Posts tagged ‘the oscars’

February 28, 2011

The Best (and Worst) Dressed List: The 2011 Academy Awards

Gowns with  sleeves made their mark at the Golden Globes this year. High necklines made their mark at the Academy Awards.

Gwyneth Paltrow in Calvin Klein Collection

Minimalism at its best. Notice how the slice in the high neckline creates an almost sculptural effect and eliminates the need for a necklace. Also notice how the horizontal seam at the hem creates another level of complexity that balances the vertical cut at the neckline. This is the same designer–Fransisco Costa– responsible for the best dress at The Golden Globes worn by Emma Stone.

Cate Blanchett in Givenchy Haute Couture

Couture at its best. Again notice how the embellishment at the neckline, done with a sprinkle of color , brings the eye up toward the face, without the need for jewelry.  The dress is quite gorgeous from the back, which is open and has the same sprinkle of color as the neckline.

This is the same designer–Riccardo Tisci– who created Zoe Saldana’s  exquisite dress last year.

Mila Kunis in Elie Saab Haute Couture

Gorgeous color, gorgeous dress, great hair and makeup–but she looked sullen all nite long. Why?

HONORABLE MENTION:  Anne Hathaway (onstage in  Atelier Versace and Armani Prive), Sandra Bullock, Helen Mirren, Hale Berry, Hilary Swank andSusan Bridges.

THE WORST DRESSED

Penelope Cruz in LWren Scott

Looks like a tacky second rate copy of a Bob Mackie gown. Perhaps one of the worst Oscar gowns ever!

Scarlet Johansen in Dolce and Gabbana

Was she steamrolled over by a lace machine?

Jennifer Hudson in Atelier Versace

Yes, it’s a gorgeous color but she looks like a drag queen. She lost weight, yes, but she also lost her mind–though she seems to have found her breasts.

I know this sounds particularly harsh, but  I put it this way because she is either a victim of spectacularly bad advice or she’s using her weight loss as an excuse to wear something that she might have wanted to wear when she was unable to. She should be looking forward and not backward. (The two gentlemen behind her were in charge of hauling around the dress’ train.)

Imagine for a moment how smoking hot–yet classy–she would have looked wearing the Gucci gown worn by Hillary Swank!

She’s a class act and she should dress the part.

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February 15, 2011

Dresses I’d like to see at the Oscars–Part 3


As the first week of New York Fall 2011 shows comes to an end, I thought I’d share some of my favorite gowns so far. All gowns  by Carolina Herrera Fall 2011 except for the second, Carlos Miele Fall 2011, and the last, Monique Lhuillier Fall 2011. All images from Style.com

January 26, 2011

Dresses I’d like to see at the Oscars: Part II


Elie Saab Haute Couture. Images from Style.com

January 25, 2011

Dresses I’d like to see at the Oscars–Part I

The Oscar nominations were announced today from Hollywood. The couture shows from which the top actresses will be choosing their gowns began yesterday in Paris.

The Armani Prive presentation contained some of its best dresses in seasons. Here are a few I hope to see at the Oscars. All images from Style.com

March 14, 2010

Oscar Fashion Rewind

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Just in case you missed my Oscar fashion review on NBC5  (or as I like to call it “Monday morning fashion quarterback”) here’s your chance to catch up.

You might want to start the clip at about 1 minute in but make sure you watch to the very end. Keep in mind I had to follow a story about a pregnant woman who tweeted during her entire 19 hours of labor, including her epidural.

I’ve  rounded up all 3 separate blog posts for you below.

The best dressed women

The best dressed men

The rest