Let's discuss one of the most important features of Oscar night: who wore what.
This is not a nomination, since I'm so obviously right about it: Melissa Leo hands down looked the best in what she wore. The dress was a gorgeous color and perfect for her hair and skin tone. Also, it was well matched to her figure type and fit -- as opposed to so many other extravaganzas sported by less tasteful actresses who didn't mind being seen in things that were too big or too small.
More comments ~ Marion Cotillard looked wonderful in a modern interpretation of old-fashioned Hollywood glamor, which she wore with her usual beauty & dignity. Meryl Streep looked like she was channeling Margaret Dumont, who knows why. Miley Cyrus's designer had watched Scarlett at the barbeque several times too many. And speaking of the O'Hara family, Mary Hart decided to wear Miz Ellen's portieres! Penelope Cruz wore her mom's wedding dress. Amy Adams' dress almost worked -- the caught-up organdy bit in front was not caught up in the right place or something. The necklace was awful with that dress. Another dress that started out in a good direction then took a wrong turn somewhere was Kate Winslet's. Still, she looked wonderful in that color and her overall look was classically elegant. Frieda Pinto's gown, in grandmother-of-the-groom blue was hideous in too many ways too list. One can only assume the store where Natalie Portman purchased her dress was poorly lit -- either that or she has cataracts. Nancy O'Dell wore what was probably the most successful white dress of the evening as well as the best cut one-shoulder one.
Me neither. I don't have satellite to see it from the States. Many live programs from the States that are broadcast on Mexican tv have a voice-over so that you're hearing English & Spanish simultaneously -- very annoying.
Anyhow -- this isn't about which movie won for what category. It's about something much more fun -- who wore what!
I just had a look through the pictures and have to mention (have I mentioned it before?) that cutey Dominic Cooper went to my school. He was a couple of years below me and very small for his age, I used to pat him on the head and tell him how cute he was.
I'd love to pat him on the head and tell him how cute he is now.
Now I have investigated fully and I agree I like John Legend's girl friend's dress. I love that colour, shame there wasn't a little more of it at the top Loved the colour of Melissa Leo's dress, don't like the cut at all, old curtains come to mind.
I really liked Freida Pinto's dress, it was such a lovely colour and elgant but she is so fresh-faced and pretty she would probably make an old sack look good Natalie Portman? Oh dear, a shade less bubblegum next year maybe?
Lisa Rinna's dress was the best of the bunch for me. Just needed a new head to go on it. Tilda Swinton looked as bonkers as ever. Marissa Tomei should have worn her BAFTAs dress again as she was the best of the bunch there. Completely agree on KW's dress - there is just something not quite right - but she looks elegant and timeless and all that. I hate to admit it but if "forced" to wear one I'd have gone for Miss Jolie's dress, in fact I have one just like it in the cupboard that I brought in good old Debenhams a few years ago for probably 1/100th of the price of that one.
Yeah, Lisa Rinna's was pretty nice except for the Lenten color and I felt the triple flounces at the bottom cheapened the look. I sort of like A.Jolie's dress, except that it was marred by the bodice. So many of the stars show up in dresses that must be glued to their bosoms in order to stay up -- they don't look quite tailored right or something. That thing of it going all the way down to the floor is quite lovely, though. That piece of the Pinto dress that sort of slashed across her throat bothered me. Nah, don't like the dress -- I find it fussy. I'd missed the T.Swinton thing -- nice that she matched the beigeness of her hair & skin to the dud color of her blouse.
I didn't really look that close but the whole gettup was way too fluffy or something. People see her as this major fashion icon,she even got some award from the Met or something to do with their costume exhibition. I just don't get it.
Okay, people ~~ the above blog is how you are supposed to discuss red carpet dresses. I felt I'd set rather a fine precedent, but am disconcerted by the lack of passionate intensity that this sort of discussion should be eliciting. (except for Tilly -- Tilly is doing okay) Now, unless the rest of you are on the cutting edge of medical research or something and thus can be forgiven your lack of attention, there is no excuse. So, pull up your hosiery and let's see you throw yourselves into this.
(give a girl a chance, have to earn my bacon sometimes, YOU KNOW)
WHAT was Penelope Cruz thinking, and what was that thing Jessica Biel had going over her boobs? Miley Cyrus, looked awful, words fail me. I was not impressed with the cut or the colour of Melissa Leo's dress.
I love the cut of Angelina Jolies dress.
Meryl Streep, dull dull dull.
Ok, am not good at the whole commentary thing ....... but there are my comments.
"Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies." [br]— Nelson Mandela
Nothing has jumped out at me since Halle Berry's dress a couple of years ago.
However, this year:
I was rather stunned by Jessica Biel's wrapped bolt of fabric, obviously not finished in time...
Marisa Tomei's gown of napkins with the disconcerting strap-sleeve-srap?
Now to be kind....Tilda was Tilda. God knows she is a brilliant actress and is very much 'herself' in her choice of dress. I thought her funeral sarong was tasteful and low key.
No one mentions my favorite, not for her dress, but for her being the most enduringly beautiful and accomplished actress and without doubt, the most at ease on stage last night....Sophia Loren. (actually fabulous Robert de Niro was her male counterpart)...
I love Sophia Loren and was deeply embarrassed on her behalf over that absolutely hideous dress.
Both the dresses you site are gorgeous classics. Both are pure artistry, as well. I loved Taraji Henson's look, although I think it called for upswept hair & a different bag to really make it perfectly elegant.
You forgot to mention Marisa Tomei's strange & overwhelming gown above. I do apologize for liking that Beyonce thing, but really think she pulled it off.