Red Carpet Fashions at the Oscar Awards 2012

Last night's Oscar Award show was one of the best I've ever seen. The production was practically flawless. The jokes were pretty funny and the fashions were classy and gorgeous. Which were your favorites?

Angelina and Brad - OMG - she is drop dead gorgeous and sexy. Atelier Versace black velvet.
He's adorable.

Glenn Close - fabulously talented but someone needs to force this woman to do something with her hair. It's over-cooked and old-fashioned. The gown, meh. Zac Posen

Emma Stone needed to lose all that extra fabric at the neckline. It wasn't a detail that warranted so much attention. A gorgeous sparkly brooch would have done a much better job. Giambattista Valli Haute Couture

Rooney Mara was very interesting to look at. I liked the hair but I would like to see it in another style so I could compare. The gown she's wearing is beautiful but would benefit from larger breasts. Givenchy couture.

Natalie Portman- Her gown looks ordinary but the diamonds make up for it. Vintage Christian Dior gown.

Penelope Cruz - glamorous and very Hollywood but not up to her usual drop dead gorgeous look. I think it was the hair and pale palette of her make-up.   Giorgio Armani

Gwyneth Paltrow dressed as a Bar Mitzvah mom.  Tom Ford.

Jennifer Lopez - This gown enhances every one of her curves. Although I love Zuhair Murad's work I don't like it on JLo.

Meryl Streep - Is she too busy to get a styling? I don't care if she's not a skinny little thing, she could have been dressed in a more fashionable, flattering, stylish garment.  Lanvin.

Sandra Bullock - The top of this Marchesa gown did not flatter and made her look top heavy. 

Giuliana Rancic - Gorgeous Tony Ward  gown.

Milla Jovovich  - Gorgeous Elie Saab gown. Makeup and hair all work together. She's a knock-out.

Nick Nolte looks ill.

Jane Seymour - WOW! What a gown. I love everything about it except the seam down the front. She's got quite a figure at 61 years old!

Missi Pyle - I'd cut off the droopy strap. Valentina Delfino. Click here for the dress back story.

Octavia Spencer - dressed and accessorized to perfection. Tadashi Shoji.

Michelle Williams - I'm not sure about the gown. There's a lot of stuff going on: multi-layered chiffon fabric, ruching, peplum, train....busy. Louis Vuitton. I love the diamond bow brooch at her waist.

Cameron Diaz in Gucci Premiere

Stacy Kelbler in Marchesa. Accompanied by George Clooney.


  1. I laughed right out loud at the Bar Mitzvah mom comment. :)

    Stacy Keibler looks so beautiful. Sigh. I met her once. She's breathtaking and ridiculously nice.

  2. Michelle Williams and Cameron Diaz were my favorites of the night..Angeline needs a burger or 2 she is too thin, and the gown was way too big for her.
    nick Nolte needs a personallity transplant the guy was being interviewed by a british lady and he made her feel so unconfortable for her accent it was ridiculous the way he was acting.... he is far from where used to be look wise too...

  3. Rooney Mara and Penelope Cruz hands-down!! Loved Rooney's 21st century take on Audrey Hepburn in Givenchy, and Penelope was simply classic.

    Octavia Spencer and Cameron Diaz were close seconds!!! (remember when she couldn't dress worth a fig at these things???)

    Michelle Williams dress was a bit Junior Miss, being a mother and near 30, may be a little too young for her now.

    Angelina's dress looked like it was over-sized, or she looked too thin- but does it even matter? She's so gorgeous. I did like Jessica Chastain's dress by Alexander McQueen, too.

  4. I agree with boy above regarding Jolie..she is so overrated. The gown is too big on her bag of bones...and if anyone needs a hair restyling its Pitt. JLo as usual looks like a sausage overstuffed in a tight skin-it looks streetwalkerish. I guess you can take the girl out of the hood, but you can't take the hood out of the girl. She's getting a little old to be constantly trying to show of her ass-ets. I think Cruz's dress looks stunning--a brighter red lipstick would have popped the look. I think Platrow looks fine, I don't know why everyone is dissing her choice of gown-its a "classic" Hollywood look.

    1. Paltrow does look fine. She's very appropriate, she's elegant.. she's boring. And there's the problem. She has the money and the experience at this point to do more than bore us.

  5. Octavia Spencer looked beyond fabulous--so classy and beautifully dressed. She was accessorized at just the right level, too.

  6. Agree with your Meryl fashion assessment. She always looks like she needs a bath and a good brushing: 600 brushstrokes. :D I love Brad & Angelina! Those two have it going on.

  7. It seems Meryl knew she was going to win, and she wanted to match the Oscar... what an ugly, ugly dress!

    I liked the Emma Stone gown, the Gwyneth Paltrow (minus the thing over the shoulders), and the Sandra Bullock ones. But I am no expert =/