Fashion Trends: Oscars 2010

Lets talk color. Pinks and purples were in abundance. In addition to Farmiga and Lopez, we saw Queen Latifah in a jewel-encrusted Badgley Mischka Couture light purple frock, Charlize Theron in a controversial Dior Haute Couture amethyst and lilac bustier gown with rose detailing, and Anna Kendrick in pale pink Elie Saab.

And then there was Zoe Saldana, in perhaps the riskiest, most statement-making dress of the night. Her purple Givenchy seemed a departure for the couturier as well, who is known for classic, understatedly simple silhouettes–the antithesis of this dress. The strapless, beaded bodice continued down to purple cloud-like folds at the bottom with a slit up the front. The stunning beauty paired it with an 80 carat amethyst Lorraine Schwartz ring. One thing’s for sure–love the look or hate it, eyes were definitely on Saldana last night.

Best Actress Winner Sandra Bullock went for a polished look in Marchesa, Neil Lane diamonds, and Jimmy Choos. She was one of the few women, along with Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet, who opted to wear her hair down. Sculpted, immaculate, and worn over one shoulder, her hair was the perfect accent to the little capped sleeves and intricate detailing of her Marchesa frock. The splash of red lipstick was the icing on the cake to an immaculate look.

Cameron Diaz also rocked the hair worn over one shoulder trend, in a glittering Oscar de la Renta gown that, while not risky or groundbreaking, completed her flawless overall look. Kate Winslet also exuded polished perfection. With her perfectly styled hair, icy grey Yves Saint Laurent metallic column gown and a Tiffany & Co custom-made yellow diamond necklace worth $165,000, Winslet emanated classic old-Hollywood glamour.

So, who missed the mark last night? While there were no fashion disasters, there were indeed some looks that were lacking. Although undoubtedly a brilliant actress, Helen Mirren made an odd fashion choice. Unlike Meryl Streep, who was age-appropriate and resplendent in white Chris March, (that was long sleeves done right,) Mirren’s beaded silver satin Badgley Mischka fell short. The sheer jewel encrusted sleeves were, in a word, tacky, and her updo looked sloppy when it should have been coiffed. The 125-carat oval-shaped diamond necklace and drop earrings by Chopard tried their best to save the look, but nothing could be done about the bland color of the dress and the strange spaghetti-strap sleeves with the long sheer ones over them.