PJ’s Top 5: Best-Dressed at Oscars 2007

by PJ on Tuesday, February 27, 2007

in fashion,fashion - award fashion

Let’s waste no time:

Winner: Cate Blanchett (Armani Prive)

A no-brainer for me. This is the perfect Oscar dress. Simple, elegant, glamorous, and most importantly, timeless. I am a big fan of asymmetric designs, and the level of metalic shine is just right for the whole look. Love her simple hair and fresh makeup as well.

2. Nicole Kidman (Balenciaga)

For me, this is her best Oscar look in years. (I am not a fan of her Chanel dress when she was nominated for Moulin Rouge, or her black number when she won the Oscar. Her white Balenciaga dress last year was pretty but a bit boring.) Red is a surprising but a great choice, and the cut of this dress really shows off her statuesque figure. I don’t care about what some other people say, but I love the tumbling bow at the back. I think dressing for something like the Oscars is all about making a stunning impact. She did exactly that.

3. Kate Winslet (Valentino)

Again, love the asymmetric one-shoulder touch. The whole look is so demure and elegant. My very minor complain would be that the shade of green is slightly too pale. The whole look is not as good as the Ben de Lisi dress five years ago (which is definitely among my top five all-time favorite Oscar looks), but it is good enough to be among my top three this year.

4. Helen Mirren (Christian Lacroix)

Perfect at the Golden Globe, the BAFTA, and again at the Oscars. I like the movement of the skirt when she walked. She dresses beautifully to her age with style and a bit of flair. Also, her hair looked different but equally beautiful on all three occasions.

5. Reese Witherspoon (Nina Ricci)

The first time I saw this dress, I actually didn’t like it at all. I imagine she would go for something brighter. But this one is a grower. The more I look at it, the more I love it. The hair and the makeup both went superbly well with the dress. I like the slanted tiers and the subtle change of color at the bottom. Very sultry and glam.

The dresses of Penelope Cruz, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Anne Hathaway seem to get the split vote , and Gwyneth and Anne are even on the worst-dressed list on Yahoo! Movies. But I think they all looked pretty good. (I like the big frills and the big bow.)

On the other hand, while Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jennifer Lopez and Emily Blunt are consistently on the best-dressed lists, I am not particularly into their outfits at all. (Love J-Lo’s hair and makeup though!)

So what do you think?

(Most of the links are to Catwalk Queen. They happen to have the best of the red carpet photos.)

Stay tuned for my worst-dressed list later!

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Anonymous Thursday, March 1, 2007

I like Fishsticks Paltrows fischtick-colored frock; it was one of the most beautiful gowns of the night.

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PJ Thursday, March 1, 2007

I do like Paltrow’s dress. Low-key with an interesting color. Nice detail as well. I still think her best Oscar look was the pink Ralph Lauren dress when she won. I know some people might not agree with me on this…

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Aniela Monday, March 5, 2007

I think that Reese looked really good this year. Her dress really showed her sexy figure, and the hair was perfect !

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PJ Monday, March 5, 2007

Thank you for your comment, aniela. I do agree with you, and Reese has been consistently pulling off great red-carpet looks as well.

By the way, you have a very nice blog!

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mondeo Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Hi!
I don’t think that Cate Blanchett is the best dressed, I think her dress is very shining. Kate Winslet is even worst, she shouldn’t wear that type of dresses because they don’t fit her right [I don't know if you say like that, because I'm portuguese... What I'm trying to say is that she shouldn't wear dresses that are just one color and so smoothy like the one she is using...] Nicole’s dress is cute, she looks well. But the only ones which I think are good (not very good, just good) are Helen Mirren and Reese Witherspoon. Helen could be better, her dress is… well, not the Best… Reese, I like her hair and she looks very nice, but we are only talk about the dresses, so I think her dress is cute; I just don’t like one detail under her right arm, and the color on the end of the dress [my english sucks, I know!...] Actually, I don’t think that any of them are really really good.
I’m portuguese so I can not explain very well what I think…
Your blog is very nice, keep posting!
[Sorry my bad english!!]

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PJ Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Hello there again,

Please don’t apologize for your English! It is absolutely fine.

I think I might agree with you to a certain extent that there was not any really iconic look this year (like Halle Berry when she won). Many looks were just a bit tame and safe.

Since you mentioned the end of Witherspoon’s dress, I have noticed that the color could look quite different on various photographs I have seen. It could look from light blue to rich lavender……which really affects the overall look of the dress.

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mondeo Thursday, June 21, 2007

Hi again,
I agree with you. There was not any really iconic look this year…

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PJ Thursday, June 21, 2007

Hello again,

Yes…hopefully we will see some more exciting looks next year!!

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mondeo Thursday, June 21, 2007

Yeah, hope so!!

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