Very few remember who won best actress, best director or even best film from last year's Oscars (let alone 5, 10 or 15 years ago), but will you ever forget Bjork's swan gown, Sharon Stone's Gap t-shirt or Julia Roberts' vintage Valentino gown? The most original and stunning outfits at the Oscars become pop culture icons, while even the greatest movies are rarely remembered for which awards they won.
Luckily this year was a great one for Oscars fashion, if a tiny bit boring (you never know how much you'll miss the Chers of the fashion world until they're gone...but thank you Eva Green for taking the baton!). Coming up with a list of best dressed actresses was certainly difficult this year, and I'll hopefully have a list of honorable mentions in the coming days.
Eva Green, I know you try, but you just can't pull off the sexy vampire look. As much as you tease your scary hair and wrap yourself with gauzy fabric like a mummy bride, you're not Angelina Jolie (she knew that scary hot went out of style not long after heroin chic). The look on your face, that totally forced attempt at a piercing stare, is enough to nominate you for a Razzie. You deserve full credit for wearing a color never before seen on the red carpet: industrial paper towel brown. Finally, my sympathy goes out to your train, which try as it might, is simply not strong enough to escape from the clutches of your dress.
That's it for my 2007 Oscars fashion roundup... blogging this year's awards season and hearing all of your responses has been a ton of fun and I can't wait until next year! Be sure to check back later this week as I post my runners-up for best and worst dressed and let me know what you think about my picks and pans in the comments below.
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