2012 Academy Awards Red Carpet Best Dressed

And so let me take you though what I call as the 84th Annual Academy Awards red carpet best dressed. The 2012 Oscars didn't give us much to work with in this department, but here are my picks. Starting with this magnificent Alexander McQueen gown worn by none other than Jessica Chastain. I knew she had one more magnificent dress in her after that loooong year of great dresses, but a tiny part of me feared a repeat of the Globes. No. It wasn't to be. She was glorious. Magnificent. Sensational. Love this beyond. I die. I know it is controversial but I am also loving Sandra Bullock's Marchesa dress and high ponytail. The back of the dress has a deep cowl and the embellished drop waist really appeals to me. I think she looks fantastic.
Then there were the ladies in colour. Bright vibrant colour. Emma Stone - who apparently was the most delightful of all presenters - was in fuchsia Giambattista Valli. Many didn't like the neck bow. But I did. I like it. She stepped it up from her usual sweetheart style. And it worked. Also Michelle Williams. Let's take a moment to just reflect on her tangerine dress of joy. By Louis Vuitton. What I particularly loved was that tiny little diamond brooch on the waist. It seemed to be a bit of a trend - embellishing the waist. I think it is adorable. Also the peplum was a trend so MW managed to get both key red carpet trends in on one dress without looking too try hard or over-done. So winning.
Speaking of the peplum trend, ch-ch-check out the divine Ms Tiny Fey in her custom Carolina Herrera.  In deepest midnight blue. My favourite shade. She really does look like a star on this red carpet. Well played my most awesome funny lady. Also in that magnificent shade of midnight blue was Judd Apatow's wife, Leslie Mann dressed in skin tight Roberto Cavalli. And a pony tail. Winning hair. Wonderful. Jessica is my favourite favourite. What about you?
PS: Yes, Gwyneth's Tom Ford could have been on this list too, but it fitted better with the white dresses. It really was a great dress.

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