Tuesday, February 24, 2009

oscar fashion

well, it's official. nude is the new black. ivory and beige reigned on the red carpet at the oscars on sunday. everyone knows i'm all about the nude family range of color, but even i was like, ok, enough...it seemed like it was the oscar uniform this year. penelope cruz started the night off in her vintage pierre balmain gown, which i think looked great on her. and i loved vicky cristina barcelona, so i was happy with this one:the oscars should have been subtitled "the bride wore white". star after star paraded out in their ivory/nude gowns. and while i think they looked amazing, i was bored. i wanted something different. i couldn't help but feel like i was looking through an issue of instyle weddings. they seemed pretty wedding dress-y. some of the nude/ivory dresses i liked were jennifer aniston's valentino haute couture gown:
taraji p. henson's tiered roberto cavalli:
and anne hathaway's armani prive:
nicole kidman also chose an ivory l'wren scott feathery number, SJP looked like typical SJP in over the top dior couture, evan rachel wood, marissa tomei, even heath ledger's family..mom and sis popped up in the same color. well, it's hot, i get it. the only nude dress i hated, and i mean, hated, was jessica biel's. look at this thing:
ick. biel gets my vote for worst dress at the oscars. a close second for worst dress goes to miley cyrus in her freaky museum-worthy overly detailed zuhair murad gown:

she just looks uncomfortable. in her interview she said she felt like the dress weighed "100,000 pounds", um, yeah, well it shows. hideous. and wipe that fake smile off your face, you chose that beast of a dress.

as long as we're on my least fave dresses, i have to say, beyonce's house of deron dress was pretty bad:

while it showcased her infamous curves, it looks like a poorly upholstered couch puked on the little mermaid. vanessa hudgens said her marchesa tulle gown reminded her of audrey hepburn, but i'm thinking...eh, not so much:

what's the deal with all the fishtail like bottoms? this dress looks too old for her. and as an audrey fan, i'm thinking not very hepburn-esque at all.

moving on to my favorites, i loved angelina jolie's elie saab gown. while she's not my favorite celebrity, and i'm usually sick of seeing her, i was intrigued by her whole ensemble. those emerald earrings and that huge emerald ring were unbelievable. i'm going to have to put her as my favorite oscar look this year:

rounding out my top three are natalie portman in her lilac rodarte pleated gown and alicia keys in her plum armani prive chiffon gown. it could have been because they weren't wearing a neutral color, i'm not sure, but they stood out:
and the best accessory award goes to amy adams for that fred leighton bib necklace:

so, to sum it up, i wasn't that impressed with the oscar fashions this year. the big trends of neutral colors, strapless looks, fishtail bottoms...whoopty doo. blame the boring looks on the recession. i don't know why, but it seems like that's what everyone's blaming everything on.

come to fred for recession-friendly priced celeb inspired pieces, like this cute strapless number (complete with pockets, always a plus) as worn by rihanna:


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1 comment:

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