At the 84th Academy Awards Show last night starlets of all ages and sizes tried to prove that all that glitters is Oscar gold. Some of the evening’s trends included strapless or one- shoulder gowns, and sexy high side slits (also seen a lot on Fashion Week runways this year).
My favorite pick for the evening was presenter Milla Jovovich in Elie Saab (one of the actresses’ go-to designers). Milla is usually so strong in her films it was great to see her in the white, one-shoulder gown looking as graceful and feminine as a European countess. Glamorous makeup and hair with jewelry by Jacob & Company finished her flawless look.
Equally stunning was Jessica Chastain’s strapless Alexander McQueen gown which fit her body perfectly. It featured an on-trend black and gold pattern done with embroidery. A pattern is always risky on the red carpet, but this high-glam design worked. She finished the look with Harry Winston Jewelry and a sexy Bridgette Bardot hairstyle.
Of course you can’t overlook perennial fashion perfectionist Gwyneth Paltrow in a white fashion-forward Tom Ford gown with cape. And Angelina Jolie was perfect too, in a simple black Versace with impeccable makeup and hair.
Cameron Diaz donned a great ivory Gucci dress which was strapless and fitted, with A-line ruffles. And Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad with Lorraine Schwartz jewels proved she’s still the queen of strategically-fitted sexy gowns.
One miss of the evening was Virginia Madsen. She’s a beautiful woman, but the startlingly purple gown she wore was not flattering or well-fitting. Another was actress Kate Mara in a nude gown that almost looked like she’d had a wardrobe malfunction.
Overall, this year’s Oscars red carpet provided lots to oogle and google.