I’m certainly no fashion expert. I couldn’t name more than two or three designers, and tonight was the first time I’d ever watched the Oscars red carpet show.
Still, I enjoyed the over-the-top hoopla and star power. The fashion commentators were a bit much, though, with their gushing and overuse of “spectacular,” “stunning” and “magnificent.”
Best Dressed Women at 2012 Oscars
My choice for most beautiful actress?
She looked absolutely angelic in her flowing white gown, complimenting her blonde hair. I’m normally not a big fan of hers, but I thought she looked better than ever tonight.
Some others I liked follow.
Man, she’s tall. I never realized that. Like Gwyneth, I’ve never thought Cameron was beautiful, but she looked that way tonight. She also wore white that looked great with her blonde hair.
What a knockout. Loved her bluish purple form-fitting dress. Her figure and brunette hair are always awesome.
She was the first actress interviewed on the runway, and she was one of the best dressed. It’s nice to see women who aren’t pencil-thin look so glamorous.
She wore red, and it was fabulous on her.
She had a black dress with gold embroidery. Unique and eye-catching.
Some less-than-spectacular looks:
- Tina Fey. I love her comedy, and her black dress was fine. But her hair was in an up-do that looked like a football stuck to the back of her head.
- Sandra Bullock. Dark bottom, white top, backless. She’s never done anything for me, and she didn’t tonight.
- Jennifer Lopez. Well, she looked great from the waist up in her low-cut gown. But those hips! Mercy. I’d never noticed she was wide down low
Reviews of the Best Dressed and Worst Dressed Men at the 2012 Oscars
Let’s not forget the guys. It’s hard to mess up a black tux, but some guys looked ever better than others.
Surprise, Brad Pitt and George Clooney topped the list. They’re so much better-looking than the rest of us guys, it’s not fair.
A slimmed-down Jonah Hill, accompanied by his mom, looked boyishly handsome. Christopher Plummer, the senior statesman at age 82, looked incredibly dapper and sophisticated with his silver hair and thin mustache.
The worst look? Nick Nolte, without a doubt. He wore dark glasses, perhaps to hide bloodshot eyes. If he wasn’t drunk, he was doing a good impression of a drunk.
Funniest guy? Zach Galifianakis. He looked goofy, as he always does in his films. The interviewer asked him who “he was wearing” – a reference to his designer, a common question during the night.
“Garanimals,” Zach deadpanned, referring to a cheap line of children’s casual clothes.
I learned a few things about fashion tonight from listening to the experts and watching the stars.
“Fashion is a mystery,” one designer said in a taped interview. “It should be chic, elegant and fun.”
That description would apply to most of the stars on display tonight.
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Some agreed with me, while others didn’t.