The 84th Annual Academy Awards: Red Carpet Recap

February 26, 2012

This evening seemed to be all about nostalgia. And it seemed fitting, too, given the year of movies we've had. The Artist, My Week with Marilyn, and Hugo were all about the golden age of film and the beauty of the silver screen. Midnight in Paris dealt with our nostalgic dreams for our own personal "golden age." The Help was retro fun at its best. In an era where CGI and 3D reign supreme, it's nice to be reminded that the true gems of Hollywood are the beautiful, simple movies that tell a beautiful story.

Regardless of who wins the big awards, we know what really matters: who wins best dressed! The starlets were out in full force this afternoon on the red carpet, and there were some huge hits. Glitz and glimmer seemed to dominate the carpet, and many celebs chose whites and nudes. One shoulders were also frequently seen. Here are some of my favorites of the night:

Gwyneth Paltrow

Mila Jovovich

Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen
Stacy Keibler in Marchesa
Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji
Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli
Natalie Portman
Penelope Cruz
Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton -BEST DRESSED OF THE NIGHT

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1 comment

  1. I vote Penelope Cruz #1 and Michelle Williams No. 1 and 1/2. G. Paltrow: fab design; not right for Oscars - too elegant for this affair.

    suzanne on st. simons


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