This was a pretty ho-hum award show for fashion.
I have never been on the fence about so many of the fashion choices. It usually is so black and white for me. I have a best and worst dressed list. My list of "Its alright but it could have been better" was huge.
I had to "sleep on it" and revisit the dresses this morning.
People who I thought looked magnificent from the moment I spotted them:
George Clooney: The french cuffs will slay me every time.
Renee Zellweger: I am a sucker for a slit and small train. It photographed gorgeous.
I will say that this dress rivals her famous lemon dress. (Carolina Herrera)
Natalie Portman: It was really like she jumped straight of the movie Sabrina. Perfect gamine charm. (vintage Chanel)
Keira Knightley: Flattering silhouette, loved the naked neck and her accessories were amazing. This is the most elegant she has ever looked. (Valentino)
Sarah Jessica Parker: A surprising choice of Rochas. I expected Oscar or Narcisco.
Sandra Oh: Simple and elegant. It was designed by Collette Pinnigan. Wished she would have posed better.
Marcia Cross: This pick might cause some controversy.
I loved the color with her beautiful red hair and alabaster skin.
(BTW: Eva wore a coral gown to the Emmys. It is not similar but it does make you do a double take. )
Diane Kruger in Lanvin. It was elegant. I also loved her hair clips. She has made up for all the bad outfits this past year. There were quite a few.
Not So Great:
Catherine Deneuve: It made her look matronly and this woman is far from that. Based on her expressions...she was aware of it. It was by Lanvin.
Rachel Weisz: She should have studied pictures of Catherine Zeta Jones in her pregnancy. In fact...Catherine should give classes on how to pick a great gown.
On The Fence Still:
Reese Witherspoon: I have noticed that the couture houses have been throwing around the word vintage lately. It first started when Julia Roberts wore her vintage Valentino to accept her best actress award at the Oscars. It was only a few years old. At the Golden Globes red carpet Reese stated that she was wearing a vintage Chanel dress. This dress is not old. Kristen Dunst wore this gown to the Golden Globes. You know heads have to roll when you wear the same dress as your rival. Heads have to roll...when your rival looks better in the dress.
Michelle Williams: I loved the color but hated that it looked like it was strangling her.
It was by Givenchy.
Zhang Ziyi: Its the neon green. I grew up when neon hit big in the 80's. I can not get past the bad memories. I will say that she wears a princess ball gown like no ones business....and the color stood out. It actually flattered her. She will be on everyone's best dressed list but not mine.
Charlize Theron: I have never seen her look not confident on the red carpet. Notice how she primly holds her handbag in front of her in all the photographs.
Fergie from the black eye peas: Some reviewers are saying that it was a brave choice. This makes me angry. There is nothing brave about being inappropriately dressed.
It was not rock and roll. Don't say it was rock and roll. It was just a plain dress that she grabbed from Kitson.
Hiedi Klum: Did not fit. Needed to be lifted.
Alanis Morissette: Melanie from Platinum Blonde Life nailed it when she said something went wrong. It was very basic. Like a home economics sewing project. The color of the bodice washed her out. She needed some jewelry. I swear it was only a few months ago that she was sporting a short hair style with glasses.
Pamela Anderson: She really tried with her vintage Bill Blass. When you search the Blass archives you are looking for elegance. Why did she fail? It did not fit.
The black fabric at the bodice was stretched to its breaking point and the bottom of the gown was too short. I think she was going for a Sharon Stone look. Remember the Vera Wang gown she wore to the Golden Globes?
Dayna Devon: There is always an unknown who comes on the red carpet looking like hot garbage. This is the girl for 2006.
Best Coat: Reese(pictured above)