One of the highlights of the Academy Awards is the fashion. Which stars sparkled…and who fizzled on the red carpet? Here’s my list of this year’s best and worst dressed from the Oscars:
2. Jessica Chastain - Jessica wore a Giorgio Armani Prive' flesh tone dress embellished with an overlay of swarovski crystals. The dress accentuated her naturally red hair, which she wore down in soft waves, perfectly. Jessica accessorized with diamond earrings and a diamond bracelet from Harry Winston. Absolutely breathtaking!
3. Naomi Watts - The best surprise of the evening. Naomi wore a custom designed Giorgio Armini dress covered in pewter sequins. What makes this dress so spectacular is the contemporary cut-out at the bodice. This dress is the perfect mix of Hollywood Glamour and Hollywood Sexy. Naomi wore her hair in a messy updo which gave the structure of the dress a more casual feel. The pewter color played perfectly against her blue eyes and soft pink lips. Gorgeous!
1. Brandy Glanville - What was that? Brandi Glanville wore a self-designed dress from her "Brand B" line. I did not think it would be possible to over kill sexy and sensual on the Red Carpet. I stand corrected. Ms. Glanville's dress is inappropriate for even the most liberal critic. The bodice is to low and the slit is too high, it's so distracting that you don't pay attention to any other aspect of the dress. Definitely done in poor taste.
2. Helena Bonham Carter - I am usually a big fan of Vivianne Westwood, but one look at this frock and all I can say is Huh? The black and white dress is poorly designed for Helena's shape and could not be less flattering. Although, being honest Helena Bonham Carter isn't known for her fashion forwardness. You would think Vivianne Westwood would want to be better represented at a venue where the world is judging what the stars are wearing. Definitely my pick for "oddest choice" of the evening.3. Melissa McCarthy - Melissa make the worst dressed list last year! Who is dressing this woman? Her choice of a David Meister silver/grey gown left everyone wondering what she was thinking. Now Melissa is a full figured women, but hanging cloth over a full figure with no structure is simply a bad idea. Slapping sequins on an ill fitting dress doesn't make it better, it just makes it more noticeable. For such a talented actress and beautiful woman, Melissa has the wrong people dressing her. She should get in touch with Octavia Spencer's people. They do a much better job at celebrating the fuller figured woman.
Janie Glade is a New Orleans wedding coordinator and owner of Old.New.Blue, a wedding accessories boutique and gift shop located at 6117 Magazine Street.