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Oscars fashion superlatives
February 26, 2013 - April Diodato
This was an impressive year for fashion at the Academy Awards. While there weren’t a lot of risks, there also weren’t many visually-assaulting, migraine-inducing disasters, which I really appreciated. Here’s my recap of the 2013 Oscars’ most noteworthy fashion statements:
Best Overall: Jessica Chastain’s dress fit her perfectly, the color worked splendidly with her skin tone and her enviable red locks, the red lipstick offset it just so. She looked like an old Hollywood screen goddess and there wasn’t one detail amiss in the entire look. It was like seeing Rita Hayworth reincarnated on the red carpet. Bravo!
Best Award-Winner (and actress): A close second to Chastain style-wise but the victor in the Best Actress race, Jennifer Lawrence looked phenomenal in her show-stopping Dior gown. She wisely chose the best dress for last. It was accessorized perfectly as well. I have no doubt that this will not be her last Oscar, but it will be difficult for her to top this look.
Best Metallic: Naomi Watts was one of few actresses who didn’t play it safe, and taking a chance paid off for her. Her futuristic silver frock by Giorgio Armani looked incredible on her; I’m not sure how many other ladies could pull this one off.
Most Disappointing: Anne Hathaway knew she was going to win an Oscar. We’ve all known it for months. After scooping up supporting actress accolades on the award circuit all season long, and having an absolutely endless selection of gowns to choose from, would it really be so hard to find something spectacular? She apparently had planned to wear another gown and switched to this listless pale-pink sheath at the last minute, and it showed. Her hair looked mussed, the necklace didn’t match. Who’s running this operation? It takes an army to ready a starlet for the Oscars and there’s just no excuse for this.
Worst Overall: Kristen Stewart – bad dress, bad hair, bad attitude. Why even show up if you can’t be bothered? I’m sure your co-presenter would have done just fine without you.
Best Accessory: Quvenzhane Wallis’s adorable puppy purse made me want to be 9 years old again. Too cute!
Best Distraction: I was so focused on how beautiful Charlize Theron looked in her white gown with her new pixie ’do that I completely forgot about the loathsome “Snow White and the Huntsman.” It wasn’t until I saw the film’s title underneath her name during E!’s red carpet special that I remembered, and I cringed on her behalf. Please don’t let there be a sequel… especially if Kristen Stewart is involved.