Oscar fashion notes: This year’s Oscars brought laughs, tears and some of the most beautiful fashion. And even though not all looks were best dressed worthy, there was definitely more beautiful than not.
The woman of the hour, Natalie Portman, chose a purple Rodarte, off the shoulder gown for her history making night. The use of draping in the front of the gown accentuated the absolutely adorable and quickly growing tummy of the mother-to-be, and winner of the Best Actress award. I know some feel that this look was somewhat boring coming from the Rodarte sisters, but this look was appropriate and polished and beautifully executed.
Nicole Kidman, she can do no wrong on the red carpet these days. Kidman opted to wear a Christian Dior gown in all white for her big night as a Best Actress Nominee. The shape and structure of this dress was perfection. The stitching and detailing on the front of the bodice added a depth to the dress that made it hard to look away. A favorite detailing in the styling of this red carpet look is the orange Pierre Hardy heels. A splash of color and a clean color pairing that wasn’t to over the top.
Cate Blanchett was in the running for show stealer of the red carpet arrivals. Blanchett chose a Givenchy gown from the houses’ recent Spring 2011 Haute Couture collection. This dress was exquisite. I loved the dress the moment I saw it on the runway and was overjoyed when I say it adorning non other than Ms. Blanchett. The pinkish pearl color of the gown with unbelievable detailing on the bodice was an edge that was so refreshing to see on the Oscar red carpet. This was glamorous and still unique and fun.
Mila Kunis has been one of my personal favorites this year on the red carpet and tonight was no exception. Her lavender Elie Saab gown, with moments of peek-a-boo skin throughout the gown was sexy and sweet all at the same time. The use of lace and the way the fabric hung was radiant.
Designer, L’wren Scott certainly had her hand in making the red carpet arrivals a glittery affair. Both Amy Adams, and Penelope Curz wore a gown designed by Scott and both were stunning. Amy Adams, a Best Supporting Actress nominee, picked a midnight blue curve hugging, floor length gown. The high neck, and the short cap sleeves on the gown allowed this gown to feel youthful and sexy. Penelope Cruz reminded us that she is still sexy and sultry in a red sequined gown. The pattern on the front of the gown almost emulated fire and, Penelope Cruz was definitely on fire tonight.
Reese Witherspoon was another favorite of the night. The whole look felt vintage and old Hollywood glamour and what better night to remind us of the good ole days of the Oscars. Witherspoon wore an Armani Privé black and white gown. This dressed hugged her body in all the right ways and the white fabric framed the cut of the dress so beautifully. I was in love with this look from start to finish.
- Unfortunately there are those that well…just disappointed…ie: Scareltt Johansen looked absolutely terrible! The lace bodice looked crooked and it looked like sausage casing, toped with crispy hair that may have been the result of one of two things: a quicky on the ride to the Oscars, or a tragic near death experience with her finger in a an electric socket. Oh well Scareltt better luck next year.
I love watching the Oscars because, yes I love movies, but I am not going to lie, it’s for the fashion. This year was not a let down for me as a spectator, and I will admit it, at times critic. But tonight at the 83rd Academy Awards actresses pulled out all the stops and history making fashion was worn tonight.