Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow were 100% the best dressed on the red carpet at this 2012 Oscars ceremony. Jolie’s sexy black velvet Atelier Versace number could not have been a better fit or look. She looked young and beautiful. Tom Ford did it right on Paltrow. I loved the versatility of the caped detail and the dress’ silhouette. She looked like a million bucks. Red was clearly the color of the night (and carpet). Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton looked elegant, Emma Stone looked fantastic in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture and Natalie Portman looked classic in vintage Dior. No need to discuss the bad red carpet moments, but let’s just say there were a few too many in my eyes this year. Kudos to these ladies for looking fabulous!
Lanvin team in tears? Wu front row at the Lanvin show? What is going on in Paris. While nothing is certain, there is evidence that Alber Elbaz of Lanvin may be leaving for Dior! Style.com tweeted last night, “Not to add to the Dior rumor mill, but people in Paris are asking, why has the Lanvin team been in tears all day? Hmm….very interesting. A later report from Women’s Wear Daily further confirms this accusation. “The sighting of Jason Wu front row at the Lanvin show on Friday sure sent tongues a-wagging. ‘I’m here for my first Lanvin show, Mrs. Wang invited me,’ said the designer, referring to the house’s owner, Taiwanese publishing magnate Shaw-Lan Wang.” I guess we shall see. Seems as though Paris Fashion Week is going to end with some excitement, and I am all about it!
Galliano’s interplay of light and shade was carried throughout the show with brilliant execution. As Galliano said himself, this collection was definitely “technically challenging.” The embroideries and intricately designed silhouettes were all equally ornate and structured. To be honest, I was not a fan of the garments themselves, but I’d be a fool not to respect the opulence and beauty of this collection. Pencil skirts were a staple of the collection, and were featured in the more casual looks. Voluminous dresses were the name of the game for his evening gowns. With Galliano, you always get a real show.