Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Oscar Party Dresses 2012

We've seen all the Oscar gowns, but where most of the glamour happens is at the stylish after-parties. Tinseltown was lit up even brighter by a galaxy of starlets, trying to outshine each other in their best party frocks. Red was a predominant trend, as seen earlier at the Academy Awards show. This was followed by white and sheer dresses, as well as cut-outs. 

Emma Stone once again uped the ante in a gorgeous chiffon striped Chanel Couture gown. Kate Bosworth went futuristic in a filigree designed Prabal Gurung dress with longer sheer hem. Gwen Stefani wore a crystal beaded black and red Zuhair Murad dress. Not my favourite look on her. Zoe Saldana picked out a black bejewelled satin dress with sheer skirt and by Marios Schwab. Ginnifer Goodwin in a sheer cut-out Peter Som peplum dress.

Red Alert
Salma Hayek looked beautiful in a scarlet YSL gown. Claire Danes opted for a girly Valentino frock with sheer spotted yoke and ruffled skirt. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was statuesque in a crimson red Antonio Berardi dress. Diane Kruger in a plunge-neck Calvin Klein gown. The exposed lace bra bothers me. Kate Hudson wowed in beaded and fringed vintage Versace. Abbie Cornish wore a minimalistic cherry red look from Tommy Hilfiger.

In Supermodel Form
Marisa Miller wore a glorious gold sequined Joanna Johnson gown. Bar Rafaeli in a Roberto Cavalli frock strewn with metallic beads. Irina Shayk was all vixen in white hot Versace. Karolina Kurkova in a shimmery silver ensemble from Armani Privé with red heels. Different but can't say I like it. Brooklyn Decker wore a scallop beaded Valentino gown.

Modern Elegance
Mia Wasikowska wears a two-tone charcoal grey Antonio Berardi gown straight off last week's runway. Malin Akerman in a silver embroidered Sportmax gown with cut-out neckline. Victoria Beckham looked trés chic in her own strapless and leather belted design. Katie Holmes was a picture of grace in a twilight blue Elie Saab gown. Zhang Ziyi also wore Elie Saab, incidentally in a similar blue shade. Her dress had a cut-out v-neck and high slit.

 The Pop Stars
Miley Cyrus was rather dowdy in an ice grey Roberto Cavalli gown with fishtail chiffon skirt. Vanessa Hudgens chose a gold scallop-tiered gown by Georges ChakraSelena Gomez, please show Miley how its done. The singer/actress was glamourous in a silver embellished Dolce & Gabbana gown. Ashley Tisdale looked elegant in a ruby one-shouldered silk mousseline dress free by Maria Lucia Hohan. Only Katy Perry can mix a blue bob with silver sequined Blumarine...And get away with it.

A Little Off The Length
Anna Paquin rocked a black and gold long-sleeved Emilio Pucci number. Paula Patton charmed in a black fringed Naeem Khan frock with metallic bodice. Maria Sharapova picked a frothy feminine look from Alexander McQueen. Heidi Klum was stellar in a neon yellow Versace mini with gold shoulder accents. Shailene Woodley mixed it up in a green leaf-print Proenza Schouler shift with matching DVF heels. Amy Adams was polished in a silver draped Vivienne Westwood dress. Doesn't it look like metal that's sculpted onto her.

Colour Surge
 Venus Williams was bold in a cerise and violet colour-blocked dress by Christiane King. Julie Bowen wore a Grecian-style draped Halston gown in saffron orange, with heels to match. Stana Katic stunned in a royal purple Alberta Ferretti gown with wrap-waist and high slit. Cameron Diaz opted for a simple frills-free look, wearing a fitted Victoria Beckham dress in tangerine. Rosario Dawson donned a colour-blocked Salvatore Ferragamo halter-neck gown in plum, orange & turquoise. This is not how I expected the dress to look off the runway. Rashida Jones wore a mustard yellow deep V-neck gown with lace cap sleeves by Elie Saab.

