There were some GOHHH-geous gowns on the red carpet last night, but am I alone in thinking that this years number and caliber of star-turns was somewhat less than usual? I'm not mentioning the men—sorry men—I want to talk gowns.
|RACHEL WEISZ was wearing a rum pink Vera Wang satin gown with vintage jewels from the house of Cartier. Her hair, her makeup, her poise were flawless. When presenting an award, she was every inch old Hollywood glamour, a lady and a star.|
|CATE BLANCHETT in Giorgio Armani Privé - a silver one-shoulder Swarovski crystal mesh gown with tulle overlay and jet black paillette floral motif. Jewelry from Lorraine Schwartz. Her whole look was pulled together, glamorous, elegant; when she came to announce an award, she glittered, looking more statuesque than Oscar himself.|
PENELOPE CRUZ in a blush Atelier Versace gown of silk chiffon, organza and tulle. Jewels by Chopard. A risky gown, with its flluffiness, but Cruz with her ballerina frame carried it beautifully. I found her hair a bit severe for her face and for the dress.
Also of note:
Worst-in-Show - TIE:
Kelly Preston should read up: one of the questions on the menopause checklist is "Do you suddenly find animal prints appealing?" Not only is this dress hopelessly tacky, it is also extremely unflattering for her belly bulge. Meryl Streep, on the other hand, shows up looking like an aging hippie, wearing a beltbuckle around her neck, and the most horrific ballet toe-shoes gone wrong. And she was up for "Devil Wears Prada" - the irony here is, that this horrible get up is, believe it or not, Prada. Her stylist should be raked over hot coals, and her poor publicist must be pulling out her hair today. Consider both of these get-ups to be on the "DON'T" list for Oscars, or any other occasion.
Runner-up for Worst:
J-LO, aka Jennifer Lopez
|JENNIFER LOPEZ, a woman with a great body and notoriously poor taste, came in what could only be described as a mumu that made her look like the Michelin Man, with her grandmother's chandelier sewn to the neckline. G'AWFUL. "Gown" by Marchesa.|
NICOLE KIDMAN, on the other hand, showed up as Miss Christmas Present. Her BFF, fellow Aussie Naomi Watts, came in a dress that was entirely not her color, with sleeves that made her arms look deformed. You tell me, doesn't the picture on the right look like Mrs. Santa came to the Oscars with a melting elf?
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EVA GREEN decided to come as the undead, wrapped in a mummy shroud, with ghoul makeup. Great career move, if you're auditioning for Ed Wood, otherwise.... GWYNETH PALTROW came as a sad depression-era mermaid.... JENNIFER HUDSON got the dress right, but then decided to wear a 1950s SCI-FI movie capelet that cried, "Beam me up!".... ANNE HATHAWAY wore her great-aunt Hilda's lace bedspread with funeral bow hotglued to the front... KIRSTEN DUNST had an unfortunate accident on the way to the Oscars, involving an exploding ostrich... and ISLA FISHER gets the "Oh my God, my boobs are sooo gonna fall out of my dress" award.
All in all, a weak Oscar Red Carpet year, in my opinion. Shape up, chicks!
Labels: Award Shows, Fashion, Oscars