The Women: 2010 Academy Awards

The women went for some fashion risks at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatere in Los Angeles last night. Hallelujah, I hate a boring red carpet.

The Questionable Decisions

It’s even fun when some of those risks go oh so wrong. Zoe Saldana had to have had one of the clearest ‘what the hell were you thinking’ dresses I’ve seen in years. The Givenchy was layers of chiffon in different shadow-dyed shades of purple, a crystal bodice, and a slit that for most of the night was right up her front. Ben Stiller’s Avatar look was more appealing (although god that skit went several minutes too long).  Charlize Theron’s Christian Dior boobied bodice distracted from her overall look and Carey Mulligan’s indecisive hemline and chunky shoes took a fresh and glamorous Prada gown in an awkward direction. Jennifer Lopez’s Giorgio Armani Prive pale pink silk organza gown showed off her stunning figure, but the Swarovski crystal side-train made me wonder if she was sneaking Nicolas Chartier in to the awards. I enjoyed Amanda Seyfried’s version more (also Armani Prive) The usually stunning Diane Kruger stepped out in a Chanel dress that bunched in all the wrong places.

I Like You More Now

The women of PreciousMo’Nique, Gaborey Sidebe, Mariah Carey-  and one of their biggest champions of the night Oprah, all wore blue gowns, Mariah with cleavage and a super slit. Kristen Stewart blew their blue away though, in an absolutely stunning midnight blue Monique Lhuillier. At first Sandra Bullock’s Marchesa column gown felt very Olympic skater to me, but by the time she took the stage I was intrigued by her sleek shiny look.

Cameron Diaz didn’t go super risky, but she stood out to me as looking softer then I think I’ve ever seen her in an Oscar de la Renta tulle gown with metallic and gold embroidery and voluminous hair. Sarah Jessica Parker’s Chanel Couture look reminded me a lot of Jennifer Lopez’s 2003 Oscar look, probably because they both remind me of Jacki O, but either way I like the over the top hair and vintage looking gown.  Although that material around her neck seems annoying for her and me. Demi Moore looked breathtaking, getting right what Diane Kruger and many others got wrong, she went fitted up top and had the flowy bundles of material right below her bottom where it added movement instead of bulge. I love  Rachel McAdams Elie Saab Haute Couture strapless gown – the girl can really wear anything – but I think the pastel color palette would have worked so much better with her darker tresses.

There is so many more looks to hash out in the gallery. Check them out and decide on your favorites and your disappointment. With so many risks there are bound to be many differing opinions.

Check out the all of the individual Oscar red carpet galleries by
clicking on the celebrities names.

The Women: Kristen Stewart, Mo’Nique, Anna Kendrick, Zoe Saldana, Miley Cyrus, Mariah Carey, Nicole Richie, Sandra Bullock, Carey Mulligan, Penelope Cruz, Charlize Theron, Gabourey Sidibe, Demi Moore, Kate Winslet, Jennifer Lopez, Diane Kruger, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Vera Farmiga, Mariska Hargitay, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cameron Diaz and Amanda Seyfried.

The Men: Taylor Lautner, Joel Madden, George Clooney, Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Pine, Ryan Reynolds and Robert Downey Jr.

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