Fashion Trends: Oscars 2010

Academy Awards Fashion Re-Cap

Now that the Oscars are over, the winners announced, parties partied, and Ryan Seacrest interviewed-out (if that’s possible,) it’s time to talk fashion.

The 2010 Oscar Red Carpet was awash with beautiful people dressed to the nines, and thanks to several bold statements we can now articulate the fashion trends for the upcoming season. Almost every important name in fashion was represented, with Marchesa, Elie Saab, Badgely Mischka, Chanel, and Armani Prive draping multiple beauties. The stars let the dresses take center stage, providing a simple palate for the courageous fashion choices that dictated the carpet. The 2010 Oscars was all about the strapless dress, bare neckline, and sophisticated, effortless updo.

Demi Moore, whose bronze bondage top Versace with a ruffled train was accented with simple Van Cleef and Arpels diamond and sapphire drop earrings, loosely upswept hair and no necklace—one of her best looks.

Penelope Cruz also went for strapless. Her voluminous Donna Karan matched the carpet—always risky—but no one can pull off red like Cruz. The jagged, dramatic neckline was offset by a bare neck and updo, and she kept the dress the main statement with simple Sergio Rossi black satin heels and diamond drop earrings by Chopard.

Elizabeth Banks was also on trend in a strapless pale blue Versace with a tight bodice, flowing train, no necklace and updo. Maggie Gyllenhaal went for a strapless Dries van Noten column dress recently seen on the Paris runways, which she wore with simply pulled back hair, minimal jewelry and a refreshing pink lipstick.