Saturday, February 21, 2009

Oscar Worthy Gowns

This is probably the last post for today, because I need to get all my homework and such out of the way so I can live blog the red carpet and the Oscars tomorrow! Get excited. Anyways, here are a few gowns from New York Fashion Week that I really want to see on the red carpet tomorrow.
Badgley Mischka, Tory Burch, Naaem Khan. I think the Badgley Mischka dress is self explanatory. It's chic, timeless, flattering, would photograph well--overall it's a pretty safe dress for some young starlet who doesn't want to make too much of a splash their first time on the red carpet. Now, I know the Tory Burch dress doesn't look Oscar-y at first glance, but replace/remove the nautical belt, and you've got a black sequined column dress that fits like a glove without being too revealing. Love. And that Naaem Khan dress is so Anne Hathaway. It's a little unique, but very simple, with just a bit of visual interest at the waist and shoulder, two very flattering spots. The nude color would look great on someone either very pale or with a bit of tan.

Reem Acra, Marchesa, Marchesa. I've already waxed poetic about this Reem Acra dress. It's just detailed and asymmetrical enough to be memorable, but classic and flattering enough not to land anyone on a worst-dressed list. I know that the first Marchesa dress is a little unexpected, but it's so Penelope Cruz with the simple top and voluminous, dramatic skirt. It would look so great walking down the red carpet...sigh...and the second Marchesa gown it a fantastic mix of a typical Grecian gown, and a flattering, fashion-forward hue like lilac. It's very striking, but also very classic, and just a little bit cheeky.

Jason Wu, Monique Lhuillier, Lela Rose. That Jason Wu dress is so Amy Adams I can't stand it. It's a very simple, but not boring, dress that would work wonderfully with some statement jewelry. As for that Monique Lhuillier gown (ignore the ripped body stocking), can't you totally picture Angelina Jolie in that? The dress itself is streamlined and subdued, but the close-to-the-body fit and the cut-outs on the side make it drop dead sexy. Finally, this Lela Rose dress is own of my favorites. The asymmetrical, one-shoulder detail makes it fashion-conscious, but the Grecian chiffon and raspberry hue are both timeless and flattering. The black detail highlights a tiny waist, but the a-line skirt hides any lower body trouble spots--perfection.

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