The Red Carpet’s best and worst

85th Annual Academy Awards Show-February 24th, 2013
85th Annual Academy Awards Show-February 24th, 2013 7e/4p

By Ava Tunnicliffe

On Sunday afternoon February 24th, 2013, about 40 miles away from our campus, some of Hollywood’s biggest stars rolled up to the Kodak Theater dressed to the nines for the 85th Academy Awards. Award season is well underway and before Sunday night we had already seen some killer looks, but everyone knows that Oscar night is the night to go all out. So without further ado, let’s get to the looks:

THE BEST

Oscar night was without a doubt Jennifer Lawrence’s night (even her Tumblr made her look like Cinderella). She not only took home the award for Best Actress, but has also been unanimously stealing the top spot as Best Dressed. Wearing a Dior Haute Couture dress, Chopard jewels, a Roger Vivier clutch, and Brian Atwood shoes, she was a walking advertisement for how to be chic.

Charlize Theron continued the nude color trend in another Christian Dior gown. Despite not being nominated for an award, she managed to totally dominate the red carpet in her fierce white number. The little sparkly peplum gives this classic white gown a modern spin.

So I suppose we can just presume that neutrals colors are hot at the moment, since Jessica Chastain came out rocking a gold overlaid nude Armani Prive dress. Jessica called the dress “a very Happy Birthday Mr. President kind of dress” and kept the old Hollywood glamour theme going with the deep red lips and subtle waves.

It wasn’t only the ladies that rocked it on the red carpet. Daniel Day Lewis rid himself of that pesky Lincoln beard and arrived looking about twenty years younger in a skinny fitting midnight blue suit. Take note for the next Wedding Party boys!

THE WORST

Anne Hathaway’s pink Prada number looked like she had wrapped herself in a ballet shoe. The high back-slit was odd, and the front of her dress had extremely ill placed seaming that has since become its own twitter account solely dedicated to her nipples. She would have been much better off sticking to her simple and classic Valentino numbers that she usually rocks.

Between her bouffant hair and the garish canary yellow color of Jane Fonda’s Versace dress, she looked more like big bird than the gorgeous actress that she is. She would have been much better off opting for a similar number in black, a color much more age appropriate (perhaps without the shoulder pads though, Jane.)

Oh, Melissa McCarthy, although America loves everything you do, they sure can’t love this look. Melissa’s David Meister dress did nothing for her figure, and made her look frumpy instead of flaunting the wonderful curves she has! And don’t even get me started on the hair. Between Melissa’s overly teased hair and Jane Fonda’s shoulder pads, it was like it was 1984 on the red carpet.

Helen Hunt caused a stir on the red carpet when she showed up in her H&M gown. Ok, ok, I’m all for supporting high-street brands and thinking outside the box with fashion, but this is the Oscars, Helen, and your dress is creased and ill fitting. I guess this is a “Celebrities-Are-Just-Like Us” moment, to say the least!

Pitzer College, what do you think about these looks? Comment below telling us your favorite or least favorite look of the night!

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