Yes, award shows are good for one thing. To see what people decided were worthy to wear while stepping out on to the red carpet. The most infuriating thing about being an observer to red carpet style?? It is how often the stars get it all wrong. Sometimes it's just one weird thing that they've done incorrectly, or a ghastly decision as to what dress they end up wearing--either way, good LORD. Don't these people have gajillions of dollars?? Whyyyy can't they just put together a nice ensemble for the red carpet?? Whyyyyy?? ***Sigh*** Okay, now that my whining bit is complete, here's the dealio...
|Cate Blanchett in Givenchy, Gwyneth Paltrow in Calvin Klein, Maria Menounos in Johanna Johnson, and Mila Kunis is Elie Saab|
|Livia Giuggioli in Gary Harvey and husband Colin Firth|
|Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber, both in Dolce & Gabbana|
|Amy Adams in L'Wren Scott, Sandra Bullock in Vera Wang, Scarlett Johansson in Elie Saab, Hilary Swank in Gucci, and Emma Roberts in Jenny Packham|
|Hugh Jackman in Ferragamo with wife Debora-Lee Furness, Nicole Kidman in Dior, Natalie Portman in Rodarte, and Mandy Moore in Monique Lhuillier|
W. T. F. is Hugh Jackman's wife WEARING??? Did Ms. Furness skin an fluffy white rabbit to make her purse and trim her dress... or... tunic... or whatever that is. I don't know who made her outfit, and I don't care to know. Nicole Kidman continues her streak of being horribly dressed on the red carpet with her granny embroidered apron/tablecloth/space starburst outfit. Natalie Portman is so unbelievably adorable in her glowing preggers state, but she also keeps falling short of loveliness. Here, she literally does fall short with her too-short hemline that showcases her cheap dye-to-match prom footwear. Mandy Moore is not terrible, but her inability to look stunning in, what is, an absolutely gorgeous and ethereal Monique Lhuillier gown. Her alabaster complexion is pretty most of the time, but imho, she looks washed out. Other dresses I didn't care for--Michelle Williams in an utterly blah white number with short sleeves and a crewneck up top, Jennifer Hudson in an orange-y red Atelier Versace in an undesirable amount of the already undesirable-looking taffeta (with weird, sagging boobage to boot), Melissa Leo in a weird slit doilie with a mandarin collar neckline, Marisa Tomei's gown is horribly constructed and makes her look fat, Florence Welch looked like she was on her way to a barn dance, Sharon Stone in a "I have no f'ing clue" moment with something floofy resting on her right shoulder, and Penelope Cruz looking abnormally un-chic with a weird unclassy Vegas dress equipped with an equally unclassy amount of cleavage. (Okay haters--I know she's a new mom, but c'mon.)
|Anne Hathaway in many glorious moments|
Last but not least, I would never forget the best fashion feature of the show--Anne Hathaway. She truly was the best part. Anne looked crazy gorgeous in every moment of her MC role. I think the only dress I wasn't completely 100% on board with was the puffy red dress she wore while on the red carpet and the fringe-y gold number... but everything else was so wonderful that I didn't care. While I didn't love her red dress much, I adored her simple hairstyle and chic matte red lipstick. I thought her hair was also a great match for the modern and sleek royal blue satin column Giorgio Armani Prive sheath. M's favorite was the Vivienne Westwood ensemble. I love the necklace Anne paired with that Westwood gown. I didn't even post the cute tuxedo outfit and absolutely lovely custom Brian Atwood platform pumps in all of their glittery wondefulness. **Sigh** I love her.
Overall, I'm just left with this feeling that... I could have done much better. Stay tuned for our take on Oscars-worthy wear.