For several years now, the Oscars accept offered up the aforementioned atramentous formula: Witness a ablaze actor morph into a bumbling abecedarian (the latest victim, Jon Stewart), attack through arrangement of circumlocutory accepting speeches, and watch every cine you knew would win do absolutely that. But just if it looked like the 78th Annual Academy Awards were abstraction up to be yet addition night of blah broadcasting, Crash snagged the Best Picture statuette, and our acceptance in the alien was restored. Was it aswell a night of shockers on the actualization front?
Well, not exactly. With the stakes this high, today’s starlets are far added acceptable to accomplish accessory actualization faux-pas than sartorial crimes a la Bjork, Cher, or Lara Flynn Boyle (which is, let’s face it, why we watch the actualization anyway). Even so, as the Beauty Addict Red Carpet analysis [http://beautyaddictmag.com/thescoop/redcarpetwatch/redcarpetindex.html] reports, there were some superb and abrupt showings…and yes, a few amazing moments, as well.
After atramentous and white blanket the actualization at several awards shows, a scattering of added absurd hues fabricated their mark at the Oscars. Keira Knightly baffled the acreage in an absurd eggplant taffeta clothes by Vera Wang with affecting trumpet brim and best Bulgari necklace. Aswell outfitted by Vera Wang, Michelle Williams addled in a bubbling marigold tulle dress with floor-sweeping alternation and Harry Winston jewels. Amy Adams fabricated a chichi account in a amber Carolina Herrera taffeta apron with award accents, corset bodice, and billowing aquamarine earrings (the baubles adopted from Herrera’s claimed collection). Similarly beauteous were Jennifer Lopez in a best olive blooming ruched dress from Rita Watnick at Lily et Cie and Bahar Soomekh in a auto chiffon clothes by Calvin Klein. Salma Hayek and Jada Pinkett Smith both glowed in formfitting azure Versace and azure Roberto Cavalli, respectively. Several celebs autonomous for gold, the best of which was Jessica Alba’s abstract applique Versace check beat sans chaplet (a section abounding stars eschewed this year in favor of adventurous earrings). Other affected aureate girls included Carolina Kurkova in a fluttery Empire strapless dress, Jennifer Garner in bright a Michael Kors number, and Jane Seymour in a alluring Pamela Rolland fishtail gown.
Not surprisingly, several celebrities aswell sported basal black, but added generally than not, their apparel looked added atramentous than stylish. Some of the best achromatic apparel were Rachel Weisz’s figure-flattering cottony abstract Narciso Rodriguez clothes and Queen Latifah’s strapless Carmen Marc Valvo, which, already again, larboard the queen searching added fashionable than a lot of of the size-zero set. Of course, there was aswell an arrangement of paler gowns, alignment from abrupt white to buttery metallic. Nicole Kidman looked abnormally alpha in a glassy abstract ivory glassy dress by Balenciaga (although Kidman aswell eschewed the necklace, her clamp bag was an accessorial plan of art). Naomi Watts’s haute biscuit Givenchy amount was appropriately lovely, as was Diane Krueger’s white-and-gold Elie Saab strapless gown. While we could’ve done afterwards the breastplate-style bodice abatement pattern, Uma Thurman’s chrism Versace with coast close and cap sleeves still looked beauteous nonetheless (although the Swiss Miss Lacroix she wore two years ago fabricated for bigger TV). And Reese Witherspoon’s beaded best Dior clothes wasn’t the night’s actualization frontrunner, but it did represent a apparent advance over endure month’s Chanel-Gate getup.
Unlike the allegorical Oscar gowns we adulation to abhorrence and the break conundrums that disqualified the Aureate Globes, a lot of of this year’s actualization gaffes didn’t resemble floats in a parade; they artlessly lulled us to sleep. Several achromatic ensembles—Hilary Swank in Versace, Jennifer Aniston in Rochas, and Jennifer Jason Leigh in Prada—won’t accomplish it to Mr. Blackwell’s, but we won’t bethink them tomorrow. Catherine Keener’s gray Monique Lhuillier, Maggie Gyllenhaal’s charcoal Bottega Veneta, and Sandra Bullock’s fleet dejected Angel Sanchez aswell looked a bit flat. Afterwards her admirable actualization in chartreuse endure month, we were aghast to see Ziyi Zhang cutting a abnormally scalloped atramentous applique bustier (both apparel were by Giorgio Armani, who, it seems, got it appropriate the aboriginal time). And Felicity Huffman, who we were alpha to anticipate was above red-carpet reproach, chose a coast Zac Posen that larboard her searching shapeless.
Still, there were far worse transgressions. Lisa Rinna, who allegedly didn’t get the announcement about endure month’s décolletage debacle, autonomous for a agleam violet dress sans much-needed bra (why, oh, why?). Charlize Theron, who rarely makes a red-carpet misstep, looked somehow changeable (we wondered how that was possible, too, and the crew didn’t help) in abundant aphotic blooming Dior with ginormous one-shouldered bow. But the evening’s affliction assuming hands-down belonged to Helena Bonham Carter, whose billowing knee-length dejected glassy dress looked as if it were about to absorb the extra whole. The frock, accompanying with out-of-control bouffant and white shoes, will at atomic accommodate some watercooler fodder for the day after.