Haute Couture, Oscar-style: A Chat with Cameron Silver

Cameron Silver is known as one of the most influential fashion gurus around. He owns Decades, the exclusive vintage shop on Melrose and has dressed the likes of Renee Zellweger, Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Kidman, and Marisa Tomei. He has worked as a consultant for Azzarro, Pringle, and Boucheron, and has also been graced with the accolade of one of Time magazine’s “25 Most Influential Names and Faces in Fashion”. Let’s hear what he has to say about this year’s Oscars, due to hit the red carpet Sunday, March 7.

Haute Living: What are going to be some of the signature looks for this year’s Oscars?
Cameron Silver: It’s always the same, but in a good way. Color, volume, strapless, sexy.

HL: What about fabrics—is there a signature fabric for this year?
CS: A lot of chiffon.

HL: Do you feel people are leaning more and more toward vintage these days?
CS: I think stars are leaning to whatever a designer will loan them for the night.  Vintage is really only for those stars that understand the power of “owning” their wardrobe and are open to paying for their signature look on the big night.

HL: What would you really like to see more of on the red carpet?
CS: A super bold, high jewelry necklace that is a piece of art worn with a simple and sensual gown.

HL: Who are some of the more defiant celebs when it comes to fashion?
CS: I always love Chloe Sevigny (Big Love). She is never obvious, always strikes outside the norm in her choices, and is always intriguing.

HL: What celeb are you most looking forward to seeing on the red carpet this year, in terms of what she’s going to wear?
CS: I can’t wait to see the fantastic, beautiful and young Zoe Saldana (Avatar). On the flip side, I’m also thrilled to get a look at all the more mature actresses…I love women who look great as they age gracefully, but still know they can have fun with fashion.