Poor Anne Hathaway. She scored a prime job, along with James Franco, hosting the 2011 Academy Awards and she worked hard, singing and dancing to breathe some life into the ceremony. But her co-host, James Franco, seemed to be under sedation and barely smiled. And her dress? Oh dear!
This year’s ceremony was about contrasts. Almost all the women wore virtually no jewelry as predicted in a global recession. Colors were deep blacks, vibrant reds or nudes.
The dresses may be expensive designer originals, but that didn’t stop some fashion foul-ups. Let’s have a look at some of the best and worst dressed women at last night’s Oscars ceremony.
Scarlett Johansson’s simple burgundy lace D&G dress has been applauded but her so-casual-it’s-hardly-brushed hair was a let-down. Had she mistaken this for dress down day at the Oscars?
Hale Berry’s sparkling nude Marchesa was beautiful – nothing else needs to be said.
Natalie Portman showed how to dazzle in maternity wear. Her purple Rodarte dress stunningly disguised her baby bump, even more impressive because she only recently changed designers from John Galliano, suspended from Dior for anti-semitic comments.
Anne Hathaway’s overly fussy red dress divided critics. The shape nicely silhouetted her beautiful figure but all those frills and at the bottom were just wrong!
Cate Blanchett’s lavender Givenchy dress with the bizarre front cut-out was almost as bad as Sharon Stone wearing what appeared to be an ostrich on her shoulder.
Many people liked Gwyneth Paltrow’s ultra shiny Calvin Klein but it had too much of a 70s sci-fi look for me.
Helena Bonham-Carter’s patriotic Union Jack garter gains her some points but isn’t she over the Gothic thing by now?
So that’s what we thought of this year’s Oscar dresses. No doubt you had your favorites and those you hated too. Tell us about them.