I don't think I've been so heavily invested in my Tweetdeck as I was last night.
Information rolled in at lightning speed about the gowns that leading ladies were draped in as well as what designers the men chose. This year was exquisite. There weren't many dresses that I remember being discouraged about and there the couture choices were to die for.
Here's my wrap up for Oscar night;
Cate Blanchett in Givenchy Couture
This dress is the epitome of everything I want to see on the Red Carpet.
She owned this dress; the poise, the delicacy, the elaborate detail.
It's almost like an elusive insight to who she is.
The beading is phenomenal on this dress and I love the bursts of yellow on the clavicles.
The jewelery was minimal, but nothing else needed to make a statement because this dress made one all on its own.
Best dressed of the night.
Florence Welch in Valentino Haute Couture
Oh My God.
Of course Ms. Florence found herself in Couture this evening.
She thrives in these kinds of pieces; they are delicate yet strong enough to make a statement.
It gives off that "look what I found while rummaging in Grandma's trunk in the attic"
but in the most glamourous and appealing way.
Hailee Steinfeld in Marchesa w/ Ferragamo shoes/clutch.
I think she looks adorable here.
Look at that Red Carpet "Hey I'm only 14!" glow!
I think she looked beautiful and she was so well received with this piece that she helped design herself. You can't hate that, right?
I really wanted her to win, but she has many years ahead of her.
Hopefully this girl will embrace fashion and become someone to look out for.
Mila Kunis in Elie Saab Couture.
I loved this dress on her.
She projects beauty, grace, and strength here.
This is such a delicate colour on a strong personality & I really like that.
I absolutely loved how this clung to her body in all the right places.
This was a really beautiful choice for her.
Colin Firth in Tom Ford
Well of course! No shocker here that Mr. Ford designed this one.
He was definitely the best dressed male of the night-
except perhaps Justin Timberlake who was a close second in his trusty Tom Ford tux.
The buttons were fantastic!
But at the end of the day, it's a tux--what more can I say?
Justin Timberlake in Tom Ford
Felt like I needed to post his picture after mentioning that he
sauntered around in Tom Ford all night.
Gwyneth Paltrow in Calvin Klein
This gown hung over her body so well.
I loved how it made such a statement without being shrouded with detail that made it too over the top. Love the metallic look and how soft everything else was with it.
Nothing was overdone here and it came out really nicely.
Reese Witherspoon in Armani Prive
Ah, taking us back to the days of mod I see?
She looked absolutely adorable.
I cannot say that this dress speaks to me in any way.
However, I can say I like the whole overall look here.
Her high placed 60's ponytail was perfect with this dress-it tied everything together.
I feel like her hair and eye makeup are accessories in this outfit and I love that.
Mandy Moore in Monique Lhuillier
I just wanted to take a second to say that Mandy Moore looks stunning here.
This is the best I have ever seen her look; mature and full of grace.
The dress is okay, but nothing I found myself drooling over.
Hilary Swank in Gucci Premiere
I love this dress and how it looks like an ostrich!
I love how the colour creeps into a darker shade near the bottom and I love the two contrasting materials used in the bodice and then how they mesh with a fuzzy feathery beautiful mess at the bottom to create this alluring piece.
Anne Hathaway in Givenchy Haute Couture & James Franco in Gucci
Let's not forget our hosts.
I love every outfit change that she had-
especially her metallic blue Armani Prive gown
and how can you not love this Atelier Versace?!
but this one was just adorable and shows masculinity on a woman is completely sexy
Thank you Lanvin for this custom creation!
and THIS DRESS. I loved it right away...
It actually reminded me of Florence. She would look stunning in something like this.
The BIGGEST NEWS OF THE NIGHT!
I actually sheepishly just found out now because I didn't hear anything last night on who designed this last gown;
One of my biggest upsets of the night came from no female being wrapped up in Tom Ford to be presented to the world with a note that says "I'M BACK TO WOMEN'S WEAR!"
Now that I found out one of the most stunning gowns of the evening was designed by this fashion genius I can rest easy!
Anne Hathaway doesn't necessarily come to mind when I think of celebrity fashion icons of today. You don't get that privilege by appearing on the cover of Vogue.
However, after last night, people may start looking to her as one.
What did you guys think?