Sunday, February 24, 2013

Red Carpet - Academy Awards 2013

Red Carpet Fashion

The 85th Annual Academy Awards 2013

Awards Season has culminated down to this point....the Academy Awards, which was star studded with renowned actors and stunning gowns. This is my roundup of the Oscar red carpet. Please click on the images for a closer view. 

Treasure Chest

Catherine Zeta Jones made a dazzling appearance in a gold embellished Zuhair Murad gown. Olivia Munn was stunning in a ruby satin Marchesa gown with embroidered strapless bodice and draped skirt. Jessica Chastain shimmered in a copper toned silk satin Armani Prive gown that was perfectly tailored to fit her. Louise Roe was one of the best dressed TV hosts, in a beautiful nude tulle Monique Lhuillier gown, decked with red leafy embroidery.

Fit for a Fairytale

Jennifer Lawrence drew all attention in a stately strapless ballet pink Dior Couture gown with voluminous skirt. Amy Adams looked dreamy in an ice grey Oscar de la Renta frock with endless tiers of frothy tulle frills. Tween actress F├ítima Pcatek picked an ivory cake-topper dress with embroidered bodice, the skirt generously fitted with fairylike frills.

All that Glitters

Halle Berry paid tribute to her former Bond Girl status in an optically illusive metallic striped gown by Versace. Stacey Keibler was perfectly moulded into an exquisitely embellished slate grey gown by Naeem Khan. Nicole Kidman didn't hold back on the sequins, glittering in a black and gold L'ren Scott dress. Naomi Watts experimented with futurism in a spectacular silver sequin creation with cut-out asymmetrical neckline by Armani Prive.

Leading the Trail

Reese Witherspoon dipped into cobalt blue with a strapless gown by Louis Vuitton, featuring a black paneled bodice and train. Charlize Theron was graceful in a pristine white Christian Dior peplum gown with strapless V-neck and flowing train skirt. Zoe Saldana brought a bit of high fashion to the event, wearing a captivating white Alexis Mabille Haute Couture gown with embroidered bustier and layered grey ombre skirt.

Colour on the Carpet 

Kerry Washington wore a beguiling bright coral Miu Miu gown with gold embellished bodice. Alicia Vikander was opulent in an aqua blue fully embellished Elie Saab dress, nipped-in with a gold belt. Jane Fonda looked incredible for her age of 75, radiant in a canary yellow Versace dress with gold beaded waist detail. Jennifer Garner was prepossessing in a purple custom-made Gucci gown with a flurry of frills emanating from the back. Jennifer Hudson looked fantastic in a long-sleeved glimmering midnight blue Roberto Cavalli gown.  

A Pale Tale

Kristen Stewart very surprisingly opted for a more feminine look than usual, wearing a textured cream corset dress by Reem Acra, with tulle accents placed upon the sides. I was underwhelmed by Anne Hathaway's classic choice of a blush pink Prada column gown with halter neck. Amanda Seyfried looked imperial in a lilac halter keyhole cut-out Alexander McQueen gown, adorned with a beaded dragonfly motif.

Go Big or Go Home

Jennifer Aniston set her minimalist style aside and instead opted for a palatial cardinal red Valentino gown with massive tented skirt. Fan Bingbing went bold in both colour and size, wearing a striking fuchsia gown with tulip folded bodice, which is by Marchesa. Sally Field was impressively dressed in an elegant vermillion Valentino gown with sheer chiffon sleeves and a pleated skirt that concluded in tiny tiered ruffles.

Black Track

Giuliana Rancic was architectural in a black folded gown by Rafael Cennamo. Norah Jones was almost unrecognizable with her new hairdo, wearing a linear striped one-shoulded gown by Tadashi Shoji. Salma Hayek looked outstanding in a form-flattering black velvet Alexander McQueen gown with gold ornamented high neck. Sandra Bullock was dressed in a sheer beaded scallop gown by Elie Saab, which really required her hair to be worn up. Les Mis actress Samantha Barks was alluring in a slinky black number with plunge neck by Valentino.

Who was your best dressed at this years Academy Awards?

My favourites are Jessica Chastain, Olivia Munn and Stacey Keibler.


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