84th Annual Academy Awards is over now, after forcing me (and all Europeans) to stay up until 7 am in the morning. To tell the truth I wouldn’t mind missing the award show; however the possibility of me missing the red carpet doesn’t exist. Which makes me sad, since we can only memorize one or two outfits from each year – risk takers almost became extinct. Same colors, same shapes (hello Golden Globes, fishtails anyone?) on and on, its not floating my boat that much anymore. Cate Blanchett and Tilda Swinton are usually our security blankets, with Emma Stone and Rooney Mara tossing their hats into the ring with their somewhat surprising yet preppy style. And of course there is Michelle Williams, with her – totally not my style put she’s killing it – gowns. People always wonder about Angelina Jolie or Nicole Kidman, but not me. Sure, they are hot as hell, but their style doesn’t inspire me in anyway.
Having said, I wasn’t expecting so much this year. That was until Gwyneth Paltrow and her super sleek and structured Tom Ford cape came to the rescue. I was starstruck, speechless. Opened and looked at the photo probably 20 times yesterday, and not to mention that I put on my own cape today – which was black and so not as cool as hers. They say that %99 percent of Oscar dresses come and go, the remaining %1 make the history. Well this was history allright. The only thing I can compare it to is the Givenchy couture Cate Blanchett wore to the Oscars last year.
After that piece of art (including Gwyneth herself, nobody on earth could pull it off like she did) everybody else was boring to me. Yet, there are some honorable mentions.
Rooney Mara and Milla Jovovich were my favourites before Gwyneth appeared, with their white and bold gowns and their perfect hair & make up. Octavia Spencer wore her best Tadashi Shoji so far; proving both her acting and outfit choice are award worthy. Shailene Woodley is my rising star, I’ve been admiring all her outfits so far – including the unexpected white Valentino gown she wore yesterday. She looked so freshly feminine and etheral in it, I don’t care if it “lacks clevage” and is not appropriate for her age. I don’t know if you realised this but all of my favs upto this point are WHITE, which made me question myself and if I got too old – old enough to like white dresses and consider marriage.
My thoughts on Michelle Williams was – she found her dress, again. Emma Stone was only OK, compared to her Golden Globe outfit last year (Calvin Klein maxi gown in peach) so I wasn’t going to put her on my list – that Giambattista Valli is a little boring for me (and to be honest it seems like a rip off of the iconic Balenciaga gown Nicole Kidman wore before) but she pulled it off just fine. Kate Mara was really pretty in Jack Guisso, and I don’t know why more people aren’t talking about this but Alexandra Edenborough (Gary Oldman’s wife) killed it in her Roberto Cavalli sequined piece! Oscar nominee Glenn Close was as elegant and confident as always. Last but not least, Angelina Jolie in that stunner Atelier Versace gown – with an unfortunate front slit. Why Angelina, put that right leg out and actually walk like a horse all night, where you can just stand there and flaunt that resplendent gown?