1. Rosamund Pike in Givenchy. A red, old-Hollywood style dress that is SO flattering to her figure. The shape, satin-cinched waist, and embellished, beaded details are simply divine. This girl’s stylish choice will certainly not begone from my mind any time soon.
2. Anna Kendrick in Thakoon. I love everything about this look. The diamond-accented halter neckline, the keyhole, the Grecian-style shape, and her hair up-do. Also, the peach color is a stunning complement to her skin-tone. Anna looked absolutely pitch-ure perfect.
3. Marion Cotillard in Dior. This chic, white, floor-length ensemble was so unique and classy. I love the shimmery round cut-outs and the gathered train in the back. With this dress, all I see is la vie en rose.
4. Lady Gaga in Alaïa. This dress is such a runway, high-fashion risk and I think it totally paid off. The unique arm openings and the large, ballroom skirt make this sparkly white number look absolutely regal. The red accented lips, hair accoutrement, and gloves add such a fun pop of color. I do wish the gloves would have stopped at the wrist or would have been tightly fitted to the elbow, though. Also, congratulations to Alaïa for his first red carpet award show design. I’ve got nothing, but applause for Gaga’s dress.
5. Cate Blanchett in Maison Margiela. I love how simple this black velvet dress is. And the large turquoise statement necklace is such a beautiful complement. Cate looks as stunning as a bouquet of blue jasmine flowers.
MALE BEST DRESSED
The host with the most, Neil Patrick Harris, in a Brunello Cucinelli tux and his husband, David Burtka, in Calvin Klein. Normally, I only rate female fashion from award shows because most men wear the same-old, classic, black tuxes, so there’s really nothing to judge. But, Neil and David looked so unique and snazzy that I felt they deserved a shout-out.
1. Lupita Nyong'o in Calvin Klein. Normally, Lupita knocks it out of the park and always looks radiant. But, this dress fell so flat for me. The keyhole and cutouts are all wrong and the chest section with the thick, pearl, halter shoulders don’t look right on her figure and bust. Also, we learned from the stolen dress scandal that the pearls weren’t even real, a fact which puts a damper on our drooling over a dress that is supposedly dripping in pearls.
2. Ava Duvernay in Prada. The flared arm sleeves, pleating, and dress color are so unflattering on Ava. Plus, the dress isn’t fitted well in the bust and waist, and the beading is rather large and gaudy.
3. Solange Knowles in Christian Siriano. Is it a dress? Is it pants? Is it a cape? There’s too many layers of fabric. It looks like she wrapped herself in satin bed curtains. Plus, with the high neckline she should have gone with an up-do for her hair.
4. Julianne Moore in Chanel. I was not a fan of this look. The intricate detailing look uneven and ruffled. And the embroidered flowers on the edges and waist are undefined blobs and are messy. If it would have been solid creme, embroidered beading without the “flowers,” I might have liked it more.
5. Scarlett Johansson in Atelier Versace. This dress had such an amazing shape, beautiful angles, and a fantastic color, but it was completely ruined and upstaged by the over the top large statement necklace, the one dangling earring, and the one stud earring. The jewelry was too much. And on top of that the slicked back, rocker hair is too severe for this soft, sensual, romantic dress. In just the dress alone, Scarlett could have been on my best dressed list for looking va-va-voom flawless.