White Out
Sofia Vergara wore a heavily embellished dress by most popular designer of the night, Roberto Cavalli. Paz Vega chose a crisp white Stephane Rolland couture gown with extruding 3D hip pleats and gold belt. Georgina Chapman in a (simple for) Marchesa ensemble with folded sleeves and peplum waist. Mena Suvari was frosted in a frilly white Romona Keveza dress. Rachel Zoe went for an unfussy look in a long column gown with statement jewels.

Sweetly Subdued Hues
Dianna Agron wore a summery printed pink & white Carolina Herrera frock. Lydia Hearst was fairy-like in soft pink tulle gown with embroidered bodice. Dita von Teese in a pale pink Jenny Packham gown with sliver embellished shoulders and keyhole neckline with crossed straps. Surprisingly, I loved the lemon chiffon Georges Hobeika gown with white floral motifs that Kelly Osbourne wore. Lily Collins wore a nude tulle Monique Lhuillier Pre-Fall gown embroidered in blue. Pretty, but a tad overdressed. Olga Kurylenko delighted in a soft moss green Georges Hobeika kimono gown, adorned with floral appliqués.

Bronzed Earth
Jennifer Lopez changed into another plunge-neck Zuhair Murad gown, this one in lacquered burgundy-brown. I liked how distinctive January Jones looked in this Wes Gordon ensemble. It has a Tuscan green silk organza top and bronzed velvet self-stripe skirt, along with leather belt. Anne Heche in a glittery gold and black Dolce & Gabbana dress. Kate Beckinsale was alluring in Atelier Versace, with cream, bronze and black beaded detail and cut-out waist and back. Maggie Grace was top-to-toe in gold sequins.

Black is the New Black
Olivia Wilde looked elegantly graceful in black strapless Gucci with gorgeous gold clutch. Kim Kardashian was unusually covered up in an Azzedine Alaia gown with mini cut-outs on the skirt. I loved Elizabeth Olsen in this Christian Dior gown, which has a silk t-shirt like top and alternating chiffon and leather skirt. Nina Dobrev's star power is rising, she was riveting in a J. Mendel Fall 2012 gown with cut-out bodice and low V-neck. Felicity Jones did understated sexiness in a 'Noir' leather Joanna Johnson dress with pin-tucked skirt.

Who wore your favorite Oscar After Party dress?


DXiredDiamond said...

Great post hun! I LOVE them all but my faves are Super model form and red alert!

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Clara Turbay said...

Good taste y grace!

Leslie Quiros said...

loveing all that red!! so excited for the spring to be honest!

Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia said...

I can't get Karolina Kurkova's in Armani Prive outfit out of my head. I loved it! Thanks for sharing Sam, I didn't watch any of it, and knew you'd blog about it! (And I wasn't disappointed! <3)

LifeStyle Journal said...

Sooo many gorgeous dresses... hard to make a choice...
I like most: Lydia Hearst in soft pink, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Antonio Berardi, Kate Bosworth in Prabal Gurung.
Thanks for sharing!
Have a wonderful day!

Sandra Leiva said...

Amazing dresses!
Angelina Jolie was my favourite! <3

Fictitious Fashion said...

Where is Angelina??? o.O Or did I miss her in the previous post?? I'm sorry for not visiting ur blog often.. I promise once I'm done with my xams.. I'll read all the posts I've missed :)

Take care :)

Ember Drake said...

Great post!

My favourites were definitely Diane Kruger (she looks so amazing in red!), Mena Suvari and Nina Dobrev!



Being Brazen said...

Loved so many of the after party dresses - a lot are prettier than the actual Oscar red carpet dresses

Antee Gurung said...

i like lily collins, selena gomez, paz vega, katie holmes and rosie!!!variety fo color capsules..thanx for sharing!!!
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Daniella said...

Wow my dear you have covered everything! SO many beautiful dresses and in lots of different colours,shapes and styles! I think my stand outs are Kate Bosworth,Diane Kruger,Victoria Beckham and Rachel Zoe of course! Always look forward to your posts :)

Take care,Daniella xox

Dora said...

Diane Kruger and Cameron Diaz looked fantastic! XX

Ana in fashion said...

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rolala said...

Another excellent round up! So many gorgeous ladies. Standouts for me would be Diane Kruger and Paula Patton.

