Monday, February 28, 2011

2011 Oscars -- The Academy Awards

Elie Saab Haute Couture

     During the 83rd Annual Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars, no one shined brighter than Mila Kunis in a lavender Elie Saab haute couture gown. As soon as I saw her on the red carpet I knew it was going to be really hard to top her that night. She has looked consistently beautiful this entire award season! She wore an emerald green, one shoulder Vera Wang gown at the Golden Globes and a red strapless Alexander McQueen at the SAG Awards this year. The Grecian draping was beautifully done and the cut of the top half of the bodice suited her frame so well. I love how she has worn different looks for all the red carpet appearances she has done this year. This light lavender Elie Saab gown is a much more romantic look in contrast to the dark and floral McQueen dress she wore to the SAGs. From her chic up-do to her minimal jewelry [drop earrings and single bangle], it's all such a perfect balance to this gorgeous lace dress. I guess having a breakout role in Black Swan has a lot of perks other than award nominations for best supporting actress -- so many designers are so willing to let you wear their beautiful dresses! Lucky. 

     I'm also completely in love with new comer Halee Steinfeld's Marchesa dress that she helped design with the designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig. It perfectly compliments her fair skin and the detailing of the bodice and big tulle skirt [which is my favorite part!] is perfection. From afar it looks like a strapless gown, but when you look closely, there's actually a very thin sheathe that becomes part of the bodice. I have to give to Amy Adams in this dark navy L'Wren Scott. As with Mila, we've seen her countless times on the red carpet this season and I must say, this gown is a winner this time around, except for the drop necklace that she could do without. However, her old Hollywood waves is gorgeous. 

     Oh, and, my oh my. Nude colors are a big hit this season and not just on the runway. Mandy Moore wore this biege Monique Lhuillier gown with an ombre effect [a very popular detail this season] while Michelle Williams opted for this creamy white Chanel gown. Her pixie haircut is perfect for this gown. What's more? I thought the pregnant Natalie Portman -- who also won last night's Oscar for Best Actress for her role in Black Swan!-- glowed in this plum colored, custom-made Rodarte gown. And how fitting! Laura and Kate Mulleavy, the designers of Rodarte, also designed the costumes for Black Swan. The sisters said that they "couldn't have been more thrilled to create a dress especially for her at the Oscars." And even though I'm not a big fan of Scar Jo, I thought the back detailing of her Dolce & Gabbana floral gown was beautiful and sexy. *Damnit. Come check out these Oscar fashions! What were your favorites?

Love, KB

Halee Steinfeld in Marchesa & Amy Adams in L'Wren Scott

Mandy Moore in Monique Lhuillier & Michelle Williams in Chanel

Natalie Portman in Rodarte & Scarlett Johansson in Dolce &Gabbana

Oh, and look who else I spotted on the red carpet. The very tan and talented
Valentino Garavani
P.S. here are Anne Hathaway's looks while hosting the Oscars. Her stylist, Rachel Zoe definitely did an amazing job dressing her for the entire night! 

tuxedo by Lanvin
custom-made Swarovski crytal pumps by Brian Atwood
Vivenne Westwood
Oscar de la Renta
Atelier Versace
Armani Prive'
Tom Ford

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