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Elizabeth Banks In Chadwick Bell – 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Elizabeth Banks attended the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar party hosted by Graydon Carter at Sunset Tower in California last night.

I wanted to see some dramatic gowns on Oscar night, so Elizabeth gave it to me wearing this Chadwick Bell Fall 2012 dress.

Her green, navy polka-dotted long-sleeve gown with a navy feathered skirt and velvet waistband was the most interesting look of the night.

As always, the more interesting looks are saved for the after-parties, as actress are too scared to make bold choices at the main event for fear of ending up on the worst dressed list.

Elizabeth teamed her dress with a Jimmy Choo ‘Cameo’ clutch and Bulgari jewels.

This was Chadwick Bell’s first major red carpet moment, and Elizabeth did well by him.

Credit: Style.com & Getty

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27 Responses to Elizabeth Banks In Chadwick Bell – 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

  1. AW February 27, 2012 at 14:05 #

    I like this, it’s different and interest and still beautiful.

  2. Linda February 27, 2012 at 14:07 #

    Way to go, Elizabeth. This truly is the most interesting look of the night and for that I give her props. I love it. It’s memorable.

    • Fashion Critic February 27, 2012 at 14:08 #

      Yes, very memorable.

  3. mandy February 27, 2012 at 14:12 #

    Thank god for the departure of her Versace phase (for now). This gown on her is stunning. I never really remembered her red carpet moments but this, I will remember for a very long time.

  4. dee February 27, 2012 at 14:17 #

    I really like this. She looks great. Glad to see someone wearing something interesting.

  5. bm February 27, 2012 at 14:20 #

    No, it is too confusing for my taste. The polka-dot and feather? Gosh…

    • EmmaWoodhouse February 27, 2012 at 14:33 #

      +1 I know, it’s like a crazy-aunt dress! I don’t really like the colors together.

  6. Colleen February 27, 2012 at 14:21 #

    Different and certainly memorable. I love it and she looks beautiful.

  7. Aline February 27, 2012 at 14:29 #

    I think it’s… interesting. I don’t exactly like it, but I approve of her taking the risk. Plus, she wears it better than the model.

  8. Erik February 27, 2012 at 14:29 #

    Amazing! Best dressed of this event without a doubt

  9. Hannah February 27, 2012 at 14:53 #

    Sweaty peacock…

  10. Jones19 February 27, 2012 at 15:04 #

    Wow this is a gown to draw attention. I wish she would have worn this on the red carpet. Stunning.

  11. Pati February 27, 2012 at 15:53 #

    She was my best dressed of the entire night. It´s bold, it´s youthful, it´s unexpected. I absolutely love it!

  12. rita February 27, 2012 at 15:56 #

    Oh my god I love this dress so badly. It’s so interesting and I love the colors. I do have to say I would have wanted to see this dress with someone who has darker hair

  13. robbie February 27, 2012 at 15:57 #

    feeling a bit let down, it looks good on the model but elizabeth doesnt seem to do it justice.

  14. Vicky February 27, 2012 at 16:00 #

    This dress just looks so much fun. At first glance, people might dismiss this as ugly, but it’s bold. I like a little risk in my dresses.

  15. Rebecca Z February 27, 2012 at 16:38 #

    I love it, except for the neckline. Makes her shoulders look big and heavy. Maybe it would have been softened with her hair down in loose waves.

  16. fashionmint February 27, 2012 at 17:40 #

    i am on the fence about it..like the dress but not the neckline & hair !

  17. Deena February 27, 2012 at 18:44 #

    Love it

  18. Christine February 27, 2012 at 19:20 #

    A stand out dress.

    • Alina February 28, 2012 at 16:28 #


  19. Lee February 27, 2012 at 19:37 #

    Wow, what a stunning dress, she looks great! I think this one is best dressed of the night.

  20. kiwi February 28, 2012 at 08:40 #

    One of the best dressed

  21. Amy February 28, 2012 at 23:32 #

    easily the most interesting dress of the night. I mean polka dots, green, feathers when you put all that in a sentence you can expect a major disaster but here She works it. Nice look

  22. Shaina February 29, 2012 at 00:04 #

    I’m in love. I’m not sure how she wears this look so well but I’m glad she does.

  23. Parvati March 1, 2012 at 00:06 #

    Well, it is interesting for sure. I may have liked it had it been strapless, but with the long sleeves and that neckline, I don’t like it.

  24. Bailey November 13, 2014 at 00:21 #

    Its not a dress I would typically like but I cant help but like it on Elizabeth

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