a little delayed but nonetheless....
i'm sad to say that aside from natalie portman, colin firth and christian bale winning oscars, i was not impressed by the ceremony or a lot of the fashion coming down that red carpet sunday night...yikes! i was so looking forward to a fabulous show with two younger hosts but i think a lot of people would agree with me that anne and james fell flat right from the beginning...i was debating not doing a post about the fashion, but there were 5 (and practically ONLY 5) looks that i did think were really beautiful.
calvin klein (you can never go wrong)
elie saab haute couture
rodarte (an ode to the mulleavy sisters for the black swan costumes?!)
two other runners-up: mandy moore looked fantastic in her delicate monique lhuillier gown (which actually came all the way up to her neck) while hailee steinfeld once again rocked the red carpet in an age appropriate marchesa number that she had a hand in designing! these two looks are actually quite similar in style, and it was interesting to see mandy's more elegant and timeless look in contrast with hailee's younger and more fun take on hand-stitched beading and tulle.