Well... said...

Just love it when the stars dress up. Their gowns are always amazing! <3


Cinnamon and White Chocolate said...

So many pretty dresses...Sofia Vergara looked so beautiful in that white dress...And big like for Diane Kruger! :)

Marie Martell said...

omg I can't even begin to try and pick my favorite dresses! But here we go.. Rosie HW, Kate Hudson, Victoria B, Selena Gomez, Paz Vega, all the blacks and of course my favorite girl Jennifer Lopez!!!


Judith said...

Amazing dresses, great post! :) x

Wonder Woman said...

Selena Gomez all the way! :)


Zoe said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the red ones!!!!!

Denise said...

Oh, so many amazing gowns!
Well, I liked many! Kate Hudson, Zhang Ziyi, Salma Hayek, Katie Holmes, Sofia Vergara, Dianna Agron, Dita von Teese, Lilly Collins and Anne Heche's gowns are fabulous, in my opinion! But my favorite one is Nina Dobrev's!!!
Fantastic selection! Very good - before the magazines, congratulations!

Punctuation Mark said...

the one thing I'm still thinking about is all the weird Angelina like poses that night... haha!


Wow! A lot of beautiful dresses! Love it!

Daphnée Kwong Waye said...

I sincerely don't know which dress to choose! :P They were all fabulous!


Vanessa@Luxuria said...

So many gorgeous styles. Loved the design of Victoria Beckham's but thought the color was a bland for the occasion (and I still don't get why she needs to scowl in every photo). She says she doesn't smile, but if I remember correctly she smiled in most photos when she was in the Spice Girls. I think it's her attempt to look "enigmatic" perhaps?

two birds said...

i actually think jennifer lopez should have worn her after-party dress to the oscars instead of that white one she did wear!

Gillie said...

Great review, I love seeing what they all wear to all the post-oscars fetes!

xo Gillie

Joyce said...

So many pretty dresses! My favorite is Rachel Zoe's, she looks fabulous :)

Melissah from Scrapbook said...

What a stunning array of dresses & so beautifully complied!

Marianne M. said...

ok this is going to be a looooong comment:
Emma Stone's dress didn't impress me, i just didn't like those chiffon stripes. Now Kate Bosworth was simply stunning, i loved her dress. Mrs Goodwin i don't even want to talk about it.
salma and diane big let downs, that lace bra was a bit tacky and destroyed the overall minimal effect of her dress, and salma's dress and hairstyle was too girl of a mexican valley for me. claire danes ummm too girly but rosie look beautiful as always.
irina's white one sleeve dress was fab and so karolina's armani ensemble i just wish her pants were a bit longer.
ok katie and zhang ziyi look soooooooo beautiful loved the twilight blue shade of their dresses and the cut and fit
miley: i don't even want to talk about it, she looked like she is a rich woman in her mid-60's or something, too much, the hairstyle, make up, dress it was too grown up for her, same goes for vanessa which opted for a marylin look but didn't even touch that.
color surge was a huge let down for me, no one the dresses was nice.
but white out: wow i couldn't pick a dres, they were all so beautiful and unique.
also kate beckinsale why???

Diva Naomi Addy said...

Great post as always!!!!
You always have the best recap of any event and show, amazing dear and you are tagged here even though I know your blog is basically on fashion and not much of tags

Teresa said...

thanks for this post, i didn't get to see most of these dresses!

Victoria Beckham is so classy, i love her!!!! Katy Perry looked stunning too!

hope in high heels said...

So much loveliness, all in one spot. The two that looked different to how I'm used to them looking were Kim K - totally va-va-voom here, I like her a bit more covered up! Also, Vanessa H with that lovely retro hair style - it makes her look more grown up. Fabulous roundup, thank you!

Miss Vodka said...

Awesome post! So many gorgeous dresses here.

Miu said...

I like the dresses worn by Gwen Stefani, Katie Holmes, Katy Perry, Georgina Chapman and Nina Dobrev.

Going Out Dresses said...

wow so many pretty dresses.Extremely amazing wonderful nice and all are stunning.