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Oscars night photos

KharminJ's picture

Here's a pretty comprehensive collection of photos from the Oscars -

http://oscars.movies.yahoo.com/photos

Some beauties, some clunkers, a couple of "what were they thinking?!" - as usual.

Have fun!

Kharmin

LissaWh's picture

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The colors -  aside from the classic black or white gowns -- were gorgeous and a pleasant change to see.  The sapphire blue gown worn by the star of Slumdog Millionaire and the coral dress worn by tall interviewer Robin (correct name?) were both stunning favorites.  The pleating of many of the dresses looked very 50s to me. 

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What I find the best thing about the OSCARS is the designer showpieces worn by the actresses.  The recurring themes that I found interesting included:


One or no shoulder;


Long, with circular or fish-tail (AKA Trumpet) below the knee.


This particular style really caught my eye because it is similar styling on our new home page!


 


(This was the same style worn by Marilyn Monroe in the movie “The Prince and the Showgirl” which I watched during countdown for the 81st Awards)


 


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Teaf5's picture

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The Oscars gowns are always fun!  Overall, this year's reminded me of the classic Barbie gowns--beautiful fabrics and elegant lines, but generally impossible to move in.  Still, the attention to detail and draping was inspirational!

Ocrafty1's picture

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I tried the link and got 'Document Not Found' message.  Has anyone else had this problem?


I did a google search and found this link. The pix aren't very large, but you can get an idea of what they wore.


http://www.oscar.com/redcarpet


Deb


 

KharminJ's picture

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Hey Deb ~

Thanks for the replacement link - looks like Yahoo took down the original page. These Oscars.com photos are actually better, for our purposes, than the "Best and Worst" galleries (with their snarky and judgmental comments) that I found the first time.

Kharmin

ThreadKoe's picture

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Thanks for the link! Hubby and I indulged our favorite past time of picking the dresses apart. It is nice to see a return of the elegant ballgowns and dresses to the red carpet. Not so many years ago it was a matter of who could out-skank who. I still think there are some critics who's taste is all in their mouth. Cathy

Ceeayche's picture

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I have the same guilty pleasure during these awards shows (ripping them apart).  I'm actually appalled by not just the lack of taste, but lack of knowledge about fashion terminology and told lake of education in fashion history many of the so called commentators offer during these types of events and in the magazines.  I'll be glad when they realize that some events really are worth the trouble of wearing hose.  These bare legs under ball gowns really look jarring and unfinished.

"Ceeaychelle"
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"Ceeaychelle"
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ThreadKoe's picture

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We have the guilty pleasure of "boxing" the dresses by type! Mermaid, ballerina, mummy(looks like wrapped in tp), disco ball, etc. We actually get excited if we see something different that is good looking on the woman wearing it. In other words, the woman is wearing the dress, rather than the dress wearing the woman. So I was pleased and would give an A++ to the simple, elegant and well fitted dress that Meryl Streep wore. She looked elegant and comfortable in it, and was definitely dressed for the event, and not like a christmas tree! Too bad many poo pooed her for it. Cathy

jane4878's picture

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I wasn't crazy about Meryl Streep's--I liked the gown, just not the colour.  Anne Hatheway was beautiful.  I don't see what the fuss is about with Angelina Jolie.  She always wears black and it sucks.  Thought Jessica Biel looked like a towel dispenser as the Etalk critic noted.  Miley Cyrus doesn't wear age appropriate clothing.  It's personal taste, but I dislike mermaid gowns.  Beyonce looks like she would pop--she was so packed into that dress.  My favourite was Kate Winslet--she was gorgeous, the dress was gorgeous.  Her hair was perfect, she was radient--just WOW.


Jane

ThreadKoe's picture

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I mostly agree with you. Miley has not grown into herself yet, and she looked like a christmas tree. Kate looked wonderful. Angelina looked classy as usual, but nothing spectacular. I guess I liked Meryl's grey because it was different than black. Perhaps a blue would have been better. When you start to reach a certain age, it is nice to see a woman dress elegantly, not in something a la Sophia Loren! Now that was something else! Yes, at her age she is still a beautiful woman, but the dress was awful on her! Cathy

jane4878's picture

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Sophia Loren was voted the worst on e-talk (a Canadian entertainment show for the non-Canucks out there). She did look spectacular for her age, but that was one hideous dress. Everybody has their own stylist--there's no "fun" crappy dresses (i.e. Cher in Bob Mackie with no underlining) anymore. Just bad taste.

Jane

ThreadKoe's picture

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he he he, my thoughts exactly, no fun bad dresses, ie Cher! I know that lots of the dresses are loaners, and don't exactly fit properly either, so what gives with all the skin tight fitting? They must use miles of double sided tape to keep the "girls" in those bodices, tee hee. Cathy

JunkQueen's picture

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I agree with your assessment of the Oscar fashions. Sophia Loren's dress can best be described as "what was she THINKING?", IMHO....

I loved Meryl's dress, but I am partial to gray, although that dress and fabric would have translated beautifully to another color, too.

I am not an Oscar's fan, nor even a movie fan, so the women's clothing is the only reason I seek out information on the festivities. Understated elegance is my preference.

Teaf5's picture

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One commentator said that Miley "had been swallowed by a cabbage."  Snarky, but right on the money!  The beading and detail on those "cabbage leaves" were gorgeous, but there was just too much dress for such a petite girl.  I kept thinking of the old axiom:  "you should wear the dress, not let the dress wear you."

ThreadKoe's picture

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Too true....
but on the other hand, thank the Lord, she was COVERED! So many very young girls wear such revealing outfits that are so inappropriate for such beautiful young ladies. Perhaps if the leaves had been floaty instead of stiff, the dress could have been so different. Cathy

jane4878's picture

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Cathy,


Oh, I don't know--if my teen daughter went out with that amount of cleavage showing, there'd be hell to pay!  Miley Cyrus never dresses age appropriately.  She posted sexually suggestive underwear clad photos of herself on the internet when she was 14 or 15.  At least that dress hid her midriff...and there wasn't anything hanging out!


Jane

ThreadKoe's picture

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Perhaps I should clarify, tee hee, that she did not have slits up to here, and cleavage down to there, and backless as well! Some of her outfits have tended to be that way.....Cathy