I thought there were many wonderful gowns at the Oscars last night but I'm highlighting three here, for very different reasons.
Anne Hathaway and Valentino. Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images.
I thought Anne looked fabulous in this vintage Valentino dress and it was a nice surprise to see Valentino with her on the red carpet. I heard Valentino say to Tim Gunn, who interviewed them both, that he is opening a museum in France which will feature his archives. What? Why am I the last to know these things? When I see this red dress I can't help but laugh and remember how, during a heated moment in the movie Valentino: The Last Emperor, Valentino yells in regards to his signature red gowns, "The red dresses are the most simple and the most stupid!"
Marisa Tomei in Charles James. Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage.
The fashion historian in me was so excited that Marisa Tomei wore a 1950 Charles James gown. I don't entirely love the bodice but the color is wonderful and I especially adore the tulle.
Michelle Williams in Chanel Haute Couture. Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images.
I loved the simplicity and the sparkle of this Chanel gown. Michelle reminds me so much of mid-1960's Mia Farrow with that haircut. I thought she looked lovely and elegant last night.
Which gowns did you most enjoy?