All That Glitters: Oscar Fashion 2012
GREEN AND GOLD
A range of green hues crossed the carpet -- from Bérénice Bejo’s mint green beaded Elie Saab to Viola Davis’ emerald green strapless Vera Wang to Glenn Close’s hunter green Zac Posen gown and fitted blazer.
Stacy Keibler chose a gold lame Marchesa gown in Oscar’s signature sheen, while Best Actress Winner Meryl Streep opted for an eco-chic ¾ sleeve Lanvin design -– part of the Green Carpet Challenge started by Colin Firth’s wife, Livia. The perfect dress for taking home Oscar -– thirty years after her last win.
* ALL IMAGES COURTESY OF ZUMAPRESS
While we never know what the Academy Awards will bring, there’s one constant: from the most star struck fan to jaded Angeleno, the red carpet pre-show draws as much excitement as the ceremony itself. (By the way, Wendi Aarons wrote a hilarious piece in 2010 about Oscar night predictions for McSweeney’s, here.)
By the time the dresses and diamonds make their way to the Governor’s Ball, fashion houses are already scrambling to create ready to wear inspired by the most glamorous night of the year.
Which looks do you think designers will be scurrying to imitate?