Friday, February 22, 2013

My Favorite Oscar Dresses

Amy Adams in my favorite designer (well of the moment) L'Wren Scott in 2011.
This is probably my favorite Oscar Dress ever and something that looks like it belongs on Tilda Swinton, this Avent-Garde Givenchy was the best look of 2012.
Cate Blanchette makes the list again when she wore this groundbreaking John Galliano in 1999.
Who can forget Charlize Theron in her I-know-I'm-going-to-win-so-I'm-really-going-all-out Gucci sparkly number that echoed Marilyn's infamous skin-and-beads dress. She looked flawless in 2003.
Freida Pinto paying tribute to her Indian heritage in this stunning blue John Galliano gown in 2008.
Grace Kelly in who else? Edith Head. There was never a better star-designer match since Joan Crawford and Adrian. This is 1954 for The Country Girl.
Although usually making serious fashion faux pas, Gwyneth Paltrow in this Tom Ford dress was freakin' flawless in 2012.
Hilary Swank channeled the 30's with this stunning backless Guy Laroche gown the year she won for Million Dollar Baby in 2005.
This is kind of a given, if you ask anyone which is their favorite Oscar dress, they will probably say 'that Julia Roberts one' in 2001 when she won for the titular role in Erin Brockovich. Nothing beats vintage Valentino.
This is another personal favorite of mine, unfortunately apparently the only good fashion choice Marion Cotillard has made as we've seen of late. This Jean-Paul Gaultier mermaid gown stunned in 2008 when she won for La Vie en Rose.
Before she started looking like some scared socially awkward 6th grader, Michelle Williams was flawless at the 2005 Oscars in this luscious yellow Vera Wang and bright red lipstick. The most like Marilyn she's ever looked ironically.
If I have three personal favorites on this list, this would definitely be the third one. Natalie Portman always looks stunning (except her pregnancy dress in 2011, yuckville) but this Lanvin grey Ancient Greece inspired number was just flawless in its simplicity.
Pre-botoxed Nicole Kidman in 1997 rarely looked awful in anything, but this lime-green silk Dior creation was practically built for her, in fact it was. John Galliano's handy work yet again.
Emma Stone tried to recreate this dress down to the letter and miserably failed last year because honey, nobody looks more statuesque in a red Valentino than Nicole Kidman, pre-botox or post-botox. This is her in 2007, and out of all the bright red dresses to clash with the red carpet of the Oscars, this is by far the best one, and there have been a lot of them.
And true to her bo-ho chic style, Sienna Miller looked fabulous in this Matthew Williamson dress in 2004. 

Well that's it folks, be sure to check my best and worst list after this year, you know how much of a mean bitch I can be!

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