Reese Witherspoon's dress by Olivier Theyskens might top the style charts, but Zac Posen's gown for Gwyneth still wins a contest of sorts. Here's a raw, unedited, unresearched, slightly mad scorecard for designers, dresses, and the Oscars. Zac, it seems, gets a Mr. Popularity award for two major dresses of the night... Armani - 2 - Cate Blanchett (four stars - intergalactic); Beyonce (four stars - when your mom stops making your clothes...) Balenciaga - 1 - Nicole Kidman (three stars - rouge encore) Calvin Klein - 1 - Emily Blunt (four stars - is she a new Sienna?) Carmen Marc Valvo - 1 - Queen Latifah (three stars - she looks better than the gown) Carolina Herrera - 1 - Jada Pinkett Smith (three stars - great dress, weird on Jada) Chanel Couture - Kirsten Dunst - (two stars - the hemline...) Christian Lacroix - 1 - Helen Mirren (four stars - regal) Escada - 1 - Naomi Watts (three stars - flouncy) Lily Et Cie - 1 - Celine Dion (four stars - it looked like Versace...) Marchesa - 1 - Jennifer Lopez (four stars - they do have some talent!) Nina Ricci - 1 - Reese Witherspoon (five stars - runway worthy) Oscar de la Renta - 2 - Jennifer Hudson (one star - takes "vamp" too literally); Jessica Biel (four stars - young, hot, and tasteful) Prada - 1 - Meryl Streep (three stars - yeah, we get it) Proenza Schouler - 1 - Maggie Gyllenhaal (four stars - well East Coast girls are hip...) Valentino - 2 - Kate Winslet (four stars - smart, easy); Anne Hathaway (three stars - the big bow...) Vera Wang - 1 - Rachel Weisz (three stars, eh) Versace - 1 - Penelope Cruz (four stars, and yes, it's the same dress that Carrie Bradshaw wore in France, in a different color) Zac Posen - 2 - Gwyneth (four stars - structure paradise), Portia Dei Rossi (four stars, first lady)
Legends of the Pre-Fall: Trends and Takeaways from the Season
Pre-Fall 2013 has wrapped!...or has it?...Nobody can quite say for sure, but with the Fall 2013 shows quickly approaching in mid-February, we figured now was as good a time as any to take inventory of our favorites from “the season between seasons."