The “Red Carpet” is where the most amazing dresses get to do a “check in”. Every year, whether for the Golden Globe, Grammy Awards or the mighty Oscars, attires become more fabulous every year and dresses rise to the level of wearable art.
2012 has been the year when new names conquered the scene of the most beautiful outfits. It’s the case of the actress playing in Stieg Larson’s novel, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”. Rooney Mara glittered in a white Givenchy dress and made us see that she is not a rookie at all in the fashion business.
In fact white is one of the colors of the summer 2012, starting with pale and pastels to multiple nude shades. Take a look how Milla Jovovich and Shailene Woodley proudly wore these angel dresses made by Elie Saab and Valentino.
Another noteworthy detail in the 2012 Oscar dresses were the embellished dresses and accessorized with jewels. Cameron Diaz’s Gucci dress ranked high in this area, being decorated with crystals from Tiffany & Co. of over 1 million dollars. But there were other actresses who were dazzled by this type of drees, for example Jennifer Lopez created maximum impact with her Zuhair Murad Art Deco inspired dress.
Bernice Bejo’s dress, by Elie Saab and the Giorgio Armani dress worn by Penelope Cruz made us think of Hollywood of the 50s and the magical gowns worn by Grace Kelly in the film “To Catch a Thief” (1955).
Two other interesting and daring dresses were worn by Gwyneth Paltrow and the Louise Roe. If the statement dress with cape was signed by the master Tom Ford, the Black Halo creation also captivated the audience, by being at the intersection of a gala dress and a formal attire.
Stepping further from the nude tones and pastel dresses, we should mention that red was a hit for Oscar dresses in 2012, dressing young and fresh actresses. Michelle Williams, the star in “My week with Marilyn”, wore a coral peplum dress by Louis Vuitton, Emma Stone chose an asymmetrical Giambattista Valli Haute Couture, while Natalie Portman shined in Dior Haute Couture.
Even if the dress was not as spectacular as what we’ve seen so far, we loved how Jane Saymour walked the Red Carpet and how suitable the Pamella Roland dress was for her.
Moving on to metallics, we have to admit that silver and gold dresses always stand out. This year, Marchesa and Alexander McQueen generated really amazing outfits, by using embroidery or volumetric details.
Dark shade dresses didn’t have that much coverage, but they dressed up with elegance some of the bigger cinema names: Angelina Jolie, Sandra Bullock or Tina Fey. The slit dress seems to be Angelina’s statement type of dress. The black velvet gown she wore to the Oscars this year is an Atelier Versace design.
Color touches were also rare, but we liked one in particular: this intense yellow dress with metallic embroidery created by Chagoury Couture and worn by Nancy O’Dell.
And last, but not least, we are pleased to say the our Romanian designer Maria Lucia Hohan fabulously dressed Maria Menounos. Yey!!