March 7, 2010 Runway To Red Carpet

Runway To 2010 Oscars – Zoe Saldana In Givenchy Couture

Posted by Catherine Kallon

Best Dressed Award
OMG…we PRAYED that we would get to see this Givenchy Spring 2010 Couture gown at a big event, because a big gown needs a big stage.

Zoe Saldana SHUT IT DOWN in her Givenchy Couture gown.

I actually yelped with joy when I saw her on E! just now, and I’m not ashamed to admit that.

This would’ve been seen by many as a big risk, or hard to pull off, but Zoe does with ease.

I love the jeweled bodice and those ruffles on the purple ombre skirt.

Her hair and make-up are flawless and she wears a purple ring to complement her skirt.

I have a feeling picking a winner for Best Dressed is going to be very tough tonight. What a great start.

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69 Responses to Runway To 2010 Oscars – Zoe Saldana In Givenchy Couture

  1. mochababe73 March 8, 2010 at 8:24 pm #

    I hope that this is not a case of everyone jumping on a bandwagon. I don’t like that dress AT ALL. From the waist up it’s pretty. I guess that I’m also the only one that thinks that the middle is a little big. The dark color on bottom is not pretty.
    Okay, plain and simple. I am no fan of this dress either on Zoe or the model. She has looked better.

  2. FelipeA March 8, 2010 at 7:09 pm #

    Zoe carries the dress amazingly, even when she had to actually carry it to present with Carey, but when i saw her wearing this dress on tv, i was sure she would end up in several worst dressed lists as this is a very extreme dress. I personally don’t love it, but i’m glad for what it will do for zoe as a fashion star

  3. Camille March 8, 2010 at 6:30 pm #

    Part of me loves the dress for being so over the top and unique. But part of me thinks it looks like two different dresses sewn together. From the knees up it is one dress with the focal point being that amazing irridescent crystal bodice paired with a gorgeous lavendar silk structured dress. From the knees down the focal point is the gorgeous ombre’d ruffling that cascades around the hem so that the wearer is like Venus rising from the sea foam. Both together is almost too much, while each on their own would make for a stunning dress.

  4. Ale March 8, 2010 at 4:59 pm #

    Sorry, but she look like a cabbage. Just bad for me.

  5. kate March 8, 2010 at 2:56 pm #

    I love it! Best dressed of the night, definitely.

  6. Mea March 8, 2010 at 1:56 pm #

    It’s incredible how Zoe Saldana can go on with so risky choices and ALWAYS looks beautiful. She wore this gown better than the model and I think that all actresses thought about this givenchy for this night at least one time. Then they probably (and reasonably) thought that it was too much… Not for Zoe! One of the best looks, but not THE best for me. I prefer simplicity, as always.

  7. Symon March 8, 2010 at 12:17 pm #

    AMAZING ? no this word is not enough to describe, this girl is a red carpet perfection professionnal lol !!! We have our best dressed ! Thanks to Zoe thanks to Sarah jessica for giving us something different and thanks to Meryl Streep just to stay wonderful 🙂

  8. Joy March 8, 2010 at 11:37 am #

    PERFECTION! This is what I always expect from my Oscars fashion, but rarely get. It takes a brave woman to wear such a dress and Zoe is spectacular.

  9. Jimmy March 8, 2010 at 11:30 am #

    Interesting gown but I really think that it overwhelms her. She really had difficulting walking in it onstage. and it just looked heavy.. I think that this is a better editorial piece than a red carpet gown. She is quite beautiful though.

  10. perfumeorpoison March 8, 2010 at 11:09 am #

    she looks radiant but i don’t like the gown.. maybe it will grow on me.

  11. sarah mains March 8, 2010 at 10:25 am #

    omg i also prayed for this dress to be showed…

  12. dressaddict March 8, 2010 at 8:27 am #

    Gorgeous! One of my fav at the Oscars. Also liked SJP and, oh my God, Miley Cyrus, how beautiful was she!!!!!!!

  13. Rebecca March 8, 2010 at 7:54 am #

    LOVE IT. I got up early just to see this site. My heart sank when I saw Charlize and Diane so thank god for Zoe. Amazing.

