85th Academy Awards Red Carpet

I’m taking a short break (a few hours) from catwalk coverage to have a look at the red carpet from the Oscars last night. While I wasn’t really wow-ed by anyone, generally the dresses were more good than bad.

I love…

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Halle Berry in Versace. This crazy machine-like dress looks quite good.

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Helen Hunt in H&M. I love her hair, her natural makeup, and the fact that she is wearing H&M, too bad her stylist forgot to iron it first.

Catherine Zeta Jones in Zuhair Murad Couture. Gold and glamorous.

Catherine Zeta Jones in Zuhair Murad Couture. Gold and glamorous.

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Jennifer Aniston in Valentino. She does that girl-next-door look so well.

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Jennifer Hudson in Roberto Cavalli. Hot!

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Jessica Chastain in Armani Privé. It’s not particularly exciting, but she looks very elegant.

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Nicole Kidman in L’Wren Scott. Lots of black, gold and sparkles.

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Renee Zellweger in Carolina Herrera. I can’t see the front, but she looks stunning from the back.

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Samantha Barks in Valentino. What’s not to love about a super simple black dress?

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Sandra Bullock in Elie Saab. I’m sending a trend here… the black evening gowns are the winners.

I’m not sure about…

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Adele in Jenny Packham. Is this amazing? Or too mature for her?

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Amanda Seyfried in Alexander McQueen. Is this beautiful or tacky?

I loathe…

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Anne Hathaway in Prada. The whole nipple/dart debate ruined this for me, and I think her hair sucks.

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Charlize Theron in Christian Dior Couture. I would have loved this, were it not for that 80′s bustier neckline.

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Helena Bonham Carter in Vivienne Westwood Couture. Two words: car crash.

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Kristine Stewart in Reem Akra. This is an unflattering dress that resembles a wedding gown and is totally not her style. And what’s with the forced smile? Don’t they teach celebs how to fake smile? She IS an actress!

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Reese Witherspoon in Louis Vuitton. That straight across neckline is super unflattering on her and makes her upper body look too big.

Images from WWD.

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  • Dimitar

    Adele was the best among the curvier ladies actually (I bet you saw the others) And I hate short-haired women. Sorry, it ruins the whole female vibe about them. Especially on a beautiful girl like Anne Hathaway :( Plus,H Berry was just in the mood of Versace’s latest collection – so for me it was tacky and tasteless again.

  • Jasper

    anne hathaway looks SO BAD with short hair. i think amanda seyfried looked pretty regal. eschewing j. lawre i see!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ellen-Tsai/553678062 Ellen Tsai

    Adele looks more pregnant than I am in that dress…..
    Kristine Steward ‘won’ the Razzies for worst actress… Maybe that’s why

  • http://www.facebook.com/bebe.tweet Lily Tweet

    Helena Bonham Carter and Kerstin Stewart have “just rolled out a bed and smoked a big reefer” hair.

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    They do, which wouldn’t be so bad if it weren’t for their dresses.

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    The Versace dress is not nearly as bad as the stuff in their last show.

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    Jennifer Lawrence was an oversight, I had flagged her photo but forgot to include it. She looked nice, but her dress did look like a wedding dress.

  • Nat

    Adele should learn with Queen Latifah and Octavia Spencer how to dress. Black.. really?

  • sienna

    I found the evening filled with far too many safe neutrals (i.e. Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried etc… ). Ladies this is your night so your dress should be as unforgettable as your performances! Points to Jennifer Aniston (stepping away from her usual black) even though it was a strapless dress (eh, Alexandra?). I love that Oscar photo from years ago with Michelle Williams (yellow dress) and Amy Adams (?) that highlighted their colourful dresses with trains against the red carpet. Now that is how to do a red carpet!

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    Yes, it was definitely too safe!