Celebrity Trends. The 2010 Academy Awards.

March 8, 2010 • Celebrity Style

The 2010 Academy Awards were really a trip! Besides Alec Baldwin and
Steve Martin’s hilarious one-liners, we also had a few new trends, some
tried-and-trues, and a bevy of stylish ladies!

Water Colors 

Just in time for Spring, a few celebs made their mark with gowns that looked like they were shipped straight from their favorite designer's resort collection.  Still, the colors were fun and frothy and added a nice kick to an Academy Awards that could have been filled with gowns of the past. (Though I'm not a fan of whatever Ms. Zoe Saldana is trying to do with her two tone Givenchy confection. Kudos for trying)

Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dries van Noten

Rachel McAdams, Elie Saab

Zoe Saldana, Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci

Gold and Sparkle

While I'm not a fan of the washed-out look (what is it with celebs this awards season foregoing bold red or midnight blue for pale peach or translucent gold,) I do like that they are adding some embellishments to their gowns to truly make themselves sparkle. While metallics can look overdone, a gold gown with sparkle adds just the right touch.

Cameron Diaz, Oscar de la Renta

Miley Cyrus, Jenny Packham

Sandra Bullock, Marchesa 


In order to dress up their gowns just a bit, besides adding sparkle, lots of stars added ruffles to their bottom hems and everywhere in between.  While some looked ultra-femme and sugary sweet, others were out of place and overdone.  When wearing a gown with ruffles, one must do so carefully and tastefully or you'll end up looking like a Mariah Carey wannabe. Wear a bit on the sleeves, shoulders, or on the collar. Don't do the Diane Kruger.

Demi Moore, Versace

Elizabeth Banks, Versace

Diane Kruger, Chanel Haute Couture

Vera Fargima, Marchesa

Jewel Tones

Bold tones are back again! We saw them at the Golden Globes and the SAGs and they're back in town for the Oscars, becoming bigger and brighter then ever for celebs (and B-list celebs) who really want to make a statement.

Kristen Stewart, Monique Lhuillier

Penelope Cruz, Donna Karan couture

Queen Latifah


A new and interesting look for Oscars 2010? Metal and sparkly stone gray.  A bit metallic, but more played down, and much more focused on the glitter or the structure of the dress.

Kate Winslet, YSL

Helen Mirren, Badgley Mischka

Surprisingly Worst Dressed

These three celebs always look so divine at every event.  So why did they choose these gowns? I'm still scratching my head…

Charlize Theron, Dior Couture

Nicole Richie, Reem Acra

Sarah Jessica Parker, Chanel Haute Couture 

Photos: Wireimage

–Simona Kogan

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One Response to Celebrity Trends. The 2010 Academy Awards.

  1. Jerry says:

    They all look gorgeous.. My personal favourites are the outfits of Sandra Bullock and Kate..

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