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The Fug Girls Track the Fashion Evolution of Michelle Williams

Ten years ago, the idea that Michelle Williams — then known primarily as the girl on Dawson's Creek who wasn't Katie Holmes — would have three Oscar nominations under her belt seemed as inconceivable as Joey Potter marrying Tom Cruise. And yet here we are, gleefully anticipating what Williams will wear on February 26 when she attends the Academy Awards yet again as a nominee for Best Actress (all while we also wonder whether Mrs. Cruise is having any regrets or what-if tremors). Exactly how, or when, did the girl get from Capeside to Chanel couture? We won’t lie: The road was long, and often colorless. Join us as we stroll down a Michelle Williams memory lane. Bring a hanky; those Brokeback days still wring us out.

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