Monday, February 23, 2009

2009 Oscar Red Carpet Fashion

The 2009 Oscars Hollywood red carpet is incredibly exciting, as fashionistas everywhere want to see what starlets are wearing on one of the biggest nights in American pop culture.

This year was no exception as millions tuned in, however the fashions themselves were overall disappointing. Trends included bold red, one shoulder gowns, and dramatic bottoms such as fishtail and trumpet shapes. These were certainly changes from the last show, and many fashion experts foresee the one shoulder look to be big this year.

The following is a rundown of some of the stand outs, both very good and very bad!

Sarah Jessica Parker in Dior Haute Couture-Thumbs Up

SJP referred to this creation as "barely mint", a color that was stunning on her. The bejeweled bustier top provided a sexy bustline, which was well balanced by the full and multi layered ball skirt. Very SJP and a very Carrie a la Paris.

Miley Cyrus in Zuhair Murhad - Worst Dressed

Miley looked overwhelmed, immature, and rather silly in this overwrought gown. Perhaps she wanted to look like a snowy Christmas tree... she must hire a new stylist.

Freida Pinto in John Galliano - Thumbs Up

John Galliano is one of my favorite designers, and in this instance he truly did Freida justice. This lovely medium shade of blue is divine on her skin, and the gown upholds a sari-like quality that references her Indian heritage and the film Slumdog Millionaire. The one shoulder detail keeps the look fresh.

Certainly a disappointing look from Vanessa, who is typically adorable and chic. This gown exuded a similar immaturity as Miley's Worst Dressed gown. The overall cut was unflattering to her great body and the white flower detail at the bust looked cheap and out of proportion.

Anne Hathaway in Giorgio Armani - Best Dressed

Her lovely strapless fishtail bottom gown sparkled with thousands of paillettes and sequins. Anne looked sophisticated while maintaining a sense of modernity and fun youthfulness. Absolutely stunning.

Angelina Jolie in Elie Saab - Thumbs Up

Angelina's pick was one of the simplest of the evening and yet one of the best. The gown fit her perfectly and showed off her assets while remaining coy and elegant. The slit up the leg covered by sheer chiffon added a sense of movement and intrigue. And of course, having Brad on her arm didn't hurt the look.

Beyonce in unknown designer - Thumbs Down

If it weren't for Miley's terrible cupcake gown, Beyonce would have been the easy pick for Worst Dressed. The large trumpet bottom of this extremely tight dress added pounds to Beyonce where they were not needed. It was simply a terrible shape for her body. Additionally, the jacquard black and gown print appear to be upholstery from a ugly couch in Scarface's 80s Miami condo.

Heidi Klum in Roland Mouret - Thumbs Down

Although Heidi was sporting both the one shoulder and red trends, her outfit fell worse than flat. The dress fit poorly on her top, fitting across the bustline yet far too large at her waist. Her curves were not addressed in the architectural cut of this dress. The piles of bling on her fingers, left arm, and ears did not assist and looked far too heavy.

Natalie Portman in Rodarte - Thumbs Down

This gown was very disappointing. The bright pink seemed out of place on this typically chic and edgy starlet. The waistline also was not well defined and the spray on tan was highly questionable. And on top of that, her bag looks dark brown...what was she thinking? Not Natalie at her best.

So what do you think of these Oscar looks? Which ones do you like most? Least?


The Boro Gang said...

I think Ann was the best, but on e! they had natalie. I agree I dont like the dress on her.