And the Oscar goes to....

Friday, February 25, 2011

Academy Awards, March 1958
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It's a well known fact (at least for us who indulge in the entertainment world) that the Oscars are the crème de la crème of Awards season.  I don't know about you, but my favorite part is not speculating who will get the Academy Award for best actress when a newcomer is up against a veteran, or what the latest host will do for ratings.  My favorite part is the fashion, and when I say fashion, I only mean dresses.  I really don't give a hoot about a tuxedo - because frankly they all look the same to me.  So I've decided to take a nostalgic look back at Oscar fashions of the past, and I've selected my top five Oscar dresses pre-1960 (in no particular order).  So without further ado, the Oscar goes to....

Grace Kelly, 1955, blue satin gown

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    Audrey Hepburn, 1954, belted lace gown

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    Kim Novak, 1958, long sleeve sequin gown

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    Bette Davis, 1939, tulle gown with feather accent (it's nice to know that Björk wasn't the first to don dramatic feathers at the Oscars, see her dress here)

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    Joanne Woodward, 1957, satin ballgown

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    BONUS: A Fashion Don't by Olivia de Havilland in 1950
    Looks like the predecessor to the dress recently worn by Michelle Williams at the Golden Globes this year, with a similar flower print and flower applique on the straps to boot.
    Michelle Williams, 2011
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    Olivia de Havilland, 1950
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    Julie said...

    These are beautiful! I really enjoyed this "classic" look at the Oscar's. Wonderfully well done!

    adriana said...

    Thank you very much! It really is my favorite part about the Academy Awards. :)

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