Hello-Hello, welcome to a wonderful new week here at The Prepatorium.
Did anyone else think that last night’s events were a bit of a yawner, the dresses pretty but just so-so, not terribly exciting?
Below, we show some of those dresses, beginning with ladies in red, from left to right, Jane Seymour wearing Pamela Rolland, Michelle Williams looking lovely in Louis Vuitton, Ellie Kemper sporting Armani Prive, Emma Stone wore a Giambattista Valli Couture dress that had viewers divided, it seems the bow was controversial (oh, the horror of a controversial bow).
There were an awful lot of ladies wearing white, beginning with Gwyneth Paltrow, she looked smashing in Tom Ford. Others included Monaco’s Princess Charlene in one of her go-to brand, Akris, Sandra Bullock in Marchesa-that-didn’t-work-for-me, plus Kelly Ripa wearing Carolina Herrera.
More white gowns: Rooney Mara wore Givenchy Couture, it was Valentino Couture for Shailene Woodley, Octavia Spencer looked beautiful in Tadashi Shoji and Bingbing Li went risky (very successfully IMO) in Georges Chakra Couture.
Four frocks that didn’t work: Meryl Streep’s Lanvin, the Zuhair Murad worn by Jennifer Lopez, Tina Fey’s Carolina Hererra (although it was oh-so-close, the peplum was the problem, see the Michelle Williams note above), and Sherri Shepherd’s Gustavo Cadile (again, close to wonderful in such a beautiful blue, there was just too much going on).
Natalie Portman’s 1954 Dior Couture dress looked lovely.
George Clooney, eagle-eyed readers complained after the Thursday Styles piece appeared, tends to wear his Armani trousers puddled around his feet and he did it again at tonight’s awards.
We’re thinking Mr. Trebay would approve of Kermit’s bespoke Brooks Brothers look, he was accompanied by Miss Piggy, she wore Zac Posen.
But then there was this.
Angelina Jolie was stunning in a black Versace gown, albeit thin.
Look at how far apart her feet are! She’s ready to squat down behind home plate!
Buzzfeed had a photo album of Angelina’s right leg, dubbing it “the breakout star of this year’s Academy Awards.”
More from the Huffington Post:
Angelina Jolie stepped onto the Oscars red carpet, planting her hands on her hips and forcefully jutted her right leg out in front of her, like she was George Washington crossing the Delaware River.
To be honest, we’d not previously used the words “Angelina Jolie” and “George Washington” in the same sentence. Zap2It shared The Leg’s best angles.
While noticeable and generating a bit of buzz, The Leg seemed to fade into the background until Ms. Jolie took the stage to present an Oscar, when it came out once again. One Oscar winner couldn’t contain himself, it was just too easy, look at the gentleman on the far right.
That is Jim Rash, part of a trio winning Best Adapted Screenplay, he is seen along with Nat Faxon and Alexander Payne. Mr. Rash spoke about mimicking Ms. Jolie’s distinctive stance with the Washington Post:
“It was just an impulse,” he told The Post’s Jen Chaney at the Governors Ball. “I was just standing there and I thought — ” At that point, he paused to, once again, stick his leg out. “I hope it was okay,” said Rash, a.k.a. Dean Pelton from TV’s “Community,” …I hope she thought it was okay. It was a loving tribute.”
It prompted the Huffington Post to offer a retrospective on The Leg (although some photos are of the left limb, now known as The Other Leg):
Morning show anchors did the look.
Some of the HuffPo ladies did their own version of the pose.
A radio station has posted the 10 Best Pictures of Angelina’s Leg, there is even an ingenious (but rather naughty) picture of both legs that was tweeted, and a sadly overlooked Angie’s Left Leg Twitter account. (Like many of you, we’re kind of over the whole leg thing, but couldn’t seem to contain ourselves when it came to today’s post,
spineless wimp that I am.)
Of course, the obvious question about the entire evening is a simple one, if it was all so terribly tedious and boring, why was I still watching at 11pm? (Nor was I alone at that hour, ratings were good, up 4 to 5% over last year.)
We leave you something fun shared by our friend Coco; behold, the Pantone Pink Barbie.
Definitely today’s Pretty in Pink, the doll is wearing a dress made of Pantone color cards in 219C, a lovely pink.
It has been available for several months, selling for about $50.
On that pretty picture we say goodbye until next time.