I actually watched the red carpet last night (for the first time, I usually just look at photos the next day) and I have to say it was incredibly boring. The commentators (some tacky Americans, a Brit, and Tim Gunn) were utterly lame, and it was a fierce reminder as to why I don’t normally watch these things. On top of that, I missed Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie’s leg (I was at a friend’s house, and we were chatting) which were amongst the must-sees of the evening (as well as Jennifer Lopez’s nipple.) Anyway, here are my loves and loathes.
Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford. Yes, she probably looked like a boring bride when she took the cape off, but kudos to her for wearing it in the first place. At least it is interesting.
Natalie Portman in vintage Christian Dior couture. The dress isn't that special, but it does look nice. Of course, I am slightly confused that she disowned the brand, and one year later she is wearing them on the red carpet.
that Rooney Mara is wearing Givenchy. It does look nice, although I was hoping for something a bit mroe shocking and dramatic.
Penelope Cruz in Giorgio Armani. First I loved this, then I loathed it, then I went back to loving it. It is very classic, but it suits her.
Rose Byrne in Vivienne Westwood. But her posture is another story (or does the dress just make her look like she is pushing her belly forward?)
Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli. Thank god someone is representing one of Paris' best brands!
Milla Jovovich in Elie Saab. Yeah, yeah, I know this is nothing special, but she looks nice.
Glenn Close in Zac Posen. First of all, I love Glenn Close (I am in season 4 of Damages) so she could wear a Victoria Beckham dress and I would still think she is great. Secondly, this looks beautiful, it actually suits an older woman, it is chic, elegant, but quite sexy.
Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace. Sure, her leg looks amazing, but without the leg, this outfit is pretty boring.
Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad. At first I liked this, but then it was to much about the cleavage, and it seemed like she was trying to match the famous Versace dress. But she can't do that, because she is too old to be showing off that amount of nipple, I mean, cleavage.
Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen. This doesn't look like McQueen, this looks like lame evening wear brand who likes to do lots of gold embroidery. A very tame, boring choice.
Tina Fey in Carolina Herrera. Isn't Tina Fey supposed to be a bit cool? Becasue this dress is not cool.
Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton. I don;t actualyl think she looks bad, but I just think that, given this was one of the most anticipated dresses of the evening, that she could have made a more interesting choice.
Cameron Diaz in Gucci. Tan lines. Need I say more?
Meryl Streep in Lanvin. Yes, I know everyone is probably going to spazz at me for not liking this, but I just don't think it is working. The cut is old, the colour is old, and she is old. Could we not have had one contemporary element to this outfit, please?
Images from WWD.