Monday, February 23, 2009

Round Two!

A funny thing happened on the way to the Vanity Fair Oscar Party last night, many of the Academy Awards attendees switcharooed their outfits before their arrival. Some of it just seemed a little over indulgent if you ask me. Yes, I get it, a lot of those gowns are not made for dancing, and there are skirts that are too large for crowded parties, trains that will get stomped on, but some of the switching was from one fancy gown to another. I smell product placement. I also smell another round of fashion commentary. Woohwee...

I think this dress, especially the canary color, is a better pick for Keys than her hot pink number for the show. It's kind of like she got a do-over.

Penelope went from one white gown to another, but this time she gave the crowd a spicier view. I was kind of hoping she'd dress like her character from Vicky Christina (hot!). Maybe that should be a rule, if you switch outfits your second one has to be in character.

Jessica Biel switched into an equally no-go purple gown with WWF (WTF?) sized gold belt. Homage to the Ram Jam?

Rourke shed his white telecast suit (surprisingly well played) for a flamboyant bit of Rourkian flair. No other word to decribe that ensemble. I kinda like it. It reminds me of the Golden Girls in a weird way. Like if Blanche were to bring home a rebellious younger man, this is what he would wear. Yeah...

Tomei put on a little something interesting. Colorblock! My jury is out on this one, but I appreciate the break in sparkliness. I do think she should have dressed like her Wrestler character as well. Or not dressed, I guess that would be a better term.

Taraji P. Henson slipped into something equally fancy, but with a bit less back and front.

Marion Cotillard's second choice was more chic, less princess. More better, less tutu-y.

I wonder if anyone wore a third dress. That would be amazing. I call that as a wave of the future. Watch for it and remember that you heard it here first.

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1 comment:

trigg and trig. said...

haha i wish mickey rourke was my dad