Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Glamourous Life

Hollywood came alive Sunday night with remarkable creations from some of the worlds leading fashion designers. The average ensemble from head to toe on Oscar night is valued anywhere from $117,000 into the millions, though most of the gowns and jewelry worn for the red carpet is borrowed.

So who got it right, and who missed their mark? My favorite gown of the evening was Cameron Diaz in Oscar de la Renta. The glitzy and floaty creation was a change from Cameron's normal tight or short numbers, and it was dazzling. Honorable mentions also go to Sandra Bullock, Queen Latifah, Meryl Streep and Miley Cyrus (who needed to stand up straight).

Although Miley is often criticized for dressing too old for her age, I have to say that I much prefer this to the like of teeny bopper Brittany Spears who more often than not showed up on the red carpet sporting not much more than lingerie.

And now for the disappointments: Although, sadly, there was no one whose ensemble was just over the top ridiculous this year, there were several gowns that fell short. Carrie Mulligan in Prada and Charlize Theron in Dior tie for worst dressed. Up close, Carrie Mulligan's "sequins and sparkle" were really miniature forks and knives, which don't have much place on the red carpet.

Also deserving a worst dressed mention are Amanda Seyfried and Diane Kruger. Kate Winslet and Kathryn Bigelow aren't quite worst dressed, but did wear gowns that were quite underwhelming.

So who earns your pick for best dressed female at the Academy Awards?