  14. Sue Jin March 8, 2010 at 7:39 am #

    Zoe.. oh Zoe!! She looks really outstanding.
    SHe makes me love the dress even more.

  15. Laveena March 8, 2010 at 7:08 am #

    I don’t like that gown but she looks cool

  16. DM March 8, 2010 at 5:56 am #

    She can pull off anything. Love this look. Would like the dress better if the top was a shade of purple as well because it kind of looks like the top is from a different dress than the bottom portion…but overall A+

  17. Cameron March 8, 2010 at 5:43 am #

    My favorite!!! S.t.u.n.n.i.n.g.

  18. Sher March 8, 2010 at 5:22 am #

    something tells me this could be the best dress o 2010 this early in the year

  19. Bec March 8, 2010 at 5:12 am #

    OMG – Zoe looks amazing. Best dressed of the night followed closely by Maggie Gyllenhaal, Sandra Bullock and Kristen Stewart. And how gorgeous do Helen Miren and Merly Streep look – fabulous.

  20. Denise March 8, 2010 at 5:01 am #

    I think the dress is amazing, a piece of art. A little over the top though, and I don’t think Zoe did it enough justice.

  21. Omo March 8, 2010 at 3:59 am #

    I just died, resurrected and died again, OMG i love it love it on her she wins in my book, BDOTON (best dressed of the oscar nite) for me for sure erm wait that will be after JLo who killed her dress as well . 🙂 I love it

  22. Laura March 8, 2010 at 3:38 am #

    She looks great but I think the model looks way better than her though.

  23. catdog March 8, 2010 at 3:10 am #

    my favorite of the night! just wow!

  24. Katey March 8, 2010 at 1:34 am #

    When I saw this dress on Zoe the first words what leaves my mouth? Oh my Gosh. I can’t believ She picked this dress. I knew that I saw on the wish list once.

    She’s just outstanding…beutiful…magical.
    She has to be BDOTW winner and oscar best dressed winner i think.

  25. advo88 March 8, 2010 at 1:21 am #

    I REALLY don’t like this dress. I think it’s rather atrocious actually. It’s way over the top, especially that skirt. And I don’t think she can pull if off either, hell, I don’t think anyone could pull that dress off.

    • Isabela March 8, 2010 at 1:20 pm #

      I agree. The dress is atrocius and she can’t pull it off.

    • Naomi March 8, 2010 at 4:34 pm #

      I hate this dress with passion. The ruffles are horrible, just horrible. It looks like a giant stuffed animal is holding onto her legs and wouldn’t let go.

  26. Shannon March 8, 2010 at 1:20 am #

    Stunning! IMO this a dress that’s going to have people talking some will get while others wont.

  27. Belen Sanchez March 8, 2010 at 1:18 am #

    OMG! So glad I have seen this dress! I was praying to see this one and the one is wearing Sarah Jessica Parker as well! Zoe, Diane and Sarah Jessica: Best Dress of the Oscars! Just espectacular! xxx from Spain!

  28. shaun March 8, 2010 at 12:59 am #

    DONE AND DONE!!!! i dont need to see anything else….simply amazing…….

    JLO is a close second in my book

    • sarahW March 8, 2010 at 6:20 am #

      Shaun – my 2 picks exactly! My only wish to achieve pure perfection for Zoe would be if the bodice was slightly more fitted and a bit lower like on the runway model, Agree with the comment to show some leg! JLo’s seems a better fit. These two dresses are A-friggin-mazing!!!

  29. Holly March 8, 2010 at 12:49 am #

    I’m not won over by this look, mostly becasue I think the dress is overrated, and I don’t think it suits Zoe that much. Imo she’s one of the most beautiful women around at the moment and I think shes looked so much better at other events, I feel slightly let down with this look.

  30. Becky March 8, 2010 at 12:47 am #

    i love it! I think only select people could pull it off… if Miley Cyrus stepped out in it people would be saying WTF.

  31. Linda March 8, 2010 at 12:46 am #

    I don’t see the appeal of this gown. I don’t like how it gets so dark on the bottom. It’s nice from about the knees up, as Nikki, says, but even so, it’s not that outstanding, imo.

