After much consideration, I have come the conclusion that Natalie Portman in vintage Christian Dior was my #1 pick for best dressed last night.
While the dress was not necessarily gasp-worthy (aka, Gwyneth in a good way, Angelina in a bad way), there was just something so incredibly timeless. I mean, Vintage Dior from the 50s? You can’t go wrong. I’m not sure if it would be the best dress to wear for a Best Actress nominee, but for someone presenting she could not have looked more elegant or graceful.
I think it may have something to do with this comparison I keep drawing in my head…
Other dresses that made my list:
Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford, obviously. By far the most fashion forward choice of the night.
Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli.
Shockingly….Stacy Kiebler in Marchesa. Some hated this look. I personally loved it. Fresh off the runway from New York last week.
Last but not least…my girl forever and ever..Meryl Streep in Lanvin.
In her own sweet words, her final comments in her Best Actress acceptance speech:
“I want to thank all my colleagues. All my friends. I look out here and I see my love before my eyes –my old friends and my new friends. This is such a great honor, but what counts most to me is the friendship and the love and the sheer joy we have shared making movies together my friends.”
During my blogging hiatus, NY, Paris, Milan, and London all had Fall/Winter 11 Fashion Week. OOPSIES good timing on my part! The downside is that I didn’t get to express my LOVE for the shows that I…loved.
So, if you would, allow me to take this time to draw your attention to Marchesa’s Fall 11 collection and explain why fashion gets to me. The creative directors explained the inspiration from the “decaying opulence” their collection oozes from the character Miss Havisham from Dickens’ Great Expectations. For those of you who snicker at the statement “fashion is art”…I dare you to hold your ground. For a RTW, this collection borderlines couture, but I really can’t get over how beautifully constructed each piece is.
Blakey Lively wore one of the dresses at a recent event and look how much fun she’s having. “I’ve never read Great Expectations but I sure look damn good!”
More power to her. Although I have read Great Expectations and I’d highly recommend. In fact, it’s ending is one of my all-time favorites.
We are friends,” said I, rising and bending over her, as she rose from the bench. “And will continue friends apart,” said Estella. I took her hand in mine, and we went out of the ruined place; and, as the morning mists had risen long ago when I first left the forge, so the evening mists were rising now, and in all the broad expanse of tranquil light they showed to me, I saw no shadow of another parting from her.
I went to the Met this year, for the second time in my life. The first time I was 10 and I remember thinking it was boring, but knowing it was fabulous. This year to be honest, I got a bit bored though all the Ancient Egyptian exhibits, but the fabulosity of the place truly hit home.
January Jones in Balenciaga. I don’t LOVE this dress as much as a I love the aesthetic of the overall look. The drama of the gloves, the smoky eyes, and the piping on the dress somehow work.
Emma Watson in Burberry. I’m obsessed with this. I could totally see it as a wedding dress.
Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Morad. I’m not usually a J-Lo fan, but she hit the ball out of the park with this gold beauty.
Again, it’s not that I could imagine myself in Anna Wintour’s Chanel Haute Couture ensemble, but it’s her overall confidence and misdemeanor that contribute to the fabulousness of this look. I really do love Bee Shaffer’s Balenciaga dress.
Jessica Alba in Sophie Theallet for Gap.
I don’t love Sienna Miller’s dress but the fact that she and Jude Law came together and the undeniable smirks on their face scream of some unstated drama. And I love it.
My favorite: Joy Bryant in Marchesa. Such a timeless, feminine dress!