Monday, February 25, 2013
Oscar Party Couture:
Jennifer Lawrence in Calvin Klein: Loved the sequined column she changed into for the Vanity Fair Oscar Party. It makes sense that she would go for a completely different silhouette if she wanted to do an outfit change. The gown fits her well and is right on-trend when it comes to being an all-over sequin gown.
Fan Bingbing in Oscar de la Renta Spring 2013: Fan Bingbing wore a fuchsia Marchesa gown to the Academy Awards and for the Vanity Fair Party (above) this Oscar de la Renta mitered striped silk satin strapless ball gown with a high waist/full gathered skirt silhouette. She is such the fashion-plate and well, looks like a DOLL in this. Only Fan Bingbing can pull off this kind of gown with all those stripes.
Ginnifer Goodwin in Monique Lhuillier: I like the neon coloring of the oversized jeweled sequins on this cocktail dress--especially against the black backdrop. It is such a "bling-bling" of a dress but I do love the juxtaposition of the athletic-like racer-back front neckline shape.
Zooey Deschanel in Valentino Resort 2013: What can I say? It's SOOO Zooey Deschanel. Perfect for her. It's very 1960's Valentino Alta Moda in its styling and sensibility--the nude tulle with colored flower applique gives her a delicate lady-like look that works for her--as well as a "mature" Roman Heiress vacationing on the Italian Riviera.
Natalie Portman in Dior: Classic. Chic. Greco-Roman Goddess. Great decision to bring some color in the stunning earrings.
Hillary Swank in Valentino Haute Couture Spring 2013: This gown was very similar to what Best Supporting Actress Nominee Sally Field wore at the Oscars. The vibrant "Valentino Red" color is great and the sheer/lace fabrication softens Hillary. It's still hard for me to believe that these Design Houses loan out $50,000 dresses just to attend a party!!
Marisa Tomei: You can't go wrong with a delicately beaded jumpsuit. This is elegant, sporty and very LUXE. Good job Marisa!
Olivia Munn in Atelier Versace Fall 2012: And again...a question? How does Olivia Munn get COUTURE???!!! I just thought that was for the Nicole Kidman's and Jennifer Lawrence's. On another note: Good for her! The Red Carpet "game" and Who Wears What...has really changed kids. This hand-beaded $75,000+ costing Atelier Versace fits her perfectly and softens her dark features.
And now some "questionable choices":
Emmy Rossum in Catherine Deane: I am sure that many people out there might think this may be a little "Kooky", but...I kind of like this. She looks like a former Russian Ballerina who defected years ago from the Bolshoi...attending a Ball in Paris...in 1925. I have to say: I really like it!
Arianna Huffington in Valentino Resort Spring 2013 Custom: Oh My Greek "sister". I get that black is slimming and the fact that the House of Valentino added lace elbow-length sleeves (very age-appropriate) to the original gown. But...I just wish she would have chosen to wear a column-shape gown as opposed to the gathered shape.
Zoe Saldana in Givenchy Resort: I just think this looks like a nightgown. Nothing else to say. On a good note (I think), the color matches her hair perfectly!
Miranda Kerr in Valentino Haute Couture Fall 2012: Speaking of a nightgown...On the runway: Fabulous! It's a beautiful gown. And COUTURE, need I add. On Miranda: awkward. I think the lining should have been a different color then NUDE. Maybe lilac.
Faye Dunaway in Tom Ford: Miss Faye Dunaway. We LOVE her. Worship her. A Diva. But...What are those gloves??? They look like the kind one washes dishes with. Someone ill-advised her for sure. The dress is a cocktail--and black-colored--version of what the beautiful...
Gwyneth Paltrow wore at last year's 2012 Oscars...It's a great dress for Faye Dunaway but, she should have worn stacked HEELS with it (or at least a kitten heel), and have been careful of not having her bra show. Just sayin'