Another award season has come and gone with it’s crowing jewel The Oscars almost being rained out (was secretly hoping for a glimpse of a streaked spray tan but it looks like all the personal assistants were keeping a watchful eye out for any drippage.)
I do have to say that I had pretty high hopes for the fashion show on the red carpet at the Oscars based on the previous award ceremonies and the hard work that countless designers, seamstresses, stylists, and personal trainers went to in the aid of helping our ruling elite look there very best on the red carpet.
That said, it appears that perhaps the hollywood magic workers had been recruited by the UN for more serious work in helping refugees dress for their long journeys of sadness and neglect from the modern world because the celebrities that we have placed so high upon marble pillars appeared to be a little less….dare I say it? Perfect?
Let’s begin with the BAD…and when I say bad I mean I am disappointed and I know that they could have done better…not bad like my eyes are bleeding and I had to vomit.
Ann Hathaway in this bedazzled disco ball 1990s inspired Gucci creation…almost as generic as her acting
I do love lace AND Julia Roberts…but this black lace hooker in mourning Haute Couture gown from Givenchy is just sad
And WE GET IT…capes are in!! Thanks for playing Kate Hudson…gorgeous Atelier Versace gown, but um we have seen this already ALL SEASON LONG!! Fire Rachel Zoe as your stylist (assumption her), she is too busy selling mass market polyester fashion on QVC to shop for you apparently.
All I can say about Camilla Alives is…did you really like your curtains that much that you had Gabriela Cadenas wrap you up in them before you went out clashing with your way-to-skinny and tired looking date Matthew McConaughey?
Now for the GOOD…and by GOOD I mean fashion that made me smile and a trend that I am really excited to see…the use of textural fabrics and design details…I mean seriously how many gathered chiffon and pleated satin gowns do we need to see? Love these next three for doing some different yet classically chic.
Thank God for Cate Blanchett and her LOVE of fashion. This Armani Prive gown is elegance at its core. I see bridal knock-offs for years to come.
Bette Midler looked regal and sophisticated in this gown from Reem Acra. Totally appropriate for her age, body type, and for the occasion. Classic Chic.
And Portia de Rossi in that bohemian lace gown by Naeem Khan was breathtaking!
And yes…Brad and Angelina look AH-mazing in whatever they put on but if there had to be an official portrait done for them I think this should be it…Angelina in Elie Saab Couture (my dream job btw) I mean it doesn’t get much more gorgeous then this. Perfection.
Glenn Close would be at the TOP of my GOOD list if it wasn’t for the wrinkles (ON HER DRESS PEOPLE) and for the fact that she is wearing Zac Posen (boycotting him after his terrible treatment of Sandro Masmanidi from Project Runway, don’t know what I am talking about it…google it) I am IN LOVE with this textured black mermaid gown…hair, makeup, and accessories need some serious attention but this gown is killer.
And Meryl…you are the best at Classic Chic (not as fabulous as your gold lame gown but still a winner)
The rest was a snore…YES that includes Jennifer Lawrence in Dior and Lupita Nyong in Prada…two of my favs from previous red carpets but failed to excite at the Oscars.
Alright…there you have it folks…my opinionated opinion on the 2014 Oscar Fashions….I leave you with this image, you decide.