Now, let's talk gowns. There were many beautiful gowns. Most of my favorites were brights, red and tangerine. My very favorite was the dress below on Anne Hathaway, who by the way, changed outfits eight times!!
Anne Hathaway in "archival" Valentino
Jennifer Hudson in Versace (show off that new body girl!)
Sandra Bullock in Vera Wang
I also love black and white. It's very classic.
Reese Witherspoon in Armani (Love her!)
Maria Menounos in Johanna Johnson
Nudes with sparkles and metallics seemed to be another big theme.
Halle Berry in Marchesa
Michelle Williams in Chanel
I think all the good stylists must have been running all over Hollywood tending to everyone who attended because there were no complete disasters like the Bjork Swan Dress mishap of 2001.
Bjork - YIKES!
BUT, there were a couple of dresses that were not my favorite. Again, they aren't horrible, but just not my favorites.
The beautiful Cate Blanchett (love her) in Givenchy. I hate the structured shoulders. It reminds me of those big 80's shoulder pads and while the lavendar color looks pretty with her skin tone, but I hate the yellow and lavendar beading. ICK! But, her hair looks pretty.
This is Jennifer Redfern. She was nominated for her documentary called Sun Come Up. It is about a group of islands in the South Pacific where it's speculated that rising water will swallow the island within two years and the Cartaret Islanders will be displaced. She went to the island with her crew, including Cinematographer, Tim Metzger. They were there filming for several months where they fell in love. Isn't that sweet? Just thought I'd share that little tidbit of wonderfulness. While I'm happy about her little love story, I'm NOT crazy about her dress. It's kind of like she just wrapped silk sheets around her. It does nothing for her figure, but I'm sure she's a very nice lady.
Have I mentioned how much I love Hellen Mirren? I think it's because she reminds me of my mom.
Helen Mirren in Vivienne Westwood.
So, did you watch? Whose gown did you love?