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The Oscars: Best And Worst Dressed

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The Oscars: Best And Worst Dressed

The goal for this years Oscars was to make it more "hip" and "cool" by means of capturing the attention of younger viewers. Thus the choice for co-hosts, Anne Hathaway and James Franco. Sure, they're popular young movie stars. But asking them to host the grand daddy of all award shows was a bit of a stretch and a considerable risk. It ultimately resulted in an awkward disaster meets snooze fest. picture-102 Lets face it, most of us watch the awards solely for the red carpet coverage, so it's not a total bust. But again I was let down with most of the hair, makeup and gowns that sauntered down the carpet. Overall most of the looks were dull and lacked the drama and glamour I've come to expect. When the Golden Globes had more hits than the Academy Awards you know somethings off kilter. All is not lost! We still found some pretty spectacular gems. Our style team spent Sunday night studying the red carpet. Discover which outfits scored stylish points and which ones bombed. karens-picks Best: Michelle Willams.  Wearing: Chanel Couture. Comments: She looked chic, elegant and modern. Sparkled from head to toe. Worst: Jennifer Hudson. Wearing: Versace. Comments: I couldn't pull my eyes away from her squished breasts long enough to appreciate the gorgeous colour of the gown. Not to mention she had to hold her train all night--so awkward. -Karen Kwinter, Style Editor-at-Large katies-picks Best: Gwyneth Paltrow. Wearing: Calvin Klein. Comments: A tie between Gwyneth's liquid gold Calvin Klein gown and the bright and shimmering blue one worn by Amy Adams. Yes, Gwyneth's gown made her look like an Oscar, but what's wrong with that? When in Rome? I loved the neckline and honestly, I can only take so much of the dramatic trains of sateen, tulle and organza. Worst: Nicole Kidman. Wearing: Dior Couture. Comments: Kidman's excessively embroidered Christian Dior gown was my least favourite, for a number of reasons: I hate embroidery, found the shade ho-hum and the wildly-unflattering folds distracting and confusing. And finally, why wear Dior when the brand's creative director, John Galliano, went on a vile rascist rant last week? It just irritates me. Don't even get me started on that in-you-face flatironed hair! -Katherine Flemming, Associate Beauty & Fashion Editor julias-picks Best: Cate Blanchett. Wearing: Givenchy Couture. Comments: I totally have a girl crush on the lovely Cate Blanchett. When I saw the 41-year-old step onto the red carpet I let out a squeal of excitement. I adore this intricate dreamy lilac Givenchy gown, a characteristically bold pick from the actress. Well played. Worst: Marisa Tomei. Wearing: Charles James. Comments: I get it, she wanted to embody 50's glamour in this vintage midnight blue ball gown. But something didn't click, it's the classic case of too much dress for one (this) woman to handle. It didn't work on her frame, from the exaggerated silhouette, the awk neck line and the satin pulling in all the wrong places, tragic! But to end on a positive note, loved her hair. -Julia McEwen, Senior Beauty & Fashion Editor kats-picks Best: Mila Kunis. Wearing: Elie Saab Couture. Comments: This lavender chiffon and lace gown was a bold choice for Kunis, but I think she carried it beautifully. The silhouette was super-flattering without being too clingy, and the scooped neckline was an unexpected but charming detail. Kunis gets extra points for making it through the entire evening without falling out of her dress. Worst: Melissa Leo. Wearing: Marc Bouwer. Comments: I admire women who take chances with fashion, but for me, Leo’s dress was a little bit too risky. The Oscars always bring the glamour, and while the Marc Bouwer dress was certainly interesting, the boxy silhouette and fussy material detracted from Leo’s otherwise lovely styling. She also came dangerously close to a wardrobe malfunction when she climbed on stage. - Kat Galley, Style Intern What was your best and worst fashion moments from the 83rd Academy Awards? Let us know. Images courtesy of FabSugar.
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