The Oscars are the one night where there is no such thing as too much.
That said, I was molto disappointed this year.
It wasn't that anyone looked bad, more that I didn't go wow. Not even once. Not even at Mila Kunis wearing my favourite Elie Saab dress from the couture collection.. She needed more bling, more jazz, more fanfare..just more.
Natalie Portman in Rodarte. Followed all the rules, did no wrong looked cute with the bump. Zzzzzzzzzz.
Halle Berry in Marchesa. Everyone's best dressed. Bit too here-comes-the-bride for me.
Cate Blanchett in Givenchy is turning out to be the Marmite of the event - either loved or hated. It works but is slightly TOO young and is it me or does she look identical to January Jones?
Scarlett Johanson in D&G. No.
Anne Hathaway in Valentino. Red strapless on the red carpet. Original
Hilary Swank in Gucci. Ok, whatever.
Helen Mirren in Viv Westwood. Just love her and wish she was my grandmother, my boss or my great aunt.
Florence Welsh in vintage Valentino. Some girls are cool no matter what they wear cos they just don't care.
I thought Matthew McConaughey's other half Camila Alves looked rather fab in Kaufman Franco.
Which brings us on to Reese Witherspoon. Simple, elegant, monochrome Armani. Have no explanation for this, and yet, for some reason, she is my favourite of the night.
P.S Kate Beckinsale was my best dressed at the Vanity Fair after party
P.P.S If it were me, and I had my pick these would be my two options. A girl can dream....
This Elie Saab