The much-revered Oscars red carpet had competition this year. Many of the A-list women walking on it chose to wear matching gowns in shades of scarlet, coral and raspberry pink.
But the stand-out colour choice of the evening was white, with Rooney Mara, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez all showing off their pristine sides. Billowing tube gowns, as worn by Natalie Portman, Penelope Cruz, Angelina Jolie and Michelle Williams, became the silhouette of choice, allowing the leading ladies to show off those toned arms they’ve probably been starving themselves for.
As for the most unconventional wardrobe choice, that went to Sacha Baron Cohen who walked the ramp dressed as a deposed dictator in full military regalia. Poor Cameron Diaz. We’ve seen this tube gown with a feathered train so often, it feels like we’re watching a rerun already. Caped crusader Gwyneth Paltrow steals the show on the red carpet. Even Zorro would be impressed.
Rooney Mara goes from tough Girl With Dragon Tattoo to delicate ice princess, a Best Actress deserving role in itself Whether she took home a golden man or not, Meryl Streep was sure she was going to be the shiniest star on the red carpet in this age and gravity-defying plunging gown.
Hey Natalie Portman, Minnie Mouse called. She wants her polka-dotted dress back Bright and dramatic with a giant bow to top it all, Emma Stone looks as good as a present under the Christmas tree.
With Marilyn Monroe safely behind her, Michelle Williams shows off her own quirky style We’re absolutely pawsitive this is the best-dressed pooch out there.
In this spell-binding see-through get-up JLo could add hypnotist to her list of career adjectives.