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March 8, 2010

Oscar's Fashion Re-cap

The older women didn't win the statuettes this year. But they won as far as fashion was concerned. To my mind Helen Mirren, Sigourney Weaver, and Meryl Streep were so supremely elegant, and the best dressed of the evening:
Sigourney Weaver rocks the red one shoulder (my very favorite style dress ever).

Meryl Streep looked so lovely, and so comfortable in this wrap dress, with those gorgeous shoulders. I'm not a huge fan of the slit (what's up with all the center slits, people...that' NEVER looks good!), but otherwise, I think it's perfect. Also, mad props for wearing a white dress, and not looking like a bride or a debutante (read: Amanda Seyfried.)

Well, Helen Mirren is a goddess, so, it's no surprise that she looks so radiant here. So incredibly radiant. And dear Christopher Plummer--you looks as handsome and as wise as ever.

As for other favorites of mine:
Sandra Bullock looked gorgeous in this luminous dress, made of vintage lace. I can't tell if the top is sheer, or if there's something underneath, so I am not sure how it counts for modesty points.

Tina Fey totally redeemed her Golden Globe disaster with this lovely one shoulder dress.

Queen Latifah was gorgeous. (And lilac was a big color this year!)

For prints, I gotta tell you, I loved Maggie Gyllenhal's dress. She is always so bold, and always wears prints, which I just love. Beautiful color, broard brush strokes, vibrant pops of colors: beautiful! (Julian does not agree.)

Also...MOLLY RINGWALD STILL LOOKS SO YOUNG! And yes, I loved Cameron Diaz's dress too. And Lenny Kravitz' daughter was lovely. So much better than another Bright Young Thing.

I don't know who Paula Patton is, but I adore her bright orange dress! (and what a cute little baby bump.)

And let's give a quick shout-out to Katherine Bigelow who looked elegant and modern and poised as she won Best Director and Best Picture, breaking that glass ceiling.

My pick for the worst dress is Deborah Ann Woll, which is just so much awfullness I don't really know where to begin. Shape, color, slit, neckline, everything....

I am sure it will end up on a lot of worst dressed lists, and I can't really frogive it for being purple, but I kinda like Zoe Saldana's crazy dress. I should say, I like the boldness of it. It took guts to wear, and she wore it with confidence. Sometimes guts really don't pay off, like Sarah Jessica Parker's yellow Chanel gown (it looked like it was attacking her!)

The other horrific dress was Charlieze Theron, who looked like she was being groped by giant rosebuds. It was so close to being lovely, had they just put a few more rosettes on the bust, or changed the placement a bit. Alas...

Finally, I just have to give a little shout out to my beloved, Ed Asner, who looks every bit the gentleman. What a guy.


Gardenia said...

that's a great recap of the dresses. i missed the Oscars last night, so your post was the next best thing. who cares who won -- I want to see those dresses.

Angela Miceli said...

Great coverage!! Love it!!

Shannon said...

what a fun post!! I just loved the recap!

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