Lainey and I love watching the red carpet at all of the award shows and haven’t let 1200 miles stop us from watching and judging the fashion together. Thanks Google chat! Tomorrow is the Oscars, it’s the big one. The show where the fashion is the most beautiful, and breathtaking. In my opinion the statements are made subtlety and icons are born.
My original plan was to write a post about our favorite Oscar dresses of all time. As I was looking at past red carpets, I started to see similarities in the dresses that actresses wore throughout the decades. So I changed directions and thought it would be fun to do our own version of “Who Wore It Best” comparing vintage and modern looks.
Anjelica Huston (1976 Oscars) vs Marion Cotillard (2008 Oscars)
I remember watching the 2008 Oscar red carpet and hearing about Marion Cotillard’s Jean Paul Gaultier scale-esqe mermaid dress. She was named best dressed by many fashion polices and many talked about how we’ve never seen a dress like this before. Alas, but we had, in 1976, Anjelica Huston wore a gorgeous fish-scale pattern dress that still would work on the red carpet 40 years later. Both women styled their looks similarly too with a long necklace and keeping hair and make-up soft.
Who wore it better?
Lauren Hutton (1975 Oscars) vs Lupita Nyong’o (2014 Oscars)
Lupita Nyong’o was a fashion goddess during the 2014 awards season and solidified her status with her Oscar dress, a gorgeous silk chiffon Prada dress. However, Lauren Hutton was equally stunning in her 1975 Halston gown. Both dresses had plunging necklines, a belt detail at the waist, and flowy skirts in pretty pastels.
Who wore it better?
Doris Day (1960 Oscars) vs Sandra Bullock (2010 Oscars)
Sandra Bullock’s liquid gold Marchesa dress is probably one of my all time favorite red carpet dresses. I mean, she slayed in that dress! As did Doris Day back in 1960 in a stunning IRENE gown. It’s like the fabric for both is liquid and just pours over their bodies in the right way! There are definite differences between the dresses, like the applique on the top of Sandra’s and the hair styles definitely reflect the fashion of the times. But there’s no doubt that both women are stunning.
Who wore the liquid dress better?
I like how fashion is cyclical. When a great look shows up over time, it’s how icons are made. I’m really looking forward to g-chatting with my friend on all the Oscar looks this year! Who knows, maybe we’ll see more repeats from fashion years past!