Runway To 2010 Oscars – Anna Kendrick In Elie Saab Couture

Back To Her Best Award
Anna Kendrick kicks off my 2010 Oscar coverage wearing my red carpet king, Elie Saab.

The best supporting actress nominee arrived glowing in a Elie Saab Spring 2010 Couture gown, which she wears off-the-shoulder.

I adore this draped gown with a cap sleeve and delicate appliqué at the bust.

This collection had many thigh-high splits.

Anna’s is less revealing and is lined with feminine chantilly lace to finish off the romantic look.

After some uncharacteristic hiccups, the young actress picked a winner for the big night.

Her dress was paired with matching pink Sergio Rossi heels.

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32 Responses to Runway To 2010 Oscars – Anna Kendrick In Elie Saab Couture

  1. Mhae January 16, 2013 at 07:34 #

    Is it possible to buy this Elie Saab Spring 2010 Couture gown?

  2. Mhae January 16, 2013 at 07:33 #

    Could we order this Elie Saab Spring 2010 Couture gown?

  3. chevy February 26, 2011 at 00:41 #

    i think she’s absolutely beautiful. the dress is a dream and while the colour does blend in with her skin it does so in a good way. she looks pearlescent

  4. whitestroke March 10, 2010 at 20:00 #

    I was just okay with this but I couldn’t put my finger on it. Now looking at it again, I found not one but many things that bother me about the look. Wearing that bit across the chest would make it more interesting, this way it gives more of a safe classic look which Anna keeps doing and it’s getting kinda boring. The shoes are too heavy for this dress. The hair is kinda mumsy. I’m not a fan of the lace lining there, looks kinda like lingerie and not in a good way. And the color is the biggest problem. She’s very pale and she should wear something to pop against her skin, not blend with it. This is not a color for her.

    I don’t hate the look. It’s very good for Anna Kendrick. But I wish she’d spice up her whole image. She’s so young. She’ll have plenty of time to play safe.

  5. ahot March 8, 2010 at 20:55 #

    nice but i have a déjà vu feeling, as she wore those drapé-gowns already. And i can’t help thinking that the white Elie Saab she wore recently would just have been THE perfect choice here.

  6. mochababe73 March 8, 2010 at 20:31 #

    I don’t like this dress. I like the model’s version better without the sky high slit, of course. I think that the sash across the chest gives it a little interest. In all honesty, the dress is a little ho-hum.

  7. Susan Swan March 8, 2010 at 17:53 #

    While the Rossi shoes looked lovely and feminine from straight-on, the choice when viewed from any other angle came off distractingly heavy in scale. This can likely be attributed to the intention to give Hendricks some height. Imagine that dress on a Charlize Theron-like (aka taller) frame and the shoe choice would have been something far more delicate.

  8. Mea March 8, 2010 at 13:50 #

    Just back from school and…what can I do? Obviously I’m right here watching the oscar night looks (and winners!). Anyway, Elie Saab’s gown is beautiful, as always, but I don’t like it with Anna’s skin… It really seems that she’s naked.

  9. nicky March 8, 2010 at 13:00 #

    very pretty. its a bit safe but for anna, she looked really nice

  10. bettybrandenburg March 8, 2010 at 10:51 #

    Not sure where the dress ends and she starts ….

    • justme March 8, 2010 at 16:21 #

      Lol this. The dress is beautiful, it’s actually my fav dress of the night but not on Anna. It just blends with her skin tone :/

  11. Sue Jin March 8, 2010 at 07:39 #

    Just saw her presenting not too long ago.. and completely fell in love with this dress!!

  12. Laveena March 8, 2010 at 07:09 #


  13. DM March 8, 2010 at 05:57 #

    She looks great! The color almost washes her out, but she pulls it off. Her hair could use some work tho…

  14. Vera March 8, 2010 at 05:21 #

    Don’t like the lace detail on the skirt; nice Anna has followed my advice of wearing light, bright and silk.

  15. Marlyn March 8, 2010 at 02:50 #

    She looks amazing. Love every thing about this look. She looks so comfortable in this dress.

  16. advo88 March 8, 2010 at 01:20 #

    Looks stunning in a beautiful dress!

  17. Nikki March 8, 2010 at 00:38 #

    Anne Kendrick didn’t disappoint. She looks young but elegant. I like her silver clutch and the nude shoes to match her dress. Gorgeous.

  18. Dirk March 8, 2010 at 00:27 #

    Yes. Just yes.

  19. Laura March 8, 2010 at 00:26 #

    Absolutely stunning. Kudos on the good modifications. She looks breathtaking.

  20. mol March 8, 2010 at 00:24 #

    Diaphonous translucent beauty – this is perfect for Anna, she’ll be up there in the top ten I think…

  21. Jennifer March 8, 2010 at 00:14 #

    She looks stunning. I’m glad she picked a light and airy dress. Absolutely gorgeous!

  22. Teresa March 7, 2010 at 23:55 #

    she looks gorgeous I’m glad she didn’t choose silver shoes to match her accessories
    I think that they would draw your eyes down instead of drawing your eyes to the beautiful floral appliqués

  23. Linda March 7, 2010 at 23:50 #

    This gets a big thumbs up. It’s a really nice look for a young woman’s first Oscar’s. She looks lovely.

  24. Michelle March 7, 2010 at 23:49 #

    Perfection! Finally! Up In The Air was my favorite movie this year and Anna and Vera have handled these carpets with grace and confidence.

  25. wilwarin March 7, 2010 at 23:48 #

    she looks absolutely breath taking… i’m not usally fan of pink but this dress and this colour are perfect for anna.

  26. Alice March 7, 2010 at 23:43 #

    Wow. She looks amazing! A complete 180 from earlier.

  27. Jessica March 7, 2010 at 23:42 #

    She looks stunning! :]

  28. robbie March 7, 2010 at 23:41 #

    WOW! she is back on form and looking fab-u-lous! her shoes are sergio rossi.

    • Fashion Critic March 7, 2010 at 23:52 #


      • robbie March 8, 2010 at 00:14 #

        youre welcome.

        also her clutch is judith leiber.

  29. hache March 7, 2010 at 23:41 #

    she looks so pretty and young

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