February 27, 2012

Gwyneth Paltrow In Tom Ford – 2012 Oscars

Posted by Catherine Kallon

I may change my mind in the morning, but Gwyneth Paltrow was my best dressed on the red carpet tonight at the 2012 Oscars, held in Hollywood this evening.

She opted to wear a Tom Ford white dress with a uber chic cape which was recently presented at part of this ‘top secret’ Fall 2012 collection.

The designer has been waiting for a major Oscar moment since he launched his womenswear collection, and here we finally have it.

My first reaction to this was, “thank god it’s not another gold shimmering Calvin Klein bland column dress”, because lord knows she’s done that look to death.

A chic ponytail, barely-there makeup and silver jewels completed her look.

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76 Responses to Gwyneth Paltrow In Tom Ford – 2012 Oscars

  1. Sofia February 27, 2012 at 1:39 pm #

    She looked AMAZING! So different and so elegant. She definitely is a fashion trendsetter.
    p.s I disagree with her hair cause it looked good only in the front.
    But still AMAZING!

  2. Carmen February 27, 2012 at 10:51 am #

    I am agree with you, best dressed of the night. Too bad she didn’t wear the cape on the stage when she was presenting an award.

  3. noo February 27, 2012 at 10:46 am #

    i simply don’t like this look! it is minimalist but still looks over thought with the cape and the shoulder pads, and her hair isn’t helping!

    • J February 27, 2012 at 1:46 pm #

      +1 Totally agree. The cape detracts from the dress.

  4. eimearoconnor February 27, 2012 at 10:43 am #

    I love it, modern structural, almost looks like a sculpture. It looks as though the cape is attached to the dress and its one piece..!

  5. Kyriaki-Cyprus February 27, 2012 at 10:31 am #

    Yep, Gwyneth is among my favourites from last night. The dress suited her a lot!

  6. roxana February 27, 2012 at 10:30 am #

    the dress is so amazind, and the hair from the front looks great, but in the back: bleah!

  7. chiara February 27, 2012 at 10:25 am #

    Absolutely the BEST DRESSED!
    Love the cape!!

  8. Rahel February 27, 2012 at 9:24 am #

    Very chic.

  9. kiwi February 27, 2012 at 9:10 am #

    Beautiful and elegant but not my best dressed

  10. D February 27, 2012 at 9:00 am #

    love this 🙂 so simple so beautiful. wondering would adding on earings be any good?

  11. Zmia February 27, 2012 at 8:33 am #

    What about that cape?! it would be so much better without it!

  12. Sarah February 27, 2012 at 8:32 am #

    Without a doubt, best dressed of the night.

  13. Emi February 27, 2012 at 8:24 am #

    It’s hard to choose a favorite look for me, because there were so many beautiful gowns on the red carpet, but when I saw this I thought that it was incredibly beautiful and elegant.

  14. Andreea February 27, 2012 at 8:14 am #

    Simply perfect

  15. Karen February 27, 2012 at 8:13 am #

    She’s my best-dressed too! Now she’ll have a truly iconic Oscars look and thank god it’s not the pink Ralph Lauren. 😉

    • dag February 27, 2012 at 10:06 am #

      Yeah, thought the same about pink disaster. This is outstanding!

  16. Ramsay February 27, 2012 at 8:02 am #

    No doubt about that all – the moment she stepped on thebred carpet I knew we had our winner – just lovely and different – will be remembered as one of oscar’s best ever in fashion

  17. A. February 27, 2012 at 7:52 am #

    Milla Jovovich is no longer the best dressed celebrity of the night, Gwyneth is. Love everything about this look, the cape, the color, the hair, makeup, accessories. It’s a very understated look. but a sure shot winner. She’s my BDOTW!

  18. dressaddict February 27, 2012 at 7:24 am #

    I don’t know why, but the cape is kind of annoying. The dress without it looks much better, IMO.
    Glenn and Michelle were my favourites.
    I also liked Livia Giuggioli and (don’t know who that is, got to Gooogle it 🙂 ) Louise Roe.

  19. A February 27, 2012 at 7:22 am #

    Oh my god! She’s gorgeous! I’m speechless!!!

  20. GirlOne February 27, 2012 at 7:18 am #

    It’s very Old Hollywood.Apart from the hair – but then she never does anything exciting with her hair.

  21. Tiger Nueng February 27, 2012 at 7:11 am #

    This look so amazing,I really love this!

  22. goldfish February 27, 2012 at 7:05 am #

    love this! so old hollywood sophistication.. bdotw no doubt!!

