Best Dressed: 2012 Oscars

Hollywood’s big night seemed to be more about fashion than the actual Oscar giveaway!  If you missed The Dictator -also known as Sacha Baron Cohen – dumping what was (hopefully!) Bisquick on Ryan Seacrest, then YouTube it.  Billy Crystal’s Oscar hijinks, a Cirque du Soliel high wire act and a thoughtful In Memoriam tribute featuring Esperanza Spaulding singing “What a Wonderful World” made for a lovely evening.  But on to the fashion.

Viola Davis,  did not take home the Best Actress  trophy but was stunning in an emerald Vera Wang with beaded bustline and natural hair.  Davis  gets a round of applause for leaving the wigs and hair pieces at home and boldly stepped out wearing her short bronze curls, and was FIERCE.  

I also loved  Gwyneth Paltrow’s look; she absolutely owned the red carpet in a modern Tom Ford white gown with asymmetrical neckline and chic floor length cape (which she removed to present with Robert Downey Jr.), minimalist hair and makeup and a wide cuff. 

And Michelle Williams’ coral Louis Vuitton peplum-waist gown with pleating was simply a breath of fresh air on the red carpet.  Her pink Bottega Veneta clutch was also on trend in terms of the color combination.

Diddy – who was executive producer of Best Documentary winner Undefeated – takes home the crown for the gentlemen; I don’t think he ever misses on the red carpet.  He even brought his own lint roller!

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Who got it wrong on one of fashion’s biggest nights? Stay tuned!

7 thoughts on “Best Dressed: 2012 Oscars

  1. I can think of a few that got it wrong : ). My favorites were Viola Davis (whose skin showed gold tones when paired with an Emerald Vera Wang) and Rooney Mara from Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, she was stunning.

  2. Loved your picks and totally agree. Viola Davis was my fav. That gown, especially at the bottom reminded me of sea spray and it totally worked.

    I don’t usually gravitate towards Cameron Diaz, but I really liked both her dresses last night.

    I liked the bottom of Glen Close’ dress, but that matronly jacket threw me off.

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