84th Academy Awards Best and Worst Dressed
I had the wonderful opportunity to chat with the exceptional Jennifer Crosby this morning on Global News regarding the 84th Annual Academy Awards held in Hollywood last night. The red carpet was gleaming with elegance, glamor and perfectly styled stars… well for the most part. Daintre Christensen, co-anchor, suggested that we name the event the Best and… Not So Best Dressed, but how will these lovely men and women learn if we don’t help them… What can I say? I’m a giver.
To recap the show, let’s take a look at the Marquis’ Best, Worst ,and Honorable Mentions at the 2012 Oscars:
Best Dressed Nominated Actress that Rocked It:
3. Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton. I’ve had to define the color a few time today, it was blood orange, perhaps coral in some lights. Williams went all out in this strapless Louis Vuitton gown with layered frills, it was a perfect peplum.
2. Jessica Chastain wearing Alexander McQueen: Hmmmm, a gorgeous women in my favorite designer. There is no bad to be found here. The black contemporary gown was a bold choice but it paid off.
1. Octavia Spencer rocking Tadashi Shoji and Neil Lane jewels: Octavia (or her stylist) knows her figure and worked with the curves and bust to accentuate the right aspects of her physique and hide the others. Pure Glam.
Worst Dressed/ Why Why Why?!?
3. Janet McTeer in custom draped garnet stretch chiffon gown by David Meister Signature and silver accessories. Take a look at the description… Drape… Stretch… Chiffon. Oh barf. My apologies but this sort of reckless display, Wait… No… this violation of the ethical code of red carpet fashion conduct should not be taken lightly. Frankly, the next time McTeer wants to wrap herself cavalierly in yards of fabric that cinch in to create the illusion of a tire around her waist, I trust someone near and dear will stop her… where is the sassy gay friend when you need him??? “What, What, What are you doing!“
2. Melissa McCarthy wearing Marina Rinaldi. Oh Mrs. McCarthy. You’re hilarious but there is nothing funny about dressing in the dark. Dusty rose, or rather peachy blush is not the right color for you, Miss Piggy can work it, you,,, cannot; and Pre–Raphaelite sleeves should have stayed in the 1800’s. Why, why, why do you want to wear a dress that dubs as a flying squirrel costume?
1. Viola Davis in Vera Wang, Viola and Vera have two things in common, they are both gifted women of vision and poses a beauty that emanates from within. It’s a shame that didn’t translate. Yes the color was vibrant and added an allure when matched with her skin tone, but the dress itself left much to be desired. Her bust looked as if it was going to Bust out of the dress, and several times during the red carpet she’d turn to the side and you could see what appeared to be a gut sticking out. No! Bad! Wrong! Viola Davis has a great physique, but the dress ruined it. Maybe her stylist got it at a sample sale, who knows, but here is a good rule of thumb… get a dress that fits you, you have time… you get the nomination’s months in advance.
I typically do not cover the men on the red carpet, why? They all look so much alike! Ooooo a tux by Dolce, Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford… Good for you! How original! Having said that, fellow Canadian and all around national treasure Christopher Plummer, donning his Order of Canada medal, busted out a navy velvet tuxedo! Outside the box thinking made him the most stylish man their… did I mention he’s in his 80’s!
These are the women that should have won an Oscar for their fashion sense:
- Stacy Keibler in Marchesa. Golden girl of Clooney’s… well for a month or so… I wonder how long Clooney will keep this one? She certainly turned heads at the Oscars.
- Gwenyth Paltrow in Tom Ford. Looking like a modern tribute to Jackie O, Paltrow is spot on trend ushering in capes! Yes, well done!
- Emma Stone warped in Jean Baptiste Valli with a chunky Louis Vuitton bracelet. It was risky, bright and made her look divine. Side note: yes it was reminiscent of Nicole Kidman’s 2007 Oscar gown, but frankly I don’t care, she looked great.
Check out the clip from the show and follow the illustrious Jennifer Crosby on twitter @JenCrosby (do it).