This year’s Oscars style was peppered with lots of red, white, nude and sequins. There were a few hands-down winning looks (Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace, Rooney Mara in Givenchy Haute Couture) and some not-so-winning looks (Sandra Bullock in Marchesa, Cameron Diaz in Gucci Premiere). There were also a handful of stars sporting curious looks that are still up for debate, namely Gwyneth Paltrow, Emma Stone and Shailene Woodley. Now, let’s assess the situation.
First up is Paltrow in FW12 Tom Ford. While I was a high-flying fan of her column dress and dramatic cape combo, E! deemed it "quirky," adding: "Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Super Goop!" Overall, the majority of fashion insiders gave Gwyn’s stylish statement an enthusiastic thumbs up, while the more conservative fashion crowds continue to scratch their heads.
Votes for Emma Stone, on the other hand, are progressively veering toward the "don’t" side for all viewers, like the hilarious gals from Go Fug Yourself. The only reason this situation saddens me in particular is because I attended the red carpet arrivals yesterday and saw her Giambattista Valli Haute Couture dress in the flesh, and it was actually a deep fuschia in person, contrary to popular belief. On camera the dress was this bright annoying red, which, combined with the huge bow, made her look about two months late for Christmas.
And last but not least, we have Shailene Woodley in a long-sleeved number by Valentino Haute Couture. While HuffPost wondered whether the look was "too stuffy," for the young Descendants actress, bloggers Tom and Lorenzo said it was "way too Nixon daughter," which I totally get.
How do you think these stars faired?