After the madness of Fashion Week, I find it is always nice to switch off and indulge in a soupcon of mindless celeb watching, and the Oscar’s is the way to do it. You would think being A List glitterati with access to endless couture would make Oscar dressing easy, but it’s a minefield out there, and one bad Oscar dress can make or break a starlet’s career as quickly as Lindsay Lohan is in and out of jail...and rehab...court enforced rehab, anyway you get the picture. So, who in our tiny weeny humble fashionistas opinion got it right, and who got it wrong, oh so very wrong?
Hits of the night included Mila Kunis in a slightly risqué yet stunning plunging lilac Elie Saab couture gown, Michelle Williams in simple yet stunning shimmering Chanel and Hilary Swank in feathered Gucci with a full on train. Feathers are so easy to get wrong (Bjork, Oscars 2001 ring any bells?) but Hilary Swank made it look effortless yet dramatic all at the same time.
Filed in the ‘What Were You Thinking’ portion of the evening, Melissa Leo from The Fighter, looking like a doily threw up all over her, Nicole Kidman in an ill advised Christian Dior monstrosity (no I’m not talking about John Galliano,) and Busy Phillips who seemed to have misunderstood the dress code and come dressed as both her favourite Quality Street and her name. Honourable bonkers mention should probably go to Helena Bonham Carter, one again committing not just crimes against fashion, but all out genocide.
Finally, my gold star goes to Cate Blanchett, LOVE the pink and yellow Givenchy Haute Couture.
It's so nice to finally see an A-lister flexing their fashion credentials rather than playing it safe. Yawn. It was definitely a brave and Avant Garde choice despite some critics saying it was too “homely.” Obviously, because who doesn’t get home, don the marigolds, and get the Henry Hoover out in Givenchy...Although I must say we are more partial to Balenciaga..Horses for courses and all. Till next time. x M
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