Oscar’s Best Dressed 2011

Mimi ON Feb 28, 2011 AT 11:06 am

Anne Hathaway on the Red Carpet

Anne Hathaway on the Red Carpet

By Emma Skipper

It’s the most important night in the film industry’s annual calendar, The Academy Awards (aka Oscars), and the stars were out in force flaunting their carefully chosen designer frocks… and they didn’t disappoint!

So, whilst Mimi was out partying with the celebs over in LA, I’ve chosen some of my favourite frocks on the night… from the comfort of my front room is West London!

The big winners for me this year with the ladies in red. We had Anne Hathaway in a scarlet Valentino number, who actually strutted the red carpet with the design himself… Talk about an impressive plus-one! Donning rouge, we also had a flawless Sandra Bullock in Vera Wang – we loved the back detail and Jennifer Lawrence in a sleek Calvin Klein number which she manages (just) to stay on the right side of smutty. Finally we had the beautiful Penelope Cruz in a sequinned burgundy gown from L’Wren Scott. Just don’t ask me how she manages to look that good having only just given birth to a baby boy!

Ladies in Red: Anne Hathaway (Valentino), Jennifer Lawrence (Calvin Klein), Sandra Bullock (Vera Wang) and Penelope Cruz (L'Wren Scott)

Ladies in Red: Anne Hathaway (Valentino), Jennifer Lawrence (Calvin Klein), Sandra Bullock (Vera Wang) and Penelope Cruz (L'Wren Scott)

Next on my list of best-dressed were the lovely ladies in nude. The gorgeous Hailee Steinfeld wore her co-designed, sequinned tulle Marchesa frock and was joined by Halle Berry looking, unsurprisingly, great in the same designer. I LOVED Gwyneth Paltrow’s gold Calvin Klein floor length shift; there aren’t many figures that could pull off that shape, but hers is definitely one of them. Hilary Swank also joins my list in her über glamorous, sequinned and feathered Gucci gown. However Cate Blanchett had one of favourite dresses of the night in an incredible lavender and yellow, beaded Givenchy gown.

Neutral Nuances: Haille Steinfeld (co-designed Marchesa), Gwyneth Paltrow (Calvin Klein), Cate Blanchett (Givenchy), Hilary Swank (Gucci), Halle Berry (Marchesa)

Neutral Nuances: Haille Steinfeld (co-designed Marchesa), Gwyneth Paltrow (Calvin Klein), Cate Blanchett (Givenchy), Hilary Swank (Gucci), Halle Berry (Marchesa)

Lastly, it wouldn’t be a decent red carpet event without a few curve balls and this year they came up trumps. Scarlett Johansson donned an unusually toned, purple lacy number from her favourite designer duo, Dolce & Gabbana – another great example of attention to back detail with the cut-out and panelled train. Steering clear of the favoured trends on the carpet, Amy Adams looked stunning in a sequinned midnight blue L’Wren Scot gown and was joined later by Anne Hathway as she presented the awards, in the same colour from Giorgio Armani (just one of eight dresses she wore on the night).

The Colourful Crowd: Anne Hathway (presenting in Giorgio Armani), Scarlett Johansson (Dolce & Gabbana), Amy Adams (L'Wren Scott) and James Franco... in pink

The Colourful Crowd: Anne Hathway (presenting in Giorgio Armani), Scarlett Johansson (Dolce & Gabbana), Amy Adams (L'Wren Scott) and James Franco... in pink

And of course our last ‘Best Dressed’ accolade has got to go to James Franco… who wore a fabulous pink number as both he and Anne Hathaway undertook a spot of role play as she wore a tuxe and he donned this… beauty.

Click here to see the full list of winners on the night…

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