Oscars Fashion 2008: Best-Dressed 5

by PJ on Tuesday, February 26, 2008

in fashion, fashion - award fashion

I did more posts on award fashion this time last year, but this year I decided to just focus on the eagerly anticipated Oscars. So, for my only post on celebrity fashion for this award season, here is my list of the 5 best-dressed celebrities at Oscars 2008:

1. Anna Hathaway (Marchesa)

(image via Yahoo! Movies)

It was not a very difficult decision this year. The romantic scarlet gown with drape and rosette details looks exceptionally elegant on the fresh and statuesque Anne Hathaway. The dress also has a subtle vibrancy, sense of drama, and playfulness that suit her image and youth. I think everything is spot-on, from the color of the dress against her skin-tone to her simple hair and makeup.

(image via Yahoo! Movies)

This Marchesa dress also reminds me of Kate Winslet’s Ben di Lisi dress in Oscars 2002. This is probably still my favorite Oscar look ever.

(image via Yahoo! Movies)

2. Hilary Swank (Versace)

(image from AP Photo via E!)

I think her Oscar look has been getting better and better. (I still remember her gently wavy hair and the floral hairpiece from last year.) Again, with floral details and the one-shoulder cut, this Versace number is delicate and feminine. The simple hair and makeup is definitely the right way to go.

3. Marion Cotillard (Jean Paul Gaultier)

(image from AP Photo via E!)

Marion Cotillard’s mermaid dress is stunning and full of impact. It certainly beats a lot of insipid choices.

Her Chanel dress at the BAFTA earlier this month is worth mentioning. I did surprise myself by liking it, but I think it is because she wore it so well with that almost quirky quality and a pleasing lack of self-consciousness that few Hollywood actresses had.

(image from Startraksphoto via Style.com)

Both looks have a fantasy-like flavor, with one sweet and innocent and the other sensual and quite sexy. I like both.

(If you are interested, there are some wonderful and touching images of her just after she won the Oscar (here and here). Absolutely beautiful.)

4. Katherine Heigl (Escada)

(image via Yahoo! Movies!)

Another one-shoulder dress here. (I do tend to favor them as long as they are generally kept simple but with interesting and well thought-out details.) The red is warmer than the shade on Anne Hathaway’s dress, and it suits her well. I like the slightly retro touch on the shoulder, which is very eye-catching and memorable. However, I do think her makeup and hair was a little bit overdone.

5. Renée Zellweger (Carolina Herrera)

(image via Oscar.com)

Renée Zellweger usually gets it right on the red carpet, and she did it again. This might not be one of my favorite Oscar looks for her, since, on some photos, she did look a bit washed-out. But this simple but glitzy dress did still make her stand out for many good reasons.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

CC Wednesday, February 27, 2008

It seems that we have similar taste. I like red and also sparkling colour…


PJ Thursday, February 28, 2008

Hi CC,

Indeed, I do think red is a good color for a glamorous occasion like the Oscars. It is even better when the right shade of red is chosen to suit one’s skin-tone. I think Anne Hathaway did a great job here.

Thank your for posting your thoughts again! :)


nikki Thursday, February 28, 2008

I think Katherine Heigl looks so hollywood glamour. When I saw that pic for the first time I was like WOW! I think it was her night for lady in red!


PJ Friday, February 29, 2008

Hi Nikki,

I think Katherine Heigl has consistently looked good on the red carpet, and red certainly suits her very well. For me, she did have the wow factor on Sunday.

Thank you very much for visiting my blog. Hope to hear from you again!


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