If it weren’t for the dresses and jewels would we be able to suffer through the tedious litany of thank yous, hours of back to back commercials, and the agonizingly obnoxious Ricky Gervais? It’s just another example of the power of fashion to save the day (or the evening). Here are our style dos and don’ts.
The Do-List: Ladies & Looks We Love
Jane Fonda, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Kyra Sedgwick, Melissa Leo
Helena Bonham Carter
We’d worry if she showed up in anything less than outrageous. The dress is by Vivianne Westwood, known in the industry as a designer’s designer. Those who wear Westwood are confident enough to tune out critics. We couldn’t get the skinny on the shoes. Maybe she has another pair just like them at home.
Vanessa Williams spectacular sequin gown reminds us of the the one Marilyn wore when she sang Happy Birthday to JFK: it looks like she was born in it. In Ms. Williams’ case that’s the positive influence of powerful undergarments.
Ms Wilson, on the other hand looks stunning from from the waist down, but could have used a lift and some cleavage control on top.
Her Lanvin dress has what’s technically known as a leg-o-mutton sleeve. Anyone who watched The Showtime series, The Tudors, may recognize them from the opulent tunics favored by Henry VIII.
What worked in the 16th century doesn’t necessarily translate to 21st Century pink satin gowns. Even with two sleeves this dress would still be a mutton.
As the producer and top judge of Project Runway, she could have her choice of the most gorgeous dresses on the planet.
Heidi Klum’s odd choice is so unattractive, it makes us feel sorry for the aspiring contestants whose designs she’s passes judgement on. They might not be getting a fair trail.