Oscar 2011 Fashion
The Oscars 2011 were quite surprising. Didn’t necessarily agree with most of the winners but hey. For those who missed:
Best Motion Picture of the Year
The King’s Speech
Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Natalie Portman (Black Swan)
Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Colin Firth (The King’s Speech)
Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Christian Bale (The Fighter)
Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Melissa Leo (The Fighter)
Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
Toy Story 3
Best Documentary Short Subject
Strangers No More
Best Short Film (Animated)
The Lost Thing
Best Short Film (Live Action)
God of Love
Achievement in Art Direction
Alice in Wonderland
Achievement in Cinematography
Achievement in Costume Design
Alice in Wonderland
Achievement in Directing
Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech)
Best Documentary Feature
Achievement in Makeup
Achievement in Film Editing
The Social Network
Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
In a Better World (Denmark)
Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score)
The Social Network
Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song)
“We Belong Together” from Toy Story 3
Achievement in Sound Editing
Achievement in Sound Mixing
Achievement in Visual Effects
The Social Network (Aaron Sorkin)
The King’s Speech (David Seidler)
Now for the good part. Who wore what. I loved loved loved Halle Berry’s nude and crystal encrusted Marchesa corset gown with organza and silk tulle ruffles which she paired with Christian Louboutin heels. She was simply stunning!
Jennifer Hudson showed off her slim figure in a vibrant tangerine colored Versace gown. She had the honor of presenting Best Song at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards last night, and also some backstage run-ins with two of her idols — Oprah Winfrey and Halle Berry!
Here are a few more of my Oscar gown favorites:
Bollywood’s Aishwarya Rai wore a copper coloured creation by Armani.
Amy Adams, “The Fighter’s” Best Supporting Actress nominee sparkled in a form-fitting midnight blue L’Wren Scott gown and emerald-and-diamond Cartier jewels.
Anne Hathaway, the Oscars co-host, struck a pose in a red vintage Valentino bustle gown. Valentino is my favourite designer. He just knows how to bring out a woman’s femininity perfectly.
Cate Blanchett donned a pale lavender silk chiffon Givenchy Couture gown, which she paired with Van Cleef & Arpels jewels.
Celine Dion looked svelte and sleek in Armani Prive. Loose locks and a Van Cleef & Arpels necklace completed her ensemble.
Gwyneth Paltrow shimmered in a Calvin Klein creation, stick-straight blond locks, and glowing tan.
Helen Mirren reigned supreme in a gunmetal gray Vivienne Westwood gown, Cartier diamonds, and a short ‘do. Can you believe she’s 65?
Hilary Swank, a two-time Oscar winner looked stunning in her strapless feathery/metallic Gucci gown.
Natalie Portman, the “Black Swan” Best Actress winner showcased her burgeoning baby bump in a plum, off-the-shoulder Rodarte gown. Tiffany & Co. tassel earrings set off her dress, and though pregnant, she dared to wear Jimmy Choo heels for her walk down the red carpet.
Sandra Bullock was simply elegant in a strapless scarlet Vera Wang gown, which she accessorized perfectly with a simple updo, crocodile clutch, and ruby red lips.
Now these last 3 gowns really disappointed me. I mean, you make millions so put them to good use!!!
Nicole Kidman looked a bit confused in an Asian-inspired embroidered Christian Dior Spring 2009 Couture gown, which sort of resembled a napkin folded by someone who’s not sure how to do it. The dress was somewhat saved by her vintage Fred Leighton diamond choker.
Reese Witherspoon wore a black-and-white Giorgio Armani Prive column gown and blond bouffant ‘do. She played it too safe and the entire look was downright boring. Even the jewelry she had on couldn’t save it.
Sharon Stone wore a feather-adorned one-shoulder Christian Dior gown. It’s hard to believe this is the same woman who starred in Basic Instinct. I guess age does not discriminate… Her body is still banging though.