25.02.08 Best Dressed

Oscars 2008 – Best Dressed


Best Dressed/Best Haute Couture Award
This ivory mermaid-like Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2008 Couture gown on Marion Cotillard was simply stunning.

I loved the a fishtail hem and the scale-esqe embroidery on the whole gown.

Marion won the Best Actress Award for her portrayal of Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose.

Her speech was so wonderfully heart-warming, that it brought a small tear to my eye.


Best Red Award
Heidi Klum was better than amazing in this Dior by John Galliano custom-made couture gown.

The neckline and the back detail were all very chic.

She finished her look with Stuart Weitzman shoes and jewelry she designed from her own line.

Heidi’s red couture gown will be auctioned as part of The Heart Truth campaign to raise awareness about women and heart disease.


Best Detailed Dress/Best Earrings Award
There is so much detail on Penelope Cruz’ mermaid dress with the feathers and the gathering at the front, yet it does not make the dress too busy.

I adore her ruby and diamond Chopard earrings.


Best Invisible Make-up Award
I bet it only took Cameron Diaz no more than 20 minutes to get ready, and look how amazing she is.

She arrived at the Oscars in a pink Christian Dior by John Galliano bustier gown, Bulgari jewels, Roger Vivier clutch.

Best Strapless Award
I loved Kristin Chenoweth Armani Privé black silk tulle gown over a rose organza underlay.

It was the only dress that challenged Marion for Best Dressed. I loved the sweetheart neckline and the knotted and pleated tulle details.

Best Sequins Award
Regular readers will know I love a bit of bling, as it all adds to the glamour on the red carpet.

Renee Zellweger was the only one to provided head to toe bling in the form of this stunning strapless Carolina Herrera gown, which I at first thought had to be Elie Saab.

Most Improved From The 2007 Oscars Award
Anne Hathaway need this. She needed a stunning gown to erase the memory of that Valentino bow.

The saviours? Marchesa of course.

She completed her look with Harry Winston diamonds.

I love the with rosette detailing from the bust-line to her shoulder.

Best Strapless Award
Keri Russell’s champagne coloured Nina Ricci strapless dress came to life with an H.Stern vintage floral necklace.

Best Matching Dress/Lipstick Combo Award
Katherine Heigl was stunning in this Escada gown.

I loved the circular detail on her shoulder and nipped in waist.

Her look was very elegant, as she channeled old Hollywood.

Her jewels were from Ryan Ryan and her shoes and clutch were from Jimmy Choo.

Best Pregnant Award
Jessica Alba won the battle of the baby mama’s in this purple Marchesa Fall 2008 gown.

I love the feather detailing on the bust and the aubergine really suits her.

Jessica added some Cartier jewels to finish her look.

Best One-Shouldered Dress/Best Hair Award
There were many one-shoulder gown, but Hilary Swank in Versace Spring 2008 Couture was by far the best in terms of detail.

Her hair was amazing. Perfectly styled and I loved the tints.

Best Vintage Award
Calista Flockhart looked stunning in her 1970s vintage Valentino Haute Couture dress from Rare Vintage. The pale blue and grey colours were very pretty on her.

Best British Award
Were Tilda let us down Helen Mirren did us Brits proud in this custom-made Georges Chakra ruby gown.

Simple Yet Fabulous Award
Amy Ryan was simple and fabulous in this one-shoulder Calvin Klein gown.

Sexiest Couple Award
Johnny Depp in Giorgio Armani and Vanessa Paradis in Chanel Haute Couture with Chanel jewelry are so hot without event trying. Only Brad and Angelina could have upstage this hot couple.

Best Dressed Couple Award
I loved the way Diane Lane in David Meister and Josh Brolin were subtly dressed. They complimented each other well, without resorting to him wearing a tie to match her dress.

Best Necklace Award
Laura Linney was wearing a very simple midnight blue silk strapless bustle-back gown by Michael Kors.

Her stunning Cathy Waterman necklace brings the dress to life.

Laura’s bag and shoes were by Salvatore Feragamo.

Best Plus 1 Award
Keisha Whitaker always shines next to her husband.

The detail on this embellished strapless tulle gown is magnificent.