  32. mol March 8, 2010 at 12:40 am #

    She looks regal and in charge of that gown – i hope we see a slightly different pose though, a little leg coming out would be good (if only so that we see her shoes!).

  33. Nikki March 8, 2010 at 12:38 am #

    I’m on the fence with this look. I love it from the knees up. I like the architecture on the bottom but I hate the different colors. varying shades. But everything else, I like: her hair, makeup, bodice, accessories.

    • Claire Kelly March 8, 2010 at 3:44 am #

      The bottom to me reminds me of the bacteria growth in the movie “Dream-catcher”. I just can’t get the image out of my mind. From the knee up, I really like the dress, but the bacteria-connection just puts me off.

    • Heather March 8, 2010 at 2:11 pm #

      I agree completely. I wish the color shifting was smoother, more subtle. I completely love the bodice, especially on Zoe! But from the knees down, it’s all muppet.

      • easyBlake March 9, 2010 at 1:56 am #

        I wish the volume was a smoother transition. If it progressively got poofier and poofier – not just drop a muppet on her hip and knees. Can’t believe I’m part of the minority, but I don’t really like this dress on Zoe.

  34. gaga March 8, 2010 at 12:29 am #

    omg….drop dead gorgeous dress. love it
    diane a big disappointment, especially her hair. very severe.
    sarah jessica looked amazing. her gown, the hair…absolutely amazing.
    zoe and sarah my fav so far

  35. lauren March 8, 2010 at 12:29 am #

    well this is the greatest thing i have ever seen

  36. Alfredo March 8, 2010 at 12:16 am #

    I always thought this gown was overrated but Zoe makes it look fantastic, she carries if off VERY well. Kudos to her!

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  39. Jennifer March 8, 2010 at 12:14 am #

    I’ve decided for this dress alone, this years Oscars are better than last years.

    Zoe looks phenomenal. I’m going to have issues voting for my Best Dressed I think.

    • Fashion Critic March 8, 2010 at 12:19 am #

      I agree on your first point.

  40. Watcher March 8, 2010 at 12:08 am #

    I love that dress, the colour and everything fits her just perfectly. The only thing that bothers me though is that Zoe seems just a little too skinny for that dress, even the model seems to have more meat on her. Love the dress though.

    • whitestroke March 10, 2010 at 8:11 pm #

      It’s not that she’s skinnier, but smaller. People usually forget that models even when really really skinny have bigger frames than shorter women that are not even that skinny. Zoe who IS really skinny and probably shorter/has smaller frame looks much tinier in the dress than Natalia with her 5’10 stature.

  41. Teresa March 8, 2010 at 12:08 am #

    OMG, so glad this dress is getting the justice it deserves, she looks amazing in it!

  42. marta March 8, 2010 at 12:02 am #

    she’s so beautiful! I can’t wait to see Penelope 😀
    I Saw Diane Kruguer the dress is so ugly

  43. Laura March 8, 2010 at 12:02 am #

    I yelled “OMG, that’s the Givenchy!” when I saw this dress. It’s so out-freakin-standing. Mere mortals like myself would drown in a dress with that much volume. But petite Zoe pulls it off fiercely. You go girl!

  44. mm March 7, 2010 at 11:59 pm #

    I screamed too! i was about to write a comment to everyone who had the dress on their wishlist.
    Zoe is stunning in this dress. And she was so comfortable on the red carpet in the dress. She is my number one so far!

  45. nicole March 7, 2010 at 11:58 pm #

    I DIE!!!!!!!!! oscars are bringing it this year!!!
    gonna be soo hard to top

  46. nicole March 7, 2010 at 11:58 pm #

    I DIE!!!!!!!!! oscars are bringing it this year!!!

  47. nisha March 7, 2010 at 11:58 pm #

    wow i am just completely flabbergasted.definately the best she’s ever looked and i applaud her for taking such a great risk. thanks for posting FC

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  49. robbie March 7, 2010 at 11:52 pm #

    OH MY SWEET GOD! she looks the best she has ever looked. the coliurs against her skin are jaw droppingly beautiful.

  50. wilwarin March 7, 2010 at 11:51 pm #

    i think this gown is a piece of art and zoe does it a justice, she looks amazing…

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