Who had our water cooler tongues wagging this year? Here are my picks for top fashion VIP’s.
Most Popular: Right Legs. High side slits were all the rage on the red carpet this year. Many stars wowed us with gam glam from Angelina Jolie to Viola Davis to Lea Michelle.
Best Team Players: Octavia Spencer and Tadashi Shoji. Octavia Spencer won the hearts (and most of the awards this season) of red carpet devotees. She remained loyal for most award shows to designer Tadashi Shoji. The winning pair consistently turned out glamorous and excitedly not 0-sized gowns all season.
Most Athletic: Bare Arms. Strapless gowns were another style trend being sported by the likes of Cameron Diaz, Michelle Williams, Penelope Cruz, Jessica Chastain, and Sofia Vergara.
Best All Around: Charlize Theron. Even though she skipped Oscar’s big night and she may not be the paparazzi favorite right now, her style choices were still undeniably flawless this award season from start to end.
Most Likely to Get Detention: Movie Stunts. Actor Sacha Baron Cohen showed up at the Oscars red carpet in full Admiral Regalia to promote his movie The Dictator. I’m not even complaining about the childish Ryan Seacrest stunt, but couldn’t he at least wear a more authentic, stylish Dictator uniform?
Cast Cliques: Solidarity was rampant on the red carpet. Movie casts really stuck together this award season by forming a unified glam squad; thanking one another in acceptance speeches, mooning over each other on the red carpet, sharing designers (carpooling to shows in a minivan?). From a fashion point of view this group dynamic worked successfully with the cast of The Help and The Artist (less successfully with the cast of Bridesmaids).