Tuesday, March 1, 2011

oscar fashion smashion 2011

strike me down for fashion blasphemy if you must, lord, but dare i say i preferred the fashion at this year's golden globes to the oscars? it wasn't a disaster - just a little boring (kind of like the ceremony itself). thank goodness anne hathaway changed so often; otherwise we'd have little to discuss.

i watched a red carpet interview with nicole kidman once, where she said she always brings peanut m&m's to the oscars in her purse. if you think four hours is excruciating for us viewers, think of how hungry all those in attendance are from the time they get in their limos (can toyota make a stretch prius already?) to the time they hit the party circuit and get their hands on some sliders. do you ever think about the limo ride to awards shows? i always imagine the women are lying down lengthwise on the seats so as not to crease their dresses. why oh why can't we have limo cams?

speaking of behind the scenes at the oscars, rachel zoe was a busy little nine months pregnant stylist this year. anne was rachel's only client at the oscars proper, but she dressed cameron diaz, liv tyler and eva mendes for the parties.

i’m kind of surprised natalie didn’t join team lavender, since that’s all she wore in no strings attached with ashton kutcher. seriously – watch it and you’ll see. but she chose wisely and appropriately by going with rodarte, who made her costumes in black swan. left to right: cate blanchett in givenchy couture, mila kunis in elie saab haute couture, scarlett johansson in dolce & gabbana, natalie portman in rodarte.

the oscars demand glamour, and what’s more glamourous than sparkles and metallics? am i the only one who thought gwyneth was dressed like an oscar statuette, albeit a lovely one? left to right: mandy moore in monique lhuillier, helen mirren in vivienne westwood couture, emma roberts in jenny packham, gwyneth paltrow in calvin klein collection.

this girl deserves a category all to herself. between the red carpet, hosting duties and parties, i counted anne hathaway in eight looks. she even had a nail polish change backstage. and why not, right? clockwise from left: vintage valentino, givenchy haute couture, oscar de la renta, lanvin, atelier versace, vivienne westwood, armani privé, tom ford.

my friend katrina pointed me to lainey gossip, who brilliantly compared jennifer lawrence’s dress to baywatch: “i’m not saying she didn’t look good. she looked great. gorgeous. super sexy. but you can’t deny that’s exactly the same shade of red. and it’s cut exactly like an elongated swimsuit. she could be running in slow motion down the beach…which…well…it’s not exactly the spirit of the oscars, you know?” left to right: jennifer lawrence in calvin klein collection, rosario dawson in diane von furstenberg, sandra bullock in very wang, michelle williams in chanel haute couture.

these are some seriously stunning couples. besides the famous men folk, the wives/baby mamas were the ones who shone here. it doesn’t hurt that they’re gorgeous too. plus, mark ruffalo’s wife’s name is sunrise, and that’s all kinds of california awesome. left to right: mark ruffalo in neil barrett with sunrise coigney in jean paul gaultier, mark wahlberg in giorgio armani with rhea durham in naeem khan, matthew mcconaughey in dolce & gabbana with camila alves in kaufman franco.

overall: cate blanchett, michelle williams, mandy moore
on anne hathaway: fringed oscar de la renta, blue armani privé, white & gold givenchy
and finally, it's true what they say: converse sneakers really do go with everything.

(all photos via justjared & fabsugar)