As The Academy Awards wrap up and award season comes to an end for this year, it certainly went out with a bang with the gorgeous (and well dressed in a gold metallic Lanvin wrap gown) Meryl Streep deservingly winning best actress. Despite who won what and who didn’t, what most people don’t realize, is that often fashion designers are most in the spotlight and remain to be in the months following. Red carpet snap shots will be talked about religiously for the next few weeks, and designers will feel the positive (or negative) criticism based on how the attendees flaunt their designs. People don’t think about the pressure it takes for the celebrities to look good, but also how it effects the designers reputation and image. Luckily, I have all good things to say about the following stars and the designers they carefully selected for the Oscars. Everyone from actors and actresses, to the academy, and to the designers, can all take a long deserved breath…that is until next award season when it starts all over again.
Presenter Gwyneth Paltrow looking absolutely stunning in a white minimalistic Tom Ford gown.
Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli. Part of his Spring 2012 collection, Emma stood out amongst the crowd with this high-necked bow gown.
Sandra Bullock sported Marchesa and certainly caught many gleaming eyes – which normally is not an important factor for her during award season. I loved the metallic embroidering and the deep scooped backing.
Judy Greer wore Monique Ihullier, a designer not worn many times before, and rocked the sleek black with shimmering gold, vertical stripes.
Penelope Cruz played up her latino features with this stunning lavender gown by Armani Prive.
Rooney Mara contrasted her pitch black hair with this feminine, cream Givenchy gown. The look was very soft which was ironically opposite what she was nominated for tonight; best actress for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
Kristen Wiig looked flawless in a nude J Mendel gown with tulle skirt. Her hair in soft waves complimented the tulle and made the look very soft and chic.
The two we know best from their hilarious roles in Bridesmaids, Maya Rudolph and Rose Byrne, looked fabulous in their gowns. Rose chose to go with a sleek and sparkly black number by Vivienne Westwood, while Rose opted for more of a vintage feminine look going with a deep purple gown with metallic embroidery on the shoulders and waistline, by Johanna Johnson.
Natalie Portman actually wasn’t a favourite of mine tonight, however, I loved that she took a risk and went for a red and black polka dot vintage Versace gown. I love that she was different from everyone else and went with vintage, as vintage gowns are often not considered for large events like the Oscars. Regardless of liking or not liking the dress, Natalie looked stunning as always.
And last but certainly not least….. this ones for you ladies. The handsome and most attractive man of the evening, George Clooney. He wore a classic Armani suit while his girlfriend, Stacy Keibler, went for a bronze metallic number by Marchesa, which was a part of the brands latest collection, Fall 2012. I thought about cropping Stacy out to focus on George…who wouldn’t…however I just couldn’t bring myself to chop out the stunning gown.
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