You could hear the crowd for miles around, the red carpet was laid and the huge statues were rolled out again for the 84th time. Of course this was the Oscars 2012. It may be the biggest film awards show in the world; however nowadays it seems like it’s more about who wore what instead of who won what!
So here’s a rundown, the Artist won 5 awards, Meryl Streep won the award for best leading actress, for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher. Among these big stars, Bret Mackenzie won an award for the best original song in a movie; for ‘Man or a Muppet’, obviously for the film; The Muppets.
Now it’s time for the really important stuff; the dresses! The main theme was gold, it was everywhere, perhaps the actresses believed, if they wore gold it would win them the golden trophy.
Saying this I really did like some of the golden dresses, such as the gorgeous dress Stacy Keibler wore, the girlfriend of George Clooney who of course also looked amazing!
Stacy is wearing a Marchesa gown, which makes her look like an Oscar herself! She looks absolutely gorgeous and it shows off her figure so well. I love the way the fabric is positioned, with the roset of fabric on the side. This fabric is so good at picking up the light, and will change shade whenever she moves, which gives a good fluidity to the gown. Beside her is the ever attractive George Clooney, in a suit by Armarni, which works perfectly with the shades in Stacy's gown. I love the detail of the shiny lapels and the seam of his trousers, they add a bit of glamour to this suit. Well done Sir.
Another dress that caught my eye was the one Gwyneth Paltrow was wearing, a Tom Ford cloaked dress.
This dress is so elegant, just like Gwyneth and there is a nice simplicity about the gown. I love the asymmetric line to the top of it, as it looks chic and clean cut. The addition of the silver cuff, is the perfect accessory for this dress, which adds a bit of glamour to this sophisticated gown.
Jessica Chastain, a nominee for her role in the film 'The Help', looked incredible in her Alexanda McQueen dress.
This dress has been put on the best and the worst dressed lists, around the world. However I say it should be well and truely on the best dressed list! The workmanship that has gone into it is incredible, I love the way it has been designed so the embroidery mirrors on each side. This makes Jessica's figure look amazing, and the gold and black goes perfectly with her hair.
This hand embroidered dress is gothic sheek at it's best!
Jessica told a Hollywood reporter “There was something about the embroidery of this dress. It felt larger than life — and this is a larger-than-life moment. I always wanted to be an actor. Most little girls dream of their wedding dresses; I grew up dreaming of my Oscar dress.”
I really think this is the perfect Oscar dress, it is bold and beautiful and really would make you feel like a million dollars. This is the best dress for me from the whole of the red carpet.
These are my three favourite dresses that were worn yesterday, they all convey different things, from the extravagant Alexanda McQueen gown, to the clean cut Tom Ford and the perfectly matched outfits from George Clooney and Stacy Keibler. These all show a real aspect of the Oscar's, and how much of a glamorous occasion it is.
The Oscars 2012, was a great success for many actresses and actors, along with the success of the designers on the red carpet.
And after the days of preparation and the amount of people involved within a few hours the statues had been packed away and the red carpet was rolled up, and put back into the cupboard for another year.