I think Sandra Bullock owned it in this Marchesa gown. She looked fabulous and I’m oooobsessed with the dress, except I wish the shoulders were symmetrical. It would have been just, perfect. But I still love it, and I think it was well-played for Sandra to put her hair over the less-embellished shoulder. WIN.
I pretty much always like what Nicole Richie wears. This Reem Acra gown is like, 70′s glamour tothemax, no? WIN.
This might be my favorite look of the Oscars. Zoe Saldana totally embodies the playful grandeur that this dress exudes. I fell in love with the gown the moment I saw it on the Givenchy Couture runway for Spring 2010 and I’m so glad she wore it tonight. WIN.
Ok…WTF? “Hi, my name is Charlize. I have breasts.” FAIL.
This isn’t the worst look of the night, but I totally expected more from Penelope Cruz. The Donna Karan gown just doesn’t do her figure justice and the color is gross. I won’t tell you what it reminds me of, but the shade of red is just a bit off. FAIL.
Unexpected. That is the first thought that came to my mind when I saw Rachel McAdams’ Elie Saab gown. The second was: love it! I have a soft spot in my heart for Elie Saab and this dress touched it for being beautiful and unique. I adored the dress when it opened Eli Saab’s Couture Spring 2010 runway, but I didn’t think it would pop up at the Oscars. WIN.
I don’t like the seam at the bottom of Carey Mulligan’s Prada dress, and I think she could have had more fun with the shoes. However, those two matters are overpowered a) the top half of the dress, and b) by how adorable Carey is. WIN.
I don’t know what to think about Demi Moore. I guess her Versace gown was fine, but honestly, I couldn’t stop looking at her face. Something was… different. I don’t know what it was: the nose, mouth, whole face? Win? Fail? I DON’T KNOW.
Maggie’s dress wasn’t my absolute faaaave, but I did like it and thought she looked fantastic overall! When I saw her I thought, “She’s having fun.” And that’s cool. WIN.
What was J.Lo’s stylist thinking and why did everyone gush over her dress??? The fold over the chest is unnecessary, the material looks cheap, and she appears to have accidentally stapled a wedding gown made of bubble wrap to her hip. FAIL.
I thought Kristen Stewart did a good job with this dress. The subdued color and simple silhouette were appropriate for her role as merely a presenter. And her hair, for once in a long time, didn’t look like a greasy mullet. WIN.
I loved SJP’s look tonight. I know a lot of people were apprehensive about it, but I don’t care. I love that she took a risk on an unconventional style. Not that she had much to worry about…I mean it’s a Chanel dress. Duhhhh. Chanel does a body well and her hair was so cool. WIN.
I had another WTF moment when I saw Kate Winslet on the red carpet. This two-piece should only be found on a woman of Helen Mirren’s age, but most women Helen Mirren’s age have enough wardrobe experience to know that this is a bad look. The skirt portion looks more like unfortunate pleated pants (especially notable in the second photo). Yuck. I will say that Kate’s face looked pretty, per usual, but overall: FAIL.
Speaking of Helen Mirren, she always gets it right. Tonight was no different. WIN.
I liked Miley’s Jenny Packham gown, but unfortunately I think sister bought it one (maybe two) sizes too small. The beauty of it was overshadowed by the awkward ripples around the stomach and Miley’s uncomfortable posture. FAIL.
Meryl Streep, like Helen Mirren, dresses so perfectly for her age. Do you agree with me that Meryl gets better looking with age? WIN.
Diane Kruger…sigh. Why did you do this to yourself?? I don’t think I’ve ever been disappointed by her, but there’s a first time for everything. It’s not that I think the dress is ugly (Chanel, helloooo), it’s just that…she looks fat. No, her ass looks fat. That’s it. But that’s not good. I am thinking she must have picked it out based on how it looked on the hanger, and then failed to look in the mirror when it was on her body. FAIL.
The best part of Anna Kendrick’s Eli Saab (!!!) gown is the lower half. I was merely whelmed with it (as opposed to over or under) until the camera panned down and revealed the sexy, yet tasteful, slit with exquisite lace peeking out and her gorgeous shoes in the perfect shade of nude. WIN.
Caaaan we talk about how terrible George Clooney looked? He was definitely sporting a mullet, and the front of his hair looked shabby. Like, I guess he still looked good, relative to Quentin Tarantino, but Clooney was definitely not up to his usual snuff. FAIL.
So, yeah! Those were my highlights and lowlights. I really enjoyed the fashion this year. What did all of you think?
Thanks for the photos, WWD and FabSugar. The blurry images are courtesy of the Huffington Post.