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7 Responses to Oscars 2008 – Best Dressed

  1. Anonymous February 25, 2008 at 18:46 #

    Ok upfront I’ll say again that my fav of the night was Sarah Larson’s Valentino gown. Loved it! My second favorite though was def Marion Cotillard, she looked gorgeous. And although she’s not my personal fav, Katherine Heigl looked drop dead gorgeous in that gown. Her figure looked amazing, that dress was so flattering on her. Also liked Vanessa Paradis’ gown alot. Was not a fan of Heidi’s, was a fan of Anne Hathaway’s. Liked Penelope Cruz, Hilary Swank, and Jenn Garner’s dresses, I wish they all weren’t so similar though. And liked Kristin Chenowith’s. Cammie Diaz, did not like. Bland color on her. Renee Z., loved the dress, thought she looked bad though. Did NOT like Keri Russell’s! Bland, terrible color on her, did nothing for her. She could have looked so much better! Did like Jessica Alba’s dress, the feathers weren’t too much. Calista Flockhart I was so-so about. Helen Mirren I liked. Amy Ryan, Diane Lane, Laura Linney: boring, safe, but pretty. Not my favs. Keisha Whitaker, loved. That’s my rundown!

  2. Avi February 26, 2008 at 00:34 #

    Marion Cottillard was by far my favourite for the night of ratehr safe and if I dare say, bland dresses on the red carpet. Marion always takes risks on the red carpet and they mostly pay off! Keisha Whitaker is the best arm candy in Hollywood since…. well, no one! Keri Russell looked beautiful and shimmered on the red carpet. As for Cameron Diaz, while I loved the dress itself, doesn’t anyone else thing it was screaming for a steam on the back?

  3. Montana February 26, 2008 at 04:30 #

    Heidi Klum seems to like to wear red on the red carpet. Anne Hathaway more than makes up for her mistakes. Calista Flockhart’s dress is a beautiful colour but I feel that it doesn’t really flatter her more boyish figure.

  4. Malena February 26, 2008 at 09:39 #

    What about Eva Longoria, Katie Holmes,Kate Hudson, Reese Witherspoon, even Beyonce? I was so looking forward to see them on the red carpet. Were they not there or…? And Angie and Brad…?

  5. Gen February 26, 2008 at 13:47 #

    marion cotillard: elegant. good hair.
    laura linney and amy ryan looked dull.
    calista flockhart’s gown suits her really well, good choice, she looked great next to harrison ford.
    cate blanchett looked far better and more elegant than jessica alba – jessica’s gown was pretty but totally forgettable.
    love katherine heigl’s look. anne hathaway’s gown was just a redux of kate winslet’s red roses-over-shoulder gown from a few years back, though admittedly anne’s was far more beautifully made, the grecian draping is terrific.
    god i hate looking at renee zellwegger. her dresses are predictable as hell, and make her look like an articulated barbie doll.
    bit more effort on the hair wouldn’t have gone amiss, but cameron diaz still looks quite sweet. she does have a beautiful smile.
    round of applause for heidi klum. lord, but she knows how to steal a show. good choice of jewellery, showy jewels would have been obvious & dated.

  6. Anonymous February 26, 2008 at 22:15 #

    Cameron Diaz and Calista Flockhart were head to toe awful. I liked Jennifer Garner’s dress and makeup but the hair was just a little too “messy”. Jennifer Hudson should not wear white, and definitely not a dress that accentuates her bust so much. Ellen Page could have looked amazing, but she looked ok and was age and “image” (too cool – not trying too hard) appropriate. Nicole Kidman and Cate blanchett looked bad, but they get a pass since they are pregnant. I really thought everyone else (besides the wife of Daniel Day Lewis and Cody Diablo) looked great. This was a good year for Oscar fashion.

  7. Luthien Singollo November 30, 2014 at 19:02 #

    My favorite dresses and/or ensembles include those of Renee Zellweger’s silver-glittered gown, Jessica Alba’s violet feathered gown, Anne Hathaway’s flamenco-style dress, Cameron Diaz’s soft pink dress and Katherine Heigl’s scarlet one-shouldered gown.

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