Oscars 2010 Red Carpet Fashion: The Top Fashion Trends At The Academy Awards

March 9, 2010
By Sheryl Blasnik

On March 7th, the 82nd Annual Academy Awards had us watching with anticipation to see all the red carpet fashion. What would they wear? What would be the trends that really made a fashion statement?

Your questions have been answered. There were three trends that truly stood out at the 2010 Oscars among the lovely nominees and presenters.

Oscars 2010 red carpet fashion

The first statement making trend was straight from the runways of Paris Fashion Week. METALLICS… Sandra Bullock, who won the coveted Best Actress in a leading role for “The Blind Side”, wore a gleaming column fitted gold metallic gown with exquisite embroidery by Marchesa. She looked like old Hollywood glamour. Kate Winslet, who won for Best Actress in a leading role in 2009, wore a simple strapless gold gown by Yves Saint Laurent with a yellow-diamond necklace from Tiffany & Co. Sarah Jessica Parker went with a quite controversial haute couture yellow Chanel gown with silver detailing. Not only was the gown itself in question but also her choice of Designer as she recently signed on as the President and Chief Creative Officer of Halston. The next “golden girl” was young Miley Cyrus who wore an empire waist strapless gold tone gown by Jenny Packham. The gold standard was set by Cameron Diaz who chose a sparkling gown with metallic ribbons and pailettes by Oscar de la Renta. She looked like the gold statue that stood tall at the entrance to the tented Oscar red carpet.

Oscars 2010 red carpet fashion

Another big trend on the red carpet this year was RUFFLES. The standout in this category who was ruffled from head to toe was Vera Farmiga who wore a magenta pleated strapless gown by Marchesa. Some thought it stunning and others felt the ruffles overpowered her and the dress was wearing her. Demi Moore, who was a presenter, looked flawless in an Atelier Versace tiered blush gown accessorized with Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry, Versace heels and Ferragamo clutch. Avatar star Zoe Saldana in purple and black Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci was surrounded by a sea of ruffles. Her amethyst and diamond jewelry was from Lorraine Schwartz. Elizabeth Banks also had a gray train of ruffles in a princess silhouette Versace with Fred Leighton diamonds.

Oscars 2010 red carpet fashion

The last trend I am going to mention at the 2010 Oscars was the pop of SPRING COLORS, lilac and hues of pink. Queen Latifah was queen of the carpet in a lilac satin Badgley Mischka jewel encrusted one shoulder gown with diagonal wrapped beading. Wearing a touch of spring was another over-the-top controversial sartorial choice, Charlize Theron. She is a stunning and talented actress who drew attention to herself in the wrong direction by wearing ruched rosettes as a bra. The Dior lilac gown may just win her the “booby” prize. We will have to wait for the Fashion Police for the final verdict on this one. Best Supporting Actress nominee Anna Kendricks wore a pale pink draped Elie Saab Haute Couture gown. The crystal Judith Leiber clutch she carried gave the dress a splash of glam.

This red carpet was whimsical, thank God. It was the most interesting red carpet in a long time,” said Suze Yalof Schwartz, Glamour magazine’s executive fashion editor at large. “You want to see a dress that makes you say `Wow!’ and I saw at least six of those”.

As you reflect back on the night who stood out and who stood in the background?   COMMENT BELOW…

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2 Responses to Oscars 2010 Red Carpet Fashion: The Top Fashion Trends At The Academy Awards

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