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Oscar hits and misses

Who rocked the red carpet, who didn’t, and why.

Who rocked the red carpet, who didn’t, and why.

Hits

Tilda Swinton
It’s honestly hard to go wrong with Lanvin. Tilda Swinton looks elegant and cool in a not-trying-too-hard way.


Taraji Henson
Ivory fabric against dark skin always looks great. Henson’s glamorous, yet simple Roberto Cavalli gown compliments her perfectly.


Marisa Tomei
The supporting actress nominee strikes the perfect hair, makeup, dress combo in Atelier Versace. She’s also one of a small handful who managed to make the idea of full-on glamour look edgy.


Evan Rachel Wood
The pale Elie Saab Haute Couture gown against Wood’s even paler skin sounds counterintuitive on paper, but looks stunning in reality, making the perfect contrast to her red hair and lips.


Jennifer Aniston
She wins the red carpet wars that you know we all mentally set up between her and Angelina Jolie in this embellished Valentino Couture number.

Misses


Penelope Cruz
Southern debutante meets wedding gown with a bit of Nana’s living room curtains mixed in. We loved her winning performance in Vicky Christina Barcelona, but wish she chosen an equally stellar look.


Amy Adams
This Carolina Herrera dress would have totally worked if she lost the necklace and shoes, which are distracting.


Beyoncé Knowles
Sadly, this House of Deréon gown is a lot of things and none of them good. It would have been more fun to see the Texas diva take an edgier risk than this. What happened to Sasha Fierce?


Amanda Seyfried
The bow on this Valentino Couture shouldn’t be wearing her.


Vanessa Hudgens
Like Seyfried, Hudgens’ Marchesa dress seems to dwarf the woman wearing it. The floral action on the bodice doesn’t help.

 
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