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11 posts tagged "Academy Awards"

A Gold Star For Gwyneth

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Gwyneth Paltrow, wearing a white Tom Ford column dress and matching cape, was an absolute standout at last night’s Oscar ceremonies. Earlier in the month, the designer had indicated to British Vogue that one of the dresses for the collection he just showed at London fashion week would be on the red carpet—an out-of-character move for Ford, who usually likes to keep his dresses under wraps until they hit stores. Gwyneth, however, was lucky enough to convince him otherwise.

Enough about the chic dress; what about the cuff and eye-catching ring she paired with it? We found out they are both the work of New York-based jewelry designer Anna Hu—a favorite of stars like Madonna (who used Hu’s jewels in her film, W.E.), Hilary Swank, and Oprah Winfrey. “I was speechless,” the designer, who worked under the legendary Harry Winston head designer Maurice Galli and then founded her namesake haute joaillerie line in 2008, tells Style.com. “Gwyneth was so beautiful and breathtaking in white. And to see her in my jewels was the greatest birthday present I could image.” The one-of-a-kind Hearts of Winter cuff ($1,000,000) is made up of 2,368 rose-cut diamonds, which total 163 carats; the Duchess Hibiscus double-hoop ring ($160,000) is made up of diamonds and purple sapphires.

Photos: Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images (Paltrow); Courtesy of Ann Hu Haute Joaillerie

The Little Silent Film That Could

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Back in December, The Artist‘s costume designer Mark Bridges told Style.com, “When we wrapped, we had no idea how things would turn out. We thought, it could be the greatest thing since sliced cheese, or it could go direct to video.” As it turns out, Bridges and the cast of the silent film had created an Oscar winner. Last night, the film topped the winner’s list, along with Hugo, both films picking up five gold statuettes. Bridges took home one of them, beating out the likes of W.E.‘s Arianne Phillips for the gold. Catch our full interview with Bridges here. Also, you can catch a few of Bridges’ Artist costumes on display at the L.A. FIDM Museum through April 28 as part of the annual Motion Picture Costume exhibit highlighting costumes from this year’s Oscar films.

Photo: Mark Davis / WireImage

Cameron Silver Opens His MOCA Exhibit

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“Oscar weekend brings out a lot of art lovers, and this is the best of art and fashion and celebrity,” curator Cameron Silver explains of The Total Look: The Creative Collaboration Between Rudi Gernreich, Peggy Moffitt, and William Claxton, opening today. On display at MOCA Pacific Design Center in what is now a yearly Oscar weekend debut tradition (last year, Rodarte unveiled its Black Swan designs in the space), the collection celebrates a collaboration that found its roots in Los Angeles. “I can think of no other model/muse relationship,” Silver recalled of the iconic, boundary-pushing model and oft-referenced designer. “It was really collaborative—and then you bring in William Claxton [Moffitt's husband], who was taking the photos, and it was almost Peggy and her two husbands.”

The multimedia experience conveys some of Claxton’s most notable imagery (including never-before-seen pointillisms of Moffitt he produced before he died), in addition to a continuous reel of what some consider to be the first fashion film, The Total Look. But for Silver, Moffitt’s legacy lies in the 66-piece collection, which includes the one thing that started it all: the topless swimsuit. “It signifies the liberation of women in fashion and it’s such a hallmark in fashion history—it’s the birth of modern fashion.”

Photos: Courtesy Photos

Are These Fall Gowns Oscar Material?

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Hollywood stylists are forever clambering to keep their celeb clientele in the latest looks fresh off the runways, so there’s little doubt that on Sunday night, we’ll be seeing a few Fall numbers at the Oscars. Compared to many of the ostentatious front-row fixtures at fashion week, most starlets play it safe. (Sorry, Marc, the only actress out there gonzo enough to take your newest lineup for a spin is Helena Bonham Carter). A-listers often opt for classic gowns, like the teal, tie-shouldered number from Oscar de la Renta (the color would be gorgeous with Jessica Chastain’s fiery tresses) or Michael Kors‘ long-sleeved dazzler (pictured), which has Albert Nobbs star Glenn Close’s name written all over it. And with all the attention Rooney Mara attracted at the Calvin Klein show a few weeks back, we wouldn’t be surprised to see her turn up in one of Francisco Costa’s minimal black finale frocks. Many of the heavy hitters won’t be presenting until Paris next week, but it seems some designers have wised up to awards season and are strategically debuting their unseen collections on the red carpet instead of the runway. Case in point: Gwyneth Paltrow at the Emmys, wearing a sheer Emilio Pucci two-piece look that appeared again on the Spring catwalk a few days later. We’re hoping to see a few more of those fashion-forward surprises this weekend.

CLICK FOR A SLIDESHOW, and let us know which Fall designs you’d like to see on the red carpet this weekend.

Photo: Yannis Vlamos / GoRunway.com

Oscar Nominations Announced

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At last, this year’s Academy Award nominations were announced, and there were certainly a few surprises. The Artist, as expected, is a top contender, but it’s Martin Scorsese’s Hugo that earned the most nods, with 11 nominations compared to the silent film’s ten. Rooney Mara made the Best Actress cut for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, but big contenders like Tilda Swinton (We Need to Talk About Kevin) and Charlize Theron (Young Adult) did not. And although Ryan Gosling earned high praise for his work in Drive and The Ides of March, he was left off the Oscars list all together. To see the full list, visit Oscar.go.com.

BEST PICTURE
The Artist, Thomas Langmann, producer
The Descendants, Jim Burke, Alexander Payne, and Jim Taylor, producers
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Scott Rudin, producer
The Help, Brunson Green, Chris Columbus, and Michael Barnathan, producers
Hugo, Graham King and Martin Scorsese, producers
Midnight in Paris, Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum, producers
Moneyball, Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz, and Brad Pitt, producers
The Tree of Life, Nominees to be determined
War Horse, Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, producers

LEAD ACTOR
Demián Bichir, A Better Life
George Clooney, The Descendants
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Brad Pitt, Moneyball

LEAD ACTRESS
Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis, The Help
Rooney Mara, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn

BEST DIRECTOR
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Alexander Payne, The Descendants
Martin Scorsese, Hugo
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
Jonah Hill, Moneyball
Nick Nolte, Warrior
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Max von Sydow, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Bérénice Bejo, The Artist
Jessica Chastain, The Help
Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
Octavia Spencer, The Help
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