So, who wins best dressed this year?
I must admit that I was a little underwhelmed with this year's sartorial choices. There was not big show-stopper nor any major faux-pas.
Cate Blanchett's statuesque Givenchy haute Couture gown wins the crown. Simply breathtaking, this dress stands above all. If there's anything consistent with Ms. Blanchett's style it is that its never conventionnal. One of the bolder choices on the red carpet this year, this dress stands out with its surprising colour-mix (did I tell you that yellow is my favorite colour?), structured beading and vaporous pleats. I also like that Cate Blanchett is not afraid to take risks, but at the same time, rarely misses.
Gwyneth comes in close second in this gold lamé Calvin Klein number. I love everything about that look: the dress, the hair, the accessories. The ensemble emanates a sexy beach girl vibe that I truly enjoyed. I think GOOP looks like the cool girl of the party.
Mila Kunis also stood out in this lavender lace dress from Elie Saab Couture. This dress is truly every girl's dream... and her hair and makeup complimented nicely her delicate style.
I'm also awarding a gold star to Michelle William's sparkly beaded Chanel gown which really compliments her petite frame. She looked like a fairy (in a good way!).
I won't select a "worst dressed" but rather a "most boring". Natalie Portman's Rodarte was so blah... and with those awful earrings, it really looked as if she had it tailored right from the curtains of Donald Trump's ostentatiously decorated 5th avenue penthouse. Natalie, next time please give a call to CZJ for hints on pregnant Oscar winner style.
UPDATE: Word is that Natalie Portman was originally supposed to wear Dior as she is the new face of the French couture house. She decided to switch dresses at the last minute in reaction to the John Galliano scandal. So Natalie gets a free pass this year. That being said, I'd be curious to see what her first choice was... but we'll probably never know.
What did you think of this year's Oscar fashion?
*All pictures courtesy of Style.com