Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Hollywood's risk takers

reuters via daylife

Just a couple of personal favourites from last night's Oscars. Most of which, frockwriter notes, are already turning up on worst-dressed lists. In a sea of safe, so-so goddess gowns and meringues, however, we applaud their bravura: Charlize Theron, Zoe Saldana and Sarah Jessica Parker in haute couture, respectively Christian Dior, Givenchy and Chanel. Then there was Nicole Richie's quicksilver boho de luxe gown by Lebanese American designer Reem Acra. And the statuesque Kathryn Bigelow, who looked striking in her gunmetal Yves Saint Laurent sheath. Although the latter design was far more conservative than that of Theron and co, when you are the first woman in 82 years to be awarded a Best Director Oscar, who needs haute couture?

all images: daylife

sarah jessica parker/getty
nicole richie/getty
zoe saldana/AP
charlize theron/reuters


Style On Track said...

All extremely boring

Anonymous said...

SJP's dress was Chanel? That neck-strap-as-dress-support was a hot mess - when presenting with Tom Ford she gave it a big tug before talking. It was no doubt necessary.

So no wonder he didn't even look at her during their time on stage together...but that might have been the excessive botox. Love ya work Tom, but that face was Kidmanesque!

Saint Ely said...

I loved SJP's dress! Not sure what people didn't like about it!

dries a bone said...

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