ITS TIME to roll up the red carpet, and put away the scoreboards, because Academy Award season is over. The Hollywood fashionistas were out in force to collect their awards, or at least clap half-heartedly as they watched their rivals collect it instead. But whose outfits made us sigh with jealousy or indeed, gasp in horror? Who gets our vote of best and worst dressed at the Oscars 2011?
As personal opinions go, best dressed definitely has to go to either Natalie Portman or Scarlett Johansson. A heavily pregnant Portman, who won Best Actress for her role in ‘Black Swan’ looked absolutely radiant in purple Rodarte, completely outshining her gorgeous co-star, Mila Kunis, who also went purple with a beautiful lilac Elie Saab gown. Newly single Johannson proved that you don’t have to bare all to look sexy in a backless wine and magenta Dolce and Gabbana.
But it were the scarlet sirens that really led the pack, showing that no matter how cold it is outside, you can always be red hot. The fabulous Anne Hathaway, her and James Franco being the youngest ever hosts of the Oscars in its 83rd year, graced the red carpet in a fabulous Valentino gown with no less but the designer himself on her arm. Last year’s Best Actress, Sandra Bullock swopped last year’s Marchesa for a little more spice with a lipstick red Vera Wang with a mermaid tail and origami bow. However the real belle of the ball was new mum Penelope Cruz who stepped out to support her husband Javier Bardem in a traffic stopping scarlet sequined L’Wren Scott.
We know that while there are so many hits when it comes to the Oscars, there are bound to be a few misses. Jennifer Hudson and Cate Blanchett were among a small group who maybe just tried that bit too hard. But the title for ‘Worst Dressed’ can only have one contender. Yes, that’s right, you’ve guessed it. Madonna, the only woman in the world who could think it acceptable to wear just a lace body and fishnets with heels to the Oscars, and attempt to get away with it. Unfortunately no one has told the 52 year old that she needs to move on from the eighties and as we speak, there’s an angry mob combing Hollywood for her stylist! Rumour has it, even her 14-year-old daughter, Lourdes, wouldn’t get into a photo with her, and I can’t say I’m all too surprised.
So that’s it for this year, only another twelve months until we’re able to scrutinise every detail of the A and B-list celebrities that strut down the red carpet, and I, for one, can’t wait! Let the countdown begin!