Alex’s picks: Oscar’s Best Dressed

Written by Alex. Posted in Trends

Once a year, the stars align to form one of the most anticipated nights on television. The Academy Awards are an opportunity to judge the best and worst of fashions for the year. As a fashion student, my first focal point is the beautiful gowns, accessories, and shoes.

Of course, the best part of any gown is the date and tuxedo to match! Being a member of the Fashion Blitz team, I had the privilege to tweet latest fashions from the Red Carpet on E! Network.

The 84th Annual Academy Awards were a true testament to young and old design talent. With that being said, there were some bumps along the road. Not many A listers necessarily nailed each look they were going for; Rachel Zoe herself wouldn’t have approved of these looks!

Below are my personal choices for best dressed, and soon enough, we will all tune into the “Fashion Police” episode for the Oscars and hear what they have to say!

Best Dressed Women:
Jessica Chastain (right) in Alexander McQueen

First and foremost, Alexander McQueen is one of my all-time favorite designers!

Ever since Mila Kunis’ McQueen gown at the 2011 SAG Awards, I’ve been hoping for another McQueen gem like this one to hit the red carpet.

Stunning, Jessica! “The Help” star looked absolutely flawless embellished with Harry Winston jewels.

Milla Jovovich (left) in Elie Saab

For Milla Jovovich’s first time at the Oscars, the Resident Evil star channeled old Hollywood glamour in a white, one-shoulder Elie Saab gown, jewelry by Jacob & Co., and an Edie Parker clutch.

Among many actresses discussed on the red carpet, Milla was most loved for her outfit.

Ryan Seacrest even noticed how much Milla loves Elie Saab. For 2012, you can’t go wrong with cream or off-white!

My other favorites: Rooney Mara, Meryl Streep, Emma Stone and Michelle Williams!



Best Dressed Men:
Jean Dujardin (right) in Lanvin

Straying away from the typical hunks of the red carpet, (no offense to Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, etc.) Jean Dujardin looked dapper in his black and white bow tie combination.

Within 2012, Jean took his chances with several different color combinations, and has now resorted to classical B&W. Maybe it’s just me, but I considered Mr. Dujardin to look exceedingly handsome. His accent doesn’t hurt, either!

Jonah Hill (left) in Ermenegildo Zegna

Academy Award nominee for the Best Supporting Actor category for “Moneyball,” Jonah Hill looked absolutely perfect in his navy and black tuxedo.

I especially liked the way he happened to button his blazer, completing the look. I know many people wouldn’t choose Jonah’s look as best dressed, but I think he cleaned up very nicely!

My other favorites: Jason Segel, John Corbett and Gary Oldman!


PHOTOS: (Chastain) Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times/MCT
(Dujardin) Lionel Hahn/Abaca Press/MCT
(Jovovich and Hill) Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times/MCT


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