Monday, February 23, 2009

2009 Oscars - How Did we Do?

Last week, we had fun with some ideas for vintage gowns that the Best Actress Oscar nominees could wear. How did we do?

We wanted Kate Winslet to wear a gold Vionnet gown from the 1930s. She wore an asymmetric Yves St. Laurent gown in grey ombré with a black lace overlay. This is one of my least favorite gowns of the night. As the winner of the award, I would have loved to see Kate in gold. Oh well.

We wanted to see Meryl Streep in something other than black, and even though we chose red or deep pink, this soft grey gown by Alberta Ferretti will do. Thanks for listening, Meryl! I think the gown and her hair suit her and she looks beautiful.

Most of you disagreed with me, but I really wanted to see Melissa Leo go bohemian with her gown choice. Instead she opted for this copper gown by Badgley Miska that hearkens to the early 1940's. Although I love the copper color, which goes beautifully with her hair, the horizontal ruching of the bodice does not suit Leo in the least. She needs more of a curvy waist to carry this look. Her hair is a disaster, and this morning it is being said she had the worst hairstyle of the night. I wish she had just let her curls go.

We wanted to see Angelina Jolie wear something dramatic and edgy. Instead she opted for safe and elegant in this black Elie Saab gown. Lovely, but rather understated. Has Angelina grown up on us?

We wanted to see Anne Hathaway go for drama in Dior. Instead she did go with drama but in a different way. She is luminous in this Armani Prive gown that is completely covered in graduated irridescent pailletes and crystals. Way to knock it out of the ballpark, Anne!

So who did wear vintage?

Penelope Cruz wore a white vintage 1950's gown by Pierre Balmain. She won Best Supporting Actress for her role in Vicky Cristina Barcelona.

My personal favorites of the night?

Natalie Portman in pink and gold by Rodarte.

Freida Pinto in vivid blue John Galiano.

Most people disagree, but I absolutely loved Beyonce in this gold and black fishtail hem gown. It's very different and dramatic, and she looks smokin' hot!