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#1 Sator

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 05:18 PM

The best:

http://www.time.com/...2053007,00.html

The worst:

http://www.time.com/...2053008,00.html

What do you think? Do you agree?

#2 J. Maclochlainn

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 05:28 PM

Sator's been hijacked by Joan Rivers! NOOO! :frantics:
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Posted 03 March 2011 - 09:23 PM

Although placed in the 25 worst category, I'd gladly be hijacked by Selma Blair:

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#4 J. Maclochlainn

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 02:39 AM

I never got past Audrey hehehe
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Posted 04 March 2011 - 02:42 AM

Although placed in the 25 worst category, I'd gladly be hijacked by Selma Blair:

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Her shoulders are ideal for American drape... :spiteful:

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 04:48 AM

Selma is great! But why is THIS a best dress? Posted Image It shows breasts cup zero, the corsage is slipping from the skeleton, the skirt is far too long and the colour booooooring. For heaven's sake, she is FEMALE!!! When dressing a boyish woman look at Hepburn/Givenchy.Posted Image

Something I really liked was Barbra Streisand. That is really funny, very 1968-woodstock-hippie. Posted ImageThree years later Marlon Brando did not accept his oscar but sent an american indian who was nearly beaten up by a furious John Wayne waiting for his stage entrance. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QUacU0I4yU

Liz Taylor (Yes, there are curves!), Shirley MacLaine, Björk and Julia Roberts would have been on my list, too, but those last 4 things are boring to hell. Bare shoulders, bare arms, a lot of beading, a body clinging upper part, a flare skirt and pastel colour. Soooo predictable. :Sleepy: And John Galliano should be tarred and feathered for putting Nicole Kidman in such an unsuitable colour.

My dress of the year was worn by Tilda Swinton at the Globes. Posted Image
I like the colours, I like the austerity - and I miss a waist band. BUT this is really new, very refreshing and sexy, of course. :Whistle:
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Posted 16 April 2011 - 05:15 AM

Just came across this dress worn by Jennifer Hudson at the Oscars this year. You wouldn't believe it was a Versace - not as slutty as usual. I like the drapery of the skirt, that somehow refers to the 1890s.

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And recollecting Not Every Woman an Aphrodite I must say: curves outrival by far that bony frame. Don't they, gentlemen?

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 07:25 AM

Tilda Swinton at the Globes. Posted Image
I like the colours, I like the austerity - and I miss a waist band. BUT this is really new, very refreshing and sexy, of course. :Whistle:


I agree 100% about the austerity and the colour choice (which both suit Swinton to a 'T') but the dress is a deal breaker. :Hmmmph: Don't like how it's pleated in the front, I suspect she is standing with her legs crossed in the pic which probably isn't doing the dress any favours but, as you have said, a waistband would be better. Flat fronted, close to the hips with a gentle, subtle train (volume being required lest the manish white blouse makes the ensemble come off as too corporate)

As to the list.

So, Bjork's Swan dress has woven itself firmly into the fabric of Oscar history. Well played, madame, well played. Don't try this at home, kids. Or anyplace else.

Top three in no particular order

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 07:34 AM

Personal favourite that did not make the list;
Winona Ryder at the 1997 Oscars

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Could have done with a necklace though. :hmm:

Edited by I.Brackley, 16 April 2011 - 07:36 AM.

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 01:29 PM

Personal favourite that did not make the list;
Winona Ryder at the 1997 Oscars

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Could have done with a necklace though. :hmm:


The bodice is beautiful. I don't think it needs a necklace. I would have liked a simpler skirt. Sweet, pre-criminal Winona. :-)

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