Thursday, February 28, 2008

Thursday Thirteen - 44 - 13 of My Favorite Gowns From the 80th Oscars Red Carpet

Not all of these gowns made it to the official Best Dressed lists - but none of them were on the Worst Dressed lists. These are my personal favorites from last Sunday night's red carpet event.

1 - Diane Lane with husband Josh Brolin

Ms. Lane wore a brown draped jersey gown with beaded detail by David Meister.

2 - Best Adapted Screenplay nominee Sarah Polley wore a black gown with jewelled detailing. No designer identification available.

3 - Anne-Marie Duff with husband James McAvoy

Ms. Duff wore a periwinkle blue layered chiffon gown. No designer information available.

4 - Amy Adams wore a green Proenza Schouler gown.

Photo by Frank Micelotta

5 - Two-time Oscar winner Hillary Swank wore a black Atelier Versace gown.

Photo by Steve Granitz

6 - Best Actress winner Marion Cotillard wore a white Jean-Paul Gaultier gown.

Photo by Jeff Vespa

7 - Oscar winner Helen Mirren wore a red Georges Chakra gown with Swarovski-crystal-encrusted sleeves.

Photo by Jeff Vespa

8 - Anne Hathaway wore a red draped chiffon Marchesa gown with rosette detailing.

Photo by Vince Bucci

9 - Jennifer Garner wore a black embroidered silk taffeta Oscar de la Renta gown.

Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin

10 - Victoria Duffy with husband Dennis Hopper

Ms. Duffy wore a red draped column gown, designer unknown.

11 - Heidi Klum wore a crimson silk taffeta John Galliano Haute Couture gown.

Ms. Klum with husband Seal

Both photos by Lester Cohen

12 - Katherine Heigl wore a crimson silk georgette Escada column gown.

Photo by Jeff Vespa

13 - Penelope Cruz wore a navy embroidered Chanel Haute Couture gown by Karl Lagerfeld, with feathered detailing.

Photo by Frank Micelotta.


Annette Gallant said...

It seems like red was the most popular color of choice for dresses this year.

My vote for best dressed goes to Helen Mirren. But she's so classy, she'd probably look good in a potato sack.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

oh, Thank you, dear!! I had wanted to see pictures of more than just the five or six that have been all over the news. I've been too swamped to surf to find them, so I'm VERY grateful that you weren't!

Unknown said...

Penelope Cruz is missing her most attractive accessory, Javier Bardem.

Wylie Kinson said...

Helen Mirren was my absolute fave. She's so sexy (I feel compelled to add - 'for her age' - isn't that shameful?!)
Katherine Heigl looked like an old-Hollywood movie star with the red dress & lips and classic hairstyle.

James McAvoy is married? Bummer...

MsSnarkyPants said...

I didn't watch the Oscars and I haven't even looked to see who won! How bad is that! Those are some beautiful dresses though! I love Heidi Klum. I've become a bit of a Project Runway fan!

Anonymous said...

Wowie kazowie -- beautiful gowns -- eye candy, all of them! Helen Mirren's was my fave, too -- Jennifer Garner's was gorgeous, too. Great Thursday Thirteen, my friend!

Gattina said...

I have to say I only saw the awards but not the dresses. Some of them are very nice.

Unknown said...

Wow, great list. I missed some of those dresses, but you got all the ones I loved. You have fabulous taste! ;-)

Tempest Knight said...

You know, you have to have a great body to pull dress #6. Otherwise you're going to look like an overblown fish.

Karina said...

I had not even seen Diane Lane in any of the coverage, and you are right, that dress is beautiful.

Hellen Mirren looked fantastic, but then, she always does. I totally admire that woman!

I loved all the red dresses, but I bet all those women were PISSED that they were all wearing red, when they probably figured they'd be the stand out, you know? ;-)

Akelamalu said...

I thought Helen Mirren looked amazing! Red is my favourite colour and a lot seem to have chosen it this year.

SandyCarlson said...

I like all the elegant draping. Classical, elegant. Helen Mirren has my vote for the classiest lady around!

Sandee said...

Cruz is the only one I recognize. See what happens when you give up television. Have a great TT. :)

Kelly Boyce said...

I love the red carpet. I feel like I've been jipped if I miss it.

Shelley Munro said...

They said there was a lot of red on the red carpet. Helen Mirren always looks gorgeous. I thought Jennifer Garner looked lovely, too.

Ire said...

I love Jennifer Garner's gown!!Love the hair too!

Anonymous said...

Katherine Heigl looked gorgeous. Some people are overwhelmed in red but she stunning.

Thanks for the pictures, I love seeing the fashions even when I don't watch the shows.

Happy TT


Jill said...

We see which color is the popular one this year: Brillant, vivid red!
And I don't like the Jean-Paul Gauthier 's dress, it makes me think of a bed sheet!

j said...

Jennifer wore her white and pink knee length night gown and her monkey house shoes. Designer unknown. I haven't seen any of these pics and aren't they all lovely....Jennifer

Olga said... check out this link for her low down on the dresses, she picked alot of the ones you did.

Amy Ruttan said...

Katherine Heigl looked like classic Hollywood Starlett!! Breathtaking. :D

Jennifer McKenzie said...

Beautiful! Just beautiful.

pussreboots said...

I didn't watch this year. Completely forgot about it. Happy TT.

Unknown said...

I like number 12 and number 3 the best. I was surprised how many gowns didn't have a designer's name attached.

Open Grove Claudia said...

I love the dresses at these events. And this one was fun because they auctioned off the red dresses. So the ladies wore second wonderful dresses. YAY!! Heidi Klum is really great - my fav.

Happy TT!