing,'' Lipinski said. "She's usually in more structured, classic, clean lines and this was that princess moment." 

However, Nyong'o's outfit wasn't completely mistake-free, according to the duo. 

"The only thing I didn't like was the headband,'' Weir said. "We're not in gym class. We're at the Oscars." 

"I thought Cate Blanchett was gorgeous," said Lipinski. "She was a golden, glittering, beautiful woman coming down the red carpet." 

Nominee for Best Actress in "Blue Jasmine" Cate Blanchett arrives on the red carpet for the 86th Academy Awards on March 2nd, 2014 in Hollywood, Calif...
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Best Actress winner Cate Blanchett.

Blanchett's gold-hued sparkle ended up suiting her night: She won Best Actress for her performance in "Blue Jasmine." Weir called her Armani gown "foamy and ethereal." 

"She dressed for it certainly,'' Weir said. "As my spirit animal, she didn't disappoint me." 

The former figure skating stars and current style mavens appeared on TODAY with Al Roker and Kathie Lee Gifford to discuss Sunday's misses as well as hits. 

Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.  (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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Weir and Lipinski named Jennifer Lawrence one of their best-dressed of the night.

Weir and Lipinski rated model Chrissy Teigen and actresses Kate Hudson and Jennifer Lawrence among the best-dressed. Jada Pinkett Smith and Emma Watson, not so much. 

Will Smith, left, and Jada Pinkett Smith arrive at the Oscars on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.  (Photo by Jordan Strauss...
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Weir and Lipinski were less impressed by Jada Pinkett Smith's Oscar gown.

"Jada Pinkett Smith was not my favorite dress,'' Lipinski said of the blush Versace gown. "She's tiny like me, and it was just the fabric and the way it laid. It was just a little too much." 

"Emma Watson did not impress me,'' Weir said, of the presenter's sleeveless Vera Wang dress. "I felt like she dressed up to go to school or to clap erasers or do something that was anything but the Oscars." 

Emma Watson arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.  (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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Emma Watson at the Oscars.

The BFFs bickered over Pharrell Williams' shorts. 

"It's the Oscars,'' Lipinski said. "I feel like you need a full pant." 

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02:  Musician Pharrell Williams (L) and wife Helen Lasichanh attend the Oscars held at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2, 2...
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Pharrell Williams and his wife Helen Lasichanh on the red carpet.

"You don't need a full pant,'' Weir said. "You can go in shorts. It gets very hot under those lights. He was just looking out for his personal hygiene and his personal shine level."

Overall, Lipinski gave the Oscars fashion an 8.5. Weir gave it a 9. Lipinski rated Jennifer Lawrence's latest accidental faceplant on the red carpet an 11 on a scale of 1-10. 

"She can do no wrong,'' Lipinski said. 

The two also rated one of the most fashionable couples of the night — themselves. 

Retired figure skater Tara Lipinski and figure skater Johnny Weir arrive at the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California March 2, 2014. REUTERS/Lu...
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Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir were color coordinated in white.

"Tara Lipinski looked phenomenal — ethereal, white,'' Weir said. "Very, very pure and just lovely old-Hollywood style.

"I had a very handsome date,'' Lipinski said. 

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