Pales, reds star on Oscar red carpet
Virginia Madsen (AP Photo)
By Perrie Samotin
Next to which movie will win Best Picture, the biggest question going into Oscar night was what will they wear?
While there wasnt a ton of wow moments on the red carpet last night, two of the clear trends were gowns in ethereal shades of pale or va-va-voom reds.
Best Supporting Actress nominee Taraji P. Henson looked chic in a tightly layered white Roberto Cavalli gown and unfussy bob, while Anne Hathaway, also a nominee, appeared in her typical old Hollywood-style in an Armani Prive jewel-encrusted white gown.
Who knows if Wrestler actresses Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood discussed their gown choices, but they both chose white. It was a slightly odd choice for Wood, who looks like she hasnt seen the sun since Tomei won her only Oscar in 1993.
The other big trend was red, red, red, as seen on Heidi Klum, whose fashion-forward structured gown was reminiscent of origami. Virginia Madsen, Phoebe Cates and Mamma Mia! cutie Amanda Seyfried also dazzled in show-stopping red. The award for red-gone-awry went to Amy Adams, whose Carolina Herrera gown was nice enough but a tad too busy with its black piping along the bodice and heavy Fred Leighton necklace.
Of course, there were a few who strayed from the red and white pack, namely Freida Pinto in a disappointing blue John Galliano one-shouldered lacy number, and Kate Winslet in an uninspiring black and gray gown.