On February 27, the Kodak Theatre was the ultimate hot spot to welcome the dazzling celebrity pack. The 83rd Annual Academy Awards was undoubtedly one of the most anticipated events of the year, lining up a multitude of high class actors and actresses who were there to get the greatest reward for their acting talent and performances in the blockbuster films of the moment. James Franco and Anne Hathaway were granted with the role of the hosts and offered the audience a once in a lifetime and super-fun experience, flashing their most amusing sides.
The award for the Best Film was taken by ‘The King’s Speech’, whereas the well-deserved award for the Best Actor went to Colin Firth for his memorable performance in the same movie. Natalie Portman again was praised and rewarded with the award for the Best Actress, thanks to her performance in ‘Black Swan’. Additionally, the Academy also offered a prestigious position on the winner list for ‘Inception’ as Best Visual Effects, ‘The Social Network’ as Best Film Editing and last but not least to Christian Bale for Best Supporting Actor in ‘The Fighter’.
The long awaited award shows also provide us with the chance to spot some of the most stunning designer gowns, perfect to secure the leading position of these actresses on the best dressed list. There were indeed surprising, pretty low key and also breath-taking designs. The color palette together with the selection of tailoring patterns was extremely versatile making the 2011 Oscars Red Carpet Fashion a top attraction of the moment. Take a closer peek at the most impressive appearances and pick your favorite gown that definitely made you sigh.
Red Hot Dresses
Apparently, the supremacy of classy neutrals was busted by the multitude of vibrant and vivid shades, especially when it comes to the most dazzling red carpet dresses. These fabulous gowns did attract immediate attention due to their eye-popping and high class vibe. Jennifer Lawrence in her Calvin Klein Collection dress made a classy and safe debut at the Oscars. She crowned her show-stopping look with Jimmy Choo “New Lancer” platform sandals and also a Judith Leiber bag.
Sandra Bullock was also trapped in this red haze. Her Vera Wang dress is neatly tailored without any bold twists. She decided to complement her red carpet look with Jimmy Choo’s “Vita” platform sandals. Jennifer Hudson in her Atelier Versace Spring 2008 gown succeeded in landing on the top of the best dressed list. More so, as she opted for the Purple Versace platform heels to finish up her formal wear. Last but not least, it is worth mentioning that our favorite host, Anne Hathaway also nailed down the red dress trend by picking as her A-list gown a Valentino Couture creation.
Purple Rain Dresses
Lilac was another impressive hue to keep an eye on. Celebrities who wore the most visionary and drop-dead-gorgeous purple dresses include Cate Blanchett going for a Givenchy Couture gown, worth-of-all-praises. Another show-stopping attire could be spotted in the case of Mila Kunis, who picked an Elie Saab Couture creation to attract the attention of cameras and style critics. Her look was further polished by accessories as Neil Lane jewelry and a Bottega Veneta clutch.
Hilary Swank looked simply mesmerizing in her Gucci Premiere couture gown teamed up with satin platform sandals and a Roger Vivier clutch. Purple came at its utmost beauty and depth in the case of the Dolce & Gabbana dress worn by Scarlett Johansson. Though criticized by the style gurus, her gown was still one of the most sight-catching creations of the event.
Sequins and sparkling gowns proved to be the secret recipe of these actresses to stay in the spotlight and embrace a fail-safe outfit. Michelle Williams in her Chanel Couture dress radiates an uber-refined class and refinement crowned with Harry Winston jewels, and Jimmy Choo’s “Cosmic” platform pumps. Gwyneth Paltrow amazed the audience and fashion lovers with her Calvin Klein gown, perfect to flaunt her sylph-like silhouette. She topped her red carpet look with Brian Atwood’s gold leather “Martina” pumps.
Nicole Kidman opted for this breathtaking Dior dress decorated with silver embroidered details and her favorite Pierre Hardy heels. Halle Berry literally shined through the crowd with her Marchesa gown made up of a crystal encrusted corset and tulle ruffles. Her appearance on the red carpet was undoubtedly one of the peak moments of the night.
Old Time Glam Dresses
The actresses sticking to the safest style solutions when it comes to award shows, are Reese Witherspoon who decided that a black Armani Privé dress paired with Neil Lane jewelry would definitely keep style critics on their toes and could guarantee her a prominent position on the best dressed list. Additionally, we can include Amy Adams in this precious category, who sported an embroidered, floor-sweeping L’Wren Scott gown matched with emerald and silver Cartier jewels and, last but not least, Salvatore Ferragamo black satin shoes.
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