The Oscars is the biggest fashion show of the year – and, oh yeah, and it’s also considered a main film event too. But enough about the movies…let’s see what was fabulous and what was not on the Red Carpet this year…an event that allows us to all live vicariously – as fashion divas, while sitting in front of the t.v. wearing our flannel pj’s and fuzzy slippers (don’t forget the tiara!)
Cate Blanchett didn’t arrive in an egg like Lady Gaga at The Grammy’s but her gown sure made us think she did – as she looked looked like a freshy decorated easter egg. Not sure what she was going for her but it looked like Jane Jetson meets The Sound of Music.
Mila Kunis’s gown was two-thirds nightgown and one-third toga party. It was so deeply cut that if she had more real estate on top she would have been in real danger of a wardrobe malfunction.
Hailee Steinfeld wins the Jr. Achievement Award for fashion with her beautiful gown. She was one of the best dressed there – pretty amazing when a 14 year old has more fashion sense than much of the 30 plus crowd. It’s absolutely age appropriate – right down to the length of her skirt – which, ahem, can’t be said of all starlets who walk the red carpet.
Extra fabric equals extra girth and here is a perfect example with Marissa Tomei:. “All that extra pleated taffeta overwhelmed her beautiful figure. She would have looked sleek and stylish if she lost that huge tulle apendage at the bottom of her gown. How can she walk?
Florence Welsh seemed to be trying to cram in as many trends as possible with a dress full of lace, ruffles and bows- in a getup that would make Holly Hobby green with envy!
Scarlett Johansson was in, well…scarlet. The combination of wearing this unfortunate color, being wrapped in a lace sausage casing, and the ‘morning after’ hairdo all added up to a huge style strikeout at this year’s fashion all-star game. Not to mention the see-through dress and black undies. Yikes! Good thing she wasn’t going commando.
For Helena Bonham Carter we’re just relieved that her days of wearing two different colored shoes on the Red Carpet are over. The Adams family goth vibe did nothing for her natural beauty, but like she says – she’s about film not fashion.
Wish we could have said Melissa Leo from The Fighter was a fashion knockout, but fuhgeddaboutit. Unfortunately, this tablecloth inspired number threw her through the fashion ropes. Too bad… she coulda been a contender.
.Sandra Bullock was one of our favorites tonight. She reminds us that classy and elegant are never out of style. However, we are still baffled by the lack of bling. Where are the beautiful baubles at all the Red Carpet Events? This dress is screaming for a little love from Tiffany’s, but it seems that there is still an unofficial ban statement necklaces. Please let it be over soon so they can add the glitz back to the glamour at the awards shows.
A special nod also goes to Jennifer Hudson. This frock star looked haute and hot with her amazing new bod. Although her dress was remarkably similar to Sandra Bullock’s (and Anne Hathaway’s), we still give her snaps for her style. The excess boobage was a bit much, but if looks could kill she could be Lindsey Lohan’s new prison mate.