The Oscars Ceremony -an evening dedicated to the celebration of great art, talent and fashion. The stars on the red carpet are elegance itself and the way most of the frocks and gowns are chosen gives a new meaning to the phrase “dress to impress”.
This years celebration is no exception, despite the fact that most of the stars have chosen to stay safe and mainly wear dresses in the black & white gamma. Some might say that these colours and the lack of decorations and jewellery are due to the fact that celebrities don’t want to show off in the time of recession. I would like to believe that there is another reason, which is that Hollywood is going back to the elegant style of the 20s.
These are the dresses which have made the biggest impression on me - both best and worst.
Rooney Mara - Givenchy Haute Couture
A dress which had picked up only the morning before the awards. Very stylish, without any jewellery and a great contrast between the white colour of the dress and Mara’s black hair and red lips
Gwyneth Paltrow - Tom Ford
White dress Number 2 - very simple and elegant, this dress is all about the cape. Paltrow looks like a modern “Red carpet queen”; great choice of jewelery, too
The fashion critics said that even if George Clooney doesn’t win the Oscar for Best male performance, he would still go home with an award - his gorgeous girlfriend Stacy Kiebler. And it is true - she looks like a Golden statuette herself.
Milla Jovovich - Elie Saab Haute Couture (Fall 2009) with Jacob & Co jewels and Edie Parker bag
Sandra Bullock - Marchesa
Sandra Bulllock has always been amongst the best dressed actresses on the red carpet. With this dress she has managed to combine this year’s most popular colours - black, white and golden and she still looks very elegant.
Ellie Kemper - Armani Prive and Lorraine Schwartz jewels
With this sparkly dress Kemper brings some colour and glitter to the red carpet. It goes great with her hair colour.
Ziyi Zhang at Elton John’s afterparty - again simple and elegant with a very nice colour
Angelina Jolie - Atelier Versace
No wonder Angelina Jolie’s leg was the most commented topic on the red carpet. It even has its own twitter page with more than 10000 followers! Enough said.
Dita Von Teese - Jenny Packham dress with Bulgari diamonds and Louboutins.
Diane Kruger at Vanity fair’s afterparty - one of the few actresses who dared to ware a bright colour and it looks great on her. The details at the front of the dress are a great touch, as well.
Berenice Bejo - Elie Saab
The dress is gorgeous, especially with all these details, but I think it doesn’t match Bejo’s skin and hair colour.
Jessica Chastain - custom Alexander McQueen
If it hasn’t been Jessica Chastain wearing that dress, I would say that it is a bit too much for my taste, but she somehow manages to pull it off and stand out in the crowd.
Natalie Portman - Christian Dior Haute Couture Vintage (Spring 1954) and Charlotte Olympia clutch
The dress isn’t suitable for an event like the Oscars and her jewellery is mismatched.
Diana Agron at Elton John’s afterparty
Again, I don’t think that this print is classy enough for such an event.
January Jones - a very strange choice, I believe she could find a dress which would be more suitable for her and would also have matching parts.
Gwen Stefani is a style icon, but this time she fails to impress with this dress, that could easily be described with one word only - kitsch.