Not only are the Oscars a time to award wonderful performances and movies, it is a time to step into a wonderful gown, or suit. Over the years, many of the gowns have been the same -almost. We see the strapless black gowns (Angelina Jolie), We see "one-shoulder-gown" (Marisa Tomei, Kate Winslet). There are some dresses that are different too: Beyonce Knowles in here on line, House of Dereon, Freida Pinto in John Galliano, Tilda Swinton in a two piece Lanvin piece, and Miley Cyrus in a fairy gown by Zuhair Murad. Not all of these gowns were stunning. Penelope Cruz was in a sixty year old chiffon gown, in which she looks very lovely. Men as usual wore a standard tuxedo, one who wore a bit a of different outfit, was Mickey Rourke. Mickey Rourke wore a white blazer with some white matching skinny pants, the outfit was not good at all. A man who is a bit older, like him can wear somthing more "his age" and still be hip, one might say. One dress that did stand out to me was Meryl Streep's. The dress was a draped grey chiffon gown, by Alberta Ferretti. This dress stood out to me because, it was good for her age, and flattered her body. The other thing I liked about it was the grey. Many "Fashion Police" said the color was to drab. I beg to differ because, I though there were too many bright colors, this was something different. Another reason is because, finding a pretty dress in a dull color is hard. This dress shows my fact that, somtimes it is a greater "achievment" to make a dress that is in a dull color, than to make a usual dress in a pretty blue, red, or pink. Another highlight was Melissa Leo's bronze gown by Badgley Mischka. The dress flowed of of her body nicely, and had very pretty short sleeves.
Oscar night was full of stars, gowns, and fan screeming excitedly. A actor may be able to act well to win and award, but choosing the right piece of clothing, makes just as a big impression.