  23. Louise February 27, 2012 at 6:46 am #

    Amazing… Absolutly beautiful

  24. Rosalie February 27, 2012 at 6:24 am #

    Loved your coverage! You had all my favourites, well except li bingbing but I did think this year was a bit lackluster though. Kinda expected more 🙁

  25. SkirtTheIssue February 27, 2012 at 6:18 am #

    I love it- she took a risk and it worked! The saviour of this red carpet! (and I am not usually a Gwenny fan…)

  26. SS February 27, 2012 at 6:17 am #

    This look is definitely in my top three, along with Emma Stone and Jessica Chastain (Sherri Shepherd, who won’t get much coverage, gets honorable mention from me). She looks elegant and regal, but not in an expected or safe way. <3 it.

  27. JJ February 27, 2012 at 6:16 am #


  28. Aline February 27, 2012 at 5:49 am #

    It’s an okay gown and a ponytail… I don’t like it.

  29. Nancy February 27, 2012 at 5:45 am #

    Gweneth is so tall and elegant, I would have loved to have seen in something more dramatic, especially for the occasion. The Tom Ford dress looked like an old Calvin Klein, it was too simplistic to wear for a night to shine.

  30. From Russia With Love February 27, 2012 at 5:41 am #

    That is one of the more interesting looks of the night. Pfff… And I’m talking about simple white dress. Not a single memorable outfit this year :/ i’m dissappointed. The moment I thought Kelly Osbourne and Juliana Rancic were one of the best I knew that something is wrong.

  31. Tahlia February 27, 2012 at 5:35 am #

    Perfection. My favourite along with Emma Stone and Penelope Cruz. I can forgive the hair being in a ponytail as it looks fantastic from the front.

  32. NooG February 27, 2012 at 5:30 am #

    Easily my favorite of the night. <3!

  33. Ally February 27, 2012 at 5:29 am #

    She looks beautiful, channeling an inner Kate Blanchett!

  34. asherlev1 February 27, 2012 at 5:25 am #

    She looked AMAZING. Before I saw her, I had a handful of sequined numbers I liked, but her minimalistic chicness outshined them all.

  35. pipsqueak February 27, 2012 at 5:22 am #

    Michelle is my first choice and Gwyneth is a close second. This is a truly stunning and chic look. Tom Ford suits her. Not just the simplicity, the quiet sexiness, but that Ford designs for a woman with experience and sophistication. I also loved the banter between Gwyneth and Robert Downey Jr. on stage. I forgot how great an actress she is and how funny she can be.

  36. Snowlion February 27, 2012 at 5:20 am #

    Perfect, best dressed without a doubt.

  37. b February 27, 2012 at 5:20 am #

    No one does minimalism like Gywneth.

    I love this look so much. And I can bet on my house this is going to be a look that goes down in Oscar carpet history *droooools*

  38. Pam February 27, 2012 at 5:18 am #

    I’m sorry, but that cape is unforgivable.

  39. Sabina February 27, 2012 at 5:18 am #

    My best dressed of the night, so simple and elegant! I prefer it with the cape, without it it’s not as dramatic. I love the low loose pony but I am missing some simple diamond studs.

  40. mm February 27, 2012 at 5:12 am #

    I agree she was the best dressed. She looks expensive

  41. Niki February 27, 2012 at 5:12 am #

    Absolutely stunning! I love it.

  42. Vidhya February 27, 2012 at 5:07 am #

    I love the cape.. so dramatic.. yet so chic and clean

  43. Leti February 27, 2012 at 5:04 am #

    Perfection, with and without the cape!

  44. Kim February 27, 2012 at 5:00 am #

    Definitely best dressed! SO CHIC!

  45. frommdq February 27, 2012 at 5:00 am #

    best drees of the night for me too! She took a big risk with the cape but she is working it.

  46. pepe February 27, 2012 at 4:58 am #

    that dress is so Armani Prive

  47. Christine February 27, 2012 at 4:57 am #

    Dramatic and perfect for the Oscars. One of the Best dressed 😀

  48. Ella February 27, 2012 at 4:56 am #

    My only problem with this outfit was that from behind, her hair looked pulled up with a rubber band =(

    Love the dress, though <3

    • noo February 27, 2012 at 10:44 am #

      hated the hair, the dress could have taken any styling and this is what she went with :S

    • dee February 27, 2012 at 1:52 pm #

      I agree, wish the hair had been better but she looks amazing nonetheless.

  49. gurlygurl February 27, 2012 at 4:54 am #

    I really love this look. It is so elegant and unexpected. The hair looks amazing front on, from the side view it’s just a pony but then again she has done the short hair before and it obviously works. It’s really just a great look altogether. Lovely accesories, really can’t fault it.

  50. Barbs February 27, 2012 at 4:54 am #

    Also my best dressed of the night! Simply chic! Love it!

    • SilentVisitor February 27, 2012 at 5:12 am #

      Michelle Williams and Gwyneth Paltrow are my best dresses of the night

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