Sunday, February 24, 2008

Pre-Oscar Poser

From Senor Fluff:

"If you had to go to the Oscars, and you could get anyone to design your dress, who would you choose?"

"Oooooh. Would I get input, or would have to wear whatever I got?"

"Does it matter?"

"Of course. This is a hard one. I have to think. I suppose if I had to choose blind, it would be Armani. You'd run the risk of it being boring, but it would be pretty at the very least, and probably pretty flattering. But if I could choose? Maybe Gaultier? Chloe? Patrick Robinson? This is tough. Give me a minute... Oh my God!! Whoever it would be, it wouldn't be whoever designed Rebecca Miller's dress designer! Holy crap! What is that monstrosity?!?"

Just thought I'd share. Feel free to weigh in on the question at hand. Once you recover from Miller's unfortunate digestion by taffeta. Turn away quickly.

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Blogger Ashley said...

OK, those sparkly sleeves on Helen Mirren's dress: fug or fab? My immediate impulse was fab--she looked kind of terrifyingly, awesomely regal walking out to present whichever award she did, but in retrospect I'm all, "....sparkly sleeves?"

Monday, February 25, 2008 8:26:00 AM  
Blogger kfluff said...

I think we should call that "the Mirren effect." I often totally wowed by her, regardless of the sparkle, or the serious cleavage landscape, etc. May we all be so arresting in our later years!

Monday, February 25, 2008 8:47:00 AM  
Anonymous New Kid on the Hallway said...

I like Helen Mirren's sparkly sleeves, myself - it was a lovely way to cover up any upper-arm flab and still be glitzy! (Not that she necessarily has any upper-arm flab, but *I* do.) I also really liked the red satin.

I wasn't as scared of Rebecca Miller's taffeta as I was of her rhinestones. Sweet mother of God!

I liked Marion Cotillard's mermaid dress a lot, though.

Monday, February 25, 2008 4:26:00 PM  
Blogger kfluff said...

Oh, that mermaid dress was lovely. You'd think that the scales-effect would be halfway to Bjork's swan dress, but quite the opposite.

As to the upper-arm flab---girl, I hear you. Whether or not Ms. Mirren has it, I'll just say that I think very carefully before erasing the whiteboard in front of students...

Monday, February 25, 2008 4:38:00 PM  
Blogger Frenchie Foo said...

I'm with y'all on the Marion Cotillard dress. At first when I heard Kimora Lee Simmons saying that Marion was wearing a Jean-Paul Gaultier number with scales (I was in the kitchen and couldn't see the tv), I thought OH NO! Then, I saw it. She looked stunning, and by the way, she totally deserved that Oscar. Her performance in La Vie en Rose was remarkable.

P.S. I think I would choose Versace for my dress. Just the right amount of ostentation, n'est-ce pas?

Monday, February 25, 2008 8:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes, i loved marion cotillard's dress, and her surprise at winning! and i liked jennifer garner's dress too, and i loved the shade of red helen mirren had, made all the other reds ugly. and i would pick monique llulier as my designer, i love everything she puts america ferrera in!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 1:15:00 AM  
Blogger kfluff said...

I think there should be a personality test based on designers! Who do academics choose, given that we never get to wear this stuff?

FF---I so love that Kimora Lee Simmons. I know she's a crazy bitch, but I love her!! I particularly love her when she calls Karl Lagerfeld her "mentor." What do you think that kind of relationship looks like?

JM---I would never have thought of Monique Llulier! good call!!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 8:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Dr. Marxy said...

I also loved the mermaid gown--what a lovely woman! And Helen Mirren could wear a drycleaner's bag and tissue paper and look rad!

I must have that AWESOME red dress worn by Anne Hathaway. Thus I choose Marchesa. I shall wear it to daycare and maybe to a faculty meeting.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 9:10:00 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

Given my hugely pregnant state, the only dresses that appealed to me were Cate Blanchett's and Jessica Alba's -- and I definitely preferred Blanchett's. But if I ever do get back down to a size where my waist is at least a little smaller than my hips, it would be Marchesa for me too.

Though I have to say, Cotillard's mermaid dress was one of the loveliest on the red carpet.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 11:52:00 AM  

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