On another note, the Hair Brassiere was not in play, since most of the Class A players are going short. It looks like players in the big show don't need any extra padding in their helmets. Or on their chests.
Here's a recap of the game:
|Hailee Steinfeld in Marchesa: She's 14, She's Beautiful, and She's Wearing Marchesa. Have I told y'all how much I love tea length full skirts? Well I do, and the length alone makes this dress for me. Otherwise it's a bit bland, especially compared to the bangin' Prada dress she wore to the SAG awards. I would have preferred this dress a shade darker, or a different color -- yellow, maybe, with gold embroidery? -- just to have her stand out from the crowd of other pale pink dresses.|
|Mandy Moore in Monique L'Hullier: Wake Me Up When It's Over. Mandy's dress looks like a bad version of Hailee Seinfeld's Marquesa; not terrible, just blah, which may be worse.|
|Florence Welch in Valentino Haute Couture: Are Those My Mother's Curtains? Haute couture is wasted on Florence because she can't sell a look. Head up, shoulders back, and some chicken cutlets for your bra, girl! There is no slouching in high fashion!|
|Michele Williams in Chanel Couture: She Got the Memo. I almost really love this dress, probably because I like the idea of formal t-shirt dresses. However, the center seam and the transparency annoy me.|
|Hilary Swank in Gucci Premiere: We've Seen This Before. Servicable, but not exciting.|
|Halle Berry in Marchesa: Reining in the Crazy. We've seen many variations on Halle's dress, but at least she doesn't look like a hooker or a crazy, bitter, separated single mother. She'd better be careful -- nasty custody fights can make a girl ugly.|
|Gwyneth Paltrow: Almost Perfect. If Gwynie had just left off that weird little brooch at the waistline (more Christmas!), this would have been my favorite look. Le sigh.|
|Melissa Leo in Marc Bower: There Are No Words. Oh, yeah, maybe there are. Will "lace tablecloth" do? Or better "lace tablecloth on the Starship Enterprise." Oy, that collar!|
|Nicole Kidman: WTF? Ah, the beautiful Nicole Kidman: when she gets it right, she gets it very, very right (I still love that chartreuse Dior she wore, lo those many years ago), and when she gets it wrong, boy howdy, it is SO wrong (that gold spangled Tom Ford for YSL flapper dress, mercy!). Her 2011 Oscar gown has to be filed under WRONG. It's another table cloth. A used wrinkled cotton tablecloth turned into an ill-fitting dress that probably cost as much as a BMW X3. Oh, Nicole!|
Sorry for the exclamation-mark abuse. Stay tuned for more Oscar Madness.