Monday, February 28, 2011

Red Carpet Queens: Oscars Edition

After all the fashion fabulousness that ensued at the Golden Globes, I had been on the edge of my seat waiting to see what sartorial delights the Oscars would bring. But, to be frank, I was very underwhelmed. I didn't feel that spark, that fashion-star quality, from the red carpet in the way I usually do. Everything was just a little...lackluster. That said, I did have my favorite looks of the night.
Mila Kunis looked divine in Elie Saab. I love that she went for this sweet lavender color on a night typically reserved for gowns in gem-tone hues, sparkles, or black. This gown is pure romance--it balances sweet and sexy perfectly.

Hailee Steinfelt has been on-point this entire awards season; I've loved her look at every show. She manages to stay age-appropriate at all times--something very few young starlets have mastered. Hailee worked together with the Marchesa designers to create this Cinderella-esque confection. My one complaint? The headband. 

Florence Welch stood out on the red carpet, donning this statement-making Valentino Haute Couture gown. Although she tends to go for this type of look at many of her public appearances, it works for her.

My thoughts on Anne Hathaway's fashion choices from the night are very conflicted. I loved her in this this vintage Valentino Haute Couture gown from 2002; however, I did feel it was too safe, especially after her unforgettable Armani gown at the Golden Globes.

More importantly, her eight (!) outfit changes throughout her hosting duties really gave fashion followers something to talk about...and that something, for the most part, was not good. Anne is usually someone I can count on to look impeccable (given the fact that she's styled by Rachel Zoe), but on Sunday night, her looks failed to impress. While some were just plain boring (too many strapless gowns!), others were simply disastrous. 
The night finished with Anne in this bejeweled, turtleneck Tom Ford number. It may not be the most dazzling dress of all time, but for the first time in the entire Oscar presentation, I was surprised and intrigued by a gown, and that, in my opinion, is worth something. Anne pulls off this eccentric look in the graceful and elegant way I'm not sure anyone else could.

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