LOS ANGELES: The biggest night in Hollywood cinema, the 85th Annual Academy Awards saw some hits and some misses when it came to the fashion department. Here’s a lowdown of who wore what….
The biggest winners in the style department, at least for us, were a host of Hollywood beauties who usually always get it spot on. We spied Jennifer Aniston looking lovely (and happy in the arms of Justin Theroux) in a gorgeous blood orange Valentino gown. Halle Berry won no awards this year, but sure wowed the fashion police in her futuristic black and silver sequined Versace creation. Norah Jones chose a pista green ensemble, and floored everyone when she performed on stage.
Anne Hathaway, who won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress was a tad ho-hum in a nude pink gown (which ended up trending on Twitter, for all the wrong reasons!), while Jennifer Garner went to the opposite end of the colour spectrum in an aubergine ruffled gown. Charlize Theron kept it basic in a gorgeous white Vera Wang peplum number, and the 75-year old Jane Fonda made everyone envious in a sunshine yellow age-appropriate floor-length dress.
Carrie Washington (of ‘Django Unchained’ fame) looked slightly lost on the red carpet in a strapless sequined dress, while Jennifer Lawrence (winner of the Best Actress Oscar) was swept off her feet (literally: she tripped when trying to get on stage), in a pale, pale pink Christian Dior bubble dress. Kristen Stewart looked out of sorts in white, as she presented an award with ‘Harry Potter’ phenomenon Daniel Radcliffe.
Reese Witherspoon could have done better than the staid ink blue dress she was seen in, while Heidi Klum’s outfit was just too forward and revealing. Helena Bonham Carter was quirky as ever in an outlandish red and black ensemble, and Naeem Khan did India proud by designing a gorgeous grey gown for Stacey Keibler (George Clooney’s current girlfriend). Very ‘The Great Gatsby’ like, very chic!
The men weren’t far behind in the fashion department, with Best Film director Ben Affleck looking smashing in a black tuxedo. George Clooney’s white beard was a bit distracting, but he still looked hotter than ever. Best Supporting Actor Christoph Waltz looked handsome in a black suit, while his ‘Django Unchained’ director Quentin Tarantino kept it edgy in a black tux and a leather tie.