Monday, February 28, 2011

Academy Awards 2011

This years Academy Awards were, as the fashion commentators suggested, the year of bold colours, brave choices and standout pieces. Previous years have seen a more subtle approach to Oscar dressing however that idea was abandoned by many stars who chose beading, lace and solid colours for maximum impact. Cate Blanchett was my choice for best dressed. Her Givency Haute Couture gown, straight of the Paris runway, was perfect and exactly the kind of unique creation you'd expect her to choose. The colour looked simply divine against her fair skin and short blonde bob. Mila Kunis also opted for a lilac shade gown by Oscar favourite Elie Saab. The gown, featuring lace inserts and a train was again straight off the couture runway. Australia's own Jackie Weaver chose a custom made Collette Dinnigan gown. The heavily beaded bodice and full skirt was perfect for the first-time nominee. I also loved the simplicity of Michelle Williams Chanel Haute Couture gown. Never one to go overboard, the gown oozed sophistication and fitted her like a glove. If you'd like to see more of the spectacular gowns that made the red carpet this year visit

Hailee Steinfeld in Marchesa and Jackie Weaver in Collette Dinnigan

Halle Berry in Marchesa and Hilary Swank in Gucci Premiere

Gwenyth Paltrow in Calvin Klein Collection and Michelle Willams in Chanel Haute Couture

Cate Blanchett in Givenchy Haute Couture and Mila Kunis in Elie Saab Haute Couture

Natalie Portman in Rodarte and Scarlett Johanson in Dolce & Gabbana

Amy Adams in L'Wren Scott and Reese Witherspoon in Armani Prive

Sandra Bullock in Vera Wang and Anne Hathaway in vintage Valentino

Jennifer Hudson in Versace and Jennifer Lawrence in Calvin Klein Collection
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Posted by Emilie Harrison
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